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Nollywood Single Mothers Who Have Found Love Again

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Posted: Aug 16, 2016 at 10:56 am   /   by   /   comments (0)
Hazeez Balogun
Lagos – ‘Never give up on love’, one musician sang. Notorious break ups and divorces are common in the entertainment world and Nollywood is not left behind. We have recorded numerous celebrity marriages and many more celebrity break ups.
Some of these unions that did not last usually produce children. Many of them being left with their mothers. There is a long list of actresses in the industry who are single mothers. That however has not diminished their estimation in their ladder of career success neither does not mean that they have given up on love.
Here is a list of female thespians who despite their ‘single mom’ status have gone ahead to find new love. Some are now remarried while some are in serious relationships.
Monalisa Chinda
The break-up of Monalisa Chinda and her former husband, Dejo Richards was the talk of the town when it happened. Monalisa had claimed that Entertainment mogul and co-owner of the now defunct Question Marks label had abused and assaulted her, a claim Richards denied.
Their union which used to be rosy was blessed with a child, Tamar-Lily. Tamar is now eight years old and Monalisa has moved on with her life. March this year, she went to the altar the second time around to marry Victor Tonye Coker.
Before the marriage, Monalisa was rumoured to have dated other men before settling for Coker. The most celebrated of those flings was when she was linked with Lanre Nzeribe. That as well did not last. Some were virtually deriding her that she was probably jinxed in her love life. But today, she is a happy woman with her new man Coker.Clarion Chukwura
Actress, Clarion Chukwura was almost a hopeless romantic. Nigerians have watched over the years as she continued to look for true love in different men. She was hurt numerous times but she always kept trying again. She has had a string of relationship and even a marriage. Her last break-up being her relationship with socialite, Femi Oduneye, also known as ‘Femi Egyptian’ whom she married on February 14, 2004, but it ended in a break-up.
It is also not news that she had a relationship with afro-juju musician, Sir Shina Peters who together they had the highly successful music video director, Clarence Peters.
Still Clarion did not give up on love. On April 21 this year, the actress gave marriage another go by walking down the Isle with her USA based lover Anthony Boyd. Little is known about the husband and for now, Clarion has relocated to the US to live with her husband. She has even converted to a Jehovah’s witness, her husband’s sect.

Ibinabo Fiberesima
Ibinabo is what some refer to as beauty and brains personified. Though there has been rumour claiming she has children from different men, the actress had tried to keep her private life private. The current President of the Actor Guild of Nigeria (AGN), has however had her own love struggles.
She had once dated fellow actor, Fred Amata and together they have a son. But the relationship did not last. The two actors are however good friends till date. In fact Ibinabo had thrown her weight behind Amata when he was contesting for the presidency of the Director’s Guild of Nigeria (DGN).  Ibinabo did find love again as she is happy right now. She hooked up with her long time lover, Eguka Uche and together, they are raising their children. The actress had kept mum on the issue of more children.

Rose Oransanye-Odika
Rose had a daughter from a marriage that did not work. Her lovely daughter stays with her and in her absence moves in with her mother. Both Rose and her mum stay in Ibadan. Rose had announced that she will be getting married to another man before the end of this year. Though we are yet to know who the man is, friends confirm the story.

Foluke Daramola
Foluke Daramola got married to her erstwhile husband, Tunde Sobowale, in 2005 but their marriage ended in 2008. Their marriage produced two children, a boy and a girl who are in the custody of Foluke. Daramola but she has found love again and this time in the arms of Kayode Salako. The two got married in 2013, and they seem to be leading a blissful life.

Stella Damasus
Her case was neither intentional nor was it man-made, but for the death of her loving husband, Jaiye Aboderin fondly referred to as Jaye Jeje. Before Jaiye’s death, the two were blessed with two lovely daughters.
She moved on with her life and eventually got married again to Lanre Nzeribe, yes, the same Lanre Nzeribe who was dating Monalisa Chinda as explained earlier. The marriage did not go far and the two broke up.
She once again picked herself up and looked for another man. This time she had her eyes on a married man. She hooked up with Daniel Ademinokan, a movie director who is still legally married to fellow actress Doris Simeon with whom he has a son, David.
Stella and Ademinokan now live together in America. Doris lives in Nigeria and has moved on.

Ronke Ojo
Ronke Ojo is a mother of two children. Ronke Oshodi-Oke as she is fondly referred to by her fans also belongs to this class of actresses because she had her first child, a daughter to another man. Love later came knocking at her door when Anthony Gbolahan in January 2014 asked for her hand in marriage. They now have a son of their own.

Mercy Aigbe
The former banker turned actress has been married and had a daughter before the marriage crashed. She later found love in the arm of Lanre Gentry at the Ikoyi registry, Lagos in 2013. They have a son together.

Emem Isong
The Nollywood film maker, writer and CEO of Royal Arts Academy, Emem Isong was a single mother of one before she met her husband. The Akwa Ibom prolific film director has a son from a crashed relationship. Little was known about the child until she finally married her Cameroonian heartthrob, Akama Misodi on December 6, 2014.

Bukky Wright
Actress Bukky Wright is a mother of two big boys, Eniola and Gbenga, the children she had with her first husband, Gboyega Amu. The two later parted ways, though she had said Amu continues to be a responsible father to the boys.
Bukky tried love again with a media practitioner, the marriage did not produce any issue.
Bukky moved on to millionaire Bolaji Saheed also known as Bolaji Basia. They quickly got married in the Islamic way. They had a Nikkai in 2005. That marriage as well did not go anywhere. They were separated within a year.
Bukky however struck gold again when she met Adewale Onitiri. They quickly got married at Trenton registry in New Jersey Registry in 2011. They are still together.