Dec 17, 2017 Couples: Kiera and Seyi Oluokun
HER Kiera Oluokun
Native of: Conway.
Education: 2008 graduate of Conway High School; bachelor of arts degree in journalism from the University of Central Arkansas.
Job: Director of community development block grant for the City of Conway.
Parents: Tim and Gena Ester of Conway.
Community activities: I have been involved with the Pine Street Backpack program for several years. The program helps school-age children in low-income families obtain school supplies. This year, I was able to help create and manage the social media and website for the program. In the past, I have assisted with the pancake breakfast and backpack distribution.
Church activities: We attend True Holiness Saints Center in Conway. Prior to having my baby recently, I was involved with the Interdenominational Christian Council at UCA, the usher department, and I taught Sunday school for ages 4-11.
Hobbies/special interests: Spending time with family, shopping, traveling and tailgating during football season.
How would you describe yourself: My family refers to me as a “free-spirit.” I love to make those around me smile.
Favorite restaurant in the 501: Sashimi Japanese Steakhouse in Maumelle.
Most enjoyed weekend activity: Spending quality time with my husband and our new baby, Zeke.
What do you love about living in the 501: I love that all of my family lives in the 501. Having a new family of my own makes me appreciate not having to go far to visit relatives. The 501 also has several colleges in the area which help bring in different types of people to the community and promotes diversity.
HIM Seyi Oluokun
Native of: Cheverly, Md.
Where did you grow up: I grew up in Maryland until the age of 12. I then moved to Murfreesboro in the ninth grade, which is where I graduated high school.
Education: 2006 graduate of Murfreesboro High School; bachelor of arts degree in accounting and finance from the University of Central Arkansas; master’s in business administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Job: Audit manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Little Rock.
Parents: Dr. Folake Oluokun of London, England; Dr. Charles Oluokun of Iseyin, Nigeria.
Community activities: Treasurer of the Central Arkansas Board of Junior Achievement; treasurer of the Epsilon Alpha Lambda of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.; volunteer with VIPS (Volunteers in Public Schools) Little Rock Reading Day; also volunteer at Our House, Ronald McDonald House, Taco 4 Life Mobile Packing, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Pine Street Backpack Program.
Church activities: I work in the media department at True Holiness Saints Center.
Hobbies/special interests: Playing basketball, working out and reading,
How would you describe yourself: Thoughtful, analytical and witty.
Favorite restaurant in the 501: Fuji Steakhouse in Conway.
What do you love about living in the 501: I love living in the 501 because it is central to great food, scenery and entertainment options. There is always something to do in the 501 area.
Residents of: Maumelle.
How we met: We met at UCA through Seyi’s sister who is also my sorority sister. I always talked about how cute I thought he was, so she finally gave him my number. He texted me, and the rest is history.
The proposal: After an eventful weekend of almost popping the question, I finally worked up enough nerve to do it on a Sunday evening at my apartment. Even though it did not go completely as planned, it was still very memorable.
Wedding bells: Sept. 19, 2015 at English Turn Country Club in New Orleans.
Children: Ezekiel “Zeke” (5 months).
Pets: Ivy (shih tzu) and Jewels (shih-poo).
Family activities enjoyed together: Traveling, laying around and watching movies in our pajamas, and exploring new food spots.