It was the best kept secret in Lagos High Society circles in the last one week. Yes, we are talking of the wedding between, Funke Fowler and Aigbovbioise Aig-Imoukhuede.
The reason for keeping thier affair and now the wedding so hush hush was obvious. The bride, Funke, is the daughter of Mr Tunde Fowler, Nigeria’s Tax guru and Chairman of Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). This will be her second wedding, the first to Abby Kuku was the talk-of-the-town in terms of its sheer opulence. Everything about it was awe-inspiring, it was the wedding any couple would ever dream about and so when it crashed not long after, the backlash was sky high.
Perhaps it was a bid to avoid this kind of attention that the couple kept the affair out of the klieglights and when we got wind of their engagement on Thursday, April 11th, even the venue was not revealed.
We gathered that only a handful of people were in the know and the details were so restricted that some will certainly be upset when they find out that the duo had indeed become one.
On Saturday, the couple had there traditional wedding ceremony at the Oriental Hotel, the security at the event was water tight. Guests were checked and rechecked before they could access the venue.
The event packaged by Funke Bucknor-Obruthe’s Zaphaire Events was colourful and classy, the Fowler family caried the day here and they seemed to be in charge of proceedings.
The very next day, all roads led to a Gerrard Road, Ikoyi property where the Aig-Imoukhuede family hosted a superb party to round off the wedding.
The colour for the occasion was cobalt blue and many guests came decked in white and blue. This party had KSA on the band stand and also there was a surprise appearance by the 90s R&B group, 112.
The Grammy-award winning quartet who were decked in traditional attire gave a good account of themselves. That was not all, the rave of the moment, Teni, also performed and with Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, who was mentioned in one of her hit tracks around, she had a blast.
While Funke is Fashion entreprenuer, Aig Aig Junior in his late 40s has spent the last 20 years in the banking and finance sector. He is currently the Head, Capital Markets Division of Coronation merchant Bank.