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R.I.P: Butt Implant Surgery Kills Nigerian Up-coming Artist, Claudia Aderotimi.

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Hi guys & dolls


This is so sad in so many ways! First, it did not have to happen to Claudia Aderotimi (or anyone for that matter). I can certainly understand Claudia’s passion and drive to make certain decisions pertaining to her career and future but NOT to the detriment of her health and life. Yes, we ALL have desires to leave a mark on this earth, in our communities, our generation.  Yes, I totally get that…and I applaud her posthumously for giving it her all, to be world renowned dancer and choreographer! Baby girl, I salute your efforts…

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But there had to be a better way than this. Your life is/was worth far much more than a career.

I am angry though and I know being angry will not bring Claudia Aderotimi back. No, I do not know her nor have I ever met her. But that is one African woman who did not have to die because of society’s senseless obsession with body image.

Claudia Aderotimi


According to the The Sun:

THIS is British wannabe hip-hop star Claudia Aderotimi, who died after an illegal cosmetic procedure to enhance her bottom went tragically wrong.

The university student, 20, flew to Philadelphia, US, for silicone jabs to increase the curve of her buttocks. But Claudia, of Hackney, East London, suffered chest pains after the injections and died in hospital. US cops are investigating. She wanted the jabs because she thought having a bigger bottom would make her FAMOUS, heartbroken pals say.

Claudia was desperate to transform her image with cosmetic surgery so she could appear in music videos. Friends revealed her confidence had dipped after she was dropped from a previous promo because her “booty” was too small. But the £1,000 procedure, carried out in a budget Philadelphia hotel, ended in disaster when Claudia suffered agonising chest pains and died.

Tee said: “She was a dancer and choreographer. She loved to dance and had a drive to be famous. The problem was she didn’t have no butt, and she wanted a butt. “She went to audition for one video shoot wearing fake booty pants and she got all the attention. “But when they found out it was fake she didn’t get asked back.

“It’s such a shame. She’s a victim of all these girls trying to be perfect. She thought if she had a big booty she would have been in better videos and been more famous.”

Claudia is thought to have travelled out last November to have a buttocks enlargement op. She jetted off again with three friends to have top-up injections, which she was given last Monday. Police said she and her pals checked into the cheap Philadelphia hotel to have the illegal procedure.

But almost 12 hours after receiving the injections in her rear she began complaining of chest pains and was rushed to hospital, where she died at 1.32am on Tuesday.

It is suspected she may have been injected with industrial silicone normally used as a sealant instead of the more expensive variety usually used for legal breast enlargements. It is also thought the substance was mistakenly injected into a vein. US cops were last night seeking the “doctor”, who left after giving the jabs in room 425 of the Hampton Inn hotel, near Philadelphia airport.

Some reports claimed the suspect was a “transgendered” woman – a man living as a female. Detectives yesterday quizzed a female “recruiter” they believe set up “her” meeting with Claudia.

Officers had earlier raided the fixer’s New Jersey home, seizing computer files, emails and phone records. Last night Claudia’s sister Toomi said her family, from Nigeria, were deeply shocked and had known nothing about her plans for surgery.

Toomi said: “She said she was going to the US but didn’t say why – we thought it was a holiday.

“What has happened is a huge shock. Her mother is very ill and is taking this very badly.”

The family are speaking to the Nigerian Embassy in the US about arrangements for releasing Claudia’s body, which was identified by the Delaware County Medical Examiner. The official did not list the cause of death pending an autopsy and further inquiries. Toxicology results are expected within six weeks. Claudia, of Hackney, East London, and also known as Claudia James, was 12 days from her 21st birthday.

She posted a poignant Tweet shortly before the jab, telling pals: “I’m gooonneeeee so faR away.

The would-be video star had flown out last Saturday with her three unidentified chums, all thought to be from London.

She had planned to return home this Saturday while two of the girls in her group attended a New York party. A source said Claudia spent £1,000 on the jabs while one friend paid £1,100 for a hip-enhancing procedure. It is not known if the doctor was licensed.

The three pals remained in America yesterday having been quizzed by cops.

Several US women have been arrested for carrying out illegal bottom-enhancing ops. Last year former Miss Argentina Solange Magano, 38, died of complications after the procedure.

Teetotal Claudia appeared in numerous videos posted on her MySpace page and on various talent websites.

An old school friend said: “Everyone is struggling to understand why she did this, she was such a confident, pretty person. In the past she’d complained about having a flat bum, but she never mentioned surgery.”

Last night tributes flooded Twitter message boards. In_a_dayze wrote: “You were a beautiful person inside and out! You will be missed.”

A Philadelphia police spokesman said: “We interviewed a woman who did all the emails to get the girls out here. We’re now trying to identify the injector. No arrests have been made.”

The hotel’s manager Jason Britton said staff had no idea ops were being performed there. He said: “We’re co-operating with the authorities.”

Last night one of the UK’s top plastic surgeons said Claudia’s procedure was illegal and like “Russian roulette”.

Consultant Rajiv Grover, president elect of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, said: “Buttock augmentation isn’t very commonly performed, which is probably why these girls have resorted to going abroad.

“Correctly done, it involves solid silicone implants. Injecting liquid silicone should never be done. If it gets into the bloodstream it can go to the lungs and block the blood vessels.

“It’s like playing Russian Roulette. You get away with it sometimes, but each time you have it done, you’re risking your life.


Rest In Peace Claudia Aderotimi.


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Muah & ♥ ya for it!

Terry’s daughter…

farai – who has written posts on Farai Today.

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  • naughty but nice

    stupid girl im sorry to say but its true…..if it was a procedure that was highly required then its understandable but shes only done it cos shes vain and she wanna b a video girl….wot a fool to risk urlife like that…..condolences to her family tho

  • Daffydkjones1

    Darwinian natural selection in action – at least she won’t pass on her stupid genes to anyone else…

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  • bukz

    not every one is strong sense to see the un-necessary things in this life as un-necesary! she dint get a chance to realise life it self is bigger than material things…mayb if she did she wud probably be before people start to bad mind d gurl,go n walk in her shoes..u dont know wat she was surrounded lucky to be surrounded by people dat wud put me in my place if i decide to go off tracks,not every one has an opportunity of having mentors dat wud put them on d right track…n DONT GET ME WRONG.SHE TOOK THE WRONG STEP BUT IT CUD HAVE TAKEN ONE PERSON WITH THE RIGHT WORDS TO STOP AND KEEP HER ALIVE…..RIP Claudia Aderotimi

  • Ronay Jennifer Burns

    Claudia was my mate and she is missed so much, claudia was so beautiful and didnt need to change the way she was. todays world is so pathetic making girls think there not perfect, and for the person who ever turned down claudia at her audition needs to think hard at what they have done, Loveyouuu claudia <3 <3 <3


  • Vkee304

    may she rest in peace and may her death be a lesson for the rest of the world. God is not a fool he knows why u are the way u are.i just hope she had the opportunity to make her relationship with God right before passing away.death can be so unexpected.

  • breast_photos

    I’m so
    love this blog, already bookmarked it! Thanks.

  • Uncarvedblock89

    I think the focus should be more that she died because she flew to have illegal discount surgery in a hotel, instead of having this serious procedure done in a sterile environment by a licensed professional.