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Adams Oshiomhole Sets the Record Straight About His Wife’s Nationality | She is from Cape Verde



Adams and Wife

On Friday, BN brought you the news that Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole wedded his beautiful wife, Lara Fortes.

Lots of celebrities and government dignitaries attended the wedding, including Timi Dakolo, president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari and his wife, Aisha Buhari.

According to PM News, the First Lady-to be had some words of advise for the lovely bride.

Aisha reportedly said:

“For you to marry a Nigerian, you need to cook Edi’Kaikon, Egusi, and our Nigerian foods.”

“God bless the marriage and we know as First lady you have a big task and God will guide and protect the family,” she added.

Oshiomhole also said a few words at the wedding, and used the opportunity to set the record straight about his wife’s nationality.

“This is something that one is happy about. One is also happy that I have friends across all political divide, the occasion reminds me that across all divides we still have friends and we’ll wishers.

She is very humble, she appreciates the nature of my job and life that it is one that one comes back home late. Sometimes 3: 00 a.m., she understands my weaknesses, she is more or less the mother of the house, the one that has accepted to be the mother of my children.

I am happy that all my children are at home with ‎her and accept her as their mother even though she is not old enough to be their mother. She has accepted to fill that gap,” he said.

Speaking on his wife’s nationality, he said:

“I have seen a lot of publications, some saying that she is Philippine, Dutch and several others, but she is from Cape Verde. And that is part of West Africa. And I hope that will rest the debate of where she is from.”

Photo Credit: PM News


  1. bruno FIERCE

    May 16, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    wetin carry the girl come nigeria?

    • Fio

      May 17, 2015 at 6:13 pm


    • Homa

      May 17, 2015 at 11:49 pm

      I read somewhere that she is an air hostess so maybe he met her on one of his trips???


      May 19, 2015 at 8:34 am

      QUESTION: Would she have married him looking as he does, if he was not a RICH/INFLUENCIAL man???

      Therein lies your answer?…

  2. madame

    May 16, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Why is nobody talking about the Nigerian restaurant that was shut down for serving human flesh? I saw it on the Daily Mail website.

    • Damilola

      May 17, 2015 at 1:09 am

      It’s very scary. Rumors of using human meat for suya has been going on for years. And to actually see human heads at the restaurant is no longer rumors but evidence that there are wicked people out there who will do anything for money. I’m sure it was part of a ritual. God have mercy on our souls.

      There should be a food and drug administration where every registered restaurant has to pass health and safety inspection.

    • Kadara

      May 17, 2015 at 12:59 pm

      The Nigerian restaurant selling human flesh was even on Daily mail and I heard it was on BBC. Very scary and embarrassing, as if Nigeria’s reputation international hasn’t been dented enough.

  3. Hmmmm

    May 16, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Ok o, your wife is from Cape Verde. We don hear am. This reminds me of Mr ojukwu and Bianca. The interesting thing is, Bianca said she won’t allow her daughter to do such which is understanding. It’s obvious, she’s in it to secure herself and family financially. It’s okay beauty comes with a price.

    • EllesarisEllendil

      May 16, 2015 at 7:38 pm

      You mean the family of CC Onoh, former Governor of Old Anambra, he sure needed that financial settlement when he disowned her for marrying Ojukwu.

    • CovertNigerian

      May 16, 2015 at 10:07 pm

      It’s obvious?…really? The truth is that you can make assumptions, but there’s absolutely no way for YOU or most people to know what’s going on in her mind. As such, there’s no need to publish your unsupported assumptions.

    • commmy

      May 17, 2015 at 12:09 am

      Be wise for a while Bianca saying she will not allow her daughter to do such is not because she married Ojukwu for money, your ignorance is too high. her case is that she was a little naive and not knowing the problem in marrying from a polygamous family,

    • ANGRY ME

      May 17, 2015 at 2:23 pm

      @ Hmmmm in as much as this feels like an Ojukwu and Bianca union it’s actually different. Her father was just as rich if not richer than Ojukwu and was a powerful politician as well. Bianca was different from girls her age, she was an old woman in a young woman’s body.

  4. le coco

    May 16, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    something is fishy… your daughter ddnt attend your wedding.. nd her excuse is she was taking care of herself nd her family? LIES… i doubt his older children approve.. i dont blame them sha

  5. Bruness

    May 16, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    There goes the “she’s from Ethiopia” rumour out the window. #Nigerians#

  6. Fabulicious

    May 16, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    On a serious note though,any how we see it,this young lady don hammer oooo.Just seeing the marriage certificate makes this all so real.

  7. yinda

    May 16, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Why won’t she understand the nature of your job, when she wants your money. Getting married to someone that is as old as your great ancestors, raises eyebrows. Just saying….

    • Just shut up

      May 16, 2015 at 11:54 pm

      Just shut up Yinda.. and stop thinking like that. My husband is 16 years older than me.. as a matter of fact he looks like Mr. Governor.. dark, and not cute.. he is not rich and i am beautiful, young , successful.. i have been with him for 27 years now with 6 children all successful in school and life… my husband was just a medical doctor.. and i have been with himn all these years.. he just retired in 2009 …so stop saying marrying for money… love can exist too.. so shut up…

    • Warizdiz

      May 18, 2015 at 5:24 pm

      Ehn, levels dey now! Your own level Na doctor. Some girls will marry anything so long as I’m na doctor, pilot, soja any uniform etc.

    • Tumi

      May 19, 2015 at 3:24 pm

      Those who are criticizing this marriage will want something good to happen to them too even when they feel they don’t deserve it. Abi na lie I talk. Eg if you are a man or woman on this forum who is challenged physical beauty wise, won’t you want someone way better looking than you to marry you too. You better be careful. And the guys talking. What happened to you when Lara turned 25,26,27,28,29,30. Now baba Oshi marry am you de talk, She must marry somebody biko.
      Even if baba Oshi no marry am, you will still not marry her because the spirit of intimidation and inferiority complex will not permit you. (deliverance is needed and expedient at this juncture)God have mercy. May you all be delivered from leaving your own matter and carry another man’s matter on your head.

    • EseOsagie

      May 18, 2015 at 10:38 am


    • Tola

      May 19, 2015 at 3:31 pm

      Abi o. Baba Oshi. It is better to marry than fornicate and Lara, it is better to marry him rather than snatch another woman’s husband at least you don’t have such a reputation. Enjoy your marriage girl.. Those talking could not even say hello to you. They ran away, after Baba Oshi took the bold step, they started to take Panadol. I beg let everyone move forward. These people have moved forward. Baba Oshi you are also smart jare, you wanted a girl who has not been eyeing that first lady seat. After all, after your wife died many woman would have wanted that seat not you. Nigerian women understand the meaning of first lady pass Lara. Baba Oshi did everything to help his former wife survive, He has also announced the fact that she is not replaceable and cannot be replaced but human beings looked down on him and didn’t think he deserved a beautiful girl. Shame to bad people. Tall dark and handsome how did baba get Lara. Why you no shine eye,

  8. Thorgan

    May 16, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    Good to hear ds. Happy (re)married life Mr. Governor.

  9. EllesarisEllendil

    May 16, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    Happy married life Comrade Governor. See ehn as you done marry babe wey set like this if she still dey waka straight after today you mess up, you fall my hand.

    I’m happy for the Governor, he’s made all Nigerian men proud by going to war in Cape Verde, defeating all their guys and bringing back a better catch, please women sheath your claws on this subject.

    To put into perspective when Solange Knowles(28) wed Alan Ferguson(52) I wasn’t seeing “gold-digger” “old enough to be your daughter” comments. Nigerians hypocrisy no good!.

    Looking forward to a comrade baby in the appropriate time.

    • seun d

      May 16, 2015 at 7:20 pm

      because alan ferguson does not look a day over 35

    • EllesarisEllendil

      May 16, 2015 at 9:38 pm

      Well the Comrade doesn’t look a day over 50ish. Still doesn’t take anything away from my point. We just like doing bad belle, guy if you land that kind babe at Adams age you no go want????? Not to mention he did the responsible thing, he could have kept her as a mistress, but he didn’t let’s celebrate that not look for cracks.

    • Chigo

      May 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm

      Oh shut your! Adams Oshiomole is 63 , let’s assume the babe is 30 (which she obviously isn’t ) that’s about 33 years in between ! Urgh! That’s 10 years ahead of your silly Alan and solange analogy . Let’s be honest , this just seems like a joke . He claims his children have accepted to take her as their mother but taking your junior as a mothe figure is unarguably, hard even for the best of us .

    • Passerby

      May 16, 2015 at 8:46 pm

      And Solange is surrounded by money. …Alan too got an upgrade to becoming Beyince and JayZees Inlaw. I didn’t know him before Solange……True that people are unduly judgemental but its hard to look away at this bizzare couple. It’s really nobody’s business but theirs at the end of the day

  10. Kay

    May 16, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Why won’t she understand your weakness at 3am. It’s necessary sir

  11. nene

    May 16, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    i don’t really care where she’s from

  12. nawtibae

    May 16, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Na money go kill girls

    • BIMPE

      May 16, 2015 at 10:23 pm

      Hmmmmm, Adams Oshiomhole has proven that money and power trumps good looks and personality!

  13. NwaNnewi

    May 16, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Wishing them a blissful marriage. Anyhow people want to see it, he used what he gat to get her and she also used what she gat to get him, case closed. When governor of Enugu State married the young wife, nobody said anything oo or is it because he’s a fine man. Each to their own and everyone have a reason for marrying someone:)

  14. somebody

    May 16, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Good patriotic governer, Nigeria has many beautiful women and oga travelled all the way to find love, I hope Nigerian feminist have no complaint. I wonder what the message was. She agreed to be the mother of his children, OK, slowly, slowly , the Edo first lady will learn her surrounding.Thank you sir, you are a good role model.

    • Warizdiz

      May 17, 2015 at 4:30 pm

      Yes naaa. Him no marry Naija babe as no man wan hear say one Alinko for Shomolu don straf d babe before. Cape Verde far. Before gossip go travel reach here dem don born 3. Oshio carry go noting do you. Who no like go hug transformer.

  15. justice

    May 16, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    Comrade make a wise choice that d whole world would respect our activist

  16. tee

    May 16, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    what a life,when oshomole was a labour leader hurstling with late clara am sure lala was just a tenager,nowhe has made it clara is gone,my prayer to every married woman ,no sickness or untimely death will steal our home in jesus name amen.pray woman!


    May 16, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Ladies and Gentlemen!!! let’s talk about the big disgrace traveling the world: NIGERIAN RESTAURANT shut down because it was serving HUMAN FLESH…
    Wahaalaaaaaa pan us oooooo

    • nina

      May 17, 2015 at 1:49 pm

      Dat story is over one yr old and not substantiated. A south African publication just dug it up from no where to further damage the Nigerian image.

  18. Tommy Emmanuel

    May 17, 2015 at 12:30 am

    Why are u all talking rubbish. Has comrade not given his late wife enough respect? Shouldn’t he marry again? Or should he marry u guys? Pls. Stop hypicriting here. Congratulate him for finding another partner after many years of his wife departure and stop making hail of noises.
    Kudos my able governor. May God almighty richly bless ur marriage.
    NNE, BEKE, Nwanyioma, well come to Nigeria. We well come you and we love you. Once again happy married life my hero Adams Oshiomhole.

  19. zibaintl

    May 17, 2015 at 2:07 am

    pple talking trash….is it nt better d old gov has wedded her rather dan keping her as a mistress?,he has d cash to maintain her too n importantly be their to shower her wit love…unlike d young guys dat will still b cheating on dis damsel despite her beauty,,,might not even hv d cash to tak kia of her, use and finally dump her for anoda,,,,or d married man dat will kep her as a concubine n alwaz say dont forgt am a married man……..abegi go girl n enjoy ur life n marriage ,,carry out ur wify duties n first lady role….Hope ur papers are complete for u to reside in Nigeria o,,mak he no be say na only UK/USA etc,,nai sabi depot o…Naija sef de depot o….LOL

  20. bokun

    May 17, 2015 at 7:03 am

    Yeah, yeah she’s foreign, no S*** and .since u are generously volunteering info maybe you’d like to share with the gossip media how old she is , how old are you? papa, what she fell in love with. Just saying, nobodies biz but since u are spilling the beans , why not go all out. Can even write a book.

  21. Naked

    May 17, 2015 at 11:38 am

    @Bruno, she came to Nigeria to hustle and she knows the hustle pays off in Nigeria as long as u’re fair in complexion.

  22. Egusi

    May 17, 2015 at 12:51 pm


  23. nnenne

    May 17, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    ENJOY YOUR MARRIAGE. The most beautiful thing is that the bride is not under age and that she did not break in your previous marriage. She met you when you were already a widow.

  24. nnenne

    May 17, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    meant widower.

  25. Ebony

    May 18, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Lol @ be able to cook Edikainkong like that’s a Nigerian staple that cuts across. Is that what you cook for Mr President-elect?

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