Iyom Bianca Odumegwu-Ojukwu shares throwback pictures of her traditional marriage to late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu (Eze Igbo Gburu Gburu) held on the 16th of April, 2001.
“On this day, 20 years ago, all roads led to the hilltop town of Ngwo in Enugu State for the momentous event tagged ‘IGBA NKWU BIANCA’. 12 years in wait, 7 years after our wedding and 3 children later, the father of the bride said ‘Yes’!. Enugu was shutdown by a mammoth crowd as people from far and wide, distinguished personalities from all over the country as well as all the governors of the South Eastern States stormed the legendary ‘Okwor’s Fortress’, the ancient stone palace of the late High Chief Gabriel Okwor Onoh, Father of Chief C.C. Onoh, to witness this significant event. It was nothing short of a carnival!
On this Landmark anniversary, I pay tribute to my father Chief C.C. Onoh whose initial resistance and tenacity helped oil the wheels to propel what would eventually become a highly successful marriage…my husband was determined to prove himself a worthy son-in-law….and I also celebrate my knight in shining armor, Dim oma, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu for validating the choice I made, for being a wonderful husband and a devoted father to our children….Oga m, Gi nwe aka!
Here are just some of the pictorial memories of that spectacular day”.