5 Nigerian female celebs breaking the bias with style

Deborah Dan-Awoh

Nigerian female celebrities like Funke Akindele, Toyin Abraham are not just brilliant examples of women breaking bias but a beacon of hope that women can be spectacular in every sphere.

5 Nigerian female celebrities breaking the bias with style

Happy international women's day!

If you are a woman reading this, remember that you are a powerful , competent, efficient and a smart ass boss woman.

Every year on March 8, the world celebrates all the women around the world working hard to be the best version of themselves.

In Nigerian society, especially in the entertainment industry, women have been labeled bad mothers and wives for choosing to pursue their dreams.

Amid the high rates of divorce and broken relationships. Some Nigerian celebrity women have taken it upon themselves to be classic examples of what it means to break the bias.

Clacified.com highlights these amazing women in no particular order of influence who have pushed beyond the boundaries of culture and limitations to create groundbreaking results in the entertainment industry.

Toyin Abraham

1. Toyin Abraham

Nollywood actress Toyin Abraham sure knows her craft and gives her all.

Mummy Ire as she is fondly called doesn't joke with her family at the same time she pays core attention to her work as an actress and producer.

Toyin Abraham has starred in various movies likeThe Prophetess (2021) Fate of Alakada (2020), Dear Affy (2020)LSmall Chops (2020), Elevator Baby, Bling Lagosians (2019)

Her movie, Fate of Alakada was recently acquired by Netflix. She came into the film industry in 2003 and only featured in Yoruba films at first before her big break into English movies.

Funke Akindele

2. Funke Akindele

Akindele-Bello Olufunke Ayotunde aka Funke Akindele or "Jenifa" is an actress and filmmaker.

The mother of two starred in the sitcom I Need to Know from 1998 to 2002, and in 2009, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Recognized as a hard worker, even when her twin boys arrived, it didn't stop her zeal. Despite her role as a mum and wife to JJC Skillz; Funke went on to produce and direct Omo Ghetto The Saga movie.

The trilogy film and sequel to Omo Ghetto became highest grossing film in Nigeria and in the history of West Africa.

Today, Funke Akindele is not just a household name but an exemplary leader to young women in the entertainment industry and beyond 

Tomike Adeoye is an instagram influencer and red carpet host

3. Tomike Adeoye

If the name Tomike doesn't ring a bell then you are probably living under the rocks.

An influencer per excellence, host with the most and "olori ebi" of her social media family, Tomike is all shades of awesome.

Tomike Adeoye beats the status quo of what a young woman under 30 should be, from hardworking to resilience and excellent delivery of promotions for clients, she embodies the title media personality.

She starred in the sitcom Jenifa's Diary, and in 2019, Tomike was nominated for the ELOY Awards for TV Personality. She is a TV and red carpet presenter for Ebony Life TV.

Happily married to her husband and a mother of an 8month old baby,Tomike displays a rare drive for success definitely proves that having kids should not stop one from career progression. 

Adesua Etomi Wellington

4. Adesua Etomi

Adesua Etomi Wellington aka Susu is not just a beauty to behold but a woman of class and grace. 

After the birth of her son(Zaiah) with husband Banky W, the Nollywood actress is in no way slowing the pace in her career.

Adesua still breaking grounds recently made her music debut with hit single "So Natural" which garnered 1million views on Youtube within 12days of its release.

A true definition of beauty, brains and talent the 35 year old mum of one is raising the bar for mothers and is unapologetic about it.

Omoni Oboli

5. Omoni Oboli

A graduate of New York Film Academy, Omoni Oboli is a 43 year old Nigerian actress who has shown resilience and efficiency in all areas.

A producer, director and filmmaker Omoni has written several screenplays, including The Figurine (2009), Anchor Baby (2010), Fatal Imagination, Being Mrs Elliott, The First Lady and Wives on Strike (2016). In 2018 she starred and directed the comedy film, Moms at War.

Omoni Oboli is a mum of three boys married to her husband Nnamdi Oboli in 2000.

The Edo actress is truly an inspiration to young women who aspire to break the bias of being grounded after motherhood.

She also owns a charity organization, "The Omoni Oboli Foundation" with the sole aim to bring relief to the plight of the less privileged women and children of Nigerian society.