YOUR THOUGHTS ON EKU EDEWOR'S SHOOT FOR THISDAY STYLE? #LIGHTSKIN #DARKSKIN

I saw the photos for Eku and Lynxxx's ThisDay Style‘s Sunday 1st March 2015 edition and to be honest I saw nothing wrong with it... until someone pointed out that why is she light skinned and her "slaves" dark skinned i.e "light skin being glorified as queen while being served by the dark skinned minions" Why are the "slaves" so young? (unlooks).

Is this picture promoting #TeamLightSkin as better off? (This battle will never end)

Me I don't know. But the more I look at the photo, the more I think I agree with the critics. I know the shoot was to portray cultural heritage...still. What do you think? 


28 comments

  1. Yeah right!!! Think this concept has other meanings which wasn't properly looked into but the main idea of it all wasn't bad.

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  2. Hello Sisi.. I saw this Pictures Yesterday as well and that was the first thought that popped into my head... Some Non-entity with low self esteem obviously came up with that Term #TeamLightSkin and got every other Numbskull with Fair skin thinking they're superior cos of the color of their skin. Why do the slaves get to be Dark skin? Talk about racism amongst Africans by Africans... I don't think they really thought this shoot through though..

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  3. I totally agree. The first thing I thought when I saw it, is that they are promoting the light skin as being superior to the dark skin and why are they so young. They could have gone with girls both light and dark skin and a lil mature. They could have even gone for different shades of dark.

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  4. everything is wrong with this shoot. As a country that was colonised by Whites, a "real" version of this actually happened!

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  5. I have had this conversation with a friend. It's just too much, the slaves should have at least been different shades of brown I guess. It looks like oyinbo n her slaves, colonial days.

    Www.damiesdiary.blogspot.com

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  6. I honestly saw nothing wrong with this shoot. I just thought she looked beautiful.

    Princess Audu

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  7. Wow....I cant believe this conversation is actually happening,the pic idea is nice,leave it at that,why do we always have to analyze everything BLACK or WHITE,na wa sha

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  8. Think the picture is nice. No harm done. Just portrayed colonial days. Nothing wrong in capturing history

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  9. Goosshhh, not you too. Really? #teamlightskin? this couldnt be more ridiculious than saying light skin Africans are not Africans. I find it interesting how people always want to give meaning to meaningless things. I see nothing wrong with this picture, its a picture now if you guys want to cause yourselves unnecessary headaches be my guest, my opinion? Yall talk of equality yet ones a light skin person does something there is everything wrong with it. Gossh love your skin and get your head out of the skies, nobody cares men, well i dont. Its funny how after facing separation and racism due to our colour, WE also separate ourselves due to colour, men this is ridiculious.

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  10. even the oyinbo we are imitating wouldnt do this unless they want to pass a message across to the dark skin. this picture is wrong. 1) Slavery 2) shows the gap in our society between the rich and poor, sometimes before they so called celebs put things out they should think and ask themselves is this the image we want to show to the people. I cant type much cos i am still getting use to my new laptop. and the keys are stiff.

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  11. Why dont we look at it for what it is? A picture. We cant please everyone. People must a lways infer meaning and read double regarding our intention.

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  12. Anyone that looks at the pictures and thinks light or dark skin has serious self esteem issues.Please go on to fight for bigger things in life.

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  13. Mtcheeew.. i read eku tweet and yes her tweets is what that picture potrays!

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  14. the picture got it so wrong....rubbish!!

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  15. All I'm thinking right now, is how can I do my hair like that? Going for a lighter tone, here. No pun intended ;-)

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  16. To all those saying it's just a picture, it's never just a picture. It's never just an ad. Alot of decisions you make and your thought process is a function of what you see. ..in this case media. The effect is sublime but runs deep. Beautiful picture....but if the intention of the sender is not what is perceived by the receiver, the readers, then it has failed.

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  17. Kilode? But theres nothing wrong with it. Why are people always looking for hidden meanings to things?

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  18. Well as for me..i think the shoot was what It is.. I just feel a lot of you had nothing better to do.. why would you all still encourage racism in our present day..dont most of you have kids or relatives that are light skinned?? Would you want them to be criticized the same or would you say that's a different issue entirely.. ok let's live what she's trying to portray.. since we all want to play #light skinned # dark skinned... have you ever looked deeper into it and try to maybe see that she's a light skinned trying to understand her roots nd traditions...why can't people learn to see things the way they are and let it be?? most of you here travel out and still try to fit in the # light skinned ways of life and yet y'all come here and criticize them..my advice.. you all should see past your noses and end this racist act..nd halt your unintended effects..

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  19. Nigerians sha! What's with the beef between light skin and dark skin? You're beautiful just the way you are. Why ll anybody feel inferior because he/she is darker. I feel people take things too personal. This is history in pictures, what's the criticism for? So if she were to be black and the slaves white, nobody would have a problem with it and we won't be here? Take a chill pill abeg.
    You can't satisfy everybody. We blame people for being racist when we ourselves are tribalists?
    God help us!!!

    BuzzedbyBeauty

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  20. This just reminded me of movies/stories about the colonial days.. why won't they just use fair and dark skin people? but why?LOL

    http://kakaoloori.blogspot.com

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  21. I dong see a color bias here. But there's still something a little bit disturbing about the pictures with the kids. Even if the queen was someone dark e.g. Annie Macaulay, it would still be a tad disturbing.

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  22. It is just a picture
    Many people spent hours creating this
    Kudos to the artists.

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  23. But the "King" is not light skinned

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  24. uhmm but the shoot was not about colonial times...This is customary with brides from the SOuth south where Eku is from...who have younger family members assist them in moving to their husbands houses after wedding rights...even in my culture Tiv from Benue such things happen...even Yoruba's have friends and family escort brides to her husbands houses...don't think slavery was what was intended but it has come across that way....

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  25. We interpret things differently but i guess the slave thing is kinda loud in this picture. I am from the Yoruba speaking part of Nigeria where friends & families that escort the bride don't dress like this. They dress gorgeously.

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