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BN Weddings Exclusive: Launch of the George Okoro Wedding Lifestyle Magazine in Abuja

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The well anticipated Wedding Lifestyle Magazine by George Okoro launched on the 26th August. It was a beautifully decorated cocktail party at Transcorp Hilton’s Lagos/Osun hall. Guests were well turned out in beautiful dresses and dapper suits, which gave a nod to the ‘strictly black tie’ dress-code, as seen on the invitations.

Hors d’oeuvres and non alcoholic beverages were passed around by waiters. Muted chatter filled the room as friends and acquaintances exchanged greetings, a white and gold carpet coverage of the event unused just outside the hall. Yet, the excitement to finally behold the magazine touched everyone in the room.

Indeed, it was a special moment, a remarkable moment, when the magazine cover was revealed, thanks to the Chief Launcher, Her Excellency, Dr Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu (wife of the Executive Governor of Kebbi State) who was present to perform the honour during the ceremony. She unveiled the magazine with the Chief Host, Her Excellency Hajiya Amina Titi Atiku Abubakar represented by Dr Maxwell Gidado, Hon Jibrin Abdulmumin who was represented by his wife Maryam A Jibrin and Alhaji Nasiru Danu.

The event was graced by some industry experts like Hylezira Zira of Bluevelvet Marquee, Hudayya Abacha and King Hakbal and big photographers like Big H, Aisha A Kuta, Ademola Adeniran, Simi Vijay to name a few. Also present was members of the first family, Halima and Hanan Buhari.

I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to show up on that special night. It was a great night and I am delighted to have celebrated the birth of the George Okoro Wedding Lifestyle Magazine (GOWLM) with everyone who was there and those who continue to wish us well.

Especially, I would like to thank:

  • The Chief host of the occasion, Her Excellency, Hajia Amina Titi Atiku, ably represented by Dr Rose Maxwell Gidado,
  • The Chief launcher of the occasion, Her Excellency, Dr Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu
  • Special guest of honour, Igho Sanomi, Chairman, Taleveras. Represented by Aliyu Jimeta, Deputy Managing Director
  • Special guest of honour Pastor Deborah Omale

We have created this magazine and we’re excited to see what the magazine will evolve into in the nearest future. I am grateful for the continued support and love. This is only the beginning. Please remember that the GOWLM is for you, for me, and the wedding industry. God bless you.” – George Okoro, CEO, George Okoro Weddings

Unveiling of the George Okoro Wedding Lifestyle Magazine (GOWLM)

Inside the Magazine

Decor & Gold Carpet

More Fabulous Guests

To follow up with the George Okoro Wedding Lifestyle Magazine and to learn more about obtaining a copy and of the launch edition and other information, follow @GeorgeOkoroweddings on Instagram. To book an interview, email [email protected]

Credits
Planner & Coordinator: Roxos Events | @roxosevents, 08094560519
Location: Transcorp Hilton | @hiltonabuja
Food & Drinks: Transcorp Hilton | @hiltonabuja
Cocktails: Cocktails InandOut | @cocktailsinandout
Master of Ceremony: Matilda Duncan | @matilda_duncan
Dj/Light/Sound & Special Effects: Dj Gabby | @iamdjgabby
Red Carpet Host: Mimi Onalaja | @mimionalaja for EbonyLive TV, Ina Peters | @ina_peters for PTV and Scholastica Okolo | @miss_schollie
Musical Performance: Rubunu | @rubunu_rcube
Sax: Revy Sax | @officialrevysax
Video: Klaze | @klazeofficial
Photography: Sadiq Momodu | @momodumedia and Joe Ali | @joeali007 assisted by Mayowa Aboah | @mayowaaboah
Additional Photography: Ejike Emmanuel | @Ejikemanny

18 Comments

  1. Anon

    September 2, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Southerners? All Southerners? Just asking ?

    • Anon

      September 3, 2017 at 8:17 am

      BN my comment was in response to the person who said Southerners don’t support their own. You have deleted that comment and left mine. No point in leaving it here.

  2. The Real Oma

    September 2, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    So, you looked at all the pictures and confirmed everyone there is a Northerner?

  3. The Real Oma

    September 2, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    And while I was thinking this is what this country could and should be; where any one can ‘make it’ regardless of what part of the geographical region they find themselves, you are thinking of how he has Northerners in his pocket and Southerners aren’t supportive of him.
    Just goes to show the differences in our mindsets… check yaself Fleur.

  4. Sisi

    September 2, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Nice. Will this be online or print magazine – this post doesn’t actually go into much detail about the actual magazine which is strange. In any case the industry is big enough for the this to work. George’s wife is stunning – I don’t know her name ? but gosh she’s a beaut

  5. Zamani

    September 2, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    Poster boy for social climbing aka Simi, guess if you know how to talk the talk and walk the walk in our society it works for you.

  6. Debby

    September 3, 2017 at 2:07 am

    it seems like he only concentrated on the Notherners, like if you’re trying to sell your magazine shouldn’t you concentrate on every tribe? Plus I heard it was scanty

  7. FasholasLover

    September 3, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Poor intro to the market. You launch a photo magazine and there are no names to the people in the photos? Ok, l like the confidence of the big bold lady – blond braides/ burgundy dress. Now, what is her name? You see?

  8. Seun

    September 3, 2017 at 11:45 am

    I remember the launch party for my first business. I flew in champagne and canapes and caviar from London, had custom hand-made invitation cards, celeb photographer, was thrilled to get covered by blogs for the event.

    Total cost for the launch party = N1m.
    Total sales on the day of launch = N50k

    Three years and $300,000 in losses later, the business eventually folded.

    For my second business, I bought $100 in Facebook ads, and did a Facebook post saying “Now Open” and waited for the customers to come.

    It was slow at first but it has been three years since and now the business is doing N100m in annual revenues.

    Launch parties are very very nice…….for the guests. For you the small business owner……well that’s another matter entirely.

    • frostyberries

      September 4, 2017 at 2:46 am

      please Seun if I may ask what are you into? I am trying to reorganize my life and start something lucrative so if you can enlighten me it will be highly appreciated.

    • Bon

      September 4, 2017 at 8:45 pm

      Your comment should be used by business schools as a case study

  9. Northern hibiscus

    September 3, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    I’m here for Aisha Falke shegiya we know you are northern hibiscus u n rahma indimi run it bt una go say mba no worries shegiya no wonda u luk lyk u lost ur way in dix pix n u be designer lukatu not presentable bt u insult oda designers tinkin u r d best styltempe luk beta n do beta shegiya change ur ways social climber bleacher of life village principal and yes u know who dix is n dat idiot shegiya Zee dat thinks she is exposed with no visa , Abuja open her eyes big girl no standard runsruns shegiya dntlet me open separate page on instagram 4una plus s shegiya attention runsruns rahma yaniska

    • Ghost

      September 9, 2017 at 1:59 am

      You are actually a stupid hater. Why spew so much bitterness, Falake has owned up to being a part of NH, Zee too. Na your father tell you say Zee no get visa? Pls do your research. It’s obvious you are pained. Wawiya Marakunya.

  10. Qwerty

    September 3, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    I am happy George took one step futher at least more reason to know he is about luxury aka rich but bia he is not rude just does not work with peasants

    This his fiancee is timid make she try dey free bodi smul smul #abujaluxurycouple

    Hanan and Halima Buhari should please hire a stylist It is your regime dress to kill give us fashion inspiration when we see you not this basic look later una go talk say una b natural we understand but do am with swag

    Augie and her sister look more like the president’s pikin #skinpop

    Pariya Mrs standard, why dt color of shoes and d bag lyk say I don’t get it but abeg start a fashion blog n teach dem gals

    Zawiya n 6ta una weldon zawiya go n continue wit ur dead businz n d 6ta with all the fake fashion u claim to have this is the best u could pull

    Style temple woman is on point

    Hudayya and her handbag sister, tryna catch another Abacha? Huda ut designs r plain n too expensive, ask George how to pull luxury I love u dou

  11. Anonymous

    September 5, 2017 at 1:34 am

    I’m not into fashion but whenever you see the opulent display of money by folks whose fingers have never done dishes in naija, look closely. You will see the stolen money for your hospitals, bridges etc. Nigeria, as long as we glorify unexplainable money and look for crumbs from the tables of the people who took our commonwealth over for their twenty something year olds to be flaunting clothes from Saks, the nation will never progress. For those who will come for my commment, this isn’t progress. Why aren’t the Abachas, the Ibbs, obasanjos, Jonas, mama peace (omg! Can greed come better packaged!) and their minions setting up manufacturing factories, World class hospitals etc.

    We get it. You succeeded in stealing for your generations to party forever within working now can we start manufacturing pencils, erasers, bicycles and Keke somebody etc.

    This is no shade of Mr Okoro’s hustle (Congrats) but a general comment on our priorities as a nation. Since these guys cannot be made to ” vomit” their loot, can they do what Ada got is doing and create jobs? All these pics just make the younger people more determined to perpetuate the looting. If there are no consequences to bad behavior, it will continue…. This is 2017 some nations are making jet engines and some are even manufacturing hubs for first world countries but we still carry “YSL” purses and pose with goods imported with scarce fx that should be used in manufacturing real goods!

  12. Anonymous

    September 5, 2017 at 1:36 am

    Sorry, read “without working”. Also “can they do what Dangote is doing”

  13. Anonymous

    September 5, 2017 at 1:41 am

    Bella naija as a favor to Nigerian youths (I’m 49, not for me) can you please include what each person does FOR A LIVING beneath their pictures. Even for Hollywood they put their film credits even if it’s the most popular. That way everyone can at least get a job before you put them out for celebration by our youths. Being born by Abacha is not a job or livelihood for example.

  14. Anonymous

    September 5, 2017 at 5:47 am

    BN you didn’t publish my comments. You published the correction. I didn’t realize you are afraid of the government and help them to censor people. It’s not good for your image as you are not daily times!

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