Nigeria's Richest Celebrity Couples

They've been married for the longest time and they are loaded.

By  | Apr 29, 2020, 10:59 AM  | Olu Jacobs  | Top of The

Love is a beautiful thing in every form and there is nothing as refreshing as seeing two hearts joined together in love. Power couples exude confidence, are impeccably put together, complement each other and have so much clout. 

True love might seem very hard to find for famous people but some Nigerian celebrities have proven that there is always someone for everyone. With so many people divorcing,  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. 

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. His brilliant talent of owning it when he's own screen saw the industry boom immediately. Nollywood will forever be grateful to Olu's contribution.


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 2 sons.
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The couple, who have several acting awards between them, keep serving as an inspiration to the younger celebrities, and their relationship and marriage has been void of scandal and rumours 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, script writing, costuming, makeup, photography, editing, modeling, set designing and every other aspect of movie making.

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 nine years and they seem very happy in their union.

 
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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 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) has just appointed former Super Eagles’ defender and captain Joseph Yobo as assistant coach of the team. 

Both Joseph and Adaeze seems to be doing well in their careers and they sure are living a happy, rich life. 

Net Worth: $51 million

Tunde and Wunmi Obe


Tunde and Wunmi Obe, professionally known as T.W.O are Nigerian show business couple, 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. produced ever green 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.

Net Worth: Exact figure unknown.

Richard and Jumobi Mofe-Damijo


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


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Of course, this marriage has witnessed murky waters based on alleged infidelity on both sides but the love and stability in their marriage seem to be waxing stronger by the day.

Nollywood star, Richard Mofe-Damijo recently celebrated his 19 wedding anniversary with wife, Jumobi.

Richard 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.

Net Worth: $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 are blessed with four beautiful kids.

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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 the heart, then it would have been a rollercoaster ride for me,” Omotola said, paying compliment to her husband’s maturity for the success of their marriage.

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 don't 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.

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