Adenike Quadri is the beautiful wife of veteran actor, Alhaji Yinka Quadri and they have been married for 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.
“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.
In this interview, Nike Quadri reveals the many secrets that have kept her marriage with Alhaji Yinka Quadri intact for 30years and still counting.
How did your relationship with him start?
Alliamdulilai, I thank God that I met Yinka Quadri in my journey of life. Like I said, he’s a great man. He was the one who introduced the Islamic religion to me. He made me a Muslim. I was born in a Christian home, but I’ve never had any regret ever since I became a Muslim. If I should rate my husband, I will give him 99%. He doesn’t fight or get angry. I’ve known him for the past 30years, but he has never changed a bit. We have never kept malice for a minute. I understand him to a large extent, which is why I’m reaping the fruit of my good labour in his house today. I’m enjoying the patience and understanding I used in co-operating with him and running the family.
How did you meet 35 years ago?
When I finished my school certificate programme in 1983, I went to a catering school for a diploma for 2 years. After my diploma course, I met Yinka Quadri. The first day we met was the same day he said he was going to marry me, but I told him to let us leave everything for God. That God would put us through. Lo and behold! We started the relationship but I never planned to marry him. My plan was just for us to enjoy the friendship and move on. But one thing I will forever appreciate God for is that I made the right choice and agreed to marry him, because I’ve never for one day, regretted our union. I used to tell a late sister of mine that if it’s possible for one to come back to this world again and marry, I will still marry Yinka because he’s a very caring man. He takes care of me, the children and every other responsibility. I owe everything I’ve achieved in this life to God and to him. His nature of job is very powerful, a worldly job for that matter, but we understand each other. I make sure that I love what he loves. He’s a man loved by many and he also loves people around him.
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.
Tell us about your life as a celebrity’s wife, how has it been?
Alliamdulilai, I thank God for everything. I’m an easy-going person. Everybody knows me through God and my husband. At times, I do show people that I’m Yinka Quadri’s wife. People also love to associate with me. I do smile when I’m being recognised as his wife. I was a petty trader, but it was Yinka who made me popular, and I became an international woman. I gave birth to my last born overseas and my children are there as we speak. I pray to God to always protect my husband for me. I will also like to advise every woman out there especially celebrities’ wives, patience and endurance are the keywords. Let us learn how to overlook some things in order to keep our home. We need no one to tell us that the work of our husbands exposes them to so many things, so we need wisdom to keep our home.
Yahoo Boys Emptied My Bank Account – Asa
Queen of Soul and international music star, Bukola Elemide, popularly known as Asa has revealed how she was once duped by Yahoo boys.
Speaking in a recent interview with Cool FM’s program #TheRoadShow, she claimed that the Yahoo boys made a mess of her by emptying her bank account.
She said “Yahoo Boys emptied my bank account, but we won’t go into that,”
Asa has also identified with Naira Marley’s movement and she is no ashamed of being called a Marlian.
“I think I’m a Marlian. I love him, I think he is awesome,” she declared.
She further said she will vote for him if he ran for any Governorship election.
The Nigerian-French singer also disclosed that she had a rap career (or not) before the jazz and guitar but called it quits because she wasn’t good enough.
Asa is currently promoting ‘Lucid’, her latest work which is a follow-up to ‘Bed of Stone’ which was released in 2014. Early this year, she released two singles, ‘The Beginning,’ and ‘Good Thing.’ She released ‘Beautiful Imperfection’ in collaboration with a French composer, Nicolas Mollard.
Asa has won the prestigious French Constant in Award in 2008 after the release of several albums, including, “Asa’’, which charted radios across Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Her music influence grew from her father’s music collection built up for his work as a cinematographer, with records featuring American, Nigerian and African soul classics such as Mavin Gaye, Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, Sunny Ade, Diana Ross, Miriam Makeba.
Meanwhile, controversial hip hop artist, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, on Wednesday, cautioned his fans, whom he calls ‘Marlians’, against destroying their future.
Burna Boy loses to Angélique Kidjo at Grammys
Damini Ogulu, Afrofusion sensation better known as Burna Boy, has lost out in his category to Angelique Kidjo, a Beninese singer-songwriter, at the 2020 Grammys.
She was announced the winner of the ‘Best World Music Album’ category at the the 62nd Grammy awards, held at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, in the early hours of Monday.
Kidjo, who secured the win with her project titled ‘Celia’, also gave a shoutout to the ‘African Giant’ crooner while making her speech.
The award ceremony started with a moment of silence for Kobe Bryant, popular basketball star, who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday.
With the nomination, Burna Boy joins the likes of King Sunny Ade, Seun Kuti and Femi Kuti, who had been selected for that category at the Grammy Awards.
Below is the list of winners mentioned so far:
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
Best Pop Vocal Album
“When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?,” Billie Eilish
Best Rock Performance
“This Land,” Gary Clark Jr.
Best Rock Song
“This Land,” Gary Clark Jr., songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.)
Best Rock Album
“Social Cues,” Cage the Elephant
Best Alternative Music Album
“Father of the Bride,” Vampire Weekend
Best Metal Performance
Best R&B Performance
“Come Home,” Anderson .Paak featuring André 3000
Best R&B Song
“Say So,” PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton featuring JoJo)
Best Urban Contemporary Album
“Cuz I Love You (Deluxe),” Lizzo
Best R&B Album
“Ventura,” Anderson .Paak
Best Traditional R&B Performance
Best Rap Performance
“Racks in the Middle,” Nipsey Hussle featuring Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy
Best Rap Song
“A Lot,” Jermaine Cole, Dacoury Natche, 21 Savage and Anthony White, songwriters (21 Savage featuring J. Cole)
Best Country Solo Performance
“Ride Me Back Home,” Willie Nelson
Best Country Album
“While I’m Livin’,” Tanya Tucker
Popular Mount Zion Film Actor In The 90s Evang. Israel Ore- Adewole is Dying, Needs Help
Veteran actor of the popular Mount Zion Films, Evangelist Israel Ore- Adewole earnestly requests financial assistance from Nigerians and government at all levels. In the 90s, Ore- Adewole was so prominent in the Mike and Gloria Bamiloye led Mount Zion Faith drama Ministries as he featured in many of its popular home movies like Agbara Nla (Ultimate Power), Ayamatanga, Ide Esu, Captive of the Mighty, One Careless Night, Just A Little Sin, Apoti Eri and Blood On The Altar among others.
Unfortunately, Evangelist Israel Ore -Adewole urgently needs Nigerians help as the prolific Thespian and Film Producer’s health was challenged in 2015when he was diagnosed with Retrosternal Goiter in a London hospital when he was there to shoot a movie.
Alas, his vocal cord was damaged during the corrective surgery to remove the goiter. Consequently, he needs $60,000 (Sixty Thousand US dollars), about 22 million naira to fund another corrective surgery at Cleveland Hospital, Ohio, USA.
His account details are: Account Name: Ore-Adewole Israel Account Number: 0042002161 Bank: Access Bank Domiciliary Dollar Account Name: Great Light Film Productions Account Number: 2082002326 Bank: Eco Bank For further enquiries, please contact: 08037285467 Please no amount is too small to #get Israel Ore-Adewole back to action#.
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