Top Nigerian-Ghanaian socialite, Saratu Atta, is enjoying life at the moment. Like happy Chrysanthemum leaves sway merrily to the music of the wind, she is living life with supreme confidence borne of a self-assurance that good things will come her way.
And just on Thursday last week, the ex-wife of Femi Fani-Kayode was appointed as personal assistant to Ghana’s new president, Nana Akufo-Addo. The surprise announcement has since generated excited conversations across the two countries.
The 53-year- old Saratu Atta is the daughter of a former governor of old Kwara State, Alhaji Adamu Atta and a Ghanaian mother. She was briefly married to Femi Fani-Kayode. The two got married in 1987 and had a daughter the same year before their divorce in 1993.
Since her appointment, Saratu has been the happy recipient of a deluge of congratulatory messages from Ghanaians and Nigerians alike. Interestingly, Remi, the elder sister of the Politics and International Studies graduate of the University of Warwick, UK, was once married to Akufo-Addo. The marriage lasted a decade before it was dissolved. But Saratu had served Akufo-Addo in various capacities since 2008 when she became the campaign secretary of Ghana’s New Patriotic Party (NPP) on whose back Nana eventually rode to power.