Vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo‘s daughter, Oludamilola Osinbajo and her man Oluseun Bakare had their traditional engagement yesterday which took place at the Presidential Villa.
The vice president, his wife and other guests were present at the very colourful event.
The ceremony held at the old banquet hall of the Presidential Villa, Aso Rock, Abuja with guests filling the venue to capacity on Thursday, March 15.
The bride-to-be, Damilola will on March 17, 2018, tie the knot with Oluseun Bakare, a pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God and son of Bola Shagaya, a businesswoman and celebrity.
Meanwhile, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is insisting on a low-key wedding for his daughter white wedding which is said to be scheduled to take place at the National Christian Centre, Abuja, on Saturday, March 17.
This is coming against the backdrop of fierce criticism that followed the wedding of the children of the governors of Kano and Oyo states on Saturday.
The ceremony, attended by President Muhammadu Buhari and 22 state governors, drew the ire of critics who felt the kidnap of 110 schoolgirls in Dapchi and an upsurge in Boko Haram killings should have necessitated a sober celebration.
The report said journalists were not allowed to officially cover the event. “Security aides of the vice president on Wednesday (March 14) had sent a message to reporters in the villa informing them that they were not needed at any of the programme for the marriage ceremony.
Osinbajo is said to be concerned about the “mood of the nation” and has warded off pressures to do a “grand wedding” for his daughter, Damilola, who is getting married to Oluseun Bakare, a pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God and son of Bola Shagaya, a businesswoman and celebrity.
But expectations that it will be a high-society wedding have been doused.
“Left to the VP and his wife, it would have been the smallest and simplest of ceremonies, taking place in their backyard, especially given the current mood of the nation,” a family insider told TheCable.
“Nonetheless the VP seems to be swimming against a rather strong tide. For instance the VP’s position compels him to inform and invite dignitaries, many of who will cry blue murder if left out of the invitations.
“But for a man known for his unassuming nature and humble mien, these circumstances have invited the dilemma of how to moderate the occasion and balance out the wedding outlook considering the current mood of the nation.”
Osinbajo “has firmly concluded” on doing everything, except the church service, within the state house, TheCable learnt.
“This should by itself limit the crowd and ensure that the event is not blown out of proportion,” the source said.
The invitation cards are unusually hard to come by as Osinbajo has refused to circulate them until late.
The news of their proposed wedding was broken on social media with a confirmation by Osinbajo, who wrote: “With joy and praise to the Lord, Dolly and I announce the betrothal of our daughter Oludamilola Osinbajo to Oluseun Bakare.
Oluwadmilola, was set for her to be joined with her husband-to-be, Oluseun Bakare, son of billionaire business woman, Bola Shagaya
Many people had first thought the groom-to-be was a Muslim by faith but that wrong perception was set right when it was revealed that he is actually a worker in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, the same church in which Oluwadamilola and her family worships.