ByÂ Ogbonna Amadi, Entertainment Editor and Lolade Sowoolu
By this time next week, he would have put paid to all romance rumours milling about town
concerning him. Then, he would have formalised his marriage intentions with his lucky bride in a Lagos registry.
Kingsley Okonkwo,Â the KC of pop singing duo KC Presh,Â popularly dubbed â€˜Sengemengeâ€™, will be tying the knots with an Ogbaru, Anambra State born Ijeoma Oduah after presenting to her a â€˜hundred per centâ€™ diamond ring for engagement, in a balloon, floating 40, 000ft above Dubai grounds last month.
The singer who was once romantically linked with actress Ebube Nwagbo has moved out of the twin duplex he shared with his partner, Presh, in preparation for marriage. He now lives in another duplex on the same street in Ojodu, Lagos.
KCâ€™s immediate family members (and Presh, his singing partner) were traditionally introduced to Ijeomasâ€™ in her parentsâ€™ Okota residence earlier in January. Fair and pretty Ijeoma, 23, is a 300L Mass Communication undergraduate at the University of Lagos.
The lovers met sometime last year, and according to KC, Ijeoma was unaware of his status until their third meeting. He described her as â€˜very faithful, a good cook, not loud and with proper home training in spite of growing up in Lagosâ€™, and these were his attractions to her.
With plans underway for a proper traditional engagement, two months from now, in Ogbaru, the Oduahâ€™s home town in Anambra state, KCâ€™s already spoiling wife with a 2010 model of Honda Richland truck, among other betrothal gifts. A white wedding is being planned for the much later part of the year.
Kingsleyâ€™s popular romance with Nollywoodâ€™s Ebube Nwagbo reportedly hit the rocks in August last year but was kept quiet until KCâ€™s secret engagement to Ijeoma burst the bubble.
Meanwhile, Presh might be tying the knots sometime this year too. It was whispered to us that the Presh of KC Presh is in a serious relationship,Â although heâ€™s not making details public.
Speaking on the singing career they both project, KC says they (the duo) are decided not to let marriage get in the way of their music.