#RoyalWedding: 5 Nigerian Celebrities Who Are From Royal Families
The royal wedding between Prince Harry and 'Suits' former star, Meghan Markle may have come and gone, but the frenzy that accompanied the event is still very much with us.
An estimated 18 million people in Britain, 29 million people in the United States and 2 billion people around the world tuned in to watch lovebirds, Meghan and Harry exchange vows.
All kinds of issues have arisen in the wake of this union - Meghan's seniority over Harry, her nationality and her previous status as a divorcee have been some of the topics of discussion. But in the end, none of these stood in the way of her happily ever after.
Naturally, this has sparked some conversation in these parts, and royalty is now the name of the game. After all, if Meghan, an American divorcee with a good 3 years on husband, Harry could snag herself a prince, then anyone can, abi?
Maybe. But we can't all marry into the British or any other European royal family for that matter. Especially because right here in Nigeria, we have our very own prestigious royal families from the north to down south Nigeria.
In line with that, let's share 5 Nigerian celebrities who are from royal families.
1. Jide Kosoko
Veteran Nollywood actor, Jide Kosoko is from the Kosoko royal family of Lagos. His ancestor was a member of the Ologun Kutere Lagos Royal Family who reigned as Oba of Lagos from 1845 to 1851.
2. Adekunle Gold
Adekunle Gold whose birth name is Adekunle Kosoko is also from the Kosoko royal family and is the nephew of Nollywood actor, Jide Kosoko.
3. Toolz Oniru-Demuren
Beat FM On-Air Personality, Tolu Oniru popularly known as Toolz is the daughter of the 14th Oniru of Iruland, Oba Idowu Adiodun Oniru. The family is one of the most influential royal houses in Lagos given the rather strategic location of their ancestral land.
Photo credit: Toolzo Insatgram
4. Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi
Gbemi, who is also an On-Air Personality at the Beat FM, is from the royal and influential Olagbegi family in Owo, Ondo state. She is a descendant of Olagbegi Atanneye I, the Olowo of Owo who reigned between 1913 and 1938, who was himself a descendant of Ojugbelu Arere, the first traditional ruler of Owo, and a direct descendant of Oduduwa, the first Ooni of Ife and ancestral father of Yorubas.
Photo credit: Gbemioo Instagram
Omawumi is from one of the noble families who comprise the kingmakers in Itsekiri kingdom.
Photo credit: George Okoro/Omawonder Instagram