How I Didn’t Take My Bath On My Wedding Day—Fidelis Duker

Source: Titilope Adeuja/

On May 23, 2015, the marriage of prolific filmmaker, Fidelis Duker, clocked 17. He had walked his wife, Temitope, down the aisle on May 23, 1998 at a church in Lagos.

Since their union, the couple has grown stronger and the lovers have come to be there for each other through the years.

But Fidelis said not many knew that he never took his bath to the wedding ceremony that day because he was already late for the event.

Recalling how they all started, the respected filmmaker said, "You have been there when there was nothing, when we slept on the bare floor with our 2nd baby and celebrated the purchase of a mattress.

"Many never knew I had to rush to that wedding without taking my bath that Saturday as I had forgotten to pick up my wedding suit from the tailor until that morning.

"However, we became one and have remained so these 17 years and shall remain the bone of my bone, my other rib, my confidant, friend, treasure, angel, business partner, dependable wife and mother of my three lovely children. You are God's Gift to me."