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3 Nigerian Celebrities Whose Fathers Are From Lebanon (Photos)

1. Shophie Alakija

Shophie Rammal Alakija is one of the most notable Nigerian models, actresses, video vixens, and public personalities. 

She was born on 8 February 1985 in Lagos State, to a Lebanese father and Nigerian mother from Efik tribe of Cross River State.Sophie came to limelight after she made a cameo appearance in Wizkid's 2010 music video, Holla At Your Boy, where she played Wizkid's girlfriend. So the audience knows Sophie for being Wizkid's ex-girlfriend. But later the two lovers broke up. Speaking in an interview for the Fruit Tree Magazine, she explained back then that she did not dance so much anymore and she enjoy cooking without taking it into consideration as a talent. 

Since then she has taken up career in the Nigerian movie entertainment industry as well. She has often dreamed of being an actress, drawing inspiration from watching movie award ceremonies like the Oscar and Golden Globe and yearned for receiving such a spectacular award. However, she is fastly becoming a household name in the Nigeria movie industry. She has starred in several blockbuster nollywood movies such as Drawing Strands, Getting over him, and Small Chops. Four years ago, she starred in the TV series, Scandal which is a Collaboration between Nigeria and Ghana. Two years ago, she was cast in the TV series, Halita and then in the TV series Assistant Madams. 

Speaking about her personal life, such a beautiful lady can't stay alone for long, and in 2016, five years ago, she got married to Wale Alakija, the first son of Folorunsho Alakija, the Nigerian richest woman. The couple welcomed their first child in Surulere, Lagos.

2. Jay Rammal

Jay Rammal is Nigerian actor and brother to Sophie Rammal Alakija. 

Jay Rammal was born in Surulere, Lagos, and his father is from Lebanon and his mother Nigerian.

Jay Rammal has appeared in several nollywood movies such as Mr And Mrs Spencer, Inhibition, Sophia, etc.

He was one of the contestants on the Big Broda Lagos reality show in 2018.

3. Queeneth Hilbert

Queeneth Hilbert is a fast rising Nigerian actress who is well known for her role as Kossy of Fate and Sins of the Past. She is an actress from Nigeria who is comparable to Pepi Sonuga. She started her career as a model and ventured into the showbiz industry. She shot into limelight after her appearance as Kossy in the 2012 video Brave Mind. She is very created, talented, and can interpret any role given to her by the movie director.

Born to a Lebanese father and a Nigerian mother from Ebonyi State, Qeeneth Hilbert is the most beautiful actress in Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry. The half Lebanese and half Nigerian model/actress may not be as famous as Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, but she has attracted millions of fans and many movie buffs for her outstanding roles in over twenty Nollywood movies like Hearts on Fire, Wife on Fire, Brave Mind, Hand of Fate, Sins of the Past, The Illiterate, My Yahoo Husband and Daughter, My Daughter, My Jewel, Tears Of A King, and War in the Palace, and other titles.

The tall and leggy actress gave birth to a bouncing baby boy 5 years ago. She secretly married her husband.

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Lagos State Lebanese Nigerian Shophie Rammal Alakija Sophie

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