When Nabila met music star Oritsefemi, she had no idea she just met her forever partner… but he did. From meeting him while working to falling in love with his real personality, Nabila found a gem in Femi.
Every couple has a love story about how they met and got stuck in love. Ajegunle star singer, Oritsefemi Majemite Ekele, otherwise known as Oritsefemi and his new wife, Nabila Fash, is no different.
3 years ago, precisely on April 20th 2017, the ‘Double Wahala’ crooner got married in a private arrangement to Nabila, who was believed to be expecting their first child, at their Lekki home, Lagos, where they’d lived together as lovers. Meanwhile, November, 25th, 2017, the couple had an elaborate society wedding at The Ark, Lekki, Lagos where personalities of high calibre gathered to honour them, including Oritsefemi’s close colleagues in the music industry and friends in the movie industry. Global Excellence magazine had a brief interaction with the lovely couple while the event was in progress. In the chat, both Oritsefemi and Nabila shared the story of their journey in love. Excerpts…
ORITSEFEMI: I met her at a show in Nigeria. I had just returned from a tour in 2016 when I was hired by MultiChoice to perform at an event. When I was at the backstage with Daddy Showkey and other colleagues, she was the one attending to the needs of everyone.
When you met, what actually attracted you about him?
NABILA: The truth is, when I met him, I had no idea I just met my forever partner. But from meeting him while on duty to fall in love with his real personality, I knew I had found a gem in him. When he asked me out, I said no. I told him I cannot date an artiste and that I loved my quiet life. That did not stop him. He would always call, visit me after work and sometimes, we would hang out together. I started seeing the other side of him. He is so caring, very intelligent, shy and so lovable. I still had my reservations. So I started doing my underground background check on him, and he passed. That got me.
How long did you put her on the watch before saying your mind to her?
ORITSEFEMI: Well, I actually put her started watching her right from that event. Despite that she was beautiful; I also liked the way she related to the artistes at that event. I was standing far from her, so she didn’t notice I was observing her.
How long did it take you to say yes to his marriage proposal?
NABILA: Before we started dating, Femi would always tell me, ‘I will marry you‘. I always thought that was a way to get what he was looking for. I was wrong. One evening, he said, “babe, let’s get married”. I just laughed and said, where is the ring. He told me, “I am not giving you any ring. I want to do the real thing this time.” I saw how serious he was, so I said yes and we started planning our civil wedding.
Was there any test confronted while you folks dated?
ORITSEFEMI: When I disclosed to her I needed to wed her, she thought I was kidding. She said she realized Oritsefemi’s music however didn’t have the foggiest idea about the individual behind the music. She said she had to know me more before she could state a word. She had just taken as much time as necessary to know me more before she began hearing negative things about me. All that she later heard didn’t change her impression of me however.
What will be your fondest memory meeting him?
We dated for one year before I consented to wed him. Actually, we had a ton of issues from the start as I was unable to deal with dating a craftsman. I was all the while seeing him like I was dating a standard person. We needed to manage issues of other ladies and different sorts of stuff. Yet, what really got me snared to him was a direct result of the manner in which he treated me. He is so mindful a person. He is so astute thus brilliant.
In all honesty, would she say she is fortunate to be the correct lady for you?
ORITSEFEMI: Yes, she is. Most ladies are exceptionally wise. In any case, I have consistently revealed to God that among these wise ones, I need only one to remain by me for an amazing remainder. I think she saw that I was true to her from the earliest starting point. I am consistently honest to her and she is consistently honest to me.
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