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Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Remember the Nigerian man who proposed to his white girlfriend on top of Olumo Rock? Here is their story!

Few weeks ago, a Nigerian man proposed to his girlfriend ontop Olumo Rock in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The photos quickly went viral. See previous post here

The couple was interviewed by BYU-Idaho Scroll, student news source of Brigham Young University, Idaho, U.S. where they are both studying. When Shila Tietjen, a sophomore studying Spanish education decided to visit Nigeria, a proposal was the last thing she expected.


Shila said she and her boyfriend, Olu Egunjobi, also a sophomore studying accounting, began dating in February after they drove to a party together.
Egunjobi said the way they met was a long story and that it was not planned at all.
After dating for a period of time, Egunjobi said he wanted to take her to his hometown in Nigeria.

While in Nigeria, on Sept. 13, 2016, on Tietjen’s birthday, Egunjobi said he surprised her by asking her on Olumo Rock to marry him after they had toured the Kings Palace and the first church in Nigeria.

"I was totally surprised," Tietjen said. "I had no idea it would happen that day. Before we left, I thought he would propose to me on my birthday because he likes to do exciting and big things, but then while we were there, I totally forgot. I even forgot it was my birthday when I woke up."

Tietjen said she was really excited to go to Nigeria to meet his family and that they showed so much love for her.

"They treated me like a princess," she said. Tietjen said they did not expect the media attention that they received from the African news and that it caught them both by surprise.

"I bet there was someone there who took pictures of us thinking it was cool and put it out there, and a lot of newspapers and websites took it," Egunjobi said. "They didn’t even know our names. We weren’t expecting it, I was just there in the living room and I started receiving calls. We went viral in two days."

Egunjobi said their relationship had not always been easy.
"We both had opposition from family and friends about marrying into a different race and culture," Tietjen said, "Luckily, though, our immediate families are both really cool with it."

Egunjobi said his family has not always been members of the Church and he converted when he was 11 years old. Tietjen said she comes from a long history of members of the Church.

"The gospel is really cool," Egunjobi said. "Without the gospel, I do not see how this would be happening. I am from a different culture, she is from a different culture, and the gospel is uniting us together."

Tietjen said she encourages people to be open to different things and to the many different cultures on campus.

"There’s a lot of cultures on campus," Tietjen said. “We shouldn’t be afraid to experience them we should be willing to open up to them, because when we are not open, that is when we have so many problems in the world."

The two said they have both received some discouraging remarks from people, but that their love remains strong.

"If the love is there, the color shouldn’t be a barrier,” Egunjobi said. “In the end, we are all human beings."

Tietjen said they both have grown together through this process, and they look forward to the eternities that are ahead of them.

"After a week of learning new customs, traditions and ways of life, I understood Olu better," Tietjen said. "I knew for sure that I wanted to be with him forever, no matter what forever would consist of. On the Rock, I had no doubts. I will take my children and grandchildren there to show them how two opposite people with lots of opposition decided to make the climb, face the heights and then stand at the top, strong and firm in their love and dedication."

Source: The Scroll-Idaho

37 comments:

Uju Phil said...

So lovely...congrats to them! #FindingLove

Davido's driver said...

Good for them

Ogenah Boris said...

Good for them

auwal yusuf said...

Dats what we call adventure

livingstone chibuike said...

Good looking out to dem..wishing dem d very best

livingstone chibuike said...

Good looking out to dem..wishing dem d very best

livingstone chibuike said...

Good looking out to dem..wishing dem d very best

Juliet Iwuno said...

Wooooooooow! Linda take note!

Joyous Babe Lindaikeji First Cousin said...

awww! so lovely i wish them all d best.

Joyous Babe Lindaikeji First Cousin said...

awww! so lovely i wish them all d best.

anita gold said...

We hear...next

ama ruddy said...

Its all good...May their love last forever...

Anonymous said...

That would be the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints members. Happy people

Daniel Pam said...

Awww, I love this..it is good to see them so deep in love.

Long live the Queen...
(Linda Ikeji)...

daniel ubong said...

Not too bad anyway.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Congratulations to dem


...merited happiness

ike manuel said...

Their own better.. All the best to them

Na me talk am!

Long Live Lib!!!

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

This kinda love! Goals!

freeborn's brother said...

Bullshit!!! Bullshit!!!

Another marriage scam!!!
that guy is only getting married to the white naive girl just to secure a green card in the US!!! the family are treating you nice now because they all know once their son has secured a permanent residential Visa due to the scam marriage and becomes a citizen in the US.. he can now bring as many more family members back with him into the states!!!!

scam alert!!!

Well I don't blame him.. that is the condition the Terrorist Buhari and his scam APC friends has brought Nigeria to... Every one is looking for a means to escape this bondage called Nigeria!!!! Kudos to you bro!!!

Linda follow this guy up coz I know in the next couple of years,, You will be the one telling us they are now divorced!!!!

Scam alert!!!
#Happy indeed

Anonymous said...

Bullshit!!! Bullshit!!!

Another marriage scam!!!
that guy is only getting married to the white naive girl just to secure a green card in the US!!! the family are treating you nice now because they all know once their son has secured a permanent residential Visa due to the scam marriage and becomes a citizen in the US.. he can now bring as many more family members back with him into the states!!!!

scam alert!!!

Well I don't blame him.. that is the condition the Terrorist Buhari and his scam APC friends has brought Nigeria to... Every one is looking for a means to escape this bondage called Nigeria!!!! Kudos to you bro!!!

Linda follow this guy up coz I know in the next couple of years,, You will be the one telling us they are now divorced!!!!

Scam alert!!!
#Happy indeed

Augustina Omotese said...

Congratulations!

Chizzy Liz said...

***************************oooook*******we haf hear !!!!! Oya muna go enjoy !!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Olu the sharp guy, started dating in Feb and proposed by September...OK o

Odibe Blessing said...

Awwwwwwww dat's nice,wish them the best

evy claret said...

Congrats to them

Eva Da Diva...

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Awww love is a beautiful thing

Temmy Jamal1 said...

Wishing them all d best

Vivian Reginalds said...

LOL Gd 4 dem
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

Why are you Soooooooooo narrow minded??? You don't even have an identity of your own, "freeborn" brother.not everyone is like you that uses others to get stuffs. In your case, attention.

chidinma jack said...

Lovely

Asoge Atelier said...

...knew for sure that I wanted to be with him forever, no matter what forever would consist of...

okafor richard said...

Shut ur gud for dem mouth...u be wearing one shirt for 3 years...it's a gud news if u can't comment somtin gud put the shut to the up...

Dozzyani Tony said...

I wish Linda the same!

sholetoga said...

Anon 10:19 stop saying bullshit, because that guy you're seeing is from a rich background. Don't just comment without reading the article. Congrats jare, God will continue to guide you through your journey together

Whitney Welbeck said...

When you meet the right one, you won't have to date for 10years honey, no everything is a scam for you Nigerians

Anonymous said...

LOOL! A SOPHOMORE thinking marriage. thats a 200 yr level student in naija. will the even last? at that age, guys r thinking of smashing any and everthing smashable. Even oyinbos wait until they graduate. Anyway Green card is at stake so anythin can happen. LOOOLL

Teemah Salau said...

Awwwn

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