If you don’t know who Banky W and Adesua Etomi are, or that their engagement on the 3rd of May broke the internet, then you must be on the moon lol (or you aren’t Nigerian).
On the 3rd of May, Banky W, soulful R &B Nigerian singer proposed to Adesua Etomi, an actress and his costar in the Wedding party. (Read my ‘The Wedding Party’ review here).
But this was no ordinary proposal. For one we (me and you nah or did you know about it? ?) had no idea they were dating. So let’s get down to……
1) They kept it low key.
To be honest the surprise element is why many people are tripping. It is so hard to keep anything secret in Nollywood and they deserve a medal.
2) Movie became reality.
They went from playing a married couple in one of the most popular and highest grossing Nollywood movies to date to making it real. A lot of people felt they had chemistry in the movie. Turns out they (we) were right.
3) They broke the story themselves with love filled messages to each other on Instagram.
Who doesn’t love reading mushy love letters ? Plus he has a pet name for her.
4) It appeals to our love of fairy tales and romance.
I mean there’s the dashing eligible famous singer and the beautiful actress/ pastor’s daughter, and the dashing singer loved the princess (sorry actress) enough to slay dragons , destroy all opposition and win her affection. Seriously isn’t this better than Disney and Mills and Boons??
5) It was such happy news.
Complete with sunshine and rainbows ?. We Nigerians welcome any good news in this recession time.
6) There was a proposal, plus such beautiful pictures.
Seriously who doesn’t love a proposal? This wasn’t a case of “they are dating”. Nah. It was a “I love her and she’s gonna be my fiancee” thingy. I love how calm she looks in the pic. She’s not jumping up and down and he looks so earnest. Plus she’s already been taken home to mama and dada ?.
7) She was not bedazzled by his looks, charm, fame or money.
She made him suffer ( in my best local Nollywood accent) lol. If you read their love notes to each other , then you know Banky was the chaser and she didn’t pay him mind for a year and half.
8) Their story gives hope for anyone in the friendzone.
If Banky W, famous R&B star was friend zoned for a year and a half and managed to get out of it, Bros, there is hope ? .
9) People are really rooting for them.
They seem to be likeable and drama free people. Seriously! No baby mamas or scandals trailing either of them.
There was such major outpouring ofove and congratulations. Nollywood went all out to congratulate them. Rmd, Sola Sobowale, Beverly Naya, Lynxxx, Chioma Akpotha, Omotola etc. Read Ireti Doyle’s post on Instagram.
11) We have a Nollywood power couple.
Seriously! How many famous married Nigerian stars can we count apart from a few like Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva? It’s like we have our very own Angelina and Brad Pitt (minus the divorce) .
1)It’s possible to have loyal friends and family who don’t go leaking your secret to bloggers.
2) Fine boys also fast and pray. I kid! I Kid!
3) Nigerians find humour in everything . The memes have been brutal.
And apparently some people cannot separate life from reality. Beverly Naya (who played the scheming ex in the movie) had to write a post on Instagram on that. Someone told her not to bring lingerie to the wedding lol.
I have a job. I promise ?.
So who is with us. What did you find exciting? Do I dare ask if you even found it exciting? Don’t be like my friend who doesn’t like celebrity marriages oh.
Pics from Instagram handles of named persons and bellanaija.