In yet another Nigerian Celebrity Stories episode i present to you 26 Nigerian Female Celebrities That Are Single.
Single for their own reasons, from the good to the bad.
But without anyone telling we all know that it is not at all an easy task staying single under the African clime especially beyond the required age bracket.
These Nigerian Female Celebrities That Are Single are humans in every regard.
It is therefore a matter of great pain for them to sometimes read about their lack on blogs by people who just don’t care except for scoring cheap points with other peoples pain.
Marriage is a matter of honor and fulfillment over here in Africa. It is a way of life. A rite everyone must go through.
To not be married at a certain age makes you a candidate for some really ugly assumptions.
And celebrity or not they are really feeling the pressure.
26 Nigerian Female Celebrities That Are Single
1. Linda Ejiofor
Linda Ejiofor (born Linda Ihuoma Ejiofor) is a Nigerian actress and model known for her role as Bimpe Adekoya in M-Net ‘s TV series
She is among the beautiful one. The kind that would make an adorable wife. But that time has not yet come for her.
So single she remains.
Tony Ogaga Erhariefe of The Sun Nigeria listed her as one of the 10 fastest rising Nollywood stars of 2013.
She was born in Lagos on 17th July 1986.
2. Linda Ikeji
She is the biggest celebrity blogger in Nigeria and Africa at large. With a following that is quite absurd for someone that just writes.
She is a mogul in the media world and just recently gave birth to her first child last week in Atalanta.
Linda Ikeji was born Linda Ifeoma Ikeji on 19th September 1980.
Linda Ikeji was the biggest Google Search trend in Nigeria for 2014. The name Linda Ikeji was the most searched item by users of Google in Nigeria.
On August 8, 2018, Linda Ikeji was among eminent personalities drawn from different countries across multiple disciplines who were conferred with Honorary Doctorate Degree from Trinity International University in Georgia for her outstanding job in Business and Media in Africa.
She is nothing more than a baby mama at the moment. So can be declared single as well.
3. Rukky Sanda
She has never being married unlike most of the famous and rich names to be added to this list of Nigerian Female celebrities that are single.
She is an actress, producer and director in Nollywood.
She was born Rukayat Akinsanya , August 23, 1984 in Lagos State. She began her acting career in 2004 while still a student at Lagos State University and continued after graduation in 2007.
This almost whitish actress was in the past rumored to have been in a sexual relationship with Tonto Dike.
One she denied!
She is still single and maybe not searching.
4. Genevieve Nnaji
This beautiful and ever young actress is one of the few that wears the crown of the Nigeria Movie Industry.
She is even the first to take Nigerian produced movie content to the international arena.
As Netflix has acquired her movie “Lion heart”, which she produced.
At one point in time she was rumored to be having a sexual partnership with ex vice president Atiku.
But the claim as Nigerians, that was an accepted fact was that she dated Dbanj, even staring in one of his musical videos.
She was born 3 May 1979. In 2011, she was honored as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contribution to Nollywood .
She is a single mother of one.
5. Rita Dominic
Like Genevieve Nnaji she is beautiful and ever young. She also wears the Nollywood crown on her head with no worries.
She had earlier dated Jim Iyke according to major sources.
She was born Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Nwaturuocha on July 12, 1975.
She is a member of the Royal Nwaturuocha family of Aboh Mbaise local government area in Imo State.
She attended University of Port Harcourt , where she graduated with a BA (Honours) Degree in Theatre Arts in 1999.
In 1998 she starred in her first movie, A Time to Kill .
6. Tiwa Savage
Tiwa Savage is a very popular name in the Nigeria music industry.
In fact she is one of the biggest names when it comes to the female category in that industry.
She has a son with Tunji “Teebillz” Balogun. Who she got separated from in 2016.
On 28 April 2016 Balogun, in a series of social media posts, accused his wife of infidelity as well as her mother of witchcraft.
Claims she debunked, and in an interview accused her husband of financial recklessness, drug addiction, and abandonment.
7. Empress Njamah
She is one of the few Nigerian female celebrities that are single who believe that staying so for the rest of one’s life is not a big deal.
In fact she doesn’t even see it as an issue.
Commenting on her marital status, she explained that she is not bothered on remaining single since her family are enlightened and understand that the ratio of women to men is uneven.
Is that even a fact?
She once dated Timaya but it was a love story with too many twists and turns. It did not end well.
8. Lilian Bach
Lilian was born in Lagos Island to a Yoruba mother and a Polish father.
Lilian came into the limelight in the 1990s as a model. She also competed in the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant and featured in several television commercials, becoming the Face of Delta. She started her acting career in 1997.
She was born 9th of November 1970.
She is single.
9. Lilian Esoro
She is beautiful and fierce. She is currently one of the reigning faces of Nollywood.
She is a baby mama. A status she automatically took on herself when she ended her marriage with TripleMG CEO Ubi Franklin.
She started off her acting career in 1990 with “Extended Family“.
She was born on 13th February 1982.
But seriously this lady is the Hot! Hot!! Dripping kinda lady.
And we all love them not hot and fierece .
10. Ini Edo.
She is also a big name like those Nigerian Female Celebrities That Are Single who wear the Nollywood crown on their head.
She is single and was born on 23 April 1972.
She graduated from the University of Uyo where she got a Diploma in Theatre Arts. She also completed her bachelor’s degree program at the University of Calabar where she studied English. In 2014 she got a scholarship to study law at National Open University of Nigeria.
She was However married to an American-based Nigerian businessman, Phillip in 2008. She walked out of the marriage in September, 2014, following accusations of domestic violence and cheating.
She has remained single since then.
11. Chika Ike
Chika ‘Nancy’ Ike was born on November 8, 1985.
She is a Nigerian actress , television personality , producer, business woman, philanthropist and former model .
These days she is all about private jets and foreign trips . Especially to Dubai!
She began her film career in 2005 when she played a minor character in the movie Sweet Love . She got her first major role that same year in a movie titled Bless the Child and has since played major roles in over a hundred movies.
In 2014, she graduated from the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, California where she studied Film Making.
She was married but later filed for divorce due to domestic violence in 2013.
12. Kate Henshaw
This lady has the energy of a man. She is always online going through one exercise routine after the other as if it’s nothing.
She is the most health and fitness conscious.
Kate Henshaw, also credited as Kate Henshaw-Nuttall wad born 19 July 1971 and was once married .
In 1993 Henshaw auditioned for the lead role in the movie When the Sun Sets and was handed the role. This was her first appearance in a major Nollywood movie.
The actress was married to British born Roderick James Nuttal, her husband of 12 years. They separated in 2011. Their marriage broke up over accusations and counter accusations of infidelity.
She is therefore a woman with kids who has refused to remarry.
13. Ebube Nwagbo
She is all curves and pretty. She was born on 24th February 1983.
She hails from Anambra State in South Eastern part of Nigeria, but she grew up in Warri in Delta State.
She is an actress and is quite famous in her field.
She is one of those on this list of Nigerian Female celebrities that are single who became celebrities as singers.
Waje’s vocal range covers three octaves.
She was born 1 September 1980 in Akure.
Sadly whenever her name pops up on forums like Nairaland, as if paid and always on duty.
People would start calling her Lesbian.
I don’t know where they got that one from. I am not believing that until they show me proof.
The first major spotlight she received was in 2008, when she featured in the P-Square hit track titled “Do Me”.
She is a single mother.
15. Weird Mc
Unlike all the other faces on this list of Nigerian Female celebrities that are single she is the ugliest.
But I am not insinuating that, that is the reason why she is still single.
She was born Adesola Adesimbo Idowu on 9 July 1970 in England.
Some crazy Nigerians had one point in social media history tried pinning the transgender label on her.
But those were just rumours.
Speaking to Punch News Paper:
“Right now , I am open to love , the love of God . All I would say is that everything would happen as he wills. Regarding having children , I came through someone , so someone has to come through me . I love kids a lot . I would love to have two . Growing up , there were six of us in the family , three boys and three girls ; I do not know what the will of God is but I would love to have two children , a boy and a girl. ”
16. Yemi Alade
Yemi Alade is currently the queen of dance songs in Nigeria.
Yemi Alade was born Yemi Eberechi Alade on 13th March 1989 to a Yoruba father and Igbo mother.
It is rumoured that she might be dating her manager but still no words from her to affirm that or dismiss it.
She is single, thick and sexy.
She gained prominence after winning the Peak Talent Show in 2009, and is best known for her hit single “Johnny “.
Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye (born April 19, 1988), professionally known and referred to as Simi, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.
Her career came into spotlight in 2014 after she released “Tiff “, a song which was nominated in two categories at The Headies 2015 and further brought her to mainstream recognition.
It is a serious gossip topic that herself and Adekunle Gold might be dating but no serious confirmation yet.
18. Eucharia Anunobi
Eucharia Anunobi, (born 25 May 1965) is a Nigerian actress , producer, and pastor .
Eucharia came into limelight for her role in the movie series Glamour Girls in 1994.
Her marriage to Charles Ekwu from 2000-2009 ended in a messy divorce that saw the actress slam her husband with a N100 million lawsuit in 2010.
She has remained single ever since.
20. Eva Alordiah
Just like Muna, Eva Alordiah is a rapper, the no.1 in Nigeria if you ask me.
She was born 13 August 1989 and is from Delta State.
In June 2016, Eva announced the end of her 15-month engagement to Caesar Ume-Ezeoke on Instagram. Their engagement started when Caesar proposed to her on stage while she was performing and she said yes. They had dated for a month prior to the engagement.
I call her the “royal breastiness”. She is a rapper, a model and an actress.
She is the winner of Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) 2007.
She was born Munachi Gail Teresa Abii Nwankwo (birth date to be updated)
Muna was one of the female rappers to feature and represent Nigeria on the globally televised BET Cypher for the BET Awards in 2011.
22. Beverly Naya
Beverly Naya (born 17 April 1989) is a British-born Nigerian actress. And she is a Melanin beauty.
Beverly Ifunaya Bassey was born in London as the only child to her Nigerian parents. At 17, she began acting while studying philosophy, psychology and sociology at Brunel University. She also studied script-writing and film-making at Roehampton University .
She is single and it doesn’t look like she is searching.
She can sing and that is just it. Unlike others on this list of Nigerian Female celebrities that are single, her popularity seem to be waning with each passing day.
She was born Eniola Akinbo in December 9, 1985.
Niyola started her sojourn into music began in 2000, when she emerged runner up at the Amen Starlet Competition.
24. Seyi Shay
She is among those like Moet Abebe on this list of Nigerian Female celebrities that are single who were born In England.
She wrote and produced three songs for the soundtrack to Konami’s video game, Crime Life: Gang Wars (2005).
In 2008, she became the lead singer for the now defunct pop girl group From Above. The group signed a recording deal with Sony ‘s Columbia Records and was managed by Mathew Knowles ‘ Music World Entertainment company.
She is yet to get married.
25. Moet Abebe
She calls herself the Radio Goddess. And one of the few on this list that are in their early thirties .
She was born Laura Monyeazo Abebe on 29 July 1989 in England.
She is a video jockey and presenter at Sound City.
In 2016, she began her career on Soundcity Radio 98.5fm where she handles the afternoon popular show called “TheTakeover” from 2-6pm Monday to Friday.
She is thick and not yet married.
26. Bimbo Akintola
She was one of those few Nigerian celebrity actors that I had a crush on as a young child growing up.
She is still beautiful and a excellent actor no matter the standard .
Akintola was born on May 5, 1970, to a father from Oyo State and a mother from Edo State.
Her debut acting was when she featured in the film OWO BLOW in 1995 alongside Femi Adebayo and followed up with Out of Bounds in 1997 with Richard Mofe Damijo .
While speaking to the punch she said:
“Of course, I can. Definitely I can do it because I don’t see anything wrong with it. Thing are changing in the world at large. If you look around, you would find a lot of women are having babies and taking care of themselves. It’s everywhere.
“There are women who are not actors but are single mothers, and for a lot of people I think it’s about their biological clock. Instead of waiting for manna from heaven and you know there is no manna, and you feel the need to have children, then do it.”
She has never being married nor does she have a child of her own.
For some people there is hardly any need for a post on Nigerian Female Celebrities That Are Single.
But that is far from the truth.
Apart from just adding another leaflet to the gossip book. Nigerian Celebrity Stories like this one is a message to others that success does not always bring complete happiness.
That they are not the only ones stranded on the island of being Single.
And it’s only a matter of time before the story changes.
Conclusively it is a post written to prove to you that even celebrities do have their own issues and lack.