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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

TOP NIGERIAN CELEBRITY WEDDINGS IN 2014


2014 was an awesome year for us all especially because we got to see our favorite celebrities tie the knot with their heartthrobs in glamorous wedding ceremonies, some highly anticipated, and some totally unexpected. From actors to singers and even media personalities, the wedding bells rang from January through December in the Nigerian entertainment industry. BOLA AKINBOADE-BELLO presents to you top Nigerian celebrity weddings that nearly "broke the internet" and kept the news vine buzzing for weeks.    

IBINABO FIBERESIMA AND UCHE EGBUKA
Nollywood actress/AGN president Ibinabo Fiberesima tied the knot on Saturday December 20, 2014 to her sweetheart, Uche Egbuka.It was indeed a colourful celebration of love.
Ibinabo Fiberesima and Uche Egbuka
This is Ibinabo's first marriage as she had her three kids outside wedlock. Her husband also has grown up kids. After suffering a major setback a few years ago, the President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria was able to get back up and be once again an influential force in the movie industry.

KAREN IGHO AND YAROSLAV RAKOS
Former Big Brother Africa winner and On-Air-Personality, Karen Igho got married in Jos on Saturday December 13th to Yaroslav Rakos; who came to Nigeria with his Mum for the wedding. 
Karen Igho and Yaroslav Rakos
The Jos-born Nigerian celeb who is an Actress, Radio Presenter with Naija FM, the face of Exquisite Magazine, an Ambassador for GoTV met her husband in London in 2005. They've known each other for 9 years, and their relationship stood the test of time.


SANDRA ONYENUCHEYA AND FRANK EDOHOR
TV show host, Frank Edoho took another shot at marriage when he tied the knot with his baby mama, Sandra Onyenucheya on December 1, 2014.
Sabdra Onyenucheya and Frank Edohor
So private was the ceremony that the media only got wind of it after Sandra shared the pictures on her social media handle.

IBUKUN TOGONU BICKERSTETH AND OC UKEJE
Four months after he turned 33, Okechuckwu Ukeje aka OC Ukeje got married to his heartthrob, Ibukun Togonu Bickersteth. The award winning Nollywood actor married Ibukun on November 8, 2014 at the Hoares Memorial Methodist Cathedral in Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria.
Ibukun Togonu Bickersteth and OC Ukeje
OC and Ibukun had been in a romantic relationship since 2013 but met back in 2012. The actor kept his relationship a secret until a few days before the wedding when he released their pre-wedding pictures.
The day kicked off with OC and Ibukun’s traditional wedding at the Youth Church Hall before proceeding to the Hoare’s Memorial Methodist Cathedral, Yaba, Lagos for the white wedding. For a grand reception, the expertise and services of Zapphire events was contracted by the couple for their wedding reception venue

SIMI OSOMO AND DR SID ESIRI
Popular Nigerian musician and Mavin crew's member, Dr Sid Esiri got married to his hearthrob, Simi Osomo in August 2014.
The event which took place at the bride's family home in Lekki, Lagos was well attended by A-list guests in the music/entertainment industry. It was indeed a classy affair!

IFEOMA UMEOKEKE AND JUDE OKOYE
Ifeoma Umeokeke and Jude Okoye
Celebrities turned up for Jude Okoye and Ifeoma Michelle Umeokeke's traditional wedding on Thursday 17th July 2014 in Nnewi, Anambra State. Jude is the elder brother and director of the popular singing duo P-saquare.

FAITH SAKWE AND GODSWILL OSIM EDWARD
It was a presidential wedding, as Faith Sakwe tied the knot with her beau, Godswill. Faith is President Goodluck Jonathan's adopted daughter. 
Faith Sakwe and Godswill  Osim Edward
She had her traditional wedding on April 5,2014 in Bayelsa while her white wedding took place on April 12, 2014 in Abuja. The event was well-attended by creme-de-la-creme in the society.

HADIZA OKOYA AND OLAMIJU ALAO-AKALA
Hadiza Raisa Okoya and Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala got married on Easter Sunday – April 20 2014, and it was a majestic affair set in hues of purple, silver and white at the bride’s father’s Eleganza Estate in Lagos.
Hadiza Okoya and Olamiju Alao-Akala
The bride is the daughter of esteemed entrepreneur Chief Razaq Okoya while the groom’s father is former Oyo state governor Adebayo Alao-Akala. The couple celebrated the start of their journey to marital bliss with a traditional engagement and white wedding reception on the same glorious day.

TIWA SAVAGE AND TUNJI BALOGUN
Award winning singer, Tiwa Savage and her sweet heart Tunji Balogun popularly known as  TeeBillz began their love affair over two years ago but kept it under wraps and even denied it on the pages of newspapers and magazine until Wednesday, February, 5, 2013, when TeeBillz engaged Tiwa with a $2,000 diamond-encrusted, yellow canary wedding band.
Tiwa Savage and Tunji Balogun 
The pair held a traditional marriage in November 2013 in Lagos. Tiwa and her hubby got married in April in Dubai, in a beautiful and elaborate wedding ceremony attended by family, friends and other top celebrities in the music industry.


ANITA ISAMA AND PAUL OKOYE
Anita Isama and Paul Okoye
It was a spectacular day on March 22, 2014 when Paul Okoye, the other half of music sensation P-square got married to his baby mama. Paul Okoye’s wedding which took place at the Aztech Arcum event centre, Port Harcourt, as it was expected, attracted quite a number of Nigeria’s favourite celebrities to the Garden City. The traditional marriage ceremony was a flamboyant affair which was held in grand style, and the city of Port Harcourt stood still for the event.

NUELLA NJUBIGBO AND TCHIDI CHIKERE
Nuella Njubigbo and Tchidi Chikere
After a controversial relationship, Nollywood director, Tchidi Chikere married Nollywood actress, Nuella Njubigbo in her hometown in Anambra state on March 30, 2014. The couple now have a daughter together.

TOKE MAKINWA AND MAJE AYIDA
Toke Makinwa and Maje Ayida
Media personality and vlogger, Toke Makinwa took everyone by surprise when she wed her longtime partner, Maje Ayida in a very private and unannounced wedding ceremony on January 15, 2014. Only a few close friends and families of the couple attended.

BOLATITO LADOJA AND BEZ IDAKULA
Bolatito Ladoja and Bez Idakula
This was the first celebrity wedding in 2014. On Saturday, January 4, singer and Glo Ambassador,  Bez Idakula got married to Bolatito Ladoja, daughter of former Oyo State Governor Rasheed Ladoja. Couple had both their traditional and white wedding on the same day and at the same venue – so guests wore ‘English’ – formal wear and traditional styles. As the groom Bez, is a celeb, designers, musicians and actors came out in full force to wish their colleague a happy married life


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