In this article I will be sharing with you 6 Nigerian celebrities whose parents are also celebrities. These celebrities were 100 percent supported by their parents to start a career in the entertainment industry unlike other celebrities whose parents discouraged them from entering or venturing into the entertainment industry. These celebrities were coached and tutored by their parents secretly to become great entertainers in Nigeria and rest of the world. They have managed to preserve their parent’s dignity and pride as entertainers and celebrities.
So not to waste much of your time we present to you the 6 Nigerian celebrities whose parents are also Celebrities.
1. Regina Daniels
Nollywood teenage actress Regina Daniels is the daughter of Nollywood actress Rita Daniels who is also the chairman of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) Delta State chapter. Rita Daniels is currently acting as a brand manager for her daughter Regina Daniels owning to the facts that she is still a teenager and not yet mature enough to handle acting price with movie producers.
Regina Daniels was born on 13th May 2000 in Asaba, Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria. She is currently 18 years old. She joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) in 2007 at the age of 7 years old while her mother was born in Asaba, Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria. Aside from acting, Rita Daniels is also a politician.
She is currently the chairman of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) Delta State chapter and also the proud mother of Nollywood famous teenage actress Regina Daniels.
Regina Daniels and her mother Rita Daniels both hails from Ogwashi-Ukwu, a small town in Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria. Rita Daniels is a mother of four children while Regina Daniels is her third child and first daughter.
Rita Daniels became famous after successfully nurturing her daughter Regina Daniels from an ordinary girl to a Nollywood mega super star. Regina Daniels and her mother Rita Daniels were brutalized by Nigerians when it was discovered that Rita Daniels daughter Regina Daniels who is currently 18 years old married a man old enough to be her father because of money.
Regina Daniels is a celebrity while her mother Rita Daniels is also a celebrity and currently number 1 on our list of 6 Nigerian celebrities whose parents are also celebrities.
2. Yul Edochie
Nollywood famous actor Yul Edochie is the son of Nollywood legendary actor Pete Edochie. Yul Edochie speaks exactly like his father and no one can deny the fact that he is the son of Nollywood legend Pete Edochie.
Yul Edochie was born on 7th January 1982 and raised both in Lagos and Enugu respectively. He is currently 37 years old. He was named after popular Russian actor Yul Brynner. Aside from acting, he is also a movie director and a politician. In 2017, he contested for Governor of Anambra State and lost to his opponent Willie Obiano.
In 2019, he wanted to run for the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, but later gave up and decided to support PDP Presidential aspirant Atiku Abubakar, who later lost the position to the incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari. Yul Edochie is the proud son of Nollywood legendary actor Pete Edochie. He is the last child out of the 6 children of Pete Edochie.
He got married to May Yul in 2004 at the age of 22 years old and the marriage is currently blessed with a beautiful kid. He is a graduate of University of Port Harcourt while his father Pete Edochie was born on 7th March 1947 in Enugu, Nigeria. He is currently 72 years old. Pete Edochie had his primary and secondary school education in Zaria, Kaduna State in the northern part of Nigeria.
After his formal education, he worked with the Nigerian Railway Corporation. He is considered as one of Africa’s most talented actors and a legend in the field of acting. He has being honored with several awards.
Yul Edochie is a celebrity while his father Pete Edochie is also a celebrity and currently number 2 on our list of 6 Nigerian celebrities whose parents are also celebrities.
3. Dr Sid
Dr Sid is a famous Nigerian musician and currently signed to Mavins Records. He is the son of Nollywood famous actor late Justus Esiri who died few years ago. Dr Sid real name is Sidney Esiri. He was born on 1st May 1980 in Ikeja, Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria. He is currently 39 years old.
He is a native of Urhobo in Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria but grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. Dr Sid is born into an entertainment family. His mother is a successful fashion designer and his father is the legendary Nollywood actor, late Justus Esiri, who died few years ago due to kidney failure.
Dr Sid is the second child out of the 4 children of late Justus Esiri. Right from a very tender age, Dr Sid had the passion of becoming an entertainer. After completing his primary school education, he attended Nigerian Air Force Secondary School in Ikeja, Lagos State and obtained his West African Senior School Certificate.
After which he attended University of Ibadan in Oyo State and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Surgery. Dr Sid was supposed to be a Medical Doctor but his passion for entertainment made him to choose music as a career and his father Justus Esiri accepted and supported his decision. His father Justus Esiri in the other hand was regarded as one of the greatest actor in Nollywood until his painful death. Justus Esiri has acted in many blockbuster movies. He has won several awards such as Best Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Movie academy Awards.
Dr Sid is a celebrity while his late father Justus Esiri is also a celebrity and currently number 3 on our list of 6 Nigerian celebrities whose parents are also celebrities.
4. Clarence Peters
Clarence Peters is a famous music video director, cinematographer and a filmmaker. He is the son of Nollywood famous actress Clarion Chukwura. Clarence Peters was had by his mother out of wedlock. He was single handedly raised by his single mother Clarion Chukwura.
Clarence Peters was born in Ibadan, Oyo State in the south western part of Nigeria. He is the son of veteran Nollywood actress Clarion Chukwura. He is the founder and CEO of Capital Dream Pictures, a production company that specializes in the realms of the performing arts, new media art, film, television, radio and video.
He is also the founder and CEO of Capital Hill Records, a record label that brought top artist like Chidinma Ekile to prominence. Clarence Peters was ranked 2nd on Channel O’s Top 10 Most Visionary Music Video Directors list and has directed over 40 episodes of the television series “Everyday People”.
Clarence Peters has directed music videos for top recording artists like Wizkid, Davido, Flavour, Olamide, Phyno, Chidinma, Tiwa Savage and a host of other top Nigerian celebrities. He is regarded as the best music video director in Nigeria. His mother Clarion Chukwura in the other hand is a famous Nollywood veteran actress. She was born on 24th July 1964 in Lagos, Nigeria. She is currently 55 years old. She is the proud mother to Nigerian music video director Clarence Peters. She has starred in movies like Abuja Connection, Egg of Life, amongst others. She is originally from Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. She gave birth to Clarence Peters out of Wedlock.
Clarence Peters is a celebrity while his mother Clarion Chukwura is also a celebrity and currently number 4 on our list of 6 Nigerian celebrities whose parents are also celebrities.
5. Femi Adebayo
Femi Adebayo is a popular Nollywood actor. He acts mostly in Yoruba indigenous movies. He is the son to veteran Nollywood actor Salami Adebayo. Femi Adebayo was born on 31st December 1972 in Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria. He is currently 46 years old. He is originally from Ilorin, Kwara State in the south western part of Nigeria but was born and bred in Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria. He is a graduate of University of Ilorin in Kwara State and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and a Master’s Degree in Theatre Art.
He is also currently pursuing his Doctorate’s Degree in Law at the University of Ilorin, Kwara State in the south western part of Nigeria, where he combines both his acting career and studies together. He is currently the special adviser to the Governor of Kwara State on Arts, Culture and Tourism. While his father Salami Adebayo is a veteran Nollywood actor, filmmaker, producer, director and a television personality who goes by his stage name “Oga Bello” and known for acting mostly in Yoruba speaking movies. He was born on 9th May 1953 in Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria. He is currently 66 years old.
He began his acting career in 1964 with a group called Young Concert Party, under the leadership of Ojo Ladipo, popularly known as Baba Mero. After few years later, the group changed its name to Ojo Ladipo Theatre Group, and later metamorphosed into Awada Kerikeri Theatre Group. Salami Adebayo is one of the leading actors in the Yoruba film industry.
Femi Adebayo is a celebrity while his father Salami Adebayo is also a celebrity and currently number 5 on our list of 6 Nigerian celebrities whose parents are also celebrities.
6. Femi Kuti
Femi Kuti is a famous Nigerian musician and a human right activist. He is the son of Nigerian music legend late Fela Kuti, who has been regarded as one of the greatest anti-government musician. Femi Kuti was born on 16th June 1962 in London, United Kingdom. He is currently 56 years old. He is the eldest son of Afrobeat music legend Fela Kuti and a grandchild of political campaigner, women’s rights activist and traditional aristocrat Funmilayo Ransome Kuti.
Femi Kuti takes after his father Fela Kuti and in 1977 at the age of 15 years old, he started playing the saxophone and eventually became a member of his father’s band. Like his father, Femi Kuti has commitment to social and political causes throughout his career. In the late 1980s, Femi Kuti created his own band “Positive Force” with Dele Sosimi, a former keyboard player of his late father Fela Kuti.
In similar fashion as his father, there have been complaints of Femi Kuti’s criticism of his homeland Nigeria, specifically in the song “Sorry Sorry” along with “What Will Tomorrow Bring”. His late father Fela Kuti in the other hand is a legendary Afrobeat musician who throughout his career has dedicated his music to the fighting of corruption in Nigeria. He was later imprisoned by the Nigerian military government in the early 70s and was later released. Fela Kuti during his music career was regarded as a political crusader who attacks bad governments in Nigeria.
Femi Kuti is a celebrity while his late father Fela Kuti is also a celebrity and currently number 6 on our list of 6 Nigerian celebrities whose parents are also celebrities.