Eniola Badmus is a Nigerian actress, entertainer, brand ambassador, and radio presenter. She is not a strange face to the Nigerian screen. She acts in both Yoruba and English movies and became popular after her role in the movie Jenifa.
She is fondly called Gbo Gbo bigz geh, due to her role in the movie Jenifa. Eniola is a big bold and beautiful lady who refers to her weight as her brand. The biography of Eniola Badmus will surely keep you glued to your screen.
Birth and early life
The biography of Eniola Badmus starts from her birth and spans through her activities and achievements till date. She was born on the 7th of September 1983 in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria.
After her primary and secondary school education in Ijebu Ode, she proceeded to the University of Ibadan to study theatre arts. After she graduated, she went on to the University of Lagos and bagged a Master’s degree in Economics.
Not much is known about the relationship status of Eniola Badmus. She shows very little or nothing of her relationship or family life on social media. She however is living her best life. She is a social butterfly and has been seen hanging out quite a number of times. She has been seen in the company of TBoss of Big Brother Nigeria, Davido, Wizkid, Bobrisky, and a host of others.
Eniola is known to be a lover of perfumes as she has quite a number in her collection ranging from Giorgio Armani, Elizabeth Arden, Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, Roberto Cavalli, and a host of others. She is also a dog lover. Her dog went missing some time, and she pledged to give 200,000 Naira to whoever found it.
Eniola, when not hanging out, loves to read novels or watch movies she has featured in.
Eniola Badmus is estimated to be worth about $1.2 million, making her one of the wealthiest Nollywood actresses. Her source of wealth is from her movies and her various endorsement deals. She signed an endorsement deal with Etisalat Nigeria, in March 2016, thus becoming one of their brand ambassadors.
The endorsement was worth millions of naira. She also has endorsements from other companies like The cable company ACTV, IrokoTv, the entertainment hub, and Royco seasoning cube.
Eniola Badmus, seems to be a Honda SUV lover, as she gifted herself a brand new Honda Pilot she bought, to replace her old car, which happens to be an older model of the same brand.
The biography of Eniola Badmus x-rays her career as well. After she completed her university education, Eniola joined the Nigerian movie industry. This happened in the year 2000. She was featured in so many movies but her rise to fame and the limelight came after she featured in Jenifa and Omo Ghetto. Besides bringing her to fame, for her role in the movies she won The Best Actress Awards for the Yoruba Category at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
Being a Nollywood actress, she has acted alongside the likes of Funke Akindele, Bukky Wright, Patience Ozokwor, Bukky Ajayi and so many others.
Her movie, Basira in London had so many reviews from Nigeria and the international scenes. It was about a local African girl who relocated to London and has it tough adjusting to the new way of life. The culture shock she experienced was really shocking. It’s a comedy-drama and a fascinating one at that. The direction and production of the movie were handled by Philippa Chiedu Abraham.
As a Radio host, Eniola Badmus has a radio show called Just Talk Radio Show on Naija FM, that is sponsored by Etisalat. The show runs on Mondays and Tuesdays by 6pm.
Enibad Productions is Eniola Badmus’s Production studio, of which she is the Chief Executive Officer. She produced her first movie, The Househelp, in the studio.
In 2018, there was a Television show called Celebrity Housemates TV show, that featured celebrities that contested from the six Nigerian geopolitical zones. Some contestants included Emmanuel Ikubese, Doris Simeon, Ruggedman, Peggy Ovire, Eniola Badmus, Ogenna Ekwubiri, Yomi Fash-Lanso, Muma Gee, Fredrick Leonard, Funky Mallam, Ada Ameh, and others.
It was produced by Kemi Otagbade and started airing on the 12th of January and ran till about the 11th of February 2018. The show was geared towards promoting peace and unity, by converging culture, lifestyle, and entertainment.
Eniola Badmus movie list.
Eniola Badmus has starred in several movies. Some includes
- Adun Ewuro
- Battle For Justice
- Big Offer
- Blackberry Babes
- Black Val
- Basira in London
- Child Seller
- Ghetto Bred
- Miss Fashion
- Mr and Mrs Ibu
- Not My Queen
- Ojukwu The Warlord
- Omo Esu
- Omo Ghetto
- Oreke Temi
- Police Academy
- Uchechi The Blind Cripple
- A Child in Me
- Village Babes
- Visa Lottery
- Wicked Step-mother
- The Spell
Awards and Nominations
The biography of Eniola Badmus will be incomplete without the several awards and nominations she has accrued to her name.
She was awarded Member Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian Federal Government.
In 2010, she was nominated for the Best of Nollywood’s award category for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
In 2011, she won Best of Nollywood’s award for Best Crossover in a Film and was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Yoruba).
In 2012, Eniola Badmus was nominated again for the Best of Nollywood’s award for Best Supporting Actress in a Yoruba film.
In 2014, she won City People Entertainment Awards, for Best Actress of the Year (Yoruba) and was nominated for the Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards, for Best Comedic Act.
In 2015 however, Eniola Badmus won the Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards for Best Comedic act, and also won Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts Award for Best Actress in Africa.
The biography of Eniola Badmus shows that what one could term a problem, can be a blessing to another. Her weight is her brand and has earned her a lot of money. Coupling it with her amazing acting skills and comedic nature, she has become a firecracker.