How A Woman’s Love Reunited This Billionaire With His Culture
If you still doubt that the most powerful thing in this world is love, this love story may be all you need to be convinced.
Chidega Liberty is a Liberian born businessman based in Brooklyn, United States of America. His dream had been to marry a beautiful woman, a supermodel if he had his way.
It was just a dream, and little did he know his dreams would become a reality someday.
But it did become a reality as the businessman tied the knot this year with a Burkina Faso-born international Model, Georgette Badiel.
It all started on March 18, 2017, when he met Georgette, an international model who was raised in Burkina Faso.
She began her American career a decade ago, working for such clients as Louis Vuitton, Diane von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs, and Zang Toi.
Chidega described Georgette as “the most beautiful woman I had ever seen”.
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“I saw her on Instagram and figured I didn’t have a chance, but I wanted to go on at least one date with her — just one date — so I could put those bragging rights in my back pocket and be able to say I once dated a supermodel”, he added.
After weeks of persuasion, he was able to get on a date with her at a restaurant but was not able to glean a meaningful discussion because she had brought with her a 7-year-old son of a friend.
They saw each other the next day and before long, got quite attached to the point of considering getting married.
“The more we talked, the more we realized we wanted to be together. Though we had just met, we felt like we already belonged to one another.”
In Georgette’s words: “He was so sweet, I loved everything about him. The spirit inside me said he was the one, and my love for him grew quickly to the point where I knew I wanted to marry him and have children with him.”
“I never felt that way about anyone else, ever before,” she added, her strong voice beginning to soften. “He became someone I couldn’t live without,” she added.
To cut the long story short, in order to prove the depth of his love, Chidega eventually traveled to Burkina Faso with his bride-to-be to partake in the age-long cultural wedding tradition by answering questions posed by several of the bride’s uncles and in turn negotiate a dowry with them for her hand in marriage.
He was accepted as a partner for Georgette after he paid a settlement that included cola nuts, four goats, tobacco, fabric, cash for Ms. Badiel’s mother and a cola nut from which each took turns eating.
They eventually got married on September 8 at First Corinthians Baptist Church in Harlem. It was a glamorous affair with over 200 guests in attendance.