Some Billionaires in Africa are accustomed to marrying woman of their own daughters age. These filthy rich men marry models and beauty queens, with higher social status and background.
This new tradition is most popular in Nigeria as compared to other African countries.
Meet the Nigerian Billionaires and their young endowed wives:
1. Adams and Iara Oshiomole
Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomole tied the knot with his Young Cape Verde Model wife in May 2015 at Etsako West LocalGovernment Council Marriage Registry in Auchi area of Edo State.
Though a lot of online comments and bashing came for the Governor and his wife, while many criticized their marriage, online trolls published funny memes about the couple marriage.
The comments seem not to get to them, as the couple have been spotted couple of times together at events, gatherings, seminar etc.
1.Governor Oshiomole is 63 while his wife, Iara is 29.
2. Alhaji Rasaq Okoya and Sade Okaya
A good example will have to be billionaire businessman, Alhaji Rasaq Okoya who got married to his youngest wife, and mother of his 4 kids, Sade Thomas Okoya who is now 35 while Alhaji Rasaq Okoya is 75.
Razak Akanni Okoya is a billionaire industrialist, born in Lagos on 12 January 1940 to Tiamiyu Ayinde and Alhajha Idiatu Okoya. He had his only formal education at Ansar-un-deen primary School, Oke popo, Lagos.
He is the owner and founder of Eleganza group of companies that has a market spanning Western Africa.
They got married last year in a grand and societal wedding.
3. Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu and Frances Chinonyerem
72 years old, Chief Dr. Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu (born September 4, 1942) is a Nigerian politician, statesman and renowned businessman, considered one of the richest men in Nigeria.
He married 26-year-old, Frances Chinonyerem Enweren in a Traditional ceremony which held in Owerri, Imo state in a glamorous white wedding last year.
The wedding was held just two years after the statesman lost his dear wife of over 40 years to cancer.
Chief Emmanuel is now 73, while his younger wife is 27.
4. Caroline Danjuma and Musa Danjuma
In 2004, billionaire Musa Danjuma tied the Knot with one of Nollywood’s most sought after actress, Caroline Ekanem.
He was 54 and she was 25 at the time they got married.
The couple have 3 kids together, 2 Boys and a Girl.
5. Susan Hart and Sunny Kuku
Former most beautiful girl in Nigeria 1994 edition, Susan Hart got married to Doctor Olorogun Sunny Kuku, a well known medical director who co-owned Eko Hospital, many years back.
They recently had a chat with journalists where they both opened up about their marriage.
Sunny Kuku Said:
“I don’t wont to tell you how I met my beautiful wife but I can tell you that she is my friend. She is the best thing to have happened to me. As far as I am concerned, our meeting is divine. I don’t have to think about what to wear again. She does all the designs which comes out nice just the way I want it.”
Opening up, Susan said her much older husband makes her really happy
“Where I come from in Port-Harcourt, husbands are treated as kings. It’s the woman that makes it work and this is why it’s so hard for people to know how long we have been married. I accord him a lot of respect so he won’t see himself missing anything when he gets outside. It’s the woman who makes the marriage work. We have been married for a couple of years now and I am still enjoying it like yesterday and he makes me really happy. I have a son for him who is over 10 years old”.
Susan also talked about their age difference:
"First of all, age is not a barrier in our marriage. I know you observed us from afar before you came to us, you will know that the age difference is nothing. We are best of friends. My husband’s humility and humbleness also makes us best friends".
6. Prince Sunny and Dabota Lawson Aku
Former Beauty Queen, Dabota Lawson married billionaire businessman, Prince Sunny Aki in an elaborate ceremony on December, 13, 2014 at the Sky Terrace Hall, Oriental Hotel in Lagos.
Prince Sunny Aku is the the Chief Executive Director (CEO) of Novena Majesty Furniture.
He is said to be in his 50’s while Dabota is said to be in her mid 20’s.
7. Odumegwu and Biana Ojukwu
22-year-old Law graduate and reigning Beauty Queen married an Ex-Soldier and Biafran Leader in his mid 50’s.
8. Rotimi Makinde and Banke Oyelami
The 24-year-old ex-Miss Osun state married a politician, Hon. Rotimi Makinde, 48, last year in Osun state.
9. Alanfin of Oyo and his beautiful wives