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Celebrity couples share their intimate Valentine experience

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As love hovers in the air, our celebrity couples are making lofty plans on how to pamper the love of their heart. Some of them disclosed how they would spend the valentine; while revealing their most memorable one.

JUSTICE AND ANNETTE NUAGBE

What does Valentine mean to you?

Valentine is like every other day, the difference is just the touch of red.

How and where are you celebrating this year’s Valentine?

I will spend it in the house, in my red room.

When was your most memorable Valentine?

I have never had any, maybe this will be different now that I am married. My wife can surprise me.

What was the best Valentine gift you ever received from your spouse?

Like I said, I don’t have one, maybe, my wife will surprise me.

WIFE

What does Valentine mean to you?

Valentine is a day set aside for lovers to celebrate love, but in my home, that is almost every day for us. I guess it will be like just another day with my husband, laughing, playing, dining and expecting more gifts.

How and where are you celebrating this year’s Valentine?

At a nice restaurant, just the two of us.

When was your most memorable Valentine?

None.

What was the best Valentine gift you ever received from your spouse?

We just got married. So, let us wait and see many more Valentines to come.

BOB MANUEL AND CASSANDRA UDOKWU

What does Valentine mean to you?

It is a day to remember. There is something called love, not the way young men see it nowadays. It is an act of compassion. Every day is Valentine. You must show love to people every day.

How and where are you celebrating this year’s Valentine?

I have functions to attend. I will be away on a retreat in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. For me, it is work in progress. I don’t attach much attention to Valentine. I have to work.

When was your most memorable Valentine?

Anytime I spend with my wife.

What was the best Valentine gift you ever received from your spouse?

She gives me gifts all the time, she surprises me every time. I base my life on what I want to achieve. People should forget about Valentine, they should go and vote for the right candidate. Their future is more important.

WIFE

What does Valentine mean to you?

A time to love and share.

How and where are you celebrating this year’s Valentine?

In my office, I will spend it with my children as well. That is their visiting day.

When was your most memorable Valentine?

Before my wedding, I wedded some days after Valentine. Before then, I used to see Valentine as a time people cry. A lot of girls end up heartbroken but I spent that year’s Valentine with my husband.

What was the best Valentine gift you ever received from your spouse?

A love plaque, I still have it at home. It is like a guide for us.

 

VICTOR AND ROSELINE OSUAGWU

What does Valentine mean to you?

Valentine is a season of love. It is a period we show love, not only to our spouses and family but to society at large.

How and where are you celebrating this year’s Valentine?

Apart from celebrating Valentine with my family, it is also a time I plant smiles on people’s faces as an entertainer. And like I always do, I will equally visit a charity home.

When was your most memorable Valentine?

Every Valentine is always memorable for me.

What was the best Valentine gift you ever received from your spouse?

The greatest of all gifts is love.

ROSELINE OSUAGWU

What does Valentine mean to you?

For me, Valentine is all about celebrating love. Of course, it is not only about your spouse. You also have to remember the less privileged. Let people around you smile.

How and where are you celebrating this year’s Valentine?

It is my husband that will decide where we are going. It is always fun for us.

When was your most memorable Valentine?

It is difficult to single out one Valentine as most memorable.

What was the best Valentine gift you ever received from your spouse?

His unconditional love.

 

MERCY AIGBE-GENTRY

What does Valentine mean to you?

To my understanding, Valentine means a day set aside for lovers to show love to each other. But in all sincerity, I don’t think we should wait until a particular day to show love. Everyday should be for Valentine. We should try as much as possible to always show love to people around us daily.

How and where are you celebrating this year’s Valentine?

My husband and I are yet to decide where to go for this year’s Valentine celebration, but I am sure it will be somewhere cozy, away from the hustling and bustling of Lagos. Maybe, Obudu Ranch.

When was your most memorable Valentine?

My most memorable Valentine was about four years ago when I went to Bahamas with my husband. It was fun all through.

What was the best Valentine gift you ever received from your spouse?

That’s a gold Rolex wristwatch.

FEMI AND SALOME BRIGHT

FEMI BRIGHT

It’s a time to celebrate love. I will celebrate it at home and go out for fun later in the day.

I can’t actually say which is most memorable. It’s the display of unflinching love she gives me all the time.

SALOME BRIGHT

Valentine, means festival of love. Our plan is to visit any nice joint around our neighbourhood.

The most memorable Valentine was the year after we got married. The reason is that the joy was still very green in our mind. His love and affection is the best Val gift.

TUNDE OBE

What does Valentine mean to you?

Valentine is a day to celebrate love. I am sure most of us have an idea of the story of St Valentine. For me, I think setting aside a day to celebrate love is just to remind us that love is the most important ingredient in the world.

Adding love to the mix, turns things around instantly. I am not just talking about the love that exists between husband and wife or boyfriend and girlfriend but God’s love, which is the most powerful. All the killings going on, especially in the northern part of Nigeria only exist because of the absence of love.

How and where are you celebrating this year’s Valentine?

We have not held our annual event, Cupid Ball for a while. People are still calling me about it. By God’s grace, we will return with it next year. At least, that is the plan. This year, I think I will take my wife for a romantic Valentine weekend getaway.

When was your most memorable Valentine?

It was the first Cupid Ball at Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, in 2007. It was nice to gather people all in the name of love.

What was the best Valentine gift you ever received from your spouse?

My first Valentine was 26 years ago, in 1988, when we spent our first Valentine Day together. We met in January the same year. We didn’t have much but she gave me the most valuable Val present ever, her heart.

FOLUKE DARAMOLA-SALAKO

What does Valentine mean to you?

Valentine is a time to show love, not only to those you love and those that love you but anybody you can impact his or her life. It’s also a time to forgive those that might have wronged you. It’s a time to give to the needy as well.

How and where are you celebrating this year’s Valentine?

Myself and my hubby will be quiet about Valentine this year. We will only go to any nice event and retire to a five-star resort which he is still keeping secret from me because the next day is our wedding anniversary and it also doubles as my birthday. So, we have to come back to host a couple of friends in the house.

When was your most memorable Valentine?

That was last year because it was the eve of my birthday and wedding to the love of my life, Olukayode Ezekiel Ayinde Salako. I couldn’t have had a more romantic Valentine than what my hubby gave me.

What was the best Valentine gift you ever received from your spouse?

The best Valentine gift I ever got was my engagement ring which my husband gave me a night to our wedding.

EMEKA AND STELLA ENYIOCHA

What does Valentine mean to you?

Stella: Val’s Day is that special day that comes once in a year to show extra love to that special person in your life and for you to cry alone if you are single. I think it should be about expressing love for one another, whether it is friendship or romantic relationship.

Emeka: Love is nothing at all if not spontaneous. The cranking up of expectations merely makes love into artificial…mannered minuet, rather than what it should be. I believe in romance ooo! But Valentine should and must be a daily ritual between a man and woman.

Val Day is no big deal. Love is for 365 days a year, not just for one day. And if the love is authentic, as I love my beautiful wife, then one should, above all, be authentic. That is the real meaning of romance, not a candle light dinner with champagne.

How and where are you celebrating this year’s Valentine?

Stella: It’s overrated but it really depends on the individual. You could do the same things with that special person on Val’s Day and any other day of the year. Come February 14, I will love something kind of cheesy, like a walk around the beach and later dinner. Simple like that. Gift is a must and my favourite perfume, cake and flowers will do.

Emeka: She has said it and because she wants it, she will get it. The whole point of the day is to share your feelings, not to outdo whatever gift you may have given the previous year.

When was your most memorable Valentine?

Stella: It was a weekend take away, a year after our wedding. We went to the beach, ran around like teenagers and a romantic dinner afterwards. I got a set of my favourable Chanel perfumes. What made it memorable was the thought behind the gesture.

Emeka: The best gift to your partner is the time, though, neither of which can be bought. I get amazing gifts from my wife on special occasions, not just on Val’s Day. All our Vals have been memorable.

What was the best Valentine gift you ever received from your spouse?

Stella: Every woman loves designer stuff. Emmy got me an LV bag with shoes to match last year. I love my LV bag and he gave my room a make-over. He knew I wanted a room make-over badly. He blew my heart away.

Emeka: Best gifts are usually the ones different and sentimental. You get to know her favourite food and things to do. My wife is a gift person. I try to copy her. She got a Marc Jacob’s watch last Val. You cannot go wrong with expensive watches. A true gift is from the heart.

CHICO AND JOY EJIRO CHICO EJIRO

What does Valentine mean to you?

Valentine is a time to share love, peace and understanding. It can be between lovers or two people.

How and where are you celebrating this year’s Valentine?

I will go to Dare Alade’s show, then to a Chinese restaurant called Black Pearl.

When was your most memorable Valentine?

The one I spent in London and Paris, three year s ago.

What was the best Valentine gift you ever received from your spouse?

Every day is Valentine, I cannot point to one in particular.

JOY EJIRO

What does Valentine mean to you?

Valentine is a season of love. For me, love is so important in my life. I grew in the midst of love. I am glad I married someone who loves me to the hilt and appreciate what love is all about. Every day is Valentine.

How and where are you celebrating this year’s Valentine?

No plan yet. I am a business woman. On that day, I might be on my way out of the country for business.

When was your most memorable Valentine?

I don’t have one because my husband and I are together almost every day except when we are in different offices. He surprises me all the time. For example, my son broke the screen of my ipad and my husband surprised me by replacing it. That is why I said Valentine is every day.

What was the best Valentine gift you ever received from your spouse?

I think when he bought me a car (Honda Element).

 

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