SENATOR Florence Ita-Giwa is plotting an exotic wedding for her daughter, Koko. And reportedly budgeting over N100 million for the Calabar and Lagos wedding carnival, reliable sources said Mma Bakassi is sparing no cost to give her daughter, a befitting nuptials.Koko’s traditional wedding is on Saturday, September 13, 2014, while the white wedding is slated for Saturday, September 20.
In fact, the invitation card encased in a luxury pack is already out. Those privileged to have received it said it contains the aso ebi (for women), pink tie and pocket square for men who opt to go formal. There is also a cap for men who wish to dress the native way.
Relatedly, artistes and entertainers who are attending the classy wedding are also receiving clothes that come in purple.
In all, the influential politician and former Senator of the Federal Republic is reportedly spending about N100,000 per guest collecting the aso ebi.
Part of Ita-Giwa’s N100 million budget would go to hotel accommodation, transportation, gift items, food, drinks and logistics for her over 1,000 high profile guests who would fly in from parts of the country and overseas for the wedding extravaganza.
Similarly, Senator Ita-Giwa, over the weekend, reportedly travelled abroad to ship in luxury gift items and other things needed for the talk-of-the-town wedding.
To be managed by foremost event planners, Enthyst run by Ndidi Obioha, in conjunction with Worun Aboderin, the twin events are now dominating discussions in social circles.
For instance, Senator Ita-Giwa is said to have taken over Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, the venue of the wedding, while her Calabar mansion has been given a facelift in preparation for the traditional wedding. The wedding co-ordinators are currently operating from the prestigious Lagos hotel.
And upbeat about the nuptials, scores of Nollywood and music stars have all reserved the second and third week of September for Mma Bakassi whose events they rarely miss.
Kokoaka Florence Mayen and her fiancé, Chiomaobi Shawcross Obioha Jnr., began their marital journey on Sunday, August 3, 2014, with the latter’s letter of introduction and official visit to the would-be bride’s family. Well received and hosted by the senator’s kinsmen, the Obiohas would marry Koko the traditional way on Saturday, September 13, 2014 in Calabar, Cross River State. The wedding proper is on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at The Methodist Church of the Trinity, Tinubu, Lagos (by 3 p.m) and reception follows at Eko Hotel & Suites, on Adetokunbo Ademola, Victoria Island (Lagos).
ABOUT KOKOAKA FLORENCE MAYEN AND CHIMAOBI SHAWCROSS OBIOHA JNR
Kokoaka Florence Mayen is in her early 20s. She bagged her first degree in International Relations and Masters in International Development all in the United Kingdom. An entrepreneur, Koko has a hair accessory outfit in Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos.
She and Chimaobi have been an item for seven years.
Chimaobi Shawcross Obioha Jnr is a businessman. He also schooled in the UK. Chimaobi holds a Masters degree in International Business, from The Coventry University, England. He is one of the sons of late business mogul, Chief Godwin Moore Obioha.