Regina Daniel’s husband is Senator Prince Chinedu Munir Nwoko, who is popularly known as Ned Nwoko. He is a 63 year-old Nigerian billionaire lawyer, businessman, and politician born on December 21, 1960.
The tales of Ned Nwoko in public encompass his family background, his marriages, and his successful career in different spheres. He is easily identified as one of Nigeria’s most famous and richest people. Even at that, there are many interesting things about Regina’s husband you should know. This article contains everything!
What is Regina Daniels’ Husband’s Age?
Regina Daniels’ husband, Ned Nwoko, is 63 years old as of 2024. He was born on December 21, 1960, into the Nwoko Royal Famly of Idumuje Ugboko Kingdom in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State.
He was born Prince Chinedu Munir Nwoko and is about 40 years older than his wife, Regina Daniels (23 years old). In fact, he is about 15 years older than the actress’ mother, Rita Daniels, who was born on 12 July 1975 and is 48 years old.
Ned attended primary and secondary school in Nigeria before relocating to the United Kingdom, where he attended the University of Keele, Staffordshire. There, he obtained a degree in Law and History. He subsequently attended King’s College London to obtain an LLM in maritime and commercial law. He was later called to the English bar at Lincoln’s In.
Regina Daniels’ Husband was 58 When He Married the Actress
Ned Nwolo was 58 years old when he married Regina Daniels, who was at the time 19 years old. Ned is about 39 years old older than Regina and the age difference has led to controversies about their union.
Whatever the case, the couple married traditionally on May 26, 2019. The ceremony was held in Aniocha Local Government Area of Delta State. Prior to that, the couple held an introduction at Regina’s family compound in Asaba, Delta State. They met only three weeks before they started preparing for their marriage.
According to Ned, he doesn’t believe in dating for long since it will still end in marriage. There have been rumors that the couple met through Regina’s mother, Rita Daniels, who is 15 years younger than Ned.
However, both Ned and Regina denied the allegations. They claimed that they met, fell in love, and tied the knot as soon as they could. At the time the couple was married, Ned already had five other wives, making Regina his sixth wife. This raised eyebrows, and people were quick to point out the huge age difference.
Regardless, Regina had assured that she always knew that she was not going to marry someone her age because she is naturally stubborn and may not give a younger husband the respect he deserves.
Regina Daniels Wedding Pictures
Regina and Ned Nwoko’s Children
While Ned has not less than eight children (one is late), his union with Regina Daniels has produced two sons. Their first child is Munir Neji Ned Nwoko, while the second is Prince Khalifa Nwoko.
Munir Jr. was born on June 29, 2020, and is 3 years old. He is described as a “mini influencer” on his Instagram page which is handled by Regina.
The couple’s second child, Khalifa, was born on June 29, 2022, and is 1 years old. The brothers’ birthdays coincide since they were both born on June 29 but in different years.
Some Controversies Surrounding Regina’s Marriage to Ned
There are controversies that hit the internet as a result of Ned Nwoko’s marriage to Regina Daniels. The first controversy was the age difference. Both Regina and Ned received backlash. Some internet users claim that the actress was too young for her husband. This brought a lot of debate, leading even famous people to have a take on the matter.
Former president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Ibanabo Fiberesima, supported Regina and asked that the young actress’ choice of spouse should be respected.
Regina was Accused of Being Initiated into a Cult Due to Her Marriage to Ned
Following the wedding ceremony of Prince Ned and Regina Daniels, images of the actress dressed in white surfaced. It was quick for netizens to start querying the dressing.
The query led to accusations that Regina was initiated into a group for her being married to Nwoko. In the heat of the argument that took charge of many platforms and with different people giving different narratives, another story surfaced. This time, the claim was that the initiation was so that the actress would not be able to cheat on her older husband. If she did, there would be consequences.
Shortly after the rumor first started, Regina Daniels spoke about the initiation. She said that the ceremony was not an initiation but an act of welcoming to womanhood and becoming a part of an elite group of women of substance.
Before a woman can be a part of the group, she must be married and be a woman of substance. She revealed that even with the backlash following the “initiation,” she felt privileged to be a part of the group.
From all indications, she is not the only wife of Ned to have joined the group. Pictures of Ned’s other wife, Lina have surfaced, wearing similar white clothes as Regina.
Ned Allegedly Settled Regina Daniels’ Ex
This remains an unconfirmed but popular story. Regina’s ex-boyfriend, actor Somadina Adinma, was compensated with a huge sum of money and a house on Banana Island by Ned Nwoko. This was for the younger actor to keep a distance from Daniels.
Does Regina Daniel’s Husband Have a New Wife?
At the time of this report, Regina Daniels is the last and 6th wife of Ned Nwoko. Nevertheless, Ned has once indicated that he is from a polygamous environment and may add another wife after Regina.
There are rumors that he secretly got married to Nigerian actress Chika Ike in 2020. The actress denied the allegation, attesting that she was not going to become anyone’s 7th wife.
The allegation went further that Regina’s mother, Rita, warned Chika to stay away from Ned or she would go spiritual with her.
Chika denied the claim and affirmed that she was not dating the billionaire and would not be anyone’s 7th wife. Even at that, there are individuals who assert that the actress may deny the claim, but she had an affair with Ned even before he married Regina.
In another report about Ned’s alleged new wife is Sara. In 2020, the media went abuzz with the claim that Ned was married to a UK-based White woman.
Regina responded to the allegation, denying that her husband did not add anther wife. Instead, the lady that was going around as the billionaire’s 7th wife is Regina’s friend who was visiting their (Regina and Ned’s) family.
Apart from Chika Ike and the White lady that Ned has been linked to, there were rumors in 2022 that the billionaire had proposed marriage to 13-year-old Emmanuella Samuel. Emmanuella is a Nigerian comedian who is famous for her career with Mark Angel.
On Instagram, Ned debunked the rumors, calling it “fake news”. There are reports that Ned may have a 7th wife whose name is Phyllis Thompson. She is a Zambian sportsperson and a businesswoman. The report juggled in 2020 but at the time of this report, there is no sign of marriage between the two.
Ned Started a Career as a Legal Practitioner in the UK Long Before His Marriage to Regina
When Ned completed his education and was called to the bar in England, he stayed back in the country and started his legal practice career. He worked at the crown prosecution service and qualified as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.
The philanthropist had other careers in the legal sphere with Kumars Solicitors and Pascaldies & Co Solicitors and later founded Ned Nwoko & Co Solicitors in London.
Ned led most of his career life in the United Kingdom, especially in the 1990s. Other positions he held before his return to Nigeria include serving as the secretary general of Nigerian Legal Practitioners UK and as a visiting adviser to the Citizens’ Advice Bureau in London.
His legal career in the UK skyrocketed so fast that his firm, Ned Nwoko & Co Solicitors, became very big. Also, he was recognized as one of the best black lawyers of African descent.
Regina Daniels’ Husband Became a House of Representative Member Shortly Before He Turned 39
Upon the return of democracy in Nigeria, Ned contested for the House of Representative seat of the Aniocha/Oshimili federal constituency in 1998. He won the elections and was sworn in May 1999.
At the time, he was 38 years old, and it was only a few months to his 39th birthday. He served for a tenure from 1999 to 2003 when he was 42.
Ned Nwoko Has Been Very Active in Economic Reforms
At the time, he wrote a letter that led to the discontinuation of monthly deductions from the state’s allocation and the commencement of refunds to states. This move would lead states to recover more than $20 billion of deductions from foreign loans.
In another loan deduction saga, he stood in as a legal practitioner and helped about 774 Local Government Areas in Nigeria get a refund of $3.2 billion following the 2013 court judgment.
He Was Sworn in as a Nigerian Senator at 62
In 2022, Ned won the senatorial ticket of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the Delta North senatorial district. In February 2023, he won the general elections and was sworn in as a Nigerian senator in May 2023.
At the time that the lawyer cum politician became a senator, he was 62 years old, while his famous wife Regina was 22. As a senator, Nwoko has moved several motions, including urging for the investigation of crude oil theft in the Niger Delta.
Again, towards the fall of 2023, he moved a motion, raising an alarm of the constant kidnappings in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja. Following the motion, the FCT minister Nyesom Wike was asked to revisit the Abuja closed-circuit television (CCTV) project issue.
A Look at Ned Nwoko’s Life as a Philanthropist
Ned Nwoko is a renowned philanthropist whose giving has gone beyond Nigeria’s shores. As part of his works, he founded the Prinf Ned Nwoko Foundation which has given to different causes, ranging from culture and tourism to sports, health, and education.
One of the most notable works he has done through the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) is his participating ardently in malaria eradication project.
Through this work, his foundation has supported research and works to create an anti-malaria vaccine. In 2020, he flagged off a malaria campaign in Antarctica, leading him to become the first black African to visit the South Pole.
How Old is Regina Daniels’s Husband?
Regina Daniels’s husband is 63 years old. He was born on December 21, 1960, in Delta State and is about 38 years older than Regina.
How Old was Regina Daniels when She Got Married to Her Husband?
The actress was 19 years old and only a few months away from becoming 20 when she became married to Ned Nwoko in May 2019. Ned was 58 years old at the time.
How Many Wives Does Regina Daniels’ Husband Have?
Regina Daniels’s husband, Ned Nwoko, has six wives. The last and youngest of them in Regina.
Who are Regina Daniels’ Husband’s Wives?
Ned Nwoko’s six wives are not of the same race. They are Lily Nwoko (lawyer and first wife), Laila Charani Nwoko (a Morrocan), Lina Nwoko (a Morrocan), and two other women.
Apart from Regina, Laila is the other famous wife of the billionaire. Although her career is not in the entertainment industry as Regina, she is popular on Instagram and also attends some functions with Ned.
How Many Children Does Regina Daniels’ Husband Have?
The lawyer cum senator is a father of at least nine children. Unfortunately, his oldest son, Tarik Nwoko, died in 2014 at the age of 22. His other children are Julia Nwoko, Naya Nwoko, Maya Nwoko, Amir Nwoko, Hayat Nwoko, and Sultan Nwoko. The youngest children are Regina’s children, Munir and Khalifa.