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Kania and Steven - Zambian and Nigerian Pre Wedding Photos-E-Shoot-Photos (25 of 29)Groom-to-be: Steven Uhuotu
Bride-to-be:
Ndekani (Kani) Nachinga

Steven is from Kaduna, Nigeria, while Kani is from Ndola in Zambia. They got paired up at a Uni event because they were both the tallest. After that chance encounter, they were friends for four years before deciding to date. After ending things because of long distance, it took another two years to try again, in 2013, and since then they haven’t looked back.

Kani now loves making Nigerian dishes, and they are both looking forward to their traditional and white wedding celebrations in Zambia this November.

This pre-wedding shoot is so cute – the bride starts off in a pretty yellow dress and Louboutin heels, but they soon change into more comfy sportswear for a basketball match that ends in teamwork!

Be Inspired!

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~ Photos by Jeremy Daly PhotoKania and Steven - Zambian and Nigerian Pre Wedding Photos-E-Shoot-Photos (14 of 29) Kania and Steven - Zambian and Nigerian Pre Wedding Photos-E-Shoot-Photos (11 of 29)Our Love Story…
We met in 2007 while both at Algonquin College in Ottawa.We happened to be taking part in an awareness event that one of our mutual friends had organized. Turns out we were the tallest out of all the models so automatically we were paired together.

Kania and Steven - Zambian and Nigerian Pre Wedding Photos-E-Shoot-Photos (7 of 29) Kania and Steven - Zambian and Nigerian Pre Wedding Photos-E-Shoot-Photos (9 of 29) Kania and Steven - Zambian and Nigerian Pre Wedding Photos-E-Shoot-Photos (8 of 29) Kania and Steven - Zambian and Nigerian Pre Wedding Photos-E-Shoot-Photos (13 of 29) Kania and Steven - Zambian and Nigerian Pre Wedding Photos-E-Shoot-Photos (16 of 29)We instantly became friends and even after we both relocated to different cities that year, we always caught up from time to time. Guess we just didn’t know yet 😉

Kania and Steven - Zambian and Nigerian Pre Wedding Photos-E-Shoot-Photos (17 of 29) Kania and Steven - Zambian and Nigerian Pre Wedding Photos-E-Shoot-Photos (10 of 29) Kania and Steven - Zambian and Nigerian Pre Wedding Photos-E-Shoot-Photos (15 of 29)Sometime in 2011, we tried to step out of the friend zone but being on opposite ends of Canada got the best of us. After 6 months of dating, we went our separate ways.

God brought us back together in the summer of 2013 when we were more mature and ready for the real thing! Low and behold, here we are now excited to start this beautiful chapter & spend the rest of our lives together! Glory to God!

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Makeup Artist: Beauty by Tunji | @beautybytunji
Photos: Jeremy Daly | @jeremydalyphoto

45 Comments

  1. xag

    August 24, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    ZCK nurtured some of Crocodile City’s finest. Congratulations Steven.

    • Steven

      August 25, 2015 at 1:27 am

      Thanks….appreciate it. Kd love all day

  2. le coco

    August 24, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Intercultural relationships aggggh I love…. learning other cultures… learning to love each others families …. I have always loved northern guys. I duno what it its about them.. maybe its their calm demeanor.. may God bless your union. . Cant wait to see the fusion of zambian nd nigerian traditional cultures

  3. RIFF RAFF

    August 24, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    More and more nigerian guys are going foreign….congrats to u two. Can’t wait to see the wedding pictures. Our naija boi got eyes. Pretty babe…no doubt.

    • Concerned_Boyfriend

      August 24, 2015 at 7:28 pm

      A tad bit late…aren’t we ?. Nigerian guys have gone foreign since the word “foreign” became a word..

  4. Ese

    August 24, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Beautiful!

  5. Que

    August 24, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    hewoooo! this is maannnn advertisement…..#lustville!

  6. kay

    August 24, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    chai! All ds hottness in a couple !!!! bae had better get ready…lol!

  7. The Buttery Hotness

    August 24, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Onku and anty, please get a room.
    The steam from your heat is clouding my glasses. 🙂

    Congratulations! May your union last forever and a day more.

  8. Nicole

    August 24, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    Cute Couple

  9. olu

    August 24, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Another ‘foreign’ female marrying a Naija guy…really??

    I thought we were the ‘666’ ni o…… 🙂

  10. 4real

    August 24, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Knuckles of life…. They are 1 lovely couple

  11. Steven

    August 25, 2015 at 1:28 am

    Thanks for the love BellaNaija and all the nice comments, it is truly appreciated

    • Kay

      August 25, 2015 at 9:56 am

      congratulations Steve oh Steve and your madam. You both look lovely
      From Ottawa.

    • Steven

      August 25, 2015 at 7:33 pm

      Thanks Kay oh Kay…appreciate the kind words

  12. Kani

    August 25, 2015 at 2:02 am

    Thanks again for the feature, we had our one day of fame today lol:) xoxo

    • le coco

      August 25, 2015 at 9:09 am

      You can guys are just so cute… nd your love trully radiates… I hope your fiance is a big fan of nshima.. if not… MAKE HIM A FAN lol… I cnt wait to c your wedding pictures. . I would love to c the fusion of cultures. .

    • Steven

      August 25, 2015 at 7:36 pm

      actually do love nshima, it is very similar to Nigerian Semovita which is my favorite swallow food

  13. hey

    August 25, 2015 at 5:11 am

    I hate to comment on loves stories , however this is really nice. God bless your marriage

    • Kani

      August 25, 2015 at 8:52 pm

      Amen! Thank you! 🙂 God bless you too for your kind wishes.

  14. Luna

    August 25, 2015 at 5:26 am

    Ahh this is so great. My girl from the same place and country marrying a niaja boy.. woot!! Woot!! You go girl. Plus ur beautiful welcome to the club. Ps Zambian women are gorgeously beautiful.

  15. Jhennique

    August 25, 2015 at 9:55 am

    i like it!

  16. thatgirl

    August 25, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Naija babes love their foreign men too. Must of my friends are not dating Nigeria men. Neither am I. Love is love

  17. precy

    August 25, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Congrats Kani & Steve u guys r such a lovely n adorable couple, Kani am frm your neighbouring country currently dating a Nigerian guy we meet at xul in SA hope it will turn out good as well, but he is such an amazing guy. just generally some Nigerian man are amazing pple but they are also some very bad ones but thank God u found yourself an amazing guy and again congrats to u too wishing u guys all the best keep the fire burning.

    • le coco

      August 25, 2015 at 2:08 pm

      @ precy… lucky you found yourself a nice naija guy in school. .I find it difficult to find a decent naija guy in south africa because most of them r agberos… although I know tht there are also alot doing well especially In school here… I dont really know many of them….nd those r the kind of guys I like.. I tried dating a south african..I wasnt going to generalise nd condemn them all because of stereotype.. but me n th dude ddnt gel.. he was a sweet guy bt sm of the stereotypes attached to them were true for him.. sha.. me I will give any nationality a chance.. love is love…

    • Kani

      August 26, 2015 at 11:14 pm

      Thank you! Much appreciated Yes we lucked out real good Wishing you all the best in yours as well, may it be filled …

  18. D

    August 25, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Hawt couple :)! Wishing you guys all the best.

  19. Deedara

    August 25, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Goregous couple, their chemistry comes through in the photos.

  20. ACE

    August 25, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Lovely couple. Those abs though… All the best!

  21. x-factor

    August 25, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Fantastic!!!

  22. Kani

    August 25, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Thank you! Much appreciated 🙂 Yes we lucked out real good 🙂 Wishing you all the best in yours as well, may it be filled with joy and happiness! God bless you! 🙂

  23. Amina kadima.

    August 25, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    Congrats steve. Am proud to say we were classmates in zck. May this bring nothing but bliss

    • Steven

      August 26, 2015 at 1:42 pm

      Thanks Amina…s.s.2 Kivu it was lol

  24. Ses

    August 25, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    Yay! Congrats to the both of you. Steve, Kd repping, and class of 2000 ZCK!

    • Steven

      August 26, 2015 at 1:44 pm

      Thanks Sese 🙂

  25. Hazel

    August 26, 2015 at 10:20 am

    My Kaduna brother has gotten himself a trophy!!!!! Beautiful Lady!!!
    #StraightOuttaCrocCity!!!!!

    • Kani

      August 26, 2015 at 11:13 pm

      Thank you!! 🙂

  26. Shikena

    August 26, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Go girl, Am married to Nigerian man and am also from Zambia. Our cultures are similar especially the Yoruba culture. I just blended in am am loving every minute. 3 kids and still keeping strong. Funny enough all my friends from Zambia are married to Nigerian men in South Africa. They say it is easier to relate to Zambian women cause of culture.

  27. Kani

    August 26, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    Awwww hey! That’s amazing! Wishing you all the best, wow 3 kids and counting!! You are blessed!! So happy to read all the comments and connect with people from all across! It’s a blessing! Thanks again, you take care 🙂

  28. PurpleiciousBabe

    August 30, 2015 at 2:29 am

    Loves…… their height.. sexy
    Congratulations guys.. Hopefully we will see the wedding pics. xxx

    • Kani

      September 2, 2015 at 2:46 am

      Awww thank you!! We appreciate it! 🙂

  29. ochuko

    September 1, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Cute couple!!!May ur dream of marital bliss come true………….

    • Kani

      September 2, 2015 at 2:44 am

      Amen! Thank you! 🙂

  30. sandra

    September 4, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    this is a definition of hot; ur both good together congrats i wish u both a happy married life

  31. Grown Woman

    October 1, 2015 at 7:05 am

    Awww beautiful couple.May God bless this union.

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