Remember The Nigerian Man Who Proposed To His White Girlfriend On Top Of Olumo Rock? Here Is Their Story

Few weeks ago, a Nigerian man proposed to his girlfriend ontop Olumo Rock in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The photos quickly went viral. See previous post here
The couple was interviewed by BYU-Idaho Scroll, student news source of Brigham Young University, Idaho, U.S. where they are both studying. When Shila Tietjen, a sophomore studying Spanish education decided to visit Nigeria, a proposal was the last thing she expected.
Shila said she and her boyfriend, Olu Egunjobi, also a sophomore studying accounting, began dating in February after they drove to a party together.

Egunjobi said the way they met was a long story and that it was not planned at all.
After dating for a time, Egunjobi said he wanted to take her to his hometown in Nigeria.
While in Nigeria, on Sept. 13, 2016, on Tietjen’s birthday, Egunjobi said he surprised her by asking her on Olumo Rock to marry him after they had toured the Kings Palace and the first church in Nigeria.
“I was totally surprised,” Tietjen said. “I had no idea it would happen that day. Before we left, I thought he would propose to me on my birthday because he likes to do exciting and big things, but then while we were there, I totally forgot. I even forgot it was my birthday when I woke up.”
Tietjen said she was really excited to go to Nigeria to meet his family and that they showed so much love for her.
“They treated me like a princess,” she said. Tietjen said they did not expect the media attention that they received from the African news and that it caught them both by surprise.
“I bet there was someone there who took pictures of us thinking it was cool and put it out there, and a lot of newspapers and websites took it,” Egunjobi said. “They didn’t even know our names. We weren’t expecting it, I was just there in the living room and I started receiving calls. We went viral in two days.”
Egunjobi said their relationship had not always been easy.
“We both had opposition from family and friends about marrying into a different race and culture,” Tietjen said, “Luckily, though, our immediate families are both really cool with it.”
Egunjobi said his family has not always been members of the Church and he converted when he was 11 years old. Tietjen said she comes from a long history of members of the Church.
“The gospel is really cool,” Egunjobi said. “Without the gospel, I do not see how this would be happening. I am from a different culture, she is from a different culture, and the gospel is uniting us together.”
Tietjen said she encourages people to be open to different things and to the many different cultures on campus.
“There’s a lot of cultures on campus,” Tietjen said. “We shouldn’t be afraid to experience them we should be willing to open up to them, because when we are not open, that is when we have so many problems in the world.”
The two said they have both received some discouraging remarks from people, but that their love remains strong.
“If the love is there, the color shouldn’t be a barrier,” Egunjobi said. “In the end, we are all human beings.”
Tietjen said they both have grown together through this process, and they look forward to the eternities that are ahead of them.
“After a week of learning new customs, traditions and ways of life, I understood Olu better,” Tietjen said. “I knew for sure that I wanted to be with him forever, no matter what forever would consist of. On the Rock, I had no doubts. I will take my children and grandchildren there to show them how two opposite people with lots of opposition decided to make the climb, face the heights and then stand at the top, strong and firm in their love and dedication.”
ALSO READ  Son Of World's Richest Black Woman, Folarin Alakija's New Wife Is From A Very Poor Iranian Family Whose Brother Is In Jail For Drugs!!

Get the best viral stories straight into your inbox!

Don't worry, we don't spam

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Latest Posts

Otedola and Dangote Attend UBA’s Award Night
Business
6 views
Business
6 views

Otedola and Dangote Attend UBA’s Award Night

PH - April 24, 2018

Billionaires Femi Otedola and Aliko Dangote were present at UBA’s award night to support their friend, Chairman of UBA Tony Elumelu. Otedola shared a photo of the…

5 Ways Women Push Men Away
Romance and Love
7 views
Romance and Love
7 views

5 Ways Women Push Men Away

PH - April 24, 2018

Falling in love and starting a relationship can be quite easy but the real task is how best to make the romance last. A relationship tends to…

Police Finally Reveals the Main Reason Senator Dino Melaye Was Arrested (See Details)
Politics
24 views
Politics
24 views

Police Finally Reveals the Main Reason Senator Dino Melaye Was Arrested (See Details)

MT - April 24, 2018

There was some mild drama yesterday as a controversial senator representing Kogi state at the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, was arrested as he attempted to leave the…

How Kebbi State Government Publicly Disregarded First Wife, Aisha Bagudu As State’s First Lady
Politics
62 views
Politics
62 views

How Kebbi State Government Publicly Disregarded First Wife, Aisha Bagudu As State’s First Lady

MT - April 23, 2018

A mild drama recently occurred on Twitter leading to a public revelation that the popular Aisha Bagudu isn't recognized as first lady.  Recently, one of the national…

Moment Nigerian Singer Mayorkun Re-United With His Dad After Two Years
Entertainment
89 views
Entertainment
89 views

Moment Nigerian Singer Mayorkun Re-United With His Dad After Two Years

MT - April 23, 2018

Singer Mayorkun has reunited with his dad in Dallas. The singer says the last time he saw his dad was two years ago when he was still…

#BBNaija Special: According to Google, Cee-C is the Most Bitter Woman in Nigeria
Buzz & Trends
64 views
Buzz & Trends
64 views

#BBNaija Special: According to Google, Cee-C is the Most Bitter Woman in Nigeria

MT - April 23, 2018

Cynthia Nwadiora popularly identified as Cee-C was tagged a very bitter and angry person following her controversial activities at the Big Brother Naija reality show which was…

How Lagos Saved N4.5bn From Non-sponsorship Of Pilgrimages
Politics
52 views
Politics
52 views

How Lagos Saved N4.5bn From Non-sponsorship Of Pilgrimages

PH - April 23, 2018

The Lagos State Government says it has saved a total of N4.5billion in the last three years since it stopped funding pilgrimages. According to it, the feat…

Afrobeat Artiste, Seun Kuti, Unveils New Album “Black Times”
Entertainment
56 views
Entertainment
56 views

Afrobeat Artiste, Seun Kuti, Unveils New Album “Black Times”

PH - April 23, 2018

Afrobeat artiste Seun Kuti has announced a new album, “Black Times“. According to him, “Black Times is a true reflection of my political and social beliefs; it…

Former Super Eagles Star, Femi Opabunmi Reveals How He Became Blind
Politics
62 views
Politics
62 views

Former Super Eagles Star, Femi Opabunmi Reveals How He Became Blind

MT - April 23, 2018

There is a photo of Femi Opabunmi trying to mark David Beckham in what look liked a set-piece situation during Nigeria’s goalless draw against England in a…

#BBNaija: See All the Prizes Miracle Will Be Going Home With After He Emerged Winner
Entertainment
68 views
Entertainment
68 views

#BBNaija: See All the Prizes Miracle Will Be Going Home With After He Emerged Winner

MT - April 23, 2018

Big Brother Naija 2018 winner, Miracle Igbokwe is still counting his blessings after winning the reality television show yesterday night. A list of all the prizes he…

Read Vimbai’s Open Letter to #BBNaija Housemates
Entertainment
60 views
Entertainment
60 views

Read Vimbai’s Open Letter to #BBNaija Housemates

PH - April 23, 2018

Former Big Brother Africa housemate and media personality, Vimbai Mutinhiri in a new post on her Instagram page, has a message for the housemates from the recently…

25-yr-old Nigerian Man Becomes Africa’s first PhD holder in National Security Strategy In The UK
Best of Nigeria
73 views
Best of Nigeria
73 views

25-yr-old Nigerian Man Becomes Africa’s first PhD holder in National Security Strategy In The UK

PH - April 23, 2018

A 25-year-old U.K based Nigerian man and Twitter @olamideDIY just achieved a great feat of becoming Africa’s first PhD holder in National Security Strategy. Sharing the amazing…

Actress Omoni Oboli Launches Feeding Outreach “Sister Lizzy’s Kitchen” in memory of Late Mum
Entertainment
56 views
Entertainment
56 views

Actress Omoni Oboli Launches Feeding Outreach “Sister Lizzy’s Kitchen” in memory of Late Mum

PH - April 23, 2018

Nollywood actress and latest author in town, Omoni Oboli, turned forty yesterday and to celebrate her new age, she spent her day with the children of Makoko…

Nigeria’s Chinedu Moghalu Appointed Head, Communications & Advocacy, Africa Risk Capacity/UN WFP
World Buzz
63 views
World Buzz
63 views

Nigeria’s Chinedu Moghalu Appointed Head, Communications & Advocacy, Africa Risk Capacity/UN WFP

PH - April 23, 2018

Chinedu Moghalu, a Nigerian, has been appointed the Senior Communications Specialist/Head, Communications & Advocacy for the Africa Risk Capacity/United Nations World Food Programme, based in Johannesburg, South…

#BBNaija’s Teddy-A Surprises BamBam on her Birthday (Photo)
Entertainment
70 views
Entertainment
70 views

#BBNaija’s Teddy-A Surprises BamBam on her Birthday (Photo)

PH - April 23, 2018

Today is Big Brother Naija’s BamBam’s birthday, and to celebrate, her one-time strategic partner in the house Teddy-A paid her a surprise. According to Olorisupergal, Teddy-A threw…

#BBNaija’s BamBam to launch Beauty Oils on her Birthday
Business
63 views
Business
63 views

#BBNaija’s BamBam to launch Beauty Oils on her Birthday

PH - April 23, 2018

Bam Beauty Oils – that’s the brand name of the beauty oil collection Big Brother Naija’s BamBam is set to launch on her birthday, April 23. BamBam…

#BBNaija’s Teddy A To Launch Clothing Line “Badman Apparel”
Entertainment
62 views
Entertainment
62 views

#BBNaija’s Teddy A To Launch Clothing Line “Badman Apparel”

PH - April 23, 2018

Hot out of the “Big Brother Naija” house, evicted housemate Teddy A is set to launch a clothing line. The musician made the announcement on his Twitter,…

Omoni Oboli Celebrates 40th Birthday With New Book
Entertainment
52 views
Entertainment
52 views

Omoni Oboli Celebrates 40th Birthday With New Book

PH - April 23, 2018

You can now add author as a title when referring to Nollywood actress Omoni Oboli who turned 40 today. To celebrate the big 4-0, the actress has…

Loading...