Secret celebrity weddings are not common in Nigeria but some famous people have decided to get married with no fuss or fanfare.
Weddings are a big deal in this part of the world and they are a bigger affair for Nigerian celebrities. They are usually public affairs with thousands of people in attendance.
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Having a secret wedding flies against the tradition of having an all comers affair ceremony but some top Nigerian celebrities have been able to pull it off.
Below is a list of Nigerian celebrities who have had secret weddings;
In the 90s, she was Nollywood’s hottest actress having starred in hit soap operas and best selling movies. During this period Regina Askia was single making her the country’s most famous and most sought after single mum. Early 00s Regina Askia secretly married Rudolph Williams, an American who flew to Lagos for the secret ceremony. At this time the Internet wasn’t popular in Nigeria so it took about a week for people to find out. Shortly after her wedding Regina Askia relocated with her husband.
She was crowned the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria in 2008. You would expect a queen to have a royal wedding but not Adaeze Yobo. In 2009 she married Joseph Yobo who at that time was one of Nigeria’s biggest footballers. The wedding was a departure from the norm as they got married in a private ceremony at night. They are now have two kids.
The OAP’s love life had been a subject of public interest for a few years. The vlogger at that time was in a long term (12 years) relationship with Maje Ayida. The relationship had a lot of ups and downs. When we thought it was all over Makinwa hit us with the news that she had secretly gotten married on January 15, 2014 to Maje Ayida. Well...we all know the rest.
After a high profile relationship with Nigerian footballer Ikechukwu Uche the actress had a low key wedding ceremony in America where she got married to Kenny Rodriguez.
In December 2015, there were unconfirmed reports that Mavin singer Di’Ja had gotten married. For months, people speculated if she was truly pregnant and married but Di’Ja did not give a hint. On July 1, 2016 Di’Ja finally revealed that she had gotten married months ago and had given birth to a boy.