It’s always so beautiful to read about a love story that has stood the test of time. Our winners of WED Expo‘s My Big Nigerian Wedding Season 2 – Noye & Emmanuel have been friends since childhood, attending the same Primary School. Although they parted ways for several years as they grew older, their love stood the test of time.
In a few weeks, they will be having their dream wedding. But before then, Emmanuel tells us how excited he is to finally make Noye his wife.
HOW WE MET:
My meeting Noyenum Enweliku (my priceless Jewel) is something when asked about makes me laugh. We met as far back as young kids because we attended the same school, church and even lived in the same neighborhood.
She was the brilliant girl in class with charm and charisma while I was the shy and quiet guy. I grew very fond of her because aside from her brains, she was very attractive. I didn’t know how best to approach her to let her know how I felt because I was too shy to meet her. So I used my younger sister who was her best friend and even went as far as also using her cousin in church one fateful Sunday to let her know that “I will marry her”… lol. Little did I realize that those feelings were not just childish affections but it was real. I even got beaten in class the next day for letting my intentions known to a little girl (lol). Friends and family discouraged me because they felt she was too good for me but I persevered.
Few years later, we parted ways and attended different Secondary Schools. One day, my Dad sent me to her parent’s place. Her parents were not home but she was home alone. Thus, there I summoned the courage to ask her out. What I got was a resounding “YES”. She said she had long waited for this. That she felt I would never ask. That day to me was one of the happiest and most fulfilling days of my life and its one I will ever cherish because what seems like a childish fantasy and fairy tale to us in few days from now will be a reality.
THE JOURNEY SO FAR:
The road to September 11th for us has not been a smooth one. We have had our ups and downs ranging from my inability to woo Noyenum earlier on to distance when her family left our neighborhood and relocated far away and we stopped seeing each other. I got someone who attended same Secondary School with her in my neighborhood to play the middle man for me which was a great plus for us, but again we lost contact after Secondary School as we attended different higher institutions and we never contacted each other for a while. We ended up dating different people but as fate would have it, it didn’t diminish the love we had for each other.
She went abroad and I moved on with my life with other ladies but each time anyone mentioned the name Noyenum, my heart skipped. Fortunately for us, Facebook came into limelight and the first contact I searched for was her. Immediately I saw her, I added her up and she accepted. The first question I asked was, “are u dating anyone? Her answer was “No” that she had broken up with her ex. I smiled inside of me and said, “thank God”. We got chatting on all social media platforms available to the extent that my colleagues at work called me “gist manufacturer” because we always had something to gist about and for long hours because of the time difference.
We had our periods of breakup and reconnection due to distance and finally in 2013, she came home on holiday after about 5 years absence and so I decided to go see her straight from work (as e dey hot) though she gave me attitude but I held on. There I told her I still loved her and wanted to spend the rest of my life with her.
Today, all that is history now, because come September 11th, she will be mine and mine forever. You know what, “I can’t wait”!!!