Temitope Titilope Aiyefele has been married to singer Yinka Ayefele for over 18 years and they are blessed with three children.
Speaking about herself, the Ibadan woman said, “I am from the popular Laamo Compound in Ibadan. I am from a moderate background; we are not poor and we are not rich but comfortable. My father was a Professor while my mum does business. I grew up at Bodija area of Ibadan.”
Also, she opened up that she attended Kings Convent School for her primary school before proceeding to Ibadan Grammar School, Molete, Ibadan.
“I later went to St. Andrew’s College, Oyo, and the University of Ibadan to study Economics Education. Those who really know me will tell you that I am not too loud or gentle. I have a large heart and I love seeing people around me. I can’t afford to be otherwise because of my husband’s work. We have to be accommodating and that has been part and parcel of us.”
According to her, God’s grace has been sufficient in her life and marriage.
“Enough patience, mutual respect and understanding are part of the key ingredients to a successful marriage.
You must not listen to side talks but concentrate on the person you are dealing with. Since you have both signed a life contract and it is for better for worse, you must deal with issues together.
“All that, coupled with the special grace of God, have sustained my marriage up till this moment. I understand the nature of my husband’s work, people are always around him and all that.”
Narrating how she met her husband, Titilope said, “I met him in 1996 before he had the accident. I saw in him a hard-working man when we met. He is very hard-working, there is nothing he can’t do to stay afloat in his profession. He is someone who doesn’t get distracted from his dream no matter what may come his way.
“…I have made up my mind to spend the rest of my life with him before the accident. When he had the accident, we were there together at the University College Hospital, Ibadan (UCH). I saw in him the determination to survive, to live and to make it in life. Those are the things that also motivated me to stay with him in the time of trouble and up till now. Nobody is above trial and tribulations and when they come what one should do is to remain steadfast and be prayerful. Bible didn’t tell us that trouble would not come, it is bound to come but God has given us a strong assurance, He Is there to give us the grace to overcome.”
She, however, said their sexual life was private, saying, “that is strictly my private life which can never be discussed on the pages of newspapers for no reason. I am happy in marriage and you can see the signs all over and around me. Thank God for everything.”