At some extent when singer, Eedris Abdulkareem, thought nothing of sowing his wild oats, he received some sensible phrases from none apart from his one-time label boss, Kenny Ogungbe.
Though so much has been heard in regards to the controversial singer, not a lot is thought about his household life. In a chat with Saturday Beats, the singer opened up on how Kenny Ogungbe, fondly known as Baba Keke, helped to form his life.
He stated, “My marriage ceremony day was a really lavish one and Baba Keke was my greatest man. I selected Baba Keke to be my greatest man as a result of he has all the time been like the daddy I by no means had. I misplaced my father once I was solely three years outdated. Once I was nonetheless at Kennis Music, I went to gather my royalties once I met Baba Keke and he known as me apart to offer me a bit of recommendation.
“He informed me that he actually cherished me and that was why he was advising me. He informed me that I ought to make certain I received married as quickly as potential. He suggested me to make sure that I married just one girl and I shouldn’t let any girl apart from my spouse bear kids for me.
I agreed with him. He additional informed me to ensure I didn’t waste my sperm on completely different ladies. He informed me to cool down and be a accountable man. That recommendation has helped formed my life since then. Lots of ladies I dated on the time weren’t pleased with my selection of spouse however I used to be glad about it. In actual fact, I deliberately averted throwing a bachelor celebration as a result of I knew one thing may occur that evening that will spoil my marriage. After we received married, we went on a honeymoon and my spouse received pregnant a month later.”
The ‘Nigeria jaga jaga ’ singer informed Saturday Beats that the moment he laid eyes on his spouse, he knew she was going to be his spouse. Identical to a scene from a Nollywood film, the singer stated that the primary time he noticed her, she was a damsel in misery.
“I used to be on my solution to the video shoot of my music, ‘Life in Yankee’ once I noticed a woman attempting to repair the tyre on her automobile. I take all the pieces that has to do with marriage very religious as a result of God says that in order for you a spouse we must always ask him.
So, I had prayed for a really very long time for God to offer me a spouse that will praise me. Instantly I noticed her, I parked and helped her repair the tyre. Instantly I noticed her, I may really feel that she was my spouse.
He stated, “Once I parked to assist her, my thoughts informed me she was going to be my spouse. The very first thing I regarded out for was whether or not there was a hoop on her finger. I wanted to make sure that she was not married. I additionally seen that there was a toddler in her automobile.
“So, I believed she was both married or a single guardian. Whereas I used to be nonetheless aiding her with the tyre, her brother confirmed up. So, I took him apart to ask if she was married and he stated she was not. I enquired in regards to the youngster and her brother confirmed to me that it was his. I later received her home tackle from him.”
Not leaving issues to likelihood, the singer stated that he went to the home the subsequent day and when he knocked on the door, he was confronted by her father.
Abdulkareem stated, “Fortunately, he recognised me. He stated he had seen me earlier than on tv. The daddy requested what I used to be doing in his home and I defined to him that I got here to see his daughter, Yetunde, and he welcomed me.
“I admitted to him that she didn’t invite me to the home however I got here as a result of I didn’t need my spouse to run away. Finally, she got here to satisfy me however was livid as a result of she didn’t invite me to her home.
“I apologised for the intrusion then defined to her that I needed to marry her and didn’t care how lengthy it could take as a result of God informed me that she was my spouse.
“I used to be not afraid to divulge heart’s contents to her in her father’s home as a result of I prayed and fasted for 4 years earlier than I met her. She was actually livid however I attempted my greatest to apologise. When her father heard all I had stated. he requested if I used to be really severe and my reply was affirmative.
“I later received her quantity but it surely took me one other six months to persuade her that I used to be not fooling her and that was the way it began. She felt that as a very talked-about musician I had ladies flocking to me. We’re nonetheless collectively 16 years after.”