If you believe in love at first sight, raise your hand. The beautiful people of the #FG19 love story is pretty much in this line.
For the groom-to-be, Gbenga on seeing Flora for the first time, there was an instant connection. As they say, when you know, you know, that is the summary of it all. While Flora even put out a disclaimer on their first meeting that she was with someone else. Well, this sweet first meeting grew to a stronger friendship and now it is a joyful countdown to their big day.
Read their beautiful love story by the bride and groom-to-be below and also catch up with more features here.
Here’s how they met according to the bride-to-be, Flora:
Our love story began precisely in 2015 in Ibadan Nigeria. After my redeployment from Mangu camp Jos, posting started and I was taken to Ibadan North LGA (SUBEB). I was new to the lifestyle and culture of the land. Luckily, I got a place to stay with a friend in Ibadan Grammar School( which happens to be the secondary school he finished from). The corpers lodge was another life experience entirely, thanks to Moremi and MTH experience so nothing was new.
We have a mutual connection (our parents), who helped to be my caretaker during my stay. So fast forward after 3 months, I visited his family house and that was where the first conversation started. A lanky tall guy on a blue pair of pants and Panama face cap stood in front of me. We talked for about two hours. It was pretty much about music, school and fellowship experience back in University.
From our conversation, I could tell he is friendly and loves God. His wooing style wasn’t direct, as he stylishly asked if I would love to see a movie. I accepted as I was bored at that moment. The movie ended with me almost freezing out but was saved by Mr Gentleman who gave me his jacket (like a jack in titanic nigga was shaking but holding back??lol). He offered to buy me dinner and I obliged (being that hunger couldn’t let me be), I said no outrightly but yes in my head lol.
We gisted through the food and next thing I said was “I’m in a relationship although we’re not in a good place at the moment, I can’t cheat” he said okay like I never said anything. Fast forward he got home by 11:30 pm because we stood under the Molete bridge waiting for a bike but found none and he ended up walking me home before he went home. That same year he travelled for his course in India but kept in touch. Always in my business, kept asking all that went on during the day. I was addicted to Skype because of him. I wasn’t in India but pretty much have a picture of how India looks from all the gists. No dull or dry gist we just kept talking.
After he got back, it was the time, I was rounding up NYSC, everything began to sync. We never rushed things, we just allowed things play out itself. From the plenty of fights that always brought us back, it was really loved unplanned. I never knew I can love again after some not so nice experiences. Now I’m getting married to my friend. One who set high unimaginable standards for me, who wants me to face life anytime whether he’s there or not. The most intelligent hack alive.
Here’s Gbenga’s side of their love story:
For me, it was love, at first sight,? no waste of time. When you see what you want, you go for it with no delay. We started off with friendship but somehow we knew we wanted more. She wanted to play, I wanted to play but we ended up just sticking to each other. We started when we both had nothing. I like her patience, her resilience and I like her spirit to hustle. She was right to say it wasn’t planned but as a sharp guy, I knew what I wanted. We broke up 100 times and got back 100 times, for me, Christ taught us to forgive ahead before sin is even committed. That had kept us. I told you I’d stick to you like bamboo and now we’re counting down to forever!