Throwback Photos Of Your Favourite Nigerian Celebrities

April 19, 2020

Before the fame (and the slay), a lot of our celebrities were just like you. Now that things have changed for good, we can look at these pictures and marvel at how much change has occurred. And we can hope too, you know? Hope and pray that God of transformation who entered their matter will say hello to us too.

1. Kate Henshaw.

A babe forever.

2. Sarz and Kizz Daniel.

Why does Kizz Daniel look like Simi though?

3. Natacha Akide (Tacha)

This hair, sha.

4. Naira Marley (a)

He looks so innocent…

4. Naira Marley (b)

Oh well. An unflattering angle.

5. Mercy Eke.

Doesn’t look like Mercy changed much.

6. Ini Edo.

Guess which one is Ini Edo?

7. Funke Akindele-Bello (a)

She was probably a bridesmaid at someone’s wedding…

7. Funke Akindele-Bello (b)

Sulia kan, Ayetoro kan…

8. Wizkid and Zlatan.

Lmao Zlatan’s look is a whole mood.

9. Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde (a)

Once a babe, forever a babe.

9. Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde (b)

Yup, our comment still stands.

10. Ramsey Nouah.

Ahan. Hot man!

11. Toke Makinwa.

Well… let’s thank God for life.

12. Genevieve Nnaji.

Baby oku. Baby la hot. Giving them since 19-kiridim.

13. Beverly Naya

Beverly didn’t change much, did she?

14. Iyabo Ojo.

She changed and then she didn’t change. Facially, that is.

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