Ernest Kanjo / Saturday, 22 January 2011 05:24 the immaculate white anaconda-like Mercedes (triple door) cruised in to surrender its occupants to the Biscuterie Yaounde based United Crusade Team for Jesus (UNITEJ) ministry that bright Sunday morning, the gate to a new world flung open for Sylvanus Awah Muma popular known as Sylva Bright. The journey to that world, desired by many and recommended by God had just begun and UNITEJ’s Bishop Joshua Ghogomu was the chosen Minister, charged with sealing the deal between man and wife. The anointed man of God did not hesitate to mention it was a wedding of stars – the bride a model and the groom a popular singer with the 2008 Cameroon KORA aspirants, the Bright Phase.

‘’I, Sylvanus Awah Muma take you, Lisslot Ndanga Bada as my lawful wedded wife, to love and to stand by you….still death do us part…” is what followed after hundreds of Christian faithful including fans and friends had settled for the stars wedding. The thunderous applause that rounded off the vows was also meant to remind Sylva and wife Lisslot that the entire congregation, with benediction from God had unconditionally approved of the union.

Pastor after Pastor prayed, calling on God to bless the couple and urging mankind not to put asunder what he has put together. One of the Pastors prominent in the exercise was Rev. Rolland Dipita, fondly called Papa Rolland, seen in very close company of Sylva Bright within the last couple of months as both men pilot the Gospel Musical 2010 project severally announced on TIPTOPSTARS of late.

In her homily, the preacher of the day, Pastor Mrs Ghogomu, wife of UNITEJ’s Bishop emphasized on the importance of a woman’s submission to her husband as prescribed by the Holy scriptures. “She is an ugly woman if a wife does not submit to her husband,” she made it clear. But cautioned that on their part, men had to show appreciation and not make slaves out of their wives. Later in the evening and at the same venue, a wedding gala crowned the day.

Sylva Bright’s wedding could not on without TIPTOPSTARS taking note of some highlights. We gather the following:

Pally Bright is Bestman

Clad in a fitting cream jacket in uniformity with the man of the day, Sylva’s long-time friend and group mate Patlaw spent the entire 19 December close to the groom as best man. “It couldn’t have been someone else,” this writer thought in his mind. This is because the two have always been together in pursuit of a dream which is now coming true – getting to the apex of the art of music. Even when Pally, as the singer is affectionately called had to do the keyboarding, he would quickly rush back to assume his duties as best man in the best possible way. He was indeed the best!

Love song for Lisslot

Sylva Bright could not have done otherwise than to offer a beautifully crafted song as wedding gift for his beloved wife. Accompanied by best man Pally and Bright Phase mate Beryl, he sang his love for Lisslot in a special way with a special voice. The sweet melody of the soul-searching piece held the entire congregation spellbound as Lisslot broadened her smile as if to say “I know my dear how much you care….” Of course, a thunderous applause came in to hail the venerated singer. Who says it is not a great thing to get married to a fine singer?

Singing aplenty

There is singing at church weddings quite alright! But at Sylva’s; the singing was aplenty for obvious reasons – the protagonist is himself a master of the art. Accompanied by UNITEJ’s live band, other singers graced the wedding with beautiful tracks amongst them Terence the Phalraltee and the latest Gospel band in Cameroon now baptized Gospel Musical 2010. Perhaps the spice of the day was popular singer and winner of the maiden edition of the Stars 2 Demains song competition Achalle who joked that he could not perform Bunya, (a track that catapulted him to fame) because he had gone gospel. There was more at the reception gala at night.

Colleagues present

Among the hundreds who came to see the KORA star tie his nuptial knot were some colleagues. TIPTOPSTARS spotted singers such as Yomo Christel and Daddy Black, two of the new generation artistes who have been prominent in recent years. Sound engineer and singer DJ Kenny was also spotted joining others to wish well to Sylva Bright.

MC flown from Lagos

One of the most exciting aspects of Sylva Bright’s wedding gala was the event communication manned by an internationally acclaimed MC simply called Emma or Emmanuel who flew in from Nigeria’s economic capital Lagos 24 hours to the event held the audience spellbound with sweet jokes. His mastery of the art and the English language provided the much-needed flare to the event. The Nigeria did not fail to mention his love and interest in Cameroon, a country he was visiting for the first time and would again and again love to visit.


A couple of weeks from the event, a black wedding had taken place in Bachua (from where Lisslot hails) village in Manyu Division of the South West region of Cameroon. Sylva Bright is one of the founding members of the Bright Phase band that represented Central Africa in the last edition of KORA Awards whose final took place in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. He has been very instrumental in the creation of the new gospel band know n the Gospel Musical 2010 made up of seven young singers. He gets married to another star, Lisslot, a face model who hit fame after featuring on billboard poster sensitizing youths against HIV and AIDS and advising them to embrace and comfort people living with the virus respectively. The projects were run by Yaounde-based Institute for Research, Socio-economic Development and Communication and publishers of the famous Among Youths magazine, IRESCO. Happy matrimony!!!!!

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 January 2011 05:45


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