AMAZING SONGS THAT CELEBRATE MELANIN ( With Lyrics)

AMAZING SONGS THAT CELEBRATE MELANIN ( With Lyrics)

Nowadays, black women are beginning to own their melanin showing that their skin really is beautiful too. With a lot of modifications that are being made to suit the dark skin such as makeup products and body lotions, the music industry isn’t left behind. Thanks to a few artist, these are amazing songs that celebrate melanin to add to your play list. I hope these amazing songs inspire, motivate and activate you to celebrate melanin more. May these songs remind you just how beautiful melanin is and also, may it reveal the beauty lying within you.

1) Melanin by Ciara, Lupita, La La, Esther Dean, City girls

Ciara- Melanin

I started with this song because it was released just few days ago. The collaboration speaks of how black women need to unite in order to overcome. Did you know Lupita could singggg??? While we await the video release, as the song says, « we melanin chicks ‘bout to run the world» [Ciara:]That’s that chocolate, chocolate

[Ciara:]


That’s that chocolate, chocolate
That melanin
Ow!

[Ester Dean:]


(Uh) That’s that melanin
Yeah, that’s that chocolate, chocolate
(Uh) Yeah, we killin’ ’em
Yeah, that’s that chocolate, chocolate
(Uh) That’s that melanin
Yeah, that’s that chocolate, chocolate
(Uh) We be killin’ ’em
With all that chocolate, chocolate

[Ciara:]

CeCe’s my name (Uh), love is my game (Yup)
Blue and green’s my color, I stay reppin’ my team (Ooh-ooh)
My girls in every shade, mhm, we put that “S” in “slay”
I’m lifting up my queens, fixing crowns, that’s my thing
Uh, she cute as fuck, junk in that trunk
My sugar, cinnamon, yeah, girl, he love that melanin

[Ester Dean:]


(Uh) That’s that melanin
Yeah, that’s that chocolate, chocolate
(Uh) Yeah, we killin’ ’em
Yeah, that’s that chocolate, chocolate
(Uh) that’s that melanin
Yeah, that’s that chocolate, chocolate
(Uh) We be killin’ ’em
With all that chocolate, chocolate

[Ciara:]


My daddy call me princess (Uh)
Feel so royal when he rockin’ me (Uh)
Breaking my good foot, prop a knee (All night)
Uh, a hot, cold summer day
He drinking melanade
Them boys go loco, loco
Yeah, he love that chocolate
Uh, he cute as fuck
CeCe did good
He’s such a gentleman
Yeah, girl, I love that melanin

[Ester Dean:]


(Uh) That’s that melanin
Yeah, that’s that chocolate, chocolate
(Uh) Yeah, we killin’ ’em
Yeah, that’s that chocolate, chocolate
(Uh) That’s that melanin
Yeah, that’s that chocolate, chocolate
(Uh) We be killin’ ’em
With all that chocolate, chocolate

[Ciara:]


Hey, ladies (Yeah?), are you ready (Yeah?)
To hit (Yeah?) that melanin (Melanin)
Go Ester, go Lupita, go LaLa, go City Girls (Ow!)
Go Yolanda, go Sienna, go Veena, go Robin
Go Gabbie, go Jackie, go Jeniffer, go Kelly
Go down, go Erica
Good assist, you did that

[Ester Dean:]


(Uh) That’s that melanin
Yeah, that’s that chocolate, chocolate
(Uh) Yeah, we killin’ em
Yeah, that’s that chocolate, chocolate
(Uh) That’s that melanin
Yeah, that’s that chocolate, chocolate
(Uh) We be killin’ ’em
With all that chocolate, chocolate

[LA LA:]


Well, my name is LaLa
Stay so poppin’ and phantomy (Whoo, whoo)
Hustle all day, that’s a queen in me (Whoo, whoo)
I walk on the block like, “Damn, I’m heat!”
A Butter Rican bae, mami, mami, I get paid (Cha-ching!)
Your baby daddy’s fave, I’m that big drip, I’m the wave
She copper thin, she stackin’ thick (She bad)
Stay settin’ trends, yeah, girl, that’s that melanin

[Ester Dean:]
(Uh) That’s that melanin
Yeah, that’s that chocolate, chocolate
(Uh) Yeah, we killin’ em (Lupita, let’s go!)
Yeah, that’s that chocolate, chocolate

[Lupita Nyong’o:]


It’s Troublemaker back on the scene
Stay getting that green, Wu-Tang called it C.R.E.A.M.
I ride with the team, my hustle’s a dream
I’m Mexican born, but a Kenyan queen (Ayy, ayy)
Like Kipchoge, pushing the limits
One hour and fifty-nine minutes? (Mhm, mhm)
I keep it so classy, cover girl, you know I’m sassy (Okay)
My hue on dark chocolat’ (Chocolat’)
Movie deals, I get a lot (I get a lot)
Yeah, ’cause I’m a brown-skinned girl
These melanin chicks ’bout to run the whole world

[Ester Dean & J.T.:]
(Uh) That’s that melanin (Ow)
Yeah, that’s that chocolate, chocolate
(Uh) Yeah, we killin’ em (J.T.)
Yeah, that’s that chocolate, chocolate

[J.T.:]


I’m black girl magic
Skin like expensive fabric (Baye)
He like it better when I’m ratchet
I’m a boss-boss, chick’s still askin’ (So?)
Kitty power, kitty power, kitty power (Ho)
Gotta make ’em pay by the hour, ’til you broke
City Girl ish, gotta let the world know
I’m a bad chick with a lace or a ‘fro
She thick as fuck (Mhm), she bad as ish
I’m worldwide, and I’m a felanin’
Go CeCe, go LaLa, go Resha, go J.T
Go Maggie, go Cardi, go RiRi
Go Layton
C-I-T-Y wid it, city girl, I’m light wid it (Ow)
Brown skin, I’m fine wit’ it (Ayy)
Go Mary J. Blige wid it, ayy
Break it down, both sides wit’ it (Break it down)
Bring it up, spread the ground wit’ it (Spread the ground)
O-T, outta town wit’ it
Had to add a lil’ brown wit’ it

[Ester Dean:]


(Uh) That’s that melanin
Yeah, that’s that chocolate, chocolate
(Uh) Yeah, we killin’ ’em
Yeah, that’s that chocolate, chocolate
(Uh) That’s that melanin
Yeah, that’s that chocolate, chocolate
(Uh) We be killin’ ’em
With all that chocolate, chocolate

2) Melanin by Romain Virgo

Roman Virgo

Ayyyiii
Its the Melanin! Ouu yeah
I love you everything
Yeah yeah yeahDont you know that
Black don’t crackThere’s no need to be ashamed of your skin
They won’t tell you but its a fact
You got class, let it last
Keep it genuineYou must have got me
Got me in a trap
Cause everytime I keep coming back
Cause they dont got a thing on you
And they can glow just like you do
And I want the whole wide world to see
That you are beautiful to me
I love my chocolate skinYou are royal, you are queen
Dont you change that beauty within
Lift your head up, lift it with pride
And You dont have to worry
I’m always here by your sideYou must have got me
Got me in a trap
Cause everytime I keep coming back
Cause they dont get a thing on you
And they can glow just like you do
I want the whole wide world to see
That you are beautiful to me
I love my chocolate skin
You better love yourself don’t hate yourself embrace yourself my dear
Cause you look beautiful in every single thing you wear
Stay just the way you are
Don’t you change a thing
Woozess power in your melaninI know you got me
Got me in a trap
Cause everytime I keep coming back
Cause they dont get a thing on you
And they can glow just like you do
And I want the whole wide world to see
That you are beautiful to me
I love my chocolate skin
It’s the melanin uh huh ouu yeah
I love you everything yeah yeah yeah
It’s the melanin uh huh yeah
I love you everything you everything
Your everything

3) Melanin by Afro B

Afro B

Girl you bad
You be bad pass El Chapo
Mexico
Odo ye wu’eh

Jolie beautiful
You be bussing my brain
Ehhhhh nana eh

Give me your love your love your love
Give your love to me
Love to me
Cherie be my queen

See this your body oooo
Is worth more than my money
My money

Oh my mela mela mela
Oh my mela mela mela
Melanin

Oh you bella Bella Bella
Oh my mela mela mela
Melanin

My heart go
Pa pa ti pa pa
Ah ti pa pa
Oh mela mela mela
Mela mela mela

My heart go pa pa
Ti pa pa ooooo
Ti pa pa ooooo
Oh mela mela mela
Mela mela mela
Melanin

Them ah talk
Talk like they know us
Mmmmm
See this our love
See this our love
This kind of love can not be touched
Eeee
Ma Cherie coco

Pass me your loving
Pass me your loving
Pass me your loving
I give you am all night
I’ll make you feel almighty oooo
Give me your love
Give me your love eeeeee

Oh my mela mela mela
Oh my mela mela mela

Oh you bella Bella Bella
Oh you bella Bella Bella
Melanin

My heart go pa pa
Ti pa pa ooooo
Ti pa pa ooooo
Oh mela mela mela
Mela mela mela

My heart go pa pa
Ti pa pa ooooo
Ti pa pa ooooo
Oh mela mela mela
Mela mela mela
Melanin

The mind of a dark skin girl

The mind of a dark skin girl

dark skin girl

It’s often said, “beauty attracts and personality keeps” but in my case, I feel like it’s the other way round. I feel like people are drawn to me because of my personality not my looks, which is a good thing right. Yeah I know it’s a good thing. I can tell because most of the long lasting relationships I have is with people who love my personality. So don’t get me wrong. I don’t doubt for a second that relationships built on personality are best. But I don’t just want to be loved only because of my personality. I also want to be loved because of my looks.

Do you really blame me for thinking this way? Put a dark skin girl in the midst of light skin girls and she’ll definitely be unnoticed. All my life, my closest friends have always been wayyy lighter in complexion than me, so I know what it means to be unnoticed. If we went out or maybe just walked on the road, they’ll always get the attention and I’ll just be standing there watching.

Growing up, I’ve seen how much people glorify light skin girls. I’m not just talking about tv, or social media, I’m talking about real life. As in just being light skin makes you already beautiful before your other features can be checked. whereas, if you’re dark, then you’re less likely beautiful. If you are dark and beautiful, you’ll hear of sub categories such as ‘nice black’, ‘clean black’ or ‘beautiful black’. Of course, at the other end of the rope, you’ll hear of ‘dirty black’.

Majority of the times I was told that I was beautiful, I thought they were lying. If someone complemented me, it was so hard to appreciate. I thought that they were just trying to make me feel better. Not saying all complements were true but I was blinded from seeing the ones that were.

As a dark skin girl, it feels like we need to do more to feel and look beautiful. No wonder, many people tend to bleach their skin. In as much as I am so much against it, sometimes I understand them because I know the pressure. The main problem with bleaching is not about what is been done externally but rather what is going on internally in your mind. Your color may change but your mind won’t.(follow this link to find out more about skin bleaching). With the melanin popping social media trend, it’s almost like if you don’t have big hips, butts or boobs then your melanin isn’t really popping. In reality, if you don’t wear good dark skin makeup or dress up sexy, your black beauty will rarely get noticed.

I used to think that issues about colorism are faced by blacks in white countries. What I don’t understand is why a black will maltreat another just because of a slight difference in shades. Hhmm, the way some people behave errr, it’s like they are whites and we’re blacks. Thanks to social media, a lot of dark skin appreciation is going on. Looking at it keenly, you’d notice that dark skin women are put on a lower bar but a higher pedestal. All the hyping and praising always ends on social media but in real life we get to face reality which is

  • we are labeled ugly, because we are dark skin
  • don’t get attention or get noticed because we are dark skin
  • we are often the second choice because we are dark skin
  • we are always called all sorts of awful names publicly or not, by strangers or not, because we are black
  • Being dark skin feels like being less privileged
  • you probably don’t understand 80% of what we go through because you’re not black.

Some people think the aforementioned concerns mostly the ‘ugly black ones’ but this video will shock you.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmIgFs5_2D0&t=2s

Hey guys, this isn’t meant to be a pitiful post. I just thought I should share with you some of the things we go through as dark skin ladies. If you need clarification please leave a comment below.

Fellow dark skin girl, which of these could you relate with?

Quotes that will make you proud of your black beauty!

Quotes that will make you proud of your black beauty!

Among us dark girls, it’s no doubt that at some point in time you’ve been maltreated because of your skin complexion. It probably made you feel bad and of course you thought it wasn’t fair. I’ve been there too. What pleases me much is the growing community of black women who are beginning to love and accept their complexion. It has even reached the extent that even fair girls are now all about melanin. So if you’re dark and aren’t enjoying your complexion, better do so oh else the fair girls will show you how. I decided to come up with a compilation of quotes that will make you feel proud of your black beauty. Each time I read them, my confidence is boosted up and I’m reminded of my roots and glory.

  • “Dipped in chocolate, bronzed in elegance, enameled with grace, toasted with beauty. My Lord, she’s a black woman.” –Yosef A.A. B.
  • “I’m convinced that we black women possess a special indestructible strength that allows us to not only get down, but to get up, get through, and to get over.” – Janet Jackson
  • “It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept and celebrate those differences.” – Audre Lorde
  • “Deal with yourself as an individual worthy of respect and make everyone else deal with you the same way.” – Nikki Giovanni
  • India Arie  “I am not my hair, I am not this skin, I am the soul that lives within.” 
  • ” I am not tragically colored. There is no great sorrow dammed up in my soul, nor lurking behind my eyes… Even in the helter-skelter skirmish that is my life, i have seen that the world is to the strong regardless of a little pigmentation more or less. No, I don’t weep at the world- I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.” – Zora Neale Hurston

( one thing I’ve learnt from this quote is that there’s more to life than your skin color. life will hit you hard regardless of whether you are black or white and only the strong will survive.)

 

  • The black skin is not a badge of shame but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.” – Marcus Garvey
  • “My skin absorbs the sun rays and my hair defies gravity. You can’t tell me I’m not magical.” – unknown
  • “Just because you are different, doesn’t mean that you have to be rejected.” – Eartha Kitt
  • “I hope that my presence on your screens and in magazines may lead you, young girl on a similar journey that you would feel the validation of your external beauty but also get into the deeper business of being beautiful inside. That there’s no shade in that beauty.” – Lupita Nyong’o
  • “I hope my story will inspire you to not only love yourself from the inside-out, but to take a chance on yourself and chase your dreams!”- Kheris Rogers
  • “God doesn’t judge dark skin, He judges dark hearts.” – unknown
  • ” Melanin is an incomparable beauty. From the lightest to the darkest skin tone, black women are exquisite beauty in every shade. Yes, black females have that special something that just can’t be ignored. We are melanin queens, beautifully created! respect the complexion.” -SL

Lupita Nyong’o says

  • “My complexion had always been an obstacle to overcome and all of a sudden, Oprah told me it wasn’t. It was perplexing and I wanted to reject it because I had begun to enjoy the seduction of inadequacy. But a flower couldn’t help but bloom inside of me.
  • When I saw Alek Wek, I inadvertently saw a reflection of myself that I could not deny. Now I had a spring in my step because I felt more seen, more appreciated by the far away gatekeepers of beauty, but around me the preference of light skin prevailed.
  • To the beholders that I thought mattered, I was still not beautiful. And my mother again would say to me, ‘you can’t eat beauty, it doesn’t feed you.’ And these words plagued and bothered me.
  • I didn’t really understand them until finally I realized that beauty was not a thing that I could acquire or consume, it was something that I just had to be.” – Lupita Nyong’o

Finally, a quote by me… “wishing you were more or less light skin is like wishing you were someone else” – Bei Black Beauty 

(please comment below one of your own beauty quotes).

conclusion

You can compliment and celebrate others without necessarily wishing to be them because you are special, you are unique and you are enough!

 

So which of these quotes best resonate within you?

11-year-old Kheris Rogers, an inspiration to dark girls

11-year-old Kheris Rogers, an inspiration to dark girls

It’s not the situation but whether we react (negative) or respond (positive) to the situation that’s important. I believe we were made weak be it financially, health, body size and shape, skin complexion or whatever you consider as a weakness, so that God’s strength will be made manifest and His glory revealed.

Last year, I came across an episode of Steve Harvey’s show on Facebook in which he was interviewing a slim dark young girl called Kheris Rogers, a 10-year-old at the time. I got interested immediately and I wanted to know what the interview was all about. She started talking about how she was bullied by her classmates for her darker skin. There was an incident with a teacher in which they were asked to draw themselves and she was given a black pencil instead of a brown one. I was really surprised as I didn’t imagine that kind of thing still happens in this century yet I could totally relate with her story. I’ve sat in a class where the teacher cracks a joke using my dark skin as sample and the whole class burst into laughter, sometimes I laugh with them and other times it’s not funny at all. Sometimes I really don’t blame the teacher because he’s probably only trying to make his class more lively but at what cost?

Kheris was traumatized, she would cry a lot and wished she wasn’t dark skin. Then her sister posted pictures of her on twitter using the hashtag #flexininhercomplexion saying “my sister is only 10, but already royalty”

That post went viral and since then her life has never been the same again. All the positive comments helped boost her self-esteem and confidence and she now owns her own clothing line “Flexin’ In My Complexion.” That confidence helped her to chase her dreams and passions and her color which she was once bullied for has opened so many doors for her, it has placed her before kings and queens and now she’s an inspiration to many dark girls including me. Below are some of her quotes

  • You almost went to the gym, you almost started writing again, you almost started a YouTube channel. You almost started a business, you almost changed your life, you almost chased your dreams. Almost is nothing at all. Just do it!
  • Black is beautiful and I’m the proof.
  • You don’t accomplish your dreams by just wishing, just do it.
  • In order to be one of the greatest, you have to move like one of the greatest.
  • Strong women aren’t simply born, they blossom through challenges in life. With each challenge, a strong woman doesn’t give up, but pushes forward with their head held high!

 

For one of her giveaways, she asked her instagram followers how they flex in their complexions, below are some of their replies

  • “I’m so proud of how God has used you, your humbleness and your success! I’m a hardcore #flexinginmycomplexion member because God blessed me with this dark chocolate skin since my eyes opened 40 years ago. I never allowed anyone to make me feel less about something that was God given! I try and share that knowledge with others. God doesn’t make mistakes.”
  • “I don’t see my skin as a liability, I see it as a power because with my skin my black is beautiful and I love the skin that I am in and I know who I am.”
  • “I sit in the sun for as long as I want without fear or concern for people commenting on my ‘darkness’ I’m sucking up the light of the world and using up all of its energy.”
  • “I flexed in my complexion by staying true to who I am and being a voice for the voiceless and a role model for little girls that look just like me”
  • “I’m flexing in my complexion by empowering young people ages 16-24 to love themselves no matter what shade their skin is. We are all fearfully and wonderfully made by God.”

 

What so ever you want to do in life, do not allow your complexion be a limitation. Hope her story inspires you like it inspired me.

 

Dear black beauty

Dear black beauty

Dear black beauty,

Despite how challenging it is to be black, know that you are not alone. They might have called you names, neglected you and questioned your beauty, but I wish to add my voice to say that you are bold and beautiful, loved and cherished and I celebrate you.

Wear your color as a crown of beauty not to boast but in awe of God because He made you in His image. You may look dark on the outside but inside you, there’s so much light crying to be released after all, light shines so much brighter in darkness which can be seen in your sun-kissed skin. ‘your beauty should not come from outward adornment or elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine cloths. Rather it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit which is of great worth in God’s sight.’(1 Peter 3:3-4) that’s the kind of light you need to shine. Love your skin a little more and you’ll be amazed at how much glow it radiates. You define your beauty. You decide how people treat you and love you. The way you love yourself is how they’ll love you right back. If you look down on yourself, they won’t hesitate to do same and even match over you. So get your confidence back and show people the real you.

If you think of your skin tone as a flaw, remember that you are God’s handiwork. Girl, the creator of the beautiful wonders of this earth made you! You are fearfully and wonderfully made, created to do good works. Everything about you is for your specific purpose, for He makes all things beautiful in its time. Wishing you were more or less light skinned is like wishing you were someone else. Rather than envying one another, let us learn to compliment and celebrate each other. How you celebrate others is the same way you’ll be celebrated. The moment you understand that you are unique and learn to accept yourself just the way you are, life will become so much clearer and things will start falling into place.

Finally, whatever your shade of black is, I celebrate you.

Remind another sister just how beautiful she is, we all need that!

 

From a fellow dark girl ,

BEI

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