It’s confirmed. Tuface and his long time lover, Annie Macaulay, are exchanging their marriage vows today at the prestigious Jumeirah Beach Hotel, a five star resort centre in Dubai.
According to the information made available on the singer’s website, 2faceonline.com, guests will witness a 24-hour wedding activities between 1am on Saturday and 12am UAE time on Sunday.
However, only about 250 guests made up of family, friends and business associates will witness the wedding, which preparation is said to have gulped millions of naira.
Tuface, Annie and their daughter Isabella left Nigeria via Emirates Airline on Monday alongside his brother, Hyacinth, their father and Tuface’s personal assistant.
The wedding planner got into Dubai on Tuesday morning to set things in motion.
Saturday Beats gathered that Emirates is the ‘official airline’ for the wedding as it conveyed most of the guests to Dubai. The singer has the support of his millionaire friend, Ayiri Emami, and Akwa Ibom State Governor, Godswill Akpabio.
A source close to the couple said that Tuface sent a letter of invitation to the governor of his home state, Benue, Chief Gabriel Suswam. The source, however, said he was not privy to the nature of support the African Queen crooner received from his state governor.
Interestingly, Nigerian-born UK designer, Yemi Osunkoya aka Yemi Kosibah, has come out to deny having anything to do with Annie’s dress.
Reports (not Saturday PUNCH) had said the couple paid Kosibah £7,000 for Annie’s wedding dress. But the designer took to Twitter to rebut the claim.
“Thank goodness for Google Alerts. Just seen some false information about me/Kosibah that could have damaged my brand. Please get your facts right. I have not made Annie’s dress,” he tweeted.
Annie also debunked the €7,000 Kosibah wedding gown tale on Twitter. She noted that she did not tell anyone that her wedding dress was made by Kosibah. She tweeted, “KOSIBAH did NOT make my wedding dress! Would appreciate it if bloggers and the press get their facts right before publishing anything! A very talented young lady did!”
It was also reported that Tuface’s groom’s men would be his close pals, Larry Gaga, Faze, Sound Sultan, Hyacinth Idibia, D’banj and Tony Tetuila.
When contacted on Wednesday night, Tetuila confirmed that he would be at the wedding. He, however, told Saturday Beats that he was not sure if he would be leaving for Dubai on Thursday or Friday. When the singer was asked if he is part of the groomsmen, he replied, “That’s what he (Tuface) said. I cannot make myself a groomsman.”