These two brand new cars were given away to guests in a Nigerian "billionaire" power couple's wedding raffle draw. Ehi Ogbebor and Kenneth Oboku got married in a lavish wedding ceremony and reception in Benin City, Edo State in southern Nigeria on 18 November and gave guests the two Toyota Camry cars, which were wrapped up in giant bows and thought to be worth around £14,000 each, as souvenirs.
Ogbebor, interior designer and CEO of Sayaveth Interiors and Hotel, shared a video showing the Nigerian wedding 'spraying' tradition of $100 bills being thrown at the happy couple. Also on her Instagram account, under the wedding hashtag #ehiken2017, she posted images of thousands of $100, $200 and $500 dollar bills being thrown on the floor in a private reception room. Groom Oboku, who reportedly works for oil contracting firm Saipem, is believed to be a billionaire, according to Nigeria Today.
For the unlucky guests who did not win the cars, there were plenty of other wedding gifts on offer for everyone, including microwaves, TVs, fridges, deep fryers, toasters and electric fans. Guests could also enjoy a gigantic cake consisting 12 different layers; with the top tier said to be "heavier than a bag of rice".
It was a lavish wedding attended by dignitaries including senator Dino Melaye, but Ogbebor said that the happy couple could not dance much due to the "carnival-like crowd". The bride also posted a video showing a crowded and noisy street outside the wedding venue as she arrived, flanked by police.
Ogbebor later apologised to friends and family who could not even make it inside due to the teeming crowd, and revealed that the venue had to be changed.
Nigeria Today reported that Ogbebor, a divorced mother-of-two who became an Instagram sensation when she announced her engagement to Oboku, describing them as a power couple.