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Entertainment of Friday, 25 January 2019


When I stopped bleaching, the media stopped talking about me; I’m starting it again – Bukom Banku

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Boxer, Bukom Banku has hinted of going back to bleaching because it will reignite the buzz around him.

Bukom Banku decided to start bleaching after an advise from his wives.

However, he received God as his Lord and personal savior and had to desist from the act because God did not like it.

But he has realized that after he stopped bleaching, not much has been heard of him and therefore wants to go back to bleaching.

To Banku, bleaching his skin again will get the media chasing him for interviews and that will keep his name in the public domain.

In an interview he granted Joy News he said he is going back to bleaching because “it will call my name back”.

The Bukom-based boxer was seen flaunting his heavily bleached skin in 2017. He later confirmed he was using bleaching creams to enhance his looks.

He was reported to have said in an interview that he was bleaching to become Ghana’s ambassador to Germany.

“I am bleaching myself for German people to know that German peo­ple and Bukom Banku are one…. So if you see me now, you will observe that I am from Germany. I want Ghanaians to know that I am a German now,” he said.

After priding himself with the bleaching act for almost four months, he later announced that he had put a stop to the act advising Ghanaians not to follow his mistake but learn from the consequences.

He told Bola Ray on Starr Chat on Wednesday, October 25 2017 that he was inspired by the fairer skin of musicians such as Michael Jackson and Daddy Lumba, but has now realized bleaching is not a good thing and regrets it.

“I stopped bleaching long ago. You know Daddy Lumba and Michael Jackson were looking nice and I admired them so I also started bleaching and people started praising me…they called me ‘Banku Fresh’ and the likes and I was happy but after I stopped bleaching the name changed to ‘Banku black, banku dirty’. I now fear Ghanaians because the same people who will praise you are the same people who will turn around and insult you. I want to tell Ghanaians that bleaching is not good even if you give me $10,000.000 million, I won’t bleach,” Bukom told Bola Ray.

It is yet unclear what has made Bukom Banku change his mind apart from the media hype.