Show host, actress and script writer, Seun Maduka got married to civil engineer Oludamola Adegoke in Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America. Seun shot into limelight when she was contracted to host United States of Nigeria, a TV series focused on Nigerians abroad, produced by Ayo Shonaiya of the RMG group.
Enjoy their romantic story as it evolves before your eyes...
Damola and I met at a summer barbeque in Atlanta. As I was grabbing something to eat at the event, I couldn’t help but notice a tall dark and handsome figure. Our eyes instantly met.
She was the prettiest person I had ever seen. So beautiful she left me speechless. Something about her stood out. It was almost as if the room stood still.
He summoned up the courage to say hi to which I responded. He asked for my name and I said “Shay”, thinking he was American. Then I asked for his name and he said "Damola", to which I replied “In that case, my name is Oluwaseun”. We both laughed about it and we got talking immediately. It was almost as if I had known him forever. As much as the conversation was flowing, I had to dismiss myself just to keep him guessing. We both felt something deep down, and I was thinking like"Oh yeah, he is definitely gonna ask for my number before the party is over", to which I planned on doing small shakara and saying NO with the hope that he would be persistent. To my utter shock and disappointment, the party ends and he sees me walk out the door and even has the nerve to say bye WITHOUT ASKING FOR MY NUMBER.
I knew we had a strong connection but I couldn’t summon up the courage to ask Seun for her number. On my drive home, I kept thinking about her and beating myself up for not asking for her number. I never stopped thinking about her after that day.
The Divine Connection
Fast forward to some months down the road. My sister and I had come to visit my aunty in Atlanta who had a baby. We drove in from out of town late at night and were so tired from the drive. We had only slept 3 hrs when my aunty woke us up at 7am for church. We were so tired and weak that we asked her if we could sleep in, but my aunt insisted that we attended church (thank you, Aunty Motunde, for insisting). During the service, I had my aunt’s baby on my lap and a wonderful lady sitting behind me (my future mother in-law) took the baby from my lap. I didn’t know what to think of it, especially because I didn’t know who she was. After the service, I looked back to take the baby back from her only to see the same ‘Mr. Tall, Dark and Handsome’ [Damola] standing beside her and even playing with the baby. It turns out that my aunty and Damola’s family have been long time family friends.
I was so happy to see my beautiful queen again. This time around, I knew I couldn’t let her go, so I asked her for her number.
And this time around, I knew there was no time for shakara, I had to give him my number. The next day was coincidentally my birthday. He called me and we have been like 2 peas in a pot since then.
I proposed to Seun on her birthday on a cruise to the Bahamas.
Last year, Seun and I decided to take a cruise for her birthday. I knew at that point in my mind that this would be the ideal place for me to ask her to marry me. I had already talked to her parents and my parents about my intentions along with our family members.
My friend and his wife came with us on the trip, and they both played along like we were only going for her birthday. We arrived in Orlando and took a shuttle to the port were the cruise ship docked; we checked into our rooms and I knew I had to get ready first so I can go upstairs to the restaurant to reserve our sitting and come up with the proposal strategy.
I told the waiters my idea which was to get her a heart-shaped cake and write happy birthday on it, and then after we eat the cake the plan was for them to come with a plate that will say ‘will you marry me on it’...
I guess the waiter didn’t understand clearly what I was saying. The waiter brought the cake to the table. At this point, I am thinking the cake will say ‘Happy birthday, Seun’ but instead it said ‘Will You Marry Me’!
So, I guess, I was just as surprised as she was because that was not the plan. The plan ended up working out though. As soon as I noticed it, I immediately got on one knee and asked my beautiful bride to marry me and she said YES!
Damola: “I promise to start watching your chick flicks and all of Bravo channel’s Real Housewives series except during Monday Night Football”
Seun: “I know you love to eat and you can eat a whole house, but baby, I promise to cook you a whole mansion!“
As the bride Seun Maduka walked down the aisle to her groom, Damola Adegoke, everyone knew they were set to experience a stellar day filled with love.