Nigeria is one particular country that has produced remarkable talents over the years. In its various entertainment industries, there is no shortage of celebrities.
Some of these celebrities come from wealthy backgrounds and royal families while others who although, are from average backgrounds have, by showcasing their talents, acquired wealth and fame.
As rich as the families they were born into were, these Nigerian celebrities did not ride on the back of the fortune but worked tremendously towards their own successes.
JiveNaija.com takes you through top 5 Nigerian celebrities who were born rich or are affiliated with royal families.
1. Rita Dominic (43 years)
One of Nollywood’s most recognized actresses is actually from the Waturuocha family of Aboh Mbaise, Imo state. So she came from a privileged background even before making her big bucks in the Nollywood industry.
2. Omawunmi (36 years)
The songstress cum actress found fame after participating in the singing competition West African Idol. But she also has royal blood. Her father is a chief in the Itsekiri Kingdom in Delta state.
3. Jide Kosoko (64 years)
Jide Kosoko a.k.a Prince Jide Kosoko is also from the royal Kosoko family in Lagos. Mr. Kosoko has never allowed his fame in the entertainment scene overshadow his title.
4. King Sunny Ade (72 years)
The veteran singer is one of Nigeria’s most celebrated musicians. But unknown to some, he’s actually from royal blood on both sides of his family. His mother is from the Adesida royal family in Akure, while his father is from an Ondo royal family.
5. Adekunle Gold (31 years)
Adekunle Gold, born Adekunle Kosoko, has hit quite big in the industry after his works went viral on social media. Unknown to many, Mr. Gold was born to the royal Kosoko family in Lagos, the same family Prince Jide Kosoko is also from.