•As 2012 comes to an end, when will their day come?
BY JOSFYN UBA AND KATE HALIM
Just like the legendary story of a cobbler’s wife, who does not know when her husband’s payday will be since their source of income is dependent on people’s rough usage of their shoes and, until it goes bad, her husband is not sure of when the next income will come, so it can be likened to the story of these eligible Nollywood hotties.
As the year grinds to an end, the likely question on their minds is when, where and how their spouses will come. They seem to have outlived their single girlhood lifespan on the shelves. They are ripe and very ready. Yet, they are still hopeful that some day, perhaps, in 2013, their Prince Charming will emerge from any corner of the planet.
We present some of the hottest single ladies, who are still searching, not desperately though, looking forward to that blissful day, even as they desire to live happily ever after.
Rita is one woman you dare not look at once and walk away. She may have come in a small package but you just can’t discard her huge impact on others. She’s intelligent, talented and a power dresser any day. Rita has not been romantically linked with her colleagues or anyone in the entertainment industry but she has been in the news for allegedly having her heart beat faster for a popular Nollywood actor that loves to speak with American accent. Both have acted in many movies together but nothing seems to come out of the alleged affair.
Right now, the Theatre Arts graduate is happy with her life but not many know whether she sheds secret tears about not being captured by her Mr. Right. Fans and friends only hope 2013 doesn’t pass by without a ring on the fourth finger of her left hand.
Genny, as she is fondly called, is also described as the darling of Nigeria’s movie industry, known as Nollywood. One thing you can’t take away from her is her acting prowess as well as her classy dress sense.
Many feel something is lacking in Genny’s seemingly perfect life of fame, money and beauty – a man, who would capture her heart forever. Even though she is not known to be a sucker for love, Genevieve has been severally linked with some men both within and outside Nollywood. The height of it was when she was reported to be involved with the sitting number two man of the country during Olusegun Obasanjo’s tenure. Genny never came out to refute the rumours and neither did she state it was true. Perhaps, the one that resounded for long was her acclaimed romance with Koko master, D’Banj. She also maintained sealed lips about it too. She is beautiful, intelligent, classy and rich too. So, what’s keeping this 33-year-old mother of one from finding Mr. Right? No one knows. Nigerians hope to see her hooked next year.
The history of Nollywood queens is not complete without mentioning Bimbo Akintola. She is one of the most versatile actresses Nigeria has produced. For those who know her, she is easy going. She is the third child of a family of six and a native of Oyo State, Nigeria. She started acting as a pupil with her peers for the school’s end-of-year drama events. One thing that mesmerises her fans is her ability to blend into any role given to her without qualms. But when it comes to relationships, not much is known about her. This is because she believes that age is no longer a barrier to marriage as it can come any time. But her fans feel she is missing the thrill of matrimony. Acording to her: “There is no such thing as an ideal man. There is no perfect man or woman. What you have is work in progress. Once you meet half-way, you just have to build from there.”
She is right but let’s hope 2013 will usher her into the journey of matrimony with an ideal man and one with whom she can build their future together. Even though she is not bothered about her marital status, well-wishers will be thrilled if she gets hooked with the right man next year.
This busty Nollywood actress is not afraid to flaunt what she’s got no matter whose ox is gored. Cynthia Agholor’s ugly scar for being in Nollywood is being sexually harassed by many producers and directors in her early days in the industry. Starting out at the age of six with the popular kiddies programme ‘Tales by Moonlight’, Cynthia has been in the spotlight all her life.
She has had her share of love troubles when she dated a white guy. Years after the relationship hit the rocks, Cynthia is rumoured to be in a sizzling romance with a top Ghanian movie producer. The romance is altar-bound, according to the news making rounds. It is evident that the lovebirds are happy together and waste no time, flaunting their affection for each other openly. Nothing will thrill her fans more than to see the well-endowed actress get married next year.
For this innocent-faced Nollywood actress, simplicity is her way of life. She has remained scandal-free since she joined Nollywood in 2004. This Sociology and Anthropology graduate of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, has endeared many to herself with her sweet girl roles.
But many wonder when this Nollywood good girl is walking down the aisle with a man after her heart. And if you think she is not keen on getting married, then you are wrong. Marriage is on her mind but she is not in a hurry to settle down. This pretty lady considers marriage a serious issue and not something one just jumps into. She says: “If you jump in just because you want to change status, you will jump out of it in no time. That does not mean that I don’t have people who have proposed and are still proposing. There are even those who have been pestering me.” Queen only desires a lifelong matrimony. Let’s hope 2013 makes her wishes come true.
Despite Ebube Nwagbo’s flawless beauty and talent, she wasn’t spared the heartbreak of watching her ex-boyfriend, Kingsley Okonkwo of KC Presh, make a lasting commitment to another woman. Ebube’s journey into Nollywood has spanned over 10 years and yet, no man has been able to capture her heart for life.
Right now, this Nollywood diva and Mass Communication graduate from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, is enjoying her status as a businesswoman. She owns Posh Hair and has directed her energy into building her brand. When it comes to marital issues, Ebube says most parents don’t want their sons to marry actresses or female musicians for fear that they would make bad wives. Of course, being a victim of such stance, her would-be husband should then know how to tread with his family, regarding her career. Perhaps, that is why she is taking her time, regarding marriage.
Ebube is not still single because she is an actress; she is waiting for the right man, who will love her, acting and all. But Nigerians just wish this Nollywood sweetheart would walk down the aisle next year despite the odds. Many pray she would find a man, who will trust and believe in her as well as appreciate her job as an actress.
You can call her Nollywood bad girl but she doesn’t care a hoot. Halima Abubakar took Nollywood by storm years back and there has been no stopping this never-say-die actress. Her rise to stardom wasn’t a bed of roses, given the tough times she experienced growing up. Her persistence paid off in the end and today, she is one of Nollywood’s darlings.
Although she has been in the centre of some scandals, Halima doesn’t bother herself any more about bad press. Her only concern is to keep forging ahead. On relationship matters, Halima believes in love but has restrained herself from making a lasting commitment to one man because some married people are running out of marriage. Halima believes that when the time is right, she will say yes to the one. She doesn’t believe in joining the bandwagon of ladies, rushing into marriage just to get a ring. She is not in a rush because she wishes to remain married for life like her parents, who have been together for over two decades. Fans just wish that the right time for Halima is 2013, as they are expecting to know who will finally steal Halima’s heart for life.
Susan Peters recently adopted a child and that singular act sent tongues wagging and brought to fore again her single status. Susan is a multiple award-winning actress and also a star of Nigerian TV. Her remarkable talent has paved a way for her in Nollywood and her dedication is equally infectious. She started acting in Nollywood movies in 2002 and despite increasing pressure for Nollywood actresses to perform raunchy love scenes and appear with little or no clothing, Susan has not followed suit.
Although Susan Peters is discreet about romance and has rarely been linked with any particular man in the press, marriage is definitely on her mind. She is one of those that have added finesse and glamour to Nollywood but she is not ready to jump into any marriage without working hard towards it. Susan confessed sometime of developing a fantasy on handsome fellow Nollywood star, Ramsey Nouah, but nothing has been heard about her love life. Nigerians just pray luck smiles on her in 2013 so that the child she adopted can have the love of both parents.
This busty Nollywood actress is controversy personified. Her flagrant display of her God-given boobs have gotten her more haters than fans. But in all these, Cossy is hard to erase from one’s mind easily. Like her or hate her, she lives her life the way she deems fit. One question Cossy should answer is if she is ready to settle down soon.
She cried out at one time that she was tired of married men chasing her and sending her messages. At 37, no one knows for sure if the controversial actress is giving marriage a serious thought. Her fans wish her well in 2013. Many are actually pleading with her to settle down and raise children rather than continue displaying her boobs in public all the time.
Pretty Isoko actress, Ejiro Okurame, joined Nollywood eight years ago and she has been able to hold her own in a highly competitive industry. Her role in Clinic Matters is so impressive and she has won many hearts with that feat.
At one time, it was rumoured that she was in a hot romance with fellow actor, Segun Arinze, but she clearly refuted it. Those in the know insisted that the two had a flame but kept it discreet. Ejiro Okurame is definitely thinking about settling down. Her fans wish her the best of luck next year.