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10 YORUBA STARS WHO JOINED ACTING THROUGH THEIR VETERAN PARENTS

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According to the elders, when a parent engages in a job or profession, it is advisable but not mandatory for their children to follow their path. In this article, we are going to share more insights about YORUBA STARS WHO JOINED ACTING THROUGH THEIR VETERAN ACTOR PARENTS. 

 

1.    SOLA KOSOKO

Sola Kosoko, otherwise known as Sola Kosoko Abina, is a Nigerian film actress and director. She was born on January 7, 1980.

She attended Methodist School in Yaba for both her elementary and secondary education.   In a pursuit for furthering her education, she attended Olabisi Onabanjo Univeristy where she bagged a degree in Sociology.  She is the daughter of Jide Kosoko; a popular actor as well.

JOURNEY TO FAME

This popular actor started acting as a child in the year 1987 in the movie ‘Omo Orukan’. Sola however usually says her father and people like Baba Suwe influenced her career positively as an actor. According to her, her main aim was to become a lawyer or a broadcaster. The major films which brought fame for her was ‘Ola Abata’ in 1999 followed by ‘Oko Irese’ and ‘Omo Olorire’.

According to Sola , she said her father was the one that introduced her to the industry at a start. Initially, she said she didn’t like it. The main reason behind her negligence to acting was that it wasn’t in her plan for the future, all her aim was to become either a lawyer of a broadcaster; but presently, I think she is one of the best actors in Nigeria.

 

2.  FEMI ADEBAYO

Femi Adebayo was born on the 13th of December, 1970. He is a Nigerian Lawyer, film actor, director, producer and Special Adviser to the Governor of Kwara State on Arts, Culture and Tourism. He is the son of the famous veteran actor Adebayo Salami. He attended C & S College for his secondary education. He then went to the University of Ilorin, where he bagged a bachelor’s degree in Law. He later earned a master’s degree in Law at the University of Ibadan.

JOURNEY TO FAME

Adebayo’s love for acting was built in him, when he saw his father on the TV for the very first time. Then when he grew up he subsequently sojourned into acting. His father noticed his interest in acting and decided to give him 100% support in every area, even after he finished with the Law degree.

He started acting in the year 1985, the same year he featured in his father’s first movie titled ‘Ogun Ajaye’.    Since then Femi Adebayo have been making exploits in the entertainment industry. The film he produced in the year 2012 titled Jelili also made him attractive to his fans than before.      Today, Femi Adebayo is being awarded with many honors pertaining acting.

3. Tope Adebayo

Temitope Adebayo is a  notable Nollywood actor and movie director who joined acting through the mentorship of his father. He is also a son to veteran actor, Adebayo Salami and younger brother to Actor Femi Adebayo.

He bagged a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from the Univeristy of Ilorin. He also choose the path his father and his elder brother. 

Tope Adebayo

4. Bidemi Kosoko

This beautiful and charming Nollywood actress also choose her father’s profession. Bidemi Kosoko who is also a movie producer and entrepreneur is a daughter to Yoruba veteran actor, Jide Kosoko and younger sister to Actress Sola Kosoko.

She is a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Lagos. She has featured in several Nollywood movies, both English and Yoruba genres. She is a mother of 1 and happily married to Daniel Bankole.

5. Mide Martins

Mide Martins is a Nollywood actress, movie producer and entrepreneur. She is the daughter of late veteran actress Funmi Martins who was also a famous  Nollywood star in the 1990s.  Funmi Martins’ acting career lasted for less than 10 years, as a result of her sudden death in 2002.

She decided to venture into her late mother’s career as a form of remembrance; a decision which Mide Martins never regretted as she couldn’t imagine pursuing another career. Since the death of her mother,  she having been building legendary in the industry till now.

6.  Samuel Ajirebi

Samuel Olasehinde popularly known as Samuel Ajirebi is a Nollywood actor.  He is the son of veteran actor, Ajirebi Kayode Olasehinde popularly known as Pa James in popular TV series, Papa Ajasco and Company, a Wale Adenuga Productions

Pa James tends to be a very talented actor, and he built the same legacy for his son Ajirebi.

Samuel Ajirebi is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University where he studied Law.   He started acting at a young age and he has grown to become a fast-rising Nollywood star.

7. Laide Bakare

Laide Bakare is a Nigerian actress, movie producer and entrepreneur.  She is a daughter to late veteran actor, Olumide Bakare who died while suffering from a disease in 2017.

She hails from Oyo State. Moreover, she bagged a diploma in Historic and Strategic Studies from the University of Lagos. 

8.  Muka Ray

Nollywood actor and movie producer, Muka Ray is a son to late veteran actor, Eyiwumi Ray who was dynamic around 1970s. Eyiwumi Ray passed on April 15, 1986.
Muka Ray graduated from Kwara State Polytechnic. He started his acting career at a youthful age with the inspiration of his veteran actor father. He has acted in several Yoruba movies which include ‘Abore’, ‘Adele’, ‘Obaluaye’, ’36 Kiniun’, so on.
9.  Lasun Ray
Yoruba actor, movie director and producer, Lasun Ray is likewise a son to late veteran actor, Eyiwumi Ray.
Lasun Ray studied Computer Science and started his acting career in 1972, when stage plays were still rampant before the advent of movies in Nigeria.
His first feature movie is titled ‘Korede’. He has acted in several Nollywood movies which include ‘Opin Irinajo’, ‘Ejika’, ‘Eewo Orisa’, and so forth.
10.   Sunkanmi Omobolanle
Nollywood actor and movie director, Olasunkanmi Omobolanle is a son popular Yoruba comic actor, ‘Papi Luwe’ with the real name, Sunday Omobolanle who was known for his hilarious movie roles around 1980s to 2000s.
Sunkanmi Omobolanle, who  hails from Ilora, Oyo state graduated from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye where he studied Business Administration. He was persuaded by his dad who is a veteran actor to join the acting league.
Sunkanmi Omobolanle has truly demonstrated his ability in acting. He has featured in several Yoruba movies which include ‘Gongo Aso’, ‘Olaide Irawo’, and so forth.

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Comedian Ada Jesus dies 2days after birthday after kidney ailment and her fallout with Prophet Odumejeje (Read and watch details)

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Nigerian comedienne Ada Jesus has died following a kidney aliment and her fallout with popular preacher Chukwuemeka Odumejeje.

The 22-year-old comedienne died on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, in an Abuja-based hospital.
She was reportedly rushed to the hospital on Tuesday night after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Ada Jesus had spent months in the hospital after being diagnosed with kidney disease.
When her health took a turn for the worse, she went to ask for forgiveness from those she had spoken against in the past, including popular pastor Prophet Odumejeje and Nollywood actress Rita Edochie.

It has been said that the ailment came after she implied that the prophet and actress Edochie were working together to perform fake miracles.
The prophet, however, vowed not to forgive her until she provides evidence to back her claims even after her family took her to the church to seek for forgiveness

The prophet accused the comedian of ruining his image with false accusations on social media. He and Edochie later said that they had forgiven Ada Jesus.
May her gentle soul rest in peace.

 


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7 Most Stylish Nigerian Billionaire Wives in Nigeria(Photos).

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What is the dream of many people around the world? Money!

For a lot of people the dream is to either make money by doing something, creating something, or selling something while for a lot of others, the dream is to meet somebody with the ability to change their lives and make them rich.

The reason Disney princess stories sold so much is because for the most part, the men who come to rescue them and give them their love stories are literal princes – they have a lot of money. The idea of being a millionaire/billionaire wife is a concept that is alluring to many so much so that there have been a hundred thousand reality shows exploring this concept.

To have money is one thing, but to be able to use that money in a way that makes other people say “Wow, money really fits her” is a whole other kettle of fish.

Today, we’ll be counting down 7 of Nigeria’s Most Stylish Billionaire Wives – women on whom money is really showing!

**Before reading on, please make sure to like and follow my Instagram  page so you don’t miss out on any new and interesting lists, articles, and stories that I post every single day. I have a really fun page. If you like my page, you will have fun too. So what’s stopping you? Follow my page and let’s have fun together! Instagram.com/thehelenmedia 

 

1. Regina Daniels

Most Stylish Nigerian Billionaire Wives in Nigeria(Photos).

Nigerian actress Regina Daniels infamously married Nigerian billionaire Ned Nwoko in 2019. Since then the 20 year old actresses entire life, career, and wardrobe have had a complete overhaul. Today, Regina Daniels is perpetually rocking designer clothes, posing in front of and driving expensive vehicles, and generally living a very stylish and glamorous life.

2. Nana Otedola

Most Stylish Nigerian Billionaire Wives in Nigeria(Photos).

Wife to Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola and mother to DJ Cuppy, Nana Otedola is another woman with a lot of style. While she chooses to remain very private and doesn’t post a whole lot on social media, the times when we do see Nana, she always looks really good. She’s another woman on whom money really looks good on.

3. Frances Chinonyerem Iwuanyanwu

Most Stylish Nigerian Billionaire Wives in Nigeria(Photos).

Frances Chinonyerem Iwuanyanwu is the wife of Nigerian politician and businessman, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu. When he was 72, he decided to give love another shot and married 26 year old Frances Chinonyerem, the sister of Big Brother Naija contestant, Prince.

Since then, Frances has been really glowing. She’s constantly doing photoshoot and wearing really chic and expensive clothes, and from all of her pictures, you can just tell that she’s radiating money.

Most Stylish Nigerian Billionaire Wives in Nigeria(Photos).

 

4. Lara Oshiomole

Lara Oshiomole, the wife of the former governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomole is another woman who is not only very beautiful but also very stylish.

Just like Nana Otedola, Lara too keeps a very low profile and doesn’t really engage with social media. However, the times we do see her, she looks incredible!

5. Dabota Lawson

Most Stylish Nigerian Billionaire Wives in Nigeria(Photos).

Former beauty queen Dabota Lawson married Nigerian billionaire Sunny Aku in 2014. Since then, Dabota’s wardrobe changed considerably, her demeanor changed, everything about her changed. Even after the couple went their separate ways in 2018, you could still tell that the old Dabota was gone, because since then, she has been giving back to back!

Most Stylish Nigerian Billionaire Wives in Nigeria(Photos).

 

6. Caroline Ekanem

Another woman who got married to a billionaire but later left is Nigerian actress Caroline Ekanem. In 2007, she got married to Musa Danjuma, the chairman of South Atlantic Petroleum Limited. After tying the knot with Musa, fans saw Caroline’s look and image dramatically change.

 

7. Shade Okoya

Shade Okoya is the wife of billionaire industrialist and Aare of Lagos, Chief Razak Okoya. Of all the women on this list, Shade is the most active on social media. She married Chief Razak when she was only 21 and he was 59. So because of that, she’s still very young and very up-to-date with everything social media. This woman you can tell just loves being rich! Who wouldn’t?


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“3 months without your child is a pain no mother should feel” – Tonto Dikeh pleads for the release of convicted actress, Akuapem Poloo

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Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh has taken to social media to advocate for the freedom of Ghanaian actress, Akuapem Poloo, who was convicted for posing naked with her child.

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Recall that social media went agog after the actress was sentenced to 90 days (3 months) in prison for posting the nude photo on her Instagram page.

Tonto Dikeh pleads

Some netizens have started signing a petition to request for the release of Poloo and Tonto Dikeh has also lent her voice to the cause. She also appealed to Nigerians to sign the petition.

he wrote,

“One thing They always say is No one can tell a Mother how to bring Up her Child, it only becomes society responsibilities when you are hurting the child.
In this case i see no hurt here, Can i take same picture? No I cldnt, not even in the next life but Am different doesn’t mean The Act is Totally wrong when it’s in the privacy of your home alone.
BUT THE PICTURES ARE Morally Wrong? YES.
CLASSLESS? YES Sir but Not Bad enough to Go to Jail?
No I don’t think so..
Dear Nigerians pls show some Love/support let’s get this petition document filled up and get Our Girl back home..
Thanks
#freeapollo
#Wecantfightthelawbutwecanhelpchangethejudgement”


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