7 Celebrities Over The Age Of 40 And Not Married Yet


Marriage is a significant milestone in many cultures, including Nigeria, where societal expectations often emphasize the importance of tying the knot.

However, several Nigerian celebrities have chosen to remain unmarried well into their 40s, focusing on their careers and personal growth. Naijassador has compiled this list comprising seven notable Nigerian celebrities over the age of 40 who chose to remain single and happy.

1. Elvina Ibru

Actress Elvina Ibru also falls among our list of Nigerian celebrities above the age of 40 who are yet to be married. She was born on May 22, 1972.

She is openly critical of societal pressure on women to wed, she prioritizes personal growth and raising her son, Elisha. Having previously been quoted as saying no to marriage, Elvina has remained single and lives a happy life.

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2. Bimbo Akintola

The evergreen talented actress, Bimbo Akintola was born on May 5th, 1970. A woman known for her roles in movies like 93 Days and Heaven’s Hell, has chosen to remain single.

She has often said that marriage is not an ultimate goal and one should focus on finding their happiness.

3. Nonso Diobi

Nonso Diobi was born on July 17, 1976. He is a prominent Nollywood actor who has been a standout in romantic roles. Though he has had many on-screen romances, Nonso admitted in various interviews that he has never been married and his mother is not so happy with that.

There have also been interviews in which he has stated that the right person just hasn’t come his way and, as such, he is not overly concerned about entering into any sort of commitment.

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4. Franca Brown

A seasoned actress, Franca Brown was born on May 17, 1967, and has starred in several notable roles from the golden years of Nollywood.

But she decided not to marry anyone and developed her acting passion instead. She has chosen to remain single, focusing on her acting career and personal interests. Franca believes in living life on her terms without societal pressure.

5. Tina Mba

Veteran Nollywood actress Tina Mba, over 40 and radiating confidence, has carved a distinct path. Though unmarried, she’s a proud single mother of two. Mba prioritizes strong characters and doesn’t shy away from challenging societal norms.

She’s called marriage a “burden” if not approached with careful consideration. Her focus remains on her craft and being a role model, proving success and fulfilment come in many forms.

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6. Uti Nwachukwu

Uti Nwachukwu, born on August 3, 1982, is a television personality, actor, and model. He rose to fame after winning Big Brother Africa in 2010.

Despite his success and public presence, Uti has never been married. He has mentioned that he is focused on his career and is open to marriage when the right person comes along.


These celebrities have shown that being single in one’s 40s can be a fulfilling and deliberate choice. They continue to inspire many with their dedication to their careers and their determination to live life on their terms, defying societal expectations.

Written by Sarah Aboje


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