First son of late pastor Bimbo Odukoya of Fountain of Life, Jimmy Odukoya who is also a pastor and a gospel hip hop artiste, married his sweetheart, Kemi Sade Banjoko today, March 9th 2013 at St. Mary’s Church, Church Path, Saffron Walden in the UK. A private reception followed at the Quendon Hall, Quendon Park estate, Saffron Walden. We wish them a happy married life!
Their love story:
Jimmy: It was in 2011…wasn’t love at first sight. I hardly spoke to her. We were talking of relationships and she said she has been single for four years and she hasn’t seen what she is looking for…we really had a very good conversation and I asked her to marry me jokingly because my sister had just gotten engaged and I found out that my brother in-law, Olumide’s younger brother had just gotten engaged. Everyone was engaged so I said why don’t we just get engaged. So I said, take your time, I will give you five minutes to think about it and I went downstairs to tell her aunty that I was going to marry her niece jokingly and it’s funny how in reality it ended up being just that way.
Kemi: The first thing that struck me about Jimmy is that he is very kind…We talked for hours, day and night for like three days straight. He would call me up like from 8.00pm and we’d talk till 5.00am and we talked about everything and my uncle was like who are you talking to in the middle of the night.
Jimmy: …One thing that struck me is that her love for God is real, is genuine, she can adapt to any situation, she is also very flexible. I didn’t tell her at first that I was a pastor. But the first time I told her, I actually just said to her: ‘by the way, I am a pastor.’ There was this 30 seconds silence. She was just kind of silent for a while.
Kemi: (Laughing) I was silent. I was thinking of all the things I had told him.