In this article I will be sharing with you 9 Nigerian celebrities who might never get married. In this part of the world, marriage is not only seen as an institution everyone is expected to have in their plans to get into as time goes on, there is also an age limit attached to matriculating into the matrimony, else panic sets in with family members and friends asking questions.
Interestingly, this societal expectation cuts across irrespective of the social or financial status. Hence, with the plethora of celebrity weddings that have taken place recently, it seems necessary to shed some light on some of the stars who aren’t planning to walk down the aisle any time soon. So therefore, after a careful study and research I present to you 9 Nigerian celebrities who might never get married.
1. Empress Njamah
Actress, Empress Njamah has revealed that she is not interested in getting married anytime soon because she cannot live under a man. The actress cum businesswoman, who used to have a relationship with Timaya, disclosed this in an interview with Vanguard newspaper. ‘Marriage is not the thing on my mind right now. I cannot marry my colleague! It would be boring living in the same house with someone you know his job so well as well as his income! Should you be more popular or get richer than the man, then you are in trouble as this could be dangerous. If you are on six figures and he is on less, there is trouble. Men and their egos’, she said.
2. Benita Nzeribe
Benita Nzeribe is one actress whose works have brought her recognition and popularity. When it comes to marriage though, she has not been lucky. In a recent interview with Vanguard, when asked why she is yet to get married, Nzeribe said: ‘If I have to say the truth, marriage is not all about money or the little things of life. We should marry for real love. That is why I see myself as being able to marry whoever I am in love with, no matter his status in life. That is to say, even if the guy is a wheelbarrow pusher, I would marry him as long as my heart is with him.’
3. Olisa Adibua
At almost 50, Olisa Adibua is still single. Not that he has had a marriage before, he was never married and he has never been linked with any woman. On why Olisa is not married, the respected OAP told YES International, ‘Well, unfortunately, my problem is that I’ve been married to my work for a long time. So, I’ve gotten used to a certain routine. My day starts at 5am, it ends around 10-11pm. So, if I had married now, whoever she is, even if it was Mother Theresa, would have left me by now. Asked if he will still get married, he said ‘I will do eventually! But I just have to find a way to structure it and to make sure that I have a personal and private life as well.
4. Jim Iyke
Last year, it was widely believed that Jim Iyke would marry Ghanaian actress, Nadia Buhari until news hit the media that the beauty had taken in for another man. Unconfirmed reports revealed that their relationship didn’t last due to Jim Iyke’s temperament, which was a bother for the actress. Jim Iyke has in the past being romantically linked with top actress like Rita Dominic and Steph-Nora Okereke.
5. Don Jazzy
For as long as we know, Mavin boss, Don Jazzy has always claimed to be in a relationship with a mystery lady named Onome. It was also reported that the 37-year-old music producer went for a quick chat in Mauritius where he attended the 2015 MultiChoice Africa content Showcase. According to his words; This time, ‘You know my boo is Onome, she just finished school now’. Asked if he will be getting married soon, he said, ‘I have absolutely no idea’. As regards the reports about his lost child, he said ‘I don’t know if I have a child somewhere, but for now, I don’t. I don’t actually mind if someone comes and say this 9-year-old boy is your son and we do a test and I see it’s mine, I won’t mind. But if I have a child before wedding, then I won’t get married anymore because there’s no point’.
At 39, D’Banj is yet to marry but has been linked with several women in recent times. Who will he marry amongst them? That is the one million dollar question no one seems to have a clue about. However, the Koko Master, who is reportedly under a lot of pressure from his mother, said in an interview two years ago that his being single, is as a result of Mo Hits break up. He revealed that he had planned to get married until the 2012 crisis that crashed Mo Hits Records destroyed his wedding plan. According to him: ‘I would have been married if Mo Hits had not broken up. The crisis really affected me and I had to start so many things afresh. Just like my mentor, 2face Idibia, I will be married and have my own kids one day,’ he told TVC News.
7. Genevieve Nnaji
In a recent interview with Vanguard Newspapers, Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji opened up about marriage and why she is taking her time to do it right. According to her, marriage is not to be rushed into. She said in the interview, ‘If I get married, I really want to stay married and staying married is not an easy thing. It means you are completely in tune with your partner. It means you have found your soul mate because you will have to be able to stand a lot of disappointments that would definitely come but then again you have to learn to forgive’. The mother of one was once rumored to be getting married to D’Banj, but it ended up as a rumor.
8. Rita Dominic
Blessed with a beautiful face and a body to die for, Nollywood actress, Rita Dominic at age 40, is yet to tie the knots. The beautiful actress, who produced the blockbuster movie “The Meeting” is perceived by many as a wife material, but sad truth is that she is still a spinster, which has remained a concern for her fans. Unconfirmed reports have it that she and Nollywood ‘bad boy’, Jim Iyke once dated, an affair that didn’t turn out well. In her defense, the sultry actress has blamed the media for ruining her relationships adding that she will settle down once she meets the right person.
9. Bimbo Akintola
At 45, the respected Nollywood actress Bimbo Akintola is unhappy about the notions going online about her single status and that she is in need of a man. When asked during a recent interview with Vanguard if she plans to die unmarried, she replied, ‘It is high time Nigerians start getting things right. As for criticisms, I ignore them so much, I’m not looking for a husband and I don’t need one. I don’t need anything. I’m a complete person. I only do things that make me happy, because I believe and I understand the reality that there is just one life and you should live it to the maximum.
Happiness and peace should be the key. I’m not searching for a husband, because the rumour that I’m searching for a husband has been given me Wahala. That is why all kinds of people from left, right and centre are looking for me saying they want to marry me. Please, I’m using this opportunity to tell everybody, I am not looking for a husband’.