As a filmmaker, Jade Osiberu hit the limelight with an award-winning 2017 romantic comedy movie, Isoken that focused on the challenges of being a successful single lady in her 30s and the pressure to get married. Evidently, she picked her experiences from an African society where a successful lady without a husband is not accorded any respect. But Jade believes marriage shouldn’t be the ultimate goal for any woman. Paradoxically, last weekend, the acclaimed young screenwriter, in real life, was a blushing gorgeous bride. Last Valentine’s Day, Jade in an Instagram post dedicated to her father subtly announced her engagement in the cutest way while disclosing she’ll be getting married “in a few months”. While keeping the details of her beau under close wrap, Jade excited her numerous friends as she revealed that preparations were already in top gear for her big wedding date. Jade, who admitted that she sometimes joke about her father being her wedding planner, disclosed that her father had already booked a Nigerian musician to perform at the wedding.
“I have never felt more like a daddy’s girl,” 33-year-old Jade wrote in the post. “Buying me shoes, typing out the invitations himself, booking one of my all-time fav Nigerian singers (I’m an old soul) and generally being my personal champion (I joke that he’s my wedding planner). I’m not sure I have ever seen my dad as excited about any of my milestones,” she added.
Of course, the main day is going to be regal as Jade is a Princess. Her father is Oba Adewale Osiberu, the Elepe of Epe Sagamu, Ogun State. The highly influential monarch is leaving no stone unturned to make her baby daughter’s day as great as she would have loved it.
And less than a month into the announcement, the ‘Isoken’ director was a beautiful bride-to-be at her traditional engagement held over the weekend at her father’s palace in Sagamu, Ogun State. For the intimate event, Jade went with a gorgeous shade of blue for her outfit. Though the exclusive ceremony witnessed by only close family members and friends of both the bride-to-be and groom-to-be, was just an introduction ceremony, it served as a teaser and gave an inkling of how big, the main day to be announced soon, would be.
A graduate of the University of Manchester, Jade created Ndani TV, a pioneering content marketing platform for GTBank’s position as leaders of innovative banking in Nigeria. She plunged herself into the Ndani TV project deploying her creative genius to initiate or collaborate with others to produce award winning shows like Gidi Up, The Juice, Rumour Has It Real Talk, The Juice and Skinny Girl in Transit. In 2014, she was nominated for the African Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, AMVCA for Gidi Up.