Shade Okoya was 40 on April 25 but the birthday celebration comes up today April 30th at the Okoya palatial estate in Lagos.
Married to 77-year-old billionaire, Chief Razak Okoya, you would agree she doesn’t look 40.
Age is just in the number. I’m happy, blessed and fulfilled. I thank Allah for everything. I enjoy sleeping, if time permits and I don’t compromise on the food I eat as well. Being around my happy family enables everything to fall in place.
“Also, the kind of job I do also enables me to keep svelte figure because it involves a lot of going round.I thank God for giving me a loving and wonderful husband who gave me lovely children. This, I believe is my secret.’
Her marriage has always been in the news—their love unwaning.
Shade, reflecting on her love life which sprang up 18 years ago, says, “It wasn’t love at first sight because I was really young then. He didn’t pretend about the whole thing when he met me. He saw and liked me and said he wanted to marry me. I liked him as a person and he was really generous to a fault and really caring. My husband is full of fun and loving. Never a dull moment being with him. My advice to young ladies is to pray to God to lead them to the love of their heart.”
The union is blessed with four children.
Happy birthday, Shade Okoya.