Nigerian actor Oyetoro Hafiz popularly known as Saka has shared a throwback photo of himself when he was a student in the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife.
The actor took to his Instagram page to share a photo of himself with his fans and followers during his matriculation ceremony in 1986.
In the caption that accompanied the post, Saka shared the story behind the 34-year-old photo. According to him, on the day of his matriculation, he slept in his hostel because he had no cloth to wear for the ceremony until his roommate came to his rescue and offered him his suit to wear for the occasion.
Read his full story 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.”