Tobi and Ebuka met for the first time at a conference and it didn’t seem like romance would ever be in the picture. But this is where we remind you that with love, you should never say never!
The pair went from a platonic friendship to so much more, evidently, as they’re now well on their way into forever! How did this all come to be? Keep scrolling to find out as Tobi and Ebuka tell us all about it. Their pre-wedding photos are giving us all the feels and we can’t help but feel the love and chemistry.
Enjoy their pre-wedding photos and love story below.
Their love story as told by Tobi and Ebuka:
We first met in April 2016 at a conference in the United Kingdom, where we both lived at the time. It was a casual meeting and there was no follow-up afterwards. We both moved back to Nigeria in 2017 and started off as passive friends.
Tobi: I found him really obnoxious.
Ebuka: I thought she was a snub and too full of herself, but I kept inviting her out because there was something intriguing about her presence and perspectives.
Tobi: I always turned him down politely because I just didn’t see the point of his invites and I was in a relationship at the time.
Ebuka: At some point, I gave up on her and we both moved on. Over a year later, we decided to rekindle our lost or “never happened” friendship. I guess it was fate this time as we were both single. We became really good platonic friends.
Tobi: Months went by and we slowly became peas in a pod, we did everything together and really enjoyed spending time with each other. It was a no-brainer that we became fond of us. So, we decided to take it to the next level, we became an item.
Here’s how Ebuka popped the question:
Tobi: Fast forward to our anniversary day. He took me out for dinner and tricked me into wearing the dress I initially planned to wear in Morocco for my birthday (which did not happen due to the lockdown restrictions).
Ebuka: She was really clueless, she thought it was one of our beautiful dates. I was nervous and excited all at once. What a feeling!
Tobi: On arrival to dinner, I noticed he had shut down the whole of the restaurant for us, I thought it was lavish but loved it! Then, he excused himself to pick a call. I was on my phone waiting for him to get back when he sent a bouquet of roses and a violinist over to me and asked me to come over to where the magic happened.
Ebuka: I asked her to be my wife and she gave me a resounding YES! I’m a lucky man.
Tobi: We get to do life together regardless of its challenges. For this, we are super grateful to God!