His white wedding was supposed to take place in Lake Como (Italy) on Tuesday, August 9 and Wednesday, August 10, 2016.
But on the early morning of Monday, August 8, 2016, a source called ENCOMIUM Weekly to inform us that Seyi Tinubu’s wedding will hold at Oba Akiolu’s palace, Iga Idungaran, Lagos Island, at 11am. We made some few calls and it was confirmed the wedding will actually be taking place.
Though we got there on time, we were unable to witness the solemnization because it was done privately in one of the halls in the palace.
The marriage registry official, we gathered, were called in to perform the solemnization in the presence of the couple’s parents and some prominent Nigerians which include Oba Rilwan Akiolu, the host, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Chief Bisi Akande, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Mr. Femi Otedola, Professor Pat Utomi, Mr. Jim Ovia, Ooni of Ife, Oba Ogunwusi and many others.
It was after the wedding that the couple came down to take photographs with some of the dignitaries present that we had the opportunity to talk to them.
The couple didn’t stay long, only for a few minutes and they were on their way out. We gathered that they are still going to Italy for the reception and their honeymoon but without their parents.
It was in the rush to leave to catch their flight to Italy that we were able to get few seconds from the groom, Seyi Tinubu to talk to us.
And here are excerpts…
We want to congratulate you on your wedding today.
Thank you very much.
How does it make you feel?
When and how did you meet your wife?
We’ve been friends for three and half years now.
What would you say you saw in her that made you think she is the one you want to live the rest of your life with?
She is my best friend. She is intelligent. She is my back bone. She is everything that a man want in a wife and I am glad to have her as my wife.
What is your expectation from this marriage?
Long life and plenty kids.
- TOLANI ABATTI