High society is already agog as Senate President Bukola Saraki
prepares for his daughter’s wedding while invitation cards and aso ebi
make the rounds.
Scheduled for October 21 and 28, and December 7 – 9, 2017, the nuptials
of Tosin Saraki and Adeniyi Olukoya in Lagos, Ilorin and Abuja will
easily cross over N200 million.
And here are some of the reasons the superlative ceremonies across
three states will effortlessly leap over N200 million as compiled by
1. This is first wedding in the Saraki household, and it’s happening when he’s Nigeria’s third citizen.
The two-time governor of Kwara and Senate President has not hosted any
big event in his public life (apart from the funeral of his father in
2012). Being the number 3 citizen accords him enormous goodwill and
patronage which will easily elevate the ceremonies.
Many will come to support the events, and all the money spent will not
be from one or two purses. And since he’s Senate President, the support
will be humongous and extraordinary.
2. The events are many and over two months in three states
Ilorin (Kwara), Lagos and Abuja (federal capital territory) will host
the introduction, traditional engagement, registry, church, reception,
party and more.
With all these ceremonies having cost centres as they entertain guests in thousands, the expenses are enormous.
3. The packaging for the invitation screams luxury and comes with free gele and cap
The invitation package alone – with different cards, aso oke gele and
cap distributed free – tells a short story that good money will be
4. Aso Ebi is N200,000
The N200,000 for special guests has set the tone for a party to beat. It
hollers that gasp-inducing high society events are on our hands. And
only the well-heeled are on the guest list.
5. There is an array of vendors and planners
From planners to caterers, decorators, musicians, comedians, masters of
ceremonies, photographers and printers, a long list of those that
elevate ceremonies northward are on the bill.
And with over five events, the cost is huge.
6. Eko Hotel is hosting one of the events
The number one most prestigious venue in Nigeria is hosting one of the
events, and insiders claim that caterers will supplement the hotel’s
meals. And that is an unusual concession. It’s also an expensive
7. More than five ensembles needed for the occasions
The couple and their families will adorn over five different ensembles – from traditional garbs to wedding attire.
These apparels will cost a sizeable sum. Then, there are the wedding bands and ring!
8. Pre-wedding preparations are top notch
There are many pre-wedding preparations, from photo shoots to brochure and wedding programme that will gulp good money.
The shoot will possibly be done abroad and there are publications to exhibit the pictures.
Count the classy programme for church and more.
9. It’s a 7-star affair
So, money is not even the object. Only 7-star treatment of guests who
will take home expensive memorabilia apart from the heavenly time at the