When a person enters into a relationship with someone in the public eye, it’s only a matter of time before they start to experience some of that attention. That’s exactly what happened to Nyonisela Sioh when he started dating former Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes. The relationship began less than a year after the passing of NeNe’s husband, Gregg. As you can imagine, once news of the relationship hit the internet, countless people were curious about Nyonisela. Today is your lucky day if you’re one of the many people who have wanted to know more about him.
1. He and NeNe Met Through a Mutual Friend
When couples get together, one of the first things people want to know is how they met. For Nyonisela and NeNe, that introduction came from a mutual friend and former RHOA cast mate, Peter Thomas. Although news of their relationship first broke in December of 2021, it’s unclear exactly when they met.
2. Nyonisela Sioh Is A Pretty Private Person
Nyonisela may be dating someone who became famous for sharing her life with the world, but that doesn’t seem to be his style. While he does have an active social media presence, he doesn’t appear to be the kind of person who likes to share information about his personal life.
3. He Likes to Travel
The world is full of so many amazing places, and Nyonisela wants to see as many of them as he possibly can. He has gotten the opportunity to do lots of traveling over the years and has visited places worldwide. Some of the destinations he’s been to include Hawaii and Italy.
4. He Is an Entrepreneur
When people start dating public figures, many question their intentions. However, anyone who thinks that Nyonisela is only interested in NeNe for her money might want to think again. The truth is that Nyonisela has plenty of his own money. He is a successful entrepreneur who started a clothing business called Nyoni Coutoure. Over the years, his clothing has been worn by several people in the entertainment industry.
5. He’s a Proud Dad
Even though Nyonisela is a fairly private person, one thing he is very open about is the fact that he is a devoted father. He has three children: two sons and a daughter. Occasionally, he shares photos of his children on social media, although it appears they also like their privacy.
6. Nyonisela Sioh’s Wife is Suing NeNe Leakes
According to an article from Essence, NeNe is facing a lawsuit from Nyonisela’s estranged wife on the grounds that she suffered emotional distress due to NeNe and Nyonisela beginning their relationship while he was still married. While this may sound like an unbelievable reason to sue somebody, stranger things have happened.
7. He Was Born in Africa
Nyonisela Sioh was born and raised in Libera, and he is very proud of his roots. In fact, his upbringing in the country played a very big role in his love for fashion and his decision to pursue it as a career. In an interview with Daily Guide Network, Nyonisela said, “I was born and raised in Liberia. My memories of growing up are bitter-sweet. Before 1990, times were great. My fondest memories are the ‘Color Days’ at school. I won the prize for the best dressed of the times.”
8. His Exact Age is Unknown
Currently, it doesn’t appear like information regarding Nyonisela’s official age is available on the internet. However, the consensus seems to be that he is between 58 and 60 years old. That makes him a few years older than NeNe, who will be turning 55 this year (2022).
9. He Loves Inspiring Others
Fashion isn’t the only thing that Nyonisela Sioh is passionate about. He is also the kind of person who enjoys being able to use his platform to inspire others. He is all about promoting positivity, and he likes to remind people of the importance of chasing their dreams. Undoubtedly, he’ll continue to inspire more people in the years to come.
10. It’s Unclear If He Has Any Formal Training in Fashion
While we know that Nyonisela attended several schools over the years, it’s unclear whether he ever went to school to study fashion. There’s a chance that everything he accomplished may have resulted from talent and sheer determination. No matter what his journey has been, I think it’s safe to say that Nyonisela’s story has been one of success.