by Kolapo Olapoju
Plus sized Nollywood actress, Eniola Badmus, popularly known as ‘Gbogbo Big Girls’, says she’s unperturbed about being on the ‘big’ side.
In a recent chat with Vanguard, the actress says everyone cannot be slim, and that it’s only in Nigeria that overweight people are discriminated against.
“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?” she asked.
Badmus, who has a show on Naija FM, also declared that her weight has been a blessing to her, as opposed to what might be perceived by people.
She said, “That (overweight) is what has been working for me. It is not easy to be big and famous. Instead of my weight being a drawback, it has actually been a blessing.”
Speaking on her ideal man, she said “he has to be intelligent and must not have mouth and body odour”.
“I just like a regular guy that has talent, even if he does not have talent, he has to be intelligent. A regular man, an average man; but please no body odour and no mouth odour, such are very important to me.”
Furthermore, the ‘Jenifa’ star says she cannot have a party without alcohol, adding that it was abnormal to throw a shindig and not have booze.
“When you have a party, you don’t give alcohol? See, I am a kind of person that doesn’t see a thing like that as anything special. How can any normal person have a party without alcohol? I’m not an SU o, let them know. I’m a born-again Christian but I’m not an SU. When we have parties, we serve alcohol, it is normal. Party without alcohol is nothing, its zero.”