Meet Nollywood Stars | 2 July 2011 20:35 CET


By Nonye Ben-Nwankwo
Nollywood actresses - Abubakar, Peters, Nnaji, Jalade-Ekeinde

Nollywood actresses - Abubakar, Peters, Nnaji, Jalade-Ekeinde

Some people say many Nollywood lasses are living larger than life. And these artistes also seem to have their pick of men before others. These 'happening' actresses are way above the others in their trade, going by the exotic cars they drive. Some may wonder how they make their money, going by what they are paid in each movie and the number of appearances each of them makes each year, because despite the lull in the industry, their lifestyles show they 'draw' from deep pockets. Life&beat reveals the swank automobiles favoured by these actresses.

Uche Jombo: A mathematician-turned-actress, Uche Jombo is among those to give her due in the industry. Now she that has climbed to the top, it looks as if the lady may remain there for a long while, since she has branched out as a producer as well.

Rumoured to have dated Nobert Young and Ernest Asuzu in the early days of her career, some people claim the chubby lady is in love with a footballer, Ikechukwu Uche. Those who claim to know say the footballer has popped the big question and that she has a diamond engagement ring to show for it.

Jombo used to reside somewhere in Somolu, Lagos. She was driving a Honda CRV before she upgraded, moved to Lekki and treated herself to a FJ Cruiser, which she bashed in a recent accident in Lagos.

Let's not forget that the Nollywood big babe is also a Globacom ambassador.

Susan Peters: We cannot take away the fact that Susan Peters is a Nollywood actress, who gets invited to society and social events. Whether she begs for the invite or not is a story for another day.

Peters is definitely not in the A-list of actresses, she has been seen in some roles.

The Benue State-born lady is certainly a 'happening' babe as she got herself a Range Rover Sport last year.

So far, she has managed to keep her relationship under wraps: Nobody has been able to link her to any man.

Ini Edo-Ehiagwina has got series of controversies that could last her a lifetime, but the babe is still walking tall. She came into the industry some years ago and walked right to the zenith.

Recently, she was linked her with a top politician, who busybodies claimed, bought a house for her and spoilt her rotten with other gift items. However, Edo-Ehiagwina claimed she had never seen the politician one on one before, let alone go out with him.

Whether scandal prone or not, Edo-Ehiagwina is a one lucky gal. She got a husband who has stood solidly by her in her moments of trials. She has added a Globacom deal and a Chivita deal to her kitty.

Edo-Ehiagwina cruises around in a Range Rover Sport, as well as a Chrysler.

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has got the curves that can make young girls who have never experienced childbearing go green with envy.

Omo Sexy, as she is popularly called, is a fun-lover who is still shining, no matter how long her career has spanned.

Married to a pilot, Jalade-Ekeinde owns a range of exotic cars, including Range Rover Sport, Navigator, BMW and others, all with customised plate numbers.

Rumour mongers came with the stuff that the babe was in a relationship with a Lagos-based guy, but the actress has come out to debunk the rumour, saying her enemies were at work once again.

Halimar Abubakar: Some nude photographs of Halimar Abubakar, which made the rounds on the Internet some years ago, almost ruined the career of this pretty Kogi State-born actress.

However, Abubakar picked the pieces of her life and now, she is the toast of many producers and directors as her career has bounced back and she is doing very well.

The grapevine came out with the stuff that Abubakar was dating a footballer, Ifeanyi Udeze, who also made her live like a princess.

Recently, the babe acquired a new FJ Cruiser. We gathered that the current guy in her life surprised her with the gift.

Ebube Nwagbo became more popular, not with her roles in movies, but with her relationship with Kingsley Okonkwo of the KC Presh group.

First, the story was that she and another actress, Anita Joseph, fought over the guy. However, in many interviews, Nwagbo denied ever having any rift with an actress over a guy.

Then, KC eventually left her and married another babe. This also generated so much buzz that made her to become one of the most-talked about actresses at that time.

The babe went to the US in the heat of the episode and eventually came back a 'bigger' girl. She then launched her Hummer 3, which she cruises around town with.

Toyin Aimakhu: Like her or hate her, Toyin Aimakhu is one of the great actresses in the Yoruba movie industry.

She has been accused of so many things, including boyfriend snatching, fighting over men and all that, yet the babe is still doing her thing – acting and making people happy with the way she interprets her roles.

Aimakhu has been in and out of several relationships. Her current status is hazy to many.

Anyway, Aimakhu is a big girl who cruises around town with her 2009 Honda Accord.

Genevieve Nnaji Being a single mother is certainly not a problem for Nnaji, as the babe is still waxing strong. She has been linked with many men, including the Koko Master. Yet, she is not even bothered by the numerous stories about her.

Once upon a time, she was the face of Lux before she stepped up to become the face of MUD.

We hear the deal fetched her good money. However, she is yet to build her own house in Lekki like some other actresses have done.

Genny, as she is fondly called, drives a black 2010 Camry.

Moji Olaiya, a daughter of juju icon, Victor Olaiya, is not a bad actress. She adds values to her roles and she makes her movies interesting to watch.

Olaiya is married and she has sort of managed to stay clear of scandals.

She smashed her car not too long ago, but took delivery of a nice Nissan Pathfinder a few weeks after.

Empress Njamah has seen the good, the bad and the ugly side of entertainment. The babe is one of the most-talked about actresses in Nollywood

When her career experienced a downside after allegations of kleptomania and some other scandals, Njamah was in the news again with her relationship with the self-acclaimed Eberi Papa One of Bayelsa, Timaya.

No matter what, Njamah lives big. Her 2009 Honda was bashed in a recent accident and just a few days later, Njamah hit the town with a brand new Range Rover Sport.

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