Stories like this make us smile! On Saturday, Tayo and Oliver Arkle,
got married at their secondary schools’ chapel.
From then on, Oliver and Tayo were inseparable, they spoke on the phone almost every night and spent all their break time together. It was something they looked forward to every day. Oliver walked her to the bus stop and even joined her family church. They became closer, talking about literally everything under the sun; hopes, dreams, music, and football of course. The next 6 months would see them become best friends.
On April 27, 2007, after school (under the trees), Oliver snuck up behind Tayo with a beautiful gold necklace, placed it around her neck and quietly whispered in her ear, asking if she would be his girlfriend. Of course she couldn’t say no! (He had jewellery this time!) Tayo turned and jumped into him arms! The rest as they say, is history!
On Sunday, January 19th 2014, Tayo returned to Heathrow Airport after spending three months working at an architecture firm in Nigeria. Totally jet lagged and unaware of the situation she proceeded to the exit wondering, “why’s this guy in a suit?”.
Not too long after, Oliver was on one knee in front of the entire airport, asking for her hand in marriage. [Insert tears, hugs, kisses, and “Of course, Yes! Yes!”] It was amazing, their friends surrounded them and total strangers clapped and cheered.
Fun facts about them:
1. We’ve been boyfriend and girlfriend since we were 15 and Oliver proposed on our 8th year together.
2. Tayo initiated the first kiss.
3. We have the same size shoes. (much to Tayo’s despair)
4. We both had braces when we started to date.
5. Our first date was in Mc Donald’s.
6. For the year 2008 we spent the whole of lunch time (45mins) hugging in the playground.
7. We still own our first letters from Year 10. (2007)
8. Both of our initials are O.A.
9. We are honeymooning in Barbados!
See some of their wedding photos
A reporter from Vanguard
newspaper recently paid a visit to the home of Fuji Maestro – Alhaji Kollington Ayinla, popularly
referred to as Kebe N Kwara. The reporter was hosted by the 62 year old and his
young wife at his Alagbado, Lagos residence and this what he had to say about
the interesting encounter:
Throughout the interview session, he was of good
cheer and took on questions with candour, even though, he took exceptions to
answering some sensitive ones which he perceived as sheer effrontery to his
private life. Nonetheless, he was a consummate host.
It was while the lively interview was going on when his wife, simply called
Hajia showed up clad in the conventional veil Muslims call Hijab. On sighting
her, the reporter invited...