Its no longer news that Nigerian comedian & TV host – Teju Babyface is set to wed his model fiance & ex-beauty queen – Tobi Banjoko next month. However, we’ve gathered some details about the forthcoming wedding ceremony (thanks to BellaNaija’s Damilare Aiki) and more pre-wedding shots (thanks to Shola Animashaun). Enjoy
Which Bride is Next Reality TV Show
Teju and Tobi’s wedding will be the celebrity wedding for the first season of the Which Bride is Next (WBIN) TV Show! WBIN is Nigeria’s first wedding reality show and will give 12 lucky brides 12 outstanding weddings. The show is endorsed by Lagos State Ministry of Tourism and Intergovernmental Relations and will aim to promote Lagos, the host state as a mega city, displaying sights and sounds of her amazing splendor.
Traditional Wedding – Thursday 30th August 2012
White Wedding – Saturday 1st September 2012
Top Nigerian comedian, Ali Baba will be the MC for the reception.
Funke Bucknor-Obruthe of Zapphaire Events
Teju will wear a bespoke suit by Nigerian label Taryor Gabriels of Lagos paired with shoes by Calvin Klein and Russell and Bromley.
Teju will have two best men – Sesan Popoola and Tunde Koiki. Top Nigerian comedians including Tee A, Koffi, Owen Gee, Basketmouth and Holy Mallam will also serve as groomsmen as well as Bunmi Davies, Kayode Peters, Niyi Sanuel, Gbenga Olotu, Gbadebo Oyelakin, Tunde Aluko, Tolu Awobiyi and Taryor Gabriels.
Nigerian designer Mai Atafo will create Tobi’s gown. Sworn to secrecy, he could only tell us that the gown will be a spectacular dress perfect for Tobi’s statuesque but one in line with the traditional bridal gown theme.
Tobi’s bridesmaids,will be dressed in royal blue dresses by Mai Atafo, which he stated will be ”elegant and befitting for a red carpet“
Nigerian cakes maestro Tosan Jemide of Cakes by Tosan has been commissioned make a splendid cake for the couple’s big day.
Sliver & Turquoise
Pre-wedding shots by Shola Animashaun Photography