Celebrities: how to celebrate Val?
By Damilola Fatunmise, Tony Ogaga and Ayo Lawal
Again, love season is here and as usual, Saturday Sun hit the town to feel the break from Nigerian celebrities on how they plan to celebrate Lovers Day. Here are their responses:
I’m having a Valentine’s Day party
-Cosy Orjiakor, actress
Valentine’s Day is back and I spend it with my loved ones: people who are dear to me. When I say “the loved ones”, I mean everyone I love. We are having a Valentine’s Day party and it promises to be exciting.
I celebrate love everyday
-Tee Mac, musician
For me, it’s Valentine’s Day every day because I celebrate love every day. I don’t think we should set aside a special day for Valentine’s Day. The concept of Valentine’s Day has been commercialized and people use it to sell chocolates and flowers and have sex. Valentine’s Day is much bigger than that. For me, every day is Valentine’s Day.
This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday, but I’m going to celebrate anyway
-Lola Oloye, actress
This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a working day. But all the same, I will continue to celebrate it with my loved ones and definitely send the love to everyone.
No special plan for Valentine’s Day
-Mimi Daniels, actress
I don’t think I have any special plans for that day other than to do what I would do any other day – work, sleep or probably be busy watching movies online… What else can a pretty girl do? single woman ?
I’ll celebrate Val alone in my shop
– Folorunsho Adeola, actress
Valentine’s Day is Monday, so single women like us will be in our stores sorting out orders. I am single but will be celebrating Valentine’s Day at my shop in Magodo, Lagos.
I’ll be in my house relaxing
-Bakare Zainab, actress
I have no plans for Valentine’s Day at all…. So, I’ll be in my house relaxing.
I will celebrate Val with the children of Nasarawa -Tayo Sobola, actress
Valentine’s Day is definitely a season of love, to be celebrated not only with loved ones alone but also with others. So on this year’s Lovers’ Day, I will take time to celebrate with the children of Uke Kingdom in Nasarawa State where I was recently crowned Sarauniya (Queen Mother). I will put smile on their faces and happy together.
I’d love to celebrate with my wife, but…
-Sir Shina Peters, veteran juju musician
Valentine’s Day is a special day for lovers. But as far as I want to celebrate it with my darling wife, Sammy Ayoka Peters, I can’t because I’ll be busy playing a Valentine’s Day show. We, the artists, are part of the ingredients that make Valentine’s Day sweet.
I’m too engrossed in music production to know it’s Valentine’s Day
-Stella Monye, singer
I’m too engrossed in producing my new album, Iyanu, to know that Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Now that I know, I’ll take the opportunity to do house-to-house evangelism with the new album. So don’t be surprised if you see me on the streets of Lagos or Abuja doing evangelism.
For me, every day is Valentine’s Day
-Sir Shina Akanni, Fuji musician
Every day is my Valentine’s Day because I always reach out to my family members and fans at home and abroad. But since this year’s Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday, I will take the opportunity to rest because Monday is my day off after the weekend show. I’ll be visiting a friend or two later in the spirit of Valentine’s Day.
I will rest and meditate
-King Rokan, singer
Valentine’s Day is for lovers but since my wife is out of town, I will take the opportunity to rest in my hotel room and meditate on the presentation of my new album, which will take place on February 17, 2022 at City People Events Centre, Lagos.