On November 3, 2016, Phoebe, daughter of Brila FM owner, Dr.
Larry Izamoje and her Prince Charming, Damilola Asolo, walked
down the aisle.
The young couple’s day began with the solemnization of their
union at Salem International Christian Centre, in Lekki, Lagos,
before climaxing with a spectacular reception at the Convention
Centre of Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Attended by the likes of CVL founder, Prof. Pat Utomi (who was the
chairman of the occasion), Mr. Kehinde Sofola, SAN, Chief
Ebenezer Babatope, (former Minister of Transport), Mr. Tunji
Olugbodi (GMD, Verdant Zeal), Chief Tony Okoroji (Chairman,
COSON), Mr. Biodun Shobanjo (Chairman, Troyka Holdings), Mr.
Lolu Akinwunmi (MD, Prima Garnet), Mr. Tunji Bello (Lagos SSG),
Mr. Yomi Badejo-Okesanya (MD, CMC Connect), Mr. John Momoh
(Chairman, Channels Television), Sir Steve Omojafor (Chairman,
STB McCann) , Mr. Tolu Ogunkoya (MD, Media Reach), Speaker,
Edo State House of Assembly, Dr. Justin Okonoboh, Ogun State
Commissioner for Information, Otunba Dayo Adeneye and Delta
State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah.
From the sports world, we had one-time African Footballer of the
Year, Victor Ikpeba, erstwhile goal poacher, Julius Aghahowa,
soccer ambassador, Friday Nwankwo Kujah, Alhaji Rafiu Ladipo,
President, Nigerian Supporters Club, among many others.
The reception began with the arrival of guests, then the ushering in
of the bride and groom’s parents. Followed by the couple, their
first dance, chairman’s opening remarks, a special prayer for
Phoebe and Damilola, then the opening prayer, father/daughter
dance, mother/son dance, cutting of cake, closing prayer, groom’s
response, toast and so on.
Very well put together, the anchor was the Comedy Berluscconi,
Gordons. There was also a surprise performance by Humblesmith
of the Osinachi fame who we understand is one of the bride’s
favourite artistes. Fast rising comedian, Akpororo, multiple award
winning gospel artiste, Sammie Okposo and rave crooner, Falz, the
bad guy, equally performed. Same with the couple who sang
special numbers for each other.
The bride looked dazzling in her floor-caressing white gown, with
a tiara on her head. The groom, on the other hand, opted for a
combination of navy blue and brown ensemble with a sumptuous
He rode in a brown Range Rover Sport while she arrived in a gray
Ford Flex, accompanied by their groom’s man (Greg Kitay) and
chief bride’s maid (Debbie Larry-Izamoje). Their bridal train,
made up of Paul Lalas, Rahman Abdulraheem, Qudus Agbaje,
Olamide Dosunmu, Olumide Mebude, Becky Larry-Izamoje,
Toluwalase Asolo, Sarah Odumegwu-Ojukwu and Daphne
Akatugba looked heavenly in their burgundy and white
#PDA16, like the young couple code-named their wedding, was
planned and co-ordinated by Trendybee. And for a very long time
to come, it will continue to rank among the best in the annals of
wedding in Nigeria, and even beyond.
An elated father of the bride, Dr. Larry Izamoje, who kept moving
from table to table to appreciate all those that attended had thing
to say: “Thanks so much. Your prayers, presence and gifts added
to the overall success of the wedding of our daughter. We thank
you and have raised our voices to the Almighty God to richly
reward you and your family…”
Writeup by YES! International mag CEO Azuh Arinze
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