Our favorite celebrities including Simi, Yemi Alade are not just a award winning singers but they are multi talented as they have proven to us that they are superstars.
Some of our singers dreamed of seeing their names in the opening credits of a movie or getting nominated for or winning an Awards for acting but only few succeed to moonlight as actors.
Below are the Nigerian singers who have moonlight as actors:
Simi whose real name is Simisola Kosoko is best known by her stage name Simi.
She began her career in singing as a gospel singer in 2008 when she released her debut studio album in 2008 titled Ogaju.
Simi has proven to us that she’s not just talented in singing but also talented in acting.
She was the lady who played the role of Simi, the daughter of a Cafeteria owner and she also holds a significant part in the movie plot.
About Mokalik, it is a 2019 Nigerian bilingual Comedy drama film produced and directed by award filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan.
The film tells is what how a 11 years old boy Ponmile (Toni Afolayan) spent day as a lowly apprentice at a mechanic workshop.
At a point, Ponmile made up his mind whether to return to school or take on his apprenticeship for full time on a long term basis.
2. Yemi Alade
Yemi Alade whose real name is Yemi Eberechi Alade is a popular Nigerian Afro Pop singer and actress.
Yemi Alade who became popular in 2014 is now considered one of the biggest artists in Africa.
Yemi Alade who is also a singer that has the ability to sing in English, Igbo, Pidgin, Yoruba, Swahili, French and Portuguese, making her music influence in many African countries.
As an actor, she has appeared in 3 movies which include The 2019 Home (The Movie) she played the role of Nneka, in the 2020, Black Is King movie directed by Beyonce she played the role of Yemi Alade and played the role of Mogambo in the 2020 Omo Ghetto: The Saga directed by Funke Akindele Bello.
Omo Ghetto is the highest grossing Nigerian flim for the year 2020 and still maintaining the position.
Teniola Apata who is a Nigerian singer is popularly known by her stage name, Teni, started singing in 2017. She became popular after she released hit single Case, and Uyo Meyo in 2018.
As an actor, Singer Teniola made her acting debut in the movie Dear Affy, produced and directed by Samuel Olatunji.
In the movie Dear Affy which is a romantic comedy, Teniola impressed the movie director with her acting talent.
Folarin Falana popularly known by his stage name Falz is a Nigerian rapper and award-winning actor.
As a singer, he began singing after forming a group called The Schools Boys with his friends while in secondary school. He has released so many albums including Wazup Guy (2014), Stories That Touch (2015), Moral Instructions and others.
Falz is one of the male singer in the Entertainment industry who has moonlight as actors.
He has starred in more than 3 movies including Jenifa’s Diary (2015), Couple of Days (2010), 10 Days In Sun City (2017), Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons (2017), Quan’s Money (2021) and others.
David Adedeji Adeleke who is popularly known by his stage name Davido is one of the most influential artists in Africa.
He began his music career in 2010 and recently he celebrated his 10 years on the stage.
As an actor, Davido has featured in two movies which includes Coming 2 America and Blood Diamonds. In the movie, Blood Diamonds, Davido played the role of a taxi driver.