FULL NAME: Eniola Badmus
DATE OF BIRTH: Born on the 7th of September 1977
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HOW OLD IS ENIOLA BADMUS: She is currently 40 years old
OCCUPATION: Nigerian Actress, producer and radio personality
MARITAL STATUS/HUSBAND: Not Married but rumour says she is married
STATE OF ORIGIN: Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria
PLACE OF BIRTH : Ijebu Ode, a local government area of Ogun State, South-Western Nigeria
Eniola Badmus is one of the most popular Nollywood actress today who is well known as ‘Gbogbo Bigz Girls’ in Nollywood movies. Eniola is a top Nigerian film actress who is very popular in Yoruba and Nollywood movies, she came into limelight in year 2008 after she featured in the film "Jenifa". The thick Nollywood queen is often categorised as a comic actress and she has a huge fan base in Nigerian and some African countries. She has won many awards as an actress and producer .
Early Life , Background, Childhood And Education
Eniola Badmus was born on the 7th of September 1977 in Ijebu Ode, a local government area of Ogun State, South-Western Nigeria . The busty screen goddess is one of the few educated Yoruba actresses , she e completed her basic and secondary school education in her hometown. The big body frame actress attended Maryland Convent School, Air Force Primary School and Adeola Elementary School in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State for her primary education.
She completed her secondary school education at Anglican Girls Grammar School in Ijebu Ode. After completing her basic education , she gained admission into University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria; where she read Theatre Arts . The graduate of the aforementioned institution and also holds M.Sc degree in Economics from the Lagos State University (LASU) .
Here is what she disclosed about her school and life in an interview;
"I went to series of primary schools. I started with Maryland Convent School and I left for Air Force Primary School and then to Adeola Elementary School in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, after which I went to Anglican Girls Grammar School in Ijebu Ode and then I had my first degree at the University of Ibadan where I studied Theatre Arts and later I went to Lagos State University for my second degree, which I have just concluded.
My parents were neither poor nor rich but we were comfortable and I mingled with all sorts of people and that helped me grow up well. I am from a polygamous home and I am the 12th of my father's children and I am the last born of my mother. I am an Ijebu girl with an Egba mother."
According to her, "When I started out, I wasn’t fully prepared. What I got after my career kicked off was far from my dreams."
She also disclosed in the interview that her childhood ambition was to become an actress but her parents didn't throw weight at that idea. They wanted her to face her studies full time without any form of distraction or divertion so that she can get a white colar job at the end . She decided that it was acting or nothing but she was also interesated in completing her education before entering into acting but her parents saw that as a big time distraction. Eniola Badmus against all odds went against her parants wish and started going to movie locations. She comes back home to meet one problem or the other but she didn't give up as she fought for her future.
She tried to make them see reasons with her but they didn't give in and that was when she started going to movie location unannounced. Her mother finally was the undying passion in her and decided to start supporting her in late 2003 but she wasn't in full support of the idea but she yielded regardless because she wanted to fulfil all righteousness so that she would be happy for once. This time, she said i will just keep watching you let me see what you get out of this your so called acting career.
At last, all thing worked in her good and this is what is said;
"But thank God that today my father understands that it is what I love to do and he allowed me to do what I love doing. My mum is late now but before she died, she supported it and gave me words of encouragement."
Eniola's passion in acting saw her through those challenging times and she has become one of the highest paid and highly sought after among her connterparts
Career And Rise To Fame
The busty Nollywood actress who is also well recognised as ‘Gbogbo Bigz Girls’ started her professional acting career in the year 2000 which is about 17 years ago . She was introduced by a man called Bolagade Akinpelu (aka Ogumajek) and she actually started acting in the English sector before she started acting the Yoruba movie. She has been in the entertainment industry since 1997 until in 2008 when she shot to recognition upon starring in two Yoruba films titled "Jenifa" and "Omo Ghetto". Both movie propelled the big girl into what she as become today. She is well known for playing a trouble maker role in movies and she finds it easier to switch between English and Yoruba movies.
In a recent chat , she was asked some questions about her size and relationship, read her reply after the jump ;
Have you ever thought of losing weight?
Why is this my being big an issue to people? Okay, everybody has to be very very slim, right? In the US they don’t discriminate like this o, it’s only in Nigeria people get worked up about being overweight. I understand it is not healthy to be overweight at all, but should it be an issue as a lifestyle?
Are you currently in any relationship?
Yes, obviously, I would have someone I’m dating; I’ll have somebody I’m planning marriage with, even if I’m not planning marriage, at least I have somebody I’m seeing.
Eniola Badmus Husband
She made it known in a recent interview with Encomium Weekly that “even if she settle down it is not for the public to know because she is a very private person when it comes to her life”. She went as far as saying that " even though she has dated dated a number of persons in the past, she currently have someone she is dating right now and she does not intend to take her relationship public because its a private matter”.
Her take on celebrities and social media,
"Nigerians in the diaspora do not really have loyal fans. My fans are other celebrities’ fans. We don’t have fans that wouldn’t move out from you. So, I don’t reply them. I am a comic person. I don’t reply them. Nothing gets to me. There are some comments that get to me but I don’t reply.
I am not about that. They are the same set of people that will praise me tomorrow. It is better to ignore such comments."
Eniola Badmus bagged multi million naira endorsement deal with Etisalat.
Awards And Nominations
City People Entertainment Award for Best Actress of the Year (Yoruba),
She won the Giama awards in 2015
She also won the Best Actress in Africa Award at the BEFFTA 2015.
The busty actress caused a missed feeling from fans after she rocked a pyjamas and a boot.
Eniola Badmus - Movies
Mr. & Mrs Ibu
Battle for Justice
Ojukwu the War Lord
Not My Queen