Nigerian journalist, Ikharo Attah, has described his wife, Magdalene, as the ‘lover of his poverty’ because she accepted him when he had nothing.
Attah, who is the Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection, and Enforcement to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, disclosed this on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, when he celebrated his wife on her birthday.
According to him, she never requested anything from him and neither did he take her out all through their seven years of dating before marriage.
“The Wife/Lover of My Poverty, Mrs Magdalene Ikharo. (The Intrepidity of Love) As I search for words on a day like this to wish you Happy Birthday, my diction fails me,” he wrote.
*You loved and even agreed to Marry me when you knew very well that my poverty was overt.
* At the time you accepted me all my clothes were fairly used(okrika) and with no bank account to my name.
*7 years of dating before marriage, you never requested anything from me but made me feel good with the empty pockets.
*7 years of dating I can’t remember taking you out for once and you never got worried about it.
*The N20 silver coated ring I managed to purchase from a hawker to engage you fades in less than a week and you still kept wearing it in its semi-rusted state.
*Marrying me and moving into my Single Room apartment and making it extremely comfortable was shocking.
18 years of marriage now and the things I can’t comprehend about your emotional audacity still dazzling my thoughts.
When I see contemporary conditions for love, engagement and marriage, I wondered if anyone would have dare to think of loving me , talk less of contemplating marriage.
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You are a rare breed. Thank you so much for coming in at moment of Lack, despair, hardship and turning things around. Izehi, Uduehi, Ehigbai and I celebrate you very specially. Very special Happy Birthday, my wife.