Noni Salma Lawal formerly known as Habeeb Babatunde Lawal is a Nigerian transsexual living in the UK now and has undergone surgery to match his physical appearance to his new gender identity.
Noni is reported to have graduated from the University of Lagos and is currently working as an LGBT rights activist in the UK.
In an interview, Noni said she really needed to change her identity to enable her live happily.
“It was a life or death situation for me. It was either transition or die,” she said.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Lagos, Nigeria and majored in Theatre Arts. She subsequently studied Film making at the New York Film Academy, New York majoring in Directing and Obtaining a Diploma from it.
Check out before and after pictures of Noni below.