When two Nollywood powerhouses take the nuptial vow to spend the rest of their lives together, they merge to form a mega couple.
Be it music or film and TV, the fans know these powerful Nollywood couples can pool massive resources together to make things happen, and they pay the most attention to them.
The glitter from their union is so grand, everyone can’t help but notice whatever happens around them.
That’s why some of them decide to hide away from the media, because they know how to magnify matters, be it laughs or cracks. The worst ones even take it out of context, and rain on the couple’s parade with gossips.
But that doesn’t mean the fans don’t love it when two Nollywood stars tie the knot. So, from Banky Wellington (Banky W) and Adesua Wellington to Joke Silva and Olu Jacobs, here are 10 powerful Nollywood couples.
Banky Wellington and Adesua Etomi Wellington
Banky and his actress sweetheart Adesua took their romance beyond the big screens after they both starred in EbonyLife Studios’ hit movie “The Wedding Party (2016).” Banky and Susu, as fans fondly call them got engaged in February 2017 and tied the knot in a lavish wedding in November of the same year. According to Banky, marrying the “King of Boys” star is the second best decision he’s ever made after finding God. Awwwww! Banky and Susu have a son together, Zaiah, whom they welcomed in 2020.
Iyke Okechukwu and Florence Uwaleke Okechukwu
Every Nollywood loving person probably followed Tinsel at some point, especially when the source material was relatively fresh. Actors Iyke and Florence Okechukwu who both starred as Chuks and Ene respectively- the adorable regular couple who eventually became so in love with their roles that they decided to live it out.
Ibrahim Suleiman and Linda Ejiofor
Another Nollywood mega-couple whose romance began on the sets of Tinsel. Suleiman and Ejiofor portrayed Damini and Bimpe respectively in the hit TV series. They became the show’s most appealing romantic pair, eventually cememnting ther union when they got married in 2018. They’re blessed with one son and recently annouced a new podcast series about parenting.
Kolawole Ajeyemi and Toyin Abraham
Although they had previously been romantically linked by mere speculation, serial filmmakers Kola and Toyin officially became an item following their engagement in July 2019. After about a month, they welcomed their first child together, confirming those speculations as true. They remain one of Nollywood’s most followed pair, often drawing massive attention with whatever they do.n
JJC Skillz and Funke Akindele
Nigerian producer, rapper, singer and songwriter JJC Skillz and and mega Nigerian actress Funke Akindele tied the knot in 2016. They are incredibly famous, especially Akindele, whose career has spanned nearly two decades.
Lateef Adedimeji and Bimpe Oyebade
After several months of playing dodge, Nollywood heavy hitters Lateef and Bimpe Adedimeji finally amitted the undeniable romance between them when a day before they tied the knot in a lavish wedding in December 2021. They are collectively followed by over 5 million Instagram users.
Teddy A and Bam Bam
Ex-BBNAija stars Tope Adenibuyan and Oluwabamike Olawunmi, fondly referred to as Teddy A and Bam Bam began their romance in the Big Brother Naija 2018 house. Their relationship followed quite the storied path, defying all the odss to continue their lovey-dovey beyind the show’s climax. They became celestially tied to each other in November 2019 and recently welcomed their first child.
Gedoni and Khafi Ekpata
Another romance that took off from BBNaija house and culminated in a life partnership. Gedoni and Khafi got engaged in 2019. They tied the knot in a private wedding the following year.
Adeniyi Johnson and Oluwaseyi Edun
Actor Adeniyi Johnson and Shaiworld Entertainment founder Oluwaseyi Edun kept their marriage relatively secret, but couldn’t hide it for too long. Despite Johnson being married to actress Toyin Abraham in the past, he’s continued to shower Seyi with unwavering love, often eulogizing her on his socials.
Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva
Words suddenly become scarce when trying to describe how much of a paragon and influence Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva have remained throughout their illustrious career and for the best part of their 33 years long union. Although now in their later years, they are easily the most influential and popular Nollywood mega-couple, individually starring in hundreds of classic films and TV shows.