A man, Olaide Olakiitan Oluwayemisi, has revealed how he was inspired. Via the love story of a mad couple. Who had been married for 22 years with three children. He wrote;
THE MAD COUPLE IN MY VILLAGE
Samade was a graduate of applied physics from Nigerian university, Nsukka.Before he ran mad. Samade was a fan of each and every villager for his abilities and talents. Abilities and skills insanity could not snatch away from him. His dancing steps and melodious voice can’t be disregarded with the aid of passersby. He sings and dances without musical devices. But those who listened and watched him wished he was not mad for the ecstasy he gave to them.
His love life and marriage to cynthia
a fellow mad woman used to be an envy of many couples. Samade and Cynthia lived in a self constructed self-contained under the famous bridge at Orile junction for 22 years. There had been quite a few occasions the villagers saw them quarreling but none knew how they settled their differences. Unfortunately Samade and Cynthia do not communicate the same language.
While Samade was from my village, Cynthia was from the Eastern part of the country. They lived collectively for 22 years without a long separation. How they consented to live as couple and had three children is a riddle no one is able to solve. They lived under the same roof , they had no supply of profits apart from begging. They had no common sense, lacked counselors, never attended marriage classes, they lived happily for 22years. Samade and Cynthia had been the Romeo and Juliet of their world, best healthy to a fault. Mad, however proud of each other and their union.
They have been seen severally kissing, hugging, caressing and sharing romantic moments together in the village. They shared all in common, they bathed together, ate together, entertained their friends together, fought together, smiled together etc. Samade and Cynthia have been an epitome of uncoordinated and romantic folks. If they were not mad, they would have received the fantastic couple of the year’s award.
So The lesson of Samade and Cynthia’s romantic story is. “If the insane can sustain a romantic relationship, the sane need to be able to do better”.
Unfortunately, most sane couples with frequent experience cannot continue collectively as husband and wife for 10 years without divorce or separation. Yet they have access to the appropriate things of life. They have right shelter, desirable food, sound education, non secular helps, finance etc. The story of this mad couple above all motivated me while growing up in the village as a young boy. With this I made a covenant with my maker that I will have an enviable marriage. So i promised myself at 17. That “if a mad man can do it, I can do it better because I am at a better advantage”.
Unfortunately, Samade died on 24th July and similarly Cynthia died too on 3rd September. She died on the same year of despair and loneliness. Their teens after that have been adopted through three one-of-a-kind families. Whose live inspired because of the romantic lifestyles of the mad couple. In conclusion they were mad together, they lived together and they died together.