Marriage as instituted by God is the coming together of a man and a woman in a Holy Matrimony in obedience to what is recorded in Genesis 2: 18-24, a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife and they shall become one flesh.
This is exactly what transpired between the son of Tuasaro Deezua, Dumbari and the daughter of a chartered accountant, Chief Barikpoa M. Nwinee, Barr. Beatrice in her father’s compound in Ueyaagu, Kpean community in Khana local government area, Rivers State.
God showed his interest in their marriage, by personally fashioning the second female Barrister produced in Kpean, Barr Beatrice Nwinee and delivering her to her heart throb, United States-based, Dumbari Tuasaro Deezua.
A writer says that “a river that forgets its origin will dry up,” and in order that their marriage may not dry up, the event started on February 16, 2013 with the Ogoni Traditional Marriage known as ‘Koo’ meaning ho r n , in which the bride was dressed in three traditional outfits – The ‘Koo’ dressing, dressing of the bride in covered clothes for husband to identify and bride’s final dressing in search of herr husband.
Before her appearance, a traditional music called ‘Ekwini’ is played to welcome her, so that she could show her beauty in ‘Koo’ attire to her husband. It was also meant to welcome all that have come to honour her day. While she danced in with all her age mates dressing like her except for the ‘chaka chaka’ on her waist that differentiates them.
Sequence of the event included
The ‘Koo’ dressing/ dancing:
This is a maturation ceremonywhere the maidens are usually kept in a fattening room for a period during which they are lavishly fed and luxuriantly taken care of; their bodies adorned with ‘Biogor’ and an accompanying ‘Koo’ peculiar hair style. Also her hands, neck and legs are beautifully designed with red beads, her breast and waist parts are wrapped with beautiful red george-wrappers leaving her stomach and navel open for the admiration of her husband.
Covering of bride with some of her age mates from head to toe and all dressed in two Computer george wrappers above her kneels with lace blouse whereas, the bride was specially dressed in Senior Raw silk wrapper, lace blouse, a red beaded cap, red heavy neck and hands beads:
The Groom makes his choice known to all, by correctly choosing who his wife is.
This is done just to test if the man actually knows what his intentions are before he came all the way from the United States, down to Kpean community in search of a wife. If peradventure he makes a mistake and chooses the wrong person the marriage would be cancelled on the ground that he did not know whom he really wanted to marry.
She appears in another attire displaying the African Culture, in two heavy Queen Indian wrappers with lace blouse to match and a white beaded cap, white heavy neck beads and a cup of wine set to search for her husband:
At this time, she is being accompanied by all her friends appearing in ‘krim, krim’ yellow and blue star wrappers called the ‘ashebis,’ dancing with her to the centre stage, then waiting in two parallel lines for her to move from one end to the other in search of her husband. When found, she knee ls before him and serves him for the first time with the wine she carried around in search of him. Then he follows her to dance along with them to their already prepared sitting position.
The handing over of Barrister Beatrice Nwinee to Mr Dumbari, was a time of tearful joy in the eyes of her mummy, Mrs Leyira Barikpoa Nwinee, who held her tight to her chest for a moment. Her siblings and friends who will miss her after the marriage, also shared in the tearful mood.
The bride when asked why she accepted Dumbari of all that bombarded her with marriage proposals answered that he was straight forward, not manipulative, honest, and had strong family values and also cared about her deeply, not minding the distance between them.
The church wedding took place the next Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Mbonu Street, D/Line, Port Harcourt where the couple were solemnly united spiritually as they declared their marriage vows before all the ministers and members while the reception was held at the Port Harcourt City Council Hall, Moscow Road, Port Harcourt. The celebration blew the minds of all that were still single to wanting to marry as soon as possible and was highly grand.
In attendance were dignitaries from all walks of life, including the Member representing Khana I Constituency, Rivers State House of Assembly, Hon. Legborsi Nwidadaa, Dr. & Dr Mrs Christian Nwinia, China-based, Dr. David Baridakara Nwinee, Prof. Idemyor, Prof. Ben Naenee, Engr Mr & Mrs Nwilene, Dr & Barr Nwidadah among others.
The Chairman of the reception was the Commissioner for Social Welfare, Mr Joe Poroma.
I’m Eager To Find Love Again -Tiwa Savage
Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage, has declared her desire to find love and experience once again. The Koroba Crooner shared her deepest wish with her fans and followers via her instagram page. The number one African bad girl is highly optimistic that her prince charming will seek her out soonest as she is ready to be found and pampered with love.
Tiwa shared a picture of herself as she looked gorgeously dressed in a beautifully tailored pink dress for Toyin Lawani’s wedding reception. She captioned it ‘somebody’s son will find me one day.
Savage was married to Tunji Balogun popularly know as Tee Billz Balogun on November 23, 2013 the couple held their traditional marriage at the Ark in Lekki, while their white wedding was held on April 26,2014 at the Armani Hotel, Dubai.
In 2015, Tiwa gave birth to her first child with Tee Billz. However, in 2016 the singer announced the crash of her marriage as she accused her husband of financial recklessness, drug addiction and abandonment.
Burna Boy Drinks From Grammy Award Plaque
It is no news that Burna Boy was nominated by the organisers of the grammy awards event and won the award with his popular album Twice As Tall. The award remains a highlight for all the nominations, awards won and every other achievement so far in his musical career.
The self acclaimed African Giant was out clubbing with friends over the weekend and made sure to take along his grammy award plague. In the viral video which surfaced on the internet, the kilometer singer was seen in the club in the company of friends as they celebrated his taking receipt of his grammy win.
In the course of their celebration Odogwu held out the gold plague as champaign was poured into it after which he drank the entire content. The video has gone viral and got social media users talking and expressing diverse opinions, while a popular boy has criticised the Afro fusion singer for taking his plague to a club, noting he and his plague have begun a nation wide tour and may visit all the 774 local government areas in Nigeria.
Social media users have become defence ministers for Burna Boy and they have slammed the blog while hailing the artite, noting the grammy win was well deserved and he can celebrate and do whatever makes him happy with his plague.
Dansonko said: “Celebrate your wins, you worked for it, you deserve it and no one can tell you otherwise.
Alibaba, Banky W, Others Attend Wizkid’s Debut Album’s 10th Anniversary
On June 12, 2021, Grammy Award winning music star, Wizkid celebrated the 10th anniversary of his debut album, ‘Super Star’. In a documentary shared on Wizkid’s insa stories, industry giants like Bankyw, Alibaba, Femi Kuti, Basket Mouth and others took turns to speak on the 30-year-old singers evolution since his successful debut.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the release of the album under BankyW’s Eme, Wizkid released a docu-series titled. “A super star’ made in Lagos on his you tube page and shared across his social media handles.
Speaking in the docu-series, wizkid reflects on his childhood, recalling his early days in Surelere and being the last child of his parents. Wizkid took time to share his experience in BankyW’s Enyire Maths Entertainment (EME) which signed him and released the album.
“Getting signed to Bankyw was one of the amazing things that happened to me, it was just an amazing moment for me, it changed my life,” Wizkid said.
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