By Deborah Mustapha
According to research, Twins are two offspring produced by the same pregnancy. Twins can be either monozygotic (‘identical’), meaning that they develop from one Zygote, which splits and forms two embryos, or dizygotic (‘fraternal’), meaning that each twin develops from a separate egg and each egg is fertilized by its own sperm cell.
The Daily News Nigeria gathered that in Africa, particularly in Nigeria, twins are seen as special, unique and a blessing to their families.
However, on our list today, we will share with you some of your favourite celebrities who are twins;
1. Elozonam was one of the housemates from the fourth edition of Big Brother Naija who has remained in the limelight after the show. The social media influencer turned reality TV star became very famous after his stint at the BBNaija house. His relationship with fellow housemate, Diane also helped boost his profile while in the house. Elozonam has a twin brother, Kanso who isn’t as famous as he is.
2. Eku Edewor is one of Nigeria’s most celebrated media personalities. With years of experience in the TV game, Edewor isn’t just your everyday celeb but one who has become a force to reckon with. Eku Edewor was born in 1986 with her twin sister, Kessiana in London to a British father and Nigerian mum. So you don’t get it all wrong, Eku and Kess are identical twins, so you probably might get it all wrong trying to differentiate between them. They both schooled in Nigeria and the United Kingdom where they bagged their degree. Kessiana is presently an interior Designer / Fashion & Marketing Consultant.
3. Kehinde Bankole, If you are from the western part of Nigeria, the name Kehinde simply means the younger sibling in a set of twins. Unlike most twin celebs who aren’t big on using their traditional native names, Kehinde Bankole has never shied away from the fact that she is a twin. If you visit her Instagram page, it won’t take you long before you find photos of her twin sister, Taiwo Bankole. These guys are one of the most beautiful sets of fraternal twins you’d ever meet. Kehinde has become a famous movie star in Nigeria with numerous movie projects. While her twin sister, Taiwo, on the other hand, is a party planner. They might not be identical but they are beautiful and obviously
4. Mary Lazarus is one of the most popular names in Nollywood. The Abia state born actress rose to stardom in 2009 when she starred in the movie ‘Waiting Years.’ Since then Lazarus has starred several big movies in the country. Mary and her twin brother, Joseph is the last of their parents six children. Even though they aren’t identical, it won’t take you a minute to realise that they actually look alike.
5. Kenny Ogungbe
He needs no introduction, he is one of if not the reason we have the Nigerian music industry today. Trying to introduce this colossal figure would require you to spend the whole day putting words and figures together. Kenny Ogungbe of Kennis Music is one of the music icons to have come out of Nigeria.
Just in case you don’t know, Kenny’s full name is Kehinde Ogungbe and he is also has a twin brother by the name Taiwo. They are kind of identical twins but little is known about Kenny’s other half.