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Oladipupo Baruwa, 44, an investment promotion officer and Funke Baruwa, 41, a gender and development expert, pose for a photograph at home in Abuja, Nigeria, February 9, 2018. "Well, he is persistent. We met at a church on the first Sunday service of the year 2000 and he followed me home after every service from that day on until about two years later. I just loved his persistence and the fact that he didn't want to give up," said Funke. After the birth of their first daughter in 2003 the pair made a commitment that, whatever lay ahead, they would face it together. "For me that has always been the unifying factor... Marriage is a commitment, it is a hard work and when you are willing to work at it, you get better," Baruwa said. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde SEARCH "GLOBAL LOVE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.