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Bella Naija Hottest Bachelorettes in Entertainment – 2009



Whenever we see articles on single women in the Nigerian Entertainment industry, their single status is usually portrayed negatively. As though the women have committed a crime by not being married. In the vast majority of interviews, you see questions such as ‘When are you getting married?’ and ‘Why are you not married?’ then statements like ‘At your age. most of your mates are married’ or the ’30 year old SPINSTER’ then come the rumours almost every week on how this actress is involved with a married man or fighting a colleague for the attentions of a suitor or some other ridiculous scenario.
Well, Bella Naija will love to celebrate our favorite women in Nigerian Entertainment who are doing fantastic and commendable things for themselves! Bella Naija presents Nigeria’s HOTTEST Bachelorettes in Entertainment right now. These women are single (for the purpose of this article – that means not engaged or married), fabulous and are at the top (or rising to the top) in their chosen professions. In case you missed it, also click to check out our post on the Hottest Bachelors in Nigerian Entertainment
genevieve blackNigeria’s sweetheart Genevieve Nnaji is beautiful and multi-talented! An actress, musician and now a designer. Genevieve exemplifies the saying that hardwork and persistence leads to success.
bella-naija-bachelorettes008Not many actresses can deliver a role with the conviction that Dakore Egbuson can. Her fans have been missing her on the big screen lately but she can heard on the radio in ads for Amstel Malta. She is also working on a TV and music career. Good luck Dakore!
bella-naija-bachelorettes012Isio  Wanogho‘s star is definitely rising! This Creative Arts graduate of the University of Lagos was one of the most successful locally based models in Nigeria. Now she is focusing on her career as a TV personality on Spice TV as well as developing a new clothing line De-laVega.
NseYou know her as the cantankerous wife of Ramsey Noah’s character in the blockbuster Nollywood movie – Reloaded. She was outstanding in that role but there is much more to Nse Ikpe Etim – she is no one hit wonder – her performance in her forthcoming movies will blow you away plus she is an accomplished scriptwriter.
bella-naija-bachelorettes014Rapper Kel is taking on a genre dominated by men and she is doing more than holding her own. Anyone who has heard her on tracks alongside accomplished male rappers will have to admit that she is bold! Kel recently scooped the SMVA for Discovery of the Year and will be releasing her debut album – The Investment soon.
bella-naija-bachelorettes034Stephanie Okereke is outstanding! Everyone knows how hard a breakup can be, just imagine a public breakup and then a serious road accident. Being the trooper that she is, Stephanie bounced back in style! She has won various international awards for her charity work and produced her first feature film.
bella-naija-bachelorettes027Sasha can be referred to as a pioneer – during her time in the music industry, she has broken many boundaries and proven that you do not have to be one of the boys to do rap. At a time when female rappers had to blend in and hide anything that highlighted their femininity, Sasha bucked the trend and did things her way. Her 2nd album is in the works and will be released soon – buzz single ‘Gidi  Babe’ explored social issues and got a strong response from fans and media.
Linda Ikeji‘s legion of online fans see her as a sister, confidante and role model. Ex-model, blogger and entrepreneur is not afraid to share her vulnerabilities and thoughts on her blog. Juggling a popular blog, clothing line, modelling agency and magazine is hard work but Linda makes it look easy.
bella-naija-bachelorettes015If there ever was a Nigerian Cinderella story, this is it! Mercy Johnson sold pure water on the street of Lagos before getting her big break. According to Mercy, she attended auditions in torn clothes before finally getting her breakthrough. While many might focus on her provocative clothing, there is much more to Mercy. She spends a large percentage of her income on charity initiatives and her story has inspired many to believe that indeed – yes they can.

bella-naija-bachelorettes004Actress/Screenwriter/Mathematician/Statistician Uche Jombo is a women with so many facets. She has built a strong reputation and following among Nollywood fans and her star keeps rising. Uche was recently chosen as one of Globacom’s brand ambassadors and also has new exciting movie projects in the works.

Munachi PhotoWhen it comes to Ex-beauty queen Munachi Abii, there is more than meets the eye. At first glance, you see the pretty beauty queen but delve deeper and you discover that Munachi is an aspiring musician who has worked extremely hard to get to where she is. Growing up in a single parent household with a beautiful mother who was struck with polio and having to work and save to pay for school. Munachi will be releasing her first single soon and based on past features on other artistes songs – we expect that it will be hot!
bella-naija-bachelorettes009TV Personality Dorisha George has been on Nigerian TV for over a year via HipOnTV. Dorisha has inspired many young ladies to pursue a career in TV presenting and continues to build her fanbase.
bella-naija-bachelorettes029We absolutely love feisty Omawumi! She is uber confident, extremely talented and not afraid to speak her mind. With the success of her first single ‘In the Music’, her awards scoop at the HipHop World Awards, we cannot wait for her debut album to drop.
bella-naija-bachelorettes030Rita Dominic is no longer just an actress – she is a budding brand! Rita has been in the Nollywood industry for over a decade and yet she remains fresh and relevant. Rita is one of Globacom’s Nollywood ambassadors, she was chosen by MNet to visit Malawi and remains one of the best loved Nollywood actresses.
funke-akindele-bn h6ttestBeautiful and talented Funke Akindele is such a talented actress, producer and screenwriter – this is evidenced by the fact that she was the driving force behind the JENIFA phenomenon. Funke is now enjoying the fruits of her labour – a massive fanbase and financial success. We cant wait to see what Funke cooks up next


  1. shoo

    August 12, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    LOVES IT! Love what all the ladies are doing. Any babe sitting around waiting for prince charming is dullin’. When you are doing your thing, he will come in God’s time. I pray God blesses these ladies with continues success and someone to share it!

  2. africhika

    August 12, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    wow. 9ja women are the whole package, so much more than just beautiful. munachi’s photo is fierce. i want genny’s dress!

  3. sweetie

    August 12, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    ride on bella, this is an article that makes sense… i taya o, every time i read interviews they keep asking stupid questions, hissss!!!!

  4. geekgirl

    August 13, 2009 at 1:34 am

    i didnt know Mercy had a difficult child hood o!!!
    wow!!YES U CAN!!

  5. bosa

    August 13, 2009 at 1:36 am

    isn’t Dakore almost married?

  6. sweetie

    August 13, 2009 at 2:23 am

    i could not have said it better, my point exactly

  7. rizzle

    August 13, 2009 at 2:45 am

    surprised munachi is on here and adaeze isn’t. i wonder why that is…

  8. rizzle

    August 13, 2009 at 2:55 am

    munachi looks good except for her feet- its either the tights or the slippers- one or the other- it looks a steaming hot ass mess to put thong footwear over tights…

  9. firstIWantToDanceWithYouPere

    August 13, 2009 at 4:14 am

    retarded question!!
    did the post say hottest MBGN title holders?
    In that case they should put Biola Bashorun, Omowunmi A,Matilda Kerry,Agbani and all the other MBGNS abi!!! *hiss*

  10. firstIWantToDanceWithYouPere

    August 13, 2009 at 4:17 am

    I love Munachi’s pose…her face want that strong tho!
    men Mercy Johnson went through strong something o..ah!selling pure water-
    love Uche Jumbo’s hair
    Classy look for Sasha A!
    Genevieve is so pretty!!not feeling her butt pushed out pose tho

  11. Mayowa Tekobo

    August 13, 2009 at 4:55 am

    funke you go gurl!

  12. Toyin

    August 13, 2009 at 5:21 am

    What a lovely collection of gorgeous and talented ladies! HOTNESS!

  13. Nma

    August 13, 2009 at 5:26 am

    i loved everyone’s pics but munachi’s….she is so much more prettier than that!

    But, yea…gr8 list.

  14. Nice Anon

    August 13, 2009 at 6:23 am

    I was gonna ask this as well. I thought she had a fiancé?

  15. Lulu

    August 13, 2009 at 8:13 am

    Hahahahhhaah!! That was hilarious….

  16. Lulu

    August 13, 2009 at 8:21 am

    Forreal o! That is some serious Rags To Riches. Thank God for her.

  17. rizzle

    August 13, 2009 at 9:50 am

    i dont know who all those chicks u mentioned are. but if they are all past mbgns the same question applies- why munachi and not them. its just an honest question- what is it about her that makes her more deserving?

  18. KIKE

    August 13, 2009 at 12:28 pm



    August 13, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    munachi looks the same here.
    or is it because they didnt add any extra lighting here to her picture to enhance something that is not there? PLEASE!
    munachi looks fine.

  20. Bibi

    August 13, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    e be like say all the female “nollywood” “stars” are single…odikwa risky…

  21. onyx

    August 13, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Lovely Lovely…I luv me some genevieve..i luv how she maintains her dignity…class act. that one! and Stephanie is such a strong woman. I mean life can be a bitch sometimes, but there’s no stopping for..Stephie Fierce..I luv her…

  22. BiBo

    August 13, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    I’m sorry, but I find it hard to believe that the only bachelorettes in Nigeria are made up of Tv presenters, actresses, (ex) models, musicians.
    Aren’t there any authors, business women, civil servants, government officials, CEOs that could make the list too?
    A bit more diversity in the list, please!

  23. Nikky

    August 13, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    The articles explores bachelorettes in entertainment industry according to the title.there are definitely bachelorettes in other fields.

  24. isitjustme

    August 13, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    did you read the title? they said in entertainment…all this commentors who dont read bikonu

  25. Nikky

    August 13, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    she was put there cos she’s an aspiring musician, so that makes her qualified to be in the entertainment industry, not because she’s more deserving that other MBGN title holders.

  26. Nikky

    August 13, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    I love these ladies, appropriate list!

  27. Renit

    August 13, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Where are the likes of:
    Kemi Adetiba
    Aramde Abe
    Osare Alile
    TY Bello


  28. Stella

    August 13, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Lol …. Kel looks like her weave is on fire.

  29. shoo

    August 13, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Kemi Adetiba – yes agreed!
    Aramide Abe – how is she in entertainment? Osaru – same question.
    TY Bello is MARRIED!

  30. couscous

    August 13, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Is this list correct? coz Last I heard some of these ladies were hooked or sumthin so have they all broken up with their partners?… Damn wat a yr!..
    Dakore engaged to Olumide Akande.
    Uche Jumbo, dating footballer Ikechukwu Uche
    Munachi, yea dat pic cld’ve been nice but dat sandal didnt do it justice n her hair always looks messy, Why? n she frowns too much not good coz she’s quite pretty. Oh ! rumor has it she’s one of Dbanj’s kokolettes.

  31. Zenna

    August 13, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    if bella isnt on the list and linda Ikeji is, does that mean she’s engaged?
    and if yes….when is the date, madame bella?

    bellanaija is getting married?
    when, where and who is the guy?

    (warning: this a joke on Miss B and is not intended to be taken seriously however, we on bellanaija are always open to gist)

  32. Peju

    August 14, 2009 at 5:51 am

    @ rizzle…u are joking right?
    does this list really mean these are the only bachelorettes in entertainment…do u expect Bella to put up pictures of everybody…if she had put adaeze..somebody will ask why is munachi not included….abeg if u really want everyone represented start a blog and include ALL the single ladies in entertainment o!!!

  33. Nneka

    August 14, 2009 at 6:32 am

    Great list Bella-rina!!
    I love Munachi’s pose, her makeup or something abt her face looked dull though. Still love her!
    Dakore isn’t hooked to Olumide Akande?? PRAISSSSE THE LORRRDDDD!!! I still have time to…….!
    Linda Ikeji is such a beautiful lady. Love the outfit.Glad to see Omawumi and Sasha on the list. Hope Genevieve gets off these numerous lists soon and gets hitched. This ‘yearly’ spinster awards must wear her ears and eyes out.
    I have too say this again, really nice list!

  34. Xos

    August 14, 2009 at 7:55 am

    Geneveive looks like Rihanna and i like that rapper’s white shirt. Iso looks like somebody i can’t think of who. Is it Naomi Cambell or someone else?

  35. miss jarola

    August 14, 2009 at 11:27 am

    Feeling all the ladies …esp Linda….u rock girl!!!
    mmm..bella u knw shld b here(not frm my mouth u heard it ohhh)
    nyc collectn bella

  36. Peju

    August 14, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Bella biko why did you remove my comment?
    Someone ask where are the likes of Aramide & Osaru
    and i repeat who are they suppose to be…I only know them cos we went to high school together(they were my seniors)…..Its is random that anyone will expect them to be on this list…totally random!!!

  37. Peju

    August 14, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    meant “asked”

  38. Peju

    August 14, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    never heard of Dorisha George b4..she is pretty
    i love Uche Jumbo’s hair…is it natural?
    isio used to be a model abi?she is stunning!wow

  39. Suzanna Efiok

    August 14, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    The list specifically said Bachelorettes in ENTERTAINMENT, I don’t know why a commentator is complaining that the list should be diversified and include lawyers, doctors etc. If the list was about bachelorettes in Nigeria as a whole then this complaints has reason to surface.

    To all the ladies on the list who are probably not going to read this anyway, continue to focus on your various passions, living your life fully and when the time comes to meet the right person, you will. God’s time is the best, not to pull out this old cliche but it is true. It is better that you are single and happy than to be in a mean spirited relationship that does absolutely nothing for your growth on a spiritual, mental and emotional level. Tell those with their “why aren’t you married yet?” pressure to go crawl into a dark hole because fact is if you look into their marriages, they have nothing going on except the misery they would gladly share with you.

    Keep up the good works.

  40. Nneka

    August 14, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    True that Bella, I read Peju’s comment and it just stated a fact. Ok you know I lo’ you but don’t even get on that old ass-kissing wagon again abeg. That’s old.

  41. rizzle

    August 14, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    peju- are you dense?

    i asked a question because i did not know the answer- what has she done over and above the other mbgns that made bella pick her- there obviously had to be something- i just didnt not know what it was- so i asked, simple.

    i never said bella must include everyone. i asked a freaking question- someone has answered it- maybe it’s because she is also doing music. case closed.

  42. Truth

    August 14, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Bella there is no pleasing these frustrated readers living in the diaspora. They are so frustrated with their lives and their comments reveal same. What a bunch of haters visiting this site these days

  43. isitjustme

    August 14, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    I second the motion. Bella is definitely hot unless she’s taken then never mind

  44. leggy

    August 14, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    ty bello is MARRIED..didnt you see bachelorette?

  45. BiggestBossThusFar

    August 15, 2009 at 12:13 am

    You seem to be the only smart person on this thread…

  46. BiggestBossThusFar

    August 15, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Almost doesn’t count…

  47. Peju

    August 15, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Bella freedom of speech…why r you deleting my comment?
    someone asked me if i am u cannot delete that comment..its my own you are deleting abi!

    @ Rizzle you must be the dense one o…read my comment above…did i insult you ni?

  48. Pam

    August 15, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Lol!!!!!!!!! True….true…TRUTH!!! ROTFLMOA!!!!

    My dear that’s what we have to deal with on the web oh!!. Lol!!!

  49. Pam

    August 15, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    It’s funny that someone mentioned my girl Genny should be getting off these lists….ehm…isn’t she perhaps the youngest amongst the lot??
    Even her colleagues are older than her, for instance Rita is what..35? Hellooo!!!

  50. vivian o

    August 17, 2009 at 1:19 am

    That Isio chick is stunningly gorgeous and so polished looking. If more women like her competed for mbgn, Nigeria would have a real chance of winning internationally or at least placing. Instead, year after year we trot out village champions (I don’t want to call names) and wonder why Nigeria doesn’t even place.

    Stephanie definitely belongs on the hot list. Her whole package especially that body is so on point. Love her skin tone.

    Genny is very pretty, but one story I heard about what she did at someone’s house in US did not sound so pretty, but it could just be gossip meant to destroy her.

    Dakore is also very pretty. Very nice facial features and body.

    The rest of the ladies are hot too, but Isio, Steph, Genny, and Dakore are the ones that stand out to me.

  51. rizzle

    August 19, 2009 at 6:05 am

    i didnt insult u. i asked u a question. and taking ur comments on here into consideration it was a valid question.

  52. uqhombothi

    August 23, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    people kill me here-lolwho is Aramide & who is Osaru to the average nigerian girl?
    i only know them cos i am friends with some QC girls…and i see them every now and then
    ..i know one is a blogger and one has a greeting card business (very applaudable one at that)…Apart from that they are not relevant to anyone…i might as well be on that list too

  53. jess

    August 24, 2009 at 5:05 am

    i believe once u r not hooked u can be here.yeah heard about jombo n ikechukwu uche but since she is still single she can be here d same goes to dakore
    [miss her in movies] heard her bobo said no to movies.

  54. cherry Corely

    December 30, 2009 at 4:46 am

    Yeah i have missed Dakore alot. Gurl where art thou? i wish these sweethearts find their loves and get happily married just as in their movies.

  55. jess

    January 12, 2010 at 1:55 am

    yes, i think she should stop lying abt their relationship. i mean they are cute together, saw them together last month in lagos.i don’t know why two hard working people can’t admit or be proud of their relationship expect if she and ike uche know what we don’t know like the the end from the beginging simple meaning the both know nothing can come out of it so why not lie or not talk about it. so with all due respect i think UCHE JOMBO need to be on this list

  56. ukaoha

    January 12, 2010 at 2:04 am

    JESS GET OFF UCHE JOMBO/ IKECHUKWU UCHE CASE HERE PLEASE. THIS POST IS ABOUT SINGLE CELEBS, DON’T TURN IT TO “CATCH TWO CELEBS DATING AND LYING” NO BODY HERE GIVES A RAT ASS WHO IS DATING WHO OK. i am sure busybodies like you make these people hide and protect their you know what. back off and discuse others, jombo is not the only celeb here you think you know who they are dating.

  57. duchess419

    February 1, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Blow me away this is super fine, love all the ladies, especially Nse, Gen, Rita and Steph. I dey wish

  58. Tunde

    February 4, 2010 at 3:26 am

    WHAT!!!! Bella Why did you not put Omowunmi Akinnifesi she is moreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee popular than that tart and tacky Munccchiiii. lol. Thats unbeliveable. Im not visiting bella Naija ever again

  59. Linda

    February 4, 2010 at 3:33 am

    Tunde, i totally agree with you. Omowunmi Akinnifesi has class, and any man will die for her right now. She’s just dif from all other MBGNs. Who d hell is Munaci(Rapper beauty Thay=ts d funiest thing i ever heard. Well maabe Omowunmi is too big and posh for this list.

    I think Genny looks pweety
    Isnt Dakore hooked?

  60. Dapo

    February 4, 2010 at 3:43 am

    Please Where is Omowunmi Akinnifesi ooo. Na wa for u Bella…. Abi is she hooked? Men ive been looking for that babe. Shes is single last time i checked. Abeg this list is not valid without her. Hiss!!!! She’s d total babe. Ermmmmm Who is Munachi please? is it d one that raps?
    How many Worthy MBGNs have come out since Omowunmi, None. Abeg jare.

    Anyways Genivive fine small for here.
    Rita i like the be look
    what is Kel doing hre, who wan marry am? Sasha b ma person.
    Who is Nse Ikpe Etim? or Dorisha George? Na so

  61. Shila

    February 4, 2010 at 3:52 am

    I agree with Dapo. That sweet girl Omowunmi is not here, thats strange. I live in Norway yet i hear so much about her. Want her to hook up with my Please Omowunmi if you read this. My brother loves you oh, he found you on face book but you have not accepted his request. Heard she’s the hottest scandal free Queen in Nigeria now.

    Bella i also love the style tingy u did on her.

  62. GLORY

    May 26, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    yeah yeah !
    these are women of substance,
    a man doesnt complete indeed, they are just like garnishes on a meal
    without those it doesnt mean the food isn’t nutritious or delicious as the case maybe.

  63. Mosun

    August 7, 2012 at 2:18 am

    I look at this list now and most of these ladies are now married… how time flies! WOW….

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