Rita and Emmanuel‘s love story is a prove that True Love knows no tribe, colour or race.
You see, Rita was averse towards dating people from Akwa Ibom, but by the time she found out about Emmanuel’s tribe, she was already getting sucked into his charm!
Read their beautiful love story and see their prewedding photos by Auxano Photography below:
Their Love Story – by Rita
We met in Delta State during service year. We were in the same platoon.
So during one of our early morning parades he was standing beside me and
said I wasn’t marching right(lol). I didn’t mind him cos I thought he
just wanted to talk. He didn’t give up, he started a conservation and
that was how we clicked. He sounded intelligent, that caught my
We became really close in camp but I never knew where he was
from. I didn’t ask, I actually thought he was from Rivers State. When I
finally asked, he told me he was from Akwa Ibom. I was shocked, because
all my life I had always avoided Akwa Ibom people. It was for a silly
reason. I grew up with the idea that people from Akwa Ibom generally eat
dogs. And as a child I couldn’t understand why anyone would want to eat
Truth be told if I knew he was from Akwa Ibom, we probably wouldn’t
have been friends. But I guess God had other plans. But surprisingly it
didn’t change the way I saw him, he was still my friend. After service
we lost contact. He got in touch after some months via Facebook. He
wanted to see me but I declined. I finally agreed to see him after some
When we finally met, he told me he wanted a serious
relationship. I said no oooo, I had other plans, I just got a job at
that time plus I wanted to go back for my Masters Degree. I really
didn’t need any distractions. The guy didn’t give up. We kept
communicating, we were still good friends but oga didn’t want to remain
in the friend zone. So he tried his luck again. He said he wanted us to
be more than friends. So I took my time, got counsel and like they say,
the rest is history.
I went to visit him at his place of work, we went to an eatery. When we
got there, we met one of his colleagues who asked us to join him at his
table but he politely declined. I was surprised cause the Emma I know
wouldn’t have refused. So we went over to our table. He ordered our food
and I noticed there was something covered up on the plate, I looked at
it and lo and behold(lol) it was an engagement ring. And that was how
oga proposed oo. Hallelujah!
Never judge anyone by their tribe or their race, it took one human (Emmanuel) to teach me that.
Don’t you just love these two!
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