Nollywood actor, Hafiz Oyetoro popularly known as Saka in a recent interview reveals how he met his wife and how he has been able to maintain his marriage without any scandal.
He said: “I met my wife, Olaide Saidat, when I started teaching at the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Ijanikin, Lagos 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.
“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.
“Before I met my wife, I was already involved in a relationship with a woman, who was so materialistic that she agreed to marry him only on condition that I will buy her two cars. I didn’t need anybody to tell me that she was not my wife.
“In those days, I had quite a number of girlfriends, but my relationship with each of them was not romantic. As a theatre practitioner and one who was quite popular at that, I made friends easily with both men and women. But when it came to asking them out, the women never took me seriously because of my position as an artist.
“By the time I met my wife, I was already 37 years-old and ready to settle down to married life. As a matter of fact, I had searched for a wife without any positive result. At a point, I got tired of searching and prayed that my future wife should begin to search for me herself. That was the period I met my wife.
“I got married at the age of 37, because I was too busy getting education, struggling between jobs and building a successful career to bother about marriage. I wanted to get to a position in life where I would be able to take care of my responsibilities without troubling other people.
“The best thing that can happen to a man is to get married to a woman that shares his vision. My wife shares my vision. We have almost the same views about life and she allows me to be in full control of our home.
“Another important factor is that since I got married I have never had an extra-marital affair. I have never slept with another woman.”