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Ini Edo & Phillip Ehiagwina Say Their Traditional ‘I DOs’



Saturday November 29 2008 was a very special day for Nollywood superstar, Iniobong Edo popularly known to fans as Ini Edo. The popular actress celebrated her ‘native laws and customs’ traditional marriage ceremony with her fiance, Phillip Ehiagwina.

In Ini’s hometown, Awa Iman in Onna Local Government area of Akwa Ibom State; over 4000 guests including friends, colleagues such as Mike Ezuruonye, Rukky Sanda, Rita Dominic, Empress Njamah, Anita Joseph, Emem Isong, Patience Ozokwor and numerous other well-wishers gathered to celebrate with the actress on her wedding day.

Its been a long road to get to this point for Ini and Phillip as their relationship has dogged by controversies including accusations from Phillip’s ex-wife, Ruth and has been closely scrutinized by tabloids but all that was left in the past as Ini and Phillip entered this new and exciting phase in their lives together.

The white wedding is scheduled to be held soon in the USA where Phillip is based.

All the best to the couple!

Emem Isong, Rita Dominic, Rukky Sanda, Oge Okoye

Emem Isong, Rita Dominic, Rukky Sanda, Oge Okoye

Rita Dominic Looking Stunning!

Rita Dominic Looking Stunning!

Rukky Sanda & Mike Ezuruonye

Rukky Sanda & Mike Ezuruonye

Chinedu Ikedieze aka

Osita Ikeme aka Paw Paw

Chinedu Ikedieze

Chinedu Ikedieze aka Aki

Empress Njamah

Empress Njamah

Patience Ozokwor aka Mama G

Patience Ozokwor aka Mama G

Desmond Elliot

Desmond Elliot

Photo Credit: Rita Dominic


  1. renee

    December 6, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    does this mean ini is finally leaving Naija for the states?

  2. rasheed

    December 6, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    at last congrat

  3. tatafo!

    December 6, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Desmond was looking hella fine

  4. tee

    December 7, 2008 at 12:28 am

    awwwwww…. niceee so someone finally owns d booty LOL…
    nice to see her colleagues showing support

  5. Odie

    December 7, 2008 at 2:51 am

    Congrats to Ini and her hubby. Also, Desmond cleans up good now.

  6. Yuyu

    December 7, 2008 at 4:23 am

    Nice to see all her colleagues turned out to support her. She looks happy, hope things work out great for them.

  7. onome

    December 7, 2008 at 8:03 am

    aawwww too cute!
    everyone looks good nd ini looks happy…congrats to her.

  8. margaret

    December 7, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Congrat Iniobong Edo, you really answered your name. I wish you all the best in life, you will leave happily with your husband and with many children. Congratulations my beloved sister. Thanks goes also to her good hollywood friends, OGE > RITA > MAMA G> and the rest of her other friends, May God bless you all

  9. happy

    December 7, 2008 at 10:31 am

    rita looks beautiful..she knows what’s up.
    i hope she doesn’t loose sight/focus of/on
    that. oge okoye has added a bit of flesh,
    that’s not bad. rukky…hmmm…rukky…well
    she is rukky. empress njamah looks good,
    diff. from the desmond elliott and
    mama gee looks good as well. congrats to
    ini edo and her new hubby…lol

  10. emperor

    December 7, 2008 at 11:47 am

    i really love ur wedding. da song ubok?

  11. eme

    December 7, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    4000 guests?wow

  12. hugle

    December 7, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Where is Genevieve and Jim Iyke.

  13. Dorah

    December 7, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    Dayum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 4000 peeps at their wedding. That’s nuts! Anyhoo, congrats to them. The wedding looked nice and fun too.

  14. shenzy 4 real

    December 7, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    this is the greatest news i have had. all my friends were soo happy because i told you that they said i look like you. indeed i am sooooooooo happyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy for you.may God bless you and your husband,may he bless your entire family with millions and billions and trillions of children.may you never lack anything in life.may you be successfull in everything you do.have a blessed marriage.your 14 year old twin nathasia.

  15. shenzy 4 real

    December 7, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    yes this is a question we all must find answers to

  16. lover boy

    December 7, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    woooooooooooooooooooow what a great thing to have and share. this is really touching

  17. weapon

    December 7, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    how i wish i could find you nathasia. but anyway may God bless you and may he never take his eyes of you. may you grow to become a responsible woman in your society just like Ini Edo. i love you.

  18. lady b

    December 7, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    hooooooooooooooooooooooo, this is the type of girl we all need in our world.may God bless you wherever you are.

  19. Akos

    December 8, 2008 at 4:10 am

    finally her name can rest.
    All the haters should be ashamed right about now.
    Shame on them on all. However much they tried to bring her down – it did not work. Ini now lie low and dont give anyone a chance to say anything about you.

    My big question is WHY WASNT “UCHE JUMBO” there. Any gist?

    Rita looks great. And Oge’s weave looks tight, Mike and Desmond look good. Happy to see Emem Isong representing her AI sister.

    The others i dont have any compliments for.

  20. AM

    December 8, 2008 at 5:16 am

    Can’t you see its in a village? Ini Edo is like her village’s Halle Berry so 4,000 is just right.

    Congrats to them.

  21. somebody

    December 8, 2008 at 9:46 am

    why didn’t she wear her traditional akwa ibom outfit is this was a trad wedding done in her place? Or is she ashamed? The calabar/Akwa Ibom traditional outfit is miles better than what she’s wearing

  22. Aniekan

    December 8, 2008 at 10:33 am

    the outfit you’re most likely referring to is worn by the Efiks. Akwa Ibom is made up of different ethinic groups (Ibibio, Efik, Anang etc). Ini is an Ibibio girl and she’s wearing the appropriate attire; although it has been “funkified” to suit current fashion/style trends 🙂

  23. E-mama

    December 8, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Does it matter? Its her day…she can decide to wear watever…Ha did u buy her an akwa ibom traditional outfit? Dont know why yall label stuffs,,,phew

  24. E-mama

    December 8, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    Congrats Ini Edo….aww look stunning as ever…
    May God bless your union.

    And to all the haters….eh eh go and chop shit….

  25. Trendy

    December 8, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    Finally, now all d haters can rest. Philip is a good man, and ini is a lucky girl. He is not the person his ex-wife makes him out to be in the media. I am so happy about this and i wish them all d best.

  26. esohe

    December 8, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    i pray my you be bless in your marriage in jesus name amen

  27. esohe

    December 8, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    hapyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy marriage life be a nice wife to your husband

  28. mensah

    December 8, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    @ somebody you do have a way with words..geez

  29. silver

    December 8, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    wats ur problem?

  30. silver

    December 8, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    @ somebody….wats ur problem?

  31. silver

    December 8, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    did they mean 400 guests or 4000? maybe the village onlookers made it up 2 4000….and who is anita joseph? any ideas….

  32. silver

    December 8, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Desmond and Mike looked as fiiinnneee as eva!!!

  33. rita

    December 9, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Hi Ini, I am from Ghana. I say thank God for bringing you this far depite the storms your ralationship has faced. Indeed the Lord is good. You have indeed made your funs proud. May God lead you thru this journey till the end.

  34. leke

    December 10, 2008 at 9:24 am

    hmmmmm hi ini, i’m so proud of u cuz it’s not easy to see a star getting marriage. i just pray that God should bless ur marriage still the end.May God bless you and your husband with children.So tell me are you still to be accting?

  35. queen

    December 10, 2008 at 11:58 am

    ehehehhhhhh,tats splendid.u look so gorgeous.pray u hv a happy marraige life.

  36. paris

    December 11, 2008 at 9:48 am

    im happy 4 her sha…I mean with all d scrutiny she faced! if a relationship can survive that, then it’ll go far.
    hopefully all those stuff abt d guy wasnt true..but even it is, who cares?? shes d 1 marrying him! Naija we can to poke-nose sef!

    only question tho is; does this bring her Nollywood career 2 an end? it shouldnt sha if u ask me. Not that im a big fan of hers or anything BUT No man (yes! even ur hubby) is worth dropping ur career! it should be ur personal choice! But thats another topic 4 another day sha..

    all d best 2 d couple, Now haters pls rotate backwards! D day u have dreaded has come and gone!
    Really tho, i never got d hoopla over their relationship, (just like Brad & Angelina) and i stl dont! But then thats just me!

    Rita is a bonafied chick!
    Oge is cool 2!
    Desmond looking fresh
    Empress looks good (d blonde hair is gone..woohoo!!)
    mama G i see uuuuuuuuuu
    Mike um um um um still cute sha!
    aki and paw paw looking good!
    this rukky chick thats just poppin everywhere sef??

    and y r some folks on here taking notes of who came and didnt? d fact that they work 2gether, doesnt make them best friends or Obligated 2 attend her wedding! Hmm! abeg o! FBI 4 free is not cute abeg!

  37. stainless

    December 13, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    ini congratulations i am very happy for u be nice to your husband

  38. mr lee chain

    December 15, 2008 at 3:37 am

    My Dear Ini Edo, is my pleasure and great honour to see this day in ur life and i wish u the best of luck,i was very impress that ur marriage will be for ever in life, too i want to get married to an actress i did not mind what people say about them, all i know is that what u need u get, so can u give the number of Ebube Nwagbo, i really falling in love with her, i hope that she can give m the chance to know.
    And i will like to be in usa for ur white wedding, hope that u will send me the invitations letter for ur wedding ok.
    Best regards
    Lee chain

  39. Ifezime Phils

    December 15, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    happy marriage life and God bless.
    please take good care of your husband every well and god will bless you.
    Ini Edo marriage is not what you will just enter and go out like that and please do pray and God will bless you. To crown it all be nice

  40. faith

    December 16, 2008 at 10:34 am

    I am happy for you and i pray you have a very peaceful home.i also pray that other Nigerian men will take the foot step of your husband,they should know that being an actress does not mean you cant have normal life.The bible says that ‘A wise woman builds her home.Please Ini make your marriage work and proof a point to the African men.I love you,God bless you,God bless your husband,God bless your children to come and God bless your MARRIAGE.Happy married life.

  41. Onyinye

    December 16, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Rita Dominic stole the show. sorry ini but it has to be said. Have a wonderful married life. ciao

  42. becky

    December 17, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    am wishing you the very best of marriage. lol

  43. blessing

    December 17, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    i wish you my dear the very best in life.

  44. nony

    December 18, 2008 at 4:55 am

    seems u were there since u kno she stole d show…tell us moreeeee

  45. Ekemy

    December 20, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    Ini-Obong if its not you for me then its Mama G. I love you two( Ini and Patience) that aside. I’m most excited, gald that God made this union possible but panied that i couldn’t attain, …was far away in katsina for my NYSC. Those pock-noser can now rest, now the world will bliv that stones are only thrown at TREES that bears SwEEt Fruits. you bore sweet fruits that’s y pple tried pullin u down. ( Now is the time to proof; proof that u’re an Akwa Ibomite ( proof them wrong), an African woman. don’t ever give up ur marriage for anything, anyone. Make sure u don’t fall into temptation. Prayer is the Key to Happiness, Joy, Peace, love and more…………… People only through stones at a TREE that bears sweet fruits” Wishing you a peaceful married life and wonderful children like u. Ekemini

  46. Id

    December 20, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    pained that u couldn’t attend. must u go? Madam adviser! keep it up sha………

  47. silver

    December 21, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    @Ekemy its PROVE not PROOF, as a graduate u shld know dat…

  48. silver

    December 21, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    @ Ekemy its PROVE not PROOF…as a graduate u should know dat…

  49. sai savage

    December 29, 2008 at 2:26 am

    happy s an understatement….am so excited 4 ini edo…am ha biggest fan in gambia…xx

  50. babygurl

    January 14, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    ini am very happy 4 u am ur very big fan. i wish u all de best of luck in marriage pls pray every day and nite ok i love u .plz stay blessed . and pls do me a favour am in love with chinedu ikedieze pls give me his no pls

  51. Heanneah (female)

    January 15, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    I thank God that Ini has settled down with a loving husband. God bless this marriage, Amen. Please understand each other.

  52. Elle

    January 16, 2009 at 7:37 am

    Philip has a son by a woman in Texas-that he doesn’t take care of!!!!

  53. cmoni

    January 23, 2009 at 3:02 am

    elle u r a f**king hater men…………damn! cnt pple jus share others joy

  54. Elle

    January 23, 2009 at 5:21 am

    To cmoni-You are a f**king hater! Any man that can’t take care of his kid(s) is sorry azz hell! Yeah I can share the joy, when his father sends his son his deserved money!

  55. cmoni

    January 23, 2009 at 9:57 am

    elle guess u r d shameless baby mama…if u ve 2 cum out publicly 2 beg 4 ur kid’s money then u ve got a long long wait

  56. Elle

    January 23, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    Don’t think that the iron in the fire just starts here. Longer the wait the better!!!

  57. Elle

    January 23, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    Hi Haters!!!

  58. cmoni

    January 26, 2009 at 9:56 am

    get busy loafer…others are

  59. Anastaesia

    February 2, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    congratulation!!! u deserve it coz this year is yours
    wishing u a blissful marriage life.

  60. Jenny

    February 11, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    @ini congrats.
    @ elle: God blesses us with children, and takes care of them. He looks after the birds of the air how much more one made in his own image?if
    the dad doesnt care about his child, too bad,he will realise his mistakes someday.
    that doesnt stop him from being a good husband and father to ini and her kids.
    Such is life……………………..

  61. Cool

    February 20, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Silver, never correct the NYSC chap Ekemy, dem de watch movie pass their book. Temorrow e go be celebrity. Make una de see. Anyway, Ini congrats.

  62. Cool

    February 20, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Silver, U better talk celebrity 4 Niger not book. Dis na time 4 Ini Edo. I beg, Ini, Congrats!

  63. Nneka

    March 1, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    ‘Was at Ini Edo’s wedding wedding. She looked sooo beautiful and overall it seemed well organized. But gosh I bet the list of uninvited guests was much longer than the list of those I heard a woman in her 50s talking about how she wasn’t going to miss it for anything even though she didn’t get an invite. lmao.

    All the best to the preeeetttyyy pair, Ini and Phillip.

  64. Nneka

    March 1, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    *meant wedding yesterday…..

  65. christ iyke

    March 4, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    God! She looks so sweet on her wedding attire I am wishing you a happy married life long life and prosperity, as well as children in abundant, May almighty God guide and protect this charming and gorgeous actress Ini Edo I am your fan and will still remain that even as you are married which I know it might affect your acting carrier.

    God guide and protect her for meooooooooooooo!

  66. Agness

    March 18, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Too late ma dia elly to say that philip had a son,coz Inn and Philip are husband and wife just pray for them and congratulate shut up your mouth.

  67. Nita

    March 23, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    I’m your very big fan, I wish you a blessed and long lasting marriage.

  68. Musa Sadur

    March 27, 2009 at 3:11 am

    u c again abi, all of them line up, una nor go find una man,una still dey do show up, time dey go, as ini grab one, una nor go find too,ok na, na look we dey look.make una look photo number 2, una go c wetin dey make me vex, lagos nor good they go abuja, south africa, una never still c,na so una go dey go marry omila.make una find person around, where una go c self when all of una na every body gf.abegi make una leave me.bella u try.make u self begin advice them na.

  69. linda

    April 22, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    i wish u best in life and happy wedlock girl! am ur dedicated and loyal fan goodlock

  70. bennie

    April 23, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    i wish ini and her lucky husband the very best of luck and a happy married life.i just hope i will also be lucky as philip one day.we the nigerian austrian base union.say goodness and mercy shall follow this couple all the days of their life.amen

  71. binbo

    April 29, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    ajust your diressing is not good

  72. binbo

    April 29, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    your wedding deressing is a degrace to all other married woman even youth.

  73. PoisonIVY

    April 29, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    i’m sure bellanaija allows the use of pidgin english as a means of communication on her site?
    na by force?if you no fit string simple sentence together abeg ma brother/sister BREAK AM DOWN…

  74. Ruth, not Phillip x-wife :)

    May 5, 2009 at 1:14 am

    Best wishes, may the Lord continue to bless you…

  75. serrajaz

    May 17, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    I wish u all the best ini edo am your fan

  76. bangi uganda

    May 26, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    people be happy for once and hide ur grudges!OK,THANKS.on the other hand ini this was ur day,am glad u enjoyed it,and all these friends,wow,Dominic,Desmond,patience,okoye.thanks for being there for her!!!!!!!!!!! uganda loves you big,

  77. meme ilobi

    June 12, 2009 at 6:46 am

    ini u rock.4rm meme

  78. Ajibola João

    June 15, 2009 at 3:52 am

    Iniobong Edo has just the prettiest legs!!!

  79. efelicious

    June 15, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    i knowww..thought i was d only one dat noticed

  80. evelyn thomas

    June 18, 2009 at 10:26 am

    i thanks the God Almighty for granted her the best of her life, am so pround of her, she really made AKWA IBOM STATE people to be glad too
    a upon all those big ladies in the Nollywood . our God see Ini Edo through
    may glory be unto God Amen. happy family to u iniobong.

  81. ijeoma

    June 19, 2009 at 11:56 am

    ini you are a very lucky girl,despite all odds your guy still married you.Always be there for him.just be faithful so that you dont divorce him as usual with your colleagues.happy married life.ijeoma


    June 20, 2009 at 1:49 am

    hey,whats wrong with her dressing,her hubby is not complaining.

  83. Sugabelly

    June 20, 2009 at 7:07 am

    Behold the PASSIVE-Aggressive attack. “DESPITE ALL THE ODDS…”

    Pray tell, what were the odds?

  84. kemi

    June 29, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    nice wedding.

  85. vince

    July 3, 2009 at 5:22 am

    ini congrats and gods blessings

  86. vince

    July 3, 2009 at 5:29 am

    from st thomas in the us virgin island we love you.

  87. vince

    July 3, 2009 at 5:54 am

    ini your fans in the us. virgin island send their blessings.

  88. Okon A. Mbaba

    July 12, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Ini congratulation, we love you, stay blessed New York.

  89. IDA

    July 15, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    ti amo tanto Ini Edo,il tuo wedding is very nice and you are so beautiful and pretty

  90. ndigwako joel

    July 27, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    i wish you can help me buy those neckless and that thting on the head of the bride .iwish to have a traditional wedding in mild august.

  91. Lola

    August 5, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Hi sist.
    am one of ur biggest fan I lv ur acting and Wish u best of luck in ur marriage by next 9months we celebrate wit u a set of twins as a present /profit of marriage. happiness is father of all in every marriage pls enjoy every of it and remain bless.amen

  92. esty

    August 15, 2009 at 8:27 am

    ini you deserve all these,iam happy for you. happy married life

  93. BIJOUX

    August 16, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    I wish you the best in your marriage ini

  94. martina

    September 9, 2009 at 9:52 am

    i love you , but when it’s comes to taking some one elses husband i dont tripp any more

  95. tina mirembe

    September 11, 2009 at 8:06 am

    in we luv you stay blessed in yo marriage

  96. asuelimen izebu

    September 19, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    congratulations to u ini and philip, this is ik.Alice brother former peters girl friend could u pls send me ur phone number so that ican reach u .

  97. CATHY

    September 25, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    I wish you the very BEST and the Fruits of the womb in your marriage.
    Stay BLESS.

  98. mavis

    September 28, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    i really admire ini soo much,she is pretty n i like her movies so much.,may God bless u with children n a happy marriage.

  99. koko thomas(kamdem)

    September 28, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    ini i know u are a good girl and dat u will never let us down(akwa ibom) we love u too much keep it up we are behind u praying 4 ur success in life.mrs koko kamdem

  100. glory

    October 8, 2009 at 11:47 am

    am happy for you iniobong
    stay well

  101. peter suwun

    December 27, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    I wish i was in phillip’s position that girl is everymans dream i admire witnessing the state wedding. god bless you guys.i wish to be a guest at state wedding.

  102. Sarah Nimely

    February 4, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    I Love everything about Ine Edo I think people are just jealous of her. They should think about their own too, those of them who are still single should pray for God’s Mercy. May God Best Be Your Portion. Sarah – Ghana E-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]

  103. Iniobong

    May 4, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    i lov evrythin abt Ini Edo, it’s not bcos she’s my name sake or bcos we are from d same Local Government she’s just a unique girl. Thank God for a dream come true. wish u a very happy married life. Rumours are evrywhere sayin al sorts of things about her, but i dnt care. i luv u Ini.

  104. Irene

    May 17, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    That girl Rita, she drives me crazy. Like she was the one getting married to Philip. Just hope she didn’t flip him away.

  105. Cidney

    May 17, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Oge has added some flesh. CUUUUUUUL

  106. eldorado

    June 8, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    ini i am happy for you but i hope you should not divourse thise one

  107. joyce aniuks

    September 9, 2010 at 12:53 am

    your beautiful young actress, sure goodness and mercy shaall follow you all the rest of your life, happy marriage life ini edo, am proud of you,one love, cook good food for your husband and always be a good wife

  108. joyce aniuks

    September 9, 2010 at 1:09 am

    good luck, you are bea

  109. Clara

    October 9, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Ini am so so much in lov wit u.i hav ass lik u ad i use 2 be sy but ur own ecorage me tank alot .clara

  110. mimi

    October 24, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    i’m from suriname happy marriage’s days in your live

  111. marthe

    June 30, 2011 at 9:34 am

    I like this…congratulation ini edo,i’m very happy for you.
    God bless your mariage and be every day happy.

  112. OSAS

    July 24, 2011 at 5:45 pm


  113. evergreen vera

    August 2, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    ini edo u are tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much i admire u. u are the bomb in nollywood as far as vera is concern no mind wetin people dey talk sum of them na bad belle dey kill dem. go girl u are my star………….

  114. pamela ifeoma

    September 2, 2011 at 12:46 am

    wahooooo i love dis wedding ini and philip you both are wonderful, congrat. Oge and mama g you guys are nice.

  115. bella francis

    February 3, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    congratulations my actress ini edo

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