Tag: marriage

Episode 52: Chronicles from Year 1

Adé and I just celebrated our first wedding anniversary this month. Happy 1st Wedding Anniversary to Us! Even though it’s our first year officially as man and wife, I’ve known Adé since undergrad in Nigeria (we met 11 years ago)

When I met him he had no beard, Not a single hair was sprouting on his face,but look at God😍😍😍.

Like most brides, there were things I wanted to do at my wedding that I ended up not getting.

I’ll give you an example. I initially wanted the candle lighting ceremony, to be lit by both families, but the venue we chose had a “No Open Flame Policy” which in my opinion made perfect sense.

Eventually, we opted for the Blended Sand Unity Ceremony (see picture below)


I am so glad we did, because we got a beautiful keepsake (See picture below).

This was especially important to us because Adé and I come from different tribes in Nigeria (Yoruba and Igbo respectively), and we speak separate native languages so for us, the blended sand ceremony symbolized the unity of our families, and tribes.
In the end, you don’t always get what you want, you get what you need.

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This time last year, all our friends and family were in Nashville TN, Some were visiting for the very first time, to celebrate our wedding ceremonies; the traditional and church wedding ceremonies.

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Traditional wedding

Here’s to many more celebrations🥂To Love! When you see it, may you recognize it (even it it comes without the beard😝)
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On this episode of the podcast we share the lessons we have learned from being married for a year. We get real about stuff like managing conflict, finances and intimacy.

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Here’s to many more celebrations🥂To Love!!!

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Episode 48: Baby Names


My husband and I have many things in common, but a common native language apart from english is not one of those things.

We are both Nigerian, however we come from 2 different tribes and each speak a different language. I am from the Igbo tribe, and my husband Adé is Yoruba. This might not be a big deal if you live in the werstern world, but for Africans it is (apparently). 

On this episode on the podcast, we talk about how to find names for our kids  that represent both tribes.

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Episode 40: Nigerian Traditional Weddings

Nigerian Traditional Weddings

It’s Episode 40 on The Tales of an African Princess in America Podcast! and this week we are discussing  ALL things African Traditional Weddings.

If you still need help figuring out how to start listening to podcasts, click on this link because if you haven’t listened to this hilarious episode yet, you are definitely missing out on something special.

On this podcast episode, my co-host Tobi and I discuss the many aspects of African Traditional/cultural weddings, particularly the Food, Music, Outfits, and money spraying traditions.

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The outfits at African weddings are so gorgeous!!!! If you need some inspiration for your upcoming wedding in the USA you can follow  Obodo Weddings to find good ideas and also a comprehensive vendor list to get you started.

Episode 34: Dating and Rebound Relationships

Episode 34: This episode is all about dating and rebound relationships. I partnered with the A.M.A.Z.I.N.G Dr. Crystal Benjamin, a marriage and Family Therapist to talk about this. Enjoy

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