By Robert K James
Culture took center stage as Vivian Naggayi introduced renowned Super FM radio presenter and skit comedian Mzei Bakidawo, real names Joseph Sendagire.
The coupleâ€™s lengthy traditional wedding ceremony went down at Vivianâ€™s parentsâ€™ home in Maya, in Mpigi District. In an interview with Delta TV during the function, the bride said she and Joseph me when she was about â€œ17 years oldâ€.
And after over twelve years of courting and subsequently cohabiting, the groom said it was just the right time to officially be presented to Vivianâ€™s family. Bakidawo also promised his beloved wife a white wedding that will happen any time in 2019.
â€œWe have been together for over 12 years. She has stuck with since the tough old days. I call her my â€œJoviâ€ (a nickname after combining Joseph & Vivian),â€ the groom told Delta TVâ€™s Sharitah in an interview at the event.
â€œPatience is key. Youâ€™ve to ignore some things and most importantly trust Good,â€ Vivian said when asked about what has kept them together for more than a decade.
The bride embraced her culture, wearing a baby pink and green gomesi before changing into a blue one with a green sash. She later clad in a custom-made sleek and fitting multicoloured party dress, predominantly white and black for the cake cutting session and then finally into a gold gomesi for the â€œKabbo ka muwalaâ€.
Several artists like ‘Tujanjawaze’ hit maker Sabuwa Natoolo, Annet Nandujja, Sofi Gombya, Maureen Nantume, Haruna Mubiiru, Rema Namukala among others lit up the function with thrilling and lovely performances.
Josephâ€™s entourage comprised of family, friends from different walks of life and work colleagues, who included members from Super FM.
For his Mutwalo (Bride price), Joseph, who was cloaked in a white Kanzu and blue coat gave his now father-in-law a sculpture of a monkey since the family was of the â€˜Enkimaâ€™ clan and promised to buy him a plot of land.
Photography by: Ice P Photo & Video Studios