By Joan Salmon
Evelyn Nalule and Amos Bakka share a chemistry that is not only real but admirable. To date, Bakka admits that it is Evelyn’s joyful demeanour and great sense of humour that attracted him to her, first as a friend and now wife.
“Evelyn and I met at Victory City Church in Rubaga, Kampala, in 2014. She was so passionate about serving God and lovingly took care of those around her. It is these qualities that made her stand out for me,” Amos says. During this time, Evelyn was in the choir while Amos was in the band.
To Evelyn, Amos has always been a calm, respectful and humble person. “You would rarely find him getting involved in idle talk or anything unproductive. Above all, he is a God-fearing man, a quality you can attest to when you interact with him,” she shares.
The two remained friends for two years and in 2016, Amos decided it was time to make his intentions known.
“I had gone out swimming and she came to see me. Having been friends for two years and certain that she was the person I wanted to spend the rest of my life with, I decided to make it known that I love her. While she did not say yes on that day, she did the next day and it was heart-warming,” Amos says.
Evelyn says it was only two months after her graduation (November 2019) when Amos proposed (January 5, 2020) at Kush Lounge in Kampala.
“On a random Sunday, our friends said we were going for a meeting to discuss and prepare for our Kukyala, which was days away. Some of my friends had left me at church under the pretext of going to buy shoes but I found them at the venue. Near the venue for the meeting, all my friends rushed out of the car and Amos walked towards me. We started discussing the kukyala and I was concerned because we did not have a lot of time yet nothing had been planned. He then asked me to walk with him the remaining short distance to the venue but when we arrived, he walked to a side of the room that had been decorated with rose petals. I was so shy and almost ran away but my friends quickly came to support me. Although our kukyala was a few days away, having him officially ask me to marry him was humbling. It was such a beautiful day and of course, I said yes,” Evelyn shares. Click to read more…