Four Nigerian celebrities over the age of 40 have tied the knot. These celebrities have each made a name for themselves in the entertainment industry and have become much-loved icons to many.
Let’s take a look at whom these four stars are and the stories behind their lavish nuptials.
1. MI Abaga, a 41-year-old rapper and record producer, married his long-term love, Eniola Mafe, in a beautiful ceremony in Lagos in September 2022.
The private event was a star-studded affair, with many of his close friends and colleagues in attendance. The pair celebrated their union with a traditional dinner and a parade of ceremonial dances and performances.
2. Dominic Rita, a 47-year-old veteran Nollywood actress, who married his sweetheart, Fidelis Anosike, in a lavish destination wedding in North Yorkshire, England. The event took place on November 26, 2022.
Fidelis wore blue tuxedos for their big day, and the reception saw plenty of well-known faces from the industry as guests. The couple’s entry was accompanied by a live band and afrobeats music for the rest of the evening.
3. Mercy Aigbe, a 44-year-old actress and fashion entrepreneur, exchanged vows with her partner, Kazeem Adeoti, in a luxurious wedding celebration in Lagos on January 23, 2022.
The event featured jaw-dropping traditional Nigerian attire and several well-known figures from the entertainment industry. Mercy and her wedding party wore one-of-a-kind garments custom-made by some of the biggest names in African fashion.
4. Fredrick Leonard, a 47 year-old Nollywood actor, tied the knot with his long-term partner, Peggy Ovire on the 19th of November 2022. The two were in attendance for a small and intimate ceremony, with very few close relatives and friends present.
Fredrick kept it traditional, wearing a custom-made outfit to compliment his bride’s regal gown. After the ceremony, a private reception with African-inspired cuisine and drinks was held.
These four Nigerian celebrities have certainly set the bar high for anyone considering tying the knot. They’re living proof that you don’t need to be young to experience a magical wedding that you’ll never forget.