One of the new trends for most Nigerian celebrities is to give birth to their child outside the country, however some of these celebs themselves were opportune to have been born outside the country themselves. This list takes a look at some of our favourite celebs who were born outside Nigeria.
1. OGE OKOYE
This screen star is one of the top actresses in Nollywood having featured in countless movies with numerous awards to her credit. Oge Okoye was born on 16 November, 1980 in London, United Kingdom. She would later move down to Lagos to live with her family.
Omo Baba Olowo himself has to be on this list having always made us know just how rich his father is. The sensational singer was born on 21 November, 1992 in Atlanta, United States. Although he relocated to Nigeria at a tender age, he would go on to attend the prestigious British International School in Lagos.
3. JIM IYKE
One of Nollywood’s best screen stars, Jim Iyke was born on 25th September, 1976 in Libreville, Gabon. The only boy of a family of eight children, he has gone on to carve a name for himself as one of the best of the best out there when it comes to the movie world.
4. NAETO C
This Nigerian rapper has made a mark on the music industry that can never be forgotten. Born on 17, December, 1982 in Houston, Texas, United States, he made his return to Nigeria at an early age and we are glad he did to come bless us with his talents.
5. ZACK ORJI
Like Jim Iyke, this veteran Nollywod actor was born in Libreville, Gabon in 1960.
6. BANKY W
E.M.E boss and music mogul, Banky W was born on March 27, 1981 in New York City, New York, United States to Nigerian parents. His parents moved back to Nigeria when he was five years
7. SEYI SHAY
This singer is no doubt one of the reigning queens of the Nigerian music industry having been able to churn out some chart topping hit after hit. Born on 21, December, 1985, the Bia crooner was born in Tottenham, London, United Kingdom to Nigerian parents where she was raised.
8. MALEEK BERRY
Famed singer and producer, Maleek Berry earns a spot on this list having been born on 11th August, 1987 in South London, London.
Nigerian rapper turned actor, Ikechukwu was born in Manassas, Virginia, United States. He released his debut album Son of the Soil in 2006 when he returned to Nigeria.
Media personality, Toolz was born 6 July, 1982 in London United Kingdom. This radio personality is best known for hosting The Midday Show on Beat FM