There are lots of personalities making the Nigerian entertainment industry grow from strength to strength. While some are singlehandedly doing things on their own, others have made it with the help of their brother(s) or sister(s). ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM takes a look at Nigerian celebrities who many don’t know are from the same family.
There are some celebrities who are not just excelling in their careers but also influencing their siblings to walk the same road. In some cases, the younger sibling may not choose to shine in the same industry as their elder but the celebrity siblings still end up forming a formidable force and carving their own niche in the industry. Here are some popular faces in the industry you probably never knew are family.
AY the comedian and Yomi Casual
AY and Yomi Casual are probably the most popular celebrity siblings at the moment because of a number of reasons and top on the list is that they both have very successful careers and are loved by many, especially on the social media.
One of the Makun brothers AY, is a known comedian and probably one of the biggest in the business from this side of the world. His brother, Yomi, on the other hand, is a fashion designer.
If you decide not to call Yomi a celebrity, you have to take a look at his status from another angle. For instance, he has celebrity best friends, he makes clothes for celebrities and parties like a celebrity. And to us, those are the qualities that make you a celebrity. But lots of people would say AY’s reputation as a known face in the industry also contributed to his popularity in the entertainment and fashion industry. anyway, that’s talk for another day.
Gbenga Adeyinka 1st and Capital Femi
We know you know that you didn’t know that the veteran comedian, Gbenga Adeyinka 1st, is the older brother to RnB singer, Capital Femi. Yes guys! It is okay to be shocked about this truth but, it is what it is. Gbenga is the funny and chubby looking guy while Capital Femi, apart from being one talented singer, can pass for a model with his charming looks.
Femi, who returned to Nigeria a few years ago to pursue his music career, was signed to Kennis Music at one point which saw his music career grow. But we haven’t heard much from him in a long time.
Yul Edochie and Linc Edochie
The truth about this next celebrity siblings is that; while Linc, was first in Nollywood but has since exited the scene, Yul, who came later on is still going strong.
A lot of people already know that these two gentlemen are sons to Nollywood’s great, Pete Edochie.
For Yul, he came into prominence in the mid-2000s and since then he has remained one of the most sought-after actors in the ever growing industry. Apart from being successful celebrities, the brothers have a striking resemblance and voices that can match for an OAP.
Tunde and Segun Obe
Tunde Obe needs no introduction, he is the member of the music group, ‘TWO‘ which has his wife, Wunmi Obe as partner. That said, Tunde Obe has a brother, Segun Obe, with whom he shares a striking resemblance.
Segun Obe became popular in the mid-2000s with some hit songs to his shelf. However, during a recent interview, he was asked why he had gone missing in action in the music industry; he said he had been busy working as a voice coach for a number of churches in Nigeria and the United States of America.
Dakore Akande and Timini Egbuson
Dakore Egbuson Akande rose to prominence in the early 2000s when she started featuring in big Nollywood movies. We can’t forget how she became famous for her ‘bad girl’ roles in a number of movies. It didn’t take time before she became one of the A-listers in the industry.
Then came a young cute guy, probably in his late teens called Timini Egbuson, who gradually rose to become a known name in the movie industry too. Many people had no idea he was Dakore’s younger brother. Well, it didn’t take long before their relationship became known and since then, Timi has had a successful career.
Even though Timi Egbuson is super talented, his sister’s influence has played a major role in his career.
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