Foluke Daramola-Salako and her husband, Kayode Salako are still trying really hard to convince people that Foluke was not the cause of Kayode’s break-up with his ex-wife. In a recent chat with CityPeople, Kayode revealed the actual reason, according to him, his ex wife left their marriage. Here are the excerpts:
“I am granting this interview because I believe it is time for me to tell the world, why my ex wife decided to leave. That is the essence of this interview. I want the whole world to know that Bukola did not leave me because of 3 things (1) that I am irresponsible (2) that Foluke used juju to drive her away (3) because members of my family wanted to kill her. I need to give you a clear picture of what happened so that my wife can be free from that mess. I want to say that Bukola was the one who packed up the marriage and left. But I know it was a very painful decision for her.
Even before I met Foluke, the two of us have been discussing it. We have been thinking on how to go about it. Bukola did not enjoy that 13 years she lived with me, because I was treating one ailment or the other. She was always in and out of the hospital.
I don’t know. I don’t fall sick. I am AA blood group. Foluke is AA. She is AA. My ex-wife is AA. When you are AA you don’t have business with sickness. I am telling you that since I know myself to be a human being, I have never been to the hospital. Foluke has never fallen ill since I married her. In my family, we don’t fall sick and we have longevity.
In my ex-wife family too, they don’t die young. They don’t fall sick. But unfortunately she never enjoyed that 13 years because she was always falling sick. Today we will treat eye problem with excruciating pain. Tomorrow it will be ear, then teeth, then the back. It was always from one mysterious problem to another throughout the 13 years.
Even before I started my Fasholamania project that brought me to limelight. We have been going through all that. But how many people will I tell that outside. There was a time I slept in the hospital for almost 6 months. Even before she gave birth to my 3 boys I saw hell because from day I of the pregnancy, it was hell till she delivered. But one thing that is mysterious is that Bukola did not know the mystery behind her health problems in the marriage.
I, the husband was not falling sick. There was even a time, Bukola died in the hospital. She was certified died. About 20 minutes after she opened her eyes again and came back to life. You can go to Life center Hospital at Amore Street in Ikeja. The hospital is own by Redeemed Church. They can tell you our story there. How we always come in and out of there.
That hospital was not only our hospital. We had several hospitals. Sometimes I will have to rush my wife to the hospital at 1 am to 2 am at night when her health condition starts. So throughout all the 13 years, Bukola never enjoyed the marriage. It was so mysterious that I had to go out to consult some Pastors to pray.
Please take us back to when we first her (Foluke). How did you hit it off?
In a nice way. Foluke did not jump at me at first. At the time we met she was already preparing to leave Nigeria, to relocate to Canada. So she was only gathering money to travel with her children. She didn’t want to prostitute like other women. She is a principled person to the core. She does not believe in using sex to build a relationship. So she didn’t jump at me, in fact she gave me a hell of a problem. I was confused. I later understood her and we became friends. I think maybe I touched the better part of her heart, maybe from the subtle way I related with her. We used to talk a lot and we used to relate as friends.
I am like that too. I am 43 years old but I am young at heart. I behave like a child. That is what got to Foluke. I was hanging around her like a natural friends, agelessly. I just discover that after a while Foluke started liking me unusually she started becoming drawn to me. At the end of the day we became very good friends and she was even ready to be learning from me. She began to take my advice. At a time, she now saw me beyond just being friends. She now began to see me as an elder brother and a true companion and someone she could always count on. That was how the whole story started. We didn’t start by sleeping with each other.
What one Bukola Fasuyi was saying around last year was all fallacy. There was no truth in it. My own Foluke is not the kind of woman who needs to do juju to a man. That is not her orientation. She is a woman who believes in going to school to acquire more and more certificates. I have lived with Foluke for one year now and I can say she is the best thing that has happened to my life.
Right now, she has become a natural part of me. I am so used to her to the extent that I sometimes forget that I have lived with a woman before. We discussed everything. I live in her now and she lives in me. That is how we started it and that is what we have built it up to. So, I want to disabuse that public impression that my wife used juju to woo me. I want to say I am not that type of a man any woman can use juju to woo or snatch. Foluke knows the kind of person I am. Before she even tries it, I will know.