Nigerian actor, Kolawole Ajeyemi has said he sees no big deal in his wife and colleague in the film industry, Toyin Abraham, being richer and more famous than him.
Kolawole and Toyin are both actors and a couple. There has been speculations that Kolawole is younger than his wife Toyin Abraham.
However the dad of two, has in a recent interview with The Tribune, shared snippets of his career, love life, background and marriage with Toyin.
According to Kolawole, as long as he and his wife do not boast about their wealth to each other, it remains inconsequential who is richer of the two of them.
Speaking on the rumored believe that Toyin is older than him, Kolawole said he is older than his wife and that he joined the Nollywood industry before her.
Excerpts from the interview;
“I have said I won’t say much about my family, but I think I have to address this. I was born in 1979 and I have a lot of colleagues that know my age. As I said earlier, I joined the industry in 1997 and I believe she hasn’t joined the industry then.
So, subtract my age from 1997 when I joined the industry and compare it. So, I am older than my wife. Then on the issue of being richer or more popular, money or no money, popular or not, God is the one who owns money or fame and freely gives to whoever.
Whether I am the one who is more popular or rich, or she is, the fact remains that we are both popular and rich. It is no big deal if my wife is richer than I am, in as much as none of us is being arrogant to the other over this. There is no issue because, at the end of the day, it is good for both parties, you assist each other.
On popularity, I am also doing well for myself. I have been in the industry and doing well even before I met my wife, and I make my living from what I do. Currently, I have a clothing line – Kola Ajeyemi Clothings and Shoes.
I also have a large farm, a very big one. So, I am doing well for myself and I am okay with that. She is doing well too and I have never for once wished she comes down. I am not that kind of guy, I wasn’t brought up that way. I pray she continues to go up and I remain at the top.
But my wife is not older than I am, I was born in 1979 and a lot of people know this. So, for those talking all about whether she is older than I am or not, they are the ones who cause issues between husbands and wives. I want to say they should stop that. If they don’t stop, those in the marriage too shouldn’t allow talks like that to get to them.”
On his best moment in 2021, he said:
That was the day my daughter graduated from Secondary school. It is not easy; there were a lot of children that died that same last year, while some are in the hospital, some became pregnant. But my daughter graduated last year, I am happy.
When you joined the industry, was it ever in your plans to get married to a fellow actor?
Yes, I never saw anything bad in it. Bankers marry themselves; even policemen marry women in their line of profession too. So I don’t see it as a big deal.
So, it was in my plans, just that I want a happy marriage. In everything I do, I want to have a happy home. I want my children happy and I also want to be happy, because I come from a very religious background. My mum is a good Christian and my father is a good Muslim. So, I want a happy home and whatever makes one happy, I don’t see reasons not to do it. I thank God.
We learnt you and your wife started dating as far back as 2017 and it all started in Abeokuta, can you tell us how it all started?
Those are my family matters, I wouldn’t want to dwell too much on it or go too deep. All I know is that we started by God’s grace, we are now married by His grace and by God’s grace He will see us through till old age. So, that is all I would say about that.
Since your relationship with your wife started in 2017, why did it linger till 2019 before the relationship became public knowledge?
As I said earlier, I don’t really want to say much about my family. The thing is, I am a kind of person who doesn’t really say much, I just like to say less about a lot of things. I pray to God a lot, and I follow God’s lead and will.
I believe it is God that will let me know when to say this or that, or do this, do that. So, it is between God and me. It is not someone or a pastor or alfa that will tell me to do this or that, even though I have Pastors and alfas that pray for me on a regular basis.