Growing up in Ajegunle, Odion Ighalo once revealed that he could not afford to buy ear rings and had to resort to sellotape.

Ighalo’s then girlfriend left the footballer, labeling him a complete waste of time.

Several years down the line, the story has changed as Ighalo is now one of the highest paid African players and can now afford the luxuries he deems fit.

One person that stood by Ighalo in his rise to stardom is his wife, Sonia who turned a year older on Tuesday.

As a mark of love and to celebrate the new year attained by her, Ighalo bought her a new Range Rover Sports valued at about N25m.

Expectedly, Sonia who has three kids for Ighalo is over the moon; describing herself as a lucky wife.

Indeed, this is the kind of birthday present you get when you are married to a footballer husband who takes home as much as N100 million naira every week.

Congratulations Sonia Ighalo on your new ‘baby’.

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