4 Ideas On Honeymoon Destinations In Nigeria

To help newlyweds make the decision of where to go on their honeymoon this season, Here are 4 ideas on honeymoon destinations in Nigeria, that are not only affordable but are exotic and romantic enough to guarantee you a memorable experience.

LE MERIDIEN IBOM HOTEL AND GOLF RESORTS, AKWA IBOM
Le Meridien Ibom Hotel and Golf Resorts offers the ultimate leisure experience to honeymooners. Located in the capital of the gleaming Akwa Ibom state, the resort is a dream to explore, situated amidst rich palm forest vegetation with a lush 18-hole golf course for sport lovers and spectators to enjoy. For those of you getting married this Valentine season, the hotel is offering a special Valentine package that you can take advantage of.

RADDISSON BLU ANCHORAGE HOTEL
This spot echoes class and elegance. It has a lot to offer newlyweds who decide on the hotel as a honeymoon destination. With 100% guest satisfaction guaranteed, alongside high-quality services, 24/7 concierge services, and fitness and wellness services unlike any other, the hotel is one the best destinations you can think of for a honeymoon in Nigeria. It’s really something to explore, though a little pricy, but entirely worth the expense.

KAMP IKARE, LAGOS
Get ready to experience adventure and romance like you’ve never experienced in this popular honeymoon resort. Newlyweds can spend time in this beautiful destination relaxing in the resort’s Miami-style lounge, enjoying the warm heat of the sun, and the fun, laughter and activity around. It’s an affordable getaway for newly married lovebirds, a sort of ‘home away from home’ with delicious local cuisines and exciting facilities to enjoy alongside.

OBUDU MOUNTAIN RESORT, CROSS RIVER
The Obudu Mountain Resort is another popular retreat in Nigeria, affordable with a beautiful countryside view, well-equipped, relaxing and sure to offer you a unique and memorable experience. The resort is situated in Cross Rivers state (The People’s Paradise) in the town of Obudu. The resort is a paradise that not only offers you and your partner fitness and wellness facilities to maintain health and wellness while relaxing, but also romantic leisure activities like horse riding, helicopter field views and village walks. There is also something for sport loving couples in form of a lawn tennis court, a football pitch, basketball court and an adventure park. It really is paradisiacal beauty, and a honeymoon destination to explore this season.

Nigerian Honeymoon Destinations that won’t make you broke

Nuptial knots are tied every weekend with pomp and pageantry, but few Nigerians are going on a honeymoon. The reasons for this are due to the current economic conditions, the massive wedding expenditure and the disregard for honeymooning to Nigerian destinations. The fact is that Nigerians believe that honeymoons should be spent in South Africa, Dubai, Seychelles, London and other spectacular tourist hubs in different parts of the world.

Unknown to them, there are pleasant and amazing destinations in the country that can also serve as a perfect honeymoon spot. Jumia Travel, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal shares exciting honeymoon spots you can visit after your wedding. We assure you that you do not need to break the bank to visit these sites. With these, more Nigerians will be encouraged to honeymoon in the country as well as explore these destinations.

Obudu Mountain Resort, Calabar
Calabar as a destination that holds the tag of the most appealing destination in Nigeria. There is little or no competition about this. So, Calabar readily tops the list of honeymoon spots to visit. It is located close to the Cameroon border in the northeastern part of Cross River State in Obanliku local government area. The accommodation is in the form of chalets and bungalows as well as self-contained suites, lounge and kitchenette.

 

 

Kajuru Castle, Kaduna
Kajuru Castle is one of Nigeria’s hidden tourist destinations that is a perfect honeymoon getaway. It was built in 1978 by a German expatriate. Unique to the castle are its aesthetic designs which make it a very attractive honeymoon spot. In addition to this, it is circled by mountains and lush green ambiance. It is located at about 45 kilometers from Kaduna on the Southern Kachia road and some of the things it offers couples include a swimming pool, lodges and dungeons. Unconfirmed sources say that the castle cost between N240,000 and N350,000 and you can only rent the full castle.

Oguta Lake Holiday complex, Imo
This holiday complex is located in Oguta local government area in Imo state. The lake is the second largest natural lake in Nigeria and it has some wonderful fun activities that make it an interesting destination for those who want to escape from the stress of Lagos. You can book hotels on Jumia travel that are a stone throw from the lake.

Badagry, Lagos
Badagry is perhaps another best place to go after your wedding because it is both a coastal and a tourists town. From the first house in Nigeria to the leftovers of slavery and the many beautiful beaches, makes Badagry a place to visit for everyone including newlyweds.

Millennium Park, Abuja    
Zuma rock is the poster attraction of Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city. You can add this to your itinerary when honeymooning at the Millennium Park which is the largest park in Abuja.

Isi ewu, an original Igbo delicacy

isi-ewuIsiewu translated as “goat head” is undoubtedly one of the most popular delicacies that originates from the Eastern Nigeria. Isiewu is an Eastern Nigerian classic for a reason. It is difficult to visit a local pub or joint and not find the food on the menu; also, no Igbo celebration is complete without mounds of this tasty, delicately spiced traditional Igbo dish that is made with a goat’s head.

If you are visiting the eastern part of the country and looking to have a taste of this palatable, you may want to lodge at hotels such The Gate Luxury Apartment, Enugu;Finotel Classy Hotel, Awka; Luxury City Royale, Aba, whose chefs are skilled in preparing the delicacy.  If you,however, are not ready to take an adventure to the east, but you want to have a taste anyway, Jumia Travel has the perfect recipe on how to prepare an authentic and mouth-watering Isi ewu right at home.

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You will need:

  •    1 Goat Head
  •    15 cl (150ml) Red Palm Oil
  •    2 teaspoons ground Ehu seeds (Calabash Nutmeg)
  •    1 tablespoon powdered edible potash (Akanwu)
  •    2 big beef flavored stock cubes
  •    2 medium onions  (1 to cook,1 to garnish)
  •    About 10 Utazi leaves
  •    2 habanero peppers
  •    Salt (to taste)

Cooking directions:

  •    Cut the goat head into pieces, excluding the essential parts including ears, tongue etc which you should cut out whole.
  •    Season properly and cook till the meat is soft and you are left with a very little but rich stock.
  •    Grind potash into powder and pour in a bowl. Add a small quantity of water (preferably the goat meat broth) and stir well. Pass it through a fine sieve and set the liquid aside.
  •    Pour the palm oil into a pot and add the potash mixture into the oil.
  •    Add the onions, pepper, ehu seeds, utazi that has been cut to tiny pieces and seasoning cube and  stir very well till they are all mixed properly.
  •    Add the goat head to the palm oil paste and stir very well with a wooden spatula and heat on a cooker until the Isi Ewu is piping hot.
  •    Serve the Isi Ewu in a wooden mortar and garnish with slices of Utazi and onion rings.

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Isi ewu looks like a complicated meal, but it is rather easy to make. Do not forget to share pictures of your endeavor with us.

10 Nigerian celebrities who secretly married their spouses – You won’t believe #1 just got married

Nigerian celebrities who secretly married their spouses: A wedding is commonly known is a marriage ceremony. Most wedding ceremonies involve an exchange of marriage vows by the couple, presentation of a gift (offering, ring(s), symbolic item, flowers, money), and a public proclamation of marriage by an authority figure. Some Nigerian celebrities have defied all odds by exchanging vows with their spouses away from pubic eye. We present you with 10 Nigerian celebrities who had secret weddings.

1 Regina Askia

One of Nollywood’s hottest and oldest actress, Regina Askia, in the early 90s secretly married Rudolph Williams, an American who flew to Lagos for the secret ceremony. At this time the Internet wasn’t popular in Nigeria so it took about a week for people to find out. Shortly after her wedding Regina Askia relocated with her husband

2 Adaeze Yobo

Yobo was crowned the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria in 2008. She married Joseph Yobo in 2009 married in a private ceremony at night

3. Toke Makinwa

The vlogger cum author was in a long term (12 years) relationship with Maje Ayida. The relationship had a lot of ups and downs but they secretly got married on January 15, 2014. The marriage crashed in 2016

4. Uche Jombo

Uche Jombo secretly married Kenny Rodriguez in a low key wedding ceremony in America after her failed relationship with Ikechukwu Uche.

5. Di’Ja

Reports had it that Mavin singer Di’Ja had gotten married in December 2015 but Di’Ja did not give a hint. On July 1, 2016 Di’Ja finally revealed that she had gotten married months ago and had given birth to a boy

6. Goldie Harvey

Late Nigerian singer and BBA star who died on February 14, 2013 had been secretly married to married to Andrew Harvey, an engineer based in Malaysia, in 2005. This was made known after her unfortunate demise.

7. Funke Akindele

Multiple award-winning actress secretly got married to her beau JJC Skillz Bello in London on August 27, 2016

8. Stella Damasus

The actress who is based in UK has been secretly married for 3 years to her live-in lover, Daniel Ademinokan. Ademinokan announced this on February 14, 2017.

9. Agbani Darego

Top Nigerian model, Agbani married Ishaya Danjuma in a quiet ceremony in Morocco on April 8, 2017. It was reported that only 35 people were in attendance

10. Woli Arole

On April 13, 2017, Woli Arole posted a photo of himself in a well tailored Agbada and captioned it, ‘Taken’ while his friends and colleagues shared the same photo, congratulating him.

Black Wedding Moment Of The Day: Groom and Friends Nail The ‘Best Man Holiday’ New Edition Dance Routine

No one can deny that New Edition’s classic R&B jam “Can You Stand The Rain” is one of the greatest love songs ever made and The Best Man Holiday is one of the best romantic comedies of our time. Recent groom Fred Tessier agrees, and through finding inspiration in both classic, he knew just what to do to show his bride, makeup artist Daurisa Tessier, that the love is real.

During their wedding reception,  Tessier and his groomsmen took to the dance floor to give his new Mrs. the surprise of a lifetime — a  choreographed dance routine to the 1988 classic cut that was straight out of a scene from Best Man Holiday.  The fellas proved that they are definitely the new New Edition and even took the ritual of removing the bride’s garter belt to a whole new level.

 

Bridal Bliss: Nina and Kenneth’s Romantic New Orleans Wedding Photos Are Just Beautiful

Kenneth and Nina’s love connection began on Facebook and led right to the altar. See their gorgeous ceremonyin the Big Easy and their picture perfect love.

The Newlyweds

Bride: Nina Shante’ Ray, DDS, 37, General Dentist
Groom: Kenneth E. Pierce Jr., 37, Veterinary Ophthalmologist
The Big Day: 0729/2016 Location: New Orleans, Louisiana Style/Theme: Timeless Romance
Planner:Elegance By Ace Weddings

 

 

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Bridal Bliss: Bakari and Kandice’s 1920s Glam Wedding Was The Perfect Party

Bakari and Kandice grew up less than one mile from each other but never knew one another. After officially meeting years later at a Christmas party, a two year courtship and one year of dating would lead them to happily ever after. See photos from their Louisiana wedding where Harlem Nights and The Great Gatsby meet for the perfect party!

 

The Bride Wore Pink: Details Of Omarosa’s Dream Blush Wedding

The White House aide tied the note infront of family and friends at Trump International Hotel in D.C. this past weekend.

Omarosa is married!

The White House aide tweeted a gorgeous photo from her Saturday wedding ceremony to Florida pastor John Allen Newman. Hosted at the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C. after having to switch the date and venue due to death threats, it appears to have been a glorious day for the former Apprentice star.
The bride wore pink
Omarosa wore a YSA Makino cap sleeve blush-pink embroidered ball gown with a train and matching veil, which she purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal in NYC while appearing on TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress this season. Recently released financial White House disclosures indicate that the bride was given an estimated $25,000 in merchandise from Kleinfeld Bridal for her appearance on the show, according to The Hill.

The guest list
With 150 guests, the ceremony included the likes of White House advisor Kellyane Conway, who was part of the bridal party, and Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks, The Washington Post reports.

President Trump did not walk her down the aisle
There were some rumors the President would be the one to walk his former mentee down the aisle, especially since the wedding was hosted at one of his hotels. But the President was hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago resort.

The wedding cake was massive
The seven-tier  ivory and gold cake was created by Washington D.C.’s Couture Cakes by Sabrina. It was embellished with flowers and jewels.

Bridal Bliss: Justin And Chelsa’s Romantic Garden Wedding Was As Magical As It Sounds

Justin and Chelsa met in college but love wasn’t always in the plan. Over time, happily ever after found its way into their lives and their start to forever was just beautiful. Take a look at their Atlanta wedding and prepare to fall in love!

 

Pre-wedding photos of Zahra Buhari

The first lady shared pictures on her Twitter account of a pre-wedding party, while asking her followers for their prayers for her daughter and son-in-law to be.

The couple are both graduates from the University of Surrey in the U.K. The president’s daughter, Zahra, graduated with a degree in microbiology. Her husband-to-be is the son of Mohammed Indimi, the chairman of a Nigerian oil exploration company and estimated by Forbes to be worth $500 million.  Indimi is a board member at his father’s company, Oriental Energy Resources, where he is in charge of crude oil marketing.

Buhari has a total of 10 children, two of whom are deceased. The president has five children with his second wife Aisha, four girls and a boy.

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Aisha Buhari and Zahra Buhari

 

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