TBT – 21 Nigerian Celebrity Throwback Photos That Show How Far They’ve Really Come

March 10, 2016

See, these pictures will tell you two things. One, not all famous people were as adorable and hot as they are now – no one is. And two, hard work pays.
Look at them:

Yemi Alade

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Is that..? No. It was World Costume Day in the Geography Department at the University of Lagos.

Davido

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Look at those chubby cheeks!

Don Jazzy

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We’re totally digging the pose.

Skales

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Wizkid in the background. Back in the days.

Dr Sid

He doesn’t look all that different.

Seyi Shay

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Still cute.

Basketmouth and Tuface Idibia

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Not that different, either.

Tunde Demuren and Banky W

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That hand gesture on Banky. *facepalm*

Richard Mofe Damijo

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Totally adorable.

D’Prince

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My personal favorite.

Genevieve Nnaji

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Is it really a throwback if she’s just as beautiful as now?

MoCheddah

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APC! Change!!

Ice Prince

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His swagger was so uncool.

Nse Ikpe Etim

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Say what you want. She still slayed.

P Square

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Personally…

Ramsey Noah

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The hotness is strong with this one.

Tunde Ednut and Dbanj

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I can’t.

Olamide

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Baddo..sneh!

Tiwa Savage

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Such a cutie..

Tonto Dikeh

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Still can’t.

Wizkid and Tania

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Transformation Thursday.

 

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