Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG today celebrated his 49th wedding anniversary with his wife, Folu Adeboye.
The occasion was another day of remembrance as the couple danced and rejoiced for staying together through the odds.
The couple have been through a lot for years. Their romantic story of how Adeboye married his wife twice – he had a traditional marriage first, then a white wedding in church after two years – will stick into many people’s mind.
Adeboye revealed that things weren’t all that rosy, and that he couldn’t afford a ring but promised his wife that she will never lack. Today, the story is different. The man who had ‘not enough’ is not just living life but living well.
Here are 20 things you would never believe Daddy GO does:
• Adeboye married twice *surprise face* hahaha…not what you’re thinking; he had a traditional marriage first and then a white wedding in church about two years after.
• Adeboye couldn’t afford a ring then but he promised his wife that she will never lack anything and has since kept this promise.
• When Adeboye could finally afford a ring, he refused to buy or wear one. He also mandates his last son, Leke Adeboye, to do same.
• Adeboye wouldn’t eat food or drink anywhere his wife doesn’t approve first.
• Adeboye prefers his meals freshly cooked daily.
• Adeboye expects his wife to fast with him when he is fasting.
• Adeboye eats dinner between 4-5pm and that’s it for the day.
• Adeboye sometimes goes into the kitchen to give moral support and taste the food. He also advise on which food needs more seasoning or salt.
• At least 3 times every year, Adeboye leaves his whole family for about 5 days, no phone calls, no sex, no distractions, even his wife is not allowed around him.
• Adeboye used to be a plus size man, until he started fasting heavily.
• Adeboye completely avoids fizzy drinks and of cause as a child of God doesn’t drink alcohol. Now, he only drinks water, fresh fruit juice and teas.
• Adeboye would never leave Nigeria and is never more than a 2-hours’ drive or flight away from his wife on the month of her birthday. This is one of the promises he made to her when they got married.
• Adeboye still gives monthly household expenses fees to his wife till date. This even increases year by year as inflation goes up
• Adeboye also gives his wife monthly self-maintenance allowance.
• When he is at home, Adeboye kisses his wife every morning and prays for her even before coming out to see anyone else.
• Adeboye always buys marching watches, suit cases. Everything he needs to get, he always makes sure to get her own version of it.
• Adeboye always puts his wife first before his children. Besides they will and have all left home anyway.
• Adeboye has never stopped appreciating his wife for her sacrifice over the years and putting her dreams on hold so he could become who he is today hence he never leaves her behind in anything and everything he does.