Facebook Marriage in Nigeria -Facebook has revolutionized life in all its ramifications. In spite of widespread claims against social media, a fresh couple owe all regards to Facebook. Yes, they met for the first time on Facebook, courted and concluded all preparations in a week. Just one week!
He turned to Facebook and posted a message requesting for applications from interested women.
It read: “(I) am of age to and I am ready to say I do and I am wasting no time. Send in your applications. The most qualified will be married on January 6, 2018. Application closes 12 midnight, December 31 2017.
“I am serious about this… and don’t say you did not see it on time. Goodluck.”
Sophy Ijeoma was at a friend’s wedding where she was maid of honor when the message caught her eye and she responded with a playful message, saying: “Am interested, just DM me…lols.”
Amedu sent her a private message and love blossomed via Facebook messenger. One week later, they were married.
I Never Knew He Was Serious
Ijeoma, a makeup artist, said she just jokingly replied. She added, “I never knew he was serious about the post.”
But Amedu, who felt he was “of age” to get married, was very serious.
He said: “I had given myself a timeline and I didn’t want to wait anymore.”
The entire wedding was planned in four days, but not before they took a test to find out if they were medically compatible to have children together.
On January 6 2018, the couple got married in a traditional Igbo ceremony.
Chidimma said, “At first, her family thought I was not serious but I proved to them that I was.”
The pair say they are determined to prove those who say they rushed into marriage wrong.
“I am happy that I married him. He is my kind of man,” Ijeoma said.
The couple had been friends on Facebook for a year, but had little interaction.
Amedu said: “She likes and comments on my posts from time to time. I was surprised that she replied the message and so it piqued my interest and I immediately messaged her.”
Their first date was at a mall in her hometown Enugu in southeastern Nigeria. Amedu took one look at her and said, “You’re beautiful,” Ijeoma recalls.