There is no gainsaying that the hoard of ravishingly gorgeous divas and extremely handsome dudes in the Nigerian show business have defied numeration. But what is more apparent is how fans seem to quickly lose thought of the fact that some of these celebrated acts have remained on the bachelor(-ette) list ever since their incursion into the industry.
While some celebrities have pointed to “conflict of choice” as their reason for being single, others have decried having to compete for spouses amid pre-existing rigours and challenges for which the entertainment industry is known for.
TheCable Lifestyle brings you a listicle of some delectable and eligible bachelors and bachelorettes in the Nigerian show business.
Bear in mind that bachelors are men who are not married and have never been, while a bachelorette is an unmarried woman who is long due for marriage — whether previously married and thereafter divorced or simply otherwise.
Dominating our listicle of five eligible female celebrities in showbiz Nigeria are Tiwa Savage, Genevieve Nnaji, Eva Aloridiah, Toke Makinwa, and Yemi Alade.
1. Toke Makinwa
Toke Makinwa, 34, is a leading Nigerian media personality who, in 2019, made her acting debut amid several of her giant strides in the industry. Although she keeps gaining traction amongst her peers, Toke appears to have remained single.
In 2014, the author and on-air-personality, married Maje Ayida, whom she had been dating for close to eight years. She, however, separated from him a year later after discovering that he had impregnated his ex-girlfriend.
The divorce was sealed by a Lagos high court on October 5, 2017, on the grounds that Ayida committed adultery. Toke once wished she could reverse her decision on getting married.
Recently, she made the impression she was probably telling her own story when she advised female fans never to underplay their success as “only men with nothing to offer run from successful women.”
2. Tiwa Savage
Tiwatope Savage, 39, is one of Nigeria’s finest Afropop vocalists who made the headlines after she left her former record label for UMG, a global label which boasts of the likes of Rihanna and Taylor Swift.
Tiwa had, in 2018, filed for divorce from Tunji Balogun, her ex-husband, after efforts to resolve the differences that bedeviled their marriage proved abortive.
Although she had a son from the union and was later reported to have made up with her ex, the singer seems to have moved on as she keeps making good music and, of course, giant career strides.
Meanwhile, fans have continued to question her relationship with Wizkid, and the curiosity heated up after she played a video vixen in the award-winning singer’s hit single ‘Fever’.
3. Genevieve Nnaji
Genevieve Nnaji‘s career, spanning over 20 years, has seen her garner a hoard of prestigious awards to her name. ‘Lionheart,’ her directorial debut became the first Nollywood movie to be bought over by ‘Netflix’, an American streaming platform. She is reported to have made close to N1,385,100,000 ($3.8million) from the deal.
Although rumors had it that the 40-year-old mother of one — who birthed her daughter at the age of 17 — secretly got married to an undisclosed man in Portugal, Nnaji has neither admitted nor refuted the claims.
Despite being among the class of gifted actresses whose love lives are kept away from public eyes, Genevieve seems to be enjoying her current relationship status as a single mother.
4. Yemi Alade
Yemi Eberechi Alade‘s music video ‘Johnny’ recently hit 100 million views. Aside from this, the vocalist’s daring strides in the music scene has undoubtedly placed her among the country’s biggest exports.
But, at some point, Yemi was rumored to be in relationship with Alex Ekubo, a Nollywood actor, who played her love interest in ‘Johnny’, and later Phyno and Flavour.
She, however, debunked such claims. Alade also made no official comment about her poten