Who would even believe that Manasseh Azure would find a woman that will properly fit into his definition of a ‘Bride’? A woman that will buy his life philosophy which many present day ladies would describe as archaic and obscure? Well, Manasseh finally did, and he officially made her his wife in a wedding ceremony I’ll love to describe as unique!
Manasseh Azure tied the knot with Rebecca aka ‘Serwaa’ on Saturday. In the course of the wedding celebrations, Manasseh narrated how he met Rebecca. According to him, he met Rebecca in the Western Region in 2014. They had discovered then that they were Facebook friends. The two love birds had their traditional wedding in Takoradi on the 13th of August, 2016. The wedding tells the rest of the story.
Manasseh’s wedding with Rebecca was held at the Aburi Botanical Garden. Manasseh disclosed it was in this same Aburi Gardens that he proposed to Serwaa on last year’s Valentine’s day. According to him, Serwaa accepted the proposal there and then.
If you’ve been to the garden, you would have noticed that there is a possibility of the trees and shrubs outnumbering the number of guests in any moderate occasion held there. The environment was so green and the atmosphere was so full of life – it was a sight to behold! The major colour of the day appeared to be pink and white – these two colours have this passionate appeal which added to the beauty of the already love-filled atmosphere.
Considering all that Manasseh Azure has written about weddings, you’ll not be surprised to see that he never appeared in the conventional men’s wear for a wedding – a suit. No! Manasseh was dressed in a simple ‘joromi’ designed with the most not-in-vogue embroidery. And the bride? Though she wore the conventional wedding dress – a white wedding gown but, she never applied all the ‘ladies’ expected’ for such an occasion. Her facial make-ups were close to plain.
The matrimony was solemnized by founder of the International Central Gospel Church, Pastor Mensa Otabil. How Manasseh was able to get the inspirational speaker to hold the marriage outside the church cathedral, and instead in an old-fashioned garden remains an unsolved puzzle!
After he pronounced the couple man and wife, the Gramophone Choir, robed in radiant white with yellow sashes, made a very vibrant rendition of the song ‘Lord be Praised, Lord be praised, let the name of the Lord be praised’.
One of the most interesting thing about the occasion was the extreme carefulness with which the Bridegroom handled the bride. He took her through every step as if to say she is an egg that will break to unrecoverable pieces at any slightest misstep.
GTV’s Abdul Hayi Moomen and Adom FM’s Afia Pokuaa partnered as masters of ceremony at the occasion and made all the guests to laugh away all their sorrows through very exhilarating jokes.
Some of the prominent personalities who graced the occasion include; NPP Vice-Presidential candidate Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Citi FM’s Bernard Avle, Peace FM morning show host, Kwami Sefa Kayi, and undercover investigat igative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
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Manasseh Azure Awuni is a Senior Broadcast Journalist with Joy 99.7FM in Accra, Ghana. He is one of Ghana’s foremost investigative journalists and a staunch anti-corruption crusader. The revered Ghanaian preacher, Rev. Dr. Mensa Otabil, has described him as a “treasure” to Ghana, a young man whose life is an “encouragement that there is hope for Ghana and for Africa.” Manasseh was born in Bongo in the Upper East Region of Ghana in 1985.
Manasseh is a recipient of many awards in recognition of his outstanding performance in journalism. In 2010, the Ghana Journalists Association adjudged him the Most Promising Young Journalist of the Year. He was again adjudged the overall Best Journalist of the Year 2011, just a year after leaving journalism school. He is also a recipient of the 2012 National Youth Achievers Award for Media Excellence and overall winner of Ideas Award by Legacy and Legacy in the same year. In 2013, he was adjudged the Best Anti-Corruption Reporter in Ghana.