10 Nollywood actresses who went bald for movie roles

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.

  1. Mercy Johnson

Mercy JohnsonTo 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.

  1. Adaorah Ukoh

Adaorah UkohAdaorah 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.

  1. Oge Okoye

Oge OkoyeOge 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.

  1. Ebube Nwagbo

Ebube NwagboAlong with Angela Okorie and Chita Agwu, screen diva, Ebube Nwagbo, traded her precious hair for a bald look in the movie Widows Cult.

  1. Chika Ike

Chika IkeChika Ike shaved her hair when she starred in the movie Moment of Tears. The actress caused a lot of controversy on social media when it was reported that she was paid N5million for the role.

  1. Stella Damasus

Stella Damasus WidowSome 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.

  1. Bimbo Akintola

bimbo akintola the mourning afterIn 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.

  1. Dayo Amusa

dayo amusaTo play the role of a dying cancer patient, Dayo Amusa shaved off her hair in the movie Unforgivable. Produced by her, the movie also stars Mike Ezuruonye, Desmond Elliot, Bukky Wright and Iyabo Ojo.

  1. Kemi Afolabi

kemi afolabiPopular Yoruba actress, Kemi Afolabi, went bald in the traditional movie Ajantala. Odunlade Adekola, Dele Odule and Peju Ogunmola also star in the production.

  1. Uche Jombo

uche jomboIn 2010, Nollywood sweetheart, Uche Jombo, went bald in the movie Holding Hope. She acted as a woman with leukaemia. Her co-stars include Nadia Buari and Desmond Elliot.