Korra Obidi is a Nigerian dancer and singer-songwriter born Anita Chukwumfumnaya Obidi on June 23, 1991, and is now 32 years old as of 2024. Korra’s husband was Dr. Justin Dean before the union ended in divorce in 2022. She has a net worth estimated at $1 million
Korra rose to fame as a model, singer, and dancer in the late 2000s. The award-winning performer who was also a child actress gained the posture of a controversial individual following her failed marriage to her former husband, Dean, and the drama that continued to trail it.
How Old is Korra Obidi?
Korra Obidi is 32 years old as of 2024, as she was born on June 23, 1991. She is of Nigerian nationality and Deltan Igbo ethnicity. Korra was born and brought up in Lagos, although she is originally from Ibusa, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State.
The dancer came from a family of four kids. Her parents are Anthony Obidi and Pauline Obidi who passed away a few years ago, and her siblings are Nancy Obidi Umeh and Charity Obidi. She has not revealed the name of her brother.
Although she had always loved dancing and entertainment since she was a little kid, it was very difficult for her at first because she was brought up in a strict Christian family that attended Deeper Life. The church is a conservative Pentecostal Christian denomination that frowns at a lot of things that at a point, included having and watching the television.
Obidi was mostly influenced by her grandmothers when she was a child, and also by the kind of music they played.
Where is Korra Obidi From?
Korra Obidi is from Ibusa in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State in Southern Nigeria. Korra, who describes herself as a princess, is Delta Igbo.
Although her roots trace back to Delta, she has lived almost all her life in Lagos, which is in the southwestern part of the country. It was where she received a better part of her education and also got her career in the entertainment business started.
Apart from Nigeria, she lived in China for an unspecified period, before she moved to the United States after she got married to her former American husband. In 2021, she revealed that she was a permanent resident of the United States, but a couple of years later, she gave an update on social media that her citizenship application was denied.
Educational Background and Qualifications
Korra Obidi is a well-educated individual even though she makes a living as a dancer. Although there is no information about her primary education, the entertainer went to Command Secondary School, Ojo, Lagos.
After obtaining her Senior Secondary Certificate of Education, she moved to the University of Lagos (UNILAG), where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education. While she was in the University, she fully began pursuing an entertainment career.
What Does Korra Obidi Do For a Living?
Korra makes a living as an entertainer. As indicated, she is best known for her career as a dancer but she is also an actress, model, singer, and songwriter.
Her career in the entertainment business started when she was a little child with a role in a Nigerian film. The name of the film she appeared in in Nollywood has not been revealed, but it is made known that she left the industry after a short stay. After many years of absence, Korra returned to the movie scene in 2022 when she had a role in the Nollywood production, What If. She has also appeared in other productions including Another Ordinary Day, The Flatmates, and Lumba Boys.
She is also a musician who started her career with the release of her 2015 song, Man Like You. Since then she has released several more songs, as well as the albums, Woman Power Series (2016) and Sounds From The Throne Room (2019). among her most popular tracks are 50/50 which got more than 2.6 million views on YouTube, as well as Big Korra, Royal Lamba, and My Way, all of which have also gotten more than 2 million views on the video-sharing platform.
Korra is best known as a dancer. She has been into dancing since the 2000s and she went professional in 2009. Her dance career has not only opened the door for her to become a well-recognized content creator, but it has also gotten her recognition including a Best Dancer nomination at the AFRIMMA Awards in 2017.
Finally, she is also a model and a music vixen. Korra did some modeling in the past and has also walked the runway at various events including the Port Harcourt International Fashion Week. She has also gotten into pageantry in the past and at her height, she contested for Miss Global Nigeria where she emerged as Miss Congeniality. The electrifying entertainer has appeared in the music videos of some songs including the Black Eyed Peas track, Wings.
Who Was Korra Obidi’s Husband?
As regards her personal life, Korra was married to Justin Dean, an American Chiropractor and a sports therapist. The love story between the two started in the second half of the 2010s when they met in China.
Korra and Justin’s relationship began on the dating app, Tinder where they met for the first time before finally meeting in China where they were both living at the time. While Obidi had a career as a language teacher through dance in the Asian giant country, Dean was working for the Chinese National Olympic Team as a therapist.
They developed a strong friendship and fell in love, leading to a marriage in December 2017. After they tied the knot, the couple moved to the United States where they settled in Los Angeles, California. The dancer revealed in an interview in 2018, a year after she got married, that she agreed to marry Dean because he stole her heart and she considered him to be her biggest supporter.
Their Marriage Ended After Five Years
Less than five years after the marriage between Korra and Justin, the pair went their separate ways in divorce in March 2022. Korra’s former husband revealed that only a year after their marriage, they had already started having issues and he had been trying to salvage the union.
According to the American, he was tired of the marriage and so he decided to call it quits. Justin accused his former wife of narcissism, cheating, and lack of accountability. He alleged that whenever he failed to do as Obidi wanted, she would divorce him. Korra’s former husband said he was a prisoner in his home as his wife turned his wife against him when he failed to do her bidding.
In her reaction to the divorce, the dancer made it clear that she was not going to dwell on it but would rather put her focus on herself and her children. Things did not remain that easy for a long time; soon, there were accusations and counter-accusations. Dean claimed that his wife was abusive of their child and he claimed that she neglected their kids.
On her part, Obidi who took to social media to celebrate the finalization of the divorce and make it clear that she was now free and looking for love, stated that she was not going to tell her side of the story for the sake of her kids. However, she claimed that she was the one who helped him pay her bride price and after their marriage came to an end, she was the one who paid a $50,000 divorce settlement.
Meet Korra Obidi’s Kids
The failed marriage between Korra Obidi and Justin Dean was blessed with two amazing kids, June Dean and Athena Dean. The first child of the couple is June Chukwebube Dean. She was born on July 9, 2019, and is now 4 years old. The little one was born in the United States and she has been in the eye of the public because of the divorce drama between her parents.
The former couple welcomed their second child, Athena on March 1, 2022, which means she is now 1. The birth of the little one which was captured by the couple on camera was done at home through water birth. Dean took to Facebook after the birth of their second child to announce that both baby and mother were doing great. He also praised his wife whom he described as a warrior.
Korra revealed that before she had her second child, she had previously taken in, but lost the baby. She made a post on social media where she stated that Athena had an older brother or sister, making reference to the baby she lost.
Sadly, it didn’t take long after the birth of Athena for the marriage between the couple to finally give way. There was a rather lengthy custody battle for the kids between Korra and Justin, with each trying to shade the other.
Korra revealed in November 2022, that she had custody of the kids but by January 2023, it emerged that following some more court battles on the custody of the kids, Dean now has custody of the kids.
Korra Obidi’s Net Worth is Estimated At Over $1 Million
The net worth of Korra Obidi is currently estimated at over $1 million. She made her fortune from her rather successful career as an entertainer as well as from endorsement deals, including with brands such as Payporte.
One of her major sources of income is from her work as a dancer. She has appeared in several music videos for popular musicians including Tekno. That said, she has not revealed what she gets paid for each appearance in a music video.
Korra also makes a significant amount of money as an Internet personality. With her close to 2 million followers on Instagram, she can make as much as $10,000 to $50,000 per sponsored post on the platform. She makes a much higher number estimated at anything from $40,000 to $160,000 per sponsored post on Facebook thanks to her massive following of more than 8 million.
With more than 2 million followers on TikTok, it is also another great way that the flexible and multitalented entertainer makes her money, as well as YouTube where she has over 430 thousand subscribers and close to a hundred million views.
Needless to say, the musical career of Korra which has lasted for close to a decade, has also added to her numbers, she has performed in many events around the world through the years. She has also raked in a little money from her career as an actress, although she has not done so much from there.
In March 2023, only a year after her divorce, the mother of two made it known that she had acquired a 1.6 million dollars home. The property is located in Brentwood, Los Angeles. Although she has taken her fans on a tour around her white four-bedroom mansion, she has not revealed so much about the general features of the property.
Why did Korra Obidi get Demonetized?
In 2022, Korra took to social media to cry out that her Facebook had been demonetized for reasons she doesn’t know, although there were speculations that she was being reported for reasons unknown.
According to the dancer who indicated she had no clue as to why her page was demonetized, she did not make any money from the platform for three months. She also revealed that this was affecting her as a content creator.
In support of the dancer, a petition was started on Change.org, where it was claimed that the reason why she was demonetized was linked to her failed marriage. The petition held that the divorce had caused an uproar on the internet and this has led those supporting her husband to report her Facebook page using false claims.
Who is Korra Obidi?
Korra Obidi is a Nigerian-born dancer, singer, and internet personality who was born on June 23, 1991, and is now 32 years old.
Who is Korra’s Ex-husband?
Korra Obidi’s ex-husband is the American performance therapist and Chiropractor, Dr. Justin Dean. There is hardly any information about his personal life as he only came to the limelight after he married the entertainer and social media personality.
How Did Korra Obidi and Justin Dean Meet?
Korra and Justin Dean met on Tinder and started their relationship when they were both in China where she was teaching language through dance while Dean was working with the Chinese National Olympic Team.
How Many Siblings Does Korra Obidi Have?
Korra has three siblings; two sisters whose names are Nancy Umeh and Charity Obidi, and a brother whose name is not known.
How Many Children Does Korra Obidi Have?
Korra Obidi has two children from her short-lived marriage to Justin Dean. Her first child is June Dean and the second, who was born shortly before her divorce from Justin, is Athena Dean.
Is Korra Obidi Still Married?
No, the Nigerian-born singer is no longer married. Her marriage to Justin Dean lasted from 2017 to 2022 when it came to an end in divorce.
Where Does Korra Obidi Live Now?
Obidi now lives between Lagos, in her home country of Nigeria, and Los Angeles, California, United States, where she has since moved after she got married.