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Meet Nigerian celebrities who are twins

Twins have always fascinated society, doubling the charm, talent and charisma. From the glitzy world of Nollywood to the pulsating beats of the music industry,…

Twins have always fascinated society, doubling the charm, talent and charisma. From the glitzy world of Nollywood to the pulsating beats of the music industry, Nigerian twins have carved their niche, captivating audiences with their synchronized brilliance. In this feature, Daily Trust Saturdays shines a light on twin celebrities in the Nigerian entertainment industry.

Peter and Paul Okoye (P-Square)

Undoubtedly the most iconic duo in Nigerian music history, Peter and Paul Okoye, collectively known as P-Square, redefined the Afrobeat scene. Born on November 18, 1981, in Jos, Plateau State, the identical twins took the music industry by storm with their electrifying performances and infectious hits like ‘No One Like You’ and ‘Personally’. Despite their eventual split as a musical duo, their legacy remains indelible.

Hassana and Hussaina Musa Abdullahi

Hassana and Hussaina Musa Abdullahi, affectionately known as the Abdullahi Twins, are rising stars in Kannywood’s entertainment industry. From their captivating performances in Kannywood movies to their engaging presence on social media, they continue to make waves in the industry. Beyond their on-screen success, Hassana and Hussaina are admired for their humility and dedication to their craft.

Chidinma and Chidiebere Aneke

These identical twins have graced both the big and small screens with their acting prowess. Born on August 6, 1986, in Enugu State, the Aneke twins have become household names in Nollywood, starring in numerous blockbuster movies such as ‘Desperate Twins’ and ‘Ebube’. Their ability to seamlessly portray diverse characters has earned them critical acclaim and a devoted fan base.

Taiwo & Kehinde Bankole

While not identical, sisters Taiwo and Kehinde Bankole are a force to be reckoned with in Nollywood. Kehinde, the younger twin, has become a household name with her captivating performances in movies like ‘The Wedding Party’ and TV shows like ‘Super story’. Taiwo, while pursuing acting occasionally, focuses on event planning, showcasing the twins’ diverse talents.

Eniola Ajao & Kehinde Ajao

Prominent actress in the Yoruba film industry, Eniola Ajao, has a twin sister, Kehinde Ajao. While Eniola has graced our screens in numerous productions, Kehinde chose a different path, pursuing a successful career as an entrepreneur. Though they may not share the spotlight, their sisterly bond remains strong.

Tracy and Treasure Daniels

These identical twin sisters gained fame as child actors in the popular TV series ‘Super Story’. Tracy and Treasure Daniels charmed audiences with their innocence and talent, showcasing their acting skills in memorable roles. They have since transitioned into adulthood, continuing to pursue their passion for acting.

Taiwo and Kehinde Lijadu

Taiwo and Kehinde Lijadu, known as the Lijadu Sisters, were pioneers of Afrobeat music in the 1970s. With their soulful harmonies and socially conscious lyrics, the twins gained international recognition for their albums like ‘Danger’ and ‘Mother Africa’. Their legacy continues to inspire generations of musicians.

DNA Twins

Identical twins Clinton and Blair Roberts, better known as DNA Twins, are a double threat: powerhouse singers who can light up a stage with their dance moves. Born on June 16, 1996, their talent was recognized early on, winning the “Best Upcoming Teen Artiste” award at the Nigerian Teen Choice Awards in 2013. Now signed to Forlana records, the DNA Twins are poised to make a lasting mark on the music scene.

Taiwo and Kehinde Adesina

Taiwo Adedayo Adesina and Kehinde Adebola Adesina are new Yoruba actors who were awarded the ENYA Award for Best New Actor in 2019. In the Yoruba film ‘Edunjobi Oba Omo’, they starred. The twins are from Abeokuta, Ogun State. Both attended the University of Ado Ekiti, where Taiwo studied Business Administration and Kehinde studied Geology.

Eku and Kessian Edewor

Eku Edewor, a rising star in Nollywood, isn’t the only talented Edewor on the scene. Eku’s twin sister, Kessiana, while choosing a path outside the limelight, shares a strong bond with her sibling. Though their professional lives may differ, their sisterhood remains a source of support, proving that success can come in many forms.

Mary and Tonye Joseph Lazarus

Nollywood actress Mary Lazarus shares a special bond with her twin brother, Tonye. While Mary dazzles audiences with her acting prowess, her brother leads a more private life away from the spotlight. Despite their different paths, the siblings remain close, supporting each other’s endeavours and celebrating each other’s successes. Mary often credits her brother for being her pillar of strength and source of inspiration.

 

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