We wanted a special day, anniversary –Ibadan couple who chose to wed on February 29

Ibadan Couple, Leap Year Wedding

We wanted a special day, anniversary –Ibadan couple who chose to wed on February 29

Ibadan Couple, Leap Year Wedding

2/29/2020

We wanted a special day, anniversary –Ibadan couple who chose to wed on February 29

Babatunde Abiola and Yetunde Olaitan are one of the Nigerian couples who chose to have their wedding on February 29 in a leap year, which comes every four years. They tell ALEXANDER OKERE why the d...

Kindly Share This Story The Olaitans Babatunde Abiola and Yetunde Olaitan are one of the Nigerian couples who chose to have their wedding on February 29 in a leap year, which comes every four years. They tell ALEXANDER OKERE why the date is special to them and how their love story began What can you say about yourself? Babatunde: I’m from Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State and I’m 30 years old. I studied Pure and Applied Mathematics at Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomoso. Yetunde: I’m from Lagelu Local Government Area of Oyo State. I am 23. I have a degree in Economics from the Kwara State University and I’m preparing for National Youth Service Corps programme. What do you do for a living? Babatunde: I am an N-Power volunteer worker; I am also the state representative of N-Power beneficiaries. I am an agricultural entrepreneur. I am into maize farming for now but I plan to go into rice farming with the Agrocola Cooperative I belong to. Yetunde: I am fashion designer with the business name, Beesneedle. How did you meet? Babatunde: I met her at the church we attend together – Christ Apostolic Church, Agbala Itura, Ibadan. It was in 2016, after my National Youth Service Corps programme. But I knew her personally during a programme for singles organised by the church. It was after that programme that we got talking. It just happened miraculously; it was not planned. Yetunde: We belong to the same church unit but weren’t close. But we met each other after the singles’ programme and talked and the whole thing (relationship) started from there. What do you like about her that caught your attention? Babatunde: She is a good cook. She is an African woman when it comes to cooking. She is beautiful. She is supportive, loving and caring. What do you find interesting about him? Yetunde: I like his personality. He is cool, caring and supportive. He is also handsome. Did she play hard-to-get? Babatunde: She did a little, but she was trying to take her time to be convinced before accepting my proposal. Is that true? Yetunde: We had not really known each other at that time and I was also a student at the Kwara State University, Ilorin, while he was in Ibadan. We used to communicate only on the phone and I didn’t know much about him and couldn’t have agreed to date him immediately. At what point did you propose to her? Babatunde: I did that on January 3, 2017. I was spiritually convinced. I confirmed that she was someone I could be with. My spirit works with hers and I didn’t need any prophet to tell me whether she was the right person or not. What was the first thing that came to your mind when he proposed to you? Yetunde: When he proposed to me, I was surprised but I accepted it. I was not expecting it that day but I was excited. As a Christian, I prayed about it and saw the attributes I longed for in a man in him. So, I had the personal conviction to accept him, since we can work together. Before he proposed to me, I had planned to get married this year, but I did not know the month or date. Your wedding is scheduled to hold on February 29 (today). Were you aware that the date fell in a leap before you chose it? Babatunde: Yes, I was aware. Why did you choose to have your wedding on February 29? Babatunde: We wanted a special day and not a normal day for our celebration. We didn’t want a celebration that would come just any time. So, our anniversary will be celebrated every four years, though we might celebrate our wedding anniversary on February 28, when it is not a leap year. But our wedding anniversary will be officially celebrated on February 29. We would feel refreshed in a unique way. I plan to celebrate our anniversary in Europe, probably in the United Kingdom. I would like to experience something different from what I have had in Nigeria. Is that the same reason for you? Yetunde: It is the same reason for me. It is a unique day for us. I am very sure we would have made adequate preparations by the time our anniversary comes and we would be eager to mark it. I hope we would be in a better location when the time comes and that I would have experienced a boom in my business. How did your families react when they learnt your wedding fell in a leap year? Babatunde: Actually, we didn’t arrive at the date alone – the two families agreed on that date and were very happy with it. What was the impression your friends had when you told them about the date? Yetunde: None of them said anything against the date. Besides, it was my personal decision. Some of them asked me whether I was sure of the date I picked and I told them I was. Would you also love to have a child in the leap year? Babatunde: Ah! Man proposes but God disposes. God knows all things but I always like doing things in a unique way. If God says that is how it is going to be, we will be okay with it. Should Nigerians expect a child this year? Yetunde: Anything God wants is okay by me. I cannot dictate to God. But I would definitely like to have a child born on a leap day. There are children born on leap days who are living their lives, not minding whether their birthdays come every four years. How much support did you receive for the wedding? Yetunde: We thank God. It was not easy but God has been there for us. He has also been using people to support us. How does it feel when people describe you and your husband leap day couple? Yetunde: It feels good. It makes us feel special. How would you like to have your honeymoon? Yetunde: For my honeymoon, I would like to be in a quiet place where my husband and I would switch off our phones and be together. Do you agree with her? Babatunde: Switching of our phones might not happen. But I agree with every other part. I am working towards that. When your wife knew you were a farmer, did she express doubt that you could take care of her? Babatunde: Well, when we met, I had not joined the N-Power programme. I was into one or two business activities. So, it was not like she met something good. Everything started with love, not looking at the present. We believe the future will be bright. That was why I described her as my helper and backbone. I am thankful she is not looking at what I have now but at my potential. Many women love marry a man that has the financial capacity to take care of them. Why do you think your case is different? Yetunde: When a lady sees that a man she loves is hard-working, she should support him. For me, my husband is everything I want in a man and I believe we have a bright future together. I just have to help him get to that bright future on time. Copyright PUNCH. All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH. 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Clever duo! Egbon mi re... God bless your home, bro. And their anniversaries will be in four years interval? It'll save the husband money; they'll only celebrate their wedding anniversary once every 4 years. Smart guy. Yu shouldn't have done it on Saturday rather on Wednesday. Precise, a successful home is more important than the chosen leap day

Lol. Save cost by celebrating once in four years. 👍 Beautiful looking couple. May God Bess your union. MzMary_Cathryn you remember this guy, Tunde ni NIFES? That's twisted but HML

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We feel special celebrating our birthdays every four years — Nigerians born on February 29

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