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Fowlers Unite With The Kukus For Ogbeni Oja’s Funeral

-Estranged couple Abi Kuku and Funke Fowler keep straight face

The funeral of legendary lawyer and mogul, Ogbeni Oja Bayo Kuku on Friday, March 6, 2015, in Ijebu Ode (Ogun) again brought together estranged couple, Abi Kuku and Funke Fowler …But from all indications, the once-upon-a-time lovers hardly looked each other’s way.

In the expansive compound of the Ijebu Ode high chief where the funeral was hosted, the couple whose superlative nuptials in the last quarter of 2011 was as colourful as it was excited, ‘kept their distance.’

Abi Kuku, who had a lot of his friends keeping him company, trying to console him, was near his mother all through the ceremonies.  And Funke Fowler practically hid behind familiar faces, including the wife of All Progressives Congress Vice Presidential candidate, Prof. Yomi Osinbajo (Dolapo).

Funke Fowler kept a straight face whenever we looked her way.

At the funeral, her father, Tunde Fowler who’s head of Lagos Internal Revenue was on hand to support the Kukus.  The gentleman moved hither and thither to ensure things moved according to plans.

Ever since Abi and Funke parted ways barely two years after their wedding, efforts to reconcile them remained unsuccessful.  Even the intervention of Ogbeni Oja and the families failed to resolve the issues between the beautiful couple.

And on a few occasions that both attended the same event, they never spoke or acknowledged each other.

On Saturday, September 6, 2014, at the Elite Model Look event, at Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island (Lagos), they shunned each other.

While Abiodun Kuku arrived first with a few of his friends, Funke Fowler arrived late, also with some friends and both kept a safe distance, hardly looking each other’s way.

Without waiting for the event to end, Abi left.  And their friends were shocked that they couldn’t even exchange greetings.

Though both never talked about the cause of their friction and why the marriage ended in 2013, insiders claimed the reasons for the bitterness run so deep that all those who intervened failed.

Funke Fowler was said to have left her matrimonial home in the last days of December 2013…with the approval of her parents.

The fairy tale love story of Funke Fowler and Abiodun Kuku excited high society and their wedding was a fabulous celebration in two countries.

The traditional engagement, at Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos, was on Saturday, October 22, 2011, while the wedding was in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on November 19, 2011.

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