August 23, 2016 – Pictures: Pasuma’s Secret Wife, Ile Ife Born Socialite Yetunde Babajide Otedola Says Fuji Musician Paid Her Dowry & Married Her Secretly 7 Years Ago
Excerpts from Real Estate mogul Yetunde Babajide’s recent chat with Asabe Africa.
My name is Alhaja Yetunde Babajide Odetola. I am the wife of Alhaji Wasiu Alabi Pasuma that he married officially. I am from Ile-Ife even though my parents lived in Ikire. I earned my Primary School education up to University degree in Nigeria.
I am the Chief Executive Officer of Yefadot Group of Companies with many other subsidiaries. I am into politics and I am a title holder of Iyalode of the entire Ojodu kingdom in Lagos state. By the grace of God, I also run an NGO called Total Peace Foundation where I use my wealth to reach out to the underprivileged ones in the society.
How did you met and fall in love with the Fuji Music Star, Alabi Pasuma. Or are you just one of those women who had a kid or two for him?
Never! I am his legally married wife. This is the 7th year we did our Nikkai marriage and Alhaji (Pasuma) paid my dowry. (Showed the reporter picture of the wedding event). Destiny brought me and Alhaji (Pasuma) together.
If you listen to one of his albums he released and titled “My World”, it is the story of my life and his own life that necessitated the message of that album. In fact, to be honest with you, I never believe I could marry my husband because I am a well read and educated woman. A business woman and a politician. In fact, my colleagues in politics didn’t believe I could marry someone like that but destiny is more powerful than any circumstance in life. Destiny brought us together.
That was why I celebrated my 50th birthday last year and tagged it with the name of my husband so that the whole world will get to know the truth about us. I brought a lot of my friends and everybody to the event just to show that my husband is a very gentle, enlightened and cool minded person and not a tout like Fuji musicians all over are being perceived. And let me tell you this, the Pasuma you see on the stage is very different from the Pasuma who is my husband at home because he is a very gentle man who does not indulge in drinking or smoking.
In fact, (Pasuma) is the best husband in the world. He is not a tout like people perceive all Fuji Musicians.
“I am not aware of my husband having another wife. I am aware of the fact that I am his legally married wife whom he paid a dowry on.
He married me traditionally by paying my dowry and religiously by doing a Nikkai for me. I know it is only a man who knows the woman who occupies his heart most but with his attitude towards me, it sure that his love for me is unconditional”