Friday, September 26, 2014

Nigerian Gold Medalist Blessing Okagbare Engaged And Getting Married Soon

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Blessing Okagbare, 26 year old Nigerian sports star is engaged and about to get married to Igho Otegheri, a professional football player and soccer administrator.

Blessing is an Olympic and World Championships medalist in the long jump, and a world medallist in the 200 metres. She also holds the Women's 100 metres Commonwealth Games record, and is also the African record holder for the event. Blessing has almost 10 gold medals from the African Chamionships, the Commonwealth and the African Games.

The golden girl opened up about her fiance in a recent interview with New Telegraph Online.

“So tell us about the man in your life and what was it that made you believe you found the right choice?

He is Igho Otegheri, a footballer who is very down to the earth. One thing about relationships is that you need a person that understands and tolerates you both in your good and bad times. He is someone that really cherishes me for who I am and not the fame I have got. He is someone that looks at your inner beauty and wants to help you grow. He supports my dreams and pushes me to hit my targets. He came and I couldn’t say no.

So how did he win your heart or what did he do to sweep you off your feet?

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. 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.

Will you say being a footballer or a sport person also influenced your decision to accept his proposal?

No. Sports had nothing to with my decision to accepting his proposal. Honestly, the sports aspect did not have anything to do with it.

So what did he say that convinced you?

He is a very easygoing person and he does not see me as Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare, but as the woman he loves and I love it. Most times he forgets that I’m Blessing Okagbare and sometimes I get upset (laughing) I’m just kidding.
That is a very great thing because a lot of people just put the whole “Blessing Okagbare thing”’ on their head and that pisses me off.

So when are you tying the nuptial knot with Igho?

Very soon, but it is going to happen this year. Later in the year, everybody will know because a lot of people have been waiting anxiously.”

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