Nollywood’s chronic bachelors and spinsters…

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An actor and apopular young producer of Yoruba films. His film entitled Ori for example, has won him several awards, including the African Movie Academy Award Best indigeneous Movie for 2005. Others and most recently, Orisa Oke, Akinkanju and, most recently “Ile” are not less remarkable.

A non-flybouyant actor, Muyiwa, who said that women constitute a great success to his career had been rumoured to be dating, Shola the daughter of Jide Kosoko whom he was said to later dump for another lady. Early last year, Muyiwa had told Nollywood at the end of 2005. Whatever happened to his plans nobody knows.

Benita Nzeribe
Benita told Nollywood in June 2005 that she was taking a break in her life after being treated unfairly by a man she loved dearly. She added that was a highly emotional person hence the need for her to build a fence round her fragile heart. How long is this break going to take? She did replied saying “when God decides to show me a new direction. I have a heart, I will use it.

Following that report, Benita had received several advances from men, including those routed through Nollywood magazine. Benita, who hails from Ihiala Local Government if Anambra State is often referred to as the bad girl of Nollywood. She is African, and she says she is proud to be one. Her best food is Pounded Yam and Ofe Nsala and Fresh fish. She is also a Mercedes Benz freak just in case any man cares?

Pat Attah
He looks an introvert, but has been often described as a woman beater. Could this be the reason he is still single? But handsome Attah described the rumour as ridiculous. He denied ever dating the likes of Empress Njamah, who openly declared that they were lovers and she was battered by him and perhaps, too, Lillian Bach. If any thing, Pat agreed to have truly dated Genevieve Nnaji. Whether she was also a victim, we never got Genevieve to say.

Pat, who got into University of Port-Harcourt to read political science but left after a year expressed the desire to go back and fulfilled that part of his life. Could his educational pursuit or the rumour about beating up girls be the reason he has not settled down?

Bimbo Akintola
This beautiful actress once told Nollywood that she did not have a man in her life and that she was proud of it. A diploma and Threatre Art degree holder from University of Ibadan, Bimbo, a cross over actress became popular for her seductive role in Richard Mofe-Damijo's Out of Bounds. The sociable actress who hails from Ibadan in Oyo State does not seems to believe in the African sentiment concerning marriage. A reason she gave for why many young girls are forced into marriage without being emotionally ready.

Asked whether her high taste is the reason she hasn't found her choice of a man, she said: “My taste is not high, it's just that I haven't found Mr. Right. I like very plain, easy nice people. Men with integrity, intellectuals, and I don't think I am asking for too much, because we have a lot of them in this country.

Hanks Anuku
Hanks Anuku is the gangster character of Nollywood, but is meek, friendly and, perhaps, care free. Anuku, who is in his early forties, is a club house freak who could not be related to any particular woman.

Anuku cuts the picture of a contrasting personality and one would never have thought that he could be a sober, praying Christian. Check him out during the wake-keep for late Phada Moziz. In recent Nollywood interview, Anuku, who claimed to worship with the Redeem Christian Church of God, said he was not a flirt. It would not be out of place to say, Anuku required a woman urgently to check his drinking excesses.

Chioma Chukwuka
Chioma Chukwuka came into the movie industry through Theodore Anyaji's “The Apple” film directed b Lancelot Imaseun. Ever since Chioma had remained focused and hardly could any one relate her to such negative publicity rumoured about most actresses. The Orafite, Anambra State born actresses is a graduate of Banking and Finance from the Lagos State University. She has featured in over sixty Nollywood films among them: Disguise, Azime, a Moment of Truth, Romantic Attraction and Eagle's Bride. The first child of the family, Chioma's active role in her quiet family life and perhaps her God fearing attitude and church activities as member of the Household of God church is the reason she is looking before taking a leap into marriage.

Segun Arinze
Badagry born Black, as he is popularly called, is single if not necessarily searching for a bride. With three children from different mothers, the forty-year-old actor and singer is said to be in a relationship with broadcaster Stella Din. Segun has been linked to many women at one point or another. The mothers of his children are Efe, who bore him his first child and son, Anne Njemaneze, his former wife and mother of his first daughter, Morenike, and Sandra Bello, his former personal assistant and mother of his last child.

Jim Iyke
Handsome Jim is still single. The temperamental young man who once dated actress Steph Nora Okere, and is also said to have dated Rita Dominic, which they have both denied, may not be in a hurry to settle down. He is not known to be in any serious relationship. although, he is now associated with many women both within and outside of the country.

St. Obi
Saint Obinna Nwafor a top actor, is not married despite having been in and out of a number of relationships. The man who shuns publicity remains single and is not known to be in any serious relationship at the moment.

Chidi Mokeme
The presenter of Nigeria's first Reality TV show, the Gulder Ultimate Search Show, is still single despite having fathered a seven year old son. The Oba-born actor has been rumoured to have dated the likes of Helen Ukpabio, Stella Damasus Aboderin, Stephanie Okereke and Eucharia Anunobi-Ekwu. The thirty three year old hunk is another actor who is in no hurry to quit the bachelor's club and is comfortable with his status.

J.T Tom West
J.T Tom-West the forty-plus old Port Harcourt born actor may be the oldest bachelor in Nollywood. The single father of one, after his crashed relationship with Tricia Esiegbe, which was altar bound is not known to have dated another actress. So devastated was he by the collapse of the relationship that he resolved to stay single. But for how long remains unknown