By Sayo Olabiyi, Special Correspondent, Lagos
A year has passed when popular Yoruba actress, Foluke Daramola and her activist lover, Kayode Salako started dating.
Salako, who came into public consciousness through his Fasholamania activities, recently hosted a few friends to a small party at their Omole Phase 1 home alongside Foluke Daramola. The man, who also owns Bosworth Group of Schools, used the opportunity of the event to reassure Foluke of his commitment and undying love. “Our relationship is all about fate, destiny and wish of God. Our one year of being together is very mysterious, revealing, momentously challenging and fatefully exciting,” he said.
He added that a lot of people cannot understand what they share.
Though the pair intends their traditional wedding soon, tongues are still waging over the propriety of their relationship. According to reports, Foluke and Kayode were once friends but their platonic friendship has since graduated to a romantic relationship.
What started as friendship, later graduated to their being partners as he is fond of telling people. At the early stage of their relationship, he described her as the publicity secretary of his Fasholamania project. Salako, who many believe sent his pastor wife and mother of his three male children packing for the busty mother of two however described his estranged wife as being stubborn, proud and unruly.” He said, “Pastor Olubukola, my estranged wife, packed out of our home.”
Salako has never hidden the fact that he is having a romantic relationship with the actress unlike Foluke who since the controversy started, has never admitted to a relationship between the two of them.
In a recent interview the actress granted, when she was asked if she would walk down the aisle again considering her not too pleasant experiences in her first short-lived marriage, she said, “I told myself that I am not getting married again and I have not even decided if I am getting married or not. I am very close to Kayode Salako, I have my phobia for marriage and as a woman, going by the kind of society we are, you have to be very careful especially because I didn’t get it right the first time.
Kayode Salako is a very nice man, a good friend who is always offering a shoulder to lean on; we share a whole lot of things in common and he has a wonderful relationship with my children but there is the need for caution. I never contemplated a second marriage and I have still not made up my mind.”
KS as Salako is popularly called by his friends said Foluke Daramola didn’t break his home as many are alleging. However, with the celebration last week of their relationship, she may not be totally absolved of blame in the separation of Salako from his wife of 10 year.
This is because as at last year, when he marked his 40th birthday on 4th of April, his wife was still very much with him. The lovers’ celebration last week of their relationship may have unwittingly exhumed the controversies of what led to the breakdown of Salako’s marriage to his pastor wife.
Since the incident of their separation in May 2012, Pastor Olubukola Salako has remained incommunicado.