Nigerian Celebrities You Didn’t Know Are From Royal Family

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1. Omawumi

Singer, Omawumi was born of a father with an

itshekiri chiefdom title on the 13th of April 1982. The

songstress has been active in music for 9 years and

we’re still counting. She’s also ventured into acting

with a minor role in the 2009 edition of the V-

Monolugues, a play that reflects the negative issues

affecting women in Nigeria, Inale, a Hollywood/

Nollywood Bongos-Ikwe production, starring Hakeem

Kae Kazeem, Dede Mabiaku, and Ini Edo She also

starred in the musical play Olurombi.

She’s starred in Funke Akindele’s Return of Jenifa and

Yvonne Nelson’s House of Gold (2013) alongside

Majid Michel and Ice Prince.

2. King Sunny Ade

Classed as one of the most influential musicians of

his time, the Juju music Icon, King Adé aged 69 was

born to a Nigerian royal family in Ondo, earning him

the royal title of an ‘Omoba’ of the Yoruba people.

Active in music for 56 years, means he started his

career at of 13… All hail the Omoba. The musician

has 2 Grammy nominations making him the first

African to be nominated twice for a Grammy.

3. Rita Dominic

Actress, Rita Dominic was born on the July 12, 1975

(age 40). A member of the Royal Waturuocha family

of Aboh Mbaise local government area in Imo State

and the youngest of 4 siblings. With 18 years of

experience in acting she’s starred in over 100

Nigerian movies. She’s also won series of awards the

most recent in 2014 (AMVCA) for best actress in a

leading role.

4. Toolz

At 33 and recently married, the MVP lady has shown

that you can have anything you want even royalty.

Tolu Oniru, popularly known as Toolz, has bagged 6

awards excluding a nomination for Favorite OAP for

the ‘Nikelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards between

2010-2014. A Nigerian radio personality, talk show

host, and presenter, she’s best known for hosting The


Midday Show on The Beat 99.9 FM. Her royalty roots

comes from the famous Oniru Royal family of Lagos


5. Gbemi Olateru

Born on the 18th of July 1984 into the Olagbegi royal

family of Owo a city situated in the eastern Yoruba

State of Ondo, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi is a Nigerian

broadcaster and presenter, especially known for

presenting programmes on radio station Cool FM

and on The Beat 99.9 FM. Her hard work has earned

her 5 awards in the industry. She’s also related to Sir

Olateru Olagbegi II, Olowo of Owo (born August 1910

– 1998) the then King (Olowo) of Owo.

6. Tillaman

It’s not every day you see the son of HRH Oba Lamidi

Olayiwola Adeyemi III, the Alaafin of Oyo serenade

an audience but this is no ordinary prince. Prince

Adetona Adeyemi, popularly known as the singer,

Tillaman is a truly a 1st class Prince. Even though he

has every reason not to work, the 32 years old is into

music and bagged himself an award in 2013 for “Best

Come Artist for 2012” at the PRODIGIE Awards.

.7. Christopher Okagbue

Christopher Okagbue emerged the winner of Gulder

ultimate Search 8. He was born on June 23, 1987 into

the royal family of former Obi of Onitsha, H.R.H Obi

Ofala Okechukwu Okagbue and Ogechukwu Clara

Okagbue of Onitsha Kingdom, Anambra state.Why

can’t these people just enjoy their statuses? No they

want to work. If I were in their shoes, I’d lay in a

bathtub filled with fresh goats milk, nibble on grapes

and strawberries. Well besides his win, the prince

has a career in modelling with 5 awards from the

industry. Kudos lad.

I think I need to go trace my roots, who knows, I

might just be royalty too.

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