How do you make a marriage work? There seems to be no common recipe, but mutual love and respect are always among the ingredients. It's Valentine's Day today, so let's observe some of the most adorable Nigerian celebrity couples who prove that true love doesn't fade.
Isaac and Nneka Moses: The couple met on the set of a movie in 1996, and have been inseparable ever since. They are partners even in business. Nneka says it is easy as they make all their decisions in the best interest of their vision and passion. There is no superiority contest among the spouses: he allows her to make decisions, which makes her feel good!
Patrick and Ireti Doyle: Despite all the glamour and fame, the couple have chosen to be down-to-earth and stay committed to each other. Ireti admits there are no real strategies or secrets to make their relationship work, but that theyr were just really lucky to find each other.
Richard and Jumobi Mofe-Damijo: The couple have been together for over a decade and raise beautiful children together. Love and stability in their marriage seems to be waxing stronger by the day, despite the various nasty rumours.
2face and Annie Macaulay: Amidst scandals and controversies, the couple married last year and state it has always been true love that had kept them together all through the years!
Tunde and Wunmi Obe: They are each other's soulmates and highly revered for their scandal-free life. Wunmi always points out that communication and mutual respect for feelings are the key factors responsible for their successful marriage.
Matthew and Omotola Ekeinde: Married for 18 years and blessed with four wonderful kids, the Ekeindes have managed to stay off scandals and controveries.
Fela and Tara Durotoye: She is the leading pioneer make-up artist in Nigeria, while he is one of the most sort-after motivational speakers in Africa and a best-selling author. The couple seem to complement each other. Tara often shares tips on relationship and marriage principles. "We have committed to making each other happy and making it work as we both come from broken homes," she said once.
Darey and Deola Art Alade: Deola, who is older, is an interior designer occasionally managing Darey's music career. Their marriage is almost seven years old, and the couple have been blessed with two children. Darey says amintaining the balance is crucial in the relationship.
Norbert and Gloria Young: This Nollywood couple have been married for about a decade and have since welcomed three beautiful kids to the family. They have stood the test of time, are still going strong and say mutual understanding and determination to make the relationship work have been doing wonders.
Tiwa Savage and T-Billz: Tiwa and her manager Tunji finally made their relationship public when he proposed to her on her 33rd birthday. The couple got married in November 2013.
Soni and Betty Irabor: Soni is a broadcaster and CEO of Inspiration FM, and Betty is a journalist, author and publisher. The two have been together for over two decades!
Toke Makinwa and Maje Ayida: Toke Makinwa is an OAP at Rhythm FM and host of ‘Trending’ on Hip TV. Her husband is a fitness expert. The couple got married in January 2014.
Musa and Caroline Danjuma: The pretty actress has given up her acting ambition to concentrate on her marriage to her businessman husband.
AY And Mabel Makun: The couple are never shy to express their love for each other at events and on Instagram. They have been together for nine years, four of them as a married couple.
Joseph and Adaeze Yobo: Joseph and Adaeze tied the knot in December 2009. The couple have a son Joey and pride themselves in always doing things together, including working out.
Prince and Mercy Okojie: Despite some nasty rumours that surfaced prior to their union, Prince and Mercy have been able to weather the storm and put the controversies behind them, using every means to assure each other of their love.
Zack and Ngozi Orji: The couple have been together for over two decades and enjoy a successful marriage that is blessed with three children.
Teju and Tobi Oyelakin: Teju and Tobi tied the knot on 2012, and are happily living their lives together with huge smiles on their faces!
Olumide and Dakore Akande: Their love story began a couple of years ago in the United States. Since her brief hiatus from the movie world, the proud mother of two is hardly ever seen outside the company of her charming husband.
Ituah and Ibidun Ighodalo: Pastor Ituah is the Senior Pastor of Trinity Christian Centre. He is married to beautiful Ibidun, Nigeria's style icon. However, they are role models to many people not only in the fashion department!
Jay Jay and Nkechi Okocha: Austin 'Jay Jay' Okocha and his pretty wife Nkechi say they are wonderful friends. Their love blossoms since 1994. On his wife's recent her 40th birthday, her hubby presented her an automobile and vowed to love her forever