Revisiting Noble Igwe’s Popular Love Letter To His Future Wife


Sometime in 2011, when I was probably in my 3rd year in university and new to twitter, I remember that a lot of people were tweeting about a letter that Noble Igwe had written. Basically, the letter trended.

Those were the days when any and every person deemed it fit to come up with lists and open letters. I don’t remember much about those lists and letters or the controversies they stirred up, but I remember vividly Noble’s because of the part where he said, “…I don’t do hair nets and wrappers” because this part stood out for me. I remember thinking to myself, “What’s worrying this wan?!” In my mind, I was wondering why the nna bros was feeling funky (not that this has changed anyway). Like, how dare the Aba boy have a say in what his wife should wear.

Anyway, five years later, Noble finally gets married to the beauty that is Chioma Otisi, so I thought to revisit the letter that brought Nigerian twitter to a halt. I can’t be the only one that wonders if Noble kept/plans to keep to all those things in the letter or has compromised.

#CHOBS2016 Noble Igwe Chioma Otisi pre wedding engagement shoot 4

Being the nice girl that I am, I thought it’d be nice to share the letter with those of you that never got to read the letter back then, either because you were still using a Nokia 3310 or were stuck in boarding school (secondary or tertiary). Here it goes:

Dear future wife,

I don’t know if you are out here or reading this right now! If you are, please print this letter and bring it to our wedding reception. It will make a good read before our guests.

They say behind every successful man is a woman. I’ll like to say that behind every successful man is a good woman because I’ve seen men that have shut down their businesses because they got involved with the wrong woman. I want to be successful and I need to find you right now more than ever.

You may not know how much I need you but I come home every night with stories that I would love to share with someone special. I come home late from clubs sometimes wishing you’d be in bed waiting for me to hug your warm body. Your slot in my life is so empty it hurts because I know you are out there without me.

I’ve often imagined how you look. Are you dark or fair in complexion? Are you Igbo, Yoruba or Hausa? I play around with different images in my head but one thing stands out, I know you are very curvy.

Mum can’t wait to meet you and believe me, sometime ago she wanted to hook me up with a certain Ada from my village but that didn’t work. Since we are taking about mum, I’ve always prayed for a marriage where mum and my wife would be best friends. I’ll do everything possible to make sure that mum treats you like her daughter. This I promise you.

I still don’t know why I’m writing you but I guess I was motivated by Waje’s new song “Falling” especially the part that says “If you are ever planning on showing up, now would be perfect, now would be good”. I totally agree with her that now would be perfect. I‘ve waited for long and I need to start loving you on time.

I’ve booked my tattoo date because I promise to tattoo your name on my back the day I’ll propose to you. I’m not scared of having your name on my back because when I see you, I’ll know and I promise never to leave you.

No matter where we are, we must speak to each other every day at noon and have lunch once every week when we are in the same city.

I’ll tattoo your initials on my “wedding ring” finger as a constant reminder to all that I belong to you totally and in whole. I’ve gone as far as selecting some of our special songs.

On our wedding day, when you walk into the church, we’ll have Waje signing,  “Here comes the bride” and just after the exchange of vows, Waje will do an accappela of “One Naira”.

We’ll walk into the reception with Lami performing “Know

Our first dance together as husband and wife should be Banky W’s Till my dying day

followed by Darey‘s “With this woman

then MI’s God Bless You


and we’ll round our dance up with Wande Coal’s Ololufe”.

I know I’m making all these plans without considering you but I’ll be willing to change all or accept any modifications from you even though I pray you love them too.

Is it okay if I tell you certain things about me? I can’t have my bath with cold water. I hate hot tea. I’m not particular about food; I can eat Indomie, fried egg and plantain, 3 times a day for one month without complaining. I watch loads of movies and would totally be glad if you enjoy same.

Nkem, I don’t know what you don’t like but I’m totally against hairnet and wrapper. I can’t stand both either in the kitchen or in the bedroom. We’ll invest in hair wraps. I would have said that the maximum cloth size you are allowed to get to is 10 but that may sound superficial to other people reading this, so I’ll just leave that for us to discuss one on one.

I’m Igbo and we take care of our wives. I’ll work hard to make sure you don’t go hungry for one day till your dying day. I’ll let you decide the number of kids we’ll have but I don’t think 3 kids will be bad and together we can make a happy family of five.

It’s 08:00pm Thursday April 14th, 2011 and I know you are somewhere out there and it does not matter if you are in another man’s arms, when I do meet you, I promise never to let you go. I promise to take care of you, provide you with all the reasonable good things of life that money can buy. If you are reading this, please give me a sign. Walk up to me on the street and plant a hot kiss on my lips as a sign.

I look forward to the day I’ll meet you and when I meet you it does not matter where we’ve been to or who we’ve been with, we will give each other clean slates to start life afresh together as one.

Someday I’ll go on my right knee with All 4 One‘sI Swear” playing in the background and I’ll ask you to marry me.

When we wake up in the morning, we’ll have Az Yet’s “Last Night” on repeat while we have breakfast.


I’ll write you from time to time to express how much you mean to me.

Love, hugs and tiny wet kisses,

Your future husband,

Nobs aka Stubborn Biafran soldier


I bet you never thought Chibuzor could be that mushy. Ehn, I can now call him Chibuzor because #NobleIsMyGuy!

So Noble, how far?








  1. Yes, Noble how far?

    I read that in 2011, smiled and said we are waiting. The internet never forgets. I’m glad it came up here first. Nice work Owgee.

  2. I really need to know though…how far the tattoo?…
    How many kisses on the lips did you get while walking on the road?…
    Was I swear playing when you proposed?…H
    ave you added new songs to the wedding list?
    How far Chibuzor? We need answers!…and yes, Owgee… #NobleIsMyGuy

  3. I remember reading this letter too in 2011! Five years already and it feels just like yesterday. How time flies…Congratulations Noble and wifey. God bless your new home.

  4. Is the dinner happening every week? Tatoo on your wedding ring finger nko?I trust Chioma to not wear hairnet and tie wrapper. Of course very beautiful and curvy.

  5. Love love love…and as usual i cried..God bless Nobs n Chi hes lucky to have a pretty wife and from her looks and shes lucky too to have someone as hardworking as Nobs..God bless u both

  6. Have you ever heard of second life (sl for short). It is basically a video game where you can do anything you want. sl is literally my second life (pun intended lol). If you want to see more you can see these sl authors and blogs


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