I met Tobi at Overcomers Assembly in December 2015. For my Christmas break, I planned to go to Kingston shortly and then to Ottawa for a quick recording. After church, he came to say hello and I greeted back but in truth, I was thinking “Who is this new guy and why is he so dressed up?”(You see, I am a super chill dresser. No time for stress – flats, jeans, moving on.). Later that evening my host invited him for Christmas dinner (no it was not a setup. or was it…?) I was rehearsing the song I was about to record with my host and Tobi joined in. What a voice!!! I sharply asked if he wanted to come record it with me in Ottawa and he said yes. It was really just for the song. No feelings attached at this point.
We built a friendship after that – totally platonic. I was dealing with different things at the time too so I really wasn’t emotionally available. Come summer, bros called and said he had something to tell me but not now. I was like…ooookay. Then he called shortly after saying he had to tell me. I was thinking “Ok guy, out with it”. He professed his love and convictions over the phone and I thought “Hmm, interesting”. We fought a lot after that ha ha. There were times when I really couldn’t stand him and just wanted him to forget me!!!. I told him a very definite NO, but I did all this without praying.
Despite all the drama, he kept pursuing me and kept working hard to help me understand him (Cos trust me, I felt like we were from different worlds a lot of times). I soon realized he was a man of peace. His persistence forced me to pay attention. Fast forward to September my uncle challenged me to not be afraid to hear what God had to say (for some reason, I didn’t want to hear yay or nay. I just didn’t want to know. lol). So I prayed about it and it was quite funny how real God got with me. He dealt with my fears and my pride and showed me Tobi’s heart and, yea, here we are!!!