Friday, January 29, 2016
There are some stories you hear and instantly have a teary eye because it is soo beautiful, so full of love. Charles and Louise's Evans story is such. "My wife and I were sweethearts in high school. You can say it was love at first sight. We actually had 59 years and 11 months,” Charles "Lala" Evans says. “Every Sunday, before or after church, she’d have me take her picture. And that’s how the collection grew — so much memorabilia and pictures and everything.” When Louise passed away, Charles wanted to do something to honor her memory, so he turned his house, their house, into a museum about her.
The American alternative rock band Mutemath was looking for inspiration for their new song "Monument" when they heard about the beautiful love story of Charles and Louise. They decided to focus solely on Charles "Monument" for Louise. Everything you see in the video is all about Charles keeping the memory of Louise alive. Inside their house you see thousands of photographs of them and outside the house you see umbrellas that remind Charles of his lady. “On any given day I look out at any umbrella and see her smiling at me,” Charles said.
As for the outcome of the video, LaLa says he’s “so grateful to be a little part of it.”LaLa also told BuzzFeed he believes Louise would have loved the final product.“Oh she would have loved it. She’s loving it now. Yeah, she would’ve been a little bashful about it because she’s a bashful kinda lady, but she would have loved it.” And LaLa’s reaction to the video was nothing but genuine. “I was sitting here crying. All the memories came back to me.” Charles' advice for couples is: “I tell people, ‘put that lady first!’” LaLa laughs. “They’ll be some ups and downs, but work hard at it.”“People come to me saying they have their problems and want to know how we do it. I tell them, ‘It’s all about love, that’s the key.”
Monday, February 10, 2014
I really love the love story of Peter Okoye (P-Square) and his wife Lola Omotoya.
Peter share their love story in an interview Genevieve magazine. Read the story:
"After we had scaled the hurdle and became friends, I kept preventing her from coming to my house because everyone called her boss.From her wristwatch and everything, I would be like."CHEI! This person no be my level"
One day, I took ill and I guess she tried to reach me but I wasn't picking up. She then called brother who told her I was ill. To my horror she then came over to my house. To be honest with you, I was so ashamed that after she left, I wanted to know who invited her to my house"That person don buy my trouble".
I remember living in a small room which my brother and I shared.Our bed was a mattress on the floor. The wardrobe had clothes overflowing to the floor and the room was littered with unwashed plates and half drunk pure water nylons. I was lying down as a broken fan did its best to circulate the air and she walked in and said hello.
I felt as if I was dreaming. The picture of five boys sharing a two-room apartment was definitely an eye sore. I didn't know where to look when she came in. She just tip-toed to where I was and looked at the environment then called her driver and asked him to come into the compound.
"She picked two shirts and asked me where I kept my underwear.I didn't want her to go there so I told her they were washed and drying outside .She helped me get into her car and took me to her house. I remember sleeping in her arms as we drove through thick traffic. Although I wasn't really ill by this time, I pretended to be very ill especially as I saw the layout of pounded yam and Egusi with goat meat... she gave me some medication and I stayed at her place for three days and kept pretending to be ill because I din't know how to go back to my house.
Infact it was the first time in my life I was sleeping in a room with an air conditioner"
Now tell me this love story didn't being tears to your eyes...
Peter Okoye's a really good guy, many others would after they have fame and success leave the woman.
Lola is a good lady, she don't look down on him but lift him up. She proofs to him that she loves him no matter the condition he is in.