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“I just wish people would focus more on my talent than my bum” – Nollywood’s Didi Ekanem

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Didi Ekanem-Mr IbuWhile some people use corsets and waist trainers to achieve an hourglass figure, some women are naturally born that way.

Gifted Nollywood actress Didi Ekanem talked with Vanguard about how her blessing is a gift, but also brings its set of trouble, including a groping from a ‘mad man’!

Here are some excerpts,

How do you feel having one of the biggest bums in Nollywood?
It’s a good feeling and a wonderful one. But I won’t lie to you, as much as I love it so much, I just wish people would focus more on my talent than my bum. All the concentration out there is on my bum not my talent. I would honestly wish people to see me as a talented actress not a sexy one. But my bum is not allowing people to see me deep down, to see the person and the talent.

Seriously, is your bum natural?
People always say this whenever they see my bum. Last time I was on Linda Ikeji, I read comments people made and there were more questions whether my bum was real or worked on. Some said it is made of plastic but you are here now and can see there is no artificial embellishment or augmentation. My bum is real, it’s like 101% real, I was born this way, I was born like this. I’ve had it since I was in JS1, in fact that was when I started noticing it.

Didi posted this photo on Instagram of her with a smaller frame but big behind.

Didi posted this photo on Instagram of her in 2011 – with a smaller frame but still a big behind.

What’s the craziest thing somebody has done to you on its account?
Craziest thing? A mad man actually grabbed my bum in public, while walking on the road. That’s like the craziest thing, what else can possibly be crazier than that? I was just passing, I wanted to get something and next thing, he just walked up to me and grabbed my bum from behind. When I turned, he was still holding it like a mad man and I screamed, I ran, left my shoes and everything. People just stood there and they were just laughing.

You can read the full interview on Vanguard.

Photo Credit: Instagram.com/didekanem

29 Comments

  1. Bobo

    December 20, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    but how?

  2. D main man

    December 20, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    LOL …The bum bum wants to revive the man’s madness to sanity… He wants to receive spiritual healing from the yansh….LOL…In fact that man is not truly man (i e he likes trouble) what sane people haven’t finish enjoying, mad man wan come enter for the long list of admirers and contenders..

  3. misslolly

    December 20, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Lol…you want people to stop focusing on your bum when you’re obviously obsessed with it as well. At least, that’s my inference from your poses in all the pictures here.

    • abby

      December 21, 2014 at 10:09 am

      Seconded

    • Naveah

      December 22, 2014 at 6:22 pm

      Kpam!Kpam!KPAM!

  4. mrs chidukane

    December 20, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    I once knew a girl like that in University. She hated it so much. My advice to her is to embrace it and make what she can from it. In this bum obsessed world, na she biko. Though I get what she’s saying but there’s nothing really she can do about it except improve on her acting and fight to be taken seriously because directors will most likely always put her in stereotypical roles cos of her bum.

  5. Bolaji

    December 20, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Nigerian Kim K… See Ass

  6. ddidi

    December 20, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    dis one na lie. madam Chinwe Owoh has the biggest hmmmmm! in nollywood. dis small pikin is joking, smh.

    • asachizzy

      December 20, 2014 at 4:40 pm

      Lool. Looking at madam chinwe owohs behind is disrespectful sha.

  7. tinnnnnnnu29

    December 20, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Na wa!! Only one person?

  8. ATL's finest

    December 20, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Ermmm Ok! Ain’t there bigger butt than hers?.. So only jobless people will focus on it.

  9. mystique

    December 20, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    How can she say she wants people to focus on her talent rather than her bum when she’s busy flaunting her bum more than her talent.

  10. Ona

    December 20, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Then don’t wear body hugging clothes and show off ur bums in pics….simple.

  11. le coco

    December 20, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    i really dont c anything fantastic about the ass.. yes its big.. and so? i have never heard of her before today.. soo…..

  12. bum

    December 20, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    what??…if you were a lecturer I bet all your male students will fail your course…this is #distraction101
    btw thank that bum cos its giving u the recognition u need cos me no know u until now.

  13. IRISH CREAM

    December 20, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    story 4 d gods….why wud people take you serious when the only thing u have got is the ass… you cant even act to save ya life hun.

  14. Blue

    December 20, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Make it your selling point, girl……if you don’t know how, ask Toolz and dem hips! Or hire a PR manager

  15. Fliky

    December 20, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Urs na bum, me dey fight wit my extra large boobs…. I no fit walk on d road alone without noticing guys discussing me, sum ll even talk rubbish, wish I can do sumthing abt it….. God dey sal

  16. Bokun

    December 20, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    People would focus ,my dear on the TALENT THAT YOU HAVE. So just be grateful for your yansh.

  17. mujer

    December 20, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Well, that is what she marketed – her behind and so that is what people are fixated on

  18. opium4dSoul

    December 20, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    All I see is a mass of fat and stumpy legs….60squats a day highly recommended!!

  19. Mr Walker

    December 20, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Really? “How do you feel having one of the biggest bums in Nollywood?” *smh*

  20. BEAUTIFULNBLESSED

    December 20, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    THE MAD MAN BIT IS TOO FUNNY LOL………..BUT SERIOUSLY, IF YOU WANT PEOPLE TO STOP TALKING ABOUT YOUR BUT YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO = COVER IT UP. I’M SURE THERE ARE OTHER PEOPLE W BIG BUTT WHO COVER THEIRS SO MAD MEN DON’T GROPE EM’ UP IN PUBLIC………..K, PEACE N LOVE……..

  21. abby

    December 21, 2014 at 10:13 am

    She should emulate omotola…omotola has big bum but that’s not what she’s known for, but great talent..and why cause she doesn’t show off her bum

  22. Nonnie

    December 21, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Hmmmm, that is the only thing she talks about why would people focus on something else. Dress appropriate.

  23. Amh

    December 21, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Yeah. D likes of mr Ibu. Always focusing on your bum. U r ordinary. Babe. Plenty bum dey Niija.Stop deceiving yourself.

  24. Alero

    December 22, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Lady shut it already! I am not usually this rude, but please Google “Didi Ekanem” All the pictures are all about her bum. You have already made it all about your bum, why are you complaining?

  25. Amaco Nwamama

    January 28, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    You flaunt it much Babe… And it drag’s attention… ASHHHH!!!

  26. ebenezer codjoe

    May 26, 2016 at 10:41 am

    love

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