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Lagos traditional wedding party

Lagos Traditional Wedding Party Like Cynthia and Michael’s

A complete Lagos traditional wedding party, when done in a day, comprises of the three stages namely, Engagement (Trad Wedding), White Wedding and reception. Some couples set a date for their engagement and another date for white white wedding. It is basically done according to your preference. Anyway, many couples prefer to do the two stages within a day because it is cost-effective.   What are Saturdays for, in Lagos? Look all around you from the streets to the road, […]

a couple of dance moves

A Couple Of Dance Moves – O’FEKEMI’19

I have not seen a couple quite into the dance moves business like Kemi and her husband Femi – O’fekemi’19. I might have had my experience with a good dancer Goke, who opened the flood gate of excitement to the guests at his wedding reception, with dance moves that made his entrance quite exceptional. That experience is nothing compared to what a “couple of dance moves,” (as I would like to call them), performed before and during their wedding reception. […]

Marrying a Nigerian Bride as a Transactional Affair, and a Society That Prioritise Money Over Morals and Values

Marrying a Nigerian Bride as a Transactional Affair, and a Society That Prioritise Money Over Morals and Values

If money is the least of your problems, you have a 100 percent chance of living the best life in a money conscious society like Nigeria. Like every other thing you can use money to acquire, marrying a Nigerian bride, also taking into consideration all the customs and tradition you have to observe, having the right amount of money is the major determinant in wether the wedding will hold or not. You can singlehandedly determine the time and duration and […]

kneeling to propose marriage to a lady

Kneeling to Propose Marriage to a Lady and Why Yorubas Don’t Need It

Social media era Look all over the social media networks and you’ll be hypnotised by the barrage of proposal photos and videos. Men going on their kneels to propose to the love of their lives. Ladies, with their stretched out hands, catching all the necessary feelings for that special moment — looking overly surprised for what may eventually happen in their relationship. Everyone around keeping appointment with amazed expressions, begging and the lady to accept and let the gentleman get […]

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Fun Moments At A Wedding Reception

What would you classify as a fun moment at a wedding reception or event you attended? Have you had that crazy “wow” moment where your mouth was left open in such amazement that it took you some time to realize part of you was left unattended to, and you just comport yourself and closed your mouth. They are those utter fun moments at a wedding reception which you were not expecting to happen. Fun Instances One instance; the audience at […]

yoruba traditional wedding ceremony

Yoruba Traditional Wedding Ceremony: Chronology of events at Ronke-Deji wedding

Over the years covering Yoruba traditional wedding ceremonies, as a professional wedding photographer, I have noticed the accurate attention to detail in carrying out all the activities that sets it apart from other traditional weddings I have covered. The Yoruba traditional wedding ceremony has in its composition a sort of three square meal approach for it to be complete. Starting from introduction, to engagement, to the white wedding which is used to wrap everything up. We know how Saturdays and […]

Traditional Ghana-Nigerian wedding

Traditional Ghana-Nigerian Wedding Ft Dorcas and Mark

Philip, my good friend, informed me about his beautiful sister, Dorcas coming to Nigeria with her Ghanaian fiancé, Mark for their Ghana-Nigerian traditional wedding, and that I have been hired to cover the event. The realisation that the event was going to be about two lovers from different countries was something that really picked my interest. I saw two individuals who left their familiar origins, traverse the length and breadth of their native countries only to find love in another. […]

The #bridegroom with a mission other than to #wed and #bewedded – the #dance lord

It could be that Goke did not bother to check with other bridegrooms that have gone through the rituals of a wedding day – to know how much of a silence and over seriousness you need to maintain in order to portray the ‘proper bridegroom’ image as they are notoriously known for. He graced his own traditional wedding with the kind of dance steps that you can only see from an overzealous or joyous guest. At a point, I was […]