Meet 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Were Born Abroad

One of the new trends for most Nigerian celebrities is to give birth to their child outside the country, however some of these celebs themselves were opportune to have been born outside the country themselves. This list takes a look at some of our favourite celebs who were born outside Nigeria.

Oge Okoye

This screen star is one of the top actresses in Nollywood having featured in countless movies with numerous awards to her credit. Oge Okoye was born on 16 November, 1980 in London, United Kingdom. She would later move down to Lagos to live with her family.


Omo Baba Olowo himself has to be on this list having always made us know just how rich his father is. The sensational singer was born on 21 November, 1992 in Atlanta, United States. Although he relocated to Nigeria at a tender age, he would go on to attend the prestigious British International School in Lagos.

Jim Iyke

One of Nollywood’s best screen stars, Jim Iyke was born on 25th September, 1976 in Libreville, Gabon. The only boy of a family of eight children, he has gone on to carve a name for himself as one of the best of the best out there when it comes to the movie world.

Naeto C

This Nigerian rapper has made a mark on the music industry that can never be forgotten. Born on 17, December, 1982 in Houston, Texas, United States, he made his return to Nigeria at an early age and we are glad he did to come bless us with his talents.

Zack Orji

Like Jim Iyke, this veteran Nollywod actor was born in Libreville, Gabon in 1960.

Banky W

E.M.E boss and music mogul, Banky W was born on March 27, 1981 in New York City, New York, United States to Nigerian parents. His parents moved back to Nigeria when he was five years

Seyi Shay

This singer is no doubt one of the reigning queens of the Nigerian music industry having been able to churn out some chart topping hit after hit. Born on 21, December, 1985, the Bia crooner was born in Tottenham, London, United Kingdom to Nigerian parents where she was raised.

Maleek Berry

Famed singer and producer, Maleek Berry earns a spot on this list having been born on 11th August, 1987 in South London, London.


Nigerian rapper turned actor, Ikechukwu was born in Manassas, Virginia, United States. He released his debut album Son of the Soil in 2006 when he returned to Nigeria.


Media personality, Toolz was born 6 July, 1982 in London United Kingdom. This radio personality is best known for hosting The Midday Show on Beat FM.

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  1. Good for them. Live and let’s live

  2. Those born in Gabon also get mouth

  3. So lucky to be born abroad o, rare oppourtunity

  4. They’re luckily distinct from otherd in the industry

  5. That is the spirit, though born abroad but still came back to keep the Nigerian entertainment industry alive

  6. i will surely work hard for my Children to have that Opportunity.

  7. I wish to be a celebrity like these people

  8. am surprised that neato c is even among them o

  9. Am suprise that oge okoye was in abroad.

  10. I Think We Should Call Them Halfcast,i Taught Davido Was A Nigerian

  11. So people that were born in Garbon will also claim that they were born abroad?

  12. Tank god I was given birth in Nigeria

  13. Father thank you I was born is nigeria

  14. i guess some of them should be having dual nationality


  16. is a nice thing to be born outside the country

  17. Their looking is so gorgeous, nice to know that

  18. They had the opportunity. There are many born here that are better than them

  19. Just good to know some of these little things

  20. Wonderful there Looking good and Proud for them as a foreigners and Indigene

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