What No One Will Tell You
It is that special season again, the moment of celebration of love and gifts sharing among lovers, family, friends and associates. It is the popular Saint Valentine’s Day.
Since the love feast, as it could be best described, was introduced in the 19th century, there has always been an exchange of greeting cards, gifts, roses and love messages. Though public holiday has not been attached to ‘Valentine’s Day’ celebration but people still find time to celebrate one another. As Valentine’s Day is being celebrated all over the world, the case however is no different in Ibadan, the capital city of Oyo State.
In case you don’t know, Ibadan celebrity couples are very romantic. They have proven over the years that one can be successful and sociae and still be romantic. Over the years too, some of these celebrity couples have been understudied and it is crystal clear that most of them pamper their lovers on this special day. Some of them even go to an extent of doing shopping abroad. In fact, it has always been a tendered, peaceful, romantic, colourful, fun-filled atmosphere at some selected locations. Interestingly too, many celebrity couples that are based in Lagos do come to Ibadan on Valentine’s Day. They would like to do away with hustling and bustling of Lagos State. In this special report, City People’s DARE ADENIRAN presents to you 50 hot Ibadan celebrity couples and how they will celebrate Valentine’s Day. Enjoy it.
GOVERNOR SEYI MAKINDE & TAMUNOMININI MAKINDE
For those who may not know, the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde is a family to the core. He doesn’t joke with his children and wife. Despite being a billionaire, Seyi Makinde still cooks for his immediate family whenever he feels like. Before he became the governor, the Makindes love spending quality time together, be it in their America home or anywhere in the world. He is a reserved man and his wife, Tamunominini is his best friend. They love and cherish each other. Though as Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde may not have the luxury time, but he will definitely show his wife and their children on a special occasion like this.
SENATOR ABIOLA AJIMOBI & FLORENCE AJIMOBI
As tough and discipled as the former Governor of Oyo, Senator Isiaq Abiola Ajimobi is, he is still very romantic. He doesn’t joke with his family and same goes for Chief (Mrs.) Florence Ajimobi. They are lovely couple and they refer to one another as ‘Daddy’ and Mummy’. Those who are close to them can testify to the fact that Senator Abiola Ajimobi and his beautiful wife are highly romantic.
SENATOR TESLIM & ANGELA FOLARIN
Senator Teslim Kolawole Folarin, the senator representing Oyo Central in the country’s Upper Chamber and his wife Angela are super couple in Ibadan. They are lovely, lively and respected couple. Even without Valentine, Senator Folarin and Barr. Angela Folarin don’t joke with their holidays. So if they are not abroad due to the husband’s tight schedule as a serving senator, they will still spend quality time together on Val’s Day. Even if they don’t go anywhere, their house (in Abuja or Ibadan) has an Olympic size swimming pool. They are perfect example of an excellent couple. They work hard and play hard too.
FEMI & BIMPE OYE
To say Femi Oye, the Ibadan super rich businessman is romantic is like stating an obvious. He is known to be a very good family man. Femi and Bimpe Oye compliment each other and they are one of the most celebrated couples in Ibadan. At a period like this, there must be loads of gift from Harrods for Bimpe. Femi is a big spender and have taste for quality things.
SOJI & FOLAKE AKANBI
SOJ, as the former senator who represented Oyo South in the Nigeria’s Senate is popularly called and his beautiful wife are another hot, if not the hottest couple in Ibadan. They are inseparable. If you see Soji Akanbi at any social function, Folake must be there. Folake is a travels and tours expert and she must have package something nice the occasion like this.
FEMI & PEJU BABALOLA
Jogor Event Centre boss, Engineer Femi Babalola and his lovely wife, Peju, are wonderful couple. This period has always been a special time for them, if they don’t throw get together for friends then they must go for private special treat.
GANIYU & NENNETH SONUBI
That the Casa Lucio Event Centre boss, Asiwaju Ganiyu Sonubi is romantic is an open secret in Ibadan. He adores and loves his wife, Nenneth Sonubi to a fault. They are one of the most celebrated couples in town. It has always been a shower of expensive gifts from both sides at a time like this. Gaso, as the husband is popularly called, is a great shopper. He shops at expensive stores in Paris and all. So every Valentine is always been a showers of love and gifts.
BASHIR & BISI KUTI
Alhaji Bashir Kuti, BKK Ultimo boss and his wife, Bisi are superb couple in Ibadan. He doesn’t joke with his wife and children.
TUNDE & BOLA OLOGBURO
After Soji Akanbi and Folake, Alhaji Tunde Ologburo and his wife, Bola are another hot and respected couple in Ibadan. They attend social functions together. They always spend private time together on Val’s Day.
SOJI & EMI ADEJUMO
It is always been a sweet and warm moment for both Professor Soji Adejumo and his lovely wife, Emi. They are ‘Alakowes’ as Yoruba people would call an educated fellow. So they are lovely and romantic couple.
REUBEN & SUNMBO FAMUYIBO
Otunba Reuben and Erelu Sumbo Famuyibo need no introduction in Ibadan and to say they are romantic is like an understament. They are so passionate about each other and you can’t fight any of them without getting into a bigger trouble with the other. Valentine’s Day celebration is always cool around them.
GBENRO & FUNSHO ADEGBOLA
They belong to the class of the ‘Alakowes’ too. The Vale College Proprietress and daughter of the late Cicero, Chief Bola Ige, Mrs. Funsho and her husband, Gbenro Adegbola are an adorable couple in Ibadan.
MUYIWA & OYINDA IGE
The son of late Chief Ajibola Ige, Architect Muyiwa Ige and Oyinda love story is an interesting one. They met and married in a divined manner and they have become each other’s best friend ever since. Muyiwa Ige is the type that takes his wife out for a movie or a very private location in this period.
DEBOLA & FUNMI ROBOTH
Dr. Debola and Barr. Funmi Roboth are well loved and highly celebrated couple in Ibadan. They always stand out at social functions and that has been the trend over the years.
MUYIWA & OMOLARA OJO
Whenever you see them you seen the sign of love and affection all over them. In fact, you don’t have to be told that they couple before you notice that. Muyiwa Ojo, the RSS Property boss and his lovely wife, Omolara are one of the best lovers around.
BAYO & SEYI ADELABU
Though the Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Chief Bayo Adelabu rarely steps out with his wife at social functions but one thing that can’t be taken away from him is the fact that he is a family man to the core.
DEMOLA & YETUNDE OLOKUTA
If you are familiar with Ibadan social circle you must have heard about Demola and Yetunde Olokuta. Demola is into Quary business while his lovely wife, Yetunde deals in jewellery, shoes and bags. They are wonderful couple and they spoil each other silly at a period like this.
DEMOLA & YINKA AGBOOLA
Both of them are friendly and always happy, which explains why they are well loved. And that is also responsible for the un diluted love between them.
JIDE & BOSE AGBEJA
When you talk of top celebrity couples in Ibadan, Jide and Bose Agbeja will be in the front role. Not only on the social scene but also in business and as one of the highly successful couples in town.
DEJI & YEMISI OSHIBOGUN
Space F.M boss, Otunba Deji Oshibogun and his banker wife, Yemisi are both successful. But aside that, Otunba Deji Oshibogun is a family man who doesn’t joke with home at all and romantic too. He loves to spend quality time with wife at a time like this.
YINKA & TEMITOPE AYEFELE
The Tungba Gospel maestro, Yinka Ayefele and his wife, Temitope are excellent couple. They have shown young couples the right way to about love and the way to being loved. This Valentine’s Day celebration is definitely going to be a different one for both of them. Their long time request has been granted by God. As they have been blessed with a set of triplets.
TAOFEEK & BIODUN ARAPAJA
The former Deputy Governor of Oyo State and ex-Ambassador to Jordan, Taofeek Arapaja and his amiable wife, Biodun are no doubt one of the most celebrated couples in Ibadan. They have always been beside each other at functions except if Mrs. Arapaja is abroad. This Valentine’s celebration is going to be special; they are both in Nigeria and may plan something interesting.
LAIDE & BOLATITO OLADEJI
The astute banker Laide Oladeji and wife, Bolatito are very popular in Ibadan. Though they are both reserved and each other’s best friend. They are gist partners and unknown to some people, Alhaji Olaide is a family man to the core. He can spend any amount of money on his family. In a time this, Laide is the type that will take his wife out for a special treat.
YAYA & MONSURAT BUSARI
They are also one of the top celebrity couples in Ibadan. Yaya Surveyor as he is popularly called and wife are highly romantic.
KAZEEM & DEOLA ASHAGIDIGBI
This couple are one of the young celebrity couples in town. Their presence at social functions and how they are always over each other explain the strong love between. Those who know them very well attested to the fact that they are warm and accommodating even to outsiders.
A.K & IDARA AHMADU
Engineer and Idara Amodu are one of the rich hot couples. They are very prominent in Ibadan and they are well loved too.
YINKA & BISI FASUYI
There is no doubt in the fact that Yinka Fasuyi and his wife, Bisi are a celebrated couple in Ibadan.
DAPO & TOSIN LAM-ADESINA
They are young couple with so much love around them. Dapo loves and cherish his family.
JELILI & OTOLOLA ADESIYAN
The former Minister of Police Affairs, Hon. Jelili Adesiyan and his wife, Otolola, over the years, have be an outstanding couple. They have confirmed that times without number and that is why they are loved. They are both members of the prestigious Ibadan Golf Club (IGC) and their club is most likely stage a Valentine’s show for couples.
SHINA & TINUKE ALABI
For sometime now, Hon. Shina Alabi has been stepping out with his lovely wife, Tinuke, at parties. Their love is become stronger by the day and people are beginning to tag them ‘loving doves’.
WOLE & MORENIKE ARISEKOLA
You have to see Oke’badan Oil & Gas boss and the Chairman, Association of Online Media Practitioners of Nigeria (AMPON) Wole Arisekola in action when it comes with family matter. He doesn’t joke with his family at all. And same thing goes to his wife. He is a family man to the core. In fact, he just came back from Dublin where his family reside. He has become a tradition for him to spend the long vacation of the year, which Christmas and New Year’ with his family and that is aside the periodic visits. He is one of those who will celebrate Valentine with their spouses across the ocean.
FEMI & JUMOKE AKERELE
Femi Akerele, the President of Ibadan Polo Club and his lovely wife, Jumoke are another lovely couple in Ibadan. They are always all over each whenever you see them at social functions. Femi Akerele is a handsome guy and a loving and caring husband to his wife.
YOMI & DOTUN OLAITAN
This year’s Valentine’s Day celebration is indeed a special one for Otunba Yomi and Yeye Adedotun Olaitan. The wife will clock 50 on 23rd February, 2020. They are presently planning a mega party and may have to plan a holiday after the whole thing.
WALE FOWOSERE & WIFE
He is charge of the popular plastic furniture company (Omo Gafo) in Ibadan. Wale Omo Gafo, she is popularly known, works hard and doesn’t joke with a moment like this, to show love not only to his wife and family but those around him.
YINKA & KEMI JAMES
The Ibadan-based Juju musician, Yinka James, popularly known as Adonai, is a lovable man. He adores and showers his wife with lots of love and affections at any given point in time. Yinka and Kemi are two lovebirds, they are inseparable.
ENGR. & MRS. TOYIN TAIWO
Engr. Taiwo and his wife are a well known couple in Ibadan. Their Valentine’s celebration always come with so much fun and gifts.
SEMIU ADENEKAN & WIFE
Semite is a businessman and a socialite per excellence. He plays big in the entertainment industry and holds a lot of meeting. But despite a these, he is highly romantic. He doesn’t joke with his wife and children.
GENERAL & MRS. PEJU MURAINA
General Muraina and his beautiful wife who runs the popular Mauve Event Centre in Ibadan, Alhaja Dupe Muraina are like old wine. They keep getting better and better with age, in age and other areas. They are perfect example of what a lovable couple should look like.
OTUNBA ABIMBOLA DAVIES & WIFE
Otunba Abimbola Davies is a lovable man but highly unpredictable. He can do anything for love. He loves and pampers his wife always. On an occasion like this, he will spoil his wife with gifts.
WALE & AJOLOLA SHODIPO
Otunba Wale Shodipo loves his wife, Ajolola to a fault. Those who know both of them can testify to the fact that they are each other’s best friend. Shodipo is full of surprises and can do anything for his wife and children.
AYO OGUNDELE & WIFE
The Davies Hotel boss, Ayo Ogundele and his wife are lovable couple in Ibadan. Ayo knows how to treat his wife right on an occasion like this.
GBENGA OBEMBE & WIFE
The popular socialite and businessman, Gbenga Obembe and his adorable wife are one of the respected celebrity couples in Ibadan. They are both prayer warriors. Gbenga always showers his wife with gifts on Valentine.