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Top 10 celebrities from Benue State

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Benue State is among the North Central states in Nigeria with a population of about 4,253,641.

It capital city is Makurdi, a vibrant and dynamic city Known for its rich cultural heritage, this city is a melting pot of people from different ethnicities, providing a truly diverse and eclectic experience for residents and visitors. It also serves as a major economic and commercial hub in the State.

The state derives its name from River Benue which is the second largest river in Nigeria after River Niger. It borders Nasarawa State to the North, Taraba State to the East, Kogi State to the West, Enugu State to the South-West, Ebonyi and Cross-Rivers States to the South and has an international border with Cameroon to the South-East.

Benue State is known to be the abode of the Tiv, Idoma and Igede people. The State is rich in agriculture and is famous for cultivation of oranges, mangoes, sweet potatoes, cassava, soya bean, guinea corn, flax, yams, sesame, rice, groundnuts, and Palm tree.

When talking about the rich natural endowments of Benue State, it is worthy to note that it is also blessed with successful and prominent people who have attained great heights and also made a good name for themselves in their various professions.

This article scrolls through a list of prominent people in Nigeria whose ancestral roots are traced to Benue State.
Summary of top 10 Celebrities from Benue State

Pst. Paul Enenche
Moses Simon
Innocent Idibia (2face)
Peterson Okopi
Susan Peters
Terry G
Chris Morgan
Lucy Ameh
Akume Akume
Meg Otanwa

Pst. Paul Enenche

The founder and senior pastor of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Pst. Paul Idoko Enenche is a bonafide indigene of Benue State.

He was born on 4th June, 1968 to Chief D.E and Titi Enewa Enenche of Idoma descent in Benue State. He is a medical doctor, singer, educationist, author and motivational speaker.

His ministry is a network of churches with a large crowd of worshippers all over the world. He is married to Dr. Becky Enenche and their union is blessed with four children.
Moses Simon

Nigeria’s defensive player, Moses Daddy-Ajala Simon is an indigene of the Idoma tribe in Benue State.

He plays for the Nigeria national team and Ligue 1 club Nantes. He was born on 12th July, 1995 in Plateau State but has his ancestral roots in Benue State.

He is a product of the prestigious GBS Football Academy and is married with children. The Benue native is among the Super Eagles squard who are representing Nigeria at the AFCON 2023 in Ivory Coast.
Innocent Idibia (2face)

Innocent Ujah Idibia, known by his stage name 2Baba, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and producer from Benue State.

He is most influential for the rise in popularity of Nigerian pop music in the 2000s, and his solo debut album Face2Face with the hit single “African Queen” which was chorused by almost everyone around the continent.

He was born on September 18th, 1975 in Plateau State but is an indigene of the Idoma tribe in Benue State. He is married to renowned Nollywood actress, Annie Macauley Idibia and together they have children.
Peterson Okopi

Peterson Okopi is a gospel artist and instrumentalist from Benue State.

He is famous for his gospels hits like “osuba,” “he’s up to something,” “o ga eme,” and “Baba.” (The Cry) and he is presently signed to the worship culture label.

He was born as a twin on 8th August, 1997 in Lagos State. He studied Mass Communication in the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).
Susan Peters

Susan Peters is an award winning Nollywood actress from the Idoma tribe in Benue State. She is model, Interior decorator and enterpreneur.

She began acting in 2002 after graduating from school and has since then featured in over 50 movies winning tons of awards for herself.

She was born on 30th May, 1980 in Ado Local Government Area of Benue State. She was married to a Dutchman butvis now divorced.
Terry G

Gabriel Oche Amanyi famously known by the stage name Terry G, is a Nigerian rapper, singer and songwriter from Benue State.

He was born on 17th March, 1986 and is based known for his controversial lyrics and crazy music. He is known for his bell jingles and his book of Ginjah album.
Chris Morgan

Chris Morgan was born on May 25, 1978, in Otukpo, Benue state. He hails from Ipole-Igwu, Orokam in Ogbadibo local government area in the same Benue State, Nigeria.

He is an award-winning Gospel Singer, Songwriter, Composer and Performer.

He is widely known as the brain behind , “Worship on the Hills of Africa”, a vision dedicated to bringing-up people to worship God as it ought to be in the Bible.
Lucy Ameh

Lucy Ameh is a Nollywood actress and business woman who is a native of Benue State. She was born on 12th June, 1980 and began acting at a tender age.

She graduated from NTA TV college and had her B.Sc in Mass Communication from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria after which she obtained diploma in Law at the University of Jos.

She became famous after starring in the movie “Braids on a Bald Head” and “Queen of Zazzau”.
Akume Akume

Akume Akume is a talented Nollywood actor, musician, scriptwriter and stand up comedian who hails from Benue State.

He was born on 16th July and has featured in several Nollywood movies which has earned him awards.
Meg Otanwa

Meg Otanwa is a Nigerian actress and former banker who hails from Benue State. She has starred in several movies which she has received movies awards for. She was born on 14th February into the Idoma tribe in Benue State.

She is a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in English language, then proceeded to obtain a master’s degree in Human Resources Management at TIME University, Tunis, Tunisia and afterwards, for a Master of Business Administration degree at Jean Moulin University, Lyon, France.

She is fluent in several languages including English, Yoruba, French, Hausa aand her Idoma Language.….CONTINUE. FULL. READING>>> 

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