The new generation actress looked positively innocent, as though butter couldn’t melt in her mouth. She did not seem to notice that a good many of her colleagues had boycotted the event. It did not matter, either, that some woman on the other side of the world was crying blue murder , protesting violently that the groom on the occasion painted above was still married to her legally. Since the aggrieved was not present to protest the nuptial ceremonies went on according to schedule and the duo was pronounced man and wife.
It is different strokes for different folks, as the saying goes, and as gory details of marriages get in the public space more and more, so do details of separations. Once upon a time, no entertainment couple would admit to a break up, let alone actually sharing the details.
Whatever got in the public space was mostly a mixture of fiction and conjecture, and mostly the figment of the imagination of the gutter press. Take for instance, the break up between singer Nice and his earstwhile wife Tony Paine. The two said little, giving no details and keeping virtually mum as the public painted for itself whatever picture it wanted.
It was to be a different sort of style for celebrated talking drum genius Ara, who jumped over the broom only to jump right back on the wrong side within a space of time some might have considered indecent. She gave them scant opportunity to do so. She wasted no time in coming out and telling it all.
It did not matter if it was only her own side of the story that was being heard, when everyone knows one side is only half the story. If the husband- whom she clearly accused of violence and domestic abuse, did not deem it fit to deny allegations or at least share his own side to the sordid story, the former wife cannot be accused of being dramatic, nor the public and the press thought to be one sided.
If anything, thumbs up should be given to Alex, her PR detail, for having the good sense of turning a bad affair into rather positive publicity.
In the meantime, Jenifa superstar Funke Akindele appears to have morphed into the character she created, if only for the drama and the indiscriminate romantic carryings on. Her publics regarded her with as much pity as disgust when news hit the newsvines last month of her intention to tie the knots with some Moslem guy who already had one wife and who, according to popular opinion, has every right to practice polygamy.
Funke offers no explanations to her teeming fans who generally think she could have done better in her choice of man. Her silence might not be misconstrued, and might be misconstrued for guilelessness as it has been for a long time for 2face Idibia, who is still so beloved regardless of his sloppy romantic dalliances.
At least she does not sound as confusing as recently divorced Kate Henshaw who, like Ara, respected her fans enough to share the most recent alterations in her marital status with them, but ends up overkilling the whole thing. To make matters worse, she brings in the daughter of the union with her Englishman ex, actually going as far as saying the poor child is the most important party in the whole thing! Really?
And then there is Asa, who is in a class of her own, as usual. She it was who took a matter to court about some parties accusing her of carrying on romantically with her manager who, by the way, is a woman. She has made no public denial.