As the saying goes, ‘age is nothing but a number’! And some long lasting marriages has proven that statement right! Although, some people still frown at the Idea of an older man getting married to a younger woman, it still doesn’t stop some women from going for what they want.
But some people still see younger women who marry rich older men as ‘gold diggers’, but that’s not always the case, because love can be a huge factor in the marriage. And in Nigeria, there are so many billionaires who are married or were once married to younger women, and we’ll be talking about some of them below.
1. Adams oshiomole
Adams Oshiomhole is one of the most popular and reputable politicians in Nigeria. He was the former governor of Edo State, and is the current national chairman of All Progressive Congress Political Party (APC). After losing his first wife, he married his beautiful second wife, Lara Fortes who is a model from Cape Verdean in May 2015.
The star-studded wedding reception which was held at ‘People’s White Hall’ in the governor’s home was attended by numerous dignitaries, including the president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari and his vice, Yemi Osibanjo.
2. Rasaq Okoya
Chief Razak Akanni Okoya is a billionaire industrialist and the ‘Aare of Lagos’. He is the owner and founder of ‘Eleganza group of companies’, which has a market spanning Western Africa. He married his beautiful wife, Sade in the year 2000 when she was 23 years old and he was 60 years old. The couple who have a mind blowing age difference recently celebrated their 20 years wedding anniversary, and has been living a happy life. And there’s no denying that their age difference really got nothing on them!
3. Ned Nwoko
Ned Nwoko is a Nigerian lawyer, politician and philanthropist. His marriage to popular Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels can be considered one of the most talked about marriages in the Nigerian entertainment industry. He got married to Regina Daniels in 2019, and the traditional marriage took place in Ogwashi-Alor in Delta State, Nigeria.
But notwithstanding the hate comments and negativities, Regina Daniels has made it known so many times that she married her husband because she loves him. And the couple have maintained a stable relationship.
These are few billionaires in Nigeria that married younger women and living a happy life, proving that couple’s ages does not necessarily determine whether a marriage will last or not.