Diamond Boy Munya Chidzonga finally married his long time love, singer Adiona Maboreke, at a private ceremony held at Rivertree Pungano in Harare’s Chisipite suburb on Saturday, September 1, 2012.
Munya paid lobola for Adiona earlier this year, in January, and the running joke was that he had finally done in real life what he had done in the movie, Lobola, where he starred with Dalma Chiwereva.
On Saturday morning an ecstatic Adiona posted on Facebook; “Mercy said no! Today is my wedding day! The devil has been put to shame! My God rules! Ladies… fairytales exist! I’m walking down the aisle with my prince charming today! Thank you lord…you are a God of answered prayer!”
Munya, making his first status update in over a month, had this to say, “Getting married in three hours…its show time thanks for the love people.”
As Adiona walked down the aisle three hours later, she was the image of resplendence in her flowing white gown. The groomsmen responded by getting onto their knees and clapping in a traditional gesture to thank their in-laws for the gift of a new wife.
The marital ceremony was overseen by Reverend Father Fenga of the Anglican Church and witnessed by a small gathering of family and friends. After exchanging their vows the couple signed the register, but not before they had sealed the union with a passionate kiss .
The traditional Anglican ceremony was brief and emotional and there were tears as the couple strolled out arm in arm. After the usual photos, the reception kicked off with the Bridal party performing the traditional “steps” for the gathering but with a funked up modern and youthful feel to them.
Adiona’s parents, who could not be at the ceremony, sent video messages congratulating the newly-weds on their union. Elizabeth Karonga spoke on behalf of Munya’s maternal side. And Mr Finhai Maboreke spoke on behalf of the Maboreke family.
A highlight of the ceremony was when Adiona sang a song, titled I Love You, which she penned for Munya. The groom responded with an impromptu dance for his new bride as guests broke into applause.
Munya and Adiona have been going out for several years now and were dating as far back as 2009. They have a two-year old son, Pfumai. ZimboJam