Monday, 16 May 2016

List of 6 Celebrities Whose Careers Keep Getting Better with Age

They say the true essence of the best wine surfaces with age, and for some of our celebrities, age has been nothing but gracious to them. In no particular order, here are our top 6 Nigerian celebrities who have aged wonderfully over the years and what they are currently up to.

1. Richard Mofe-Damijo
RMD has gone from being one of Nollywood’s finest actors to every girl’s dream man. The 54-year-old took a break from Nollywood some years back to focus on politics and was appointed Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State in 2012. RMD became popular for his role as playboy Segun Kadiri in the soap opera Checkmate. He made his comeback last year in comedian AY’s 30 Days in Atlanta and currently stars in telenovela Hush as Casanova fashion mogul, Bem.

2. Joke Silva
The 54-year-old award-winning actress, who has been acting for decades, continues to defy her age, looking younger by the day. Joke Silva has starred in several films and television series and also acted alongside American actress, Nia Long in Secret Laughter of Women. Today, she still gives exceptional performances in her movies and is also a coach on MTN’s Project Fame. She recently made a cameo appearance in Dare Art Alade’s Pray for me video.

3. King Sunny Ade
KSA, as he is popularly called, has been labelled one of the most influential Nigerian musicians of all time. The 69-year-old musician refuses to let age keep him from giving exciting performances and busting his signature leg moves on stage. KSA is popular for his distinct Afro Juju sound and has been named the pioneer of modern world music. He recently shut down death rumours after news spread that he had slumped on stage. KSA is planning to launch his own radio station soon and will be 70 in September.

4. Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett
The veteran actress has been in the entertainment scene since the 60s and made her acting debut internationally while schooling abroad.  The 75-year-old actress has indeed aged gracefully and looks even prettier today.
The beautiful Thespian can be remembered for her appearance on popular British sitcom, Frank Spencer, Conor Cruise O’Brien’s Murderous Angels and Sidney Poitier’s A Warm December.
She moved to Nigeria in the 70s and has acted in various Nigerian movies including popular series, Tinsel and action thriller Oloibiri alongside Richard Mofe Damijo, Ivie Okujaye and Olu Jacobs.

5. Zack Orji
Veteran actor, Zack Orji first graced our TV Screens in the 90s with his movieUnforgiven Sin and was one of the big names back then in the industry. His explicit bathroom scene with Eucharia Anunobi in the mid-90s Nollywood flick Glamour Girls remains one of the most controversial scenes in the movie industry. Today, the father of 3 looks almost the same save for some grey hairs here and there. Even though Zack is now a pastor in Owerri, he still acts once in a while and recently starred in Chimamanda Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun.

6. Onyeka Owenu
Onyeka Owenu became a sensation in the 80s and 90s after she kicked off her music career while still working as a journalist with NTA. She gained a lot of popularity after she released her hit song One Love and also for her signature low haircut. Decades later, the 64-year-old musician still looks as beautiful as ever, and still rocks that signature hair. These days, Onyeka sings mainly gospel and has taken an interest in politics. She is a member of the People’s Democratic Party and was appointed the chief executive officer of the National Centre for Women Development by former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2013.

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