A lady has tied the nuptials knots with a man she met on Facebook after reply to a post made on the social media’s platform.
Chidimma Amedu had put up a post on 30 December, asking any woman interested in being his wife to reply.
He was engaged to a woman last year and the wedding was scheduled for December, but the relationship fell apart in March leaving him dejected.
As December approached, the disappointment of not being able to fulfil his dream of getting married made him put up the post.
“Am of age and I am ready to say I do and am wasting no time.
-Send in your applications – the most qualified will be married on January 6, 2018. Application closes 12 midnight, 31/12/2017″
“Am serious about this oh and don”t say you did not see it on time. Good luck,” Amedu posted.
He received a couple of responses, but one from a certain Sophy Ijeoma was the one which caught his attention.
-Am interested, just DM me, lols,” her post read.
At first, she thought it was a joke and she simply replied to keep the thread flowing.
A direct message from him to her inbox, followed by a Facebook call, would change her life’s trajectory.
Two days after their first conversation, he travelled some 500km (300 miles) from his home in the Nigerian capital of Abuja, to Enugu in the east where she lived.
She had been waiting for him outside a retail store and in true fairy-tale style, -it was love at first sight”, she recalled.
-He is the most handsome man I”ve ever met and I liked him instantly”
After two hours of -awkward” conversation, he asked her to go to meet his uncle, who incidentally is also resident in Enugu.
At this point in their day-old relationship, it was beginning to dawn on Sophy that this fellow was not playing, but how do you commit to marrying someone you only just met?
“When I saw him for the first time, I definitely found him attractive, but what I didn”t know was how serious he was about marrying me.
-It was after we met the uncle and his wife, that I realised that this could actually happen and I wanted it,” Ijeoma told BBC.
“I had the desire to get married, I had a date in mind, but no bride, so I decided to place an advert as a joke, but I was open and up for it,” Chidimma told the news medium.
Asked whether they had even shared as much as a kiss at that point, she declined comments but maintained that she was captivated by how focused and determined her new fiancÃ© was.
They both went to their families and got approvals.
They got married on 6 January in a traditional Igbo ceremony, and posted photos of their wedding day on Facebook of course – to the amusement of the social media community.
Chidimma put up a post saying people may have thought he had been joking but he clearly wasn”t.
As can be expected, there were mixed reactions, but mainly a lot of support for the couple.
They hope to have a church wedding in April and perhaps a honeymoon somewhere nice, he said.