Award-winning singer, David Adeleke better known as Davido has updated his marital status on Wikipedia.
Basebaba News reported that the singer finalized his traditional marriage rites to Chioma on Thursday, January 5th.
Following the traditional rites, Davido has updated his Marital status on Wikipedia. Basebaba News did a check on the singer’s Wikipedia page and found out that he has since updated his marital status to reflect his wife’s name.
Davido traditionally weds Chioma
Basebaba News reported on November that Davido and Chioma had their traditional wedding following the loss of their son.
Gistlovers blog had alleged that the singer secretly got married to Chioma after their son’s death.
The traditional wedding which was done in his father’s house, had few family friends in attendance with no camera allowed.
According to the blog, Chioma’s bride price had been paid in full.
Recall that Davido had vowed to marry Chioma next year, but after the tragedy happened, the singer speedily wedded her.
The traditional wedding was held on November 6th, to console Chioma and assure her of her place with Davido.
Because of the tragedy surrounding their marriage, Davido couldn’t perform his Umunna rites, and as such he and Chioma weren’t fully married according to the Igbo laws.
Davido pays Chioma’s bride price in full at Ezeala Odu, Imo state
However on Thursday, January 5th, Davido finally paid Chioma’s bride price (Umunna) in full at Ezeala Odu, Imo state
The singer had paid in full to Umunna group in Owerre, Nkworji Ezeala ofu Nkwerre Local government area in Imo State.
In photos and video posted online, Chioma’s dad could be seen performing the Umunna rites and umuada rites.
The second phase of an Igbo wedding is the Umunna rites which is a meeting between the groom’s family and the bride’s extended family. This meeting is important because the groom’s people have to restate their interest in marrying from the bride-to-be family, in the presence of her Umunna (direct and extended family, with family elders). Once consent has been secured, dates for the traditional wedding will be set and the bride price list will be sent out. The groom takes a few gifts such as kola nuts, palm wine, beer, soft drinks, tobacco, snuff and a goat which will be shared between the groom and bride’s family.