•How She Hosted Over 3,000 Guests Who Flew In For The Wedding
•How She gave out 2 cars and free Aso-ebi to guests
It was loud in Benin, Edo State about this time last year when Lagos big babe, Ehi shut down the city for her traditional wedding. The much anticipated wedding tagged #Ehiken2017 lit up Benin and all roads that led to the place were extremely busy due to the grand wedding which is still being talked about even after a year that the wedding took place. Ehizogie Ogbebor popularly called Ehis who runs one of the biggest and thriving Interior Decorating outfit cum Hotel on the Island, Sayaveth interiors and Sayaveth Hotel in Lekki got married to her dashing husband, Kennette Bramor in the presence of friends, families and well-wishers precisely on Saturday, November 18th 2017 at the bride’s palatial home in Edo, Ogbebors compound, Onyeobi close, off Ette road in Benin. The classy and well organized reception took place at Esteem Event Centre, GRA, Benin. It was a show stopping wedding which showed panache and class and was graced by many important personalities. Sadly, today, this talk-of-the-town wedding has packed up over irreconciliable differences. Details of the causes that led to the separation of the union are still sketchy, but we can tell you for free that many are not happy about the development. Below City People brings you a flashback of all that went down at the wedding which many celebrities tagged “wedding of the year” at the time.
GRIDLOCK TRAFFIC ON ALL BENIN ROADS
For a party like this, both vehicular and pedestrian movement were a bit altered because many celebrities in their thousands trooped in to the city of Benin on Saturday. The slow movement on all roads started on Friday and ran all through the weekend till Sunday. As at Friday to the wedding, some airlines cancelled their flights, even most of the Benin bound flights were fully loaded.
ALL HOTELS WERE FULLY BOOKED FOR MANY GUESTS
If you were a visitor in Benin for the weekend looking for where to sleep when the wedding took place, you can be sure you will be stranded due to the heavy traffic of guests trooping into Benin for Ehi and Kennettes wedding. Many had no choice than to sleep in neighbouring towns and find their way to the wedding venue the second day.
IT WAS A DOLLAR RAIN PARTY
Despite spending so huge to put up the classy wedding which gulped over millions of naira, the beautiful bride, Ehi and her husband, Kenette sure knew what much-anticipated of them because of the classy guests they invited for their wedding. Not only was money well spent at the wedding, irreconcilable see it in physical cash, as the bride and groom well-organized endless bails of foreign currency most especially bails of 100 dollars which littered the whole dance area. The Groom was joined by his friends who are captains of industries, super big boys, oil magnates and they showed what they were made of as they spent over one hour on the dance floor spraying the bride in bails. One of them was Kome Akpobo who sprayed dollars and pounds. When others were busy throwing naira notes up in the air, this man who is a billionaire walked to the dance floor and sprayed dollars and Pounds sterling. His style of spraying added flavour to the event. He became the cynosure of all eyes as the Mc kept praise singing his name. It can only be a super big babe like Ehizogie who can pull all of them together show-stopping one place.
ABOUT THE ISLAND SUPER BRIDE WHO MADE A STATEMENT WITH HER WEDDING
The beautiful bride, Ehi surely needs no introduction because she is very popular on the Island. She is even more popular on Instagram due to what she does and the life she lives. But for those who do not know who she is, Ehi has carved a niche for herself amongst the Lekki axis having beautified and handled many homes with her tastefully designed interior decors. The beautiful lady who has all going for her is one of the irreconcilable faces at A.list parties in townmuch-anticipated has a clique of friends who also live big on the Island. Ehi whose father is late Mr Samuel Ogbebor of Orhiakhi family of Edo Ugboko Ovia in Edo is a warm and natural person when you meet her well-organized and this is one of the many things working for her which makes all her friends stay glued to her. She got one of the best gifts
KENNETE BRAMOR –THE CALM BUT WEALTHY GROOM
Meeting the groom, Kenneth Bramor for the first time does not readily give the picture of who he is because he is a very calm guy. He is one of the Ijaw super big boys who live big. He is very wealthy but does not show it a bit. He pulled many of his bigtime friends to the wedding and they showed what they were made of. He is into many businesses and runs one of the biggest oil companies in Nigeria. He is an Ijaw man, from Warri in Delta State. He is from Ikpedi Warri quarters of Isaba town in Delta State, his father, Chief SA Bramoh JP is a popular and titled chief in the State. The groom and his father who were clad in Ijaw traditional attire(pink and blue wrapper) showed up at about 12:30 pm with convoys. Their arrival was announced with a gun salute from the military men attached to the convoy. Prayers were offered for the couple whilst also breaking of Kola, payment of bride price and other traditional marriage rites were carried out. The groom came in a convoy of Bentleys and Rolls Royce with customized number plate BRAMOR.
EHI’S MUM WAS THE HAPPIEST OF ALL
Mothers are mostly the happiest at weddings and it was very evident at this wedding for the bride’s mum, who was all smiles all through the wedding. She was extremely happy to receive her in laws and was happy for her daughter, Ehizogie who has given marriage another shot and is having it so well. Her other children were also at the wedding and made sure they gave their sister a beautiful wedding to remember. The brides 2 children for her first husband were also sighted at the wedding and were fully involved. The brides mum changed her outfit twice and looked beautiful in her all fuschia pink French lace and gold Aso Oke headgear matched with Edo costume.
OONI OF IFE’S, EXWIFE, QUEEN ZAINAB OTITI STEPS OUT IN BENIN
Storming the party midway was
THE SURPRISE CAR GIFTS FROM COUPLE TO GUESTS
It is a known fact that couples sometimes get car(s) as gifton their wedding day but reverse was the case at Ehiken’s wedding. The couple in their magnanimity decided to gift two brand new Toyota cars (EOD) to two lucky guests. Invitees were given a raffle ticket upon their entry at the beginning of the event. Towards the end of the wedding reception a raffle draw was made and the bride and groom were made to pick at random. Mr Chris from Benue won the first car with the lucky number 167 while Miss Patricia from Cross River won the second with the lucky number 189. Both winners were full of praises for the couple for their magnanimity.
PLUS OTHER EXPENSIVE SOUVENIRS FOR ALL GUESTS
Apart from good food and drinks, guests were treated to all kinds of gifts. Coolers, Microwaves, Gas cooker, Fridges, Plasma TV and many more items were gifted freely to guests at the party. Invitees wore great smiles on their faces as they left very fulfilled for their various homes.
ONE EVENT -4 MCS
One MC definitely could not be enough to anchor the wedding because it was like a carnival with the entourage of guests that besieged the reception venue of the wedding. The guests were numbered up to 3000 and even the outside of the hall was so full that hardly could people find their way through, And because of this, 4 MCs came on board to compere and coordinate the wedding. Popular naija MCs like Gordons, Bovi, Makalele and gifted Efex. Their mic exchange, rib cracking jokes, and delivery were wonderful. Guests were seen laughing, smiling and enjoying to their jokes. The quadruple MCs really worked hard for their pay as they performed excellently well to the admiration of invited guests.
MUSIC WAS SUPPLIED BY 911 AND OLITA BAND
Benin based musical crew 911 band was on ground and they did very well. Their tungba tunes plus delivery in local dialect added glamour and colour to the event. The couple was seen dancing and shaking to the beats of 911 musical band. As the 911 crew was performing for the inside guests, Warri based Olita Musical band was busy serenading the invited guests who were seated in the extensions outside. The Olita group made sure guest also got value for their invitation as the extension outside bubbled just like the main hall.
SHOWBIZ STARS, KC AND TIMAYA RAISED THE ROOF
2 big showbiz stars showed what they were made of at Benin and raised the roof with their mind blowing performances. They really carried all guests along and made them dance for hours. It was indeed a jolly good time for the couple as the artistes dedicated some special renditions for them. ‘Plantain boy’ crooner and Bayelsa born artiste Timaya also known as Egberi papa was given time to thrill the guests and he didn’t disappoint at all. Trust him, he was on top of his game as usual as guests stood up to dance to his melodious tunes. His songs indeed raised the roof at the event. As soon as Timaya was done, ’Pull over’ crooner KC grabbed the microphone and lit up the arena. He did some of his old tracks and got kudos for a job well done. The couple had to dance to both Timaya and KC’S performances, well-wishers and friends had no choice but to join them.
INSTAGRAM BABES NOT LEFT OUT
It is no longer news that Ehizogie Ogebor is a big gal who is well known in Benin and Lagos. As soon as she posted her wedding programmes on twitter and instagram, many of her fans began to show interest for the wedding. The bride, in her magnanimity, gave out about 200 free invites and Aso-Ebi and free ride to transport them to Benin. These babes stormed the venue in their numbers to celebrate with Ehi.
WARRI BILLIONAIRE, AYIRI EMAMI HONOURED THE COUPLE
When Ayiri steps into any venue, you can be sure that the event will be an Alist event. He was at the party to honour the couple most especially his friend, the groom, kennette. He also came with his own entourage of big boys. Lets quickly tell you that he was made the Ologbotsere of Warri Kingdom last weekend. One of the biggest titles in Warri.
SENATOR DINO MELAYE TOO
Cool, Calm & collected best describe the actions of Senator Dino Melaye all through the duration of the party. The senator representing Kogi West attended the classy wedding in company of his politician friends.. He was clad in white agbada with an ash coloured cap to match, he became the topic of discussion by the anchors as they kept referring to him as a singer because of his video where he sang and danced to a song titled ‘’Aje ku iya lon je’’ .
GUESS WHO MADE THE GIGANTIC 10 TIERS WHITE AND GOLD CAKE
The cake is one of the highlights of any wedding and Ehi’s wedding cake was a statement. The white and gold cake was made by Doodles Cake, though she is not that popular but she is known to always make good cakes. Dunsi is the brain behind the 10 tier cake which had to be lifted by many hefty men. It stood at 6 ft and weighs about 50 kg.
Aware of the calibre of people that will grace the occasion, the party organizers made arrangement for the Army and police to provide security at the venue. Lagos based private security outfit SOLUTIONS also complimented the efforts of the police and soldiers. As expected the party was hitch-free owing to the presence of these security personnel.
ALL WHO DID WHAT AT THE RECEPTION
All kinds of food and drinks were served to guests on request at the party. Champagne flowed like water. Different types of continental, local and international dishes were on the menu list of guests. Tashbistro and friendly foods, Sunny Food, DealBooms catering, Big John small chops, 12 Basket small chops and Quick fingers etc were at the numerous food stand outside the hall.
WHEN ROLLS ROYCE AND BENTLYS BECAME COMMON CARS
Behold the grandmasters of the rich men who all came in their expensive Rolls Royce automobile. The party was a show of class and status and the car park was not devoid of classy cars. It was the groom that made the most statement with his convoy of Rolls Royce and G wagon. He stormed the bride’s home in over 5 rolls Royce automobiles and most of his friends too came in same. Infact those who rode lesser version had to park far away from the venue because of the entourage of the groom.
CLASSY RECEPTION AT ESTEEM EVENT CENTRE
Located in the heart of Benin city, Esteem Event Center is one of the finest event halls in the whole of the state. The environment is serene and very conducive with large space for tent extension and car parking. It was decorated white for the purpose of Ehiken wedding, whilst also lighting and sound was topnotch. However, as big as the hall is, invited guests were too many and some had to make do with extension and big screen mounted outside the hall.
ALL INSTAGRAM PAGES BUBBLED ALL THROUGH THE DAY
As if there was no other event happening on that wedding day, all Instagram pages and other social media pages bubbled all through with pictures and videos of all what went down in Benin. Most especially celebrity big babes who kept posting pictures of their styles as well as event vendors who made the event