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This beautiful love story will make you smile



We saw this beautiful love story of a couple who have been married for close to 53 years and we just had to share.

It was posted on @myunfilteredng Instagram page.

Read below:

It was the year 1961 and I was a 22 year old boy in England. She came to visit me with her friend. (Her friend was my friend’s girlfriend.) They were both studying nursing outside London. That was the first time I saw her – August 1961.

I met her again in February 1962. We started talking. She and her friend were to take their nursing exams sometime in March. I remember I said to her, “Look if both of you pass your exams, I’ll take you to the pictures (movies)”, which was the popular thing in those days and then of course they passed. So, I asked that they come to London for the weekend so I could take them to the pictures. It was like a double date, my friend and his girl, and her friend and myself. We went to the pictures and watched ‘The Magnificent Seven’, a popular movie at the time. I remember at the pictures I said to her, “I want us to be friends and I want to marry you. There’s no need to answer me. I have thought about it, I know what I want, so go ahead and think about it and let me know.”

In the summer of 1964 (September 5), we got married. I moved back to Nigeria in 1969 to work in the oil fields and my wife moved back a year after. I remember I would spend 5 months in the fields and one month at home. And in that month, I’d have to go to England. Before she started work, I would take her with me. Everywhere I went internationally, I would take my wife with me. Because I was away for 5 months, I wanted to spend the little time I had with family. Separation in marriage is a terrible thing.
Of course, we’ve had our challenges but we were able to overcome them. We were able to handle our finances which is a major issue in marriages. We both understood we are two different individuals with different personalities coming together as one. And so many things have helped us through, of course God being the foundation and rock of our marriage.
My plea to young people is no matter how serious the challenges may be, if it doesn’t include spousal abuse, endure it, because what you think is big today, in 5 years time is nothing. There’s no problem that can’t be overcome.

We will be celebrating our 53rd wedding anniversary in September.


  1. Hiver

    September 2, 2017 at 1:45 am

    Awww…. so cool.

  2. A Real Nigerian

    September 2, 2017 at 2:54 am

    I’ve read it and I’m not smiling.

    BN, why did you lie to me?

    • Biker Chic

      September 2, 2017 at 9:11 am

      Where hv u bn turtle?

    • Flow

      September 2, 2017 at 9:57 am

      I didn’t smile too.

  3. Fast cars

    September 2, 2017 at 11:53 am

    E dinor make me smile. It worsened my boredom.

  4. Ankara

    September 2, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    What is so special about this love story? stupid caption.

  5. Lyon Caffrey

    September 2, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Lol… Everyone is just looking for smile ?

  6. Honestly

    September 2, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Congratulations!! in advance! 53 Years is no joke and that made me smile.
    BUT the story seems like it has been cut short.

  7. Onyinye

    September 2, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    It made me smile, happy for their union, its what every couple could dream of

  8. Hey

    September 2, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    Uncomfortable with “if its not spousal abuse,endure it”

  9. zzzzzzzzzzz

    September 2, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    Made me smile not an over the top story but beautiful. They endured that is they are still together

  10. Purpleiciousbabe

    September 3, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    He knew what he wanted at 24 and yet some are 42 with no clue on what they want….

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