By Prudence Minayo
Eudoxie Yao is a singer, entertainer, actress, plus size model and Instagram brand influencer. She came to the limelight through her social media pages where she posted her curvy photos and videos, making many refer to her as the Kim Kardashian of Africa. Yao fame rose when she got hitched to Grand P. Her pictures attracted followers beyond the borders of her country.
Eudoxie was born on 14th June and hails from Ivory Coast. She was brought up in Abidjan, the capital of Ivory Coast in a humble Christian background. She did her rudimentary and high school education within the city before proceeding to one of the top schools for her tertiary education.
She is a musician who has released a number of songs like:
- Dis Moi
- Never Give Up
She has also been featured in the Remix of Fumi by Crisba.
Apart from music, she is also a brand ambassador. With over 1 million followers on her social media page, Eudoxie is one of the most followed celebrities in Ivory Coast. Her posts are seen by hundreds of thousands, making her an ideal brand ambassador. She has promoted several brands on her page including modelling for some clothing brands.
She gained more notoriety when she began dating singer Grand P from Guinea. Grand P suffers from Progeria which is a rare generic condition where one begins aging right from childbirth. Their engagement came as a surprise to many but the two were not interested in what the naysayers had to say. In fact, they flaunted their love on social media where they shared cute lovey- dovey photos of themselves. They had planned to get married on January 2021 but this did not happen. Instead, on July 2021, Eudoxie announced her separation from Grand P.
Through a social media post, she said she was single and that she had decided to put focus on her music. She further accused the Guinean singer of being unfaithful.
Her post announcing the break-up on social media read:
“My babies, I am officially single, and I am going to focus on my music. Have a nice weekend…”
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Some people have accused the plus size model of having altered her figure through surgery. With more people gaining access to cosmetic surgery, body modification has become a thing to many around the world. Due to her size, she has attracted critics who think she must have gone under the knife. However, she has denied these claims saying that is her natural body. She also said that all the girls in her family (her sisters and mother) are well endowed.
When the engagement between her and Grand P was announced, a section of social media users accused the singer of being a gold digger. They insinuated that she was with musician Grand P simply because he was loaded and not because she truly loved him. People could not understand how a woman with her height and figure could be in love with a musician suffering from progeria. However, she came out to declare physical appearance didn’t matter as long as they were in love.