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In Africa it’s a rare occurrence for men to date women that are older than them. Age is nothing but a number as they say. We must accept love wherever it finds us, right? Sigh! It would however seem that the stigma is lifting, as more Nigerian women are openly dating and even marrying their young lovers, not caring what the world thinks; and why should they?  Well, these women certainly think so, banishing tradition and living out their dream love lives. And yes, you know them.

Oh well, today i would love us to take a peep into the private lives of our very own Nigerian celebrities with daring age gaps between them and their women.

Florence Ita-Giwa and Chidi Mokeme
Chidi Mokeme in the days of yore was known face on the fashion runway. He later joined the then new rave, Nollywood, where his height, muscular frame, gait and strong delivery paved a way for him to be recognized in the Nigeria movie industry within a short period. Soon he became a subject of hush hush discussion as it concerns his lovey dovey relationship with Florence Ita-Giwa, a celebrity woman cum politician said to be almost twenty years older than him. The duo however, parted ways due to pressure.

Anne Njemanze and Silver Ojieson
There is a five-year age difference between Anne Njemanze and Silver Ojieson. The duo got wedded in 2013 but barely a year later the marriage crashed. Anne was earlier married to actor/musician Segun Arinze. However, the romance between the two voice-over acts crashed so suddenly what friends of Segun that accompanied him to Imo State for the traditional marriage rites were shocked to the born marrow. Questions are being asked whether the ‘Domitilla’ star actress, who has a teenage daughter, is jinxed in her love affairs.

Queen Ure Okezie and Emmanuel Okolosi
Queen Ure Okezie is now biting her fingers in regret for every marrying a much younger man, Emmanuel Okolosi (Aka Soul E) who is now a pastor in South Africa. Queen, daughter of a former Nigerian Health Minister, was a banker before quitting to have shot at music. She got into a relationship with Soul E and despite the open condemnation of the affair by some of her friends and fans she stuck to it.
However, the relationship crashed just when Queen thought she had silenced those criticizing her genuine intention. It was alleged that Soul E’s secret wedding to a lady based in Abuja was the last straw that broke the camel’s back.

Lola Omotayo and Peter Okoye
Lola Omotayo and Peter Okoye of Psquare have an age difference of six years between them. The two lover-birds solemnized their marriage some four years ago amidst talk that Peter’s family especially his twin brother in the Psquare music group, Paul, were against the relationship majorly on account of the disparity in the couples’ age. To date, the bad blood that the marriage generated is believed to have resulted in the new announced split of the brothers which invariably means the collapse of their musical group. They’re blessed with two kids.

Deola Ayeni and Darey Art Alade
Darey rode on the back of his late dad, Art Alade’s proficiency in show business.  The elder Art Alade’s famous Bar Beach Show in the 1980s/90s is still the talk-of-the-town in some circles. For eleven years now Darey has been married to Deola Ayeni who is about 8years older than him. The fruitful union has produced healthy children.

Kafayat Shafau and Joseph Ameh
Fitness coach, chorographer and dance instructor, Kafaya Oluwatoyin Shafaun (aka Kaffy), surprised the world in 2006 with her Guinness World Record performance in the ‘Longest Dance Party”. The CEO of Imagneto Dance company came up with another surprise a few year later when she tied the nuptial know with Joseph Amehi (a dancer with Psquare) who she is almost eight years older than. The relationship is still waxing strong and they are blessed with kids.

Another couple who are proudly flying the flag for older woman/younger man relationship is celeb stylist/fashion designer Toyin Lawani who is 32 years old & engaged to her 22 year old boo Triggakess, Omo, a whole lot of 10 years difference!!! The couple who proudly refer to themselves as Naija’s Rihanna & Chris Brown, they both welcomed their first baby couple of months ago although Toyin has an 8 year old daughter from a previous relationship. Theirs show that age is just a number and that what matters is love. In her recent interview, Toyin responded thus about their age difference: Congratulations on your second child. How are you combining motherhood and work? Thank you. It’s been very tedious. It’s not only about having a maid, sometimes you need to be present at things like P.T.A. meetings that need personal attention. But Trigga has been wonderful and understanding. He helps a lot.

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