There are actors in the movie industry whose names are so interwoven that you would think they are related by blood of which they are not. When you look closely and compare their biographies, you would realize that they are not related in any way apart from being colleagues in Nollywood.
There are many of them like that but in today’s article, I shall be showing you 15 of them. They shall be grouped into 7 which means seven of the groups bears the same surname.
1. Funke Akindele and Seun Akindele
These two well-known Actors share the same surname as if they are brother and sister or a husband and wife but they are not related. Funke Akindele hails from Ikorodu Lagos State while Seun Akindele is a native of Ekiti State.
2. Kenneth Okonkwo and Rachael Okonkwo.
At the sound of the names, you would think they are related. You might even think that Kenneth is the father of Rachael but far from that.
They both hail from Enugu State but from different locations in the state. While Keneth is from Nsukka in Enugu State, Rachael is from Uzo Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State.
3. John Okafor and Charles Okafor
Charles Okafor is a Nollywood Actor that now concentrates on his Pastoral calling. He shares the same surname with our humourous John Okafor. Their names suggest an element of relationship but there are not related.
While John Okafor hails from Nkanu West in Enugu State, Charles Okafor hails from Umueri in Anambra State.
4. Emeka Ike and Chika Ike
Here is another set of Actors who share the same surname as if they are related but they are not. While Emeka Ike hails from Imo State, though, grew up in Lagos State, Chike Ike hails from Onitsha in Anambra State.
5. Nkem Owoh and Chinwe Owoh.
Those days, many people use to think that Nkem Owoh is the husband of Chinwe Owoh but that’s not true. They are not related. The only coincidence is that they came from the same State.
While Chinwe Owoh hails from Enugu State, Nkem Owoh hails from Amagu Village, Enugu State.
6. Obi Okoli, Uju Okoli, and Kenneth Okolie
There has been this controversy over the years that Uju is the daughter of Obi which is not true. They are not even from the same state. Keneth Okolie on his own part is sharing the same surname with them although, he added “e” to his, which created a little difference in writing but in pronunciation, they sound the same.
Obi Okoli hails from Ogboji in Anambra State while Uju Okolie hails from Ideato North in Imo State. Kenneth Okolie on the other hand hails from Ihiala in Anambra State.
7. Olu Jacobs and Femi Jacobs.
This sounds like a father and son’s name but that is nothing close to being true. These two Actors are not related in any way. While Olu Jacobs hails from Abeokuta in Ogun State, Femi Jacobs hails from Ile Ife in Osun State.