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Well-known, long lasting monogamous MARRIAGES

 By Kehinde OLULEYE

 

On this period the place well-known superstar and different marriages are identified to collapse shortly, ending in acrimonious separations or bitter divorce, there are some {couples} who deserve particular point out for protecting the marital flags flying.

The challenges that marriages undergo could be fairly comparable regardless of apparent variations. Cash, belief, spiritual variations and sicknesses  are a number of the points. Some marriages finish shortly in divorce and a few in bitter separations.

Usually, it’s not straightforward protecting a relationship. The turns and tides of life occur to all {couples} whether or not they’re celebrities or not, however superstar marriages come underneath better pressure. Most celeb marriages are fashioned underneath our watchful eyes they usually develop underneath the scrutiny of followers. Each step orv misstep is analysed, praised and criticised, as the case could also be.

Possibly, that’s the reason many well-known marriages usually come to notorious ends. This week, we take a look at the well-known {couples} which have been along with their lovers for many years, giving us a number of relationship targets.

It looks like solely yesterday that these sizzling performers, academicians, leaders and nobles tied the knot.  Right this moment, a long time later, they’re nonetheless at it and waxing stronger than ever.

Listed below are some well-known {couples} who’ve been in a monogamous marriage for a number of (two to over six) a long time:

 

Otunba Adekunle & Ojuolape Ojora

These two have been collectively for over six a long time.  They received married at very young ages of 25 and 22 respectively.  Whereas Otunba Adekunle Ojora is 87, his spouse,Ojuolape, the Erelu Oodua’a, is 80. In occasions past, their society shindigs had been the discuss of the city and graced the society pages of main newspapers for a few years. In a society the place marriages of well-known people (celebrities) pack up barely months after lavish weddings, theirs remains to be rising stronger day-after-day at over 60 years.

Otunba Adekunle & Ojuolape Ojora
Otunba Adekunle & Ojuolape Ojora

Whereas talking with a nationwide each day a while in the past, the Erelu Oodu’a, Ojuolape Ojoraz gave a touch concerning the secret of the success of her marriage: “We have been married for close to 60 years. We got married at very young ages and this is because we love each other dearly. We have our ups and downs but we sort things out before they get out of hand. The secret that has helped our marriage is that we both give more than we take. Young couples of today should know that just as life is full of ups and downs, so also is marriage.”

 

Yakubu & Victoria Gowon

The previous head of state  from 1966 to 1975, Common Yakubu Gowon, married his sweetheart, Victoria (Nee Zakari), a educated nurse, at a ceremony held on the Cathedral Church of Christ, Lagos, in 1969. They celebrated their golden wedding ceremony anniversary in April, this yr.

Yakubu & Victoria Gowon
Yakubu & Victoria Gowon

 

Femi & Funmi Falana

Famend attorneys, Femi and Funmi Falana’s names are synonymous with human rights activism and the regulation. And they’re mother and father to the multi-talented Nigerian artist, Falz. Their marriage has been on for over 30 years.  Speaking about their love in an interview with The Nation Newspaper in 2015, Funmi, one in all Nigeria’s main feminine attorneys, stated: “The marriage has been over 30 years. I can only say that it was something designed by God. And that is why we are still together till today.”

Femi & Funmi Falana
Femi & Funmi Falana

 

Olu Jacobs & Joke Silva

They received married after assembly and hitting it off in 1981 on the Lagos Nationwide Theatre throughout a rehearsal for Wole Soyinka’s Jero’s Metamorphosis. The theater veterans are completely lovely. They’re one in all Nollywood’s best and their union is an instance of what true love can obtain against all odds. They’ve been collectively for over three a long time.

Olu Jacobs & Joke Silva
Olu Jacobs & Joke Silva

 

Ngozi Okojie-Iweala & Ikemba Iweala

Dr Okonji-Iweala, is the previous Nigeria’s Finance Minister,the primary feminine to carry the place. She is married to Dr. Ikemba Iweala, a neurosurgeon. They usually have been collectively for over 4 a long time.

Ngozi Okojie-Iweala & Ikemba Iweala
Ngozi Okojie-Iweala & Ikemba Iweala

 

Pete & Josephine Edochie

Veteran actor and the dominant face in a number of epic films, Pete Edochie, who grew to become well-known for his excellent translation of the protagonist of Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart”, which has been adjudged many occasions as one in all Africa’s best novels; and wife-Josephine, have been collectively for 46years.

 

Learn Additionally: Famous divorced celebrities yet to remarry

 

Eze Herbert & Kema Chikwe

Chief (Mrs) Kema Chikwe, the previous Minister of Transport, after which Aviation, throughout former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration and hubby, Eze Herbert Chikwe, celebrated their golden wedding ceremony anniversary, April 8, this yr.The Chikwes are the mother and father of Nigerian rapper, Naeto C.

Eze Herbert & Kema Chikwe
Eze Herbert & Kema Chikwe

 

Emeka & Olubunmi Anyaoku

Former Commonwealth Secretary Common, Chief Emeka Anyaoku,and spouse, Olubunmi, have been married for 57 years. Exactly, in December, 1961, Anyaoku, then a CDC Government Officer, got here involved with a 20- year-old lady, Ebunola Olubunmi Solanke, at a bachelor’s eve party, which he and his flatmate hosted for a good friend of theirs in Lagos; they usually received wedded a yr later on the Anglican Cathedral Church in Lagos on  November,1962.

Emeka & Olubunmi Anyaoku
Emeka & Olubunmi Anyaoku

 

Peter & Mary Odili

Former Governor of Rivers State, Dr Peter Odili, and his beautiful spouse, Justice Mary Odili, received married in 1979. They’ve been collectively for 40 years and are waxing stronger.

 

Donald & Onari Duke

The ex-Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, and Establishments, first met on the Ahmadu Bello University, the place they had been college students. Donald was a yr forward of Onari, and he met her whereas campaigning for the elections to the coed union. They received married in 1986 (33years).

 

Omotola  & Captain Matthew Ekeinde

Attractive Nigerian actress, singer, philanthropist and former mannequin, Omotolaz met hubby when she was simply 16 years they usually received married when she was 18 years of age. They’ve been collectively for 23 years.

Omotola  & Captain Matthew Ekeinde
Omotola  & Captain Matthew Ekeinde

 

Nkiru and Willy Anumudu

Once you speak about highly effective society {couples} in Nigeria, the names of excessive society couple, Willy of Globe Motors  and socialite spouse, Nkiru, will pop up. They received married in December, 1986 they usually have remained outstanding within the social and enterprise cycles.

 

Soni Irabor and Betty Irabor

Ace broadcaster, Soni Irabor, and spouse,Betty, Nigerian columnist, philanthropist, author, writer and founding father of Genevieve journal, have been collectively for 36 years and waxing sturdy.

 

Soni Irabor and Betty Irabor
Soni Irabor and Betty Irabor

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