African singer defends promotion of skin whitening cream

Cameroonian pop singer Dencia has defended her promotion of a skin whitening cream called Whitenicious, which critics have branded an ''abomination'' and ''irresponsible''.

Speaking on Channel 4 News last week, she insisted the cream was not about skin lightening, but about tackling ''hyper-pigmentation''.

Also invited for the talk was Phinnah Ikeji of Black Role Models UK.