By Buwa Dede
We’re sure this is a phrase many of you haven’t heard but today we are going to educate you on what it means to be “Spornosexual” and also on the popular celebrities we believe are Spornosexual. Spornosexual coined from sports, porn and metrosexual is a neologism used to describe a new male aesthetic marked by physical fitness, certain types of body art and social media narcissism. On June 19th, 2004, Simpson coined the term sporno in an article in Out Magazine to describe sport stars that were fetishizing themselves. The Telegraph published an article on June 20th 2014 which describes a new wave of body conscious men influenced by social media with chiseled bodies, muscle enhancing tattoos, piecings, adorable beards and plunging necklines. Spornosexuals have been described as the hyper-sexualized, body obsessed cultural offspring of the Metrosexual. Notable examples are David Beckham, Zac Efron, Adam Levine and so on. Now here are the Nigerian celebrities that we believe are Spornosexual.
His constant obsession with his body and nude selfies is what makes us believe that he is a Spornosexual even though he might not know it. Flavour is known for working out and taking selfies in his bathroom with only tiny briefs on and putting it on his Instagram for all to see.
The Project Fame Winner, Iyanya who took time away and came back to send all the ladies to hell because of his perfectly toned and shaped body also made our list. The singer is known for always taking off his shirts at his concerts making all the girls go gaga and a select few even get to feel his body. Iyanya surely is Spornosexual.
Gbenro Ajibade who recently proposed to Osas Ighodaro also made the cut for the Nigerian Spornosexual celebrities. The model became very famous for his role as “Soji” on Tinsel but Gbenro also likes to show off his built body leaving girls hearts everywhere broken when he finally put a ring on Osas Ighodaro’s finger.
Peter Okoye, one of the Psquare brothers is also another person that loves to go to the gym and come back and post a picture on his Instagram. The Singer is definitely a Spornosexual man as he does not miss any chance to show off his abs; from their music videos to his Instagram and twitter avi.
The alternative reggae act also made our list of Spornosexual Nigerian celebrities. Burna Boy who either wears a shirt and leaves the buttons open or glosses his chest with oils so they would shine and show off his toned skin and nice tattoos. There was no way we were going to leave him out of the list.
The Kokomaster himself also makes our list of Spornosexual Nigerian Celebrities as he too has been on a work out train and is not ashamed to show off his body on social media for all his female fans to eat up.
Former Mr. Nigeria, Bryan Okwara should be insulted if we don’t put him on our list. Bryan who is no stranger to showing us his abs is most definitely going to be on the Spornosexual list. The model became famous after winning the popular Mr. Nigeria contest and since then has gone on to grace the cover of many magazines, mostly shirtless and models for both local and international shows.
The fast rising model and actor also makes our list as he is known for the tattooed inscription on his chest even though we have no idea what is written there. The model can be called a Metrosexual due to his obsession with fashion but we’d rather call him a Spornosexual because they are the new and improved.
Ladies cringe everytime they hear Lynnxx’s name or they see him in a music video. The heavily built Nigerian artist is not exactly known for flaunting his 6 pack and perfectly shaped body but his clothes can never hide the fact that Lynxxx is really built and the ladies love it. His perfectly shaped beards also make him part of the Spornosexual celebriti
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