Nigerian celebrities and Tattooing

Story by AINA IYABO
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Last Updated:Friday, January 6, 2012

TATOOING is seen as a kind of body modification, very common in African and American countries. Today, people now use tattoo as a permanent make up for them to look more beautiful and different from others.

In the past, most Nigerians frowned at the idea of having a tattoo, because it was used for identification of both human and animals. But now, local exposure through the media has made people to it as an addition to beauty rather than seeing it as a satanic and ocultic display.

Majority of our music and movie entertainers have taken to it as a way of displaying their beauty not minding the controversy that follows.

Here are some of our celebrities with tattoos on different parts of their bodies. Enjoy.

Charly Boy

Charles Oputa known by fans as Charly Boy, is seen as one of the most non-conformist celebrity in the country today. He’s also a man who believes in giving the youths of Nigeria opportunities to make something out of life through the Charly Boy Show.

Though he might have his own problems but he is an outstanding musician and great organizer who has in many ways contributed to the Nigerian entertainment industry. Recently he was chosen as one of the Nigerian idol’s judge.

Tonto Dikeh

The Rivers State born actress Tonto Dikeh has also contributed to the Nigeria movie industry. Through her roles in movies, Tonto has used her talents and controversy to take the movie industry to a higher and greater height .

Despite the controversy and bad comment about her latest tattoo which she said took her up to 10hours and lots of money to get it done, she is undeterred. She went as far as telling wagging tongues that she cares nothing about their reactions.

Waje

The ‘’ I’m so Inspired’’ singer, Waje Iruobe, started singing professionally in 2005 in her school, University of Nigeria (UNN) .She’s worked with the likes of P-Squre, Banky W, Eldee, Omawumi and J Martins. Nowa a successful solo singer, she has made her marks in the music industry. Recently she picked up the award for ‘Best Pop/R&B artiste‘ ahead of 2face, D’banj, Darey and Banky W at the Nigeria Entertainment Award in 2011 at the the Sharp Theater New York. She is seen as one of the best female artistes in Nigeria.

Oge Okoye

Oge Okoye is one of the very few young rising actress in the Nigerian movie industry. And barely five years that she got into Nollywood , Oge has proven to her fans that her choice of acting as a career from childhood, was not misplaced. Infact, it was her performance in some movies that endeared her to a number of movie producers and movie lovers. This has kept the offers rolling in.

The talented actress who was once in the news over her alleged troubled marriage to her Holland-based hubby, gave daft ears to the rumours instead, braced up to take her career to another level.

LizzyAnjorin

Elizabeth Ibukunoluwa Anjorin was once a model after which she joined the movie industry .

She’s one of the Yoruba sexy looking and respected producer cum actress .

Lizzy came into prominence after she starred in a Yoruba flick entitled, Iyawo Ojo Kan. Before then, she had been involved in few productions and had only managed to get minor roles because she was relatively new in the industry.

She became the topic of discourse when she engaged in a war of words with another actress, Iyabo Ojo over her manners .But despite all the challenges, Lizzy is still one of the most searched for in the Nigeria Entertainment industry .

Oby Edozie

Obiageli Edozie is a graduate of Lagos State University ,who grew up under the roof of her disciplinarian father. Oby, Nollywood screen diva, has also tried to remain relevant in the movie industry .

Due to rumors going about concerning her marital status, the actress and her husband had kept their relationship discreetly away from the ever scrutinizing eyes of the press and they finally sealed their love with marriage after dating for a while.

To say it all ,Oby is also a fast rising celebrity in the entertainment industry .

Shan George

Cross River State born Shan George has in many ways, proven without doubt that she is a complete actress. She’s one with a rare quality and can interprete any role. Known as the most daring actress in the Nigeria movie industry, Shan has since ventured into music.

Iyabo Ojo

The Yoruba movie veteran queen actress, Iyabo Ojo has without any doubt, ascended to the peak in Yoruba movie industry today. She is also one of the most potent fascinating Yoruba actresses in the land. She got into acting through the Association of Nigerian Theatre Practitioners and since then, much has happened in the life of this gifted actress.

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Tonto Dikeh on the news again!
Star
1/6/2012 5:36:24 AM
I beg! I beg! Is that why we are here? I don see this lady with her body tire now wetin be this again, this is not the news I want to here now .
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Lind@isT
1/6/2012 7:05:09 AM
The news can never eva be Complete without Tonto.......she's a SHINNING STAR*****
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anna
1/6/2012 7:57:53 AM
I dnt see anytin wrong in tatoos only dat pple already see it as being irresponsible and made it luk bad.E.g our tonto dike,seriously no normal person will luk at dat tatoo and not feel disgusted and be lyk is she responsible at all?
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nfc
lolo
1/6/2012 8:40:21 AM
oh pls oge ugly okoye's own is infected nah
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star
Nk
1/10/2012 4:29:34 AM
Jealousy
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lola alao
joy
1/6/2012 6:09:07 AM
what about lola alao do u forget her name
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lola alao
joy
1/6/2012 6:10:16 AM
what about lola alao do u forget her name
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hissssssssx nfc
CHICKITO
1/6/2012 7:06:47 AM
nfc wat is dis?


dis is na waiting? lol


dis 1 na news?
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CHICKITO
Lind@isT
1/6/2012 7:19:22 AM
NFC's Educatin' Us on TATOOOoz!
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TontOoooo!
Lind@isT
1/6/2012 7:15:26 AM
Keep it up dear....incase u'r Out Of DESIGNS,,,
Lind@isT gat more!!!
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wetin be dis?
prettyhot
1/6/2012 7:18:24 AM
We talking about d removal of fuel subsidy u are talking about mark of d beast, yes tattoo is mark of d beast, spending money in demonic signs ur body I sorry 4 u all. May God have mercy on u guys
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wht is dis
nky
1/6/2012 8:01:31 AM
Is dis news, i dnt want to know! Roubishhhhhhhh tato news
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CHICKITO
1/6/2012 8:39:29 AM
lol ahahahaha hahaha i tire maybe dem dey use idea dey do d advert but if na bcos of me sha market go kil dem. tatoon MI FIGA.
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CHICKIT0
Lind@isT
1/6/2012 11:38:18 AM
Aaaaabah.....dis 1 pass Advert sef ooo,,
i don tell dem my own shaaaa....
Make dem dey tatoooo bodiz Goo,, even if their Design finish i go dash dem 4 FREEEEEE!!
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hum
chichi
1/6/2012 10:28:48 AM
na to draw tattoo u think say go make u famous hum na u sabi, u just de r*****h ursalf
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another stewpid post/news
edith
1/6/2012 11:10:17 AM
madam iyabo aina abeg i beg you with Jesus christ make u no post this kind stewpid news again for this site. you chop wintch. if you no get news go home and sleep for a better news to come up in your dream.nonsense
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another stewpid post/news
edith
1/6/2012 11:11:14 AM
madam iyabo aina abeg i beg you with Jesus christ make u no post this kind stewpid news again for this site. you chop wintch. if you no get news go home and sleep for a better news to come up in your dream.nonsense
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Very InterestinG....
Lind@isT
1/6/2012 11:48:36 AM
Guez una dey ENJOY dis Intrstin' TATOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Lecture!!!!
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Very InterestinG....
Lind@isT
1/6/2012 11:50:30 AM
Guez una dey ENJOY dis Intrstin' TATOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Lecture!!!!
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tatoo
grace
1/6/2012 12:22:27 PM
where is p square name (peter okoye)
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Tatoo making
Ebysco
1/9/2012 10:02:59 AM
Una no c ini,gene,omosexy,steph,chioma,chika etc they dont ve such tatoo yet they ar famous, beautiful nd highly recognised in an occasion than so called....names
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Tatoo making
Ebysco
1/9/2012 10:03:10 AM
Una no c ini,gene,omosexy,steph,chioma,chika etc they dont ve such tatoo yet they ar famous, beautiful nd highly recognised in an occasion than so called....names
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Tatoo making
Ebysco
1/9/2012 10:03:58 AM
Una no c ini,gene,omosexy,steph,chioma,chika etc they dont ve such tatoo yet they ar famous, beautiful nd highly recognised in an occasion than so called....names
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One more Tatoo
Banga
1/11/2012 11:03:05 AM
Dont forget to tatoo where the sun dont shine.
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1/13/2012 1:12:00 AM
Your's is the inetllgient approach to this issue.
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Tonto tatooo dey go!
Gee's
2/1/2012 10:38:07 AM
E remain 4 ur yellow buttocks,make u put ur papa head dr o! So dat u go show 4 bollywood! Otoru ,satanic pikin .mu***mu.na e make u say u no go born pikin becos u no 1 ur pikin to draw ur nose and mouth all over her body like u.,,.,. Attention seeker f**l.
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Tonto tatooo dey go!
Gee's
2/1/2012 10:39:36 AM
E remain 4 ur yellow buttocks,make u put ur papa head dr o! So dat u go show 4 bollywood! Otoru ,satanic pikin .mu***mu.na e make u say u no go born pikin becos u no 1 ur pikin to draw ur nose and mouth all over her body like u.,,.,. Attention seeker f**l.
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tatoo chik
jecy
2/11/2012 1:58:53 AM
I am ur fan luv ur acting ur tatoo not quit good but keep ur acting dnt let ur children do that tatoo luv ur film dust nd ashes
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Life to Christ
Mintolin
2/24/2012 12:19:44 PM
What if tonto decides to give her life to Christ,wetin she go do wit d tattoo
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Emmachiboy
5/17/2012 4:56:53 PM
Why ar u worried about people who draw tattoo na their money and body gosh!
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6/1/2012 1:38:52 PM
wil should make our self relevant to our god the creator.those of you tatoo writers god has build a very big mansion for you people in air,or else. you go find solution to it.god forgive you all
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