My father used to tell me that dreams come true…,” says Tuface Idibia, one of Nigeria’s most talented musicians. Dreams do come true, after all. However, not all dreams come true. Some dreams, no matter how hard the dreamer tries, are simply not intended to come true. If he wants, he can go back to sleep and re-dream the dream as many times as he wants, but the dream will never come true if the scenario in it was never meant to be. Particularly when a better reality awaits the dreamer. And perhaps such was the situation with Toyin Abraham (or should she be called Toyin Ajeyemi? new )’s husband, Kola Ajeyemi, when he was still much younger and having fantasies with his ex-lover, Bukola Adeeyo, while they were both still trying to find their feet in the movie industry. Kola Ajeyemi’s affair with Bukola, popularly known as Awilo, was a well-kept secret among those who knew them in Abeokuta, Ogun State, at the time. Kola was so smitten with her that he was always quick to present her as his babe to everybody he met for the first time with her beside him.
So it was in 2011, that this writer set up a magazine interview for him (Awilo) with a journalist friend who was looking for any artists to interview for his new magazine’s Entertainment Pages. After Awilo had been presented to his journalist buddy who had come to interview him, he quickly summoned Bukola Adeeyo from the movie set where the interview was to take place, so that she might be introduced to the pressmen who had just arrived. And, belief Awilo, after the introduction, requested that his babe be interviewed as an actress as well, which the visiting journalist granted.
Meanwhile, in the course of Awilo’s interview, since he had already featured in Odunlade Adekola’s “Emi Ni Ire Kan” and “Sunday Dagboru” and his face had become somewhat popular, he was asked how he was relating with his female fans that clustered almost around everywhere and he answered that, ” That happens everywhere. If you are nobody no one cares about you. Since two years ago it’s been alarming. Especially, last year. I was shocked because I keep switching off my phone almost every time. I don’t know where they got my numbers. Some even go to the extent of if just only once, let’s do it. But I keep reminding myself of where I come from and the family I come from.”
Awilo was probed further jokingly that, How many of the “applications” he later considered and he answered, just like any other actor would have said, that, “No one was approved because I know where I am coming from and where I am going to.” And the reason according to him was because “I have a wife and she is Bukola Adeeyo.
She is also an actress and was also in ‘Sunday Dagboru’.” Note, he even called her his wife because they were living together then. But from the cases that had been seen of celebrity relationships getting crashed sooner rather than later, Awilo was asked the question, “Don’t you ever think for once about the high level of celebrity separation, don’t you think it might affect your relationship too because it is everywhere in the world?” And this was his response, ” Though we have not yet formalized our wedding we live together. And I’m not bothered about all the separation thing because she comes from a good Christian home which I also come from. We attend the same Church and since acting is what we wanted, we just have to do keep it up with guidance from the church that we both attend.”
He then added that “I am not afraid of any separation because she is also not the wayward type and everyone can testify to that. So, we are both good to go.” On if Adeniyi ever thought everything could change when fame fully arrived, he still maintained that “No it won’t change.” But behold today, Awilo is married to Toyin Abraham with a kid, and Bukola Adeeyo to someone else with two kids already. What a dream that never came true from him. However, he is better off today. Praise da Lord!