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Singer Dencia defends promotion of skin whitening cream

21 March 2014 Last updated at 19:29 GMT

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 Focus on Africa, she insisted the cream was not about skin lightening, but about tackling ''hyper-pigmentation''.

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