Photos: When Chigozie Took Chioma Home – By Ingram Osigwe
May 18, 2019 will live in the memories of the Eziokwus and Okafors for a long time to come. It was a day they became one family via the union of two beautiful and young hearts- Chigozie, and Chioma’s, their young and upscale children.
Not only did unspeakable joy and happiness found both families on the above date, hundreds of friends, well-wishers and business associates from all walks of life, including industrialists, captains of industry, business moguls, politicians, technocrats among others emptied into Catholic Church of Divine Mercy and the Podium, both in Lekki, Lagos to felicitate and rejoice with them.
From the Church to the Podium, the ambience was gay, the atmosphere sunny. It was a celebration of love, initiation into the holy sacrament of matrimony of Valentine Chigozie Eziokwu and his delectable bride, Jennifer Chioma Okafor. The grand event spelt splendor, and class. It brimmed with royalty and panache.
The galaxy of exotic cars that saturated every available space at the church premises and the reception venue (The Podium) and the gaily-dressed guests that swarmed everywhere like bees were breathtaking. The beautifully decorated hall was drowned in Klieg light and glistening floral colours that perfectly matched the Aso ebi.
All through the colourful weeding, Chigozie and Chioma beamed with penetrating smiles, intermittently taking a searching but romantic look into each other’s eyes.
The cutting of the wedding cake and the subsequent usual bride/groom symbolic feeding of each other ushered the newest couple into their very first matrimonial task as man and wife amidst cheers.
Inextricable love that exists between the two lovebirds was evident during the dancing session. Chigozie and Chioma glued together as they unleashed the latest dancing steps on the ecstatic guests.
Soon, the groom and bride’s parents joined the dance floor. Its was a refreshing delight to watch Chigozie’s parents, Sir & Lady Emma Eziokwu ( omeifeukwu) become teenagers again as they chronographically wriggled their waists in response to the melodious music wafting from the sound system.
Barrister and Mrs Okwy Okafor ( Ogene), the soft spoken parents of Chigozie’s paragon of beauty, Chioma, were not to be outdone. They responded energetically to all the music rhythm thrown up by the DJ.
The Chairman of the wedding, Anthony Iju Nwabunike, an oil& gas and Maritime czar, gave a good account of himself as a business administrator and manager of human resources as he skillfully piloted the affairs of the event within the period stipulated in the programme of event.
He who finds a wife finds a good thing, says the Christian holy book, the Bible.And so, it came to pass that the very handsome Valentine Chigozie Eziokwu, according to him,not only found a good thing but found peace of mind, a soulmate and a help mate.He is elated to have found Jennifer Chioma Okafor,his missing better half.
Jennifer on her part, was full of praises to God for blessing her with her desire, her dream husband. “He is my dream come true, a prayer answered and desire fulfilled. His name is permanently engraved on my heart”, the newly crowned Mrs. Eziokwu said of Chigozie, her young husband.
Among the array of prominent Nigerians that graced the epoch wedding were former Anambra state governor, His Excellency, Mr.Peter Obi, APC chieftain, Chief George Moughalu, business moguls: Chairman, the Orange Drugs Group, Sir Tony Ezenna OFR, Chairman the Ekulo Group, Sir. Emma Bishop Okonkwo OFR, Chairman/ CEO of Obikings, Ifeanyi Ezeora, Chairman & MD Tiger Foods, Onitsha, Ide Celestine & Mr. Don Ebubeogu, Chief IKB Igboanugo of the IKB cosmetics fame,Tony Ezeani of Tomez Group, The MD of Embassy Pharm and Sponsor of the wedding, Chief and Mrs Chidi Obi(Ononuju), Emeritus President, Diamond Fitness Club, Eselu Chigozie Nwaolisa, President, G21 Club, Chief Evergreen Jude Onyedum.
Others include Chairman/, CEO of Today’s Motors, Albert Ezenwanne, Chairman/CEO, The Young Shall Grow Motors, Vincent Amaechi Obianodo, Ikenga Azia, Uzama Okpaleke, Chairman Mega Chem, Chief Sam Ubachukwu, Ogene Mbakwu, Chief Ifeanyi Chukwuka, Tino Electronics Boss, Tino Oforezie, Emma Konac Aniakor, Enyiagbaoso Ichi, Chief Sam Okonkwo, MD/CEO Mac-Tonnel Ltd and founder Naipet Energy Ltd, Anthony Iju Nwabunike who also doubled as Chairman of the wedding reception, MD/CEO of Embassy Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Nnamdi Obi among others.
Billionaire, Chief Rasak Okoya & Wife Shade Graces Queen Of England Party At Buckingham Palace
He had all reasons to be among those who will qualify to be the Queen’s guests, and it was officious for him and his wife at the palacious Buckingham Palace in London, Billionaire industrialist and foremost businessman of Eleganza Industries fame, Chief Rasak Akanni Okoya, and his beautiful wife, Chief Dr. Mrs Shade Okoya recently joined the world notable celebrities to dine with Queen of Elizabeth II of England at her Palace.
Aare Akanni Okoya was like in another honeymoon for her beau and the power couple that has grown to become one of Nigeria’s favorite celebrity couples, as they recently celebrated their two decades of blissful marital union.
The duo attended the Queen’s Garden Party, held on the evening of Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at the Buckingham, the London residence and administrative headquarters of the monarch of the United Kingdom, located in the City of Westminster.
The Okoya’s are now the toast of the moment, given their rare privilege of being hosted by the revered Queen of England.
The two-decade love story of top Lagos socialite, the sophisticated 42 year-old Sade and 79 year-old billionaire businessman, Rasaq Akanni Okoya has continued to wax strong.
The wife, who is the Managing Director of the Eleganza Industrial City and youngest wife of Aare Akanni Okoya and says beyond work, she relaxes in the company of her husband and children.
The Aare Of Lagos Chief Razaq Okoya And Wife Chief Dr. Mrs Shade Okoya Sets To Celebrate 20yrs Of Marital Bliss
How time flies, could it be almost twenty years ago when the Lagos and Nigerian high society ran amok with the news of High Chief Billionaire Industrialist Chief Razaq Okoya CON , Chairman Eleganza Group one of Nigeria’s longest standing business conglomerate in Nigeria and his beautiful young wife Shade which ended up in a marriage blessed with 4 children, that is today the envy of many.
The success story of this marriage does not limit itself to the home front alone , Shade has over the years taken to her husband business like duck to water in the process, she has not only brought a touch of glamour into the business but has through visible and tangible measurable achievements proven herself to be a suave, astute business woman in her own right, winning and gaining honors and acclaim locally and internationally.
The last week of April 2019 will be a remarkable week for the Okoya family for two remarkable reasons.
25th of April which is the birthday of Dr. Chief Mrs. Shade Okoya as she clocks 42 years & 20th Year wedding Anniversary is on 28th April 2019.
Chief Dr. Mrs. Shade Okoya who is no follower of other people fashion invention & trend but a natural trail blazer and pacesetter who create fashion trends for her peers to follow and imitate, we say a hearty congratulations, happy birthday and happy anniversary celebrations in advance to Dr. Shade Okoya, trail blazer and one of the most fashionable Nigerian Queens of Heart.
Video / Pictures Credit:
Creative director: Shade Okoya
Video & Sounds by: TA Production
Director: Odumade Abimbola
Photography by: TY Bello
Decorations by: Finesses event
Aso Oke by: Adejoke Gele
Makeup by: Flawless face by Jane
Hair by: Tray Ciee
Hair style by: Ferdinardshair
Gele Tying by: Abraham House (Sarah)
Designer ladies aso oke costume made by: King James Culture
Designer Men aso oke costume made by: Adeolu Olusanya Olajide.
In House Assistant Designer: Michael Asogba.
Costume / Stylist by: Shade Okoya.
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