Since 2020 is looking like it’s turnioneone, let’s go back to 2019 for a minute, shall we? In this post, we’ll take you through some viral moments from Nigerian and African weddings that trended in 2019. From Davido & Chef Chi’s engagement, his performance at Idris & Sabrina Elba’s wedding to stylist Yolanda Okereke’s bridal party, the political party-themed prewedding shoot and more; here’s our list of 20 viral wedding moments from 2019.
What Big Brother joined together… #BamTeddy took over social media for weeks and weeks on end as former Big Brother housemates, Bamike ‘Bam Bam’ Olawunmi and Tope ‘Teddy A’ Adenibuyan celebrated their engagement and traditional wedding in September 2019.
Shortly after their wedding, Bam Bam & Teddy A featured in Johnny Drille’s beautiful music video for his new single ‘Count on You’
#Assurance2020. Superstar musician, David ‘Davido’ Adeleke is all over this post because he kept giving us viral moments in 2019. First, he and his lover, Chioma Avril Rowland (Chef Chioma) got engaged on the 12th of September 2019. Shortly after they got engaged, the couple welcomed their first child together.
Page boy weds Little bride! Every love story is beautiful but this one stole our hearts. Once upon a time, Brenda and Joel were in the same bridal party serving as little bride and page boy at a wedding. They grew up together, their parents are friends and their relationship started from childhood. Today, they’re married!
TV girl, Tomike Adeoye had her traditional wedding in April 2019 and their #TheTTAffair wedding went viral. See some photos from their wedding below
Love is never late! A Facebook user, Nashe Shaw shared this lovely video of her granny, Ruby getting engaged to the love of her life on Christmas day. The post, which went viral with over 3.7million views, read;
My granny Ruby was previously married over 30 years and Mr. Charles was previously married as well. Both became widows; they knew each other from church. My granny used to be so lonely and stayed in the house all day. We used to beg her to find a man lol, until one day he (Mr. Charles) asked to take her out about 6 years ago and they have been going strong ever since!” Guess what? On Christmas Day, he popped the question! Going down on one knee, he asked her to spend the rest of her life with him. How sweet!
Watch the proposal below.
Remember #FortunateNdid19! Super Eagles footballer, Wilfred Ndidi said ‘I Do’ to his lover, Chidinma and their wedding went viral. From their pre-wedding shoot to the traditional and white wedding, we loved all the moments they shared with us.
Mr & Mrs. Jonas. In May 2019, E! reported that Game of Thrones star, Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas had a surprise wedding in Vegas after the Billboard Music Awards. Harper Bazaar reported that the couple had a romantic second wedding in the south of France, which was attended by their closest family members and friends, including Maisie Williams, Kevin Jonas, Nick Jonas, and Priyanka Chopra.
Idris Elba is married! Actor, Idris Elba, and his fiancee, Sabrina Dhowre said ‘I Do’ in what we’ll term as one of the most anticipated weddings of 2019. Their stunning 3-day wedding was exclusively featured in British Vogue’s July 2019 issue.
Davido & Christian Louboutin! Not only did the Elba’s have a beautiful destination wedding ceremony in Morocco; they had an even litt-er wedding reception. Davido was invited to perform at their wedding and ended up dancing with the famous king of red-sole bottoms, Christian Louboutin.
Lebanon’s Wedding of the Year! The eldest son of popular designer, Elie Saab Jr & Christina Mourad said ‘I Do’ on Friday, the 19th of July, 2019 in Beirut. Their luxury #ElieKika wedding is reported to have featured four wedding outfits, over a million sequins. Some of the 1,200 guests in attendance included The guests included the likes of Bianca Brandolini d’Adda, Karolina Kurkova, Sara Sampaio, Dita Von Teese, Toni Garrn, and Chantal Thomass.
Identify yourself! Tamuno ‘Tee Kuro’ Tonye-Nathan said no lie in this skit which highlights the way Nigerian guests react to refreshments being served at weddings and events.
I Don’t! This video of a bride who called off her wedding at the aisle went viral. In the video below, the bride is seen apologizing to her dad before walking away from the wedding.
Nicki Minaj is Mrs. Petty! Nicki Minaj got married to her lover, Mr. Petty and she shared a simple video with the caption ‘👰🏽🤵🏽😢🙏🏽🎀 Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty 10•21•19‘ implying her wedding held on the 21st of October 2019.
Remember #TheDoctorCouple18! Doctors, Tinu and Sam got married in December 2018 and launched their co-authored book titled ‘Precious Seeds’ at their wedding reception.
Wedding setup of life! We have no idea who the couple are but this wedding set up is certainly something you won’t see every day
More wedding news from the Big Brother House. Former Big Brother housemates, Khafi Kareem and Gedoni Ekpata got engaged in December. The bride-to-be shared the news on Instagram with the caption; ‘Oh, and I got the best Christmas gift ever 😊❤️💍 #MrsEkpataLoading‘
The Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro came to Nigeria for ‘Uncut Learning 2’, an African bakers empowerment seminar hosted by Dewdrops Cakes.
Election season. 2019 was an election year in Nigeria and this couple were inspired to create election-themed pre-wedding photos. See their APC themed looks below.
This simple picture by Olayinka Ojo Photography of a couple recreating a pose from their pre-wedding shoot at their traditional wedding went viral
Yolanda’s Disney Princesses! Stylist, Yolanda Okereke got married last year and her bridesmaids rocked Disney inspired looks at the traditional and white wedding.
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