Nollywood veteran, Oyetoro Hafiz, popularly known as Saka, has taken to the social media to share an inspiring story of his early school life.
The comic actor recounted an awful and humble scenario on his matriculation day many years ago at the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, which is formerly known as the University of Ife. According to the 57-year-old actor in a post on his Instagram page on Thursday, November 19, he felt dejected on his matriculation day because he had no suit to wear as his colleagues.
Mr Saka noted that he decided to stay back at his hostel while others went for the event, as he had no hope of getting a suit to wear. However, his hope was revived after a roommate came through for him and offered to borrow his a pair of suit to join them.
Saka revealed this sharing a throwback photo he took in the suit and his matriculation gown: He wrote: “I look at this picture and tears of joy freely flow down my cheeks. It was taken on my matric day in 1986 at UNIFE
now OAU. Ealier in the day I stood forlorn and downcast. The university was agog with matriculation celebration which I had no hope of attending because I had no suits or any befitting clothes for the occasion. Then he tapped me gently on my shoulder and woke me from the stream of sorrow.
“Hello Hafiz are you not attending matriculation?” he asked. I looked up, I was speechless. I looked at myself disdainfully. Then he said “I understand don’t worry I will borrow you my suit. I hope it’s your size.” In my mind I asked my self, “what if it’s not my size?”
Then another voice inside me shouted “Hafiz! Will you follow him and collect the suit, you think you have a choice? Does size matter at this moment?” and I thought about it then I answered “it doesn’t matter.” The voice said “collect the stuff jo MUMU” Yes the voice in me was right. I was ready to wear any size. Moment later I came out well dressed and ready to mingle with my mates. I wish I could see that my roommate now to say thank you.