By Henry Iheanacho
A pretty lady identified as Oluwafunmilayo Pooja, has shared the love story of her Nigerian father and Indian mother.
She revealed that her mum who is from Goa in India met her father in Nigeria and their love story blossomed despite being together at a time that interracial marriages were a taboo.
The young lady said that she is a proud product of ”Namaste Wahala.”
According to Oluwafunmilayo, her parents did not give her an Indian name so she named herself, Pooja.
She first of all shared a throwback photos of her parents and wrote;
”My mom and dad did their own “Namaste Wahala” back when it was a taboo. I’m going to have to make them watch it, so they see a replica of their love story My dad is from Lagos state, isale eko. Omo Balogun ni mi. My mom is from Goa in India. My parent’s story began in Nigeria. Yes, My mom and dad met in Nigeria.
You have seen my parents. This is me (The product of Namaste Wahala) I thank God for my Nigerian dad and Indian mom. I am blessed with the best of both worlds.”
“To those who want to know if I have a yoruba name, it is OLUWAFUNMILAYO. It means God gave me joy. In short, it is Ayo. Joy in English. My parents sadly didn’t give me an indian name, but I named myself Pooja ”
“I keep getting asked this question. If my hair is real?! Yes, it is my real hair. My mother’s hair Genes transfered to my head. Na my hair o.”
Then uploading more recent images, Funmi tweeted;
”Most of you wanted to see the present pictures of my parents. Here you go! Very wholesome dressers & picture shy too. Namaste Wahala (The aftermath)
My parent’s story began in Nigeria. Yes, My mom and dad met in Nigeria.
”Interracial marriages come with struggles. My advice is let love lead you, God guide you and learn each other’s culture. Embrace the flaws of your partners culture and the beauty in your differences. Be sensitive to one another’s cultural background & continue to grow in love.
”People may not know how similar India and Nigeria is, but as a testament to having both parents from these two continents. We are not as different as we think we are. There is so much we have in common. It’s time to embrace the unicity and similarities with love.”
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