AMERICAN MAN ADOPTS HIS NIGERIAN WIFE’S SURNAME, EKUNDAYO
In many cultures, a woman takes on the name of her husband immediately after paying her dowry but an American man, Howard Sueing, has done otherwise.
Howard took to the popular micro-blogging, platform, Twitter, to reveal that he has adopted his Nigerian wife’s surname, Ekundayo.
I recently got married! I'm replacing my birth surname/suffix (Sueing III) with @SimplyBukks's (Ekundayo) so that we can pass it on to our future children. "Ekundayo" means "to turn tears to joy" in Yoruba.
— Howard E (Sueing III) Ekundayo ? (@ChapAndScholar) November 10, 2019
According to Howard, he just got married to his wife, Bukky Ekundayo and decided to take her surname, noting they would pass it on to their children. Howard has already added the name to his Twitter bio to reflect the change.
My wedding tux. – Gotta Catch 'Em All. pic.twitter.com/TyoKO7QEr0
— Howard E (Sueing III) Ekundayo ? (@ChapAndScholar) October 29, 2019
A friend of the couple identified as Uzoma Nwagba confirmed Howard’s tweet, noting that Bukky was his classmate.
Meet my college friend, Howard Sueing, an American. Howard was in love with us Nigerians he met (who wouldn't be ??).
Howard has just married our Nigerian classmate, Bukky Ekundayo.
He decided to take her surname, officially.
Meet Howard Ekundayo. ??
Congrats bro. pic.twitter.com/OcNaao7pvr
— Technocrat (Úz?mã Nwágbã) (@uzonwagba) November 14, 2019
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