The wedding of Ese Walters to her heartthrob, Benny Ark, remains the biggest Valentine story of the year. Only last year, Ese had alleged that she had an affair with a popular Abuja-based pastor. Her accusations created waves across the country, even as she said that she opened up to clear her conscience of any guilt.
In this interview with SUN, her husband fondly called the ‘Ark of Cool’ by his fans, opens up:
Your frequent support for women must have earned you a whole lot of female attention. You got married recently, what is hard picking a wife?
You got Married to the lady who EXPOSED what could be described as the rot in a popular Abuja church. When she made the revelation of her regret over the affair with the popular pastor, how did the people around you react when you picked her as your wife?
Now that you are married, what are your hopes and dreams?
Some people describe marriage as settling down. But I don’t agree with that assertion because an individual ought to be settled before getting into marriage. For me, getting married is starting the journey to the fulfillment of what God created me for. My purpose is to promote love, hope and faith among the people around me. There is a whole lot of abuse going on in relationships with the women at the receiving end.
And it is not supposed to be so. This is why we all have to spread the message of love until we heal relationships. So, the hope I have for my union with a woman I love so much, a woman who is a sweet companion to me is that we will reach out to men and women promoting the right values for a good marriage. I cannot change everybody but I am going to spark up the thought that marriage should be enjoyed and it should be the vehicle to the fulfillment of life’s purpose.