In this episode of celebrity birthdays, we look at the top 15 Nigerian celebrities born in September. Check them out below:
2Baba, previously and also famously known as 2Face Idibia, is one of the most decorated musicians in Nigerian history. He celebrates his birthday on 18th of September. 2Baba started his professional career with the since defunct Platashun Boiz. He went solo in 2004 with his debut Face 2 Face album and has since then released 6 more albums and won numerous albums.
- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The author behind the globally renowned Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, and Americanah books was born on the 15th of September 1977. She started her professional writing career in 2003 and aside from the mentioned books, We Should All Be Feminists is one of her notable works. Chimamanda has won a MacArthur Fellowship and International Nonino Prize awards.
- Linda Ikeji
If you want to get the latest gist and gossips in Nigeria, just visit Lindaikeji.com. The very popular blogger has her birthday anniversary every 19th of September. Linda isn’t just a blogger but also an entrepreneur and writer. Her blog which she started in 2006 was at a time the number one blog in Nigeria. It still is one of the most visited.
- David Oyedepo
David Oyedepo is the head pastor of his megachurch Living Faith Church World, also known as Winners Chapel. The church is most famous for its Faith Tabernacle. Oyedepo was born on 27th September 1954. The pastor has also written numerous books in addition to his preaching. He’s the richest pastor in Nigeria and arguably in the world and Chancellor of Covenant University and Landmark University.
- Jim Iyke
You must have watched this young man on your TV screens multiple times. The actor with a very large filmography was born on September 25th 1976. Interestingly, he was born in Gabon and not Nigeria. Nevertheless, Jim Iyke began his career in Nollywood in 2009 and has since then become one of the faces of Nigerian entertainment. He’s currently a movie producer as well.
- King Sunny Adé
King Sunny Adé is literally the king of Juju music in Nigeria. The veteran musician was born on the 22nd of September 1946. He began singing professionally in the 1960s and was one of the first artists to take Nigerian music overseas. King Sunny Adé is on the not-very-long list of Nigerian singers with Grammy nominations.
BasketMouth is a popular Nigerian comedian – I’m sure you already know that. Born on 14th September, the UNIBEN graduate started his career in the early 2000s. Aside from making people laugh, BasketMouth has also starred in a variety of Nigerian movies. Currently, he owns a record label and has gone on to release 2 albums and a couple of singles.
- William Troost Ekong
Troost Ekong is the first Nigerian celebrity to celebrate his birthday in September as he was born on the first day of the month. The footballer who currently plays for Watford is currently the captain of Nigeria’s Super Eagles squad. He helped Nigeria win bronze at the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and also at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.
- Joseph Yobo
Yobo is the second footballer on this list. The player is a super eagles legend having made over 100 appearances. He represented the super eagles in 6 AFCON competitions and 3 World Cup competitions. Notably, he won the AFCON with the super eagles in 2013. At club level, Yobo has played for some of Europe’s most popular teams including Everton, Marseille, and Fenerbahce. He was born on 6th September.
- Toyin Abraham
Toyin Abraham has been acting in front of cameras since the early 2000s. Since then, the talented actress has starred in several movies. Some of her very popular movies include Alani Baba Labake and Ebimi ni. In addition to acting, she’s also a movie director. Fate of Alakada is one of such movies that she directed. She celebrates her birthday on 5th September.
Seems Nigeria’s top comedians were all born in September. Bovi is another well celebrated comedian who began his career in 2007. Much of his fame came during the reigning days of Nits of 1000 laughs. He later went on to start his own annual comedy and entertainment event known as Bovi – Man on Fire. If you love Bovi, you can wish him a happy birthday every 25th September.
- Mike Ezuruonye
Nigerian actor, Mike Ezuruonye was born on 21st September 1981. He’s been acting in movies since 2005 and has acted in so many movies as you should expect. Mike has been nominated for several prestigious awards including the Best Actor in Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards and Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
- Precious Achiuwa
Precious Achiuwa is a professional Nigerian basketball player. The star boy was born in Port Harcourt on September 19, 1999. He currently plays for Toronto Raptors in the NBA. Before joining Toronto Raptors, Precious played for Miami Heat. The basketballer represented Nigeria in the 2021 summer Olympics.
- Rochas Okorocha
Former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, is one of the popular Nigerians celebrating their birthday in September. The politician who was born on the 22nd of September in 1962 governed Imo State for 8 years (2 tenures) from 2011 to 2019. He’s currently serving as Senator to Imo State West District.
- Eniola Badmus
Born on 7th September 1977, Eniola Badmus grew up to be one of Nigeria’s most popular faces in Entertainment. The film actress also works as a script writer, social media influencer, radio personality, and all round influencer. Eniola started her career in 2000 and has featured in some of Nollywood best movies including Omo Ghetto and Jenifa.
Now you know your favorite Nigerian celebrities born in September.