Tokodi and Ekirapa: celebrity dating done right

Image: Pascal Tokodi and Grace Ekirapa out on a picnic date

Pascal Tokodi and his wife Grace Ekirapa are an example of romance done right that should be upheld by all young Kenyans but more importantly, by their celebrity peers who cannot seem to keep their own relationships running longer than an episode of Selina.

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While alot of young celebrity couples seem to invariably opt to make their relationship public, these two made a conscious decision to keep theirs private and hidden from the public until they had finally exchanged their vows.

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Pascal Tokodi sweetly adores Grace Ekirapa in what many suspect was their wedding photo

We weren’t allowed to look in on their relationship so we knew nothing about the fights they doubtless had. As a result, they were free to navigate the situation without any untoward pressure.

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And when things were going well, they got to relish in those memories. It was just the two of them enjoying those moments, bonding and giving their relationship enough room to take-off.

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Pascal Tokodi and Grace Ekirapa continue to fuel marriage speculations in juicy photo

The couple literally surprised their fanbase by not really mentioning that they are dating, only to surprise us all when it was finally revealed they had gotten married. And you would really have to struggle to find any other celebrity couple that executed things as smoothly as Tokodi and Ekirapa.

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And there are a lot of lessons that Kenyan celebrities can learn from them. I would highlight the likes o Bahati and DJ Mo who have made their marriages an open house concept which we get to watch unfold. That is why when DJ Mo cheated, us internet in-laws got involved. Every time Diana Marua says something messed up about her past that would humiliate any other man with a spine, we react.

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Film star, Pascal Tokodi

Contrast this to Pascal Tokodi and Grace Ekirapa. It just doesn’t play out like that. So when Pascal does something that we might not all agree with, such as when he happened to run into the president of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta and he asked him to watch his show Selina, his wife did not get brought up or mentioned. The accolades and anger were exclusively focussed on him. The same cannot be said if it were Kabi wa Jesus in his shoes.

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We really can’t argue that the best approach to modern relationships is to keep things private until they are permanent. At that point, you’re already home-free.

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