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13 Nigerian Entertainers Whose Parents Are Pastors



It is not easy being a preacher’s kid. That status alone puts so much societal expectations on you. Parents Are Pastors

As a preacher’s kid, there are so much restrictions on what you should do, and what you cannot do. Parents Are Pastors

For some preacher’s kids, just because they might have been raised under strict religious ways doesn’t mean they can’t go out into the secular world and find success amongst “sinners”.

Here, we are going to highlight 13 famous musicians and actors whose parents are preachers. Parents Are Pastors


Soul E

13 Nigerian Entertainers Whose Parents Are Pastors

Soul E rose to prominence with hit songs such as “Soul E Baba Dey Here” and a collaboration with 2Baba titled “E Be Like Say.”

We faded from the music scene after less than two years of active music career.

Soul E is now a full-time preacher who goes by the name Apostle Emmanuel Okose. He serves as the General Overseer of the New Evidence Christian Church of God, also known as The Evidence Place.

Soul E began performing as a singer at the age of eight, opening crusades for his evangelist father.


Terry G

Terry G, a.k.a. Akpako Master, began singing in his local church’s choir.

The entertainer from Benue state, whose real name is Gabriel Oche Amanyi, is well-known for his eccentricity, awkward identity, and controversial lyrics.

Terry G once revealed that he is the pastor’s son. His father is a pastor, and his mother is a chorister with the Redeemed Christian Church of God, he claims.


Oby Onyioha

13 Nigerian Entertainers Whose Parents Are Pastors

Oby Onyioha’s debut single, “I Want To Feel Your Love,” became a huge hit in Nigeria in the early 1980s.

Oby was born in Lagos and brought up in the eastern part of Nigeria.

Her father was the Godian Religion’s Head, K. O. K. Onyioha.


Reekado Banks

13 Nigerian Entertainers Whose Parents Are Pastors

Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon is better known as Reekado Banks.

The singer, songwriter, and former Mavin Records signee is the last child of a music-loving family. His father is a pastor from Ondo State and his mother is a caterer.

Reekado Banks, the man behind hit songs like “Standard” and “Chop Am,” revealed that his father built a home recording studio where he and his father would write and sing gospel songs.


Victoria Kimani

Victoria Kimani is of Kenyan origin, but she spent two years in Benin City, Nigeria, where her clergy parents were involved in missionary work.

Previously, the singer, songwriter, actress, and entertainer was signed to Nigerian record label Chocolate City. In 2016, her debut album was released.

Kimani was born in the city of Los Angeles, California. She began singing at the age of nine, and by the age of sixteen, she was performing as a backup singer alongside other church choir members and writing songs for others.



13 Nigerian Entertainers Whose Parents Are Pastors

Jude Abaga, better known as M.I Abaga, is an iconic rapper and record producer who rose to prominence in 2006 with his song “Crowd Mentality.”

MI is the elder brother of Jesse Jagz, the multi-talented singer and rapper. Though they were born in Jos, Plateau State, they are both from Takum, Taraba State.

Mr. Chris Abaga, their father, is a pastor, and their mother, Mrs. Lydia Abaga, is a gospel singer, according to the Abaga brothers.



Zlatan Ibile

Another well-known performer whose father is a clergyman is Zlatan Ibile.

Zlatan, born Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael, is the CEO and founder of Zanku Records. He is a native of Ijurin Ekiti, Ijero local government area, Ekiti state.

His father is a pastor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, according to the singer, songwriter, musician, and dancer.


Jeiel Damina

Jeiel Damina is a member of the music group Triple J Plus, which she co-founded with her two biological sisters.

The native of Kaduna State rose to prominence after starring as Olive in the film series “Best Friends in the World.”

The singer, dancer, actress, artist, author, and model was born on September 4, 2002.

Her father, Dr. Abel Damina, is the senior pastor of the Power City International Church in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.


Johnny Drille

Johnny Drille, a singer and songwriter, rose to prominence after releasing a cover of Di’Ja’s “Awww.” Currently, he is signed to Mavin Records.

His father is a school principal and a clergyman, according to the Edo State native. He also stated that he began singing in his father’s church at a young age. He later became the church’s music director for about 6 years.

Drille, real name John Ighodaro, revealed that both of his parents wanted him to do gospel music at first.


Odunlade &  Jethro Adekola

Odunlade and Jethro Adekola, talented actors, are the children of Pastor and Deaconess B.A Adekola.

21 years ago, their parents were ordained as pastors at the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC).

Odunlade’s father was the choirmaster at a parish of Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) in Abeokuta, Ogun state, when he was born in 1978. He is now the Pastor of the same congregation.


Lil Kesh

Keshinro Ololade, better known as Lil Kesh, rose to prominence after releasing the hit singles “Shoki” and “O Por.”

Before leaving school to focus on music, the 26-year-old singer, rapper, and songwriter was a Linguistic student at the University of Ibadan.

The Bariga, Lagos-born singer, who is known for songs with vulgar lyrics, is the son of a pastor.


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