Whoever says marrying an older spouse is bad are totally wrong as this romance of Folashade Noimot Adeleye and Alhaji Rasaki Akanni Okoya says otherwise. The duo seems to like one another alright , not minding the age gap between them and what people will say.
When Folashade Noimot Adeleye, from Ijebu Ode, met Alhaji Rasaki Akanni Okoya, about 22 years ago, she was barely 21. and therefore the established mogul was about 58.
She was fresh-faced and living around Ojuelegba area of Surulere in Lagos. mentioned by a strict grandmother, many didn’t foresee a romance with a 37-year age difference Alhaji Okoya.
She admitted that it had been not love initially sight. But because the elder businessman with other wives persisted, she gave in. He liked her such a lot that she didn’t stand an opportunity . attentively and lavish gifts, she was swept off her feet. Who can say no to all or any that wealth and richness?
Okoya was then experiencing turbulence in his relationship together with his second wife, Ajoke. Both later parted ways. And around 1999, the romance of Folashade and Alhaji Rasaki Okoya blossomed into marriage. Then, only Alhaja Kuburat Okoya, his first wife was in his matrimonial home.
Over the years, Shade, who later became Bewaji of Lagos, Otun Aare Iyalaje of Ajiranland, Yeye Ogechukwu of Epeland and Ajisewa of Oke Ona, had her four children – Olamide, Subomi, Oyinlola and Wahab.
With the kickoff of Eleganza Industrial City, a 35-hectare expanse on Lekki-Epe Expressway, in 2012, where she’s director , her focus was sharpened. Producing world-class chairs, tables, coolers, diapers and pads, luggage, bottles and soap, she works practically half-days (12 hours) to ascertain to the success of the business with over 2,000 staffers.
The sixth of seven children, Folashade was born on April 25, 1977, too late Alhaji Tajudeen and Alhaja Nimota Adeleye. She has a standard National Diploma in Banking and Finance from Lagos State Polytechnic and B.Sc in Sociology from the University of Lagos.
She’s also the director of Eleganza Fashion Products and Eleganza Cruise and Tours. this is often truly a romance of grass to grace.
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