Finding a perfect match and deciding to walk down the aisle with the person is one of the toughest decisions to make in life.
Getting married is the ultimate goal to many people while it is a choice for some. Over the years in the Nigerian entertainment industry, celebrities rank top, when it comes to failed marriages while some are well over 40 and still single.
All eyes are on them because they are in the limelight and the fact that they are influential and sophisticated.
Below is our pick of influential and aging single Nollywood artistes, some of whom are divorced.
Rita Dominic, 44
Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Nwaturuocha is a 44-year-old actress who hails from Mbaise in Imo state. She graduated from the University of Port Harcourt, UNIPORT. She has never been married or being in a open relationship.
The actress born into a royal family won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2012.
Versatile actress, Bimbo Akintola is another aging unmarried Nollywood screen goddess. The sultry actress has the ability to blend into any role given her but hasn’t been lucky in a relationship.
The actress who turned 50 in May this year has managed to keep her personal life private over the years.
Eniola Badmus, 42
Eniola Badmus rose into limelight in 2008 after she featured in Funke Akindele’s film, Jenifa. The 42-year old actress has never been married.
She studied Theatre Arts at the University of Ibadan and then proceeded to the Lagos State University where she graduated with M.Sc degree in Economics.
Uti Nwachukwu, 37
Uti Nwachukwu began his acting career 2011 and had so far featured in several movies. He rose to limelight in 2008 when he represented Nigeria in the Big Brother Africa reality Tv show.
He is a native of Ndokwa from Aboh Kingdom in Ndokwa-East Local Government Area of Delta State.
Kate Henshaw, 48
Kate Henshaw is a thespian who has worked across all genre of Nollywood. The talented actress turned sports enthusiast was once married to Rod Nattal in 2000.
The marriage produced a daughter, Gabrielle Nuttal.
Kate Henshaw was in the medical line before joining Nollywood. She majored in Medical Microbiology at the School of Medical Lab Science, LUTH. She also worked at the Bauchi General Hospital, Bauchi State.
Genevieve Nnaji, 41
41-year-old Nigerian actor and film producer, Genevieve is one of the ageless beauties in Nollywood.
Nnaji started her acting career as a child actor in the then-popular television soap opera Ripples at the age of 8.
She has since carved a niche for herself in the industry. She won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005, making her the first actor to win the award.
Her directorial debut movie, Lion Heart is the first Netflix Original from Nigeria and also the first Nigerian movie submission for the Oscars.
Genevieve has a daughter, Chimebuka Nnaji.
Faithia Balogun-Williams, 51
The Nigerian actress, filmmaker, producer and director, whose marriage to actor Saheed Balogun hit the rock in 2014, was born on the 5th of February 1969.
She has starred, produced and directed several Nigerian films over the years.
The mother of two has remained unmarried ever since her marriage packed up.
Nonso Diobi, 43
The multiple award-winning Nigerian actor and film director started acting while studying Theatre Arts at the University of Nigeria. He made his debut on-screen appearance in a 2001 in the movie film titled, Border Line.
The UN peace ambassador is currently single and has never been married.
He has also managed to avoid media scandal because he has kept his personal life secret.
Ebube Nwagbo, 37
The sultry actress started acting in 2003. She studied Mass Communication from Nnamdi Azikwe University.
She has a versatile personality – a model and public figure, entrepreneur and investor.
Ebube Nwagbo’ private life is shrouded in mist and secrets. Fans strive to know why Ebube Nwagbo is not married but it seems that the super-star does not care about being single.
In her numerous interviews she has stated that it is up to God to decide when and how things must happen.
Ebube Nwagbo is currently one of the highest paid actresses in Nigeria.
Frederick Leonard, 44
Talented actor Frederick Leonard was born on the 1st of May 1976. He is a native of Anambra State, the south eastern part of Nigeria.
The actor who is not only talented but handsome, is single.
He was once engaged to Pevvy Oviri, but their relationship only lasted for a year.
Jim Iyke, 43
Nigerian actor, Jim Iyke has been caught up in relationship with diffferent ladies including few colleagues but has never been married. However, he has a baby mama whom he shared a baby boy with.
The 43-year-old was once linked with Ghanaian born actress, Nadia Buari but the relationship didn’t sail.
Ini Edo, 38
Beautiful Nollywood actress, Ini Edo began her film career in 2000. She has featured in over 100 movies since she debuted.
She was once married to Philip Ehiagwina but the marriage lasted for six years. She remains unmarried.
Ini Edo was appointed as the Special Assistant to the Akwa Ibom State Governor on Culture And Tourism by Udom Emmanuel in 2016.