Olaide Olakiitan Oluwayemisi has revealed how he got inspired by the love that grew up between two mentally ill couples, Samadi and Cynthia who stayed together for getting to 22year with the union being blessed with 3 kids until the two finally lost their lives. according to him
his story reads:
Samadi was a graduate of applied physics from a Nigerian university, Nsukka before he ran mad. Samadi was a fan of every villager for his abilities and talents. He sings and dances without musical instruments yet 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, another madwoman in the village was an envy of many couples. Samadi and Cynthia had lived together in a self-built self-contained under the popular bridge at Orile junction for 22 years.
Unfortunately, Samadi and Cynthia did not speak the same language but They lived together for 22 years without a long separation. How they consented to live as a couple and had 3 children is a riddle no one is yet to solve.
They shared all things in common, they bathed together, played together, ate together, entertained their guests together, fought together, smiled together, etc. Samadi and Cynthia were the epitomai of uncoordinated romantic folks. If they were not mad, they would have won the best couple of the year’s award.
The lesson in Samadi and Cynthia’s romantic story is this; “If the insane can sustain a romantic relationship, the sane should be able to do better”. Unfortunately, most sane couples with common sense cannot stay together as husband and wife for 10 years without divorce or separation. Yet they have access to the good things of life. They have good shelter, good food, sound education, spiritual help, finance, etc.
The story of this mad couple inspired me when 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. I told myself when I was 17 that “if a mad man can do it, I can do it better because I am at a better advantage”.
Unfortunately, Samade died and Cynthia died too 4 days later. their children were adopted by 3 different families whose lives were inspired by the romantic life of the mad couple.