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Celebrities You Will Be Shocked To Know Are Siblings

Posted: Jul 2, 2016 at 4:33 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

We all know the twin brothers of P-Square fame, and the Abagas and the Mamuzees in Nigeria’s music world. These are unmistak­able talents whom we know as siblings.


But there are several other siblings in the industry doing very well yet we never linked them as siblings. This is probably because they choose to operate in different spheres of the entertainment and wider social industry, including sport. This is a list of seven of such ce­lebrity siblings.


Sandra and Christopher Okagbue

Sandra and Chris Okagbue were both born into the royal Okagbue family, to late Obi of Onitsha, Ofala Okagbue, who died in 2001. Sandra who just might be the more popular of the two, won the Miss Delta Soap pageant in 2010, and went on to pursue a career in model­ing, gracing billboards and cal­endars and television adverts.

She is also widely known as the mother of popular musician Flavour’s first daughter. Chris, who has a twin brother, has also not done badly for himself, as he won the Gulder Ultimate Search (GUS) Season 8 and is current­ly one of the most sought-after fresh faces in Nollywood, adding many awards to his collection. Chris also does a bit of modeling and has graced many billboards just like his elder sister.


Dakore Egbuson-Akande and Timini Egbuson

Dakore is a popular Nol­lywood actress with several movies under her belt. The beautiful mother of two girls who disappeared after getting married to her heartthrob Olu­mide, later resurfaced and has since gone back to her first love, acting. Following in his big sis­ter’s footsteps, Timini Egbuson is also an actor in the popular series ‘Shuga’. The Unilag Psy­chology graduate has also done voice-overs and event hosting.


Kiss Daniel and Sophie Anidugbe

Being the more popular one, handsome singer Kiss Daniel grabbed fame and public at­tention after dropping the song ‘Woju’ which went on to become a monster hit.

The musician, who is fast consolidating his stand as a force to reckon with in the Nigerian music industry, has shown time and time again that he’s not in the industry to be a ‘one-hit-wonder’. What most people don’t know is that Kiss Daniel’s elder sister is the popular On Air Personali­ty (OAP) who works with Cool FM. The young lady, Sophie Ani­dugbe who doesn’t bask in her brother’s spotlight, we gathered, is being shipped off to head the Kano office of the radio station.


Padita and Amanna Agu

Padita who is popularly known for acting in the then NTA sitcom, ‘US’ and several other Nollywood movies, took a break from her career to com­plete her education. The actress also took acting classes in the New York Film Academy, and is back to doing what she loves best. Her brother, Amanna who is popularly known by his stage name MC Amana, is a standup comic who has done well for himself. Despite being siblings with an otherwise popular ac­tress, the comedian has contin­ued to excel in his chosen field, hosting the Despicable Me com­edy show while also producing events and hosting TV shows.


Funke Bucknor-Obruthe and Tosyn Bucknor

Wedding and event plan­ner extraordinaire Funke Bucknor-Obruthe’s name is a name we have heard quite a lot; thanks to her spectacular event planning skills. She works with big brands and has organised big events in Lagos. While she is keeping it up on that front, her younger sister Tosyn Bucknor is keeping up the media front by being an on-air personality and event host. Notably, both sisters studied law.


The Ogunros

Fade Ogunro is a multi-me­dia personality. From being a radio host to being a director and more, she has shown that she is as versatile and musi­cally inclined. She is also an entrepreneur who packages concerts. She was in charge of last year’s Lagos Carnival. Her brother on the other hand is a music video director. You defi­nitely have seen the name Ses­an on musical videos of artistes like Olamide, Phyno amongst others.


Mikel and Edgar Obi

Obi Mikel who plays pro­fessional football for both the Nigerian national team and En­glish premier league side Chel­sea FC, has enjoyed a measur­able amount of success since the start of his career. The foot­baller has also amassed great fortunes from doing what he loves and has helped change the situation of his family.

His younger brother Edgar, even though thought to be living un­der his brother’s shadow, is try­ing to make a name for himself in his chosen field. Edgar who is signed to a record label float­ed by his elder brother Mikel, MMM records, is pursuing his love for music. Even though the upcoming musician has been away from the music scene for about three years after releas­ing a couple of singles and vid­eos, he is said to have returned and is getting set to appear onto the Nigerian music scene with a ‘bang’.