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Love is a beautiful thing. You never know where love will find you or vice versa. In this article I will be sharing with you 10 Nollywood actors who met their partners on a movie set. These Nollywood celebrities met their partners on film location while they are on set shooting a movie. The thrilling part of it is that most times it happens when we least expect it. Some Nollywood actors found love on set and even took it to an extra mile.
There is nothing as exciting as seeing your favorite actors getting married in real life. These 10 Nollywood actors did not have to go too far in search of love. They found their soul mates and missing rips right on a movie set. So not to waste much of your time we present to you 10 Nollywood actors who met their partners on a movie set.
1. Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva
Olu Jacobs and his beautiful wife Joke Silva met in 1981 at the National Theatre in Lagos during the 21st Independent Anniversary. Joke Silva is the amiable wife of Nollywood famous actor Olu Jacobs while Olu Jacobs is the proud husband of Nollywood famous actress Joke Silva. Both of them have been rated as the hottest couples in Nollywood.
Olu Jacobs completed his tertiary education at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, United Kingdom where he studied Performing Arts while his wife Joke Silva completed her tertiary education at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, United Kingdom where she studied Drama. In 1985, Joke Silva got married to Nollywood famous actor Olu Jacobs and the marriage is blessed with two grown up children and a grandchild.
However, the couple met in 1981 at the National Theatre in Lagos, Nigeria during the 21st Independence Anniversary. The couple founded and operated the Lufodo Group covering film production and distribution assets and the Lufodo Academy of Performing Arts, where Joke Silva is currently the Director of Studies. Olu Jacobs and his wife Joke Silva have never had any misunderstanding or negative publicity from the media.
2. Zack Orji and Ngozi Orji
Zack orji met his beautiful wife Ngozi Orji in the early 90s and together they starred in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Deadly Passion” with Ngozi playing the role of his side chick. Zack Orji and his beautiful wife Ngozi Orji are Nollywood royalty but they are one of those celebrity couples who are never talked about because their marriage has lasted forever and there is no obvious drama. They had their twentieth wedding anniversary in 2010 and the celebration was held at Sheraton Hotels in Lagos and attended by dignitaries and personalities from the entertainment industry.
Their marriage anniversary was officiated by Pastor Anselm Madubuko and Emmy Kosgei which was held at the Sheraton Hotels in Lagos. The couples have appeared together as guest in many top events in Nigeria such as the AY Live, Africa Movie Academy Awards and the Soundcity Music Video Awards, amongst others. Zack Orji and his beautiful wife Ngozi Orji have never had any misunderstanding or negative publicity from the media.
3. Ireti Doyle and Patrick Doyle
Ireti Doyle and her husband Patrick Doyle met while she was still in her third year in the university. The couple met in a movie location in which her husband was the movie director and she was an upcoming actress. Ireti Doyle and her husband Patrick Doyle are currently blessed with six lovely children. Ireti Doyle was born in Lagos Nigeria and in the course of her life has lived in New York, Boston, Jos and Lagos respectively. She is currently married to Patrick Doyle who is also a Nollywood actor and a movie director. Ireti Doyle has anchored several A-list television shows like Morning Ride on Silverbird Television and Nimasa on Channels Television. She is a writer and has several screenplays to her credits.
Ireti Doyle is also an avid social commentator. She has been nominated for the Best Actress at the Reel Awards in 1998 for her role in the movie All About Ere and Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2007 and 2009 for her roles in Sitanda and Across the Niger respectively.
In 2013, she was declared Best Actress in a Leading Role at the GIAMA Awards in Houston, Texas in the United States of America. Her husband Patrick Doyle in the other hand is a creative filmmaker. He has produced and directed many blockbuster movies in Nigeria. Ireti Doyle and her husband Patrick Doyle have received several controversial reports about breakup and divorce.
4. Norbert Young and Gloria Young
Norbert Young and his beautiful wife Gloria Young met on a movie set. The couples have been married for over 10 years. Norbert Young and Gloria Young are both Nollywood actors and have also featured as husband and wife in many movies. Norbert Young and his beautiful wife Gloria Young are currently blessed with three lovely children.
Gloria Young is a Nollywood actress who first made her appearance in Charley Boy Show but shot to limelight after her performance in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Glamour Girls”. Gloria Young who has been married to Norbert Young for over a decade recently celebrated her 50th birthday and her 25th year anniversary of being in the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood). During her birthday, she was surrounded by friends and colleagues who showed up to celebrate with her. The veteran actress and her amiable husband Norbert Young shared a love dance to entertain their guest.
Gloria Young during an interview revealed that despite her love for writing, stress and hard life made her quit journalism for acting. Gloria Young who made fame as an actress studied journalism, graduating with an Associate Degree from the El-Centro College in Dallas, Texas, in the United States of America and even practiced for a while before diverting into acting. She is currently married to Norbert Young whom she met on a movie set and till date have never had any marital issue.
5. Stella Damasus and Daniel Ademinokan
Stella Damasus and her husband Daniel Ademinokan met on a movie set. The couples dated and later got married few years after meeting in a film location. Nollywood actress Stella Damasus is currently married to Nollywood filmmaker Daniel Ademinokan. The 40-year-old Nollywood actress Stella Damasus marriage with her husband Daniel Ademinokan have faced turbulent times and backlash some years ago but the couple found a way around their issues and are still waxing strong together. According to her; “marriage is like a pot of plant that needs to be pampered and watered for growth and replenishment”.
Stella Damasus mentioned that keeping a marriage and spouse requires maintenance and care. The mother of two, who was married twice before her marriage to Daniel Ademinokan has said on many occasions that Daniel Ademinokan is the love of her life! She advised in her posts on Instagram that couples should befriend their spouse even in marriage and make out time for special moments.
Stella Damasus in the cause of her career have been nominated for several awards which include Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards and Most Promising Actress in Nigeria at the Best of Nollywood Awards. Daniel Ademinokan in the other hand is a famous Nollywood actor and a movie producer. He met his beautiful wife Stella Damasus on a set of one of his movies.
6. Gbenro Ajibade and Osas Ighodaro
Osas Ojibade and her husband Gbenro Ajibade were both cast members in the television series “Tinsel”. The couple got engaged in 2014 and got married a year later. The couples have had a lot of controversial marital issues which has become very trending on social media. The former Tinsel stars and lovebirds, Gbenro Ajibade and Osas Ighodaro appear to be having cracks over their child’s upbringing after Gbenro Ajibade accused his wife of having fun without the company of their two-year-old daughter, Azariah Tiwatope Ajibade.
Ever since their separation, Osas Ighadoro has tried to remain a good mum to her beautiful daughter. Gbenro Ajibade and his wife Osas Ighadoro have been married for just two years with only a daughter and later divorced after several clashes and marital problems. Gbenro Ajibade aside from acting is also a model. He starred in the popular television series “Tinsel” alongside with his wife Osas Ighadoro. Unfortunately, the young couple could not resolve their marital problem which has been going on for some time and decided to end their two years marriage. Gbenro Ajibade and his beautiful wife Osas Ighadoro met on a set of the television series “Tinsel”.
7. Iyke Okechukwu and Florence Uwaleke
Iyke Okechukwu and his beautiful wife Florence Uwaleke met on a movie set during the shooting of the television series “Tinsel”. The couple got married in April 2013 and have been together ever since then. Iyke Okechukwu and his beautiful wife Florence Uwaleke played the role of husband and wife in the popular television series “Tinsel”. Their love chemistry was so great that one would have been able to guess that these two lovebirds are actually husband and wife in real life. The couples are currently blessed with two lovely kids, a girl and a boy.
In April 2019, Iyke Okechukwu and his beautiful wife Florence Uwaleke celebrated their sixth year wedding anniversary. The couple got married in April 2013 and since then till date has never had any marital conflict or misunderstanding. Nollywood stars Iyke Okechukwu and Florence Uwaleke popularly known for their roles in Tinsel as Chuks and Ene, celebrated their 6th wedding anniversary on April 2019.
Iyke Okechukwu took to his Instagram page to share photos accompanied with sweet words, saying; “My soul glorifies the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my saviour…” Baby it’s 6 years! Yes ooo!! 6 years of marital bliss with my best friend, @floxyokey my PFL, my ride or die chic! Fine geh! Ma Cherie! I love you pieces!
On this day I pray that the good Lord who gave you to me, continue to bless our union, now and always. I pray that we continue to “mar” “age” with love, happiness and peace.
I love you truly, madly, deeply. While his beautiful wife Florence Uwaleke wrote him back saying; “Happy anniversary baby, 6 years and counting… Thank God for the years spent and more to come”. Iyke Okechukwu and Florence Uwaleke met on a movie set during the shooting of the popular television series “Tinsel”.
8. Chacha Eke and Austin Faani
Chacha Eke and her husband Austin Faani met on a movie set, during the shooting of the Nollywood blockbuster movie “When Kings Decide” in 2009 and got married few years later. In 2009, Austin Faani met his beautiful wife Chacha Eke on the set of Amaco’s movie titled “When Kings Decide”. On 1st June 2013, Nollywood movie director Austin Faani and Nollywood famous actress Chacha Eke got married.
On 19th September 2013, Austin Faani and Chacha Eke welcome their first daughter. Their white wedding took place on Saturday 1st June 2013 in Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria while their traditional marriage took place in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria, which happens to be the hometown of Chacha Eke. Chacha Eke is currently married to her long time boyfriend Austin Faani who happens to be a professional Nollywood movie director, producer and editor.
The marriage is blessed with two beautiful kids. Chacha Eke is currently based in Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria with her family. It is believed that it was her husband Austin Faani who projected her in the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) and made her famous. Austin Faani and his wife Chacha Eke have never had any misunderstanding or negative publicity from the media.
9. Adesua Etomi and Banky W
Adesua Etomi and her husband Banky W met on a movie set during the shooting of the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Wedding Party” which was produced by Ebonylife TV. The couple started their relationship in 2016 and later got married in 2017. Banky W started his musical career in 2002 and started performing on stage in different clubs and events while his wife Adesua Etomi joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) in 2014 and acted in her first movie “Knocking on the Heaven’s Door” a movie that brought her to limelight.
In February 2017, Adesua Etomi got engaged to Banky W and they both got married on 19th November 2017. The wedding reception was graced by dignitaries, high class personalities and popular celebrities from the Nigerian entertainment industry. Banky W and his wife Adesua Etomi have never had any misunderstanding or negative publicity from the media.
10. Nuella Njubigbo and Tchidi Chikere
In the midst of several controversies, Nuella Njubigbo and her husband Tchidi Chikere met in January 2014 in a movie set during the time rumors of Tchidi Chikere and his ex-wife Sophia divorce case was still flying all over the internet. Nuella Njubigbo and Tchidi Chikere in the midst of all this controversies still went ahead with their relationship and later got married on March 2014.
In 1995, Tchidi Chikere joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) as a script writer, movie director and as an actor while his wife Nuella Njubigbo joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) in 1999 and acted in her first movie “Royal Destiny” a movie which brought her to limelight.
On 29th March 2014, Nuella Njubigbo got married to Nollywood multiple awards winning movie director, Tchidi Chikere in her family compound in Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria and the marriage is blessed with two beautiful kids. The wedding reception was graced by dignitaries, high class personalities and popular celebrities from the Nigerian entertainment industry. Tchidi Chikere and his lovely wife Nuella Njubigbo have never had any misunderstanding or marital problem since they got married till date.