Last week, we beamed the klieglight on Showbiz’s grandmas. This week, we shall be focusing on the coolest, dandiest and most stylish granddads on the celebrity scene. There are plenty of male celebs whom you might not have realised are grandparents. This might be because of their youngish, dandy and dazzling looks.
From famous performer stars to iconic actors, many of these celebrities have already reached the major milestone of being grandads.
This most stylish grandad is one of Nigeria’s most successful male thespians. Unknown to many, besides being a trained artiste, Richard Mofe-Damijo is also a lawyer and, at a time, a technocrat in government. He first became a granddad in 2015 when his first son, Oghenekome Mofe-Damijo and wife, Eniola, welcomed their first baby boy. The couple tied the knot December 2013; they later had another addition to the family in 2017. Recently, while sharing an adorable photo of his grandchildren on his social media page, he wrote: “I have proudly shared my family with you guys, especially the joy and pride of being a grandfather, a joy that nothing has lived up to; so imagine how I feel being a grandfather again… I now have not only my lovely granddaughter but a grandson as well, something I am extremely grateful for. I cannot bless God enough for looking beyond my faults and gracing my life with these little ones from my son. Thank you Lord Jesus is all I can say.”
Popular veteran actor, Olu Jacobs, is a very proud grandfather of one. Early this year, Olu Jacobs joined the grandfathers club.His son’s (Olusoji’s) wife, Boma, gave birth to his first grandchild, a girl, later named Oluwasoromidayo Atarah Owanemi Abimbola Jacobs. Olusoji and Boma tied the knot at two beautiful wedding ceremonies in Rivers and Lagos states last year.
Juju music legend and pioneer, Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye MFR, known professionally as King Sunny Ade, is as popular as any Naira note. KSA has done and been everything in the music scene. The singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has won major local and international awards. He was also the president of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN) at a time, one of the first African pop musicians to gain international success.Handsome, suave and ever radiant the 73-year-old is grandfather many times over.
Pa Ebenezer Remilekun Aremu Olasupo Obey-Fabiyi, widely known as Ebenezer Obey, or Chief Obey Commander, is a Nigerian Jùjú legend and pioneer. His most slow tempo but highly philosophical hits are some of Nigeria’s longest running evergreen hit songs. Commander Obey is a multi-talented singer, writer and instrumentalist. He’s a grandfather many times over.
Popular Nollywood comedian actor, John Okar, better known as Mr.Ibu, joined the league of grandfathers in 2015. He took to his Instagram to show off his adorable grandchild with the simple caption: “I’m a grandfather”.
Prince Jide Kosoko is a veteran Nigerian actor and producer and he’s one of the pioneers of Yoruba movies. The Lagos prince from the Kosovo ruling house has featured in some of Nollywood’s biggest movies. He’s also one of the few Yoruba movie superstars featured in consistently in English movies. He’s a proud granddad.
Veteran Yoruba actor, Alhaji Akanni Olayinka Quadri, widely known as Yinka Quadri, is a Nigerian actor, film-maker, producer and director. Quadri is a respected master of drama in the Yoruba segment of Nollywood. He’s featured in many blockbusters and he’s widely respected within the industry.
Veteran actor and the dominant face in several epic movies, Pete Edochie became famous for his perfect translation of the protagonist of Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart”, Okonkwo, which has been adjudged many times as one of Africa’s greatest novels.
Veteran actor, Adebayo Salami, aka Oga Bello, as he is fondly called by many of his admirers, is one of Nigeria’s most successful and accomplished actors. His children, including Femi Adebayo and Saheed Adebayo, are also in the industry.
King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, aka Kwam 1, is a Nigerian Fuji musician who is known for introducing the genre to the young and upwardly mobile by amplifying the use of keyboards, saxophones and guitars is a legend of the genre.
White bearded Jibola Dabo is a famous Nollywood actor, producer, scriptwriter, director, television personality, entrepreneur and a philanthropist.
Sir Shina Peters
Afro-Juju maestro, Oluwashina Akanbi Peters , popularly known as Sir Shina Peters, whose rise witnessed an amazing revolution on the Nigerian music scene.
Wasiu Alabi Ajibola Odetola, popularly known as Pasuma Wonder and Oganla Fuji, is one of the most remarkable and successful Fuji stars. He’s an actor.
Charly Boy, a.k.a Area Fada
Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy a.k.a Area Fada, may be known for his controversial stands and bizzare outfits; but not many know that the maverick entertainer and activist, is a great-grandfather.