A photo of Nadia Nakai wearing no make-up has been blowing up social media ever since it was shared late last week.
The picture of the rapper was taken at a guest lodge where Nadia and her bae, Bandile, were enjoying some quality time for Valentine’s Day.
Twitter zoned in on how “unrecognisable” Nadia looked without her signature weaves and full face beat.
While some tweeps poked fun at the rapper, fans rallied around her, saying that she definitely wasn’t “ugly” without make-up and just looked different.
The picture also gave birth to the viral #NadiaNakaiMakeUpChallenge trend that dominated social media for more than 48 hours.
Some savage tweeps dug into the archives to find ‘no make-up’ pictures of celebrities including Bonang Matheba, Khanyi Mbau and Lerato Kganyago to poke fun at them.
Other women joined in the challenge by sharing pictures of themselves with and without make-up in support of Nadia.
— KE SHARP (@danielmarven) February 18, 2018
Foundation is about R300 +
Eye liner R50+
Lipstick R60+ each
Basic drugstore products. An average woman's make up bag is R1000+.
So did some of u think women spend that much to look the same? 🤷🏽♀️#NadiaNakaiMakeUpChallenge
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