It’s not new to mix business with pleasure in the entertainment industry! And while some celebrities have indulged in this, others have just been victims of rumour peddlers.
Of course, the rumours could have been started by their management to make them more famous or in the news.
But, whatever the case may be, whether it’s done to sell movies or boost an upcoming’s profile, below are Nigerian celebrities rumoured to have dated or dating their managers.
1. Wizkid and manager, Jada
Nigerian pop star Wizkid is currently in the news following rumours he is dating his manager Jada. The rumour mill was agog following a photo he shared on his Instagram page on July 7, 2016.
The photo set tongues wagging as Jada was seen embracing Wizkid and curling up to him.
2. Emma Nyra and former manager, Ubi Franklin
Although Emma Nyra denied dating her then manager, Ubi Franklin, the duo were once rumoured to have been in a relationship.
Their rumoured romance was however cut short when Emma left Ubi’s Made Men Music Group in 2014, after her position at the label became unbearable to her physical abuse at the hands of her boss and lover, who also got engaged to Lilian Esoro.
3. Yemi Alade and Taiye Aliyu
The rumour mill is also hot on the case of 27-year-old Yemi Alade. As rumours go, the beautiful singer has been dating her manager Taiye Aliyu.
Since she appeared on the scene in late 2013 with her runaway hit ‘Johnny’ there have been strong whispers that she is in a romantic relationship with her manager. So, as her star has risen in the music industry so also have the rumours intensified with Yemi Alade denying it all the way.
4. Tiwa Savage and Tee Billz
Although, Tiwa Savage and Tee Billz ended up getting married, the duo were trailed with relationship rumours for a long time.
Each time, they kept denying it! Until we heard wedding bells ringing.
5. Jodie and David Nnaji
J’odie was once rumoured to be dating her manager and record label boss, David Nnaji.
The duo who later got married were rumoured to be an item back in 2012 following the release of her first album ‘African Woman’