Paralympic Games stars, Folashade Oluwafemiayo and Tolulope Owolabi are set to become one as they have picked November 3 as the date for their nuptials in Jos, Plateau state.
The much talked about wedding is expected to attract top officials in the sports circles, including the Sports Minister, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi; the Director of Sports, Dr Patrick Ekeji; Nigeria’s Paralympic Games Chief-de-mission, Dr Simon Ebhojiaye; the National Paralympic Secretary in Nigeria, Dr Frank Thorpe and all the coaches and officials who were among the Team Nigeria to the London 2012 Games.
According to the bride, Folashade, all her team mates are also warming up to be part of the history-making wedding as they have already bought uniform popularly known as ‘Aso Ebi’ with head ties for women and caps for men. “Everybody is excited about the date.We have been trying our best to put things in proper perspective towards a succeessful ceremony. My husband is in Lagos to tie-up things concerning our wedding. We believe God to ensure a hitch-free ceremony on November 3.
We thank God for the interest and support already shown by people so far and we are grateful for everything,”she said. Folashade disclosed that she could no longer wait for that day to come to pass as friends and family members are daily thronging her home for an update on the wedding.
“It is a thing of joy as everybody wants to participate in one way or the other. We are all involved in the project. My friends, relatives, in-laws are deeply in it and God has been so faithful,”she told Daily Sunsports on phone from Jos. Folashade and Tolulope had their traditional engagement in April, a few months before the London 2012 Games.
Although, Tolulope didn’t win anything at the Games, Folashade won a silver medal and set a new world record and Paralympic mark.