Bobby Obodo, Bolanle Ninalowo, Kenneth Okolie, Uche Odoputa, Tanksley, Mary Remmy Njoku, Susan Peters, Moyo Lawal, Yvonne Jegede, Peggy Ovire, Jennifer Eliogu
Finally realizing that it is not a reality show of the class of Kevin Hart’s “Real Husband of Hollywood” on BET, I finally watched season 1 of irokotv’s”Husband of Lagos”.
We could do a regular review, but what fun is that? There are five major couples in the show and here is our ranked top 5 couples of “Husbands of Lagos”
#5 – The Oyibo Maga and His Runs Girl
It’s really hard to feel any sort of empathy for this character. I guess from his perspective, he feels like he is the one with the winning deal.
Our darling Oyibo has been brought in by Akinlolu’s company for a project in Nigeria. During a foray at a Nigerian club, he meets a Nigerian
leech runs girl babe. Who is only with him for the money, and very obviously so. Granted, babe is not very fluent with her moves and might still be sharpening her skills (as evidenced by her initial struggle trying to get money out of him) but we are sure that by Season 2 her skills will be much improved.
Oyibo has a wife in his home country but yet for some reason the series ends with him proposing to our runs girl? (*insert confused smiley*) However this one ends, I wish them both well… on to the next.
#4 – The Golddigger & The Banker
Aisha has to be one of the daftest creatures to ever surface on Nigerian TV. This list is beginning to look more like a ranking of the top 5 daftest couples of HOL.
Aisha, played by Susan Peters, is a banker who has been married to Tosan, played by Bobby Obodo, for a few years yet she is yet to meet any member of his family (ok o! Na only una marry yourself). She is desperate for a child but cannot understand why Tosan is unperturbed. And oh yes, I forgot to mention, Tosan is jobless with numerous failed ventures to his name (all financed by our darling queen daftness, HRH Aisha).
Initially, before I knew their story, I was actually quite impressed by their relationship. A stay at home husband in a respectable relationship with a working woman? Where she actually still respected her husband and where they have their roles perfected to a tee. It was impressive, I tell you. Until Tosan proved himself to be queen waste-man.
I will not reveal how, but you will find out when you watch… 🙂
#3 – WTF & Well… All of Lagos’ Babes
NO no, I’m neither listing the days of the week or speaking in crude language. WTF is actually his initals (Wale Teniola Fernandez). It took me a while to understand why a human being was driving around town with a license plate that says WTF but in the end all you can do is shake your head.
And from then on you’ll find yourself shaking your head at a lot of things this character does. The lies that he makes up for his multiple girlfriends. The straight face he keeps when lying even after he is trapped in a lie. The complete inability to realize that he has be to come clean when one of his ‘babes’ is his main girl’s cousin.
The real MVP of this relationship is said main girl, played by Yvonne Jegede, who is our first show of smarts on this list as she immediately picks up on the fact that she is dating a two-timing *expletive expletive expletive*.
#2 – The Mother-In-Law vs. Relentless Daughter In-Law
Ok so I understand that technically this list is about the couples. But the relationship between Akinlolu and his wife Annie is nice and all but not nearly as entertaining as the relationship between Mrs. Tade Williams, played by Jennifer Eliogu, and her daughter-in-law Annie, played by Mary Njoku.
I think the major thing that gets us about this relationship is that it is the perfect in law relationship even though it is not. So even though mother-in-law is not exactly a cheerleader for her daughter-in-law, she still loves her completely. So much so that she dotes excessively and tries to do everything and anything.
From Annies point, she might initially seem ungrateful but from the perspective of a newly wed it becomes a bit annoying when your mother in law doesn’t realize that there’s a woman in her son’s life.
From the leading on of MIL to believe that she was having a daughter when she was having a son to turning MIL to a live-in masseuse, if not for anything this couple is the reason to look forward to season 2.
#1 – The Igbo Businessman & His Trophy Wife
There was no way Livinus was not going to be number one on this list. That man is a confused character and all the things himself and his wife have to go through are even more hilarious. From regulating what she wears for events to his particular eating habits, Livinus is just the real MVP.
That is only from this side of the screen though because I imagine it is torture to be married to him. Livinus has this annoying habit of calling other people to intervene in his marriage on the slightest pretext. Wife cooks the wrong meal for dinner? Call mother-in-law in from village and call brother-in-law in another continent. Wife wears the wrong clothes? Call pastor to come and pray for her lol.
Uche Odoputa nails it as Livinus and Peggy Ovire, in her most convincing character yet, has to put up with all of it.