July 10th, 2008
Mr and Mrs: Yakubu Ties the Knot
Everton striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni got married last week in Lagos, Nigeria to his fiancee Yvonne. High profile footie guests in attendance included Jay Jay Okocha and Kanu.
Following in the admirable baller tradition of stretching out the extravaganza as long as poss, the couple had two shindigs, a traditional one and then a white wedding ceremony a few days later. We ask that you take note of the pic below, which shows the subtle and glamorous touch of having a massive billboard-sized photograph set up as a decorative reception backdrop. This may come in handy later in the evening when guests are too drunk to remember where they are.
Random: We’ve had the pleasure of attending a London-based Nigerian wedding a while back, and it was one helluva party, we can assure you. Hands down, our favourite part (aside from all the dancing and eating until you can’t move) was during the reception, when random wedding guests surrounded the bride and stuck money on her forehead.
We were gobsmacked and giddy with delight by this brilliant spectacle. EPL Wags, we implore you to consider this fabulous custom.
Now onto some loved up sweetness from the groom:
“When I wake up in the morning and see her face it makes me happy. I go for training and play a match with happiness in my heart. That is the motivation that makes me play well. When I am doing something that may not be right she is the one to tell me. That is a relationship. Not the kind where it is all about the man all the time. I am just lucky to have her. I am enjoying it and I expect us to be together for the rest of our lives.“
Link: Weddings- Super Eagle Yakubu Aiyegbeni
Many thanks to Bella for the pics!