The event started at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Ogba, with white wedding with the reception held at Alexander Road
It was explained that Aki and his wife had postponed the wedding date and decided on a secret venue because they could not control the envisaged crowd that would gate crash the event.
The reception was tightly secured by fierce-looking security men, who bounced not a few stars.
It started by 1p.m and lasted till 8p.m with the presence of heavyweights in the entertainment industry. They include RMD, Kate Henshaw, Monalisa Chindah, Uche Jombo, Mercy Johnson, Grace Amah, Ali Baba, Chioma Ajunwa, Bob-Manuel Udogwu, KC Presh, and Osita Iheme (bestman).
AY, Victor Osuagwu, and seasoned TV presenter, Collins Talker, compered the event, which was chaired by Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah, CEO of Capital Oil, while Chief and Mrs. Bishop Emma Okonkwo were designated sponsors of the event.
First Lady of Lagos State was represented by Mrs. Adeola Shade, while music was supplied by DJ Stramborella and The King’s Might Jazz Band.
Also in attendance was award-winning musicians Peter and Paul Okoye of P-Square fame.
Rita Dominic, Mercy Johnson, Genevieve Nnaji, Monalisa Chinda, Susan Peters, a host of Nollywood stars, Kingsley and Emeka Okonkwo were in attendance.
The wedding was dubbed one of the best celebrity weddings of the out-going year, and according to Chinedu who had been dating Nneoma for about two years, “I felt so honoured.”
Osita was not just Chinedu’s Best Man at the wedding, which reception was held at Alexander Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, he also played a vital role in making the event a success.
Nneoma is quite taller than Chinedu, but the actor insisted that is actually one of the features of his dream woman.
“I’m extremely happy about this. It is indeed the Lord’s doing. I’m more happy because God gave me a woman of my dreams. She is beautiful, God-fearing and understands me very well. Our relationship has been on for sometime now and I know that she really loves me. I love her too,” Aki said.
How their relationship started
Aki said; “There are wives and there are wives, also there are friends and there are friends. It is easy to have a girlfriend and enjoy yourself and have fun. But I have found out that when you want to settle down you must do that with somebody that will and must make you happy always. Nneoma makes me happy always. When I met her in 2008, it was not quite easy, but I first saw her in 2005 in Lagos, on the mainland. She visited the production where I was working; she was still in school then as an undergraduate. From there, we became casual friends until that 2008 when we decided to move the friendship to the next level and by the grace of God, this is the result.”
Chinedu Ikedieze, MFR (born 12 December 1977 in Bende, Abia State, Nigeria) is a Nigerian actor. He is best known for playing alongside Osita Iheme in most movies after their breakthrough in the movie Aki Na Ukwa.
He is one of the most popular stars to have ever emerged from Nigeria’s movie industry – Nollywood. Along with his best friend and regular co-star Osita “Paw-Paw” Iheme, he has also featured in numerous best-selling Nollywood movies.
In 2007 Ikedieze received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy Awards and he has starred in over a 100 movies.
About Nneoma Nwaijah- Aki’s Wife
The bride, Nneoma Nwaijah is a graduate of Mass Communication from the Enugu State University. Chinedu and Nneoma met in Lagos on the set of a movie. She was working on the costumes while he was the lead actor. From there, they became friends and their friendship grew into a loving relationship. Chinedu proposed and Nneoma happily said yes.
With the support of both families, the two are now married!