We have daily family prayers, we had a joint account – Nigerian couple married for 50 years shares secret (Photos)

Reverend Bola and Deji Olasukanmi have melted hearts on social media as they marked their 50th wedding anniversary with a lovely photoshoot.

BellaNaija Weddings, who shared their story on Twitter, said the lovebirds met at a church youth program and eventually tied the knot on the 28th of April 1973.

The union of the former accountant and civil service officer is blessed with four children and nine grandchildren.

Secrets to Rev Bola and Deji Olasukanmi’s long union

According to BellaNaija, the couple attributed their wonderful marriage to their open communication with each other and God. They said the only third party in their marriage had been the Holy Spirit.

The couple added that they had a joint account and made sure they took financial responsibilities together.

Early in the morning before work and late at night in the evening, the couple said they hold daily family prayers.

Their story inspired netizens about marriage.

“We met at a church youth program and became husband and wife on the 28th of April 1973.

We have been married for 50 years now and have had no third party but the Holy Spirit.

As parents to four children and grandparents to 9 grandchildren, we attribute the success of our wonderful union to open communication between each other and God.

Before retiring, Deji worked as an accountant in reputable companies and Bola as a civil servant officer.

We had a joint account and made sure to both take up financial responsibilities together.

The secret of our relationship is that we have daily family prayers early in the morning before work and late in the evening before sleep.

That way, any misgivings would be settled before the next day. By fire by force.

We thank God for his constant provision, protection and peace over our lives and that of our family.

We are looking forward to many more joyous years together.

Our eldest daughter and granddaughter surprised us with a photoshoot with @toyephotographyto commemorate our Golden Anniversary.

Netizens gush over the couple

@KenbitU said: “Watin woman do me no be something I go Carry my heart give any woman again in my life. I no go ever fall in love.

“The only thing that will make me marry is because of children and I know my mom won’t be happy if I do otherwise.”

@_tominsin_ said: “Wow 50years so beautiful… I’m sure it took lots of patience , commitment, friendship, tolerance and forgiveness.”

@hephzibah_k said: “I hope this gives y’all hope . “They don’t need to be popular to be worthy role models. No be say you go dey follow wotowoto pipo come dey say you don give up on love. “This one work o, come and learn.”

@AnieManny said: “Now this is what I’m talking aboutI love this!!!!! Let me see anybody that will use any d!e minute yeyebrity marriage as a model for marriage. I go knack the person serious àkpàko. This is a marriage I can free say “ I tap into this.”

@the_damola said: “Omg this is so beautiful and sweet. They look so inlove. May God continue to be in their union.”

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