What an amazing love and proposal story. Richards Ugochukwu and Ihuoma met on twitter. Richards fell in love with Ihuoma completely when he noticed that he couldn’t do without her in his life. He creatively planned a social media proposal via twitter and this got the social media buzzing with his genius act over the weekend….Read their beautiful and amazing love story
Richard: “So tonight, I want to take a while to recount how I met someone special on twitter about 2yrs ago. I met someone really special. Someone who has changed my world! Someone whose words fail me when I try to describe…with just a click of the follow button 2yrs ago, I never knew I had let love into my life!
Love came in form of her! In the beginning she was just one of my followers.
She was just there, adding to the number of people who followed me and I follow – tweeting and retweeting stuffs that perhaps made some or no sense. In the beginning, I would tweet just to help me through my shifts at the biscuit company where I was a quality control officer. But then this girl! This pretty girl happened.
But in the beginning she was just any other girl!I would tweet funny stuff and this girl would DM me and we would just poke fun at each other in our tweets. Nothing more.
I get that a lot though……..I hear I am a funny so yea. This girl……So one day, i tweeted stuff about needing a girl friend, with some ridiculous specifications. And this girl again picked my tweet and sent a DM. In her DM she said she had one for me: a girl friend. Apparently she wanted to hook me up with her friend…..Ok fast forward…..this girl and I start a DM roll!
We send each other DMs back and forth. We would talk about me, why I stopped writing, and then I added her on Facebook so she could read some more stuffs I had written. And at a point, she sent a bold DM saying she was tired of ‘DMing’ and asked that we move to BBM.
I was single, and loving it! My last girl friend had broken up with me because she wanted to get married and I wasn’t ready. The girl friend before the last, had broken up with me because she felt I was still a baby. Simply put a chewing gum boy. And Now, this girl’s been filling all my free time with DMs and now we moving to BBM. Issokay o!
And that’s how we moved to BBM and I found myself looking forward to close of day, where I could tell her how it went and chat with her. It was barely 3 months since I had resumed a new job in the bank and I was in training school. And this girl……
This girl, she was always on my mind! It was October…..and while my training classes are on, I will sneak to the bathroom to chat with her.
I called it a bathroom Break. She was slowly becoming an addiction.
This girl was stubborn as she was sweet. Always having an opinion about everything especially if it involved the roles of men and women.
Remember this girl had said she wanted to hook me up with a friend, but she never spoke about this friend anymore, how come? I didn’t mind that I wasn’t getting hooked up with her friend. I was happy that she had gotten a job and was moving to Lagos! Yes!!!! We had something to look forward to….October had brought us closer! And so I longed to see her for real.
Days passed and I had fallen for this stranger whom I met on twitter but who has now moved to BBM.
And each day, as I rode the bus to work, as I settled in the training academy, during each break, and as I rode the bus home it was with her
As she woke, as she washed, as she tidied, as she cooked…..I was with her….our feelings were beginning to Fly Aero. Enugu to lagos
The days passed, and her coming to Lagos drew closer…..I became a little nervous. She was scared and she was shy. She had threatened to run away and hide when she set eyes on me. But I told her i would only walk up to her and take her hands. It even made her more nervous. But I assured her that when I reached out for her, all she needed to do was to take my hands.
And then the day came: she had landed the previous day from Enugu and I was burning with the anxiety of meeting her. I was praying that she looked like she did on her avatar and her DP on BBM. This was some sort a blind date lol. Make e be say na mbe ooo.
So her cab finally found me at Boston house,Marcathy str, Lagos Island. And as she stepped out, I stood for a while……..pretending to give up to on coming vehicles while I tried to examine wetin I don go pursue again!…Then I thought to myself…….: you are not a complete package, you are not the answer to every woman’s prayer. You are not beckham or beckford….
And I as walked across the road, to where Ihuoma stood, not minding that she wasn’t as tall as I wished or the poise of a model….I made up my mind: and so I reached out for her, and she took my hands. And from that day, I had not looked back. I made a choice. A choice to love her just the way she is! To love her with all her imperfections, perfectly.
And so on the 27th of October by the beach side, to make it official I asked her to be more to me, than just a follower on twitter …..To be more than just a contact on BBM but to be my girlfriend. Oct.27.2012
And that’s how I and this girl began this journey to forever. The story gets better…….but I’ll stop here until the sky sees the sun!*pics mic* where did i stop yesterday….. So yea, October 27, 2012. She became my girl friend, this girl I met on twitter. Our first date at beach, and she won’t even let me kiss her! Assin!!! Who does she think she is? Every girl kisses richie on the 1st date.
No shakings sha….I was ready to see the end of this one o! My mind been don dey am! She must fall. No be stone, na beans, one day e must done. And so I tried to massage my ego, after she don fall my hand. I just go drop am for her uncle house. Screech commot!
Days went by, and Ihuoma would come and visit me while I was training on the job in VI. Sometimes she’d bring a chinese meal for lunch.
This girl I met on twitter, in spite of her strong views on feminism and women’s empowerment was a modern woman with old values. Ok, rewind!! Bad as it was that she wouldn’t kiss me yet, she would reply “thank you” I said “I love you”…..
Coincidentally, the movie: think like a man and act like a woman had been released and I saw this movie. I thought she was acting the script.
So as a sharp guy, i tried to learn well what the guy in my dilemma did to nail his girl! Yes….I don’t even know if it worked!
This girl I met on twitter will need fasting and praying o!!! Her own shakara was beyond hollywood or anything nollywood will teach u! Fast forward: months went by, and our love has crossed all the boundaries.
We have swam the oceans and we were in a comfortable place.
So many kisses after……*lol* and there was no one I would rather be with. Yes o! This girl I met on twitter had stolen my heart! In igbo: e ri go m beluso m! In yoruba: Mo ti je efo! In calabar: erm, it sounds like this: ikongnomi!!
Ihuoma was different! She was as emotional as she was strong. She was a real woman: every touch, every breath. This girl I met on twitter. This girl i met on twitter, instead of a 5 star dinning, who cook me a 7 star meal and serve me in my bed.
This girl I met on twitter is whom davido sang about: she no want designers, she no want ferrari, she say na my love o!…..for real, no jokes. Ihuoma sef no mind follow me jump bus! Yes o! The days when my mom’s car wasn’t available we would jump bus o!……
In fact, this girl I met on twitter would trek out from the palms with me, to where we could get a cheaper cab on the days when I hold small. One year went by and several months of using mom’s car until finally God blessed us with our own and now my baby drives by my side, front seat chilling.
Ihuoma didn’t mind that I was still some sort of alika! She followed me o….and even in real life she still dey follow me. Now am fresh. This girl I met on twitter, has watched me grow, patiently, at the alika now has some flesh on, and even has muscles…….From trekking bus jumper to a car owner.
The girl on twitter saw beyond the boy who some other girl called a baby! She made him a man and made him grow up!
The girl I met on twitter, loves me! She didn’t stop at that, she loves with almost equal strength any that I love! From my Mom to my friends.
I know it is stupid but am tweeting on my steering as i race to go meet the love of my life with a ring. I am going ask her to marry me.
Dear friends,after reading and watching videos on how to propose online, nothing seemed to work! One thing was common though:…..Most people favored taking her back to the place where you first met to pop the question! So dear friends, Retweet my next tweet!!!! ‘Miss Zannie, will you marry me…I’m outside your gate…and she said yes, after running away and making me knee for 10mins.”