Anu & Marthins’ love story all started one Sunday afternoon on the Island | #LoveinApril2019

Nigerian couple, Anu and Marthins are getting married! The couple met when Anu’s friend invited her to an ‘ushering’ turned video vixen role in a shoot, one Sunday afternoon. 

Anu’s story 

On a lazy Sunday afternoon, a friend asked that I go with her for an ‘ushering job’ on the island. I obliged thinking the extra cash won’t be a bad idea.

On getting to the location and as I made my way into the house, I heard someone from behind say – ‘Excuse me please, I am Marthins Harrison, the director for this shoot. What are you doing here?’ I was irritated at the question and replied with a silly answer and headed into the house.

The shoot began almost immediately, and I knew I wasn’t going to be a part of it as I didn’t know how I was going to explain to my parents that I was a vixen. Marthins came around to pass party cup and props for everyone at the shoot and I pleaded with him not to show my face or bring his camera close to me.

Towards the end of the shoot, I went into the restroom to wait it out. We bumped into each other a couple of times when I came to check if the shoot was over and he asked for my number. I gave him the wrong number. Somehow, he figured I gave him a wrong number and confronted me, and I had no choice but to give him the right one.

Guess what? He waited one whole month before he called me. I was a fresher in Unilag and definitely didn’t think he was interested. Two weeks later, he called back again asking for a date. I stalled! He kept calling and I finally agreed. When he came to pick me up, I was in a tutorial session as exams were a few weeks away. He waited 4 hours until my tutorial finished.

We talked a bit; he had a book and a pink notepad with him which I asked him for. He mentioned the notepad was his goal book but he’ll give me on the condition that I write my goals for the year and hand it to him on our next date.

Well, that was the beginning of forever….

Marthins story

I still strongly believe that we were destined to meet! I was on the set of a music video on the island and we had many vixens as usual. I was just minding my business and looking at life through my camera lens when Anu walked in with her church skirt. It was as if I saw a ghost as I reacted in shock. I approached her, introduced myself as the director and asked what she was doing here.

We bumped into each other later and exchanged contacts. Now, I have this habit of either forgetting to get a girl’s contact details or getting it and never calling. On this occasion though, I couldn’t stop thinking about her and the effect she had on me on the first day.

If I am sincere, I couldn’t remember her face but there was an aura about her that was unforgettable. I was so restless and finally decided to call one month after we met. The call was brief. I was to attend a concert in Unilag and I thought I could see her. She lied about her whereabouts (I found out later she was actually in school) and so I didn’t see her.

We kept talking and I finally looked her up on Facebook. She was so pretty. There and then, I grabbed my phone and intensified my pursuit of happiness. 

Fast forward to our second meeting and first date, she kept me waiting for 4 hours. I guess that’s what I get for waiting a whole month before calling. We talked, had lunch and haven’t looked back since then.

See more photos from their pre-wedding shoot with Ordinary & Art


  • Photography: Zimmani for Ordinary & Art
  • Planner: Ndoto Experience


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