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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

'Our love story' - Newly married Jimmy & Kemi Odukoya open up

Jimmy Odukoya is the first son of late Fountain of Life pastor, Bimbo Odukoya. He married Kemi Sade Banjoko this past Saturday in the UK...
"I went to the same secondary school with Kemi's cousin and she came for her cousin's introduction. I hadn't seen her cousin for a while so we agreed to hook up and catch up at Ooh la la in GRA Ikeja. I got out of my car and she got out of hers and I was like, 'who's that?' My friend said that's my cousin. This was in 2011. We started chatting and she said she has been single for four years and hasn't found what she's looking for. We exchanged numbers and started talking. She's very beautiful inside and outside. She's adventurous, daring and outgoing. Her willingness to learn and her love for God endeared me. The women I dated in the past, I tell them: 'Listen, I am a pastor. There are certain things you can't wear, certain places you can't go, certain things you can't say. It's never easy dating a pastor, especially where they are watching you to see how they can disqualify you. So when we talked about it and she said she is taking it seriously and putting all effort to make it work. I decided then to marry her. I proposed to her in March 2012. Kemi checks. If I have a list of she surpasses the list of women I have seen. She doesn't hold on to things. If she's wrong, she's quick to apologize. I love her heart for people. With her, you're not worried about infidelity, she's not that kind of a person. I'm really lucky!
What Kemi has to say about Jimmy Odukoya when you continue...

I live in the UK and I was actually in Nigeria on holiday when we met in 2011. The first thing that struck about Jimmy is that he's very kind. And everyone he introduced me to said he's very kind and it radiates from him. We talked for hours, day and night for like three straight days. And in all that time he didn't tell me he was a pastor. When he eventually told me, I was silent. I think it's a big role but the way I see it, it's like two people meeting and falling in love and we are going to get married and we should go with the flow. The best part of it all is that we are friends. I feel very safe with him. He is sincere, caring, giving, handsome and wonderful. I always prayed for a happy marriage and God just answered my prayer.


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133 comments:

Anonymous said...

AWww so sweet. Lovely couple. I wish u d best.
First to comment btw. :p
Amanda R

Anonymous said...

im sorry but why all the media attention?

Myne Whitman said...

This is so sweet! And lovely pictures too. I wish them all the best in marriage.

Romance Meets Life

↭PRINCE JOBLESS↭ said...

Still a better love story than Tom & Jerry.

Tee B said...

Love is beautiful. I wont even lie!

Woman stages surprise proposal to boyfriend at airport, and he said YES!

Anonymous said...

Awwwwww!!! Lovely couples. I wish you guys A colouring marriage. God bless u...1st 2 comment*winks*

kemi said...

wow! Dis is so luvly! I wsh d couple a happy married lyf filled wit gr8 kids, joy n happiness.

Anonymous said...

We thank God.....

Anonymous said...

Bless

Anonymous said...

very good bad guy,the guy get eyes wella.

Anonymous said...

Awwww how sweet,may God bless U̶̲̥̅̊r home

Anonymous said...

Congrats,God wil bless ur union

Anonymous said...

Hulala God bless ur union.yes I am d first all u haters can burn in fire mtcheeeeeew. Miss outspoken

Skittles said...

Awwwwr,cute couple...May Almighty God bless ur beautiful Union!Linda post my comment oh ehenehnnnn

SB! said...

your mum wld have been proud...*blows nose into tissue*

Anonymous said...

They look perfect

Anonymous said...

HML-yeAaaaaaaah first to comment

Queenette Ononibe said...

Awwww, cute. HML guyz

beejay said...

best wishes...i pray for a happy home too.amen!!!

Anonymous said...

As am reading this am weeping. I always wished I would marry him or at least someone as kind as him. My b.f is beside me now, violent guy and dead drunk. He smells so bad of alcohol. What can I do. Never been lucky wiv men, and I can almost say I don't have hope. Meanwhile I know within me that am a good girl. All my friends want to be like me cus I am very discliplined. Seems its a crime to be good. All of my friends do runs yet they end up wiv the best men. Even when my father fell from grace to grass. I still didn't do it. Yt see who I ended up wiv. Maybe na home trouble. My elder sister never marry at 36, am scared! Don't want my own to be like that. Am just confused.

jennifer ejionye said...

Awwwww!!! Beautiful story. :D

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

I love their pics, the love story is just too mainstream, nothing special from the normal thing we hear always, all the best to them all the same. #HML

QueenRita983 said...

Read this with a smile on my face. So so sweet, God bless their home. Jimmy, your mum should be proud where ever she is.

Oluatlanta said...

Wishing you guys the best of married life.

QueenRita983 said...

Read this with a smile on my face. So so sweet, God bless their home. Jimmy, your mum should be proud where ever she is.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

awwwwwww cute couple

Anonymous said...

Awww oh la la I love that place. Cute couple

Anonymous said...

nice one.

Anonymous said...

single for 4years!!!!! chai dem done package this boy

Anonymous said...

I'm really happy she found her 'heart desire' Wish them all the best sha.

Anonymous said...

i'm prayiong too my sister. and i know the result will show very soon

Anonymous said...

Isn't this plagiarism? You stole this from bellanaija!

SA said...

I'm impressed, I love such love stories cz I strongly bliv In lov. God pls reunite I nd ma swits in Holy matrimony, giv us a 2nd chance to mak amends most especially moi so I can get to share ma love story sm day. I knw I sound crazy to sm of u bt dtz wat I want cz I bliv in love. Cheers

Anonymous said...

4rm 2011 _ 2013 is d long tym gf

Olu 1 said...

Beautiful couple,they photograph well too.1st picture has all d elements of a couple that waited;the intense love,the desire n longing...thank u guys for helping me decide to wait with mine too.Happy married life blessed with strong & healthy kids(i've a feeling they're gonna have loads of em) ;)

Anonymous said...

Awwwwwww! Dey r soooo cute!

Anonymous said...

Pls hope they didnt have premarital sex? Cos dts wat his mum alwyz preached against! They both carefully avoided that part in their 'open up'

Oma said...

Pretty bride!

Anonymous said...

Thats a Pretty Girl..and natural too. U can tell a bit of what her character is like by looking at d pic. Babe actually looks lik a very pretty girl(she fine pass kemi small) i know in Houston..Igbo girl, petite sized and very reserved. she no dey commot. bin tryna talk 2her but shez not wantn a brotha...I'd luv to have a beautiful bride lik dis somday. Congrats Jimmy.

Anonymous said...

Congrats. It's alway like dat in d begining but as an exprienced person, I advice both of u especially d woman to be patience cos all dat glitter is not gold. Well I wish u happy married life in Jesus Name Amen

Anonymous said...

Congratulations

Anonymous said...

What a lovely couple. His wife is so pretty! Wishing them a happy married life.

Anonymous said...

Awwww, such a cute couple.I wish them a blessed union.

Anonymous said...

Awwwww how sweet! They make a beautiful just like me and my boo *winks* congrats to them and I'm wishing them a blissful marital life.

Anonymous said...

They make a beautiful couple oh jare! Pardon my typo.

y e t t a i said...

Hmmmnnn...o ga ju! Interesting anyway. Conjugal Bliss.

Anonymous said...

This bride is sensual n beautiful. Not brazilian hair-to-much-make-up beauty. Just beautiful! Lovely couple. Classy K

Anonymous said...

Congratulations 2u both, may God continue 2 bless ur union, so happy!

Adesanya Babs Adebisi said...

Diz is so nyc...Am in need of a woman right away

bubbles said...

Ang you see...she wore her natural hair for her wedding such a beautiful girl...aww nice words

Anonymous said...

Happy for u guys...pls God do my Own too o..hmmm

Anonymous said...

I wish d couples a Happy home.

Anonymous said...

I wish you a blissful marriage life.may God bless your union and may your union be fruitful in Jesus Name.

Rubynnia said...

Lovely love story. This goes to show you don't have to court someone for donkey years before tying the knot.

It has been said that when a man sees what he wants, he goes for it irrespective of the time frame.

So all you ladies dating/courting for years, you all need to start evaluating your relationships.

HML Mr & Mrs Jimmy Odukoya

sadiq kure said...

Lovely ...I can't wait to write my own love story with Tonto dike (~_^). ...checkout exclusive9jamusic

Anonymous said...

I will get d best man too IJN

Anonymous said...

Wishing y'all the good that marriage has to offer.

Anonymous said...

Girl get outta town...we both know when you saw Jimi Odukoya for the first you were like "damn he is fionneee" which one is "the first thing that struck me was his kindness"

Anonymous said...

Lucky u,happy 4 u both ....

yemi oye said...

Good for them. Lovely couple, I wish them well

EVE said...

Cute couple.....d guy looks like someone that'll know how to fuck.

switchloe said...

'the women i dated in the past'?? Are u supposed to date any1 at all as a pastor?? My pastor alwayz warns against gf/bf relatnships n here a pastor is actually sayin he has dated oda women in d past b4 his now marriage...if i may ask wat hav u guys been discussin,doin 4 ova a year b4 u engaged her? Hmmm dis world dou,only God can judge

Anonymous said...

Tot I was gonna marry him:)

Anonymous said...

These guys were having sex before they got married. Look at those pictures. Men! So sexual. Sure u are a pastor( to the letter, that is)? And all his talk about her not being involved in infidelity. Sounds like someone who's been around women a lot. UK pastor, nowww, makes sense. Anyway enjoy your time together.

Anonymous said...

Happi 4 dem

Anonymous said...

And this is a love story?make a 3D movie about it nah.

Anonymous said...

God bless your union and here is a wonderful story I would read over and over and over again. It aint strange to me that no one has even commented on this, 'cos love is not shared by most people in this country. We don't love!!!

What a world we live in. If it is to be a negative story, before now, hundreds would have commented...hmmmmmm! Naijas!!!

Dyn said...

How is this a love story biko???

S̶̲̥̅̊W̶̲̥̅̊E̶̲̥̅̊E̶̲̥̅̊T̶̲̥̅̊S̶̲̥̅̊ H̶̲̥̅̊O̶̲̥̅̊N̶̲̥̅̊E̶̲̥̅̊Y̶̲̥̅̊ S̶̲̥̅̊U̶̲̥̅̊G̶̲̥̅̊A̶̲̥̅̊R̶̲̥̅̊ said...

Ok ooo we don hear! Congrats! Happy married life!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

That so sweet, HML

Anonymous said...

God bless your marriage!

Anonymous said...

I pray to find true love like this too,I relate a lot to the part of her being single cos she hadn't found the right person. God I tap from this blessing and devine love story. Amen!

Anonymous said...

So touching....God bless ur union.

ama tolofari said...

Woooow,God bless ur union.Very inspiring

ama tolofari said...

Woooow,God bless ur union.Very inspiring

ama tolofari said...

Woooow,God bless ur union.Very inspiring

Anonymous said...

U are so rith!anyway beautiful cOuple.God bless ur union!

confessor said...

Hahahahaha! Had 2 comment even if I don't av anytin 2 say juz 2 prove u wrong...#tongueout#

Adedamola Onasile said...

this is so sweet. this is a must read for all men and women. appreciating each other is key in a relationship.

ij said...

Beautiful Story it is!!God bless you both!!

Adedamola Onasile said...

less i forget, God bless ur union IJN amen.

Anonymous said...

Who ask u? Linda never post d comment peppl make .busy body like u...

Anonymous said...

Toksyb: Congrats to them wish them d best,lovely love story,anonymous 9:55 u ll read it over and over and over e be like say u wan write NECO abi u no get job*smh* linda onto d next one

Adedamola Onasile said...

this is so sweet. this is a must read for all men and women. appreciating each other is key in a relationship.

Anonymous said...

Hope u will manage this lady front and back so cooly.

Anonymous said...

May God bless ur marriage. Your wife s beautiful.Pls, adore her.

flossy gloss said...

Wow jus 1 comment on dis*rollin eyes*anyways I wish dem a long lastin relationship nd a happy married life

Anonymous said...

HML. You are a pastor indeed when u could tell her that there are some places she need not be seen or dresses she don't have 2 put on cos they are in vogue. Keep the legacies of your mum on course. The Lord will be with u in ur ministry

Rubynnia said...

@Anon 9:55PM & Flossy
gloss, you both should chill; Commander in chief is yet to approve other comments as usual.

Anonymous said...

Diz is interesting...Hapi married life

Anonymous said...

My wonderful Pastor... HML

Anonymous said...

Hehehe lily  love dat part “giving” men hope say ona D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ hear O!

Anonymous said...

God bless ur marraige dear. Beautiful couple

Anonymous said...

Hml to u both

Anonymous said...

Awww so swt, jst had butterflies in my stomach. HML to u guys n me in advance AMEN.

Anonymous said...

Awww so swt, jst had butterflies in my stomach. HML to u guys n me in advance AMEN.

Anonymous said...

Awww so swt, jst had butterflies in my stomach. HML to u guys n me in advance AMEN.

Linda said...

Linda u re vry annoyin cz I see no rson y u dnt update comments immediately, jst say d wrd nd wil stp visitin ur blog as easy as dat. If u lykk censor dis comment. Mstchwwww

Omalicha said...

Me don key into this one sharperly... Lovely couple.

Anonymous said...

Na so Linda dey do oooh, hmmmn

Anonymous said...

U are are pastor nd dated oda girls nd dictate 2 them wht 2 wear, where 2 go nd tins 2 do, bt whatever happened 2 "thou shall not commit furnication?" Personal stuff I guess?
"JENNY"

Anonymous said...

Happy married Life once again. Love Ȋ̝̊̅§ a beautiful thing, glad u both found that I̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ each other. May this love that have brought 2gda never die. Ʊя̲̅ wife Ȋ̝̊̅§ beutiful/ Ʊя̲̅ hubby Ȋ̝̊̅§ handsome , God b with u both

Anonymous said...

@couple...woah...!cool story...*rme*Anon 11:52PM...nobe butterflies dey your belle...na chinch and soldier ants dey der!you need surgery ASAP!!##Nansense

Oshomo gbomo gbomo said...

Gimme her number,let me talk to her on your behalf

Oshomo gbomo gbomo said...

Lol!!u be real eve

Anonymous said...

May you two find happiness and fulfilment in each other. God bless

Marzzzz said...

My darlin maybe its ur mindset! U r holding on to ur fear of not being with a good man, dats y u kip attracting bad men. Read "The Secret" by Rhonda Byines. It hz all u need 2 knw. Then u can also read "Act like a lady think like a man" by steve Harvey. Don't worry bout nothing and don't ever belive dat any witch from any home can trouble u.

Anonymous said...

yawwwwwnnnnns....their story is rather boring. they're fine sha.

Anonymous said...

Ur life is just 2 sad

Anonymous said...

Awwww so touching! Wish you guys all the best in your marriage while I wait on God for my man.

Anonymous said...

Aww wishin u both HML u luk so adorable 2geda i luv...

skittles said...

Awwwwr,sorry darling...do u know wat turn to God,he is d only helper and he is ur creator,he knows wat is good for u,tell him deeply ur heart desires.Moreso,tlk to ur so called bf to change n give him space or rather look for a better guy and to be too quick to jump into guys hands,Friend dem first to know lil about dem...I Pray God will guide ur heart perfectly.Dnt worry it is well.

Anonymous said...

Awwwwww! Bless.xx

Anonymous said...

awwww cute..wish dem a hapi married lyf.

Anonymous said...

Pls don't marry him, uld be un happy for life if u do, just hold on the rite guy would come. Pray pray nd pray.go online nd read pastor bimbs books uld be blessed. Hugs

Anonymous said...

So happy seeing pastor Bims children getting married one after the other. Pls be gud example as ur mother was and pls apply all her theories into ur marriage nd you would make a beautiful home.

Anonymous said...

Pls don't marry him, uld be un happy for life if u do, just hold on the rite guy would come. Pray pray nd pray.go online nd read pastor bimbs books uld be blessed. Hugs

Anonymous said...

linda.enough of the odukoya stuff.abi you like him?you too go marry, we wan see your ugly bobo.

MAHA said...

A perfect person attracts a perfect person....

Mama Ijebu said...

Hahahahaha...U be Agbaya!

Abeg just congratulate them and move on..

Adedamola Onasile said...

@ the babe that is confused,Cast all your cares on God. dont lose hope and rejoice with people that are happy.
Also, show appreciation to god for everything no matter how little.

MY TURN said...

i covet this good thing in jesus name. May God BLESS their Union i just wish Pastor Bimbo was alive to share in this joy. First it was sweet Tolu now Jimmy

Anonymous said...

Tru Talk; It's COUPLE pls don't pluralize couple it hurts pls stop

Anonymous said...

Some guys na thief o. Abi na luck? See how d wife fine.

Fisayo said...

Lmao! Gbagaun hurts!Love is very beautiful!

Eze Chukwumereze said...

When 2 hearts connect, no force and I mean no force wherever or whenever can break it!

Anonymous said...

All you ladies that were hoping he poped the question at you,we hope to still see you in church.

Anonymous said...

It is a long journey and they have started well, may God give them the grace to end well.
Congratulations.

prisca okpara said...

i'm happy for both of you. i wish you all the best in your marriage, and pray for God should grant me my desire too!!!

prisca okpara said...

congratulation, I'm happy for both of you, i wish you all the best in your marriage and pray that God will bring mine too!!!

Anonymous said...

Hahaha! Oshomo gbomo gbin, you be one crazy fellow..lol

Anonymous said...

HML!Am so happy For the couple,May God bless ur union wt swt kids n make it blissful to d End. I claim mine too IJN.pray dat my desire wil come.