Over 77% of Nigerian women use skin bleaching products with the aim of looking pretty and attractive, even though skin lightening could be very dangerous to their health.
"Whites are selling, black is beautiful," says one lady
Most young Nigerian women believe in the notion that men are mostly only attractive to clean looking light skinned girls and that the fairer girls gets opportunities faster as opposed to darker girls.
BattaBox presenter Adeola visits one of the most popular cosmetologists in Lagos 'Mama Tega' who mixes cremes and soaps for women who want to maintain a particular skin shade or color.
With some of this creams and soaps, one could go from being black to fair skinned overnight and it costs about N35,000 ($170).
"More than 30 girls come her everyday," says one lady.
But mama Tega doesn't only make creams for light skinned people, dark skinned girls who want to maintain their color also patronize her.
"I prefer to be dark skinned," says one customer