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MUST SEE! Nigerian Celebrities Who Started Off As Kid Stars


Feb. 17, 2020

Many Nollywood celebrities started acting at a really young age and have now grown to become really prominent in the industry. Here’s a list of five celebrities who started their careers as children.
Derenle Edun
Denrele Edun started his career as a child star who anchored a popular children’s programme on NTA in the 90s, the KiddieVision 101. He did not only anchor the program but also formed part of the child actors from the program. He also starred in the popular campus drama of the early 2000s, Twilight Zone.
Willaims Uchemba
William who started his career pretty young was one of the most popular child stars to emerge from Nollywood in the 90s. He is blessed with an undeniable acting prowess that translates into great emotions as he could make a sad scene from a movie make you actually cry. He is currently African Youth Representative to the UN. After his long break from Nollywood (probably because he had to concentrate on growing up), he made a big comeback.
Somadina Adinma
Somadina started acting at about 5 years and he is still in the business of gracing our screens. He has since evolved in the movie industry even as he never allowed fame to affect his education as he was able to smoothly combine both till he successfully became a graduate.
Regina Daniels
Regina made her first debut in Nollywood in 2010 at age 9 and became a sensation where she starred in Miracle Child. To her credit, she has starred in over 150 Nollywood movies. She started off as a child, but the teen actress has grown before us into a fine young woman who is now married to Nigerian billionaire, Senator Ned Nwoko.
Funke Akindele
Now a proud mum of twins, Funke made our list of kid stars as she started her career at a young age. She first got the spotlight when she starred in the Nigerian teenage sitcom I Need To Know which aired between 1998 to 2002. She became a household name in her movie Jenifa where she played the role of Jenifa, a village girl trying to live the fast life in Lagos. The movie became a blockbuster and it eventually birthed her sitcom, Jenifa’s Diary.
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