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As we Nigerians say, brides and grooms “are not smiling!” Pre-wedding shoots and videos have taken a next level dimension lately! Say bye bye to studio shots, couples are expressing their personalities in out of the box ways.

Ugochi and Nnamdi share a love for fitness and adventure. Even though they can’t swim, they were brave enough to venture underwater in their traditional attire for this hot pre-wedding shoot. The beautiful couple will wed in a few weeks, and today Ugochi shares their love story. Expect no sugar coating! It was a bumpy road to the relationship but once Ugochi put her foot down and stopped talking to Nnamdi, he realized he couldn’t be without her.

BN Weddings wishes them happy planning and a beautiful union.

Enjoy and as always, be inspired!


Bride-to-be: Ugochi
Groom-to-be: Nnamdi

How We Met
by the bride, Ugochi
I was having my 23rd birthday party in a boutique I worked at. I had the event posted on Facebook. Nnamdi clicked on “Attending”, and I sent him a friend request which he accepted. Beyond that, there was no further communication between him and myself. On the evening of the event, he arrived very late with his friend. The event was virtually over and I was doing my final meet and greet rounds. Nnamdi and his friend both walked over to me and Nnamdi asked to take a picture. I looked at both of their faces and I asked if they were Nigerian, and they replied “Yes”. Honestly I did not believe them, so I asked to see their licenses to verify this. They were good sports and showed me their IDs. After my birthday party had ended there was an after party at a lounge in Bethesda, Maryland. I drove with my friends and met up with Nnamdi and his friends. I danced and talked with him the whole night. We exchanged numbers and kept in contact.

Nnamdi at that time stated he was not ready for a serious relationship because just got out of a previous long term relationship. However, we remained friends, and spoke on the phone with each other every day.

A few months later Nnamdi and some friends were hosting a charity cook out. At this event there literally were 6 different girls in attendance that were “interested” in Nnamdi at that time. While I was at the cookout he didn’t seem interested in talking to me for an extended period of time so I began to feel like he was playing “games”. I got frustrated and told my friend I didn’t want anything to do with him. At a party later that night, Nnamdi was there and I ignored him the whole night. I decided to talk to another guy who was at the party that evening, but truthfully my mind was on Nnamdi the whole time.

After that night I decided that it would be best to just stop talking to him completely.

About a month later I got an honesty box message that read “You don’t love me anymore?” I automatically knew it was him and I replied “I never stopped loving you”. He called me later that day and explained to me that after I stopped talking to him, he really missed me. He told me that he tried to get involved with another girl, but he found himself always talking to her about me. Also, he said that I was the only girl that he had ever introduced to his mother that she really liked. Most important he shared that more than anything he missed my friendship and I was someone that he could talk to about anything.

After that we grew closer and talked to each other like before – every day. Later that Fall I organized a surprise 29th birthday party for him. After his party he told me he had never met someone as caring as me and that we were an official couple 100%.

Since then we’ve been inseparable.


~ Photography: Zorz Studios

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  1. Blossom

    April 14, 2014 at 1:22 pm


    • Royalty

      April 14, 2014 at 3:59 pm

      Na real wah! I dont even know what to say.. odikwa egwu!

    • Que

      April 14, 2014 at 4:05 pm

      As innn….thats what readily comes to mind…. best wishes to them..

    • NwaJesu

      April 17, 2014 at 3:53 am

      As In Seriously, hmm Odikwa Egwu…competition is major in this Nigerian wedding arena.

    • noni

      April 15, 2014 at 3:25 am

      As IN !!! you said it well lool
      Best of luck to the couple

  2. DZZY3D

    April 14, 2014 at 1:25 pm


  3. c

    April 14, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Hmmmm couples are not smiling these days o….

    • ES

      April 15, 2014 at 8:08 am


  4. Miss_Flygerian

    April 14, 2014 at 1:37 pm


  5. Stephanie

    April 14, 2014 at 1:39 pm


  6. Iya Eko

    April 14, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    If it rocks their boat (pun intended). Ok Bye.

  7. uche

    April 14, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Couples re rili not smiling. this is serious bizness n oh!!!!!!!

  8. Audrey

    April 14, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    not a bad idea. cool
    I suspect the Lady was raised in the states; She’s very open and honest. Not that people raised elsewhere are not honest,IJS. Happy married life to them.

  9. maka

    April 14, 2014 at 1:49 pm


  10. Monalisa

    April 14, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    awww, i love this…so romantic n i luv the fact that they dnt even knw how to swim..

  11. Person

    April 14, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    And they cannot swim? Dayuum! This is really nice. I love it, especially as it is NOT easy to keep your eyes open in a pool or in the ocean (chlorine and salt).

    • Zee

      April 14, 2014 at 7:50 pm

      It is actually the easiest thing.

    • Person

      April 14, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      Actually, it isn’t. I swim like a fish and based on my experience. Both the chlorine and salt are irritants. It burns your eyes. You can build up your tolerance but it’s not easy.

  12. taiwo

    April 14, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    na wa oooh chai

  13. pepperlina

    April 14, 2014 at 2:12 pm


  14. ejjysam

    April 14, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Shuwoooo, dey go soon snap pissure for inside faya (Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego tins…)

    • 1 + The One

      April 14, 2014 at 2:32 pm

      This made me laugh out loud!

    • Bide

      April 14, 2014 at 2:48 pm


    • Concerned_Boyfriend

      April 14, 2014 at 2:58 pm


    • Joan85

      April 14, 2014 at 3:04 pm

      You pple wont kill me on BN LMBO!!!

    • Na fight?!

      April 14, 2014 at 3:07 pm

      Lmbo!!! literally…chai! na dem sabi

    • IsThisWhyWeAreHere

      April 14, 2014 at 3:07 pm

      LOOOOOOOOL!!! ur comment tho! Nahhh nigerians will not kill me.

    • lilz

      April 14, 2014 at 3:20 pm

      oh my goodness!!!!! LMFAO

    • ij

      April 14, 2014 at 3:27 pm

      looooooooooooooooooool, pls dont kill me

    • Miss_Flygerian

      April 14, 2014 at 3:38 pm

      LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! This comment just made my day.

    • Naveah

      April 14, 2014 at 3:46 pm

      BEST COMMENT!!! Thanks for starting my day off with a loud laugh because na Monday o and we all need a good laugh to start the week.

    • Tickled.

      April 14, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      Buahahahaaaaaa! Your comment had me dying.

    • Royalty

      April 14, 2014 at 4:04 pm


    • YellowCocaine

      April 14, 2014 at 5:38 pm

      Whoever you are… YOU’ve Made My Day!!!!

      Thank YOU!

    • Evilicious

      April 14, 2014 at 8:14 pm

      Lmao!!!!!!! Too funny!!

    • caramel

      April 14, 2014 at 9:28 pm


    • Anonymous

      April 14, 2014 at 9:30 pm

      Lmaooooooooo, I LITERALLY bursted out laughing at ur comment…

    • tammy

      April 14, 2014 at 10:54 pm

      Lmao! U iz funny!

    • noni

      April 15, 2014 at 3:27 am

      LOOL , Your comment is pure jokes !!!

    • fenyi

      April 15, 2014 at 8:33 am

      this comment actually made my morning.

    • ava

      April 15, 2014 at 9:30 pm

      omg u have killed me with laughter..loooool

    • Jaennie

      April 16, 2014 at 2:46 pm

      lmfao… was really hungry while reading this and not [email protected]… but damn, this one got me laughing out loud!!!

    • Jaennie

      April 16, 2014 at 2:51 pm

      Nice! Artistic!! Dramatic!!!


      April 16, 2014 at 3:38 pm

      LOL hahahahahahahahaha Ejisam, u wan kill me wit laugh whew!!!
      no b small tin, choi!!!

    • Sisi

      April 16, 2014 at 5:09 pm

      How did I miss this comment. Tooooooo hilarious, trying to get me in trouble at work! Very brave shoot, me I dare not sha

    • Purpleicious Babe

      April 23, 2014 at 8:36 pm

      lool oooo. I cant help it… hahahahhaha @ faya..

    • Purpleicious Babe

      April 23, 2014 at 8:44 pm

      Still laughing… dont think I will ever forget this comment anytime soon..
      In all seriousness, Oyinbo people snap pics under water all the time ke.
      Kudos to the team.
      That comment… cracked and still cracking me up…

    • Mimi

      April 25, 2014 at 9:33 pm

      *ROLLING* Best comment ever!

    • jgurl

      April 27, 2014 at 8:36 am

      jeeeez…… cant stop laughing…. my 1st laugh of the day..

    • martinA

      May 8, 2014 at 11:53 am


    • obi-talk

      September 16, 2014 at 2:00 pm

      you re so funny, mehn!!!!!!!!!

  15. julit

    April 14, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    i love this girl. she’s very honest.

    • Evilicious

      April 14, 2014 at 8:15 pm

      Yup!!! Cos after seeing most couple’s stories on BN I begin dey wonder wether na only the get man wahala lol.

  16. Woman

    April 14, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    ……….. and I thought I was adventurous. This couple, love their spirit. wish you all the happiness that marriage brings

  17. Fade

    April 14, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    hehehehehehehehhh, ROTFL @ Ejjysam, you just cracked my ribs. Fire gan noni. it is serious business, i wonder where the venue for the wedding would be.

  18. Ms J.S Bass

    April 14, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    This is so beautiful and brave! All the best!

  19. Nikki

    April 14, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Luv this!

  20. Adaeze

    April 14, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    POWERFUL!!!!!! Fiance where art thou? Oya come let’s go and do our own in the Ocean!

  21. some hater

    April 14, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    the best shot was not shown here. the one they put on bellanaijaweddings instagram page. awesome!

  22. Hannah

    April 14, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    NA WA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Hannah

    April 14, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Na wA!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Thelma

    April 14, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Wow, gorgeous gorgeous…. God, i want my own husband o… a good man with money(lol)

  25. MOM

    April 14, 2014 at 3:37 pm


  26. Ada

    April 14, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    @ MOM, its in a swimming pool. The wedding is in d US and that’s whr dey live. @Audrey,yes she ws born and raised in d states. Came back 2 Nigeria a bit 4 secondary skl. They are both adventurous pple.

  27. TA

    April 14, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Pheeew *fanning myself with my foot* ,in the words of previous commenters ‘Na wa oh”!
    Very very romantic! Ahn! ahn!…you people should take it easy on us single people who want to think pure thoughts. Lol! This photo shoot is just too smoking hot for words…
    I mean,how do you show pre-wedding pictures like these to your parents and grandparents (*LOOOL)with a straight face? Bia, Nne Ugochi,I would really love an answer. 😉 biko

  28. HRS

    April 14, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Na serious wa o!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Major wow!!!!!!!!!! So creative!!!! This is the height!!! I absolutely love that they wore igbo attires, WOW!!!!! Like there’s an award for most creative pre wedding photos I haven’t heard about… anyone aware?

  29. whomairaH

    April 14, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Hmmmmmm, money good oooo! This one na Nigeria’s next top couple! Lmao!

  30. Speak Out

    April 14, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    And the point of this is……..


    April 14, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Hmmmmm!!! I guess it is different.

  32. JOANNY

    April 14, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Lion’s den with Daniel – Next location!

    • noni

      April 15, 2014 at 3:25 am

      LMAO 🙂


    April 14, 2014 at 6:34 pm


  34. BlueJeans

    April 14, 2014 at 6:34 pm


  35. Sushi

    April 14, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Odikwa risky!!! More grease abi na power to their ankles, I no fit sha..Wish them the best

  36. fashionandstylepolice

    April 14, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    WOW WOW.

  37. dolly p

    April 14, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Absolutely fantastic, they v got very adventurous spirit n seems like a couple that will do anything to keep the fire blazing. Beautiful. Still laughing at the (Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego jok though

  38. SOLO ACT

    April 15, 2014 at 12:33 am

    NAWA OOO! people NO DEY PLAY OOO dey go dey pose with lion and tiger! lol!

  39. Taiwo

    April 15, 2014 at 12:35 am

    WOW…..Gangsta couples…they obviously don’t fear anything!!!!!!!!!!

  40. omada

    April 15, 2014 at 1:22 am

    The most impressive part is that none of them can swim (it says so in the story), super impressed. I love it when people do their own thing. I wish them all the best. 🙂

  41. Ona

    April 15, 2014 at 2:03 am

    LMAOOOOO….make i follow una echo; “na wah ooo”. Swimming inside water with trads….very innovative indeed. lol.

    I love that they kept their love story real tho, unlike many prettied up “how we met” stories i’ve read here.Some of them i know in real life and when i real their stories i shudder.

    All the best in ur marriage goiz!

  42. Ruri

    April 15, 2014 at 6:31 am

    Your comments made my morning…

  43. sylvy

    April 15, 2014 at 8:51 am

    @ejjysam….your comment crack me up.

  44. Aproko

    April 15, 2014 at 11:22 am

    I bursted out in my office after reading the Shedrack joke! Ewooo lmaoooo

  45. viva

    April 15, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    ok naaaaaaaa

  46. Yours Truly

    April 15, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Hahahahhahahhaa – they tried sha

  47. Aderonke

    April 15, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    LMAOOOO!!!! @ Shuwoooo, dey go soon snap pissure for inside faya (Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego tins…)

  48. Uc

    April 15, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    First I screamed wow at that how we meet story( no pun intended quite a honest story) e come be like say well….. then I busted into laughter with all d Na wa comments den d fire shoot tins. BN peeps una no go kill person

  49. Gina

    April 15, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Ok all the comments crackd d hell out of me> lmfao. nice concept though.

  50. Ariel

    April 15, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    I never comment but this is necessary.
    She stole my idea!!!

    Like the song in my Disney animation goes,

    Under the sea
    Under the sea
    Darling it’s better
    Down where it’s wetter
    Take it from me.

    Imagine if there was gele involved…

    congrats on take the ‘plunge’ 🙂

    Don’t mind the haters; see it as water off a ducks back.
    Think outside the box.

    • Osaya Baby

      April 17, 2014 at 5:32 am

      Nice comment! Your open minded opinions is refreshing.


    April 16, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Make i start to plan ma own Pre- Weddn tin + pissure. hahaha lol

  52. Anu

    April 16, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Pahahahahaha…….rolling on the floor with all these comments……..


    Shuwoooo, dey go soon snap pissure for inside faya (Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego tins…)
    next level …..Loin’s den…… then it will Be Noah’s Ark.
    Lovely Concept no Doubt.

  53. Laface

    April 17, 2014 at 2:27 am

    @Ejjysam… God bless you! Kai.. LMAO. #Nsogbu di#

  54. Osaya Baby

    April 17, 2014 at 5:31 am

    I am soooooo glad to see couples thinking outside the box and not doing the traditional pre-wedding photos! Beautiful photos! Very creative!!! God bless your union!

  55. chimzee

    April 17, 2014 at 5:45 am

    Gbujam as we used to call her in secondary school…lol.. nice one. I’m rooting for you guys.. may God bless your union.

  56. mis god

    April 18, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    hehehehehhe biko no mke i laugh abeg

  57. Dorchess

    April 20, 2014 at 7:20 am

    Love is a beautiful thing that comes to us when we least expect. Cheers to the happy couple. I wish your marriage a lifetime of adventure.

  58. Bunmi

    April 21, 2014 at 10:59 am

    I love this. Great work

  59. remy olowu

    April 25, 2014 at 7:37 am

    Amazing, unique and beautiful

  60. annonymous

    April 26, 2014 at 1:22 am

    LMFAO!!!!!My gosh BN peeps [email protected] ur too funny,d lions den nd den Noahs Ark too too funny guyz.Buh wat do u peeps think abt d GARDEN OF EDEN!!!!lol of luck dou

  61. paloma

    April 29, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    lmao ooo unique anyway

  62. uju

    April 29, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    na wa ooo… get mind ooo…congrats in advance though…


    July 16, 2014 at 11:41 am


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