Age is usually a factor of huge consideration when marriage is being discussed, and celebrities are not left out of this conundrum
Many celebrities like Joke Silva and Olu Jacobs, Ned Nwoko and Regina Daniels, Peter Okoye and Lola Omotayo have all had to deal with public criticism because of their choice of partner
Legit.ng in this article has compiled some celebrities who got married to people who were significantly older than them; however, these unions have been bliss and we love them
Nigerian celebrities are always in the spotlight in matters of their marital affairs and the fact that some relationships are perhaps to some, out of place, it is of no consequence who they choose so long as they are happy in their marriage.
Legit.ng in this article has highlighted seven prominent Nigerian celebrities who are married to people with a significant age gap between them.
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1. Regina Daniels and Ned Nwoko
Regina Daniels has been rocking Nigerian TV screens since her early teens. The young mother of two made her debut in Nollywood in 2014, at the age of 14.
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She married the Nigerian billionaire politician, Ned Nwoko in 2019 and the union stirred up a major furore online as many criticized it as a father-and-daughter marriage.
The couple met during a tour of Ned Nwoko’s house, and he wasted no time in marrying her, as the union was sealed within the space of three weeks!
Ned Nwoko is 63 years old, and Regina Daniels is 22. The young actress was just 18 when they got married.
2. Sade and Rasaq Okoya
Folasade Okoya is another glam star who in 1999 married the wealthy billionaire industrialist Rasaq Okoya, who at the time was 59 years old.
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The 21-year-old Sade Okoya was madly in love with Razaq and the couple will celebrate 24 years of their union this year. They are blessed with four children.
3. Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva
Another Nigerian public couple that we love so much and celebrate so much despite their age gap difference is the veteran Nollywood actors Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva.
These graceful actors have come a long way. They were wedded in 1989 after meeting at the National Theatre, Orile Iganmu.
Olu Jacobs at the time was 46 while his wife, Joke Silva, was 27. The pair will celebrate their 34th anniversary this year 2023.
4. Darey and Deola Art Alade:
Darey is a popular Nigerian musician and songwriter who has been in the industry since the early 2000s.
His relationship status was rather uncontroversial during that period and in February 2007, he married his heartthrob Deola.
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Albeit, Deola’s age became something of public discussion. She’s older than Darey by nearly nine years.
However, Deola and her husband have been able to accomplish so much in their marriage and continue to wax strong. They are blessed with two kids.
5. Omotola-Jalade Ekeinde and Capt Matthews :
Nollywood mega superstar Omotola Ekeinde got married at the age of 18 in 1996 to Capt. Matthew Ekeinde.
The Nigerian pilot is over a decade older than his Nollywood heartthrob. The couple has four children and are still together.
At only 18 years old, Omotola, as she often claims, says marrying at the age she did has been “the best decision of her life”.
6. Susan Hart and Dr. Kuku:
The famous Nigerian beauty pageant and winner of the 1994 MBGN, Susan Hart came under fire following her marriage to Dr Sonny Folorunsho Kuku, co-founder of the popular Eko Hospital in Ikeja, Lagos.
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Dr Kuku is currently 78, he was 49 at the time he married Susan in 94′. The young model was 19.
Many of her fans and trolls alike said he was old enough to be her father, but she turned away her attention and blocked all criticism.
She has been married to Dr Kuku for nearly 30 years and still is, she’s blessed with children.
7. Peter Okoye(Mr P) and Lola Omotayo:
One of two of the super famous music duo P-Square, Peter Okoye received a lot of stick from his family for marrying the love of his life, Lola Omotayo.
Sources close to the family said they were not too keen on the intertribal union, but that it was trivial compared to the fact that Lola was nine years older than Peter.
The pair tied the knot in 2013 and have children from their union. However, they had been dating for close to 12 years before the union was finally sealed in holy matrimony.
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Peter Okoye is 41 years, while his wife is 50.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng recalls reporting that Nollywood actress and wife of billionaire politician, Regina Daniel, recently sparked emotions online with a video clip of herself dancing at her husband’s campaign rally in Delta state.
In the video clip that has now gone viral, the movie star joined her husband Ned Nwoko again on his campaign train as he continues to seek to be Delta North senator at the National Assembly.
However, during this recent campaign outing, Regina Daniels got on stage and thrilled her husband’s supporters with some amazing dance steps as they cheered her on.
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The woman said in a social media video that she got the procedure because she didn’t want to become pregnant and deal with the physical and emotional scars that would result.
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In other news, Popular Nollywood actress, Sandra Okunzuwa, shared a painful experience that made her despise men for a long time.
In a recent interview with The Sun, the screen diva discussed her traumatic experiences with men and how she overcame the trauma.
She said the experience made her hate men for a while, but she has now healed and moved on.
“Sexually abused as a kid? Yes. Mental health victim? Yes. In the society we live in, people don’t talk about mental health issues; they expect you to visit your pastor and you will be alright. As an actor, it is not easy. First, you will have to embody the life of different characters and personalities, the good, the bad and the terrible.
Despite what you are going through personally, you have to wear a smile and keep entertaining people because that is what people expect from you. I think there should be a special therapist for entertainers, because it is not easy. Giving out joy to people and lacking where to fill up from. Most people are broken; they’re carrying about baggage from the past, if you don’t talk about it so you can get help, you will keep carrying it about until it destroys you. By sharing your problems with your partner, you can get help.
Lastly, being traumatized isn’t a spiritual issue; it is a mental issue that needs a therapist. I will get married to my perfect partner someday. Before, it (the sexual abuse) kind of made me resent men, but I have healed from it and moved on. I am a lot better now.” She said.
“We can’t normalize fornication and then demonize adultery. Most fornicators are adulterers in training” – Pastor Kingsley Okonkwo preaches – YabaLeftOnline
Popular relationship coach, Pastor Kingsley Okonkwo, has averred that there was no difference between adultery and fornication.
In a series of tweets, Pst. Kingsley stated that both behaviors were abnormal as it involves sleeping with partners you aren’t married to.
“We can’t normalize fornication and then demonize adultery They are one and the same, just Seperated by words or a signature What most people don’t know is that your mind can’t draw the line between the two Most fornicators are adulterers in training Even in scripture they are mentioned as same thing and used interchangeably The biggest deceit of this generation is the belief that they can get away with one and avoid the other God has not called us to celibacy but to sexual purity, anyway that is a different thread In closing let’s follow God’s advice irrespective of who is doing the opposite, man will NEVER be wiser than God Fornication is having sex with someone you are not married to, same thing with adultery”
Controversial Nollywood actor, Uche Maduagwu, has criticized his colleagues, Nancy Isime and Peter Okoye for their roles in the trending Netflix series, Shantytown.
Taking to his Instagram account he shared a video querying the need for Nancy Isime’s nudity and why Peter Okoye, a singer was given a movie role.
According to him, the entire production of the movie was sub par and not worth the hype.
In his words;
“So after all the Hype on Shanty Town, I finally sat down to #watch and I was so confused, it was a glorified ASABA movie, the story line was so uninteresting and a little bit more like our regular ASABA movie, only difference was it super high quality cinematography and advanced better production. When exactly did Peter of PSQUARE turn Actor? Nancy showing unnecessary body is more confusing, Walahi some #Yoruba movies have better story line than this, Na all Hype, and this is why E go TEY before Nollywood go smell OSCAR #Awards because we not ready to be extraordinary in our story telling, imagine in 2023, we are bringing out this?