It’s another weekend event in the lives of Nigerian celebrities. The weekend which just ended didn’t only surround Nigerian celebrities but most Nigerians as a whole, as the gubernatorial election was held, many birthday celebrations and surprises.
#1 Gubernatorial Election
The 2023 Nigerian gubernatorial elections held for state governors in 28 out of 36 Nigerian states on Saturday, 18th March 2023, while the Imo State, Kogi State, and Bayelsa State elections will be held on 11th November 2023. Across the states in Nigeria, only a few incumbent Governors were seeking re-election while most of the states elected new Chief Executive Officers.
While the collation of results is still on in other states and results are yet to be declared, Oyo State happened to be the first state INEC officials declared its state governorship election result. The Governorship electoral candidate, Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, has won the polling unit for the second term, as he scored 98 votes to defeat other candidates.
Meanwhile, results collated at all the polling units in the 21 Local Government Areas of Adamawa State on Saturday, 18th March 2023, showed that Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed, popularly known as Binani, has recorded the majority of votes ahead of her fellow contestants. She happens to be the first female governor-elect in the country.
However, the governorship election results have been collated in other states such as, Akwa Ibom State, Ogun State, Yobe State, Gombe State, Jigawa State, Katsina State, Kwara State, and others.
#2 Adekunle Gold gifts his mother new house
Famous Nigerian Singer Adekunle Gold threw a lavish birthday for his mother, which was held in an undisclosed location on Thursday, 16th March 2023, to mark his mom’s diamond jubilee.
He left his mother, family members, and guests who graced the event in awe when he handed over to his mother documents of what would be her new home.
For the birthday celebration, Adekunle Gold and his wife, Simi, who is also a Nigerian singer, both rocked a blue lace shining outfit.
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Ini Edo’s Daughter Famous Nigerian Actress, Ini Edo celebrated her daughter’s 2nd birthday on Wednesday, 15th March 2023. However, the actress posted about it on her Instagram page on Friday, 17th March 2023. The Actress posted gorgeous pictures of herself and her daughter in a red silky material.
“LIGHT IS 2💥💫❤️ On the 15th of March 2021, God blessed me with the Greatest Gift and my biggest heart desire. A Shining LIGHT and the most precious, adorable little girl. I never knew how much my life would change and how much comfort and Joy a human could bring… My smart and loving Princess, I love you more than life itself.. You are a Light to us and to your generation. As you turn 2, I re dedicate you to the God that Gave you to me. The one who never sleeps nor slumbers… HE is doing an excellent job at taking care of us… Grow in wisdom and abundance of Grace my little Angel. Mummy loves you so much……”
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Actor, Onny Michael’s Daughter Famous Nigerian Actor, Onny Michael celebrated his daughter’s birthday on Wednesday, 15th March 2023, as he posted beautiful pictures of her on his Instagram page. The beautiful pictures the actor posted of his daughter on his social media page, showed her rocking a white dress costume alongside gold accessories styled with the clothes.
He captioned this post;
“Behold my beautiful daughter in whom am well pleased.. the Lord has added another year to her year. Happy birthday to you my daughter.. more grace..”
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DJ Cuppy’s fiancé, Ryan Taylor’s birthday Famous Nigerian Singer, DJ Cuppy who recently got engaged to the American Boxer, Ryan Taylor celebrated his birthday on Sunday, 19th March 2023.
In celebration of Ryan Taylor’s birthday, DJ Cuppy celebrated him by posting pictures showing memories of both of them on her Instagram page.
“Your 30th birthday today gives me another excuse to publicly express my endless love to you 😅🤣 HAPPY BIRTHDAY @Ryan_Taylor 🥳 I am so blessed to have you as my future husband! I love you more each day baby… Love is a such a lit thing when you are with the right person. My understanding of love had changed, and that’s because it’s with you. As we celebrate today, my only prayer is that we enjoy our forever together 🤞🏽💍 I love you #MrsCerti”
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Actress Nuella Njubigbo Popular Nollywood Actress, Nuella Njubigbo celebrated her birthday on Saturday, 18th March 2023. In celebration of her birthday, the actress got herself a new car as she posted pictures of herself and her new car.
She wrote as caption to this post;
“Another year is here! 🎂 This year is special… So many things to be thankful for.. Thanks for Life, Love, Another Chance, New blessings❤️ Fam please say a prayer for me today. Happy Birthday to Me… Happy birthday Anyanuwu Ututu 1 na AI, Happy Birthday God’s Favourite ❤️”
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Actress Cha-cha Eke’s husband Popular Nollywood Actress, Cha-cha Eke celebrated her husband’s birthday over the weekend on Saturday, 18th March 2023. She posted a picture of her husband on her Instagram page. She shared her wishes as a caption saying;
“Happy birthday to a great man, husband, father & friend. We love you ❤️❤️❤️”
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Ex-BBNaija housemate, Jaypee Reality TV Star, Jaypee celebrated her birthday on Sunday, 19th March 2023, as she posted pictures of herself on her Instagram page. She wrote;
“Happy birthday Jesupelumi. Year after year, for 3 years in a row, on this same day, I’ve reminded you of how you’re a star budding and just another year closer to the center stage you were made for and the crazy dreams you’ve always had.
Look at you now, right there in the spotlight, owning it and proving to me right, that you truly were made for it. I can’t wait to see you sir back, and really achieve all the huge unbelievable dreams you’ve always had.”
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