Florence Nwankpa, a bride-to-be, took to her Instagram account on Friday to recount the heartwarming story of how she met her fiancé on the once-popular social platform, 2go, a journey spanning over 12 years.
Sharing a throwback photo alongside recent prewedding pictures, Nwankpa expressed gratitude, saying, “To God be the glory . To every love, there is a love story ❤️ 2go remains my best chatting platform because it offered me the most precious gift I could ever ask for.”
She then took her followers down memory lane to the year 2011 when the love story began. “Rewind to 2011 when I met him on 2go, he was bent on having a date with me but I wasn’t ready at the moment.”
Nwankpa continued her narrative, revealing a surprising turn of events. “On a certain Saturday morning, he visited my church without prior information. He sat next to me at the other row, (I didn’t notice because I’ve not seen him before) and took pictures of me while service was ongoing.”
The bride-to-be humorously described her initial reaction upon receiving the unexpected photos. “When I got home, I received my pictures taken at closed range inside the church. I was very angry because I wasn’t in my best outfit (Mum’s gown and shoes ).”
Despite initial reservations, a strong friendship blossomed. Nwankpa shared, “We became very good friends thereafter but I refused to meet him. On 6th of Dec 2013, (my birthday ) he called to offer a birthday gift, I sent my younger brother #belikepresh to pick up the gift.”
The unexpected gift turned out to be a portrait of her 2go profile picture, marking a significant moment in their journey. “My brother came back with a big portrait of my 2go profile picture. I was like huh!, this guy is too forward and intentional.”
As fate would have it, life’s twists and turns brought them closer. “Surprisingly, I got admitted into the university in the same state where he was schooling and friendship became stronger. Fast forward to now….. we are getting married. #Two2Go2023”