Adenike Quadri, the wife of popular veteran yoruba acror, Alhaji Yinka Quadri has explain the secret that sustained her marriage after been converted to Islam by her husband.
Adenike said that they have been married for over 30 years now and blessed with four children, Muyiwa, Yewande, Olajuwon and Folarin Quadri. They are also blessed with grandchildren.
As a Muslim and a top theatre practitioner with women always hanging around him, many people expected the veteran actor to be married to more than one wife.
Surprisingly, however, he is married to just his wife and has been able to keep his age-long marriage going.
“I am with one wife; we have been together since 1985. But before we got married, I already had a child from someone else. I had a normal wedding ceremony with the woman, but along the line, we discovered we were not compatible. We would stay together in a week, that makes 7 days, we would fight for 5 days and just be friends for 2 days, so we were not compatible and we did that for 5 to 6 years, so our parents decided it was better we went our separate ways. And after she left, I met my wife, Nike in 1985 and we started having kids in 1989 and she is the only woman in my house.” Yinka Quadri once revealed in an interview.
Was he acting before you met him?
Yes, I met him on the job. I really thank God who created me because any woman who wants the progress of her husband, especially those who know the nature of her husband’s work must learn to overlook so many things. I respect my husband a lot and I always overlook so many things because I love his work. I do pray for him every day; even if I go to any prayer session, I always make sure that I give money to Alfas for special prayers for him, that people must love him, that his star will not suddenly fade away.
Was there any difficulty he had in life that is not known to people but to you his wife?
Ever since I knew Alhaji Yinka Quadri, we’ve never faced any difficulty. We’ve never had any serious challenge, why because I pray a lot and he also prays too, and God has always been answering our prayers.
You came from a Christian family, but you married a Muslim family. How did your parents take that?
My husband and I are from the same town. My father was very popular and very wealthy when he was alive, the same thing with my father in law. The two families knew each other very well. So, it was so easy for my father-in-law to succumb and support our union 100% irrespective of our religious differences because he knows my father’s pedigree. Moreover, my family doesn’t discriminate. Though my father was already late then but my mother played a big role in our relationship. She was one of the people who chose my husband for me. She was very happy with my husband and accepted him wholeheartedly. Alhamdulillah, we have been very good friends since then. Like I said, my husband and I never fought for 1minute. You know it’s not easy to keep a woman or live with a woman without misunderstandings, but any moment I want to get angry and my countenance changes my husband knows how to calm me down. Ever since I got married to him, nobody, not even my family has ever interfered in the affairs of my home, and I’m enjoying it and I will enjoy it for the rest of my life.