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Menaye Donkor Slapped With Discrimination, Magazine Says She Can’t Be On Cover, Too Perfect To Be An African…

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On the face of it, one may consider it as a huge admiration if he/she is told to be too perfect to be an African. However, if you give it a deep smart thinking, what does this statement suggest?
It even gets worse if it is followed by a positive action to take away an opportunity or privilege from you.
Some of us may think that as people, we have come a long way shaped by education, laws, religion, morals and above all our love for each other as humans to the extent that discrimination/unfair comments such as this has become a practice of the past.
I do not simply detest suggestive discriminatory comments because of its illegality, but any action or omission by another founded on sex, race, religion, colour, ethnicity, sexual orientation which undermines the dignity, respect and the whole existence of another is a defeat to our claim as highly intelligent primates.
GhanaCelebrities.Com is told that,the Former Miss Universe, Beauty Queen, Model, Philanthropist and wife of Sulley Muntari has been recently slapped with discrimination, something she least expected…
Few weeks ago, we published that Menaye Donkor will grace the cover of Issue 13 (April/May edition) of the New African Women Magazine with her beauty. Being the cover girl has fetched her suggestive discrimatory comments from an Editor of another African’s Magazine.
We are told that, the Editor of New African Women Magazine received an E-mail from the other African Magazine’s Editor saying…
“Hello Regina …to tell u the truth …it (the cover) is not representative to black beauty African beauty, the major criticism we have is that the girl don’t look like black African girls too perfect and white, I FIND IT not very nice… putting perfect looking girls in front of covers !”
Reacting to the above comment, Menaye has expressed her shock, saying: ‘I am surprised to hear such remarks in this modern world that we live in because people are so much more educated to think more carefully and not generalize. What is Africa? How should an African look? I am a true African woman born and raised in Ghana with Ghanaian parents and Ghanaian heritage.
I therefore cannot understand why the colour of my skin would make me less of a good role model for other African women. It doesn’t matter how dark or light my skin is, I’m proud of my culture and I am proud to be representing Africa.
Are we forgetting there are 47 countries in Africa and not all people are dark skinned as it varies across the continent with some populations naturally darker than others? The focus here should not be the colour of one’s skin or how they look but rather how as Africans we can unite to build a stronger future.’
You know what; you can’t stop Menaye so better join the train…LOL.  The New African Women Magazine with her on the cover comes out TODAY, better grab a copy!
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  1. hmmm… very interesting! But I think what the other editor meant was “may be” a beauty that a common african girl can identify them self with!!!
    We also need to think that in africa south of the Sahara beauty is associated with being light-skin, nose looking like that of a white person… the more one look like a westerner the more beauty the person. Take Alek Wek, an african couldn’t see the beauty in this girl, yet in the West she became a super model!!
    Mrs. Muntari, you’re nice looking, and keep up the good work. The statement above is not something you’ve to take personal. at the end of the day, african’s are all equally perfect & good looking.

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    • @Amoah, Okay so the editor of this new african mag which menaye is featured on the the cover received emails from other african mag editors that she didnt look like a real african, lol, so we shd all be looking like alek wek right? Btw is menaye parents both ghanaians or shes a half caste?

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      • @miss dior, dear she’s a mix-race. No I don’t think we as africans should all look like Alek Wek, however, it just feels good for most africans when you see that her (Alek Wek) beauty is accepted and, this also eliminate the pressure that most
        black women feel about beauty.

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      • YOUR OPENING STATEMENT READS: “On the face of it, one may consider it as a huge admiration if he/she is told to be too perfect to be an African”.
        ON WHAT PLANET DID YOU ARIIVE FROM? In view of the foregoing, you obviously do not think too highly of yourself! Any reasonable person would consider it an insult, ‘on the face of it or under the face of it or inside the face of it’!…
        By the end of your article, I then concluded that in addition to an inferiority complex of sorts, you are also ignorant – when you stated that there are 47 countries [instead of 53 or 54 countries depending on when you wrote the article] in Africa!

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  2. This is appalling and for it to be coming from African magazines, it tells how much we hate our own selves. So if we treat one of ours like this, what will we say if the white people do it too?

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    • @TiffanyBabe,How much we hate our own selves” hahaha is that really coming from you lmao
      You really made my day with your comment  

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      • @Osei,she is a pretty woman on doubt about it, but she is mixed race after all, half white … maybe thats why the guy made those comments coz she isnt 100 percent african, im half latino and the people around me dont class me as african, the class me as half ghanaian half latino. 

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  3. As sad and appalling as it may be (if we treat this as an issue of race), we should also be aware that there is some level of truth in this story. We should stop looking at this as an African thing, but rather a worldwide issue. How many girls worldwide are built like Menaye? How about in Ghana? Nigeria? Cameroon? I love the cover and spread; it’s a very beautiful editorial shoot, too… But this is an issue of body image for young girls and not an issue of race.
    Unless we want to make it one.

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    • @Kola, Are you suggesting that despite the fact that by no fault of hers she is fair, her body image is wrong and she cant be a role model for young girls?

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      • @Lily,
        I’m not saying her body image is wrong. It is *her* body image. She was born that way. It’s in her genes. She pretty much can’t help it.
        Point I’m trying to make here is that not that many girls across the world are built like Ms Thang here. This could potentially make young girls who aren’t built like her feel insecure about their bodies and resort to starving themselves, surgery and bleaching to alter their look when they could just love their bodies. 
        This is coming at a time when even high fashion models have weight and BMI restrictions now.
        Cheers 🙂

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        • @Kola, I definetly agree with you and I love ur point but then I believe these young girls would only start taking such crazy steps when people like this man or woman editor here starts making dumb comments.Its about time they start embracing what is theirs and stop the unnecessary comparisons.

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  4. Well well well, Menaye is right. In America, when a white and a black have a child together, the child is automatically black and so it must be the same in Africa. The girl was born of a Ghanaian father and an European mother. In my book, that makes her a Ghanaian and an African in general. There are Ghanaians kids whose parents are both Ghanaians, yet the children have western features ie pointy noses, cute small lips, and maybe light in color. That doesn’t mean they can’t be considered Ghanaians and Africans as a whole. We must learn to work together and stop making issues about racism where there may seem to be none.

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      • @melody, Thanks, but I didn’t say her father was white. I said her mother was. So in essence, what you are saying is that neither her mother nor father is white, but her father is rather half-cast. Ok, if that is the case then thanks for the correction. I appreciate it because we are all here to learn as we contribute our opinions through debate.

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        • @Akua, sorry i made a mistake. one of her parents is a halfcaste i dont no exactly which one. but she is not halfcaste, just on of her parents is.

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  5. You made a great point, when it comes to the fashion world they expect the models to look like the alek wek types, very dark, lanky, malnourished looking which is ridiculous, if u take liya kebede another supermodel from ethiopia shes easy looking on the eyes but not fair like menaye but has the same bone structure like alek, i think menaye is too beautiful n fair for them.

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  6. Am surprised to read this because I feel its an insult to Africans and these are some of the reason why bleaching and most uncalled for practices are increasing.So far as am concern, it was just recently like in the 90’s that dark skin girls became super models.Whoever that editor is soo ignorant.Does menaye look white?And even if she looks african american or whatever , does it still not make her african.?I dont know about others, but I will walk pass this magazine on a shelf and immediately realise she is african.We live in
    a diverse world today, and its only the opposite of human beings who would have something against each other because of their physical features.This sort of mentality must stop because it was the reason why our forefathers failed in certain ways.What was the editor expecting?Like some fat girl draped in a traditional cloth or what?Shameless editor…

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  7. Firstly, how did the Editor get the job ? being an Africa is got little to do with your colour. It is the culture, values and beliefs what makes one an African. Race/colour is a minute part of the big ice of being an African…

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  8. Menaye should just fu”k off. If she doesn’t want this kind of thing to happen to her then she should just be a good wife, stop exposing herself, have muntari’s children because she’s getting old and just shut her mouth. The editors seems like they were waiting for menaye to give them a chance to write this sh1t about her, it’s her own fault, menaye thinks she’s too beautiful but she’s not. She’s not an african beauty.

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  9. Menaye don’t cry because u are not alone. Nadia Buari been going through the same color issue  in the hands of some Ghanaian who can not stand her color and her beauty.

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  10. Guess what? This is the world we live in, not everyone can be forward thinking or openminded enough to accept mixed race ghanaians as Africans. Sounds silly but I get asked how I acquired the passport every time an immigration officer checks it even though I speak fluent twi with them. Suck it up, you get used to it after a while. The only thing that bothers me about this article and other articles on Priscilla, aka Menaye (she began using that name when she started modeling btw) , is that she was never ‘Miss Universe’, GC keeps presenting her as former Miss Universe and it even says the same on her personal website, she was ‘Miss Universe Ghana’ meaning she represented Ghana at the Miss Universe competition. Plz get the facts straight and do some research, not just blindly repeat what people say or write about themselves. Now Menayae, hurry up and give us some cute muntari babies to swoon over:)

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