6 Nigerian Celebrities Who Have Gone Under The Knife To Enhance Their Bodies


We all know the Nigerian entertainment industry contains beautiful and also sexy ladies. Recently, we have also seen many celebrities becoming more open about the surgical procedures which were done to their bodies to make them look better.

This is consistent with the growing trend in Nigeria of body modification and the expression of denial around what constitutes beauty.

Here is a closer look at 6 Nigerian celebrities rumoured to have gone under the knife as reported by Naijassador. we also look at how each has transformed via cosmetic surgery thereby unveiling them and the social conversations in Nigeria.

1. Tonto Dikeh

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh has been very vocal about her body transformation. She had liposuction and a Brazilian butt lift, filming her surgery experience to upload on social media.

Dikeh’s openness about her surgeries has generated a lot of public debate in the industry and the general public. She says these procedures have made her more confident and feel happier in her skin. For many of her followers, this is empowering as she challenges the stigma attached to cosmetic surgery.

2. Toke Makinwa

Another Nigerian celebrity who has never been shy to admit they have done some form of cosmetic surgery is the media personality and author; Toke Makinwa.

The TV personality claimed she wanted to be curvier and went under the knife to get a body that matched her aspiration. She encourages open talks on aesthetic enhancements and states one must do so for oneself, not because of societal standards. But Makinwa’s openness about her enhancements has been praised and damned in equal terms. Her platform is often used to speak out on the pressure imposed on women about body image, as well as the value of personal happiness.

3. Caroline Hutchings

Nollywood icon Caroline Hutchings (formerly Danjuma) is an actress as well as a businesswoman, regarded by many as one of the very first figures in Nollywood to take advantage of cosmetic surgery.

After splitting from her ex-husband, she is said to have had a head-to-toe makeover that included liposuction, a boob job and a Brazilian butt lift. And in the process, she has inspired a seemingly endless cycle of media coverage and public scrutiny.

Taking to Instagram some weeks after confirming her divorce, the mum-of-one revealed that she decided to go under the knife to begin living her second life. Though tighter-lipped about her procedures than many celebs, the stark transformation in her face and figure makes her a very visible proponent of cosmetic surgery.

4. Mercy Eke

Mercy Eke, who won Big Brother Naija season 4, also makes the list of those who have had cosmetic surgery. While there is no definitive proof she went under the knife, fans believe they can see some dramatic results.

Eke preaches the gospel of self-confidence and loving the skin you are in. This has caused a lot of talk about whether she has had surgical work done to enhance her body. Even her fans on social media have had to talk about Mercy Eke’s transformation.

Her changing figure is frequently debated in the context of entertainment industry beauty standards.

5. Ini Edo

Known Nollywood actress, Ini Edo has had her body enhanced also. While she has not exactly come out and shared all of the procedures that have been done, it is commonly believed she underwent liposuction and buttock augmentation.

In recent times, there have been talks of the positive influence of cosmetic surgery in bolstering self-confidence. Her transformation has been evident in her recent appearances, sparking discussions about the impact of cosmetic surgery on self-esteem and career longevity in the entertainment industry.

6. Bobrisky

Bobrisky whose real name is Idris Okuneye is a Nigerian internet personality who recently had major plastic surgery, an ordeal to which he was particularly open. It included multiple surgeries, such as facial feminization surgery (FFS) and body contouring.

He continues to promote self-confidence and beauty according to individual personal preference. Well, Bobrisky has gotten all praise and others have also said otherwise which in every way represents the dichotomy in gender expression and body image among Nigerian people.

His willingness to admit to his medical history can serve as an example that counters conventional gender generalisations and expands the concept of beauty.


Ultimately, whether or not to have cosmetic surgery is a personal decision that is likely affected by numerous issues. Those who have had it can speak more freely about the process and how it has impacted them, with their honesty helping to move the idea of body modification in Nigeria towards one that is open to discussion.

So that people do not have to be fearful or judged for whatever decision they choose. It is crucial, as the trend grows stronger, to create a culture of tolerance and compassion that enables individuals to find their better selves in a caring framework.

Written by Sarah Aboje


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