The plastic surgery buzz in the global entertainment industry is quickly catching up with African celebrities who opt to go under the knife in hopes of enhancing their looks. Although this cosmetic procedure has worked for some, it has left irreparable side effects on others. Here are five African celebrities who have undergone plastic surgery.
Nomasonto Maswanganyi alias Mshoza is a South African musician and socialite who has publicly admitted to undergoing several plastic surgery procedures in a quest to look like US-based female rapper Nicki Minaj. Her latest cosmetic surgery was aired on MTV Base. Mshoza is rumored to have undergone breast augmentation, nose job, dimple chin, skin lightening, and lip enhancement.
Uyanda Mbuli is a celebrated South African actress and socialite who featured in the SABC1 drama series “Tshisa” as Nomonde. She is rumored to have undergone a nose job, which was heavily criticized by the American king of plastic surgery and TV show host Robert Rey. Allegedly, he told her to be careful when turning on her bed so that her nose does not break on the pillow.
Braimah Kamoko alias Bukom Banku, the undefeated Ghanaian boxer, is not ashamed to admit that he underwent a skin lightening procedure. It is reported that he recently told a local TV station that he wants to be red. “I don’t need any black in my life! Master, I want you to make red so that you see that I make fine,” Banku allegedly said. He is also reported to have linked his skin bleaching to a desire for foreign service in Germany.
South African actress Khanyi Mbau before and after she underwent plastic surgery. Sowetan Live
Khanyi Mbau (South African)
Khanyi is a popular South African actress and TV host. She does not deny claims that she has had a couple of plastic surgery procedures including skin lightening, nose job, and laser liposuction. Asked by the Sowetan Live how much she spent on her cosmetic surgery, Khanyi said: “Look, I have had a few procedures so I have spent quite a large sum of money on beauty.”
Born in Mombasa, Kenya, Vera Sidika is a popular socialite, video vixen, and now an actress. She shocked many Kenyans in 2014 when she announced that her skin bleaching procedure cost more than 15 million Kenyan shillings. Speaking on NTV after the surgery, Vera said her body is her business. Rumor has it that she has had breast and butt implants as well.