Thursday, 29 November 2012

#Throwback Thursday: Dim Odimegwu Ojukwu and Chief Obafemi Awolowo wedding photos

Lately I've been quite interested in the details of the Nigerian Civil War, of course spurred by Chinua Achebe's most controversial novel to date "There was a country". I'm currently on my 3rd Biafran book by Frederick Forsyth (wish me luck guys).

Anyways for today's #throwback we thought to bring you the wedding photos of two out of the three main players in the war that lasted for 30 months,between 6th July 1967 to 15th January 1970- check out the wedding photos of Chief Obafemi Awolowo and Dim Emeka Odimegwu Ojukwu

Chief Obafemi Awolowo and HID Awolowo at their wedding on 26th December 1937
Ojukwu and Bianca


And just for the record Ojukwu was said to have been a playboy of some sort and women just found him difficult to resist. He was married to 3 other women prior to his last wife Bianca. He is not a polygamist as some people have claimed because he was never married to any two at the same time.

Bianca fell for his charm while she was contesting the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria in 1989 much to the chagrin of her dad who was an old friend of Ojukwu. Ojukwu, who was 30 years older than her, was said to have wooed her with love letters, poems and flowers. Her relationship with Ojukwu cost her the crown.

Check out Ojukwu's playboy swag from back in the day

#Bad Guy P



2 comments:

  1. Ahem! That some sexy foine Ojukwu in the last photo. Bobo to badt

    Nina

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  2. Nna would one blame Bianca? The last photo just showed how hot this man was.

    Ogey.

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