…The Wives Of Celebrity Men We Hardly Talk About
There are so many celebrity women currently rocking the social scene, who we know, but whose husbands chose to keep a low profile. Some of their husbands just don’t like publicity. Some prefer to allow their spouses to take the shine.
Its the same thing with some male celebrities too. These men are popular by virtue of their high profile lifestyles. But their wives have chosen to keep a low profile also, for so many reasons.
In this Special report below, City People Editorial team reveal some of these male & female celebrities whose spouses are not well known like they are. It is an interesting list. Read on.
Queen of Gospel music, Tope Alabi is a Gospel music star everyone knows. Her name reverberates across the world. Right now, she is on top of her game. She is good. So good is Tope Alabi that there is no major Crusade or Concert anywhere around the Southwest that she will not feature prominently. So well loved and popular is she that her face is now on posters and bill boards, being used to attract people to crusades.
But many people don’t know her handsome husband Soji Alabi who is also popularly called Pope. He is a nice gentleman, who doubles as her Manager and Head of the band. He plays the keyboard. He is an easy going man who does not love publicity. They go to shows together.
Lets also tell you about Rev. Mrs. Esther Ajayi. She is a popular Woman of God who is well known globally. She is a big philantropist and she supports Gods work all around the world. For very many years, her husband Rev. Ademuyiwa Amuwaoluwa Ajayi has kept a low profile, allowing his wife to take the shine. Both have been close since their school days. They attended the same secondary school in Lagos.
There is also Princess Toyin Kolade, popularly called Iyalaje Apapa. When you sight this Maritime top shot, Princess Mrs Toyin Kolade, you wont stop admiring her high fashion sense and social presence at parties. While Princess Toyin Kolade is very visible on the social scene, her handsome husband of many years prefer to stay off social circle. Princess Toyin Kolade is happily married to Deputy Conptroller of Customs, Prince Kayode Kolade. You hardly see them together at parties because of the sensitive nature of her husband’s job which hardly allows him to socialize.
How about lady of style, Titilayo Chinedu? She is very stylish and highly fashion conscious. Many know her on Instagram as @titilayochinedu but not all know her husband who is an Abuja lawmaker. Her husband is Hon Emeka Chinedu who currently represents Ezinihitte Mbaise/Ahiazu Mbaise Federal Constituency of Imo State in the House of Reps. Many love to associate with her because of her cool nature. She hardly step out with her husband due to distance. They have been married for over 15 years and counting.
Alhaji Kunle Shakirudeen Atoyegbe is a Lagos bizman who has been praised to high heavens by many Nigeria music artists. He is the choice of the likes of K1. He is happily married to Alhaja Keji Atoyegbe, a top Lagos Fabric merchant around Mosaladi Jimoh. They hardly attend parties together but they enjoy every bliss of their marriage. They have been married for over 30 years and still counting.
Lets tell you about Dupe Shine Shine. Many who are familiar with the brand, Dupe Shine Shine owned by Alhaja Dupe Sanni will say that her husband keeps a low profile. Permit us to tell you that it is not the case. They may not attend parties together but they have been together for over 38 years.
Alhaja Bunmi popularly called Bismid is one of the big Beauty Brand in Lagos. Just like Shineshine cosmetics, this beautiful Lagos society woman enjoys marital bliss with her handsome hubby, Alhaji Lukman Agbeni, who also doubles as the Chairman of Bismid Group. Many who know Bismid will testify to the fact that her husband, Alhaji Lukman Agbeni who belongs to many top social clubs loves to keep a low profile.
Do you know that popular Naija celebrity Cop, CSP Dolapo Badmus has been married for 13 years? Not many know that she is married with 3 lovely kids and her husband is also a popular Naija Policeman who also wears same rank with her. He is CSP Abubakar and he is from the north and they hardly party together but they never fail to appreciate one another when the need arises.
Handsome CSP Saheed Egbeyemi, is one of the post popular Nigeria Male Cops in Lagos. He is the one in charge of Lagos State Taskforce and there is no Lagos business personnel who doesnt know who he is. Well, permit us to tell you that Saheed Egbeyemi has been married for over 10 years. The ebony handsome dude is married to Mrs. Egbeyemi who is a top Lagos Beautician and Entrepreneur of note.
They are Ibadan rich celebs who love to keep a low profile despite their wealth. It may be difficult to know that this duo are a couple. This is because they rarely attend parties together except on rare occasion. Otunba Deji Osinowo-Adeleye is one of the super rich hotel owners in Ibadan while his pretty wife, Tosin Osinowo runs a big cold-room business in Ibadan and also a top restaurant in Lagos. She is the brain behind “Ile Alamala” in Isolo. Mrs Tosin Osinowo is one of the stylish Lagos celebs many can’t stop admiring due to her high fashion sense. Distance is never a strain on their relationship but they attend parties together. They have been married for over 18 years and still staying strong.
Doyin Akinrinola fondly called Doyin Sweet is very popular on Lagos social scene but not many know that she has been married for over 14 years. Doyin Sweet is not just one of the most loved Lagos society babes, many who know she is happily married want to meet her handsome hubby. Well lets tell you that Doyin Sweet’s husband is an IVF Expert and Embryo Specialist in Lagos. The handsome dude is in his mid 40s. Though they step out at few events in Lagos but they are one of the young celebrity couples we hardly talk about.
Mrs. Maami Adeyemi is one of the closest pal of Mrs. Jumoke Oyeneyin, the fabric merchant of note. Maami Adeyemi is very popular and has been married for close to 30 years. Many seem to know Maami on Lagos social scene but not many know who her husband is. She is happily married to Engineer Adeyemi, a top Lagos Engineer.
Hajia Aishat Keshito Ajiboye is one of the Lagos happening babes in Lagos. She needs little or no introduction. She is very stylish and well loved. Though she got married few years ago but people don’t know Muhammed Farouk Ajiboye, her husband who is a top businessman abroad.
The brain behind Fabric4elites, Mrs Olaide Olohunwa is one of the cool headed rich Lagos celebrity women who doesn’t like to put her marriage on the spotlight. She is not just well educated, her fashion sense is top notch. She is married to NURTW boss, Alhaji Olohunwa. You may hardly see them stepping out together at Owambe but they have been married for over 18 years and still counting.
The Best way to describe top Lagos Hotelier, Alhaji Taofeek Ajadi Lawa is Mr. Cool. He is one of the rich Lagos young bizmen who don’t like noise. He owns that popular Lagos hotel “Lawa Hotel” which has over 4 branches in Lagos Island. Not many know that Alhaja Kudirat and Ajadi Lawa have been married for over 20 years and still counting. Though they hardly attend parties together but Alhaja Ajadi Lawa, the Ceo of Lawa Textile and her darling husband are one of the celebrity couples we hardly talk about.
Former Minister for Interior, Otunba Ademola Rasaq Seriki is one of the super rich Naija celebrity celebs whose wives we hardly talk about. The Lagos Island born Nigerian politician, teacher, businessman, accountant has 3 pretty wives. Their names are Remi Seriki, Wosilat Seriki and Hajia Bisket. Mrs Remi Seriki is a top Lagos Businesswoman who has been married to her first love for over 30 years. Though you may likely not see them stepping out together at Owambe but seeing them will remind you of their youthful days. They are so close and share a strong chord. So also is his 2nd wife, Mrs. Wosilat Demola Seriki. She is the younger sister of Aare of Lagos, Chief Rasak Akanni Okoya. They have been married for over 20 years and still counting.
Alhaji Mutiat & Alhaji Odeyeyinwa are a hot couple. The Odeyeyinwas are rich and well connected in Lagos and Ogun. They are the number one distributor of Dangote and Lafarge in South-West. Though they are rich but they don’t flaunt their wealth about because they like keeping low profile.
One NURTW big boy who has become a celebrity is Nurtw Lagos Chairman, Alhaji Musiliu Oluomo. Many don’t know that he is married to 3 beautiful wives. Though they hardly step out with him but they are always a delight at any Owambe.
APC chieftain, Hon Ayinla Batorla is one of the close APC allies of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. He is very popular as “Ayinla Seniyan”. He is a 3rd term member of Federal House of Assembly Member but many don’t know his pretty wife, Hajia Jolade Alake Batola. They hardly step out together because of distance between them. Hajia Batola stays in London but she parties a lot in Nigeria.
We must talk about Governor Seyi Makinde and his beautiful wife, Engr. Tamuno. The number 1 couple in Oyo State are blessed with 3 beautiful children, and the beautiful wife is not really a socialite but their current position as Oyo’s number one family has brought them out.
Do you know Prof. Wole Soyinka’s wife. Almost everybody know a thing or two about Professor Wole Soyinka, but few know about his marriage and his lively wife. The couple hardly steps out together and that is why a lot of people cannot link them together as husband and wife. Soyinka has been married three times. He married British writer Barbara Dixon in 1958; Olaide Idowu, a Nigerian librarian, in 1963; and Folake Doherty, his current wife, in 1989.
What about the current House of Representatives Speaker, Hon. Gbajabiamila? Alot of people can conveniently tell you about Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, but only a few know about his beautiful wife, Mrs. Salamatu Gbajabiamila, who is undoubtedly a fashionista. She is known in the Lagos social scene as a fashion icon.
Another couple we hardly talk about is Mr. Babatunde Gbadamosi and his lovely wife, Folasade Gbadamosi. This beautiful couple owns the popular housing estate, AMEN ESTATE, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos. This couple has been married for many decades. They used to live in the UK before they relocated back to Nigeria few years back.
Another big name on the list is Prince Kazeem Eletu-Odibo and his beautiful wife, Kate Eletu-Odibo. Although, the pretty lady has been living in, Paris France for more than 5 years now. This lovely couple marriage has been blessed with 3 kids.
What about Hon. Shina Peller and his lovely wife? The House of Representatives member, Hon. Shina Peller and his lovely wife, Ayobola Peller have a rich love story. Few months back, Hon.Shina and his wife, Ayobola Peller celebrated 14 years of being man and wife. The king of night life took to Instagram to praise his wife while also thanking her for all she has done.
This list will be incomplete without PDP governorship aspirant, Jimi Agbaje and his beautiful wife, Abiola Agbaje. The couple met as students at the University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University and dated for eight years before getting married. They have three children; two boys and a girl.They are undoubtedly one of the top couples in Nigeria.
What about Nigeria music icon, Adewale Ayuba and wife? How did they meet? Ayuba met his wife Azukaego Kwentoh at a cafeteria in Queens Borough Community College where he studied, and they got married in 1989. Kwentoh is from Onitsha-Oke, Anambra State in South Eastern Nigeria. They have been married for about 3 decades and are blessed with 3 lovely children.
Alhaji Abass Akande, popularly known as Obesere is married to a very pretty woman Tolanikawo. For almost three decades now, Obesere has been married to his wife, and they have been living happily. Few months back, Obesere was conferred as Agbaakin of Yorubaland while his wife bagged the Yeyeluwa Agbaakin of Yorubaland.
We can’t also forget Juju maestro, Abel Dosunmu, popularly called Mega 9’9. He is married to a pretty lady, Mrs. Bukky Dosunmu. Bukky is the younger sister of popular Lagos prophet, Isreal Oladele Ogundipe. They have been married for many years and their marriage is blessed with kids.
Genesis Pastor, Prophet Oladele Isreal Ogundipe and wife, Adesola Ogundipe are also a celebrity couple. They are one of the celebrity couples we hardly talk about. The name of the husband is widely known but little is known about his wife, Mrs Adesola. She recently gave birth to a bouncing baby girl few weeks back.
We should also talk about Akinloye Tofowomo, popularly called Shuga band and his pretty wife, Maria Tofomowo. They have been married for few years and blessed with many kids.
Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, is an activist, politician and a businessman. He became popular for his courageous role during the Ife and Modakeke war. But only few know about his wife, Mrs. Toyosi Adeyemo. This lovely couple hardly step out together because Mrs. Toyosi lives abroad with their kids.
Apostle Joseph Agboli and wife, Pastor (Mrs) Blessing remain one of the most admired couples in the Nigerian Christian community. Their ministry is regarded as one of the most enduring Pentecostal churches in Nigeria having been established since 1995 with a congregation that continues to grow in leaps and bounds. The very beautiful Pastor (Mrs) Blessings is a lawyer by training and an accomplished business woman with a flair for looking good all the time.
Another couple in the Christian community that we hardly talk about is Dr. Daniel Olukoya, founder, MFM and his beautiful wife, Shade. This hugely respected couple very rarely attend social functions. You can only catch them at any of the church’s major programme. But they are an amazing couple that most people would be overjoyed to have in their midst at events.
Hon.Desmond Elliot and wife, Victoria are a top celebrity couple we rarely talk about too. Actor turned lawmaker Desmond Elliot got married to his wife who was a banker at the time in 2003 in Akwa Ibom. They are blessed with beautiful children They have two sets of twins making four altogether.
Hon. Funmi Tejuoso and husband, Kayode Tejuoso one of the sons of Oba Tejuoso make a great couple. The beautiful politician and former lawmaker has been married to her husband, Kayode Tejuoso for several years and they have four children together. They attend only A-list functions.
Comedian Teju Babyface and wife, Tobi, are a celebrity couple we all admire. They are young, cute and so into each other. They are also one couple we do not talk about often.
Femi Falana and wife, Funmi are an amazing pair. They are both accomplished legal practitioners and human rights activists. They are also the proud parents of hip-hop star and actor, Falz. They have been married for over three decades and they are blessed with children who are all doing well.
Media mogul, John Momoh and his beautiful wife, Olusola, who’s also a renowned broadcaster, are a couple we also hardly talk about because they seldom have time to attend social functions and be in our faces as much as we would love them to. An amazing couple they are.
Finance and banking guru, Tony Elumelu, the UBA and Heirs Holdings Chairman and his wife, Awele, who’s a medical doctor, are a powerful couple people rarely talk about. And this is because they are a private pair. Apart from Tony who’s philanthropic youth empowerment programme which brings him out into the open often times, you rarely see them in public flaunting their enormous wealth.
Another finance and banking guru, Jim Ovia, the Chairman of Zenith Bank, and wife, Kay, are also a couple many would envy. This is because they have been married for a long time and they have remained in love ever since. They are blessed with wonderful children who are making them proud.
Billionaire oil magnate, Ifeanyi Ubah and his wife, Uchenna, are people we hardly talk about simply because they do not like to be in the news all the time. They have five children together.
Pastor Poju Oyemade is the founder and Senior Pastor of Covenant Christian Centre, Lagos. Pastor Poju is simply a teacher of the word of faith. He got married to the media personality, Toyin Fajuyigbe on Feb 7, 2015. They were joined together by Bishop David Oyedepo of Winners Chapel at the Covenant Christian Centre Iganmu, Lagos.
Dr. Tony Rapu is a medical doctor, life coach and the Senior Pastor and founder of the House of Freedom, a group ministry comprising The Present House and freedom foundation. Pastor Tony is married to beautiful Nkoyo Rapu, who is also a Pastor and a woman of diverse interests and skills. She’s the founder of Bethesda child support, an Agency she established in 2001.
Popular Abuja Pastor, Dr Paul Enenche is a trained Medical Doctor, called of God into full time ministry with a heavy Apostolic and Prophetic mantle Senior Pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, with the headquarters situated at the Lord’s Garden, along the airport road, Abuja, Nigeria got married to Dr. Becky, a beautiful, intelligent, supportive Medical Doctor, also called of God into full time ministry. And together, they have four blessed children.
Gentle looking and spirit filled Pastor; Godman Akinlabi is the Lead Pastor of The Elevation Church, Lagos. A pastor with over 20 years of experience, he is a seasoned and highly sought-after speaker, trainer and consultant who has taught and inspired people in conferences and churches around the world.
This great man of God is happily married to his hearthrob, beautiful Bolarinwa, who is also a teacher and minister of the gospel and they both have two beautiful children.
The handsome, dark in complexion Pastor; Bolaji Idowu is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Harvesters International Christian Centre (HICC), with three branches; in Gbagada, Ikeja and Lekki.
Pastor B, as his congregants fondly call him, started his ministry as an Accounting undergraduate at the University of Lagos. He is happily married to an epitome of beauty, Omowunmi and the union is blessed with three wonderful children.
Pastor Kingsley Okonkwo, is a lover of God with a heart full of compassion for people.
This Pastor is married to the elegant Mildred. She is the founder and convener of the Just Us Girls Conference which has attracted women in their thousands. Their union is blessed with lovely children.
Lagos Pastor, Akintunde Kolade is the Centre Pastor of CLAM Prayer Centre Lekki, Lagos. He’s a certified Church Administrator. He was trained as a Deliverance Minister by Pastor Wole Oladiyun. Pastor Akintunde Kolade is a seasoned Sales, Marketing and Marketing Communication Practitioner with experience in Insurance, FMCG, advertising and breweries spanning twelve years. He’s a core pulpit preacher, astute deliverance minister.
Pastor Akintunde is married to Oluwaseun Atinuke, and their union is blessed with two children.
Pastor Dotun Ojelabi is the founder of Covenant Harvest Christian International Ministry, a thriving and fast growing ministry in Lagos, Pastor Ojelabi who recently clocked 50, also got married to a beautiful woman, Adetutu, a minister of the Gospel. Their union is blessed with lovely grown up children.
Pastor Amos Fenwa is a distinguished man of God with a very clear vision to “raise a people of value-added lives, destined to make positive impact in their generation”.
Amos Fenwa is the President of “Holyghost Leadership Institute”, Fenwa is happily married to Esther Fenwa, a co-partner in the work of ministry, and they are blessed with children.
Kemi Balogun is the pretty wife of Bolaji Balogun, the son of Otunba Subomi Balogun. She is popularly known for her motivational forum, Rebirth Women Ministry. Her husband is the Chairman of Lafarge Africa and CEO of Chapel Hill Denham.
The pretty wife of Oando boss, Bola Tinubu is a stylish icon and corporate woman to the core. She is also very prominent on the social media. She runs a foundation on advocacy for child abuse, Ceceyara Foundation. The child abuse advocate is married to a corporate business man, Wale Tinubu.
One of the veteran actresses of our time, Ego Boyo is also social media savvy. The award winning foremost actress is married to Mofe Boyo, a silent millionaire and the DMD of Oando Group.
The Lagos State Commissioner, Tunji Bello is married to an amiable, woman, Prof Ibiyemi Bello, an erudite scholar who was the Deputy Vice Chancellor at the Lagos State University. She was also acting VC of the same school.
Legal luminary, Justice Adeniyi Onigbanjo and his wife Jibike are also another couple where the husband is more of a corporate man while the wife jostles between corporate and social sector. You will not see them step out together at many events because of the kind of job Justice Adeniyi does. He is a judge of Lagos high court. His wife, Jibike Onigbanjo is one of the beautiful society women rocking the party scene, she is so popular especially in the midst of the Lagos public office holders where she is playing big. She is a top shot at Lagos State Development and Property Corporation, LSDPC. She is the Head of Marketing at the Corporation.
An history graduate with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Benin, the CEO of CMC connect is widely connected within the corporate and social space. The Secretary General of Igbobi College Old Boys Association, Icoba is the president of African Public Relation Association, APRA, and the group CEO of CMC connect. He is married to Oyinkansola, a businesswoman turned lawyer who once called the shot at Olanihun Ajayi & Co.
Another power couple is Asue Ighodalo, the elder brother of Pastor Ituah Ighodalo and his pretty wife, Ifehinwa Ighodalo. Asue is very scarce on the social scene but very prominent within the coporate sector. He is the Group chairman of Levene Energy Group, Managing Partner of Banwo & Ighodalo. He has been the Chairman of The Board at Sterling Bank Plc. since July 2014 and serves as a Director of AiQ Capital Management Limited, Kakawa Discount House Limited and Zacchi & Krome Limited also as Non Executive Director of Dangote Flour Mills PLC and Cardinal Stone. His pretty wife, Ifeyinwa Ighodalo holds B.Sc. in Accountancy from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, but upon realizing her passion for interiors, in 1987, she established Design Options Ltd., a prestigious interior decorating and furniture manufacturing outfit.
Dr. Tosin Ajayi and Helen Ajayi’s marriage is waxing stronger by the day. Dr Tosin is the Group Managing Director/CEO of First Foundation and Chairman/CEO of Africa Future Limited. His wife, Helen Ajayi was raised in England. She won the most coveted Miss Nigeria crown in 1979 at the young age of 19. This lawyer who has practiced for over 35 years is a writer and was also active as a columnist in the 1990s. She is currently the CEO of Media Business Company and founder of HELP, Helen English Learning Programme.
Not until Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat (popularly known as Femi Hamzat) became the Deputy Governor of Lagos, nothing or less is known about his pretty wife, Oluremi Hamzat.Even Dr Hamzat is a very quiet civil servant when he was holding sway in Lagos before his recent position when he was serving the state in different capacities. He is very popular within the political space. He was appointed as the Commissioner for Ministry of Science & Technology, Lagos State in August 2005 and held that position until June 2011. Thereafter, he was reappointed Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure by Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola’s administration on July 4, 2011. He is married to Mrs. Oluremi Hamzat, who many do not know, he met in Ibadan precisely at University of Ibadan.
The woman of many firsts and corporate guru, Ibukun Awosika is the first female Chairman of First Bank Plc. The entrepreneur cum pastor is also very much in the public face but many don’t know her husband. Her husband, Abiodun Awosika is the CEO of Excel Exploration & Production Company Limited.
Former Lagos Deputy Governor, Sarah Sosan is also another beautiful dame who is also very popular. Not many people know her husband as much. She is married to Engr. Seyi Sosan.
Bishop Feb Idahosa is the first son and child of late Bishop Idahosa who serves as the Bishop of the headquarter branch of Church of God Mission International in Benin City. His adorable wife, Laurie is a Reverend at the CGMI and is also the Senior Pastor of Church Unusual in Benin City. They also both work as Administrators in Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, where Feb serves as the President and Laurie serves as the Director of Campus Life.
They got married in 2002. They have been blessed with three sons, Feb Jr., Nathaniel and Judah.
Chris Ubosi is the CEO of Megalectrics Limited, operators of Classic FM 97.3, The Beat 99.9FM and Naija FM 102.7. He is married to his sweetheart of 21 years, Ijeoma Ubosi. If you are conversant with the couple, they usually celebrate all their milestones on their social media pages. They are so much into each other. Chris has been actively involved in the Telecommunications and Broadcasting Industries in Nigeria.
His wife, Ijeoma is the founder and CEO of Kontessa, a multi- -branch fashion retail store, and of Arsenal Ventures, and has been a successful entrepreneur for over a decade. Ijeoma or ‘Kontessa,’ as she is fondly known in Lagos is a graduate of university of reading, UK.
Ace Pilot, Captain Najomo is the husband of elegant and stylish Martha Najomo ,a foremost jeweller. She deals in exquisite gem stones, Diamond and her clientele base is enormous. She is also the sister of former Senate President’s wife Felicia Wabara. Their marriage is well over 2 decades and they are usually a delight at parties.
Biodun Okesanjo is not as popular as his wife, Montai. He is a bit reserved and steps out once in a while if there is a need for it, Some people don’t even know who Montai’s husband is because he is on the quiet side. He is an accomplished businessman. His wife Montai was trained as a mass communicator at the University of Lagos, her NYSC was at the defunct Savannah Bank from where she later joined the Commercial Department of Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). She runs the popular shoe shop Montai which she set up in 1994.
Olukorede Adenowo (professionally called K.O) is the dashing husband of corporate and stylish icon, Jumoke Adenowo. He is currently Chief Executive Officer Standard Chartered Bank, The Gambia and Senegal and Non Executive Director at Standard Chartered Bank Sierra Leone. He is a corporate man to the core. His wife who is an Architect is more popular than him. Olajumoke Olufunmilola Adenowo is an award-winning African architect, entrepreneur and philanthropist. She is also a public speaker, radio host and author. She is the founder of the boutique architecture and interior design firm AD Consulting, based in Lagos.
Teni Zaccheus is the husband of popular event planner, Yewande Zacheaus. Yewande is more of the social type than her husband. Though Yewande left the corporate sector to fully diversify into event business, her Husband, Teni is the Chairman, Board of Directors, Alps Consultancy and Technologies Limited. He is also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Zacchi & Krome Limited.He also holds the Chairmanship of Eventful Limited and directorship in several other notable companies amongst others. Yewande is the pioneer in the field of events planning and consulting through Eventful Ltd which she established under 2002. She has 2 event centres in her control, City Hall, Lagos Island and Harbour Point, Victoria Island. She is the convener of Fiesta of Flavour, the beauty souk and a Founding Trustee and past Chairperson of Women in Management and Business (WIMBIZ).
They are a well known celebrity couple. Alhaja Bola Owoyemi is the pretty wife of Protea Hotel Chairman, Chief Tajudeen Owoyemi, she is one of the top textile merchants in Lagos and runs the popular Rikaz Fabric store in the eye-brow of Ikeja.
The Iyalaje of Odua Market, Chief Mrs Omolara Akinsanya is the boss of popular fabric store, Affordables, she is also the CEO of Aftermeals Catering services and All Is Well Stores. She is very popular within the society space than her husband. She is a big time fabric merchant. She is married to a Doctor, Lawrence Akinsanya who runs the popular Amuwo Odofin Hospital, AMC in Lagos.
The former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Adejoke Orelope Adefulire is also another lady whose antecedents as the former Commissioner for women in Lagos has put her on a high pedestal. She is also more popular than her husband, she is married to Barrister Abiodun Adefulire, a retired magistrate.
One society woman who also prominent on the social scene is Iyabo Balogun, the pretty wife Dembal Generator boss, Demola Balogun. The couple is very well known but not much has been written about them. Iyabo Balogun is a big time businesswoman.
Chief Mrs. Kemi Nelson is the APC Women Leader and a 2-time commissioner in Lagos. She is one of the style matriarchs in Nigeria and one unique thing about her is her signature Gele. Her husband, Mr. Adeyemi Nelson is very quiet and on the reserved side.
The amazing boss of Regalia couture, Funmi Ajila Ladipo, is the beautiful wife of the Insurance Guru, Rufus Ladipo, the boss of STB Mac Ann. She is also a show stopper at parties.
Nike Ayeni is the boss of Inside Out Boutique, she is married to Biola Ayeni, The CEO of Affordable cars in Ikeja.
On the list is foremost businessman, Chief Tunde and Olanrewaju Majekodunmi of Redeemed ,City of David Parish in Victoria Island. They are also one of the society couples who have many well connected friends within the corridors of power.
Rita Emerhor, is the stylish and young looking wife of Olorogun Otega Emerhor. She is doing well in her business and her husband is the Chairman of Standard Alliance Insurance and also a senatorial candidate in Delta State. They are both stylish celebrity couple.
Ify is the young and beautiful wife of Chief Cletus Ibeto (OON), the Chairman of Ibeto Group whose name rings a bell in the manufacturing industries as he has his hands in many pies. Beautiful Ify is a lawyer and she takes care of Chief Ibeto’s home. He is a big player in cement manufacturing and also the President of Nnewi Chamber of Commerce. Chief Ibeto is popular but his wife is on the reserved side and rarely goes out.
Chief Micheal Ade Ojo is one of the most industrious men in Nigeria. His beautiful young wife is Funmi whom he married when she was in her early 30s. He is highly revered though not really a socialite per say, but he still graces A-list parties around town especially if the celebrant is his friend. He is the chairman of Elizade Motors, the largest and biggest distributor of Toyota cars in Nigeria. People rarely talk about them.
Princess Roseline Omolara Osipitan is an Oil baron. She is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of First Royal Oil and Gas and also the President of the Women Wing of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN). She hails from Ondo State and is married to Prince Bola Osipitan, who is also a top oil and gas businessman.
Chief Judge of Lagos, Hon. Justice Mrs Funmilayo Atilade, daughter of late Hon. Justice Williams and sister of the immediate past Chief Judge of Lagos State, Hon. Justice Mrs Ayo Philips is a woman who loves her job and also loves to grace her friend’s parties. She is married to Dr. Magnus Atilade, a gregarious socialite who is a member of the Yoruba Tennis Club, a member of the Ikoyi Club and Co. They are also on this list of celebrity couples we hardly talk about.
Abisoye Saudat Olorunnimbe is another uptown lady too. She is another pretty babe of the Adegbites who has penchant for looking nice. She is married to one of ex-Governors Fashola’s aides, Idris Olorunnimbe. He was Governor Fashola’s aide for over 7 years as a Senior Special Adviser. This couple is popular but hardly talked about.
Doyin Makanjuola is in her 60s but she is a beautiful woman who is aging gracefully. She is the wife of top bizman and Caverton Helicopter boss, Chief Adeniyi Makanjuola. They rarely step out together but they are on our celebrity couples list.
TV gal and publisher of repute, Adesuwa Onyenokwe and her husband, Ikechukwu are on this list. Ikechukwu is an engineer and Management Consultant from Ndokwa East, Delta State.
The delectable wife of Lagos Tax Chief, Tunde Fowler, Rosemary is another cute and highly reserved socialite. Though Rosemary Fowler is not the regular social bird you see at parties but she majorly attends with her husband because of her husband’s status.
Popular fabric merchant, Kuburat Shokunbi of Kubis Fabrics in Lagos Island is married to popular socialite, Akeem Shokunbi.
Northen Beauty, Sarah Bunu is the daughter of former FCT Minister and she is the pretty wife of former Police IG, MD Abubarkar. They are both one sweet couple rocking the north.
Madam Bunmi Afolabi is married to Chief Owolabi from the popular Kasomo family in Lagos.
Lagos Society woman, Jumoke Oyeneyin is married to Noah Oyeneyin, a foremost businesswoman. Jumoke recently opened a luxury fabric store in Lekki.
Lady Elizabeth is married to Orange Drugs boss, Sir Tony Ezenna. They are blessed with many children.
The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Owu Kingdom in Abeokuta, Prince Bolu Akin Olugbade has been described as the world’s biggest Rolls-Royce collector. He is so obsessed with the brand that he buys every released model of the exotic car. He is very popular but nothing is known about his wife. he is the husband of Mrs. Oladunni Olugbade, a big time business woman.
They are a hot couple, rich and sophisticated. They never make so much noise about their achievements but they are big in every sense of it. Aare Bashir Fakorede is a business mogul and Chairman of Bash Oil, Aare Bashir Fakorede has invested his life on Petroleum, Oil & Gas business. His wife, the petite, delectable and beautiful Tayo is the MD of Bash Oil where her husband plays the chairmanship role.
Jumai is the pretty wife of ex-UBA Bank CEO, Philip Oduoza. Highly reserved and not an Owambe person. Even her husband is not the very social type who attends events except his official events. The dark and tall Jumai complements her husband in every way. When you see her you notice how she carefully chooses her ensemble which suits her perfectly well. Jumai is an Engineer, she attended Ivy league schools and is from a rich pedigree. She also does Charity work.
Since her husband, Segun Agbaje, became Managing Director of GT Bank Plc, Derin has left no one in doubt that she greatly complements his towering corporate status. The better half of the bank chief also takes time to rock the social scene. Blessed with a beautiful gait and poise, she is savouring the delight of owambe parties. She is a silverspoon kid, her mother, late Mrs. Toyin Olakunri, is the first female Chartered Accountant in Nigeria.
Chioma Wigwe is the pretty wife of Herbert Wigwe, FCA who serves as the Group Deputy Managing Director of Access Bank Plc. He has in his possession an impressive and intimidating CV. She is also a professional and seasoned consultant. She takes care of the home front and hardly steps out with her husband except for official functions which necessitate her presence. The Harvard business school graduate was at GTB for 10 years before he left and rose to become the Executive Director of Access Bank Plc.
Helen Omowunmi is the beautiful and robust wife of ex-First Bank MD, Bisi Onasanya. She is in her late 50s and does not look it at all. Born in 1962, She runs Steve and Helen, a company where she stocks and imports high grade of different cosmetics and other goods which she sells in wholesales. An entrepreneur right from when she left University, she started her business in 1988. She learnt how to trade from her grandmother and she hails from Osun State. She attended Sijuade Nursery School, and then Mayflower Secondary School, Ikenne and Lagos State Polytechnic, where she studied Insurance. They have been married for over 25 years.
Until a few years ago, Banke Balogun, nee Alakija, ranked among the hottest bachelorettes in town. But since she got married to MD, FCMB, Ladi Balogun, she has reduced her social outings such that she is no longer a common face in the Lagos social space, even though she still graces some events in the company of Ladi Balogun, her busy husband and Managing Director of First City Monument Bank. Banke now prefers to spend quality time with her immediate family. Her husband, Ladi Balogun, is perhaps the most popular of the sons of Otunba Subomi Balogun, she steps out at functions either in company of her husband or her friends.
Adesua is the pretty wife of Uzoma Dozie, the former Managing Director of a defunct Diamond Bank. Her husband being a prominent Banker, she also works. She has her own powerful position with GE, and she travels all the time, to West Africa or Atlanta. She practically lives on the plane. She is an Executive Counsel at West Africa, GE, she was a Marketing, customer and commercial counsel, Eurasia Africa Group of the Cocacola Company starting from a Senior Operations Counsel, North and West Africa Business Unit to Senior Operations Counsel, Cocacola Nigeria Company as well.