BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
A few days ago, beautiful pre-wedding pictures of Nollywood hunk, Kalu Ikeagwu and his fiancée, Ijeoma Eze circulated and everyone has been waiting to hear their love story.
In an exclusive interview with Kemi Filani, he explained how he proposed to Ijeoma, his excitement about his upcoming wedding and changes he will make in his career after getting married.
Here are some excerpts from the interview:
So, how did you propose?
I told you I am not a Romantic person. I proposed indirectly and under pressure.
We would love to know the details…
I proposed indirectly like I said earlier and I put her on the spot. Immediately it occurred to me that I cannot let her go, that she is a keeper and someone I cannot afford to loose. At my uncles funeral, when we were about to start the funeral. I was speaking with one of my uncles when she came to me to collect my car key and I held her by the waist and told my uncle that she is the one I want to marry. He looked at me and said, “are you sure? I said I was very sure. He turned to her and asked her if I was her choice and she shyly said Yes.
Some may see that as a boring way to propose … then did you just wake up the next day and just called her up to take her ring?
I can only clear my throat to this question.
We know you are not a shy person because you are always in front of a camera, so we would love to know why you proposed like that…
Who said so. I am very shy when it comes to these kind of things. That was very manipulative of me because I chose to kill two birds with a stone. I wanted to tell my uncle how serious I was and I also wanted her to say how serious she is about me in front of my uncle. To me that was more important than any romantic proposal. I am not romantic. I am boring if that’s how you and many others see me. No apologies whatsoever. I may learn in the marriage. She is not that Romantic herself.
Are sure? Don’t you think she may be shy as well..
Yes she is a little shy and yes she loves being pampered.
Would you love to have a baby immediately after marriage?
No, I will love to enjoy my wife before the babies start coming.
How many babies do you want? Would you like to have a full house?
What? A full house? I only want to change pampers only once or two times. I love my quiet but I can mature and manage with two. Two children are enough. Another fear I have about having my own children is that they might take my personality.