How Olujonwo Obasanjo & Tope Adebutu’s marriage crashed a year after very lavish fairytale wedding

Obasanjo’s son’s marriage to Adebutu’s daughter may have ended.

As you read this, Temitope Obasanjo nee Adebutu and husband Olujonwo Obasanjo have instituted divorce proceedings and the case is on as we speak.

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Tope is asking for certain reliefs because, according to her, her one year marriage to Olujonwo Obasanjo has been a very tumultuous and incredulously painful one year, the kind that she cannot even pray for her worst enemy.

You also recall, this marriage between Olujonwo and Tope Adebutu held without Olujonwo’s mother’s consent.

The wife of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Mrs Taiwo Obasanjo, had filed a suit at an Ikeja High Court, seeking to stop the wedding of her son then scheduled for May, 2017. She lost the suit. Mrs. Obasanjo’s objection to the timing of the wedding was based on a prophecy that her son’s wedding should be a quiet event. But despite her objection, the wedding went ahead in her absence.

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Read below excerpts of the accusations heaped on Olujonwo Obasanjo as culled from Maestromedia:

Imagine that you are highly expectant after a superlative nuptial ceremony, but all that you experienced from just a few days after the euphoria of the ceremonies have died down, is unimaginable cruelty, neglect or better still desertion and no love whatsoever!

It was like the prayers of the mother of the husband, who had not wanted the wedding to take place at all cost from the get go were being answered.

Mrs Taiwo Obasanjo had cursed the association by her words and action just prior to the wedding. In fact she had sued her son and his wife to court then, wanting the ceremonies halted at all cost.

Though she had lost at the court, when the court declared that as adults, those wanting to get married had the right to take and make their own decisions by themselves, she still wasn’t satisfied but still came up with the high falluting extremely negative prophecies about the union.

Though the wedding still held, just imagine that all through the marriage the husband and wife never had a home (matrimonial home) that was theirs!

Shocking! Yes very shocking!!! All through they had to stay in Jonwo’s room at his dad’s palatial home in Abeokuta, with the promise that they would move to their own place which was undergoing thorough refurbishment, a promise never kept!

Just imagine also that, Jonwo the supposed husband usually just disappears without a trace, most of the one year of the supposed wedding. Much so that, his wife didn’t even know his whereabouts and wasn’t even in any type of contact whatsoever with him for lengths of time.

At one point, Jonwo was supposedly holed up at a MacPherson address in Ikoyi, Lagos where he was supposedly receiving treatment for an ailment or sickness that the wife never knew nothing about whatsoever.

When at a point his mother raised hell that her son couldn’t be found or was missing then and the thing was all over the media, even the wife herself didn’t know his whereabouts at all. Apparently the only one who knew where he was apart from his friends, was his dad who had refused to let the wife know where he was for reasons best known to him, as he was said to have been in some sort of bad shape! So needed time to heal and recuperate/recover. From what?

Just imagine that Jonwo disappeared from where they were staying at a point, claiming to be going for prayers, only to return after days in fact 14 days after and upon enquiries about his whereabouts and not communicating at all, he got absolutely raving mad and threw away his wedding band & said he was done with the marriage!!

A few days after this particular disappearance, wife asked husband to consumate marriage, to which he refused and then disappeared again for another 12 days!

Imagine that from November 1, 2017 till 4 and half months afterwards, that’s in March of 2018, Tope never saw nor communicated with her husband, until he came to tell her that they weren’t compatible and everyone should find their levels and go their different ways!

Even when the wife discovered that she had Uterine fibroids and had to go have an operation to remove same, so she wouldn’t have issues getting pregnant and she tried informing her husband, he never responded at all, not to talk of wishing his wife well! Even after a successful operation to which he didn’t contribute a kobo to, he still never got in contact with his wife! This is the same Jonwo who works for his father Chief Obasanjo and collects N100,000 (Hundred thousand Naira only) monthly.

This is the same Jonwo, who Tope’s elder brother had to give business to, to help elevate, so he could meet up with needs that could arise. Even the jobs given, he only did part of, for which he was paid.

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Rosemary Adebutu, wife of Chief Kessington Adebutu whose daughter, Tope married former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s son, Olujonwo, isn’t going to watch her daughter’s name being dragged in the mud, at least not by supposed in-laws who they say have benefitted from the Adebutu family.

After the court summons and sworn affidavit from Olujonwo Obasanjo on why he wants to divorce Tope went viral last week, there have been worries from concerned friends and family members.

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Even Rosemary Adebutu whose only child is Taiwo Obasanjo’s daughter-in-law is distraught.

“Why should a man send such documents online?
First, the story was cooked up, there was no assault anywhere. They are aggrieved because there was no material gain like they assumed they would get,” she told kemiashefonlovehaven.

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’s former wife, Taiwo Obasanjo, had in 2017 raised the alarm over what she claimed would be the evil consequences of their son, Jonwo Obasanjo marrying Tope, the daughter of the Premier Lotto boss, Kessington Adebutu aka Baba Ijebu.

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Taiwo Obasanjo and former husband

She also dragged Obasanjo and Adebutu to court to stop the wedding.

Taiwo was ignored and the wedding took place amidst pomp on May 11-13 respectively in Lagos.

But in less than a year after the ceremony, the union has crashed and Olujonwo Obasanjo cited domestic violence as his reason for abandoning his home.

This was debunked by a worried Mrs Rosemary Adebutu:

“I have kept quiet all these months because I am not one to stoop low but I cannot sit back and watch them tell lies against my daughter. She is a magistrate and a civil servant, she cannot be responding to all their lies on the Internet.

“We will meet them in court to clear up all these lies and give them the divorce they want. They should leave us alone,we are tired and the divorce will go ahead as reported.

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Did Temitope Adebutu hit her husband Olujonwo Obasanjo?

Rosemary Adebutu responded:

“Never! Tope has never hit anyone and she is very respectful. They should not tarnish my daughter’s name and career.

All these lies and press attacks are orchestrated by Olujonwo and his mum and he has been denying that he is not the one who released the court papers and exhibits to the press. How can a man bring his private matters to blogs? Is that a man?”

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Olujonwo Obasanjo’s very lavish wedding to Tope Adebutu:

The days May 11 to 13th, 2017 in Lagos would never forgotten in a hurry, as those were the 2 days when the families of Sir Kensington Adebutu and that of Chief Olusegun Aremu Okikiola Obasanjo, GCFR were joined together in holy matrimony!

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Ex-president, Olusegun Obasanjo’s son, Olujowon Obasanjo on Saturday tied the knot with his heartthrob, Temitope Adebutu, daughter of the business mogul, Kesington Adebutu, popularly known as Baba Ijebu.

The families had done the native law and custom and then sealed it with the church stamp of approval at The Methodist Church of the Trinity, Tinubu, Lagos, on the Saturday, which was the 13th.

It was a humonguos wedding by all standards possible. In fact, it was rated amongst all the weddings that took place that year as one of the top 3 weddings of that season.

Nothing whatsoever was spared.

Bride arrived in a brand spanking new glittering white Rolls Royce, while the groom came in another Rolls Royce, but a glistening black one, both came like stars and those that saw them wished they were in their shoes.

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The money spent to put it all together is still speculated in the region of billions of Naira, while some have said it was slightly above a billion Naira, some have claimed that it was at least closer to 3 billion that was expended! 3 what? Yes you heard it right, 3 billion good Naira. Imagine a 9 or 10 tiered humongous wedding cake(s) by Cake by Tosan, who is said to be the best in the country!

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Imagine that Tope’s wedding outfit was specially and specifically commissioned by one of the best Lebanese brands, Ziad Nakad, who specializes only in Haute Couture wedding outfits for the best of the best.

Her hair throughout the ceremonies was taken care of by the best in Nigeria, that’s none other than the incredible, Ugochukwu Igbokwe of Make Me Hair Studios.

The whole of the banquet hall of the Eko Hotel Convention Centre was taken and transformed for use, that alone costs several millions of Naira, running close to a hundred million!

The choice of the best of meals were served, just as the best of drinks likes of the best champagnes, brandies, whiskies and cocktails were made available, that alone is another hundreds of millions.

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Even the gifts, that the guests all received were totally out of here. Even the invitations must have cost a sizeable chunk. Any amount that the event might have cost, even if it were 3 billion is most definitely chicken feed for the bride’s dad, who is affectionately referred to as ‘Baba Ijebu’ the same name Nigerians have given to his popular lottery/betting game.

See all the photos from Olujonwo Obasanjo’s wedding to Tope Adebutu below:

Photos from former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s son’ traditional wedding

Photos: Wedding of ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo’s son, Olujuwon to Temitope Adebutu

About Sir Kensington Adebutu

Sir Kensington Adebutu is undoubtedly, the numero uno of lottery and betting in the whole of Nigeria bar none. As the chairman of Premier Lottery and who is also an avowed philanthropist par excellence, Sir Kensington Adebutu is indeed an awesomely wealthy man, by all standards.

One whose kids, majorly the men though are all also, stupendously rich too on their own!

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo:

The groom’s dad is not a minion too by any standards, as he is none other than the former military head of state of Nigeria and then also a 2 terms President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, in the person of Chief Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo, GCFR, a former chieftain of the PDP and now referred to as a statesman, but also the convener of the 3rd Force, a new political advocacy group.

Tope Adebutu:

The 2 personalities involved in the marriage were, Sir Adebutu’s daughter by name Georgina Temitope Oyepero Adebutu, a brilliant magistrate in Ogun State, an alumni of the University of Lagos and the University College London for her Masters, which she got with distinction.

Tope was apparently one of the best students in all the schools she has ever attended.

Olujonwo Obasanjo:

Her husband, the businessman son of Chief Obasanjo, in the person of Abraham Olujonwo Ajani Obasanjo, who very much is not known about, other than that he schooled abroad and is a businessman/farmer, works for his dad.

With how things went, especially the super expensive and lush wedding ceremonies which had all the who-is-who in Nigeria in attendance, many had expected a roller-coaster of a marriage, which at most a year after, would be welcoming and celebrating babies and celebrating some other milestones, but alas, barely just one year after, the center cannot hold anymore and both husband and wife are bent on having a divorce. None is willing to rectify or save the marriage, no matter what.


In an interview with a national newspaper, Mrs Taiwo spoke on her son’s marriage, why he left his matrimonial home and other sundry issues.

According to her, she had gone to Ikoyi, Lagos to see her son:

“She (Her daughter in-law) told me she had not seen my son since November so I started asking people about this. If I don’t know the whereabouts of my son, should I just fold my arms and watch? Does that make me a responsible mother? I don’t stay close to them. Moreover, Abeokuta to Lagos is not one-minute drive and since they got married I have never interfered and I don’t go there.

So the young man has gone into hiding and this is not the first time this is happening. He has been running away from this girl, he would disappear and then when they settle the matter he will come back home.

Now everybody said they are tired because every time they are always quarrelling…. Thank you for asking me that question. I have visited daddy Adebutu and I even went with my family so that they won’t think it’s his mother that is causing it all. Like I told you earlier, my son doesn’t call me, he doesn’t visit me. The two of them didn’t acknowledge me as a mother.

She only does that when her husband runs away from the house and she will talk to me as if I am her maid too. Asking me questions like, where is he? When last did you see him?

So I went to see daddy Adebutu who is a very good man. The problem of this marriage, which they are trying to heap on me is from that girl, her mother Rosemary Dacosta and daddy OBJ. Tope is like a masquerade she will be crying when you are talking to her but she insults everybody in the family, even the Obasanjo’s family, she rubbishes everybody.

She told the boy she wanted hundred thousand naira as allowance. I told her, this boy doesn’t have money. He works for his father, he is a graduate and he studied International Relations. My son is not idiotic he is just a complete gentleman, very respectful and peaceful.

But this girl is trying to change him. My son is humble and he keeps to himself”, she said.

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Bliss has deserted Olujonwo Obasanjo and Tope Adebutu’s marriage in unexpected hours, like a crushed knight fleeing the gates of a fallen fortress.

The love that once warmed the inner cockles of their hearts has become the thorns that pierced their lungs as they inhaled the fragrance of passion.


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