Popular actress , producer and singer Ashionye Raccah shared the exciting news that she and her husband Carl were expecting their second child a few weeks ago (click here if you missed it) and in an interesting chat with Punch Newspaper she talks about their love story.
The couple, who got married in 2009, shared their love story, qualities they admire in each other, how they met, how he proposed and so much more.
Read excerpts from their interview below.
On love at first sight: I was astonished at how long his hair was; the length reached his waist. I wondered how a man could have such gorgeous hair. I was first of all attracted to his hair before I even took note of his good looks. We were there for work and along the line we became friends. We became friends because we had a lot of shared interests. It just happened and by the end of that year, we began to date.
On how long they dated: We have known each other for 15 years but we have been married for six years. We dated for eight years even though we broke off the relationship at some point. We came back together and decided to get married.
On how he proposed: I found the ring hidden in his socks which was placed somewhere in his wardrobe. Although I had my things at his place, I didn’t see the engagement coming. When I showed him the ring, he said, “you ruined the surprise,’’ and I told him to go ahead and propose.
On his race and nationality: I do not even see his skin colour because he is just like you and I. I did not know he knew so much about Nigeria. He is more Nigerian than I am.
Carl added: I am a little different from most white-skinned people who live in Nigeria because I was born and raised in Kano State. I speak Hausa fluently and I understand the northern culture. Ironically, the first time I encountered racism was while I was schooling in England because I am brown and not white. I am not what you would call a white man or expatriate. What matters is who is you are because my wife and I do not judge you by your colour or religion.
Photo Credit: Instagram/ashionye