Actresses are sometimes required to take it all off to bring their characters to life. No, this is not about going naked. Here, we take a look at 10 Nollywood actresses who dared to shave off their hair for a movie role.
- Mercy Johnson
To play the role of an Igbo widow, Nollywood star actress, Mercy Johnson, pushed professional boundaries by shaving her hair. The mother of two looks pale, dejected and abused in the 2011 film Heart of a Widow.
- Adaorah Ukoh
Adaorah Ukoh stars alongside Sam Dede, Mike Ezuruonye and Kenneth Okonkwo in the movie Thy Kingdom Come. Reports have it that the actress was paid N2million to shave her hair completely for the movie.
- Oge Okoye
Oge Okoye is referred to as one of the most beautiful actresses in Nigeria today. It is also no news that she takes pride in her beautiful hairdo. The sultry actress however went bald for The Three Widows.
- Ebube Nwagbo
- Chika Ike
- Stella Damasus
Some accounts claim that in the Igbo tradition, when a man dies, it is customary for his wife to perform various burial rites including shaving her hair and sleeping with the corpse for a number of days. This is the role real life widow, Stella Damasus, plays in the movie Widow.
- Bimbo Akintola
In 2004, Jimi Odumosu released the heart-wrenching movie, The Mourning After. Bimbo Akintola plays the role of a widow who suffers at the hands of her in-laws after the passing of her husband. The 45-year-old star had to shave her hair to play the part of a mourning widow.
- Dayo Amusa
- Kemi Afolabi
- Uche Jombo