Nigeria’s Top Celebrity Weddings

Traditional and white weddings are a million dollar business .

By  | May 31, 2022, 10:03 AM  | Top of The

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Weddings are always glitzy affairs. But a celebrity wedding is OTT (over the top) – from the dress and the venue to the show-stopping entertainment and if the guests are very lucky, a fireworks display.

Here are some of Nigeria’s top celebrity weddings that had everyone talking then and now.

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu and Cynthia Obianobo 

In 2015, the former Big Brother Naija host and billionaire daughter came together in front of family and friends at their traditional wedding.

The following year, they said their I Do’s at a white wedding in Abuja.

The wedding guest list read like the who’s who of entertainment, politics, and business. With singer Banky W as one of the groomsmen, other wedding guests included Timi Dakolo and Noble Igwe.

The bridal couple pulled out all the stops for their wedding attire, which included the labels Lavin, Christian Loubotin shoes, Hermès, a Mai Atafo tuxedo for the groom, and a Vera Wang gown for the bride. 

As the festivities went on, Cynthia changed into a second and third dress, to party the night away with family and friends. They enjoyed the extravagant multi-layer wedding cake which was adorned with flowers and spent the honeymoon in Singapore and Dubai.

The couple’s union has been blessed with two children.

2Baba and Annie Take The Plunge 

The singer and award-winning actress first said took their vows during a private ceremony in 2012. The following year, they wed in an extravagant ceremony in Dubai – 11 years after their first date.

Politicians, celebrities, and business people all made the guest list. Rita Dominic, Don Jazzy, Ini Edo, Kate Henshaw, Basketmouth, Jim Iyke, and Nadia Buari were all in attendance to watch the couple promised themselves to each other until death do them part.

Annie Macaulay marries 2Baba

The wedding took place at a five-star resort, Banky W performed and the guests all traveled by boat ride to a private island, for the reception. 

Stephanie Okereke & Linus Idahosa say I Do in France

It was called the society wedding of the year. Linus proposed to Stephanie in 2010 on her birthday.

Nollywood actress Stephanie walked down the aisle in a fairytale wedding, just outside of Paris, France. Their wedding planner didn’t miss a beat, in a ceremony and reception that took just over a year to plan.

Linus and Stephanie tie the knot

Their wedding weekend in 2012, had all of the trimmings, including a boat cruise with family and friends, and there was a fireworks display. The bride walked down the aisle in an Elie Saab bridal gown.

Tiwa Savage Weds Tunsi Balogun 

In 2014, singer Tiwa Savage married her manager Tunsi Balogun, popularly known as Tee Billz. Tee Billz popped the question at Tiwa’s 30th birthday party, with a yellow and white engagement ring.

Tiwa and Tee Billz welcomed their guests to the Armani Hotel in Dubai for an extravagant wedding.

Tiwa Savage and Tee Billz's extravagant wedding

Their guests included Tiwa’s colleagues from Mavin Records, including Don Jazzy and D’Banj. As the First Lady of Mavin Records, Tiwa’s boss gifted the new Mr and Mrs Balogun with a luxury SUV.

Other guests at Tiwa Savage’s wedding included Davido and Funke Akindele. The singer Banky W was one of the groomsmen. The guests at the Balogun wedding partied the night away, as the bride shimmied in her Vera Wang bridal gown.

Their traditional wedding took place in Lekki in 2013, at a cost of an estimated to be thirty million Naira.

Tiwa ad Tee Billz's traditional wedding

In 2015, their marriage was blessed as the couple welcomed their first child. A boy, they named Jamil Balogun

Tolu Oniru and Tunde Demuren Wed in front Of Royals


Radio presenter Tolu Oniru (popularly known as Toolz) and Tunde Demuren got married in 2016, in front of Nigerian royalty.

The couple created their own hashtag, #TSquared2016, so fans could enjoy the festivities as much as their friends and loved ones, who shared all the special moments to their social media pages.

The ceremony and reception took place in a Dubai venue that seats 1 000 guests. Banky W was one of the groomsmen, who supported the couple as they said their I Do’s.

Tiwa Savage was one of the many celebrity guests.

Toolz looked absolutely beautiful in her couture wedding gown, and the bridesmaids were dressed by Jenny Packham, one of the Duchess of Cambridge’s favorite labels.

Banky W and Adesua Etomi say I Do in Three Weddings 

Always a groomsman, in 2017 Banky W was finally the groom. The Nigerian singer met award-winning actress Adesua Etomi on the set of the movie, The Wedding Party.

In 2017, they were married in three ceremonies over the course of a week. Their traditional and civil ceremonies took place in Lagos, and their white wedding was a destination wedding to Cape Town in South Africa.

Banky and Adesua’s wedding had Nigeria buzzing.

Some of their guests included the comedian Basketmouth, radio presenter Toolz, actress Juliet Ibrahim, Osas Ighodaro Ajibade, and Rita Dominic.

Guests were entertained with performances from 2Baba and Tiwa Savage. During the white wedding, Adesua’s brother walked her down the aisle, where she met Banky in front of family and friends.

Banky’s mother also said a special prayer for the couple as they embarked on this new journey in their lives. This highly publicized wedding even made it to TV, in a special docu-series called The Wellingtons, which aired on the Africa Magic channels.

Weddings are big business, and celebrity weddings even more so. With fireworks, destination weddings, A-list guest lists, and Naija’s superstars performing at weddings, it’s just a matter of time before new bridal trends take the industry by storm.

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