Ornament is often the deceptive shore to a most dangerous sea; the beauteous scarf that imbues a timeless troll with the silhouette of an oriental beauty. When applied to love, it becomes the seeming truth which the cunning adorns to entrap the wisest of men or women. But Jennifer Obayuwana does not know this. Hence the daughter of Polo Luxury CEO, Chief Obayuwana, has given her heart to a man widely believed to be too smart for comfort. Jennifer’s recent announcement of her engagement to Peter Salah, CEO of Tilt Group generates a whirlpool of feelings even as you read.

But while her enthusiastic display of a dazzling ring has left many awe-struck and sincerely happy for her, more people have offered her congratulatory messages tongue-in-cheek. And the reason is not far-fetched. It is believed that Jennifer’s beau, Salah, does not love her as much as she believes he does. It is believed in cynical circles that his engagement to Jennifer may be a calculated attempt at consolidating his wealth and not really because he is truly in love with her. But the aspiring bride has ignored the naysayers and their negative insinuations.

She would rather savour her blossoming relationship with Salah. It was hardly surprising therefore, that she proudly showed off Salah during her recent birthday party. Pictures of the couple flooded the social media, depicting the duo as inseparable. Jennifer went as far as posting a photo of how her man woke her up to wash her legs with a bottle of champagne on her special day before he treated her to the best of romantic indulgences and display of unparalleled affection.

But despite the widely held belief that Salah would walk her down the aisle and make a decent woman of her in a grand wedding ceremony in November last year, the couple could not consolidate their union in wedlock thus eliciting spurious speculations of goings-on between them and the recent trajectory of their love.

Cynical minds and marketers of mischief are undoubtedly having a ball analysing why Jennifer’s dream of getting married to Salah suffered a stillbirth. Let’s hope Salah would put mischief makers to shame and marry Jennifer while her heart still skips for him.