My marriage… with Oluwabamidele Adeeko (Sensational Bamidele)
Where and how did you meet your spouse?
I met her during our secondary school competition, though I had been admiring her before then. When I met her again in church, I told her I was admiring her and made sure she answered my greeting. She was everyone’s favourite so sometimes when I greet her, she doesn’t respond. Then I decided to trail her. Luckily, one day she decided to listen to me. We spoke that day and after our conversation, she still refused to keep talking to me. Later, I became her church’s band leader and didn’t give up wanting her. From there, she eventually became my friend, wife, and mother to my two beautiful daughters today.
How did you both become friends?
It was through music.
How did you propose to her?
In our time, we weren’t kneeling to propose to women. We just tell a woman, “I love you, I like you, and I want you to be my girlfriend.” I didn’t even propose marriage to her. I noticed we had been dating for six years then I decided to marry her.
When did you marry?
We met in 2002 and got married six years after. We have been married for 14 years but have been together for 21 years now.
What was the most memorable thing for you at your wedding?
It was that Jesus brought forth every provision I desired. I had a lot in supply and I enjoyed myself.
What are the lessons you have learnt from your marriage?
It is to be a father who takes care of everything and is proud to take them up without asking for any financial support from his wife except if it’s a voluntary gift. My wife can do anything I want but I ensure to provide everything even the tissue paper we use at home. I make sure I provide everything for my family. Whenever I’m not there and it is not in my power, my wife does in her capacity but when I’m there, I play my role.
What are the core values you would say have helped your family?
I would say the fear of God.
What do you love most about your wife?
Her spiritual attitude and life towards God and the things of God. My wife has been a blessing to me, prayerfully, physically, spiritually, and otherwise. She’s a mother, wife, and caretaker.
Has marriage affected your career in any way?
Marriage has not affected my career in any way but it has helped me spiritually. If I didn’t have a praying wife who speaks positive things about my career, those things I have achieved wouldn’t have come easily.
What qualities should singles watch out for in their to-be spouses?
They should first watch the person from afar and hand it over to God and not make decisions based on emotions only. God will lead them and tell them if they have to go ahead with the person or not. This doesn’t mean spiritual people don’t make mistakes because they could make decisions based on their emotions.