Popular Nollywood actor, Charles Awurum, has opened up on what he went through before he got married.
The comic actor who has been married for over 10 years, said marriage has taught him to be focused and responsible.
In a chat with Vanguard, he revealed how he fasted and prayed for days, waiting on the Lord to show his wife to him.
He said, “Some of my friends advised me to call off the relationship with my girlfriend then, meanwhile, I was ready for marriage. But after she disappointed me, I resolved to seek the face of God.
“For the first time, I was fasting from 6 am to 3pm for 7 days, asking God to give me the strength to move on, and forget everything about her. It was not easy to forget somebody who had been a round you for a long time. I also prayed to God to show me my own wife, and remove shame from my face by lifting me financially to enable me rent a befitting apartment.
“So, when I ended my fasting, I met my wife the same year in church. I went to church to pray on the eve of a new year. As I was about to enter the church, I saw a beautiful damsel walking towards me. We exchange pleasantries and, immediately, I fell in love with her. I had known her family in the past.
“I immediately approached her and ask her to escort me to my family house. There and then, I introduced her to my mother and she welcomed her.
“Before I knew what was happening, my mother had gone to see her people on my behalf. She was very happy because she thought I was not ready to settle down.
“She had made several attempts in the past to get a wife for me, but it didn’t work out. At the end, we got married in April, 2006. Interestingly, my ex-girlfriend came back after I got married, but then it was too late,” he quipped.