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BN Celebrity Weddings: Adaeze Igwe & Joseph Yobo Wed



Adaeze Igwe Joseph Yobo Wedding Bella Naija00012010 had barely kicked off when we got news that Nigerian beauty queen Adaeze Igwe and Everton footballer, Joseph Yobo had tied the knot. The couple have been under the microscope for the last few months ever since they met during the summer of 2009. He was in Nigeria on holiday during the Football Off-Season while she was enjoying the last few months of fun before embarking on her course at the New York Film Academy. According to the couple, “It was love at first sight”, from the early days of their relationship they both knew that they were destined to spend the rest of their lives together.

On the 31st of December, it all came to fruition.

During the “midnight crossover” service at the El-Buba Outreach Ministries International/Evangelical Bible Outreach Ministries International Church in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria, Adaeze and Joseph said “I Do” during a ceremony presided over by Pastor Isa El Buba presided. The wedding was followed by an intimate yet fun-filled reception. Adaeze and Joseph’s families including her mum and siblings were there to celebrate with them. Adaeze was a very stunning bride as she was dressed in a beautiful ivory-coloured empire-waist chiffon and silk gown adorned with a showstopping crystal ornament with embellished straps. Her hair was swept up in a half updo adorned with a tiara. Her bridesmaids were dressed in black cocktail dresses while the happy groom was handsome in his black suit with a white shirt with a white formal neck scarf.
What a great way to kickoff the new year!
The groom is now in Angola playing with the Super Eagles at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament while Adaeze will be back at school soon and is also getting ready for the birth of the couple’s first child.
Congrats to the couple! Wishing them all the best!
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News Source: ThisDay Newspaper


  1. boogsy

    January 19, 2010 at 1:16 am

    bella you are early o…lol
    anyways the bride doesnt look as pretty as she usually does…guess pregnancy is taking a toll on her…
    I liked her dress sa but not feeling the decor of the wedding reception(looks like an 80’s prom theme)
    In all, i wish the couple the best!!May God bless their union and may they put God first in all they do!!!Best of luck guys!!

  2. cuteasbee

    January 19, 2010 at 1:35 am

    Her dress is gorgeous! wish them the very best.


    January 19, 2010 at 1:47 am

    this a hausa boy is really cute ooohhhhhhh…………wish them a happy married life + plenty of kids

  4. couscous

    January 19, 2010 at 4:05 am

    Oh My ! what can one say? where do I begin? Lord help me find the right words in a kind manner. lol. this just looks tacky am sorry to say. for both of them… haba! sumthin aint right. the mama sef no fit help, shuooooo! see d cake with wire, on top God knws wat. then zebra platform with drinks n sofa like say na club. red carpet nko….. why Ada why? Yobo wetin be this na? but that explains her engagement ring, but i wont and shant go there… no i wont !
    they look happy tho, all in all, tacky n all…. wish them a blissful marriage.

  5. hebonry for short

    January 19, 2010 at 4:24 am

    dayummmm….now dats wat u call a wedding cake…<3

  6. tbn

    January 19, 2010 at 4:27 am

    Nice, I wish them a happy married life… yay I am the first to comment!!! 🙂

  7. blessing

    January 19, 2010 at 7:15 am

    congratulations pls no divorce

  8. yori yori

    January 19, 2010 at 7:51 am


  9. kelly

    January 19, 2010 at 7:55 am

    wishing them a happy married life
    may God also grant adaeze his special grace in dealing with joesphs numerous baby mommas!!!

  10. Funmi

    January 19, 2010 at 7:57 am

    Hmmm… They are a gorgeous couple and I hope they last… Not sure about black being the colour scheme for a wedding, though…

  11. Ogo

    January 19, 2010 at 8:05 am

    I just hope she doesn’t get fat oh!!!CONGRATULATIONS TO THE COUPLE!!

  12. tonya...also knowned as kimora

    January 19, 2010 at 8:30 am

    ok….i would be very sure this wedding was planned in like wat 30MINS…dem no try @all

  13. tele

    January 19, 2010 at 9:00 am

    may their union be blessed,may the Lord give them both the understanding to live together in love,joy and peace ,amen,i suspected she was preagnant right from the engagement anouncement anyways its good they r officially married.

  14. LaLA

    January 19, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Oh MY GOSH!!! she is soooo damn preggggeeerrrrsss! do i smell another tony payne and 9ice thing going on here? well i hope the last longer…. Congrats Ada

  15. amaka

    January 19, 2010 at 10:13 am

    oh! such cute couple! wish dem happy married life. adaeze make sure u dnt get fat….lol

  16. Omokhaiye

    January 19, 2010 at 11:02 am

    This Yobo boy is a fine boy sha!

  17. PREYE

    January 19, 2010 at 11:14 am

    of course u have to get fat when u r pregnant…it’s just water retention.. ur face, legs, swells up…but how will she be at school cuz she looks about 4/5 months pregnant here…..if not more…for a quickie wedding they didn’t do a bad job with the decoration…good luck to them sha…i hope they last…not like 9ice and toni…same format though

  18. duchess419

    January 19, 2010 at 11:20 am

    No man, this looks like a speedy gonzales wedding, there was or has been no proper planning of this wedding. We appreciate that she is with belle but please they could have gone to community court and signed and then planned this well. For both of them in the public eyes, abeg, this is so understandard. But hey, all they same they are wed abi, so we wish them all the best.. nothign exciting here jare, but nice dress o and he is cute… another one bites the dust!! LOLLEST

  19. GOSSIP

    January 19, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Comment by couscous:
    I agree,very tacky indeed.Definately no class.Pity.

  20. jude

    January 19, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    congratulation,oh my God i cant believe it.wishing u the best marriage life.

  21. Me

    January 19, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Of course the marriage will last, provided she is able to turn a blind eye to the husband’s escapades

  22. Caramel4u

    January 19, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    @ bella please who made the cake?

  23. specialyankychic

    January 19, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Shut up hater, people choose the themes of thier wedding for themselves not for onlookers like you. Go get a life.

  24. boogsy

    January 19, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    JEsus Chirst…Bella naija why una delete my comment..i didnt say anything offensive…Here i go again..
    She is not as pretty as usual…I guess pregnancy has taken its toll on her…I like her dress sa…not feeling the decor(looks like an 80’s prom theme). I wish them the best and hope the put God first in all they do…Goodluck guys!!

    Oya Bella why una delete am?geez!!what did i say?when there are people alreading predicting their downfall…its this innocent comment you are deleting…pschewww

  25. chiquita

    January 19, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Is that true what you’re saying that he has baby mommas? Didnt know that. Hope she made a wise decision. all the best.

  26. berry

    January 19, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    nice but rushy wedding.wish them long married life with c

  27. yes i said it

    January 19, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    u kno. n just hear d idiot askin d good Lord 4 words 2 use 2 hate. plz r beg go get a life, or better till find ur own;that way u can do what u want. i bet u r 1 of those pple who just kno hw 2 critisize others n r just as empty as ur comments. oh n as 4 her engagement, at least she has a ring on it. stop hatin pple b happy 4 her. if she makes a mistake at least its hers. go solve ur own wahala.

  28. Melesha

    January 19, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    She may be bigger but she is a gorgoeus woman.

  29. Ladi

    January 19, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    She’s already gaining weight, I barely recognized her.

    Happy married life to them and wish her safe delivery.

  30. oluwaseanini

    January 19, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    na wah oh,adaeze no fit bend down dance again.i hope their marriage is going to last.wish them all the best.

  31. Toni

    January 19, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    she’s only 19 OMG thats a lil scary but she is a beautiful bride though

  32. Chi

    January 19, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    I’ve seen comments made on other blogs concerning that this may be a “shot gun” wedding due to her pregnancy. What I can say is “people” things happen. Sometimes these things are not so good. If the rumors are somewhat true, this couple has made an effort to take a responsible action. May they have a happy married life and healthy baby. Marriage and children are blessings so few of us are experiencing these days. Let’s keep hope alive for them regardless of the rumors. They appear in love and with faith in God along with family support things can work. Stay Blessed Adaeze and Joseph!

  33. Sasco

    January 19, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    I am sure that u are not married. Are they marrying for u or for themselves. All u can do is wish them well instead of criticizing them, ugly creature that u are. Let us wait and see ur own wedding, be sure to put it up, that is is someone will marry u.A beautiful wedding does not mean a beautiful marriage, as long as both of them are happy that is what matters.Besides the girl is pregnant, obvious reason why she it might not have gone as she planned, due to fatigue.I still wish them well.Goodluck Adaeze and Yobo!!!

  34. az in...

    January 20, 2010 at 4:11 am


  35. Asili

    January 20, 2010 at 4:37 am

    Best of luck to this couple, I really hope that they both gave their lives to Christ as the pastor announced at their wedding. His track record with women is less than stellar, but I think she was advised to carry belle with immediate effect to cement her place in his life and his wallet. Una good luck o.

  36. luvlife

    January 20, 2010 at 6:24 am

    It is this type of mind set that causes people to go bankrupt before the “marriage” begins. So because they are in the public eye, they should throw away money to please everybody but themselves?

  37. jaybee

    January 20, 2010 at 10:04 am

    in as much as i dnt suscribe to a 19year old gal gettn married(and even pre-marital sex) ,its her choice,who are we to judge?and am happy for her,cos it could av bin an unwanted pregnancy,and you ppl should not 4get dt kanu’s wife was only 18 when they got married then,so its not new…@sosca u re very rite,a beautiful weddn does not mean a beautiful marriage.all dos caln d wedn tacky,d bottomline is,they got married.her gown is very beautiful,and am sure she ll lose weight after havn her baby.

  38. Ana

    January 20, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    luvlife, very well said
    someone cant do a simple quiet wedding anymore

  39. Bombchell -in Atl

    January 20, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    awwwww how lovely about how they met!! not sure who any of them are, but the cake is really pretty, and i wish them happiness in their marriage 🙂

  40. anthonia

    January 20, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    They are young and no doubt a beautiful pair, i admire the fact that they consumated their union early, we are not praying for their down fall or early Divorce [GOD FORBID THIS AMEN,.] however i hope Adaeze is truelly and comforatblly ready and understands what Marriage is all about, marriage is not boyfriend/girlfriend i just hope she didnt rush into this or was enticed to do this or is too excited having a young man / super star Hubby or Mum just wanted her to do this by all maens…..Forgive my criticism i am only wandering aloud and i care sincerely because i am amongst the many Mum’s and well maening Nigerians who are worried about the increase in young couples Divorce cases, it is painful and we all pray this does not continue .
    I do not know this couple very well but i admire the pretty young beauty queen a lot and her lovely young Mum as well, but i just hope she is prepared for the tasking obligation of Matrimony.
    Finally sweetie continue to show Love not just to handsome hubby but to your extended inlaws, [ a la 9ja marriage stylee ], be very prayerful it pays and dont forget to remain Humble it is another cool secret to success.
    God luck sweetie.

  41. KK

    January 21, 2010 at 4:39 am

    Yobo wey no fit shoot ball, him dey shoot woman wel well 🙂
    Nice one!!

  42. KK

    January 21, 2010 at 4:49 am

    you know every thing.
    sharp man/woman

  43. ferrari

    January 23, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    chei, adeaze!!! i could have sworn that she was an upright ,bible totting born again christain. met her at a christ embassy function during her reign, and i was so impressed…then

  44. helen

    January 23, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    she shuld get on d tread mill fast,
    d wedding looks fab and nice, i love it, small but it has class!
    i wish dem many more years togeda!

  45. dele

    January 23, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    wish them both the best of luck. think it is a little early, i am few months older than her wow. good luck shaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa oooooooooooooooooooooooo

  46. mj

    January 24, 2010 at 6:22 am

    19+ pregnant+they only met a few months ago = shotgun wedding
    sorry y’all. doesnt mean it cant work tho lol

  47. Sarah

    January 24, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Wow!adaeze you really caught us unawares.its really bedazzling how girls turn to women in a jiffy.anyways its gud 2 know dat we still ve responsible pretty gals in naija.wish you all d best~

  48. Gam

    January 25, 2010 at 12:20 am

    LOL! i love the cake design.finito

  49. mo

    January 25, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    All the best to the new & growing family!

  50. stephanie

    January 27, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    shes pregnant its ok for her to add weight she will loose it all after she has had d baby….

  51. sommie

    February 2, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    wonderful wedding!!!……but i dont understand wat Yobo was doing wit sunglasses at dt hour…oopppssssssssss.

  52. sommie

    February 2, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    dt shows u dont know her at all.thank God for yobo atleast her mum wont be using her for bizness again.wonderful wedding!!!……but i dont understand wat Yobo was doing wit sunglasses at dt hour…oopppssssssssss.

  53. Patricia Ejim

    February 4, 2010 at 9:58 am

    you will not enter my pastors church with a day old preggy,pls which be dis? i need to find them. congrats a beautiful couple.

  54. chiq

    February 17, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    nice wedding,but why did they keep it secret?

  55. wicks

    February 22, 2010 at 2:37 am

    This is news. They both look lovely.

  56. Chinyere

    March 18, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Gudluck and dnt forget Fedi days

  57. mo

    May 4, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    sum pple get bad mouth sha…

  58. dison mera

    May 27, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Congrat and happy married life.

  59. samuel

    June 2, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Thats why nigerian cant never be good again.alot untimely death.what is people’s problem that the wife is pregant or 19 or 20.please nigerian people has to know how to mind their own bizness,useless people are there talking some bullshit, if the marriage we last,.are you God that join them,remember what God has join together ,let no man or woman put assunder.
    Nigerian people please you people should stop talking shit about peoples marriage,is none of your bizness if they stay long or short they like they can live their life.thats why people kills with posion in nigeria.
    Yobo congrat ,all your aim to have family God must surely do it for you,God says he who found a wife ……found a good thing and obtain favour from God.i know the favour of God is upon you.but you are going to see more and more of his favour…….Happy married life .wish u all d best in your marriage.

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  60. inoma

    July 9, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    egwu,who ask where ur writing from.

  61. eniafe omolayinde ololade

    July 23, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    yes it my tune to shine on bella naija adorable, quality, picturessssssss,any i reference most of your ASO EBI for my literary project(unilag) manytanxxx but there is a beauty pageant coming up on 30-07-2010 PLS WHAT CAN U DO? hope to hear from you soon bye.

  62. saywot?

    September 24, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    did u say 19?….oh wow!! these footballers sure know how to catch’em young!!! u better keep ur teenage daughters,sisters and females under tight rein.. i no understand this trend o!

  63. Juliet

    December 6, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Adaeze is 19 is God’s approval for her to get married at this point in time all the same do not be discouraged Adaeze move on with your life and remain blessed.

  64. Oguejiofor Uche

    April 12, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Wao! This is cute,fantastic,Me love it.Lovely couple,Congrats.

  65. zukky

    April 23, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    wish the lovely couple all the very best. pregnancy oo, young oo, love at first site oo, what matters is that they r happily married and we as adults shld pray for d sucess of this marriage. thnx guys and grow up and stop acting like babies

  66. Regina

    July 7, 2011 at 9:59 am

    wow! simple and beautiful.

  67. Eerinmide

    August 24, 2011 at 6:22 am

    lmao @ couscous comment…nd d couple is doin relli well thou, ges dis wont end in a divorce

  68. ogochukwu

    September 1, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    lovely wedding dress and cute groom

  69. Toluwani

    September 10, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    hmmmmm. the bride also the groom is nt bad. I wish both of den happy marriage life, may the Lord God bless their union. cheers…..?

  70. arewa

    October 26, 2011 at 11:33 am

    waho dis is wonderful, it is unique weeding hav not seen b/4 wish u happy married life with a bancing twins.

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