Describe Chief Okoya for us.My husband is a very nice and generous man. He is also a good father and a very hard working man.
Some people depend on their parents to rise to positions in life, but not chief.Â He worked very hard to become who he is today. This attitude to life is what I have instilled into my children.
I use their fatherâ€™s example to train them on the reward of hard work.
You have been married to Chief Okoya for 44 years. What are the high points of these years?
I have known chief for most of my adult life. I was in my early twenties when I married him. Then, I had a lot of reservations.Â I was not sure I would be able to handle marriage at the time. But all fears were quickly dispelled as soon as I stepped into his home.
Over the years, there have been phases in his life. You know men will always be men; having this understanding has helped me to forgo a lot of things. I am from a polygamous family so, I understand and accept the situation today.
A polygamous man knows that if you want to live happily, you can not display more affection for one (wife) and chief has done very well in that respect. We are united in this house. We do things together. Chief is capable of looking after all of us. So, there are no problems at all.
Have you noticed any change in him?
The tempo he used to work and party has reduced. At seventy, this is expected. Time is telling on him as he is not as energetic as he used to be.
A word for Chief as he marks 70.
If I were to come back again, I will marry him all over again. I have had the best in life. I really appreciate him and want to tell him I love him.