Buki Elegbede was diagnosed with scoliosis at the age of 15. Confused as to what was happening to his body, it would take Buki a few years before truly understanding why his physique was rapidly changing the way it did.
Not only did Buki feel insecure and different from everyone else at his school, but he also felt alienated as he was reminded everyday of just how much he did not have: money, access, friends and connections.
Although Buki underwent surgery 15 years ago, the journey has not been a smooth one. Keeping a positive attitude towards his body image has not been easy due to Buki having to spend a lot of time in front of the camera in pursuit of his passion and dreams. Having the true heart of a warrior, Buki doesn’t allow anything to come in between his goals and aspirations, and truly believes that the diagnosis and surgery have made him even stronger and have given him the courage to survive in the media industry.