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Woman on Trial for Administering Butt Englargement Silicone Injections to Claudia Aderotimi who Died Hours After the Procedure



In February 2011, the shocking news of a young lady of Nigerian decent, who sadly passed away in the United States after complications from an alleged illegal buttocks enhancement surgery was released in the media.

According to various media reports, the young lady, Claudia Aderotimi(20) suffered chest pains after receiving silicone injection to increase the curve of her buttocks and later died in a hospital. She died from a liver failure just hours after the operation had been carried out.

Recent progress made into the investigation of her death is that a woman who called herself the ‘Black Madam’ will stand trial on murder charges for allegedly performing the illegal buttocks-enhancing procedures. The woman, also known as Padge Windslowe (40) gave Claudia and another lady, Theresa Gyamfi(22) the silicone injections in their hotel room. Although Theresa didn’t suffer any complications as a result of her silicone injection, she testified in court that ‘Black Madam’ fled when Claudia went into respiratory distress.

The Philadelphia Inquirer recounted Theresa’s testimony of her friend’s last hours in court. “She said every time she breathes in, it hurts. I could see it in her face. She was close to tears. She said, ‘It’s really annoying, and it doesn’t feel normal'”

A doctor testified that the industrial-grade, not medical grade, silicone went to Aderotimi’s blood, liver, lungs and brain. However, in Windslowe’s defence, her attorney claimed that both girls knew his client was not a real doctor as they had visited her for the injections before. He also argued that the silicone that killed Aderotimi had not been linked conclusively to the silicone found at the injection site.

Although Windslowe has no medical license, authorities said she ran a profitable business giving black-market injections to women willing to pay thousands for curvier bodies. She has recorded gothic hip-hop songs and videos under the stage name “Black Madam”. She had been jailed some time ago when she was arrested on charges of giving buttock injections to an exotic dancer at a “pumping party” in Philadelphia. That woman was later hospitalized and spent months on oxygen.

According to Claudia’s friends, she believed a ‘bigger booty’ would help her dream to appear in more music videos. As an aspiring dancer, Claudia had been dropped from one shoot because directors discovered she had been wearing padded trousers to help enlarge her bottom.

Theresa testified that the February 2011 incident was not the first time they were taking the injections. The girls who lived in London had initially taken the injections also administered by Windslowe in November 2010. But they were so pleased with the results they returned to Philadelphia in February.  The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that they paid $2,000 each for the first round of injections and $1,800 for the second. Each time, they were given the choice of a “bubble butt” or “teardrop” shape, and Windslowe used markers to draw on their skin before telling them to lie down. She then filled needles with a clear liquid and sealed the injection wounds with Crazy Glue and cotton balls. In February, Theresa said Windslowe brought a woman with her, explaining that she was “training her.”

She further testified that after Claudia began to experience severe distress, Windslowe pressed on her chest, as though feeling for her heartbeat. “She said, if the pain gets worse, call an ambulance,” before fleeing the hotel.

Claudia Aderotimi

Padge Windslowe

A YouTube video has since emerged in which Claudia and a friend stuffed pillows down their trousers to make their bottoms appear bigger.

Photo Credit: Daily Mail

Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at



    October 12, 2012 at 6:19 am

    Hmmmmm….. Why try alter God’s Fearfully and wonderfully made creation???? ‘Black Madam’?! Plain greedy Murder!!! God Forgive us All ! AMEN!

  2. Rukky

    October 12, 2012 at 6:24 am

    Pray she rests in peace ooo–wahala of beauty! Na men cause this wahala for women ooo, c wetin e land this fine girl (although, this is very unfortunate, she kinda needed d injection shaa). Her family should sue that hospital/doctor for medical malpractice! Moral of the day: when it comes to ur body thers no bend-down-select mentality, its either you spend on something legit or avoid back door alternatives–it never ends well.

  3. colourfulbutterfly

    October 12, 2012 at 6:28 am

    Na wa o!
    I hate my booty but its weird seeing people pay for it..

  4. Ginika

    October 12, 2012 at 7:48 am


  5. buttom power

    October 12, 2012 at 8:37 am

    I blame the Director for ejecting her for using a padded pant…of course she wouldn’t want to loss her job…funny enough I hate big butt with passion…moderation is the best….I have a friend with big butt,and she worry constantly,that she wish she had them reduce…our girls should learn that there are sum guys other there who care less about butt….There are sum many gorgeous celebrating out there ….the like of Eku Edewor,ojy okpe,Agbani etc

  6. wahala

    October 12, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Na this one be ‘to take your hand kill yourself’ Parents: Teach your children self esteem!! Teach them to love what God gave them and play up their best bits! I’m not perfect but I love me the way God made me! Its the BEST me there could ever be!

  7. archiri

    October 12, 2012 at 8:56 am

    dats wot hppns wen u go 2 qwacks. its rily sad

  8. Desire

    October 12, 2012 at 9:15 am

    I like to look beautiful and all but i wont b doing any cosmetic surgery to enhance or reduce anything. Have learnt to love me the way i am, but i can work out and go on diet till d end of time. I love my life too much to put it risk cos of some vain tinz.

  9. Daisy

    October 12, 2012 at 9:16 am

    It’s good they’ve arrested the lady, but then again Claudia knew she wasn’t a doctor. Sad waste of human life.

  10. waynetemi

    October 12, 2012 at 10:16 am

    i love my flat butt and i will do nothing to change it!

  11. lindutch

    October 12, 2012 at 10:24 am

    No need arresting d black madam. Claudia knew she isn’t a liscenced doctor, she wanted a cheaper piece so she was unfortunate moreover the others survived. D parents of d girl or whoever pressing charges should go and sleep. No case. Claudia isn’t 10years old, she knew what she wanted.

    • cathy

      October 12, 2012 at 2:04 pm

      thank you jare

  12. SisiEko

    October 12, 2012 at 10:42 am

    sad, so sad. we are wonderfully and beautifully made, whether stick figure or curvy, we must learn to love ourselves the way we are, desperation kills, some people are lucky, some are not. you were created for that man who would love you thin or thick, not many men. By the way ladies, if you need a tailor, do call 08081684048. Thanks

  13. omotolani

    October 12, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Abi o… Am sure she must av used other stuffs that resulted into complications, blackmadam’s injection jus made her death faster. Poor girl may her soul RIP

  14. brittany

    October 12, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    we girls are too insecure…we want more of this..we want more of that!!maybe we should just be satisfied with what we have…no one person has it all!!

  15. Pamzy

    October 12, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Very sad…..we are hearing this story because it all went wrong. So many others have developed complications of various degrees while others have just been lucky. No matter what we say people will still be booking appointments for such illegal procedures (irrespective of the risks).
    It all boils down to how much you value your life in relation to what pressures you face as a woman.

  16. LOUDA

    October 12, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    I’m not a lawyer o but my professional exams has thought me that a defendant can plead volenti non fit injuria – a situation where by the plaintiff voluntarily entered into a situation knowing the full risk involved, in which case both the defendant and plaintiff will share the liabilty. Since the late plaintiff is fully aware that she is not a legal practitioner (imagine a medical procedure taking place in a hotel room, chai), her family should let her rest in peace instead of wasting their money and time going to court sha. Meanwhle SisiEko I like your advert style o but better to make a website which I think is free now or a blog to show us what you have sown and how long it takes to collect cloth from you.

  17. @ajiriavae

    October 12, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    If they cpould afford 2000 pounds for a quack, why couldn’t they just go to a real surgeon? I mean, why do people alway think they can get away with dealing with quacks?

  18. Warri Girl

    October 12, 2012 at 12:17 pm


  19. Hadassah

    October 12, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Even people that go to proper hospitals and good doctors still have complications; we all know rich and popular women that have died from getting their tummies tucked and they obviously didn’t die because they used a quack, when it comes to human life anything can go wrong! I guess it was just her time to die… RIP CLAUDIA

  20. Scarlet Xianne

    October 12, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    So sad! Music videos portray women as sex objects, women try to live up to the reputation.

  21. Naveah

    October 12, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    I concur with Warri Girl – VANITY!!! How can a person allow a NON-medical doctor inject anything even if na water into their body? I feel for her parents o! A law suit is a waste of time, they should grief and move on with their life as much as they can because the girl knew that this woman was not a doctor and she willingly and knowingly subjected herself to the treatment. I am pretty sure the hotel did not know that this is what they were doing in the room so that is a dead end. And @ Rukky – did you read the write up thoroughly? How can they sue the hospital when the procedure did not happen at a hospital? The hosptial looked at Claudia AFTER THE FACT and could not save her.

    This is what happens when a person doesn’t have a spiritual core, when they place their hopes outside of God and stop nurturing their spirit.

    May God help her parents get through this pain and grief. E no easy

  22. Naveah

    October 12, 2012 at 3:01 pm


  23. Amber

    October 12, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    When u r vain and have body dysmorphic disorder,trouble awaits u

  24. now we are preacher!

    October 12, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    BN readers can amaze me….Havn’t I read in a previous post,where some one complain that,Rita Dominic would have been a bit curvy?

  25. Abiola

    October 12, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    i can’t even laugh at the stupidity of the video….may her soul rest in peace

  26. babious

    October 13, 2012 at 11:48 am

    hahaha,forgive me Father but stories like these makes me laugh.

  27. lalaroses

    October 13, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    when some of us are complaining of ours being too big. human beings are insatiable. leave urselves as God created you – lesson for all

  28. gimmer

    October 14, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    shebi that’s a first thing that a man notices in a woman? her shape abi? her ikebe, thus demand for butt injections. #isorai

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