November must be the new month of love as two of Nigeria’s most notable celebrity couples are prepping up to be joined in holy matrimony.
Delectable singer Tiwa Savage is getting married to her manager-fiance Tunji ‘T-Billz’ Balogun; so is Peter Okoye, one half the famous duo, Psquare who’s warming to tie the knot with his longtime girlfriend and baby-mama, Lola Omotayo.
While the First Lady of Mavin Records and her beau picked November 23, 2013 as their wedding date, Peter and Lola will be moving on with their November 17, 2013 date to have their traditional marriage.
Last week, an excited Tiwa and her soon-to-be hubby travelled out to the UK shopping for some wedding items. ‘It is happening in November and here in Lagos. I have to follow due protocols before I can disclose further information’, one of the couple’s aides reveals. Tiwa and T-Billz are expected back in Lagos on Tuesday (October 29, 2013).
It was also revealed that the traditional marriage will be followed by a white wedding ceremony which is expected to hold in early 2014 in TheMaldives an island off the coast of the Indian Ocean. Tiwa reportedly visited the island in August, probably to make wedding arrangements.
‘It is nice to finally see these two taking the next step in their relationship. They have been through a lot together’ a source close to the couple said. In what started as a rumour and several denials, Tiwa and T-Billz’s relationship suddenly took a dramatic twist when he formally proposed on Tiwa’s 34th birthday on February 5, 2013.
On their part, Peter and Lola have been quite open with their wedding plans. The November traditional wedding will take place at the Arc Events Centre in Lekki, Lagos. Comedian Gbenga Adeyinka 1st and TV host Helen Paul have been selected to anchor the event.
On August 6, 2013, Peter proposed to Lola in grand style, presenting her with a brand new Range Rover Evoque, bouquet of flowers and a stunning diamond ring. Together, the couple have two children, four year old Cameron and nine months old Aliona. A surprise bachelorette party was held on Saturday October 26 for Lola, attended by close friends.
Arrangements are said to be in top gear as Peter is leaving no stone unturned to make the day an unforgettable one. ‘Peter plans to make the wedding as memorable as possible to please the woman who stood by him all these years’, a source said. Both couples are planning big for their days which leaves one to wonder if either of these November weddings will match up to the widely publicised and expensive Dubai wedding of 2face and Annie held earlier this year.