How Nigerian photographer, Jide Kola proposed to Cynthia | #CJLoveStory

Nigerian photographer, Jide Kola proposed to his girlfriend, Cynthia in Dubai on Saturday, the 27th of January, 2018 and we have the scoop. Read, watch and see how it all happened, courtesy of the amazing Tope Adenola of Horpload Works and videographer, Timmy Davies.

Jide had been owing me a vacation to Dubai for so long; in fact I had a flight ticket to Dubai that had been rescheduled over three times, because there’s always one wedding or the other making him busy. I can’t complain too much, I’m dating a workaholic.

I’ve always wanted an intimate proposal, but with the most important people to me involved – my brother and my best friends. I believe I might have mentioned this in passing and he was attentive enough to catch it (don’t wanna give him the credit of being so accurate with his plan ?).

We packed for the trip, Dubai here we come… Finally! I searched his whole house for a ring, all the travel boxes… No ring; so this guy won’t propose to me in this our Dubai Waka. When we got to Dubai, he took me shopping to buy a dress and said we were going to a house party with his long time friend that lives in Dubai. I tried on a few dresses and we chose one. I should have guessed.

We left for the party later that evening; his long time friend took us there, and on opening the door to the “house party”; boom! I saw our pictures, and balloons and rose petals, with gentle music playing in the background. He led me to the balcony and I saw four of our closest friends holding balloons. Nobody told me y’all were in Dubai ???

Just when I thought the surprise was over; then comes my brother, my only sibling walking in with the ring in his hand… My brother was the ring bearer ??? I didn’t even know when I screamed out loud. Jide was on his knees and started his proposal speech; let me confess, I didn’t hear a thing… Everything was just too beautiful, the man of my dreams on his knees, my perfect ring – a big rock, the ambience.

I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with this superman… workaholic… fire dancer… creative eyes… footballer… computer whiz… Jidekola.

I’m so proud to be “Jide’s Queen”

Issa wedding… #CJLoveStory

The Ring 


  • Engagement Ring: Rings NG
  • Proposal Location: Dubai Marina Terrace
  • Photographer: Horpload Works
  • Videography: Timmy Davies
  • Planners: Spark Plug Proposals


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