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Love & Basketball Engagement Photo Shoot | Twelve05Photography | BellaNaija 2014 009 Happy Friday!

This is the perfect recipe to put a smile on your face right through the last hours of work, before the weekend.

Seun & Seun are not only namesakes, but also soul mates. They met when the bride-to-be Seun was a student at Babcock University, as she was friends with Seun’s younger brother, Seye.

Twelve05Photography captured the fun and playful pre-wedding shoot.

Enjoy & be inspired!

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How We Met
from the bride, Seun
Woowwww where do I start from….. ‘cos dis is going to be a long story!
Okayyyyy his brother, Seye and I met sometime in high school and coincidentally attended the same university. P.S I never knew he had a brother at that time. One night after class in 2007 (100 Level) on our way to the hostel, he (Seye) said his brother was around and that he wanted to introduce me to him. Well we got there and he introduced me as his “illustrious sister”. Seun and I said our Hellos and I left.

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A few months later, I heard he was ill and being the “caring girl that I am” I called him to say Hi; I had no hidden motive trust me. We met again at his twin sister’s Convocation Ceremony in my school but nothing happened then again.

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One fateful day, I got a call from him introducing himself and that was the beginning. At that period MTN introduced this magic number thingy and without even thinking, we became each other’s magic partner and trust me nothing could stop us.
We could talk for hours about things I honestly can’t remember. It was as if I had found my match ‘cos we giggled and laughed about every single thing.

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In the course of our phone parole we got into a “dare me I dare you” kinda situation…. Looolll wasn’t funny at that time though. He dared me to drop the call and to his amazement I did. He did not call back and I didn’t either. (See what ego causes).
Time passed, he went for NYSC, came back and started looking for me. So we met at Mr Biggs in Maryland where he sort of asked me out. I was still going to form and front so I told him I had someone (his face just went pale).

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How We Met
from the Groom, Seun
The first time I met Seun (MY LOVE) was when I went to visit my younger brother in Babcock University while I was in 300 Level Biochemistry at OSU. My twin sister said I should meet a lady with certain qualities, and that’s why I became attracted to Seun during my second visit to their school. I was in another relationship at that time, so we were just friends. On various occasions I went to her house with my brother to say hello during Christmas because her family lives close to my family.

During my NYSC year I became single again and unfortunately I was in Yobe State (NYSC State) and I was just thinking about her. I sent a message to my brother to send her number to me. Some days after I sent that message to my brother (Seye) I became ill. My phone rang and by the time I answered the call, I heard her voice. After then we talked and talked and talked for like forever.
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Immediately I concluded my NYSC programme, I called her and I told her that I’ll like to talk to her. She agreed to meet me in Mr. Biggs and I was waiting for her, I knew that she would look a bit different but I had no idea how she would be after almost four years.

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Shortly after, I noticed that she became comfortable so I asked her out. I actually told her that I want a serious relationship with her and I had already made up my mind even before I finished NYSC. She didn’t say anything and I began to wonder why. After a few minutes trying to convince her, she later said that she had a boyfriend. I still promised her that I’d keep in touch.

I moved to Lagos permanently and I started looking for a job in Lagos. We kept talking as friends from time to time. After some months she started calling me more often and I didn’t broach the topic of us having a relationship again.
Love & Basketball Engagement Photo Shoot | Twelve05Photography | BellaNaija 2014 017 Love & Basketball Engagement Photo Shoot | Twelve05Photography | BellaNaija 2014 030Valentine’s Day was around the corner and I wanted to try something different. I sent a valentine’s gift through my brother’s girlfriend (who is now his wife) to Seun in school and I also sent a message saying, “I don’t want to not love you; I don’t want to not spend the rest of my life with you. I don’t want to not grow old with you…Happy Valentine’s Day”

I still didn’t get any reply from her and we continued talking more often. Suddenly I noticed that she started telling me about major decisions that she would want to take, she also started carrying me along with all her activities. It was looking as if we were already dating even though she hadn’t said yes. I had to reciprocate by telling her about my every move. It continued like that until I asked her one day why she had not said “yes”. She told me she didn’t say “yes” but she was doing “yes”.

Shortly after the relationship started I was transferred outside Lagos and we had to find a way around keeping the relationship. For the record, she still says that I didn’t ask her out very well… Lol.Love & Basketball Engagement Photo Shoot | Twelve05Photography | BellaNaija 2014 031 The Proposal – August 1, 2013!
from the bride, Seun
It was my little niece’s birthday and I had told her I had a surprise for her, not knowing that someone was cooking up a surprise for me too.

I had always imagined my proposal in my head and how my reaction would be and all sorts, until I got faced with it. That day I had a meeting with a client in VI and I was to go Seun’s house in Lekki afterwards. The meeting went on longer than planned so I got to him at about 3pm very tired. He suggested we see a movie but I refused because I was too tired. So I suggested we create our own cinema setting in the sitting room. I got him a nice Polo shirt and he gave me a perfume too (the gift thing was not planned at all). I noticed he still had something with him, but I was too tired to even ask questions.

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I got his laptop and was about to play White House Down, when he started asking me questions like, “do you think I can take care of you?” … I was wondering if was he really expecting an answer. He asked again if I think I can marry him, I just laughed hysterically and faced the laptop sideways. I turned to ask him a question only to find my darling fiancé on both knees with this beautiful ring staring at me.

I was like, “OMG what in God’s name are you doing?” and I just started speaking in other tongues I could not interpret. Looolll
He took my hand and placed the ring (I still hadn’t said anything). I looked at the ring in my hand and I felt like I was going to pass out. So I removed the ring and placed it back in the box while I kept quite in shock. I practically ran into the ladies to catch some air as I was not expecting it at all. (You how we have this proposal reaction planned in our head, at that point I couldn’t even act it out….Looolll)

After we took a stroll I wore the ring and updated my BBM status and started screaming,  “Yessss yessss yessss!” 

The ring fit perfectly and I was wondering how he knew my size….. Sometime back I lost my fashion ring not knowing that he was the thief. ..Looolll. And the funny part was that we were both searching his house for this ring.
It wasn’t the exact kind of proposal I imagined, but I’m glad it happened the way it did. It was very peaceful and I was able to take my time to react (it almost killed him though…Lol.) Love & Basketball Engagement Photo Shoot | Twelve05Photography | BellaNaija 2014 025 Love & Basketball Engagement Photo Shoot | Twelve05Photography | BellaNaija 2014 024

The Proposal
from the groom, Seun
I had had it in mind to propose to her, but did not know exactly how I wanted to do it… When I did it, I was on leave that period and it felt like the best time to make a move.

She told me she had some things to do on the island, so I asked her to stop by when she was done. I was going to take her to see a movie, but when my babe says she is tired ehn just accept as in “gba kamu”…Looolll

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So I had to think of another way to act it out. She gave me a Polo shirt and I had a perfume for her too. So I felt it was a good time. I started asking her questions jokingly and she gave me this look like, “ki lon se bobo yi?” (what’s wrong with this guy?). When I noticed she had looked away and was distracted I seized that opportunity and went on both knees waiting till she looked at me with the ring in my hand. When she did, I asked her to be please be my wife and the mother of my kids. The expression on her face was as if she had seen a ghost. I was beginning to think maybe I didn’t do it well. She started speaking in other tongues and ran away. (I’m laughing now men, but it was not funny that day o!)

She said we should take a stroll within the estate (she was still yet to give an answer o). You do not want to imagine all the thoughts that went through my head. After about 20 minutes of what looked like a nightmare for me, she updated her BBM status, wore the ring and started screaming “Yessss yessss yessss.”

I was tooooooo excited I carried her swirled her round and round. After taking that big step I have not had any reason to doubt my love for Seun.

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Photography: Twelve05Photography | email: bayo (at) twelve05photography.com | instagram.com/twelve05photos

53 Comments

  1. Dee

    November 7, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    “she updated her BBM Status (FIRST) and started screaming yess yess!!!” Now see what technology and social media has caused. I rest my case.

    • ATL's finest

      November 9, 2014 at 8:34 am

      Lmao!!! Chaiii BBM madness. I’m so glad to have left that behind 4years ago lol

  2. JOJO

    November 7, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    wow……nyc couple

  3. Corper Shaun

    November 7, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Love the love i felt right here just from reading you two. Weird though that BBM had to get the “Yeeeess” first *smiles*, pretty sure the Mr. didn’t mind so long as he was getting it. Wish you the very best!!!

  4. Asa

    November 7, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Akuko akalia…….God bless you both and give you a blissful home

  5. chee

    November 7, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Awww,whats not to love about this couple,this is sooo cute and natural,may God bless ur marriage!

  6. bills

    November 7, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Beautiful story………beautiful couple! God bless and strengthen you two, keep you in His grace always.

  7. gracious

    November 7, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    wowwww…. your Union is Blessed

  8. Eyitayo

    November 7, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Sweet beginning! HML in advance..

  9. Green

    November 7, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Awwwwww! Teary eyes… Congratulations Seun squared, Baba God, am patiently awaiting my turn.

  10. ella

    November 7, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Omg Seun Seun Baba Ada’s daughter!awwwww shaggy gurls be doing things oh!hml my darling n Seun(no not u,d odr one)is damn handsome!!!cute babies coming right up

  11. yourstrulyblogposts.blogspot.com

    November 7, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    They look so in love – I’m so in love with their photos, and I look forward to the wedding photos. Btw, the bride to be is gorgeous

  12. obi-talk

    November 7, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    wow I love this story, happy great life to you guys

  13. Fisa

    November 7, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Anytime my fashion ring gets missing that means Boo is shopping with it to buy me a proposal Ring. hehehehehheeee

    • ADE

      November 7, 2014 at 4:16 pm

      “O-Y-O”

    • D. A.

      November 7, 2014 at 4:19 pm

      lmao.

    • Ada

      November 7, 2014 at 5:15 pm

      Na for me to go buy fashion ring naaaa

  14. deb

    November 7, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Seun Seun! this has just made my day! congrats darling! #saggygalsrepping God bless your home and continue to make your love beautiful! whoop whoop!

  15. Yos_a

    November 7, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    My babyyyyyy. Can’t wait to turn up with you darling. I’m so excited!!!!

  16. miss T

    November 7, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Awwwwwn! Baba Ada’s DAUGHTER! This jst made me very happy. Congrats seun. God bless your home.!

  17. Koseyan

    November 7, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    My people , Seun girl just got lucky oh!do NOT Try this “at home” otherwise you go just meet yourself for “situationship” when “labake” carry belle and he tells you that you hadn’t said yes so therefore u weren’t “exclusive”
    That been said…the two of them are soo yummy looking and i should find the 3rd brother 🙂
    Seun’s bro married him girlfriend,seun sef wan marry seun…any other single bros?y’all be responsible pikins

    PS – d BBm status thing reminds me og that joke where the wife and husband tell d priest to “hold on” for them to change FB status after taking their vows…lol

    • Victory

      November 7, 2014 at 9:01 pm

      Lol @ responsible pikins. They sure are them no dey leave girls hanging. Hopefully they have one more brother for you.

    • mie

      November 7, 2014 at 11:03 pm

      Lol. As in. They are very responsible!! #OperationSearchForTheirSingleBrother…

  18. Ms Bimz

    November 7, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Hmmm..lovely
    This fashion ring story is sooò familiar also happened 2 me in my bf’s house but it was a midi ring ooo….
    Dear bf pick the next size to dat stolen ring

  19. x-factor

    November 7, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    Congratulations guys

  20. Niniola

    November 8, 2014 at 8:37 am

    This is so nice… HML in advance Seun… X0X0

  21. gift

    November 8, 2014 at 8:52 am

    dis is so super cute

  22. Notadebbiedowneratall

    November 8, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Although I wish them the best, the relationship stories don’t add up. Her story is way different from his.

    • Lana

      November 8, 2014 at 2:47 pm

      I didn’t expect it to match. Their friendship prior to officially dating spanned 4 years. And their official dating to being engaged and telling this story spanned an additional “X” number of years (sorry, I couldn’t tell from the narrative). Sometimes you remember something and your boo does not, and vice-versa. I think the story “fits.”

  23. Chinwe Nwosu

    November 8, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Everyday I keep reading other people’s love story nd kip wondering wen mine will come. I wish dem well jare.

    • Eje

      November 8, 2014 at 4:44 pm

      As in! Me too oh.

  24. Lana

    November 8, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    All you bellanaijarians clamoring for “real” Naija love story. I think this is it. Met in Naija, fell in love in Naija, dated in Naija, engaged in Naija. No stories of Dubai, Paris, Morocco, etc.

    • Idomagirl

      November 8, 2014 at 7:49 pm

      Exactly! People better take note of this one.

    • jhennique

      November 10, 2014 at 10:15 am

      lmao azzin ehn. The diaspora love stories just taya me.

  25. oyin

    November 8, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    looool OMG! This is the sweetest realest and funniest love and proposal story i’ve ever read on Bellanaija. Gosh at sum point i almost teared up, then i got real emotional and it went to me laughing my head off as in for real, i love this couple and their story, such a roller coster, it doesn’t sound forced or fake like some other story I’ve read here, its just too good, I think any girl will fall for the text message tho even if they want to do shakara “FORM” Lool soo sweet! wishin you two the best life possible, i pray that God will keep you and your love will last forever congrats guys! even tho ego almost ruined this beautiful relationship, thank God it worked out, i guess the saying “what will be will be” is defo real!

  26. Olori Tari

    November 8, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Lmaoo lol awww this is actually so cute. See me grinning from ear to ear! LOVE their story! Quite very original and refreshing, not that others are “fake”. But this one doesn’t remind me of Hollywood or Nollywood. Read it like my friend was gisting me about his/her love life!

  27. Idomagirl

    November 8, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    They look really good together 🙂 and I like that ‘yes ke’ sign she was carrying in one of the pictures.

  28. Moe

    November 8, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Awwwww sweet! Congratulations Taiwo

  29. babygiwa

    November 8, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    awwwwwwwwnnnn this is so eautiful and real

  30. seunoshi

    November 8, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    So so cute wishing you both a blessed and wonderful marital bliss

  31. vheeki

    November 8, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    Awww, this is too cute! Realest story ever on BN! Btw dat BBM thing is just the truth, no faking…. They look so in love too. May God bless their union.

  32. HRS_Cindy

    November 10, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Don’t you just love love? Such an amazing familiar story….God bless your home Seun and Seun…*sniff*

  33. Jaded

    November 10, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Could practically hear Seun’s (girl) voice… Realest story ever… Omo baba Ada… Olorun a mu ojo ro… Congrats dearie…

  34. toya

    November 11, 2014 at 10:37 am

    lol @Ada sharp sharp…………….

  35. temi

    November 11, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    lovely couple

  36. Bolatito Ogunyemi

    November 11, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    i love this!!!!!!!!! *screaming!!!!!! This story is so real and i love the part where she spoke in other tongues… hilarious.. They look good together.. cant wait to see your wedding pictures #seunseun

  37. kanyin

    November 21, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    I love the feeling am having from simply reading your story….nice, may this love last forever!

  38. Toplaa

    December 3, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Finally, Pappy and Seun Pizzle on board. Lobatan!!! End of discussion.

  39. tizzy

    December 8, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    seun adaraniwon(omo baba ADA). congrats luv.saggy gals so on point.

  40. olanike

    January 27, 2015 at 11:22 am

    awww,so feeling to love and be loved.congrats seun(saggy gel).u both r so lovely

  41. peace

    February 11, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Wow so so happy for them, may God bless your home and remember all that looking unto him for such blessing.

  42. efya erchaa

    February 12, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    what a teary eyes aftr readin dis romantic luv story……………..hmm all d best guys. enjoy each other to d fullest. Hoping to meet my soul mate soon

  43. victoria

    March 16, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Uwww I love this story is sooooo real lolzzz

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