Asu Ekiye, The Prince of the Niger Delta, for the first time in my history shares his original wedding card, Pictures and Story of his marital journey, as he celebrates his 20th wedding Anniversary
Asu Ekiye shares “I used all my savings both home and abroad to print this card. Every other thing in preparation for the wedding was by Faith.
I went round the whole of Port Harcourt begging for support for the wedding. I grew so lean soliciting for funds because the money was no where forthcoming but I was determined not to miss my vision-based year for marriage.
On my wedding day, I passed out due to stress, frustration and fatigue because I was a “one man committee of friends”. My elder sister of Blessed Memory, Mrs Nursere Ukiri, had to force milk mixed with malt as an emergency aid to resuscitate me. Life was very frustrating.
We had no house because the only house I rented in preparation for the wedding was seized from me prior to the wedding day, since the house rent was paid to a dubious Landlord, so we had to prepare for the wedding without a house.
My shoes for the wedding was borrowed from my friend Nare Batubo, equipment was borrowed from Rev Christy Bature Ogbeifun, the suite for the court wedding was borrowed without permission from my cousin Konboye Waritimi and many more stuff like that. INFACT I wondered at the motivation behind this young lady who agreed to marry a scary looking man like this that was also very poor.
7 years after our marriage we could not bear even one child. It was a mixed bag of poverty combined with childlessness. But we walked so much by Faith and by cheer determination and a dogged and compromising penchant to succeed.
Today the story is different. Check out for yourself the transformation. Not just on our faces but in our home with children and the blessings of life.
I salute the courage of this woman who agreed to stay with me In spite of the bleak future.
If my wife was looking for an SUV driving husband, she would have missed a blessed ASU.
Kudos to the wife of my youth who after God, is the very pillar behind my success today.
That’s why I advise my friends, please get married before you become Rich or Famous. Then you will tirelessly locate or identify your true Love.
Please join me to thank the Lord Almighty for the journey so far”