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Entertainment’s 10 most eligible bachelors

As marriages, proposals and fatherhood seem common amongst our entertainers these days, there are still many bachelors in the industry to be taken for keeps.

ENCOMIUM Weekly brings you 10 most eligible bachelors in the entertainment industry based on their good looks, style, wealth and of course, age.


D'banj (1)


It is difficult to talk about bachelors in the entertainment industry without making mention of the Kokomaster, Dapo Oyebanjo, popularly known as D’Banj. Aside his good looks, gorgeous body frame, immaculate dress sense, fame, wealth, he also possesses that sex appeal that makes women swoon.

The Oliver Twist crooner is known for his preference for high class babes. He’s been linked to Nollywood’s diva, Genevieve Nnaji. Whether it was publicity stunt or not, it has been a widely believable affair.

He was also rumoured to be involved with Adanma Indimi, daughter of multi-millionaire Alhaji Mohammed Indimi. D’Banj and popular socialite, Jennifer Obayuwana were reportedly an item.

The 33 year old international superstar is at the moment having the time of his life, frolicking with the kingpins of the international entertainment scene. It is no surprise he hasn’t decided to settle down.


Don Jazzy

Don Jazzy

Michael Collins, popularly known as Don Jazzy, is everyone’s favourite music producer. At 32, it is not only the beats that Don Jazzy has throbbing, he’s also got the heart of most females pounding non-stop. The industrious young man has a large number of beautiful and classy ladies swooning all over him. One can’t blame him, as the music producer is handsome, talented, charming, unassuming with a generous personality and of course a fat bank account, in addition to a few endorsements.

Don Baba J, as he’s fondly called, has had his fair share of romance in the past few years, but he is one to keep mum, and keep his affair away from the prying eyes of the public. Including his dalliance with Nollywood’s Tonto Dikeh.

In spite of his great qualities, and array of ladies swooning over him, the famed beat master still manages to stay in the market.

Banky W

Banky W


Since Bankole Wellington, known as Banky W, relocated to Nigeria, he has established himself as an undisputed ladies man. The 33 year old musician is one of the most sought after bachelors in the entertainment industry.

With good looks, class, suave, style and not forgetting that voice that can sweep almost any lady off her feet, it’s impossible to say no, to the Yes/No crooner. Aside his many qualities, he also has so much to throw around.

The Empire Mates music chief was once linked to beautiful songstress, Dencia. The rumour, however, fizzled out in a very short time. It is almost impossible to run into Banky W without a beautiful handbag by his side. Banky W has however still not picked for himself a Mrs. W. Many ladies will give anything to be his woman.


Osita Iheme

Osita Iheme

In spite of his diminutive stature, Nollywoood star actor, Osita Iheme, also known as Pawpaw, is still one bachelor that a lot of girls want. The talented thespian makes up for what he lacks in height with talent, charm, good looks, fame and of course a lot of money.

With the number of girls chasing after this 32 year old, it is not hard to guess why he has refused to settle down. Even after his partner, Aki (Chinedu Ikedieze) found his heartthrob, a lot of people expected that the comic actor will follow suit.

On the contrary, Pawpaw is still single. Although he has not been romantically linked to anyone in particular, he is a ladies’ man who has managed to keep his escapades on a low key.

Uti Nwachukwu

Uti Nwachukwu


From his status as the regular Nigerian dude to becoming one of the glamorous celebrities in Nigeria, Uti Nwachukwu has come a long way. His claim to fame, winning Big Brother Africa, the handsome young man is heavily sought after.

The portion of his Big Brother fortunes that goes into wardrobe can only be imagined. The dreadlock model always looks good in whatever he puts on. He is elegant, stylish and sophisticated.

Although, Uti’s sexuality has been a source of controversy, he recently unveiled songstress, Saeon as his girlfriend.

OC Ukeje - winner of The Future Awards in Entertainment Talent

OC Ukeje


This Nollywood hunk has, without a doubt, upped his celebrity status this year and he has not gone unnoticed by the female folks. While his acting skills have been receiving a lot of accolades, his looks and charm are what the ladies are dashing out high marks for.

OC’s fortune turned around when he emerged winner of the 2007 Amstel Malta Box Office reality show. He quickly wormed his way into the hearts of the ladies.

If his acting skill doesn’t knock you off your feet, then his singing skills which he exhibited in Hood Rush will definitely do the job. The 32 year old is presently unattached, at least officially. and hopefully it won’t be long before one lucky lady snatches him up.




Coming all the way from a very humble background to becoming one of the biggest On-Air Personalities (OAP) in Nigeria today, broadcaster Steve Onu, popularly known as Yaw, has worked very hard to achieve mainstream popularity and yet he is single and very much sought after. His programme is like a daily meditation to his fans and radio lovers out there.

Yaw is handsome, talented, witty, funny and rich. The light-skinned actor has maintained his status as a bachelor for many years and he doesn’t seem to have an apology. The Wazobia FM’s OAP has a distinct voice that charms ladies and sweep them off their feet with his jokes.

Yaw who is in his 40s, has for some time now managed to avoid that trip down the altar.

IK Ogbonna

IK Ogbonna


Nollywood’s newest Bad Boy, IK Ogbonna is the toast of ladies, and one would wonder why he isn’t married or in a serious relationship. The model cum actor is handsome, sexy, light-skinned and every bit a dandy.

In the few years he has spent in the industry, he has been tagged all sorts of names because of his bad boy personality, from being a gigolo, to gay, arrogant and proud – all of which he denied. The suave model seems to be an unrepentant bachelor. Though he has a beautiful two year old daughter, he has not been linked to any lady. We hope it won’t be too long before a lucky lady snatches him up.

Jim Iyke

Jim Iyke


James Ikechukwu Asogwa, who is known as Jim Iyke, has been in the market for over a decade. This 43 year old actor is handsome, rich and also a smooth superstar who knows how to dress.

The Nollywood Bad Boy has been linked to beautiful actress, Rita Dominic. He also dated Steph Nora. He was said to have proposed to his Ghanaian actress girlfriend, Nadia Buari a few days ago with a six karat diamond ring.

Though there are speculations that the marriage proposal was staged as an episode on his reality show, Unscripted, whether this is true or not, we haven’t confirmed. We hope Jim Iyke walks down the aisle with her soon.

Jude Okoye

Jude Okoye


Elder brother to sensational music duo, P-Square, Jude Okoye is without doubt handsome and fits perfectly into the status of some of the most eligible bachelors in the industry. Jude, who is the vital third of P-Square is highly instrumental to the success of his brothers.

His siblings, Peter and Paul are married with kids. Jude, who is also the CEO of Square Records, a music producer, and video director has what it takes to fulfill the needs of any lady. He is, however, yet to find a leading lady.

Rumours have it that he is in a relationship with popular blogger, Linda Ikeji, but she denied it. Linda Ikeji claimed they only met twice.

One thing is sure about the Okoye brothers, they know just how to treat their women right, and a lot of ladies out there won’t hesitate to be his woman.


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