The first big reveal!! Nollywood actress, Lyabo Ojo has confessed to the Nation Newspaper that she did cosmetic surgery to remove fat from her belly.
The mother of two said that she did the surgery so as to feel confident in herself and because of her status in the limelight. That seems reasonable to me. When you are a star you have certain standards of pulchritude to uphold.
Lyabo Ojo, is quick to remind us that she had always had a great body even before she did the surgery. Lyabo is one of the great icons of Nollywood. The Nigerian film actress, director, and producer. has been featured in over 150 films, and has produced more than 14 of her own.
She said, “I have always been this way. However, I underwent surgery. I took off some fat in my tummy. When one has children, one has some extra skin and I hated it. But, I did it for my self-confidence. Whenever I am walking around, naked, in my house, I want to feel sexy. Even if I did not do surgery, I have always had a great shape. I watch what I eat, drink a lot of water and do adequate exercise. When one is in the limelight, one needs to take good care of oneself because a lot of people look up to one.”
Coincidentally, it was only a few days ago we talked about tummy tucks and the important effect that can have on self-confidence. It is good to read that this holds true for one of Nollywood's greats.
So, as more Nollywood celebrities undergo plastic surgery to achieve a perfect body, Nollywood actress, Jennifer Obodo, has called on her female colleagues to hold back from going under the knife until they are done with childbirth.
Speaking in an interview with The Sun, she said: “I love my body and I am confident about it. Whoever doesn’t like the boobs or ass like this should avoid me.
I have all it takes; my height, beautiful smile, legs and complexion give me edge over others in the industry. For now, I can’t do any liposuction.
Going under the knife when I haven’t given birth is just a waste of risk. I can’t go under the knife without birthing to all my kids first. I would also like to advise my colleagues; if at all you want to do it, wait until after childbirth then you can do all that.”
Well, Lyabo has 2 kids so she has indeed followed the advice of Jennifer Obodo. So we have the wisdom of two great Nollywood ladies who seem to share much in common when we look at cosmetic surgery in Nollywood.