Popular comic actor, Hafiz Oyetoro, aka Saka, has revealed how one of his ex-girlfriends, once asked him to buy her two cars before she can agree to marry him. The actor, who also teaches English and drama at the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Ijanikin, Lagos, recently celebrated the 16th anniversary of his marriage.
In an interview with Punch, Saka disclosed that he met his wife, Olaide Saidat, when he started teaching at the college in 2001. She was a final-year student of the institution at the time.
“The day I met her for the first time, she came to submit her final year project to her department. She studied Mathematics at the college. She looked very quiet and composed. Immediately I felt that she might make a good wife. I had never felt that way about any woman before. The more I looked at her, the more I told myself that I would like to make her my wife.”
Sixteen years after, the actor still could not tell if he had fallen in love at first sight on that occasion. “I can’t really explain what happened, but I just knew that she was a good wife material. The first thought that came to my mind was to marry her.
“When I made some inquiries about the lady, I learnt that she was the quiet and introverted type. Later I did a little digging into her background. It took some time to attract her attention and to talk her into starting a relationship with me. We eventually got married in 2003,” he said.
Before Saka met his wife, he was already involved in a relationship with a woman, who was so materialistic that she agreed to marry him only on condition that he would buy her two cars. “I didn’t need anybody to tell me that she was not my wife,” he said.