The process of marriage has been redefined by a courageous couple who made it all happen within six days of their first meeting on Facebook.
Chidemma Amedu and Sophy Ijeoma are newlyweds from Nigerian whose journey started from a single Facebook post. The groom, Chidemma, had grown tired of living a bachelor and decided to put up a post on his Facebook timeline declaring his intentions of marriage.
He simply posted: “Am of age to and I am ready to say I do and am wasting no time. “Send in your applications – the most qualified will be married on January 6, 2018.
Application closes 12 midnight, 31/12/2017.” Of course, many of his Facebook friends saw it as a joke, but he persisted and followed up with another post communicating his seriousness about the initial post.
This time he wrote: “Am serious about this oh and don’t say you did not see it on time. Good luck.” Chidemma began to receive a lot of messages, but of course, many of the respondents considered it as a joke. Unbeknownst to himself, he was on his way to finding his long-term partner – his wife. One of the replies particularly caught his attention.
And it was a reply from a lady named Sophy Ijeoma. “Am interested, just DM me…lols,” was Sophy’s short reply. Both of them saw it as a joke. This was because they had been Facebook friends for over a year but had never messaged each other.
However, this freak post from Chidemma was about to change that. In fact, it changed that! Both of them quickly arranged a meeting and in six days a wedding was arranged. “It was love at first sight”, Sophy told the BBC of her first meeting with Chidemma in person, before adding that “he is the most handsome man I’ve ever met and I liked him instantly.”
She explained that he took her to meet his uncle and within the next four days both families had given their consent for the marriage to happen. Their marriage still sounds like a fairytale to many, including the couple themselves. A Facebook post on 30 December has generated into something special, yet so difficult to explain.
So on January 6 – exactly six days after their encounter on Facebook – the wedding finally came off for Chidemma and Sophy. This was a marriage brokered, made and executed on Facebook all within six days. Definitely so weird, but equally so cool!