Growing up with a celebrity as your parent could mean an automatic tutoring on how to act and carry yourself as a famous person, and most times these set of people usually get the needed support from their parents to start a career in the entertainment industry.
Meet 6 Nigerian celebrities whose parents are also celebrities:
1. Femi and Seun Kuti
Femi and Seun Anikulapo Kuti are Nigerian musicians born to Afrobeats pioneer Fela Anikulapo Kuti and the grandchildren of women’s rights activist Funmilayo Ransome Kuti. Femi and Seun Kuti took after Fela Kuti who was regarded as one of the greatest anti-government musicians. Femi and Seun have committed to social and political causes in their music career just like Fela.
2. Yul Edochie and Pete Edochie
Yul Edochie is a Nollywood actor, and the son of Nollywood legend Pete Edochie. Asides the resemblance between father and son, Yul also speaks exactly like his father thus no one can deny the fact that he is the true son of Pete Edochie. Yul is also a movie director and an active voice on the political scene. In 2017, he contested for Governor of Anambra State and lost to his opponent Willie Obiano.
3. Dr Sid and Justus Esiri
Sidney Onoriode Esiri known by his stage name, Dr Sid is a singer signed to Mavin records. His father the legendary actor late Justus Esiri who died in 2013 due to kidney failure. Justus Esiri, before his death, was one of the greatest veteran actors in Nollywood. He appeared in many blockbuster movies and he won several awards in his time.
4. Clarence Peters and Shina Peters
Clarence Peters is a music video director and cinematographer. He is the founder and CEO of Capital Dream Pictures, a production company that specializes in the realms of the performing arts, film, and video. He is also the son of Afro-Juju legend, Sir Shina Peters, and Clarion Chukwura, a Nollywood actress.
5. Femi Adebayo and Salami Adebayo
These popular acting buddies need no serious introduction because of their enviable relationship while on set and in real life. Adebayo Salami also known as Oga Bello is a veteran in Yoruba Nollywood with several movies to his name. He produced his first movie “Ogun Ajaye” in 1985 and that was the movie that launched his son’s career in Nollywood.