Nigerian celebrities are known to be the toast of Africa as they miles above the rest in what they do. From the music industry to the movie industry, Nigerian celebrities have set the pace for the rest of Africa to follow.
We will talk about some of the celebrities that have made news or headline so far in this year 2020.
Few weeks into the year 2020, Burna Boy had been the talk of the town with a series of gist circulating on the internet.
Firstly, news sprang up about Burna boy and his pretty girlfriend Steff London’s break up. The story caught the attention of a large number of social media users, each eulogizing Burna boy for his action and others wondering why he left the SEXY rapper.
Although the conclusion was that the storyline was false after all and it was all false rumor, then, Burna boy became another trending topic as he bagged both Grammy and Bet nominations. Only a few stars ever got the chance to appear at Grammy and BET, and though he lost both awards, he already made himself a household name.
Burna Boy, whose real name is Damini Ogulu, was born on 2 July 1991, in Ahoada, Port Harcourt, into the family of Mr. and Mrs. Ogulu. He has been fantastic and has launched different albums and features alongside other celebrities.
Davido has been on the headlines since the beginning of the year. In the first half of the year, Davido has been dropping lead headline nationally and internationally through his album, actions, relationships, and more.
Earlier in the year, his fiance Chioma gave birth to a baby boy, followed by his trip with his baby mama and daughter Imade to Ghana.
Much into the headlines, an allegation by a Twitter King Patrick claimed Peruzzi was Chioma’s pimp, which aligned with claims by Instagram journalist, Kemi Olunloyo. The news went viral for a while until the release of Davido’s 1milli song starring Chioma.
Finally, Davido posted on his timeline that his fiancé, Chioma tested positive to coronavirus alongside others and has been discharged after full recovery.
Davido is now a father of three, a record label owner, and plays a significant role in the entertainment industry.
The artiste was born in Atlanta, US, and raised in Lagos. He has made an exceptional level of fame for himself through his music. He is a brand ambassador to various companies and brands.
Funke Akindele popularly called Jenifer, which is a stage name she picked for her movie series Jenifer’s diary.
Funke Akindele is an entertainer and a talented comedian. She has been making great headlines since the beginning of the year.
From the outpouring joy from the birth of her twice, Funke has also made headline with her nomination at the African magic viewers’ choice award. She emerged Best Actress for her performance in a Comedy (Movie/TV series) “Moms at War.”
Similarly, during the COVID-19 lockdown, Funke hosted a birthday for her husband Rasheed Bello, on 4 April 1977. The party came at a wrong time, as she violated the social distancing order imposed on the state by the state government. Funke and her husband appeared before a magistrate court, having been found guilty, were charged to pay 100,000 and 14days community service.
She is a talented Yoruba actress with a good sense of entertainment. She had a child last year, and since then, she has had a proper order of events since then.
The Edo state born actress started her journey in 2003. She has starred in various movie roles, both indigenous and English movies. She has also made good fame for herself in the industry.
Some of her news flash that made the internet and her fans celebrate her more was her African magic viewers’ choice award, where she bagged several awards home, including the award for Best Actress in Drama (Movie/TV series) based on the flick titled Elevator Baby.
She is one of Nollywood’s wealthiest and most influential celebrities in the movie industry.