Tony Elumelu, the Chairman of United Bank for Africa Group and a Nigerian business mogul, elicited warm reactions from social media users on Thursday after sharing several throwback photos of his traditional wedding.
In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, Elumelu took to his verified Instagram page to share moments from his traditional wedding that took place in 1993.
Every Thursday, under the pseudonym Throwback Thursday, social media users across the world share pictures of events that happened in their pasts.
Throwback Thursday, or #TBT, is a social media trend that is popular on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. The hashtags #TBT or #ThrowbackThursday are used by individuals to submit nostalgic images from earlier in their lives.
The billionaire and his wife appeared rather modest in the photographs unlike their now-wealthy selves, with Tony’s red cap and his wife’s large headgear standing out.
Elumelu described the old union with his wife as an ‘unmovingly new marriage’.
“Throwback to our trad.💞feels like just yesterday,” He wrote.
Famous for his philanthropic acts, Tony Elumelu in 2020 made the Times list as one of the most influential persons in the world.
Blessed with seven kids, Tony Elumelu got married to his wife, Awele Vivien Elumelu, a medical doctor in 1993.
One of the UBA chairman’s organisations is the nonprofit Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), which was founded to support young entrepreneurs across Africa.
His wife, Awele, is a well-respected figure in the medical sector who currently holds control over Avon Healthcare Limited and Avon Medical Services Limited. She has experience in gynecology, obstetrics, pediatrics, emergency medicine, and surgery.