•As Over 1,000 Celebrity Women Storm Party In 165k Aso Ebi
•And Brides Mum Rocks Over N10 Million Diamond
It was a colourful traditional engagement in Lagos last week, when Christabel & Zacheus, the children of 2 prominent families, started their matrimonial life as husband and wife. One of Nigeria’s finest Pilot, Captain Chris Najomo and his lovely wife, Martha, who is a top Jewelry Merchant, hosted over 2000 guests at their daughter’s wedding. The groom, Zaccheus Mouka is an accomplished Kenyan Engineer. The Najomos received their in-laws in Lagos at the Balmoral Event Centre, inside Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos on Thursday, 3rd of January 2019 and it paraded top dignitaries and society women from all works of lives. Citypeople Society Editor, TAYO FAJORIN OYEDIJI was at the classy party which lasted for over 7 hours.
AT THE BALMORAL CONVENTION CENTRE
The beautiful traditional engagement took place at one of the busiest event centres in Lagos, Balmoral Convention Centre inside Federal Palace Hotel, V.I. The venue sat over 3000 guests and was filled to the brim. The hall was well decorated with lovely décor which must have also gulped millions of naira. The venue costs about 8million There was heavy security at all strategic areas and made it comfortable for guests to walk in majestically into the heavenly transformed venue.
THE COUPLES PARENT AT A GLANCE
The parents of the couple were the chief hosts of the day. They made sure everyone was well taken care of. The parents of the groom, Mr and Mrs Mouka flew in from Kenya. They both run thriving businesses in Kenyan. They flew into Lagos with some members of their families. The brides couple are very popular within the social space in Nigeria. The bride’s father is Captain Chris Najomo, one of the finest pilots at Arik Air, while his wife, Mrs Martha Najomo is a top Jewelry merchant.
PASTOR WOLE OLADIYUN AND ANSLEM MADUBUKO WERE IN CHARGE
2 pastors who run top churches in Lagos were in charge of the wedding. The parents of the bride are one of the staunch members of Clam Church and top Pastors from the church represented pastor Wole Oladiyun who was absent at the wedding. They held a special prayer for the couple. Also, pastor Anslem Madubuko also shares a close family tie with the Najomos and he was the one who gave the opening prayer.
ABOUT THE COUPLES’S EXPRESSION OF LOVE
The couple, Christabel and Zacheaus are 2 lovebirds who shone how much they love each other at the wedding. They kept giving each other eye contacts, smiling to each other and most of all hand in hand all through the party. Their love glowed and all could see that there was no barrier in terms of country diversity as the groom is a Kenyan. The bride and the groom met in the US, became friends and started their relationship over there before coming home for their wedding. Christabel is a young entrepreneur while Zacheaus is a chemical engineer in the
QUEEN OF DIAMOND, DAISY DANJUMA LED THE DIAMOND GANG
2-time senator and one of nigeria’s finest Edo women, Senator Daisy Danjuma was not only at the party as close friend of the bride’s mother, Martha Najomo but she doubled as the coordinator for the cutting of the wedding cake. She supervised it well and gave a thorough meaning of what all the ingredients in the cake connotes as it relates to wedding. Give it to the woman of style, she alsyed in a lemon green all stone judge and nailed it with an emerald green diamond jewelry and just finished her outfit with a diamond wristwatch.
DAVIDO SHUTS DOWN THE STAGE WITH 5 HIT SONGS
Davido lit up the venue of the wedding when he surprisingly stormed the stage with 2 of his members. He got a standing ovation and the ambience of the venue took a new turn as he dished out close to 5 of his hit songs to the admiration of all. All guests were all on their feet especially celebrity women who were all feeling the vibes of the songs.
NEWTON AND DAVID AT HER BEST
Newton and David is one of the most sought after event decorator companies in Nigeria, infact unarguably the biggest because of the array of the super-rich who she decorates for. She is not for everyone but for only the celebrities who can pay for her services. She is the leading light in using fresh flowers to decorate party venues and they usually don’t come cheap. She decorated the venue amd made it heavenly and hardly will you not mistake the ambience for a fairy tale white wedding despite it being a traditional wedding. Give it to Mrs. Uche Majekodunmi, her team who are majorly not Nigerians were all on around to give the venue a beautiful look.
MEET THE STYLISH MOTHER OF THE BRIDE!
Mrs Martha Najomo pulled a big crowd for her daughter’s wedding and the event was well attended by celebrity women from all walks of life. She is a top jewelry merchant who deals in high end luxury diamonds and rare gold. She is the younger sister of former Senate President’s wife, Felicia Wabara. The beautiful and tall woman sits atop a thriving jewelry company in Nigeria,Seraphina Gems and have been in the business for over 20 years. The 56th year old looks younger than her age and she is a great collector of diamonds which does not come cheap. She dazzled in a sea blue full stoned Swarovski judge attire and matched it with a collectors diamond with coral beads at the tip which costs over 10million naira for a complete set.
1 PARTY, 3 ASO EBIS
It is only a super celebrity party that will have 3 aso ebis for its guests. The mother of the groom made sure she catered for all categories of guests who dazzled at the wedding. She chose 3 aso ebis for the wedding and the lemon green goes for 165k, there is also a Blush pink version which goes for 80k and the last one goes for 30k.It was worn by over 90 percent of the guests.
LOVE FROM KENYA
The groom is from Kenya and it is expected that some of their family members will be represented at the wedding. We also saw many of their well-wishers who came to celebrate with them at the wedding. They were all decked in their Kenyan attire.
MIKE AND MARY INEGBESE CAME
Mike and Mary Inegbese are society couple who always grace high celebrity parties. The couple are stunners anytime they step out. They have been married for many years. Mary Inegbese is the beautiful wife of Chief Mike Inegbese of Ineh Mic Motors, she is also a director at her husband’s company. She was at the party wearing the 165k aso ebi matched with a pearl jewelry.
CHIEF BODE GEORGE IN OPEN DISPLAY OF LOVE WITH WIFE, ROLI
The Lagos PDP chieftain, Chief Bode George is not your regular Owambe person but he came all out to support the Najomos at their daughter’s wedding. He came into the hall with his pretty wife, Roli Adeniyi who was surrounded by paparazis to take a shot of her. She looked beautiful in the 165k aso ebi too.
HOW THIS WEDDING SET THE PACE FOR OTHERS
It is barely few days into the year 2019 and this society wedding has lit up the whole social milieu ushering us into the new year. It has surely set the pace for the what 2019 shindigs will be looking at due to the finesse, class, fashion and all that went into the wedding. The wedding has now become the benchmark for other celebrity events to come as it has set the pace of what to expect at upcoming society events.
CELEB MEN ARE ALSO NOT LEFT OUT
At the party were also celeb men who came to support the Najomos. Sighted were Chief Bode George, Sophisticat boss, Lanre Ogunlesi, popular designer, Mudi, Mayor Akinpelu, Mike Inegbese, Commissioner for info in Ogun state, Dayo Adeneye and many others.
THOSE WHO MADE THE PARTY HAPPEN
The beautiful wedding was put together and made successful by professionals in the event business. Newton and David led by Mrs Uche Majekodunmi decorated the Event Venue. Zapphire events led by Funke Obruthe was the wedding planner. Victoria Folarin of Victoria F décor was in charge of the luxury gifts, Lanre Esho Films was in charge of videography, Tasty Smiling, Ahuola caterings were in charge of food, Ebony Band on the bandstand, BJ Sax, Davido, were part of the artists, notable comedians, Media outfits, City People Magazine, Ovation and BOS crew and many others.
PHOTO CREDIT: SANNI ABDULRASHEED