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Regina Daniels And Six Other Young Women Who Married Prominent Nigerian Men

Regina Daniels is not the only young woman to have married a prominent and rich Nigerian man. In this list, we have put together some prominent older Nigerian men who married much younger women.



Regina Daniels is not the only young woman to have married a prominent and rich Nigerian man.

Age, they say, is just a number and when it comes to love, it is surely not a barrier. This is why it is common for older men to get married to much younger women.

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In this list, we have put together some prominent older Nigerian men who married much younger women.

Senator Ahmed Rufai Sani Yerima

Yerima, a former governor of  Zamfara State who was born on 22 July 1960, married an Egyptian girl rumored to be 13 years old sometime in 2010 but he denied the allegation.

Yerima and family

He refused to give her age in an interview with Daily Trust newspaper, saying it was an invasion of her privacy.

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Prince Ned Munir Nwoko

Ned Nwoko married Regina Daniels on May 26, 2019 when he was 59 and she was 19. He is a lawyer, politician and businessman. Ned was born in December 21, 1960.

Regina Daniels and Ned Nwoko

Regina is a Nollywood actress and was born in October 10, 2000. Ned has four wives before making Regina the fifth. It is her first marriage.

Chief Rasaq Okoya

A billionaire industrialist and the Aare of Lagos married Folashade Adeleye in 1999 when he was 59 and she was 21. Rasaq was born in 12 January 1940 while Shade, the Managing Director of Eleganza Fashion Products Limited and Eleganza Cruise and Travels Limited, was born on 25th April 1977.

Folashade Adeleye and Chief Rasaq

The couple are still married, and they have four children together. Rasaq has married other women before while it is her first marriage.

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Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu

The late military officer and politician married Bianca Odinaka Olivia Onoh in November 12, 1994 when he was in his mid-50’s and she was 22. Odumegwu-Ojukwu was born on 4 November 1933 while Bianca was born on 5 August 1968.

Ojukwu and family

She won the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant in 1988 and Miss Intercontinental in 1989, the same year she started dating Ojukwu. It was her first marriage while Ojukwu was married once before.

Before he died on 26 November, 2011, the couple had three children together.

Chief Dr. Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu

Iwuanyanwu, a politician and renowned businessman, married Frances Chinonyerem Enwerem in September 14, 2013, two years after his wife died. He was 72 at the time while Chinonyerem was 22.

Enwerem and Dr. Iwuanyanwu

He was born in September 4, 1942, and the couple has a son together.

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Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole

The current national chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and former Governor of Edo State, Nigeria married Lara Fortes, a Cape Verdean model on 5 May 15, 2015, five years after he lost his first wife to cancer.

Oshiomhole and his wife

Oshiomhole was born in 4 April 1952. He was 63 while Lara was 30 when they got married in Auchi, the hometown of Oshiomhole.

Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II

The former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the 14th Emir of Kano, who was crowned on 8 June 2014, married Barkindo Mustapha in a low-key ceremony in Yola on September 25, 2015 when she was 18 and Sanusi was 54.

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Sanusi and his wife

Sanusi was born in 31 July 1961, and Sa’adatu is the fourth wife. She is currently an undergraduate in the United Kingdom.

We would love to hear your thoughts on why many prominent and rich men choose to marry women who are younger than them. Share your thoughts in the comments section below.