Feb 1st, 2015 – Nigerian Movie Producer Moses Inwang: I Proposed To My Wife With A Necklace, Her Parents Love Me More Than My Family
Nollywood filmmaker, Moses Inwang, is married to Emem, a former beauty queen and actress. They share their love story
How long have you known your wife?
Moses: We have been married for almost a year and I knew her a year before we got married.
How did you meet?
Emem: I met him at Emem Isong’s movie premiere and I was introduced to him as an aspiring actress. At that meeting, he told me that because I was Carnival Calabar Queen 2012 did not mean I could act. He later apologised and invited me for an audition. I was selected to play the chief bridesmaid. It was a cameo appearance.
Moses: If I considered her to be an actress, we won’t be where we are today. I didn’t look forward to getting married to an actress because I am around them all the time and I do not want my personal life to have anything to do with my job.
Who made the first move?
Emem: He phoned me after the first meeting to ask if I would be coming to Lagos anytime soon- Valentine’s Day was around the corner then. He also said he was planning a production, so I came over.
What are some of the qualities you admired in each other?
Moses: It was all about the calmness and difference between her and other women I had dated in the past. Even though I was dating someone else at the time, she was unlike my ex who made me unhappy. I tried to end the relationship but it was tough. My wife is so beautiful so I asked her to play the part of the bridesmaid and she ended up becoming a lot more beautiful than the bride herself.
Emem: After spending three months with him, I realised I couldn’t spend my life with any other person. This was my first relationship and I knew that if I ended up with him, he would bring out the best in me.
Did you have a tough time convincing her to date you?
Moses: No, I did not and she didn’t even see it coming. We both attended AY’s comedy show. When AY saw us, he said, “Moses this should be your wife.” I asked her out before the show and she said she wouldn’t have sex outside marriage. That was when I made up my mind to marry her. We didn’t date for long because it was easy to make up my mind to marry her.
Emem: I did not think I would marry a movie director, even though I wanted to be an actress.
How did you propose to her?
Moses: I planned to buy a beautiful engagement ring. For some reason, I arrived the shop after they had closed for the day. I proposed to her with my gold necklace which had a heart-shaped pendant.
Where your in-laws receptive?
Moses: They are very enlightened people. Because they are doctors, I felt they may not want their daughter to have anything to do with an entertainer. The best decision I made in my life was to be a part of that family because her parents love me more than my parents.
Chei! the man is drunk in love.
[Interview By Spice]