The entertainment industry is made up of the movie industry, the comedy industry, the music industry and the likes. The people in this sector offer their audience humor, excitement and relaxation through the movies they act, the songs they sing, their dance steps etc. Today, we are going to be celebrating plus-size women in the entertainment sector; women with strong will, charisma and confidence. These women are taking the front rows, and they do what they do with pure passion and professionalism… They are a source of inspiration to us and we are proud of them. Relax, grab a soda, and enjoy!
ADELE (Occupation: Singer)
She has one of the most recognizable voices world over, she has been taking the lead since are mind blowing debut in 2008. Critics were concerned if she was going to make a name in the industry, given that she is a curvy singer and isn’t the one that will sing half-naked on stage, but she has proven that success can come to anyone if you’ve got the gift, great personality and if you are willing to work hard.
ENIOLA BADMUS (Occupation: Actress, Comedian)
Eniola Badmus A.K.A “Gbogbo Bigz girl” is a well-known Nigerian actress, she acts mostly Yoruba movies, and she is popular for her rascal roles in movies. Eniola has made a name for herself, and she is a strong and confident woman. Eniola’s career in acting professional started in the year 2000 until in 2008 when she shot to recognition upon starring in two Yoruba films titled Jenifa and Omo Ghetto. Both movies are instrumental to her rise in the Nigeria entertainment industry which has since seen her star as both lead and supporting actress in several Yoruba and English films.
TOOLZ (Occupation: OAP)
Tolu Oniru, popularly known as Toolz, is a Nigerian radio personality, talk show host, and presenter. She is best known for hosting The Midday Show on The Beat 99.9 FM. Prior to settling in Nigeria in 2008, she worked with MTV Europe and Walt Disney Pictures in the United Kingdom. She presently hosts The Midday Show on The Beat 99.9 FMevery weekday. She also interviews popular African entertainers on her talk show The Juice. Popular celebrities like Yvonne Nelson, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Davido, Rita Dominic have all been on her show. Isn’t she such a beauty?
MELISSA MCCARTHY (Occupation: Actress)
Melissa is an American actress, comedian, writer, fashion designer and producer. She began appearing in television and films in the late 1990s, and first gained nationwide recognition for her role as Sookie St. James on the television series Gilmore Girls (2000–2007). Melissa has humoured us over the years, and we can’t just wait to see her on the big screen! This Emmy award winning actress has displayed her curves and has often mentioned in interviews that though there are challenges she faces for being big in Hollywood, she is not ashamed of how she looks. We love you.
Aituaje Iruobe (born September 1), known as Waje (an acronym for “Words aren’t just enough”), is a Nigerian singer whose vocal range covers three octaves. She participated in the remake of P-Square’s “Omoge Mi” and featured as the female voice in the duo’s 2008 hit track “Do Me”. She was also featured on Banky W’s “Thief My Kele” and M.I’s “One Naira”. In 2016, she was one of the four judges in the inaugural season of The Voice Nigeria. WAJE is a beautiful and talented mum who loves her body just the way it is.
GBEMI OLATERU (Occupation: OAP)
Gbemi is a successful OAP and entrepreneur, she is the definition of BBW. She won the future awards in 2008 for “On Air Personality of the Year”. She also won the ‘Dynamix award’ for Radio Presenter of the year in 2008. She also won the “Green Awards for Excellence” for the radio category that same year. In 2009, she won the “Exquisite Lady of the Year” award for “Best female radio presenter” and in 2010, she was nominated again for the “The Future Awards”. Isn’t she amazing?
QUEEN LATIFAH (Occupation: Actress, Comedian etc.)
Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970), known professionally by her stage name Queen Latifah, is an American rapper, songwriter, singer, actress, model, television producer, record producer, comedian, and talk show host. Born in Newark, New Jersey, she signed with Tommy Boy Records in 1989 and released her debut album All Hail the Queen the same year, featuring the hit single “Ladies First”. Her second album, Nature of a Sista (1991), was her final album with Tommy Boy Records.
Latifah has blown our minds away over the decades with her brilliant delivery of roles and her strong charisma. She is indeed a beautiful and successful black woman.
REBEL WILSON (Occupation: Actress)
Rebel Melanie Elizabeth Wilson (born Melanie Elizabeth Bownds; 2 March 1980) is an Australian stand-up comedian, actress and writer. After graduating from the Australian Theatre for Young People in 2003, she began appearing as Toula on the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) comedy series Pizza and the sketch comedy series The Wedge. In 2008, Wilson wrote, produced and starred in the musical comedy series Bogan Pride. The following year, she won the Tropfest best actress award for her role in Bargain and made a guest appearance in City Homicide. She is a well sought after actress, and she is known world over, and is popular for her role in the movie “Pitch Perfect”. You go girl!
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