Gloria and Oluwatobiloba

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How We Met

Our story is like something out of a movie. We both have different versions of how we first met.

My Version (Bride):

His mum owns a clinic and she was friends with my mum. I was sick one time in the year 2009 so I went to the clinic for treatment. He came to visit his mum and saw me in the room. He walked in and asked for my name. He was so cute I could not take my eyes off him (never told him that lol). We started talking every day for the 3 or 4 days I was there. He would spend hours and hours talking with me and making me feel happy. Somehow I feel the talks and love he showed made me feel better quickly. We exchanged numbers and went our separate ways. We would talk frequently and he would visit me at my mum’s shop. We got so fond of each other but every time he asks me out, I would say no. My defense was that our parents were friends. Silly right?.

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In 2012, he was to travel to Cyprus for his university education and I was to travel to Ghana for mine. He continued asking me to date him but I said the same thing. We lost contact for a while. I assumed he was tired of asking. but we would check on each other once in a while.

Fast forward to 2019 January. He texted me “Happy new year” and we started having conversations again but it was not smooth. One day, I received a call from his brother in the UK telling me their dad would like to see me. Apparently, his dad already had a discussion with my mum where my mum told his dad it would be best for Tobi (my husband) to talk to me directly. I agreed to see his dad that weekend. At his dad’s place, he told me of Tobi’s intention towards me and mentioned that Tobi had told him that every time he asked me out I would say no giving the same reason. I told his dad I would go home and pray about it. Tobi called me afterward and explained how he felt strongly in his spirit that I was the one for him. I discussed it with my mum who joined me in prayer. After I had a conviction in my spirit, I accepted to be his girlfriend and see where it goes from there. Well, here we are 2 years later getting married. I have never regretted that decision and I know I never will. I love you brown sugar.

His Version (Groom):

It all started in the year 2008. I was at my friend’s balcony and she walked past. Immediately I saw her, I told my friend that I liked her but I was too shy to go confront her because I was battling low self-esteem at that time. I will always go to my friend’s house every day all dressed up just to see her through the window because she would pass my friend’s street on her way to church with her mum so I already knew the time she goes to church without me asking her. Crazy right? lol.

2009 she came to my mum’s clinic and I was so surprised and at the same time happy to see her. I told myself that this is my chance to at least say hi to her. I said hi and the conversation began. Believe me, that was the best conversation I ever had. I was so happy, In fact super excited. My mum will come to me and say “leave the sick girl alone let her rest”. I would leave and come back the next day to talk to her again for hours. When she was about to leave my mum’s clinic, to be sincere, I really didn’t want her to go. Poor me, I didn’t want her to get well haha haha. Funny right?. She left and we exchanged numbers.

Fast forward to 2012, I got my visa to go study in Cyprus and she also left for Ghana to study. I remember when I asked her out she gave the craziest reason ever “My mum and your mum are friends 🤔”. 2014 I came back to Nigeria thinking my aboard swag will make her agree but she repeated the same statement. I was so tired of asking her out so I moved on.

December 31st, 2019, I called her and I told her to guess who she was talking to, but it was the wrong time, she was having a bad day. She said and I quote “you better say your name now unless I will end the call”, I was so scared so I said “please ooo it’s me Tobi omo iya Gbenga” and she said, “ohh how are you?”. Her response got me so scared and I decided to use other tactics. Prior to this time, I had a strong inkling in my spirit that she was mine. So I went through my brother to talk to my dad to talk to her mum and to talk to her (my wife ) and here we are today sharing this wonderful love story. I love you so much my Babe, my dark chocolate, my sugar pie, the love of my life. I love you so so much.

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How They Asked

It was a very normal Thursday for me. Oluwatobiloba (I call him babe) called me and mentioned that we were going for a dinner party to have a timeout with his brother returning to the UK the next day. He said “babe don’t dress official” (I was going to work before the dinner). At 5 pm, I left the office to go to the restaurant. When I got there, I met babe and some members of our family which were actually normal to me. We continued eating, gisting, laughing when all of a sudden, my 2 sisters walked in with a dessert that says “Will you marry me?”. It was the best feeling ever. I couldn’t utter a word I managed to squeeze out the word “YES” and he put the ring on my finger.

It was a magical moment.

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Special Thanks

Oluwatosin Alli
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Oluwagbenga Alli
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Ruth Ologunja
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Alhaji
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Omolade Osatuyi
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