“Love begins with an acceptance of oneself. The misconceptions exist because we buy into other people’s standards of what is acceptable. We then start to believe that we are not pretty enough, not good enough, not smart enough... When we get to a point where we bring full acceptance into who we are, then we open ourselves up to filling this void with a love that comes from within. It becomes a self-generated confidence that does not need anything outside in order to exist,” says young multi award-winning music sensation, Lerato “Lira” Molapo-Kohl in an interview with Wedding Anthem.
For Sanusi Yusuf Olatunji, better known as the "Union Building Artist", love was easily defined. “Love is art. Art is my life. Growing up, I used to play with sand and make designs out of it. We would make boats out of paper and play with them on rainy days. Even without knowing, we participated in creative art activities. It is my passion.”
Love is none other but God, for Evangelist Angus Buchan, better known for championing packed to capacity crusades, being a regular on TV across channels and the author of more than 20 books! Non-Profit Organizations (NGOs) interviewed on the website revealed yet another element and interpretation of love. Love was revealed in a hug, a stranger giving them food and fellow communities caring enough to make a difference.
“True love does exist. Its purpose is empowering and supporting, to make you a better person. Not to make you an addict or give you conditions that might kill you. If someone loves you, they will look to find the best in you and help you realize it! True love came to me through my son Lupemba. My love for him wants me to become a better man, a better professional, a better musician and most of all a responsible human being,” says music legend and M-NET’s Studio 53 former presenter, Mapumba Tshilombo in an exclusive interview featured on Wedding Anthem.
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According to Phindiwe, the website generated hits predominantly from South Africa, then USA, Norway, Great Britain and France among other countries. Exclusive celebrity interviews on love and life were very popular. Personalised non-traditional wedding vows, devotions, love Bible verses, love blogs and “miss-you“
“If one goes through the celebrity interviews and those of others; the underlying thread is that true love surpasses self-enrichment. It is refreshing to see people celebrate love in their day-to-day lives and not just on special occasions. Regardless of the definition, what remains unquestionable was that love is indeed precious,” concludes Phindiwe Nkosi, Director: Wedding Anthem.
Please go to www.weddinganthem.co.za for more information on the actual celebrity interviews, to vote (and/or see the results) of a poll on what is considered “average lobola” (traditional bridal price) and more.
People from all walks of life are encouraged to participate in this global quest for the definition of love.