Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and happier is he who finds that truth in his wife, a journey of a life time began just like yesterday. A year has role by, and the love and affection they share just began. We love the things we love for what they are, Seyi and Layal share what others cannot understand because to them, love is a religion that require total commitment, faithfulness and righteousness in all ways. A year anniversary of a wedding that has the hookers and shakers in the continent and beyond in attendance has surpassed believes of some that says there is no light at the end of the tunnel relating to Seyi and Layal Tinubu. Seyi replied to a question relating to the secret of a marriage by simply saying, the secret of a marriage still remains a secret and all happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way and a man has to standup and fight for the happiness of his family. What we love we shall grow to resemble.
Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet. Seyi and Layal found themselves in a lifetime duet that both must enjoy the lyric and dance to the beat even if others find it unsuitable for the season or out of fashion. This is a journey that courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts, patient and absolute are required. Seyi has learnt a lot from his father and the son of a lion can only be one thing, a lion. His father Asiwaju has being sources of inspiration and a great teacher to him.
Those that are closed to the couple are not surprise because they are once a friend before becoming man and wife. The seeds of friendship planted on the platform of truth and honesty has been a burning fuel that propel their union and established their feet on the sand of time. The fear of God and His presence in their home has made a clear different from their union and the marriage of other celebrities.
Moreover, Seyi simplicity and the ability to listen to his wife even when on an urgent business outing has display the maturity in him and as the son of his father. Between Seyi and Layal nothing rules but love. He just didn’t enter into the marriage, but they both promised to stay together and make it work. They support their marriage with different faces, situation where man and wife fails them, the face of friendship is adopted. Two different people that make a commitment of a lifetime even beyond, she (Layal) fills the emptiness in the life of Seyi while the love of father and mother serves as light illuminating their path.
Nevertheless, the romance they enjoy presently was not made possible by the love and affection shown by Seyi alone, rather it’s a collective responsibility of the two lovebird and the agility display in area of understanding and quick decision. They are man and woman of culture and tradition, they never forsake the landmark of their fathers with their level of their education, and they still regard custom and tradition and also pay homage to the tradition. When you marry your friend, you get a wife and gain a friend. Layal in her secret submission to a close friend made a statement about her husband that she has never been happy in all her life and consider herself lucky to have met whom she consider a great friend and a wonderful husband. When a wife has a good husband, it is easily seen on her face,her morning is always good and her evening is wonderful in preparedness of a lovely night. She has put a round peg in a round hole, never leave anything for chances in her matrimony. A lesson she learnt from her mother, as you lay your bed, so you lie on it.
Not only do they show the way in the twenty century pattern of home and matrimony, but they are also using their union to help others. A wise one once said it’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving and there is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. Charity is a way of life for Seyi and Layal Tinubu, putting smile on people faces brings me joy Layal concludes. Different homes has benefitted from their charity. It’s noted that beauty is not who you are on the outside, it is the wisdom and time you gave away to save another struggling soul like you. Their first year wedding anniversary is calibrated on a very wonderful notes and unforgettable events.
I conclude with famous quote of Archimedes, "Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth".
Seyi and Layal has shown within 365 days of their union that if opportunity is made available to them, they will shake the world. Therefore congratulations to them and may their be more fruitful years ahead...
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