The Nigerian make-up industry is one
sector that has constantly evolved, keeping up with the western world.
The use of makeup has gone far beyond just being used daily by most
Today, the movie industry (especially
Nollywood) cannot do without makeup artists as it is of maximum
importance that they produce movies that are convincing. As many of us
already know, making a film believable can be a very tough job, though
There are various elements to consider
when it comes to making a film believable, but one of the most important
rudiments is making sure that the characters look realistic, which
proves difficult or simple depending on the character to be created.
However, as hard as the art of
transforming a person to fit into a described character can be, Nigerian
make-up artistes have proved to be equal to the task. These
transformation pictures of some of our beautiful Nollywood divas will
definitely convince you.
Dominic in The Meeting. Thumbs up to the makeup artist that did this
very well-done job! I can only imagine the amount of time and patience
it took to achieve this look.
With the obvious improvements in movie
productions, styling and make up has gone to the next level synonymous
to Hollywood. Though there’s always a space in the room for improvement,
with improvements like this, the future is bright!
Akindoju as Landlady in Suru Lére. The movie is another interesting
piece from Rita Dominic & Mildred Okwo of the Audrey Silva Company.
As a result of the massive success of
The Meeting, the company engaged in the production of Surulere, their
second film since the company was founded by the two women in 2011.
It’s really nice how these makeup
artists are letting us have a peep into the future of these ladies at
least my brothers will be able to consider now and later before making a
If you are wondering who this old woman is, wonder no more. This is Eve Esin. Yes, the Nollywood actress you know.
If you have ever imagined how she will
look in her old age then this is it! One of Nigeria’s best makeup
artist, Hakeem Effect Onilogbo, took his time to transform our screen
diva from the beautiful lady we all admire into an old hag.6.
Toyin Aimahkun Seriously, with makeup anything is possible! Toyin
Aimahkun was transformed into the picture you are seeing for her role in
the movie Iya Ibadan. See how dark she looks! I’m sure if her real
pictures were not placed beside her you won’t have known it was Toyin.
Akindele in Maami. Funke Akindele aka Jenifer, is one actress who has
been turned into many things to suit the character she represents. this
time she is taken to about 20 years into the future. I really like those
4. Mercy Johnson-OkojieThis
astonishing makeup on Mercy Johnson was done by Gabazzini. The reality
of the makeup raised a lot of dust as most news sites circulated the
information that our beloved Mercy had gone blind just a few months
after she got married. It was however nerve-calming to eventually find
out that it was only a makeup for a movie shoot.
3. Charity EkeThis
movie set in a village, has Chacha Eke playing a weird but interesting
role. The actress plays the role of an old woman who has an eye for
young Mike Ezuruonye. One gbosaaa to the makeup designer who didn’t do
bad at all in turning Chacha to an unrecognizable old mama. I’m sure
this is not how she will look when she’s old though.
2. Ini EdoIni
Edo in Úchechi The Blind Cripple. As soon as I saw this picture of Ini,
the question that came to my mind was: what if this was her look in
real life? Hmm! God forbid o. The movie is said to be a true life story
of a gruesome attack on INI EDO by her real life step sisters, over a
lover.1. Angela OkorieThis
makeup business is a serious one o, if not I wonder how Angela Okorie
was able to sit and allow one makeup artist do this to her. What can I
say? The makeup looks irritating, if that’s the idea behind it then the
designer nailed it. I won’t let that dirt be put on my skin shaa. Looks
like it smells too. Ewwwww!