Social media star Blessing Awodibu has a busy couple of weeks ahead of him, as he is competing in at least two shows back to back. However he is motivated to beat everyone in his path at both the Indy Pro and New York Pro.
There are few bodybuilders in history that have the type of buzz that Awodibu has gotten before his pro debut. There has just been a lot of anticipation for him to make that walk on a pro stage, especially since it has been nearly four years since he earned his Pro Card.
However that time has finally come, as he is set to make his pro debut at the 2021 Indy Pro, this weekend. It has been a long time coming, with fans wondering what he has been up to for the last four years, as he is set to make that long awaited debut.
“Where have I been? I’ve been working bro. I’ve been making gains bro, quality gains,” Blessing Awodibu said in a recent interview.
As much as people are looking forward to seeing Blessing compete as a pro, this has only been amplified by the amount of trash that he has talked. Although most of this has not actually been aimed at the contestants at the Indy Pro.
The following weekend, Awodibu is also participating in the New York Pro, facing off against the likes of Nick Walker, Justin Rodriguez, and Hassan Mostafa. Particularly it is Nick who has gotten the brunt of the smack talk from the Irish bodybuilder, and he has a simple reason for that.
“When I turned pro in 2017, I said that one of my goals is to change bodybuilding. I feel like the entertainment part of bodybuilding is dead… We need entertainment and I feel like bodybuilding deserves awareness… I feel like we can grow the sport and get more eyes into watching what we do, and we can’t do that by being quiet and loving everybody.”
As previously stated, Blessing Awodibu has been talking a ton of trash about Nick Walker in particular. However he does not just have his eyes on this rival; he thinks he will beat everyone at the New York Pro.
“I’m destroying Nick Walker. Nick is going to be in a walker after the New York Pro… Whoever shows up on stage at the New York Pro is getting blessed by the Boogeyman.”
As far as what Awodibu thinks of Nick in particular, he was actually somewhat complimentary. Of course, that still came with a fair bit of trash talk too, with Blessing saying that he only looks good when not standing next to anybody.
“You gotta give it to the man, the man is a freak. No doubt about that. He’s young and he’s freaky and he has all this size. The thing with him, is the dude is super impressive by himself. Super, super freaky, but then when you put him next to more complete physiques, more balanced physiques, then you start to see a bit of weakness here and there,” Awodibu said.
“I mean the guy had the best legs and the biggest legs on stage. He had the biggest arms. Why didn’t he win? Because nothing matched.”
So what does Blessing Awodibu have that will beat Nick and the rest of the guys at the New York Pro? For him the answer is straightforward: he just has the better overall physique.
“I have the better physique. I look better than him. I pose better than him. The guy can’t pose. He knows one thing, the one thing is mass. That’s all he knows, mass,” he said.
“I’ve been working on my posing and my presentation since I turned pro in 2017. That’s the reason I took so (much time off), just making sure I’m doing it the right way. I’ve been studying Kai Greene, a lot of the old school bodybuilders, with posing, presentation, how to engage with the crowd, and presenting a true work of art onstage.”
Time will tell if Blessing Awodibu is the real deal, when he makes his pro debut this weekend, at the Indy Pro. Although his appearance at the New York Pro might have more excitement behind it.