For the past 6 years, Lagos doctor, Tunde Soleye and ex-beauty queen, Nike Oshinowo were a hot item on the social scene.
This was on account of their high-profile marriage. On the one hand, Dr. Soleye, a popular Lagos socialite, who owns Duro Soleye Hospital in Lagos, which he inherited from his late father, had been linked to many big babes.
And on the other hand, Nike Oshinowo enjoyed cover pages of many celebrity magazines. She was also the darling of paparazzi’s for years on account of her beautiful looks and style.
When the news broke 6 years ago that Nike had gotten married to Dr. Soleye, it was shocking to many celebrities. One, because he was legally married in Nigeria to his ex-wife Dr. Olufunmilayo Soleye and was romantically linked to another female friend of his who lived in England.
To enable Nike enjoy her marriage to him, Soleye divorced his age long wife funmi who is the mother of his kids.
But the big news is that the marriage is in trouble, and both of them have parted ways. Many people still can’t seem to understand why their marriage crashed so soon.
Last week, when city people contacted Dr soleye, he confirmed it but he said he and Nike were going to issue a joint press release on their break-up. Nike, on her own, did not reply any of the messages sent to her by city people.
That all was not well with their marriage became obvious when the duo began to step out at events separately.
At a party that Dr. Soleye attended alone last week, many of the guests wondered why he no longer steps out with Nike who he fondly calls Adenike. He simply told the guests, on enquiry, that they had parted ways.
Insiders say both of them are to blame for the crash of the marriage. Nike’s friends have heaped the blame on Dr. Soleye who they say has remained a ladies man despite his marriage to Nike. He’s alleged to have been close to other women even after he was married to Nike.
They claimed that although Dr. Soleye showered love and affection on her at the early stages, he stopped a few years ago when he began to ignore her.
Friends of Dr. Soleye also heaped the blame on Nike who said lives a very extravagant and flamboyant lifestyle which reportedly contributed to the quick depletion of Dr. Soleye’s resources. They claimed that because of the love he had for Nike he spent all he had on Nike, setting up for her a beauty business and funded her Miss Nigeria project for 2 years before she pulled out. Many believe that their marriage may have contributed to the financial squeeze he is currently experiencing.
As if this was not enough, one of the women in Dr. Soleye’s life, who lives in England was said to have, out of anger sold one of his prime properties in London so as to deprive Nike of staying there. Since the property is said to have been jointly owned, not only did she sell the property, she was said to have splitted the money into four: partly to offset the mortgage on it; give some to his 1st wife, some to him and kept some to herself.
As it is now, the crash of the marriage may be giving Nike sleepless nights, but Dr soleye insists on an amicable separation.