#TSquare2016; Toolz and Tunde’s Dubai wedding, pictures you might have missed.

20160529190154.jpgExactly May 2015, Pilot Tunde Demuren got on his knee with an expensive Tiffany Soleste cushion modified diamond ring, and popped the most sought after question by ladies to popular Toolz Oniru and she of course said ‘yeess!’20160528184946.jpg


Their engagement news was made public on social media by Tunde’s best friend and popular singer, BankyW and since then steps have been taken to legalize their union in every aspect demanded by society and tradition.


They began with their introduction which took place on the 5th of September 2015.20160528185157.jpg


The affair was closely followed by their engagement party on the 27th of October 2015.20160528184800.jpg20160528184657.jpg20160528184730.jpg20160528184804.jpg20160528184751.jpg


Their pre wedding shoot took place on the 18th of January this year…see some of the pictures below;20160528184111.jpg20160528184949.jpg20160528184953.jpg20160528184941.jpg


And finally, on the 30th of January 2016, Toolz and Tunde performed the first part of their wedding rites; the traditional wedding, at the Landmark Event Centre, Lagos.20160528185400.jpeg20160528184538.jpg20160528184529.jpg20160528184554.jpg20160528185345.jpg


The second part of the wedding rites; the White wedding, happened just last weekend, the 28th of May, exactly a year after they began their journey. The wedding took place in Dubai.20160528183842.jpg


And guess who was Tunde’s best man..20160528183913.jpgBanky W.!

Here’s wishing them an adventurous and wonderful journey!

Photo Credits; @SCGEORGE

By @BrownieDivaB





After a 44-year relationship, couple in their 80s finally walk down the aisle

ad206349512wedding-day-of-s.jpgAfter a 44 year relationship between Colin Dunn and Sally Smith, the duo decided it was time to take the commitment further

Colin first met in Sally – a mother of four – in 1972 behind the bar of a social club he visited every weekend after work. After a while, he asked her out and she said ‘yes’


ad206349522wedding-day-of-s.jpgColin, recalled:

‘Sally used to serve me every weekend when I’d go in after work. We got chatting and she got used to me going in. Eventually, I asked her out.’

ad206349440wedding-day-of-s.jpgThe couple only got engaged last year after all their children have left home and they finally had time for themselves.


ad206349509wedding-day-of-s.jpgAnd so before friends and family, 84 years old Colin and 82 years old Sally got married at St Mary’s Church in Middleton, before heading over to the social club where they first met to enjoy a meal after the ceremony.


ad206349440wedding-day-of-s.jpgWith the right partner, love is just a beautiful thing.

Coco Adeleke and Caleb Adaji Glamour Wedding

20160515101535.pngOn the 12th of May 2016, in the presence of family and friends, Coco Adeleke –  megastar Davido’s elder sister- and Caleb Adaji had their traditional wedding in Lagos.

img-20160515-wa0001-1.jpgimg-20160515-wa0003-1.jpgThe  wedding took place in her father’s -Dr Deji Adeleke’s compound and she was surrounded by her loved ones including her son and her younger brother; Davido.


20160515100927.jpgThe stunning bride glowed in all her outfits.

20160515101042.jpgFor y’all still sticking to the old wives tale about black not appropriate for a bride, what do you think of the above picture?


20160515101440.jpgThe beautiful event was planned by Zapphaire Events and memories captured by Blaws Studios. 20160515101023.jpg20160515101028.jpg20160515101032.jpg

Below are more pictures from the beautiful and colourful event.20160515101451.jpgimg-20160515-wa0000-1.jpgimg-20160515-wa0001-1.jpgimg-20160515-wa0002-1.jpgimg-20160515-wa0005-1.jpg20160515101448.jpg20160515101434.jpg

We wish them a happy union!

Wedding Alert; Two hearts become one as Mary-Ann weds Charles.

img_20160505_162807.jpgOn the 30th of April 2016, in  St Gabriel Catholic Church, Mokoka, Ibadan, Charles (groom) and Mary-Ann (bride) made a commitment  before God, their families and friends, to stick together through thick and thin, through jolly and bumpy rides, till death do them part.img-20160506-wa0000.jpgimg-20160506-wa0019.jpgimg-20160506-wa0052.jpg

Reception followed immediately at Agodi Garden, Parliament Road, Ibadan.img-20160506-wa0027.jpgimg-20160506-wa0013.jpgDon’t they make a cute picture!
img_20160507_140154-1.jpgTheir  traditional marriage, which took place on the 14th of November 2015, was at Ben Igwe’s compound, Nenwe, Enugu state.img_20160507_140134-1.jpg10706891_240113679666784_338678794_n-1.jpg11379982_587980334703273_1717185435_n.jpg

We’re elated to share all their happy moments today


How They Met.img_20160505_162737.jpg
Bride’s story;img_20160505_162803.jpgI woke up early one morning in December, 2014, to a message on my WhatsApp from a strange number. And of course I replied with the usual “please who are you and who gave you my number?”
He answered only the first question “I am ordinary Charles”. This only got me angry and I immediately told him off. I had no time for such rubbish! Lol

He was however persistent and somehow I started replying his chats and even looked forward to our conversations. Of course he didn’t know this, I was still playing hard chic! Then after some weeks (few days after Christmas I think) I decided to drop by his office and see who’s been disturbing me since it was on my route. Just to be sure he wasn’t one dude with a burnt face or…. well the list is just endless. I dropped by his office, and coincidentally, I saw he was someone I had met over a year before but just joked with him and left. We talked for a few while, before I left he already said I was going to be his wife. Of course I called his bluff!

We kept on talking, then we started dating and I realized what a truly wonderful guy he is, I know everyone says this about their partner but believe me, Charles is really a wonderful guy and if I have any regrets, it’s that I didn’t  date him earlier!

6 months later, he proposed and true to his words the first day we met, today, I am his wife.


12976205_1694610640763796_1139619228_n-1.jpgThe beautiful moments were captured by Victor Onuka Photography. Enjoy!img-20160501-wa0000.jpgimg-20160501-wa0013.jpgimg-20160501-wa0012.jpgimg-20160501-wa0022.jpgimg_20160505_162818.jpgimg_20160505_162756.jpgimg_20160505_162752.jpgimg_20160505_162827.jpgimg-20160506-wa0016.jpgimg-20160506-wa0025.jpg

I know right! These pictures look so wonderful the wedding could easily had taken place in Paris!

Happy married life to the couple.

[Gist Covers] Monisola and Akinwale Akintayo wedding ceremony #GistmiNigeria

October 10,2015 Newly weds Monisola ShiFau Kassim & Akinwale Kamaideen Akintayo said their “I Do’s”. Friends and family members from Chicago, Florida, California, London, Amsterdam came to celebrate with the couple in Ibadan, Nigeria. #MK’15

@ubifranklin1 and @lilianesoroo’s Introduction

One half of the brains behind Triple MG, Ubi Franklin, and his long time girlfriend, actress Lilian Esoro’s marriage introduction. Recently, Ubi was asked questions about his future with Lilian. He asked that people stay out of his personal life. We’re happy for the two. Congrats!

Mr. & Mrs. Ajibade’s Wedding Reception


Have you ever seen groomsmen come from under ground? that means you missed it!

The festivities did not end on Thursday, Sunday Aug 16th, friends and families of the newlyweds gathered around at the Rialto Square Theater in Joliet, IL to hear the two say “for better or worst“. Afterwards the celebration began. From Minnesota, Emcee/Event Coordinator Mr. WhoKnowsTomorrow and the sounds of DJ KO and OmoAiye Productions made the reception a night to remember. Check out the photos below, Congratulations Mr. and Mrs Ajibade!

Photos by: Olabisi

President of Triple MG Records Angrily Demands Privacy

After several tumultuous attempts at tying the knot, Triple MG President and Iyanya manager Ubi Franklin is reportedly working things out with on again off again girlfriend Nigerian actress, Lilian Esoro. Franklin claimed that the day he met her, “I saw the qualities I wanted in a woman I want to be with for the rest of my life.” Not a fan of marriage abroad, Franklin is reportedly in rumors to marry Esoro in a private ceremony this year.

Franklin’s choice of love partners has seen its share of controversy in recent years. His short rocky, relationship with International Recording artist, Emma Nyra, ended abruptly after Franklin was accused of being verbally and physically abusive to the former Triple MG recording artist. In an interview earlier this year Nyra said, “Ubi terrorized me for years. He abused me and other members of the label with physical and verbal force. This is why I left Triple MG the first time.”
Esoro, who has remained tight lipped about the controversy, has not only closed her old Instagram account, but also chosen not to post any new photos of her and Franklin despite social media capturing the attending Osas & Gbenro’s Thank You Soiree and AY Makun’s brother’s wedding over the weekend. Franklin however lashed out at The Punch reporters when questioned about his relationship saying, “No one should f**king ask me about my private life. You can ask me about my artists or my company but don’t ever f**king ask me about my private life, it is not your business.”


Despite the storm surrounding Franklin’s relationship woes, it should be noted that physical and verbal abuse should never be tolerated in any relationship. Unfortunately many, predominantly women, chose not to speak up when these things occur. As for Franklin, Esoro and Nyra, we wish them all the best of luck and welcome them to reach out to The Gist Magazine Editorial staff to clarify their stances.
Paul O.