Ladi Balogun Former Managing Director (MD) of First City Monument Bank (FCMB), and his wife Banke have parted ways and their marriage is history…Sources close to the estranged couple revealed that their marriage crashed due to irreconcilable differences.
Banke allegedly refused to play second fiddle to Ladi. She was not submissive and couldn’t fulfill the role of dutiful wife, friend, lover and confidant to her husband, according to Ladi’s apologists.
On the other hand, Banke’s friends argued that her mother-in-law (Ladi’s mother), had too much influence on him. They claimed her influence on her son contributed in no small measure to the short-lived marriage.
And contrary to belief that the marriage recently hit an iceberg, the couple allegedly separated from each other a long while ago but they succeeded in keeping it under wraps to avoid the noise and scandal that could result from undue media exposure.
While no one is sure if they would ever reconcile and remarry, it is an open secret that the couple are happy without each other. Ladi, for instance, is having the time of his life. He allegedly drinks more and hangs out more now.
It is however, astonishing to note that while some of Banke’s friends are up in arms in defense of their friends, many of them are jostling to replace Banke in her estranged husband’s house. Each of them desperately seeks to become the new Mrs. Balogun.