Deyemi Okanlawon shares sweet love story of how he met his wife

Famous Nollywood actor, Deyemi Okanlawon shares a sweet story of how he met his darling wife, Damilola during their university days.

In a recent interview with Pulse on the One-on-One show, the actor disclosed that both he and his wife pursued degrees in Chemical Engineering at the University of Lagos.

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Despite their shared academic journey, Deyemi hesitated to approach Damilola initially, wishing for her to initiate the greeting.

He humorously referred to this phase as his ‘God’s gift to women’ period. Despite his initial hesitation, he approached her and spoke to her one day, and even after finishing school, they continued to cross paths.

Deyemi Okanlawon on how he met his wife

“So what happened was, I used to see her with girls that I know because they used to hang out. You know how girls used to hang out in cliques…So they’d be walking down the hallway and I’d be walking towards them and they would stop and I would say hello to every single one of them except my wife because she won’t say hello first.”

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“She get pride pass me, last last na me still go meet am. We got out of school and because we had the same circle of friends, people were getting married so we were always on bridal trains together. One day, I went to present a cake made my by mum at a wedding she was at; it was her cousin’s wedding.”

“And her cousin who was my friend said to her “can you please go get something for my friend to eat?” And she couldn’t say no and you could see the look on her face and I was basking in it.”

“Then about a year later when I was single, we met again. I was working a 9-5 when we married, she got married to me as a working professional. But when we were dating I told her that I felt that there was something for me in acting and by that same year I got an acting gig. And she found herself married to an actor.”

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