10 Nigerian Celebrities Whose Parents are also Celebrities

The following is literally just a list of  Nigerian celebrities whose parent were also celebrities:


1. Mayorkun & Toyin Adewale

Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel, known professionally as Mayorkun, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and pianist. He was discovered on Twitter by Davido when he posted a cover of Davido's song, "The Money" featuring Olamide.

The Mayor of Lagos's mother is a popular Nollywood actress, Toyin Adewale-Gabriel. The movie star is also a writer, she writes poetry and has worked as a literary critic for The Guardian, Post Express and The Daily Times. 

Mayorkun's mother writes in both English and in German.


2. Femi Kuti, Seun Kuti & Fela Kuti

Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti and Oluseun Anikulapo Kuti who are commonly known as Femi Kuti and Seun Kuti respectively, are Nigerian musicians born to Nigerian Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

Femi is the eldest son of the Afrobeat pioneer, while Seun Kuti is the youngest son of Fela.

3. Yul Edochie & Pete Edochie

Yul Edochie is a Nigerian actor, named after popular Russian actor Yul Brynner. He is from Anambra state Nigeria. The handsome actor who has also tried his luck with Politics is the son of Nigerian veteran actor, Pete Edochie.


4. Don Jazzy, D'Prince & Collins Enebeli

Michael Collins Ajereh, better known as Don Jazzy, is a Nigerian record producer, singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He co-founded the now-defunct record label Mo' Hits Records in 2004. Following the closure of the aforementioned record label, Don Jazzy set up Mavin Records. His younger brother, Charles Enebeli, better known by his stage name D'Prince, is a Nigerian Afro-pop singer, songwriter. He is signed to his brother's record label, Mavin Records.

Don Jazzy and D'Prince's father is Collins Enebeli who is a businessman and a musical production manager. He founded the record label, Sagittarius Productions back in the days.


5. Burna Boy & Bose Ogulu

Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, known professionally as Burna Boy, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He's a grammy nominated artist and often regarded as the African giant.

Burna Boy's mother, Bose Ogulu is the daughter of music writer and Fela Kuti's first band manager Benson Idonije. Aside from that, Bose Ogulu has a Bachelor of Arts degree in foreign languages (she speaks French, Italian, German, English, and Yoruba), she also have a Masters of Arts in translation. Bose Ogulu was a translator for the Federation of West African Chambers of Commerce for a number of years.

Bose was a popular dancer back in the days. She was said to be one of the Afrobeat pioneer, Fela's favourite dancers. 


6. Gabriel, Aremu & Kunle Afolayan & Adeyemi Afolayan

Kunle Afolayan is a Nigerian actor and singer. He is a brother to Aremu and Gabriel Afolayan who are both celebrities too.

Their father Adeyemi Afolayan was a Nigerian film actor, director and producer. He is the brother of popular actress Toyin Afolayan.


7. Dare Art-Alade & Art Alade

Dare Art Alade, popularly known as Darey is a Nigerian musician, singer-songwriter, and Idol series, judge. 

He is the son of the renowned Nigerian entertainer, Art Alade. 


8. Femi Adebayo & Adebayo Salami

Femi Adebayo is a Nigerian lawyer, film actor, director, producer and Special Adviser to the Governor of Kwara State on Arts, Culture and Tourism. 

He is the son of the veteran actor, Adebayo Salami.


9. Dr Sid & Justin Esiri

Sidney Onoriode Esiri, known commonly as, Dr SID is a Nigerian singer-songwriter. He is an Urhobo from Delta state but raised in Lagos. 

His Father Justus Esiri was a veteran award-winning Nigerian actor, generally considered to be one of the pillars of Nollywood with an acting career that goes way back to the 1960s.

 

10. Clearance Peters & Sir Shina Peters, Clarion Chukwura

Clarence Peters (born Clarence Abiodun Peters) is a Nigerian music video director, filmmaker and cinematographer. He is the founder and CEO of Capital Dream Pictures, a production company that specialises in the realms of the performing arts, film and video. He is also the founder and CEO of Capital Hill Records, a record label home to Chidinma, Tha Suspect and Illbliss.

Peters was born into a prominent family. He is the son of Sir Shina Peters, a musician, and Clarion Chukwura, an actress.

Bonus


Speed Darlington & Pericoma Okoye

Speed Darlington is popular on Instagram. Aside from that, he is also a music producer,  and a recording artist. He is very popular on Instagram where he shares hilarious skits. 

Unknown to many, Speed Darlington's father is Pericoma Mezuo Okoye, a Nigerian singer, songwriter and traditionist. 

Speed Darlington's mother is also an amazing dancer who had her own band. Speed Darlington has shared several videos online showing him performing with her when he was younger. 

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