NOTHING NEW! A List of Artistes That Dated Their Managers

By Arnold Asamoah-Baidoo

The perception of female acts sleeping, dating or having romantic links with their Managers has persisted for quite a longtime. Songstress eShun’s revelation of having an amorous relationship with her former Manager, Steve Mensah only reinforces that long-standing notion.

We Have Seen This Before

Candidly, not all Artiste Manager – Artiste relationships lead to romance but clearly, history and inside information tell us that 80-90% of such eventually end up in a love relationship.

Some years ago, after denials over denials, the romantic tale between international star, Becca and her Manager, Kiki Banson, came to light after the two fell off.

Becca and Kiki

Presently, some sources within the industry assert that there’s some sort of intimacy between Wendy Shay and her Manager and label boss, Bullet – a speculation that has yet to be confirmed by any of them but won’t just go away.

Wendy Shay and Bullet

There’s also the talk of Adina also dating her longtime Manager, former Radio/TV/Events host, Kwame Farkye, who expertly knows how to feature in the endeavours of his artiste. Interestingly, Kwame is hardly seen with Adina in photographs and videos.

Here Is the List

The act of female artistes dating their Managers is nothing new. It’s been with us for quite a longtime, all over the world. Some even lead into marriages.

While some, especially those in the Western world are proud to declare their love relationship to the rest of the world, others, especially those in Ghana, are coy and reluctant to share their love interests – obviously for fear of some form of prejudice and backlash.


After a tumultuous failed marriage, Usher dated and later married his manager, Grace Miguel, in 2015.

Bobby Brown

Bobby Brown is well noted for his marriage to Whitney Houston, and after his split from Whitney, the R&B star started dating his manager, Alicia Etheridge. They had their son in 2009 and got married three years later.

Kelly Rowland

Kelly is arguably the other renowned face on Destiny’s Child after Beyoncé’. The singer struck up a relationship with her manager, Tim Witherspoon, in 2011. The couple eventually married in 2014.

Britney Spears

After her split from Kevin Federline, the father of her adorable kids, the pop star began dating manager Jason Trawick in 2009. Though they were engaged for a couple of years, the pair split in 2013.

Celine Dion

This is a Hollywood-esque love story!

Despite their staggering age difference, Celine Dion began dating her much older manager, René Angélil, when she was 19. They got married in 1994, had three children, and stayed very much in love until his demise in 2016.


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