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Paul Okoye’s wedding lights up Garden City this weekend

– N40,000 aso-ebi over subscribed

– Julius Agwu and AY lead anchor persons

 – Flavour, Iyanya, KCee on band stand

okoyeOn Saturday, March 22, 2014, the Garden City of Port-Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State will rock! The most anticipated traditional wedding between Paul Okoye, twin brother of singing duo of P-Square and his babymama, Anita Isama holds at the Aztech Arcum Events, and all hands are on deck to ensure the wedding is successful.

Just like the enchanting engagement of Paul’s twin brother, Peter, that lit up Lagos, on Sunday, November 17, 2013, this nuptials is also expected to be superlative and carnival-like, as the elated groom’s friends, home and abroad, are now set to identify with one of their own. The bride’s friends are not left out as they are ready to make the day a memorable one for the mother-of one, Andre.

ENCOMIUM Weekly’s investigation revealed that friends of the bride-to-be had staged a lavish bridal shower for her ahead of the big occasion. Notable faces at the close-door party were past MBGN queens, Anita Uwagbale Iseghohi, Munachi Abii, Celia Bissong and Chineye Ochuba Akinlade.

As part of the preparation for the wedding, the couple recently released their pre-wedding pictures, showing The Rude Boy, as Paul is fondly called, in romantic postures with his long time girlfriend, whom he described as, every man’s dream woman. Fans who saw their pictures couldn’t hide their love for Paul, who they believe is the more humble of the twins, and his lovely lover, as they congratulated them in advance.


pauApart from the fact that the bride-to-be is an indigene of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, the choice of Aztech Arcum Events, a very popular event centre at 98 Stadium Road, is very strategic for this kind of celebrity event. It is the biggest event centre, with about 2000 seater capacity. It has sophisticated equipment, including digital backdrop. ENCOMIUM Weekly learnt that passers-by would have opportunity to witness what is happening inside the main hall through the outside screens.


There is a massive demand for the wedding aso ebi and headgear, otherwise known as gele, that go for N40,000. Sources in charge of the aso-ebi confirmed this to us, saying that the demand has soared, because nobody wants to be left out. Unlike Peter’s wedding where guests bought only the headgear for N5,000, it’s being sold together with the aso-ebi.


okoyePopular comedian, Julius de Genius Agwu has been confirmed as the host of the wedding, and the petit humour merchant is ready to give his best. Paul Okoye deserves the best, little wonder another illustrious comedian, AY will be assisting Julius Agwu for the proceedings. Helen Paul is not officially included as one of the hosts, but her presence will also spice the occasion. Remember that Tatafo, as Helen is fondly called, missed Peter’s wedding held in November. She’s no doubt happy that she’s going to be at this wedding live.


The host governor, Rotimi Amaechi is expected to be at the wedding. ENCOMIUM Weekly’s investigations revealed that the governor, who travelled from Port-Harcourt to Lagos for Peter’s wedding, is excited that the bride-to-be is from his state. “If the governor is not busy, or out of state for official assignment, he’ll definitely make it,” sources close to P-Square revealed. Top celebrities, particularly in the music and movie industries have promised to give Paul their best.

“I don’t want to mention names, but I want to tell you that invitations have been sent out, except for few friends who are not in the country at the moment”, said one of the planning committee members, who preferred not to be mentioned.


It would be recalled that Paul’s mom passed on barely two years ago, but his father, Pa Okoye will lead other siblings from their base in Ifite-Dunu, Akwa village, Anambra State, to Port-Harcourt, for the marriage rites, which begin 10 am. Paul, 33, is going to be the second celebrity son of Mr. Okoye to marry. However, the woman rocking the life of their elder brother, Jude, 38, is yet to be known, as he has not been linked romantically with any lady. But Jude, who manages the twins’ music career confirmed to ENCOMIUM Weekly in a recent interview that he has someone in his life.


Flavour, Iyanya and Limpopo crooner, Kcee, among others, are expected to perform at the star-studded wedding.


P-Square’s Paul Okoye and Anita Isioma have been together for over 10 years but they succeeded in keeping it away from the public until Wednesday, September 18, 2013, when he formally proposed to his longtime babymama in Lagos, shortly after he returned to Nigeria from their music tour to the USA and Canada.

Even when he expressed his undying love for Anita in an exclusive interview with ENCOMIUM Weekly recently, the singer didn’t reveal the details of the lucky lady rocking his life, until she welcomed her first child, Andrew.

Speaking about Anita, Paul said, “She loves me for who I am and not what I am, she is a woman of good treasure, the puzzle of my heart and my beautiful Onyinye. Some people say she is lucky but I think I’m the luckiest dude because she’s a virtuous woman sent from above.

“We are just getting married now because we are now emotionally and psychologically ready for marriage!”


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