In this article, Nollywood Life will take a closer look at some of the Nigerian actresses who married politicians and how they support their husband’s careers.
Several Nigerian actresses have ventured into the world of politics while some celebrities marry others in the music or movie industry.
Whether they found love or were drawn to someone with political power, each of these couples has a unique story to tell.
1. Regina Daniels
Regina Daniels is a popular Nollywood actress and mother of two who has starred in many Nollywood movies such as Python Girl, Royal Covenant, and Slave Girl.
In 2019, e-Nigeria, a Nigerian news publication site, reported that Ned Nwoko, a popular Delta senator, was the financial sponsor of Regina Daniels’ luxurious lifestyle.
In the same year, Ned Nwoko married Regina Daniels, making her his sixth wife. Their marriage is blessed with two boys, Munir and Prince Khalifa who were born on the same date but in different years (June 29).
Regina Daniels is a very supportive wife to her husband’s career. She often shares videos of herself supporting her husband on the campaign ground and organizing programs for the youth.
On February 23, 2023, she and her husband visited the students of the University of Delta State, where he awarded scholarships to students interested in his new sports university of Nigeria. See her post below:
2. Mercy Johnson
Mercy Johnson is a Nigerian actress, film director, and producer who is married to Prince Odianosen Okojie, a Nigerian politician who recently won the All Progressive Congress ticket for the House of Representatives seat for Edo State.
Mercy Johnson and her husband got married in 2011, and their marriage is blessed with four children: Purity, Divine, Henry, and Angel.
3. Adesua Etomi
Adesua Etomi is a Nigerian actress who has starred in many Nollywood movies such as Sugar Rush, Up North, and The Wedding Party 2.
She married Nigerian singer and politician Banky W in November 2017, and their marriage is blessed with a bouncing baby boy after four years.
In a video posted on her YouTube channel, Adesua Etomi shared how she suffered miscarriages and kept her pregnancy of her first child off the public.
Adesua Etomi is also a supportive wife to her husband’s career in politics. Although the world of politics is often seen as one fraught with tension, with the public watching every move, she effortlessly supports her husband.
4. Queen Nwokoye
Queen Nwokoye is a Nigerian actress who got married to Imo State clergyman, politician, and South African-based businessman Oluchi Uzoma in a low-key ceremony in 2011. Their marriage is blessed with two boys and a girl, whom she welcomed in 2016 and 2018, respectively.
5. Judy Austin
Judy Austin is a tall and curvy Nollywood actress and producer who is the second wife of Nigerian actor and politician Yul Edochie. Their marriage is blessed with a son in 2021.
Despite his loss in the governorship election in 2017, Yul Edochie has continued to show interest in politics but eventually returned to his first love, which is acting. In 2022, he declared his interest to run for the 2023 presidential election, but he did not contest.