Several celebrities have experienced failed marriages throughout the years, but not all of them have been able to move past them and continue their careers. Despite having failed marriages, several entertainers have flourished in their professions, as seen on Saturday Beats.
In 2022, renowned actress Funke Akindele’s ex-husband, Abdulrasheed Bello, also known as JJC Skillz, posted on Instagram that their marriage had ended, setting off a social media frenzy. The actress had been married before. In 2013, after nearly a year of marriage, her first husband, Kehinde Oloyede, announced the split between himself and the actress via a Facebook post, alleging irreconcilable differences. Her second marriage also terminated in a similar way.
The actress’ acting and production skills, however, were unaffected by the breakdown of her marriages because her business, Scene One TV, is still thriving.
In December 2022, the actress developed and launched a new film titled “Battle on Buka Street,” which has already shattered a number of records.
Akindele was introduced as Olajide Adediran, aka Jandor’s running mate for the Lagos deputy gubernatorial position in the Peoples Democratic Party two weeks following her divorce from JJC.
Tiwa Savage, a talented female singer, married Tunde Balogun, aka Tee Billz, her former manager, in November 2013 at the Ark Event Centre in Lekki, Lagos. Unfortunately, their marriage suffered a serious breakdown in April 2016 as a result of both parties making infidelity claims.
Savage was included on the BBC’s list of “100 inspirational and creative women” a year later. Savage has won numerous accolades, including “Best Female West Africa Artiste” at the AFRIMA Awards 2019, “Best African Act” at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2018, “African Video of the Year” at the Soundcity MVP Awards 2020, and more.
Other successful songs by Savage include “Somebody’s Son,” “Koroba,” and “Loaded.”
Iyabo Ojo has frequently blamed her premature marriage to Adewunmi Ojo for the breakdown of her union. When she was barely 21 years old, the well-known actress wed her ex-husband in 1999. In the end, they divorced in 2001. In actuality, Ojo’s rise to fame occurred after she and her ex-husband split up. In addition to her exceptional on-screen demeanor, the actress is renowned for producing and sharing informative content online. At the 2021 Social Media Hangout, Ojo received the “Best Tiktok Influencer” award.
Among the honors she has received are “Best Actress of the Year (Yoruba)” from the 2015 City People Cinema Awards and “Best Actress of the Year” from the CAMA Awards in 2013.
Her love life hasn’t suffered though, as she recently admitted to dating Paul Okoye, nicknamed Paul O of Upfront and Personal, a celebrity in the entertainment industry.
In July 2015, Osas Ighodaro wed Gbenro Ajibade in what could be considered a star-studded ceremony that was attended by many famous people. However, the couple’s marriage only lasted four short years before they parted ways in 2019. The actress was able to put that period of her life behind her and move on to bigger and better things since then. Ighodaro has kept working hard at her career ever since her divorce. She has acted in well-known films and television shows like “Shuga,” “King of Boys,” “Rattlesnake,” and “Bad Remarks.”
She is currently one of the nation’s most in-demand actresses.
In September 2020, actress Etinosa Idemudia and Benin-based lawyer Ighorosa got married. Nevertheless, the union only lasted about a year before it fell apart.
Previous to that, Idemudia had reportedly experienced domestic violence while married to a military commander at the age of 22. She has, nonetheless, managed to maintain her career course.
Idemudia won the Hollywood and African Prestigious Awards for “Best Actress in a TV Series (Africa)” in 2021, the same year she got divorced for the second time.
She also recently produced a movie titled, ‘Dear Sister’.
The British ex-husband of the actress Kate Henshaw, Roderick Nuttal, whom she wed in 1999, also has a child. In 2011, 12 years after Henshaw and Nuttal’s marriage was finalized, it was annulled. Henshaw was also awarded by the Federal Government in 2011 by becoming a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic. Henshaw moved on to bigger things after her marriage ended and has since landed leading roles in well-known films. She is well known for the films “Chief Daddy,” “New Money,” “Fourth Republic,” and “Blood Sisters,” among others.
In 2017, she bagged the Best of Nollywood awards as ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for her role in the movie, ‘The Women’.
In 2015, she had been appointed as a Special Adviser to the Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade.
Before divorcing in 2017, media star Toke Makinwa and her ex-husband, Maje Ayida, were wed for three years. Makinwa wrote about her marriage experiences in a book called “On Becoming” that was released not long after she and her husband got divorced. The media celebrity began her own podcast, “Toke Moments,” after quitting her 12-year radio job. She also served as the host of the BBNaija-related program “The Buzz.” This is in addition to other notable occasions she has emceed, such as the 12th season of “Guilder Ultimate Search,” which took place in 2021, and the third season of “The Voice Nigeria.”
She has also received other honors, including the Africa Youth Award 2018 for being one of the 100 Most Influential Young Africans and the Net Honours 2021 for being the “Most Popular Media Personality (Female)”. Also, she runs a clothing business called Toke Makinwa Luxury.
Ini Edo and Philip Ehiagwina wed in 2008, but the union disintegrated in 2014. The actress has continued to prioritize her career since that time. Edo is not only a fantastic actress; she is also a successful businessperson. She introduced a high-end clothing and cosmetics line in 2021 under the name Secrets of April.
The criminal thriller “Shanty Town,” which Edo created earlier in the year, was made available on the video streaming service Netflix in January.
Edo was appointed as the governor of Akwa Ibom State’s special assistant for culture and tourism in 2016.