“No. No, I don’t think so. Because of my complexion, I’ve suffered a lot.” She cites an example from the movie world. “If I have a role to play, say the lead character’s parents are black, they’ll tell me because I’m mixed race, I can’t play the role, I have to play the friend of the lead character and they’ll bring a dark-skinned girl to play the same role.”
“What people refuse to see is that when you’re mixed race you don’t have everything come easy to you.
“I have that issue with guys. They think you’re so pretty and attractive, you’re always going to have other guys come around you and you can never be trusted… you can never be in a serious relationship.
“Men have that mentality. When you’re a fair girl, you’re like a trophy girlfriend, they just use you for a period of time to show off but when it comes to making you a wife, it’s a problem. And I have a lot of mixed race friends that go through the same problem…till now.
“So the complexion doesn’t do anything different for you. I go through a lot of issues as well but I don’t let my complexion be the major thing. It’s my talent that will speak for me at the end of the day and for the guys, it’s who gets to know me that will know my true personality and know it’s not just about my complexion. That’s how I see it.”
– Juliet Ibrahim in an interview with This Day/Nigeria