In his interview with LoveOasis Magazine, a digital magazine, Gbenga Adeyinka talked about his Career, Marriage and Inspiration. He revealed how he and his wife had to ’run cashless economy’ in his home when he switched from the Corporate world to entertainment.
Read the full interview on www.theloveoasis.com Issue 9. Here is an excerpt of the interview:
What qualities have helped you stay on your game so far?
I think it has to do with my perseverance. Like I always say, versatility is the name of the game. You have to keep redefining yourself if you want to stay relevant in the game. Never be afraid of trying out new things and most importantly be faithful to your calling. If you are a shoemaker, stay faithful to it.
What’s your philosophy about marriage?
It’s always about family, whatever you do; it must always be about family. Even when you think of misbehaving, always have your family at the back of your mind. Because if you lose everything in the world and you still have your family, there are chances you will find some form of happiness and rebuild. But if you gain everything in the world and lose your family, the chances that you will be able to rebuild may be practically impossible.
Can you give us a brief summary of how you met your wife?
I met her while I was still working with my uncle as a corporate affairs manager. We met at a place called Ilupeju supermarket building. I was working there and she was working in the finance house. I saw her on the staircase, and I said, ‘Hi’, she responded with ‘Hello’. And I said, ‘Do you know I’m going to marry you?’ She said ‘No. You are very funny o. No o!’ And I kept chasing her; it took me like one year, at the end it was worth the chase. That was twenty years ago. I got married nineteen years ago.
What Challenges have you had to overcome?
When we first met, I was doing my regular 9-5 job, we closed together and I used to pick her at work.
But that changed with entertainment. And then as a young man, I had lots of feminine distraction, but she stuck in there. I always say it that, the day I leave my wife is the day God is going to punish me. Another challenge was when I left my regular job to face entertainment, cash was hard to find. We were the first people to run ‘Cashless economy’. This one that government is just starting it, ‘we don tey wey we don dey do am.’ Finance is always a strong part of any young marriage, once you don’t marry for money sake, then everything will be ok. But if money is the reason, there are chances it may not last. In spite of all the financial challenges, she was very supportive.
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