…Husband Says, Busayo, A Virtuous Woman With Courage, Passion For Success; My Source Of Motivation
By AbuSatar Hamed
IBADAN: August 2, 2023 – The fast rising Nollywood actress, Busayo Aderoju Orioke Alamu, fondly called by her teeming fans – “Orioke Omo Ologo” on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, assembled celebrities, prominent Nigerians, academias and high profile stakeholders from all walks of life to marked her birthday anniversary.
Held at “Baobab”, Are Avenue, Bodija, located in the highbrow part of the ancient city of Ibadan, Oyo State capita, the birthday celebration would, no doubt go down in history, particularly in the entertainment industry, as one of the social events that attracted the movers and shakers of the society.
The event commenced on a spiritual note in the early hours of the day as the celebrant’s mother, Mrs. Adedamola Orioke, husband, Professor Josiah Alamu, Pastor Tayo Olasupo, Mrs Bunmi Adeleke and celebrity journalist, Seyifunmi Odunuga, otherwise known as ‘Chicago’ jointly offered prayer for ” Orioke Omo Ologo.”
This was followed by a grand reception at “Baobab”, Are Avenue, Bodija, Ibadan, where Alhaji Sina Olawoye, offered the opening prayer before the ‘birthday girl’ was ushered into the expansive venue.
Reading the profile of Busayo, which was done by the compere Seun Oyelowo, a staff of BCOS, Ibadan, followed by the introduction of cream of the society that graced the event.
Sharing his thoughts during an interview with StarTrend Int’l Magazine and other journalists at the event, Orioke Omo Ologo’s hubby, who came from Nova Southeastern University, Florida, in the United States of America, described his wife as a virtuous woman with courage and passion for success, noting that “her intelligence, beauty and humility are appealing.”
Alamu stated: “I am proud to have a diligent and very supporting wife, who always challenged me to reach the best. Even at this stage, Aderoju has always shared her wisdom with me and she’s incredibly engaging. To be honest with you, I don’t think I can find a better woman than her. I really do love her.”
Recalling a period he wanted to quit his job, the academician posited: “My wife was the one who told me to wait and face the challenge, but now I thank God. So in a nutshell, that kind of a woman is very scarce. I live distance away, but I am not worried, but comfortable because she knows where I am. I want my wife to be a big celebrity, somebody that will be famous not only in Nigeria, but across the world. I want some younger people to learn from her story and pick her as their role model.”
Reminscing how he met her, Alamu disclosed that “I think about two years ago, a Yoruba movie came out titled: “Abawon” (stain). For me I love Yoruba culture and promote it heavily in America. So, I watche Yoruba movie very well. When I was watching “Abawon” she played a role in that movie, the main role that really caught my attention. In that role, she was the only woman who stayed with a man battling with fake epilepsy “Warapa” just because he wanted a good wife.
“All women that dated him left him, but it was only my wife that stayed with him with the challenge. Not knowing that it was fake epilepsy. So something came to my mind that if a woman like her can act this role definitely, she can be a good wife.
“Since, I’ve has been searching for her number on the internets. I called the director of the film, who gave me her Instagram handle and I went to her Instagram page to get her and came to Nigeria to meet her. That was how it started.
“Now we have gotten married. Glory to Almighty God. Although, we have our challenges, but thank God we are able to overcome the challenges.”
Also speaking, Busayo, the celebrant who was exuding joy and happiness said: “I feel so much elated and happy for the surprise birthday organised for me. Thanks to my husband, my mum and my darling father, “Chicago”. Thank you very much.”
According to her, “I am an actress and my husband saw some of my movies, and messaged me through my director, so that was how we met. You, know life is full of ups and downs, but I won’t lie to you my man is an amazing man. With the help by the grace of God, we are copping and everything have been wonderful.”
She added that “I have never seen him getting seriously angry, but when he gets angry like two, three to five minutes, that’s all. And most of the time when he gets angry, he comes back to me again and apologise instead of me to apologise to him.”
On her career, Busayo said: “I would not say I am very active and outspoken, but acting is my passion. I have featured in many movies such as “Abawon” (Stain) produced by my friend, Peter Adeagbo; “Oga Okunrin”, produced by Jomiloju Olumbe; “Iyawo Baba E”, produced by Rose Odika, emmmm, there’s a movie produced by Iyawo Osun, but I’ve forgotten the titled, and many more.
The award winning Ripples Catering and Event Services that catered at the event dazzled the dignitaries and guests with their sumptuous local and international dishes.
Dignitaries present include the the governor of TAMPAN, Oyo State, Bose Akinola, Alhaji Sina Olawoye, Peter Adeagbo and host of others.
Muyiwa Flash Band was on the bandstand, while Apreel1 Events Management and TV packaged and covered the event.