A diamond ring, a Nobel Laurette, a beauty queen: A busy weekend of high profile weddings

Written by Gainde

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The past weekend was eventful and will be remembered for a lot of things; not least the mega launching of President Adama Barrow’s National People’s Party and the impasse between the managements of the Independence Stadium and ST, respectively. 

It is also the weekend that will be remembered for the several high-class wedding ceremonies involving A-listers in music, lifestyle, and activism. 

The following public figures are now off the market after tying the matrimonial knot: 

Gee and Princess Shyngle 

In what came as a big surprise to many, Gibou Bala Gaye, aka Gee, who was once touted as a contender for the country’s best rapper, got married to Ghana-based Gambian socialite and actress Princess Shyngle. 

Although the nikkah – the Islamic knot tying ritual – took place in the country at a local mosque in Kotu, the newly wedded love birds are in the USA at the moment. 

Shortly after news of the union was broke by this medium, Princess posted a short video online showing Gee going down on his knees proposing to a shuddered Princess Shyngle with a customized diamond ring. If the clip is anything to go by, the two public figures, who succeeded in keeping the flame on the low, appeared infatuated with each other, kissing, and hugging in panties. 

Until recently, Gee was the country’s most celebrated rapper. With several albums and international collaborations to his name, he was once tipped to be the country’s biggest musical export. Now, not much is seen or heard of him in public. Rumour has it that the Bul Falleh Nyee hitmaker has permanently moved to America to hustle. 

The actress/producer Princess Shyngle is famous for her tiny waist and controversial statements on social media. She reportedly dated former Ghanaian Chelsea footballer Michael Essien, and recently she was linked with Nigerian Superstar Burna Boy. She has more than 800, 000 followers on Instagram. 

Jaha and George Manneh 

World-renowned Gambian anti-FGM campaigner and girl rights activist Jaha Dukureh was all joy and smiles when she took to social media to announce her marriage to one George Manneh. In a delightful Facebook post on Saturday, Jaha posted pictures of the couple in crystal white wedding gowns as she heaped praise on ‘’the man I have prayed for all my life’’. 

‘’I chose him! I love him and I am happy. Literally, I never imagined I will ever find love and that it will come so easily and effortless’’, the L’Oreal goodwill ambassador quipped. 

Unlike Jaha, who is a Nobel Peace Prize nominee and named in the Time Magazine’s prestigious list of the 100 Most Influential People on earth in 2016, not much is known about her hubby George. He is based in the UK and son of the late erstwhile wealthy and influential Chief of Niumi, Alagie Tabora Manneh. 

According to sources close to the Manneh family, George is a soft-spoken young man with a deep pocket. No sooner than Jaha’s post went live, well-wishers swam to her timeline to shower her marital best wishes and compliments. Among them was famous photographer Alhagie Manka. 

Aji Amy and Sering 

Famous make-up artist and proprietress of Trendy Makeovers also got married to one Sering. 

Trendy, as she is fondly called, opted for a quiet wedding limited to close friends and family as shown in videos posted on Instagram. The clips show the curvaceous beauty appeared ready and excited about embracing the sanctimonious club of matrimony. The husband is a more obscure personality, who not so much is known about.