It’s Valentine’s Day, and there is so much love in the air. The Nigerian entertainment industry has witnessed celebrities engage themselves and tie the knot at the altar. While some of these marriages are short-lived, some of them last a lifetime.
Glam Squad takes you through the list of five Nigerian celebrity couples whose relationship has stood the test of time.
Olu Jacob and Joke Silva
The legendary Nollywood actors met each other in the 1980s and made it official in 1989. Since then, their union has waxed stronger and produced three children. Olu Jacob is 80 and Joke Silva is 61, but the bond they share is inseparable.
Joke, in particular, has had to endure a great deal in order to keep their relationship strong, as Olu Jacob is now suffering from dementia, a memory loss illness that affects some people as they age. She has always had his side and maintained that their union is forever.
Banky W and Adesua Etomi
Banky and Adesua are a perfect example to emulate in a 21st-century entertainment industry that has witnessed the collapse of several marriages. The Nollywood actors tied the knot in 2017 and welcomed their first child, Zaiah, in 2021. Banky has ventured into politics, a deal Adesua did not bargain for, but she has chosen to stick by him through thick and thin as they weather the storm in the Nigerian political space.
Linda Ejiofor and Ibrahim Suleiman
This is one of the most interesting love stories in the entertainment industry. Both actors hail from different regions of the country. Linda Ejiofor is from Abia State, while Suleiman is from Kaduna. Despite the cultural and ethnic differences, they have proven that love knows no boundaries in a Nigerian society struggling to emancipate itself from ethnic and religious affiliations.
Simi and Adekunle Gold
Both musicians knew each other before attaining stardom. Their love story is that of a couple whose dreams align and are bound by love. They married in 2019, a union that has produced a daughter. Adekunle Gold and Simi both have a flourishing music career.
Mercy Johnson and Prince Okojie
Mercy Johnson and Prince Okojie tied the knot in 2011 and have four kids together. Despite their celebrity status, which comes with a lot of gossip and fake news, they have decided to shun negative vices and withhold the bond that binds them together. Prince Okojie has ventured into politics, and Mercy has been vocal in his campaigns. They could join the likes of Desmond Elliot in the Nigerian political space if they emerge victorious in the 2023 general elections.