Odunfa Caucus has produced many stars, someone like Bimpe Adekola (Ireti), is not even in our 2nd set. She died in 2002, she joined us in 1992.
That was after we started Odunfa Caucus. She joined us 7 years after we started Odunfa. She saw what we were doing at Odunfa and she came to join us at Odunfa Caucus. She kept coming to see me for months. Someone introduced her to me. Folly Omo Akintunde is alive.
He can bear me, witness. He brought her to Odunfa to see me. Yinka usually goes to Island where his father has a shop. I told Yinka when he came. He used to go to Island where his father sold towels. When he came I told him, Yinka, this girl wants to be part of us ooo.
He said there is nothing bad in that. Let’s take her. Later I called on him, I said Yinka, You are looking for a P.A. You can be using her as your P.A. I was still with Water Corporation then. If I were to be fully into the theatre. She may like to be under me.
So, we all worked together. Whenever she did anything wrong she will be begging saying don’t let Sir T hear about it. She knows if I hear, I will react harshly, because I took her like a baby.
We were very, very close. I took her like my daughter, like an Aburo. She acted in a few movies like Wicked Boy, On The Run produced by Rasaq Ajao and Omo Elepo produced by Jide Kosoko. We wanted to do a movie Legal Wife.
They were to cast someone else to be my wife in that movie. I now told them, I said the person you chose is not appropriate. Let’s use Bimpe. People had their doubts. I now told them to let her do one or 2 scenes before we can even consider her for payment for her role. I told them, I know the ability of the lady I have.
To God. be the Glory, she dazzled them. She blew our minds. It was a successful production. We did Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 of Legal Wife. This movie now made many people to begin to ask questions whether Bimpe Adekola is my official wife at home. There is this sister of hers who called me to ask me why Bimpe and I can’t marry ourselves.
I smiled. I told her it can’t happen. Its a taboo. I am a Yoruba man. She said people do it, I said that is you. I can’t do it. I am from Ilaro. I am from Yewa. I am a Prince. I am from a Royal family. I am from the royal family through my father’s side and through my mother’s side. And from my father’s house Idogo. The throne in Idogo belongs to us. I must not mess up the family name.