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Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Africa's Fastest Woman Blessing Okagbare Weds & Gushes About Ex-footballer Hubby

Blessing Okagbare’s White Wedding To Otegheri Jude Igho Set For Tomorrow

The ancient city of Sapele, Delta State virtually come to a standstill yesterday, as Commonwealth Games double sprints queen and African women’s 100m record holder, Blessing Okagbare tied the nuptial knot with ex-footballer, Jude Igho Otegheri traditionally.


 “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.

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‘’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.”

in an interview after the wedding with Guardian Newspaper, she assured her fans that her marriage won’t detract her from athletics.

“Getting married won’t in any way stop me from doing the usual things on the track,” said Okagbare. “I have been looking forward to this moment and by the Grace of God, we will celebrate it with everything.”
“But one thing I want to assure my fans and all Nigerians is that I will continue to work hard to put smiles on their faces as long as my body allows me to run and jump on the track.
“There (is) lots of work to be done and I have started training well ahead. I will return to the track soon after my wedding and I pray God to continue to guide me and my husband as we commence the journey of our married life,” she added.
The Nigerian track star described her husband as “nice and God fearing and those are 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,” Okagbare added.

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