How did your marriage happen; was it planned or it just happened?
My marriage is a product of what I would call some sort of divine incubation. It took me quite some years to prepare for my marriage. My consciousness for the marriage institution was provoked at the age of 17. And from that age, I began to carry out a lot of spiritual exercises aimed at preparing the ground for my spouse. And when it happened, it was clear that I had found a real divinely inspired soul mate. Yeah! So it was.
How long have you been married?
I have been married for 20 years
How has marriage been for you?
Marriage has been a mixed bag of fulfilment of dreams, discoveries, and some challenging experiences. In all, it has been worth the while. I count myself highly privileged to have been exposed by divine precipitation to my wife. It is indeed a great pleasure.
Being a musician means you had other women eyeing you. What made your wife special?
My wife was special because she met the criteria for my inner longing for a wife. She is beautiful, spiritual, highly focused, intelligent, motherly, quite enterprising, able to manage resources, and above all quite a companion. I think she struck me as someone who could help me fulfil my dreams; so I went for her.
Did you have a hard time courting her? Where and how did you propose?
Hard time courting her? Not at all. When we met, our dreams aligned, our spirituality fused, our intellect agreed and our sexuality cooperated. So there was not much of a problem. I proposed to her on the street. I took her outsider her father’s house and broke the news of my mission to her headlong. It was such a funny moment. When she heard my mission, she almost exploded because she knew it before me. But it took her another two weeks to say yes. I liked that moment!
Was there any funny occurrence that happened on your wedding day?
Something very funny happened. Because I was dressed so casually on my wedding day, it was difficult for one of the ladies pinning rosettes to recognise me. That was before the wedding started proper. She came to me and asked if I knew the person wedding, that is, the bridegroom. I told her I was the one. Do you know what she told me? She said, “My friend, I am not joking”
She walked past me and went to ask someone else. The other person also pointed to my direction and told her, “You have just past the groom.”
My! She felt so terrible to have addressed the celebrant of the day that way. She came back apologising while I had fun laughing. A case of being addressed the way you are dressed.
All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH.