It was indeed a celebration of love as multi-award winning track and field athlete, Blessing Okagbare and her beau, ex-soccer star, Jude Igho Otegheri got married in the traditional way at the ancient town of Sapele yesterday November 7, 2014.
The gold-medallist had this to say about her man.
“I actually knew him before I left the shores of Nigeria. He is someone I knew through a friend and we were not really talking, but something happened and we got talking and that was it. I actually liked him as a friend before I left and we were talking as friends on the phone and I was not really surprised when he asked me out. But you know, I had to bid my time even though I was very happy that he asked me out. We are women; we need to do a bit of delay tactics before accepting proposals.
“He is someone I really want to be with because he is nice and God fearing. Those were some basic things I prayed for in a man. He is kind and that is a great thing for me because he supports my life, my career and my aspirations.
”I couldn’t say no because he has all what I prayed for in my ideal man. He is a very easy-going person and he does not see me as Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare, but as the woman he loves and I love it.”