Marriage they say is the hardest profession known to man, this is simply because one does not have the easy option or luxury of changing one’s spouse if satisfaction isn’t gotten from said spouse as is the case with profession, religion, life style amongst others (at least that’s how it was intended to be ‘Till death do us part’).
Modernization has put a stop on this and the norm is the number of divorce a person now has under his belt; some celebrities are making a mockery of their marriages, making divorce seem cool and the best option available. Being married and working together can put a strain on any marriage combined with the added factor of having a celebrity status, but we do have couples who are successfully married and work professionally together.
This article is centered on 5 Nigerian celebrity couples who are married, work together professionally and still appear to have a successful marriage.
1. Olu Jacobs & Joke Silva:
The prolific couple are professional actors and have starred in numerous films individually and together. The couple have been married for 30 years and are still waxing strong. If couples were issued a degree, this couple would have bagged a PhD in the marriage institution. When asked in an interview how they were able to have a successful marriage and a good working relationship, they responded by saying that it was through hard work, understanding and humility combined with the grace of God.
2. Tunde & Wunmi Obe:
Popularly known as ‘TWO’, the couple have been married for 17 years and have no intention of separating. They are both professional musicians and their album was first released in 1998.
It is quite rare in the music industry not to be associated with scandal but these couple have managed so far to be Scandal-Free in both their Music Career and personal lives. Their success in marriage is attributed to the God- factor and what Tunde calls the marriage ingredients of mutual respect and communication. The couple is blessed with three kids.
3. Isaac & Nneka Moses:
The co-presenters of the popular culture TV programme ‘GOGE AFRICA’, have been married for about 14 years and have made a success of their marriage and profession. They are being admired by many as they make being married & working together pleasant. The couple are blessed with a son; the baby is the couple’s first child since their marriage in 1998.
4. Mide Funmi Martins & Afeez Abiodun Owo:
This couple are the classic case of the Beauty and the Beast syndrome, they are both professional actors and Afeez Abiodun is also a producer. Mide Funmi is a very good actress and has starred in a lot of Yoruba movies.
Contrary to popular opinion that the couple’s marriage would not last long, the couple have disappointed a lot of critiques, Nay-Sayers and have been happily married for 13 years.
The couple have re-enforced in us that a good marriage can stand the test of time irrespective of people’s opinion and are blessed with two kids.
5. Sunday Omobolanle & Peju Ogunmola;
Both professional Yoruba actors in the movie industry. The couple have been married for several years now and are still strong.