Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, stormed out of the traditional marriage ceremony of Paul Okoye barely 30 minutes after he arrived, because the ceremony did not start on time.
NET reports that the governor came in around 2pm and, as he alighted from his vehicle, his aides informed him that the event had not started and neither the couple nor celebrity guests had arrived.
He responded, ‘If we wait for some time and they don’t come, we will leave. I don’t have time for all this.’
The governor posed for photos before entering the hall. However, barely 30 minutes later, a visibly unimpressed Amaechi walked out of the hall accompanied by his aides and drove out of the event premises.
The marriage ceremony, which was billed to start by 12pm, did not commence till around 2:45pm.
Also, Jude Okoye, elder brother of the Psquare twins, who was noticeably absent at Peter’s traditional marriage last year, showed up at the wedding alongside Phyno, wearing the white Aso-ebi.
He, however, refused to talk to reporters as he made his way straight to the hall after posing for a few photographs, NET reports.
Surprisingly, he did not partake in any of the traditional marriage rites and he was not called to come on stage to give a toast. He was, however, active behind the scenes making sure everything went as planned.
Moving on, Paul Okoye performed a yet-to-be released single from Psquare’s forthcoming album.
After being joined on stage by Peter to perform some of their hit songs, Paul announced to the audience his intention to sing a new track.
The song, titled ‘Sare Sare’, was performed solo by an ecstatic Paul, who was in high spirits throughout the wedding ceremony.
NET further reports that the wedding almost became a concert as several top Nigerian musicians mounted the stage to perform their songs.
The event could almost be mistaken for a music concert as D’banj, Banky W, Phyno, Bracket, Sound Sultan, Ikechukwu, J Martins and Naeto C took to the stage to perform songs.
The artistes did not perform a song apiece; they each sang 2-3 songs, with D’banj, who was the surprise guest and performer at the wedding, performing 4 songs.
Finally, PSquare fans showed their love as hundreds of them thronged the event venue and remained there from about 2pm till dusk.
They loudly cheered and hailed every celebrity that walked into the venue, with Comic-Actor, Mr. Ibu, receiving the loudest cheer, NET reports.
The fans proved to be a challenge for the security, as they unsuccessfully attempted to surge into the venue several times.
Up until 9pm when the final batch of guests left the premises, there were still about 50 resilient fans standing outside the gate.
Anita actually shed tears of joy while embracing her mum at the wedding.
Bellanaija! reports that she sobbed in her mother’s bosom while her groom serenaded her.
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Lola Okoye – groom Paul’s twin’s wife gave a beautiful speech.
P.S Uche Jumbo, Monalisa Chinda, Funke Akindele and Ini Edo had fun at the wedding, they didn't stop gossiping....#okbye