MY WEDDING NIGHT...
How did you meet your wife?
We met in school, at the higher institution; we were course mates at the University of Ibadan.
What qualities would you say attracted you to her?
Well, I wouldn’t mention any specific quality, but when you see your better half, the feeling would be beyond looking for some rational attraction. I think it’s something much more spiritual than physical.
What are some of the exciting memories that happened during the time you were planning for your wedding or having the wedding?
One thing I remember was that there was a bachelor party a day before the wedding. I used a friend’s house. It was the residence of Akin Lewis, who is also an actor, that we used for the event. On the wedding day, we arrived at the church late. I remember that the Mercedes Benz car that we were supposed to use was first used by the driver to go and pick up some other people; the car was also in the traffic, so we had to jump on a lorry to take us to the church.
In what ways do you try to make it up to your wife for the periods you are away from home due to the nature of your job?
Well, she is also an artist, so she understands the nature of the job because she has also been involved in some sorts of production and she also goes on some assignments. When I am done with my assignments, my duty is to return home to my family.
What is your advice for young people hoping to get married?
Anybody going into marriage should understand that it is a lifelong commitment and such people should be prepared and ready for the different encounters that they might face in the marriage. It is important for them to know that there would be different moments, so when there is a moment where disagreements come in, all they have to do is make up with each other and forge ahead. The two of them are supposed to work together to enjoy their marriage. They should learn to know that people have different personalities, upbringing and orientations, so therefore, there are moments when you would not understand each other. What is important for young people to know is that disagreements are not meant to break up the marriage but to make them understand each other better and become stronger. When such moments come, they should have discussions. How does your wife handle the attention
you get from female fans?
Well, I don’t know, she would be the only one to answer that because the feeling is hers and not mine. But how would she feel anyway, except she doesn’t want me to continue with the job? Well, she might not feel too good, but I don’t know what I can do about that. This is what I mean when I talk about having discussions. If she does not feel comfortable, she would definitely let me know and we would talk about it. There should be trust anyway, and since we are on the same page, there is no problem. How was your honeymoon?
We got married while we were doing our Master’s programme; she was already pregnant even then. After the marriage, we had our honeymoon in our little flat where we lived then in Ibadan, we didn’t travel anywhere. Maybe if we had the right resources then as students, we could have gone somewhere for our honeymoon.