Ira at her 29 years of age had not the best baggage: a failed relationship with a foreigner, several dozen extra pounds, and depression. But fate threw Ira a pleasant surprise.
After breaking up with the cheating Italian, Ira fell into depression and did not even think about a new relationship, but accidentally found an e-mail message from a dating site. The girl had not registered there, but for the sake of interest she opened the email and found out that the Nigerian Emmanuel Oja had written to her. The girl decided to communicate with the guy to learn English and then to say goodbye
But there was no need to pick up the language: Emmanuel spoke excellent Russian and lived not in Nigeria, but in Russia, where he is studying at the university. On a dating website, Ira and Oja exchanged personal contacts and continued their communication. A couple of months later, Emmanuel decided to come to Ira’s hometown.
When they met, the couple kissed. Ira recalls that at that time she felt like a schoolgirl kissing for the first time. The first meeting was unforgettable, the young people spent some time together, and then Emmanuel left again to continue his studies. Ira, on the other hand, was working in her town as a hairdresser.
The long-distance relationship was rapidly developing: the couple corresponded in social networks and messengers, made phone calls, and communicated via video link. During another meeting on March 8, while watching a romantic movie, the guy asked: “Would you marry me?” Ira hesitated and answered affirmatively. Although it is difficult to call such a question a full-fledged marriage proposal, it does not affect the feelings in any way.
And when Oja received his diploma, the young people got married. However, his relatives could not attend the ceremony because of the Ebola epidemic in Nigeria. But at the first opportunity, husband and wife traveled to the African country on their own.
Her husband’s relatives welcomed Ira with cordiality and hospitality. And her weight even pleased them, because in Nigeria it is believed that a large woman is ideal for reproduction and bearing children. In Africa, Ira and Emmanuel spent two years, and that time the girl recalls joyfully.
Then the couple moved to Ufa, where they plan to become financially stable and have children. The couple dreams of a daughter and a son, whom they want to name William and Victoria. Four years flew by unnoticed and Ira and Emmanuel truly love each other: she gives him birthday cakes, and he gives flowers (although it is not customary in his homeland). Both are happy and incredibly glad that fate has brought them together.