by Anike Jacobs
Nollywood actor Yomi Fash-Lanso in a revealing interview with a national newspaper, Punch, has explained how he successfully deceived many of the single ladies who wanted to marry him.
According to the father of two – who has been happily married for ten years now -he wore a fake ring just to get scare women away from him.
“When you talk about marriage, it is all about emotions. Because I knew I wasn’t ready for marriage, I went and bought a wedding band and started wearing it so that ladies would think I was married. I wore that band for many years. I would meet a girl and tell her I liked her and when she asked about my wife, I would tell her my wife was abroad. If she wouldn’t mind, we would date. If another girl saw us together, that one would be wondering if the girl was my wife. It made life easier for us. I wasn’t ready for marriage then. I knew marriage was a different thing and I didn’t want to make mistakes. I ran away from girls then because they were just too ready for marriage while I wasn’t. They would tell me their father was ready and that we should get married but I just didn’t want because I wanted to be the man, I wanted to be the head of the home.”
On how he married his wife, he said “I had made up my mind to get married when I saw her. The normal process of ‘how are you’ started and she responded. I ‘toasted’ her. After my analysis of her character, I felt she was the lady I should spend my life with. I didn’t tell her but I prayed to God and told Him I would want the lady to be my wife and He did it. We have been together for 10 years.”
Speaking further on the difficulty he encountered before he was able to woe her over “When I was ‘toasting’ her, she gave me three different wrong house addresses. I eventually saw her in front of her house. I had to turn and meet her. I knew that place was her house going by the way she was dressed. It was early morning and she was doing some laundry. I drove off and I later came back. She didn’t want to see me. But with the help of a woman in her compound, I was able to woo her. But then, she wasn’t into watching movies then, so she didn’t really know me. Even when my name was mentioned, she said she hadn’t seen me before. In fairness to her, she would come back from school and she would be in her room reading or sleeping. She wasn’t glued to films. I was the one that made her to start watching films since she got married to an actor.”