Monday, August 6, 2012

TejuBabyFace set to wed Sept 1, opens upon wife to be Tobi Banjoko

Finally, Comedian and TV host, Olateju Oyelakin,
popularly known as Tejubabyface will wed
top model and former beauty queen, Tobi
Banjoko on Saturday 1st of September 2012 at
the Chapel of Light Interdenominational,
Lagos State Secretariat in Alausa, Ikeja.
Reception is at The Muson Centre in Onikan.
There traditional wedding will hold on
Thursday, 30 August 2012, at 10 Degrees
Event Centre, Billings Way, Oregun, Ikeja,
Lagos.
In an interview with Azuh Arinze of YES!
Magazine, Tejubabyface opens up on how he
met his bride to be and why he decided to
settle down with her. Read after the cut..
Well, I kept coming home and my house kept
feeling empty. I kept leaving events and
finding there was someone I would like to tell
the story, but there was no one. I just kept
feeling lonely. There was a space in my heart
that was crying out for friendship. But may be
more importantly was the fact that I started
making mistakes. I started making mistakes
that I had made before and I thought it was
over. People I shouldn't have been
fraternizing with, women. I started making all
those kinds of mistakes and I wasn't getting
better. There was a point in my life when I
was so disciplined that for almost two years, I
wasn't with any woman. And that
was when the *Teju Baby Face Show* was
born. And I found that thereafter, I could not
seem to replicate the same discipline, no
matter how I tried. So, it occurred to me that
some thing had to change. So, when you put
the loneliness together as well as my inability
to be disciplined any more, it was instructive.
I met Tobi for the first in 2008. We were
holding an audition for ushers. I wanted to
have a show, my 2008 show that was called
*Comedy Meets Class*. So, we wanted classy
ushers. And at the time she was on her last
ushering leg. I can remember I walked into a
room filled with about 40 hot women. And
she just hooked my eyes immediately. That
was the first time I met her. With each of the
39 other girls in the room that day, our eyes
would meet at some point. But this one
studiously ignored me. It was as if she made a
declaration
that our eyes weren't going to meet. And
when I actually interviewed her for the
ushering job, she didn't seem to care. She said
the money was too small and she left. So,
when I saw her a month later at another job,
and I
went to chat her up. I can never forget, she
told me, 'Excuse me, please I'm working'.
What she meant was you are disturbing me,
and I got the message (Laughs). And so, I
started to find out more about her, and I
found she was what you can call a 'good girl'.
But you see, that's not enough. What you
asked me was what made me decide? A
pastor asked me that question recently. Let
me use this word. When I told my father,
when my father asked me, this girl you are
serious about, what does she do? I said dad,
she is a
model. He said explain yourself. I said well,
she was in the recent *Most Beautiful Girl in
Nigeria*. Now, when you tell parents that,
they don't think that the girl is bad. On the
other hand, they form a certain world
view in that sense of the word. I had always
said that the woman I would marry would be
one who would be very beautiful. In 2010, we
were trying to date first of all and we hung
out after about three months, so we didn't
date again until 2011. We tried to date in 2010,
but it didn't happen. My fault oh! In each of
the time we tried to date, there was never any
point in time where I had to do any
convincing. In fact, on our first date, she
came to my house and we needed to go and
buy groceries so that we could cook together.
And I remember we were walking across the
street when I saw a Mercedes Benz, G-Class.
And I pointed and said that's my dream car.
And this girl said, on our first date o! 'Don't
worry, we will have it (Laughs). And I looked
at her, then she blushed. And said no, no, no.
That's not what I meant. She has always been
like that!
Before she came along, I was panicking;
panicked as to how I would marry. Because
you see, I was getting older, and there was
nobody out there I wanted to marry. I really
panicked. If I look at the list of everybody that
I have met in the past years, they didn't seem
to be anybody that I wanted to marry. And I
thought to myself that if I lived for thirty
something years and I haven't found a
woman, what are the chances of me finding
her next year, or in the next two or three
years. And she just came along, and solved
that problem. I am not marrying her because
she's are beautiful or because she makes me
feel somehow. I am just comfortable with
you. We are supposed to be married. It's just
like that.
Cuddled from: Linda ikeji

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