A 26-year-old Nigerian traditionalist, Chinedum Chidimma, and her 30-year-old husband, Chinedum Okemmiri, recently took to social media to mark their first wedding anniversary.
The traditionalist couple who celebrated one year of being happily married on Monday, January 10, 2022 flooded their timelines with loved-up photos of themselves and in lengthy captions gushed over how amazing their union is.
However, while some social media users trooped to the comment section to tap into their joy, some trolls made unflattering comments on their post.
Some people made comments like “It will end in tears, they don’t know anything about marriage, he will use her for ritual”.
Reacting to the negative comments, Chidimma who claimed she first saw her husband in her dream 3 years before the met in reality shunned naysayers.
She prayed that the ancestors and gods will strengthen their marriage and help them to grow old together.
“Joy overwhelmed me yesterday, about the wishes I received in our 1 year Marriage Anniversary. I appreciate all the tags, the comments. I love y’all. It was posted in alot of groups, some Facebook bloggers posted it in their different pages. I saw both negative and positive comments. But the positive comments overshadowed the negative ones.
“And within me, I asked why are people so bittered? I saw comments like:
It will end in tears.
They’re doing lovey dovey now they don’t know what the future holds for them.
Just 1 year you don turn relationship coach.
what do you know about marriage both of you are kids.
Him go soon dump her, you no see him dread and earring
Very soon he will use her Ritual, this one na yahoo guy
We must surely see their breakup post
Ah Ah. If there’s anything I’m sacred of in this world eh, Its “MARRIAGE “coz I grew up without knowing my mother, yea! She was alive but doesn’t have access to my Brother and I. My parents were divorced. The first time I saw my mom was in my Ss1. The last time I saw her was inside Coffin. I knew what I went through which made me to be sacred to marry the wrong guy. My Mom earnest prayer for me was to find a right and understanding partner. With her heart she never wanted me to experience little of what she experienced in an abusive relationship.
It has always being my silent prayer, Atimes I wish to just make money, have kids with no man. My Dad being an typical Igbo man and I as Ada will always remind me that,” Di bu Ugwu nwanyi. Don’t get me twisted everybody mustn’t get married. But the Universe heard my silent prayer and wiped my secret tears. I will be 26 and my husband is 30 plus. I gave myself 1 year to study him and to know if I can do it. But He definitely proved me wrong and told me “ALL MEN ARE NOT THE SAME.
ALL MEN ARE NOT DOGS. IT DOESN’T RAIN EVERYWHERE. I think this Marriage of a thing is all about both parties being prayerful. You shouldn’t let your wife do all the fasting and prayer to keep her home. Some are not happy seeing both of you happy. Ever wondered why your so loving and caring partner started acting strange? It might not be ordinary. Yes! I will tell a story regarding to this, something happened that at a time I thought about leaving.
“We both are not Christians. We are African Traditionalists. To those wishing we break up or Divorce. You will wait tire cox we serve Nature and we are afraid of alot. Our togetherness was made, signed and sealed spiritually before physically. I saw him in my dream 3 years before I met him, I saw him smiling to me and a voice in that dream said “If he is not tall, Dark and has Dread He is not yours. You hardly Detect we are husband and wife cox We look alike.
“Some calls him my twin brother. Truth is that we came from the same boat, we live like siblings at home. He is my soul mate. He is my soul tie. And with the Help of our Ancestors, the gods of our Land we will grow old together. With the help of Nne Ogwi, Ogwugwu Egbe, Ogwugwu njiokwu, Ulasi Ala Ozubulu Ala Anambra niile we will achieve our dreams together. With the help of Nneche Iyiagwu Agbani, Esu, Atavo Ala Akpugo Ala Enugu niile we will keep living to make each other happy. Thanks once again..We are unapologetically Traditionalists. Okwa-ifugo.” She wrote.