There is harmony in the heart of the stylish owner of prestigious Sophisticat Fashion House in Lagos, Lanre Ogunlesi, as he clocked 65 last Friday, January 11th. Bliss activates and runs his soul amok as sweet nectar intoxicates the two-tailed pasha. Lanre and his beautiful wife, Modupe who clocked 65 last year, are celebrating their 42nd wedding anniversary even as you read. Although, he has every reason to shake his garment like the branches of the teak in spring and let his joy glow like the fireflies that light up the fields and quiet meadows, but he decided to shun grandiose celebration and observe his 65th birthday in a low key fashion.
He shunned merriment and pageantry with the modesty and unabashed sensitivity of nobility. Lanre and Modupe are at Villa Eden, Merano in d Italian Alps, the world leading medical spa, even as you read. Lanre is head over heels in love with Modupe 42 years after his heart skipped to the sweet, soft drift of her smile.
Lanre and Modupe’s story reads like a dreamy exposition to extraordinary verses of love. Rather than dwell on familiar intrigues and alien realities that render human passion a shoddy and infantile enterprise in the annals of mortal romance, the story of their love becomes the reference point for aspiring romantics.
Their love story is best told in a more substantive format and literary forum hence this only represents a cursory glance at the genesis of their love.
That the duo started out as friends and cautious romantics is a reality known to their loved ones: friends, family particularly. According to Lanre, loving Modupe is both enlightening and invigorating; it reveals to him daily, his immense and unpredictable capacity for compassion and high affection. Lanre never knew he was capable of loving anyone so until he met Dupe. And ever since he met the apple of his eye, he has worshipped daily in the spirit house of her love and elevated warmth. Living with Modupe is equally liberating;
it unearths to him daily the subtlety and clamorousness, and unrivalled ethereality of her love. The longer his stay with her, the deeper and more confounding his capacity to love her and yearn for her love. The couple attributed their marital success to an enduring love and friendship and the ability to look every issue in the eye and tackle it with tact and an overwhelming bid to resolve it. Perhaps, many more celebrity couples will look to the Ogunlesis for tips on how to be in a marriage.