LIST: 10 Nigerian Celebrities You Probably Didn’t Know Were From Royal Families!! #2, 9 & 10 will shock you…


To some of us, we might think the ‘ADE’ (for the yorubas) at the back of some of these celebrity names is just for the fun of it and to some of us we don’t even know these celebrities are just keeping it private from their fans but in the real sense they have a royal linage traced to their names.

Some Nigerian celebrities who have become become famous for the art they do are surprisingly from distinguished royal lineages.

We present a list of Showbiz stars who are from Royal families in Nigeria.

1. Omawumi

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Vocalist, Omawumi was born of a father with an Itsekiri chiefdom title on the 13th of April 1982. The songstress has been active in music for 9 years and still counting.

2. Rita Dominic

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Award winning Nollywood actress, Rita Dominic was born into the royal Waturuocha family of Aboh Mbaise local government area in Imo State. She is the youngest of four siblings.

3. King Sunny Ade

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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.

4. Gbemi Olateru- Olagbegi

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Gbemi, who is an on-air-personality with Beat 99.9 FM.was born into the popular Olateru-Olagbegi royal family of the ancient Owo town, Ondo state. She is especially known for presenting programmes on radio station Cool FM and on The Beat 99.9 FM.

5. Jide Kosoko

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Veteran Nollywood actor Prince Jide Kosoko is from the Kosoko royal home of Lagos. Jide Kosoko who has been around in the Nigerian entertainment industry for over five decades has never fail to address himself as a prince.

6. Adekunle Gold

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Adekunle Kosoko, popularly known by his stage name Adekunle Gold, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and graphic designer who was born into the royal Kosoko family in Lagos State, Nigeria.

7. Marvis Nkonpwi


BB Naija Finalist, Marvis Nkpornwi  happens to be the daughter of the King of Oneh community in Rivers State, Nigeria.

8. Tillaman


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.

9. Toolz

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Tolu Oniru, popularly known as Toolz, is a Nigerian radio personality, talk show host, and presenter who is from the famous Oniru Royal family of Lagos State. She is best known for hosting The Midday Show on The Beat 99.9 FM.

10. Muyiwa Ademola

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Muyiwa Ademola popularly called Mr. Authentic is from a royal family in Alake, Abeokuta, capital of Ogun State

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