Completesportsnigeria.com‘s IZUCHUKWU OKOSI presents five Nigerian celebrities who serenade the screens just like the football stars they are related to in one way or the other.
These are some of Nigeria’s brightest stars in the movies, music and fashion industries.
They are related to past and present Nigerian footballers through family bonds or have been united through marriage.
1. Patience Ozokwo: Mother Of Former Enugu Rangers Star, Nduka Ozokwo
Veteran Nollywood actress Patience Ozokwo is the mother of former Enugu Rangers star, Morrison Nduka Ozokwo who now plays for FC Wil in the Swiss Challenge League.
Ozokwo affectionately known as ‘Mama G’ in the movie industry whose late husband was an engineer, has nine children; four are her biological offspring, and five she adopted, who all bear her surname.
The superstar actress watched some of the league games played by Rangers at the Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium, Enugu when her son Nduka, Nigeria’s captain to the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2007 hosted by Canada played for the Flying Antelopes.
2. Adaeze Yobo: Joseph Yobo’s Wife And Former Stepdaughter To John Fashanu
Ex- beauty queen, Adaeze Yobo is the wife of former Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo.
Adaeze’s mother, Abigail Igwe, was the estranged wife of former Nigerian-born England international John Fashanu.
Nee Adaeze Chinenye Igwe, Yobo’s wife who got married to the former Everton and Ferberbahce in 2010 was a beauty pageant who represented Nigeria at Miss World 2008 in South Africa.
She had represented Anambra state in the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) pageant.
3. Clem Ohameze: Victor Ezeji’s Brother In-Law
Veteran Nollywood actor Clem Ohameze is a brother in-law to Nigeria Professional Football League legend, Victor Ezeji.
The former Dolphins FC striker Ezeji is married to Celestina, Ohameze’s younger sister.
Ohameze, 52, was always in the know whenever Ezeji was going to change clubs or had offers.
4. Ada Ameh: Sister To Ex-Super Falcons Midfielder, Ajuma Ameh
Nollywood’s plus-sized comic actress Ada Ameh is the older sister of former Super Falcons midfielder Ajuma Ameh.
The Ameh family is from Idoma, Benue State, north central part of Nigeria.
Ajuma was in Nigeria’s women’s national football team, the Super Falcons, at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
She played for Pelican Stars at club level.u
5. Linda Ikeji: Ogbonna Kanu’s Sister In-law
Lagos based fashionista Laura Ikeji is the younger sister of celebrity blogger Linda Ikeji.
Laura is the wife of former Super Eagles defender Ogbonna Kanu.
Ogbonna himself is the younger brother of former legendary Super Eagles captain Nwankwo Kanu.
The couple got married on January 19, 2017 at a Lagos Registry.
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