Tosin & Wale (#WAT2016) met through Wale’s younger, who was determined to make Tosin a part of his family. Read their love story below and view pictures from their engagement shoot by Klala Photography.
How we met
On a certain day in July 2014, I had gone for lunch with my colleagues as usual when Tomiwa (Wale’s younger brother) approached me and said “I would have married you but it’s against the policy of the Bank” and I was lost… I barely even knew who he was. Consequently we kept meeting at the canteen and one day he said Tosin you have to be part of our family, I have a brother I want to introduce to you… I wondered why he was persistent so I asked who his brother was and requested for a picture.
We later met again days later and he showed me the picture. I wasn’t impressed because Wale looked like a baby in it and I assumed we were age mates.
Later Tomiwa told me he was going to give his brother my number. I said ‘Well well, go ahead” and that was in July… So I waited for this phone call, which never came until the 23rd of August 2014; which happened to be the day of a friend’s wedding so I told him I was busy and asked him to call back later. He never called back until September 2014.
Then we kicked off, communicating every day, talked like we had known each other for long. We finally met in October and there was no strike at his sight, no love at first sight. We continued talking, he bought gifts on my birthday, which still didn’t mean anything to me. Fast forward to Val’s day 2015, I got gifts but I got my own gift before Val’s day. I then started asking what we were doing and where we were heading but trust Wale (Mr. Coded); he said nothing.
On my friend’s bridal shower at the end of March 2015, we had a fight and that day he told me he doesn’t think we are good for each other. He said that we are too alike… Hiannnnnn!!!! I was weak but we kept arguing… We reconciled and from that day we agreed to make it work.
He decided to do the analog style of meeting the parents and then making his intentions known. Then we fixed a date for our introduction, there was never a moment before then of ‘would you marry me/be my wife.’
The proposal came after our introduction in November 2015 in a lonely place, which had just the two of us….