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3 Naija acts you didn’t know have family members making it big in music

Nigerian has many talented singers who are well known across Africa and also globally.

Some of these popular artists are siblings, that is blood brothers and sisters while others aside from being musicians, they live together legally as husband and wife.

We take a look at six artists who are related:

1.Burna Boy and Nissi

Burna Boy is a well-known singer who rose to prominence in 2012 after releasing ‘Like to Party’, the lead single from his debut studio album L.I.F.E. Though many many not know, the Grammy nominated act is not the only talent in the family, his sister follows his footsteps in pursuit of a music career.

Nissi who is also a singer based in London is Burna Boy’s younger sister. Recently there were reports that Burna Boy had signed Nissi to his own record label, reports that none of the two denied or confirmed with the ‘Odogwu’ hitmaker only retweeting a tweet about the reports.

2. Teni and Niniola

The two who are popular Nigerian female singers are blood sisters.

Officially known as Teniola and Niniola Apata, the two are the daughters of the Late (RTD) Brigadier-General Simeon Olaosebikan Apata, a military man, who fought for the Nigerian army under ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo during the civil war.

Niniola is the older sister of Teni.27-year-old Teni has released three records Billionaire, Lalithaganangal 2, Cheater. The more successful one of the sisters, Teni’s 2018 release ‘Case’ has garnered over 25M views on YouTube. She has also gain several nominations including MTV Europe Music Awards and BET in 2019.

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3.Simi and Adekunle Gold

Apart from serving us with music that we all love, Simisola “Simi” Ogunleye and Adekunle Kosoko professionally known as Adekunle Gold are a married couple. The two tied the knot in a private wedding ceremony on January 9, 2019 after dating for five years.

It is only recently that Simi revealed in the video of her hit single ‘Duduke’ that she was expectant and were expecting their firstborn. The two share a sweet love, and have previously collaborated on three tracks together including “By You”, “Promise” and “No Forget”.

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This article was first published on Mdundo.

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