Nigeria's Richest Celebrity Couples

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By  | Nov 29, 2021, 11:39 AM  | Olu Jacobs  | Top of The

Adaeze and Joseph Yobo
Love is a beautiful thing in every form, and there is nothing as refreshing as Seeing two of your favorite celebrities fall in love.

Celebrities who love hard also spend most of their time building harder and supporting each other to create wealth. These celebrities have combined true love with hustle and in a generation with high divorce cases the couples are seen as 'goals' among their peers. 

Also, it is always great to see celebrities whose love has stood the test of time.
Their talents and passion have made them into who they are today, and they keep landing huge deals that let millions of Naira flow into their bank accounts. This, in turn, helps them give back to the community with the aim of enhancing the lives of those less fortunate.

Let's have a look at some of Nigeria's richest celebrity couples.

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Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva  

Olu Jacobs is a favorite veteran Nigerian Actor. He was born on the 12th of July 1942 in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria, with the birth name Oludotun Jacobs.
After working in England for 20 years on a number of movies, it was time for Olu to come back home. He did this to help grow the Nigerian Movie Industry

Olu Jacobs met his wife, Joke Silva, when he was invited to Nigeria by the National Theatre to come and play the lead role in Wole Soyinka’s ‘The Trials of Brother Jero.’ The couple, later on, got married in 1989 and have been blessed with two sons. 

The couple, who have several acting awards between them, keep serving as an inspiration to the younger celebrities, and their relationship and marriage have been void of scandal and rumors of infidelity.

At the moment, Olu Jacobs is the Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Lufodo Academy of Performing Arts (LAPA), which is a branch company of Lufodo group where he is the chairman and his wife is the assistant chairman. Together, they are running their own empire that they built together.

LAPA is a school that trains in acting,  producing, directing, scriptwriting, costuming, makeup, photography, editing, modeling, set designing, and every other aspect of movie-making.

Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva will be marking their 36 anniversary as life partners after spending years together as best friends and lovers. The couple are un ultimate proof that marriage works and lasts when you marry your best friend. 

This year Joke Silva had to come to the defense of her husband Olu Jacobs when media rumours circulated that her husband had died. Joke Silva told the media to stop the rumours as Olu Jakobs was alive healthy, and hearty. She jokingly added that her husband is alive and on his way to enjoy Eba Ogbono soup. This couple is definitely rich, happy, and humorous.

Net Worth : $4.7 million. 

Adaeze and Joseph Yobo

Nigerian footballer, Joseph Yobo and former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) Adaeze Yobo, are one of Nigeria's sterling couples. They have been married for eleven years, and they seem very happy in their union.

Joseph Yobo is a former Nigerian professional footballer. He used to be the captain of Nigeria's national team till his retirement in 2014. Adaeze won the title of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria in 2008, and she proceeded to represent the country at the Miss World pageant that same year. 

Although the football captain has retired, he is still bagging some major deals that will keep bringing in money. In 2019, along with Nollywood Actor and Singer, Falz, Femi Adebayo Salami, they bagged an endorsement deal with Food And Beverage Company In Nigeria, Trophy Lager.

In 2020, The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) appointed former Super Eagles defender and captain Joseph Yobo as assistant coach of the team.

Both Joseph and Adaeze seem to be doing well in their careers, and they sure are living a happy and rich life. Adaeze Yobo recently told women who are married about her success to a long-term marriage. She informed wives that they should accept their husbands for who they are without constantly seeking to change them in order to have peace and success in their marriages.

The couple have been serving as goals on Instagram alongside their children in matching outfits and traditional wear that showcase the pride of being a Nigerian. The couple also celebrate each other during special occasions such as birthdays and anniversary, indicating that money really does go hand in hand with wealth.

Net Worth: $51 million

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Tunde and Wunmi Obe

Tunde and Wunmi Obe, professionally known as T.W.O, are Nigerian show business couples, entertainers, television personalities, and entrepreneurs.

They met and began their music career as undergraduates in the 90s. Revealing the secrets of their marriage, the veteran musician and dad of 3 revealed he married a woman who supports his plans and also helps to make good decisions for the future.
Apart from music which is their first love, Tunde and Wunmi have displayed their artistry and creativity in other ventures. In February 2007, T.W.O premiered their first annual valentine show titled ‘’Cupid Ball with T.W.O .

T.W.O own and run their music label ‘’KopyKats Entertainment” alongside other business that produces evergreen songs with rich lyrical content and social messages, even with a blend of comedy. Songs like “Mogbo Moya”, “Fine Bara”, “Atewo”, “I need someone”, “Green White Green” will never be forgotten.

They have succeeded in changing the popular belief that couples who do business together may face the challenge of ‘conflict of interest’, which may contribute to the termination of the business partnership.

Tunde major source of income is from songwriting as he is a celebrated songwriter in the Nigerian entertainment scene. Additionally, as famous persons on social media, the couples also work as social media influencer pushing contents for famous brands, which increases their sources of income. 

The couple have also admitted that they have challenges working together but that they can never break-up as a music group. The duo are not just best friends, they are couples, parents, and entrepreneurs who seem to be nailing it in each of these responsibilities. Maturity and freedom from scandals seem to be the major reasons for the duo’s success in everything they do. 
Net Worth: Estimated $ 1 million to $ 5 million. 

Richard and Jumobi Mofe-Damijo

 In 2000, RMD married former Africa Independent Television (AIT) presenter Jumobi Adegbesan.

Of course, this marriage has witnessed murky waters over the years based on alleged infidelity on both sides, but the love and stability in their marriage seem to be growing stronger by the day.
Nollywood star Richard Mofe-Damijo recently celebrated his 21st wedding anniversary with his wife, Jumobi. Richard married Jumobi in 200 after he lost his first wife in 1996.

He is currently regarded as of the richest Nollywood actors. Besides his earnings from movies, TV shows, politics, and brand endorsement deals, RMD is an entrepreneur and currently manages his own movie production company.

Richard recently spoke to the BBC and opened up on various issues such as how he almost became a journalist when he worked at Concord Newspaper and Metro Magazine but chose a different career path. The handsome man was also a Sunday School teacher who still teaches whenever he gets the time. 
Net Worth: Roughly $15 million. 

Omotola Jalade and Matthew Ekeinde

Nollywood diva, Omotola has been married to Matthew Ekeinde for over 20 years. The couple has a blissful marriage and is blessed with four beautiful kids.

Considering the controversies and scandals associated with celebrity life, the Ekeinde’s have managed to stay off scandals.

“It would have been extremely painful if my husband takes things to heart, then it would have been a rollercoaster ride for me,” Omotola said, paying a compliment to her husband’s maturity for the success of their marriage.

Omotale Jalade and Matthew Ekeinde

Even though they are famous parents with such time-consuming careers, this couple has managed to make themselves available from their busy schedule to see each other and enjoy the company of their children. This family loves to travel and have a good time.

With Matthew having been in the aviation industry, he must be racking in those cheques. The two are like the First Family and the Beyonce and Jay Z of Nollywood. Captain Ekeinde also recently established The Aquatic Jungle Entertainment, which is a tourist and entertainment center in Badagry.

Net Worth : $3 million

Sometimes things do not go as planned in marriage, but these couples have managed to keep the fire burning in their lives. The work that they do has also made them to live the lavish lifestyle that, to many, is still but just a dream.

They never forget to give back as it is considered being socially responsible, and most of our celebs do not fall short on that. Some of these celebs run charity organizations and do fund drives such as health drives to help the less fortunate in the society.

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