Maverick entertainer and rights activist, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charlyboy, has formally tied the knot with his American wife, Diane, after 40 years of marriage.
Charlyboy, who has earlier stirred reactions after he announced he was divorcing, exchanged marriage vows on Saturday evening at the Chapel of Sisters of Jesus the Redeemer Catholic Church in Gwarimpa, Abuja.
The low-keyed wedding was officiated by the outspoken Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Dioceses, Bishop Mathew Kukah, and had in attendance close friends and relatives of the couple, including the aged mother of Charlyboy.
The Archbishop of Abuja Catholic Diocese, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, was also in attendance among some other clergymen.
Onaiyekan, in his exhortation, hailed the couple for staying together for over four decades.
He, however, urged them to be committed to their marriage vows by showing mutual love, understanding and respect for each other.
”I specially congratulate Charles and his wife for this Godly decision, and I pray God to keep them together.”
On why he decided to get married, Charlyboy told NAN that he and his wife decided to wed in church to honour his aged mother who had been ‘pleading that we do the right thing’.
He told NAN that he got married as a teenager in 1974, and secured divorced after the union produced one child.
”This is not that kind of marriage with fanfare; I am doing it to please my aged mother and meet certain demands of the society.
”She has been pleading that we do the right thing, saying this is the woman I have been living with for 40 years.
”We have been following through with the process of annulment of my last marriage, and my former wife who has since remarried cooperated very well, and then in 2017, the marriage was formally annulled.
”My mother actually got the wife for me at the age of 19 because I was a little rascally with women as a young man; she thinks it would curb my sexual excesses,” he said.
Charlyboy, who is 67 years, has nine children from different women, and has 16 grandchildren.
DJ Cuppy Acquires N162m Rolls Royce Phantom
Popular Nigerian disk jockey and singer, Florence Otedola a.k.a. DJ Cuppy is now a proud owner of a customised Rolls Royce Phantom estimated at N162 million.
The 26 year-old daughter of billionaire Femi Otedola, made this known on Friday in her Instagram handle @cuppymusic with a picture of the car.
“After a 13 month wait, finally picked up my new specially built order! Florence Ote #NewYearNewRide.’’
Cuppy, who is also a producer won Best Female DJ at the 2015 Nigerian Entertainment Award.
The Green Light crooner also collaborated with artists such as Tekno, Sarkodie in `Vybe,’ `Currency’ where she featured L.A.X, `Werk’ featuring Skuki and `Charge Up’ with MasterKraft.
In April 2014, Cuppy was appointed as the Tourism Ambassador for the country’s “Fascinating Nigeria’’ campaign by Nigeria’s Ministry of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation.
On Mar. 20, 2018, DJ Cuppy was announced as an Official DJ Ambassador for Pepsi.
On June 5, 2018, the billionaire’s daughter was announced as a Global Citizen Education Ambassador.
Simi Renews Wedding Vows To Adekunle Gold
After news broke that Simi and Adekunle Gold are in a romantic relationship, both singers began keeping their relationship secret; a decision many constantly questioned because there were also rumours that she may be dating Falz.
Though she refused to ever confirm if she was romantically involved with Adekunle Gold, she admitted that they were very close friends.
“When I met Adekunle Gold, I just knew him as a graphic artist, popularly referred to as the ‘King of Photoshop’. I didn’t even know he was a singer, but we just became close from there.”
But she dispelled rumours that she was dating Falz during an interview with Wazobia Max’s ‘Talk Talk’.
“I’m not dating Falz. I was not dating Falz. I never said I was dating Falz”, Simi said.
However, the cat is now out of the bag after a series of clues were pieced together to finally unveil the truth about their relationship; one of which was Simi’s public profession of love for Adekunle Gold after he came out to support her at her annual concert held in December 2018.
Adekunle Gold also hinted that they were in love when he stated on Twitter that Simi would continue to be the woman after his heart, after her support during his three days concert in December also.
To crown it all, the singers sealed their love with a low key traditional wedding in Lagos last week with a few friends and family members in attendance.
While many are still unsure if the singers are truly married, they have reassured each other of their undying love.
Adekunle Gold who recently released a new song, ‘Promise’, featuring Simi, posted the art work of the single on his Instagram page with the caption; “Promise me you’ll grow old with me and ride with me till the sun goes down”, to which Simi replied him on her own Instagram page saying; “I’ll ride with you till we’re a hundred and forty four.”
Popular Singers Adekunle Gold And Simi Are Getting Married Today With 300 Guests In Attendance
Nigerian alternate singer Adekunle Gold and pop superstar Simi, are reportedly set to wed three weeks after their secret wedding introduction in Lagos.
The lovebirds had their ‘secret wedding introduction’ weeks after setting the social media on fire, with their loved up picture on stage during Simi’s concert.
The gist which is currently trending on various social media platform such as Twitter and Instagram on Wednesday has it that the event will kick-off with the traditional marriage.
While their white wedding has been scheduled to hold tomorrow, January 10, with only 300 lucky invited guests billed to witness the beautiful and one of the most anticipated wedding in the music industry, set to take place at Ilashe Beach.
In December 2018, the lovebirds became the talk of the town after Simi shared a photo of themselves kissing on stage during her big moment where she shared the stage with Adekunle Gold at her concert.
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