Popular Nollywood actor Oyetoro Hafiz popularly known by his stage name, Simply Saka has taken to his social media page to share a throwback photo from when he was an Undergraduate at the Obafemi Awolowo University OAU Ile-Ife.
Simply Saka, shared a picture of him in his matriciculation gown and revealed the photo was taken in 1986 during his matriculation ceremony.
He furthermore, went on to share an inspirational story behind the 34-year-old pictire he posted.
He revealed that on the day of his matriculation, he slept dejectedly in his hostel because he had no cloth to wear for the ceremony. Thankfully, for his roommate who came to his aid and offered him his suit.
Read the full story he shared below:
“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.”
GOD will be meeting us at every point of our needs. Happy Thursday. … IT IS WELL