My lover and I don’t believe in marriage – Actress, Iyabo Ojo

Popular actress, Iyabo Ojo has stated that she and her partner, Paul Okoye also known as Paul O, are enjoying their relationship despite not being married.

The Nollywood star said they she and and the music executive don’t want to get married because they feel that they don’t believe in the institution.

Iyabo Ojo

Iyabo, who made this statement in a recent episode of her TV show, Iyabo Ojo TV alongside veteran singer Charly Boy, stressing that “marriage is overrated.”

She said: “I am enjoying my relationship. I am enjoying it. Luckily for me, he [Paulo Okoye] also doesn’t believe in marriage. We feel like it is overrated.”

Charly Boy concurred: “I agree with you that marriage is overrated. My son called me the other day and said, ‘Dad, why can’t people have a contract and say we will just do five years in marriage and if we are lucky and happy, we renew the contract?’

“It sounds funny but you know, there are different coping mechanisms because these days, marriage is not what it used to be when our parents got married. Marriage is a little bit muddled up now. And people are a little bit more individualistic than they used to be before. Nobody wants to serve anybody. Everybody wants to get their own. So, that’s where the problem starts.”

In other news…

Nigerian actor and media personality, Eso Dike, has bemoaned the publicity that media organisations give failed celebrity marriages.

He said there are as many successful marriages as there are failed ones, but it is mostly the latter that gets publicised.

Speaking on the controversies that surround celebrity unions, Eso said such stories make one very skeptical about marrying a fellow entertainer.

The actor said; “It is very worrying. It seems some celebrities cannot stay together to save their lives. I am sure there are several celebrities enjoying fruitful relationships and marriages. But, blogs will publicise the failed ones, because bad news spreads faster than good news.

Listening to such news will make one question if marrying a fellow entertainer is worth it. Celebrities co-habiting does not seem to be the best working formula. To each their own, I guess.”