Tanzania’s Bongo star Ali Kiba weds his Kenyan fiancée Amina Khalif Ahmed Salim today.
The ceremony will take place in Nyali, Mombasa, and a wedding reception thereafter at 7:30 pm at the Diamond Jubilee Hall.
According to sources within Kiba’s family, the star has reportedly parted with Tsh100 million (Ksh4.5 million) to have the event aired. It will be televised exclusively by Azam TV.
But according to other sources, the pay TV, owned by 69-year-old Tanzanian business billionaire Said Salim Bakhresa, will pay Ali Kiba a sum rumored to be in the region of between Tsh100 million to Tsh 200 million (Sh4.5 million to Sh9 million) for the deal.
Sio kweli mzee sasa kama ‘bosi’ analipia harusi ili iwe aired kwa nini aifanye kuwa siri? Ukweli wa mambo ni kwamba yeye ndiye kapiga mkwanja mrefu hapa. Tunazungumzia mamilioni ya pesa na ndio maana kawa kimya na vitu vimefanywa kwa siri kubwa ili kuiheshimu ule mkataba unaoipea Azam all exclusive rights ya kuipeperusha,” a source disclosed.
Today’s ceremony is one of two, with the second scheduled for April 26 in Dar es Salaam.
Ali Kiba flew his entire nuclear family to Mombasa on Tuesday, April 17 ahead of the wedding.
Whereas the Kenyan wedding is expected to be a colorful one, the second ceremony is set to be bigger and more glamorous with former Tanzania former president Jakaya Kikwete among the invited guests.
Ali Kiba and Amina have been dating since 2016 but have managed to keep their relationship off the limelight.