By Edgar R Batte
What you need to know:
Journalist Canary Mugume and his wife Fiona Nagirinya have been married for a little over a year now. They share their journey and lessons learnt thus far.
It was his charm that attracted her to him and being a good listener was an added advantage. Fiona Nagirinya Mugume aka Sasha Ferguson, also admired Canary Mugume for being a man who pays attention to detail. The two met in 2013 at Wavah Broadcasting Service (WBS) Television, where he worked at the time. He on the other hand fell in love with her simplicity and made an effort to let her know that he was smitten by her.
The feeling was mutual because Nagirinya had been observing his character traits, including selflessness, honesty, willingness to wait and confidence. The two dated for three years and the memories are still so fresh, especially the times they would go out on dates and use the same boda boda to go back home.
Mugume remembers that for every date, Nagirinya was always smartly dressed and always wore high heeled shoes that made her look elegant. This made him fall in love even more. He would never let anything hurt her.
So, on the days they shared a boda boda, he would play the protector role by allowing her to sit between him and the rider. Here, he would be able to shield her from the wind and other obstacles.
“Because we always travelled on a boda boda, we would reach my home with all my hair and makeup out of place. However, this did not deter Mugume from loving me the more and after three years of dating, he popped the question,” she says.
In her own admission, his proposal was mind-blowing. To him, it was a day he was willing to go all out to prove to the woman he loved that he was ready to spend the rest of his life in her company. And what is that one thing that one thing that made the day stand out? Click to read more…