More divorces than marriages?

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Nollywood star Funke Akindele and Lagos-based businessman Kehinde Oloyede were all smiles at their wedding reception on May 26, 2012.  Exactly 14 months later, on July 15, 2013, Kehinde told his Facebook friends that the marriage was over, claiming Funke was the greatest mistake he had made in recent times. After an initial denial on July 17, Funke confirmed the split on July 19through a message from her publicist.

On July 29, Nollywood Actress Chika Ike took to Facebook to announce that her divorce had been finalised.

-Hitherto divorced TV host Frank Edoho finally married his girlfriend Sandra Onyenaucheya at Arochukwu, Abia State on December 18.

In May, Nollywood director, Daniel Ademinokan,  was accused by his estranged wife, Doris Simeon,  of serving her a forged divorce certificate and eloping with their only child to the US.

Nigerian actress, Laide Bakare,  announced her divorce from her US-based husband, Mr. Okunfulire. The actress claimed that things fell apart  after she discovered that he was legally married with two children.

December 30 – After much drama, court cases and Facebook rants, Yoruba actress,  Fathia Balogun,  finally changed her surname; reverting to her maiden name ‘Williams’ on her Instagram account. The couple have been separated since 2007.

Yoruba actress Mercy Aigbe and her husband Lanre Gentry had a court wedding at the Ikoyi Registry in Lagos on December 19. The couple had their traditional wedding a few years ago and already have a three year old son. This is Gentry’s second marriage; while Mercy has a daughter from a past marriage.

•One time West African Idols 2007 contestant and singer Eric Arubayi walked down the aisle with his fiancé Chiononso Iiomah on December 28 in Abraka, Delta State.

On November 26, Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, took a swipe at blogger Linda Ikeji after the latter posted on her blog a Facebook comment purportedly from the actress. Controversial Miss Dike stated that the Facebook account was fake but not before lashing out at the blogger.

•Controversial media personality, Toke Makinwa, disclosed that she had ended her 12-year romantic relationship with her fiancé – lifestyle and wellness enthusiast and owner of Eden Lifestyle, Maje Ayida, in December. Makinwa also un-followed Ayida on  Twitter and Instagram, with the latter returning the favour.

On Sunday, November 17, 2013, Lagos stood still for Psquare’s Peter Okoye and fiancée Lola Omotayo as the couple held their traditional wedding ceremony. Surprisingly elder brother Jude Okoye was missing at the event. With social networks  buzzing, the twins’ publicist, Bayo Adetu, told NET Jude was missing at the wedding because he was stuck in Ghana.

•SAKA saga: One of the most talked-about individuals in Nollywood in 2013 was definitely Hafeez Oyetoro, popularly known as Saka. He particularly trended on social networking sites and became a mega star after dumping Etisalat for an ambassadorial role with MTN in the mobile number portability war.

•AFTER the video showing Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, in a deliverance session at the Synagogue Church of all Nations went viral in September, several people reacted to the incident. While some thought it was a movie, others thought it was a mere publicity stunt by the church.

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