By Niyi Tabiti
We love to rock well in every sense of it. 2010 witnessed some classy celebrity weddings that would continue to be talk of the town for years to come.
Bella Adenuga and Jameel Disu– For obvious reasons the wedding of Bella, daughter of Africa’s billionaire Otunba Mike Adenuga’s wedding to Jameel Disu in Lagos is regarded as the biggest wedding of the year. With all the trappings of royalty and splendour in Lagos, Africa’s entertainment capital, Bella presented her man Jameel to the world. For a moment, Jameel’s name became one of the most searched name on Nigeria network on the internet because people were inquisitive about the man who swept the stunning and intelligent executive director of Globacom off her feet.According to feelers gathered by gistmaster.com, Bella/Jameel wedding practically changed the spelling of ceremony to ‘Cere-money’. The Event was managed by The Wedding Company owned by Funmi Okigbo.
Maryam Tukur and Sheriff Shagaya: Another talk of the town ceremony that shook Nigeria social establishment. Hajia Bola Shagaya the mother of the bride is a billionaire and she has investment running into oil and Gas, property, photography materials, banking and other areas. Father of the bride, Alhaji Bamaga Tukur is also one of Nigeria’s most connected businessmen. He is also a former minister.
Guests, including the wife of the nation’s President, Dame Patience Goodluck Jonathan graced the event, first ladies from different state, Hajia Abah Folawiyo and others graced the occasion.Gistmaster.com gathered that Hajia Shagaya did everything to spoil her guests. Trust, millions of Naira went into the planning and the execution of the wedding. The Eko Hotel new expo hall that was used for one of the ceremonies alone cost N8.5 Million (About $60,000 US Dollars)
Joseph Yobo and Adaeze Igwe: For stupendously rich footballer, Joseph Yobo and ex- beauty queen, Adaeze Igwe, there is nothing more precious than all the gold in this world- it is the love they both share.Joseph and Adaeze Yobo’s wedding happened in the early hours of 1st January 2010. Despite being a low profile arrangement (considering the social profile of the couple), it nevertheless became one of the most talked about celebrity weddings of 2010.
For the Yobos, they willingly showed us photos of their trip to luxury places around the world. Yobo proposed with an expensive diamond ring that made a lot of ladies want to be in Adaeze’s shoes.
KC PRESH: Kingsley, one of the two guys that make up the popular singing group, KC Presh got married at an elaborate wedding that drew so much attention within and outside the entertainment industry. Till date, it is still one of the most talked about event of 2010.For the Yobos, they willingly showed us photos of their trip to luxury places around the world. The diamond ring
MIKE EZERONYE: For top nollywood actor, Mike Ezeronye the 2010 is a year of reality…far away from the his acting roles where he had played lover boy and even got married. This time for real, he found a pretty lady, Nkechi Norom a medical Psychologist based in Canada, whom he considered the dream of his dreams at a movie location in Abuja. Their first meeting soon blossomed into friendship, romance and their eventual wedding in 2010. It was a loaded ceremony that saw many of his colleagues and fellow Glo Ambassadors playing active role.The reception was held at Landmark event centre.
The Mike and Nkechi Ezeronye traditional wedding was also a blast! It was held in Imo state earlier in the year with top Nollywood personalities in attendance. The list include Ini Edo, Nonso Diobi, Mercy Johnson, Uche Jombo, Tonto Dikeh, Rukky Sanda, Desmond Elliot,Patience Ozokwor, Jakie Appaiah, Chika Ike and others.
BASKET MOUTH: Top comedian, Bright Ikpocha popularly known as Basket Mouth formalised his wedding with Elsie the mother of his son at a grand ceremony in Lagos Nigeria. It was well attended by the Lagos socialites.