The assumption that famous people have to sacrifice their personal lives for the success of their careers is becoming quite popular in our society. Actors spend a lot of time shooting and attend events, so it may be difficult to find time for simple joys like leisure activities with the family. However, there are also pleasant exceptions. To prove this, we will talk about 10 Nollywood actresses and their husbands that are really happy.
Naij.com presents 10 delightful women who prove that a happy family does not need to be sacrificed for a successful career.
1. Mercy Johnson Okojie
The family of this actress can be considered a good example for all who aspire to have a happy family life. Her husband’s name is Prince Odianosen Okojie and they met on a plane during a flight from France; he was so impressed by this woman that he decided to ask for her phone number. For him, it was love at first sight. True, at first Mercy rejected his courtship, but later the ice melted. The couple enjoyed good friendship for 3 years and got married in 2011. Now Mercy and Prince have 3 children born within a short period of time. The older child was born in 2012, and the youngest in 2015. It is possible that they will have another baby as Mercy hinted during a chat with reporters.
2. Uchenna Nnanna Maduka
Her husband’s name is Richard Maduka. This year they celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary; the ceremony took place on September 28, 2013 in her homeland Ihechiowa, Arochukwu in Abia State. Their marriage has stood the test of time and they seem blessed by the heavens for a long happy life together.
They currently have a son and will perhaps have more kids in future. At the moment, their main target is to create comfortable conditions for their family and ensure a bright future for their son.
3. Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde
The name of this actress’ husband is Matthew Ekeinde and they have been happily married since 1996 and boast of 21 years happy years together filled with love. The press has failed to obtain information about major scandals and rumors concerning these two all these years and for the entertainment industry; this is quite a significant achievement. The spouses demonstrate a good example and are always ready to give advice on family relationships to all who need it.
They have known each other since 1994. Omotola was only 16 years old then, while her husband was 26. The age difference was never an obstacle, but rather just a figure.
They first met in church thanks to Matthew’s elder sister. He fell in love, became a friend of Omotola’s family, got to know her better and realized he wanted her as his wife. The wedding took place in the air, on board were relatives and a priest. At that time it was a very extravagant and unusual idea.
4. Joke Silva
She is also one of the most famous Nigerian female celebrities. Her husband’s name is Olu Jacobs. This pair is united by the fact that they are both actors with common interests and life priorities. Each of them has high professionalism and rich experience in filming. It is not surprising that their first meeting took place at a casting in 1981. From that moment they loved each other and became one until today. Their wedding took place in 1985. This marriage has existed for more than 30 years with 2 wonderful sons to show for it. Both spouses have a lot of work to do, but this does not prevent them from finding time for a quiet rest in the family circle.
5. Omoni Oboli
She met Nnamdi Oboli when she had just started her acting career in 1996. They did not communicate for long, after which a four-year break followed. In 2000, he found her again and offered to court her; two weeks later he proposed. It was unexpected, but Omoni agreed. She was only 21 years old and many said that she was too young, but she did not change her mind. Now they are lovers, best friends and always together. The spouses do not like to flaunt their love and family on social media, to them marriage is something personal and sacred.
6. Stephanie Linus
She is in a happy marriage with her second husband Linus Idahosa. They have a son Maxwell Enosata Linus who was born in 2015. This year they celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary and seem happy enough. A luxurious private ceremony was held in 2012 in Paris. It was attended by close relatives and friends, as well as popular Nigerian actors.
Her ex-husband’s name is Chikelue Iloanusi. He has indicated severally that he is not against the fact that the actress married another man and wished her happiness from the bottom of his heart.
This beautiful actress has a happy home and we hope things will stay that way.
7. Jaiye Kuti
This union with Pasuma Alabi is considered one of the happiest in the Nigerian show business, where the husband supports his beloved lady in everything. They are united not only by personal but also by professional relationships, which is not easy to combine. Alabi was in the film which Jaiye produced, although he mostly does music. They have established mutual respect and a relaxed attitude to life, which makes it easy to overcome all obstacles. There is no envy in this marriage.
8. Chacha Eke
She married Austin Fanni in 2013 and you can always find beautiful pictures on the internet that show the couple is very happy. They have two charming daughters, complete mutual understanding and trust. This year they celebrated the fourth year of their union. The actress avoids scandals and does not like conflicts so media representatives hardly have scandalous stories about her. Let’s hope that everything is really peaceful and she will continue to live a happy family life.
9. Nuella Njubigbo
Her beloved one’s name is Tchidi Chikere. He is one of the most successful movie producers in Nigeria. Their traditional wedding took place in 2014 in Anambra State. The official consolidation of relations in court took place in 2015. Now parents, they invest a lot of love and energy in the upbringing of their charming daughter.
There were many gossips before the wedding. Tchidi’s former wife claimed he started dating Nuella while they were married, accusing them of adultery. The situation remained incomprehensible for a long time. The actress claimed that it was only a rumor and she is not the reason for their parting. Tchidi said that his ex-wife had deceived him herself, which was the the real cause of their separation.
10. Funke Akindele
This charming lady is married to JJC Skillz, the famous musician and producer. Their wedding took place in 2016 with a private ceremony held in London. Prior to this, the pair kept their relationship secret and the public learned about their romance only at the beginning of the same year; this is why their wedding came as a surprise to fans.
The musician has children from three other women, but this does not interfere with his new family life. On the contrary, his kids are happy that he feels good with his current wife and are all in favor of the marriage working out. Now this is a family where peace and mutual understanding reign.
As you can see, for celebrities, having a happy family life with husbands and children is very possible. The main thing is to seek happiness and give all the love you can.