Growing up with a celebrity as your parent could mean an automatic tutoring on how to act and carry yourself as a famous person, and most times these set of people usually get the needed support from their parents to start a career in the entertainment industry. So in this article I will be sharing with you 10 famous Nigerian celebrities whose parents are also celebrities.
These celebrities were 100 percent supported by their parents to start a career in the entertainment industry unlike other celebrities whose parents discouraged them from entering or venturing into the entertainment industry.
These celebrities were coached and tutored by their parents secretly to become great entertainers in Nigeria and other parts of the world. They have managed to preserve their parent’s dignity and pride as entertainers and celebrities. So therefore, after a careful study and research, I present to you 10 famous Nigerian celebrities whose parents are also celebrities.
1. Femi and Seun Kuti
Femi and Seun Anikulapo Kuti are famous Nigerian musicians born to Afrobeats music legend late Fela Anikulapo Kuti and the grandchildren of women’s rights activist Funmilayo Ransome Kuti. Femi and Seun Kuti took after Fela Kuti who was regarded as one of the greatest anti-government musicians. Femi and Seun have committed to social and political causes in their music career just like Fela.
2. Regina And Rita Daniels
Regina Daniels is a Nollywood actress and the daughter of Nollywood actress and producer Rita Daniels. Regina Daniels and her mom Rita Daniels have appeared together in several movies like mother and daughter. It was her mom that brought her into Nollywood. When Regina Daniels newly started her mom Rita Daniels acted as her brand manager owning to the facts that she is still a teenager and not yet mature enough to handle acting prices and some male admirers. They both hails from Ogwashi-Ukwu in Delta State, Nigeria.
3. Dr Sid and Justus Esiri
Sidney Onoriode Esiri known by his stage name Dr Sid is a famous Nigerian singer signed to Mavin records. His father late Justus Esiri is an actor who died in 2013 due to kidney failure. Justus Esiri, before his death, was one of the greatest veteran actors in Nollywood. He has appeared in many blockbuster movies and has won several awards in his time.
4. Chinenye and Uche Nnancy
Chinenye Nnebe is a Nollywood actress while her mom Uche Nancy is a Nollywood movie producer. It was her mother that brought her into Nollywood when she was still a child. Her Mom started as a costumier before moving into producing. Chinenye Nnebe feature mostly in her mother’s movie.
5. Yul and Pete Edochie
Yul Edochie is a Nollywood actor, and the son of Nollywood legend Pete Edochie. Asides the resemblance between father and son, Yul also speaks exactly like his father thus no one can deny the fact that he is the true son of Pete Edochie. Yul is also a movie director and an active voice on the political scene. In 2017, he contested for Governor of Anambra State and lost to his opponent Willie Obiano.
6. Clarence and Clarion Chukwura
Clarence Peters is a music video director and cinematographer. He is the founder and CEO of Capital Dream Pictures, a production company that specializes in the realms of the performing arts, film, and video. He is the son of Afro-Juju legend, Sir Shina Peters, and Nollywood famous actress Clarion Chukwura.
7. Femi and Salami Adebayo
These popular acting buddies need no serious introduction because of their enviable relationship while on set and in real life. Adebayo Salami also known as Oga Bello is a veteran in Yoruba Nollywood with several movies to his name. He produced his first movie “Ogun Ajaye” in 1985 and that was the movie that launched his son’s career in Nollywood.
8. Mayorkun and Toyin Adewale
Mayowa Adewale aka Mayorkun is a musician who rose to fame after he was discovered on Twitter by Davido when he posted a cover of one of Davido’s songs, and since then he has worked his way up to the top through his talent and the support of family and friends. Although not many people know this, Mayorkun has a famous mom who is an actress in Nollywood and her name is Toyin Adewale. The actress acts majorly Yoruba indigenous movies and she is quite the doting mama to her celebrity son.
9. Falz and Femi Falana
Falz whose real name is Folarin Falana is a famous Nigerian musician and president of the sweet boys association. He is the son of popular Nigerian lawyer and activist, Femi Falana. Falz rose to prominence when his music started skyrocketing after the release of Soldier Boy featuring Simi. His father is a senior advocate of Nigeria who has championed so many crusades to end human right violation.
10. Lionel and Zack Orji
Lionel Chukwuemeka Orji is a fast rising Nigerian singer, song writer and recording artist. He is the son to veteran Nollywood actor Zack Orji. He is a musician while his father is an actor. He was born on 15th August 1992 and currently 29 years old. He has received the Top Naija Music Award for Best Sound Recording and Artist to Watch. He has a striking resemblance with his father.