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Top 10 Nigerian Celebrities Born In August

August is the month for Leos. Like any other month, so many Nigerian celebrities were born in August. Are you an August celebrant? Would you like to know which Nigerian celebrity you share the same birth month with? If yes, then, check out the top 10 Nigerian celebrities born in August.

1. Runtown

Runtown has delivered hit songs like Mad Over You, For Life, Gallardo, and Banger to name a few. The talented singer was born on the 19th of August 1989. Runtown started his professional career in 2010 when he dropped Forever. Four years later, he signed with Eric Manny Record Label. He stayed with the label until 2018 and left to float his own label, SoundGod Music Group. Runtown has worked with other top acts like Davido, Wizkid, Nasty C, and Phyno. He’s won two SoundCity MVP Awards and a Vodafone Ghana Music Award.

2. Jay-Jay Okocha

Jay Jay Okocha is one of the best football players Nigeria and Africa have produced. He was part of the 1996 Super Eagles that won the Olympics Gold Medal at Atlanta. Jay Jay also won the AFCON trophy in 1994 with the national team. Throughout the 18 years of his footballing career, he played for 7 teams across Europe including PSG, Hull City, Fenerbahçe, and Bolton. He won the Nigerian Footballer of the year a record 7 times which might be the highest. His birthday is on 14th August.

3. Nwankwo Kanu

At number 3, we have arguably Nigeria’s most celebrated footballer, Kanu Nwankwo. Kanu captained the Nigerian team to win the Olympics Gold Medal in 1996. The player won the African player of the year award twice and BBC African player of the year twice as well. At club level, Kanu won the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Super Cup with Ajax. He won two Premier League titles with Arsenal and 2 FA Cups. Papilo, as he’s fondly called was born on the first day of August 1976.

4. Vincent Enyeama

Many would agree that Vincent Enyeama is Nigeria’s best, goalkeeper. The player began his spell in the Nigerian premier league and found his way to top clubs in Europe. He spent most of his senior career in Lille where he played for about 7 years. In the National team, Enyeama was instrumental in the 2013 Super Eagles AFCON win. He was named CAF player of the year in 2003 and 2004. In those 2 years, he won the CAF Championship with Enyimba. The Akwa Ibom man was born on the 29th of August 1982.

5. Funke Akindele

If you don’t know her by Funke Akindele, you must know her as Jenifa. Whichever it is, I’m sure you know her. Funke Akindele was born on August 24th, 1977. The talented actress began her career in the late 1990s. Her TV show Jenifa’s Diary is still one of the hottest on TV at the moment. Funke is not just an actress but also a producer and director. She’s undoubtedly one of the most successful modern-day actresses. Omo Ghetto, a movie she co-directed is the highest-grossing Nigerian movie of all time.

6. Godwin Emefiele

Pick up any Naira note close to you, you’re sure to find the name Godwin Emefiele on it. The man whose name is on every recent Naira note is the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. He celebrates his birthday on the 4th of August. Godwin assumed office as the CBN Governor in 2014 after the suspension of Sanusi Lamido. Academically, the Governor is qualified for his position. He has a Finance Degree and a Masters’s from the University of Nigeria. He was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Business Administration by the institution.

7. Jesse Jagz

Jesse Jagz, known as Jargo or Jagga to fans, is a Nigerian rapper. The rapper began his career in 2003. he was signed to Chocolate City, a label owned by his brother, M.I. Jagz left Chocolate City in 2013 to launch his own record label Jagz Nation. However, he returned to the label in 2015 and subsequently left again in 2017. Jesse Jagz has 5 studio albums and Eps to his name. He also has one compilation album with Choc Boiz Nation. The rapper was born on the 10th of August 1984.

8. Dice Ailes

Dice Ailes is another ex-chocolate city man on this list. The singer who started his career in 2014 was signed to Chocolate City where he released hits like Fantasy, Telephone, and Machinery. Other hit singles from the artist include Otedola, Diceyy, Pim Pim, and Alakori with Falz. Dice Ailes is yet to put out an album but he was part of the Indestructible Choc Boi Nation album released in 2015. The singer was nominated for the Headies award twice. Celebrate with him on the 1st of August.   

9. Queen Nwokoye

Queen Nwokoye is the second actress celebrant on this list. The actress was born on the 11th of August 1982. She began her acting career in 2004 with the movie Nna Men. The talented actress has gone on to star in more than a hundred movies and counting. Queen is a multiple-award-winning actress. The actress won the Fresh Scandal Free Actress award at 2011 Best of Nollywood Awards. She has 3 other awards from City People Entertainment, Zulu African Film Academy, and Best of Nollywood.

10. Ime Udoka

At number 10, we have Ime Udoka, a Nigerian-American professional basketball player. Udoka was born on August 9th, 1977. The basketballer was born in Nigeria and is from Akwa Ibom state. Although retired, Udoka played for the Nigerian basketball team during his days.

Bottom Line

Join these August-born celebrities to celebrate their birthdays by wishing them the best. If you happen to share a birthday with any of them, do well to let us know in the comment section.