The dramatic fashion designer and her 'wahala' manager - Imokhai and Rukevwe's exciting true love story

Imokhai and Rukevwe
Get ready to giggle ad you read through today's TLS which features the beautiful couple, Imokhai and Rukevwe.

The soon-to-be-bride and fashion designer Rukevwe tells their love story thus:

This is How I Met my King

Meeting my fiancĂ© was simply a divine arrangement. I was applying for my MSc programme and needed an extra hand, so I got introduced to someone undergoing the same course. This new friend happens to be Imokhai’s friend as well.
Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more

The new friend and I added each other on BBM and after a month or so, he called me on a particular Sunday and asked us to meet up somewhere. My curiosity got the better part of me, and after much inquisition, he told me how his ‘friend’ (who is now my fiancĂ©) saw my photo on his phone and wanted to meet me. I laughed it off initially but after some pressure I agreed to meet with him, after all there was no harm in having drinks and chatting.
If he catches me staring, at least I'd know he was looking back.....

Tell me and I forget, Teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn......
And With you .... I'm Home and I'll have this smile forever....
We had our first date which I reluctantly went for after my sister nudged me to go see him at least for curiosity’s sake. Well it turned out great, in fact, really great! He cracked me up so hard and within minutes I was almost rolling on the floor! However, I was not sure where it was going to lead after the first date but after several dates I fell in love with this amazing human being.Before saying I do, I started to see beyond the face value of Imokhai and how much I had come to adore him for who he is – his love for God, strength, sense of responsibility and how he carries me along in his affairs and decisions.Your heart is simply rare!

The paper says we are married but it's the heart that writes the love story...

Most of my smiles, begin with the idea and thoughts of you...

When he whispers the sweetest things that no one else knows...

With you, every other tomorrow feels more than just another day!!

I Have Looked at you in Hundreds of ways and I have Loved you in Each!!!

When You Love and Laugh Abundantly, You Live A Beautiful Life!!!

Home will be anywhere when I'm holding you!!!
Imokhai is a go-getter and for that I am his number 1 fan, I can recall him vividly telling me over the phone that I am his wife. So simple yet so true, Imokhai comes with no drama and that’s why I call him my perfect complement, because I on the other hand, Hmmmm! I am the total package (if you get what I mean) and he calls me his ‘Drama Queen’ and his Senior Advocate of Drama A.K.A Ololufemi and I call him my Adesugar.

How I Met my Queen 

by Imokhae, the groom

I was looking for a contact on my friend’s phone when I stumbled on a very pretty image, this image brought a smile to my face and I immediately asked my friend who the pretty lady in the picture was. He told me he barely knew her and was only trying to help her with her MSc admission process.

And it's "Happy Ever After" From Here....

I Love You A Lottle.. It's Like A Little, Except A Lot!!

Love Is Knowing You're The Bud From Which His Happiness Blossoms..

Within you I loose myself.... without you I find myself... wanting to be lost again..

Well, I insisted he got across to her on my behalf and inform her that I would like to meet with her. It was not easy trying to get her attention as we were both strangers to her, however after much persuasion she eventually agreed to go on a date with me.

Our Love Story Is My Favourite!!!

Attracting The Eyes Of Many...But  we only have eyes for each other
You and Me = Perfect

The lady and her lord!

When your wife is also your best friend and realest G! 'Baby we made it'..
She insisted I met her up at home (her family house) before we headed out. First date and my impression about her was perfect! Rukky was down to earth, very creative, open-minded, smart, homely, fun to be with and above all very God-fearing. She was everything I had imagined my wife to be and even more.We did try to get to know each other as much as we could and I enjoyed every bit of the process, though I had to travel the next day.
I Like You Cos You're Awesome... Just Like me..

I'm in love with you and all your little things.

You're My Everything.... Everything else is Just Everything else...

I'm Glad I Met You... I Hope You Know That!!!

Together, forever and a day more!

However while I was out of town, I made sure we kept in touch whilst I was away. At some point she asked me to stop calling her like I was her boyfriend, LOL.

Rukky is a Drama Queen and so I told her I’m not your boyfriend I am your husband and you’re my wife.

She kept trying to push me away and was all pessimistic about the whole marriage thing. However, as days and months went by she started getting comfortable with me, my friends loved her, my both parents who were all about me marrying a Yoruba girl fell in love with her when they met her regardless of her tribe…. so “we’ went ahead to ask her out August 2015 and my angel agreed to date me. That was one of my happiest days.

 I knew what I wanted and I went for it, I couldn’t have made a better decision…. the conviction was soooo strong, my feelings for her were so strong that I did not mind to sit in the tiring Lagos traffic to see her on weekdays and of course almost every weekend, I always looked forward to spending some time with her.

Fast Forward to The Proposal…

by Rukevwe, the bride

It was my mum’s 60th birthday and we all journeyed to my home town (Sapele). He came along and we figured it would be a perfect opportunity for him to meet the entire family. It was Valentine’s weekend February 2016. After the birthday thanksgiving we flew back to Lagos. I had anticipated he would pop the question at my mum’s birthday but he didn’t and I lost hope. We landed in Lagos on Valentine’s Day precisely, and I was too stressed to go out, all I wanted to do was go home, but he was able to convince me.

He took me to Lagoon Restaurant in VI… we were there till 12am and by this time I was all sleepy, I told him we needed to go, and as I stood up to leave he pulled me to himself and popped the question, we had everyone’s attention at this time and they were all screaming “Say Yes!” and doing all of the paparazzi stuff … well of course I said YES.

The love of my life and I will be tying the knot this month – August 2016 which makes it apparently one year from the time we started dating as a couple, Imokhai has brought so much sunshine into my life!

The Proposal

by Imokhae, the groom

It was her mum’s 60th birthday at her hometown and I was invited. It was a good opportunity for me to meet the whole family at large and also know where she’s from. I had initially planned to propose to her there but changed my mind as I had a feeling she already had a clue. So we flew back to Lagos on Valentine’s Day, she was tired and didn’t want to go out but I was able to convince her to.
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We were out all day and our final destination for the night was the Lagoon, Victoria Island where we had dinner and chatted. I was so nervous and stood up like four times over dinner. When we were done and she was like ‘Baby that’s it for the night lets go home’... she stood up and I pulled her back and BOOM! Popped the question… the surprise on her face and her huge smile as she said a Big YES! was priceless.

I bless the day I ran across her photo, she’s a wonderful lady and I can’t wait to share the rest of my life with her, my very own Drama Queen AKA Ololufe mi (my lover).

Photos: TAP Studios | @TapStudios
Bride’s Outfits: Ruvero Designs | @ruvero_designs
Planner: Tess Allure Events | @tessallureevents
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  1. Wow. Very beautiful couple and colorful photos

  2. Omg finally I have been waiting to view their story. I have been seeing their photos flying all over instagram since last week. Fine couple. God dey.

  3. The babe is fine but the Bobo is just there. Too skinny and too black, not attractive anyway. Sha, Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

    1. You are just a bitter soul

  4. Beautiful love story! I marveled at d way they were led to each other. God is d great Arranger. Best wishes for them in d journey

  5. @ anonymous 11:29.u heart is polluted. U have bad belle. U nko? U fine? If u have not married, do u kno how that one will be? Destructive tongue or fingers!

  6. The photo are really lovely esp where they are on the staircase. So cute.

  7. Two souls knitted together by bond of love. Wish them d best!

  8. Very fine couple, their kids will be lovely as well. HML to them.

  9. Wow! The lady is so pretty + colorful pictures!

  10. I so much enjoyed reading their story, they make love so admirable and their photos are colorful and very nicely shot.

  11. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww "Imokhai is a go-getter and for that I am his number 1 fan, I can recall him vividly telling me over the phone that I am his wife. So simple yet so true, Imokhai comes with no drama and that’s why I call him my perfect complement, because I on the other hand, Hmmmm! I am the total package (if you get what I mean) and he calls me his ‘Drama Queen’ and his Senior Advocate of Drama A.K.A Ololufemi and I call him my Adesugar."

  12. https://www.facebook.com/adebayo.omoladegloria?fref=ufi8 August 2016 at 19:30

    Rejoice with me people, once upon a time, i was lonely and single but now i am about to wed. I will share my story here and on bellanaija very soon, amen.

  13. Baba God answer me ooo

  14. Ds is a lovely n attention getter love story. May God uphold them in d marital journey.


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