Nigerian celebrities live larger than life but certain times, a number of them encountered near-death experiences in startling motor accidents that made them, as well as their fans, grateful for their God-given lives. Death is truly something no one prays for.
Here are 9 Nigerian celebrities who have cheated death at the hands of road accidents:
Note: This accidents are not recent events, most of them happened years ago.
There is no denying that Wizkid is one of Nigeria’s biggest music stars at the moment therefore it was a big scare when news broke of him crashing his newly acquired Porsche Panamera S car.
According to eyewitnesses, the accident was caused by a burst tyre. Thankfully the multi award winning act came out of the accident unhurt with his N15million car taking most of the damage. In a display of wealth he replaced the car in a week, Porsche again.
2. P Square
Peter and Paul Okoye, two halves of the dynamic P Square duo, in the early hours of a Sunday morning in 2015 survived an auto crash on their way back from Ibadan where they had gone for a show sponsored by Glo.
The duo were in company of their official drummer, Papi Jameh, Kaffy’s husband and Wandoskie, their assistant manager when the accident occurred on Lagos-Ibadan express way. A lorry was said to have ran into them and dragged them for over 12 seconds.
3. Jim Iyke
Popular Nollywood stars Jim Iyke was involved in quite a number of car accidents and it’s quite unusual. He was in a car accident along with his close Nollywood friend, Emma Ehumadu which led to the later being hospitalized.
The duo had been shooting a robbery scene at a movie location in Delta state sometime back in March 2014 when the accident occurred.
He was also involved in a ghastly crash in Ghana on his way to the location of a new movie and another one in Las Vegas
4. Uche Jombo
Multi talented diva Uche Jombo cheated death some years back on June 24, 2011 when her FJ Cruiser hit another car head-on along the Lekki/Chevron area of Lagos.
The actress later took to social media platform Twitter to thank God for saving her life, she tweeted: “Thank U lord 4 d gift of life! Only U lord did this! Thank U my rock!”. See the bashed car:
Popular stand up comedian, Bovi suffered an accident in May 2015 after a car rammed into him at an intersection.
Thankfully, Bovi came out of the hospital with just some minor injuries to the left eye.
6. Ubi Franklin
Iyanya’s manager, Ubi Franklin was involved in a near fatal car crash in August 2014.
According to him, he was heading back home from a night of partying with friends at different clubs in Victoria Island when it happened and the next thing he remembered was being covered in airbags and coming out of the car unscathed after which a good Samaritan took him and his friends in the car with him to the hospital.
7. Nonso Diobi
The dashing Nollywood actor was involved in a serious car crash that left his Pathfinder truck badly damaged. The incident happened on Wednesday April 14th, 2010 along Lekki/Epe Expressway, Lagos.
8. Jide Kosoko
Nollywood Actor Jide Kosoko narrowly missed death in 2014 when he survived a ghastly accident around Ikeja Shopping Mall. He was driving himself when his car lost control due to brake failure. The car was a write-off, but the leader of the Yoruba movie sector escaped death narrowly.
9. Yinka Ayefele
18 years ago, gospel singer, Yinka Ayefele, lost the use of his legs in a car accident and became saddled with the use of a wheelchair to aid his mobility.
Yinka Ayefele was on his way to Abeokuta when he had the accident. The irony of the accident is, even though it was a Volkswagen beetle that got him crippled, he went on to be a success and now drives exotic cars
10. Kate Henshaw
Before her Lekki home was gutted by fire, Kate Henshaw stared in the face of death and left unharmed when she was almost crushed in her car by a BRT Bus D027 along Anthony in Lagos. She was on her way to the airport when it happened.