He chose his wife, as she did her wedding gown; not for a fine glossy surface, but for such qualities as would wear well. Thus when Umar Ibrahim-Mantu married Orobosa Lucky-Igbinedion last Saturday, he was at once making a rational decision and living his dream. Last Saturday, the city of Benin lost its balance for the Igbinedions. The joy of the newlywed couple knew no bounds as they swooned with joy and excitement on the dance floor. The pair waltzed across the reception hall like two royal scions at the threshold of their dreams.
Every detail about their wedding was undeniably gorgeous. The rich and enviable social contacts and affiliations of the bride’s family, was fully displayed and amply felt by everyone present at the occasion as the hall was packed full with the crème of the pack of Nigeria’s business and political high societies. Orobosa, the most well trained and well groomed of the Igbinedion daughters, was practically swooning with joy as she married her heartthrob, Umar.
Riddled with joy and a hearty smile that electrified the venue and lasted through the celebration, they clung to each other like a meticulously wrought jewel. Indeed, the couple couldn’t have had a better wedding; a reality not a few of their guests unhesitatingly admitted. Yes, immediately after the Abuja ‘leg’ of the party where the Mantus will host the who is who, the couple would be crisscrossing the world for their honeymoon playfully running after each other and picking pebbles on the sandy esplanade of holiday resorts while retiring under the moonlight of Europe’s scenic cities among other idyllic vacation spots. So we heard.