‘Salongo’ Samuel Eyangu and ‘Nalongo’ Prossy Akale Eyangu, on the other hand, seem to have hit the jackpot with one another.
They were really into one another that Samuel proposed to her on phone.
“It was during one of those calls in the evening as we were wrapping up our day when he asked, ‘Will you marry me?’ I do not think he had purposed to propose, but it came along as we talked,” she says.
“With no prior idea that he was going to ask for my hand in marriage, there was no tingling feeling on hearing him say it. I guess I was indifferent at the moment hence able to tease him that I needed to see him face to face when he is saying the words. However, after some days, he was quite disturbed about something and I wanted to cheer him up, so I said, ‘Yes I will marry you”,” she adds.
Samuel says their proposal was one of the cheapest, because it did not involve many people, just the two of them.
“We walked to Wandegeya, bought the engagement ring, prayed over it and that was it,” he says.
Prossy adds that she loves being her, never sold out to the copying and pasting movie things.
“Later, he came to apologise for not going down on one knee to give me the ring, and I told him, not to do things because others are doing them but to simply be himself. I love the fact that it was simple, unique, and down to earth,” she says.
The two met at Makerere University Business School (MUBS) in 2003.
“We were doing the same course; Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and he majored in Accounting while I in Finance. As such, we sat together for the course units we shared, especially in second and third year,” Prossy shared.
She also led the Teso Students Development Association (TESDA) and Samuel was one of the ministers on Prossy’s cabinet whom she says was quite different from most of the men she worked with.
“He was friendly, very honest, caring and genuine so we became friends with no strings attached throughout campus.
Later on, I discovered he was also very bright with his name always appearing on the dean’s list for outstanding performance. So I asked him to allow me join their discussion group. Thankfully, he accepted and introduced me to the rest of his friends who eventually became my friends. They were all good students and great company,” she reminisces.
On the other hand, Samuel loved Prossy’s character; genuine, kind hearted and focused while also God fearing. “These were the main things which drew me to her,” he intimates. Click to read more