Nigerian star actress, Mercy Johnson Ozioma got married on Saturday to Prince Ordianosen Okojie at Christ Embassy headquarters in Ikeja, Lagos. The ceremony was performed by Pastor Ton Obiazi.
Security was extremely tight at the wedding which venue was announced only hours before the event. About 50 policemen mounted the gate, turning away all uninvited guests that showed up. All press cameras were also banned, but some guests were able to take some pictures.
The actress wore a cream sweetheart neckline dress, a-line silhouette with a cathedral length train, completed with a glittering necklace and cathedral length veil.
The couple had a tight security to avoid any possible protest by a civil group on women’s right in sympathy with Adaeze Lovelyn Okojie who claimed to be Prince Okojie’s legal wife.
The 28-year-old actress from Okene in Kogi State, faced severe criticism from fans when she announced her engagement to Okojie who already had two children by Adaeze Lovelyn Okojie, a Nigerian woman he was legally married to while living in Italy.
Prince Okojie denied the wedding saying he was not ready then. He said in an interview, “The lady in question is Adaeze. We met in Italy a long time ago when I was still living there. We had a relationship and she got pregnant along the line. Although, I was not ready at that time, but eventually she had two kids for me and we had since separated. We were never legally married, we only had a traditional marriage. In fact, the traditional marriage was done by my parents, I was not even there, because, I’m from a royal family in Esan, Edo State and by tradition, it was necessary, so that the kids can bear my family name Okojie.”
Despite several criticisms, the wedding was generously attended by many Nollywood stars including Genevieve Nnaji, Patience Ozokwor, Mike Ezuruoye, Stephanie Okereke, Segun Arise and KC Presh.
Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson was the maid of honor, while the bridesmaids were Chika Ike, Empress Njamah, Pop Singer Goldie, Waje, and Queen Nwokonye.
The couple promised to release official pictures soon.