For the conquest to have taken place successfully without bloodshed and loss of lives, the families of Chief and Mrs. Ilokwe as well as Pastor and Mrs. Adepoju had to be in agreement, not before the major culprits, Samuel and Chika had started something.
This union had been long in coming as again, Social Media proved to be a tool, useful for not just political battles and advertising, but romance.
Who says there is no value in the social media?
Five years ago, Tobi and Chika became friends on Facebook.
“She studied Mass Communications at the Institute of Management and Technology in enugu while I was already practicing journalism,” Adepoju told ChinaAcheru.com.
Their first conversation was strictly on journalism, but these warriors from the West will also have a pick up line that seems to make it like the chat is professional before they strike the winning shot.
“Our first conversation on Facebook messenger was all about journalism. I shared my experiences with her and also advised her,” Tobi said.
“From the first conversation we became friends and later extended it into a relationship.”
After proving she was patient and being able to manage the baggage that came with Tobi, Chika said “I do” and today they are husband and wife.
“She was really patient with me and endured the challenges of the relationship and I must say I am lucky to have her as wife.
“I am excited to marry my best friend. She has been there for me all these years,” Tobi Adepoju told ChinaAcheru.com.
Chika Ilokwe, now Adepoju, it seems is the one more in love as she could hardly put her words together when she spoke with ChinaAcheru.com.
“I thank everyone for coming, their support. They were all awesome. Yesterday was my happiest day for getting married to the man of my dreams, my love. We met some years back and it finally came to reality. I am just excited because he has been my friend, my back bone and the love of my life. Thank you for the support.
I can’t believe the turn out yesterday. Great. Thank you and God bless you,” Chika said
The traditional wedding rights held on November 1 while the church ceremony was on November 3, 2018.
The Social Media influencer, Suleiman Adebayo, also known as Pooja was amongst tens of friends of Tobi who graced the occasion.
“It was a well-organized wedding as all boxes were ticked from hotel arrangements to reception,” Pooja told ChinaAcheru.com.
Promise Uwaeme, who is known in sporting circles as Pikin of God, told ChinaAcheru.com that Tobi Adepoju has always been a great friend to him.
“I have always the belief that we need to go beyond being just colleagues and friends in everything and this is what was exhibited in Enugu during the week.
“It was fun at the village and am very optimistic that it was a bigger fun in Enugu. I believe that Tobi and Chika are destined to be together and above all unite us the more. My prayer is that God Almighty will continue to prosper them,” Pikin of God said.
Chibuogwu Nnadiegbulam of AIPS media shared her thoughts with ChinaAcheru.com.
“It was a beautiful ceremony loaded with creativity and the couple’s dramatic entrance into the reception hall was the highlight.
“I was really impressed with the support from colleagues that came all the way from Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt and the couple made sure they were well taken care of.
“It was surely a day to remember and I wish the couple a blissful together forever,” Nnadiegbulam said.
Charles Ogundiya (New Telegraph Newspapers), Nobert Okolie (Rangers), Sammy Adesoji (Jos), Richard Asiegbu (Enugu), Jane Nweze (Enugu), Tunde Shamsudeen, Aro Olaoluwa, Bankole Owoyomi (Urban Radio), Chisom Ukachukwu (Awka), Ikechukwu Albarney, Remi Sulola (Cable), Akin Bolarinwa, Oni Afolabi (NBBF), Suleiman Adebayo (Pooja Media), Fisayo Dairo (ACLSports.com), Debo Oshundun (NAN), Bibian Onwugbolu (Sportsday), Chibuogwu Nnadiegbulam (AIPS Media), Faith Oluchi (Love FM, PH), Yinka Elebute (The Gong), Femi Adetula (SuperSport) and Mikel Onikute (Remo Stars FC), Olawale Quadry (MFM FC), Hakeem Kalejaiye Elegbete TV, Aro Olaoluwa Maxi sports were among media personnel who graced the wedding.
Others from the sporting industry who joined Chika and Tobi to celebrate are Aleshinloye Owolabi (Magnate FC), Fidelis Ilechukwu (MFM FC), Perpetua Nkwocha, Felix Nwosu etc