Funke Akindele’s marriage to Abdul Rasheed Bello has taken top spot in celebrity marriage circles in Nigeria since they tied the knot last year.
Even though there was a calculated attempt on her part to keep the marriage secret at its initial stage, those who should know always knew it was only a matter of time before their lives become first course and desserts for the Nigerian social media space! And true to type the rumour mills started spinning almost immediately with her pregnancy reports flying everywhere.
While the concerns of many for the dearly beloved Jenifa’s Diary queen’s marriage are in order because of her failed first attempt with ex-hubby Oloyede Almaroof the vivacious actress and her hubby have banished such fears as they have not missed any opportunity to openly display their affection for each other. From the reports of their new Lekki home to the surprise Boxing Day gifts from Bello, to the lavish house warming party a few days ago, we’ve been served details of what a fan coined RashFunk, a combination of Rasheed and Funke. While the fans certainly want in on such happenings, many are still concerned about the effect of such limelight on celebrity marriages.
But Mr Skillz will have none of that as he revealed in an interview with a national daily, Punch, lately. Speaking on the issue of the connection between him and Funke, Rasheed gave two strong reasons why his marriage will survive any challenge: chemistry and prayers. Hear him:
“The truth is I work really hard all the time, and a lot of the people I dated in the past used to complain that I did not devote time to them. But now, I have found my better-half who works as hard as I do, so it is a perfect combination, and the world is in trouble because we are the perfect team. As I am playing music, she is making me laugh. We have the perfect synergy, and what we are working on right now will blow people’s minds away. And I want to advise people in the entertainment industry to go and look for their better-half within the same industry, because it will give you more focus and direction….Pray to God for direction because I did a lot of prayers and God answered. Different things work for different people. All I know is that God has given me what works for me.”
Now that’s a man who is sure of what he wants and how to keep it. Webelieves him. Their marriage is still young, but with the kind of chemistry Mr Skillz talks about, in Usher Raymond’s lyrics, there are ‘no limits’ for the Bellos!