Love they say is blind and marriage they say is a beautiful thing. In this post we will focus on Nollywood actors who fell in love by chance. Let us take you through some of our popular Nollywood actors who met their fellow actor while in the movie industry and started a love relationship that has grown into marriage
The Nigerian movie industry is full of twist and turns but they end up producing something beautiful. It might be rare for people in the corporate world to be in a relationship because it is largely frowned upon but in Nollywood things are very different as there are many actors who took their on-screen love into the real world.
Quite a good number of them started well but got divorced at some point, some of them are still holding the fort, while some are just joining the wagon. Ladies and gentlemen after a careful study and research I bring to you 10 Nollywood actors who are married to fellow actors.
1. Olu Jacobs And Joke Silva
Speak of a successful marriage, then you can speak of Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva. These two Nollywood veterans actors have been married for over 35 years and are unarguably Nollywood’s oldest power couple. Both of them have been rated as the hottest couple in Nollywood. Olu Jacobs and his beautiful wife Joke Silva met in 1981 at the National Theatre in Lagos during the 21st Independent Anniversary.
Olu Jacobs completed his tertiary education at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, United Kingdom where he studied Performing Arts while his wife, Joke Silva completed her tertiary education at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, United Kingdom where she studied Drama. In 1985, Joke Silva got married to Nollywood famous actor Olu Jacobs and the marriage is blessed with two grown up children and a grandchild.
2. Florence And Iyke Okechukwu
Nollywood actress Florence and Nollywood actor Iyke Okechukwu met and fell in love when they were paired as couples in one of the best African telenovelas, Tinsel. They were known as Chuks and Ene in Tinsel. Iyke Okechukwu is a Nigerian actor well known for his portrayal of Chuks Obi on Tinsel. His first acting role was in 2002 in a Kiddies show called ‘Fun Time’. He is also well known for his appearance in ‘Wetin Dey’ in 2007. Iyke Okechukwu and his lovely wife Florence have been married for 8 years and the marriage is currently blessed with 2 lovely children.
3. Adesua Etomi And Banky W
Celebrity couple Banky W and his beautiful actress wife, Adesua Etomi are another lovely couple who got married in 2017 after appearing in the movie, The Wedding Party, where they played the role of husband and wife. Like many celebrity couples, Nigerian musician and actor Olubankole Wellington popularly known as Banky W met his heartthrob, Adesua Etomi on social media. It all started with an Instagram direct message. Banky W took the bold step by sending a direct message to his wife on Instagram after stalking her for some time on the internet.
According to Adesua Etomi, Banky W first message to her on Instagram was hilarious and it got her laughing which made her believe they were going to get along well. Both Adesua and Banky W have revealed they never had the intention of marrying someone in the entertainment industry before fate brought them together as couple. Their relationship started in 2015, but both parties kept it on the low, away from the prying eyes of the media. Banky W officially announced his engagement to actress Adesua Etomi in February 2017.
4. Ibrahim Suleiman And Linda Ejiofor
Nollywood actress and model Linda Ejiofor and her hubby, Ibrahim Suleiman, both appeared in the MNet TV Series, Tinsel. The duo tied the knot on November 11, 2018. The pair also emerged from Tinsel where they were paired as lovers. Linda Ejiofor once told the media that she and Ibrahim Suleiman have been friends for years before they decided to take the relationship to the next level after sharing a closer relationship on the set of Tinsel.
5. Toyin Abraham And Kolawole Ajeyemi
In July 2019, Nollywood actress Toyin Abraham had a traditional engagement with Nollywood actor, Kolawole Ajeyemi, and together they welcomed their first child in August 2019. Toyin Abraham is one Nollywood celebrity who has not been so lucky when it comes to marriage. The actress has experienced a couple of unsuccessful marriages over the years. However, Toyin Abraham seems to be quite happy in her current relationship with Nollywood actor Kola Ajeyemi as she is always posting lovely pictures of him. Following her past marriage experiences, Nollywood actress Toyin Abraham had earlier resolved not to get involved in any form of romance with a fellow Nollywood actor anymore. However, fate kept pushing her path towards that direction, and that was how it led her to meet her current partner Kola Ajeyemi.
6. Jessica Obasi And Stanley Nze
Stanley Nze and Jessica Obasi are Nollywood celebrities that are married to each other. Stanley Ebuka Nze is a popular Nollywood actor who recently played the role of Ahanna in a 2020 Nollywood remake of Amaka Igwe classic, Rattlesnake. Stan Nze was born May 15, 1989 in Lagos, Nigeria and currently 32 years old while Blessing Jessica Obasi is another popular Nollywood actress from Abia State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. She is also a movie producer and an entrepreneur. The couple tied the knot in September 11, 2021.
7. Gloria And Nobert Young
Veteran Nollywood Actor Norbert Young and his beautiful wife Gloria Young both met on a movie set. Norbert Young recently played the role of Ali Mahmood in the film Rattlesnake, The Ahanna story while Gloria Young played the role of Ngozi Maduako in the same film. The couple got married in 2002 and celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary in June 3, 2021. Norbert Young and Gloria Young are both Nollywood veteran actors and have also featured as husband and wife in many Nollywood movie roles.
They are currently blessed with three lovely children. Gloria Young was shot to limelight after her performance in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Glamour Girls”. During an interview, she revealed that despite her love for writing, stress and hard life made her quit journalism for acting. Gloria and Nobert Young are unarguably one of the oldest celebrity couples in the Nigerian film industry.
8. Patrick And Ireti Doyle
Veteran Nollywood actress Ireti Doyle and her husband Patrick Doyle have been married for over 20 years. The duo reunited after a period of separation. Patrick Doyle met her beautiful wife Ireti Doyle while she was still in her third year in the university. The couple met in a movie location in which her husband was the movie director and she was an up-coming actress. They are currently blessed with six lovely children. Ireti Doyle was born in Lagos, Nigeria. She has anchored several A-list television shows like Morning Ride on Silverbird Television and Nimasa on Channels Television.
She is currently starring in popular television series Tinsel. She is also a writer and has several screenplays to her credits. Her husband Patrick Doyle on the other hand is a creative filmmaker. He has produced and directed many blockbuster movies in Nigeria. Ireti Doyle and her husband Patrick Doyle have received several controversial reports about breakup and divorce.
9. Bimpe Oyebade And Lateef Adedimeji
Nollywood actress, Adebimpe Oyebade and actor Adedimeji Lateef had a celebrity wedding ceremony on December 22, 2021. The couple broke the internet with their wedding and their wedding could be tagged as celebrity wedding of the year.
They tried to keep their relationship off the prying eyes of the media, they couldn’t do so successfully but they finally came out clean about their relationship a few days to their union. This was after they had individually vehemently denied having a love affair. Bimpe Oyebade said she didn’t see her wedding coming at all. Bimpe Oyebade and Adedimeji Lateef are one of Nollywood celebrities that are married to each other.
10. Mide Martins And Afeez Abiodun
Nollywood actress Mide Martins is married to her lover, Afeez Abiodun who is also a Nollywood actor. Mide Martins had disclosed that she married her husband, Afeez Abiodun who was her mother’s manager because of the qualities she found in him.
According to the mother of two, the qualities she saw in her husband was not money because Afeez Abiodun wasn’t rich or good-looking when she first met him, she stated. The couple had their 17th wedding anniversary on September 8th, 2021. The lovely couples are proud parents of two beautiful girls. The marriage suffered a brief separation but they later reunited in April, 2016