By Kikelomo Onigbanjo
Keeping a relationship is tough and even more when you are in the public eye. Celebrity relationships in the year 2016 had its fair share of problems and sad dramatic endings, but we can’t help but notice and appreciate those who though may have had their issues, kept it together, making us believe in happily ever-after. Here are 6 celebrity couples who were wonderful individually, but even better together in 2016!
One of the cutest couples this year whose red carpet pictures made us swoon several times is Timi and Busola Dakolo. She featured in the video of his hit song ‘Iyawo Mi’ and we could not just get enough of them in that video. On their 4th wedding anniversary this year, he serenaded her with a beautiful song titled “The Vow” specially written to celebrate their anniversary of which she also featured in and it was simply amazing! These two, who are blessed with three cute kids, had fun walking the red carpet at a few events like Smooth FM’s ‘A Night at the Kazbah’ and ‘An Evening with Jidenna’. One thing is sure, the Dakolos have a lot of chemistry! “She understands me”, he says in an interview. Pray tell, what’s not to love about these two? It is also worthy of mention that this power couple enjoy workout sessions together, that’s why they look so fit! Here’s wishing them more happy years together and a fab 2017.
Ik Ogbonna has carved a niche for himself as far as the movie industry is concerned, playing macho and lover-boy roles. Apart from his career, IK is totally into being a husband and father; the actor is married to his beautiful Colombian wife Sonia Morales and they have a son. Ik’s beautiful wife, Sonia says she feels complete with her man and we couldn’t agree more. They are always sharing loving pictures on social media, sliding into each other’s comment section to leave loving messages… We spotted the couple several times at events together this year like the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA), All White Famous Gig to mention a few, and their pictures are every dose of cuteness! The couple slays together; they give us some serious couple goals. We wish them a lovelier 2017.
Newlyweds, Funke Akindele and JJC were first rumoured to be an item, until their secret wedding took place on the 21st of August, 2016 in London. They stepped out for MC Abbey’s ‘iLaff’ event in London and Funke was all smiles throughout the event as they could not just get enough of each other. Nollywood’s sweetheart has since been spotted at several events with her hubby like the Iroko World/Lebara Play event which held in London, the premiere of ‘A Trip to Jamaica’ by AY Makun which Funke starred in, and at the London premiere of ‘Jenifa’s Diary’. The couple is presently working on Funke’s ‘Jenifa’s Diary’ in London and they are having a lot of fun working together. They were spotted wearing matching outfits in a picture taken recently. Their love is so captivating and we wish them lots of love in the New Year.
Beautiful Beat FM presenter, Toolz and her Pilot husband Captain Tunde Demuren, after what can be described as a fairytale wedding between the Princess and the Pilot in Dubai which was attended by celebrities all over the world with the moniker #TSquared2016, this spectacular couple graced a lot of events together and slayed effortlessly! They attended Dj Xclusive’s All White party and from photos had a lot of fun! We love this couple simply because they look amazing together. We hope to see more of them in 2017.
After a spectacular wedding which pulled a crowd of celebrities and made us starry eyed, just like fine wine, Ebuka and his lovely wife Cynthia keep glowing up in every picture they are in. This couple show us how fun being a couple is; Ebuka displayed his hair-styling skills as he braided Cynthia’s hair and jokingly said that the economic recession had brought back his talent. He also gave her a lap at an event, showing off his dance moves. “He is the best husband I could have prayed for” says Cynthia on his birthday. November 8th is a day the couple would never forget, it’s the day they welcomed their baby girl, Jewel. He announced recently that he would not co-host the popular talk show ‘The Spot’ for the next season because… Daddy duties… well, we wish them nothing but the best in the new year!
Controversial Nollywood actress and musician Tonto Dikeh is glowing and we know the reason – her husband… and she spares no opportunity to shower him with praises on social media. He has been spoiling her with mouthwatering expensive gifts; first was a diamond studded necklace and wrist watch, iPhone 7 rose gold, a Lexus jeep and a pick-up truck. He also organised a surprise birthday for her. The lovely couple also welcomed their first son together, and we could not but wonder at how much of a calming effect marriage and motherhood has on Tonto because she really looks so beautiful these days and we are happy for her. We wish them a more blissful 2017 with lots of happiness and love.