January 23, 2018

How Kenny Ogungbe stopped Eedris Abdulkareem from ‘sleeping with ladies’

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Eedris Abdulkareem says he ex-label boss, Kenny Ogungbe, was instrumental in his decision to get married.

He told Punch, “My wedding day was a very lavish one and Baba Keke was my best man. I chose Baba Keke as my best man because he has always been like the father I never had. I lost my father when I was only three years old. When I was still at Kennis Music, I went to collect my royalties when I met Baba Keke and he called me aside to give me a piece of advice.

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“He told me that he really loved me and that was why he was advising me. He told me that I should make sure I got married as soon as possible. He advised me to ensure that I married only one woman and I should not let any woman other than my wife bear children for me. I agreed with him. He further told me to make sure I did not waste my sperm on different women. He told me to settle down and be a responsible man. That advice has helped shaped my life since then.

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“A lot of girls I dated at the time were not happy with my choice of wife, but I was happy about it. In fact, I intentionally avoided throwing a bachelor party because I knew something could happen that night and it would ruin my marriage. After we got married, we went on a honeymoon and my wife got pregnant a month later.”

The ‘Nigeria jaga jaga ’ stated that it didn’t take him long to recognise that he wanted to spend rest of his life with his wife when they met.

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He explained, “I was on my way to the video shoot of my song, ‘Life in Yankee,’ when I saw a lady trying to fix the tyre on her car. I take everything that has to do with marriage very spiritual because God says that if you want a wife, we should ask him. So, I had prayed for a very long time for God to give me a wife that would compliment me. Immediately I saw her, I parked and helped her fix the tyre. Immediately I saw her, I could feel that she was my wife.

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“When I parked to help her, my mind told me she was going to be my wife. The first thing I looked out for was whether there was a ring on her finger. I needed to be sure that she was not married. I also noticed that there was a child in her car. So, I thought she was either married or a single parent. While I was still assisting her with the tyre, her brother showed up. So, I took him aside to ask if she was married and he said she was not. I enquired about the child and her brother confirmed to me that it was his. I later got her house address from him.”

 

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