I attended my first Nigerian wedding in Enugu from August 9-11 when my buddy, Dr. Samuel Kenechukwu Nnamani (son of former Senate President, Ken Nnamani)and Ezinne Ekpeluchi Chime (former governor of the state, Sullivan Chime) tied the knot in traditional and white wedding ceremony.
The Big Enugu wedding kicked off with a splendid and colourful traditional wedding ceremony in the Chime’s village of Udi, Enugu. My biggest highlight from the elaborate ceremony filled with music and dancing was when the bride, after dancing, presented a drink to her man, who was seated in the thick crowd. After accepting and drinking it, the groom then joined his bride to make their way to father of the bride for his blessings.
Both ceremonies had in attendance very important dignitaries such as the incumbent governor of Enugu state, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi. Also present at the white wedding was Shina Peller, one of the youngest billionaires in Nigeria and the owner of the famous Quilox Night Club. Performing at the reception was award-winning rapper, Phyno.