Money and power can be quite intoxicating. It can make even the most talented people abandon their skill since they are already doing well. However, this is not always the case for people born with a silver spoon.
Some Nigerian celebrities were opportune to be born into rich and influential families but they still went ahead to make a name for themselves.
A number of people had to start from the scratch to become famous while others were already lucky enough to have powerful and influential family names that might have opened doors for them.
Today, We gathered seven Nigerian celebrities who were born into rich and influential families.
1. DJ Cuppy
Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola better known as DJ Cuppy is the daughter of Nigerian billionaire and chairman of Forte Oil, Femi Otedola. Despite her father’s wealth, she is gradually making a name for herself if the entertainment industry as a musician. Cuppy often makes attempts at blending with regular folks despite being a rich kid. She has earned several fans and critics over the years.
This list would not be complete without the worthy mention of the ‘Omo Baba Olowo’ himself, David Adeleke. He is the son of renowned business mogul, Adedeji Adeleke. He has gone on to become one of the biggest artistes in Nigeria even though his father initially frowned at him for abandoning school to become an entertainer.
3. Naeto C
Nigerian rapper Naetochukwu Chikwe better known as Naeto C is the son of Kema Chikwe, a former Nigerian federal minister of aviation. Naeto might have taken a back seat in the entertainment industry but he is responsible for hit songs like 5 and 6, 10 over 10, to name a few.
Nigerian rapper, Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana, is the son of top Nigerian lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana. Falz himself is a lawyer but has made a name for himself as a musician. Recently he released a socially conscious music album called Moral Instruction.
5. Ademola Adedoyin
Rising movie star, Ademola Adedoyin, is known for his roles in blockbusters, October 1 and King of Boys. However, not many are aware that he is the son of famous industrialist, Samuel Adedoyin, who is the CEO of Doyin Group of Companies.
Singer and producer, Damilola Afolabi, known mostly by his pseudonym, L.A.X, is the son of Nigerian billionaire industrialist, Taiwo Afolabi, the founder of SIFAX Group, a company that deals in the shipping of oil and gas. L.A.X was formerly signed on to Wizkid’s label, Star Boy entertainment in 2013.
7. B Red
Nigerian singer Adebayo Adeleke better known as B Red is the son of politician, Ademola Adeleke, who recently contested for the Osun state governorship election. B Red is also the cousin of top singer, Davido.