Samson Dauda Biography 2023

" Samson "The Nigerian Lion" Dauda wins the Arnold Classic 2023."

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Samson is an IFBB Pro Bodybuilder from Nigeria living in the UK. He is best known as “The Nigerian Lion” in bodybuilding. Samson Dauda is participating in Arnold Classic 2022 with his competitors Brandon Curry, William Bonac, Brett Wilkins, Rafael Brando (Withdraws), Steve Kuclo, Justin Rodriguez, and Regan Grimes. You can check Arnold Classic 2022 Results here.

Samson Dauda won the Arnold Classic USA Pro 2023 in the Men’s Open Bodybuilding Category.

Early Life of Samson Dauda

Samson Dauda was born in Nigeria; Samson has been known worldwide for having one of the best bodybuilding physiques to have walked the stage in the modern age.

His passion for self-achievement and bodybuilding caught Samson’s when he was a teenager wanting to improve his sporting ability in high school football and derby.

Samson went on to win his Pro card in EVLS Prague, but he didn’t go on to compete in Mr. Olympia as many hoped he would.

Bodybuilding Career of Samson Dauda

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Samson started bodybuilding in 2014 when he did his first local show at 5 feet 11 inches tall weighing 102kg, and since then, he never looked back again.

In 2017, he won his Pro card, and he made his pro debut in EVLS Prague 2018, where he placed 5th. During Samson’s first year of professional bodybuilding, he placed as high as second place in the British Grand Prix 2019.

One of Samson’s biggest strengths is his aesthetic structure, big frame, and excellent symmetry while being 124kg stage weight.

He is also well-known worldwide for his posing and captivating stage presence. He has been compared to Shawn Ray, Flex Wheeler, and Kai Green.

In 2019, Samson Dauda competed at the British Grand Prix Pro in the Men’s Open Bodybuilding division and got 2nd place.

In 2020, Samson participated in IFBB Pro League Europa Pro, Spain, and placed 2nd against Jamie Christian-Johal, Andrea Muzi, and Rafael Brandao. In 2021, Samson won the 2021 IFBB Pro League EVLS Prague Pro Show.

In 2022, Samson competed at the 2022 IFBB Pro League Arnold Classic USA Pro Show against Brandon Curry, William Bonac, and Steve Kuclo. Samson got 4th place at the Arnold Classic USA Pro Show.

He finished 6th at the Olympia 2022 in the Men’s Open Bodybuilding against Hadi Choopan, Derek Lunsford, and Nick Walker.

Samson Dauda is the New Champion of the Arnold Classic 2023. He hooked the judges with his incredible physique on the stage.

Bodybuilding History of Samson Dauda

  • In 2023, Arnold Classic USA Pro, Men’s Bodybuilding, 1st
  • In 2022, IFBB Mr Olympia, Men’s Bodybuilding, 6th
  • In 2022, Boston Pro, Men’s Bodybuilding, 4th
  • In 2022, Arnold Classic USA Pro, Men’s Bodybuilding, 4th
  • In 2021, Romania Muscle Fest Pro, Men’s Bodybuilding – open, 2nd
  • In 2021, IFBB Pro League, EVLS Prague Pro, Men’s Bodybuilding – open, 1st
  • In 2021, KO Egypt Pro, Men’s Bodybuilding – open, 3rd
  • In 2021, Yamamoto Cup Pro Men’s Bodybuilding, 3rd
  • In2021, Arnold Classic UK Pro Men’s Bodybuilding, 2nd
  • In 2020, British Grand Prix Pro Men’s Bodybuilding, 6th
  • In 2020, European Pro Men’s Bodybuilding, 5th
  • In 2019, Portugal Pro Bodybuilding, 5th
  • In 2019, Vancouver Pro Men’s Bodybuilding, 8th
  • In 2019, Chicago Pro Men’s Bodybuilding, 7th
  • In 2019, British Grand Prix Pro Men’s Bodybuilding, 2nd
  • In 2018, Romania Muscle Fest Pro Men’s Bodybuilding, 11th
  • In 2018, George Farah Classic Pro Men’s Bodybuilding, 9th
  • In 2018, Prague Pro Men’s Bodybuilding, 5th

Body Measurements of Samson Dauda

Samson Dauda Weight130 to 135 KG
Samson Dauda Height5 Feet and 11 Inches
Samson Dauda Age31 Years
Samson Dauda Arm Size21 Inches
Samson Dauda Chest Size54 Inches
Samson Dauda Waist Size 32 Inches
Samson Dauda Date of Birth1992
Samson Dauda Religion Christian
Samson Dauda Nationality Nigerian, British

Samson Dauda vs. Big Ramy

Samson Dauda and Big Ramy are professional bodybuilders who have made a name for themselves in bodybuilding.

One of the most prominent differences is their physical appearance. Big Ramy is known for his enormous size and fantastic muscularity, while Samson Dauda has a more streamlined and aesthetic physique.

Big Ramy‘s size is often seen as a double-edged sword, as it can make him stand out in contests and make it hard to achieve a balanced and symmetrical look.

Samson Dauda vs Big Ramy

Big Ramy has achieved more tremendous success than Samson Dauda. He has won several high-profile competitions, including the Arnold Classic and Mr. Olympia, whereas Samson Dauda won 7th place at the Olympia 2022. He is also the current Champion of the Arnold Classic USA Pro 2023.

On the other hand, in terms of training style, Big Ramy is known for his intense and heavy lifting, while Samson Dauda is known for his focus on mind-muscle connection and precision in his activities.

Samson Dauda and Big Ramy are highly respected in bodybuilding and have succeeded significantly.

Samson’s Diet Plan

Samson would often like to exercise on an empty stomach first thing in the morning. Then he would eat a huge amount of calories each day, depending on his workout intensity for that particular day.

There was a time when Samson could eat a whopping 30,000 calories in one day, but this wasn’t his ordinary diet this was just when he ate a Caribbean diet that could be extremely high in calories.

Samson Dauda Wife

Samson Dauda Wife
via Instagram account

Samson Dauda married Marlenka. Marlenka is a simple housewife who loves to make healthy meals for her husband.

Marlenka celebrates her birthday on June 11 with her husband every year.  She loves him. The couple is living a happy life together. They have no kids until.

Marlenka always pushes Samson Dauda to reach his next level in bodybuilding. She helps him a lot in every matter of their personal life. The couple dreams of bringing the Mr. Olympia title to their home.

Samson Dauda Dog

Samson Dauda dog
via instgram account

Samson has a dog named Cerberus. He loves and looks after his dog. Cerberus was born in April 2020. Cerberus is two years old.

Cerberus’ favorite activity is chasing the drone. He hopes one day, he will catch it for his dad. Samson Dauda spends most of his free time playing with Cerberus.

Samson Dauda Net Worth

Samson Dauda is a professional bodybuilder and fitness model. Most of his income source is his bodybuilding and modeling shows. Samson’s net worth is $500k to $1 million. He is one of the youngest bodybuilders at his current age.

To learn more about Samson Dauda’s personal life and Samson Dauda’s workout routine, check Samson Dauda’s Instagram account.


How Old is Samson Dauda?

Samson Dauda is 31 years old.

How Tall is Samson Dauda?

Samson Dauda is 5 feet and 11 inches tall.

Where is Samson Dauda From?

Samson Dauda is a Nigerian Bodybuilder who lives in the United Kingdom.

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