There is more to the uses and benefits of Facebook than we ever thought, some make money and others too just have fun on the platform.
Every Facebook user may have come across weird and funny posts which no one would take seriously.
A Nigerian man has defined the importance of Facebook by placing a marriage advert on the over 2 billion monthly users platform.
Read how the story unfolded when Chidimma Amedu on December 30 placed a marriage advert on Facebook asking any woman interested in being his wife to reply.
The marriage advert.
“Am of age to and I am ready to say I do and am wasting no time.
“Send in your applications – the most qualified will be married on January 6, 2018. Application closes 12 midnight, 31/12/2017,” Chidimma posted.
The first post sounded jovial so he followed with another serious post.
“Am serious about this oh and don’t say you did not see it on time. Good luck.”
A lot of women messaged him but Sophy Ijeoma’s attracted him.
“Am interested, just DM me…lols,” Sophy replied.
Sophy just replied with no seriousness attached to it.
This where the communication began.
Chidimma who was desperate in finding a wife slide into Sophy’s DM and followed up with a Facebook call to show his seriousness.
Chidimma on a mission to find a wife travelled some 500km just to see Sophy Ijeoma.
Ijeoma Sophy wanting to see Chidimma waited desperately outside a retail store for his arrival.
“it was love at first sight”, Sophy recalled.
“He is the most handsome man I’ve ever met and I liked him instantly.”
After a few hours of conversation, he asked her to accompany him to see his uncle who also resided in Enugu.
Sophy stated that she thought it was one of the facebook jokes but after seeing Chidimma realized that it was not a joke but something serious. She said when asked about what came to her mind when she came across that facebook.
When Sophy met Chidimma’s uncle.
“We got to the uncle’s house and he said: ‘Uncle, meet the woman I want to marry.’”
“When I saw him for the first time, I definitely found him attractive, but what I didn’t know was how serious he was about marrying me.
“It was after we met the uncle and his wife, that I realised that this could actually happen and I wanted it.”
When Chidimma also met Sophy’s family–The engagement.
They visited the family of Sophy the next day since Chidimma was serious about the marriage.
They had fallen in love at first sight so getting approval from Sophy’s family wasn’t a big deal.
After several questions from Sophy’s family, her brother approved their affair and gave them his blessings.
After all said and done, Chidimma and Sophy officially got engaged to be married in just six days.
Chidimma after several broken hearts finally fulfilled his dream of getting married and he happily posted on Facebook, “I had the desire to get married, I had a date in mind, but no bride, so I decided to place an advert as a joke, but I was open and up for it.”
Sophy asked about whether she knew the background of Chidimma said:
“I don’t care about that – when you see what you want, you go for it.”
“Am interested, just DM me…lols” was all it took for the union to be formed.
Sophy whose friends are worried about the whole hastiness of the marriage “When you see the one, you will know he is the one”.
Chidimma and his love Sophy tied the knot on January 6 in an Igbo traditional ceremony. Photos of their ceremony have gone viral on social media and have sparked a lot of debates.
Chidimma posted on facebook saying, “people may have thought he had been joking but he clearly wasn’t.
As can be expected, there were mixed reactions, but mainly a lot of support for the couple.
They hope to have a church wedding in April and perhaps a honeymoon somewhere.”