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Bee and Kabir's Abuja Wedding | Alakija Studios | Oaken Events | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.42aBenedette aka “Bee” and Martin met at church.

Their regal wedding in Abuja and Yola was reflective of their beautiful culture, taste and the love they have for each other.

Enjoy and be inspired by their beautiful wedding!

BellaNaija Weddings wishes Bee and Martin a lifetime of love as One.

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Pre-Wedding Photos by Alakija Studios

Bee and Kabir's Pre-Wedding Photos by Alakija Studios | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.092-Martin-BenedetteHow We Met
From Bee
I met Martin at his parent’s house in Abuja in 2003. His sister invited us to get ready for our graduation dinner at their house as we had just graduated from secondary school and he was on holiday from university. Apparently, he had seen me previously at church and asked his sister about me but I don’t recall the church meeting 🙂

The night we met at his house we chatted for a bit before I left for the dinner and my first impression of him was smart, cute and interesting. A few days later I got a call from him and it was a long phone conversation, which sparked a friendship and a few dates until it was time for him to go back to England. I thought I would be leaving to study in England as well which meant we would live happily ever after. Alas! My parents decided to ship me off to Canada to study, our relationship continued but it was break up after make up and make up after break up for years, however, we always remained friends…

In 2010 Martin started making more effort at rekindling the relationship. Looking back, HE WAS ON A MISSION! In 2011, I moved to England for my Masters and that was when we decided to make it work and it’s been amazing relationship since then.

Bee and Kabir's Pre-Wedding Photos by Alakija Studios | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.094-Martin-BenedetteFrom Martin
For a cynical mind like myself, it’s funny that how I met Bee is a cliché of Nigerian courtship: “If you want a good wife, go to church”.

I was on holiday from university and after a Sunday mass, my sister stayed back to have a quick chat with some girl, I asked her afterwards who it was that she was talking to and she said: “Oh, her name is Benedette, you’d like her” and I responded with a little modesty: “yeah, she is a fine girl”.

I unwittingly stalked her and eventually got her number from my obliging sister Angela. This was following a brief conversation we had at my parent’s house in Abuja on the day of her school prom. Angela had invited her classmates to get ready at ours, so I was on the lookout.

I hesitated calling her at first because she was only 17 and I was 21. I felt like a cradle snatcher. I finally got round to doing so by convincing myself that it wouldn’t matter a year on from then. It was a good thing that I did because our first phone conversation was very fluid; we spoke for close to an hour. I knew that she was definitely feeling me when I received a text the next day from her during my lunch break, it read: “how now?”. I smiled.

It so happened that Bee didn’t move to England for her undergraduate degree as we had thought would be the case. She was shipped off to a land far far away called Canada.

So over the following 10 years, through several breakups and make ups, mastering different time zones, MSN and Yahoo chats, international calling cards, Skype video calls, BBM chat, marathon flights and road trips, clear and hazy phone networks and ultimately our resilience, we kept coming back to each other.

Bee and Kabir's Pre-Wedding Photos by Alakija Studios | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.112-Martin-BenedetteThe Proposal
From Bee
Martin proposed to me in Vienna. I was on a summer program and he was on holiday so he decided to make Vienna one of his stops. On the last day of my summer program I invited him to join me and my course mates for an after party following the closing ceremony of the program. Halfway through the closing ceremony he called to tell me he was feeling horribly ill and couldn’t make it to the after party. He said I needed to come and get him to an emergency clinic as soon as possible. Right after the ceremony I said bye to my friends since I obviously wont make it to the after party, rushed in a cab and headed to pick him up for the hospital.

A million thoughts crossed my head on the ride to his apartment but none of it was getting proposed to. He kept calling while I was on the way and I assured him I was on my way and there was a bit of traffic. When I got to the door of his flat I could feel the heat there but I didn’t think anything of it. I opened the door and it was very dark, there were about 300 candles lit all over the apartment with rose petals all over the room, a chair in the middle a box and a rose. I was in complete SHOCK!… I threw my purse on the floor and it took me a good few minutes to take it all in. He was sat there sweating!! Poor guy, I only saw him 2 hours before and he had transformed the place all by himself.

He told me to sit down and told me how much he loves me and wants to spend the rest of his life with me. Of course … I said YES!!!

Bee and Kabir's Pre-Wedding Photos by Alakija Studios | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.014-Martin-BenedetteFrom Martin
Shortly after Bee and I met in 2003, she played a prank on me. She called me randomly one day saying that she was really ill and had been admitted into a hospital in Abuja. It was all fun and games, but I was determined to get her back.

In July 2012, Bee was on a summer program in Vienna, so I took leave off work in order to spend some time with her. It was a really good holiday. On the first weekend, we went to Paris. I was later to find out that her friends had suspected that I would propose to her there. Fortunately I didn’t have any plans to do so. It was a very rainy weekend anyway, Bee had developed a flu and parts of the city were cordoned off due to the French national festival.

Back in Vienna, Bee would go off to attend classes during the day and I was left all by myself to scheme.

It was the last day of her program and there was a graduation ceremony to attend in the evening. We agreed to have me join them afterwards for a celebratory cocktail. Meanwhile, I had been back and forth with the jeweller and was informed that the ring had arrived in Vienna on that day so I went into the city centre to pick it up. Just as I did, I received a call from Bee asking me where I was and if we could meet up for lunch. Now, the ring came in a chunky box and my attempt at concealing it in my pocket would definitely have spiked her curiosity. I jumped on an earlier suggestion of hers that I get an umbrella instead of walking about back hunched and hands deep in my pockets whenever it rained. I do not like carrying them so I had been stalling on the idea. On this day however, it was going to be my decoy. I bought a compact one from a corner shop, threw the jeweller’s box in a plastic bag together with the umbrella and tied the top into a knot. I had no sooner finished doing this when she turned up and asked: “what did you buy?”, I gave a very curt answer: “an umbrella”. To prevent her from seeing the outline of two objects in a bag in my hand I asked if she could keep it in hers. You see, Bee likes to carry bags so big one could fit anything in them so this was no problem.

Once we got back to my place she tossed my carrier bag at me and made her way out again. And so, taking a page from her book, I called her to say that I wasn’t feeling too well. I called her again a couple of hours later after most of the work had been done to explain that things had gotten worse and that I needed her to come back and take me to the hospital, possibly for food poisoning. I put on my best sick voice.

The reality was that I was sitting on a sofa in the sweltering heat and tending to over 300 very stubborn flickering candles that kept going off.

I called her for the third time and this time she said: “I am in the lift”. I sat on the sofa and waited for her to come in. I was half expecting her to be mad at me.

She freaked out when she walked in. Her phone and keys dropped to the floor and she seemed stunned. She leaned back against the door shut behind her. I walked up to her and said:

“I got you”. Double entendre.

I led her to a chair and I did the obligatory: down on one knee, incomprehensible profession of sentiments and placing the ring on her finger.

We went back for the cocktail after all. It ended up being be a very good engagement party.

~ Pre-Wedding Cocktail by Jesse Ochulor Signature StudioBee and Kabir's Pre-Wedding Party | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.003 Bee and Kabir's Pre-Wedding Party | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.008 Bee and Kabir's Pre-Wedding Party | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.009 Bee and Kabir's Pre-Wedding Party | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.005 Bee and Kabir's Pre-Wedding Party | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.002 Bee and Kabir's Pre-Wedding Party | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.004 Bee and Kabir's Pre-Wedding Party | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.006 Bee and Kabir's Pre-Wedding Party | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.010 Bee and Kabir's Pre-Wedding Party | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.011 Bee and Kabir's Pre-Wedding Party | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.012 Bee and Kabir's Pre-Wedding Party | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.015 Bee and Kabir's Pre-Wedding Party | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.014

Wedding Photos by Alakija Studios

“For the white wedding we wanted to have dreamy and heavenly atmosphere and accentuated with a very bold statement piece. We achieved this by using soft colours for the decor as well as an elevated dance floor and low hanging statement chandelier. 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~ Traditional Wedding by Jesse Ochulor Signature Studio

“Martin is very much in tune with his cultural heritage and the traditional homecoming ceremony that took place at the Chief of Mbula’s palace in Borrong, Adamawa state introduced us to his people. We crossed a dried up river Benue to get to his village.”Bee and Kabir's Traditional Wedding in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.1 Bee and Kabir's Traditional Wedding in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.2 Bee and Kabir's Traditional Wedding in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.3 Bee and Kabir's Traditional Wedding in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.4 Bee and Kabir's Traditional Wedding in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.5 Bee and Kabir's Traditional Wedding in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.6 Bee and Kabir's Traditional Wedding in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.7 Bee and Kabir's Traditional Wedding in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.8 Bee and Kabir's Traditional Wedding in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.9“There was a thanksgiving service at the village church after which we had a series of traditional events at the palace courtyard that signified welcoming me as a bride to the family.” Bee and Kabir's Traditional Wedding in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.11 Bee and Kabir's Traditional Wedding in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.10 Bee and Kabir's Traditional Wedding in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.12 Bee and Kabir's Traditional Wedding in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.13 Bee and Kabir's Traditional Wedding in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.14“These included a formal dressing by the grooms father in traditional regal attire as well as presentation of gifts that symbolize marriage in the land.”Bee and Kabir's Traditional Wedding in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.15 Bee and Kabir's Traditional Wedding in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.16Bee and Kabir's Traditional Wedding in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.16-2 Bee and Kabir's Traditional Wedding in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.17-2“These include the broom as a prayer for a happy homestead and the calabashes as a blessing of abundance. I was also chaperoned by the grooms aunty who taught me how to dance traditionally as an expression of joy and acceptance.”Bee and Kabir's Traditional Wedding in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.17 Bee and Kabir's Traditional Wedding in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.18 Bee and Kabir's Traditional Wedding in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.19“The Mbula people are a horse riding warrior tribe. So Martin was also presented once more to the people as he rode on a horse.”
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“We were then treated to several traditional dances from the Mbula and Bachama kingdom before making our long way back to Yola town.”Bee and Kabir's Traditional Wedding in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.23 Bee and Kabir's Traditional Wedding in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.24 Bee and Kabir's Traditional Wedding in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.25 Bee and Kabir's Traditional Wedding in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.26 Bee and Kabir's Traditional Wedding in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.27 Bee and Kabir's Traditional Wedding in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.28 Bee and Kabir's Traditional Wedding in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria | BellaNaija Weddings 2015.29
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Photography
Pre-Wedding Photos & White Wedding: Alakija Studios | Email: enquiries (at) alakija.com | Instagram.com/AlakijaStudios
Traditional Wedding & Cocktail: Jesse Ochulor Signature Studio | 08078057808

Wedding Info – Venue | Date
White Wedding: Ibeto Hotel Marquee, Apo, Abuja | 24th May 2014
Traditional Homecoming Ceremony: Murum Mbula’s Palace courtyard, Borrong, Demsa LG, Adamawa State| 31st May 2014

Wedding Attire
Bride’s Wedding Dress: Kosibah | instagram.com/yemikosibah
Bride’s Reception Dress: Pronovias
Bridal Makeup for White Wedding/Cocktail: Mamza Beauty | instagram.com/MamzaBeauty
Bridal Hair: Bassey Ninads Salon
Bouquet: Event Designs by Lilly | instagram.com/lillysconcept
Friends’ Asoebi: Designer’s Muse | instagram.com/designersmuseng

Groom’s Suit: Okunoren Twins
Groomsmen Suits: Kola Kuddus | instagram.com/KolaKuddus
Bridesmaids Dresses: Dzyn | instagram.com/dzynbabe

Bride’s Traditional Dress: Dzyn | instagram.com/dzynbabe
Bridal Makeup for Traditional Ceremony: Planet Mschera

Vendors
Church Decor: Event Designs by Lilly | instagram.com/lillysconcept
Wedding Planner & Reception Decor: Oaken Events | instagram.com/oakenevent
Wedding Cake: Cakes by Tosan
Food: Kas Catering; Melting Pots
Drinks: Cheche Liquor
Cocktails: Juice Place Abuja
Desserts: Sweet Tooth Desserts
Live Band: Shyne Band Abuja
Invitation Cards: Studio Twenty-four, Toronto
Security: Play Security
MC: Matilda Duncan
DJ: DeeJay El Plaga
Sound: Option A
Wedding Programme: Whitechapel and Partners
Favours: Swish Ideas/Bride

 

 

48 Comments

  1. Anon

    January 20, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Very heartwarming. Many congrats and may God bless your home.

    Di’Ja!

  2. awwww

    January 20, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Trying to put my thoughts into words, I I guess BEAUTIFUL sums it up. Have a great life Bee n Martins

  3. jessica

    January 20, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Absolutely stunning, Bride looks like Brandy the singer. Everyone seems to have met their spouse years and years ago…does it mean that those who are single currently have decades to go before actually getting married? Makes me wonder BN pls share some love at first sight and *got married within 6months of meeting wedding stories* 😀

    • Belios

      January 22, 2015 at 1:42 pm

      LOL..there is hope my dear.

    • mimi

      January 23, 2015 at 2:14 pm

      Mine is/was love at first sight . Got introduced to my husband 24th March 2014, we met for the first time 29th March 2014 and fell in love instantly . He proposed July 2014 and we got married Oct 2014 and am now am carrying our babies , TWINS!!!
      He’s the best, couldn’t ask for more and i keep thanking God everyday for our union.
      I’m not sure BN will want to feature our wedding cos its really not an elaborate wedding and we spent “just” 1.8m for all. Left to me we wouldn’t even spend half of it .
      In all am grateful to God for everything.

    • Tee

      January 24, 2015 at 11:41 am

      I would like to know how you manage that budget o. I don’t want to spend that much

    • Tola

      February 14, 2015 at 7:09 pm

      I like you jare. You are good with money. That attracts a wise man. Your marriage is still yet blissful even though you spent 1.8 and I am not saying that elaborate weddings are not right.. This is because I am mindful of the fact that some parents actually sponsor the weddings. The parents are so wealthy and want to pay the last honor before the children embark on their own. But person we no get rich parents who still de struggle, I beg my brother or sister no borrow, you can still renew your vows year after. Don’t start your marriage on the verge of debts, not necessary at all.

  4. pezon

    January 20, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    The Bride is pretty. stunning wedding ,looking young and fresh faced , the both of them. Kai when i saw i had just graduated in 2003 ,im like around same time as me, until i saw secondary school, ahhh BN person don dey old oo…

  5. Miss_Flygerian

    January 20, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    “I led her to a chair and I did the obligatory: down on one knee, incomprehensible profession of sentiments and placing the ring on her finger.”

    Lmfao!! Funny man.

  6. UberChick

    January 20, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    The traditional wedding is so regal….

  7. Lafayette bunny

    January 20, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Happy Married Life.
    The pix with the cars reminds me of desert safari ride in Dubai. Yeah, it’s that similar. lol
    Allah ai bada zaman lafia. amin

  8. @edDREAMZ

    January 20, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
    .
    Long and lasting marriage is all i wish them though…..
    .
    .
    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  9. Lamlam

    January 20, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Yayyyy!!! its finally here, congrats Bee i see my Kaduna and st John’s catcholic church people awwwww! i miss 9ja God bless your home

  10. Yvonne

    January 20, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    BEAUTIFUL!!! Lovely Decor!
    Money is good.
    God punish poverty!!

  11. Zara

    January 20, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Congratulations Martin and Bee Z….

  12. Adaeze Writes

    January 20, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    This is it! Beautiful wedding! I love everything, from the Church to the decor, the bridesmaids outfit, the little brides dresses, the seating arrangements. Everything! God bless your home. Amen.

  13. Liflblog.wordpress.com

    January 20, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Love, love, love it all.

    Liflblog.WordPress.com

    LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE EVERY DAY!

  14. DELTABABE

    January 20, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    OMG….too beautiful a couple. Wish them marital bliss

  15. Nikki

    January 20, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Beautiful!!!! God bless the couple and their marriage forever!

  16. jamcy

    January 20, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    hmmm i cant wait fr my own day God help me out

  17. Ada Nnewi

    January 20, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Her gift from her hubby (the pendant with her dad’s picture) and the accompanying card that had the note about her father was absolutely beyond words…i’m crying like an idiot here…God bless you home!!!

  18. Clo

    January 20, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Long & Happy marriage Life to this beautiful couple!

    I actually got goose bumps over this wedding. The cake, the decor, the couple, re-embarking on their culture and all. I love! I can’t stop telling my friends “aint no other country celebrates extravagant weddings as Nigeria….their weddings always stand out”.

    (It’s time I stop getting jealous, and just get married, babe should just get rich already lol)

  19. BC

    January 20, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    Beautiful expression of culture. Congratulations.

  20. HAWTTALKWITHTOSAN

    January 20, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    She is so adorable. Love that they incorporated both cultures nicely. They look fantastic together.

  21. great

    January 20, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    two words : PURE CLASS.
    may you grow old together in joy and happiness. wedding’s like this showcase the beauty of Nigerian heritage & culture. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing your wedding pics..

  22. chi-e-z

    January 20, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Omo see when a man truly loves you 🙂 I love true love nothing on earth like it.

  23. tope

    January 20, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    wow is all i can say. God bless your marriage

  24. jannelle

    January 20, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Stunning!

  25. Solumtochukwu

    January 20, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    @ jessica, nne ! me i dont know oh….Its just as though those of that are single now are on a long thing oh!!! tbh

  26. Ayana

    January 20, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    God bless their union. I had a permanent smile as i scrolled through the pictures. 🙂

  27. Cheerieoaks

    January 21, 2015 at 12:11 am

    Beautiful classy and down to earth bride,the best wedding programme I ever saw…its in my library.may God give you all the virtues you need to keep a happy home amen

    • Hadassah

      January 26, 2015 at 11:50 am

      Please share with us na….
      The wedding looked like fun
      All the gele-tying activities
      Thanks in advance

  28. Alero Mii

    January 21, 2015 at 12:20 am

    Congrats Bee and Martins and God bless your union

  29. Cheerieoaks

    January 21, 2015 at 12:48 am

    @ kam lam the wedding was at church of the assumption asokoro Abuja..I was there live, classy down to earth bride,the wedding program was a beautiful magazine its stored in my library.wish the couple all the virtues in keeping a sweet marriage.

  30. Ides of march

    January 21, 2015 at 3:05 am

    Yay Bachama! Congrats, wishing you a blissful marriage

  31. Fashionbabe

    January 21, 2015 at 7:40 am

    Congrats!

  32. sassy

    January 21, 2015 at 9:17 am

    That chandelier though…….absolutely stunning

  33. Dee

    January 21, 2015 at 11:02 am

    The decor is exquisite , good looking couple, love her bouquet and her reception dress is gorgeous as well as the ceremony one…..lol love everything . Congratulations to the couple

  34. Van Gogh

    January 21, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    Beautiful Wedding! Am i the only one that noticed how cute the Best man is (the white guy)! I’m SO attracted to white guys (the cute ones) cant even explain. *confused*

  35. bbz

    January 21, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    Aww i love it!
    The wedding ceremony and the cultural aspect as well..
    .. and the Bride, hmm absolutly stunning!

  36. Deemah

    January 21, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Gorgeous pics… they seem like such a lovely couple… happy married life to them.

  37. BlueEyed

    January 24, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Beautiful all around. That picture with the groom crying in his mother’s arms got me really emotional.

  38. Sweet tooth desserts

    January 24, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Beautiful is a understatement , it was indeed an outstanding wedding.
    Thanks bee and martin for choosing Sweettoothdesserts.
    We wish you the very best in life.

  39. GreenDiam

    January 27, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    Awwww i loved every sec i spent on your story, beautiful people i love your love! Happy married life guys may God bless continue to bless your union

  40. chacha speck

    February 6, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    Very lovely! Rich marry the rich! Wat a choice! Leme ask o if @ dat time bee left secondary school nd @ dat point her only choice was to suspend her academics 4 a trade would martin still have loved her 4 who she is? Well maybe if they were destined 2 be….. I get amaze when I hear weddings nd all, I really don’t want 2 get marry 2 som1 who knows me too well, na na… Am a lady even if I get married 2day my husband no go fit know me finish o, cus a woman’s world has a lot 2 protect, sometins are better not said, to me love is not just enough to get married! Make we love out of it there are 3 craterias I need, the only love I know is dat Of JESUS dats d greatest!

  41. oy

    February 17, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    classy, beautiful

  42. Frank

    March 11, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Man. This is so beautiful

    I don’t know, can we get videos BellaNaija subsequently?

  43. temshashar

    September 23, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Hi Mimi, Pls cld u give me an insight on how you were able to do that( i mean spend dat amt on your wedding) . wedding plans on my calendar soon,my boo keeps insisting he can only afford btw 1.5-2m for all in two days.i really dont get how we can pull this through, cuz of this, i have been postponing and shifting dates,hoping he would get more money before the d day. i am really scared about this, pls can u share a little how you went about yours. ,u can send me a mail ([email protected]). look forward to read from you. thank sissy

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