5 photos of Nigerian men who became women
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5 photos of Nigerian men who became women


    Transgender operations are still very much a rarity in Nigeria, or dare i say Africa. Yet, there have been some who have been brave enough to undergo sex change operations or even just use make up to look like women.

    This post shows both types, those who have undergone operations and those who used just make up to look like women.

    Now known as Miss Sahhara, she was originally born Clifford Oche, from Benue state, Nigeria. A student of Benue state university. In 2011, She became the first Nigerian transgender woman to come out publicly on international press during the Miss International Queen beauty pageant in Pattaya, Thailand.

    Miss Sahhara is almost always in the eye of controversy.

    In March 2016, she partnered with Aleika Barros, Miss Trans Universe 2015 and other transgender beauty queens to raise awareness for transgender community all around the world through a campaign titled ‘I am Trans and I have the Right to Life’.

    Born as Dapo Adaralegbe and now known as Stephanie Adaralegbe or Stephanie Rose. She was a man who schooled at the Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria.

    According to Dapo, who attended OAU from 1995 to 2001, he was expelled from the university over his identity crisis. He traveled to Europe where he underwent extensive surgery to become Stephanie Rose.

    Formerly known as Habeeb Babatunde Lawal, a young Nigerian entertainment journalist, she is now known as Noni Salma Lawal. Noni’s sex-change operation is one of the most recent we have heard about in Nigeria.

    She graduated from the University of Lagos, Nigeria with Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts.

    While the name, might be really corny, there has been unconfirmed rumors of Nigerian man who underwent a sex-change operation in Canada.

    Ms. Mandy La Candy is said to be a popular Nigerian transgender based in Canada formerly known as Mr Okwudili. Below is one more picture:

    When Bisi Alimi Nigeria’s most popular gay rights activist, first posted this picture online, many thought he had undergone a sex-change operation.

    However it was later revealed that it was just make up and dress up. Below is one more pictures: