By Chinelo Ngene
From the beautiful waves of the Jamaican shore to the captivating hills of Cape Town, Nigerian celebrities have been exploring and uncovering the most breathtaking vacation destinations around the world in recent times.
Celebrities like Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jolade-Ekeinde, Rita Dominic, Davido, 2face, Wizkid, Dbanj amongst others. These celebrities relish travel experiences as they replace shoot locations with private verandas, luxury rooms, superlative dining, exotic beaches, exclusive nightlife and the choice of doing as much or as little as they choose.
If you are in the market for the next amazing destination to relax and rejuvenate in, borrow a page from some of these exotic locations favoured by the superstars and live truly like a star, plus you just may run into your favourite Nigerian celebrity celebrity this year.
Star actress Genevieve Nnaji and a few of her friends hit Ocho Rios Resort & Golf Club in Jamaica for a vacation and celebrated the transition into 2015 while there.
You're on island time the moment you set foot in Jamaica. From exquisite luxury plazas, filled with world-class brands, to traditional stalls and stores, where one can uncover all kinds of charming mementos, Ocho Rios is a shopper’s dream come true.
London is a favourite for most Nigerian celebrities and our Nollywood super star, Rita Dominic recently gushed about having a great time in the Queen’s city plus catching up with her friend Mikel Obi.
Whether you’re in London for some shopping, a romantic getaway or a family vacation, the city of London has something to offer everyone. From the Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, Marble Arch, to the Big Ben, and the iconic red double-decker bus you will never run short of sights to see in this capital city.
Nigerian music star, D’banj took time out of his busy schedule to go on vacation to Monaco and he definitely had a lot of fun.
In addition to beach-bumming and champagne-sipping, you can visit the fish at the Oceanographic Museum and Aquarium, the cacti at the Exotic Gardens and the changing guards at the Prince's Palace. You could also experience some spa treatments at Les Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo or try your luck at the slots of Monte-Carlo Casino. You should also whittle off some time to people-watch and to enjoy some Monégasque fare.
Omotola took time off her busy schedule to spend some quality time with her husband and children at the breathtaking Cape Town city of South Africa.
Cape Town is the second-most populous city in South Africa, after Johannesburg and is popular for such sights as the Table Mountain National Park, the Cape Point Nature Reserve, the Lion's Head and the Cape Winelands. You can also visit Mandela's former cell, swim with sharks, then down some Karate Water.
Dubai has become an instant favourite for our Nigerian celebrities to vacation in with Afro Hip Hop Legend Tuface & Pop Star Tiwa Savage hosting their weddings at the exotic location. Celebrities like Eku Edewor, Don Jazzy, Banky W, Iyanya and more have vacationed in the trendy urban capital in the past few months.
Forget the seven-star property, the world's tallest tower, manmade islands, underwater hotels and buildings that spin like a Weeble with an inner-ear infection, what the city of Dubai really knows how to do is have fun! Make sure to go on a desert safari, the wild wadi tour, the Dubai city tour and of course, a trip to the tallest building in the world.
Nollywood actress, Stephanie Okereke and her husband, Linus Idahosa spent a sizzling summer vacation at the Mediterranean city of Malta.
Malta, officially the Republic of Malta, is a Southern European island country comprising an archipelago of few islands in the Mediterranean Sea. In Malta you'll explore 7000 years of history yet live passionately in the present. You'll span the millennia with an astonishing array of things to discover. And wherever you go, the Islands' scenery and architecture provide a spectacular backdrop.
The city of love itself. Need we say more? Star actress Stephanie Okereke put this romantic city on the map for Nigerians when she threw her destination wedding at the ancient city. Since then, Nigerians have flocked to the capital city of France for romantic vacations and destination weddings.
With so much to see and do in Paris, it's hard to narrow it down to the essentials, while still having an experience that's a good balance of everything the city has to offer. The soaring Eiffel Tower, the mammoth Louvre Museum, the cathedral of Notre-Dame — these are all worth seeing, to be sure, but even at street-level, Paris rises above its own hype.
Back when the Jovago brand ambassador, super star Ice Prince was linked to popular designer Yvonne Nwosu, the pair took a Christmas vacation to Accra the capital city of Ghana.
Accra is one of the fastest growing African cities, you can never claim to have toured Africa without making a stop at Accra and seeing some of the city’s finest sights.
The star boy music star was in Miami to shoot the video of his hit single ‘In My Bed’ and also hosted fans and friends on a private yacht for his 24th birthday last year.
Miami is a place of many guises. There is the fictitious Miami of Miami Vice, of alligator attacks and Elián González. There are splashy art galleries and celebrity hotels. There are also lots and lots of strip malls; however, one thing Miami never lacks for is avenues to have fun! Explore this beautiful city today.
Award winning pop star went all out for his 22nd birthday where he hosted friends to a birthday gig at the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Hotel in Las Vegas.The city’s appeals are obvious, and the vast majority of visitors come for the gambling, world class dining, entertainment, and frenetic 24/7 action that outpaces every other U.S. city in terms of raw energy. Virtually every visitor to Las Vegas will stroll by The Strip, catching the dancing fountain show at Bellagio, the erupting volcano at the Mirage, or the animated statues at Caesars Palace. Many will crane their necks to look up at the city’s own “Eiffel Tower,” and most will make it to recently revived Downtown Las Vegas and its Fremont Street Experience. Visit now for your unique Vegas experience.
Chinelo Ngene writes for Jovago.com