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BN Exclusive: Nollywood legend Liz Benson’s wedding



Love stories like this are really refreshing and uplifting! Nollywood legend Liz Benson got married in an intimate court ceremony in Abuja a few months ago. In July, Liz and her beau Bishop Great Emeya celebrated their love by walking down the aisle at the Rainbow Christian Assembly in Warri, Delta State. The couple are both deeply involved in Christian ministry – Liz is an evangelist while Bishop Great is a pastor of one of the largest ministries in Warri. They also have overcome tragic circumstances as Liz is a widow while Bishop Great is a widower. It was a really beautiful day and as you can tell from the photos – the couple were indeed overjoyed and ready to spend the rest of their lives together!

These exclusive photos are courtesy E24-7, an exciting new celebrity magazine run by seasoned showbiz journalist Biodun Kupoluyi. To visit their website, click HERE

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  1. silva

    September 24, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    happi 4 her… Liz Benson is truly an ageless beauty, she still looks d same as she did wen she ruled d screen ova a decade ago! Congrats!!!

  2. omo urhobo

    September 24, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    ageless beauty of a woman! congrats to them both

  3. Richie Rich

    September 25, 2009 at 1:00 am

    awwww…werk madame!

  4. ferrari

    September 25, 2009 at 1:05 am

    Gosh,Liz Benson is STILL so beautiful. I wish them both,God’s Grace and abundant blessings.

  5. ladi

    September 25, 2009 at 2:56 am

    aww, congrats to them!

  6. Chiangel

    September 25, 2009 at 3:06 am

    Congrats to Aunty Liz. You deserve it. Muah!

  7. vanessa Ebelike

    September 25, 2009 at 4:28 am

    This is wonderful! So happy for her. This shows that age is no barrier to walking down the aisle.

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  9. sweetie

    September 25, 2009 at 4:54 am

    aww dats so sweet, congrats liz, wish you the best, still soo beautiful

  10. nma

    September 25, 2009 at 5:42 am

    awwwww….go Liz!
    So happy for them!

    BTW, i know this ain’t the same gay Rainbow church in naija right right?

  11. arthur edeh

    September 25, 2009 at 6:09 am

    it’s very awesome. to God be the glory. Best of wishes to Liz and her Hubby. am happy both are evangelists.

  12. gbeng

    September 25, 2009 at 6:36 am

    congrat 2 d legend.

  13. Xos

    September 25, 2009 at 7:01 am

    Congrats to the Evangelist and Pastor.

  14. wedding photographer Perth

    September 25, 2009 at 7:07 am

    She looked beautiful, looks like a huge wedding, would love to see more pics (the official ones perhaps, these were a bit blurry).

  15. Uzo Orimalade

    September 25, 2009 at 8:52 am

    I just love stories like this…I pray this lasts and they are truly happy…She is glowing…


    September 25, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Congrat to the one and only. Thank God for your life. Wishing Liz a wonderful happy married life.

  17. funkola

    September 25, 2009 at 10:41 am

    her dress was pretty!

  18. Cyntia

    September 25, 2009 at 11:19 am

    I am happy for them n pray God to continue to strenghten them in his vineyard through Chirst of Lord.

  19. May

    September 25, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    I’m so so happy for Liz, God bless her & her hub. Keep up the good work woman.

  20. teemama

    September 25, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    after a dark clouds, there appears a beautiful sunshine. aunty liz, congrats may dis be a blessings. I wish u thousands of laugh in ur newly married life.

  21. Jade82

    September 25, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    I wish both of them the best…They both deserve to be happy!
    And liz ur 4ever beautiful…
    Stay blessed!!

  22. cynthia awele nwaelue

    September 25, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    you can see that its Gods appointed time to bring beauty for ashes,oil of joy and garment of praise you b/cos you waited for his appointed, this marks beinging of rivers of joy and endless peace for both of you.

  23. ameriewest

    September 25, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    im so happy for them! Liz still looks as young and beautiful as ever. well as they say, God’s time is the best!

  24. seanini

    September 25, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    she still looks beautiful and trim after so many years.wish her all the best.

  25. patto

    September 26, 2009 at 3:02 am

    liz waoooh, i am happy for the way this Pat is former Dupe (Tina)your cousin”s friend. Now leave in Canada GOD will bless your marriage in Jesus name Amen

  26. Nneka

    September 26, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Niceee. I must say she has fab genes. Still looks pretty much the same after all these years. Good luck to them.

  27. jen

    September 26, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Beautiful, but what’s with the veil?

  28. TINA

    September 26, 2009 at 9:39 pm


  29. dg

    September 27, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    So happy for her… wish her all the happiness in the world. I miss her acting, she was awesome on screen. As everyone has said, she still looks young, fresh and beautiful. All the best, Liz!!!

  30. dg

    September 27, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    No, definitely not! The Rainbow church for homosexuals is in Lagos and is waaaay smaller than this one (as you can imagine, the congregation is tiny). Plus I really doubt if it’s still functional, I think the pastor had to flee the country to evade arrest, when the story came out on CNN and the police went after him….

  31. tele

    September 28, 2009 at 8:42 am

    may your union be eternally blessed,this is Just a testimony of what God can do regadless of what you might have been through,i miss your acting though,will really love to see you start a christain production in acting.take kia n u really look beautiful .

  32. philomena

    September 28, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    waoh, looking young & beauitful ever. May God bless ur union.

  33. Ruby

    September 28, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Elegant and as beautiful as ever! Wish you the very best! God bless both of you!

  34. Juno

    September 28, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    She is truly an ageless beauty. Her acting was always on point.I wish them both a very blessed union with challenges that will strengthen them and an endless love that’ll forever bind them.

  35. jen

    September 29, 2009 at 3:22 am

    Whats with the veil?

  36. Tosin

    September 29, 2009 at 5:44 am

    whats wrong with the veil? is she not meant to wear one?

  37. Tosin

    September 29, 2009 at 5:49 am

    the link you asked us to click to see their website does not lead to their website, its better you remove that from the article.

  38. Samuel

    October 1, 2009 at 3:52 am

    She is so pretty, I wish I can marry her daugther.

  39. Suzanna Efiok

    October 1, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    All the very best on your second go at marriage, Liz!!! You are lucky to have a second chance at love because not many get the opportunity.

    PS: In my personal opinion, wearing white was inappropriate. I think a hint of color would have been great not only because this is not a first time for both of them but also, colors incorporated into a wedding dress is in vogue. The veil was a stretch though I am glad at least it was not a full on train.

  40. Joke

    October 2, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Una don come oh. the gown is not pure white and neither is his suit. its thier day and they both have a right to dress as they wish. they are both looking good, and you are not sure if she did a white wedding or not the first time. We shouldnt let tradition and religion stand in the way of happiness.

  41. Suzanna Efiok

    October 2, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    My friend, which part of “IN MY PERSONAL OPINION” by passed you?

  42. bbf

    October 2, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Veil or no veil! deir Happiness for the DAY matters to them and deir soul. I wish u d very best in life. New couple w should b xpecting deir Baby anytime! lol

  43. felicia

    October 5, 2009 at 6:43 am

    Am so happy for her

  44. felicia

    October 5, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    i am happy for her…..congrats

  45. mummum

    October 10, 2009 at 4:18 am

    i can’t believe she wore white! happy for her though

  46. Kemipen

    October 10, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Point of correction…“White with a hint of black flower embroidery designs”….

  47. lee

    October 12, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    stop complaining abt da white dress b-cos if she wore black you’d be doin da same, they are happy thats what matters!!!!

  48. 3timesalady

    October 15, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    white or no white, veil or no veil…….d crux is dat dey found love and decided 2 be 2geda……haters stop rite there!….its amazing – she’s still very pretty at 40+…..eweh! fyne woman…bless dier union!

  49. Cupidboy

    October 16, 2009 at 7:49 am

    Taaaaaaa! what is it about white sef?.no be frabic abi werrin sef.Na cloth shikena
    But for a lady of 40+…..i give it to her..she is beautiful. God bless their union

  50. Alice

    October 19, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    She looks amazing. Good for her. She and her husband signed a contract with GOD not with all Yall…so take a step back and check ur self.

  51. cathy

    October 21, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    They are happy this is the matter period.

  52. Obys

    October 25, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    God is great and will continue to protect and guide this family.

  53. Patricia Ejim

    November 10, 2009 at 11:23 am

    you guys must be color blind cos her dress is nt white and it has black pattern on it, let God decide who is his SAINT or VIRGIN please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  54. Halle

    November 16, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Naija sha!
    What has her wearing white got to do with her happiness or her relationship with God? I suppose all of u who r judging her for wearing white are all saints n virgins? People sha! God bless and protect your home Liz! As for the ppl making comments about her wearing white, if anyone of you is a babe, I hope you are not over 25 and single cause that explains why men do not want to marry self righteous ppl like u!

  55. Halle

    November 16, 2009 at 11:56 am

    “wearing white was inappropriate” Really? Who appointed u judge? Our culture sha…! If she wore a full veil…what wud have been wrong with it. No offence meant cause thats ur opinion but can we not criticise ppl all d time. It wud have been nice to just comment her n move on.

  56. Linda Lopez

    November 17, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Wat’s wiv d “white” thing? It’s her freakin’ weddin’ day 4 cryin’ out loud and she is very entitled 2 wearin’ watever in d blue hell she wants 2 wear. She ain’t tryn’a impress anybody but herself and her beau so all y’all talkin’ junk about white could go jump off a flippin’ bridge. Geez! Anyways, I wish u all d gud things dat marriage has 2 offer Liz cuz u so deserve 2 be happy.

  57. KIKE

    November 18, 2009 at 2:28 pm


  58. Chioma Otuonye

    November 29, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Happy married life lizzy benson . Iam happy you have found happiness and am happier that you have finally settle in God’s vinyard. May you both assist each other in fulfilling your ministries….

  59. tonia omo,s

    January 9, 2010 at 11:52 am

    mmm she is very young and beauty at 40, am happy 4 her and i wish her what she wish herself.

  60. GLORY

    May 27, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    SO HAPPY !
    LIZ, U deserve the very best ,

  61. Oreoluwa

    August 1, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    ojare Liz congratulations; God has finally done it. i am happy for you. He has promoted you; just remain happy. Ehen Liz this woman talking about white or no white for your wedding was cxertainly having a bad dream as everybody can see that she commented on your weddind at an odd hour

  62. Oreoluwa

    August 1, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Liz you are good; white, green, yellow any colour at all comes dazzling on you. we are all happy with and for you. Listen even if you had worn the colour suzanna at 02.58pm had suggested (which is not mentioned anyway) you would still have been excellent. Roll on Liz you are under the surveillance of the most High God who has blessed you among all women.

  63. ivy

    September 16, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    i ave alwayslove her she one of my favourite actress congrant

  64. cindy

    March 12, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    human beings always winning about something……white was traditionally meant for women marrying as virgins not because its for a first wedding…..afterall most people who wear it on their first weddings are not virgins…..the koko is dat she is getting married and she looks beautiful in her dress….end of story…

  65. Liz's weddn pic

    September 8, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Api maried lyf lizy am so api 4u n ma God blex ur marriage

  66. AIKAY

    September 27, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Nigeria no.1 artress

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