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and Wole met in Dubai. At the time, she had recently finished her
studies and was about relocating back to Nigeria. She was hosting a
weekly youth fellowship at her apartment and it was Anthony’s first time
so sweet and very welcoming and I could not forget her aura even after
the meeting,” he said about the first time he met her. “I thought I was
going see her around again but unknowingly, she was relocating the
following week. I only knew her first name and searched ‘Toyosi’ out on
Facebook but about 5000 Toyosi’s appeared lol. I eventually got her full
name from a mutual friend, sent her a request on Facebook, and that was
how it all began.”
couple who have been dating for a year and a half initially started off
with a long distance relationship which Toyosi said she didn’t like at
first. “It started off as long distance (which was breaking my rule; I
hate long distance relationships). During our long distance phase, we
had lots of fights because we didn’t understand each other then and our
backgrounds were different. We always got through the fights because I
believe we saw something in each other that we didn’t want to let go of.
After 7 months of long distance dating, Wole decided to move back to
Nigeria (He was feeling the girl). God was on our side really, because
he got his company to transfer him to their Nigerian office. Since he
has moved back, we have only gotten to understand and love each other
had been expecting Anthony to propose on a particular date but when he
got to know that she was expecting it, he changed the date in order to
proposed on Wednesday the 11th of May, 2016. I expected him to propose
the week before because he had planned a wonderful date so I was ready
and looked extremely gorgeous but apparently he and my sister wanted me
to be surprised so they pushed it forward. On that fateful Wednesday, I
was working from home so I was dressed very down. I had to work at
church during the evening service that day and as I was about to leave
home, my mom told me to change that I looked horrible. I immediately
started arguing with her on why I didn’t need to change and after a
while she left me. I won the argument (so I thought).
evening, my pastor walks into church and we were both seated near the
front but not beside each other and my pastor says “Wole I sent you a
text message”. I remember clearly thinking; Na wa o, when did Wole and
my pastor become texting buddies when I’ve even known my pastor longer.
So, I started trying to do amebo to find out what the text message said
but Wole wouldn’t even give me face. Anyways when my pastor was done
preaching , He called Wole out saying he had a testimony and that the
church should listen. In my mind at this time I was thinking; what
testimony, what has happened that this guy didn’t tell me first (I was
already planning my trouble for him). Next thing I know Wole calls me to
step out to his side. At this point I just wanted to disappear. I was
looking so raggedy; no makeup, hair was a mess, nails were horrific, and
my outfit was nothing to write home about. Anyways I get up and kept
looking around trying to find my mom to give her the look of “betrayal”.
I stood in front of Wole, our sides were facing the church and I was
just hoping this was a dream. Next thing Wole gets down on one knee and
asks me to marry him. I was utterly speechless and just nodded and
pulled him to get back up as fast as I could while the whole church was
cheering. The only emotion I was feeling throughout the proposal was
shock and I wanted to escape but there was nowhere to run to. Anyways
thank God I nodded yes and didn’t faint.