A Nigerian prince has revealed that he once rented an entire restaurant for first date with the woman who is now his wife. Prince Adekunle Adebayo Omilana - who goes by Kunle - is from the ruling Arugbabuwo house in Nigeria, reports Ladbible. He was visiting New York City in USA 16 years ago for business when he spotted his future wife Keisha as she waited for a modelling call.
According to Insider, he felt compelled to abandon his business meeting to go ask her for her number.
Prince Kunle then rented out an entire restaurant for his first date with Keisha, who had no idea he was a royal.
"[The restaurant] told me it was going to cost a lot of money, but I said I don't care," he told Insider. "I said: 'Just get me nice rose petals on the floor, get everything set in a romantic way. It's going to be like a date, but I want it to feel like a proposal.'"
Keisha was surprised by the romantic gesture, but also so nervous that she kept knocking things off the table.
She didn't learn that the man she was dating was a royal until two years after their first date, when she met his mother. She called Keisha "my princess" when they met.
"And when you hear, 'princess,' well, all moms call their daughters princess," said Keisha. "So that's what I thought she was saying. But then we sat down and she told me the story of who her son was, what his name means, where he comes from, and I was just like 'oh my goodness.'"
The couple got married in 2006 in New York City and now divide their time between London and Nigeria.
"I'm so blessed you stopped me 16 years ago in NYC to ask for my number. Then two years later my heart and hand in marriage," Keisha wrote for her husband in an Instagram post earlier this year.
Today, and every year on MARCH 30th, we celebrate the birth of my lover, Adekunle Adebayo Omilana. Crown Prince of the Arigbabuowo ruling house. The crown royal dynasty Ipetu Ijesa of Yoruba Kingdom Nigeria. I'm so blessed you stopped me 16 years ago in NYC to ask for my number. Then two years later my heart and hand in marriage. We have such a magical love story. Our children are so grateful to you for all that you do for our family. You are by far the smartest, most caring, loving and selfless man I know. It's an honour to be your wife, lover, best friend, trusted confidant, prayer parter and Mother to your children. I pray that God continues to bless you while leading you with wisdom and discernment like he did King Solomon. I pray that you have great success in everything you do because the Lord is with you like he was with King David. Here's to a long life of true love, great health and unlimited abundance in all areas of your life. Wishing you a blessed birthday my handsome prince. I love you long time! Xoxo KO???? On hubby: @giorgioarmani On me: @sophietheallet ????: @davidwhitestudionyc Set: @altorisonyc #happybirthday #hubby #myprince #nigerian #naija #mylove #life #happy #blessed #thisisus #love #wife #married #allsmiles #crown #royal #prince #yoruba
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