Cape Town – M-Net is following up Minnie Dlamini's TV nuptials with another TV wedding spectacular: the lavish Cape Town wedding of the Nigerian rapper, Oluwabankole Wellington – known as Banky W – and the Nigerian actress Adesua Etomi who were wed in November.
The TV special will be broadcast this Saturday across the continent on MultiChoice's DStv's satellite pay-TV platform.
The celebrity-wedding documentary, which will be called, The Wellingtons, will be broadcast on Saturday, 6 January on Africa Magic Showcase (DStv 151) and Africa Magic Urban (DStv 153) at 21:30.
It will showcase the couple's Cape Town "destination wedding" along with the crush of friends and family wedding guests who jetted to the southern tip of Africa for the big occasion.
Watch a preview of the show here:
How the couple met:
Banky Wellington and Adesua Etomi met on the set of the Nollywood film, The Wedding Party. Their black-and-white wedding instantly became 2017's most talked about Nigerian celebrity wedding even though it took place in Cape Town.
Big ratings for wedding TV:
M-Net has so far had great and continued ratings success in the wedding TV genre and has now rolled out specific wedding themed programming for its entire set of M-Net packaged channels on DStv.
On M-Net (DStv 101) The Wedding Bashers has kept viewers glued during 2017 with a collection of diverse South African weddings, with the same happening with the hugely popular Our Perfect Wedding on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161); while the Afrikaans M-Net channel kykNET (DStv 144) has Ons Sprokiesbruilof.
Meanwhile Minnie Dlamini's 3-part wedding reality series, Minnie Dlamini: Becoming Mrs Jones broadcast on on M-Net's VUZU AMP (DStv 103) in October 2017 also drew sizeable audiences to that channel.