Nollywood Superstar, Amnesty International Activist, founder of Omotola Youth Empowerment Programme, Model, Singer and Director Omotola Jalade Ekeinde aka Omosexy”  turns a older today!  Join African Celebs in wishing this phenomenal woman Omosexy  a wonderful birthday, more Success, Happiness and Good Health!

Even though Omotola first starred  in the movie “Venom of Justice” in 1995, it was the film “Mortal Inheritance” that made her an instant hit!… Since then she has appeared in more than 300 movies…

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Named by TIME magazine as “100 most influential people in the world”….

Omotola is definitely making history around the world. The stunning and gorgeous actress, who is currently celebrating over 20 years in the movie industry.

She has been listed among Yahoo’s  ‘The Highest-Grossing Movie Stars you’ve Probably Never Heard of’ List.

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde

Omotola’s husband Capt. Matthew Ekeinde is a pilot, the couple have four great kids!

Thank you for impacting Africa’s image positively! We are very proud of you Omosexy! Keep up the good work!

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Congratulations! Happy Wedding Anniversary toNollywood actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Captain Matthew Ekeinde.  The power couple got married in 1996….

We wish OmoSexy and Captain Matthew Ekeinde many more happy years to come! 

 

 

The stunning and gorgeous actressvwas recently listed among Yahoo’s  ‘The Highest-Grossing Movie Stars you’ve Probably Never Heard of’ List..

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has appeared in more than 300 films, selling millions of video copies, She is very active/involved with her charity numerous work..

Join us in wishing this Power couple a Happy Wedding Anniversary ❤️

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omotola_jaladeAfrican Women Making History: Nigerian Superstar Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde is definitely making history around the world. The stunning and gorgeous actress, who is currently celebrating 20 years in the movie industry, was recently listed among Yahoo’s  ‘The Highest-Grossing Movie Stars you’ve Probably Never Heard of’ List.

Omotola Jalade is the only African on the list. Yahoo’s  

‘The Highest-Grossing Movie Stars you’ve Probably Never Heard of’ List also had only 2 women, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde  and Mickie McGowan.

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Total box-office: Unknown

We’ll wager not only have you not heard of Omotola Jalade Ekeinde – or ‘Omosexy’ as her fans call her – but we reckon you probably haven’t even heard of the industry she spearheads: Nollywood.

Yes, that’s Nigeria’s version Hollywood, in which Omosexy dominates – she has over 300 film credits to her name (although most go straight to video). In her homeland she’s like a cross between Oprah Winfrey and Kim Kardashian, with her own reality TV series following her and her family.

Though it’s nigh on impossible to determine what her box-office total is, given that the Nigerian film industry is mostly one that distributes through market stalls and street corners, it is estimated to be worth upwards of £320 million a year – and Omosexy is a Nollywood cornerstone.

We are very proud of you Omosexy! Keep up the good work
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First Jollof Festival in South Africa: Ghana tops, Nigeria Curates, Congo DR hosts — Africa wins

The Ghana-Nigeria Jollof Wars competition 2021 tagged #JollofWarsSouthAfrica was held at Karibu Wote Restaurant in Rivonia, Sandton, a place in South Africa’s largest city of Johannesburg. The Grand Prize winner was Florence Ansah of Ghana, she walked away with 8000 South African rands (R), the equivalent of about 560 US dollars.

Florence, who is based in Sunnyside, Pretoria became the winner of the first-ever Jollof Wars event in South Africa when she beat a field of four other chefs to win the grand-prize.

In her own words, she said “I am grateful for participating in the competition and grateful to God for also being the winner and I thank the Ghana High Commission for allowing me to connect with the organizers.”JollofWarsSouthAfrica competing chefs pictured left to right are Jumoke Ojetimi of Nigeria, Phyllis Qua-enoo of Ghana, the winner Florence Ansah also of Ghana, and Nigeria’s Jemie Ugwujide

Prize money for the chefs was sponsored by MTN South Africa, a mobile telecommunications company, with Afroruby South Africa also sponsoring a gift. Other prize winners included Phyllis Qua Enoo, also a Ghanaian who won the runner-up prize of R6500 ($455.79) with Nigeria’s Jumoke Ojetimi coming in third place to win  R5500 ($385.61).

Side attractions that spiced up the event

Runaway attraction in the mold of a young eighteen-year-old celebrity chef named Jemie Ugwujide whose dish came in fourth despite participating only for the fun of it won many hearts. Another activity that added to the excitement of this premier event was the poem presented by co-organizer Maleshane Makhale about South Africa’s ‘Youth Day‘ which coincidentally fell on the day of the program —

June 16 — also a public holiday in South Africa.2nd left is Elizabeth Anku — trade assistant from Trade Section of the Ghana High Commission in South Africa, 3rd left is Ambassador Hilda Hinidza-Ellun — Acting Ghana High Commissioner to South Africa, 2nd right is Phyllis Qua- Enoo — 1st runner-up, and extreme right is Adetunji Omotola — Co-Founder of African Solutions Express and #JollofWarsSouthAfrica Curator

Full marks go to David, of Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo DR) who sang his country’s national anthem with gusto and warmth, what made it peculiar was the fact that this was the only anthem sung in French.The South Africans in the room also harmonized their anthem which has multiple languages with great aplomb.

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The shortest anthem at the #JollofWarsSouthAfrica was the Nigerian anthem with its first stanza that ends with the words ‘peace and unity‘ bellowed out loud by Nigerians in the hall of the event venue Karibu Wote, which by the way is owned by a Congo DR national.For a second there, one could have mistaken this for a choral contest given all the singing that set the tone to electrify the venue.

The event was graced by the presence of Madam Hilda Hinidza-Elluh, the Acting High Commissioner of Ghana to South Africa who was accompanied by the High Commission’s Trade Assistant Elizabeth Anku.2nd left is Elizabeth Anku — trade assistant from Trade Section of the Ghana High Commission in South Africa, 3rd left is Ambassador Hilda Hinidza-Ellun — Acting Ghana High Commissioner to South Africa, 2nd right is Phyllis Qua- Enoo — 1st runner-up, and extreme right is Adetunji Omotola — Co-Founder of African Solutions Express and #JollofWarsSouthAfrica Curator

By home advantage, most of the guests were South Africans, yet a chunk of the attendees was also from the Congo DR. Nigerians and Ghanaians present were also resplendent in their traditional attires, adding color and fashion with the colors of their dresses and shoes blending in with the multi-lingual conversations and well-garnished mouth-watering Jollof and other food items. African diversity was on full blast and well-displayed that day…

The winner is picked, the battle is ended, but the culinary war continues

Congo DR Chef Demolu and Palesa Ryan, a South African banker, were the two judges at hand for the event. As the chefs presented their dishes for judging the event went ahead with the exhibition of books, wines, and beers.

The judges spent quite some time before establishing the best dish as the competition was quite stiff, making it hard for them to quickly conclude on which of the Jollof tasted better since they were all good.Besides Jollof rice, there was lunch also, which was provided by Karibu Wote.

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Lunch came in the form of pondu, tilapia and pap, other options were potatoes, rice and chicken with accompaniments. The various dishes were washed down by wines from Naked Bottles and some beers from the Tolokazi Range being exhibited as guests bought wines and beers that they had tasted earlier during the exhibition and networking session.A well-garnished and well-presented Jollof by competing Nigeria chef Jumoke Ojetimi (inset bottom right corner) at the first ever Jollof Festival in South Africa

In the end, Ghana came in best with Sunnyside-based Pretoria resident Florence Ansah making history in South Africa as the winner.

The dishes were great, the atmosphere was euphoric and the attendance no doubt was encouraging for a first-time event,” said Adetunji Omotola, the event Curator who went ahead to reveal to TheAfricanDream.net (event media partner) in a post-event interview that “planning is already afoot for the 2nd event.

We are so thankful to everyone who played respective roles in making this success a reality. Contact us on Twitter and Instagram where we can be found as @jollofwars_sa to talk about how you can be a part of the next event.“Highlights from The Jollof Wars South Africa will be aired across Africa on Saturday,

February 19, 2021, at 20.30hrs South African time, 19.30 hours Nigerian time, and 18.30 hours Ghanaian time on DSTV Channel 404. It is the first time in South Africa that Ghanaian chefs and Nigerian chefs have gone head-to-head in a big way with the Ghanaians showing up massively to claim almost 75% of the winnings at stake.

Congratulations to Ghana for winning this one, the battle is over, but the war continues, see you at the 2022 #JollofWarsSouthAfrica event, for now, kudos to Africans worldwide for showing their power of oneness through food, culture, fashion and diplomacy — Ubuntu!

Written by Oral Ofori

The never-ending Jollof Wars is coming to South Africa for the first time in history. South Africa will play a key role in being host to the first-ever Jollof Rice Competition between Ghanaians and Nigerians in the 2nd quarter of 2021.

Karibu Wote African restaurant in Rivonia, Sandton, South Africa is going to be the venue where yet another attempt is made to resolve the healthiest and fun food rivalry between Ghanaians and Nigerians.

According to Adetunji Omotola — the curator of this event — in an interview from his base in South Africa with TheAfricanDream.net, participating chefs have been drawn from Johannesburg, Yeovil, Pretoria, and Sandton, Johannesburg.

He encouraged all to support the event on all social media platforms by adding the Jollof Wars South Africa when they make posts and follow the event on Twitter with its official handle @JollofWars_SA.

One of the chefs who is a Ghanaian is also a corporate employee and a mother of four who promises to throw down a real soul food Ghana-Jollof to spice up this premier event,” said Mr. Omotola.

The competition will be judged by a combination of South Africans, Nigerians, and Ghanaians at the quintessential Karibu Wote which is owned by Lauretta Muinda who happens to be a Congolese.

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Naija no day carry last,” said a Nigerian who is based in South African that told TheAfricanDream.net that “We all know that here in South Africa, the best jollof rice makers are Nigerians, but let me not talk too much, just remember this when the final result is announced.”

The event will take place on Wednesday, June 16 at 12 noon and run till 4 PM South African Time (SAT).

It will be attended by Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa and other dignitaries according to Mr. Omotola who also confirmed that it’s being held in a fun and cultural display to foster multicultural healthy relationships with all the countries involved and have giveaways and other scheduled surprises,

including great networking opportunities for those who will be supporting and attending from respective nations.

For further information about this first-ever event which has TheAfricanDream.net as a media partner kindly contact Maleshane Makhale via email with maleshanem@outlook.com to discover how you can be a sponsor, vendor, or partner.

Let the culinary war begin, all over again.

Written by Oral Ofori

 

Inspirational Stories: African Celebrities Who Inspire Us To Dress Better 

Clothes communicate certain hidden elements of your personality. It can be a great starting point of conversation. If you see someone dressed in a way that speaks to you, approach him or her.

Chances are you’ll have a great deal in common.

Your clothes, colours and mannerisms speak volumes about what’s going on inside of you. According to research, when people are happy and secured with themselves they turn to go for bright colours.

We choose our clothes as carefully as we choose our friends. When you step out into the world people make sweeping assumptions and decisions about you quicker than you can say

“Hi” Your clothes communicate trustworthiness and humility and people want to validate in their mind the details.

Above all, Your presence should calm others not prop up fear and unanswered questions.

These celebs (In no particular order) make us all want to step up our dress code GAME. In order words we love their fashion sense!

Stephanie Okereke Linus

Multiple Award-winning Director,  Entrepreneur, stunning and gorgeous Actress

Did you know Stephanie Okereke Linus is one of the celebs who give back?

 

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JOSELYN DUMAS 
Award-winning screen diva Joselyn Canfor Dumas is a Ghanaian entertainment powerhouse who rose to prominence after being featured in a film titled Perfect Picture and being headhunted by one of Ghana’s biggest television networks…

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Watch out for Joselyn Dumas’  upcoming show #KeepingItRealwithJoselynDumas

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JACKIE APPIAH 

Award-winning actress Jackie Appiah is a seasoned actress who started her career at the age of 12 when she starred in the TV series Things We Do for Love.

 

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In addition, she also starred in the hit movie ‘Beyoncé – The President’s Daughter’ alongside prominent Ghanaian actors Van Vicker and Nadia Buari….

Jackie has also graced many magazine covers and billboards, and has won numerous awards including ‘Best Supporting Actress’ at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.

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Prince David Osei

Ghanaian Actor and Model who has been on many screens for years now. His movies include, Confessions, Happily Never After, Every Woman Wants Me, Bitter Sugar, Devilish Angel and more.

 

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Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

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Award-winning Nollywood Superstar, Amnesty International Activist, founder of Omotola Youth Empowerment Programme, Model, Singer and Director Omotola Jalade Ekeinde aka “Omosexy”….

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Salma Mumin

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Salma Mumin is an award-winning Ghanaian Actress, Film maker and Entrepreneur.

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The gorgeous and stunning actress has starred in many movies, including Hashtag, Passion and Soul, Seduction and more

 

Nadia Buari

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Award-winning Ghanaian actress Nadia Buari starred in the TV series Things We Do for Love and in the hit movie ‘Beyoncé

The President’s Daughter’ alongside prominent Ghanaian actors Van Vicker and Jackie Appiah.

In addition, she has since been featured in various more. Nadia is now concentrating more on raising her adorable twins….

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AFRICAN CELEBRITIES NEWS AND UPDATES

Tiwa Savage: Nigerian singer-songwriter

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Genevieve Nnaji: Award-winning Nollywood Superstar/Entrepreneur Genevieve Nnaji.

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Award-winning Filmmaker/Nollywood actor

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The stunning and gorgeous Ghanaian Actress, former Miss Ghana contestant, film producer and entrepreneur is the current tourism ambassador of Ghana

BECCA:

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Popular Ghanaian singer and actress

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Daniel K Daniel (DKD): 

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Multiple Award-Winning Actor and Host

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He who finds a wife finds a good thing, And obtains favor from the Lord…

Most celebrity marriages usually don’t last for a long time, However, these Nоllуwооd and Ghallywood stars below proof otherwise. Let’s check out some of the inspiring African celebrities relationships. In no particular order

Joke Silva and Olu Jacob: The couple has weathered the storm, mixing their job with relationships. Joke Silva confessed that it has not been easy but it was necessary for them to sail the ship to success.

The veteran couple has been together for nearly 40 whopping years and their relationship has being a testimony that celebrities could tangle well.

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Omotola Jalade-Ekehinde and Captain Matthew Ekeinde:

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The duo has survived a long two-decades relationship without a glitch. The couple have, 4 children and no one has recorded a social media war or the likes over the affairs of the loving couple. 

Richard Mofe-Damijo and Jumobi Adegbesan:

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Here another couple that has served the general populace that celebrities and doing great with their marital life. Richard Mofe-Damijo popularly known as RMD is a Nigerian veteran actor, a loving husband and a caring father.

He has been married to his wife for 19 years and the years are still well counting.

Stephanie Linus And Linus Idahosa

 

Filmmaker & Entrepreneur, Nollywood Actress, Multiple-Brand Ambassador Stephanie Linus and hubby, Media Mogul Linus Idahosa got married in France in 2012, in what is described as the wedding of the century. 

Linus Idahosa is a reputable media consultant with international recognition. He is an influential person and accredited CNN agent in Nigeria.

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Aside from working with several reputable companies, He is an entrepreneur with his own company. He is the founder of Del-York International a prominent company representing New York Film Academy in Nigeria. The couple are blessed with a cute boy, Maxwell.

 

Van Vicker and Adjoa Vicker:

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The Nollywood actor got married in 2003 and has since then been working so hard to keep his marriage.

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His busy schedule has been challenging though, however, his loving wife can understand his need to stay in the movie arena. 16 years now and they are still kicking on excellently.

 

John Dumelo and Gifty Mawunya Nkornu:

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About a year ago, Gifty Mawunya Nkornu walked down the aisle with the veteran Ghanaian actor, John Dumelo. As popular as the actor is, he was able to keep his love affair with the UK-based lawyer wife, Gifty Mawunya Nkornu a secret.

Many were surprised at the grand wedding ceremony and the couple is still getting the best of each other till date.

Mercy Johnson-Okojie and Prince Odianose Okojie:

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In the tail end of 2011, just a couple of weeks to the grand wedding of the popular actress Mercy Johnson, her love affair got hit by the fiercest storm but the actress was dedicated to getting the best of her love affair.

She stood her ground and has since celebrated her 7th anniversary with husband, Prince Odianose Okojie. A joy to watch!

 

Michael Owusu Addo and Tracy Owusu Addo:

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Michael Owusu Addo, popularly known as Sarkodie tied the knot in 2018 following a long 13 years courtship with his newly wedded wife, Tracy Owusu Addo.

Isn’t that love story a beautiful one? Sure, there must have been ups and downs but the relationship surely promises to be a lasting one.

Gifty Anti and Nana Ansah Kwao IV:

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Gifty’s royal wedding was top of the class in Accra, Ghana 4 years ago. The couple has since then been living together in peace and harmony. The TV presenter Gifty Anti expressed joy in her 3rd anniversary.

She said, “I am happy to be waking up beside my man every morning for the past three years with our little princess in her cot”. Celebrities are surely setting things right.

Peter Okoye and Titilola Loretta Omotayo:

Peter Okoye together with his twin brother, Paul Okoye are prominent music artist popularly known as P-Square until their recent breakup.

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The duo released many albums together and rose to stardom together. Peter upon break up with his twin brother now goes by the stage name, Mr. P. Peter dated his wife, Titilola Loretta Omotayo for a long 7 years before deciding to tie the knot grandly in November 2013.

The celebrity couple has since then lived under the same roof and has had no significant issue ever since they got tangled.

Paul Okoye and Anita Isama:

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In 2014, The other twin brother of the famous P-Square crew, Paul Okoye made his 10 years relationship with his wife, Anita Islama a reality. The city of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, welcomed thousands of celebrity at the grand wedding of the two love birds. It’s been 5 years now and the relationship is perfect like it started yesterday. 

Ibinabo Fiberesima and Uche Egbuka:

2015 ushered a new life to the veteran Nollywood actress, Ibinabo Fiberesima as she embarked on a new beautiful journey that was set to have no end. However, she had to look elsewhere in 2017 following a controversy in her marriage.

The beautiful actress called it quit with Uche Egbuka but it still serves an inspiration as to know when to let go when things are not working well. Be courageous and learn to move on.

Mofe Duncan and Jessica Kakkad:

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Nollywood star, Mofe Duncan married his Indian wife Jessica Kakkad two years ago and the duo managed their love affair well enough. However, recently, a tweet went viral on Tweeter claiming the young couple had a break-up.

This may not be entirely true as the couple grandly celebrated their first anniversary just a couple of months ago. Whatever it is, I am sure they will get through it together as no marriage that doesn’t promise sizable challenges.

Mike Ezuruonye and Keke Nkechi Nnorom:

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The outstanding Nollywood veteran actor married a Canadian-based medical psychologist, Keke Nkechi Nnorom in 2019 and has since then been living up to expectations.

Mike loves his wife so much and dedicated his time to his marriage. The couple recently celebrated their 9th anniversary happily and are really a joy to watch.

Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku and Ahuma Cabutey Adodoaji:

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Popular Ghanaian actress Naa Ashorkor married her long term boyfriend Ahuma Cabutey Adodoaji in 2014. The couple dated for seven years and the husband has hung on to her despite her busy schedule in the movie industry.

5 years on and they are still doing fine together. Many think their relationship a fantasy. Naa Ashorkor’s marital life is an inspiration to numerous Africans today.

Yul Edochi and May Aligwe Edochie: Yul Edochi is a popular Nigerian artist with years of experience. In 2004, aged 22, the young adult decided to start a familiy and he recently acclaimed that he’s happy for making the right decision.

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He has since then been married to May Aligwe Edochi and the duo has between them 2 sons and a daughter. When asked if he regretted marrying early, he replied:

“I will do this same thing a thousand times if I had the chance and as a matter of fact, I want my child to get married at 21”. Why would you then turn your back on the marital lives of celebrities when many are doing really great?

 

Kafui Danku and Husband:

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The prominent Ghanaian TV lady married a Canadian. They have been able to convince people that racism is a thing of the past. The couple is blessed with two beautiful children and enjoying their fruitful and funfair union.

Many said the relationship wouldn’t last but the people that thought so are still counting and we hope they continue until they lose count.

 

Bob Manuel Udokwu and Cassandra Udokwu:

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The two love birds got married 19 years ago with their last anniversary seeing them reciting their vows again.

When asked about their love affair, the duo said there has been ups and downs, however, the dedication id the key and the zeal is ever burning. Who doesn’t fancy that sort of beautiful relationship?

Queen Nwokoye And Pastor Uzoma:

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Queen Nwokoye got married in 2011, a wedding that came as a surprise to many fans of the Nollywood actress as she said she refused to make her wedding a subject of the media attention.

Many thought it was because her marriage was set for doom but the beautiful actress has lived beyond doubt and doing excellent today.

OC Ukeje and Senami I. Togonu-Bickersteth: OC Ukeje is a prominent Nigerian actor and musician known for his romantic roles in many Nollywood movies.

The popular actor married Senami I. Togonu-Bickersteth in 2014, breaking the hearts of many female fans as many were crushing on this compassionate handsome man.

When the wife was recently asked why the two love birds are not living under the same roof lately, she said and I quote “Even on bad terms loyalty should never change”. Sure it’s a sign that the strong woman is ready to live with the challenges and the couple is definitely going to sail safe.

Bottom line, many think it is difficult for celebrities to manage their marriages but the above suggests otherwise as all the celebrities listed above are sources of inspiration for celebrities to tap from and enjoy a remarkable marriage.

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We live in a society where some people are obsessed with their favourite celebrities and will move heaven and earth to have, wear, talk.. basically be like them.

It is a big deal and very important for companies or business to use celebrities  who are ‘drama free’ as the face of the brand. For the brands below to use the celebrities mention below means they are doing something right.

Here are some of African celebrities  fans can’t enough of! (In no particular order)

Stephanie Linus

Filmmaker & Entrepreneur, Nollywood Actress, Multiple-Brand Ambassador Stephanie Linus was born on October 2, 1982, Stephanie grew up in the family of eight children as the sixth child of her parents.

She had her early education in Delta State and a graduate  of  University of Calabar and has a bachelor’s degree in English and Literary studies. In addition, Stephanie attended a film academy in New York

Some the movies that shot Stephanie to the spot light includes Compromised 2 and Waterloo. And has not slowed down since.

Filmmaker & Entrepreneur, Nollywood Actress, Multiple-Brand Ambassador Stephanie Linus has combined all her skills over time to produce and direct some movies, Tv Shows and also starred in many as well, including: 

Through the Glass, Dry, Private Sin, Wicked Intentions, Make Me Fabulous, Boonville Redemption, Miss Nigeria, Doctor Bello, Reloaded, World of Tears,Hidden Treasure, Eye of the Gods,My Darling Princess and more.

Stephanie Linus is Multiple-Brand Ambassador  for Nollycasting, MINISO, UNFPA Regional Ambassador, SNEPCo/NNPC and more.

 

 

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde 

 

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Nollywood Superstar, Amnesty International Activist, founder of Omotola Youth Empowerment Programme, Model, Singer and Director Omotola Jalade Ekeinde aka Omosexy”  has lots brand endorsements including, P&G, Knorr (by Unilever) with one of her daughters, Scanfrost ambassador and more

 

Photo Credit: Omotola and her daughter

 

Tiwa Savage

Tiwa Savage, born Tiwatope Savage-Balogun is an African female music superstar popularly known as the Mavin Record’s first lady. The superstar recently signed new deals with many organization to push their products.

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She is the new face of Star Lager’s citrus beer, Star Radler and the first female ambassador of the Nigerian beer brand. Other endorsement deals include Pepsi, Maggi, Forte oil, MTN Nigeria and  Konga.

Being the face of these products, she has uniquely encouraged fans to become lovers of these products and ultimately improving the profits of these organizations.

**Congratulations are in order! Tiwa Savage has signed new deal with Universal Music Group

 

Davido

Nigerian music artists Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido is one of the youngest and richest Nigerian and has numerous endorsements

 

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Banky W.

Banky Olubankole Wellington, best known by his stage name Banky W. is a popular Nigerian singer, rapper, actor, and politician capable of influencing mass majority of Nigerian youth.

His popularity as a celebrity almost won him a seat at the Nigerian House of representatives in the 2019 elections. Although, his political party was young and could not do much within the limited time, nevertheless, Banky W. garnered a remarkable number of votes through the youths and his loved ones.

 

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He has several endorsement deals with reputable organizations including Coca Cola and Samsung Smartphone brands.

 

Jackie Appiah

Award winning Ghanaian actress Jackie Appiah made her first onscreen appearance on the popular Ghanaian TV series ‘Things We Do for Love’ in 2001. Jackie  became an instant hit, the whole nation was smitten with her sweet and adorable character…

She has since starred in over 50 Ghanaian and Nigerian movies. Jackie has received several awards and nominations, including the awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 2010 Africa Movie Academy Awards…

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Jackie Appiah alot of endorsement including  Irokotv, Pan-African Hair Growth brand, tourist ambassador (Dubai, South Africa and more)

 Stonebwoy

Multiple award-winning Ghanaian and the first African Dancehall Artist to win both a BET andNickelodeon Kids Choice Awards (KCA) Stonebwoy has endorsement with Tommy Hilfiger and more.

In 2015, the dancehall king, afropop, and reggae icon he won BET Award for Best International Act, Africa and now 2019 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards Favourite African Star awards. More to come!

 

Yvonne Chaka Chaka

Yvonne Chaka Chaka is an international singer, songwriter, entrepreneur and a teacher popularly known in many African nations including Zimbabwe, Kenya, Gabon, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast.

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Her evergreen song titled “Umqombothi” brought her remarkable stardom and has ever since rising up to the occasion. The song “Umqombothi” (African Beer) was a breakthrough in her career, prompting a performance for Queen Elizabeth II, President Bill Clinton among others.

She is a South African and capable of influencing the political interest of many in her country.

 

Diamond Platnumz

Nasibu Abdul Juma, best known by his stage name Diamond Platnumz is a top rated Tanzanian bongo flava recording artist, dancer and songwriter with numerous awards for her hit song “Number One”.

He is known to be the most loved and decorated artist in East and Central Africa. Diamond is influential and as a result, becomes the face of many products in East and Central Africa. In 2013.

He was considered the highest selling Tanzanian mobile phone ringtones. The prominent singer has a multi-million dollar endorsement deal with Belaire brand, Pepsi and more.

 

Wizkid

Another top-rated African celebrity is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, better known a Wizkid. Wizkid is an influential Nigerian Hip Hop singer, songwriter, and producer. He’s the CEO of StarBoy Records and has enjoyed an uninterrupted decade of stardom.

His hit song “Don’t Dull” brought the hardworking singer to limelight and has since then been at the top of his game. Wizkid is popularly loved by African ladies due to his interest in releasing love-related hits.

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The 28-year-old celebrity has a worldwide influence as he has performed with numerous international artists. This being the reason why he became one of the most sought by highly esteemed brands to help showcase their brands.

Wizkid has endorsement deals with many brands including Glo Nigeria, Pepsi,  CIROC, Guinness and many more.

 

Martha Ankomah

Martha has been featured various movies including: Heart of Men, Caught in the Middle, Honour My Tears, Naked Faces, Government Babes, Just One Kiss, No More Love,

Perfect Wife, Married Strangers, Rough Rider, Silent Murderer, Ridiculous Wife, Plug My Rose, My Taxi Driver, Million Dollar Baby,  Look Into My Heart, Deadly Friend, Somewhere in Africa, One More Night, Bed of Roses…

Martha Ankomah gives back to the community through her foundation Martha Ankomah Foundation to support children living with Autism in Ghana, the foundation also supports deprived children by supplying them with learning materials to help build their lives and give them a better education …

Martha Ankomah owns a beauty salon called ‘Martha’s Place’ in Accra Ghana. She has numerous including Cowbell Ghana, GLO, GTP Adepa Dumas and more…

 

In fact, many оf the biggest brands with thе biggеѕt budgеtѕ аlrеаdу understand thе роwеr of celebrity endorsement. Having a сеlеbritу аѕѕосiаtеd with уоur рrоduсt оr ѕеrviсе provides twо vеrу imроrtаnt thingѕ tо your brаnd: aspiration аnd credibility.

Many реорlе аѕрirе tо “livе likе a сеlеbritу” аnd pour over рubliсаtiоnѕ just to find out  whаt their  сеlеbritiеѕ аrе wearing, what products they аrе uѕing, whеrе thеу аrе trаvеling to, which cream they’re using, what hairstyle they have еtс.

Because the fans ‘copy’ thе livеѕ оf celebrities, they turn to раtrоnizе the vеrу same brаndѕ they are using.

Thе bottom line is that сеlеbritiеѕ sell. Whеn a ѕtаr wears it, uѕеѕ it оr promotes it, thе wоrld fоllоwѕ.  If a fаn can wear outfits or shoes that Stephanie Linus wore, they will be over the moon. Therefore when why are presented with that chance through promos, they just grab it

Never underestimate the power of a celebrity when it comes to marketing your brand.

Nollywood Superstar Omotola Jalade Ekeinde’s daughter, Princess Ekeinde turns a older today!  Join AfricanCelebs in wishing beautiful Princess Ekeinde God’s richest blessings on her birthday and every day…

 

Princess Ekeinde.

 Princess Ekeinde recently graduated from  graduated from Eastern Mediterranean University, in Northern Cyprus.

Happy 19th Birthday Princess Ekeinde!!! Wow she is a spitting image of her mother! what beauty!!!

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