Many Nigerians have recently fled from the country, and many more aim to “Japa.” It seems even performers are not free from this. A look at Nigerian entertainers whose families are not in the country is featured on Saturday Beats.
- Mr. Latin
Another popular humorous actor is Bolaji Amusan, sometimes known as Mr. Latin. Although Mr. Latin’s business is located in Abeokuta, Ogun State, his wife Ronke and two children—a son and a daughter—reside in Dublin, Ireland.
In 1999, Mr. Latin wed Ronke, and their union has grown stronger over the years.
The actor, who currently holds the office of President of the Theatre Arts and Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria, openly admits to having a special affection for his wife.
He explained in an interview a few years ago why he chose to keep his family abroad, saying, “It was the concept of the two of us. At the time, there was a protracted teacher strike, and we believed that it would prevent us from giving our kids what we genuinely wanted for them. We chose to move, but I am unable to stay with them due to the nature of my employment.
Latin responded, “We communicate around 10 times per day. That helps us deal with being apart. In the morning, I call my wife and kids to wake them up and chat with them till they go to school. Additionally, we frequently make video calls and communicate on WhatsApp. They come to Nigeria and I visit them too.
Despite his wife not being in the nation with him, the actor added that he had never been tempted to wed another woman. I can never take another wife in marriage, he said. Mother, sister, friend, and confidante all describe my wife. She is a very dependable and loyal individual. There is no justification for me to take another wife.
Many people don’t appear to take actor Olaniyi Afonja, alias Sanyeri, seriously, likely in part due to the humorous characters he frequently performs in movies. Sanyeri has been purposeful in raising his family and giving them access to possibilities, despite his on-screen shenanigans.
Their two boys, Boluwatife and Olasunkanmi, as well as his stunning wife Omolara, all reside in Canada.
Many Nigerians were amused by the children’s foreign accents in a video that recently went viral on the Internet. That was particularly true given that their father primarily converses in Yoruba and presents the impression of someone who has never even left the nation. The children invited viewers to follow their father on YouTube and other social media platforms in the video.
Sanyeri defined fatherhood for him as “being the head of the family, a husband to a wife, a father to children, and fulfilling the commitments and responsibilities that are required of a man to his wife and children” in an earlier interview.
The actor added when asked how he felt about having his first child, “There is nothing particularly spectacular about one having a first child. When God provides someone who needs a child and has a wife with the gift of the first child, they will be joyful and content. Children are gifts, and their parents should be thankful for them.
“I think that investing in the success of my children is the best investment I can make in my life. I cannot put their future in danger for anything. Whether I am wealthy or not, I will use every effort within my power to prevent my kids from ever having a reason to mistreat me or accuse me of being a bad parent.
The actor claimed to have been so destitute when he married his bride that all he had to his name were his tribal tattoos in a prior interview with Sunday PUNCH. They persisted, though, and he developed into a well-known actor and director over time.
3. Timi Dakolo
Many people’s hearts have been won over by Timi Dakolo’s voice throughout the years. With three children—Alexander, Zoe, and Hallel—and a photographer husband named Busola, their marriage have faced its share of difficulties. Recall that in 2019, Busola claimed that a well-known pastor named Biodun Fatoyinbo had raped her in Kwara State many years prior. Busola and Timi insist that the incident definitely occurred despite the fact that Fatoyinbo was ultimately found not guilty by the courts.
Despite the fact that they appeared to have moved on since that episode, some informants claim that Busola and the kids have gone to the UK. According to reports, Busola is continuing her study by enrolling in a university in the UK. It’s also claimed that’s where the kids first started going to school.
Timi made light of the fact that Halled had only been attending school in her new nation for two weeks when she made the joke earlier in the year.
Recall that Timi surprised them with a visit some time ago. His family’s joy at unexpectedly meeting him was captured in a social media video.
Actor Wale Akorede, aka Okunnu, has hilarious characteristics that make people laugh even when he is silent. Even though he began his acting career in 1984, it wasn’t until a few years later that he began to receive much-needed professional exposure.
Despite the casual persona he frequently plays in movies, Okunnu does not joke about his family’s well-being.
His three children, Jumoke, Hassan, and Modupe, as well as his wife Wumi, reside in Canada. The actor also formerly resided in Saudi Arabia, but he later moved back to Nigeria.
Speaking about his decision to leave Saudi Arabia, he stated, “Yes, there was a time in my life when I moved there, but after second-guessing it, I realized there is no place like home. Nigeria is my nation, and despite the difficulties, we must manage to get by. I don’t regret returning to my native country.
The actor previously told Sunday PUNCH that he was drawn to the woman’s attractiveness and her difficulty in getting her. It was her beauty and the fact that she was difficult to obtain, he had claimed (that attracted me). Cheap women don’t appeal to me. I kept “troubling” her because of her hostile attitude. I prayed as well, and everything I saw in my dream coincided with what she observed. I was startled, which encouraged me to continue.
Despite the fact that Okunnu’s family resides abroad, he is nonetheless subject to Nigeria’s poverty. The actor bemoaned the terrible status of the nation in a social media tirade a few months ago. He said, “If we stay watching and don’t speak up, it’s because we don’t want the events to be spoiled,” in Yoruba. Nigeria is not good. The life of everyone who helped shape the country into what it is today—men, women, children, and elderly people—will be horrible from generation to generation.
“The state of the nation is very dire. I am unable to identify a certain industry that is operating at its best. If we are unable to appreciate our nation as citizens, we are just like aliens.
In the same interview, he discussed his ideas on why so many celebrity weddings fail to endure, saying, “Marriage is not something one jumps into. Because it is for life, one must pray carefully and with certainty. Any marriage can end in divorce, and celebrity unions are not the only ones that fail. Because celebrities are famous, people talk about their marriages.