The hunger for fame is quite high, like almost everyone wants to stay famous for life. It is usually very difficult for some celebrities to give up the spotlight and fame to raise a family.
However, some celebrities like to keep their relationship and marriage away from the public eyes. It is not uncommon to see a celebrity who gave up fame after getting married.
These are some 6 Nigerian celebrities who choose their marriage over fame.
6. Maureen Solomon
Maureen Solomon is a famous Nigerian actress. She is known for role in movies like His Majesty, Not with My Daughter, Kiss the Dust etc. she got married in 2005 and acted till 2011. She however stay away from the movie scene to dedicate more time to her children.
5. Rita Nzelu
Rita Nzelu is a Nigerian actress, model, television personality and rare philanthropist. She joined Nollywood as far back as 1990 with roles in movies like Terrible Sin, Stigma of Motherhood, Living in Bondage, Nneka the Pretty Serpent etc. She got married to her lovely husband Simeon Okoro and relocated to the U.K with her family, thus ending her acting career.
4. Regina Askia
Regina Askia is a Nigerian-born, American-based family nurse practitioner who found fame as an actress and model. Her acting career catapulted her to fame in the 90s. She also made history by becoming the first Nigerian at Miss International in Japan, where she made an impact with the most outstanding traditional costume. Regina was first runner up in The Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria competition in 1988. However, Bianca had to give up the title when she decided to get married during her reign. Regina got the MBGN crown after Bianca’s resignation. Regina stared in movies like Highway to the Grave, Suicide Mission, and Queen of the Night. She also appeared in several Nigerian print and television commercials including Kessingsheen Hair Care, boutique chain Collectibles, and most famously, Visine. She married her American beau Ruddy Williams and relocated to the U.S.
3. Georgina Onuoha
Georgina Onuoha is a famous Nollywood actress, model, television personality and philanthropist. She came to limelight in 1992 after acting the movie titled “Living in Bondage. She however ditched the fame and got married to American base husband, Dr Ifeanyi Igwegbe. The union is blessed with beautiful daughters.
2. Agbani Darego
Agbani Darego is a Nigerian model and beauty pageant queen who was crowned Miss World in 2001. She was the first native African to win Miss World. Darego featured in print commercials for boutique chain Collectables, and following her stint at Miss Universe was invited by Naomi Campbell to participate in Frock ‘n’ Roll. In April 2017, Darego took everyone one by surprise when she posted her wedding pictures. She got married her longtime love Ishaya Danjuma and together they have a baby boy which was delivered in September 2018.
Di’Ja, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter who is currently signed to Mavin Records. Her music career started in 2008 when she released her first single. In 2015 she got married to her long time heart rob Rotimi. Dija made her wedding public and the talented singer has since left the spotlight, although she do drop songs once in a while. Di’ja hasn’t been as active in the music scene as much as before.