10 Popular Nigerian Bodybuilders And Their Programs

Since you are interested in knowing a few popular Nigerian bodybuilders, we ask that you stay with us until the end of our discussion.

We have set up a list of popular Nigerian bodybuilders that are not fainthearted.

But before that, we would like to take a little time to understand what bodybuilding means.

Top 10 Nigerian Bodybuilders

We have a couple of Nigerians who attends the gym not only as an exercise, but to keep the body fit. Therefore, some people want to have a complete body with abs and muscles.

Today, bodybuilding has turned to sport, as Nigeria began to host a competition for the bodybuilding championship called «Mr. Flex Nigeria».

It began around September of 2011.

The Word Bodybuilding

Bodybuilding is simply an act of control and development of your muscles through progressive strength training.

These exercises are performed to construct physical appearance, rather than strength. There are three things bodybuilders use for maximum muscle growth.

Among these are weight formation, nutrition, and proper rest.

Some of the exercises bodybuilders engage include barbell bench press, deadlift, squat, barbell military press, barbell row, incline bench press, single-arm dumbbell row, front squat, wide grip chin-up, hack squat, rear dumbbell lateral raise, Romanian deadlift, seated calf raises and so forth.

Prominent Nigerian Bodybuilders

Now we will give you a list of bodybuilders in the country.

They are extremely popular for their remarkable musical career and some of them are in the Nollywood industry.

  • Bolanle Ninalowo

Some people say he is a handsome Nollywood actor.

I suppose his body structure contributes to this. His large chest is gorgeous, in addition to well-developed muscles that look more like a wrestler.

When he shows off his body, you’ll feel like it should have been you.

Some of the exercises he engages himself include barbell bench press, single-arm dumbbell row, incline dumbbell press and so onward.

  • D’banj

He is also among the country’s famous musicians and many Nigerians him by the stage name above. It is said that this important person focused on strengthening the abdominal muscles.

Fortunately, he was successful in doing that. That’s why there’s a visible six-pack that attracts attention.

D’Banj was able to build his body structure in this manner because he engages in some exercise that will build his upper and lower abs.

Among these exercises are bike bench, folded in rows, deadlift, crackles, captain’s chair, sit-ups, squats, and many more.

  • Melvin Odua

Apart from being a Nigerian actor, he was once a contestant in one of the famed TV shows ‘Big Brother Africa’.

Melvin gave up hours a day to pump the pectoral muscle from his chest.

If you have the opportunity to see him or his photos, you will see his gorgeous large chest.

  • Peter Okoye

If you know Nigerian musicians, you ought to know who this person is. Most Nigerians know him by his stage name ‘Mr. P’. He has a large chest, huge muscles, and a well-defined six-pack.

It is said that Mr. P has observed routine exercises that allow him to attain the body structure he has today.

Among these exercises is lifting a barbell in a lying position and some push-ups. His outstanding body structure has caused him to be crushed across the country.

  • Ik Ogbonna

If you like watching Nollywood movies, you probably must have come across this actor. He is among the popular bodybuilders in the country, but he is not as enormous as a wrestler.

But he’s got good bodily structure. It is said to have a flat and toned tummy with a beautiful wide chest.

For you to accomplish a body structure like Ik’s, you must make squatting your hubby and daily routine.

  • Kate Henshaw

I assume you’re surprised to hear that a lady falls under some popular bodybuilders in the country.

She is a cinema actress unique in her genre. She engages in some fitness exercise that keeps her body young and beautiful. If we didn’t tell you, you wouldn’t know she’s 48.

So if you want to keep your body still young like that of Kate, then you make squatting, sit-ups, leg lift, push-ups, and much more to become your daily routine.

  • Nse Ikpe-Etim

Here we have another remarkable lady with a keen interest in bodybuilding. She is another Nollywood star who makes exercise one of her daily routines.

Contrary to the men who based their exercise to build the chest, muscles, and others, Kate concentrates on her exercises that concern the abdomen.

Again, if you’re not told, you’ll never know that this beautiful African girl is about 44 years old.

Girls who want to have a body structure like Kate should get involved in sit-ups, push-ups, squatting, leg lifts, and many more.

  • Kenneth Okoli

Perhaps his magnificent body structure contributed to making him the winner of “Mr. Nigeria” in 2010. He is also a very talented actor who makes great use of his unique capable body to make his films interesting.

Kenneth has well-built muscles and wide shoulders. Plus a well-built chest with a pronounced six-pack.

Guys who would like to have such a body structure, you have to engage in a back dumbbell lateral lift, tilted dumbbell press, a row of single-arm dumbbells, and many more.

  • Iyanya

This important personality is a popular Nigerian musician with a strong interest in training.

Some Nigerians say he’s a fitness junkie.

As a result, he had trapezius muscle, simply because he is powerlifting and other exercises like holding a dumbbell, single-arm dumbbell row, incline bench press, and so forth.

For you to have such a wonderful body structure, you have to do these exercises in a daily routine. Once you keep a constant, in a short period, you will start to see changes in your body.

In Nigeria, these bodybuilders are not the only ones, we have many of them there. Just that some of them are not that popular, it will be hard for you to know anything about them.

The bodybuilders we just mentioned are the most popular and this is because they are renowned actors/ actresses and musicians.

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