The wedding between the family of former deputy Senate President Ibrahim Mantu and the Esama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, The title Esama traditionally means the “godfather of the people”, with responsibilities including assisting the poor in medial, monetary and private venture forms. the occasion attract a lot of royalty and political elite that graced the wedding.
The The Esama of Benin’s which have alot of business empire which includes an international property portfolio and a private TV and radio station. He owns a private bank, oil refinery, diamond, gold, marble mines over Africa, a private university (Igbinedion University, the first private university in Nigeria) and a large number of hotels. He previously owned the now-defunct private airline, Okada Air, of over 40 aircraft (planes and helicopters).
He has built numerous churches including a Grand Catholic Cathedral, and has set up and owns a number of private hospitals across Nigeria. gave out his lovely daughter Orobosa to Mantu family
Orobasa Igbinidion and Umar Mantu started their wedding celebrations a week ago in the bride’s home state of Edo and continued this weekend with the Kamu, Durbar and wedding dinner in ICC, Abuja.
The Durbar – a 300-horse procession where the groom and his men rode from Asokoro to Maitama, the bride’s family home. The bride joined the groom side-by-side, both on camels.
For their wedding dinner, she wore a Ralph & Russo dress, while her maids of honour Nenesi Ibru and Tania Omotayo were at her side. Familiar faces like Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Adama Indimi and more were present.
The finale will be in Johannesburg, South Africa very soon.
More photos after the cut…