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Former BBA winner Katung Adewak recounts his journey to matrimony : ‘I proposed to my wife on Skype’

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Katung Adewak, Big Brother winner recently walked down the aisle with his longtime girlfriend, Raven Taylor. The classy wedding held in Chicago, USA where his African-American girlfriend’s parents reside.

The couple have been dating since 2010, got engaged in 2012 and eventually tied the knot on August 25, 2013.

ENCOMIUM Weekly spoke to the elated groom on their love story and more.

How do you feel being a married man?

I feel very elated to be married. I feel beyond happy. There’s just that excitement.

What was the attraction?

First, she is nice, very soft on the eyes and after I got to know her better, she has a better heart than mine.

Why the choice of a foreigner?

I didn’t purposely go looking for a foreigner, it just happened that I met her and I fell in love with her. I didn’t search for a foreigner. It’s just how it happened. It’s just who the heart is in love with.

How did you guys meet?

We met at a restaurant in Brooklyn, New York. She came to eat with her friends and so did I. We exchanged numbers and three weeks later, I finally convinced her to go on a date with me. That was just how it happened.

Where would you be spending your honeymoon?

We are keeping that to ourselves.

What do you cherish most about your wife?

She is my best friend. She totally understands me. She is just a very good person. I cherish her everything, the whole person.

How long did she keep you waiting before saying ‘yes’?

She said ‘yes’ almost right away. She was clear what she wanted and so was I.

How many children would you like to have?

The issue of children, we will also like to keep ourselves, till we are ready.

What was your parents reaction when you introduced her to them?

They fell in love with her right away.

How did you propose to her?

She was in Brooklyn and I was in Abuja, so I planned with her friend who I had sent the ring to. I proposed on Skype and her friend handed her the ring.

Tell us about her?

She lights up everywhere she goes. She has a strong and contagious personality. She can melt a stone with a smile.

What does she do?

She is a general manager at a financial institution in Lagos.


  • This story was first published in ENCOMIUM Weekly on Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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