If Funke Akindele, Di’ja, D’Banj and Banky W got ‘hooked’ up without the knowledge of the public, what makes you think Don Jazzy, Rita Dominic, Iyanya, Kate Henshaw, Chika Ike, Ara, Linda Ikeji, Genevieve Nnaji, Fathia Balogun, and more have not followed suit?
Explaining being single at 40 in a society where marriage is cherished is always a task. This is one reality a handful of Nigerian celebrities have come to terms with. And, of course, keeping a successful career and marriage does go hand-in-hand.
Regardless of the many deceits, torture and lies that some celebrities have had to battle in their marriages, they seem to be realising now that they cannot stay single forever.
So, for celebrities who are ripe for marriage and carry the burden of how their marriages will be perceived by the society, they now know that they can get married without the knowledge of the public. And break-up, if indeed they feel so constrained, without their knowledge too.
Until Di’ja had her baby, her marriage story was a rumour. But according to her manager, Ernest Julius Audu, she carried the pregnancy in Nigeria for some time before she travelled out of the country to have the baby.
He said, “The truth is that Di’ja is a very private person and she wants a very private life. She is a northern girl and they are not aloud people. They do not put their family life in the public. You will not find a typical Hausa girl exposing her private life.