Maumela Mahuwa: I wouldn't look good light-skinned

Muvhango actress Maumela Mahuwa loves her dark skin, and wouldn't change it for anything. 

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:46 PM  | Maumela Mahuwa  | Drama

Muvhango actress Maumela Mahuwa

Maumela Mahuwa does not believe she would look as beautiful as she does now with light skin. 

Stars like Kelly Khumalo, Khanyi Mbau, and Mshoza have been open about using skin-bleaching to lighten their skin, but Maumela is comfortable with her dark skin. 

Speaking to the Sunday World, the Muvhango actress says skin-bleaching is not something she has ever considered.

"I wouldn't look good light-skinned. I know that for sure. I stand in front of the mirror and I go: 'this face will look horrible light-skinned'. I'm an African and I love my skin. I come from Limpopo. It's the hottest place there is. This skin helped me to exist where I'm supposed to exist. I love that I'm dark. I'm unique and beautiful," she told the publication

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Maumela loves her skin so much, she takes it as a compliment when people refer to her as the "dark one". 

"I love when people go 'remember Maumela, the dark one?' I love that my skin colour speaks of my culture. In essence it stands me apart from a lot of people. You see me and you can't take me for granted. I work with what I have, I don't have to 'redress' it. We have had instances where I went for a photoshoot and people don't know how to do my make-up because I'm dark-skinned. Then you are not a make-up artist."

Black is beautiful! 

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