Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and her hubby Matthew Ekeinde celebrated their 20th anniversary this year. In a chat with City People, Captain Ekeinde, talked about being married to the sexy actress, how they met, how
they make their busy schedules work and meeting his wife as a virgin.
The father of four who is 10 years older than the Nollywood star had
this to say about why he decided to marry Omosexy when she was just 18
years old and meeting her when she was virgin,
I have always believed and still believed it was God’s
arrangement, I met my wife when she was 16 and married her when she was
18 so I knew her for 2 years but she has always been a lot older than
her age in terms of her maturity, her physical structure, and the way
she thinks. She is way ahead of her peers in her IQ. Of course I am
older than her for 10 years and that was never a barrier, it was just
something that just happened, I saw her and I fell in love with her and
of course because I had always wanted to marry a virgin and she had
turned 18 then and she seemed to fit into every item on the list I had
written I wanted in a woman, for me the age difference was not an issue,
the age of consent in Nigeria is 18,infact that was why I waited for
her actually so it just happened, I can’t tell you why, nothing really
specific but it’s heaven’s arrangement.
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On the challenges of being married to a Nollywood star,
Well, it has been great, the past 20 years that we have
been married now. It has its own good and bad sides, the good side is
that you get favours and the bad side of it is that you don’t have
privacy. Apart from that, it has been fun.
Making their marriage work with their busy schedules,
We have a work plan or ethic that anytime she is on
location or she is out of the house for few days or few weeks, I try to
schedule my flights to ensure that I am around, so if I go on flight, I
make sure I return home that very day or the following day, so we have
been able to juggle it. Sometimes it does not work out because I am out
and she is out as well and our kids are always alone, but most of the
time, it has really worked out. That is how we have been able to juggle
it over the years and it has been working.
On Omotola, the wife and mother,
One thing is that she is a terrific cook, yes she is a
yoruba and I am Igbo, I have always believed that Yoruba’s don’t have
different types of delicacies like the igbos that has all kind of soups.
When we got married, she had a lot of igbo friends who taught her how
to cook all the Igbo soups and so she is an expert, she cooks very well.
I don’t smoke and I don’t drink but I eat a lot and my kids love food
as well. At home, she is just like anyone else, she is very simple, does
her own house chores, makes sure the kids tidy up their rooms, help in
the kitchen, tidy up the living room , yes we have house helps and
people that help us but not all the time that we use them. So she is
normal at home.
What has kept their marriage,
I believe it is God. My wife and I understand each other
very well. We are well grounded in the bible, we both understand the
words of God, we have an agreement and an understanding that no matter
what the issues are, we sit down and we talk about it. For us Divorce is
not an option, it does not even come in to play so we try to work
things out no matter what it is and by Gods grace, our marriage has
lasted this long.
His thoughts on showbiz marriages,
That notion was way back in the 80s and early 90s, not
anymore, I remember when I was growing up in school playing football,
people felt that footballers are wayward, they don’t have a future
because they cannot make their academic marks, and that’s why you are
playing football but these days even people in the university want to
play football because there is so much money in it and it is now seem to
be a glorified job so to speak so it is same thing with acting and
singing, I don’t think there is any parent out there who thinks this
profession are wayward. It is just for the individual to put their head
straight and know their plans and also what they are doing.
He also speaks on his career as a pilot, his kids and what inspires him, read it over at City People.
This Nigerian man pictured above is based in Oyo, and his name is Babatunde Idris. He was recently
arrested after years spent posing as a colonel and defrauding
people of various sums of money, including a businessman, whom he
defrauded of N40 million.
“Following a petition received alleging the fraudulent activities of Idris, the command’s Anti-kidnapping Squad
swung into action and arrested the suspect, who until his arrest had
fraudulently obtained various sums of money from his victims.The
suspect forged various letterheads of the nigerian army which he issued
to unsuspecting individuals and corporate organisations soliciting
assistance. He also had multiple identities under fake names all bearing