Ghanaian Hip Hop and hiplife artiste, Jason Gaisie, known in showbiz as Pappy Kojo, has said he is not against bleaching.

According to him, bleaching is just like smoking and it is an individual’s choice. For him, the decision by an individual to peel of outer layers of the skin to look fairer does not affect others hence such individuals should be left alone.

“Anyone can be whoever they want to be and do what they want to do; people who want to bleach can do whatever they want to do. What’s your problem and is it your skin? It is none of your business. I see it the same as smoking, if someone wants to bleach let them bleach what’s your problem,” the 2015 Ghana Music Awards Hip Hop Song of the Year award winner told Class FM’s Prince Benjamin on Class Drive on Tuesday, December 19.

Responding to a question if he will allow his close family members to bleach, the ‘Realer No’ hitmaker said: “If that’s what the person wants why not”.

“Who am I? If the person wants to bleach he or she should go ahead and bleach, but I will let the person know that there are bad things attached. I will let the person be aware of [the consequences] but if the person still wants it why not he should go ahead and do it.”

Pappy Kojo is out with a single titled ‘Abena’ featuring Bisa Kdei and Mr Eazi.

Bleaching has been condemned by a section of the public and health experts have cautioned against the practice which exposes the skin directly to the sun’s rays leading to skin cancers subsequently.

Dermatologist Prof Edmund Delle has been a strong advocate against bleaching due to the adverse consequences.

Other celebrities including Actress Ama K. Abebrese have embarked on various campaigns to discourage African women from engaging in the practice.

Source: Ghana/ Kollene