There is a school of thought that most people have already met or seen their future spouse but don’t know it yet.
For the Nigerian couple, Hilda and Nanpong, this was more than true as they first met each other even before Hilda was born. According to Nanpong, his parents and Hilda’s were close friends and when he was told about the pregnancy, he told them the unborn baby will be his wife.
The couple who are best friends grew up together and nurtured their love from a tender age.
How it started according to Nanpong:
Hilda’s parents and mine had been friends since before either of us were born and they are till now.
So when her mum was pregnant for her, she came to my house one day (I was three years old at that time).
I was told that I reached out, touched her belly and told her that she was going to give birth to a girl and that the girl will be my wife. Why I say I was told is because I can’t say that I vividly remember that day even though I now have flashes of it.
I only grew up hearing the stories and on her first birthday, we were made to take this picture. Growing up, we never attended the same schools from primary school till university but we saw each other in the church from time to time. She struck me as a very pretty girl, and because she was tall she was my spec, but I never had the liver to talk to her ?.
I remember one time when she was standing beside her mum’s car after church (she remembers that day because she said she wanted to talk to me too?). I wanted to approach her but my confidence made me take a detour ?.
Anyway, fast forward to 2016. She reached out to me on Facebook on her way back to school. She said hi, and we began to talk. In order to break the ice, I brought up the conversation about the prophecy and I asked her if she knew I prophesied her birth. She said her mum had told her and we hit it off from there. From friends to lovers, to engaged. When we went to pay her dowry, my mum told the story in front of many witnesses who concurred with Hilda’s mum being the chief witness. That was a life-changing moment for me.