By Esther Nantambi
Solomon Sula Matovu had decided that Nicole Estella Namubiru was going to be his wife by their first date anniversary. He proposed in a private affair. Three years later, on 7th July, 2018, Nicole agreed to join Sula in holy matrimony. Nicole and Sula walked down the spectacular aisle of Miracle Centre Cathedral. There were high ceilings. The piano was playing. People sang. He was marrying his girlfriend of three years, a stunning beauty. Nicole gracefully glided through the church doors. People around her clapped but her eyes saw no one. They only looked at the man at the altar. The man she loved. When they said their vows to each other, she could hold her emotions no more. Tears flowed. He got emotional too but he didn’t let the tears flow, well because men don’t cry: “My world closed down for a moment when I saw her come towards me. Such beauty! And then she cried. I knew what those tears meant, ahh, it was so amazing. I can’t explain,” Sula professes.
Amidst the emotions and tears, the couple slid their wedding bands on each other’s fingers and their love story was sealed. When I reached out to the couple, they were on the plane, on their way to “vacay”. They agreed to have an exclusive interview with MyWedding and we bring you their full story.
Sula is a professional football player. He has featured on teams including the Uganda Cranes, Swedish side BK Häcken, Erbil SC in Iraq, and Ethiopia’s Saint George. He also played with the South African Kaizer Chiefs, becoming the third Ugandan to play in the Premier Soccer League side after Ivan Bukenya and David Obua.
Nicole prefers to be described first as a born again Christian. She imports clothes from China, Thailand and sometimes Dubai, which she sells on wholesale in downtown Kampala. Professionally, she is a journalist who has worked for both The Independent magazine and Channel 44 in the past.
Sula met Nicole earlier during a hang out with mutual friends. They became friends too. He had been checking her out for a while, taking her for coffees, lunches and dinners but you know how it is when you hang out with a woman you like; you first keep it under your hat and on dates you go. He found her very fetching, very stunning but then, you want a girl that’s more than beauty. When Sula saw that she was humble, insightful about God, principled and mature for her young age at the time, he fell in love with her personality. And then there was her very funny and charming laugh. He enjoyed it too. Immensely. “I connected a lot with her and I fell uncontrollably in love with her,” Sula confesses.
Although Nicole turned down his request to date at first, they stayed friends. They still went out for their coffee and dinner dates, and one day, when the chance presented itself, Sula moved in for the big score. Click to read more…