I was so dejected because I had no clothes to wear! – Actor Hafiz Oyetoro shares inspiring story behind his 1986 matriculation photo at OAU!

Popular Actor, Hafiz Oyetoro who is professionally known as “Saka” narrated the story behind his matriculation photograph which he took at the Obafemi Awolowo University 34 years ago.

He said he was dejected and filled with anguish as he laid on his bed on the day of the event because he had no clothes to put on.

However, a friend of his came to aid as he borrowed him the suit which he wore to the event.

Hafiz Oyetoro

Hafiz Oyetoro narrated how it happened on his Instagram page.

He said;

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. Earlier 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? Wizkid’s die-hard fan recreates singer’s MIL album cover and he got it! (photos) “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. A 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.”


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