Here is a list of famous people in the entertainment industry celebrating their birthdays today, January 20, 2022 with a summary of how they marked their day. There is also a fun fact on each of these celebrities.
Topping the list is social media influencer, King Tunde Ednut.
1. Tunde Ednut
Fun Fact: Tunde Ednut dislikes being called a blogger. He prefers “Social Media Influencer.”
Born Tunde Olaoluwa Adekunle, on the 20th of January, 1981. Tunde Ednut is a Nigerian online media influencer, former musician and comedian. He was born and brought up in Kaduna State, then in Lagos State, and in the end the United Kingdom. He has various hit tracks, like; Jingle Bell, Catching a cold however came to the spotlight with the remix of Catching a cold featuring Dr. Sid. As a performer, Tunde Ednut formally started his profession as a comedian and later as an entertainer.
During his stay in the UK, Tunde became well known as probably the best humorist situated in the UK around then. It all seemed as if his long-time dream was gradually coming to fruition, but he didn’t do so well in the music industry and his passion as a musician faded gradually. He is now Instagram influencer who has a great influence in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
How he celebrated:
Tunde Ednut took to his verified Instagram account to post pictures and thank God for another year of grace. Fans and followers have also taken to the comment section to congratulate the social media influencer on his big day. Controversial Cross Dresser, James Brown also posted a video wishing ‘her daddy’ happy birthday. Comedian Zicsaloma , prankster Machi Gold, his step mum and many others have also made funny videos to celebrate the self-acclaimed Mufasa.
It seems Tunde Ednut will be having parties to celebrate his day, in Lagos and Owerri on January 22. He has dropped the locations on his Instagram page. A good number of well-wishers have been donating rams, cows, security (bouncers) to cover the event, customized diamond necklace, 10 Guinea fowls, deep freezers and much more to see to the success of the event.
2. Yewande Adekoya-Abiodun
Fun Fact: Yewande Adekoya-Abiodun’s husband is a well known Yoruba movie producer and actor.
Yewande Adekoya was born 20 January 1983. She is a talented Nigerian actress, filmmaker, director and producer. Yewande Adekoya-Abiodun began acting in 2002. This stunning actress is well-known for her roles in Yoruba movies and that she is a genius when it comes to production. She is rarely in movies that don’t turn out well. She has produced, directed and featured in several Nigerian films such as Omo Elemosho (2012). The film received 5 nominations at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards. She also got nominated for “best new actress” in the Yoruba category at 2014 City People Entertainment Awards. In the same year, her role in Kudi Klepto got her best actress in a leading role nomination at 2014 Best of Nollywood Awards. In December 2014, Adekoya won the “most promising act” award at Yoruba Movie Academy Awards. Her film Kurukuru earned her the best actress award at the 2016 ACIA ceremony. In 2017, her film, Iyawo Adedigba, got the award for best movie of the year.
The actress is also well-known for posting comedy skits she does with her husband on social media.
How she celebrated:
The Nollywood actress has unexpectedly not had a single post to celebrate her day. The actress who is very active on social media, at the time of this post has not indicated it’s her day, although her actor husband, Abiodun Thomas has taken to his Instagram page to post her pictures and drop a lovely message. He wrote:
“Happy birthday to you my darling wife, may God Almighty continue to bless your new age with all the good things of life, no evil shall come your way. I wish you so many happy returns iyawo Ishola, continue to enjoy God’s special grace.”
3. Teju Babyface
Fun Fact: Teju Babyface started out as an actor, playing the lead role of Chidi in the 1998 block-buster movie, Diamond Ring.
Born Gbadewonuola Olateju Oyelakin January 20, 1979 and popularly known as Teju Babyface. He is a Nigerian standup comedian, talk show host, producer and writer. He introduced a new genre of talk to the Nigerian TV space with The Teju Babyface Show in the year 2010. He is also known by many as The King of Talk.
Just like Tunde Ednut, Teju Babyface started out as an actor in the movie industry and he played major roles in a few movies like Tade Ogidan’s Diamond Ring (1998), Solitaire (2001), One Too Much (2001). Unfortunately the movie industry wasn’t so promising after all and he delved into comedy which sprang him into limelight. He has successfully written 2 books as well.
How he celebrated:
The King of Talk took to his verified Instagram page to drop a photo, asking followers to pray from him. He captioned:
“It’s my birthday and I want to say a simple but fervent and effective prayer for you in hopes that you might say one for me too. May your expectations not be cut off and may you find the Divine Grace and Impetus that births and eternally enshrines an impactful destiny. May your days be merry and bright and may vour life be jovful. You will BECOME in the name of the
Most High God. May God keep all that He has given you in joy. You will please God when all is said and done. I say as much for myself and I say amen. #happybirthdaytome”
4. Timi Dakolo
Fun Fact: Timi Dakolo’s mother was a Ghanaian.
Timi Dakolo, born January 20, 1981 is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and music producer. He emerged winner of the inaugural season of Idols West Africa in 2007. Accompanying his victory was a recording contract with Sony BMG, in addition to other prizes. Dakolo was born in Accra, Ghana to a Nigerian father and Ghanaian mother. The musician has a good number of hits to his name like; Iyawo Mi, Wish Me Well, Take ft Olamide, Everything (Amen) amongst others.
How he celebrated:
Timi Dakolo took to his verified Instagram page to drop a photo, wishing himself a happy birthday and thanks to God. He also asked his fans and well-wishers to send him money and gifts as he clocked 41.
Timi Dakolo’s wife Busola Dakolo also celebrated her husband on Instagram. The banker cum photographer, wrote:
“Dear Husband @timidakolo Over the years you have been full of kindness, love and patience. May this year channel you into the next level of greatness and always know that I am here for you. Your wife”
5. Enitan Abeke Odugbemi
Fact: Enitan Odugbemi almost quit acting when her mentor and boss Ahmed Alasari passed away in 2011.
Enitan Abeke Odugbemi is a Nollywood Actress, MC and producer from Sagamu, Ogun State.
This big, bold and beautiful actress who is known for her performance in Yoruba movies was born on the 20th of January. Asides from her talent, Odugbemi is a big, buxom and beautiful lady which has drawn a lot of attention towards her.
How she celebrated:
The actress took to her Instagram page to drop sultry pictures on her Instagram page today with lovely captions, while wishing herself a happy birthday.
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