8 Nigerian Female Celebrities Who Quit Their Career After Getting Married

In this article I will be sharing with you 8 Nigerian female celebrities who quit their career after getting married. Many Nigerian female celebrities have left fame and quit their professional careers which made them famous just because of marriage. Many of this our talented Nigerian female celebrities are no longer appearing on screen anymore and have devoted their time in taking care of their family. So in this article I present to you 8 Nigerian female celebrities who quit their career after getting married.

1. Rita Nzelu

After Nollywood talented actress Rita Nzelu got married in 2004, she decided to build her home first and then return back to Nollywood later. She did that for the first ten years and finally left the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood to attend to her family in the United Kingdom. Since she returned years back, it has not been funny for the couple. The long hours on locations took toll on the marriage. Rita Nzelu is a mother with lovely children. She is popularly known for her role in the Nollywood comedy movie “Ukwa” a movie she starred alongside with Nkem Owoh, Patience Ozokwor, Amaechi Muonagor and late Sam Loco Efe.

2. Georgina Onuoha

Georgina Onuoha is a popular Nollywood actress. She became a public figure after starring in the 2003 Nollywood epic movie “Egg of Life” in which she played a lead role. She stopped appearing in movies after she got married to her husband who is a successful businessman based in the United State of America. She got married to an American based businessman who goes by the name Dr. Ifeanyi Igwegbe and the marriage is currently blessed with two beautiful daughters. Unfortunately, in 2015, Georgina Onuoha divorced her husband Dr. Ifeanyi Igwegbe on the ground of domestic violence and left with her two lovely daughters. She is now a single mother based in the United States of America, where she is currently working as a health care worker in a reputable health care facility in the United States of America.

3. Uche Jombo

Nollywood actress Uche Jombo secretly got married to Kenny Rodriguez in a low key wedding ceremony in the United States of America after her failed relationship to Ikechukwu Uche. After her wedding to her American husband, Uche Jombo quit acting and focused all her concentration and attention on her marriage. But during an interview with the media, she debunks the rumor that her marriage to Kenny Rodriguez has affected her acting career. In a chat with Sunday Scoop, she stated that the decision to choose movie roles carefully had nothing to do with her marriage. It was later rumored that the union which is blessed with a son was in trouble due to misunderstanding. But luckily for her, she quickly addressed the issue on her Instagram page, pleading with bloggers to stop spreading fake news about her.

4. Sandra Achums

Sandra Achums was a popular actress back then in early 2000s, but she dumps fame for marriage. In 2006, Sandra Achums relocated to Germany where she married a Nigerian businessman by the name Tony who is based in Germany. She currently lives in Germany with her children and her husband. In 1995, Sandra Achums made her entrance into the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood with the movie titled “Deadly Affair”. In the movie she acted alongside with Nollywood actors like Dolly Unachukwu, Jide Kosoko and Emeka Ike. The movie brought her to limelight and made her a public figure.

5. Dakore Egbuson

Nollywood actress Dakore Egbuson was trending on the movie scene years back. But after getting married she took a break in acting and decided to focus on her marriage. The beautiful and talented Nollywood actress is currently married with two beautiful children. Dakore Egbuson was born in Bayelsa State, she is the elder sister to Nollywood actor Timini Egbuson. She attended Corona School and Federal Government Girls College in Lagos and Bauchi respectively. She studied Mass Communication at the University of Lagos. Dakore Egbuson got married to Olumide Akande in 2011. She quit acting after getting married. Dakore Egbuson quit acting to take care of her husband and her lovely children.

6. Regina Askia

Nollywood diva and ex-beauty queen Regina Askia in the early 90s secretly got married to Rudolph Williams. It took about a week for people to find out that she is already married. Shortly after her wedding she quit Nollywood and relocated to the United States of America with her husband. She is currently a practicing and registered nurse in a reputable hospital in New York City in the United States of America, where she currently lives with her husband. Regina Askia together with her husband has two lovely children and a step daughter from her husband previous relationship. Regina Askia started her acting career in 1993 when she played the role of a gold digger in an NTA soap opera titled “Fortunes”.

7. Victoria Inyama

Nollywood popular actress Victoria Inyama quit acting and relocated to the United Kingdom after getting married. She began her acting career in 1995. During an interview with the media, she stated that it was Veteran Nollywood actor Alex Usifo who brought her into the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood. After getting married to Ben Okri, she quit acting and relocated to the United Kingdom and focused on her family. She studied Counseling at the Lewisham Counseling School of London and Greenwich School of Management which is also located in London, United Kingdom.

8. Di’Ja

It was reported that Mavin record signee Di’Ja had gotten married in December 2015, but Di’Ja did not give a hint on that. On 1st July 2016, Di’Ja finally revealed that she had gotten married months ago and has given birth to a baby boy. Since her marriage with her husband Rotimi, she has not been actively involved with her music career. In an interview with Linda Ikeja TV she gave reasons stating as follows; “I guess people forget that when you are in fame or a celebrity you still have a normal life to live. For instance, I wake up in the morning and I give my son a bath. So don’t forget you have a real life too and you have people to answer. My son is the light of my life. You know what I mean. I also have an amazing husband that is very supportive and we all work together, she stated.

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