Meet five fat-to-fit Nigerian celebrities that will shock you

Losing weight and getting fit is serious business!

It’s no news that the trend is to look neat, smell good and stay in good company. The wave of fitness has pushed Nigerians, especially female celebrities, to change their bodies.

There is no doubt that weight gain can be harmful to health if left unchecked.

This article discusses five celebrities with heavy or huge figures who felt the need to slim down. Some had to go on a diet or undergo surgery to stay in shape and achieve their figure.

1. Eniola Badmus

Eniola Badmus

Eniola Badmus is a versatile professional film actress, screenwriter, artist, and social media influencer. Known for her roles as “Bursty” and “Gbogbo Big Girls” in Funke Akindele’s Omo Ghetto series and Jenifa’s series, the 40-year-old actress debuted with a slimmer body in 2022.

Her amazing body transformation got people talking, she literally broke the internet. She revealed in a recent interview that she had lost over 33kg and that “weight loss is not easy”.

Although she didn’t reveal whether she lost weight through diet, exercise or surgery, tongues went wild.

2. Lepatic Bose

Lepatic Bose

Another female celebrity who has lost so much weight is Bose Ogunboye aka Lepacious Bose. She is a popular comedian, film actress, and television personality.

Unlike Eniola Badmus, Lepacious is more open about her weight journey. She lost more than 70 kg. Formerly a size 32, Lepacious now wears a size 14! Talking about how she achieved her transformation, she said she stopped eating everything that came her way and had a weekly food plan.

In 2018, she revealed that she had done “a bit of hair removal and surgery”.

3. Uche Ogbodo

Uche Ogbodo

Nollywood actress Uche Ogbodo started her weight loss journey after having her baby in 2018.

According to her, she gained a lot of weight during pregnancy and needed to lose weight to stay relevant in the Nigerian film industry. The actress decided to go to the gym to lose a few pounds, but she got into training and is now actively training in the gym.

She is also a paid influencer for a weight loss brand.

4. Elvina Ibru

Elvina Ibru
Elvina Ibru

Another stunning body transformation is that of 50-year-old actress Elvina Ibru.

Despite winning a Miss Big and Beautiful UK contest, the beautiful actress still chose a slim decision. Elvina lost a lot of weight, dropping to 103 kg after weighing 210 kg before.

She revealed that she “felt lethargic and trapped in her own body”, hence her decision to lose weight and stay in shape.

5. Chigul


Comedian Chioma Omeruah, better known as Chigul, also flaunts a slimmer physique.

Fans were shocked when she shared photos of herself on social media showing off her new toned figure. Chigul often talked about her weight in interviews and comedic performances, and she decided to get her body the way she wanted.

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