1. Richard Mofe-Damijo

We have crushed on him from the days of Diamond Ring till date. He has managed to remain hot and everyone’s MCM for days!

2. Junior and Pretty

They blessed us with Bolanle and other awesome Nigerian hip-hop style jams in the 90s. The way these men rocked their braided hair at that time, were just goals.

3. Onyeka Onwenu

When she wasn’t being a brilliant actress, she was moving Nigerians with her awesome voice. Her signature low-cut hairstyle just made her look too perfect.

4. Genevieve

She has refused to age and still looks as gorgeous as we can remember. We’re sure you watched movies just to see her pretty face in motion.

5. Daniel Wilson

His haircut, voice and bad boy style were just everything. His Mr Raggamuffin song won hearts and just placed him in the crush zone.

6. Plantashun boiz

Teenagers love boy bands and these guys were the ultimate Nigerian boy band. They had the perfect mix of the cute (Tuface), the one with the best voice (Faze) and the total bad boy (Black Face).

7. Shan George

She blessed Nigerians with her awesome acting and skin like “flawless milk”. To top things, she was the mummy in that Procold ad we all love so much.

8. Saint Obi

When Nollywood started making action movies, this man starred as the protagonist in many of the movies. We all know how people love protagonists and he played the roles too well.

9. Liz Benson

She has always been gorgeous and flawless in her acting of course. Even when she played the evil ghost in Diamond ring, she still managed to be too beautiful.

10. Agbani Darego

Who else deserves a spot on this list than the first African Miss World, Agbani Darego? She will always be the ultimate Nigerian crush with her chocolate skin and flawless smile.

11. Resonance

See, she just sang about God in the softest voice ever. People went to learn Igbo because of her. We wonder where she is now though.

12. Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

One of the hottest Nigerian celebrities of past and present. Even after having her babies, she still managed to keep that hot bod.

13. Ramsey Nouah

He was the ultimate Nigerian teenage crush. His usual onscreen romance with Genevieve was relationship goals of the early 2000s.

14. Jay-Jay Okocha

Simply because he was a beast on the pitch. He knew just how to dribble opponents and he defined rebel when he started rocking his cornrows.


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