Regardless of the obvious hardship in the country, the Nollywood entertainment industry has always given us a reason to smile and to look forward to better days as they keep serving us with great and interesting movies.
Some of our actresses have gone to the extreme by going Bald and made some serious sacrifices just to keep us entertained and we decided to make up a list of Nigerian actresses who have gone bald for movie roles.
(1) MERCY JOHNSON
The first on our list is Mercy Johnson. The 37 years old actress and mother of three starred in a movie titled “Heart Of A Widow” in the year 2011 and she went bald for a role as a widow. In the movie, she was almost rap£d by her husband’s friend but her husband came through for her. But in her defense, her husband lost his life and was murd£red by her husband’s friend who then went about accusing her of murd£ring her husband.
(2) CHIKA IKE
Number two on our list is Chika Ike. The 36 years old actress featured in a movie titled “Moment Of T*ars” in which she was the wife of veteran Nollywood actor, Olu Jacobs. She went bald for the movie role and on the 12th of April 2013, the actress was paid a whopping sum of N5 million for her role in the movie.
(3) OGE OKOYE
Number three on our list is ace Nollywood actress Oge Okoye. The 41 years old actress featured in the movie “The Three Widows” in which she alongside Queen Nwokoye went bald in the movie.
(4) Annie Idibia
Annie Macaulay–Idibia, the wife of award-winning Nigerian singer and songwriter makes the number 4 on our list. The actress went bald in the year 2015, but unlike others, hers was for a different reason. She went bald for her campaign to increase br*ast cancer awareness in the country.
(5) Ebube Nwagbo
Ebube Nwagbo takes the number 5 spot on our list of Nollywood actresses who have gone bald. The 39 years old actress went bald for the movie titled “Widows Cu*t” and rumor has it that it was the movie that brought the actress into the limelight.
(6) Toyin Abraham
Toyin Abraham seems to be comfortable with going bald for a movie role as she has gone bald twice while carrying out her job. In 2017, the actress shaved her hair for a movie titled “Ana Mi (My Past)” and she is also doing it again as she took to Instagram to share a video of her shaving her hair for a new movie. See the video of Toyin Abraham shaving her hair below.
(7) Fathia Balogun
Number 7 on the list is Nigerian actress, filmmaker, producer and director, Fathia Balogun. In 2011, the actress went bald for her “Makomi” which was the hit movie that brought her into the limelight and in 216 she went bald again for the movie “Shola Arikusa”.
(8) Chinyere Wilfred
In the year 2014, ace Nollywood actress, Chinyere Wilfred joined the bandwagon of actresses who have gone bald in a movie. She went bald for the movie titled “More than a widow”.
(9) Racheal Okonkwo
Racheal Okonkwo copes the 9th spot on our list of Actresses who have gone bald for a movie role. The actress alongside with Nazo Ekezie and Iheme Nancy went bald in the movie “Iga Alikeya”. See their group picture below.
(10) DESTINY ETIKO
In year 2020, The curvy actress is seen with her hair all shaved for a new movie titled ‘Pr*vate Part’.
This is not the first time an actress is sacrificing her hair for a movie role however, rumour has it that they are usually paid hugely for such roles in movies.
(11) Nuella Njubigbo
Nollywood actress Nuella Njubigbo who has had several controversies because of her marriage to Tchidi Chikere have also went bald for movie roles. She was born on 18th March 1984 in Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. She is currently 38 years old. After completing her primary and secondary school education, Nuella Njubigbo proceeded to Imo State University in Owerri and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration. In 1999, Nuella Njubigbo joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) and acted in her first movie “Royal Destiny” which brought her to limelight.
In 2012, she was nominated for Most Promising Actress in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. On 29th March 2014, Nuella Njubigbo got married to Nollywood multiple awards winning movie director, Tchidi Chikere in her family compound in Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria and the marriage is blessed with a beautiful baby girl. Some of the movies she has acted include Royal Destiny, Open and Close, Heart of a Slave, Royal Grandmother, Royal Touch, Lord of Marriage, Ev*l Project, Life’s Incidence, amongst others.