The Supermodel & the Entrepreneur, Opeyemi & Chigozie | Klala Photography

Nigerian supermodel, Opeyemi Awoyemi and Chigozie met in Capetown, South Africa in 2014. You may remember the bride from the Face of Africa and Africa’s Next Top Model competitions. They got married in November; read their love story and view photos from their wedding by Nigerian photographer, Klala Photography below;

How they met

We met in 2014 at a church in Capetown, South Africa. I was walking to catch a taxi and he offered me a lift, at first I said no, but he insisted. We chatted all through, although I saw him as a clown because he was so funny that night.

He offered me a lift again and it was same experience. Then he asked for my number for something that I can’t remember. Then one Sunday, he called and asked if I wanted to chill at the beach. It was quite annoying and I wondered where he got the gut. Anyway I said No. So he kept looking out for me at church and then I started noticing. He asked to know me better so we went on a date and talked for a while and after that day he fell totally in love.

He actually loved me like a sister and everyone thought we were siblings. I still didn’t want a relationship for career reasons but I liked his company. But then I noticed that he liked my career and supported it. He took me to castings and whenever he took me to any casting, I got the job. I thought it was creepy,

I told my mum after a while and she said I could give him a try. So I gave him a try and as time went on I admired his maturity, intelligence, and sense of humor. I started praying about it and I had peace to go on.

The Proposal

I forgot to add that from the first day we hung out he told me about his intention to marry me. So he came to take me out on the 14th of February. He made me so angry that day on purpose so I don’t suspect his proposal cause I’m not that smart.

He took me to lunch, he wanted to propose before lunch but I was too hungry and angry cause of the quarrel earlier, so I wanted to get it over with. Anyway, I ate and we started talking and I saw him on his knees and it felt so good and I was really surprised.

Afterwards we started planning our introduction. We did that and started planning our marriage.

See pictures from #TheCEOUnion17 below;

Traditional Wedding


  • Photography: Klala Photography
  • Videography: Klala Films

Traditional Wedding

  • Wedding planner/Coordinator: Arommi Events
  • Makeup: Bimpe Onakoya
  • Decor: Accession Events
  • Aso Oke: Mimi Krims
  • Igbo Traditional Attire: JBliving
  • Igbo Traditional Corals / Beads: Tavin Beads

White wedding

  • Wedding dress: JBliving
  • Groom’s suit: Deji Eniola
  • Reception Dress: 29th Designs
  • Hair: Make Me Salon
  • Makeup: Bimpe Onakoya
  • Shoes: Lux & Me
  • Decor: Open Hands NG
  • Wedding coordinator: Arommi Events


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