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Talent is usually an innate ability which a human is born with. But the environment a child grows up in has a lot to do in shaping the career path they eventually choose.
Children tend to imitate the adults around them, especially their parents. So for parents who are into the creative arts and entertainment, it is therefore natural to find some of their children tilting into the industry like them.
Here are 8 Nigerian entertainers who have taken after their parents.
Salami Adebayo aka Oga Bello and Femi Adebayo
Popularly known as Oga Bello, Adebayo Salami is a veteran Nollywood actor and film producer. Though he has more than one child in the film industry, the most prominent is his son, Femi Adebayo is also an actor, lawyer and Special Assistant to the Kwara State Governor on Arts, Culture and Tourism.
Sunday Omobolanle aka Papi Luwe and Sunkanmi Omobolanle
Veteran comic actor and playwright Sunday Omobolanle, who owns the popular character, ‘Papi Luwe’ is the father to Sunkanmi Omobolanle who is also a popular actor and director.
Pete Edochie and Yul Edochie
Veteran actor Pete Edochie is the father to Yul and Linc who are also filmmakers. Apart from acting, Yul also acts as Senior Special Adviser to the Anambra State Governor on Creative and Entertainment Media.
Justus Esiri and Dr Sid
Veteran Nollywood actor Justus Esiri was an award-winning Nollywood actor whose career dated as far back as the 1960’s. He is the father to popular singer and songwriter Sidney Esiri popularly known as Dr Sid.
Sir Adeyemi Josiah Afolayan aka Ade Love and Gabriel Afolayan
Popular for his acting skills and hit singles – Taxi Driver and Iya Ni Wura, Sir Adeyemi Afolayan, popularly known as Ade-Love is the father of popular Nollywood actor Gabriel Afolayan who as has the single, Kokoro Ife.
General Kollington Ayinla and Big Sheff
Popular Fuji musician, Kollington Ayinla is the father to Sheriff Ilori popular known as Big Sheff. His mother, Salawa Abeni is also a popular Fuji musician.
Isiah Kehinde Dairo and Paul Play
IK Dairo was a prominent juju musician and is the father to popular Nigerian artiste Paul Play who shot into limelight with the remix of his father’s song, ‘Mosorire’.
Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti and Seun Kuti
Olufela Anikulapo-Kuti was a popular Afrobeat legend. His sons, Femi and Seun took after him and are now international Afrobeat icons. His grandson Mide, who is Femi’s son recently joined his father’s band.