I am shouting as loud as I can …Oi, those at the back, pay attention…
First, let me tell you about Iya Risi and Sisi mi who both competed on how to make their eyebrows curve as thin as possible. This was in the 1990s, Abacha was doing anyhow, women revolted by shaving off their eyebrows and replaced it with pencil thin arch of life and then of destiny.
What’s more? Mama Risi and Sisi Mi didn’t stand a chance with Mama Wale who had bleached her skin to stupor and the only darkness you’d find on her skin was the VERY thin arch, drawn with coal black pencil from the base of her nose to her ear. Who could compete with that?
My mama would hold my arm, shake it vigorously and look at me with a smirk on her face “wo, Ife, wò bó o se tínrin, ehn! Irun ojù Iya Wale Sonra ju É lö” (Translation: Look at how skinny you are, Mama Wale’s eyebrows are fatter than you!)
Ye! My chwest!!!! How could this be?
Now to my announcement, people of God and the world at large, put the razors down, don’t do it! THIS CAN NEVER BE BACK IN #VOGUE! Rihanna tried it, she almost pulled it off but she still looks like Mama Wale from the 90s.
WE CAN NOT LET THIN EYEBROWS RETURN! I repeat, WE CAN NOT LET THIN EYEBROWS RETURN
Sign the petition.
Yours in desperate plea,