It’s a season of love across the globe and like most nations, Nigerians are also not left out of the celebration of the cupid period
In celebration of the 2016 Valentine’s day, NET brings to you 10 amazing celeb love stories in Nigeria.
Tiwa Savage and Teebillz
They had their dream wedding in Dubai, which was attended by friends and families and still remains one of the biggest celeb couples in the country but many do not know how their love story actually began.
According to Tiwa herself, ‘I met Teebillz in Los Angeles at a Timaya concert actually and I was at that time looking for a manager and he didn’t listen to my CD I had earlier sent him unfortunately. So when I saw him, I was a bit angry, I was like I dropped my songs a few weeks ago and I am the next big thing and you are missing out…and he was like, wow, calm down, who are you?And then funny enough the next thing he said was, I am going to marry you’.
Now the rest is history.
Olamide and Aisha Suleimon
Many have agreed that Olamide’s 2015 balad, ‘Melo Melo’ is one of the rapper’s best recording of all time. Perhaps this is because like many of his songs, it is a true life story. With all the street braggadicious attitude the rapper is known for, fans do not know that Olamide has a soft side when it comes to his love interest. The song was dedicated to her and all the years she supported him and was loyal to his hustle. The young couple welcomed their first child, Maximiliano in January 2015.
Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva
They are both legendary on screen and outside entertainment circles, they have also set relationship goals for younger colleagues and many others who see them as the ideal couple.
According to Olu Jacobs in an interview 3 years ago, here is how they met: ‘I was having a meeting at the National Theatre and the door opened a young lady came in. I looked at her. I have never met her before in my life and I said to the people in the room ‘ladies and gentlemen, this is the lady I am going to marry’. Everybody laughed. She looked at me up and down, hissed and left. Today, she is my wife and that was 27 years ago.’
Toolz and Tunde Demuren
Recent revelation has revealed that their romance started in 2009 after the lover boy pilot tweeted that Toolz was his crush.
Well it didn’t stop there, he spoke about it to his friend, Banky W who also had a thing for the OAP. Banky W eventually linked them and today the rest is history. The couple had their traditional wedding on January 30 and it was the talk of the town for days which preceeded it and afterwards.
Oreka Godis and Mohammed Yesufu
She is not your average Lagos socialite but due to her line of work, popular OAP, Oreka Godis is constantly seen in the social circles.
Another thing she has been able to shield from the public is her relationship but NET can reveal that the media personality has been in a loving romance with an Edo-born bloke for several years. The couple constantly attend events in one another’s company and are a envy of other celebs. She also has a code name for him which is ‘Cocaine Biceps’.
Nneka and Isaac Moses
These veteran broadcasters have been on our screens since like forever and the chemistry that ooze from their presentation is one which inspires young people looking to also fall in love.
The couple has been married for 18 years and sticked together despite not having a baby for over 10 years after getting married. Their first and only child eventually came in February 2012.
Mocheddah and Prince BK
They are young and charming. She is a music star, he is from a royal house and runs his own business and together they have shown Nigerians what a fairytale relationship can look like irrespective of age. Now we await wedding bells.
D1 Adeneye and Caroline Adeneye
He was always looking dapper with a cool mien while he anchored Primetime Africa alongside Keke Ogungbe but has now gone on to become the Commissioner for Information in Ogun state.
However one other aspect we totally love about D1 is his love life. He has been married to his wife, Caroline for 16 years after dating for about two years.
The couple met through D1’s dad who introduced them to one another and the rest as they say is history.
However the ladies might need to note that Caroline has made it a rule not to check her hubby’s phone or read his messages…just saying though.
Omawumi and Tosin Yusuf
In an industry filled with celebrities who prefare the toga of baby mamas and baby daddies, it was easy to tag talented singer, Omawumi one after she welcomed her first daughter Kamillah.
Little did we know that the ‘If you ask me’ singer and her then unknown baby daddy had more plans than what met the eyes. They have since been married and have welcomed their second child while Tosin continues to live his private life away from his wife’s stardom.
In an interview, Omawumi shared how the relationship actually took the path it did.
‘We wanted to make sure that we were getting married for the right reasons. That is the best way I can explain it. We were in love before we had a child together and we were still seeing each other after I gave birth to my first child. We wanted to be sure that we were truly in love because we really did not have time to get to know each other before I got pregnant.
‘When I got pregnant, he did the manly thing by standing by me and supporting me. We did not want to get married until we were very sure that it was what we wanted. I would have felt bad if we got married because we have a child together and end up hating each other eventually. We had to be sure it would work out and I am very happy that it worked out.’
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Matthew Ekeinde
Screen diva, Omotola remains the ideal wife every Nigerian female celeb aspire to be like.
The ‘Ije’ star has been and has been for 20 years in an industry where marriages pack up almost as soon as it is consummated.
She however once revealed that she might have remained unmarried if she hadn’t been hooked at her early age.
‘If I hadn’t been married earlier, I probably would not be by now. I don’t know if any other man would have been able to handle me the way my husband has done. It is not because I am a bad person. I am actually a very strong woman. I consider myself to be lucky to remain married,’ Omotola disclosed.
…Too sad Wizkid and Tania Omotayo fell off this list after their breakup was revealed weeks ago