Adekunle Gold, Comedienne Princess, Tekno, other celebrities who moved abroad (Part 2)

From finding a new career path to looking for a new life, the reasons Nigerian celebrities leave the country seem endless. The truth, however, is that as time goes by, the list of artists and personalities who have left the country’s shores continues to grow. The young, the old and the middle-aged seem to have a reason for leaving Nigeria: to gain fame and/or fortune abroad. Below is a continuation of the list of famous Nigerians residing abroad. You can read part 1 here which includes Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Dbanj and several others. Karen Igho In the list of those who have relocated, the winner of the sixth edition of the already rested Big Brother Africa, Karen Igho-Rakos, stands out. Ms. Karen came into the spotlight after winning the reality show Big Brother Africa in 2011. She was the first African and Nigerian woman to win the reality show after taking home the sum of $200,000 along with Wendell Robert Parson from Zimbabwe. Karen Igho The actress married her longtime fiancé Yaroslav Rakos at a private event in Jos, Plateau State, in 2014. The couple welcomed children in 2015 and 2017. Upon moving to the United States of America, Ms. Karen attempted to break into Hollywood with an appearance in a romantic comedy-drama, ‘And Just Like That’. Lola Alao As an actress, Lola Alao first won the hearts of Nigerians with her performance on the Nigerian TV show ‘Ripples’. Her talent went on to earn her leading roles in over 100 movies. Lola Alao The actress currently lives in Canada with her family. Recently, she fought for and won custody of the children of the late Nollywood actress Aisha Abimbola, making her her legal guardian. Although residing abroad, the actress hasn’t strayed from her love of cinema as reports say she has produced a couple of films in Canada. Lanre Dabiri (Eldee the Don) Also on the list of Nigerian artists who have left the country’s shores is rapper Lanre Dabiri, popularly known as Eldee the Don. In a recent conversation on Twitter, the rapper explained why he left Nigeria and moved to the United States of America. According to him, he needed to protect his physical, social and mental health. chubby wright Unlike her peers, actress Bukky Wright appears to have a solid reason for leaving the country. In an interview, the US-based actress, who is also a certified information security analyst, said she needed to continue her studies. chubby wright Ms. Wright, who began her acting career in 1996, also said she needed to be close to her two children, who also lived in the United States. In 2014, he ran for a seat in the Ogun State House of Assembly under the Social Democratic Party (SDP) platform led by former Governor Olusegun Osoba. Toyin Adewale Toyin Adewale gained fame in Nigeria by starring in some of Nollywood’s most acclaimed Yoruba genre films. This was before she moved abroad a few years ago. He now lives in Maryland in the US. He joined the film industry professionally in 1988 and has appeared in over 200 films. Deji Adenuga Before moving from Nigeria, Deji Adenuga was a big name in film circles. Although she now lives in the Republic of Ireland, she has not given up acting. Last year, he was part of a Netflix TV drama series production team there in Ireland. She had also registered for the Nigerian Carnival in Ireland. Deji Adenuga His wife recently emerged as the first black woman to be elected to Ireland’s county council. Femi Brainard Little is known about this Nollywood actor and his decision to leave the shores of the country. However, Femi Brainard, a playwright, poet, filmmaker, producer, director, model, and playwright, now lives in the United States of America. Femi Brainard Although he began acting professionally in 1991, his role as Oscar in the Nigerian soap opera ‘Domino’ endeared him to moviegoing audiences. comedian princess For about a year, popular Nigerian comedian Oluwadamilola Adekoya, better known as Princess, has been in the news. She had filed child abuse charges against her colleague Baba Ijesha for having inappropriate relationships with her adopted daughter. comedian princess The case, for which Ijesha was found guilty and sentenced, greatly divided Yoruba Nollywood. There is information that the actress received death threats, forcing her to flee the country. Years ago, the actress spread tongues when her marriage to a Yoruba actor and film producer, Jeremiah Adeshola, lasted two weeks. Princess resides in the UK Essien Freestyle One of the pioneers of rap music in Nigeria, Mfon Essien, popularly known as Freestyle, was part of the defunct music group Tribesmen. The singer, who was featured on 2baba’s rave-making songs ‘Sip Easy’ and ‘Ole’, not only moved to the US, but also joined the US Navy. In 2015, the rapper married his lover in an intimate ceremony in Maryland, United States of America. His traveling companion, Eldee, was among those who attended the ceremony. Femi Ogedengbé Also in the league of those who have moved to the United States of America is the famous actor Femi Oggedengbe. He is now a security man in the United States, according to reports. On why he chose to leave the country, he said he couldn’t cope with how his life was going in terms of poverty. “I saw myself as one of the best actors in Nollywood. In 2005, I discovered that the Nollywood industry, to which I belong, was becoming more and more of a tribal industry because a few financiers who put money into productions dictated who appeared in the movies,” he said in an interview. And so on Nigerian musician and producer Pascal Uche Ejikeme, popularly known as Etcetera, also recently took the bold step of starting his career in the United States of America. According to the information, Etcetera has been playing underground concerts in the United States of America and has now hit the studio to start recording as an independent act. Techno That Nigerian singer Tekno has left the country is not in doubt. What is not clear is his reason for going. Recently, the singer, who lent his voice to ‘Buga’, one of the country’s biggest songs this year, announced that he has moved out of the country and is now based in the United States. Techno According to the ‘Pana’ singer, he left Nigeria because the country’s name was ‘changed’ to UAR. He said that he would only return when the name ‘returned to Nigeria’. Possibly he was getting into the mockery that came with the submission to the House of Representatives that Nigeria’s name is changed to the United African Republic. Tekno currently lives in the United States. adekunle gold Adekunle Gold has left the country and, like Tekno, his reasons are shrouded in secrecy. Gold, married to Simi, with whom he shares a son, announced his relocation when he dropped a cryptic message on his Instagram page. adekunle gold He wrote: “90219 babies! The zip code changed, and so did the price moafuckers! Interestingly, Gold and Simi welcomed their first child about two years ago in the United States. The couple is now based in the US and commutes between the states and Nigeria. Samklef When it comes to making music, Samuel Oguachuba, also known as Samklef, is no pushover. He has produced hits for artists like Olamide, Wizkid and Simi. Samklef is reputed to have produced a large portion of Wizkid’s critically acclaimed ‘Superstar’ album. Samklef now resides in the United States but still makes Afrobeats music, according to the report. Last year, he bragged on social media that he and his manager made $32 million in revenue. Florence Onuma Nigerian-born Nollywood actress, producer and businesswoman Florence Onuma gained fame in the early days of the Nigerian film industry for her motherly roles in films, before moving to Maryland, USA. Ms. Onuma began her acting career in the 1990s and appeared in more than 60 Nigerian films before immigrating to the US, where she now lives with her family. helen paul Unknown to many, Nigerian comedian, actress and mother Helen Paul, popularly known as Tatafoo, has moved to the United States of America. Ms. Paul, who recently earned a Ph.D., now lectures and runs a clothing store in the US. sam adeyemi According to the information, Pastor Sam Adeyemi, founder of Daystar Christian Center, has moved abroad. He was said to have moved shortly after the 2020 #ENDSars protest, which shook the country to its roots. According to the pastor, his decision to move stems from a need for reassurance because specific individuals tried to get him and others convicted for supporting youth in the protests. Mr. Adeyemi currently lives in the United States and travels by transport to Nigeria. Miracle Igbokwe (BBNaija) After emerging as the winner of the 2018 edition of the reality show Big Brother Naija, Miracle Igbokwe, who was then in flight school, announced that he would be completing his Commercial Pilot License training. Miracle, who won the show’s N45 million prize, said he had always been passionate about the aviation industry. Instead of completing his training in Nigeria as planned, he chose to travel outside the country. Since then, he has lived in the United States, where he is said to have been married and later divorced. Busola Dakolo In the list of personalities and artists who have moved abroad is Busola Dakolo, celebrity photographer and wife of singer Timi Dakolo. The mother-of-two recently alerted her fans that she now resides in the UK, where she has gone to continue her studies. She photographed herself posing inside a lecture hall at Loughborough University in the UK with the caption “nothing is too late”. Timi is reportedly currently shifting his time between Leicester, UK, where his wife and children reside, and Nigeria, where his business interests lie. chidi mokeme For years, Chidi Mokeme played the role of the typical Nollywood heartthrob bad boy. The actor, who has starred in several acclaimed films such as ’76’, ‘Critical Condition’ and ‘Who Will Tell the President?’ He wowed television audiences across the country with the way he hosted the reality show Gulder Ultimate Search. On April 28, 2012, Mokeme married Dr. Jean Chinwe Olumba, who works as a doctor and pharmacist in the United States. Although he tried to stay in the country to pursue his acting career, at some point he had no choice but to join his wife, with whom he shares a son, in the US. conclusion It doesn’t look like the rate at which Nigerians leave the country is going to slow down anytime soon. There have been heated debates on social media about the pros and cons of the ‘Japa’ phenomenon, although some have argued that immigration is a long-standing factor in human existence. Recently, former Big Brother Naija star Erica Nlewedim defended those hoping to travel outside the country, stating that Nigeria is not worth dying for. She tweeted: “Nigeria is not worth dying for. Nigerians don’t care, so if you have the money, let another country be your plan B!” Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Adekunle Gold, Comedienne Princess, Tekno, other celebrities who moved abroad (Part 2)