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How These 3 Yoruba Actresses And Actors Fell In-Love On Set And Got Married.

globalnewsng 06/26/2020

These are 3 Yoruba actresses and actors who fell in love on set.

The first set of couple is Olu Jacobs and Joke Silver

Their love story began in the year 1981. Joke Silver joined contest part in the lagos national theatre at the celebration of Nigerians 21st years of Independence then Olu Jacobs was leaving in England and he was invited to come and do a play in Nigeria. He was to play the lead in Wole Soyinka's The Trash Of Brother Jeru and Joke Silver was to play Sister Rebecca. They were having the production when the door opened and Joke Silver walked in both of them recollect that it was love at first sight. This was how Olu Jacobs narrated the event; he said they were having the production when the door opened and this lady walked in and said sorry we are ready. When she walked in, I said excuse me ladies are gentleman this is the lady am going to marry. You know bodies can attract and bodies can repour, I saw her and I was attracted. Joke Silver also recalled that she had heard of Olu Jacobs before their meeting as he was a very successful and popular UK based actor at that time.

She was also anticipating their meeting but she probably wasn't expecting that this handsome man would almost proposed to her. On the spot where Olu Jacobs saw Joke Silver for the first time he knew instantly that he wanted to marry that woman which was exactly what he said to her the moment they met. Also their relationship prior to their marriage was based on friendship and trust. In addition Joke Silver immensely enjoyed the sense of style and humour and you can't take away the fact that Olu Jacobs always looked for redashing which also contributed to attraction to him. After 4 years of a very beautiful and passionate courtship, this couple got married in the year 1985.

Olu Jacobs proposed to Joke Silver on the set of a movie called The Pirate where he invited her while she was studying at the London Drama school. Together they have been not only happy for decades now but also very successful.

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The second couple is Damola Olatunji and Bukola Arugba

Bukola Arugba was born in 1988 in Kwara state. Her journey into the acting world began when she was admitted to study performing art at the University of Ilorin. Also Damola Olatunji is a popular Yoruba Nollywood actor and has featured in over 100 movies since he debuted as an actor. He is also a producer and a director. Bukola Awoyemi is popularly known as Bukola Arugba due to the role she played in the movie Arugba. She played the role of a virgin girl Adetutu, the Arugba movie was based on the documentary that made from Osun Osogbo's Arugba.

It was in the year 2014 that the actor Damola Olatunji meet Bukola Awoyemi on set. Their meeting spark the fla on the heart of these movie stars and they began dating. The relationship of these two love birds was kept as a secret for a while before they welcomed their set of twins in 2015.

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The third couple is Rafiu Balogun and Fausat Balogun

Fausat Balogun is popularly known as Madam Saje, she is a Nigerian actress who stares majorly in Yoruba movies. She is married to another veteran actor Rafiu Balogun. Rafiu Balogun had a group in the 1970s which was Balogun theatre group. Madam Saje joined this group as a little girl and she never knew she would end up marrying her boss. She was just a group member and he was the leader of the group. But when they started this group, whenever they asked them to come at a particular time to wash their costumes Madam Saje was always the first to show up. She was very diligent in her work.

It got to a time when the group even disbanded and the people that left called her to join them but she refused. She didn't go because she was a very straightforward person. She was the only one that stood by her boss who is her husband Rafiu Balogun. Although then he already had a lover who they used to refer to as aunty but the relationship didn't work out because the lady's mother was not in support of their relationship. The lady later went to marry someone else. After that group has disbanded, they took in new members because they had a television play they had to act then. In that play Madam Saje acted as her boss wife. It was not until then that she was noticed in special way and they became friends and later lovers.

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