Story & photos by Niyi Tabiti
Rave of the monment musician and songwriter, Abolore Akande popularly known as 9ice and international make up artist,Toni Oluwaseun Payne (Toni Payne) were legally married in Lagos this morning.
http://www.niyitabiti.blogspot.com/ can authoritaively tell you that the ceremony took place at the Surulere Registry, Lagos and it was devoid of the kind of funfair that could have been accorded them because of their celebrity status.Few family members and friends were in attendace.The musician’s manager, Oladehinde Fajana and his publicist,Mr.Ayeni Adekunle were some of the few people in attendance.
9ice, the Gongo Aso exponent and friends arrived the Surulere registry in his two cars ( A VW Touareg and Honda) . He was looking graciously endowned in his black suit and inner waist coat.Toni Payne, the bride of the day did not disappoint at all. She was also looking charming in her white wedding gown.
The registrar, Mrs.Tola Awoliyi joined the two love birds as husband and wife at exactly 9.30 a.m today 17 July 2008.
An authoritaive source close to the couple hinted that Toni Payne arrived from her United States of America base on Monday.She had been away to put one or two things together concerning her clothing and cosmetics line.
The traditional engagement follows the registry and it also took place in Surulere.
Those in the know believe that 9ice couldnt have shut the door of his heart to the lady who turned his life around.The babe was like a pillar to his music career because she contributed alot to the present level of the ‘packaging’ 9ice has at present.
Their wedding photos would be brought to your view shortly.