for the grand wedding day. Oh by the way, if you missed their wedding photos, you can check here
Well he is a quiet person and if not for the fact that I am into
entertainment, I also like my privacy, I don’t like unnecessary
show-off. If I go somewhere and they don’t recognize me, that is very
okay by me, I just love to be myself.
He saw me when I went for their program in Odunfa Cancus (A Yoruba
Theatre Group). I went because of a friend of mine Latifat, who was also
trained there. She was in UNILAG and my junior in Theatre Arts. So I
went there and that was where he saw me and that was like so many years
ago in 2005.
they are always together, he will see me there, he couldn’t approach me,
not because of my status but the fact that anytime I come I will just
play with everyone for like 5 to 10 minutes and just zoom off. And I
play and smile with everyone but I don’t give that chance that I am
easily approachable in order not to draw unnecessary attention.
Things Were Different This Time…
Then in 2008, he was shooting his own movie, I also went there to see a
friend of mine, he saw me again and went to meet that friend of mine, he
told her he wanted to meet me that he would want me to play a role in
should meet me, it will look like they didn’t plan themselves well. That
same year, he was with that my friend when I came to visit and he told
her “I really want to marry Princess” (laughs) and my friend started laughing and she told him it’s not possible.
why don’t you tell her first and lets hear what she says, she (Latifat)
now said I don’t think I can tell her, Princess is my very close friend
and I can’t tell her that because Princess doesn’t have time for men now
and she has said it’s her work for now. But he continued disturbing her
to tell me, so that day we were watching a TV program and I love
cooking so she saw a dish and said this dish is very nice how I wish I
could eat it now and I said oh you want me to stand up and go prepare
this food, so when I went to the kitchen.
she wanted to tell me something, and I said what is it, she said this
person likes me and wants to marry me, so I just started laughing, it
was very funny, she felt embarrassed and went back to the sitting room, I
asked her why won’t I be embarrassed, when the person told you, why
didn’t you just tell him Princess won’t agree and she said that’s
exactly what she told the person but the person insisted.
called back again. I said this one I have been asking him many questions
na wa o but its okay do I have more questions to ask? and I said yes o
and started asking him more questions, I asked him questions again till
11:30 PM, he ran out of credit again and called back, and I am like
where are you getting all the money for this credit, he just said “don’t worry I will call you back”,
when he called back again he asked if I had more questions and I said
no because it was already past midnight and we have talking since past
Friend to Fiance
That was it! We later became friends and got very close, then he said he
wanted to marry me and even told me many things about myself. I was
quite surprised and wondered how he got to know all about me. That was
how we started and things continued but we just decided to keep
everything low key. At first I felt it was low key and if he disappionts
me, it won’t hurt too much, but when everything became too serious that
was how everything went then we started meeting our families and I
discovered that some people he knew, were also the same people I know.
Yes we have been planning it but because my sister was getting married on February 14th, we just felt that hers is the reigning wedding and they were the latest couple, so we concentrated more on hers and also we were trying to avoid the news reaching the press.
our wedding, we had already done the introduction and that was when we
now started distributing the invitations, because we said if we give
people the IVs earlier, news will go around. My husband started
distributing his cards a month to the wedding but I started 2 and a half
weeks to the wedding because I just said everybody will hear.
The thing is, that’s the kind of person I am. I am just there, I just
believe I am like every other Nigerian and even though my work has
exposed me and made me to be seen or perceived as a celebrity, my
partner is not a public person like that and we just didn’t want too
some of my friends, the next day I started reading so many stories on
the internet, and you can imagine that people wrote on the internet that
Princess is getting married because she was pregnant and now she is
trying to get one guy to marry her.
called my attention to it. He was lying on the couch and just laughing
and I was like, what’s funny and who are you chatting with?, he just
said there is something they wrote on the internet and I said what, he
just said it’s on Facebook, they said you are pregnant, and I said don’t
mind them but I just felt bad because people sometimes naturally find
it difficult to be happy for others.
have kids but you can’t start spreading rumours that somebody is getting
married because they are pregnant. You don’t have an insight nor
information about them, you can’t reach those people so you just write
anything you want. But anyway I didn’t let that bother me, I just kept
it to myself. Even when I was rehearsing for my show because we had two
different dance routines and it was difficult, so I didn’t even have
time to dwell on that.
I love everything about him and he is very understanding. He understands
the essence of us being on earth which is just to worship God and he is
him and I was even surprised. I have always said If I had choice, I will
marry a musician but then which musician can I now marry (laughs). He
is very God fearing and at least we are not perfect but if you are God
fearing, you will always know when you are doing something wrong.