They are 9 Nigerian celebrity couples we love and admire for their inspirational love stories and for being role models to their teeming fans especially the younger generation.Here are 9 Nigerian celebrity couples we love and here’s why:
Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva:
Top on our list is the beautiful couple, Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva. One of Nigeria’s most celebrated celebrity couple, Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva have been married for 30 years. Despite witnessing the loss of a child as well as going through rough times together, the duo have always ascribed the secrets to a long lasting marriage to God. They have also cited communication and trust to be one of the few factors that keeps their marriage going.
Tonto-Dikeh and Oladunni Churchill
August 8, 2015 marked the wedding rites of Tonto Dikeh with her Husband, Oladunni Churchill who is said to be related to former President Olusegun Obasanjo. The ceremony which held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State attracted a lot of attention and comments. Notwithstanding, the beautiful actress who is now a mother-of-one has remained focused and determined to make her marriage stand the test of time against all odds.
Peter Okoye and Lola Okoye
Peter Okoye and Lola Okoye tied the knot on Sunday November 17, 2013 after dating for 8 years. Despite the age difference and criticisms from fans and friends, Peter and Lola have weathered the storm together. Parents to two lovely children, Cameron and Aliona, the lovely couple are known to step out in company with each other at red-carpet events and private date datenights.
Tagged one of Nigeria’s best love story ever, especially after all the ups and downs, the break ups, cheating ,scandals and baby mama dramas, 2ace Idibia and Annie, ended up as one. Most people don’t know this, but Annie and 2face have been dating officially by the time they shot “African Queen” in 2004. With an elaborate wedding in Dubai, they both tied the knot after so many obstacles.
Damilola Adegbite and Chris Attoh:
Memories of the love story of Ghanaian-born actor, Chris Attoh and Nigerian-born actress, Damilola Adegbite, will remain etched in our minds for a long time what with their wedding which took place on Valentine’s Day in 2015. These love birds who are now parent to a son, caught the love bug when they starred opposite each other in the critically acclaimed movie, Flower Girl. From being on-screen couple they have gone on to become a real-life couple whom we all love.
Dakore Egbuson and Olumide Akande:
She is married to a billionaire’s son and a charming one at that. The duo met during the course of a business actually started out as a business partners before making their romance official. Their 2011 wedding was a glamourous affair and remains one of Nigeria’s celebrity couple weddings to beat. Blessed with two lovely daughters, are you still wondering why they made our list? We hope not!
Omoni Oboli and Nnamdi Oboli:
Like siamese twins, Nollywood actress cum producer, Omoni Oboli and her husband, Nnamdi Oboli are literally inseparable. Not only can they pass for siblings, they are very much into each other and accompany each other to red-carpet shindigs. Parents to three cute sons, the couple who were once based in the United kingdom are well-loved and admired.
Stephanie Okereke and Idahosa Linus:
Their 2012 wedding which was held at a palace in Paris had every trappings of opulence and royalty. Graced by members of family and scores of Nollywood actors and actresses, the event remains the Nollywood wedding to beat. Now blessed with a son, like Dakore and Olumide, the Linus’ started out as business partners and have remained same. Blessed with height that would make any woman go green with envy, they remain one of Nigeria’s most beautiful couples.
Mercy Johnson and Prince Okojie:
The incredibly talented Mercy Johnson met her knight in shining armor, Prince Okojie during a trip to a saloon in Surulere, Lagos. After a whirlwind romance, the pair got engaged in 2009, amidst husband snatching allegations and sex scandals. However despite all tribulations, Mercy and Prince Okojie have proved cynics and critics wrong. They now have three lovely kids with the fourth coming soon.
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Mathew
Nollywood diva and mother-of-four, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, is a woman of many parts. One which is of course is being Mrs Ekiende. Married to a captain, Mattew Ekeinde for 18 years, the couple are supportive of each other’s career and relate more like pals.