These popular Nigerian celebrity couples defied the odds to have a relationship and even get married to fellow celebrities, despite the difficulty involved in finding a relationship amongst celebrities.
The difficulty in the industry can be traced to how crowdy, exotic and tasking it can be and in most cases scandalous. This poses a great threat for celebrities and makes it almost impossible to find a partner. However, few Nigerians have gone on to find the love of their lives in the industry and are happily married.
Here’s a list of a few Nigerian celebrity couples who found love within the industry and went ahead to get married.
1. Adekunle Gold And Simi:
Adekunle Gold and Simi were together for six years before they eventually got married in January 2019, keeping their relationship secret.
Their marriage can be described as one of the most private celebrity weddings in modern times. It was attended by close friends and family members of the couple.
Simisola in an interview mentioned that she met Adekunle at an event in Lagos and they had fallen in love.
Also, the ceremony took place at Ilashe beach in Lagos. Unlike the traditional wedding which had a larger turnout, the white wedding was attended by a select 300 guests.
The couple welcomed their first child, a girl named Adejare Kosoko, in June 2020.
2. Tunde And Wunmi Obe:
Tunde and Wunmi Obe, professionally known as T.W.O (Tunde, Wunmi Obe) are a Nigerian show business couple, entertainers, television personalities, and entrepreneurs.
They met and began their music career as undergraduates in the 90s. As a matter of fact, they first made an entry into the Nigerian Entertainment scene in the 90s, ‘The Charly Boy Show.’
After that, they released their debut album ‘Sealed’ in 1999, which was followed by ‘T.W.O’ in 2003, ‘T.W.O 4 real’ in 2007, T.W.O Legit in 2010, and ‘T.W.O PLUS’ in 2015. Popularly, they are identified with their hit song “Adupe” amongst many others.
They have been married for two decades and the union is blessed with 3 kids.
3. Damilola And Bukola Bekes:
These are two popular legendary singers who have been at the frontline of the gospel genre in Nigeria. Both are a product of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) choir band and have been married for over 15 years.
Damilola who is the husband is more of an instrumentalist. He specializes in Saxophone and the piano, while Bukola the wife, is a powerful vocalist. Oftentimes, they work together even though they record their music separately.
As a matter of fact, they have ministered around the world and graced the stages of mega worship festivals like the Festival of Life held in London’s Excel Center in the UK. Also, they have shared the stage with so many heavyweights in the Gospel music industry such as Brian Cage, Kirk Franklin, Ron Kennoly, Sammie Okposo, Mike Aremu, etc.
Their marriage is blessed with 3 kids.
4. Bankole Wellington And Adesua Etomi:
Banky W and Adesua Etomi-Wellington or the Wellingtons as they’re famously known are undoubtedly two of the most popular faces in the country.
Banky W who hails from Lagos state and is a graduate of Industrial Engineering got his start in music while attending college in New York. He returned to Nigeria towards the tail end of the noughties after graduation, immediately establishing himself as one of the country’s top musical brains. Adesua Etomi who hails from Edo state also has an exceptional career. She returned to Nigeria after graduating from the University of Wolverhampton with first-class honours, where she established herself as one of the country’s leading actresses.
They got engaged in February 2017 and got married on 19th November 2017. Their marriage is blessed with a child Zaiah.
5. Austin Faani And Chacha Eke:
Austin Faani is a Nollywood director, producer and editor while Chacha Eke is an Actress, model and Television personality.
Austin Faani is from Anambra state while Chacha Eke is from Ebonyi state. They met on a movie location for the movie titled “When Kings decide” in 2009. And they got married on 1st June 2013.
Their marriage is blessed with 4 kids.
7. Olu Jacobs And Joke Silva:
Olu Jacobs who hails from Ogun state is a Nollywood actor, producer, entrepreneur and television personality while his wife Joke Silva who hails from Lagos state is also an actress, director, producer, television personality and businesswoman.
They met in 1981 at the National Theatre in Lagos during the 21st Independence Anniversary and they got married in 1985. The marriage is blessed with two children.
They are the founders of the Royal Art Academy whose main aim is to train young movie practitioners in all fields of movie-making.
8. Tchidi Chikere And Nuella Njubigbo:
Tchidi Chikere, a graduate of Theatre Art from the University of Calabar hails from Imo state and he is a movie producer, director, actor and scriptwriter while his wife Nuella Njubigbo, a graduate of Public Administration from Imo state University hails from Anambra state. She is also an actress, model and scriptwriter.
They got married in 2014 and their marriage is blessed with 2 kids.
9. Tuface And Annie Idibia:
Music legend and icon Innocent Idibia and popularly called Tuface hails from Jos, and is presently married to Annie Macaulay who hails from Akwa Ibom, she is an actress, model and presenter. They have been married for over 6 years and are blessed with 2 children. The actress has been very vocal about her love for Tuface.
Tuface has also been vocal about his love for her, referring to her as the only one of the numerous lovers he could settle down with. They first became friends but started dating officially when they shot the “African Queen” video in 2004. That was when Tuface announced in an interview that they were together. Although their marriage has been through many bumpy rides due to the Tuface infidelity rampage, they have always found a way to sail through the stormy waters.
Amongst Nigerian celebrity couples, this duo is considered a power couple.