The Nigerian entertainment industry can be challenging female entertainers, this goes without saying. It is against this backdrop that we spotlight 10 single mothers who have dared to break through into one of the most competitive fields in the country today.
They are unyielding, consistent and beautiful despite having to cope with managing a career and a home alone.
They deserve all the accolades for this.
Without further ado, here are 10 successful single mothers in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
1. Doris Simeon
Doris is a Nollywood actress. She used to be married to movie director, Daniel Ademinokan but they are no longer together. They however had a son before their split.
2. Aituaje ‘Waje’ Iruobe
Waje has a beautiful daughter named Emerald. Much is not known about her daughter’s father, but being a single mother has not stopped her from wowing her fans with her vocals. She is a prominent Nigerian singer.
3. Tiwa Savage
Tiwa Savage is reportedly separated from her husband and former manager Tunji ‘Tee-billz’ Balogun. They might however get back together in future according to rumour mills, but only time will tell. They have a son togehter named Jamil. Tiwa Savage is one of the top female artistes in Nigeria.
4. Genevieve Nnaji
Genevieve is one of the biggest actresses in the country. The actress and producer has a daughter she shields from the public glare but that has not dimmed her shine one bit.
5. Fathia Balogun
Fathia is a Nollywood actress and producer, although more prominent in Yoruba speaking movies, she is a big star nonetheless. She used to be married to fellow Yoruba actor, Saheed Balogun and they have two kids together
6. Iyabo Ojo
Iyabo is a Nollywood actress and producer more prominent in Yoruba speaking movies. A lot is not known about the father of her children, but she has two kids. A boy and a girl. She also owns a salon and a spa.
7. Lilian Esoro
Lilian is the former wife of Triple MG boss, Ubi Franklin. She is an actress with her most prominent role being acting the role of Nurse Titi in sitcom Clinic Matters. The couple reportedly separated in November 2016 after a short marriage, but they have a son together.
8. Kate Henshaw
Kate is one of the prominent faces in Nollywood. She used to be married to Roderick James Nuttal but they separated in 2011 after 12 years of marriage. They have a daughter together.
9. Anna Banner Ebiere
Anna is a former beauty queen. She won the MBGN competition in 2012 and she has a daughter with music star Flavour Nabania but they are not married. In recent times, she's invested her time more in modelling and she isn't doing badly at all.
10. Adunni Ade
Adunni is a talented Nollywood actress. She has two sons, but she is not with the father of her children.