analysisBy Mukosolu Nzom
The only constant thing in life they say is change, and the only thing which goes up and never comes down, is age. Today we expose some of our top celebrities as we go into the archives to refresh our readers minds with pictures of what they looked like in the early stages of their careers before stardom came knocking.
So if you are ready, lets take a look at some of our celebrities, their looks today and what they looked like before. Enjoy.
'U.K' as she is fondly called by friends and colleagues started off as a model when she was an English Language undergraduate at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Once married with a child, the actress came into the movie industry when she acted in Nneka the Pretty Serpent (Part II) as a goddess and later had her break when she starred in Glamour Girls (Part II):
She is now one of the big names in the movie industry.
Genevieve Nnaji started her acting career as a child actress in the then-popular television soap opera "Ripples" at the age of 8. She was also featured in several commercials, some of which included Pronto beverage and Omo detergent.
In 1998, at the age of 19, she made her debut in the growing Nigerian film industry with the movie "Most Wanted." As an upcoming actress, trying to create a niche for herself, she went through various minor roles seeking for that opportunity for a breakthrough.
Her subsequent movies--"Last Party," "Mark of the Beast," and "Ijele" (which is still considered to be one of her best epic performances to date)--brought forth an icon to be loved and adored by many. She became a household name and her image became the desire of every young girl, after she starred in this movie 'Sharon stone'. She is now among the top ten in the movie industry.
For Padonou Segun Arinze Aina, coming into the industry was first through music in 1992 with an album titled 'Nwanyi Nganga.' Segun has risen from just the normal bad boy actor in films to becoming the President of Actors Guild of Nigeria.
His scary and bulking trademark eyes have now been covered with a smooth skin. Thanks to the power of cash and fame. The once ugly boy to many women has now become the most handsome man in the world. Segun would laugh at himself whenever he sees how handsome he was then compared to now.
Little were they known after their first album "Last nite" but "Get squared" really brought them to lime light. P-square as they are fondly called by friends and fans is now a house hold name. Bet you will recognize that their looks today and that of few years back are not the same.
Referred to as one of the best to have come out of Africa, Tubaba, as he is fondly called, is still taking his position as an icon to young artistes. From his Plantashun Boiz days, he has become a true African star. You can only laugh at how things have changed about this Olori oko bam bam.
Unarguably one of the most talented artistes Nigeria can boast of,. Naija Ninja, as he is fondly called, has grown from the once skinny boy to a nicely built father and husband. I guess he would be happy with the change that has happened to him.
This Allen Avenue crooner is undoubtedly the longest serving Nigerian female rapper in the game. She has seen the storm and prevailed in the business. Though not much has changes in her body, but it is better now compared to when she came into the industry.
Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD)
RMD, as this actor cum politician is fondly called by fans and colleagues in the movie industry, has greatly changed from his one time skinny and tough looking body to a now robust, sexy and attracting figure. Having been in the game for a long time, RMD is a true example of the lord is good. He is presently holding a political post in the government of Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State.