How old were you when you found out that Nollywood's first bad boy Segun Arinze was once married to the industry's finest Ann Njemanze? Your guess is as good as many Gen Z readers who might be seeing this for the first time.
For this Pulse List, we will be looking at some celebrities relationships that happened that might have been forgotten.
These couples made the news with their relationship and were the toast of many back in the days before things got sour.
1. Segun Arinze and Ann Njemanze
They might not have been the most popular celebrity couple in the 1990s but Segun Arinze and Ann Njemanze were a big deal. The two used to be married (at some point she was called Ann Arinze).
Famous for her role in the Nollywood classic, Domitilla, Njemanze, and Arinze were one of the power couples in Nollywood in the 1990s. There have been different versions behind their split. They both have a daughter together. Njemanze later remarried but that marriage crashed a few years ago.
2. Timaya and Empress Njamah
Many can still remember when singer Timaya and actress Empress Njamah use to be an item. It was one beautiful relationship that got a lot of buzz.
However, things went sour in 2009 in a highly publicised bitter spat that was filled with negative press and accusations. In a recent interview, the singer gave a detailed account of the reason he took back the car he bought for his then-girlfriend, Njamah.
3. Fred Amata and Agatha Amata
One of the first Nollywood heartthrobs was Fred Amata. He was married to media personality Agatha Amata of the popular talk show 'Inside Out' until their union crashed over alleged infidelity.
Amata had his fair share of Nollywood relationships as he was reported to have dated former beauty queen, Ibinabo Fiberesima. Fred and Agatha still maintain a very cordial relationship.
4. Clarion Chukwuka and Sir Shina Peters
Another relationship that many admired years ago was that of movie star Clarion Chukwura, and music icon Sir Shina Peters. Wondering how the two met? Well, Peters starred in Ola Balogun's 1982 movie 'Money Power' where he met the gorgeous actress.
The two immediately hit it off. These guys dated for a while and had a son together. It may interest many to know that Peters and Chukwuka's son is the now-famous video director, Clarence Peters.
5. Jim Iyke and Nadia Buari
Jim Iyke and Nadia Buari at their prime made waves in Nollywood. To date, the status of their relationship remains a mystery as Iyke always denies it.
According to the movie star, their relationship was all a script for his reality TV show; "For anyone who thought anything extraordinary happened, it was a live show except that it played into our personal lives too. I got what I wanted, which was followership, and I appreciate the audience for watching," he said during an interview.
6. Fathia Balogun and Saheed Balogun
Saheed Balogun and Fathia Balogun were one of the most powerful couples in Nollywood back in the days. Both still sharing the same surname until this very day is not a coincidence. The couple got married in 2000 and split six years later.
The early years after their separation was marred with a lot of controversies, especially with the fact that Fathia Balogun refused to drop the surname of her ex-husband. They, however, now have a cordial relationship. They both have two children, Khalid and Aliyah together.
7. Eddy Montana and Kenny Saint Brown
For those who don't know, Eddy Montana was once married to music star Kenny Saint Brown. They got married in 2000. However, that marriage didn't last long as they both went their separate ways.
Eddy Montana was a member of the biggest music group, Remedies in the early 2000s.
That group had Eedris Abdulkareem and Tony Tetuila as members. While Kenny Saint Brown was a musician who made waves in the early 2000s. She is also a sister to the founder of Kennis Music, Kenny Ogungbe.