19 Nigerian movie celebrities who married their colleagues
While many corporate organisations will frown at colleagues getting married and remaining in the same workplace, the opposite applies in the entertainment industry.
It is widely celebrated and a thing of absolute joy when celebrities marry their colleagues.
Here are 19 Nigerian celebrities who married their colleagues:
Olu Jacobs and Joke Silvia
These two Nollywood veterans have been married for 36 years and are blessed with two male children.
The power couple who have become enigmas in the movie industry met in 1981.
Olu Jacob noted he met Joke during the pre-production of a stage play in Nigeria a year after he arrived from England.
He saw her and had a connection as he got attracted by her look instantly and declared his intention to marry her openly.
Sunday Omobolanle and Peju Ogunmola
Renowned comic actor, Sunday Omobolanle aka Papi Luwe and his wife and actress, Peju Ogunmola, have been together for over three decades.
Papi Luwe used to work with Pa. Ogunmola, Peju Ogunmola’s father. Whenever they travelled all over the federation for stage play and were returning to Lagos, they always stopped at Pa. Ogunmola’s house.
According to Papi Luwe, he met Peju in her father’s house. She is the second wife of Sunday Omobolanle and they are blessed with four children, three from Papi Luwe’s previous marriage and one from Peju Ogunmola.
Norbert and Gloria Young
Veterans film stars, Norbert and Gloria Young, are undoubtedly one of the oldest celebrity couples in the Nigerian film industry.
The Young’s have been married for 19 years and are proud parents of three beautiful kids.
Richard and Jumobi Mofe Damijo
Top Nollywood actor Richard Mofe Damijo aka RMD married his heartthrob, Jumobi Adegbesan Damijo in 2000 after the death of his first wife.
Jumobi, before her wedding, was a former Africa Independent Television (AIT) presenter.
They are proud parents of five children and are regarded as one of the golden couples of Nollywood.
Zack and Ngozi Orji
The veteran actor, Zack Orji does not flaunt his family on social media is happily married to Ngozi Orji, also an actress and has played in some minor roles in the movies. She doubles as a makeup artist in the movie industry.
The talented actor met Nollywood actress and costumier, Ngozi Orji in the early 90s and they starred in the movie, “Deadly Passion”.
After appearing in the movie together, they started dating and later got married. They are blessed with three children.
Mide Martins and Afeez Abiodun
Nollywood actress and daughter of late Funmi Martins, Mide Martins, is married to Afeez Abiodun Owo who is also an actor.
Before the death of Mide Martins’ mother, Owo served as Mide’s manager. First, they became good friends, and then grew feelings for each other.
The couple has been married for 20 years are proud parents of lovely twin daughters.
Funke Akindele and Abdul Rasheed Bello
In 2016, Funke Akindele found love again after her first marriage crashed and married a music star, Abdulrasheed Bello, popularly known as JJC Skillz.
Though JJC Skillz had children from past relationships, the couple is blessed with a set of twins.
Against all odds between Funke Akindele And JJC, they have both stand out strong and also they are one of most celebrated couples in the country.
Banky W and Adesua
Etomi got engaged to Banky W in February 2017. The couple held their traditional marriage on 19 November, court wedding on 20 November and white wedding on 25 November 2017; the latter ceremony was held in Cape Town, South Africa.
In early January 2021, Adesua and Banky W had a son named Hazaiah Wellington.
Toyin Abraham and Kolawole Ajeyemi
Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham married Kolawole Ajeyemi who is also an actor in 2019 after her marriage with actor Adeniyi Johnson crashed in 2015.
They welcomed their first child together same year.
Seyi Edun and Adeniyi Johnson
Despite Adeniyi’s marriage crash with Toyin Abraham, the actor has moved on and married Seyi Edun in who is also an actress in 2018.
Adeniyi Johnson and Seyi Edun are no new faces, in the movie scene as they have both featured in several movies together.
Ibrahim Suleiman and Linda Ejiofor
Ibrahim and Linda appeared in the TV Series Tinsel and since then remained friends.
They transitioned from being on-screen lovers to offscreen and eventually tied the knot in November 2018. And welcomed their son, Keon Iman in 2020.
Iyke and Florence Okechukwu
The popular TV series, ‘Tinsel’ produced so many real-life couples and Nollywood stars, Iyke Okechukwu and Florence Okechukwu are on the list.
Actor, Iyke Okechukwu fell in love with his on-screen partner, actress and writer, Florence Okechukwu, and the duo later got married in 2013 and are blessed with two lovely kids.
Razak Olayiwola and Moji Afolayan
Yoruba star actress and one of the daughters of late Ade Afolayan, Ade Love, Moji Afolayan-Olayiwola has been married to fellow thespian, film producer and director, Rasaq Olayiwola aka Ojopagogo for about 18 years.
The couple met on the job over a decade ago got married and are blessed with three children.
Segun Ogungbe with Atinuke and Wunmi Ajiboye
Yoruba actor, Olusegun Akanni Ogungbe, is married to two best friends, Atinuke and Wunmi Ajiboye who are also actresses.
He first got married to Atinuke before he married Omowunmi, an actress who has been his friend. It’s not clear when he got married to Atinuke, who has featured in one of his movies in 2017, but he got married to Omowunmi in 2015.
He has two children with his first wife, Atinuke, and also two children with Omowunmi who gave birth to the second boy May 30th, 2020.
Yewande Adekoya Abiodun and Abiodun Ishola
Nollywood actress, movie producer and content creator, Yewande Adekoya popularly called Ednawey, has been married to actor and movie producer, Abiodun Thomas Ishola for 8 years.
They met in 2008 in a hospital where they went to visit they coincidentally went to visit the same person. And their romance sparked off thereafter.
They are blessed with two girls.
Sukanmi Omobolanle and Kudirat Abimbola Bakare
Sunkanmi Omobolanle is the son of the veteran actor, Sunday Omobolanle well known as “Papi Luwe” and his mother, Peju Ogunmola is also a well-known actress.
He got married to his wife, Kudirat Abimbola Bakare in 2011. And they welcomed a baby girl in 2020, after 9 years of marriage.
Damola Olatunji and Oluwabukola Arugba
They have been married for over 5 years and are still living together as husband and wife. They are proud parents of twins.
The duo was said to have met at a movie location and the chemistry clicked right away. The romance started after Damola who has always been a big fan of the actress finally got the opportunity of coming in contact with her and both kicked it off from there.
Okiki Afolayan and Bimbo Ogunnowo
Popular movie maker got married to fast-rising actress Bimbo Ogunnowo in September, 2018.
They were known as best of friends before the news of their marriage broke on the internet.
They are blessed with a child.
Stan and Blessing Nze
Nollywood actor, Stan Nze married his colleague and heartthrob Blessing Obasi on September 11, 2021 in a star-studded ceremony.
The newest couple on the block had been an item for a couple of years before they eventually tied the knot.
They met in the line of duty and kicked off their friendship which later blossomed to a love relationship.
The beautiful plus size lady is an actor, producer and entrepreneur. As a movie producer, she has featured Stan Nze who is now her husband in most of her movies.