Popularly called Gbogbo Bigz Geh due to her role in Jenifa (a popular movie by Funke Akindele), Eniola Badmus is a Nigerian movie actress.
In this post, we take a look at this popular movie star with details of her life, career and other details.
Eniola Badmus grew up in Ijebu Ode where she attended primary and secondary school. She was born on the 7th of September 1983.
Eniola left Ijebu Ode after her secondary education and proceeded to Ibadan where she studied Theatre Arts at the University of Ibadan. Also, the actress has a Master’s degree in Economics from the Lagos State University.
Badmus started acting professionally in 2000 but it wasn’t until 2008 that she became popular when she starred in Jenifa and Omo Ghetto.
She has featured with the likes of Davido, Bukky Wright, Bukki Ajayi, Funke Akindele and Patience Ozokwor.
The actress as starred in over 200 Nollywood movies both lead and supporting roles, some of these include:
- Adun Ewuro
- Battle for Justice
- Blackberry Babes
- Basira in London
- Child Seller
- Miss Fashion
- & Mrs Ibu
- Not My Queen
- Ojukwu the War Lord
- Omo Esu
- Oreke Temi
- Police Academy
- Uchechi The Blind Cripple,
- A Child In Me
- Village Babes
- Visa Lottery
- Wicked Step-mother
One of her movies, ‘Basira in London’ has enjoyed massive reviews recently. It premiered in the UK and USA. The movie is a hilarious comedy drama and it is about the story of Basira, an African woman that relocates to London. However the culture clash for this African lady is something that makes the movie quite hilarious. The movie was produced and directed by Philippa Chiedu Abraham.
In 2010, Badmus was nominated as the Best Actress in a Supporting role during the Best of Nollywood Awards. Her other nominations include:
- Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 2011 Best of Nollywood Awards (Yoruba)
- Best Supporting Actress in a Yoruba film at the 2012 Best of Nollywood Awards
- 2014 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards
She won the award for the Best Crossover in a Film and the Best Actress of the Year (Yoruba) during the City People Entertainment Awards in 2014 and the Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts in 2015
Her popularity as a movie star has earned her endorsement deals with telecoms giant, Etisalat and cable company, ACTV. She has also had endorsements with he likes of iROKOTv, CBN and Royco
She has a show on Naija FM which usually runs on Monday and Tuesday by 6p.m. The show is called Just Talk Radio Show and it is sponsored by Etisalat
Relationship with celebrities
Badmus seems to like hanging out with our colleagues in the entertainment celebrities. She has been seen hanging out with celebrities like Wizkid, Davido, Bobrisky and Obafemi Martins. The actress recently featured in a movie with former Big Brother Nigeria contestant, T boss. It was also speculated at a time that she was in a relationship with Davido as the two were seen hanging out in America. But according to her, it was the scene of a movie shoot.
When she’s not shooting a movie or hanging out with celebrities, Badmus loves to stay at home to watch TV or the movie she has featured in as well as read novels.
It seems Eniola Badmus is one of those celebrities that have opted to keep her relationship private as she states that she doesn’t believe in revealing her relationship to the press.
Eniola Badmus is currently one of the richest actresses in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
Also, Badmus seems to have a thing for Honda SUVs. A few years ago, she posted a picture of a new model of a Honda PILOT she had just bought to replace an older model of the same brand.
Celebrity Housemates TV Show
Eniola Badmus recently emerged the winner of the 2018 Celebrity Housemates TV Show which featured celebrity contestants from the six geopolitical zones. These include the likes of Emmanuel Ikubese, Yomi Fash-Lanso, Funky Mallam, Doris Simeon, Ruggedman, Muma Gee, Ade Ameh, Peggy Ovire, Eniola Badmus, Bolanle Ninalowo, Ogenna Ekwubiri and Fredrick Leonard.
The show themed Convergence of Culture, Lifestyle and Entertainment was geared towards promoting peace and unity. It was produced by Kemi Otegbade and began airing on the 12th of January and ran till the 11th of February, 2018
There have been many controversies about the age of the actress probably due to her big size. Some publications have stated that the actress is 40 years old, while other have claimed 36. Badmus has since go on to dispel such claims as she puts her real age as 34.
Cavali is the name of the Badmus’s dog. The dog went missing recently and she stated that she would give N200,000 to anyone who finds her beloved dog. Caliva was the same dog that went viral on the internet when it was pictured being kissed by actress, Toyin Aimakhu.
Eniola Badmus is the CEO of Enibad Productions. Her first movie from her production studio was “the Househelp”
Eniola Badmus believes she’s destined to be big. According to her, she’s a size 20 but she doesn’t believe it impedes on her lifestyle in anyway. She exercises frequently and she plays tennis as well but she has claimed that her weight is her brand as a result she won’t lose it.
Badmus is a lover of perfumes. She has a diverse range of these and she recently posted the names of some of her best perfumes. These include the likes of Giorgio Armani, Roberto Cavalli, Elizabeth Harden, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj and TerredHermes
The busty actress revealed that her bra size is 38DDD