Happy Valentine’s Day friends! In the spirit of this romantic day, we’re sharing this sweet honeymoon engagement shoot collaboration we had with swimwear line Kamokini. Founded by designer Kambili Ofili-Okonkwo, Kamokini swimsuits are for the every-day woman, who wants to maintain her desire to look stylish when she is at her most vulnerable. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we got real-life bride to be Nikki to model some Kamokini pieces from their new Swan Life collection.
* The pictured Kamokini “Swan Life” swimsuits are available for a limited time only. For orders, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nikki and Jekwu both work in the fashion industry, he’s a celebrity stylist, a record label executive and owns a clothing line called Black Brother Baby. Nikki works with StyleVitae, has her own clothing line called Nikki & Tees and is a model.
How They Met
It’s kinda funny! So his younger sister and I have been friends since we were 9 years old, we went to the same high school. After years of not seeing her after school, I finally had a chance to see her in Lagos when I came visiting and she introduced me to her brothers and that was where I got to know the dredded guy Jekwu and we pretty much got talking. I travelled back to Abuja and we continued to keep in touch and I guess nature took its cause. Since the day we met it felt like I had known him forever. Sorry it’s not the romantic story you hoped for but this will do Lol.
How He Asked
Okay so on the 2nd of November 2015, which was my birthday, I woke up and got ready for work. At the office my colleagues surprised me to a cake and more but I had no clue why I was a bit depressed.
So almost at the close of work, I got a call from him asking how my day was going and I told him how I was feeling and that I wanted to start heading home, so he told me not to that I should wait for him to come pick me up instead.
I said ok but decided to go wait for him at a restaurant and his close friend met up with me. As I sat siping on my drink and talking with his friend he walked in with his siblings and friends and I remember saying to myself I told him I wasn’t having the best day but instead he decided to turn it into a party. I saw my best friend walk in and I was a little confused because she had no clue where I was too.
We decided to turn things up with more drinks and dancing then all of a sudden he walked towards me holding me so closely and then he tried going down on one knee and I remember asking if there was a problem with his knee.
He just kept smiling, he reached for the floor again and succeeded in kneeling down. He held my hand and said “Nikki will you spend the rest of your life with me?” Me still in shock looked at him and said YES! As soon as he held me in his arms, he started kissing me, I started crying like a whale and I’m sure you know the rest.
What are you most looking forward to on the wedding day?
Well it will be the reading of our vows and the after party as a married couple.
Swimwear: Kamokini | Shoot Location: Radisson Blu Lagos, Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island, Lagos | Photographer: ‘Anuel Modebe |Makeup Artist: Kehinde Afodeso of AtokeMakeup