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7 Nollywood Actresses That Combine Work And Family Perfectly

by Chukwunwike Ezegbu
Nollywood Actresses That Combine Work And Family

Nollywood is blessed with quite a number of stars who are married and even with children.

While there are those who struggle to combine work with their family, certain Nollywood celebs have already made an exemplary name for themselves in this regard.

Mind you, it is not easy at all taking care of the family which includes children and a husband if you are female. Sometimes, the spouse may find it unacceptable that his wife is always on set neglecting her duties as a mum.

In fact, it could lead to problems in the home and even divorce after a couple of months into marriage in some instances.

There is also the misconception that Nollywood celebs cannot maintain a happy home and their marriages do not last more than a couple of months.

Despite this, there are those who have built an enviable career while raising their kids and fulfilling their role as a wife. These are both two difficult things to do individually. Those who work will easily agree with us.

NollywoodCelebs have gathered some ready-made examples of those who have managed to perfectly combine their career with taking care of their family.


So, here are 7 Nollywood Actresses That Combine Work And Family Perfectly


1. Mercy Johnson Okojie

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The popular Nollywood actress appears to be the model used by many to show that it is indeed possible to combine work with family successfully.

Her Instagram page is a go to place if you want to see what an ideal family should be. Mercy Johnson always shares photos/videos of her fun times with her kids. Even her husband, Prince Odi Okojie is usually involved in these fun videos.

They engage in so many games together and you can tell that there is genuine happiness in their family. It is not just all about showing off for the Gram as you can see interest in the Okojie kids – Purity, Henry, Angel and even baby Divine-Mercy who prefers to play around on her own sometimes.

Mercy Johnson also teaches her kids Bible studies as well as other educational activities that helps build and shape her kids.

The thespian also travels to exotic locations with her husband and kids to further buld their bond.

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Surprisingly, the movie star combines fun time with her family effectively with her career as an A-list actress. Sometimes, her husband, Prince Odi surprises her with an on set visit like the memorable one in which Toyin Abraham knelt down to greet him. Of course, Mercy Johnson did not hesitate to do the same.

Although this article is not being listed according to the most effective at combining work with career, Mercy Johnson Okojie definitely tops everyone at this.

She is well documented to have appeared on the BBC pidgin programme, “Question Till Mouth Pain You With Mercy” and discussed how she manages to combine work and marriage. Mercy Johnson said she uses scale of preference. The A-list celebrity disclosed that she uses the scale of preference – putting what is most important to her at the time over other things.

2. Omoni Oboli

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The popular Nollywood actress/filmmaker is another Nollywood star who works hard but still has sufficient time to play her role as a wife to Nnamdi Oboli.

Despite having grown children – Gozi, Chizi and Tobe, Omoni Oboli enjoys quality time with her boys. She attends to their needs and shares their fun times.

The popular actress is a brand influencer as well who takes delight in helping to build and shape up the career of others. She is a great mentor to have and is financially stable. In fact, she is well documented to have stated that she will soon become a billionaire.

The striking thing about Omoni Oboli and her family is that they all look-alike. In fact, she looks like one of the children as her first two sons even appear older than her.

This let’s you into how youthful the thespian looks and how trendy she is especially in her appearance.

Oboli also somehow, makes time for her best friends Chioma Akpotha, Uche Jombo and Ufuoma McDermott – the ‘Fantastic Squad’ as nicknamed already.


3. Iyabo Ojo

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She is easily one of the most sought-after in Nollywood due to the way she interprets her movie roles. Iyabo Ojo has the talent to fit into any role assigned to her by filmmakers.

Despite being so busy with her career, the thespian spends a lot of quality time with her children and has built them into social media giants and brand ambassadors of repute.

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Her son, Festus Oladunjoye Ojo, was born on June 21, 1999. He did his secondary school in lagos but left for the United States to advance his studies.

Iyabo’s daughter, Priscilla Ajoke Ojo is fast taking after her mum in the sense of having huge social media following. The graduate of Theatre Arts from Babcock University, Ogun State, is also a good actress as seen in “Beyond Disability” in which he famous mum also starred in.

In fact, Priscilla was nominated for the Best Child Actress at the BON Awards.

Meanwhile, Iyabo Ojo got is well documented to have said that she did not marry her children’s father to advance her career since he did well as a Lagos-based movie marketer.

She is known to spend a lot of time and money on her children to help them stand independently.


4. Junior Pope Odonwodo

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He is easily one of the most swagilicious in the industry. Junior Pope has a long queue of filmmakers waiting to sign him on their projects as he is an excellent role interpreter with so much vibes.

The movie star also fits into any role assigned to him.

Despite his busy schedule, Junior Pope spends a lot of quality time with his wife and kids.

He usually takes them on holidays to exotic locations while pampering them with love and attention. It gets even better that he is a really cool person.

The Nollywood actor had reasons to thank God last year when his house almost went up in flames while the family was sleeping. In total appreciation, he hailed God as the Greatest for intervening and saving him and his family.


5. Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

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She is most definitely an A-list actress with a lot of positive attitude and approach to work. Yes, she is a professional who has contributed so much to the Nigerian movie industry for so many years.

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde is right up there with the likes of Genevieve Nnaji, Rita Dominic and Ini Edo.

Despite not being involved in filming as she used to be in the past, the thespian is still a very busy celebrity.

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However, this does not stop Omotola Jalade from spending quality time with her husband, Captain Matthew Ekeinde and their four grown children, Princess, Meraiah, Captain E and Michael.

The movie star has a healthy habit of sharing absolutely stunning family photos on social media much to the delight of her fans.


6. Annie Idibia

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She is married to top Nigerian singer Innocent Ujah Idibia popularly known as 2Baba. Although the singer has children from different women, he is blessed with two adorable daughters, Isabella and Olivia Idibia.

Annie Idibia has millions of fans across the world who simply love her for being a good actress and not just falling back on the fame and fortune her husband has been able to get for himself over the years.

When mentioning Nollywood celebs who have successfully balanced work and family successfully, the actress has every reason to be mentioned.

She usually shares posts of her girls and has even set them up in business. Annie also goes on exotic vacations with her children and singer husband.


7. Chacha Eke Faani

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The movie star is one of the most popular in the industry with a massive fanbase running into millions across the world. To say that she is one of the busiest in the Nigerian movie industry is only stating the obvious.

Her followers love her so much and are defensive of the actress whenever any issue arises which does not necessarily positively affect her.

Chacha Eke Faani is a commanding presence and has joined the list of Nollywood celebs who have successfully combined work with their family.

She is married to Austin Faani and blessed with four really cute children – Kamara Faani, Kaira Faani, Chiemerie Faani and Diamond Kandilichukwu Faani.

Her Instagram page is a delight to behold for those who love to see pictures of celebrities with their families.

Chacha Eke does not hesitate to show off her kids on social media and has absolutely no problem rocking matching outfits with them just like Mercy Johnson Okojie does with her family.


There are so many successful Nollywood celebs doing big things and are in-demand but make out sufficient time to spend with their families.

They put their spouse and kids first ahead of their jobs but due to their careful planning, combine both effectively and become successful in both.

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