So Sweet | Meet Nigerian lady who married and graduated with 1st Class same day

A beautiful Nigerian lady of Birmingham City University, Anu Yusuf, wore two important outfits - her wedding dress and graduation cap and gown, same day. Read her interesting story below:

26yrs old Anu Yusuf received her Law LLB in a ceremony at Symphony Hall alongside hundreds of her fellow students on Wednesday 27 July, wearing a traditional cap and gown.

Merely hours before, Nigeria-born Anu was dressed all in white, as she tied the knot at Birmingham Register Office.

Anu and her now husband – Joseph Kolawole Ola, 27, – met four years ago in Gombe while working as part of Nigeria’s National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), and their subsequent engagement was prolonged as a result of her coming to study in the UK.

She said: “My husband often joked that he would whisk me away after my graduation to marry me because he can no longer wait. So, we decided to marry on my actual graduation day!

“Romance aside, it certainly worked well logistically too, as it meant that our relatives only had to travel once for both occasions. We both have family all over the UK and we were conscious of taking up too much of their time and for all the added expense in making the same journey twice.”

Yusuf and Ola’s wedding started at 10.40am with a civil ceremony at Birmingham Register Office. Following the official wedding photography, the entire party headed for a midday blessing at Yusuf’s church, VBCI Treasure Sanctuary. Congrats to the couple and especially the diligent bride!