'How I met and fell in love with my wife' - actor Chidi Mokeme
Story by Encomium magazine:
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 01, 2012
How did you meet your wife?
I met my wife in America in 2008. I had gone for the inauguration of President Obama. There was one of the town hall balls that was organised in his honour by the 'Africa Business Round Table' in Maryland. I was there too. It was there I ran into my wife.
What was the attraction?
First, she's a pretty woman. She's imposing, she stands out. As soon as you see her, you will notice her. I think everything else must have grown with time. You begin to discover who she is. And then the more I discovered, the more I was sure we were going to end up married.
When, how and where did you propose?
I proposed to her in the states last year. It was a surprise. She came back from work one day, she opened the door and I was there. Candles were all lighted up, I was there inside her house on bended knees asking her 'Would you marry me?'
Some are asking why go for a US-based lady when there are thousands of home-bred ladies looking for husband?
I don't think that is a problem. It doesn't matter where a person in based. You don't marry a woman because of where she is based. What matters is her personality. And then geographical location absolutely means nothing because that arrangement can be changed by one conversation. It doesn't take anything to relocate. If she would be relocating to Nigeria, we would make our family in Nigeria.
I earlier wanted to ask if Jean would be relocating to Nigeria, leaving her thriving practice in America or would you likely join her?
She is in a business that is required everywhere in the world. There is nowhere in the world you don't require the services of medical practitioners. She's not only a doctor, she's a doctor's doctor. That means she has a doctorate degree in a specialized area of medicine. She has a doctorate degree in pharmacy. You know she can never be out of work.
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ty | 5/1/2012 11:04:56 AMCongratulations.....at last after becoming a grand father...am so happy 4 you..... Reply this thread
Lalaland | 5/1/2012 11:29:17 AM |
First of all you no go to any yeye obama inauguration... Second, no be through gigoloing to take get money go America? Third, na greed make you grab the woman but I hope say she is wise cos you have no real job but gigoloing and no more play acting!!! Fourth, why would you propose to her when you know that she's wealthy and on top of that she get green card?!? I just shiver as I thought of you showing your mashed up teeth asking her to marry you!!
Jean?!? Jean?!? Jean?!? How many times I call you so? Mmmmm me n Lolo no dey study criminology for the fun of it o! We can smell a rat from far far... Hey be wise oooooo cos this man has fhucked all the old female politicians there is! We have warned you o...eeehhhhh...eeeehhhhhhh...a word is enough oooo! Keep your assets safe o!
Mama ejima | 5/1/2012 12:52:24 PM |
I was called in to work (despite the national holiday) and I was not in a very good mood after I got home. But your comment really lightened my mood. Lala, you always crack me up. You are doing okay so I need not ask. Congratulations to the new couple all the same, I wish them the very best matrimony has to offer.
Lalaa | 5/2/2012 1:28:21 AM |
Eeehyyaaa, sorry say you had to go in to work. Me n Lolo dont work so we cannot understand you in that department. I am glad you are feeling much better sha o cos e don tey wey we hear from ya!! xoxo
Omalicha Nwa | 5/1/2012 2:19:17 PM |
Chidi u don land big fish this time. This one pass whale...mayb na dolphin sef :) Na 4 her house wey she buy with her hard earned money na im u dey de propose...smh*
Men don de loose their value if dem de allow woman to feed dem. So she is a doctor, what r u bringing to d table as far as d marriage is concerned? I hp it is nt a parasitic relationship.
Lalaland | 5/2/2012 4:35:19 AM |
Yes o you talk am! But the thing wey piss me off sef na say the shark teeth chidi was just talking about the woman being "a doctor of all doctors"! What the fhuck is that all about?!? You can tell he is a greedy mordar-fhucker and just grab the woman so that he can open his mashed up teeth and say..."my wife is a african-american and a doctor"! My own question is that we all know that he is a poverty stricken man, so he should tell us WHAT HE HAS and not mention what the woman has! As me dearest dear Lolo said, why did he not marry his baby mama just as tuface is marrying his own!! Stewpid primitive man is that shark teeth chidi!!! He no even get money to fix his 52 teeth and he calls himself a nollysheitwood "star"?!? Aha! star my hairy yansh!!! Anyways his wife go give am free teeth treatment!! Mtchewww!!
cutie | 5/1/2012 2:22:47 PM |
hahahahahah yeye lala i agree with u on this one na lie the guy dey talk so....imagin him from naija go america for obama inauguration???ooh pls..quote !!! shes not only a doctor shes a doctors doctor(wat the f**k is that huh) quote again!!! she can never be out of work(is that why u married her,to save ur ass wen ur actin carrier is over?? u money munger)talkin like a village champion nonsense
Lalaland | 5/2/2012 1:33:05 AM |
I am sure that the jean woman is also desperate to marry and wanted some nigeria man! maybe when she born her two children she go dump his broke arse!!! He is one ugly greedy ediot!!! Mtchewww!!!
Princess | 6/14/2012 4:33:30 AM |
You never seem to appreciate anyone dont you no that when you never appreciate you depreciate and it looks you are a depressed lunatic fellow,who is in a pit,eating the bread of affliction.dont even try insulting me cos you will be wasting your time.
Angel b | 4/29/2013 1:52:35 AM |
Come on! Dnt b an enemy of progress! D guy is very lucky, and we d gud nigerians ar hapi 4 him and jean! God wil surely bles dia marriage and any enemy wil live 2 c dem alive, safe, hapi and sound. Am sure u're jobles dats y u sound lyk a jobles jealouse he-goat
Aviation minister | 5/1/2012 11:17:10 AMCongratulations.Ur wife is very beautiful with natural African colour.I wonder if u laughed with ur bulldozod teeth wild open the day u proposed to her.It must be scaring and she agreed,its true love.Make appointment with a dentist quick to chizzle ur dentition.ur just like a mad dog when u open ur mouth.I cant stop laughing for that traditional photo. Reply this thread
Lalaland | 5/2/2012 2:14:20 AM |
Why wont shark teeth chidi open his TEETH like that when he knows that he has completely stolen the juiciest bone which is green card and money from Jean?!? Mtcheww!! Me n Lolo knows his type!!
BNF | 5/1/2012 11:34:32 AMFirst of all congrats, but which one be say she can never be out of wrk? Lazy sex toy seller looking for woman to milk. Nonsense giggolo Reply this thread
certificate | 5/1/2012 12:00:52 PMOld jakass teeth chidi is a liar.Who knows if the wife is a cleaner in the pharmacy.Which school did she attend?.Everybody is claiming because we dont know their details.Carry ur catarpillar teeth and go and find job,OCHIE MMUO. Reply this thread
Lalaland | 5/2/2012 2:16:12 AM |
Ah na true you talk o! How are we sure that the wife na "real" dokita sef! This one wey the shark teeth chidi say she is a doctors of all doctors...what the fhuck is he saying?!?! Kai bushness is a disease o and chidi oozes cave man bushness!!! Mtcheww!!
Cyntex | 6/19/2012 12:21:35 AM |
Even if she is a cleaner which 1 b ur own?u dey jealous chidi abi?congrat o chidi,i wish u d best.na dt ur set of teeth sef me i lik,no mind dem,na bad belle dey worry dem,mak dem go marry person wit green card nw mak we c.
Adamu Garba | 5/1/2012 12:40:13 PMSo u wen be "Madam too know" why not tell us the TRUTH about Chidi and Him Wife then? If u no know the TRUTH about them why not just SHUT the F.UCK UP!! B.ITCH!! Reply this thread
Last born..adom | 5/1/2012 12:44:59 PMwether job or no job, horro teeth or swet teeth, ma Chidi u stil b ma 1 n oly 1, tombs up bro n a biggggggggg C O N G R A T. Dem no rich God punish devel Reply this thread
Adamu Garba | 5/1/2012 12:54:29 PMOh wowww REALLY? So na from Chidi u been buy ur "Jack Rabbit" (vibrator) ba? U for kuku ma "come out of the closet" and reveal yasef to the World!! 4UCKIN Shameless B.ITCH!! Reply this thread
Precious yucee | 5/1/2012 12:56:26 PM9ce1 dere,i wish u guys 5 kids.. Reply this thread
Me | 5/1/2012 1:50:46 PMI love real people, see as Chidi my guy use faze song nkem as im soundtrack for d video when madam fairytale use one foreign song. That her marriage is based on hype and pretense I hope she keeps us with the hype. Faze is one of the best in niaja, that NKEM must b divinely inspired. 2 bad, love u fazey Reply this thread
sharpslade | 5/1/2012 3:57:41 PMChidi you must count yourself really lucky after being a playboy for so long and then you settle in old age for the best. You like better thing no be small. Reply this thread
Sounds like u bragging
Adjoa | 5/1/2012 4:48:13 PMSounds like you bragging..which 1 is & I quote;"she's not just a doctor but doctors doctor"..means what?what are you bringing to the table?now that your career has fizzled out,you weren't a good actor anyway,so I don't blame producers not coming after you anymore!!
Who are you to attend Obama's inauguration,not even a z-list actor a beg stop making mockery of yourself.Well you get a doctor as wife carry go with your yeye teeth,nothing do you bros!!! Reply this thread
Lalaland | 5/2/2012 1:41:34 AM |
You have to remember that the chidi himself is a bush man who has nothing! He has to say all those nonsense to validate his poverty self!! Who dash monkey banana to go to any obama inauguration?!? Ahahaahahhaaa!! That is the joke of the century!! Fhucking bush man that he fhucking is!!! Anyways that Jean has to be very careful, cos the shark chidi just married her for what he will get off her....green card & money as he himself is a poor man!!
sm1 | 5/2/2012 6:39:55 AM |
what somepple do nt understand is dat america is a very hard country to live. even if his wife is a doctor does nt mean dt her pucket is heavy. it is not how much some1 make but what is left 4 d persn after monthly expenditure much more america dat s so expensive. do we knw wether d woman has been married so many times bc she is no more a kid.
ipod | 5/1/2012 5:49:34 PMLala&lolo said the truth o... The same thing almost happen to me sef... Guy wen I dey nija dey look for mone go do masters they ask me wher I go get am... Even ask weda I knw book.. As the guy see say dem giv me visa I don pay skool fees na him marriage proposal cum full grnd.. Cum hear I luv u die... I no rest.. As a sharp gal wen dem don show pepper.. I cum dey ask for ting frm am na so the guy run... Bcos I ws doin my ting neva ask for anytin becos am independent... Na wetin mak am borw leg... I ended the attachmt today he is married to a rich big gal... This na guy wen dey say e no fit marry gal wen no slim na fat chick e marry blacky... Some guys will marry anytin for money just lik babes Reply this thread
Lalaland | 5/2/2012 1:39:04 AM |
At least you get sense smell the danger before commit yaself! You can tell that this chidi just grab this jean woman because of wetin she get cos he himself is a pauper!!!
Nikki | 5/1/2012 5:56:51 PMI will begin by say congratulations. I have attended weddings and most give credits to your wedding planner. It takes someone with brains to come up with such organization. Now to lalalolo. Vulnerable and depression has taken you by storm to the extend that you can not see anything positive. A healthy minded person will see half a glass of water and call it half filled but an unhealthy minded person like your self will call that same glass of water almost empty. What am saying is that you are sick and your diagnosis is nothing other than depression. Depression is a feeling of sadness, loss of interest especially in others, behavioral problems, hatred for others, mood swings just to name a few that I have observed in you. You can treat this disorder before it get worst. Option of psychotherapy might help depending on you state of mind if you let this disease goes on for too long it might progress to serious mental problems, also maintain proper sleep habits, eat a well balance diet, manage anxiety by doing activities that you like and lastly let others you can trust like close friends and family help you. After you improves then you can help your friend Lolo too because am sure he too needs help. What is you problem? Is the woman complaining ? So why are you. Why can you just let people leave their lives Reply this thread
Lalaland | 5/2/2012 1:36:42 AM |
So na so my comments pain you reach you have to write prescription for my so called depression ba? ok o....the only answer I can give you is for you to come and bite me and my dearest dear Lolo's hairy yanshes as our comments have pained you soooo deep so!! EWU!!
cutie | 5/1/2012 6:58:22 PMhhahahahhahahahaha cheii lala u don suffer sotey not only say them tell u wetin dey sick u the worst be say them say u need enough sleep hahahahahahah but wait oo come to think of it e be like say this nikki babe dey see vision ooo,everything way she mention so na wetin i don dey susppect tey tey say na him dey worry u...anyway sha my own contribution be say i go try discuss this urgent matter with my love adamu and his brothers someone somewhere,sly,and his sisters ,suregirl and firstlady...make we for see how much we fit gather take carry u go home...wen mad person dey dance for market na her relatives shame dey catch.... me i don talk my own..walahi i no like ur condition so and e be like say e dey get worst everyday...this ur sickness no normal at all and madness no dey una family,,,na waw ooo anyway sha God dey.. Reply this thread
Lalaland | 5/2/2012 1:35:23 AM |
I will continue to say that you are craze!! For even considering that odemu mallam shows that you are craze!!
ipod | 5/1/2012 7:16:56 PMPls I usually just read comments here.. On this issue I think lala is saying d truth most guys are lik chidi... Read d interview well.. Anyways is all good ... I wish them well. Reply this thread
sandra | 5/1/2012 10:21:13 PMlalaland ot whatever you call yourself,do you even get happy for someone's progress?are u a human or a beast?nothing good ever comes from you,s****d things you comment about other people,let he who is without sin cast the stone,if you are a girl haven't you played boys to get stuffs,or haven't you seen girls doing it?if chidi is a gigolo,let him be,if he was bad jean wouldn't have gone ahead to marry him after years of being together,if he proposed to her in her house it doesn't mean chidi was living with her,you are just a sadist and i guess the person that said you have depression is so f*****g right...grow up joo and smile for other people, Reply this thread
Esha | 5/2/2012 8:02:53 AM |
Common shat up sandra u knw lalaland is saying the truth all dis fake nollysheitwood as lalaland wld say are jst criminals
correct man | 5/1/2012 11:28:30 PMchidi mokeme think say he don get mugu.....this american babe go show am pepper.lala and lolo are correct in their analysis. Reply this thread
OPPOSE | 5/2/2012 12:45:10 AMCORRECTION, THIS BABE/WIFE IS NOT AN AMERICAN BUT A NIGERIAN BORN. SHE ONLY WORKS THERE (US). IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT WHEN U WORK AT A CERTAIN COUNTRY, U ORIGINATE FROM THERE. LASTLY, U WILL NEVER NO, MAYBE CHIDI IS THE ONE WHO WILL SHOW HER PEPPER, AS HE IS VERY CUNNING. THE BABE OBVIOUSLY DOES NOT KNOW THE TRUE COLOURS OF CHIDI MOKEME, ONLY TIME WILL TELL. SHARP CORRECT MAN. Reply this thread
ACTOR | 5/2/2012 1:09:00 AMI thought Chidi even b4 he met Jean, was doing well for himself in terms of surviving. Eg, he has been acting, he recently opened a boutique, he has his own house at VGC . So tell me Lala and Lolo, how can u say he is using Jean. Jean has been working at US to survive. Or do u want her to quit her job and be a housewife. Nowadays both men and ladies use each other, i dont see any wrong in that. Who knows maybe Jean also loves him simply coz he is a Nollywood Actor but not coz he is Chidi. The difference is just the same. Reply this thread
Lalaland | 5/2/2012 2:01:58 AM |
Hei it is either you are chidi himself or another poverty stricken actor! Who tell you say nigerian "actors" earn good money? You no see wetin happen to gringori and garuba?!? You so called actors/actresses are the most jobless poverty stricken people for that nigeria! Una no get breeze for yansh, na just show off una sabi do! Listen here shark chidi married that woman for green card and money that is what you nollysheitwood people are doing nowadays! Chidi was gigoloing before he met this vulnerable jean so! Mtcheww!!
Nobody is interested in your wife's detailed qualifications. If anybody is interested, the interviewer would have asked you that question. But he didn't. All that you were asked was whether you plan to join your wife in the US, or whether she would join you in Nigeria. What a simple question !
In the first two sentences of your reply, you answered that question perfectly by saying that since your wife is a medical practitioner, she could work anywhere.
However, you added the next four sentences to that reply, to make sure that you showcase your ignorance of your wife's qualifications to the world. Hmmmmmmmmmmm I think you succeeded.
On second thought, those four sentences might have been designed as a subtle promotion for your silly vibrator business, which is likely to get a boost from this marriage. If that is so, then you are a smart business guy after all. Reply this thread
anon | 5/2/2012 3:15:48 AMI am disappointed in you Chidi, i thought you are witty BUT instead you are a f*****h crap who cant even answer a simple question. Dont you know that there are are so many Doctors above Jean with highegr qualifications. And stop lying, Jean is a staff nurse and part time car washer to meet your needs. f*****h Boy. Reply this thread
Apple | 5/2/2012 5:11:31 AMChidi Congratulation! You are a clever man. you marry away woman so you can countinue to f**k all your old women:) and that green card attract you too. You also want your children to be born in the usa. CLAP CLAP CLAP.................I like you jare! After all women do it all the time.:) Reply this thread
ANON | 5/2/2012 5:21:32 AMA WOMAN WHO IS HUMBLE SHOULD BE LOVED genuinely, not to take advantage of her. BUT you are also clver apple, you just know chidi like i do, he is really up to somthing, cunning as usual. Reply this thread
eye doctor not medical doctor
na wa o | 5/2/2012 6:03:45 AMDr. Olumba specializes in the following: Ophthalmologist
Description An ophthalmologist is a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, who specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases of the visual pathways. Areas of concentration are the regions surrounding the eye, including tear ducts and eyelids. Ophthalmologists are trained in eye surgery, including laser eye surgery (LASIK), which involves using a laser to reconstruct the cornea. Subspecialties within ophthalmology focus on cataracts, glaucoma and ocular oncology. Ophthalmologists can also specialize in pediatric ophthalmology, dealing with diseases of the visual pathways in children. An ophthalmologist should not be confused with an optometrist, who can perform eye exams and prescribe corrective lenses, or opticians, who are trained to grind lenses.
CARDS | 5/2/2012 6:42:20 AMCHIDI YOU ARE A REAL LIAR AND PLAYING YOUR CARDS WELLOOOO, BUT THAT IS NOT FAIR. THERE IS NO CHEMISTRY BETWEEN YOU TWO, ONLY PRETENCE AND ONE SMALL HIDDEN AGENDA. APRIL YOU EXPLAINED ITS YR MONTH OF WEDDING. NA WA OOH, BETWEEN 2008 AND 2011, U WERE STAYING WITH A CERTAIN NAIJA GAL AT VGC. SO WHEN AND WHERE DID U START DATING, FALLING IN LUV WITH POOR CHINWE. U DNT REALLY KNOW EACH OTHER DET MUCH. Reply this thread
@ lolo abi lala
samegirl | 5/2/2012 7:48:27 AMyou both are always confusing me but let me agree with you guys/gals for once although that was harsh but you really nailed Chidi very well.
@ Chidi please stop bragging over your wife's career cos it looks as if you are jobless waiting for a bigger fish to swallow. learn how to ask questions like someone that is literate. Reply this thread
On chidi's wedding.
Nice girl. | 5/2/2012 8:11:44 AMIt's a pity dat nigeriafilms would just b copying pple's work without giving credit to d person.D interview dey lifted was conducted by an Encomium Weekly staffer! Mtchew!!! Reply this thread
Lalaland | 5/2/2012 9:12:32 AM |
We forumites aint complaining! However the news come, news na news....
gogome | 5/25/2012 7:41:13 AMall of una get bad mout!even is no be lie,sha na so una go take talk everything out,even if we know the man plan.i tired 4 una oo but i no run oo. Reply this thread
splendidnonny | 6/11/2012 5:47:39 AMchidi, as igbo man im be, get sharp eyezzz...that im wifey dey elegant and fine. kudos to u....wishig u guys happy akpako Reply this thread
Divine | 6/20/2012 8:11:01 AMnija celebrities i don't know what they always feel like Reply this thread
Chidi na real gigolo
Concerned babe | 6/22/2012 4:14:11 PMMy concern now be say as chidi cum marry who madam bakassi go dey kari go kalaba carnival?hmmm jst tinking nd 2 say d fact acting knw get moni inside at all if i dey lie as mercy johnson. Reply this thread
.... | 9/11/2012 4:07:47 PMChidi or what you call yourself,shut up with I was in her house ,and candles and on my knees,you are a bloody liar.go jump into a river. Where are your sugar moms Reply this thread
Niger pple ha......nawa o
Sitanda | 10/11/2012 8:48:48 AMBla-bla-bla-bla-bla hei nawa o, Wetn cncrn una, una no fit tok gud thn abt prsn,evrytym na bad cmmnt una go dey post. Tufiakwa unu. Big congratulatn 2 u Chidi. Reply this thread