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Tolani & Ibukun - BellaNaija April 2015 2Alakija StudiosWe love creative couples! Tolani and Ibukun are gearing up for their August wedding and they shared this save-the-date video with their family, friends, and now you, the BN fam!

They made their own music video to Woju and it’s funny and cute! Watch!

Video by B3nkay Films

Bride-to-be: Tolani Ayo-Vaughan
Groom-to-be: Ibukun Eweje

The Love Story!
From the bride, Tolani
Tolani & Ibukun - BellaNaija April 2015 4Alakija StudiosI think the story starts when one day in class. A friend asked me if I had met this new guy named Ibk. I told him no, and he proceeded to tell me all about him. He said Ibk had moved here (to the US) from Netherlands but is Yoruba, from Nigeria, and in the corps of cadets etc. It’s funny because we both do not remember the exact day we met, but we think it was at an African Students Association (ASA) meeting back in 2009.

Fast forward two years, I was organizing a scholarship pageant and needed some volunteers to help with the event. I reached out to him asking if he was interested in being one of our hosts and he agreed (till today he is convinced that I asked him to participate in the event because I was ‘interested’ in him).

Later in the year we started talking frequently on Facebook and then through texts and then phone calls everyday. We quickly learned that we had a lot in common, both really into Nigerian music…both engineers…both God fearing… both oil kids growing up in different countries…both hate olives etc and so our friendship grew quite rapidly.

Ibukun is truly a blessing to me. He has this natural gift of lighting up a room by bringing smiles and laughter to everyone with his outgoing personality. I admire his drive and dedication in everything he does, and I really appreciate that he also motivates and pushes me to strive for my best as well. He is my very best friend and I don’t know what I would do without him. He has been a constant source of happiness in my life. I thank God every day for bringing him all the way from Netherlands to Texas and into my life, and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with him.

Tolani & Ibukun - BellaNaija April 2015 1Alakija StudiosFrom the groom, Ibukun
Words cannot describe the amount of joy and happiness I have experienced since I started my relationship with Tolani. She is one of the most caring, thoughtful and selfless people I know. She is smart and beautiful. Majority of females seem to have either one or the other. Sometimes, none.

I am blessed and highly favored to be the one she chose to spend the rest of her life with. From the day I met her, I always thought she was too good for me. I know there is a God when he decided to show grace in aligning our paths. She is my best friend, my close companion, my adviser, my love.

We took our time in getting to know each other. We were both attracted to each other but did not want to rush things. The pace of our relationship seemed to bug people as they would often say, “Make it official already!”

I will like to attribute the success of our relationship to our love for God and our deliberate focus on building a solid foundation of friendship. We learnt each other’s likes and dislikes: the fact that she claims to hate green but seems to purchase items in that colour the most, or her utter repugnance of guacamole.

Tolani is a woman of many talents: A dancer, 5 star Chef, an engineer, an athlete, and a classy beautician. She is a shining example of the perfect wife and I am sure that the Lord has a future full of blessings and prosperity ahead of us.Tolani & Ibukun - BellaNaija April 2015 3Alakija StudiosPhoto Credit: Alakija Studios | instagram.com/alakijastudios

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89 Comments

  1. Grace

    April 23, 2015 at 11:14 am

    LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!! Jah’s blessings in their marriage and all endeavors

    • Hmmm

      April 23, 2015 at 3:47 pm

      They are really cute. I watch them on youtube. Let’s just say, hot couple. Fine girl, fine bobo. Tolani is also very smart and hard working. She’s funny too. And you can see their friendship. I’m looking forward to their wedding photos, I know they are going have some fun.

  2. koins

    April 23, 2015 at 11:14 am

    May God bless this union! You can see the friendship, it’s glaring,

  3. gwen

    April 23, 2015 at 11:17 am

    AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW…….

  4. mrs chidukane

    April 23, 2015 at 11:18 am

    Oil kids. What does that mean?

    • Anon

      April 23, 2015 at 2:33 pm

      Both of them have parents that work(ed) for oil companies which meant they had to move around and live in different countries whilst growing up.

    • LISA

      April 23, 2015 at 2:41 pm

      It means our parent worked for oil companies and got trabnfered every 4 years so we lived in different countries #TEAMOILKIDS!

    • bae

      April 23, 2015 at 2:42 pm

      Means thier parents both worked for oil and gas. Prob shell hence Netherlands

    • annamarie

      May 12, 2015 at 2:06 pm

      Amebo who ask u lol

    • temilade

      April 23, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      Oil kids – kids of oil workers who have to move around almost always just because of the nature of their parents job.

    • Stacey

      April 23, 2015 at 8:02 pm

      it means that their parents are both in the oil industry via Nigeria (engineers or etc)

  5. Open Sesame

    April 23, 2015 at 11:25 am

    “She is smart and beautiful. Majority of females seem to have either one or the other. Sometimes, none.”

    EPIC shade!

    Lovely pictures and the video made my day. Congrats to the couple.

    • PurpleiciousBabe

      April 24, 2015 at 7:51 am

      My thoughts exactly. Read that part and STOPPED completely.
      That was uncalled for lool.
      Aside from that random sentence, I liked their video esp their dance. x

  6. goddessofvictory

    April 23, 2015 at 11:33 am

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! sweet love and lovely couple!
    Dear God,
    I patiently and humbly wait for my own awwwwwwww too!!!
    I know you got me.
    and if my awwwwww never comes,
    i still know you got me 🙂

    • nnenne

      April 24, 2015 at 1:10 am

      @ goddessofvictory…Yours will come, dear. Keep believing. God’s time is the best.

    • sisi lara

      April 24, 2015 at 10:20 am

      From your mouth to His ears.Don’t ever doubt Him,will do it when you least expect.
      #waitingonHimtoo

  7. @edDREAMZ

    April 23, 2015 at 11:35 am

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
    .
    I wish i could watch the video….. Long and lasting marriage is all i wish them…
    .
    .
    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  8. Taiwo

    April 23, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Awwwwwww!! this is Awesome!!! I totally love it!

  9. Xristybabes

    April 23, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Wow!congrats guys!

  10. TheLadyBird

    April 23, 2015 at 11:40 am

    This is the best ever!!! I literally had goose bumps all over…
    I am in love with the love that they express.
    Wishing them all the love, peace and joy that comes with the blessing of marriage!

    *wipes lone tear*

  11. happychick

    April 23, 2015 at 11:46 am

    awwww they look so adorable together, and the video is actually refreshing….

  12. TheLadyBird

    April 23, 2015 at 11:46 am

    This is the best ever!!! I literally had goose bumps all over.
    I am in love with the love that they express…
    I wish them all the love, peace and joy that comes with the blessing of marriage!

    *wipes lone tear*

  13. goddessofvictory

    April 23, 2015 at 11:47 am

    *shyly raising hand* erm escuse me BN when you say “Save the date” does it mean we can turn up? as per say i no know them personally. won’t bouncers bounce me from there to Agege? 🙂

  14. Call Me Gorgeous..

    April 23, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Awwwww….how sweet!

    But pray, what does “…. both oil kids growing up in different countries” mean?! Really need some enlightenment..Thanks

    • Anon

      April 23, 2015 at 2:32 pm

      Both of them have parents that work(ed) for oil companies which meant they had to move around and live in different countries whilst growing up.

  15. deb

    April 23, 2015 at 11:59 am

    In wendy’s Voice, I LOVE THIS!!!! Ok my voice is better than wendy’s.

  16. strawberrycandy

    April 23, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Awwww I’ve witnessed their love grow…kinda…through her YouTube channel. Their union is already blessed! They’re truly best friends and are adorable together.

  17. SEXY O

    April 23, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Very Lovely couple. Can’t wait to dance my own woju oooooo

  18. somegirl

    April 23, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    cutest video ever….*faints….bobo yen hanz gaan!!!.

  19. Awwwww

    April 23, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    I used to watch their videos a while back, especially their ‘Nigerian songs of the week’ or w.e it was called. They are too freaking cute together!! So happy for them!

  20. BANKE

    April 23, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Love them.. They look so in love and connected. God bless your home

  21. SoInLove

    April 23, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    I was smiling through out the video… This is the real definition of sweet love… I’m in love with them

  22. lola carey

    April 23, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    I just love this couple after watching tolani ‘s blog for sometime..wish you guys a happy love life..

  23. spicy

    April 23, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    This is toooo cute, such a cute couple, you can see they are happy and complete in each other…God bless you both

  24. KWAKWACITY

    April 23, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    OoooooooO na wa O!

  25. cleo

    April 23, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    This is fun. God bless your union

  26. Lady G

    April 23, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Yaaaay!! The video finally made BN!

  27. omoge

    April 23, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    wow, that’s all i have to say wow! these days starting a relationship is so hard, cos you dont know where to begin, i’m not sure whether to be myself with le boo or code myself, especially when u see girls getting married and u know the girl coded herself all through the relationship. these i’m not sure whether to be ok being just friends or droping the M word once in a while; these days relationships are sooooo difficult to be in, yet its a necessary evil.

    • PurpleiciousBabe

      April 24, 2015 at 7:54 am

      lol… you need to be yourself lol. Its better to always be you.
      On dropping M word.Just ask him where he sees the relationship going or his intentions.
      You will always know in heart though, GUT feeling. x

    • Ebony

      April 24, 2015 at 9:09 am

      Lol, what you on about?

    • Beeseedash

      April 30, 2015 at 3:52 pm

      If u think relationships are hard work. marriage is harder so don’t fake it cos when u become your true self hmmm … Neither you or ur partner will like it.

  28. Ese

    April 23, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Super niceeeeeeeeeee…..

  29. Cti

    April 23, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Baba God na here i dey o
    Im waiting on you.
    Beautiful couple

  30. Amanda

    April 23, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    awwww too cute!!

  31. treasure

    April 23, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    beautiful people. i love it!

  32. blackcoffee

    April 23, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    Congratulations to the upcoming newlywed. … that day (Aug 29th) will be so beautiful in Jesus name

  33. sade

    April 23, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    So beautiful! She reminds me of Jackie Appiah

  34. oy

    April 23, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    cute couple

  35. sass

    April 23, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    please no one should misconstrue this question. what does it mean to be ”oil kids growing up in different countries”?

    • AmmaB

      April 23, 2015 at 2:23 pm

      I think it means both their parents work in the Oil and Gas Industry and they were posted to different countries based on their roles… ” I think” 🙂

  36. sass

    April 23, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    lmao. I just read the guys comment. ”she is smart and beautiful”, majority of women have one or the other or none. oshey Einstein

  37. JAYNNE

    April 23, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    AWWWW

  38. Tai

    April 23, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    Nice story but the ‘majority of the females don’t have this ‘ comment bit got me somehow..hmmm girls Biko up your game ooo or should I say,it sounded a bit too arrogant? ..well he said what he experienced so I can’t beat him up for that . It’s good you met the woman of your dreams ..praying for mine too very soon

    • D.A

      April 24, 2015 at 12:54 am

      They live in texas, trust me I do too so I can relate! The woman can be drop dead gorgeous but she’ll be lame af or a stripper, or she can be studious, all A’s and she would just abandon her looks cause of school… I get what he’s saying cause most of the ladies I’ve met match his description

    • Ebony

      April 24, 2015 at 9:11 am

      Up your game? If you’re talking about smart game then sure. No one chooses how they look, so I really do not listen when people go on about beauty.

  39. MOR

    April 23, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Genuine and impressive. May you be lovers forever

  40. Maggie

    April 23, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    God bless your union.

  41. lati

    April 23, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    BN, with the spelling mistakes I see from time to time, I doubt of you guys have an editor. In case you don’t, I’m a freelance editor and will do a good job. Having said that, please change the groom’s name to “Ibukun” not “Ibikun” , as the title spells.

    • kermit the frog

      April 23, 2015 at 4:35 pm

      Maybe you should check your spelling mistakes also because you try to apply for a job as an editor. *just saying*

    • kermit the frog

      April 23, 2015 at 4:35 pm

      before not because…..guess i should i check mine too….lol!

    • honey

      May 13, 2015 at 4:08 pm

      it is *i doubt if*, not *i doubt of*.
      You need an editor too.
      Buhahahahahaha

  42. Opsy

    April 23, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Beautiful… I really like 🙂

  43. Lola

    April 23, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Aww my beautiful friends, love y’all and can’t wait to celebrate your big day with you 🙂

  44. Bisi

    April 23, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Some people are Lucky to find just what they want..I receive mine too IJN Amin o

    • AmmaB

      April 23, 2015 at 2:21 pm

      Amen Bisi! I receive Mine too 🙂

  45. vivi

    April 23, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    wow!!!nice concept…God bless this union already

  46. wagamama

    April 23, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    HAWT! May God bless your union!

    (OAN stuffed my face with cake cos i felt too skinny. Cake hasn’t even digested and i already feel too fat! FIX ETT JESUS!)…..Random

  47. AmmaB

    April 23, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Gorgeous couple! Love Love the video concept!
    Happy Married Life To You Both X

  48. Frank

    April 23, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Aww! Happy Married Life. I loved watching this. And these guys are dancers abeg!

  49. Adaeze Writes

    April 23, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Awwwww,,,I totally enjoyed the video. The lady is such a good dancer! i wish couples could do the video thingy more often. I wish them the very best together.

  50. Minister Ade

    April 23, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Congratulations Tolani and Ibk.

    Some of these BN Comments got me to say this….

    Thank God for whatever you already have and make it beautiful.

    You will have so many people “Awww” at it.

  51. wemmy

    April 23, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    I love this… so pure so blissful, God bless you both

  52. miss k

    April 23, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    this super cute….nice concept

  53. darm

    April 23, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Awwww lovely video

  54. Nnomsie

    April 23, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    The Couple that play/dance/have fun together will forever stay together. I haff said my own.

  55. paloma

    April 23, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Perfect! they look so in love…. I must make a pre wedding video like this too ooo by God’s grace

  56. thatgirl

    April 23, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    this is just TOOOOOO cute. the cynic in me immediately thought it was going to be corny – but this is just adorable

  57. *curious*

    April 24, 2015 at 12:58 am

    congratulations!! i remember them from youtube during the “we’re just ‘friends'” days…:)

  58. nnenne

    April 24, 2015 at 1:10 am

    HML.

  59. ATL's finest

    April 24, 2015 at 8:33 am

    Too perfect!! One of my favt song as well. Congratulations y’both & lol @ Oil kids.. I saw the # (281—) get ready TX here they come.. Both Engrs #sigh# onto moving things.life lol. From d parents & Now to them & their future with kids. All d same, it’s well with them.

  60. Hadassah

    April 24, 2015 at 9:04 am

    I loveeeeee…. They are both great dancers
    I went ahead to watch all their other videos on you tube…. and have been dancing since yesterday after
    OMG they really have fun together….both Engineers with a passion for Africa too
    ANd they are both really really young.
    Kudos to the guy for putting a ring on it
    God bless your union!!!!

  61. sweetbusayo

    April 29, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Lovely couple and beautiful music video.I love the concept too. I pray to God for a good husband too

  62. sweetbusayo

    April 29, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Kudos to bella naija. Hugs and kisses

  63. dammy

    April 29, 2015 at 10:33 am

    congrats ibk and tolani!

  64. Blessing Susan

    April 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    So inspiring and fascinating! Love your idea guys, marital bliss all the way

  65. Osasodia1

    May 4, 2015 at 12:34 am

    OMG!!! this so loving….ha ha ha (tear drop)heartbeat for u both, congrats n wishin u d best as man n wife. D dancing has just started…i dance with u oooooo oya make dance(shoki style).

  66. Ola

    May 19, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Beautiful couple hmmmm the guy is so cute. Plz tolani can u borrow me diz guy for just 50 to 60 years! Congrats! God bless your union and live happily 4ver. Tiwa na ade o.

  67. Ajewole Yetunde Victoria..

    May 25, 2015 at 8:22 am

    They are cute together…Gos will bless your home..You are indeed a shinning example…I pray to also call on Bella Naija when my own time comes.

  68. syle&strings

    August 6, 2015 at 11:48 am

    I dont know this guys but their love is sooooooo inspiring…so so real..you can almost touch it, you can also feel it..they are real people…God bless and preserve what they have…
    these days its almost as if love doesnt exist, but some sort of pretentious agreements that becomes a contract… as if true love and real vulnerable/open friendship is extinct…But Alas! this guys are a living proof…wait for it ladies..love comes ”Only”‘ to those who believe in it… :)..I tap into their love story..they say when you see a good thing celebrate it..you attract what you celebrate…I celebrate your LOVE IBUKUN&TOLANI…

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