Popular Nigerian singer/actor, Abdul Rasheed Bello, popularly known as JJC Skillz, has revealed how he fell in love with his wife, ace actress, Funke Akindele (Jenifa), at first sight, saying that the first time he set his eyes on her he saw stars.
Skillz also shared his opinion about the belief that celebrities’ marriages do not last.
Speaking recently in a chat with the Punch, he said: “Absolutely, it was an instant connection. In fact, it was love at first sight. I saw her, she saw me and, we saw stars. From that point on, everything was aligned.
“Ask every single man that is married, they will tell you the same thing. It is the same qualities that every man wants in a woman.
“To be honest, I do not want to talk about my personal life. My wife is my baby and I cherish her a lot. If I start giving you all the secrets, people may want to snatch her from me.
“The truth is I work really hard all the time and a lot of the people I dated in the past used to complain that I did not devote time to them. But now, I have found my better-half who works as hard as I do, so it is a perfect combination, and the world is in trouble because we are the perfect team.
“As I am playing music, she is making me laugh. We have the perfect synergy, and what we are working on right now will blow people’s minds away.
“And I want to advise people in the entertainment industry to go and look for their better-half within the same industry because it will give you more focus and direction.
“As an entertainer, marriage changed a lot about me. It has made me more focused. It has also given me more stability and peace of mind.”
On the feeling that inter-marriages in the entertainment industry do not work, Skillz said, “Pray to God for direction because I did a lot of prayers and God answered. Different things work for different people. All I know is that God has given me what works for me.”
“I once said I was wary of any kind of emotional attachment but in life, when you find the right person, nobody needs to tell you to settle down. It is like finding God; you may be a bad boy in the club today, and the next day, you’re in front of the church shouting ‘Halleluyah.’ Nobody can determine when that change will happen, and I’m very happy that it has happened to me.”
He disclosed how he met his wife, saying: “She had an idea called Jenifa’s Diary that she wanted to do, and she was looking for a good director and cameraman, so she called me to help her shoot the TV series, and that was how we met.”