I Regret Marrying Many Wives – Jide Kosoko

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Veteran actor, Jide Kosoko, has revealed he
wouldn’t encourage any man to marry more
than one wife.
Here’s what he told Nigerian Tribune
during an Interview.
Read below:-
♦ Do you regret being a polygamist?
Let me tell you, I don’t pray that my enemy
should practice polygamy. And, this should
be a lesson to the young ones coming. I
know some people will say their religion
permits it, but the religion did not enforce
it. I have serious business to do now. I
have young children to take care of.
♦ It is more than 41 days since you lost your
wife, Henrietta. It is on record that you have
resumed work. How have you been coping
with life without her?
When you say how I have been coping,
honestly I don’t know how to answer that
question. I don’t know if I should tell you I
have been fine or otherwise. I can only say
God has been my rock till this moment. The
truth is that I am yet to come to terms with
the reality that she is no more. I don’t want
to believe that she is gone. So many things
have been coming up since she passed
away and I know things will continue like
that for some time.
♦ When she died, there were different reports
about what led to her death. The most popular
one was that she died of diabetes. Could you
tell us what led to her death and your last
moments with her?
You still won’t stop asking me questions
about her. Everybody knows what led to
her death. It is already in the public
domain. She died of complications arising
from diabetes.
♦ Why did her family insist that she should be
buried in Delta State against the arrangement
you had made for her to be buried in Lagos
State?
That was the misconception that people
had about the burial. Since the day she
died, her family had wanted her to be
buried in Delta. There were no issues about
that at all. I was only trying to bargain for
her to be buried in Lagos.
♦ What kind of relationship did you have with
her parents; did you receive their blessings
before you decided to marry her?
Since the beginning of our relationship,
her father did not hesitate to let me know
that they had customs and tradition that
must be strictly adhered to. The man told
me that I am giving you my daughter but I
am not releasing the rope. So when she
died, I only proposed that she should be
buried in Lagos but I am a man of culture
and I respect tradition very well. So, there
was no fuss about where she would be
buried because we already knew where we
were going.
♦ How are you coping with the insinuation
peddled in some quarters that losing three
wives was not natural?
Segun, why are you asking me this
question? I hope you don’t want us to
discontinue this interview? I don’t want to
start discussing all that. I don’t know what
you expect me to tell you.
Henrietta lived with me for over 20 years. I
never expected or prayed that she would
die. It saddens my heart when I hear
people saying all sorts of things about her
death. We all come to this world at one
point in time and our exit will happen one
day whether we like it or not. God is the
giver of life. He gives it and takes it when
He likes.
I wish I could stop Henrietta from dying. I
believe she died at God’s appointed time
for her. If it is my turn tomorrow, I will
not exceed that day. It is in whose place to
say that someone’s death is not natural? I
leave them to their belief. I leave them to
God.

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