"I am still capable of taking another wife’

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Movie star Baba Wande to celebrate 50 years on stage
Kareem Adepoju, popularly known as Baba Wande,  is one of the pioneers of the Nigerian  movie industry. In a recent interview, he  spoke on his 50 years of acting, his new movie, marital life and other issues.See excerpts below:

In a matter of days, you will be celebrating your 50 years on stage as an actor, how do you feel?
I feel good. I am very happy. I want to use this celebration to show my appreciation to God for His goodness over my life. Looking back, I know it must have been God who has sustained me despite many problems. It is a great thing to be witnessing my 50th year as an actor, and that is why I have decided to celebrate it elaborately. It is a rare privilege for me, especially when I consider how I started and where I am today.

In your 50 years, what would you describe as your most challenging role in all the movies you have featured?
That should be Ti Oluwa Ni Ile.  I wrote the story myself and it was financed by Tunde Kelani. The most challenging part in the movie was when we were on the river and the boat suddenly capsized.

That means you were almost drowned...
No, we already had a rescue team on stand by in case any accident occurred. I was not scared of taking the role because I was even excited about the role before we shot the scene.

Who is the most special woman in your life?
My wife is the most special woman.

But you have more than one wife?
Yes, I have two wives. They love me so much. They are happy with what I am doing as an actor. Whether I am on location or at home, they support and show me much love. I love them too.

If you have the chance, would you take another wife?
I am a Muslim, my religion permits me to have more than two wives.

But you are getting old...
You are correct, you can say I am old, but my wives cannot tell me I am old.

After this 50th year celebration, what are your plans for your remaining years?
Only God knows what He plans for me. If I tell you I know, I am lying. I am waiting for God’s direction. Anytime I wake up in the morning, my only prayer is that God should  direct me on my next plan.

You speak English, did you go to school?
Yes, I went to school, but I stopped at the secondary modern school in 1961.

What do you want God to do for you again?
I pray for good health. I want Him to continue providing for me like he has been doing for the past 50 years.



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