I used to not like my dark skin- Amanda Black

By Drum Digital
28 February 2017

I read Steve Biko’s Black Consciousness and delved into my culture to work out who I am- Amanda.

Metro FM award winning singer Amanda Benedicta Antony, known to her fans by Amanda Back’s career is on a real high. The talented singer is not only loved for her voice but many of her fans also adore her looks.

Amanda is in love with everything about herself, but there was a time she didn’t feel so pretty in her dark skin.

“I used to not like my dark skin because everyone said light-skinned girls were prettier. I had fair-complexioned friends and sometimes I’d be the darkest of them all. At times, it affected how I felt about my looks,” Amanda opens up to True Love Magazine.

The star had to actively work on loving her skin, she tells the magazine.

“I started learning about my history as a Xhosa and where I come from. I read Steve Biko’s Black Consciousness and delved into my culture to work out who I am. It was then that I began to embrace being me,” Amanda explains.

Amanda recently won two awards at the 16th Metro FM Awards. She walked away with Best R&B Single for her jam Separate and the Listeners Choice Award.

Amanda’s debut album Amazulu went platinum in three weeks.

Source: True Love Magazine

Pic: Instagram

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