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32 Interesting Facts About Burna Boy

Today we talk about Burna Boy and even after this post is published and must have acquired lots of views, it would still be getting updates in the future.

So remember to always check back.

Burna Boy is a favorite and the undisputed heavyweight champion in the Nigerian music arena.

His fame like wild fire is spreading fast. Already a huge name in Africa this Nigerian musician is gradually laying the foundation for an international crossover into the American and British music market.

Effort that is already paying off with a Grammy nomination tied to his name. Nigeria is praying he brings home the Award when it eventually holds on January 26, 2020.

The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony is set to hold at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

And the Nigerian singer’s album AFRICAN GIANT has been nominated for the BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM category.

Our concern with Burna Boy is a general one. The idea is to create a comprehensive page that should contain every interesting facts as they happen in his life as a Nigerian celebrity.

So let’s Begin!

 

Interesting Facts About Burna Boy

  1. Burna Boy was born in Port Harcourt.
  2. We all know him as Burna Boy but I think it is incomplete that as fans we are ignorant of that important fact, the real name he was given to at birth. He was born with the names Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu.
  3. Forget about the beards and thick voice range that defines the “Ye” crooner. He is just another young fortunate Nigerian born on 2nd July 1991.
  4. So far as a musician, the Nigerian musical bad boy has released four albums. With his African Giant album being the latest.
  5. On June 23rd 2019 Burna Boy was awarded a BET Award for Best International Act in a category that included, Aya Nakamura (France), AKA (South Africa), Dave (UK), Dosseh (France), Giggs (UK) and Mr Eazi (Nigeria).
  6. He is the grandson of Benson Idonije  popularly known for being the first band manager of Afrobeat musician Fela Kuti. He is also part of the group of broadcasters who started Radio Nigeria 2. He is considered one of Nigeria’s most revered music critics.
  7. His debut studio album L.I.F.E was released on August 12, 2013 by Aristokrat Records. The album sold 40,000 copies on the first day of its release. The entire album was produced by Leriq. And  In August 2013, the album peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart.
  8. In 2014 the singer would break away from the grip of Aristocrat records to form his own Record Label, Spaceship Entertainment. From whose stables he would release his second album on 25 November 2015.
  9. Already known for breaking records, Burna Boy would on the 7th of October 2018, performed before a sold-out crowd at London’s O2 Academy, one of London’s leading music venues situated in Brixton, South London, England. With a capacity is 4,921 (3,760 standing downstairs; 1,079 seated and 72 standing in the circle).
  10. On 3 January 2019, himself and Mr Eazi were the only Nigerians to perform  at the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
  11.  He recorded “Ja Ara E”on Beyoncé’s The Lion King: The Gift, making him the only guest artist with their own track on the soundtrack album.
  12. He is still very much in relationship with his celebrity girl friend Stefflon Don, a British rapper, singer, and songwriter. Who announced their relationship in February 2019. Since then till the time of writing this piece, the two are every bit the celebrity couple we dreamt of. And we believe that as Burna Boy girlfriend she is worth the crown.
  13. He became musically active from 2010 to this very moment and he has only just began his journey to lasting fame as we are already seeing with the incredible growth of his brand, both locally and internationally.
  14. The 44th president of the United States of America President Obama named Burna Boy’s Anybody as one of his favorite songs of 2019, on a list of 35 songs that also contained another Nigerian (Rema’s Iron Man).
  15. 2020 started well for the Nigerian as the song “Own It”in which Stormzy featured him and Ed Sheridan became the first U.K. No. 1 single of 2020. It’s Burna Boy’s first No. 1, and Sheeran’s ninth.
  16. In December 2019 alone, the singer bought two expensive cars, a week apart from each other. The first was a 2013 model of the Italian supercar, the Ferrari 458 worth $340,000 and a The burgundy Rolls Royce Dawn,  worth $346,000 (N125,000,000).
  17. Burna Boy made the number three spot on New York Times ‘The 54 Best Songs of 2019’ for his song ‘Anybody.’
  18. American rapper Jay Z listed Burna Boy’s song Collateral Damage on his favorite 2019 ‘Year End Picks’ Playlist of 40-track.
  19. It was announced on December 12, 2019 that Burna Boy’s ‘Killing Dem‘ would also be featured on Grand Theft Auto 5 (24-track) album.
  20. In December 2019 the singer was announced as Standard Chartered Bank’s  Digital Bank Brand Ambassador. And he had this to say “I am excited to be working with Standard chartered and privileged to be chosen to support their efforts to enhance accessibility to banking services for Nigerians,” 
  21. Burna Boy’s Fourth Album “African Giant” made it into DJBooth list of the 75 best hip-hop and R&B albums of 2019, making number 18 on the list that had Beyonce HOMECOMING: THE LIVE ALBUM taking the 13th spot.
  22.  In 2017, Burna Boy signed with Bad Habit/Atlantic Records in the United States and Warner Music Group internationally.
  23. The singer alreday have four  Soundcity MVP Awards.
  24. According to Billboard Africa, Burna Boy’s African Giant as the most streamed album in Africa in 2019 ranked number 11 worldwide. In the same vain his song ‘On The Low topped  Apple Music Sub-Sahara Africa top 10 streamed songs of 2019.
  25.  2019 was obviously a very good year for Burna Boy as his fourth studio album ” African Giant” was also able to make it into Billboard’s list of 50 Best Album of 2019, taking the 14th spot.
  26. Also in 2019 he was crowned “Nigeria’s Most Stylish Musician” by Vogue. It would interest you to know that his stylist is also his sister Ronami Ogulu.
  27. On Friday, July 26, 2019, Burna Boy appeared on Power 105.1 New York radio show, ‘The Breakfast Club’ hosted by Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee and DJ Envy.
  28. On Aug 19 2019 Legendary musician Elton John gave Burna Boy a shout out on Instagram, letting the Nigerian know that his songs were already on rotation.
  29. The singer won two awards at The Future Awards Africa 2019, in the categories ‘Young Person of the Year’ and ‘Africa Prize for Music’.
  30. On July 23 2019 Burna Boy appeared on the late night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! And performed his hit song, “Anybody”.
  31. On November 15, 2019, the singer appeared on the original soundtrack of upcoming American movie, ‘Queen and Slim.’ While one of his songs was also used on hit American TV series, Billions.
  32. On the same night that he won Best Africa Act award at the 2019 edition of the MTV EMA’s, his performance at the 12,500 capacity Wembley Arena (SSE Arena) in London made him the first solo Afro beat act to perform to a sold out crowd at that arena.

 

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So Tonto Dikeh Has Been Celibate For 3 Years?

I don’t believe a lot of things especially when it has to do with Nollywood actors such as Tonto Dikeh.

She is miss controversial and derives great fun shaking tables and throwing hurtful invective on social media. She is one Nigerian celebrity that others fear to engage in any kind of rude contest.

But that aside it is obvious that like most Nigerian celebrities she live her life for the gram, which is not a bad thing as long as it fuels her popularity and keeps her relevant.

And it is in the spirit of staying relevant and playing to the gallery that has pushed the actress to cry out on Instagram that her 2020 would factor in a lot of sex.

As if anyone asked her.

According to her.

Going through the comment section of Instablog I saw a comment insinuating the impossibility of her claim and the very possibility that people like Tonto Dikeh are the best users of dildos.

Which is not my concern.

My concern however is the issue of celibacy for three years especially for someone like Tonto Dikeh.

But putting any doubt aside, the question that we must now ask is why the actress thinks the public is interested about what she does in the bedroom.

Except she is passively advertising her sexual availability for next year, which in itself can be described as social media prostitution.

A situation on social media where ladies provoke sexual images in the minds of their followers and in most cases lead them to request for sexual favours that are silently and secretively catered to.

Which ever the case, Tonto Dikeh should keep her bedroom stories to her self.

Or people would begin to see such outbursts as another flawed attempt to trend.

But seriously do you consider her to be truly Born Again?

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Ajebo Comedian’s Wife Just Gave Birth To A Baby Girl

Ajebo Comedian is now the new father on the block and he is not resting until the world celebrate with him.

Sometimes I wonder how it must feel like to have a child for the first time. To become a father and automatically pushed up to another level as a man.

That is a man with a natural responsibility to see to the survival of another soul.

The Comedian took to his Instagram page to share the good news of the arrival of this baby girl.

According to him he was right there by his wife through out the delivery period, watching a scene most men would run from.

According to him.

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Shirtless Mark Wahlberg And The Need To Visit The Gym

A shirtless Mark Wahlberg is turning out to be a thing as the actor become more ripped.

And personally it is a good source for gym motivation, especially in this festive season that is already on us.

More and more people are growing fat and by so doing, sabotaging their future by making themselves prone to sickness and diseases.

A lot of the health issues facing humanity today can be contained by living a life regulated by dieting and physical exercises.

And that is what Mark Wahlberg is trying to tell us with this shirtless image that not every 48 years old can boast of.Yes he is 48 years old which in itself proves that age is nothing but a number when it comes to body aesthetics.

And he is right.

And you can attain the same physical height by looking for a workout and diet program that works best for you.

His method is aptly captioned below.

Six months of Performance Inspired Nutrition, Aquahydrate, and F45 training!! Clean eating. Inspired to be better, team training / life changing. 🙏❤️🙏 @performinspired @aquahydrate @f45_training

F45 Training combines elements of high- intensity interval training ( HIIT), circuit training, and functional training to force the body to real all kinds of fitness goals.Wahlberg is of course known for his dedication to fitness, previously sharing that he works out at 4 a.m. , often gets in two workouts a day and uses a cryo chamber that dips down to 150 degrees below zero to help his muscles after a workout.This could be you at 48.

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John Dumelo, A Camouflage And Abuse of Power

John Dumelo is a celebrity with a status that is recognized beyond Africa.

And so it is normal that he lives a life that is above the average, in comfort as well as rights.

But you see that part about rights? Yes that one!

It does not apply here in Nigeria and it hardly matters if you are a celebrity or not.

Wear an army uniform and you would regret the day you were born. Because the beating would fall like rain drops gathering to make flood.

But sometimes I wonder why the Nigerian Army is so harsh towards anyone wearing a camouflage, that is not part of the military.

But whatever the reasons, beating and harassing citizens because of a certain kind of fabric is an abuse of power.

This fact is what even Nigerian celebrities are aware of and play safe, never to get caught or risk the beating of their life.

A fact that is expressed by one of Nigeria’s humorous Nollywood Actor Egezu.

I bet you, if John Dumelo had worn that army uniform here in Nigeria and was caught doing so.

He would have experienced harassment of the highest order.

What are your thoughts on the matter?

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13 Nigerian Celebrities Made By Reality TV Shows

Today we talk about those Nigerian celebrities that were made stars because of one Reality TV Show or another. Celebrities that were made popular because they contested and got noticed.

Their rise to becoming celebrities would not have been that easy if not for the boost these reality tv shows granted them. The truth is, constant media exposure can change the social profile of anyone.

Just look at politicians in the country today. We know them because we see them on different media sources. It matters not if they are the good ones or bad ones. Because you see them everyday they become part of your life and quite frankly we become interested with what they do with their influence.

Influence that can set a social earth quake or social progress. Especially in this era of social media, these Nigerian celebrities are now equipped with the right super power that enables to control the thought form of their followers as well as make new ones.

It reminds me of an episode in American Gods that aptly described social media influencers as the new gods. It talked about how worshipers no longer go to churches, shines and mosque like it was in the past.

Every day there is a steady reduction of those still physically attending any place of worship. Now they go online and worship their favorite deities.

And you don’t normally find real deities with spiritual powers on social media with their own timeline. What you find are celebrities, pastors, politicians and people of power.

In other words they go online and worship their fellow men and by doing so they validate their power. The more followers they get the more powerful these celebrities become.

Which in itself means that social media or generally The Media can make or break anything. In their case, the media made them stars, divas and powerful individuals whose tweet can actually change public opinion.

Today we talk about these Nollywood actors and their walk to fame though the assistance of reality tv shows.

Read: Nollywood Actors That Paved The Way

  1. Dare Art Alade

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Yep!

The handsome Dare Art Alade is the first on our list of Nigerian Celebrities that was made popular by a reality tv show.

Walking in the shoes of his father Art Alade who is a renowned Nigerian entertainer, Dare was made popular after coming out third place at the Project Fame musical contest.

The contest was held in Johannesburg, South Africa from June to August 2004 with 16 African contestants.

The top three contestants all received recording deals, while the winner got a lot more prizes as the number one spot. A position that was won by Zambia’s Lindiwe Alam.

2. Timi Dakolo

Nigerian celebrities

Born January 20, 1981

Ever since becoming a celebrity Timi Dakolo has managed to remain unique, with his own style of musical rendition proving hard to mimic.

He came to our notice during his time as a contestant in the musical reality tv show idol West Africa in 2007.

He emerged winner of the show to a grand prize of an international recording contract with Sony/BMG International; a Kia Picanto car from Dana Group Nigeria; $10 000 from Ecobank.

while the telecommunication company, Celtel did well to give him a 26 inches flat screen television, I-Pod and cable television system.

3. Omawumi Megbele

Nigerian celebrities

Born 13 April 1982

If anything at all the world is really aware of the fact that sometimes those who don’t do well at a reality show by winning the  prize usually come out to a life of fame that even the winners can’t boast of.

Like Dare Art Alade who came third place at the Project fame reality tv show, Omawumi was the second runner up at the 2007 Idol West Africa music show that Timi Dakolo won.

But despite not winning the crown we all saw Omawumi make her name once outside the show with a voice that is uniquely hers.

Only few Nigerian Female singers can really claim such depth in vocal quality and none can actually do it like she does it.

4. Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk

Born 31 October 1986

The kukere crooner was also made popular by a realty tv show. He didn’t earn his celebrity status from a long stay in the industry or by the value of any hit songs gathered overtime.

He is the first winner of MTN Project fame West Africa  filmed in Lagos and aired in the West African subcontinent.

As the winner of the competition, Iyanya went home with 2.5 million Naira, a 2008 Toyota Rav 4 and international recording deal.

As a singer he is among the biggest names in the music industry, with a popularity measurement that is above average.

5. Chidinma Ekile

Born  2 May 1991

I think as a winner of the MTN Project Fame West Africa. Her win was the most publicized in the sense that a lot of people at that period were very interested in the show unlike during Iyanya’s time.

So she came out a full blown celebrity with a teeming fan base that really made things easy for her. To the point it almost felt like Chidinma had always been a celebrity since before the very event that made her one.

She won the seconding edition of the reality show, making the second person to win the title as well as the first female that cart home the crown.

She was declared winner  on 26 September 2010 to a prize list of  2.5 million, a 2011 Toyota RAV4, and a production deal.

6. Uti Nwachukwu

Born 3 August 1982

It is sometimes hard to place any other Big Brother contestant as more popular or successful as Uti.

These days he is an all round celebrity, with serious stakes either as a model, presenter or actor.

His first attempt at becoming famous through the Big Brother reality show was through the Big Brother Africa show season 3 (2008), in which he was the third person to be evicted.

But not tired of trying he again entered the Big Brother Africa: All Stars reality show in 2010.

He would emerged the winner to a cash prize of $200,000.

7. Praiz (Praise Ugbede Adejo)

Nigerian celebrities

Born 8 March 1984

He is fresh, fine and vocally talented and just like the other Nigerian celebrities already mentioned was made strong by his connection to the Project Fame West Africa franchise.

For Praiz he was already making name for himself and the reality show only made solid the foundation that he had already laid for himself.

He came behind Iyanya at the 2008 MTN Project Fame West Africa as the second runner up.

I think he should be categorized under the rubric of one the most generous Nigerian celebrities out there for the heavy fact that he donated 10 million Naira to a baby girl named Sumayah, who required a heart surgery outside the country.

8. Okechukwu Ukeje

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Born 15 July 1981

It is not usually the norm to have Nigerian actors come out as products of reality tv shows but if you were ever aware of the Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO) reality show then you should know that such things are possible.

That is the platform that gave this handsome actor the chance to see his dream come through. In a country where dreams these days are hard to manifest.

Set on the path to fame by the purpose of really making it,Ukeje has gone ahead to win awards such as Africa Movie Academy Awards, Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Nollywood Movies Awards, Best of Nollywood Awards, Nigeria Entertainment Awards and Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards.

 

9. Gideon Okeke

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It is not everyone that is born in Ajegunle that gets the chance to leave that ghetto life behind.

And even more extraordinary is the fact that he left and went on to become a name and a celebrity worth looking up to.

His rise to fame began when he appeared as a contestant on the first edition of Big Brother Nigeria.

After which he would land a spot on Tinsel as Phillip Ade Williams, the arrogant son of a media mogul. And up till now remains the longest serving actor on the show.

10. Tonto Dikeh

Nigerian celebrities

Born 9 June 1985

This very controversial actress is among our list of Nigerian Celebrities that was made popular by a reality tv show.

Forget about her show of bitterness online, especially towards her ex husband and father to her only child.

Maybe even that is another acting script to remain relevant.

She emerged first runner up at the 2005 edition of the Next Movie Star reality show.

Moving on from there to becoming an A-list actress in Nollywood. Ans recently a mouth piece for queer people in Nigeria.

11. Anne Macaulay Idibia

Nigerian celebrities

Born 13 November 1984

Even without a celebrity profile of her own making, she would still be considered a celebrity because of the fact that she is the woman and wife of Africa’s all time best musician 2face Idibia.

And that is a major factor.

She is not your every day actor but as an actress who participated in the first edition of the Next Movie Star reality show 2005. That process helped her on her journey at becoming a name in Nollywood.

Annie Idibia also appeared in 2face Idibia’s African Queen video, which in itself helped introduce to the lime light.

12. Tamara Eteimo

Nigerian celebrities

Born July 24, 1987

I do not know if it would be considered precise to describe her as the most successful Ijaw actress in Nollywood but i think she is.

This beautiful Bayelsa actress  was ranked second in Charles Novia’s annual rankings of Nollywood actresses for 2013.

Her rise to fame began immediately  after she won the seventh edition of the Next Movie Star reality show.

She already have some interesting award nomination and wins under her belt,

 

 

13. Kunle Remi

Born 18 October 1988

He is well known as an actor which is quite common for handsome guys. The aesthetic value make things easier than they should and this is the case for Kunle Remi, talent or no talent.

He is one of the most handsome Nigerian actors there is in the industry and like the many Nigerian Celebrities already mentioned on this post, his career and fame got huge support from being part of a reality TV show.

He came into the lime lights after winning the 7th edition of Gulder Ultimate Search in 2010.

And the stud is best known for his roles in Falling, Family Forever and Tinsel.

 

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21 Nollywood Actors That Paved The Way

Today we shall be focusing out attention on those Nollywood actors that paved the way for the current set of male actors now running things in the industry.

Without them it would have been impossible to have Nollywood as we have it today. These Nigerian male actors are the pulsating structure upon which the industry was built.

They carried their belief in building a movie industry through decades of struggle, telling our stories the best way they could. Even though their methods of filming were mediocre at the beginning.

Sometimes the stories were as simple as the everyday realities on the streets.

They spoke the language of the people and the message of their struggles, hopes and frustrations became the constant theme of movies that we just cant help but reflect on.

Today the industry is a beehive of hottest Nigerian male celebrities and now more than ever the movie industry is becoming a strong source of economic value to the country.

They paved the way!

Even for the most handsome  Nigerian actors today whose face and body aesthetics has seen their influence reach a global dimension. The fact remains that this old Nollywood actors paved the way for them.

Some are still relevant today.

Shining bright despite the longevity of their reign. Blending into a new era of show business that is more about the superficial than the craft itself and its mission like it was, back in  the early days.

These old timers deserve some kind of mention. They deserve to be known and remembered even though age and youthful appeal may have subtracted some value from their acting capacity.

Today we talk about them!

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  1. Pete Edochie

Born March 7, 1947

We all know this face and the many traditional roles his movie career has portrayed on our TV screens.

Pete Edochie was already a name to reckon with as far back as the eighties. At a time when i was still a child playing naked with my age mates in Ajegunle.

His rise to fame all started in the 1980s when he played the lead role of Okonkwo in an NTA adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s all-time best selling novel, Things Fall Apart.

In fact to this day people still refer to him as Okonkwo.

2. Olu Baiyewu Jacobs

Born July 11, 1942

Olu Jacob’s career as an actor of immense value is just too obvious, not just in Nigeria but in Africa as a whole.

The man and the myth was trained at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, England. Where he worked with various repertoire theaters.

This foreign influence on his craft would afford him the chance to participate in some international movies like John Irvin’s war film The Dogs of War, Roman Polanski’s adventure-comedy Pirates (1986) and the family-adventure film Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (1985).

This man right here, just like Pete Edochie is in a class of his own. And no one can argue the fact that he is one of the best role interpreter (if not the best) in the industry. An art that he expresses through a beautiful rendition of the English Language.

3. Chiwetalu Agu

Born 5th of March 1956

The sad truth is that the Nigerian movie industry was erected on films best described as ritualistic and fetish in Nature.

And men like Chiwetalu Agu made sure we had an ample amount of both physical and spiritual wickedness on TV that many of us began to wonder if the veteran actor is not a killer outside of movies.

And even if you can hardly interpret a single Igbo word, the actor has mastered that art of use Ibo phrases that were exciting to listen to.

Actors like Chiwetalu Agu all started with Soap Operas. One of which is NTA Channel 8 Enugu’s Ikoro, produced by Joe Onyekwelu and the famous Ripples produced by Chico Ejiro.

4.  Fred Amata

Born 18 May 1963

He is among those Nigerian celebrities that studied theatre arts and has also contributed heavily to the growth of Nollywood.

I actually became aware of Fred Amata through the movie Mortal Inheritance (1995) that Also stared Omotola Jalade Ekeinde.

But as far as becoming famous, it was his 1986 role in the film titled Legacy that got him started on that journey.

There was a time when men like him played the roles of lover boys and actually were the sexiest in the industry.

But like everyone else, time and season is that change that alters us all forever.

5. Kanayo O Kanayo  (Anayo Modestus Onyekwere)

Born 1 March 1962

When you talk about blood money and the many Nigerian movies that imprinted the possibility of such barbarism in our minds then there is no way that you can remove Kanayo from that list of actors.

He is one actor that made sure the world became aware of the different types of rituals involved when it comes to making money in Nigeria through the help of the occult.

And we are grateful for that because it made us aware of such possibilities which in turn made us more suspicious of our environment with a ready made plan of how to act should any suspected occult person come too close.

He made his film debut in  Living in Bondage in 1992. And the sequel  is currently the talk of the town as i write this piece.

6. Saint Obi  (Obinna Nwafor)

Born November 16, 1965

This is another lovable and very talented actor that suddenly just disappeared from our screens.

It was shocking to say the least.

But the fact is, a lot of these Nigerian celebrities that we no longer see on our TV screens as we would have loved to. Are currently the producers and directors responsible for the amazing cinema-graphic projects coming out from the industry.

Saint Obi started his journey to fame in 1996.

 

7. Tony Umez

Born 23 August 1964

Sincerely he is one of the few Nollywood actors whose roles on TV gets me pissed on a constant repeat.

How can any man be so comfortable playing roles that allows the female characters to slap him silly, especially his love interests?

He is easily the victim of love charms.

But as an actor he is good and actually perfected the acting blueprint of weak men which younger actors are now building on.

His rise to fame started with the movie Died Wretched in 1994.  And like the many at that time, he made no money from that movie nor the one after that. Which would prompt his exit for a while. This is exactly one of the sacrifices these Nollywood actors paid in order to pave the way. These days younger actors are paid well.

8. Hanks Anuku

Nollywood ActorsBorn 27 August 1960

When i look at some of these images i am reminded of the fact that it is indeed true that the Young Shall Grow.

We were kids when most of these Nollywood actors reigned supreme over the industry and Hanks Anuku was one of them.

Sadly the rumors of his whereabouts and well-being is not exciting especially when it is a known fact that people like him helped build the industry and can really benefit from its current progress.

These days i hear he is more a Ghanaian than a Nigerian which is not bad at all. Nigeria is becoming inhabitable for us all.

9. Gbenga Richards

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10. Gentle Jack

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Born November 20, 1970

Not many Nigerians have the physique of Gentle Jack. And he is currently the only one with such size in the industry. And also among the few Nigerian celebrity actors that consider themselves as Action Heroes.

Which means he is very particular about action films.

It all started for Gentle Jack in 1997 when he featured in the movie Blood Money. And after then would come the very movie that would cement his name in  the hearts of many Vuga.

 

 

11. Same Dede

Nollywood Actors

Born 17 November 1965

This man is a thespian by profession. Not just as an actor in Nollywood but as a teacher of the dramatic arts in the University of Port Harcourt.

He is actually responsible for a twist of the ritualistic killing narrative in the industry with films like Issakaba which although was also about the fetish theme was more about light against darkness or rather judgement day for those sort of evils.

He is among the few in the industry that actually does have a manly voice that many might describe as SEXY!

And we all enjoyed it.

12. Ejike Asiegbu

Nollywood Actors

Born 8 November 1959

There are some Nollywood actors that are a great source of Nostalgia. You see their images and the memories are unleashed.

It is amazing how people become part of our lives without actually standing next to us.

This is the power of fame that celebrities world wide enjoy without truly understanding the full impact.

If you remember the 1996 movie Silent Night then you should be aware that was his film debut that opened doors for him in the industry.

And another interesting fact about Ejike is that he was the personal assistant to former Biafran leader Odumegwu Ojukwu during the 1994 National Constitutional Conference in Abuja.

13. Ernest Obi

Nollywood Actors

Born  21 of June 1970

One would have thought that Ernest Obi would have remained in front instead of behind our TV much longer than he did.

He is now  more of a director and producer and as an actor there is nothing left for him to prove.

He has been right there at the centre of the industry making sure the center holds, just like the many old heads playing one role or the other behind the scenes just so that the road they paved can remain open.

He became quite popular after acting in the 1994 movie Glamour Girls.

14. Nkem Owoh

Born 7 February 1958

Few men in the industry can be hailed for their massive contribution in making comedy movies in Nigeria worth the while and if you have been quite the movie lover in Nigeria then you would agree that Nkem Owoh sure did make us laugh.

It would amaze you to know that Nkem Owoh was also a part of the same 1987 Things Fall Apart that made Pete Edochie famous.

Sometimes we fail to understand that fame takes time. Its a journey and not all of us have the same bus stop nor starting point.

Today it is easy to become known but that wasn’t always the case with these old Nollywood actors.

15. Emeka Ike

Nollywood Actors

Born  22 March 1967

Emeka Ike had so much on screen romance to the point where it became difficult not to associate his name to actresses such as Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Jalade Ekeinde.

This man is one of the strong pillars of love stories in Nollywood and i kid you not when i say, he did a very fine job.

His movie career started with the 1987 movie Deadly Affair.

He marriage recently became the subject of domestic violence which rocked several news paper headlines.

The marriage would eventually pack up months after.

16. Kenneth Okonkwo

Nollywood Actors

Born  6 November 1968

This is one Nigerian actor that loves playing the role of the poor man that ends up becoming rich either through legitimate means or through the back door which is often rituals.

In fact his break out role that really made him popular and greatly contributed to Nollywood movies as we know it today had the same theme of poverty and blood money.

And that 1992/1993 two part movie is Living In Bondage.

It is still common for old timers, calling him Andy Okeke. The husband in Living In Bondage who reluctantly agrees to sacrifice his wife for wealth.

17. Bob Manuel Udokwu

Nollywood Actors

Born 18 April 1970

Actors like Bob Manuel are a reminder that people can actually abandon the best part of their lives and still have a fulfilled existence.

And by that i mean, he left the industry for something else and has since remained scarce, not until recently that he again featured in Living In Bondage: Breaking Free.

And funny enough Living In Bondage was his debut film.

And just like Kenneth Okonkwo the major themes surrounding his movie appearance has always been about poverty and blood money.

 

18. Richard Mofe Damijo

Nollywood Actors

Born 6 July 1961

We all know him as  one of the iconic Nollywood actors who has somehow managed to remain relevant despite the duration of his reign as one of the biggest names in the industry.

He was part of the late 80’s soap opera Ripples, as well as playing Segun Kadiri in Checkmate from 1991 to 1994.

This man is iconic as it gets. having shared sets with many, if not all of the known names in the industry. From those no longer with us, to those still around to reap the honors.

He is definitely one of the top players that blazed the trail.

19. Ramsey Nuoah

Nollywood Actors

Born 19 December 1970

I believe that no matter the craft our passion might get us engaged with. It is important that we stay relevant as long as possible, reinventing ourselves with every new episode of life.

And that is exactly the story of both Ramsey Nuoah and Richard Mofe Damijo. Two men who intend to remain Nollywood lover boys for as long as possible.

It all started with the 1993 Nigerian TV soap opera Fortunes and since then he has grown to become one of the most successful brand in the industry.

He recently made his directorial debut with the film Living in Bondage: Breaking Free that has been in cinemas since November 8.

20. Clem Ohameze

Born 27 June 1965

The one trait that still comes to mind when Clem Ohameze is mentioned is the way he walks.

There is this heaviness behind him that can only be responsible for his unique pose. This man was really popular back in the day.

His movie career started in 1995 but his walk to fame started with the 1998 movie End Time.

He took a four years hiatus from the movie industry but has been back for a while now.

Participating in several movie productions since then.

21. Ofia Mbaka

Not every actor get to be famous as their contemporaries but all the same, without their contribution Nollywood would have arrived at its current level a bit too late.

It is like a typical classroom, the first three are selected and placed above others. But that does not mean those below are not intelligent.

Its just a system of gradation that favors those that come first. That is how best we can describe Ofia Mbaka. He is among the list of top Nollywood actors whose face and talent helped moved the industry forward.

Even though their names were not always making headlines as those Nollywood actors with real influence, making solid progress in the movie world, here in Nigeria and beyond.

These Nollywood Actors are not all there is. Which means there will be an update in the future.

So while we all wait for that update it would really make sense that you don’t just read but  make sure you share this content to at least one friend or even more.

 

 

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18 Nigerian Female Celebrities In Bikini

If you like beautiful ladies then you should really appreciate this post on Nigerian female celebrities in Bikini. because we all get to play perverts with the pictures of some of the hottest bikini bodies in the industry.

Posts like this one should be expected every now and then because there is no such thing as a celebrity that is separated from his or her sexuality. These two values are often summed together to form a star.

It is true that not every celebrity or popular person is physically appealing but beauty is an expected trait in show business and that is why we even bothered to write a post on the hottest Nigerian male celebrities out there.

The need to be sexy and appealing has seen many Nigerian celebrities bleach their skin. But with this post that is not our concern. Our aim is to present Nigerian female celebrities in bikini, with nice waistline, fine backside and abs to go with it.

Not every woman can wear briefs in public because not every woman is confident about their shape. So this post should serve like a page from a celebrity standpoint aimed at providing you ladies with body goals.

Just like an earlier article about Nigerian female celebrities without makeup, i am trying to create an avenue through which you can measure your body value with that of celebrities.

If you have a finer shape and bikini body than them then blossom in that knowledge but if you find yourself at the loosing end, then all you have to do is eat right and exercise smart and in no time, you shall become the BOMB as well.

And before we start with the mentions, i would like to inform you guys that this is not about who has the finest bikini body. I am just placing these images before my readership and what you do with it is entirely your business.

Nigerian Female Celebrities In Bikini

  1. Genevieve Nnaji                                   Born 3 May 1979

Nigerian Female Celebrities In Bikini

First on our list is the beautiful Genevieve Nnaji whose body at 40 is banging hot and a display of how some persons are actually gracefully aging.

When the picture came, it did set the internet ablaze to see one of the oldest faces of Nollywood spot a physique of a girl child instead of that of a typical Nigerian woman her age.

I think one of the secrets to her boy value is her knowledge and dependence on good diet and exercise.

In her movie Lion Heart it was her usually routine to jog round town first thing in the morning before work and i am guessing it is also the norm in reality.

2. Chika Ike                                                      Born 8 November 1985

Nigerian Female Celebrities In Bikini

Beauty is a necessity that every woman must strive for. Even though it is true that a lot of ladies are born with their own share of real aesthetic value.

Unless it is maintained and constantly being upgraded a woman’s bodily beauty would surely plummet to abysmal level.

And this exactly how to describe the beautiful Chika Ike, who spends heaven and earth her body.

With the simple goal to come out the most beautiful and curviest. And men like us just love what her images be telling us.

 

3. Annie Idibia                                  Born 13 November 1984

Nigerian Female Celebrities In Bikini

I like it whenever i see ladies who are mothers spot incredible body shape. just like the sexy wife of 2baba.

Annie Idibia is married to one of the biggest names in entertainment history in Nigeria. A man with a very big appetite for women.

And it is only normal to be the best meal that he can ever afford, thus the body shape crafted out of dieting and exercise.

She is thick and firm in all the right places and whether you like it or not, her bikini image is one of the most engaging on this list of sexiness.

Those hips and stony abs are definitely to keep 2baba glued to his pot of gold.

 

4. Osas Ighodaro                              Born 26 October 1983

Nigerian Female Celebrities In Bikini

When it comes to Osas i always like to start with the fact that she won the Miss Black USA Pageant in 2010 which i believe is an impressive pointer on her celebrity resume.

The mother of one is hot and has a backside that is worth studying to say the list.

She used to be married to Gbenro Ajibade until few months ago. Despite her class and body beauty that fella still had to break his vows of for better or worse.

The point to take home is that despite our emphasis on beauty, it is not all there is to life. It is just one important part of the puzzle.

So while you are busy sculpting your body in the gym, remember to also improve other areas of you life.

5. Toke Makinwa                                              Born 3 November 1984

Nigerian Female Celebrities In Bikini

Toke Makinwa is another divorcee on our list and one of the most active on Instagram with steady flow of beautiful images to express her worth.

She is among the few Nigerian celebrities who have gone under the knife. Personally i believe it is a matter of individual choice.

I don’t see myself becoming judge over a matter such as body surgery. If the person can afford a safe procedure then good luck to them.

If you don’t have enough boobs or ass shape and you have the money to make some corrective surgeries then its all fine by me.

I think people have and are doing worse just for the complex purpose of LOOKS!

6. Tiwa Savage                                          Born 5 February 1980

Nigerian Female Celebrities In Bikini

Still talking about body surgery.

Tiwa Savage does not have a very impressive boobs profile. She does not carry the kind of cleavage that can turn a man’s head, which is also dependent on where you are seeing things from.

So what if she decides to go for a boob job?

Oh Lawd! The many hypocrite acting the role of social media bully on the Nigerian internet space would flood to her timeline and the various version of depressing insults would become the order of the day.

Again! I say it is a matter of personal choice.

 

7. Somkele Iyamah Idhalama

Nigerian Female Celebrities In Bikini

The Wedding Party was the movie that introduced Somkele to those of us who until that time had little knowledge of her existence.

She had this silent romantic struggle with rapper Ikechukwu in The Wedding Party that added flavor to the entire movie.

I will be adding her soon to our list of Nigerian celebrities with their wives and husbands. Because she is also married.

And ladies like her are using their sexy bodies as encouragement to house wives out there. Telling them of the need to have a body to die for.

To not become like the many ladies who got married and stopped looking their best.

8. Agbani Darego                                          Born 22 December 1982

Nigerian Female Celebrities In Bikini

Agbani Darego is in a class of her own. A model and celebrity with one of the biggest world title on her profile.

She is the first Nigerian to win The Miss World title.

She was crowned Miss World in 2001 and it has been more than a decade since that date but yet she remains bodily relevant.

The message her body is putting out is about the need to always take care of our body through diet and exercise maintenance structured on an everyday routine.

And if you can follow the same routine, then it is very possible to remain lean and healthy for decades to come.

9. Niyola

Nigerian Female Celebrities In Bikini

10. Mocheddah

Nigerian Female Celebrities In Bikini

11. Zainab Balogun

Nigerian Female Celebrities In Bikini

12. Sonia Ogbonna

Nigerian Female Celebrities In Bikini

13. Destiny Amaka

Nigerian Female Celebrities In Bikini

14. Anita Joseph

Nigerian Female Celebrities In Bikini

15.  Uche Ogbodo

 

16. Uriel Ngozi Oputa

This pretty face was brought to national awareness when she competed in the Big Brother Naija Show.

I think the image of her in red swimming trunk speak volumes of her sexual value which is right there at the top.

She is one of those Nigerian celebrities who were born abroad and i shall be adding her name to that list as soon as possible.

It is a fact that i just discovered and shall be using it accordingly in days to come. Maybe in the future when she becomes an international star, her name will be added to the list of American celebrities that are Nigerian.

17. Mercy Eke

She is the winner of the recently concluded Big Brother Nigeria reality TV show. Which makes her the latest millionaire in town.

Which also means she is new on the Nigerian celebrity turf but that does not mean that she is a novice when it comes to the various antics celebrities are widely known for.

She has curves and a body sexiness built on that kind of confidence, silently telling those watching “i can do bad all by myself”.

She is sexy, she is hot. And she is ready to play the celebrity game of showing off.

 

18.  Regina Daniels

We all know Regina Daniels. That kid Nigerian actress that grew up in front of us all. From a child to a grown lady with guts no one knew she carried inside.

The news of her marriage to the Nigerian billionaire Ned Nwoko came as a shock to many.

For a lot of persons it was like a local version of the beauty and the beast. She being young and beautiful while Ned is just another old billionaire rich enough to get a teenager for a wife.

Of course she is pretty and the image of her bikini carries the attributes of a young girl that is fresh and fertile.

Just what the billionaire ordered for.

This post on Nigerian female celebrities in bikini does not end here. As new images are released by these celebrities we shall make efforts to update the post with them.

So remember to comeback for more and also to share among friends.

Until next time, stay BLESSED!

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31 Nigerian Celebrities And Their Wives(husbands)

Nigerian Celebrities And Their Wives

Not everyone has seen images of their Favorite Nigerian celebrities and their wives. And today we shall be catering to that need which I believe to be of necessity, to every hard-core Nigerian Celebrity fan out there.

The bible says that he who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtain favors from the Lord.

It is in fact a matter of divine will that a man should one day leave his mother and father and cling to a woman who then must become the flesh of his flesh and the bones of his bones.

There is no wife without a husband? Thus it takes two to really run this particular show.

It is true that a lot of Nigerian celebrities are opting for the easy route of baby mama’s but they are still many others who are married and hopefully, staying married.

Today on this post we shall take it on ourselves to list out those Nigerian celebrities and their wives which when measured against popular standards, are beautiful!

1. Ik Ogbonna and his wife Sonia Morales got married on June 29, 2015 and they are blessed with a son.

Nigerian Celebrities And Their Wives
DIVORCED

Ik Ogbonna and Sonia had one of the most beautiful celebrity couple marriage in Nollywood. Sadly the duo despite their ample show of love and fondness on social media would abruptly end their marriage.

With Sonia leaving Nigeria, back in her own country or where ever in the world her new single status can boldly take her. The fact remains that the Nigerian actor is still in love with his ex wife.

Weeks after the breakup would come serial posts on his Instagram timeline about marriage, love and the need to fight for every union such as they shared.

They share a son together.

2. Kenneth Okonkwo and his wife Ifeoma got married in 2007 and had to wait nine years before they finally welcomed their first child together at the University of Maryland, St. Joseph Medical Centre in the United States of America, on Saturday, May 7, 2016.

3. Mr Ibu and his wife Stella Marries Chinyere Okafor, got married in 2015. They had three children together.

4. Elenu and his wife Chinwe Anyanwu got married at Global Impact Church, Surulere, Lagos on June 15, 2013 and they are blessed with a son, Jayden.

5. Eldee is married to his wife Dolapo Latinwo-Belo and together they have 2 daughters, Temi, and Toke. He has been based in Atlanta, USA since 2002.

6. Desmond Elliot and his wife Victoria Elliot got married in 2003 and have 4 kids together.

7. Comedian Julius Agwu and wife Ibiere got married May 31st 2008 and are blessed with two kids – a girl and a boy.

There are many marriages in the world today. Comprised for the good, the bad and the ugly.

Of people crying too much while others laugh too little all for the same reasons.

Marriage is not an easy process, because it is a journey with too many rules and too many ends.

Like a lot of Nigerians would readily tell you, “it takes the grace of God”.

But no matter the Intrusion of the divine into such matters, whether for grace or out of mercy.

One thing remains certain, without discipline or will power, no marriage will make it.

You shouldn’t get deceived by the beautiful faces of these Nigerian Celebrities and their wives because they also have their own struggles as would you.

Nigerian celebrities and their wives are humans like any other human being and sometimes fame is not the best ingredient for a successful marriage but they are still together, which is a good thing.

8. Alibaba is married to Mary-Bassey Udoh. They got married in 2006 and are blessed with five children Xsara, Brandi, a set of twin boys, Ejiro and Tejiri, and Valerie.

9. Okey Bakassi and wife Ezinne have been married since 2001 and are blessed with three kids, Dera, Fechi, Cheta.

10. Bovi and his wife Kris Asimonye Ugboma got married on the 19th of September 2009 and are blessed with two kids.

11. Ay Makun and his wife Mabel, they got married in 2008 and have a daughter together.

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12. Klint the Drunk and his wife Lilien has been married since 2007 and are blessed with three kids.

Nigerian Celebrities And Their Wives

13. Peter Okoye and his wife Titilola Loretta Omotayo got married on 17 November 2013, the two held their traditional wedding at The Ark in Lekki, Lagos. They are blessed with a daughter and son.

Nigerian Celebrities And Their Wives

14. Paul Okoye and his wife Anita Isama  got married on Saturday, 22 March 2014 at the Aztech Arcum Events Centre in Port Harcourt. They are blessed with a son.

15. Richard Mofe Damijo is married to his second wife Jumobi Adegbesan. He was married to May Ellen-Ezekiel (MEE) who died in 1996.

Nigerian Celebrities And Their Wives

16. Basket mouth and his wife Elsie Uzoma Okpocha got married on November 6, 2010. They have two kids together.

Nigerian Celebrities And Their Wives

17. Timi Dakolo and his wife Busola Dakolo (nee Amupitan) got married in 2010. They have three children.

Nigerian Celebrities And Their Wives

18. Banky W and his beautiful wife Adesua Etomi got married  traditionally on 19 November 2017 with their white wedding taking place in South Africa on 25 November 2017.

As couple Adesua stood by her husband as he underwent a successful skin cancer surgery on his shoulder in 2017. Together they also stared in the same movies as love interests that despite the mischief of family and friends were still able to have a successful marriage.

Just like it eventually happened in real life.

Nigerian Celebrities And Their Wives

19. Linda Ejiofor and her husband Tinsel co-star Ibrahim Suleiman got married on n 8 November.

Nigerian Celebrities And Their Wives

20. Kenneth Okolie and his wife Jessica Nwakah had their marriage on 15 of April 2017. They currently share a son together.

Nigerian Celebrities And Their Wives

21. 2face Idibia and his sexy wife Annie Idibia got married in Dubai on March 23, 2013. Together they form few of the power celebrity couples in the entertainment industry in Nigeria.

Nigerian Celebrities And Their Wives

22. Dbanj and his light skin wife  Lineo Didi Kilgrow got married in June 2016. Together they have learnt to overcome sorrow like when their son ( Daniel Oyebanjo III ) died on 25 June 2018 and celebrate in happiness like when they welcomed another son into the world on 19 September 2019.

Nigerian Celebrities And Their Wives

23. Olu Jacobs and his elegant wife Joke Silva has remained married since 1989. These two are a strong source of marital inspirations to thousands.

Nigerian Celebrities And Their Wives

24. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and her husband, pilot  Captain Matthew Ekeinde since 1996. They had a very dramatic wedding in the sense that they had their white wedding ceremony on board a Dash 7 aircraft while flying from Lagos to Benin in.

25. Gbenro Ajibade and his wife who won the Miss Black USA Pageant in 2010, Osas Ighodaro got married  in June 2015. But got divorced some months back. They share a daughter together  Azariah Tiwatope Osarugue Ajibade.

 Balogun accused his wife of infidelity and his mother-in-law of witchcraft.
DIVORCED

26. Tiwa Savage and her estranged husband Tunji “Tee Billz” Balogun got traditionally married on 23 November 2013. While their white wedding was held on 26 April 2014 at the Armani Hotel in Dubai. The celebrity marriage was brought to an end when Tee Billz accused his Tiwa of infidelity and his mother-in-law of witchcraft.

Nigerian Celebrities And Their Wives
DIVORCED!

27. Tonto Dike marriage to Oladunni Churchill which was held in August 2015 is the most toxic marriage on the Nigerian social media timeline. With constant verbal attacks and insults on her husband since they broke up. They have a son together.

Nigerian Celebrities And Their Wives
Divorced

28. Ubi Franklin was married to the beautiful Nigerian actress Lilian Esoro and they share a son together.

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29. Funke Akindele who is popularly known for her TV series Jenifa Diaries is married to Adeola Kehinde Oloyede, also known as JJC SKillz. The couple got married on On May 26, 2012.

30. Monalisa Chinda Coker got married to her husband Victor Coker in 2016.  After running from an earlier marriage that failed due to constant domestic violence. She survived the marriage with a girl child Tamara.

31. Stephanie Linus is married to her handsome husband Linus Idahosa. The marriage took place in Paris on in April 2012. They have a son together.

And there you have it. A list of 31 Nigerian Celebrities And Their Wives. Some of them are no longer together but were included because the fact that they were once married is one hard fact that cannot be erased from their timeline.

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12 Nigerian Celebrities Who Were Born Abroad

Nigerian celebrities who were born abroad is just another tag for describing the few Nigerians who were privilege to have a foreign twist to their stories not just as celebrities but as individuals as well.

There are different categories of Nigerian celebrities, just like American celebrities that are Nigerian, Nigerian female celebrities without makeup and those hottest Nigerian male celebrities the ladies just cant get enough of.

The point is, with these categories we are able to better understand these stars.

But we all know the gist. That having an international passport and the resource to go abroad is a huge sign of financial growth and freedom.

And those Nigerian celebrities who were born abroad and possibly have citizenship can escape this bad economy anytime time they chose and that itself is a miracle.

The Nigerian economic story is a frightening one and now, more than ever people are running out to other countries with economic structure that can support their legitimate struggles.

Many of these Nigerians would love to have their kids outside the shores of Africa, in a western country where a better future is promised.

To this set of persons, stories like this one could serve as a solid glimpse of what life could look like for their own kids with a foreign passport tied to their African names.

The truth is, with a foreign passport tied to their African names, these kids can go out into the wider world and make a name for themselves just like the Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sade Adu.

And this particular set of Nigerian Celebrities are making sure that their own kids are born abroad. They are transferring that privilege to them, so that their lives can be a little bit better than the rest of us.

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Nigerian Celebrities Who Were Born Abroad

  1. Banky W

Nigerian Celebrities Who Were Born Abroad

First on our list of those celebrities born Abroad is one of the finest bald Nigerian celebrities that can both act and sing. With singing as the show of talent that got us all admiring Olubankole Wellington.

  • Banky W was born in the United States to Nigerian parents.
  • On a scholarship he would go on to study  at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York.
  • He is married to the beautiful Adesua Etomi
  • Born 27 March 1981

2. Toolz Oniru

Nigerian Celebrities Who Were Born Abroad

She is unarguably one of the most popular  On Air Personality in the country, talk show host, and presenter. She is from the famous Oniru Royal Family in Lagos State and is best known for hosting The Midday Show on The Beat 99.9 FM.

  • The beautiful wife and mother was born in London
  • She studied at City of Westminster College. With another  degree in Business and Mass communication from London Metropolitan University.
  • She is married to Tunde Demuren
  • Born 6 July 1982.

3. Davido

Next on our list of Nigerian celebrities that were born abroad is a man that needs no introduction. He is one of the biggest music names from Nigerian and Africa as a whole. He was born in the United States.

  • The 30 billion crooner was born in Atlanta
  • Before dropping out,  he studied business administration at Oakwood University.
  • Born November 21, 1992

4. Seyi Shay

Seyi Shay is uniquely her own person when it come to music and we are grateful that her songs carry little resemblance to the majority of songs churn out by the few famous female singers in the industry.

  • She was born and raised in Tottenham, London, England, to Nigerian parents.
  • She studied business management at the University of East London. And also studied music at a local UK college.
  • Born 21 December 1985.

5. Ikechukwu

Ikechukwu Onunaku as a Nigerian rapper has a distinct flavor that is not unrelated to his intonation and lyrical rhythm. And these days he has become an actor with humor enough to make you see beyond any acting flaws.

  • The rapper was  born in Manassass Virginia to Nigerian parents

6. Beverly Naya

I like me some Beverly Naya Bassey any time of the day. The melanin beauty is one of my favorites in the movie industry.

  • She was born in London as the only child to her Nigerian parents.
  • She studied philosophy, psychology and sociology at Brunel University. She also studied script-writing and film-making at Roehampton University.
  • Born 17th of April 1989

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7. Naeto C

Nigerian Celebrities Who Were Born Abroad

He used to be one of the biggest rap names in Nigeria until he decided to stop producing songs. Now he is more of a father and husband making money moves behind the scene.

  •  He was born in Houston, Texas.
  • He has a degree in BSc. in Biology as well as an MSc in Energy Studies at the University of Dundee in Scotland.

8. Maleek Berry

Nigerian Celebrities Who Were Born Abroad

Maleek Shoyebi is one of the wickedest music producers that Nigeria can boast of and far from most others, he actually have his own songs that are appealing to the ears.

  • The producer and singer was born  in south London
  • Born 11 August 1987

9. Osas Ighodaro

Nigerian Celebrities Who Were Born Abroad

She is a Nigerian celebrity with a pretty celebrity resume for the major fact that she  won the Miss Black USA Pageant in 2010. That is some serious achievement. And even as an actress and host, she is pretty awesome.

  • She was born in Bronx, New York, United States, to Nigerian parents from Edo State.
  • She has a degree in broadcasting journalism with dual minors in entrepreneurship and theater from Pennsylvania State University. As well as a master’s degree in fine arts from the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University.
  • Born  26 October 1983.

10. Oge Okoye

Nigerian Celebrities Who Were Born Abroad

She is one of the famous faces in Nollywood and like the others on this post she was born abroad.

  • Okoye was born in London but raised in Nigeria.
  • She has a degree in Theatre Arts from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.
  • Born 16 November 1980

11. Zack Orji

Nigerian Celebrities Who Were Born Abroad

Who remember Zack Orji? He now spots a grey beard that is actually a product of old age, not the work tinting dye. This actor has been popular since i was a kid. He was born outside Nigeria but not in the Western clime just like Jim Iyke.

  • The veteran Hollywood actor was born in Libreville, Gabon.
  • He has a degree in English and French from the University of Nsukka

12. Jim Iyke

Nigerian Celebrities Who Were Born Abroad

Jim Iyke is Jim Iyke. They call him The Ladies Man and going by the various roles this dude has portrayed on the various set that he has graced, he likes the image of an Alpha kinda guy.

  • Like Zack Orji the actor was born in Libreville, Gabon.
  • He has a BSc in Philosophy from the University of Jos.
  • Born on September 25, 1976

 

And there you have it. 12 Nigerian Celebrities Who Were Born Abroad.

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