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What makes a Nigerian wedding tick?

Ngozi shares her top ten list of must haves for a Nigerian wedding. We love The Ngee Show and this tongue-in-cheek episode has us in stitches.

Watch it, enjoy it and leave a comment! No pressure… 

118 Comments

  1. Mist

    November 12, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    hahahaaaaaaaaa I love this!!

    • Nino

      November 13, 2014 at 11:30 am

      Very interesting.
      Here is how i decide if i should invest my time of a vlog…
      Read a few handful of comments, observe the dialogue…Go and watch for myself to be informed.
      I like Ngee’s show, I hate to compare but you can tell that she knows what she is doing…This is not her throwing weird facial expressions in her face sitting on a random chair…Looking cheap and whatever random thoughts come into her head are aired…
      She has notes, props, pop ups, that wedding proposal thing with the horns, her matching blouse with the colours of the pop up…Common…Home girl is serious about this thing and I am a fan.!
      I mean is it like comparing Bella Naija to that other blog we do not mention here…
      One is serious about building a media empire, the other is a fad gaining audience…

      Plus she is hilarious and she is mocking people who may be in her crowd too…
      Ngozi I know you have such friends so kudos for not being afraid to tell it as it is…
      That said, I agree it was wrong showing the Underwater picture.
      It was unfair to the couple but I am sure we all agree that it was beyond much bordering on spiritual things…Under the water with all those damn beads…
      They surely do not live in Nigeria…My mother would have marched mefor deep cleansing at MFM if I try that jack! #Invokingyemojaspiritfornoreason

      Now finally because this my comment is becoming too long!
      I have been seeing OTT weddings here on BN for years and it simply affirms my need for a small intimate wedding. It is who I am…I can attend all the huge weddings and enjoy it but I know it is not my cup of tea…small wedding, OTT honeymoon…I am talking jump out of plane, swin with sharks type honeymoon…
      I am not a sheep…I do not need to follow blindly..so if this vlog is paining you…check yourself…
      No pressure, live and let others live!

  2. moi

    November 12, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    you definitely forgot that the wedding has to be covered by a
    *designer photographer*
    it has to be featured on theses wedding blogs/pages and also featured on their instagram, lol
    and oh don’t forget the 5mins video that will be on Vimeo and ofcourse You tube
    sigh!

    • moi

      November 12, 2014 at 12:10 pm

      *these

  3. Daizzy

    November 12, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    How could you forget the presence of celebrities. There has two be at least two or three popular celebrities at your wedding and also your souvenir has to be on point!

  4. Chichi

    November 12, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    I totally agree with all you listed besides the reception dress. I don’t mean the sequined and backless part ooo you’re totally right about that. I think the reception dress trend started cause most brides wanted to change into something more comfy in other to boogie down after the whole ceremony. But nowadays everyone must have a reception dress.

  5. Bayo Adeka

    November 12, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Please help me tell our modern day brides who think that the wedding food, dress and cake is what you will eat after wedding.Funny enough some dont even spend one day of prayer to ask God to bless their marriage.Let us be wise husbands and wives to be.The families too should also stop putting pressure.

  6. [email protected]

    November 12, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    This is so true, the most annoying is the pre wedding shoot and publicized engagement!!

  7. Hawtie!

    November 12, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Yes! Yes! Yes! Totally true. NGEE nwanne m nwayi Biko you missed a few points. there is this trend of bridesmaids all wearing loubies(seriously?) Then the asoebi party must all be full chested, (cleavage in pictures is a must), I met a lady on my way to work one day, she admired my hair and requested for my number, to direct her on where to purchase from, only for her to call me a few weeks later and request I join her bridal train! seriously? on what grounds? Old school mates whom I wasn’t even chummy with back them try to sell me asoebi these days and I am like WTF? You wan make I use my money colour ur wedding abi? then, we have those that announce their engagement on BBM and Instagram once the ring is on. (hmmmm, me I dey do special countdown for them, once E reach 6 months post engagement and I never see any wedding IV or Broadcast , I go start to Ping u to ask how far na? When E go happen na? lol) And for those ladies that buy replacement engagement rings (and hide the modest ones oga bought) just to flaunt on BBM , IG, FB. there is God o! ‘OMG! I said yes, my boo went to Cartier and got me this ring I was admiring the other day!’ #Yimu, ~Story Story. Like say no be You wey carry your mouth ask ‘Emeka, when you dey come see my Papa. lol.

    • ATL's finest

      November 15, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      Hahaha omg!!!! I heard of some who was ashamed to show off their engagement ring, they added money & bought another one Chaiiii!!! WTF is wrong with people??? And folks wanna be bride by all means because everyone is getting married mtchew!!! Smh

  8. Vics

    November 12, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Great points….Nigerians are one of the best trend followers and we suffer from lack of creativity. ..anyways on a lighter note, BN hope she no dey spoil market for una like this?lol..

  9. Emem

    November 12, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Hey Ngozi, let me first of all start by commending your show, it is absolutely delightful and hilarious. You remind me of someone I know who is also a celebrity of sorts. Secondly, about this wedding tingz, yes I do agree that weddings today have been taken to a whole different level etc. But hey guess what?? Lets try to see the positive aspects of this thing cos the wedding business in Nigeria is a seriously booming business which is putting food on the tables of many people who would have been carrying CVs around the place had it not been for this kind of opportunity. So ehen!! I say the grander the better…. We should celebrate all the good areas of business springing up in Nigeria because the more avenues for wealth creation that arise, the less job seekers and eventually crime rate will reduce etc. So calling all BRIDEZILLAS etc…. keep on keeping on!!!!

  10. chichi

    November 12, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    I so much love Ngozi’s vblogs!

    • Morolake

      November 13, 2014 at 5:17 pm

      Errmm there is nothing like “I so much like” Its I like Ngozi’s vlogs so much.

      Also its vlogs not vblogs.

      *wink wink*

  11. Alma

    November 12, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Buhahahahaha! I totally enjoyed this.. I agree with all 10 points. Cut your wedding coat according to size..

  12. Qadeejah

    November 12, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Spot on!

  13. Jane Public

    November 12, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    You said something that no one else has said, whenever this discussion comes up. What is the REAL reason behind all these grandiose displays, so tey, they now use human beings as decorations at weddings, even birthday party too. How degrading is that. To your own people, and you expect “oyinbo” to treat you better. It has gotten beyond OTT at this point, nothing truly wow’s me anymore, no matter the number of flower walls, because the genuineness that I normally associate with weddings, is no longer there. We have always had big weddings in Nigeria, heck both my parents are from massive families but our weddings always had that communal, warm your cockles kind of feel to it. You could feel the love, not just from the couple, but families and friends present. I used to looooove going to weddings. Now it’s all gone. I thought it was just me, until I attended a wedding weeks ago, and the feeling came back. It wasn’t even a small wedding by numbers, but it had that warmth about it, there were no photographers everywhere ruining the moment, no ten thousand selfies and “usfies”, people were there to celebrate the couple, celebrate the families, and not show themselves off, or sell their market. I have missed that. it is those weddings that stay with me, not the flash in the pan, OTT’s which would be forgotten the next day, once the next “bigger” wedding comes up

    • anon

      November 13, 2014 at 1:41 am

      Oh please stop it with this oyinbo people business. It is tiring. These oyinbo people do it to. Let’s stop acting ignorant and fighting the oyinbo manon a battle that doesn’t exist. We’ve become the racist ones!

  14. Bella

    November 12, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    She had me on the “Armed robber bill” with the make up artist . Ngozi is funny o and very original no fake accents. Me likey

  15. Bella

    November 12, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    no need for obscene cakes.. and venue entry fee – na wa o! e don suffer

  16. Gorgeous

    November 12, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    I have always said I wanted a small and intimate wedding. No more than 75 people at the very most sef. I hate carnivals. It is just so impersonal. I thank God that the man I will marry is of the same thought. I like quality and substance not gbogbo ero. I am not even that friendly to have 1000 guests. And I don’t even feel pressured. I guess brides to be who know what they want will not get carried away. Ngeee is even talking wedding only. Birthday parties nko? I saw a 21st somewhere that looked like a wedding without a groom. What happened to going to the club and drinking with your friends as a 21yr old. Na wa o. Anyway to each their pocket. Me and the boo must be boring af

  17. corolla

    November 12, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    The one that annoys me is people having social media hastags for their wedding. Can’t anything be private anymore? Must you publicize your wedding online? I also don’t get the reason for pre wedding shoots. It’s just an unnecessary expense.

    • Mercy

      November 12, 2014 at 6:56 pm

      I think the reason for this is quite simple. You want to see pictures from the guests perspective. The day go by so fast and the photo ogs can only capture so much. Doing the hashtag thing just helps with containing the pictures and videos in one place where you and your spouse can go back to to reminisce about your wedding from the guests perspective. I personally believe it’s a brilliant idea. Before instagram, was disposable cameras given to guests for the sole purpose.

  18. Doxa

    November 12, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Ngee, don’t worry, you will still come back and do one about 21st birthdays, and hopefully a little later, another one on ‘Sweet sixteen’s.
    Not too long ago, people took pride in the number of guests who showed up at their wedding, that was the ish. These days there are so many ishes.
    The only good thing here is that the economy is growing, at least money is entering pockets it wouldn’t have entered before.

  19. makeupbyebi

    November 12, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Oh Ngee .. ur facial expressions are epic! i fell of my chair … lmao

  20. myBagisBlue

    November 12, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Good video. You forgot to add
    1. Event planners that charge you more than the cost of feeding 1500 people only for them to DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.
    2. Over the top Decorations that cost more than the cost of securing the venue + Feeding the guest, like really.. Screw your Elaborate centerpieces, can I get food though?
    3. Celebrity makeup artist, but you already mentioned that, but really shame on the scam that is Bridal makeup Fees
    4. Over publicizing your whole wedding (from engagement, Intro, to Wedding day).
    5. 1000 Groomsmen and Bridesmaids, and you know they’re not your Besties

    Honestly I could go on and on, but really we have missed the plot when it comes to Weddings Like I once saw, Nigerian Weddings are Over the Top but our marriages are mediocre (more like below mediocre)

    What kills me is finding out that people borrowed money to throw these over the top weddings. Priorities.

  21. stella

    November 12, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Abeg ooooooo,ngozi leave them,for us photographers,its our time to shine so let them continue with their prewedding pictures and big weddings.

    • Nahum

      November 12, 2014 at 2:21 pm

      Kai, I envy you o. I wish I was a photographer. It is truly your time to chop. Abeg, chop away!!!

  22. chinwe

    November 12, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    I’m not even hating ob these brides and grooms. More grease to their elbow. As someone stated above, they are creating jobs for people. We shud all be looking for ways to tap into this industry. Heck if the MUA is charging an arm and a leg and the bride isn’t complaining who are we to hate on an entrepreneur?

  23. glory20

    November 12, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    wow! wow! wow! absolutely love..i have a lot to say, so i guess i would itemise for ease
    1. I hardly buy aso ebi and guess what??, i have the most fun at the party while the real aso ebi girls b dulling..yup! (i rather package something for you).
    2. I was looking at a friend’s introduction recently and I was like woah!! …my intro was exactly what it was meant to be..an intro! shikena!!..no make up artist, no fancy dresses…just mo mi mo e
    3. Ngozi you left out the guests that now go about doing professional make up for another person’s wedding even after buying aso ebi #isityourwedding. I know someone who never misses buying aso ebi or getting professional make up and will still go about begging

    NB: I am not old school, I am just a 29yr old girl who wants to be so stinkingly rich…hence i save every kobo…

    • Ms. Sane

      November 12, 2014 at 7:27 pm

      Love that bit about “mo mi mo eh”. Sounds very intimate

  24. Berry Dakara

    November 12, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Erm, BN, I think it’s a little weird that some of YOUR BN Brides or BN Brides-To-Be are seemingly “being made fun of,” and you seem to be endorsing it. I’m talking about the specific examples noted and shown in the video.

    I know it’s a funny topic and you’re “stitches” but some people are benefiting from all of this – the wedding industry is growing so quickly and creating jobs in a society where the unemployment rate is dismal. In addition, some of these brides DO want all the hoopla, and if they (their parents) have the money for it, why are they being ridiculed? Do I think some of them do way too darn much? Heck yes! But to each their own. Shey at the end of the day, they’re the ones sitting down in their marriages without a free-for-all.

    Yeah, my wedding was featured on BN and while I got a lot of positive comments for creativity and not being “loud,” I can well tell you that there were people who said negative things about me – “Enh, Berry is a snob and stuck up; beach wedding ke?” Really? Seriously?

    I think there’s a fine line between having a laugh and laughing at someone else’s expense.

    Sorry to write all of this, but I really wouldn’t have if I didn’t see and hear specific BN Brides and Proposals mentioned in the video.

    • Passerby

      November 12, 2014 at 3:15 pm

      Ha Aunty Berry please dont be offended o,it’s all in good light.
      I actually really liked you and Cakes wedding…o di kwa very different….I still find it hard to believe that it was Lagos.

    • Cancel Reply

      November 12, 2014 at 3:21 pm

      Hey Berry, what was your reason for sharing your wedding on BN? Maybe you can enlighten some people who think it is very unnecessary to share ones intimate moments on a site this big (especially as your wedding seemed really private).

    • Berry Dakara

      November 12, 2014 at 3:55 pm

      There were different reasons, but I think one of the major things was to show creativity in Nigeria. A lot of people didn’t think it could be pulled off, and my question was WHY NOT?! I’m kinda interested in Tourism in Nigeria, and there are a lot of natural resources that we have that aren’t seen or being used to their potential. In fact, left to my dad, we would have had the trad on the beach in my village too (Lol, 1 beach wedding was enough for me, so we said no).

      And to be perfectly honest too, Cakes (hubby) is a part of the wedding industry as well, so having it posted on BN helped to give his business some push. I made sure to mention EVERY SINGLE vendor that we used, because if having the wedding posted here would give them a boost, then that meant a WIN-WIN-WIN for everybody.

    • Cancel Reply

      November 12, 2014 at 3:23 pm

      I agree with you, I didn’t think it was cool that they actually showed a real life pre wedding shoot that had been featured on here.

    • Que

      November 12, 2014 at 3:27 pm

      BN has always had divided loyalty…. I cant be bothered to blame BN., but i will say this is the same BN many called out for being a kiss ass platform, cos they only presented buttered up views/comments,, so I find their new ability to share opposing views on a subject matter or idea quite refreshing…. its a better representation of how society thinks about issues.

      As for the specific examples Ngee used, please suggest what BN should have done…. we can learn.

    • marcee

      November 12, 2014 at 4:36 pm

      God Bless you, I was just about to say if people knew how many jobs all these “over the top” weddings create, please its good for the economy and and everyone has a right to spend their money how they please.

    • Meerah

      November 16, 2014 at 10:27 am

      How is it good for the economy? It’s not like the money goes to the government or something, it goes into the pockets of the vendors; or into expanding their businesses. So respectfully, I disagree with your point. The money generated by extravagant weddings is circulating only within that wedding industry, enough that the demarcation line between the elite who can afford them, and the not-so-well-off who cannot, is becoming more and more defined.

    • NaijaPikin

      November 12, 2014 at 5:22 pm

      Berry why are you surprised? You haven’t noticed that BN has become like every other naija blog. Focus is on ratings. Shikena.

      I agree with most of these. I mean someone changing 3/4 times on wedding day. How long is the event and whats the need for all those outfits.

    • Ona

      November 12, 2014 at 8:50 pm

      But wait Berry, is it because if hits close to home? I mean, i’ve seen discussions here where people were getting critisized/getting made fun of which u’ve actively participated in. Are those ones ok because we don’t know them personally? I for one think ur prewedding and wedding were normal and lovely and didn’t fall into the category of the ones she was talking about. Even u will admit that this trend is getting out of hand and people are beginning to do whatever it takes to have that “instagram-worthy” wedding/proposal/prewedding shots. It deserves to be talked about. Its becoming more like a competition for many now than a celebration of commitment…..it has now extended to having ghen-ghen bachelorettes, prewedding shoots and now the new trend will soon be ghen ghen 21st bdays, graduations, etc. Just like folks on social media showing off their personal items because they’re designers and other gullible ones are doing whatever it takes to acquire them to…down to sleeping around, fraud, etc. Social media has really created a bunch of monsters. People put so emphasis on how ghen ghen their weddings will be even while they’re still single or dating….but they forget that there will ALWAYS be a bigger, better wedding and that what was trendy last yr will be out of trend next yr, so u can never out-do the next person.

  25. Geeeeee

    November 12, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Hope to see some peoples POST WEDDING PICS. Bella Naija please remind all these people here with their pre wedding pics to also get their post wedding pictures so we can see their lives after marriage.

  26. anonymous

    November 12, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    some1 once asked my friend if i could be on her train because my friend usually puts up my picture and she thinks am pretty,really? thought d whole idea is 2 be able to wink, do all sorts of facial expressions with my gfs(bridal train) during the wedding cos we understand each other and have come a long way…people will soon start renting bridal train…well what I’m i saying i know some1 whose job is (he has a crew) you don’t have friends just call on us and give them color code,dey will do groomsmen for you…since he is still in biz oh well….

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      November 12, 2014 at 4:52 pm

      I’m “jelox” of the ingenuity with which your pal has tapped into a piece of the wedding market.

      That na confirmed revenue stream.

  27. alwayshappy

    November 12, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Ride on Ngee show , thanks for keeping it 100.

  28. Moving on Swiftly

    November 12, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Berry please sit your behind firmly on a d*** stool. The world does not revolve around you. Ahn Ahn Kilode. Loosen up abeg. It is clearly for laughs. Besides some of the ones she mentioned are very very OTT and do deserve to be mentioned. Mscheww.

    Ngozi very funny jare and very true. Some of these people that have gone on to be extra have even packed up 3 months to 5 years down the line

    • Berry Dakara

      November 12, 2014 at 7:11 pm

      Your first sentence renders any valid point you might have had moot.

      I feel very sorry for people like you who must insult a person to disagree with them. Your lack of real intelligence obviously knows no bounds.

    • Chacha

      November 12, 2014 at 9:05 pm

      TBH berry, u do come off as a bit too stiff sometimes, and nowhere did she insult u self. Loosen up biko!U know the points she made are true. Are u not guilty of laughing over certain people’s actions that BN has posted here ? U may not know them personally, but u have. Or are u hollering now cos it hits close to home? I think u are just peppered because you were featured on here and guilty conscience dey worry u because u think people may lump u into the category of the people she’s talking about. I don’t know why because ur wedding was not over the top neither did it fall into the category Ngee talked about. So biko cooluo down.

    • Nuna

      November 12, 2014 at 10:58 pm

      Berry, while I do not agree with the insulting comment she made, she made valid points. First of all, this post is not about you. But you had to go and make it about you. Yes your wedding was featured on BN, but its one of the few tastefully done and intimate weddings featured on here. And it is very clear, yours doesnt belong to the weddings Ngee is talking about, you had to go rewrite the whole thing to make it about you. Sigh….
      BTW I love your blog.

    • DrinkGulder

      November 13, 2014 at 1:11 pm

      LMAO @ D** Stool, too funny abeg!! I’m stealing that one.

  29. Que

    November 12, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    This was very on point….

    Ngee you forgot:
    -The genetically selected brides maids and even groom’s men have to show up with red bottoms aka loubs to be on d train.
    – Bridal demands are entitled to your finances as and when they see fit cos afterall its once in a lifetime
    -Couple must rent a show stopping RollsRoyce/Bentley/Porsche etc…

    Them plenty.

    • Que

      November 12, 2014 at 3:34 pm

      I left out my shout out to all the wedding vendors gloriously tapping into the hysteria of society weddings…. if the cow willingly comes to be milked, nna I say milk away! As long as you’re not using gun…its always a choice!

  30. wendy

    November 12, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    I recently got married. I did a court wedding with just my witness. The next day, we did a very stress-less celebration at a relative house. I just told them, whatever you decide to do for me, just make sure that it does not stress you. It was kind of like a barbeque. Place was well decorated and very intimate. We invited about 30 of our close friends…. I remember my mum and sis was complaining that I keep short changing myself…Brothers were like are u sure that you don’t want the big wedding. It is every girls dream to wear the white dress and have a big wedding. We will even sponsor it for u.. I was like I don’t have time for the wahala. I just want something small and go back home to relax..I just made sure to get a very good photographer to capture the memories.

    • dee

      November 12, 2014 at 4:25 pm

      k

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      November 12, 2014 at 4:56 pm

      Congratulations luv & I pray your union is everything you’ve prayed for. 🙂

  31. sum1special

    November 12, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Ngee just always says what i think or feel…the one i detest the most is pre wedding shoot…like when the hell did that start…i also hate the reception dress change, that makes the bride look like everyone else…that has become a silly trend…unnecessary cost incurred on nonsense..then the over the top proposals…people have become so dumb that they forget wedding is a mere ceremony and not a marriage…there is life after wedding oh people..hian

    • dee

      November 12, 2014 at 4:27 pm

      it started from having to print pictures on souvenirs. my aunty got married in 1994 and trust me,there was a pre=wedding photo, [not photos like they do these days], done my medical doctor uncle then and not a photographer lol

    • Just me

      November 12, 2014 at 6:59 pm

      The pre-wedding, pre-engagement, pre-one thing shoot, i honestly do not know when that trend started but it has skyrocketed to something else.
      Everyone and their grandmother does the same thing from Nigeria to Europe, to America to London, same trend.
      Even those wey never chop bellyfull dey do pre-something shoot.
      These are people who have been together up until the time of their marriage, certainly they must have pictures right? So i am confused, why they have to set time aside to do a pre-engagegement/post engagement shoot, this one drives me crazy.
      According to my friend, money you could put down as down payment towards a house.
      But that is none of my business.

    • Iris

      November 13, 2014 at 4:39 am

      I have heard that the pre-wedding shoot comes as part of the wedding photography package these days. Maybe that’s why they are so common.

  32. miss pynk

    November 12, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Haha, ngee is funny. I got married 3 weeks ago. Guilty of a few things
    The sequins dress for my last trad outfit though
    i sold 40 of my friends asoebi- for a non-socialite, thats an accomplishment. Never make aso ebi more than n20k and give folks options.
    The destination wedding on a wednesday- 51 guests in Zanzibar.

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      November 12, 2014 at 5:02 pm

      Congrats & prayers for a fulfiling union to you too!! 🙂

  33. Anon

    November 12, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    She forgot a governor or 5 have to be present when the family isn’t even in politics.

  34. bellabella

    November 12, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Are you guys sure u ain’t same people who’ve been ooohing and aaahing all these wedding photos?…………I can’t with y’all.

  35. yettie

    November 12, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    i refuse to join ds band of i love low keyed wedding bla bla bla..wateva happend to “to each his own” all of a sudden pple are saying dey dont like d big partied weddings..yea i agree d vendors are getting ridiculously crazy in dia prices etal..pls let pple dat want dia weddings celebrated enjoy it..if u like ur lowkey registry wedding gud for u..if u want to do big wedding gud for u aswell..biko everyone cant av d same view as u pple..u attend sum well spent money wedding u enjoy d day so much and u attend a low key one and ure wondering who died and why its like a funeral…am sorry oh..as for me i will celebrate d way i like i dont curr if anyone thinks its over d top..it will happen only once in my lifetime andi deserve to enjoy it d way i like

    • Easy n Gentle

      November 12, 2014 at 8:08 pm

      There are really very few moments in life when a person just gets to hug the limelight and get away with it, perhaps the day we were born which we weren’t aware of, and for the ladies ,who I believe getting attention is a psychological necessity, their wedding day. I like Ngozi, I like that she made fun of regular stuffs, but it’s just fun and shouldn’t be taken too seriously.

      A lady who has set her heart on having a big societal wedding would surely not be dissuaded by this. If we looked at every dog that barks, we would never reach the bus stop. To each his own. Do whatever you want and have fun, it’s your day.

  36. Curious

    November 12, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    BN please don’t mind the ones calling you out for allowing your Bridal customers to be put on blast. Abegi, y’all did not beg them (the Brides) to put their parade/show (abi na wedding) on here; they did so willingly. And the one rule of social media is, once you put it out there, it’s fair game honey! So no one should become pained if someone takes a jab (and a funny one at that) at them. If you don’t want folk to come for you, please don’t send for them by publicizing every mundane aspect of your life.

    Ngee nwannem, iji ya! I loved this video; too funny and on point. The next pre-wedding shoot or proposal fit be on top mount Kilimanjaro, or inside a whale’s tummy…you know you garra do it different so folks not gonna hexeperrit…LOOOL! Truth be told, a lot of Nigerians do these things for the oooohs and ahhhs; Nigerians love adulation and fanfare so it is the major motivation behind a lot of what folks do. It’s the same reason why people can like to sell their leg to acquire (or pretend to acquire) expensive stuff. Abeg make dem carry dey go.

  37. nene

    November 12, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    i have to say nigerians know how to make an entrance and leave the world speechless so i don’t care if you want a small or grandiose wedding. whatever you want to do, do it. and weddings have contributed a great deal to the economy and well being of a lot of people e.g ask rbi sellers, tailors/designers/make up artists, musicians, etc.. with that being said, Ngee is spot on, she says what most of us are thinking half the time. i have a standard code for weddings: no aso ebi. i don’t buy aso ebi because how many aso ebi’s can i really afford to buy for every wedding i attend. i just wear my own outfit from my closet, and attend all the weddings i am invited to.

  38. abimbola dare

    November 12, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    omd Ngozi!! its as if u stole my manuscript for my next book..!! hilarious but real!

  39. Kel

    November 12, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Girl you are right up my street…I couldn’t stop nodding and shouting YES!!! as I was watching this. This is what I’ve been saying since, a lot of things that are done at weddings nowadays are just simply unnecessary. The event is only for a couple of hours while the marriage is forever so what is the point of spending all that money for just one day? Maybe it’s just the way I’ve been bought up but seriously if you cannot afford a big wedding don’t go and put yourself in a lifetime of debt just because you’re trying to keep up with the Joneses.

  40. Easy n Gentle

    November 12, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    I like her, and I don’t say that too often for something(one) I’m seeing for the first time

  41. Ona

    November 12, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    I loooove the girl! Always keeps it real. That underwater shoot is honestly the silliest prewedding shoot ever. Its obvious they were trying to overdo but it fell flat. Like wth??

    The competition is real out here with these wedding and IG isnt making it easy…people are also giving in big time. Some plan way better for the wedding than the actual marriage.

  42. hian

    November 12, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    On a lighter note.
    If at your wedding reception: you serve only puff puff and you call it “small chops” and then, no Chapman abi cocktail to wash it down….
    hum
    tufiakwa! you have not done wedding!!
    your guests are not happy so next year you must celebrate anniversary along with “our bundle of joy is here”!!
    and if you still don’t serve “betta” small chops, you must renew your vows in a few years and don’t disapoint.

    *NB : *some of as wedding guests are the promoters of pressure. if they is no comedian, no continental menu, no this, no that, they will talk
    don’t want crowd so they do destination– we will talk!!
    they spend their money… people will still talk
    they give their money to charity: talk go still dey

    Central theme: you can’t satisfy this human race.
    dairizz God

    before I forget: public warning to all those overdressed wedding guests, ladies be wearing thier gele bridal style! who are you!! you are not even cousin of the bride and you are misbehaving.
    then you will bring your iphone to the stage to come and take pissure with me and my uzband.
    thank god my Chief brides maid is a boxer.

    na joke oh

  43. Anonymous

    November 12, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    Bella Naija. I hope you know YOU are the number one reason a lot of weddings are OTT. Your “bellanaijaweddings” page on Instagram and “#asoebibella” hashtag prompted silly Nigerians to start competing with each other.

    • ATL's finest

      November 15, 2014 at 6:06 pm

      Lmao!!! I thought of that too.. But like I always say, “know thy self/future partner”. At d end of the day, few months later, that expensive wedding is by gone and unheard of. Someone’s own will be out there.

  44. niTO

    November 12, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    Awwwww Ngozi…. you shouldn’t have used the BN pre-wedding underwater shoot. haba…that is very offensive. To each his own now!.
    I am surprised nobody has mentioned Ngozi’s igbo accent. She should be careful who she disses, as what she dishes may be what she will get in return.

    I got married 12 years ago, and just like Ngozi, it wasn’t the way weddings are currently..BUT really…to each his own.

    I actually find Ngozi very condescending….

    How do you know that “we” are spending money on the wrong things? Seriously…. its their wedding day, and they can do what they like. Period!

    • buks

      November 13, 2014 at 1:20 am

      Ngozi’s igbo accent…really??? Isn’t she a Nigerian living in Nigeria? Which accent do you expect her to have? smh…I cant..

    • Chacha

      November 13, 2014 at 2:47 am

      U’re surprised no one has noticed ngozi’e igbo accent? What did u expect her to have; yoruba or chinese accent. Its like someone saying; have u noticed that ngee has breasts?? Well nne, is she a man? U are the one who not only sound condescending but also have inferiority complex issues. U lost every point with the nerve to try to mock her OWN natural accent.

    • bukky

      November 13, 2014 at 3:18 am

      @niTO Abeg waka far jare. She is igbo and the fact that you can detect the Igbo accent when she speaks English is no cause for alarm. We know your kind… you are that insecure girl that thinks having your ethnic accent is razz.

    • DrinkGulder

      November 13, 2014 at 1:06 pm

      What does Igbo accent have to do with anything? Do English people not have english accents? French people have french accents, spanish etc, See your life! lost child, trying to connote that one’s accent, be it Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa is LESS THAN. You, my dear are Vapid.
      I feel sorry for you.
      You thought that was an insult abi?
      I’m sure you’re one of those people walking around and saying ” I never h’esspereit” and feeling “among”.
      May Colomentality not kill us in this country

      Weddings in Nigeria are O.T.T period. We too like to compete with ourselves.

    • Lea

      November 14, 2014 at 5:32 pm

      There is nothing wrong with having an Ibo accent or any other type of accent. She is a Nigerian and wont be fake like others with their so called british accent. I bet you are one of them.

    • Ada

      December 17, 2014 at 11:24 am

      Lol
      It’s good to see you are kind enough to point that. Rubbish! Someone who grew up in Lagos and went to uni in Yankee because you see the name Ngozi and are offended, you proceed to try to drop a little supposed shade! Go and do your own vlog, let us hear your own glorified accent. Inferiority complex at work among Nigerians since amalgamation!

  45. Nikky

    November 12, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    I am sorry Ngee but you come of as jealous or envious. With the way you keep comparing it with your own wedding, snap out of it hon. I am sure, if you had things to do over, you will do at least one of these things you have mentioned. Hypocrite much?

  46. D

    November 13, 2014 at 12:20 am

    I know I am joining this party late. But really who cares??? the focus should be why??? Why do you have a public proposal? Why do you want a big wedding??? Some girls have dreamt of having big weddings since they knew what weddings were. If you can afford it and you want it not for some mundane reason, i.e to compete or keep up with the joneses then who gives 2 damns (excuse my french). But if you want a small backyard wedding then fine ,if not, do you. I have a friend who got married while we were in college and she had a small wedding and she tells me today that she regrets it!!! Why? because at the end yes she had what she could afford then but it was not what she envisioned ever having. I had a big fanfare and that is not what I wanted at all but since i was out voted by the hubby and my parents. Fanfare it was!!! but it was not what I wanted at all!!! But like I said who cares??? the point that we are missing is not to bash people’s choices but to teach us to cut our coat according to our size, you don’t want to have a small private beach wedding because you don’t want people bashing you and regret it for the rest of your life or have a big wedding and then be stuck drinking garri or asking people for donations. Lastly, yes using actual peoples pictures is a bit tacky!!! It is ok to laugh and make fun but having fun at other people’s expense is not right in any language you want to put it. Most people here saying yes it is too much, that is too much are still the same people that will come back to BN tomorrow and will be saying “I tap into their blessing”. There is a reason why we look at our parents pictures of yester years and laugh today because there ain’t no way we are dressing that way. that is, we are evolving, so are our ceremonies you want to have wedding like yester years why don’t you wear gloves like the presenter said she did for hers??? All I am saying is that we need to respect other peoples choices, we may not agree with it but eehhh as long as I am not paying for it, I don’t care. Just like everything else this too shall pass. I remember when wedding websites were the in thing.
    N.B: My wedding was never featured on BN or any other blog, my intro was intimate in my father’s living room, the one thing i insisted on was having people that mean something to me or the hubby as bridesmaids and grooms men.

  47. NNENNE

    November 13, 2014 at 2:06 am

    You are a mind read reader!
    A friend just called me couple of minutes ago to inform me about her wedding in January and that I have to pick my asebi.
    I confidently told her that I do not do asabi, period.
    We need to cut our coat according to our materials. Do not drag people into your wedding expenditures. Do what you can afford.
    For me, the most anyone can do for me whenever am celebrating is to show up.
    You need not bring anything.

  48. vheeki

    November 13, 2014 at 2:25 am

    Lmao? Are you a fish?? That had me in stitches mehn! Ngee Thank you very much o! The one I can’t get over is the ‘Introduction????!? They so look like the traditional wedding & I keep wondering if its two tradz or nah.
    Erm, for those saying ‘to each his own’, I think she’s (Ngee) is just trying to say things are being blown out of proportion nowadays not necessarily that everyone should have a small wedding…
    And u pple shul leave BN outta this, its still a blog no matter the standards you think they are supposed to maintain, each post has its relevance regardless
    And finally, this is mostly on the entertaining side so chill guys!

  49. Moving on Swiftly

    November 13, 2014 at 9:33 am

    If your very dim brain had any atom of the so called “real intelligence” you mentioned then you would know I did not insult you. Everyone on here knows I am an advocate for “free for all” i.e I hate when people pounce on others for stating their opinion. Madam you come across as very annoying. The post is very tongue in cheek. Very laughable. The post was about those going OTT asking strangers to be their bridesmaids because they look like models or because they are financially endowed, using human statues as decorations, going underwater and wasting a whole 500g of South American hair to do a pre-wedding shoot (so much that she now had no money to do correct hair, she could only afford short 8ins hair…….lol Ok, I kid). The post was not about normal weddings that BN had covered. Yet true to your annoying basic thinking mind the post had to revolve around you. Guilty conscience is worrying you. My friend, I repeat… sit you black behind firmly on a d**k stool, feel sorry for your self and stop displaying crinkum crankum ignorance.

  50. Anonymous

    November 13, 2014 at 10:15 am

    IMO social media and even aBN is a major contributor to this wedding fever madness considering that I know a lot of simple weddings that were sent to BN and not featured because they did not meet with the ‘standards’ Ngozi mentioned in her points.
    Love you Ngozi!

  51. J

    November 13, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Like she stated clearly its her own opinion and u believe every1 is entitled to one.

  52. Anonymous

    November 13, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Different strokes for different folks…. cut your coat according to your pocket. I believe in simplicity and less is more…. I can’t drink garri when i finish wedding because i want to make a statement…90% of those at your wedding, you have no clue who they are sometimes… friends of friends, your cousins niece’s brother inlaw, your father’s stepsister’s uncle’s child etc. At the end you wonder if it was worth it…..We are all entitled to our choices but let’s do so with caution

  53. Na u know

    November 13, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    I find ngee’s videos very funny a little bit condescending at times. but all the same funny. I think it’s what you take out of it tbh. She was spot on correct with the way weddings are a lil bit too OTT now which puts a lot of pressure on young ladies and Infact men who feel they have to live up to all they see on these blogs and Instagram. This technology age has its downsides and one of it is PRESSURE. We need to really learn to cut our coats according to our size.

  54. Oyaga

    November 13, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    LMAO!!!!!!!!
    First, i want to thank all those who shut up that BERRY character. She really makes everything about her and always has to air her opinions…. This is obviously a clear case of guilty conscience and it’s uncalled for, because her wedding was quite..errmmmm…. different (i wouldn’t necessarily call it classy). But anyway, thank goodness she’s been shut up.

    Then, for those of you who don’t find Ngee funny… i dunno, there is something terribly wrong with your sense of humor. And those who this post they chook, abeg just dey waka go front, you mustn’t drop a comment.

    Ngee NAILED it!!! Blind, dense, clueless set of people in this time

  55. Tee

    November 13, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Oh dear! This made me laugh hard. I am only 20 and the last wedding I attended was in 2006 when I was in Js3 or so!! (Yes! it was that long ago!!) So, I am not too familiar with the wedding process these days although instagram helps to give an idea.
    The part that struck me was the hand picking of bridesmaids!!! Has it really come to that? I don’t understand that one especially when the person is not your friend at all.

  56. fixnigeriaseries

    November 13, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    Ngee, U missed the memo, just like my dad. He can’t get the big introduction ceremonies part. What’s that?!?

  57. yea

    November 13, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Why do I think Berry has somehow created for herself a band of enemies on BN? You really shouldn’t have taken it personally, it’s really not that serious. Cakes won’t like this o…

  58. tutu

    November 13, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    I’m not married yet but i’m going to be guilty of a lot of these 10 points and i’m not even sorry. If I hear say I no wear blinged out reception dress and pay armed robber makeup artist. Its my day abeg. This is super funny though.

  59. Nikky

    November 13, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    I want a small intimate wedding my husband will be one lucky man

  60. Ohgawd

    November 14, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Banke Meshida…N300,000 for two day make up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    That is obscene!
    The devil has lost the battle! What
    As someone who spends money in alternative use…I have thought of many many uses for that money…
    Quite frankly donating that money to a cause can qualify you for sainthood!
    I think people should break down some of these wedding cost for us so we can see the foolishness of it all…
    Please someone help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  61. Ayaayo

    November 14, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Hmm all comments, *food for thought* but come to think of it, you get married just “once” (Amen) and can get to be creative or crazy as you want. I hate organizing parties but trust me I would go all out for my wedding, but no garri drinking afterwards sha o

  62. Idomagirl

    November 14, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    I agree with much of what was said in the video, except the pre-wedding photos part. I frankly don’t see why people are so up in arms against them and I personally liked the underwater one.

    Pre-wedding photos did not begin today, for as long as I can remember people have taken them, they would go to the studio, take like two or three pictures (usually with the man standing behind while the woman sits) and these pictures were used mostly for souvenirs/wedding programs, what has happened now is that they have evolved, especially with advancements in technology and more people taking up photography as a career.

    Pre-wedding photos are a way of having fun, being creative (for those who go all out) and just making memories, also, another advantage is that they have saved some of us from randy people, someone is chatting you up, you begin to like them or in some cases you’ve started dating sef, only for you to log in to Facebook or some other SM platform and see their pre-wedding photos. So please keep them coming, you might save 2 or 3 people from heartbreak. 🙂

  63. Idomagirl

    November 14, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Ngee, I wish you had mentioned brides who expect their bridesmaids to spend their entire life savings on bridesmaids’ duties. Correct me if i’m wrong, but isn’t being a bridesmaid some sort of favour for the bride, why is it now seen by some as some sort of privilege (for the bridesmaid)?

    Someone asks you to be on her train, she then expects you to pay an outrageous sum for a ‘designer’ dress you probably will never wear again, even worse she insists on the shoes you will wear, mandates that you must buy and fix a particular kind of weave and if you live in another town, you’ll add your transport and in most cases accommodation expenses, at the end of the day, what you’ll be spending will be getting close to 100k or more, just for one wedding. And if you dare complain, you will be branded as the single friend who is jealous and wants to ruin her friend’s wedding.

    Methinks that if you want your bridesmaids decked out in designer gear, you either pay for it fully, subsidize it or go for what your friends can afford across the board. If you insist that they must be in Vera Wang and Louboutins then put rich people who can spend that without blinking an eye. I didn’t mean to type an epistle, but the thing really bothers me.

  64. kora

    November 15, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    To each his own abeg.. Abi na ur money them use? If u have got the money to flaunt, go ahead..if u don’t, just maintain.. You people ooooh and aahhh the so called. ‘Extravagant wedding’ then come here to critisize em.shame on you..tswWww!

  65. ATL's finest

    November 15, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Lmao I love her videos! However, not everyone like public display. One of my bestie and her sister turned down Bella Ninja DOWN!!!! And they strictly warned everyone NO PIX up there pls!!!! I don’t get it if she’s supporting/ mocking it at d same time. Yes, I agree with most of the things she said in d video. Like she said, she got married years ago & back then, Tiara n long gloves was in Voke. My aunts wore them too… The make-up price kills me jeez! I heard of BM pro make-up & dear lord the money isn’t funny. Like I always say, two things I care for the most at my wedding is my pumps & my ring. Everything else will be fine. Now, Aseobi is another madness.. Someone sold theirs for $500 yes, I have seen more than that. Listen, these days, I ve to be sure and weigh on our friendship before I consider buying it.. She’s right on the bridesmaid statement. Someone once told me ” all my bridesmaid got the b light skin” huh??? Are u kidding? Weather I’m black/light, it don’t matter. My besties are 20/10/8yrs of friendship so it stays that way. Unfortunately, I do things my own way or the high way so I’m definitely nit one of those falling under these pressure. Like i always say, whoever got the time for Asheobi can take it upon themselves to sell it if they want lmao.

  66. Tobi

    November 17, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Jeez…. I just gave you a Hi 5. You just spoke my mind. WTH ! People do things for different reasons unknown to a lot of us so why pick on them. My fiancée and I are both reserved people and I would rather have a small intimate wedding however I cannot escape a fanfare like you call it. We should worry more about the people who do the over the tops simply to meet up with some man made standard their minds cannot even understand ! I personally cannot compromise on certain things (anyone is free to call it over the top- na u get your mouth) at the same thing I don’t care about certain things as well ( anyone is free to say its not up to par – again na dem get their mouth o) it’s your wedding you do it the way you want. Pleasing yourself first second and third !

  67. dee

    November 17, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Chai! Ngee really got me cracking lol. Love her sarcasm. Every girl now wants bella naija wedding and wedding vendors are preying on it. I don’t get why people are criticizing her for mentioning specific brides. Abeg! when you put your affairs on social media, you’ve signed up for whatever comes with it. So no hard feelings. To each his own. Just make sure you are also considering the marriage and not just the glamorous wedding.

  68. Peculiar Okafor

    November 18, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Ngee, I loove this video. Might I famze and say my grandma used to call me Ngee too?.

    To the point, my people, to each his own. I want a big wedding and a big wedding I will have.

    I will not wed in a church, lailai, I won’t.

    I’ll pick a venue by the water ( even if it’s Civic centre that overlooks the water) in the evening. I’ll have only close friends on my bridal train. I’ll have them walk in first while I walk in later to a poem ( yes, no song, a Poem or maybe the poem before the song). My closest cousin and my two brothers will work me down the aisle. My cousin first, then my little brother and then my oldest brother ( since my dad’s late).

    I will wear a sea-green gown ( no white for me. Sea green to me declares to my husband that I’m a person of many parts so he has a final time to make up his mind before he takes his vows).

    My husband and I will both write our own vows.

    I want the decor to be arty and reflect my hubby and I’s personality.. Infact, my wedding will actually have a theme and you’ll be able to tell it’s scripted. My favorite teachers and family helps ( trying not to say maid, nanny or driver so I don’t get bashed) will actually sit on the high table.

    I will NOT sell aso-ebi. I’ll give materials to my close friends and bridesmaids for free abeg. I will have colours of the day so wear what you want or you can decide to but matching traditional outfits without involving me.

    While my guests are still, I want to leave immediately with my husband to Seychelles on a private Jet. Picture the guests waving as my hubby and I get onto the Jet (Nice Bella Naija picture) and come back pregnant *winks*

    Bella naija will post my wedding (by fire by force)

    My TDHGRT guy abeg where are you so I can fully plan this and yes I will spend on my wedding oh. I intend to wed only once abeg.

    My sister on the other hand wants a quiet and intimate wedding and I’m happy for her but me I want a biiig wedding it has been my childhood dream.

    Once again, lovely video and to each his own.

    ( This comment was too long abi?)

  69. sum1special

    November 18, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    @peculiar Okafor…you are a psycho, but i like you.

  70. Peculiar Okafor

    November 19, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Thanks dear, do you know any TDHRT guy?

  71. Christian Bride

    November 19, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    On obsessing over weddings…..

  72. Larisa

    November 24, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    I want a big wedding tho and I will save for it…

  73. Zuriel

    November 27, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    I love the comments, but I do agree to each his own and if you can afford it why not. If you can’t don’t get into trouble just to meet up. 3 no nos for me is big introduction, pre wedding shoot and extravagant reception dress if any at all.

  74. Somz

    November 29, 2014 at 11:02 am

    ….”Are you a fish?” loool

  75. Art Weddings

    December 11, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Lovely just what I was searching for. Thanks to the author for taking his clock time on this one.

  76. Ada

    December 17, 2014 at 11:09 am

    What’s sad is the high rate of separation and divorces now even after these big weddings! Imagine spending N8m on wedding and then 2 yrs later, long story! What about the friends who will borrow money to attend your destination wedding in Dubai, Seychelles, etc only to find out a few mths later that the thing don pack up!

    I think the prob too lies with the parents! Yes the ones that are reliving their childhood and doing competition with their friends! They will now get a 20 step cake because when they married they could only afford sister Bose’s home made cake. They will now hire icc in Abuja because that’s where Their circle of friends do it.

    When ppl claim weddings on BN, I laugh because if they knew the bill, they would run!! Our wedding cost us a lot (won’t talk before Ngozi crucifies me lol) and the ones I see on BN are at least double the cost and mostly triple and quadruple!!

    I rocked the heck out of my bridal gown cause I can wear a reception gown anywhere but that was only opp to rock that.

  77. Hawtspot

    January 10, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Ngee nwanne m you are on point, i di real…muah! keep it up, u aint hitting or hating, you obviously made good points.

  78. Tracy A

    February 25, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    NGOZI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MUAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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