It is the general belief that Nollywood stars can’t stay in a marriage for long. This is due to their celebrity lifestyles and pressure from lots of secret admirers outside their marriage. But these sets of couples have been able to prove people wrong.
They have not only been able to keep their marriage and stand the test of time but also use every given opportunity to flaunt their partners on social media to the admiration of fans and well wishers.
Also when we talk about outstanding Nollywood couples, the few that quickly come to mind, and fans respect and admire a lot are marriages of movie legends Olu Jacobs and Joke Silver, Richard Mofe Damijo and Jumobi Adegbesan, Omotola and Mathew Ekeinde, Nobert and Gloria Young, Zack and Ngozi Orji, Ejike Aseigbu and wife amongst others. But the truth is that there are other younger couples we also admire a lot and City People Senior Showbiz Reporter, BIODUN ALAO brings you 30 Nollywood couples we celebrate this Valentine season.
MARY REMMY & JASON NJOKU
Call them a Nollywood power couple, then you are certainly not far from the truth. The couple got married on 18th August 2012 and they are both the CEO of IrokoTV and ROK TV respectively and their marriage is blessed with 3 adorable kids They are young, highly respected and very influential in the entertainment industry.
FUNKE AKINDELE & JJC SKILLS
This powerful couple had a quiet marriage in London a few years ago and their union is blessed with twin kids. Their success in the entertainment industry can not be over-emphasized especially with their latest project Omoghetto The Saga, which just emerged as the highest-grossing movie in Nollywood. You can’t help but admire their working relationship as co-producers and directors of all their movies and series.
AYO & MABEL MAKUN
Ayo Makun popularly known as AY is one of the finest moviemakers in the entertainment industry with movies like MerryMen, A Trip To Jamaica, 30 Days In Atlanta, 10 Days In Suncity and others to his credit.
AY and Mabel Makun are one of the most admired and stylish couples in the industry, they always stand out at events and parties. Though Mabel is into Interior Decoration but maintains a very cordial relationship with lots of stars in the entertainment industry.
They always look gorgeous and very stylish together.
OMONI & NNAMDI OBOLI
Omoni Oboli and Nnamdi have been married for over 20 years, they got married on October 28, 2000, and the marriage is blessed with 3 grown-up boys. Their love has remained strong ever since and has been cited in the media as one of the most scandal-free celebrity marriages and lots of younger ones have looked up to them as role models.
MERCY & PRINCE ODIANOSEN OKOGIE
They are no doubt one of the most celebrated couples in the entertainment industry. This beautiful couple has been married for close to 10 years and their marriage is blessed with 4 adorable kids. They are one of the most celebrated families on social media and many upcoming stars always pray for an ideal husband like that of Mercy Johnson. You can’t help but admire the love they often showcase on social media.
BOLANLE & BUNMI NINOLOWO
They both found love from a young age and the marriage had experienced its downtimes but still, they have been together for over 16 years and still counting. Their marriage is blessed with two kids and they are both rated one of the very finest couples in the entertainment industry and Bunmi’s looks have earned her lots of endorsement deals than most actresses in the industry can boast of. She has a working relationship with wholesale 9ja, one of the most popular hair brands in Nigeria. Also Susan Channel another outstanding skin brand in the country.
SUKANMI & ABIMBOLA OMOBOLANLE
Sukanmi Omobolanle is one actor that often takes up the role of a bad boy in movies. And many concluded he can’t stay with just a lady for so long but he has proven everyone wrong. He married Abimbola in 2011 and they are both blessed with a child.
He is one young actor who doesn’t joke with his wife, once he is not working he is spending quality time with his family.
ROTIMI & JUMOKE SALAMI
The couple got married in 2015 and their marriage is blessed with children. They always share loved up pictures on Instagram and are mostly known for sharing funny videos on their page.
IBRAHIM YEKINI & WUNMI
Exceptional filmmaker, Ibrahim Yekini popularly known as Itele d Icon is happily married to Wunmi and they are both blessed with a beautiful daughter Dabira. Wunmi is a very private person but Itele often takes his time to celebrate his beautiful family on social media.
AFEEZ ABIODUN & MIDE MARTINS
Actor cum filmmaker, Afeez Abiodun a.k.a. Afeez Owo and talented actress, Mide Martins have been married for over 17 years and blessed with 2 daughters. They have had their own share of ups and downs but have been able to keep their love waxing stronger as the day goes by.
They have equally produced and directed a lot of outstanding movies in the Yoruba movie industry.
BANKY W & ADESUA ETOMI
They happen to be one of the most talked-about couples in the entertainment industry. They got married in 2017 and their wedding can be described as the biggest Nigerian celebrity wedding of modern times. This couple always takes out time to celebrate each other on every special day.
DANIEL K DANIEL & TEENA DANIEL
Award-winning actor, Daniel K Daniel got married in November 2017 and it was indeed a beautiful event. And his wife welcomed their first child on the actor’s birthday. The couple maintains a very private profile in the industry but still remains one of the most admired couples in the industry.
KENNETH OKOLIE & JESSICA NWAKALI
Multi-talented actor, Kenneth Okolie got married to Nwaka Jessica in 2017. And in 2019, they both welcomed their first child. They are both very young and one can’t help but admire their beautiful bond.
LALA AKINDOJU & GBUBEMI FREGENE
Love they say it is a beautiful thing. This explains the unique love story of the talented Lala Akindoju and Chef Fregene. They got married in 2018 and their show of love through posts on social media is exceptional, and this has made a lot of people admire their beautiful union.
LINDA EJIOFOR & IBRAHIM SULEIMAN
They are popularly known as Tinsel couple because they acted as a couple on the MNET series, Tinsel. Many describe their love as made in heaven because of the unique chemistry they share. They got married in 2018 and their union is blessed with a child.
BIMBO & OKIKI AFOLAYAN
Skin therapist cum actress, Bimbo Afolayan and movie producer cum director, Okiki Afolayan are one of the finest and most admired beautiful and young couples in the Yoruba movie industry. Bimbo’s regular epistles to celebrate her husband on social media can make any woman envy their relationship.
NOSA REX & DEBORAH
He is one of the most handsome actors in the industry. He got married at a very early age and he is very happy with the decision. He got married to Deborah Raphael on August 2015 and the union is blessed with two lovely kids. For people who don’t know, he got married at age 25 yrs.
WALTER & ESTHER ANGA
Multi-talented movie actor, Walter Anga got married to Esther in 2009. And their union can be described as a marriage made in heaven.
JUNIOR POPE NWOBODO & JENNIFER AWELE
Actor Junior Pope got married in 2014 and blessed with 3 kids. This couple isn’t’ just a power couple but you can’t help but admire their beautiful family on social media. They always display stunning family pictures on Instagram with matching outfits.
YULE EDOCHIE & MAY EDOCHIE
Talented filmmaker, Yule Edochie is one of those very rare actors that got married very early in their early 20’s. Their union is blessed with children and he always makes it a point of duty to celebrate his beautiful family all the time.
CHIZZY ALOCHI & CHIKE UGOCHUKWU
Beautiful actress, Chizzy got married to her sweetheart, Chike Ugochukwuu in 2019. Chizzy’s bond and show of affection to her husband will make anybody envy and desire a beautiful relationship too like theirs.
WILLIAMS UCHEMBA & BRUNELLA OSCAR
This young and beautiful couple got married in 2020 in a very colorful wedding which was witnessed by A-list celebrities in the industry. Williams started up his career as a kid actor in the industry, nurtured his career, today he is one of the most sought actor cum philanthropist in the industry.
KUNLE & DESOLA AFOD
Kunle Afod is one of the finest filmmakers in the Yoruba movie industry and he is happily married to the very industrious Desola Afod and their union is blessed with four cute boys. Desola though not an actress but very popular and maintains a very cordial relationship with a lot of movie stars.
DAKORE EGBUSON & OLUMIDE AKANDE
This beautiful couple has been married for 10 years with 2 adorable daughters to show for it. Though it went viral last year that their once highly celebrated romance has hit the rocks, but they debunked the rumor and have since been enjoying their marriage to the fullest with trips abroad alongside their daughters.
ADEKUNLE GOLD & SIMI
One of the youngest couples and cutest lovebirds in town. One can’t help but admire them. They always look flawless together with their baby. Their show of love on social media is another beautiful many fans admire about them.
TIMI DAKOLO & BUSOLA DAKOLO
Trust me Timi is every lady’s dream man. Apart from the fact that they both look cute together, they always give love vibes every time and Timi show of love to his wife and children on social is very enviable. Secondly, the way he stood by his wife all through the rape case with Coza Pastor is one thing many ladies love and respect the couple for.
TEDDY A & BAMBAM
Nobody ever saw this love story ever getting so serious. But it eventually did. After the two met on Nigeria’s biggest reality TV show Big Brother Naija in 2018, they surprised many and tied the knot and presently blessed with a child.
NNEKA & ISAAC MOSES
This beautiful couple met on a movie set in 1996 and since then they have built an empire and an exceptional brand together. They present, produce and direct their award culture and tourism TV show Goge Africa together. Their compatibility is one thing many admire in them.
RICHARD & JUMOKE MOFE DAMIJO
Ageless movie actor, Richard Mofe Damijo married former Africa Independent Television (AIT) presenter, Jumobi Adegbesan. A lady many men desired by many Nigerian men. The love and stability in their two decades of marriage with 5 children to show for it has made their union one of the most admired in the entertainment industry.
CHARLES & DIANE OPUTA
Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa popularly known as Charlie Boy is known for his alternative lifestyle, political views have been happily married to his South America born wife Diane. They are often described as one amazing and weird couple their love has kept waxing stronger as they even keep renewing their vows to show their strong bond.
TUNDE & WUNMI OBE
Popular showbiz couple, Tunde and Wunmi Obe popularly known as TWO are highly respected in the entertainment industry. They have been in the industry for decades and carve a niche for themselves in the industry.
They have made a huge success of not only their marriage but music career as well.
OLU JACOBS & JOKE SILVA
Movie icons, Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva are the most amiable and most admired couple in the entertainment industry. Their love has stood the test of time and it has kept waxing stronger daily.
TUNDE DEMUREN & TOOLS
Tunde Demuren got married to Radio Personality, Tolu Oniru Demuren in 2016. They had a lavish wedding that was well attended by celebrities and remain one of the most admired celebrity couples.
EBUKA OBI UCHENDU & CYNTHIA OBI UCHENDU
Nigerian Media Personality, Ebuka Obi Uchendu got married to Fashion Entrepreneur, Cynthia Obi Uchendu in 2016. They had a lavish society wedding and the couple is blessed with 2 adorable kids.
ODUNLADE ADEKOLA & RUTH ADEKOLA
Popular actor, Odunlade Adekola is happily married to Ruth Adekola, a strong and devoted Christian and their union is blessed with 4 kids. While Odunlade is a highly celebrated movie star, his wife Ruth is a very reserved and private lady.
FUNSHO & VICTORIA ADEOLU
They have been happily married for 17 years and the union is blessed with two boys. Funsho Adeolu is one actor who doesn’t joke with his family and use every opportunity to celebrate his beautiful wife.
TEJU OYELAKIN & TOBI BANJOKO
Popular comedian, Teju Oyelakin a.k.a. Teju Babyface is happily married to Tobi Banjoko and the bond between these two is definitely made in heaven. After marriage, it took them 5 after marriage to welcome their twin babies, but while waiting, their bond got strong and the love kept waxing stronger.
FRANCIS AGODA & STELLA AGODA
Comedian, Francis Agoda popularly known as “I Go Die” is happily married to the very pretty Stella Agoda and their union is blessed with kids.
BRIGHT & ELSIE UZOMA OKPOCHA
Nigerian comedian and actor Bright Okpocha better known as Basketmouth has been happily married for 11 years to the very pretty Elsie Uzoma and the union is blessed with kids.
BOVI & KRIS ASIMONYE UGBOMA
Top comedian, Bovi Ugboma and his wife Kris Asimonye have been happily married for over a decade and their beautiful daughter, Elena Ugboma is already a celebrity on her own with lots of fans following her on social media.
ALI BABA & MARY AKPOBOME
The king of comedy, Ali Baba and his beautiful wife, Mary Akpobome are one couple we admire a lot. They have been happily married for over a decade now. And has set examples for younger ones to follow. The union is blessed with children.
TUNDE ADEWALE & KENNY ADEWALE
Popular comedian, Tunde Adewale a.k.a. Tee A and wife, Kenny Adewale have been married for 16 years and still counting. You can hardly hear about their marriage on social media, as they keep their private life very private.
PETER OKOYE & LOLA OMOTAYO
Popular music act, Peter Okoye is married to Lola Omotayo and their union is blessed with 2 children. This couple shares a very special bond, that Peter parted ways with his brother, Paul tobe with the woman he loves and his children.
JULIUS & IBIERE AGWU
Popular comedian, Julius Agwu and his pretty wife, Ibiere Agwu are no doubt the true definition of an ideal couple. They have been through it all but still standing very strong together, Ibiere as stood by her husband through thin and thick, and they have together for 13 years. The beautiful couple we admire this season.
BUKUNMI OLUWASINA & EBUN
Award-winning actress and songwriter, Bukunmi Oluwasina married her long time friend Ebun in 2000. Many taught she was going to marry Dimeji Lateef because of their closeness but took everyone by surprise when she tied the knot with her long time lover in a very classy and star-studded wedding.
UFUOMA & STEVEN MC DERMOTT
They got married in 2010 and the marriage is blessed with 2 adorable kids. Many concluded the marriage won’t last long because he is white but they have both been able to prove that their love can stand the test of time and keep waxing stronger.
PAUL & ANITA OKOYE
Popular musician Paul Okoye a.k.a. Rude Boy is happily married to the very beautiful Anita Okoye and their marriage is blessed with children. They got married in 2014 and presently blessed with 3 kids Andre, Nadia and Nathan.
DAMOLA & BUKOLA ARUGBA
Actor cum movie director, Damola Olatunji is married to Bukola Arugba. They are both movie stars and they are blessed with a twin, a boy and a girl. They are no doubt one of the most admired couples in the entertainment industry.
YEMI SOLADE & HANNAH MARSH
Yemi is married to Hannah and they both met on the set of Wale Adenuga’s Super story series and she sacrificed her movie career to take care of the home front. The couple is blessed with children.
AFEEZ ENIOLA & ESTHER KALEJAYE
He is a popular movie actor, producer, scriptwriter, and production manager and Esther is also an actor popularly known as Omo Jo Yibo in Omo Ghetto.
Many don’t even know they are a couple. As they keep their marriage life away from their professional life and they are blessed with children.
YEWANDE ADEKOYA & ABIODUN THOMAS
Popular actress, Yewande Adekoya is also happily married to a popular filmmaker, Abiodun Thomas. Aside from being popular filmmakers, they are also popular with their skits on social media.
TAWA AJISEFINI & JAMO ALLY
They are the valentine couple as they both tied the knot on February 14th, 2019 and the very lively actress has presently relocated to the U.S. to live with her husband but still very active on social media.