Published: 28th November 2020
This Nigerian man made his wedding invitation into a research paper. It's now going viral in Indian WhatsApp groups
Kabiru and Fatima are set to tie the known on December 4 this year. He had initially sent the invitation to his close friends but it went viral on social media
Kabiru SB, a 31-year-old science graduate from Yobe in Nigeria made an invitation for his own wedding that looks exactly like a research paper. What he did not dream of was that it will make its way to WhatsApp forwards even in India. The post has gone viral since his friends posted it on social media. Kabiru is set to tie the knot with Fatima AY on December 4, 2020 in Damaturu.
Kabiru has completed his graduation in BSc Biology and is waiting to pursue his Masters in Entomology. "I was sitting idle as the courses did not start owing to the raging pandemic. So I thought I would experiment with the invitation. I made it and sent it to Fatima. But she did not read it at all. I had also forwarded it to a few of my close friends. Only when they started posting it and it went viral — someone from the USA had also shared it — did she come to know from her friends and finally saw what I had made," laughed Kabiru as he spoke to Edex.
The invitation has the look and feel of a research proposal or a one-page research paper. While the abstract talks about Nikkah and describes the process, the introduction talks about love and quotes Aladdin, the 2019 movie. What can be cooler than this? Kabiru has an answer to that, "With new dreams, new hopes to achieve new horizons and trusting someone without a magic carpet ride. We are stepping into a new beginning," reads his conclusion. Now, that's a cooler proposal.
But does he have an Indian connection? He does indeed. Two of his professors are Indian. "But I am sure they do not even know about this. How it went viral is beyond me. But I have been getting calls from across the globe — from Lagos to Pakistan and now India," said Kabiru.