- Odunayo Adekuoroye married Oladimeji Aremu Iyanda at the Prophetic Church of Nigeria and Overseas in Akure, Ondo State
- The Nigerian athlete had been in a relationship with her lover for about six years, and now they have sealed the union in marriage
- Odunayo stated that it remains her happiest moment, adding that she met with her husband through one of his friends
Impressive Nigerian weightlifter Odunayo Adekuoroye walked down the aisle with her lover of over six years at the Prophetic Church of Nigeria and Overseas in Akure, Ondo State.
The 28-year-old Olympic athlete who defended her gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham has married her longtime lover, Oladimeji Aremu Iyanda.
Nigerian outlet Nation reports that right after the lovers were joined together at the church, they hosted a guest reception at Christ Event Center, Akure, Ondo State.
The three-time gold medalist disclosed that she had been in a relationship with Oladimeji for about six years, having met him in 2016.
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“This is my happiest moment and I am thankful to God Almighty for his grace. We met at MFM about six years ago, though I was close with one of his friends.
“We got to know each other and connected well ever since. Even though I had so many suitors, I won’t date anyone because of money. He has a genuine love for me. He is caring and has all the good qualities a lady will wish for in a man. He didn’t disturb my career but has been supportive since we started dating.
“People believe I’m going to marry a billionaire but what will be the essence if you marry such a person and ended up not having a happy home?”
Buhari celebrates Team Nigeria’s feat at 2022 Commonwealth Games
Sports Brief earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari is delighted with Team Nigeria’s performance at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Buhari joined millions of other sports lovers as they watched some sensational performances of Nigerians at the competitions.
In a statement signed by Femi Adesina, the special adviser, media and publicity to the president, Buhari commended the 94 worthy ambassadors that proudly flew the Nigerian flag in nine sporting events.