Sound Sultan’s marriage to Chichi Morah will clock eight years on October 1.
Although she was a Christian from the Igbo ethnic group, Chichi has since converted to her husband’s religion, Islam, and adopted the name Farida.
In an interview published by Punch on Saturday, the 40-year-old born Olanrewaju Fasasi spoke about how he has kept his family going.
We highlight four lessons couples can learn from him.
- A partner who doesn’t fancy limelight
He said he is a very lucky man to have married a wife who does not like to be in the limelight as he blames the social media for most of the marriage breakups happening in the entertainment industry.
“My wife does not even like the limelight at all. If she is at an event with me, you would not even know she is my wife, you would just see her as one of the guests with the way she would blend with people. Without me taking all the glory, I think that has helped my marriage,” he said.
- Keep feuds within the family
“No marriage is perfect,” declared the ‘Jagbajantis’ singer.
He advised that feuds must be settled within the family.
Hear him: “It is the people that you are closest to that get you angry the most, compared to people that you probably see once in a week because you don’t live with the person so you cannot truly know the person’s character.
“If you have a family member that you think you do not see eye to eye, they are the ones that have your back, at the end of the day, you need to understand the concept of family before you make a decision or make a spectacle of whatever you have going on in your life.”
- Don’t try to impress others
The singer advised his friends, fans, and family to stop trying to impress strangers because it could be a pitfall.
“At the end of the day, it is the people that you are trying to impress that would bring you down because you are looking for validation from strangers.
“You do not need that; you just need to be yourself, they would still love you and your product eventually, so you don’t have to show people you have money,” he said.
- Have role models
While not patterning their marriages after others, Sound Sultan said couples can have people they admire.
“There are many entertainers whose marriage is doing wonderfully well. If I see the Goge Africa couple, I am always wowed and same goes with Tunde and Wunmi Obe. They so much understand each other and they are like twins,” he said.