We have come across instances where Nigerian celebrities exhibit striking resemblances to ordinary individuals or other celebrities, whether within the nation or internationally.
In this article, we are going to talk about 10 Nigerian celebrities and their lookalikes. Some of the celebrities on this list include, Davido, Peter Okoye, Shallipopi, Rema, Ruger, Simi, Tems.
Have you ever glanced at your TV screen and thought, “Wow, I recognize this face from somewhere?”, see below;
Majet and Davido
Majet Michelle, a Ghanaian woman, created a buzz on the internet due to her striking resemblance to the well-known Nigerian artist, Davido. Some even went so far as to dub her “Female Davido” and urged the superstar to undergo a DNA test to confirm whether she might be his long-lost sister.
Peter Okoye and Usher
Nigerian Legendary Singer Peter Okoye came out himself years ago saying he had found his lookalike in US veteran singer, Usher. He proceeded to share several photos he collaged of himself alongside Usher to further prove they indeed look alike
Shallipopi and Kodak Black
There’s been talk about the uncanny resemblance between Nigerian artist Shallipopi and American rapper Kodak Black. Whether it’s the hairstyle or the “Exconvict” music video, there’s an intriguing similarity that has caught people’s attention, and the exact reason behind the resemblance is still a topic of discussion.
Diakite and Rema
Diakite is an Ivorian woman, garnered attention on social media for her remarkable resemblance to the Nigerian pop sensation, Rema. Following a performance by Rema in Ivory Coast in 2019, the singer made successful efforts to meet her, and they had an interaction that captured the interest of their fans.
Ruger and Kenyan Ruger
A Kenyan man, bearing a striking resemblance to the Nigerian artist Ruger, has found success by organizing and selling out shows in East Africa, particularly in Kenya. Attendees, drawn by the resemblance, have been attending these events under the impression that they are watching Ruger perform. Interestingly, Ruger himself seems unperturbed by the impersonation, as long as the imitator refrains from releasing any new songs.
Simi and Hailey Bailey
Fans have observed a striking resemblance between Nigerian female artist Simi and Black American singer and actress Halle Bailey. The similarities extend to their facial structure, eyes, forehead, and even lips, creating a notable parallel that hasn’t gone unnoticed among their admirers.
Tems and Ola
A photograph of a Nigerian lady named Ola, bearing a striking resemblance to the popular Nigerian singer Tems, sparked conversations on social media. Initially, there were assumptions that she might be a relative of the singer, but it was later revealed that they were not related. The uncanny resemblance led to the creation of a nickname for them, humorously dubbed “Tems and Conditions.”
2Baba and singer Joe El
The resemblance goes beyond mere looks; it extends to the realm of sound. Joe El, not only sharing a visual likeness with 2face, also possesses a similar vocal quality, prompting some to humorously suggest there might have been a “photocopier issue in heaven.” Adding to the intrigue, Joe El was signed to Kennis Music, the same record label that played a pivotal role in 2face’s breakout post-Plantashun Boiz. The coincidence has raised eyebrows and sparked playful speculation about potential familial connections.
Funke Akindele and Taraji P Henson
There’s a remarkable similarity between American actress Taraji P. Henson, known for her roles in “Think Like A Man” and “Empire,” and Nollywood actress Funke Akindele. Their resemblance is so uncanny that fans on Instagram have suggested they could effortlessly swap places in films, and no one would notice.
The striking likeness has even led to comments that Funke Akindele could easily be mistaken for Taraji on any given day.
Shatta Wale and Tinubu
After Nigerian netizens began claiming that Shatta Wale bore a resemblance to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Ghanaian artist took to his social media to playfully address the situation. Shatta Wale posted an open letter to the President, humorously saying, “Your excellency, everyone says I look like you, so please come and take your son from Ghana, ok lol.” This lighthearted message added a touch of humor to the comparisons made by fans.