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So in Sync! Ekibo and Boma’s Pre-Wedding Shoot & Sweet Proposal Story | Inije Photo



Bride-to-be: Ekibo
Groom-to-be: Boma
Photographer: INIJE  Photography & Films –

How He Proposed
by Ekibo
I’m a very hard person to surprise and I could imagine Boma had been thinking up a storm of ways to propose.

One night, he told me that he would like to take me out for something to eat. After running a few errands with him, he decided to stop by his house to grab something before heading out to the restaurant. We arrived at his front door and as he opened the door, I stood there in awe of an enchanted scene – complete with dim lights, music playing, rose petals gracing the floor, and candle lights trailing a pathway to the basement. As I walked down the rose petal covered staircase, I arrived at the basement. The room was pitch black but the floor was illuminated by a single candle surrounded by more rose petals in the shape of a heart. He turned on the light and I saw my family awaiting me with exclamations of  “SURPRISE!!!!!!”

He gave a beautiful heart felt speech, got down on one knee as I lovingly shed tears of joy, and he asked me to marry him.

The Pre-Wedding Shoot Concept
by the Photographer – Charlton Inije
Stepping out side of the box and bringing something new to the table is something that I always love to do. Photographing Ekibo & Boma was pleasant, the couple had such great chemistry and were very open minded to creativity. Boma, the groom, loves to dance and play guitar he is a big lover of music, while Ekibo she is more of the romantic type but at the same time loves to be different. That is why I chose a rustic, romantic guitar scene. As for the 2nd look – the graffiti street and edgy feel came up at the very last minute once I seen what the couple had on – I asked if they would be interested in shooting at a particular location I loved but never had the opportunity to shoot at they agreed and the creativity began to flow.


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  1. Amaka

    July 18, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    I love LOVE. This couple looks truly in sync with each other. God bless their future home.

  2. mp

    July 18, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    nice. creativity @ its peak.

  3. Ozy

    July 18, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Awwww…nice shoot…May Allah bless and keep you too together till the end!…

  4. Ozy

    July 18, 2013 at 3:13 pm


  5. Hurperyermie

    July 18, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    lovely couple

  6. veev

    July 18, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    #i jus lovvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeee dis couple.

  7. Kathy esan

    July 18, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    This is so beautiful!!!

  8. Glory

    July 18, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Abeg una try..d pix are very lovely…And d couple look in love….Congrats

  9. Teddy Bear

    July 18, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Such a lovely couple but that photo with her legs wrapped aroud him…..ehem…a lil’ risque since she’s wearing a short skirt. Otherwise, lovely album. May God bless their union.

  10. i no send

    July 18, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    hmm young love…i wish i had this kind of time to take photos of pre wedding,proposals etc HML to the couple

  11. Onoja

    July 18, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Really Nice. God bless your union!

  12. The Fairy GodSister

    July 18, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Awww!!!!! Lovely pictures! I love her outfits, especially her shoes!

  13. Faith

    July 18, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    que le bon Dieu vous comble de joie et de bonheur,,, vive les futures mariés

  14. ngblaq

    July 18, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    nice one

  15. Jumitebabe

    July 18, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    i looooveeeeeee dem,wiah u guys all the best in life!

  16. me2

    July 18, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Mehn see chemistry!! Love the pictures. Love dose proposals where the parents are in the know not the odas like mine after U̶̲̥̅̊ don accept ring finish na him U̶̲̥̅̊ go dey find way to tell the folks and get them to meet him for d first time.

    • Pearl

      July 18, 2013 at 5:15 pm

      For the first time ?? That’s awkward. But congrats regardless

  17. Harhbeesolar

    July 18, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    me like! me like!! me likey!!!

  18. Bimpe

    July 18, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    be careful with that skirt!
    Real nice couple tho

    • jhno

      July 18, 2013 at 7:03 pm

      thot it was only me that thot that….very..very …hawt

    • gem ma

      July 18, 2013 at 8:07 pm

      as in too much pda.i had to close my eyes and minds to imaginations loool

  19. Funmi

    July 18, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    hmmmm, deep sight. beautiful couple

  20. X- Factor

    July 18, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Whoo whoo whooo….fun all the way!…Congrats

  21. HRS

    July 18, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Absolutely fabulous! Muah! 😀

  22. Zero

    July 18, 2013 at 6:22 pm


  23. Mma

    July 18, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    So sweet. Congratulations!!

  24. dhales

    July 18, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Nice one guys, Cant wait for the wedding!!!! see you in sept!!!!!

  25. Royalty

    July 18, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    BEAUTIFUL! The girl is sexy and d hubby is Handsome..God bless ur union. Beautiful couple!

  26. Ready

    July 18, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Hian! How does one “lovingly shed tears of joy?” That tickled me. I like that fun was radiating from the pictures.

  27. Dr. Babs Omot Yusuf

    July 19, 2013 at 2:58 am

    Who no like better thing? My couple or couple-to-be, keep the love fire burning jooo..

  28. Faith Kel.

    July 19, 2013 at 3:10 am

    I love the proposal 🙂
    HML to them in Advance.

  29. Charlton Inije

    July 19, 2013 at 5:14 am

    I LOVE THIS POST! BellaNaija you all rock, thank you for sharing my work on your site. I am short words

    • BellaNaija Weddings

      July 20, 2013 at 2:45 pm

      We had to feature Ekibo and Boma! Such lovely photos and chemistry between the bride and groom to be.
      Thank you Charlton!

  30. fifi

    July 19, 2013 at 7:21 am

    wow…hotttt couple

  31. Fashionbabe

    July 19, 2013 at 7:47 am


  32. Adetokunbo

    July 19, 2013 at 7:49 am


  33. nnenne

    July 19, 2013 at 8:51 am

    beautiful. love the proposal and the chemistry between them is glaring. wishing you guys the very best.

  34. holiest

    July 19, 2013 at 10:41 am

    I guess sumbody is learning hw to propose ooooo


    July 19, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    AWWWWWWW… (tear tear)

  36. iBA

    July 19, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    No pretense here. i can feel the love from this couple blinding me in the eye coupled with the summer sun on this glorious day. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww the photographer caught the essence of their love. good one guys. All the best with your plans…

  37. trouble

    July 19, 2013 at 3:51 pm


  38. Xtsy

    July 19, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    The photographer’s got mad skills

  39. Nikki

    July 20, 2013 at 1:21 am

    From these pictures, I luv the couple and the chemistry between them….God bless your home!

  40. Joshua

    July 20, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    I”m viewing this again…hmm..Her smile is priceless.

  41. Tim'tim

    July 21, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Beautiful n what i love most is the guy is very happy. Congrats guys more blessings!!!

  42. Monalisa

    July 22, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Their sexual electricity is overwhelming…somborry plssss get them a room…! lol. Cool n romantic pictures…me likey


      July 24, 2013 at 10:14 pm

      gbam. lovvvit

  43. Nikky Jates

    July 26, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    The chemistry is palpable. I love. I pray the burning fire between them never flickers nor dim.

  44. Ahmed

    July 27, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Good to see a loving couple, wishing you guys all the best, may Almighty God bless the union amin. Boma I am Kola’s friend your Uncle, the last time I saw you was 1989 in Bauchi. So seeing you now is great. Kola sent the proposal website yesterday I will get in touch God willing.

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