Badmus is a well-loved actress, screenwriter, performer, and influencer on social media.
Badmus was raised in Ijebu Ode, Nigeria, where she also attended her elementary and high schools. She continued on to the University of Ibadan to study theater arts before transferring to Lagos State University, where she earned an M.Sc. in economics.
Although Badmus began her acting career in 2000, it wasn’t until she starred in the Yoruba films Jenifa and Omo Ghetto in 2008 that she gained widespread attention. Her success in the Nigerian entertainment business, which has since seen her star in both main and supporting roles in a number of Yoruba and English films, is largely due to these two films. She has won numerous honors.
In the spirit of celebration, Badmus wrote an open letter to herself on her Instagram page: “AN OPEN LETTER TO MYSELF. You are beautiful. You’ve inspired my present self and I’m so thankful for your persistence, your courage, your devotion, and your never ending belief in me.”
“Eniola Badmus I am so thankful to God for all you have accomplished within these couple of years and I can’t wait to see what else God has in store for you. You are compassionate.’
“You wholeheartedly wear your heart on your sleeve. You have a passion for life and love. A passion you so kindly share all year. You know how to lift spirits, and fill lives with endless cheer.”
“Eniola, you light up my world.. I am so thankful to be YOU. May your journey continue in peace, love, happiness, more wealth, success and EVERLASTING blessings.”
“I know today comes with a new feeling.. maybe it’s because a star sparkled today. Yes! Sparkled in the sky of life. May this birthday always remind you that life constantly inspires and lifts you to heights of joy, laughter and love. Happy birthday to you Eniola.. Happy birthday to ME! I love you so, so much.”
Many Happy Returns, Eníola Badmus!