Annie Macaulay and 2face Idibia will be having the traditional wedding in Eket, Akwa Ibom state today. It is the news of the day or what do you guys think. Ngozi Emedolibe of Mirror newspaper also deserves the reporter of the day award with the masterpiece.We know you cant wait to see the wedding pictures
Here is the latest news on the wedding
What started with an engagement party on February 14, 2012 at Club 10, (then owned by ex-soccer star, Jay Jay Okocha) would supposedly today culminate in one of the entertainment industry’s biggest weddings of the year as Innocent Idibia, fondlycalled 2face, one of Nigeria’s most renowned music artistes and Annie Macaulay, a Nollywood actress, tie the nuptials in a traditional way.
Although the couple had intended to have a quiet traditional marriage, feelers from Eket town say it is gradually turning to a carnival of sorts as many entertainment stars from the movies, music and comedy sectors are already thronging Eket, Akwa Ibom State for the event, whose estimates run into millions of naira. The venue is the Apostolic High School, Esit Urua Community, Eket-Ibeno Road, Annie’s hometown.
Indications are also rife that with the influx of family, friends and colleagues of the couple, the three available flights scheduled to fly to Uyo today may be insufficient for the number of guests being expected.
2face Idibia’s publicist, Mr. Bayo Omisore, who spoke exclusively with Friday Flavour confirmed that preparations were in top gear as at Thursday, hinting that Annie, the bride, was playing a pivotal role in making sure that the event was hitch-free.
As at press time, Friday Flavour gathered that the couple have secured five reputable hotels in town to accommodate their invitees. The list of entertainers already on ground in Eket is also impressive with names like Sound Sultan, Kate Henshaw, Iyanya and Tana Adelana amongst others. Air conditioned buses are also stationed at the airport to drive guests to their hotels as the two families eagerly await the marriage rites which has adopted red and gold as the theme colour.
Also speaking exclusively with our reporter, Naomi Adenuga, publicist of the bride, said so much had been put into logistics for the marriage. “It is the exclusive privilege of the couple to give a figure what it cost to put this together, but the guests are being kept in beautiful hotels and well-taken care of. The two families are already prepared and Eket town is brimming with activities in anticipation of the entertainers who would be around and probably perform at the event”.
Like every artiste with 2face’s kind of stardom, the issue of his marriage has attracted a lot of attention, buoyed by his previous dalliances with women which sired five children.
But in a dramatic turn last year, he had shocked the world when he settled for Annie Macaulay, an actress whom he met when he was still cutting his teeth in the industry as an upcoming musician. He would eventually feature her as one of the vixens in the video of his monstrous hit, African Queen, from where the two became an item and further consolidating their romance with a baby girl, Isabella Eneh Idibia.
Today’s traditional marriage, according to many industry sources, is a confirmation that 2face knows where his heart belongs. Describing the reasons for settling down with Annie, 2face once confessed that it was a decision he made from the depth of his soul. “Like any other thought about something important, you start feeling the need to do something or go somewhere different from deep within. Then you just make your move one time; no shaking. The timing for marriage should not be determined by any outside influences”.
On her part, the bride, while describing the steps to matrimony with 2face and how it would affect her acting career had said: “2face picked up the microphone and I thought he was going to do all the normal hypes he does when he goes to the club. But he shocked me. He started saying things about how I have always been there for him since day one. How I have sacrificed a lot for him. How I have cried and stood strong during his trying moments. I didn’t even know when he walked up to me and he said ‘Please, will you marry me?’ He was saying so many things that I can’t even remember. It all blew my head. As a married woman, I would be more selective with the roles I take now. I would go away from controversial roles but that doesn’t mean if I see a good storyline I wouldn’t do it”, she added.
On March 23, the marriage festivity is expected to shift to Middle Eastern paradise, Dubai, United Arab Emirates where the couple have scheduled their white wedding as well as honeymoon.