Love is a beautiful thing and it indeed conquers all. Despite COVID-19 rearing its ugly head, which led to various restrictions, especially the government’s ban on large gathering, some celebrities still walked down the aisle.
The PUNCH highlights some celebrities who took their love ‘to the next level’ as they got married to their better half this year
Adewale Adeleke and Ekanem Eyo Ita
The love birds walked down the aisle on February 2, 2020.
Probably one of the most colourful weddings of the year, the pair tied the knot in Abu Dhabi.
Adewale and his wife, fondly called, Kani, began their journey into matrimony in July 2019 when they got engaged. Later in December, the couple had their introduction and traditional ceremony in Calabar.
On their wedding day, they set the internet agog with the hashtag, #Adekani.
The groom, Adewale, is popularly known in the entertainment circle as Chairman HKN.
He is a songwriter, businessman and also Davido’s elder brother.
His wife, Kani, has a master’s degree in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University, Washington DC, United States of America.
In November, the couple revealed via their social media accounts that they are expecting their first child.
Williams Uchemba and Brunella Oscar
On November 21, the lovers, Williams Uchemba and Brunella Oscar decided to sign the dotted lines to be together forever.
Williams Uchemba who began his acting career as a child is now a notable figure in the Nigerian entertainment industry. He is also a businessman and philanthropist while his wife is a physician.
Before his marriage, the actor kept his love life private and not so many people knew who he was getting married to till he began posting pre-wedding photos.
His wife revealed that she stumbled on a video of Williams preaching the gospel on Facebook in 2017 and she immediately knew he was meant to be her husband.
She sent him a message and the rest is history.
Their wedding was a star-studded one, but it became a bigger buzz when popular Nigerian socialite, Pretty Mike, who is known to pull various stunts, attended the wedding with six pregnant women.
To have a feel of their wedding day from the comfort of your home, all one needed to do was to type the hashtag, #williamsgottheoscar.
Samuel Ajibola and Sandra Adanna
Another actor who began his career as a kid, Ajibola is famous for being the first Nigerian child actor to win the award for Best Kid Actor for three years in a row.
His wife, a graduate of Babcock University, is a medical laboratory scientist.
Known for his role as Spiff in the popular series, The Johnsons, Ajibola said ‘I do’ to his wife, Sandra Adanna, on December 19, 2020, which was 11 months after they held their traditional wedding in Anambra state.
With the hashtag, #AdaAdeRoyals2020, they got their fans and friends emotional with their lovely wedding pictures.
Anita Joseph and Michael Fisayo
While the world celebrated love on February 14, which is Valentine’s Day, actress, Anita Joseph, and her husband, Michael Fisayo, decided to take their relationship to the next level by getting married.
Anita Joseph is a popular filmmaker and actress while her husband, who is popularly known as Mc Fish, is also an entertainer.
In an interview, the actress noted that her husband gave her the liberty to choose their wedding date.
She said, “We decided to legally get married on Valentine’s Day because we are in love with love.
“My husband gave me the liberty to choose the date because it is generally believed that the wedding is for the woman.”
The actress stated that she met her husband on June 8, 2017, and they had been together ever since then, but they decided to make it official this year.
Khafi and Gedoni
Big Brother Naija 2019 stars, Khafi Kareem and Gedoni Ekpata got married on December 26.
In December 2019, Gedoni proposed to Khafi while they were both away on a vacation in Cape Verde.
However, on April 4, the pair cancelled their wedding due to the social restrictions that had trailed the COVID-19 pandemic.
Khafi broke the news in a post via her Twitter handle where she shared lovely pictures from the wedding event with the hashtag, #MrsEkpataloaded.
The pair began their love journey on the reality television show, Big Brother Naija 2019 edition.
Although they did not win the contest they won each other’s heart.
Emmanuel Ikubese and Anita Adetoye
On March 12, 2020, popular makeup artist and Forbes 30 under 30 alumni, Anita Adeoye aka AnitaBrows, tied the knot with actor and former Mr Nigeria, Emmanuel Ikubese.
With the hashtag, #RoadtoBae2020, the couple had a fairytale wedding.
After the church ceremony, popular singer, Timi Dakolo, performed for the couple during their first dance.
When it was time to party, Orezi, Sean Tizzle and Tiwa Savage took it a notch higher. It was truly the wedding of their dreams.
MC Pashun and Gift Oghenero
For years, popular comedian and The Flatmate star, Mc Pashun, has been putting smiles on the faces of his fans and friends; but on March 14, 2020, he beamed with smiles as he walked down the aisle with his wife, Gift Oghenero.
Like her husband, she is also in the entertainment industry as she is a screenwriter and content creator.
With the hashtag, #thepashuns, the couple held their traditional wedding in Egbo Urhie, Delta on September 7, 2019.
Their white wedding ceremony was attended by some notable Nigerian personalities, which include Bovi, Buchi, Senator, Seyi Law and many others.
Pepenazi and Janine Osbourne
Nigerian singer and songwriter Opeyemi Gbenga Kayode, better known as Pepenazi, got married to his sweetheart on October 30, 2020.
The couple exchanged vows at the Ikoyi registry, Lagos in the presence of their friends and family.
His wife is a chartered engineer and she has interests in photography and videography.
Chris Adah and Chris Obaoye
The pair decided to spend the rest of their lives together on December 26, 2020.
Dubbed DoubleChris, the lovers met on the reality television show, which kicked off on February 9 and ended on March 29.
Nigerians prayed for them as they rejoiced at the fact that the relationship that was least expected to succeed led to marriage.
The finalists of the show have actualised the purpose for going to the show, which is not only to make people partners, but see them get married.
Celebrities like Alexx Ekubo and Brighto of the BBNaija lockdown edition were at the wedding.
Popular Nigerian comedian and actor, Josh Alfred, fondly called, Josh2Funny, tied the knot with his long time girlfriend in a private courthouse ceremony on Friday, December 18.
The couple, who got engaged in October, said “I do” amidst few relatives and friends at the Ministry of Interior’s Federal Marriage Registry in Ikoyi, Lagos.