A veteran singer, Salawa Abeni, took many by surprise when at an event last weekend, she mentioned that she had been married for four years.
At the event, which was the retirement and birthday ceremony of her husband, Rasheed Adahunse, who was the Comptroller and Commandant of the Customs Training College, Salawa paid glowing tributes to him. She had said, “I don’t have many words to utter other than to thank God. I will just say a bit about my dearest husband.
“You have retired but not tired, as God joined us together as husband and wife four years ago. I pray you will live long and have abundance.
“You saw me as a musician and I saw you then as a complete ‘English’ man, but love conquered all. I have not chosen wrongly.”
The news caught many unawares as they did not know she had given marriage another shot.
However, in a brief interview with the Punch, she stated that she did not keep the marriage a secret. She said, “The event was my husband’s retirement and birthday ceremony.
“Who did I keep it (news of the marriage) away from? The people who knew, knew. I have confirmed to you that I am married, and that’s what is important.”