Making it in any industry is difficult and so a little connection here and there never hurt anyone. In the entertainment industry, there are celebrities who have made a name for themselves but not without their famous sibling playing a pivotal role in their come up.
Here are seven celebrities who rode on the star power of their siblings.
10. Yomi Casual and Lanre Makun
After their parents passed away, AY did more than take care of his younger ones. He gave them a platform to take care of themselves. Lanre Makun runs his own company, Lanre Makun Events and Yomi Casual has made a name for himself as the fashion designer to the stars. Both boys are doing really well for themselves but it may not be possible without the help of their big bro.
9. Liam Hemsworth
If you have a problem differentiating Chris from Liam then know this, you are not alone. Liam, however, is the younger brother to Chris, who many of you know as Thor. While Chris is definitely a more established actor, Liam has managed to create a presence for himself in Hollywood. We are sure that being a spitting image of his elder brother definitely did not hurt.
8. Timini Egbuson
Rising Nollywood star, Timini Egbuson, never misses an opportunity to give a shout out to his big sister, Dakore Egbuson – Akande, for the role she played in his acting career. Timini once revealed that he used to follow his sister around on set and that she dedicated time to helping him hone his acting skills. Aww!
7. DJ Enimoney
Not many people are aware of the fact that YBNL‘s in-house DJ, DJ Enimoney, is Olamide‘s blood brother. It doesn’t take a scientist to figure out that Olamide’s rise to the top has been of great help to Enimoney’s career.
6. Ray J
While a number of people know Ray J from the Kim Kardashian sex tape seen around the world; it was actually his musician sister, Brandy, who introduced us to us to the actor.
5. Laura Ikeji
Laura Ikeji – Kanu is another celebrity who has her elder sibling to thank for her rise to stardom. Laura is the baby sister of Nigerian blogger, Linda Ikeji, and without a doubt has benefited from her big sister’s name in more ways than one.
4. The Kardashians & The Jenners
Kim Kardashian – West‘s star did not only shine brightly for her siblings, but it also lit up the scene for her mom Kris Jenner and her ex-husband, Caitlyn Jenner. From the success of the beauty mogul and the model; Kylie and Kendall Jenner, to the accomplishments of the businesswomen; Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian; one thing is for sure – Kim casts a very profitable shadow.
Nigerian singer, Kayswitch, is another celebrity who entered the limelight thanks to an elder sibling. Kayswitch is the younger brother of African pop star, D’Banj, who has appeared on a couple of his brother’s tracks.
Solange is her own brand. Over the years the musician and fashionista has been able to carve out a niche for herself and no one can take that away from her. However,we would not know Solange as the talent powerhouse that she is today if it hadn’t been for her big sister, Beyoncé.
Superstar producer, Don Jazzy, has carried his younger brother, D’Prince, for as long as he’s had a career. From Mo Hits to The Mavins, Jazzy has continued to share the spotlight with his little brother.