In this article I will be sharing with you 10 Nigerian celebrities that had secret weddings. As we all know, secret celebrity weddings are not common in Nigeria but some famous people have decided to get married in secrecy away from public views. Most wedding ceremonies involve an exchange of marital vows by the couple, presentation of gift, offering, rings, symbolic item, flowers, money, and a public proclamation of marriage by an authority figure.
Unfortunately, some Nigerian celebrities have defied all odds by exchanging vows with their spouses away from public eyes. Most of them do this just to stay clear away from media scandal. Anyway, not to waste much of your time, after a careful study and research I present to you 10 Nigerian celebrities that had secret weddings.
1. Stella Damasus
The Nollywood actress who is based in the United Kingdom has been secretly married for 3 years to her long time boyfriend and lover, Daniel Ademinokan. They kept their marriage secret until her husband Daniel Ademinokan made their marriage known before the public on 14th February 2014 via an Instagram post as a way to surprise her fans.
2. Funke Akindele
Multiple award-winning Nollywood actress Funke Akindele secretly got married to her hubby JJC Skillz Bello in London on August 27, 2016. On 26th May 2012, Funke Akindele got married to Adeola Kehinde Oloyede and later divorced him in July 2013. In May 2016, she got married to Nigerian rapper Abdul Rasheed Bello known as JJC Skillz in London, United Kingdom on a secret low.
3. Uche Jombo
Uche Jombo secretly married Kenny Rodriguez in a low key wedding ceremony in America after her failed relationship with Ikechukwu Uche. Uche Jombo is a graduate of Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Calabar and Computer Programming from the Federal University of Technology in Minna, Niger State in the northern part of Nigeria. She has produced movies like Nollywood Hustlers, Holding Hope and her latest work Damage which deals with the issue of domestic violence.
4. Toke Makinwa
The Vlogger turned author was in a long term 12 years relationship with Maje Ayida. The relationship had a lot of ups and downs but they secretly got married on 15th January 2014. Unfortunately, the marriage crashed in 2016. The On Air Personality love life had been a subject of public interest for a few years. On 15th January 2014, Toke Makinwa got married to Maje Ayida, whom she had been involved with for eight years. In 2015, she separated from Maje Ayida after discovering that he had impregnated his ex-girlfriend. On 5th October 2017, Toke Makinwa’s marriage to Maje Ayida was dissolved by a Lagos High Court on the grounds that Maje Ayida committed adultery.
5. Adaeze Yobo
Adaeze Yobo was crowned the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria in 2008. She got married to Nigerian international footballer and former Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo in 2009 in a private ceremony held at night. 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 marriage is blessed with two lovely kids.
6. Regina Askia
Nollywood actress Regina Askia in the early 90s secretly married Rudolph Williams, an American citizen who flew to Lagos for the secret ceremony and later relocated back with her to the United States of America immediately after the wedding. At that 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 back with her husband to the United States of America, where she is currently practicing as a registered nurse.
Reports had it that Mavin singer Di’Ja had gotten married in December 2015 but Di’Ja did not give a hint. On 1st July 2016 Di’Ja finally revealed that she had gotten married months ago and had given birth to a boy. Di’ja aside from singing is also a model, a visual artist, a painter and a graphic designer.
8. Agbani Darego
Top Nigerian model and former Miss World, Agbani Darego got married to Ishaya Danjuma, son of Nigerian Billionaire General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma in a quiet ceremony held in Marrakesh, Morocco on 8th April 2017 and the marriage is currently blessed with a son. It was reported that only 35 people were in attendance during the wedding ceremony.
9. Regina Daniels
Nollywood beautiful and controversial actress Regina Daniels is also one of Nollywood celebrity who secretly got married. She secretly got married to her hubby Prince Ned Nwoko in a private wedding ceremony attended only by few family members. Her husband Ned Nwoko during an interview with the media stated that actress Regina Daniels was a virgin when they got married. He married Regina Daniels as his 6th wife. The marriage created a lot of controversy because of the age gap between the couples. Regina Daniels was 19 years old while Ned Nwoko was 59 years old when they secretly got married. They was a 40 years gap between the couples. Regina Daniels and Ned Nwoko got married secretly in 2019.
Nigerian music star Simi and her hubby Adekunle Gold are Nigerian celebrity couple that had secret wedding. After a long period of rumors flying around about Simi and Adekunle Gold concerning their relationship status whether if they are dating or not. They finally tied the knot in a very secret and closely-knit wedding right after the New Year in Lagos in 2019. The couples celebrated their honeymoon in South Africa. Their wedding was very secret and attended by few close family members and friends.