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Nigerian Man Who Proposed To His Wife 20-Yrs Ago Without A Ring Buys Her A Ship

UBONG-IVY-KINGNigerian business mogul and security expert, Ubong King who proposed to his wife in 1997 when had nothing has narrated how he bought a vessel in 2015 and named it after her.

He shared the above photo and wrote;

“#WHATDRIVESYOU: I proposed to my wife sometime in 1997 without a ring, while squatting in a friend’s house in #Uyo, #Akwaibom state. She said YES even when she knew that I had nothing. She was discouraged by many to change her mind and was asked a question which she told me “why stay with Ubong when he can’t buy you a bottle of #Coca-Cola”. When she told me I looked up and down, I looked at her and said the choice to stay was her’s… she stayed.

We got married in 2002 and still started by squatting in another friend’s house out of Lagos for about 1yr till I got my #mindset right to get my own house in Alagbado. We had to start with one mattress on the floor, second hand carpet, a ceiling fan and our windows were covered with old newspapers since we could not afford curtains. I worked as a security coordinator in NBC Apapa, bottlers of #Coca-Cola drinks and all i wanted to do was to be responsible to be able to buy my wife a bottle of #Coca-Cola. The drive to be able to refresh my growing family has helped me to be able to buy my wife and kids Coca-Cola drinks at anytime… In 2015, I decided to buy a vessel from that drive and named it after my wife MV IVYKING. Thank YOU @unyimeivyking for starting me up my drive.


In response to his post, his wife also wrote:

“The pressure to say ‘no’ mounted heavily, but it was all futile, because the pressure was all external and came from a lot of people whose reasons for wanting me to say no, were based on material lack. I’d built up enough knowledge on the inside to realize that the lack of material acquisitions is a temporary state of being- anybody’s story can change in an instant, with God in their corner.

I dared to trust God with this decision, and He honored my trust. I said ‘yes’ because I saw us building an empire together- our story is just beginning and we will write it someday by His grace. Ultimately, God will be glorified and honored. Thank you @ubongking for honoring your commitment to me and for taking care of the children and I, the way you do.

*Now you can buy me many crates of coca-cola drinks* if you so wish 😁”UBONG-IVY-KING-2

This is one of the most beautiful love stories of modern times. I draw strength from testimonies like these.

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