Traditional Marriage: Ibeme, Muojieje Families Unite

Jan 29, 2019

The groom, Mr. Obinna Ibeme (5th Right) with his friends during the traditional marriage ceremony.

. . . As Ezeani Udokamma's Son Performs Traditional Marriage Rites of Bride

By Chioma Ndife

The families of Chief/Sir Augustine Ibeme and late Chief Muojieje both of Neni Community, Anaocha LGA, Anambra State has developed family ties through the traditional marriage of their children Mr. Obinna Zenobis Ibeme and Miss Vivian Ogechukwu Muojieje.

The relationship was developed among the two families on January 5, 2019 when late Chief Muojieje's family officially gave out their daughter's hand in marriage to Ezeani Udokamma's Son, Mr. Obinna Ibeme who performed all the necessary traditional marriage rites of his bride.

Fides gathered that the traditional marriage which was held at late Chief Muojieje's Compound in Umukabi Village, Neni attracted various captains of industries, entrepreneurs, politicians, civil servants, business men and women among others who came to witness the traditional joining of Mr. Obinna Zenobis Ibeme and Miss Vivian Ogechukwu Muojieje.

Speaking to Fides, the groom, Obinna Ibeme who is a civil servant under the Anambra State Ministry of Agriculture maintained that his wife's humility, fear of God and down to earth nature made him to choose her over others, saying that she would give him the desired rest of mind which he needs in his home. He identified homeliness, calmness, humility among other virtues as the qualities that attracted him to her and motivated his decision towards settling down during their courtship.

He thanked God for the gift of life which was the most important factor that made the celebration possible and appreciated his parents among others for their contributions towards the success of the days' celebration.

Also speaking, the Bride, Ogochukwu Muojieje thanked God for directing their steps towards each other, saying that she opted for the marriage after a year and some months of dating after discovering the qualities which she had wanted in a man. She identified the qualities that endeared her to him to include caring for the less privileged, humility, among others noting that she anticipates long lasting love in the marriage.

For his part, the groom's dad, Chief Sir Augustine Ibeme, popularly known as Ezeani Udokamma in Neni Community, advised the party directly involved in the marriage to place their marriage above all things, calling on them to desist from the temptation of involving other parties such as their parents and friends in their affair.

Sir Ibeme who is a Knight of St. Gregory, appreciated God for the wife given to his Son and prayed God to bless the union with all good things.

The groom's mom, Lady Victoria Ibeme, expressed profound happiness, saying that the humane and cheerful nature of the son's wife had endeared her to the family from the onset.

The bride's mom, Mrs. Muojieje and Groom's Cousin, Mr. Kingsley Chidi Ibeme both described the groom as humble, industrious and hardworking and expressed their conviction the choice which the two parties made as the best.

The groom's parents Chief/sir and Lady Augustine Ibeme (center) pose with the CEO SIMS Nigeria Limited, Chief Sir Simeon Eysis and wife at their son's Traditional Marriage.
Chief Sir Augustine Ibeme (3rd Right) alongside his wife (4th left) and children pose with their new wife (4th right).
Mr. Obinna Ibeme and Miss Ogochukwu Muojieje cutting their cake after traditional marriage rites had been performed
Miss Ogochukwu Muojieje receiving palm wine which she used to show everyone the person she had decided to settle down with.
The bride, Miss Ogochukwu Muojieje (3rd right) and her Asoebi train while greeting guests at the traditional marriage
Chief Augustine Ibeme, Ezeani Udokamma appreciating the dance steps of his daughter-in-law and son
Representative of the bride's father blessing the union between Miss Ogochukwu Muojieje and Mr. Obinna Ibeme
One of the special guests at the traditional marriage appreciating the dance step of the Bride's mom (1st left) and groom's mom (2nd left).
Chief Augustine Ibeme and wife (center) pose with the Traditional Ruler of Neni Community, Igwe Damian Onwuamaeze Ezeani (7th right) and Ezeanis of Neni Community at the traditional marriage.
The bride, Miss Ogochukwu Muojieje (center) poses with her Asoebi train during the Traditional Marriage

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