#FromNaijatoGhana, The Love Story of Chinenye and Kwame
We love to share African weddings especially marriagesbetween different African countries. This time, Kwame, a Ghanaian prince charming found Chinenye, his princess from Nigeria. It is a #FromNaijatoGhana love story and pre wedding photos.
Back in 2016, When Chinenye walked into her lecture theatre, she had no idea that one of the guys behind her giggling will end up being the man of her dreams. And after four years of friendship with Kwame, one year of dating, here they are now embarking on a journey #fromnaijatoghana.
Here is how it all started according to the bride-to-be, Chinenye:
Our story began in the summer of 2016, I walked into the lecture theatre searching for Folu who had reserved a seat for me for the orientation program. After settling into the lecture, I noticed that the two guys behind me kept giggling and laughing. Those who know me know that I am a part-time nerd and I take my studies seriously with passion. I turned back to hush the dude behind and then I saw his smile and I thought what a handsome Yoruba guy. The next day, this same Yoruba boy was in my Economics class and beckoned to me to sit beside him.
When he started chatting I realized that my Yoruba guy turned out to be a Ghanaian guy. He seized the opportunity to show his skills and landed a new friend. We got along really well. We were genuinely good friends with no strings. The more time we spent, talked, and shared experiences, the deeper our connection got. In his own words, I began to see in her, everything I valued in a woman and it was at that moment I knew I wanted to be with her. Through time, the friendship blossomed and grew into love.
The #FromNaijatoGhana Proposal
Kwame shares how he popped the question.
In the months leading up to the proposal, I communicated constantly with her sisters and girlfriends. Keeping the proposal a secret was difficult since she is a curious person and can smell a surprise a mile away. The week before, I told her were attending a friend of mine’s valentine dinner to eliminate any suspicion. On the day of the proposal, after picking her up I told her we had to stop at her sister’s place that she needed help with stuff.
As we arrived I quickly hopped out of the car and ran indoors and only a miracle saved me from tripping in the snow. The moment she entered the house, she started hearing voices and wondered what was going on. When she saw the saxophonist, me on my knees, and her friends and family, she went into shock mode. Having the opportunity to tell her how much I love her and why I want to be with her forever held a special place in my heart. It was the best feeling ever for both of us. After 4 years of friendship. 1 year of dating, I finally popped the question and a new exciting chapter begins!
Photography: @libartystudios & @monsurutiamiyuphotography