Highlights from Peter Okoye's wedding
So these were some of the major activities that happened at Peter Okoye's traditional wedding which held on Sunday.
Yesterday you saw the video of Peter Okoye and Kaffy's personally dance at the wedding. Well, Peter Okoye didn't initially plan to dance, it was the MC Gbenga Adeyinka who coerced him into doing so by paying him N10,000.
According to report, when asked how much he was paid for his first show, Peter answered Gbenga Adeyinka that he was paid N7, 500. The comedian offered to pay Peter N10,000 for him to dance, an offer Peter gladly obliged. After doing a few moves, the rest of the crew (without Paul) joined Peter on stage and danced to their hit song ‘Personally’.
Also, Susan Peters was the 'famzer' of the day. If there was any celebrity that took the most photos at the event, it was probably Susan Peters. The actress was seen going round smiling, hugging and making every effort to take a photo with as many celebrities in the hall as she could. She (and Toke Makinwa) practically supplied bloggers with many of the photos on their Instagram pages.
Moving on to the guests, Aliko Dangote and Folorunsho Alakija, the richest man and woman in Africa also showed up at the wedding. While Alakija had arrived at the beginning of the occasion and left about an hour later for another event on the mainland, Dangote arrived just a few minutes past 9PM when many of the top dignitaries had left. Abike Dabiri-Erewa was also there to honour the couple.
You see, despite the presence of security personals both from private security firms and men of the police force and armed forces ‘area boys’ made their presence known as they rushed to the car of well-known celebrities and hailed them. Funke Akindele and Don Jazzy attracted the most attention. On his part, Don jazzy threw some crispy naira notes at the area boys which almost led to a stampede as they scrambled for the cash.
Guests and journalists without their invitation cards were bounced and one of those affected was Soni Irabor. Well, ace broadcaster Sonny Irabor was almost refused entry into the venue. Irabor was dropped off at the entrance of the venue by his driver who then drove off to park. As he made to enter, the stern looking security guards who obviously did not recognize him refused him entry because he was without his invitation card. It took about 20 minutes for Irabor’s driver to return with the invitation card.
And then twin brother Paul decided to sing a special wedding song dedicated to his brother and his new wife Lola. Paul invited a few members of their band who obviously were familiar with the tune, for the special acapella rendition of the song. After the song, Paul hugged Peter and said, ‘I’m very proud of you my brother, congratulations.’
In conclusion, the performances were nothing short of exciting. Although there were many music celebrities who attended the event, only a few got to mount the stage to serenade the couple. Some of them were Flavour, KCEE, Iyanya, Banky W, Tiwa Savage, J Martins, Phyno, M.I, Lynxxx, Ice Prince and Naeto C.