|KELS & EZINNE|
It was an unprecedented carnival sort of when the Chairman & CEO of Nepal Oil & Gas, Elder Ekeoma Ekeoma and his delightsome wife Ngozi Ekeoma hosted everyone at their first daughter's Igba Nkwu Nwanyi last weekend in Igbere, Bende LGA of Abia State.
From the Owerri Airport has you land, everyone knew something major was happening somewhere in town, there were several Toyota Hiace buses owned by the Young Shall Grow Transport company ready on ground to convey most of the guests landing from all over, just confirm you were here for the Ekeomas or the Anyasos, then you were immediately given the royal treatment, off you go in the air-conditioned buses for the 1 and half hour journey to Igbere. In preparation for the many guests coming to town the families involved had booked all the hotels & guest houses for their guests, so as you land you get taken to your place. Truth be told it was a massive event.
By the time we arrived at the expansive country home of Elder Ekeoma & Ngozi, you could see very clearly that preparation had been done to receive a colossal number of guests. The place was superbly decorated and gift bags containing bags of rice and other gifts were already placed on each chair ready to be picked up by the guests. Because Ezinne is Chima Anyaso's niece and Kelechi the groom his friend, he put in so much effort to make sure all things were on ground to host all his hundreds of friends and other guests that were coming to celebrate him and his family.
By like 2pm the traditional wedding ceremony began, the master of ceremony was the incredible Okey Bakassi, who was dressed like an Honourable member of the House of Assembly, in his resource control outfit, atop a beautiful pair of suede shoes, as usual he was on the top of his game, dishing out jokes and instructions with authority and great aplomb, to the delight of all.
Kelechi the groom is a very handsome guy, much to the delight of all that were at the venue, we are sure many of the single ladies at the event would have loved to have him as theirs, Ezinne also, is young nubile beauty, who could have won a beauty contest any day, were she to have been taller. The first to arrive as tradition dictates was Kelechi and he came with many of his friends in tow, he was welcomed to the occasion by Chima Anyaso, thereafter he was received by the family. Later on the superbly gorgeous Ezinne was called out, and she came out in her tradition outfit with native beads adorning her body looking every inch like a Princess, she was in the midst of her many gorgeous friends who all wore sunflower yellow outfits, sown in very may stylish ways. They equally looking gorgeous and the bride were a delight to watch as they danced in, to Ezinne's favourite song.
Thereafter all that tradition dictated to be done was done, the sharing of kolanuts etc. Ezinne was told to go find her husband, something she went away to do with aplomb and thereafter both were joined together according to the Igbo's native law & custom. The drama and display of culture was a beauty to behold and even be a part of.
It was a gathering of the movers and shakers of the Eastern parts of Nigeria mixed with guests from many other parts, some of those we saw were the likes of the former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, billionaire mogul & owner of Ibeto Groups of Companies, Clement Ibeto, Senator Andy Uba, Professor Anya O. Anya, Senator Joy Emordi, Dr. Alex Otti MD/CEO of Diamond Bank, Kalu Idika Kalu- Former federal Minister for Finance, Charles Odunukwe, a Special Adviser to the President of Nigeria, Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe- the Chairperson of Fleet Technologies Ltd & ED of Enterprise Bank, Hon. Chinenye Ukeaje, Dimgba Igwe, Ahmad Damcida, Dada Awosika, Kunle Robert, Sir J.I.A Arumemi-Ikhide, Chairman of Arik Air, Princess Mrs. Nzeribe, Chief Kalu Ogbonna, Eze Uche I.C Dimgba, Dr. Uche Ogah, President Masters Energy Oil & Gas Ltd, Uju Ifejika and very many others.
We were on ground to cover the beautiful event for your viewing pleasure. The upcoming white wedding we hear is set for Saturday, August 9, 2014 in Lagos at the Oriental Hotel, on the Island, that is sure going to be another superlative occasion.
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