Nigeria’s drag queen, Idris Okuneye, better known asBobrisky, has expressed regrets at bleaching his skin.
The 27-year-old made the shocking revelation in Beverly Naya’s documentary film, Skin, screened at the opening of the 2019 iREPRESENT International Documentary Film Festival held at Freedom Park, Lagos on Wednesday.
“If I can change one thing about myself it is to go back to my complexion. The stress of keeping my fair complexion is too much. You have to rub your toes and rub your knuckles,” he said.
Going expletive, he added, “It is f**king stressful.”
Skin is an honest look at colourism in Nigeria.
It features candid testimonies by women dealing with insecurities and prejudice about their skin.
Beverly is joined by celebrities like Hilda Dokubo and Eku Edewor.
Dermatologists, sex workers and dealers in whitening creams also shared their experiences.