I HARDLY SEE MY HUSBAND EVERY WEEK

I HARDLY SEE MY HUSBAND EVERY WEEK
– Omolara, wife of top actor, Muyiwa Ademola

Behind every successful man is a woman, and in the success story of top actor Muyiwa Ademola, Omolara Ademola is the brain behind him. The Ondo State-born woman of integrity is the beautiful wife of
Authentic, as Muyiwa is fondly called by fans. A business woman, Omolara met Muyiwa 13 years ago in Abeokuta through her friend’s friend, who linked them up before love set in. They got married nine years
ago and the union is blessed with wonderful kids (boys and girls).
A few days ago, Muyiwa was unveiled as a brand ambassador for Schemelink Properties Limited at a ceremony held at Protea Hotel, GRA Ikeja, Lagos, where GBOLAHAN ADETAYO cornered the ever-dazzling
woman for an exclusive interview. Omolara spoke extensively on how she met her husband 13 years ago and what has been sustaining the couple since they got married nine years ago, among other
interesting issues. Excerpts:

How do you feel being here today?

I feel cool and honoured to be here today for the unveiling of my husband as a brand ambassador for Schemelink Properties Ltd. I am so excited and I give God glory for being with us in the family.

How did your love story with Muyiwa begin?

We actually met 13 years ago and we became husband and wife four years after. It has been nice and wonderful. Though it hasn’t been easy, we give glory to God almighty that has been seeing us through and
protecting the union. We met in Abeokuta, under the rock (Laughter).

How did it happen?

I actually got to know him through a friend’s friend who introduced me to him and we started talking from there. It was love at first sight.

What was the attraction?

I can’t really say, but I know I love him and, likewise, he also loves me.

How do you cope being married to a busy actor like him?

It’s been God; it has not been easy. It takes only the grace of God to be successful in a marriage. He is always at movie locations. At times we only see each other like twice a week, but we do talk a lot on
phone and that is why I said it hasn’t been easy. We do the talking on phone almost every day. We talk from time to time.

What would you say has been sustaining the union?

Like I said earlier, it hasn’t been easy but I thank God. It takes a lot of patience, trust and love. I trust my husband so much, more than anybody else. If he is not working, he would be at home chilling with his
God-given family. He is not the type that parties, drinks or smokes.

When he first asked you out, were you aware that he had a set of twins?

Yes. He told me that. But he wasn’t married to anybody before me at all. He had the twins way back before I met him. Though when he asked me out, I was like, No, you have a set of twins already, what would I
be doing with you? He said he had the twins out of wedlock, one thing led to another and we got married.

I understand that the twins have been living with you since they were seven years old. How did you do it that there was never a problem in the house nurturing two kids from another woman?

All I have to say is to keep thanking God. It hasn’t been easy, but I am able to cope. You know kids can be very naughty at times. God has really been seeing me through all this while. They are now 18 years old
and we are still living together.

What do you mean by ‘kids can be naughty at times’?

What I mean is that, sometimes they would feel like, Why is it not our mum living with our dad? And when I met my husband, he wasn’t dating anybody. So what I do most times when they want to be naughty, is
to call them and talk to them like a mother to her children. And I think they understand better when I talk to them.

Personally, how do you feel when they act to you in a naughty way?

I don’t feel anything because I see them as kids and it is normal.

What came to your mind that moment he told you that he had a set of twins?

I knew I was going to have mine. He told me it wasn’t intentional and it is not new that a man mistakenly has kids out of wedlock. I just asked myself, is it normal? Would I be able to cope? But the love
superseded everything.

What really convinced you to fall in love with an actor?
He is a gentle type and God-fearing man and it had been a long-time prayer that I should locate a God-fearing man if I wanted to marry. So I saw in him all the qualities I wanted in my man.

How do you react to the rumour in the media that you and Mosun Filani fought over him?

Well, when people carry rumour, it is either real or not. But I know what my man can do or not. For the kind of job he does, I cannot stop people from being around him, especially women, because that is what
his job entails. I never fought Mosun Filani, neither did I pour acid on her like it was written. They are all rumours.

How did you react to the story when you saw it?

I saw the report and ignored it because I am not a noisy type. And you know the sensational way Nigerian papers report. No doubting the fact that they both worked together, and I can recall sometime ago
when it was written that she moved to Ibadan because of Muyiwa. But my husband is not that kind of person. At times I do pay him a visit at locations, even without telling him that I am coming. And if I want to
see him, he will probably be on set.

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