Being in love is always a beautiful thing, and a lovely story to write and share to those who believe in it. On the other hand, maintaining and being consistent with that true love is another chapter on it own. And these couples have proven that true love does exist.
Here are a few Ashesi alums who are a true definition of couple goals.
1. Barry and Ewurabena
The important thing to note is the value of a true friendship, whether it came first, or after being love-struck. Having a strong friendship matters a lot – it did to us. In that friendship, I realized that we were able to be real with each other – after all, what? It was the ‘realness’ in our friendship that helped us point out each other’s folly and helped us make each other better people.
2. Daniel Botchway ‘13 & Tonilola (Ayonrinde) Botchway ‘14
Thanks to Ashesi’s close-knit community, we met in Toni’s first year. I was in my second year at the time. I got to know her through my friends who were in the same hostel as she was- and we started off as casual friends. Our friendship grew and we got much closer, eventually becoming study partners through the Programming Resource Centre … this is when things got interesting.
3. Kojo Biney ’10 and Akosua (Agyei-Boahene) Biney ‘10
While in Ashesi, we hang out a lot but we made sure we had breathing room to develop relationships with other people. We tried not to suffocate each other but most importantly we had friends who helped ground us and realign our emotions and thought patterns.
4. David Dei Awuku ’13 and Nana Adjoa (Hagan) Dei Awuku ‘13
Four years is a lot of time to be with someone, first of all. With the whole small-school experience and being in the same year group, we managed to spend a lot of time together. From studying together to belonging to the same circle of friends, we grew and matured together.
Maturity was a key component in our relationship-when we started going out, we were both only 19, and by the time we were graduating from Ashesi we were between 23 and 24 years old. So that’s a long time in between, however, this allowed us to pass through certain pivotal stages of life together. For us, Ashesi allowed us to grow together: easily checking up on each other, working on assignments and projects together and sharing jokes all the time.
5. George Assam ’16 and Essohe Osagie ’16
I wish you knew how much I love staring at you. I don’t take pictures for the fans, “okay maybe a little, I mean why won’t I? I want to show you off !😏“ but I take pictures for the memories, this distance has taught me how to cherish the little things.
I know we have greater things ahead, and I know 2018 is going to be the start of these things, I love you kweks, come rain 🌧 come shine ☀.
6. Sali Sam ’16 and Anastasia Bulley ’16
“You are that part of me I will always need. To the world you may be one person but to one person you are the world”, Sali Sam.
“About 2.25 years ago – God laid on my heart to restart a journey I wasn’t very sure about. And to make it even more worthwhile (now that I think of it in retrospect)….. He filled it with quite a number of obstacles. It was probably one of the most difficult times of my life – I had to battle with so much within me – but God kept me throughout the process – and no matter how many times I wanted to give up – He just wouldn’t let me!
And just like he said in Isiah 43:19, ‘See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.’- 2 years on – I have seen Him totally transform a journey I had very little faith in. To see His promises come to pass – one after another- throughout the past 2 years has continually kept me in awe of Him. He has done exceedingly and abundantly beyond all I could have ever asked – and He has taught me so much about myself, my beloved and what true love must look like and reflect!” – Anastasia
7. Effe Enyimayew ’18 and Owuraku Ampofo ’18
8. Emmanuel Antwi Nkansah ’13 and Elysia (Amarteifio) Nkansah ‘13
Also we push each other to aim higher and work harder since it’s something we both learnt from Ashesi. I for one have learnt a lot from Elysia’s drive and passion for excellence and I believe it has made me a better person. Today, we’re thanking God for how far He has brought us, honestly, He did all this. He kept us together. We’re looking forward to growing in God, growing our businesses and growing the Ashesi family some day, God-willing by enrolling our children there. All Glory to our Lord Jesus Christ!
9. Ted Okpoti-Paulo ’15 and Abena (Gyekye) Okpoti-Paulo ‘15
After Ashesi we were both looking forward to completing our Master’s degrees which we both have done, in the U.K. Thanks to the education/training received at Ashesi, we got into the top 10 tier universities in the UK to pursue Cyber Security and Big Data and International Business respectively. Now that we are back home, we are looking to apply the entrepreneurial skills developed while studying in Ashesi, in starting our own business which could ultimately help decrease the unemployment rate in Ghana. We also look forward to Ashesi prospering and achieving its goals so we bring our children to Ashesi and forever stand as proud Alumni of the institution.
Aren’t these couples lovely? We hope to see your relationship here next time.