The Nigerian entertainment industry is known for its numerous activities which are come across as entertainment and relaxation to the audience. Being in the spotlight, their lives are open for all to see. They seem to have lost their right to privacy as everything they do tends to be everybody’s business. Their love lives aren’t spared from the scrutiny of the public.
Members of the public have full interest in who they choose to date or have any romantic affairs with. Such affairs have huge following with the audience speculating on their next moves. It becomes even more interesting if they choose to date their managers. Some of our celebrities have been in the news for allegedly having affairs with their managers.
Let’s take a look at five Nigerian celebrities who were reported to have allegedly dated their managers.
Tiwa Savage who is now the EX-Wife of Teebillz (Tunji Balogun) were both working together before they got married and later divorced. Tunji was very helpful when the very popular Tiwa relocated back to Nigeria to pursue her music dreams. He became her manager, and together, they worked towards growing her brand as one of the most sought after female musicians on the African continent. Having shared the same passion and ambition, it was only natural for the two to find love in each other.
American born Nigerian Singer Emma Nyra was reported to be in a relationship with her former record label boss Ubi Franklin who also doubled as her manager. The affair enjoyed some media publicity until trouble started in paradise with Emma accusing Ubi of physical and emotional abuse. Shortly after, she left the record label Made Men Music, and that was the end of the affair.
Long before Mr. Capable Banky W proposed to his missing rib Actress Adesua Etomi, he was romantically linked to his record label signee Niyola. Banky W who doubled as the manager of the beautiful Songstress was said to be more than a manger to her. However, both Niyola and Bank W were quick to debunk the reports, claiming they were just colleagues with a cordial relationship.
“Johny” Crooner Yemi Alade makes our list due to reports that she was having an affair with her manager Taiye Aliyu. The two who have worked together over time have remained mute over the reports. Gists from the grapevine are that the two are very fond of each other, so there’s this possibility that they are hiding something from us.
Lara George may be a gospel Singer, but according to reports, she and her manager Gbenga George had something going on before they said “I do” at the altar. The “Hallelujah” Singer is today married to her heartthrob whom she is very much in love and happy with. The wife and mother is one of the most popular gospel artistes in the country.