Soulja Boy is in the news again as he has begun the transformative process of removing all of his facial tattoos as he says he wants to take on more movie and television roles.
Soulja Boy is almost finished removing his face tattoos. pic.twitter.com/V3uYI5hldX
— Rap All-Stars 🏆 (@RapAllStars) July 24, 2020
29-year-old Soulja Boy spoke about his desire to remove the tattoos back in 2016, telling Say Cheese TV then he got his first face tat when he was around 16, and has since just added more and more despite his mother’s disapproval.
Soulja Boy also said that one of the main reasons he wants the tattoos removed is because he feels like he’d be type-casted as a gangster or street dude if he still had them.
Soulja also talked about how it requires several sessions to get rid of all of the face tattoos, and that the sessions aren’t enjoyable at all.
Soulja also told VladTV back in 2017 how he started getting into tattoos when he was younger, and then after he made his first million dollars he got his first face tattoo because he felt like he’d never have to get a regular job in his life.
Since Soulja Boy has been in the public eye with his face tattoos for most of his career, people were understandably taken aback when they saw them removed since he almost looks like a completely different person. Check out some of the hilarious reactions people had to Soulja’s new look down below.
Glad he isn't looking like he did on that LHHH reunion. pic.twitter.com/peiu1qjZV2
— The Mixed Virgo♍ (@RealityBeBoujee) July 24, 2020
Who’s next … pic.twitter.com/qCuV3FhNiU
— Becoming Brook (@MayorBrookDavis) July 24, 2020
Now he can sing “pretty boy swag” again
— Fonso Fallatah (@alfonsoand1) July 24, 2020
Soulja boy to himself during his transformation: pic.twitter.com/arr1Q7Rium
— Shake N Bake (@bebe_ego23) July 24, 2020
That kiss thru the phone offer still stand? pic.twitter.com/agVDH8ZY5F
— BLM | sanity (@JAEBAEPAIGE) July 24, 2020
i am looking respectfully 😳 pic.twitter.com/zW03wgfRHs
— kayla daniell ♡ (@kdsndrs) July 24, 2020
— Corn 🌟 (@snyyred) July 24, 2020
Meanwhile, Herald.ng earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari is excited about Napoli’s move to sign Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen.
The Lille of France striker is expected to finalise a move to the Serie A side in an initial deal estimated at €60m, the record signing of a Nigerian footballer.
Osimhen, 21, joined Lille in July 2019 and scored 18 goals in all competitions before the COVID-19 pandemic abruptly ended the 2019/2020 Ligue 1 season.
His pending transfer to Napoli is expected to rise to €81 with add-ons, €1 million above the figure Arsenal shelved to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund in 2018.
Reacting to the pending transfer, Deputy Ambassador to Italy, Franklin Ogunyemi, said Nigerians, including President Buhari and embassy staff, were eagerly anticipating it.
According to The Punch, Ogunyemi made the disclosure while discussing the transfer during an appearance on a Naples radio station Radio Kiss Kiss.
“We know that the Head of State of our country, Muhammadu Buhari, is also happy with this transfer. Osimhen is a young player, but already very strong.
“He will perhaps be the highest-paid African player, a sign that we are talking about a very talented boy.
“He is strong, fast, and tactical. He has a characteristic of the Nigerian population: he never gives up. For these reasons, I compare him to Ronaldo.
“The Nigeria Football Federation is happy with it, thanks because in turn, it will find a player improved by the strength of an extraordinary league like the Italian one,” Ogunyemi said.
He described the atmosphere in Naples and the large Nigerian population in the city as factors that would aid Osimhen’s success when he is eventually signed.