A popular adage says, “your gift makes a way for you”, and oh! how apt this is for Mayowa and Sam whose amazing individual gifts and talents caused their paths to cross and made a way into each other’s hearts.
These sweet lovers met each other at a choir rehearsal and Sam seized the opportunity to make a new beautiful friend. This friendship blossomed through time and became something even more! Now, it’s forever to go for Mayowa and Sam and of course, we’re absolutely excited for them! Sam gives us the full gist of how this love bloomed from its tender days. He goes on to tell us how he popped the big question. So just keep scrolling to take it all in.
Enjoy their beautiful pre-wedding photos and love story below.
Their Love Story as Shared by Sam:
During my second week at the University of Wolverhampton, I was looking for a church to attend and I met someone who told me to attend their church when he saw me playing the keyboard in my room.
So, I went to the church and attended the rehearsal. While I was playing the keyboard I wasn’t really feeling the singers but while I was looking down I heard a beautiful voice singing “How great is our God.” Her beautiful voice was just as beautiful as her face and body.
I won’t lie I got my act together and started playing fancy chords to let her know this guy knows his stuff. After the rehearsal, we met and introduced ourselves to each other and we just clicked from there.
I have good friends around me but Mayowa would always look out for me. She knew my timetable and always reminded me of things I needed to do. We were genuinely goods friends with no strings.
Every Sunday, I would force my flatmate to go to her accommodation to do our laundry. Even if we didn’t have any laundry to do, we’d just go because I found her very fun to be around.
As time went on Mayowa would come to my flat and I would get out my keyboard. We would sing and play the keyboard for over 3 hours… If only we knew what God was preparing us for.
After university we stopped talking in 2014 for no reason… Life just happened. Fast forward to December 2016. She gave me a call and we spoke like we hadn’t lost touch. From then on, every few weeks she would call me for us to pray together and for me to pray for her new job and that was it.
On the 7th of July, 2017 we spoke again after a wedding I attended. We met up the day after and it was at that moment I knew I wanted to be with her. After a couple of conversations, I began to see in her, everything I valued in a woman.
A little over a year later in December 2018, we started dating and we have learnt soo much and have grown to become better individuals. Regardless of what we go through we always work things out and never give up.
I knew I wanted Mayowa to be my wife after I was in a difficult season of my life. I have never seen anyone who would hold me, stand by me, pray for me and make sure I maintain my purity, and always reminded me why I should always put God first. Oh, by the way, her body is just too much and with beauty like hers! What else do I need? I decided that I needed to secure this amazing woman ASAP!
How Sam Popped the Question:
Planning the proposal took me about three months, consisting of back and forth trips to London and working with her cousins. I wanted to give her the perfect ring because she’s worth it.
I redesigned the ring myself with some symbols that signify our relationship journey. Before the month of the proposal, I told her we were attending a friend of mine’s wedding to eliminate any suspicion. On the day of the proposal, her dress hadn’t arrived and I started panicking but had to calm down.
So, I went into my car and got one of my friends to pray with me. Her dress was scheduled to arrive on Monday which meant she won’t be able to wear the perfect dress I wanted her to wear but luckily the dress came on that day at 1.00 pm. I was over the moon and hyped again for the proposal.
As we set off to go to the venue (The Hill Garden & Pergola) my heart was beating too fast. I was confident and scared at the same time. My fiancé-to-be did not have any idea that 3 of her amazing friends with great vocals were there alongside her cousin and close friend.
While we were walking towards the garden, she started getting worried like… “Where are the Africans at this wedding? I haven’t seen any African wear”. She even went on to say if there are no ayamashe at this wedding she will fight me, lol. I told her, “don’t worry there’s better food.”
Then, as we were walking closer to the spot she began to hear voices and was wondering what was going on. She saw one of the singers and screamed. This was one of the best moments of my life as she was so overwhelmed with joy and happiness that she started to cry.
The moment was very emotional for us and I immediately got on my knees and let her know how much I love her and why I wanted to be with her. Ladies and gentlemen my long time friend said YES!! to me and that was the best feeling ever.
Who could ever know that my long time best friend who sang and prayed with me back then would one day become my lifetime partner?
Here’s Sam’s super sweet proposal speech to Mayowa:
Whatsoever is true, whatsoever is honest, whatsoever is pure whatsoever is lovely and of good report, if there be any virtue and praise think of those things. Mayowa, you are all these things to me. I love you with all my heart and my love runs deep. I brought you here today… to a beautiful garden, a love Garden where everything about life and love originated from. Mayowa, you are that place that I find peace, you are that place that I find rest. So today, I want to give you a special gift. This is not just a ring but healing, love, prosperity and favour. I do not know what marriage will bring but all I know is I want to spend the rest of my life with you…