Chiamaka & Chima bonded over their love for food | #18Anukamway

Chiamaka and Chima are got married last year and their #18Anukamway love story started at a BBQ hosted by a church member. They bonded over their love for food and the rest is history. Read their love story and view photos from their pre-wedding shoot by Nigerian wedding photographer, Klala Photography below.


Love Story

I met Chima through a Young professional group owned by our church. He introduced himself to me at a BBQ hosted by one of the members. At the time, I was more focused on my career and school and he consistently made it known to the group that he wanted to get to know me.

Our church held a bazaar and both of us were designated to record all the funds that were collected that night. We ended up purchasing a goat together and split it between both of us.

As the night progressed, I developed a rash on my arm. He kept asking me about the rash and I kept assuring him I would take care of it. By the time I got back to my place; the rash became unbearable. So I took a picture and sent it to him and asked him what I should do since he’s in the medical field.

He asked me if he could come over; (it was around 12am lol) I quickly said ‘No; and just asked that he send me a text explaining what I had to do. He insisted so I sent him my address. When he arrived, he assessed my arm and put some hydrocortisone, which he brought on it.

He went to throw the tube away and noticed I was running out of trash bags.  So he offered to take me to Walmart to buy more trash bags and I was like ‘Hmmmm ok oh, let’s go.’

On our way back, I noticed I left home without my keys and my phone. I live in a gated community so I was unable to let myself back in. He offered to go back to his place (at this time it was 2 am), I said ‘hmmm ok let’s go.’ 

Once we got there, he quickly went to the kitchen and started cooking a full meal. I mean pancakes, sausages, eggs, plantain, stew etc. I was just in awe like wow I have a new best friend. 

I ate and slept, woke up to more cooking sounds and aroma from the kitchen. I was just blown away by just the cooking because I love food. I just made up my mind that this guy will be my best friend and I’ll be coming to his house to eat.

We became very fond of each other. We would always hang out with one of my close friend Grace and she would always tell me to give him a chance. Grace would literally sit there and give me numerous reasons why I should date Chima. My other friend Amarachi, would do the same as well and would continuously tell me that I shouldn’t miss out on him. So I gave it a chance and never regretted it.

The Proposal

We went to Dubai for vacation. We had so much fun on the day we went to the desert. During the sunset, they gathered us together to say goodbye to the camels. Then, it was dinner time; we had dinner with the other guests there. They provided lots of entertainment on stage.

I was so full and ready to go back to the hotel and sleep. After the belly dancer’s show, they called us to the stage. I was thinking “maybe they wanted to show us how to dance” until they handed Chima the mic and he started professing his love to me and I became so shy.

He knows I hate crowds and I get extremely shy; I was just cringing. He got down on one knee and I accepted the proposal of course. I thank God for Young Professionals lol. I cannot wait to spend the rest of my life with my sweetheart ❤❤


  • Photography: Klala Photography
  • Bride’s dress: 03D Fashion
  • Bride’s makeup: Beautywise Makeovers
  • Planner: ORA Events 
  • Location: CEO Sayaveth Interiors & Hotel


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