Top 10 Nigerian celebrities born in September

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By Balogun Kamilu Lekan

Toyin Abraham

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Toyin Abraham Ajeyemi, real name, Olutoyin Aimakhu, was born on September 5, 1982, in Auchi, Edo State.

Toyin is an actress, filmmaker, producer, and entrepreneur. The thespian started acting in 2003 with her debut role in Dugbe Dugbe nbo. She has also featured in numerous movies, such as Alani Baba Labake, Ebimi ni, The Therapist, Day of Destiny, King of Thieves, The Stranger I Know, The Wildflower and many others.

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Through the years, Toyin has consistently appeared on screen and directed some major film projects, most recently the groundbreaking Fate of Alakada.

Toyin will attain her Ruby Jubilee on September 5 2022.

Linda Ikeji

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Linda Ifeoma Ikeji was born on September 19 1980. She is a blogger, an entrepreneur, a writer, and an ex-model.

Linda started blogging in 2006, and her blog Lindaikeji.com is famous for its latest gist updates and entertainment reports. It is also one of the most prominent blogs in Nigeria.

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She has been featured in Forbes’s “Africa’s 20 Most Prominent Women” list. Linda’s blog has won numerous awards, like Best Entertainment Blog and Website/Blog of the Year.

Linda will celebrate her 42nd birthday in 2022.

Read more about Linda Ikeji.

Jim Iyke

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Jim Iyke, real name James Ikechukwu Esomugha was born on September 25, 1976, in Libreville, Gabon.

He started acting in 2001 and has grown to be one of the highest-paid actors in Nollywood today.

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Aside from acting, Jim is also a movie producer and a musician. He owns a movie and music production company, Untamed Productions, and Untamed Records.

Jim will be 76 years old in 2022.

Read more about Jim Iyke.

King Sunny Adé(K.S.A.)

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Sunny Ade, real name Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye, is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter.
The music legend was born on September 22, 1946, in Osogbo, into a royal family from Ondo State.

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The septuagenarian has become one of the most excellent musicians of all time. He is a signee of Island Records, an inductee of the Hard Rock Cafe hall of fame, the Headies Hall of Fame, and a Grammy award nominee.

King Sunny Ade’s age as of 2022 is 76.

Basket Mouth

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Basket Mouth, real name, Bright Okpocha, was born on September 14, 1978 in Lagos but is a native of Abia State, Nigeria.

He is a stand-up comedian, a musician, and an actor.

Basket Mouth started comedy in the early 2000s and has risen through the ranks to become one of the biggest names in the industry, whose comedy has transcended even beyond the shores of Nigeria.

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He has also been featured in T.V. series and some music projects and has won numerous awards and nominations.

Basket Mouth will be 44 years old as of 2022.

Asa

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Asa (real name Bukola Elemide)is a singer, instrumentalist, and songwriter born in Paris, France, on September 17, 1983.

She is a native of Itoku, Abeokuta South local government area, Ogun State, Nigeria.
Asa is known for her unique style of music, majorly R&B, soul, and Afropop.

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The talented Diva’s music is locally and internationally recognized.

She has been nominated for top awards and has won numerous of them.

Asa will be 39 years old in 2022.

Mercy Chinwo

Mercy Nnenda Chinwo is a famous gospel music artist, singer, songwriter, and actress.

Mercy was born on September 5 1990. Currently, she’s 32 years old.

Mercy is undoubtedly currently one of Nigeria’s star gospel musicians.

She entered the spotlight in 2012 after winning the second edition of the renowned acting competition, Nigerian Idol.

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Mercy Chinwo then drifted into music by lending her voice to projects of notable Nigerian gospel music musicians, including Sammie Okposo, Joe Praize, Buchi, Chris Morgan, and Preye.

In 2017, EeZee Concepts, a Christian music label owned by Ezekiel ThankGod, signed Mercy.

In 2020, she was nominated for the Maranatha Awards U.S.A. Awards.

Read more about Mercy Chinwo

Chimamanda

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born on September 15, 1977 in Enugu State, Nigeria.

Chimamanda is a renowned writer, orator, and feminist. Some of her notable literary works include Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, and Americanah, amongst others.

Her writing has crossed borders, with some of her books being translated into other languages to reach a wider audience.

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Aside from writing, Ngozi has also reached audiences through her orations. She delivered a special T.E.D. lecture in 2019 titled “The Danger of a Single Story.” The talk went viral and amassed about 27 million views on YouTube, making it one of the most viewed TedTalks of all time.

Chimamanda is 45 years old as of 2022.

Read more about Chimamanda.

Waje

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Waje, real name, Aituaje Iruobe, was born on September 1, 1980 in Ondo State.

She is a talented singer whose vocal range covers three octaves.

Waje owns the melodious background voice in P-Square’s popular 2008 hit track, “Do Me.”

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She has since moved through the ranks to become one of Nigeria’s finest musicians.

She has some albums to her name, including W.A.J.E., WAJE 2.0, and Red Velvet.

Waje is 42 years old as of 2022.

2face

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2Baba, also known as Tuface, real name, Innocent Ujah Idibia, was born on September 18, 1975, in Jos, Plateau state.

He is a singer, songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and entrepreneur.

Tuface started music with the defunct Platashun Boiz in 2000.

He rose to prominence with his hit song, “African Queen,” which won him numerous awards locally and internationally.

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He also has some albums to his name, which include Face 2 Face, Grass 2 Grace, The Unstoppable, and Warriors, to mention a few.

Tubaba has a shelf decorated with numerous awards to his name. These include the MTV Europe Music Award, One World Music Award, Headies Awards, Channel O Music Video Awards, B.E.T. award, MTV Africa Music Awards, MOBO award, KORA award, and many others.

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