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This Kenyan Couple's $1 Wedding Is #RelationshipGoals

This young Kenyan couple put love first and had a $1 wedding ceremony.

All you need is love. If you're jaded and still need proof of this, then you need to hear the story of Wilson and Ann, a Kenyan couple who had a $1 wedding ceremony.


But how is that possible, you ask? Well, it really isn't, but the magical couple made it happen anyway, and we should all be taking notes.

The couple, who've been together for three years, have tried to plan a ceremony twice before, but were not able to come up on enough cash. On their third attempt, they decided they didn't need the pomp and circumstance after all, and instead opted for a casual ceremony at their church.

With their church's support, their only expenses were the $1 steel rings that they used as wedding bands.

"I believe money should not stop young people like us from getting married. If people love each other and want to marry they should," said the bride.

Folks on social media are inspired by the couples bravery, and they've  received numerous gifts even an all-expense paid honeymoon, BBC reports.

This story has our hearts all warm and fuzzy. Maybe love really is the answer after all.

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Adekunle Gold Is Living His Best Life

We speak to the Nigerian star about how marriage and fatherhood have led him to find both newfound happiness and newfound freedom as an artist.

''I'm having the time of my life,'' says Adekunle Gold over a Zoom call while seated in his office in Lagos. ''I'm making songs that are so true to my current energy, my current vibe.'' When I got on the call with the 34-year-old artist on a Wednesday afternoon, the first thing I noticed was his hair tied up in little braids, the second was his wide smile. As we speak, the crooner laughs multiple times but it's his aura that shines through the computer screen, it lets you know better than his words that he's truly having the time of life.

Born Adekunle Kosoko, the popular Nigerian singer got married barely two years ago to fellow artist Simi. Last year, the power couple welcomed their first child. As we talk, Gold points to his journey as a father and a husband as some of the biggest inspirations at the moment not just as far as music goes but as his perspective in life and how he now approaches things.

''My [artistry] has changed a lot because being a father and being a husband has made me grow a lot and more.'' Adekunle Gold tells OkayAfrica. ''It has made me understand life a lot more too. I'm feeling more responsible for people. You know, now I have a kid to raise and I have a wife to support, to be a real man and husband and father for.'' He credits this journey with both his newfound happiness and a newfound freedom as an artist.

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