By Osagie Alonge
On April 26, 2014, Nigerian R&B/Pop star singer Tiwatope Savage and her husband/manager Tunji ‘Tee Billz’ Balogun held their white wedding in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, five months after holding a traditional wedding in Nigeria.
Like all celebrity weddings, it was yet another star studded event, attracting some very popular faces in the Nigerian entertainment industry including Don Jazzy and his Mavin 2.0 acts, MTN Nigeria Chief Marketing Officer Larry Annetts, Upfront and Personal‘s Paul Okoye and Tania Omotayo (Wizkid’s ex-girlfriend) Banky W, Dr SID and his wife Simi Osomo, Tola Odunsi and wife Onohi, Toolz and boyfriend Tunde Demuren, Eku Edewor, Lola Omotayo, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi and Toke Makinwa.
Others included Remi Fagbohun, Elohor Aisien, Tracy Nwapa, Kaffy, Bridget Awosika, Toju Foyeh, Seyi Shay, Vina, Andrea Giaccaglia, DJ Xclusive, N6, Patoranking and more.
Other celebs who didn’t make the wedding sent their regards via social media – Tiwtter and Instagram.
‘Sorry I couldn’t be there due to prior work commitments but I’m there in spirit… God bless you both‘, media personality Jumai Shaba who is currently in the US wrote on IG.
‘God bless your union with joy,peace,love,happiness and understanding! Happy married life‘, actress Uche Jombo wrote.
It is still unclear where the wedding ceremony was held. Although the announced venue was on the Jasmine Yacht, reports say the expensive vessel weeks back crashed.
Sources say the the nuptials was filled with emotions as a few guests even shed tears while the couple read their marriage vows. ‘Sometimes when you listen to what society says you miss what God has to say to you’, Tiwa is quoted as saying.
Social media was on hyper mode right before and during the wedding – as celebs showed off their beautiful outfits, taking time to share selfies with each other.
A wedding reception was held at the Armani Hotel (where the guests were lodged) and hosted by comedienne Chigurl.
‘They say you only live once. But if you do it right, once is more than enough. Congratulations to @teebillz323 & @officialtiwasavage. Love you‘, best man Banky W wrote on his Instagram, hours after the wedding ended.
IG Photos from the reception
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