Hasifa and Nenaji are meant to be!
Ever since Nenaji first set his eyes on Hasifa, he knew he would marry her. That is strange, right? But be careful what your heart wants because you might end up having what your heart truly desire.
It was a dream come through when Nenaji proposed to Hasifa at an intimate gathering front of their parents and close friends. Nenaji hit the proposal notes right on the head, after all he has been practicing his lines for over 7 years. The ring is exactly what Hasifa ever wanted.
The fusion of Ugandan culture mixed with Nigerian style makes the wedding more beautiful and vibrant.
Let’s leave you to read the couple’s romantic love story + colorful wedding photos which say a lot about their personalities.
The Beautiful Beginning
In 2006, Nenaji attended a dance production at his university (Prairie View A&M University) and it was there on the stage that he first noticed Hasifa.
Many days later he ran into her and when he introduced himself he said “Hello, my name is Nenaji and I would like to marry you, how many cows will I have to give to your father?”
Hasifa just laughed and brushed him off. They became friends and for the next 7 years he never stopped asking her to give them a chance.
It wasn’t until 2014 when Hasifa was the reigning Miss. Uganda USA and working on her platform to compete for the title of Miss Africa USA that she learned just how deep his affection for her was. During a site development meeting he asked her out again and this time she said yes but jokingly told him he would only get 3 dates. On March 31st of 2014 they went on their first date and Hasifa has shared with us that she knew she would marry him only a few minutes into the date.
Together they worked to brand her platform on water security for rural areas of Uganda and he was the first phone call she made after missing the Miss. Africa USA crown by a tenth of a point.
“I believe that I was not the woman that God had intended for Nenaji by the time we first met. I was not spiritually mature with God but Nenaji had a relationship with him. I think this is why it took 7 years for our love to blossomed” says Hasifa
The Romantic Proposal
After dating for 15 months, Hasifa was ready to take the next step and was quite proactive about it when she booked a wedding venue and put down the deposit before Nenaji even proposed.
On July 12th 2015 Nenaji got down on one knee in front of their family and friends and asked the million dollar question. Without hesitation she said yes.
On March 25th 2016, Nenaji and his family gave a traditional dowry to Hasifa’s family in a traditional Ugandan dowry ceremony. Nenaji tells us that Hasifa’s father was okay with a goat instead of the traditional cow that he would have had to present if they were in Uganda.
On March 26th they had a beautiful and very exclusive outdoor wedding of 300 guests on a golf course at Northgate country club. Hasifa was walked down the aisle by both her father and mother and wore a lavish gown that featured over a thousand hand sewn pearls and crystals. At the reception she surprised her groom with a personal modern/ ballet dance dedication accompanied by a cello as a tribute to the first time he saw her.
Uganda Introduction/Traditional wedding ….. “Kwanjula“
The Engagement Photo Shoot
The Surprise Proposal
WDN wishes the happy couple a home filled with Love, Romance, Joy, Divine and Unlimited favour together forever!
Wedding Cake: Ehi Cakes
Makeup Artist: Ashley Adams Artistry (Wedding day / Kwanjula)
Photographer: XlNT MEDIA
Videographer: Patrick Garza / Ari Ruiz
Videographer: Miracle Agbolabori, Jeremyah Payne
Caterer: Kingsway Bakery, Queen’s Catering, Nora Bayiga
Dress: Danny Nguyen Couture
Wedding Stationary: Nenaji MEDIA, LLC
Wedding Invitation: Nenaji MEDIA, LLC
Singer: Sava Karim – Uganda Artist.
Dancer: Kunmba House