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Top 10 Nigerian Celebrities Born In February

Birthdays are celebrated once a year which makes them very memorable. You’ll be more than excited if your favorite celebrity’s birthday falls on the same date as yours. However, that’s rare. 

What’s more common is your favorite celebrity having the same birth month as yours. Are you born in February? If yes, check out the top 10 Nigerian celebrities born in February. 

1. Osita Iheme 

Number one on this list is Osita Iheme, aka “Paw Paw” born on February 20th, 1982. Uniquely identified for his height, Osita could win the debate for the most popular Nollywood actor of all time. A lot of Nigerian movie lovers consider him the GOAT of Nollywood. 

Somewhat unbelievably, he has acted in every scene an actor could act. Currently, he’s tagged the “king of memes” as his pictures and videos are massively used for meme content all over the World. Notably, he has a staunch fan base in India. 

2. Tiwa Savage 

Tiwa Savage was born on February 5th, 1980. She’s one of the biggest female musicians to come out of Nigeria and Africa. Formerly signed to Don Jazzy’s Mavins and Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, Mama Jam Jam currently has a record deal with UMG. 

She has collaborated with all the top guns in the Nigerian music industry including Wizkid, Davido, Burna Boy, Olamide, Patoranking, and more. Some of her hit songs include Eminado, All Over, Malo, etc. In her 11+ years of being active, Tiwa Savage has been nominated for and won numerous awards. 

3. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde 

Omotola made her Nollywood debut in 1995. Since then till present, she’s acted in hundreds of movies and is one of the most renowned female actresses in Nigeria. The award-winning actress was born on February 7th, 1978. 

Popularly nicknamed Omosexy, she’s starred in popular movies like Blood Sister, ije, Alter Ego, Last Flight to Abuja, etc. In 2019, the actress achieved an academic feat after bagging an honorary doctorate degree from the Igbinedion University, Okada in Edo. She’s the only OMOTOLA in the Nigerian entertainment industry as the name is trademarked. 

4. Fireboy 

Signed to Empire and Olamide’s YBNL, Fireboy has gone from a newbie when he dropped Jealous, to an A-list artist after 2 successful albums. The “Champion” dropped one of the hottest debut albums ever with LTG and followed up with an amazing sophomore album with Apollo. 

Fireboy DML was born on February 5th 1996. His hit songs include Jealous, Like I Do, Vibration, Party Scatter, Energy, Champion, Tattoo, New York City Girl, and many more. Although he doesn’t collaborate much, he’s worked with Olamide, Cuppy, Oxlade, and Lil Kesh to name a few.

5. Adesua Etomi

“Susu” as she’s fondly called is one of the top actresses of the “modernized” nollywood industry. The beautiful actress made her debut in just 2014 and has since then written her name in the sands of time. 

Born on 22 February 1988, Adesua Etomi has starred in some of Nollywood’s highest grossing movies. This includes movies like The Wedding Party, The Wedding Party 2, King of Boys, Sugar Rush, etc. In 2017, she married R&B singer and superstar, Banky W and the couple welcomed a son in 2021.

6. Ubi Franklin

Ubi Franklin is a player in entertainment and politics. He works as a special adviser to the Cross Rivers state Governor on tourism. He’s also the founder of the Made Men Music Group (Triple MG) – a label that has produced industry stars like Iyanya and Tekno. 

Ubi Franklin was born on the 2nd of February 1986. In 2017, he set up a startup fund to help a lot of Nigerian businesses. For his achievements in the music industry, he won the City People Music Awards’ Music Manager of the Year in 2016, 

7. Aisha Buhari 

In 2015, Aisha Buhari became the First Lady of Nigeria when her husband, Muhammad Buhari won the Presidential Election. She was born on 17th February 1971 and is an author, beauty therapist, and cosmetologist. She got a diploma in Beauty Therapy from the Carlton Institute of Beauty Therapy in the UK. 

Aside from being the First Lady, she is known for her activism concerning women’s rights. She places emphasis on the importance of primary and secondary school for young girls before they get married. Aisha Buhari is the founder of Future Assured. 

8. Daps

Daps is Nigerian celebrity in the diaspora. He was born on 12 February 1986 in Lagos but is currently based in London. Daps is a video director/cinematographer and has directed videos for some top music artists in Nigeria and beyond. 

Daps directed the music video for Come Closer by Wizkid and Fall by Davido. Fall is the most watched video by a Nigerian music artist on YouTube with close to 200 million views. Daps directed the music video for Bad & Boujee by Migos and Lil Uzi Vert which has 1 Billion + views on YouTube.

9. Young John 

At a time, you could hear Its Young John The Wicked Producer on majority of Nigerian hit songs. Signed to YBNL and an in-house producer for the label, Young John has worked with Olamide, Phyno, Lil Kesh, Wizkid, Davido, Kizz Daniel, and Tiwa Savage to name but a few. 

The talented producer from Akwa Ibom was born on 16th February 1995. He’s the producer behind Story For The Gods by Olamide, Bobo by Olamide, Gbese by Lil Kesh, Biggest Backside by Davido, Confam Ni by Olamide and Wizkid, Mama by Kizz Daniel, etc. 

10. Korede Bello 

Korede Bello was born on 29th February 1996. Somewhat unfair, the talented singer gets to celebrate his birthday only once every 4 years. Currently signed to Mavins, Korede Bello dropped the smash hit Godwin in 2015. 

Other of his top singles include Romantic and Do Like That. He was part of the Mavins group that dropped hits like Dorobucci, Adaobi, Jantamanta, and Looku Looku 


Do you share an exact birthday with any of these celebrities? You can let us know in the comments. These persons listed above are celebrated all across Nigeria because of their notable achievements in their different careers and industries.