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Barrister Beatrice Weds Dumbari

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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.

 

Susan Serekara-Nwikhana

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Tiwa Becomes Ambassador Of Smart Phone Brand

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Afrobeats songstress, Tiwa Savage has been unveiled as latest brand ambassador for a popular smartphone brand.
Before her official unveiling, the smartphone had teased its followers to guess who their latest ambassador by sharing a foggy image of the singer.
Officially welcoming her to their fold via its Instagram, as their ambassador for ‘Camon19Launch’, Tecnomobileng wrote: “Queen of Afrobeats! Mama Africa! Multitalented singer! Superstar extraordinaire and confirming the news in the comment section, the “Koroba” singer wrote: “The sexiest phone ever.”
Taking to her social media pages, Tiwa announced to her fans that she is the newest brand ambassador for smartphones.
Sharing an advert snippet of the brand, Tiwa wrote: “This one is highly approved by the No1ABG, Your girl is on board with one of the coolest brands ever – TECNO!

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Jungle Justice: Police Order Portable To Report Himself

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The Nigeria Police has ordered a Nigerian singer, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, to report himself over a viral video.
The Tide source reveals that Portable was seen in a viral video accusing a young man of sending a message to his ‘wife’, asking her to advise him to stay away from his friends for they had no glory.
In the video, the ZaZu Zeh crooner asked the young man to name his friends whom he was accusing of having no glory.
Without allowing his victim to say a word, the singer asked his boys to beat the helpless guy.
As they pounced on the victim, Portable was heard in the Yoruba language, saying “e luu pa”, that is, “beat him to death.”
Reacting, the Portable was asked to report to the Ogun State command as the incident happened somewhere within the state.
The Ogun State police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, while describing the act as unbecoming and barbaric, asked the singer to surrender himself or be declared wanted.
“The attention of Ogun State Police Command has been drawn to a video clip circulating on social media, where a popular hip hop musician, Habeeb Okikiola (a.k.a Portable, the Zazu crooner), was seen organising some youths to beat up a young man and inflict bodily injury on him. The incident was said to have taken place somewhere within Ogun State about two days ago.
“Such unruly and violent behaviour is not only barbaric, but unbecoming of somebody who is supposed to be a role model for the youths and therefore should not be tolerated.
“In view of this, the Command is using this medium to advise Okikiola Habeeb, a.k.a Portable, to report himself at the nearest police station in Ogun State, failure of which his arrest will be ordered.
“The flagrant display of impunity by Portable in the viral video is condemnable and if not checked, it will send a wrong signal to the youths who are looking up to him as a role model.
“Jungle justice has no place in our laws and whoever embarked on it must be made to feel the weight of the law, no matter the status of such person,” Oyeyemi said. statement on Monday.

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Davido Earns N144.5m From Boston, Toronto Ticket Sales

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Nigeria’s Afrobeat superstar, David Adeleke alias Davido, who is currently on a North American tour labelled: “We rise by lifting others”, which began on June 16, at Brooklyn, New York, has made N144.5 million from the sold out ticket sales from History-Toronto, and House of Blue in Boston.
Figures released by SeatGeek showed that the award-winning singer’s tour tickets were generally sold for as little as $41.00, with an average price of $74.00. Davido made $185,000 (N76.8m) and $162,800 (N67.6m), totalling N144.5m based on an average ticket sales rate of N415.37 and the capacities of History (2,500) and House of Blues (2,200), according to BusinessDay.
Reports indicate ticket purchasers would go online to search for ticket prices using sites such as SeatGeek’s Deal Score Function which ranks tickets by value and shows buyers how good a deal they are getting when purchasing tickets.
While speaking with Trevor Noah, the daily show on the tour, Davido stated that his main aim of the North American tour was to showcase Africa in its entirety and to carry everyone along, especially Africans.
Award winning Nigerian singer, Davido Adeleke, has offered full scholarship to Suleyman, a young boy who got parallel A1 in WAEC exams.
Despite getting such an impressive result, Suleyman has been sitting at home due to lack of funds to sponsor his education at the tertiary level.
Fortunately for him, Davido heard about his condition and has promised to sponsor him through school and also take care of his allowance and accomodation. Davido tweeted: “We have contacted Suleyman who lives in Ghana and he has been given a full 4/5 year scholarship to Adeleke university.. accommodation and allowance included ! God bless y’all ..”

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