Style Inspiration – Something Blue: The Perfect Palette

It’s no news that blue is an amazing color so why not go blue today and get inspired with blue floral dress, high heels necklace and blue sapphire ring as shown in the image below.

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1. Blue shoes : Zappos

2. Bib Necklace : baublebar

3. Floral Print Dress : modcloth

4. Bow-tie : Elite Solid

5. Bib Necklace : Baublebar

6. Earrings : Baublebar

7. Flame Flats : Kate Spade

8. Sapphire Ring : Allurez

9. Necktie : Ties.

Need something blue for yourself? Why not try out one of this.

Paper Plate Bunny Bag

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Here’s a super fun and simple craft idea for the coming Easter holiday! Make a bunny out of paper plates that also has a pouch for candy or whatever fun items you like. The Jelly Fish Jelly blog has put together a really great step by step tutorial for you guys as well.

Here is the link…….

                                       JellyFishJelly – Easter Bunny Bag Instructions

The Nigerian Wedding

Nigeria is a country bless with rich culture and tribes with  nearly 371 tribes, and 3 major tribes (included in the 371) which are…. the IGBO, HAUSA & YORUBA tribe, and this very fact can be seen in the rich display of the  Nigerian wedding. Boy I tell you, planning a wedding in Nigerian isn’t no joke, Financial stability and lots of physical energy is required; well depends on how extravagant you want it to be, It takes at least 2 days to complete – which consists of the Introduction, Engagement, court/Church Wedding and lastly Reception. Personally I really don’t fancy attending wedding ceremonies cause their are just too many extended families trying to Keep up with the latest info in one’s life and they end with chipping in advice on what to do with your life even when you don’t ask for their opinion, but I can’t deny the fact that the Nigerian traditional engagement wedding is one I don’t like to miss. I feel the traditional wedding and engagement is much more interesting, lovely, funny and the most beautiful way for us to experience our culture and also to honor and thank our parents and extended families for every of their contribution (either Physically, morally, spiritually or financially) in one’s life.

The picture below is an example of how a bride from the Yoruba tribe (western Nigeria)  looks during her traditional wedding and engagement and the attire she has on is called Aso-Oke Image

While the two pictures below depicts how a bride from the south-south part of Nigeria adorn their-selves during the traditional wedding

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I will just take you through my most cherished and never to miss moment of the traditional wedding and engagement.

  • The groom giving his greetings to the brides family: This is when the grooms will have to come with his friends to prostrate to the brides family to show his respect to them as greeting is very important in the Nigerian culture, and the bride’s family which the groom is showing his respect to offer prayers back in return.

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  • The brides entrance: The brides comes in shortly after the grooms and she normally enters in a grand style with her entourage of sisters and friends behind her all wearing same attire. (bride in white below). I normally do call this an Unavoidable ‘show-off’ as every lady in attendance that is still single&not part of the entourage  might just start day-dreaming of her been the bride at that moment.

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  • The cake: OK, I will have to confess that am a big fan of the cake not because am eager to eat it but because it’s too beautiful that I wish it won’t be touched. The cakes are decorated to depict our traditional way of life as you can see below, some of the designs consists of the couple in traditional attire, couple paying respect to their parents, our local calabash, Kolanut and so many designs.

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A cake design showing the couple paying respect to their Elders.

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  • The Proposal and acceptance letter:  This letter is presented by the grooms family to the brides family and the letter will be read out loud by the youngest member of the brides family. This process is what i call ‘Legal extortion’ of one’s money and you can’t complain, whereby it will be announce that the groom family will have to pay for the plane ticket that will fly in the reader to the venue and funny enough the reader might just be 2 chairs away from the compere and I love it.

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Below are pictures showing details of the Nigerian traditional engagement celebration and the white/church wedding.

  • Annie and Ike Igiebor Traditional engagement wedding and White wedding.

Annie and Ike Traditional wedding

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Ike and Annie – This is a typical traditional marriage from the southern part of Nigeria ( The bride always look colorful wearing so many beautiful beads from head-to-toe).

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The Groom (The Groom in white attire) and his friends in Aso Ebi.

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Groom and Bride dancing

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And no Nigerian Party/Occasion is complete without the act of spraying the celebrants money, I called this a ritual that is only meant for the strong and the rich LOL.

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The Couple, Mr. and Mrs. Igiebor.

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The couple wearing same traditional attire.

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The couple getting down on the dance floor.

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Guests at the occasion.

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The Venue.

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Groom with friends

Annie & Ike Igiebor White Wedding.

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Bride shoes

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Brides accessories.

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Bride getting her hair and makeup done.

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Bride and her Entourage.

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Groom and his groomsman

The Venue

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Arrival of the Bride and Bridesmaids

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Bride arrival

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The Bride Arrival

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Bridesmaids

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  • RECEPTION

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A well beautiful decorated cake always steal the show for me, if you are a cake lover like I am – Am sure you will understand.

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Couple grand entrance to the Reception

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Mr. & Mrs. Igiebor

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Couple Ring.

Tolulope and Adewale Adeagbo Traditional Engagement & White Wedding

  • Mr. & Mrs. Adeagbo Traditional Wedding

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The Bride in her traditional attire called “Iro & Buba” with an head-gear called “Gele” in the western part of Nigeria.

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Bride in her traditional bridal wear

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Bride and her entourage of friends

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The Couple

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Grooms and his friends

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  • The White Wedding

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Mr. & Mrs. Adeagbo (The Couple)

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The couple and their entourage

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Lola Omotayo and Peter Okoye Traditional Wedding

  • Venue

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The Couple Peter and Lola Okoye

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Friends of the couple

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Tiwa Savage doing her thing while the bride dances

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Twin brother of the Groom Paul Okoye and his Fiancee

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Ex-Arsenal players Emmanuel Adebayor and Kwanu Nwakwo in attendance also

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Friends of the groom

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Ex. Miss Nigeria Munachi Abi and Rapper Eva

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The groom and his twin brother with their baby mamas

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The bride family in front row

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The Bride Parents

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The grooms Familiy

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The Proposal Letter

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The beautiful Bride in her native attire

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both families praying for the couple

Opeyemi & Olayemi’s Traditional Engagement and White Wedding

  • Traditional Engagement

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  • White Wedding

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Couple Dancing.

Rukaiya Indimi & Usman Dantata Traditional and White Wedding

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The Couple: Rukaiya & Usman Dantata

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Bride

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The Couple

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The bride getting her legs and hands beautify (Note: This traditional lali paint is only temporary and not permanent)

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Bride in pink flying down to the grooms state in her private jet.

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The Bride getting her make-up done before landing

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Bride friends

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The Bride getting ready

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The Beautiful couple

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Bride and her father

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The Bride Rukaiya Dantata Looking so gorgeous

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Bride and her friends

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Rukaiya

  • White Wedding

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The Bride getting her hair done

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Mr. & Mrs. Dantata

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Bridesmaids

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The Beautiful Bride showing off her lovely gown

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The couple with families and Africa Richest man Aliko Dangote

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Tiwa Savage & Tunji Balogun Traditional Engagement

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The Couple: Tiwa Savage and Tunji balogun

  • Guests at the ceremony

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Ex. Miss World Miss Agbani Darego In attendance

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Mrs. Naeto

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Dayo

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Davido

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Friends of the bride

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Rapper Eva

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BBA Karen Igho

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Lola Omotayo-Okoye

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Actress Rita Dominic

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The Bride (in white) with friends

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The bride and a guest

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The groom

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Bride: Tiwa Savage-Balogun

Eku Edewor Grace The Cover Of Blanck Magazine’s Jan. 2014 Issue

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Finally, Blank digital magazine is out, and it’s pioneer by none other than Franca Asindi-Chiedu who is the former editor of Complete fashion magazine.

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Blanck Magazine Jan. 2014 Issue is covered by TV Personality, actress and model Eku Edewor who is looking all stunning and sexy in a boudoir style editorial and she took her time to sheds light on her life, work and the racial issues booming in the entertainment and fashion industry all around the world.

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Below is an excerpts from the interview:

On personal struggles of being of mixed race: “I suffer from acts of racism all the time, intentional and unintentional. I mean some of the racism I have experienced is simply a cultural reaction to me that is not meant to be an insult but invariably it is.

I’ve learnt that people will always find something wrong with you and working in an environment that is predominantly darker skinned I feel that people tend to refer me to my colour a lot and not always in a positive way. Some of the comments I get are; ‘She’s only successful because she’s light skinned, or she’s only considered attractive because she’s light skinned’.

I have lost jobs I’ve got because there will always be an opinion that states, she’s too fair people will not relate to her, let’s go with a more African look. This is particularly hurtful because at that point I am unable to prove my talent. It always surprises me when I deal with these issues because it’s clear that I am an African, I have been accepted as one, my show is still successful despite being the only host and most importantly, the face of Africa is not one shade.

I therefore am very grateful to those that have chosen my talent first. What is interesting, is that I can’t count on both hands other mixed race personalities in my environment so I wonder who people refer to when they state I am only successful because I am fair.”

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She also went on to describe her personality: “I think I’m easy going , energetic, a deep thinker, social, reclusive, I am a constant contradiction and as as result I think I always end up surprising people.”

Credits For ShootEku Edewor
Photography: Ade Okelarin (Asiko)
Stylist: Bella Adeleke
Hair: Adeola Olaosebikan
Stylist Assistant: Toyin Jolapamo
Make Up: Yemi Abraham

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Fashion Tips: The 5 Handbags Every Woman Should Own

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03 April 2013: Kimberly Akinola

Work, errands, shopping, the occasional party—no matter what you’ve got going on, these styles will have no problem keeping up and keeping you looking up-to-date. These are arguably the only handbags you need.

Clockwise From Top Left: Neon Yellow Crossbody, Tory Burch “Robinson – Mini” Crossbody Bag, Legacy Colorblock Leather Swingpack, Colorblock Perforated Leather Mini Bag, And Ted Baker London Large Quilted Crossbody Bag.

 

The Third Arm

As long as the cross-body bag exists, the world would be just fine. The extra-long strap keeps your arms free so you can text, haul groceries, and multi-task without feeling like your life is about to tip off the balance. Always look for a size that’s just large enough to carry a hardcover book or a 7-inch tablet.

Clockwise from top left: Leather Shopper Bag, Leather Stripe Tote, Dianne Tote, Shopper Bag, and Lauren Ralph Lauren Newbury Color-Pocket…

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“Leggings, Jeggings And Treggings

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I sincerely think that every Lady out there should own one/all of ‘leggings, jeggings and treggings’ , and it’s because this outfits possibilities are endless.

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

 

 

Happy Anniversary Obsessed!

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It’s been exactly One Year since I took to the blogging world and so far I can boldly say that it has been a very pleasant experience. Am Fascinated by how much love you get from fellow bloggers and readers alike and reading of comments posted on my blog sometimes just get me giddy. Though, have not been consistent like before due to school and so many other things, I still do make sure to take my time out to post one or two things and to check out what other bloggers are up-to also.

 So in a nutshell Obsessed is a year old today and I’ll like to say thank you to these wonderful fellow bloggers heelsandpeplumthebestdressup and Maison Bentley Style in a way they all have motivated me in my early days of blogging and a bigger thank you to my readers and everyone out there who have visited my blog, drop comment or even criticize some of my post LOVE YOU ALL.

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And since today is Saint Valentine day I also wish you all a lovely day full of love, cakes, passionate sxx, beers (and if you are underage, i guess a bottle of soft drink or malt drink with a hug from parents only will do *wink* lol) and lots of gifts and kisses and to those of us who are going solo lets have a virtual group hug together LOL. Remember today will come again so Have fun, Play Safe and stay alive. XOXO from Kimberly Akinola.

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Angela Simmons Rocks African Prints & Nigerian Brands While In Nigeria

Reverend Run’s (who’s One-half of the Run-D.M.C group) daughter, Angela Simmons was in Nigeria during the holiday to co-host the MUSIC MEETS RUNWAY 2013 edition in Lagos.

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  • Angela looks amazingly gorgeous in this traditional wear called “Iro & Buba ensemble by Tope Abiola of FrockItRockIt. She paired this ensemble with a pair of glasses and nude Louboutins.

The American Reality Star and Business woman did more than co-hosting the 2013 leg of “music meets runway” as she dazzles and makes head turn at how perfect she looks while donning the Nigerian brands.

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  • Angela rocking a print skirt set outfit.

Even though I know I shouldn’t be too surprise at how gorgeous she looks considering the fact that her personal stylist is a Nigerian that goes by the name of Kanayo Ebi, who has since introduce her to many Nigerian designs; I still find myself chucking up at how our traditional attire sit well on her.

Below are some of Angela pictures rocking the African prints while in Lagos.

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  • She looks fabulous in this Iro & Buba attire.

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  • On her last day in Nigeria she wore this paisley print jumpsuit matched with a flats.

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  • Angela and her stylist Ebi took this beautiful black see-through floral lace dress for a spin and I definitely like her pose in the second picture. If you area fan of her instagram then you will understand where am coming from.

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  • Angela in a beautiful monochrome dress by Kiki Kamanu with an exaggerated arm, silver chandelier earrings and black Louboutins.

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  • Angela went goth-chic in an all-black Bridget Awosika ensemble paired with a gold cuff necklace and black & silver rings and bracelet

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  • A model in Bridget Awosika design worn by Angela Simmons above.

What look was your favorite????

Photo Credit: Instagram.com/angelasimmons

Joseph and Adaeze Yobo Celebrate Four Years of Blissful Marriage

The Yobo’s

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  • Adaeze and Joseph Yobo theme-upwith their cute Little boy Joey for a Christmas family picture.

It has been four years since the beautiful ex-Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria Adaeze tied the knot with her handsome prince charming football star Joseph Yobo and declare for better for worse to each other on their wedding day and gradually we saw the birth of their beautiful baby boy, who is now no more a baby but a young man momma and papa are proud of.

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The couple Had their 4th Wedding Anniversary in Turkey in the 1st of January 2014, where Joseph; The football superstar who plays for Fenerbahçe and currently based in Turkey with his family. The couple tied the knot on 31st December 2009 at a crossover service at the El-Buba Outreach Ministries International/Evangelical Bible Ministries International Church in Jos, Plateau state.

Mrs. Adaeze Yobo recently took to instagram to share photos of her and her husband celebrating their 4th year wedding anniversary, which some of the photos are posted above and below.

Pictures from their Wedding four years ago

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Above is Adaeze & Joseph Yobo wedding Picture 4 Years ago, and you can check for more beautiful pictures from these adorable couple by clicking the link below:

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Anniversary Night

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Adaeze rockes a sexy black halter-neck dress with a key hole detail and a gorgeous black heels while Joseph looks dashing in a black & white T-shirt matched with black pants and a white sneakers.

From Obsessed, Happy 4th Wedding anniversary to these couple and Happy New Year to you all out there.

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