Isa Sulaiman Panshekara, a 26-year-old Kano State native, was tied the knot on Sunday with his American friend.
Crowds gather at the Friday Mosque in Gasau, Kumbotso Local Government Area, to witness the long-awaited wedding, after a long love affair.
The youth paid a staggering N50,000 as a non-permanent dowry.
The groom’s father, Mallam Isah, told the BBC he had agreed to the marriage after agreeing to all the terms and conditions before giving up his son.
Among the dignitaries present at the wedding were Senator Shehu Sani, a former Senator representing Kaduna State in the Federal Senate of Nigeria, and the Chairman of Kumbotso Local Government Area.
What remains to be seen is when the groom will follow the bride, noting that shortly after the marriage the groom’s father says his son will continue to live with him, but the groom says he will wait until the wedding is over. collect documents
The couple first met on Instagram last year.
“We started after I showed interest in being one of her followers on Instagram and when she posts a picture on her page I click on the liking.”
“After a while I noticed that there were some scammers on the internet trying to defraud her, so I locked her up and I was so upset that she said I was an honest man. All I did was attract her attention. against me. “
“Then we started texting each other and making video calls and that led us to where we are now.”
‘Isa said his parents had agreed to marry his girlfriend Janine and that their wedding would take place in March and they would travel to the United States.
“After our wedding in March, God willing, we will go to the United States where I hope to find a job, go back to school and find a team to play for.”