Damilola Adekoya is her birth name but popularly known as Princess. She is famous Nigerian actress and comedian that needs little or no introduction in the Nigerian comedy industry.
Princess hails from Ogun State, but date and year of her birth are not known. The comic actress and comedian has kept her head high over the years in a profession widely believed by many as “men’s domain.”
Princess attended Our Lady of Apostles Secondary school, Ijebu Ode and later Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, both in Ogun State respectively.
She also obtained a degree at the University of Lagos.
Princess started in the entertainment industry as an actress at a young age of six.
She made her first appearance on stage came when she starred in drama, “Half-Human, Half-Animal.”
The turning point in her life came in 2001 when Princess met actor Kayode Peter, and their meeting marked the beginning of her journey into what she has attained today so far in acting and comedy.
Princess has since featured in other plays like:
• Black Sheep
• Mama and Private Lies among numerous others.
She has also featured in many television programmes, including Flat Mates and Super Story.
The highly creative and talented Princess began comedy when she met the producer of the popular television series, Papa Ajasco, Wale Adenuga. The prolific producer saw the rich talents in her comical make-up and advised her to make a career in comedy.
Princess has become a force to reckon with in the comedy industry, thrilling fans with her witty and wise sayings coupled with manner of presentation that are very inspiring, making people to laugh and forget their woes momentarily.
The humour merchant has worked with top key players in the comedy business like Alibaba, AY, Seyi Law, Yemi Alade, Phyno Bakkassi, Ajebo Dan d Humorous, Senator, MC Shakara, Wofai Fada Funnybone and others.
Princess has successfully taken her trade beyond the shore of Nigeria, climbing different stages across the country cracking jaws with jokes. She has also appeared at several concerts and events with her witty comedy both in Nigeria and abroad.
The beauty in the style of her comedy skits are its richness, simplicity and originality, coupled with an enviable spot among the elite class of comics.
Her Personal Life
Princess was once married to Adeshola Jeremiah, a movie producer on May 8, 2013. Sadly, the marriage hit the rock after seven months and both are now in their separate ways.
Since her last relationship broke down, she has refused to hook up to any other man.
In an interview, Princess denied the rumour that was spreading like wide fire in the bush that she was warming up for another marriage. According to her, she was not in any relationship but only travelled to hustle for show.
Her Net Worth
Princess has indeed made a big name for herself in an industry widely believed to be men’s domain, rated one of the richest and most influential Nigerian female comedians with an estimated net worth of about $200,000 dollars.