Wednesday, February 14, 2007


Happy Vals Day!!!!!!!
I have missed u guys madly!
I have been feeling ill so that’s why I have been MIA.
I managed to drag myself out of bed to write up this post though. Now, that’s love! lol
So how has your Val’s day been so far? Please give us the rundown!

Internationally they have TomKat and Brangelina but what about our Nigerian celebrity couples?
Anyway, here is my list of some of Nigeria’s favourite ‘celeb’ couples. I know that many Nigerian marriages are filled with ‘smoke and mirrors’ but I just like these couples so here goes.

Few celebrity couples have enjoyed the kind of longevity and success of this duo. Both seasoned actors, Joke and Olu Jacobs have weathered the storm together despite their age difference and tragedies such as the death of their daughter. This couple really sets a positive example.

She is a superstar actress and he is a seasoned pilot. She got married when she was quite young but has never regretted it. They are got married in true showstopping style aboard an aeroplane and have been blessed with 4 children.

When these two met about two decades ago, they both swore that they would be just friends but they didn’t know what God had in store. They eventually became close friends and bandmates and now they are married. Popularly known as TWO, they are blessed with children and continue to make beautiful music together.

When Bianca and Ojukwu started dating decades ago, it caused a huge ruckus. Not just because she was many years younger than him and was the reigning Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, the fact that he was her father’s very good friend made the story more salacious. Years later, guess who is having the last laugh? Ojukwu and Bianca still have a very strong marriage. He is said to be very romantic since he still writes her love poems…I dunno whether to say awww or lol.

Makeup Entrepreneur, Tara won the Future Awards 2007 – Young Person of the Year award this January and her husband, Fela Durotoye was there to celebrate with her. This couple is a shining example to others. You should read their story…all u’ll say is WOW. When they first got married, he was in between jobs and living in a BQ in Ikoyi. These days they are chillin in their house in VGC with their sons. Lovely couple.

She is the Editor and Publisher of Genevieve Magazine while he produces and hosts the very popular, Soni Irabor Show.
This is another great example of a couple that has weathered the storm together. They are both very supportive of each other’s careers and it shows. Fab couple.

This is one crazy couple. Charlie Boy has been ‘married’ 6 times but as he relates it, he found true love with Lady Di (Diane Oputa). She left her life in South Carolina and moved with him to Nigeria. This couple is just eccentric but it works for them!

This football couple is blessed with two cute children and her a rock solid supportive marriage. He is not your typical champers and party obsessed footballer and she is not your typical Chav WAG, Cute couple.

Ever since he got married to Amarachi, Kanu has displayed some newfound focus. Gone are the wild parties and revolving bevy of girls. Instead Kanu is focused on his family and career and difference is very clear on and off the pitch.

When OBJ was released from prison, one of the first things he did was to ‘divorce’ all his wives and then legally marry Stella. She stood by his during the Abacha regime and was ‘rewarded’ with the First Lady position. She sadly died after cosmetic surgery in Spain. RIP

They were very cute couple. They sang together in their band, Synergy and supported each other’s endeavours. Sadly Jaiye died suddenly from a heart condition after playing basketball with his friends. RIP

Seal has his personal reasons for keeping away from Nigeria yet he constantly identifies his Nigerian heritage during interviews and by giving his 2 sons Nigerian names. He and Heidi have been through a lot and he supported her when she was dumped by her daughter’s father, Italian billionaire Flavio Briatore while she was pregnant. They have since been married and have two children together.

He is a successful Italian fashion designer based in New York while she is a successful Nigerian model. These two are intensely private about their love life but we can tell that they are indeed a cute couple. From their wedding in St. Barts to her appearances at his runway shows. Oluchi and Luca are a fab international couple. Oluchi was missing from the Luca Luca show at NY Fashion Week a couple of days ago, despite some whispers, I’m sure all is well. Uh uh...Just heard she might be expecting a lil' Oluchi/Luca baby! I hope its true...the baby will be sooo cute.

Who are they? Please tell me you don’t remember this couple from ‘Checkmate’! This is my all-time favourite on-screen couple. Anne and Segun hated each other but they loved each other. It was crazy!
In real life, Ego Boyo is happily married with children to Oando's Mofe Boyo while RMD is also happily married to the very pretty Jumobi Adegbesan (she used to be a presenter on AIT).

LOL….I have no comment. Crazy cartoon couple from Ikebe Super comic! You can see some of their best moments HERE
That's it!
Please leave your comments! Happy Vals Day

~ Kisses & Luv


Nanya said...

first? Happy Valentines day!

Ms. May said...

Hope you have a fab Val's Day. My fave couple is Joke and Olu Jacobs. I spent a bit of time with them growing up and it's real. Great post and feel better o!

Koketso said...

Happy valentines day Bella and all the lovers out there. Your blog is really refreshing, keep up the good work!

naijagal said...

happy valentine's day bella

yes my take on oluchi not being at the show is most likely baby bump?

have a great day!

9jamommy said...

Happy Valentines Day!! you forgot to put Mr. and I up there.., it's ok I'll forgive you this time...LOL. my favorite couple are the checkmate couple..LOL ...ah the good ol' days.

Nanya said...

My faves are Ann and Segun from checkmate and Joke Silva and Olu Jacobs.

ABBEY said...

aww happy vals day bella...hope ur doing much better.

Nice post. I loved segun kadiri and ann haastrup back then too. My faves are olu jacobs and joke silva. Such a talented and charismatic couple...they should open an acting school or smthing.

Vera Ezimora said...

Favorite couple is Olu Jacobs and his wife. Funniest couple is Oluchi and Luca, lol. I've just been laughing ever since....don't mind me and my yeyeness. And yes, I remember and love Segun & Anne as a couple. They had mad kemistry; too mad it was just on screen.

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Dammie said...

Where is my gift?!.....Do I have to write an Aunty Bella, Bella?..

LoL, Happppppy Vals day darling!!!!!

XxLots and loads of love and kizzesxX

tatafo! said...

ehn! I didn't know Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva are married for real?!

ABENI said...

Happy Valentines Day! Hope you feel better. This post is a real inspiration to a commitment-relationshp phobic like me. I really admire Olu Jacobs and his wife. Staying power...

Naijadude said...

I wanna disagree with your picks ooh... Where's me and OWNB? Okay u need put that up too ooh... LOL

Nice pictures as ever. Oluchi got a boob job or something?...

Happy Valentine

Chic said...

I've heard the same thing about Ikemba being a completely sweet roamntic man from time!

Oluchi is supposedly in a family way, so she will probably be missing from the catwalk for a while.

Checkmate, talk about blast from the past! I loved RMD back then as a then as a 10yr old or so.

adaa said...

happy vals day!

Anonymous said...

Eeya! Hope you'll be strong enough to enjoy the rest of the day with (whoever he is).

I like Tara and Fela Durotoye. Fela's story is one I love anyday.

LondonBuki said...

Hi Bella, Hope you feel better soon!

LOL @ Miss Pepeye and Boy Alinco! I am going to check that link out!

Happy Valentine's Day! :-)

In my head and around me said...

Kanu Nwankwo used to be a player? Never knew. Thanks for bringing us the nigerian couples. I have had enough of the Tomkatting Brangelinas of this world.

Hope you feel better soon. Happy Valentine's Day.

Anonymous said...

RMD is just one hot tottie..i love joke silva n olu jacobs such a cute couple!

didi said...

nice article but pls u dont want to breakup homes with ur last pair.

Icy said...

Aww nice entry... I predict a number of bloggers to be in next years entry.. WANNA BET $50.00 hahah lol nice write up babz!... I hope u feel better. My fav is Olu and J. Lovely duo

@ didi
nice article but pls u dont want to breakup homes with ur last pair.

Is not that serious o.. but I feel u naija ppl and rumors. das hwo den go say den hear suntin from Bellanaija hahah

Happy V day hun!

mystoriesmytestimonies said...

happy valentines day
nice post bella...

Anonymous said...

Not sure I agree with the Stella and OBJ pick.... (people who know the stories behind their union know it was full of some distasteful stuff...)

Icy said...

Aww nice entry... I predict a number of bloggers to be in next years entry.. WANNA BET $50.00 hahah lol nice write up babz!... I hope u feel better. My fav is Olu and J. Lovely duo

@ didi
nice article but pls u dont want to breakup homes with ur last pair.

Is not that serious o.. but I feel u naija ppl and rumors. das hwo den go say den hear suntin from Bellanaija hahah

Happy V day hun!

Jaycee said...

Just liked the Boy alinco and ms. Pepeye part.

Anonymous said...

Happy Valentines Day Bella... fantastic blog once again.. i think rmd and his wife jumoke are gorgeous 2gether.. i had no clue olu jacobs was married to joke silver either.. fantastic couple... pete and rita edochie nko? lol.. dang oluchi is really taller than her husband sha.. how dem dey manage.. lol... dang i'd totally forgotten about that miss pepeye and boy alinco stuff man.. you brought back memories sha.. fantastic!

Mona said...

Happy Vals Day!! Loving the love post....oooh how I so wish for Ann Haastrup and Segun Kadiri to still get it together...that was a classic you gave us....nice one ;O)

Daddy's Girl said...

LOVE this post Bella! You are simply too much. Please keep it coming. I hope you're feeling better now.

I love all the couples you picked, I must confess, except Boy Alinco and Miss Pepeiye (LOL - can't believe you included them - that's so cool).

And LOL at "dunno whether to say awww or lol" - exactly how I feel!

Ineka said...

Awwww...really cute entry. I really love Omotola and I'm happy her marriage is going well.
Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva are such a polished couple.

LMAO @ Ms. Pepeye and Boy Alinco.

Get well soon Missy and have a wonderful Valentines day.

Anonymous said...

miss pepeye and boy alinco? now thats just funny...loll

oh well, valentines day is just another when I intend on getting completely slushed...twee hee...

the kylie exhibition runs till may or june, not there might not be too many people when u go cuz it runs for so long, mine was quite packed out tho cuz it was the second day.....lots of cute guys singing along too - representing her massive gay following...awesome stuff!!

Gbemi's Piece said...

Like many others, Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva get my vote for #1 couple. I especially love that she kept her name. Wonder if she got any flak for that?

bibi said...

happy vals day...hope u had fun and feel better...i love olu jacobs and joke silva...they fit each other so well.and they complement each #2 vote is stella aboderiin and Jaiye (RIP)...i was so touched by his demise..but they did make a very cute couple...

Favoured Girl said...

Love this post. Well done Bella, you delivered even though you aren't feeling too well. Awww, I hope you feel better soon!
I love Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva relationship, they are such a well-grounded couple. I'm also pleased to see Omotola's marriage is going strong.

bhookey84 said...

btw hope u get better!

Uju said...

aaaaah Segun and Anne, they were the all time fav naija soap couple. I need copies of Checkmate, anyone abeg I've been searching high and low, I'll pay money abeg people!!
happy lovebirds day Bella

Miss Pearse said...

O Wow... Fabulous post B...I actually shreiked when I saw the Segun and Anne one...Got me off track for a Happy Valentines day.

Calabar Gal said...

Happy Valentine's Day love. As usual, u delivered. Who can forget the cat and mouse game Anne Haastrup and Segun Kadiri played on Checkmate. They were truly electric.

damsel said...

Girl you're funny... Mrs Pepeye - LOL. A lot of research goes into your blogs... Great job

And oh yes, looks like Oluchi got a boob job... still remember her from face of africa and she wasn't that endowed... I ain't hating though

vindication through inocence said...

awww!!!this is cute!!

Anonymous said...

hey your selection of great Nija couples making it work...u did a fantastic job...the checkmate couple had me nostalgic...u killed me with miss pepeyie and boy alinco. You rock! Keep up the good job. Your blog is one of nija's best online!

UnNaked Soul said...

I admire Fela & Tara...

nice one! *wink*

Anonymous said...

All these celebrities and their spouses???? Like we want to know. Nah! They are fine. Bella. They are fine!