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Tara’s Hubby, Fela Durotoye writes love memoirs + what makes their 15-year-old union tick

Tara, her three sons and Fela

She clocked 40 years on March 6.

To the makeover pioneer in Nigeria, Tara Fela-Durotoye, life begins at 40.

The creator of Tara Orekelewa Beauty Range got married to her beau,
motivational speaker, Fela Durotoye, 15 years ago (couple will mark 16th
wedding anniversary in May)

As his wife marked her 40th birthday, Fela Durotoye, wrote her an emotional birthday love message:

Tara… Àféké mi òwón.

Words are not enough to describe you.
Feelings are not enough to express my love for you.
Nothing is too much to do for you.
Absolutely nothing is too precious to give to you.

A lifetime is not enough to spend with you & that’s another
reason why I must make Heaven … so I can spend ETERNITY with you.

Happy Birthday, my Oxygen.
I love you forever.

Quite a unique couple, their union is blessed with three boys.

Tara reminisced on their years of marriage in an interview:

“Definitely, I think it’s exciting to be married to someone. I’m not
married to the Fela Durotoye that you all know, I’m married to an
amazing man who cares for his family, committed to God and committed to
Nigeria and his vision. I feel very blessed to have a husband who is
very committed to me and my own purpose and destiny in life.

I feel very lucky and privileged to have someone who is also
committed to ensuring that I’m happy, and so is looking out for the
things that make me happy constantly. Consistently trying to improve
himself so that he can remain relevant as a husband. I feel very blessed
by that, and sometimes I have to pinch myself to say “Is this real, can
I really be married to someone that can love me this much and care for
me this much.

“He’s made a difference to me because of the type of person he is
first of all, he’s also made a great difference to me because of his
consulting background. As a business owner, I’m consistently being
counseled and advised by him on things to do and things not to do. As
someone who is very passionate about Nigeria, I find that I’ve become
addicted as well because I am married to him.

“Humanitarian, I guess I came with it before I got married to him.
I’ve always been very passionate about empowerment and developing
people. And it is this combination of passions that we have been able to
bring together into what people are now calling the dynamite couple’.”

Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email:

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