6 Nollywood Celebrities Who Had A Secret Wedding

Secret celebrity relationship and marriage are not common in Nigeria but some famous Nollywood celebrities have decided to get married with no fuss or fanfare. Having a secret marriage goes against the tradition of having an all comer affair ceremony, but some of our top Nollywood celebrities have been able to pull it off. So today’s article I will be sharing with you 6 Nollywood celebrities who had a secret wedding. 1. Stella Damasus

Stella Damasus was secretly married for over 3 years to her long time boyfriend, Daniel Ademinokan. They kept their marriage secret until her husband made their marriage known before the public on 14th February 2014 via an Instagram post as a way to surprise her fans. Stella Damasus married her first husband, Jaiye Aboderin, at the age of 21 years old in 1999. The couple had two daughters before her husband Jaiye Aboderin died in 2005. She remarried again in 2007, this time to Emeka Nzeribe. The marriage lasted for seven months before a mutual agreement to divorce took place. In 2011, she started a relationship with Daniel Ademinokan and later got married to him in a secret wedding ceremony attended only by few close family members.

2. Regina Daniels

Regina Daniels secretly got married to 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 the actress was a virgin when they got married. He married Regina Daniels as his 6th wife. The marriage created a lot of controversy in Nigeria 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. Regina Daniels and Ned Nwoko got married secretly in 2019. Their marriage has been heavily criticized. They were also reports that the marriage was orchestrated by Regina Daniels mother, Rita Daniels.

3. Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele secretly got married to JJC Skillz Bello in London on 27th August 2016. In 2009, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role following her role as Jenifa. Funke Akindele was born on 24th August 1976 in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria. She has a Diploma in Mass Communication from Moshood Abiola Polytechnic and a Degree in Law from the University of Lagos. On 26th May 2012, Funke Akindele got married to Adeola Kehinde Oloyede and later divorced him in July 2013. In May 2016, she secretly got married to Nigerian rapper Abdul Rasheed Bello also known as JJC Skillz in London, United Kingdom on a secret low key wedding.

4. Uche Jombo

Nollywood actress Uche Jombo secretly got married to Kenny Rodriguez in a low key wedding ceremony in America after her failed relationship with Ikechukwu Uche. Uche Jombo was born on 28th December 1979 in Abiriba, Abia State, Nigeria. She 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, Nigeria. She joined Nollywood in 1999 and acted in her first movie Visa to Hell. On 16th May 2012 Uche Jombo secretly got married to Kenny Rodriguez in a low key wedding ceremony in America.

5. Regina Askia

Ex-Nollywood actress Regina Askia in the early 90s secretly married Rudolph Williams, an American citizen who flew to Lagos for the secret wedding ceremony and later relocated back to the US with her 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.

6. Zainab Balogun

Nollywood actress Zainab Balogun rose to stardom in a short period of time, after featuring in series of blockbuster movies such as The Wedding Party and a lead role in the 2017 blockbuster movie The Royal Hibiscus Hotel. She got married to Nigerian millionaire and aviation guru, Dikko Nwachukwu in Lagos in one of the most secretly guarded wedding of the year. The wedding was very secret and guarded by security forces and bouncers. Only few friends and family members were invited to the wedding while uninvited guest where ordered to go back by the security personnel’s.

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