A Nigerian professional footballer Abdullahi Shehu has married his heartthrob and Kannywood star Naja’atu Muhammad Suleiman, popularly known as Murjanatu Yar Baba.
The 28-year-old Super Eagles defender, who currently plays for Cypriot First Division side Omonia, paid a dowry of N50,000 for his bride, Kannywood Exclusive reported.
Shehu had played for Plateau United and Kano Pillars before going abroad. Before his current club, he has played for Qadsia SC in Kuwait, União da Madeira in Portugal, Anorthosis Famagusta in Cyprus, and Bursaspor in Turkey.
The wedding, which was solemnised at the Umar Bn Khaddab mosque in Kano on Friday, was attended by the Deputy Governor of Sokoto State Manir Dan’iya, Shehu’s friend and Eagles teammate Ahmed Musa, and many others.
The Kano born, 19 year-old Naja’atu, who started appearing in Kannywood movies since she was 10, is called Murjanatu Yar Baba for her role in the movie with the same title.
She is a student at the Northwest University (now Yusuf Maitama Sule University) Kano State.
It would be recalled that about three years ago, the Super Eagles star reportedly battered his first wife Sumayya Mustapha in a case of domestic violence.
The footballer was said to have gotten angry after Sumayya abruptly ended a phone call and refused to pick subsequent calls in his presence. Sumayya later denied the allegations levelled against Shehu