Celebrity marriages are one of the highly publicized relationships and the reason is not far-fetched since such couples are usually very popular personalities whose affairs are always in the spotlight. Though some of these marriages have been wrecked by several scandals, there is a long list of others that have stood the test of time and actually grown stronger over the years. So, we bring you the 20 cutest African celebrity couples who have given us so many reasons to adore them over the years.
20 Adorable African Celebrity Couples We Love
The couples on this list include top entertainers across all spheres of the entertainment industry in Africa and each couple’s love story is as unique as they are.
1. Tuface and Annie Idibia
Innocent Ujah Idibia is a foremost Nigerian singer, musician, record producer, songwriter, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and activist, better known by his stage name 2Baba. He is one of Africa’s most decorated and successful Afro pop artists in the world today. 2Baba is married to Nollywood actress, movie producer, model, and entrepreneur, Annie Macaulay-Idibia.
2Baba and Annie Macaulay exchanged vows in Lagos Nigeria in a private ceremony on 2nd May 2012. They also had a civil ceremony in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, on 23rd March 2013. However, the couple has been together for a long time prior to their marriage and over the years, they have overcome many obstacles in their relationship and they revealed it all in the sweetest of words in their wedding vow.
2. Omotola Jalade and Captain Mathew Ekeinde
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is the true definition of a Nollywood diva and this stunning lady has been married to Captain Matthew Ekeinde for over 20 years. Notwithstanding that their family has constantly been in the spotlight, the duo enjoys a blissful marriage. Together, they have four children, Princess, M.J, Meraiah, and Michael.
It would also interest you to know that despite the fact that they have time-consuming careers, this couple has managed to adjust their busy schedules to spend quality time together and enjoy the company of their children. The adorable pair celebrated their 25th marriage anniversary in March 2021, and the beautiful actress took to social media to pour accolades on her husband.
3. Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva
Olu Jacobs is a well-known Nigerian veteran actor whose birth name is Oludotun Jacobs, and he was born in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. Like him, his wife, Joke Silva is also a veteran Nigerian actress, director, and businesswoman. She is a graduate of the University of Lagos and the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts in London where she began her film career in the early 1990s. This cute African celebrity couple has won several acting awards and continues to serve as role models for younger celebrities as their relationship and marriage have been free of scandal and rumors of infidelity.
According to their love story, Olu Jacobs met Joke Silva when the National Theatre invited him to Nigeria to play the lead role in Wole Soyinka’s “The Trials of Brother Jero” and it was love at first sight. He even revealed that he told her that he was going to marry her the first day they met and he eventually did as they got married in 1989. Together, they operate the Lufodo Group, a media corporation that consists of film production, distribution assets, and the Lufodo Academy of Performing Arts.
4. Connie Ferguson and Shona Ferguson
Shona and Connie Ferguson are a celebrity power couple. The Fergusons have accomplished a lot in their nearly two-decade-long marriage, having been together for 19 years. They run Ferguson Films which has produced hit TV shows such as The Queen, The Throne, and Rockville.
With regards to their love life, Shona first laid eyes on Connie in 2001, at her Johannesburg home. She was already a household name at the time, thanks to her iconic role as Karabo Moroka on Generations. Shona was there to pick up a mutual friend who went to see Connie’s sister Lorato. As he sipped his glass of water, Connie came out of her room to greet him and he was able to sweep her off her feet. However, it did not end there as 2 months later, these media moguls got married and have continued to dish out high-end couple goals for their teeming fan base since then.
5. Ramsey Noah and Emelia Philips Noah
Ramsey Noah is a top Nollywood actor whose marriage has also earned a lot of admiration and applause for lasting over a decade without any form of drama. Although his wife, Emelia Philips is rarely seen with him in public, the duo’s marriage exudes understanding and patience as revealed by the actor. More so it is possible that the pair reached a mutual agreement to keep their family affair off the radar of the media.
There are also no details available about Emilia Philips apart from the fact that she is Ramsey’s wife. However, the duo is still waxing strong in their marriage which is currently blessed with 3 kids – a son named Quincy and 2 daughters; Camil and Desiree.
6. Sulley Muntari and Menaye Donkor
Suleyman Ali “Sulley” Muntari is a former Ghanaian professional footballer who played in the central midfield position. He is married to the model Menaye who is a former beauty queen, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. The couple has been married for over a decade, having exchanged vows in a colorful ceremony in 2010 and they currently have 2 children – Jamal Krasie Muntari and Jamila Bema Muntari.
According to the beauty queen, her relationship with her husband started off with them being best friends so, after 4 years into their relationship, they began talking about marriage again, and she felt she was ready at that point. It’s also worth knowing that the celebrity duo was born and raised with different religious values – Muntari is Muslim while Menaye is a Christian, but they have managed to make their union work despite the religious differences.
7. Omoni Oboli and Nnamdi Oboli
Omoni Oboli is a notable Nigerian actress, scriptwriter, film director, producer, and digital filmmaker. Beyond her thriving career, her beautiful marriage and family life have also earned her the admiration of fans and colleagues alike. The beautiful actress who appears frequently in online skits with her sweetheart, Nnamdi Oboli, and their children, has shown that marriage can be both sweet and fun.
Omoni married her sweetheart, Nnamdi on October 28, 2000, and at the time, they were still in their 20s. However, their young age did not hinder the lovebirds from venturing into the marital journey and their love has continued to wax stronger with time. Omoni Oboli’s marriage is also one of the few celebrity marriages that has been scandal-free.
Beyond the romantic aspect, the couple is also working together and has been pretty good at it. Nnamdi Oboli who earned a degree in optometry from the University of Benin co-founded Dioni Visions Limited with his wife and they have been able to combine eye care and entertainment in their venture. Nnamdi Oboli is also a film producer who has collaborated with his wife, Omoni, on several award-winning Nollywood films and he oversees the career of his wife, actress Omoni Oboli.
8. Richard Mofe Damijo and Jumobi Adegbesan
Richard is one of Nollywood’s wealthiest actors but beyond his impressive acting career, he is loved for his blissful marriage of more than 2 decades with Jumobi Adegbesan. The pair who got married in 2000 have been able to maintain a very happy family life, even though it was not easy for RMD who lost his first wife, May Ellen Ezekiel to a failed fibroid surgery in 1996.
Like his first wife, Jumobi was also a TV personality who worked with the African Independent Television (AIT) however, she had to relinquish her career to concentrate on her family. According to the actor, his marital bliss and family unity came about because of Jumobi’s sacrifice to look after their home.
9. Wahu and Nameless
Down in East Africa, Kenyan power couples, musician Nameless and his wife Wahu will always make the list of the cutest African celebrity couples as the pair know how to dish out couple goals on a regular basis. Their love has withstood the test of time for over 23 years and out of these years, they have been married for 16 years. It would also interest you to know that it was their mutual interest in music that brought them together in 1997 at a concert and as fate would have it, they later attended the University of Nairobi together.
Wahu Kagwi and Nameless, whose real name is David Mathenge are proud the parents of two daughters, Tumiso and Nyakio Mathenge. More so, to give people a better look at their fun family life, love journey, and career milestones, the celebrity couple signed a deal with Showax to air their reality show in May 2021.
10. Temi Otedola and Mr Eazy
Temi Otedola, the daughter of billionaire oil magnate Femi Otedola met Mr. Eazi through her sister Cuppy. The couple, who have caused quite a stir with their relationship, has been dubbed one of Africa’s favorite celebrity couples.
Mr. Eazi and Temi Otedola are admired for their unique, stylish, and incredible relationship. These two have also been able to merge business and pleasure together as they have a podcast called ‘How Far’ in which they discuss their relationship and the dos and don’ts of being in a relationship.
11. Adesua Etomi and Banky W
Before getting married in real life, these two got married on the big screen in the film Wedding Party. Their love story is a perfect example of life imitating art and the year 2017 will live on in the minds of Nigerians, particularly those in the entertainment industry and, of course, Banky W and Adesua Etomi’s adoring fans. This is because the two celebrities said “I Do” to each other that year and the ceremonies were attended by the majority of the entertainment industry’s big names.
The couple started the year by getting engaged in February 2017 then took some months to plan their wedding. They had their traditional marriage rites on November 19 which was followed the next day by a court wedding and a white wedding followed suit on November 25th, 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa.
12. John Dumelo and Gifty Mawunya Nkornu
John Dumelo is a megastar in Ghana’s film industry and Nollywood, who of late has also shown interest in pursuing a political career. Just like his career exploits, John Dumelo’s love life with Gifty Mawunya is also very glamorous which makes them one of the cutest African celebrity couples we adore.
According to reports, the pair had known each other for a long time before they walked down the aisle in 2018. Gifty even took to social media to joke about playing hard to get back in 2012 when she recounted an incident in which John Dumelo had to drive all the way from the United States to see her in Canada. However, they seem to be doing just fine as a couple, and in the same year they married, their son arrived.
13. Basetsana and Romeo Kumalo
You can’t talk about cute couples in Mzansi without mentioning Basetsana and Romeo Kumalo. More so, beyond being picture-perfect together, the Kumalos has amassed a very impressive level of success over the years and for that, they are often referred to as a ‘Power Couple’.
Basetsana is known to have made a name for herself as one of the divas of South Africa after winning Miss South Africa in 1994 and moving on to establish her media career as a presenter for Top Billing in the 1990s. She eventually forged her way into the business world, recording several milestones in the years that followed. Meanwhile, Romeo Kumalo is also not left out as he is the founder of an investment firm.
However, their marriage has not been without its own share of controversies as some time ago, an allegation was laid against the duo for being involved in a gay sex video. The couple vehemently refuted the claims, calling it baseless as there where no proof to back it up – they even sued the writer who started the rumor.
14. Gugu Khati and DJ Tira
DJ Tira and his wife, Gugu Khathi, are one of the most popular celebrity couples in South Africa. They’ve been by each other’s sides for over 2 decades, proving that celebrity marriages can last. However, the couple has had their fair share of ups and downs in life, both individually and together, but they have never let any of their difficulties dim their light and love for each other. It is also worthy to note that DJ Tira and Gugu met before he became famous and his marriage to her is his second marriage, having divorced his first wife.
More so, the Durban-based music mogul and his sweetheart are not only married but successful in their respective careers. DJ Tira is an award-winning artist known for his works and on-stage performances, whereas Gugu is a hardworking woman with an impressive track record to show for her efforts. However, the father of 3 attributes his career success and the enviable height he has attained in life to his wife whom he has described as a strong woman.
15. Bebe Cool and Zuena Kirem
With over 200 songs, Bebe Cool is a pioneer of modern contemporary Ugandan music and an influential presence in the East African reggae game. He has received numerous awards, as well as other local and international honors. His impressive profile also includes the fact that he is a married man and leads a very happy family life with Zuena Kirema, a model, TV presenter, and former Miss Uganda contestant. His wife also happens to be the CEO of Zuena Cakes & Decor.
The lovebirds have been together for 19 years and currently have 5 children together. Bebe and Zuena have also overcome a lot of obstacles and challenges to maintain a blissful marriage. There was a time it actually seemed they were going to part ways as they separated for a while but they eventually bounced back.
16. Marek Fuchs and Annabel Onyango
Marek Fuchs is the entertainment managing director of Kenyan Hearttrobs Sauti Sol, where he has worked for many years and has toured Africa, Europe, and the United States during those years. He is married to Annabel Onyango, a fashion stylist, and blogger who goes by the moniker ‘Dressupnation’. Her unexpected career in fashion began as a fashion editor for True Love and Drum East Africa magazine, despite having a Bachelor’s Degree in Environment and Resource Studies and a Master’s Degree in English. As of now, Annabel works as a freelancer for television shows, commercial advertisements, and music entertainers such as the award-winning East African superband Sauti Sol, among other things.
This duo is known to have had a long-term courtship that was up to a decade before they finally tied the knot in 2015. Even before they tied the knot, they made quite a name as a cool pair and at most events, they emerge as the ‘best-dressed couple’.
17. Runtown and Adut Akech
Douglas Agu, a Nigerian R&B singer and music producer popularly known by his stage name, Runtown, confirmed that he is in a relationship with Adut Akech Bior, a South Sudanese-Australian model sometime in 2020. On her part, Akech has had a very successful modeling career as she has collaborated with a number of major designers and walked the runway for a number of top brands.
The two actually began to give hints that something was up between them when they began to flirt with each other on social media. As the speculations began to gain momentum, the singer had to bare the facts of their relationship to the delight of their fans. Since then, these two have become known for their luxurious vacations and lifestyle. Together they make a stunning couple and they garner a lot of admiration from their fans.
18. Burna Boy and Stefflon Don
Burna Boy’s relationship with London-based rapper Stefflon Don is one that many people did not see coming. Theirs is typical proof of the fact that love has no boundaries and can find its way to anyone, anywhere in the world. Burna Boy announced his relationship with Stefflon in an unusual manner in 2019 as he posted a video on his Instagram story of Stefflon Don sleeping on his chest and though he later deleted it, it was recorded by Instagram users and social media erupted as the video went viral.
This pair has also done well so far as they have been able to hold their relationship together, even though it has been besieged with drama. Burna has even gone ahead to address Stefflon Don as ‘wifey‘ which indicates that they will be making things permanent in no time.
19. Okyeame Quophi and Stacy Amoateng
Ghanian media personalities, Okyeame Quophi and Stacy Amoateng have shown that celebrity marriages can stand the test of time as the duo has enjoyed 15 years of blissful union – they got married on 28th May 2005. As of now, their long-standing union has produced 3 children and they all seem to be one big happy family.
However, their days have not been marked with only good times as several ugly situations have risen up in the past but the cute pair have been able to pull through. More so, they have not only excelled on the marital front but have also done pretty well for themselves as professionals as they have each won several accolades for their endeavors.
20. Julie Gichuru and Anthony Gichuru
Julie Gichuru is a television host and entrepreneur with a passion for Africa. She has started several businesses and serves as a director for a number of them. The well-known media personality and her wealthy husband have been married for close to 2 decades now and have 5 children together.
The pair have shown over time that the older they get, the more in love they fall as Julie does not hold back from celebrating her marriage and flaunting her husband on social media. From the numerous posts she puts online, it is clear that in her paradise there is only one King and that is Anthony Gichuru and she remains his Queen. Their show of love has definitely earned them a place among the cutest couples in Africa who keep setting couple goals for their fans on a regular basis.