Monday, 8 August 2016


Following the recent reports of one Habeeb Babatunde, a graduate of the University of Lagos, who transitioned to a lady in the UK, we’ve come up with a
list of controversial men who transitioned to women.

Miss Sahhara

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

She partnered with Aleika Barros, in March 2016, 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’.

Stephanie Rose

 Stephanie Rose was born with the name, 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.

Noni Salma Lawal

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.

Mandy la Candy

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.

Bisi Alimi

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.


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