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#BNBling: Nigerian Josie & Jamaican James’s Sweet Intimate Proposal



Nigerian and Jamaican Couple_Josie & James Engagement Session-5Nigerian Josie got engaged to her partner James on Valentines’ Day 2016. The bride is Nigerian while James is half Jamaican, German and British.

She shares their love story – yes, there was a breakup but they made it through!

“I met James in College in March 2007; we had mutual friends and hung out a lot together. He asked me to be his girlfriend after 2 months of dating and we were together for 5 years before breaking up and going our separate ways for a year and half. Towards the end of 2013, we realised that we were meant for each other and decided to rekindle our relationship, and have happily been together ever since.

James popped the question on Valentine’s Day 2016. He took me to a beautiful castle in Bristol, where we stayed the night. He had the room prepared and decorated with petals, flowers, a gold crown and my beautiful ring whilst we had dinner together. After dinner we walked back to our room and, to my surprise, there was a ring in the middle of our four-poster bed. He dropped down on one knee and asked me the question, and I said “Yes”!

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James secretly recorded the whole video on his Go Pro; he’s a motion graphics designer, editor and video maker, so he had decided to give me another surprise by creating the engagement video and sharing it with me and my family.

We’re having a traditional engagement and white church wedding in the last week of August 2017 in Kingston, Surrey UK. James and I are both creative so we want to have a fun, cultural and elegant wedding. We can’t wait!

Here’s the proposal video – we caught ourselves about to shed a tear!


~ Pre-Wedding Photography: Mellz Photography Nigerian and Jamaican Couple_Josie & James Engagement Session-2 Nigerian and Jamaican Couple_Josie & James Engagement Session-3 Nigerian and Jamaican Couple_9H9A5923 Nigerian and Jamaican Couple_9H9A6007 Nigerian and Jamaican Couple_Josie & James Engagement Session-1 Nigerian and Jamaican Couple_9H9A6110


Photography: Mellz Photography |



    August 31, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Oluwa, Provide a boo. The year is almost over?

    • Ezinne

      August 31, 2016 at 10:31 am

      I’m telling you, yet another lonely year………………… been 4 looong years *sniffs*.
      That last picture is ohh so cute. I love love

    • MissMe

      August 31, 2016 at 1:21 pm

      Eish, thought I was the only one feeling like God needs to provide me a boo. This BN community should have a speed dating event going on for all the singles that feel some type of way after reading these engagement stories. Maybe something can come out of this.

    • miwa

      August 31, 2016 at 4:18 pm


    • Le coco

      August 31, 2016 at 7:28 pm

      @miss me that isnt a bad idea.. stella’s blog does a singles and b=mingles thing. and it works for some.. sha… there have been a few people who connected via BN comment section.. who knows.. we may be seeing some wedding bells soon courtesy BN

    • oy

      September 1, 2016 at 12:38 pm


  2. Random.

    August 31, 2016 at 10:58 am

    So funny! And the subtitles/text, so funny! “”I’ll take that as a yes””, indeed!

    Meanwhile, BN, the quality of your English for quite a while now … how can someone be “”HALF Jamaican, German and British”‘? Just say he’s Jamaican, German and British.

    Meanwhile, our Josie, you just allowed BN to write that you are “”Nigerian”‘ whilst your husband-to-be is Jamaican, German and British. You would have flexed too, small at least e.g. your own introduction could have been that you are “”Urhobo, mixed with Ijebu, sprinkled with Ijaw”” or, just “”Urhobo, Ijebu and Ijaw.”” For example. Please take notes for when you send your wedding video and photos. What is it? If he is tri-racial, at least, you too you can be tri-tribal, or even tri-nation. Or, you haven’t heard Ijaws and Yorubas referring to themselves as the Ijaw nation, and the Yoruba nation, same as the Itsekiris and the Urhobo nations.

    Girl, tri-nation is it! 🙂

  3. Baba pick up the call

    August 31, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Baba I am not asking for so much, just a clean guy who values hygiene as much as I do… The year is almost over, mepacho pick up the call.

    HML J&J, may God bless your marriage.

  4. Mother's Daughter

    August 31, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    I agree Bellanaija weddings do a speed dating event please for singles. At least Lagos and Abuja. Just think about it. 🙂

    • purplieciousbabe

      September 5, 2016 at 1:22 pm

      and UK too xxxx
      Dont forget you have fans all over the world lol

  5. Xoxo

    September 1, 2016 at 12:48 am

    My boyfriend tagged me in this video on IG and I got all mushy and stuff. Lol, and I’m not even into sweet stuff like this but this was just too perfect abeg and reading their story has just gotten me moist and all ??. You guys are so beautiful together and I wish you an awesome marriage.

  6. PositiveMe

    September 1, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Aaww! Isn’t love such a beautiful thing? And they look great together. I want a very good christian man please….08067067278…(covers face)

  7. Coral

    September 1, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    Her reaction! Oh my goodness, her reaction. And the writings: you were supposed to turn around; I’ll take that as a yes????. This is so beautiful. Happy married life to you, J&J. May the blessing and favour of marriage follow you, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

    • Josie

      September 2, 2016 at 9:24 pm

      Thank you so much X0x0. Amen to all your prayers and I pray yours grows to be an awesome marriage too 🙂 Kind regards the screaming bride to be 🙂

    • Josie

      September 2, 2016 at 9:24 pm

      Amen in Jesus name! Thank you for your lovely comments 🙂

  8. jane(the real jane)

    September 19, 2016 at 5:02 am

    Cute…we’l all pretend like Ghen Ghen didn’t hapn after. loool

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