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“I am not even doing any form of comparison” – Oritse Femi on #BAAD2017 & #ON2017



"I am not even doing any form of comparison" - Oritsefemi on #BAAD2017 - BellaNaija

The internet was abuzz a week ago when both Oritsefemi and wife Nabila, and Adesua Etomi and Banky W wedded on the same day.

Both turned out to be society weddings, Banky and Adesua holding theirs in South Africa, and Nabila and Oritsefemi’s in Lagos.

True to Nigerian fashion, the two ceremonies drew comparison from fans, but Oritsefemi, speaking to Punch, has said he isn’t bothered by that.

“Banky’s wedding did not outshine mine,” he said, adding that entertainers don’t set out to compete with such things, and it is the fans who do so. He said:

Banky’s wedding did not outshine mine. Although I did not follow what was happening on the social media, I was told that my wedding trended on Twitter.

I feel it was more fun for us that we got married on the same day and we were keeping people busy on the Internet. The Internet almost went crazy for both weddings. I don’t see any problem with it.

Entertainers don’t see such as a competition but it is the fans that always start such comparison. All I know is that both weddings went well, they were classy and it would go down in history as one of the most talked about weddings of 2017.

I congratulate Banky W on his wedding and wish him and his bride blessings.

Oritsefemi added that he’d had no idea Banky’s wedding was the same day as his, and had believed the traditional wedding the week before was it.

All he wanted was a classy wedding, he said, and he got just that. He told Punch:

Initially, I did not notice that people were comparing my wedding with Banky W’s. But later, after the whole ceremony, I noticed it.

I did not even know that Banky was getting married on the same day that I did. But to be truthful, I knew that he had a ceremony about a week ago so I thought that was his wedding.

I have no issues with both of us getting married on the same day, if anything; it was more fun because like they say, the more the merrier. I was the one that got married and I am not even doing any form of comparison. All I wanted was to have a classy wedding and I got that at the end of the day.

My wedding was well attended by highly respected people in the society. I don’t see any comparison because Banky even had his own in South Africa while mine was in Nigeria.


  1. Felinda

    December 2, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Ok, we have heard

  2. Marlee

    December 2, 2017 at 11:18 am

    “My wedding trended on twitter” real, people need to shift a bit from social media madness. A wedding is a family affair. Don’t worry if it’s on fb Twitter or whatever. Just focus on for wedding. I feel sorry for people. No wonder they go or out to borrow just for a wedding. Sorry

  3. MurderSheWrote

    December 2, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Both weddings trended. Both weddings were well attended. But why should these be important. And some journalists like asking stupid questions. I read the full interview and it was cringe worthy.

  4. Anon

    December 2, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Different audience(s) People should stop comparing.
    Oritsefemi’s wedding was very well attended and I guess a lot of money went into it.. Banky’s own was sponsored so bloggers were paid to follow it. Both weddings are over. Na marriage remain.

  5. King bey

    December 2, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Focusing on your Marriage should be the ultimate and not whose wedding trended the most…

  6. Innocent idiong

    December 2, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    I love what Oritsefemi said, ” entertainers don’t set out to compete with such things” all the same both wedding trended which was OK….

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