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6 Nigerian Celebrities Who Have Been Married For More Than 20 Years




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Spending the rest of your life with only one person forever is not simple, thus saying the words “I do” should not be taken lightly.

A person must therefore be prepared before starting the path because getting married is a huge decision.

However, with the high rate of separation and divorce in the entertainment industry, there are still many famous celebrity couples who have been married for over 20 YEARS and are enjoying their marriage.

For these celebrities, it is indeed a big achievement for them as they have endured the test of time.

1.  Olu Jacob and Joke Silva

Unarguably, Joke Silva and her husband Olu Jacobs are Nollywood’s oldest power couple. The duo who are proud grandparents have spent over 36 years of their lives together as a married couple. Despite going through some rough times together, losing a child and more, they both remain strong.

Joke, during an interview in 2021 disclosed that her husband is suffering from dementia with Lewy body, a degenerative condition. The bright side is that Olu has an incredible woman in his corner to care for him.

2. Omoni and Nnamdi Oboli

The union of Omoni Oboli is undoubtedly an enviable relationship, whose children could pass for siblings. Amidst several scandals and speculations, the couple has successfully been able to stay strong, and balance their individual careers, work and family.

During their last wedding anniversary, the actress wrote: “Do you know what day it is today? It’s our wedding anniversary. Don waka is 21 years old. Nobody waka, nobody go solo, we still keep on! Your grace, Baba God. Today, Nnamdi, I adore you even more than the first day.”

3. Richard and Jumobi Mofe Damijo

Richard Mofe-Damijo and his wife Jumobi celebrated 21 years of marriage on December 29th, 2021 where he revealed how his wife gave up her career for the sake of their union.

Jummy as she is fondly called was former Africa Independent Television (AIT) presenter. Giving reasons for his wife’s decision, RMD said they decided that both of them cannot be in the public space.

RMD on their 21st marriage anniversary wrote: “I can’t believe we’ve been together for 21 years! My bicycle My Abk Abiks, please. courageous and strong You gave up your renown to provide us with a place to live! “One in the family is sufficient,” you stated! I am unworthy. Thank you for yesterday, today, and always. I adore you tremendously!”

4. Omotola and Captain Ekeinde

Omotola has been married to her pilot husband, Matthew Ekeinde for 26 years. The union of the actress did not escape scandal as she was once alleged of infidelity. Irrespective of the rumours, the couple’s marriage remains enviable.

During their last wedding anniversary, Omotola wrote: “Yesterday 23rd of March 2022 was a very Special day for me. It was my Honeyboy ( hussy’s ) Birthday, My 26th Marriage Anniversary! and because God promised me everything now will be triple triple…? He put my first Daughter’s graduation on Same day ! So this is how we spent our day.

5. Tope and Soji Alabi

Nigerian popular gospel singer, Tope Alabi and her husband Olusoji celebrated their 21st marriage anniversary in 2021.

Tope Instagram wrote: “We took the promise to be together as husband and wife 21 years ago, at a period when destiny had not even arrived. We are who we are because of God’s Grace, even through life’s thick and thin vagaries. I thank God for supporting our home and mission. It is not via might or might, but through His Mercy and Grace. Jesu ose oo (Thank you Jesus). We wish you a happy wedding anniversary.”

6. Tunde and Wunmi Obe

Nigeria’s finest music couple Tunde and Wunmi Obe popularly known as T.W.O has been married for 24 years. They met and began their music career as undergraduates in the 90s.

At their last wedding anniversary, Tunde wrote: “34 years of friendship.. 24 years of marriage.. Through ups and downs.. Good times and bad times.. Side by side.”

Rachel Okporu is an entertainment and lifestyle journalist with years of experience in the industry. She is a graduate of Linguistics and Communication Studies. Likes surfing the Internet and making new friends.