In the Nigeria entertainment industry today, the holy institution of marriage has been desecrated. It is now a common trend that most celebrities no longer give a second thought before dumping husbands for another depending on what the new ones have to offer.
However, it wasn’t always this way in the past as those who were married once and divorced were stigmatized and seen as a bad omen. Increasingly, and in greater numbers, Nigerian male and female celebrities are changing wives and husbands like their ‘shokoto’.
The actresses who have toed this line have had their lives embroiled in hot waters of controversies, and yet survived while some are not so lucky. Even there are cases of those who rushed into the arms of the other woman’s man only to rush out.
10. Stephanie Okereke
15 years after her marriage to former Super. Eagles defender, Chikelu Iloenyosi, met with troubled waters, the Nollywood icon found love again. She remarried in France to Linus Idahosa in a glamorous wedding ceremony tagged ‘fairy tale’. Mr. Iloenyosi, has also remarried. Iloenyosi got married to Stephanie in 2004 but the union crashed in 2007, without a child to show for it.
9. Mercy Aigbe
Mercy was tagged a husband snatcher after she got pregnant for Lanre Gentry who was then married to another actress, Bimbo Akinsanya. Mercy and Lanre officially tied the knots at the Ikoyi Registry in 2013 but have been living together as man and wife before then.
8. Bimbo Akinsanya
After this Yoruba actress was backstabbed by a fellow actress, she decided to move on with her life and let Mercy Aigbe enjoy the same man that used to be her loving husband. The god of love, later smiled on Bimbo and she remarried a few years later. To double her blessing, the script interpreter welcomed her first child with the new hubby, Ayoola Adewale, few months after her wedding. Bimbo was delivered of a baby boy at a hospital situated in the Alagbado area of Lagos on Thursday, June 4, 2015.
7. Ibinabo Fiberesima
It is no longer news that she has three children, all of whom come from three different fathers. Despite her indifference to her lifestyle, many see women who have led such life as having three children out of wedlock and for different fathers as a taboo. Moreover, her fans had hoped that Ibinabo’s over publicized romantic affair with prolific actor cum producer, Fred Amata would lead the ex-lovers to the altar, but it only produced little Zino packed up just like that of her other two baby daddies. IB, as she is fondly called is now married to Uche Egbuka and had a colourful wedding at her hometown in Okrika, Rivers State. Mr. Egbuka, is a divorcee who also has two children and also not the father of any of Ibinabo’s children.
6. Ann Njemanze
She is the former wife of actor Segun Arinze and has a beautiful daughter for him before their love faded. The Tinsel actress found love again in the waiting arms of a lecturer, Silver Ojieson, who is younger than her and on November 9, 2013, they signed the dotted lines. The wedding took place at her family compound in Bucknor Estate, Isolo, Lagos, and was attended by her family members, friends and very few of her Nollywood colleagues. However, there are unconfirmed speculations that the young union which was much celebrated crashed as a result of Annie’s lifestyle. Rumours have it that the mother of two refused to drop the lifestyles she picked for over 10 years of living as a single woman, after her marriage with Mr. Arinze crashed in 2003.
5. Foluke Daramola
She married Babatunde Sobowale in 2005, and the union ended in 2008 after two kids, on allegations wife battering and infidelity. The big busty actress has since remarried, and recently celebrated her second wedding anniversary with her latest husband, Kayode Salako. Her second marriage drew a lot of controversy, after she confessed to snatching Salako from his ex-wife.
4. Fathia Balogun
When the surname controversy between separated couple Saidi and Fathia Balogun was getting messier, the former opened up some hidden truth about his ex-wife. He explained that he only had two kids with the actress cum producer, while her first child is from a different husband. ‘To set the record straight, Fathia and I had two children together not three. Fathia’s first child is from a different husband that she later divorced before we were married’, he squealed.
3. Stella Damasus
Few years after the shocking death of Jaiye Aboderin, who passed away in 2004, at the age of 33, his beautiful wife and mother of his two lovely daughter remarried. Stella fell into the arms and bed of Emeka Nzeribe, but she didn’t stay up to a year in their marriage to the consternation of fans. She rushed into that marriage and rushed out. Then she ‘snatched’ her colleague’s husband; Daniel Ademinokan. Stella and Daniel who was once married to Doris Simon have been living as man and wife in the United States of America.
2. Regina Askia
The sexy mother was briefly married to a money bag, Charles Orie, but she later dumped him for American Ruddy Williams.
1. Bukky Wright
The veteran actress has been married twice (If not more), yet they all crashed like a pack of card. Bukky Wright was married to top Lagos socialite, Bolaji Basia but the union wasn’t on a solid foundation as it collapsed few years after it was contracted. The highly celebrated cross-over actress moved on to the next one; a London big boy, Wale Onitiri. Just like the first, the marriage didn’t stand the test of time; it also crumbled. The new man is her life can’t be ascertained at the moment.