Top 100 Famous Nigerian Celebrities, Entertainers, Actors, Pastors, Their Age & Dates Of Birth
Age is always a very controversial topic among people (especially women). It gets even more controversial and messier when it has to do with celebrities. They are forever decreasing their ages and even the ones who claim they do not are hardly ever believed.
A glaring case is Jennifer Lopez and Nicki Minaj who decreased their ages and got trolled on social media until they came out plain about their real ages.
Coming down to Nigeria, it is the same scenario (or probably even worse) as people are constantly checking up on celebrities and can small a whiff of lie from a thousand miles away.
The social media drama has reached a crescendo such that celebrities no longer have privacy even in their personal matters. So while we cannot swear that these are their real ages, we can safely and simply say that it is what we can work with plus, most of them are believable.
Famous Nigerian Actors, Singers, Entertainers Age And Dates Of Birth
Here is a run down of celebrities- from virtually all angles in Nigeria and their dates of births.
Genevieve Nnaji: If there is one actress who has several controversies surrounding her age, it is her. She was born on May 3, 1979 that means she is thirty nine years old. Her fans have still refused to believe she is still in her thirty’s because she has a daughter who is twenty three years old now.
But then again, we know she had the child when she was about sixteen. So if you add sixteen and twenty three, that gives us thirty nine. But then again what do we know. We can safely say that she is thirty nine (even if she looks twenty five).
Alexx Ekubo: He is a handsome young actor who was once a contestant for the Mr Nigeria. He too was dragged on social media over his age. He said he was born on April 10, 1986 (this will make him thirty two years old). He studied law at the University of Lagos and even has a diploma in Mass Communication from Calabar polytechnic.
His debut movie was Sinners where he played a minor role. His age also generated a lot of fuss on social media so much so that he had to post his international passport as proof of his age.
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde: “Omo sexy” as she is popularly called is one of the most popular Nigerian actresses. She is a mother of four and has an amazing figure that has always left her fans in awe over the years.
She was born on February 7, 1978 which means she is forty years old. A lot of people dispute this since her first daughter is twenty one years old. Recall however that she got married at the age of eighteen and had her first child at nineteen so if you do the math, forty might just be her real age.
Leonard Fredrick: One of Nigeria’s finest, Leonard was born on May, 1976. He first hit our screens in the soap “Disclosure”. Since then, he has starred in several movies such as Mr. Perfect, Heart beat, Accident, Memoirs of 4 etc. The good thing about him is that he does not look his age at all as many of his fans swear he looks to be in his thirties.
Uche Jessica Jombo: The actress came under fire about her age in 2010 when she was nominated for the ” Future Awards”. People said she had already passed the age limit for the award nomination.
Uche was born on December 28, 1979. Although the actress looks older than her age, it is no one’s fault as not everyone is lucky to look younger than their years.
Ramsey Nouah Jr.: Nollywood’s lover boy was born on January 19, 1970 which means he is forty eight years old now. The reason we totally adore him is because regardless of his age, he will always be Nollywood’s lover boy.
Tontoh Dikeh: She is probably Nollywood’s most controversial actress and she seems quite comfortable that way. “Pokolicious” as she is also called is thirty three years old. She was born on June 9, 1985. The single mother of one is an award-winning actress who has many movies to her credit.
Ini Edo: The delectable actress came into the lime light in the movie “Worlds Apart” and since then, she has not failed to deliver in her roles. The Akwa-ibom born actress was born on April 23, 1982 which means she is thirty six years old. She was appointed as the United Nations Habitat Youth Envoy in 2011.
Blossom Chukwujekwu: Blossom was born on November 4, 1983 in Benin City. He is thirty five years old and is from Anambra state. His first role is in a movie that is yet to be released titled “Portrait of Passion”.
After this, he starred in ” Private Storm” and went ahead to win the Best Supporting Actor Award at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards in 2015.
Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD): He was born on July 6, 1961. He is fifty seven years old now and has starred in many movies. Aside from acting, he is also a politician (he was once the commissioner for culture and tourism in Delta state).
In 2015, he won the Africa Movie Academy Award for the “Best Actor in a Leading Role.
Adesua Etomi Wellington: She was born in Owerri to a soldier father and a civil engineer mother. She is the youngest of three siblings and was born on the 22nd of February, 1988.
She has done a lot of feature films in the United Kingdom and Nigeria before venturing into Nollywood. Her first break was in the movie ” Knocking on Heaven’s Gate” in 2014. She has starred in several movies such as Wedding Party 1&2 and the latest movie, Up North. She is married to Banky W.
Jim Iyke: Nollywood’s bad boy was born on September 25, 1976 at Libreville, Gabon but he is originally from Anambra State. The forty two year old movie star is also a model, business man, film producer and philanthropist.
Popular Nigerian Musicians And Their Age & Date Of Births
Here’s a look at some Nigerian music stars and their dates of births:
Banky W: He was the most eligible celebrity bachelor and we all waited with bated breaths to see who the chosen one will be and it turned out to be Adesuwa Etomi, so officially he left the market in 2017. He was born on March 27, 1981.
Davido: The “Fia” crooner first warmed his way into our hearts and speakers with his first song “Back When” where he featured Naeto-C. After this, his single “Dami Duro” was a chart topper in the whole Nigeria and received massive air play. He is the co-owner of HKN music group and was born on November 21, 1992.
Seyi Shay: Her full name is Oluwaseyi Deborah Joshua and she was born on December 21, 1985. She was born in Tottenham, London. She attended Command High School, Maryland Lagos although she had most of her education in the UK.
Her musical style is an admixture of Afro pop and Rand B. Some of her notable hits include “Right Now (ft. Banky W), Murda, Loving Your Way, Irawo” etc.
Tiwa Savage: African bad girl and Mavins Queen is arguably the most popular female artiste in Africa. She signed a deal with Sony/ATV music.
She got married to her manager, Tunji Balogun (TBillz) in 2013 and the marriage lasted for barely three years. She was born on February, 1980.
Phyno: Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike aka Phyno is a Nigerian Igbo rapper, singer and song writer. He has done several songs which received national acclaim despite being done chiefly in the Igbo vernacular. He was born on October 9, 1982.
2 Face: You cannot possibly mention music in Nigeria and indeed Africa without 2Face aka 2Baba popping up. He was born Innocent Ujah Idibia and is an indigene of Benue State.
His music career started as a member of the “Plantashun Boyz” (with Faze and Black Faze). He is one of the most celebrated artistes in Nigeria. He was born on September 18, 1973 and is married to Annie Macaulay-Idibia.
Omawumi: Omawumi Megbele is a singer and song writer. She started her music journey by participating in the Idols West Africa where she was the first runner-up. She has become a household name and is a brand ambassador for Konga.com, Globacom. She recently married her beau, Tosin Yussuf. She was born on April 13, 1982.
Yemi Alade: Her full name is Yemi Ebelechi Alade. She was born to an Igbo mother and a Yoruba father. She came into the spotlight in 2009 after winning the Peak Talent Show. Her music style is a fusion of Afro pop, RandB etc. She is a very energetic performer and has had collaborations with notable acts such as Olamide, Falz, Phyno, Selebobo etc. She was born on March 23, 1989.
Simi: The velvety voiced artist is our very own favourite lady. Little winder her just concluded concert sold out completely. She started out as a gospel artiste. It was however after she released “Tiff” in 2014 that she hit stardom. The song got nominated in two different categories at the Headies 2015. She is currently signed to X3M music.
Simi who is said to be in a sizzling romance with Adekunle Gold was born on April 19, 1988.
MI: Jude Abaga also known as the short black boy is a hip-hop recording artiste, producer and rapper. He won the Best Hip hop and Best New Act award categories at the MTV Africa Awards. He has a lot of hits to his credit such as Undisputed, Action Film, Shekpe, One Naira, 7Days, Bad belle etc. He was born on October 4, 1981.
Wizkid: Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun known as Wizkid is a singer, song writer and a performer. He was born on July 16, 1990 and is one of the most popular artistes in Nigeria and Africa.
He started singing since he was eleven and went by the stage name “Lil Prinz”. His popularity began to soar when he signed a record deal with Banky W’s Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) and released ” Holla at your Boy”. Others such as Super star, Tease Me, Don’t dull, Love my baby followed in quick succession and since then, it has been hits after hits.
Falz: A lawyer by training and a musician by choice and talent, Folarin Falana better known as Falz “the bad guy” is a Nigerian rapper, singer, actor and performer. He is very versatile and has also starred in several movies such as Merry men, The Real Yoruba Demons, New Money, Couple of Days.
He has a unique rapping style while still using the Yoruba vernacular.
Popular Nigerian Pastors, Their Age & Date Of Birth
Since we are all about celebrities, we will also take a look at some popular pastors in Nigeria:
Bishop David Oyedepo: He is the founder of the Living Faith Church aka Winners Chapel. He is very popular and has come to be known as being very blunt and weigh in on issues of political bearings. He was born on the 27th of September 1954
E.A. Adeboye: He is the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). His church is one of the top ten Nigerian churches with the highest congregation numbers.
W.F Kumuyi: He was born on June 6, 1941. He is a pastor, evangelist and the general overseer of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry.
Chris Oyakhilome: He is the founder of the Believer’s Love World aka Christ Embassy. Recently, following the divorce with his wife, a lot of issues sprung up with people saying he was in the wrong especially since his wife accused him of infidelity.
Lazarus Muoka: He is the founder of the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement.
Mathew Ashimolowo: He was born on March 17, 1952 and is the senior pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre.
T.B. Joshua: He was born on June 12, 1963 and is the founder of the Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN). He is one of the most controversial pastors in Nigeria with a lot of stories trailing his healing and miracle sessions. Nevertheless, he has hundreds of thousands of worshipers across Africa and beyond.
Ayo Oritsejafor: He is the senior pastor of Word of Life Bible Church and the immediate past president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).