My name is Olufunmilayo Omolabake Ajibade (nee Balogun) I was born into a Muslim background on the 16th June 1986. My parents broke up when I was just 2 years old. That separation led me to start living with my uncle and his wife, which is my paternal uncle.
The split-up had me putting up with four different families while growing up and that gave me a lot of sad experiences, such that nearly ruined my life. I was maltreated and raised with so much hatred and bitterness by the ones I called my family. At the age of thirteen years old I was sexually molested by my own uncle. It was a painful experience that I’m unable to forget. I had no one to care for me or my needs. All I wore throughout my teen days are worn out and torn clothes passed unto me by my cousins.
I first sighted Esther around 2002 on a University of Lagos Registration queue we were both on and instantly, in my gut, I knew there was something about her. She did not do anything special on that queue that day, we did not even speak or become friends until much later but I knew there was something amazing on her inside. I recall that plane crash and knowing that Sokoto was her place of assignment, I called and called her brother to be sure she was fine! Several years later, I wondered when I would really see her take her place of influence. She doesn’t know this, lol. Little did I know that God had a plan. Enjoy this interview and discover what I mean and please register for the The Truth Conference!
Before I got married, I was single for a long time. Like Falz would say, I was “single to stupor “and it was almost deliberate. First of all, the equation was alway just off. I met many great guys my age whom I did not connect with and many I connected with but were absolutely wrong for me and vice versa, yes I know, the age-old dilemma. Secondly, if the predominant models I saw in the society were anything to go by, I was simply not interested. “What were the models like?” you may ask. Oh well, you know the template…men and women married but are in fact life-long room mates who are dutifully but “uninspiringly” committed to one another. And they do it in the now-that-we-are-married-as-expected-of-us-let-us-have-kids-raise-them-pay bills-and-grow-old-together . Me, I was not having any of that societal template. I was perfectly happy as single woman until I got the willingly-lets-live-and-maximise-this life-together-in-our-own unique-way relationship.
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I was confident. Fearless. Beautiful. Strong. Social. I was, I was a size 6 UK wearing lady. Life was amazing and colorful and nothing could, possibly, go wrong, or so I thought. To further convince me of this was the tall, dark and handsome gentleman whose attention I caught. No surprise when he put a ring on it.