|TOSIN & FAIZER|
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In our earlier report we had only spoken about JW Marriott Marquis, where the whole of the 70th floor was taken over by the Omokore's guests, the 37th floor of the same hotel was where lunch was served for all. Many other guests who didn't stay at the Marriott, were lodged at ''The Address'', we wouldn't want to talk too much about this colossal hotel. Chairman himself, Otunba Jide Omokore stayed at one of the ultra superlative ''the One & Only'' A super luxurious hotel in Dubai. There are about 4 of those in Dubai- One and Only Royal Mirage Palace, One and Only the Palm, One and Only Royal Mirage Arabian Court and One and Only Residence & Spa. It's at one of this 4 the billionaire lodged.
We don't need to bore you about the 2 families involved in this wedding. Oluwatosin is the first son of Otunba Jide Omokore, a top PDP Stalwart, a billionaire and the Chairman of Energy Resources Grp, which is the holding company of many subsidiaries, of which one of the best known of the subsidiaries been SPOG Petrochemicals. Otunba Omokore has been described by Forbes as amongst some of the not too well known ''Richest Nigerians''. Tosin's step-mom is the brilliant Angela Ebagua, a top director at Access Bank Plc., Some have even speculated that she might become the next MD of the bank soon after the tenure of Aigboje Aig-Imokhuede, the current MD/CEO of the bank. Faizer's dad on the other hand is the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Ambassador AbdulKadri Fari. So obviously they are no pushovers themselves.
|CAVALLI CLUB DUBAI|
|FAIRMONT HOTEL WHERE CAVALLI CLUB IS|
Dubai was on a lock-down the weekend of June 7 to 9, 2013. The pre-wedding party took place at the Cavalli Club Dubai, which is located at the humongous Fairmont Hotel on Sheikh Zayed road, Dubai the same street as the JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai where the wedding itself took place. Pre-wedding party was on the Friday, June 7, 2013, prior to the wedding proper which was on Saturday, June 8, 2013. Let's quote the description of the Cavalli Club for you- ''It's a distillation of all things fabulous. It was launched in collaboration with the famous Italian designer- Roberto Cavalli. So just imagine something connected to one of the premier designers of the world, known for sheer opulence.
Cavalli Club Dubai, was on a total lock-down, it was totally taken over by the Omokore's and their guests. All the biggest and best brands of liquors in the house and best Cuban cigars were at everyone's beck and call. A particular brand of Champagne, said to cost $150,000 par bottle was what a particular young billionaire favoured. And it was pop-pop-pop!!! All night long, at least till 3am. The Magnums, Kristals, Louis Xiii Cognac etc were all on the house and people had their fill. A particular government official who had wanted to smoke a Cuban was given like a whole lots to make his choice and to take as many as he wanted. Some said about the Cavalli Club on that night, ''it was the highest paying night in the history of the joint''.
Getting inside the wedding venue on the D-day even with your IV was like a camel passing through the eye of the needle. Security was 7-stars. IV's were cross-checked with a list, so if you weren't on the list, you weren't going to enter, those inside couldn't take anyone in, so people tactically didn't pick up calls or switched off their phones. Coming from Nigeria to the wedding, Tosin's step-mom, Angela took the whole shine, she had a dedicated private jet and we heard it was filled to capacity, those who couldn't get on her jet, had to go by commercial flights (Business Class though). The whole Omokore household, maids etc were transported to Dubai, so as to be a part of the jollification. The man of the moment himself lodged at ''The One''. Deejay Jimmy Jatt, Africa's Numero Uno was on the wheel of steel on the wedding day, the Wiz of life, Wizkid performed to everyone's delight at the wedding proper, NaetoChukwu Chikwe aka Naeto C had performed admirably at the Pre-wedding party. As it should be Nigeria's pride, Bright ''Basketmouth'' Okpocha was the perfect host.
That's not all, Godbless & the Eboni Band were flown in from Nigeria- band, equipments and all, to provide live music of the esoteric kind. The 3rd place winners at the 3rd edition of America's Got Talent, Nuttin but Stringz also came in to perform. The duo consists of 2 very talented brothers, who both play violins and they can do a whole gamut of genre (Hip-hop, Classical Music & R&B) with awesome dexterity. Remember one member of the now disbanded KUSH, Lara George, yes you all can. The lady with the great voice performed at the Church wedding. Incidentally, wedding day was Faizer's mom's birthday, so she was honoured with one of her favourite songs done by Lara and she was presented a birthday cake.
Those in attendance? A whole lot, about 20 Senators flew in Senators Gbenga Ashafa, Smart Adeyemi, Margery Okadigbo were easily noticeable, the former Governor of Kogi State and the current Governor were both in attendance, so also was Godswill Akpabio, the Governor of Akwa-Ibom, 3 Royal fathers were seen their royal majesties Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, Oba of Epe, Oba Shefiu Olatunji Bamgbopa, the Asiwaju himself, Governor-Emeritus Bola Ahmed Tinubu, MD/CEO Oando, Wale Tinubu, Billionaire Kola Aluko, his younger brother Kunle Aluko, Dejare Adegbenro, former NDDC boss, Timi Alaibe, Akpovi Oyo, Deoye Austen-Peters, Chairman of the occasion was none other than Major-General David Madayese Jemibewon, so many others.
As par the wedding gifts, it had to be the type that would befit the occasion, sure they did. They were the new BlackBerry Q10 Phones, Samsung Galaxy Tabs, Bang & Olufsen Sound System Speakers, Arabian Tea Set & luxury towels. To get all of the gifts you had to be a VVIP. The VVIP's were the likes of the Ooni and co, & they had their designated sitting area. But there was also the all comers part inside the same hall and those ones got some of the gifts and not all.
The destination wedding was packaged by Ayiri Oladumoye's Oaken Event Limited, which is gradually becoming the number 1 for such events in Nigeria. The company also handled Tuface & Annie Macaulay's Dubai extravaganza, just a few weeks ago.
Immediately after the wedding Otunba Jide Omokore left in the company of his good friend, another billionaire, Mr. Kola Aluko for London en-route Monaco, where he has gone to catch a breather while watching F1-the game of the super duper rich......