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Love, Now & Forever: Nkemjika Umenyiora & Chika Nwobi Wed



Jika and Chika Nwobi Wedding Bella Naija0021Valentine’s Day is on its way and you know at least one friend will call you after the weekend to tell share those two words – “I’m Engaged!”. Our BN couple today, Nkemjika Umenyiora & Chika Nwobi tied the knot during a beautiful ceremony which took place in December 2009. The couple’s families have been close friends over the years but they did not meet until 2008. Their engagement story can be described as utterly creative and romantic. Nkemjika was on a flight from Abuja to Lagos, she was travelling alone and had no idea about the surprise that lay ahead. Chika had planned with the Virgin Nigeria pilot and crew to arrange the special proposal to his love…The pilot announced after take-off that, “There are two love birds on this plane and the man is about to approach his bride to ask her to marry him“…that was when Chika showed up from nowhere on his knee…and as Nkemjika put it simply – “I said Yes“.

Nkemjika and Chika’s traditional wedding was held in Anambra State at her father’s palace in Ogbunike village. The beautiful bride wore the traditional Igbo george while beaded from head to toe in coral beads and the groom as a titled man wore his red cap and complemented the bride with his coral beads. The ceremony was a celebration of their culture and love as they performed the traditional “Igba Nkwu” and then enjoyed a festive day surrounded by their families and friends.

The white wedding took place at Our Saviors Church in Lagos while the reception was held at the Landmark Village event centre. The bride, Nkemjika wore a diamond white lace dress embellished with beads and crystals, a birdcage veil encrusted with Swarovski crystals and a purple and gold hair fascinator. The bridesmaids wore raw silk gold dresses and keeping with the wedding theme colours, their dresses were accentuated with a dashes of purple and purple shoes. The groom, Chika was handsome and sleek in a black suit with a gold waistcoat and cravat along with his two best men while the groomsmen wore black suits with gold ties. After the church ceremony, the wedding party headed to the reception where they enjoyed a fun-filled ceremony with lots of great moments including musical performances from artistes Iyanya and KC Presh and lots of romantic moments. We are wishing Nkemjika and Chika a happy, blessed and fulfilled life together!

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  1. sassycassie

    February 11, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    I dont mean to be nitpicky or anything, but it’s IGBANKWU not IBANKU. get the igbo right!lol.
    oh and the bride’s mum is stunning

  2. Anita

    February 11, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    lovely couple. the bride’stray beautiful. and the way the guy propose to her was really’s good some guys do know how to be romatic. I wish you well in your marraige. Love may have brought you together but it wil not be enough to keep you two together. you will need understanding from each other beacouse of outside interferance. Goodluck all the same.

  3. beezy

    February 11, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    awwwww….. tooo cute!!! the way he proposed is realy nice, she’d always remember it…i luv wen guys make some effort with “love stuff”….
    the bride looked stunning, she’s got a luvly “fish” figure that was accentuated by her luvly dress…
    luv the bridal train as well…
    now where do pple find such men???…. I need to knw asap!!!

  4. buffy

    February 11, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    luvly couple.luv d blue weddin color concept.hv a blissful marriage

  5. yes i said it

    February 11, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    I was thinking the same thing, the brides mum is really beautiful.
    Back to the weddding tho, i like hw it is nice and simple. Beautiful couple. The bridesmaids also look lovely, i wish them all the best…….

  6. az in...

    February 12, 2010 at 1:46 am

    They both look happy. I wish them all the beautiful things marriage has to offer. I’m guessin there was no turbulence on that flight 🙂 and did someone “spray” her with that material cos I don’t understand that picture? Comgratulations darling. We all deserve to be happy!

  7. Myne Whitman

    February 12, 2010 at 1:55 am

    I wish them the best in marriage.

  8. Teablinks

    February 12, 2010 at 2:36 am

    awww wat a cute wedding wishing dem all d BEST

  9. mayowalulu

    February 12, 2010 at 6:28 am

    aaaaawwwwww verry lovelY

  10. Tess

    February 12, 2010 at 9:20 am

    God ageg na………….help me give me my own hussy make I follow others jolly.
    beautiful wedding, lovely couple, God bless them.

  11. Ifeanyi

    February 12, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Biko nu, beautiful looking couple. Would she be related to Cheeka Umenyiora? If yes, hmmm…. small world. Nice wedding. I like the cake — yum… yum.. Tres chic and fabulous.

  12. Socks

    February 12, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    I like what the bride’s father’s outfit. It’s different and coooool…

  13. Sylvia

    February 12, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    what a wonderful day!quiet a lovely weeding,i like the color combination,i wish them all the best

  14. KK

    February 12, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    your miracle is on the way.
    Just shine your eyes well well.

  15. Nneka

    February 12, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    My thoughts exactly! The bride’s mum is EFFORTLESSLY B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!

  16. Goodsuccess

    February 12, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    God, abeg make you no 4get me oh. Settle me this year 2010 in all way round . In Jesus Name Amen

  17. Funmie

    February 12, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    simple yet ELEGANT. May God keep u both

  18. Ngozi

    February 12, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Can’ t get over the bride’s mum!! Nice the dress.

  19. winneR

    February 12, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Once again,l love this wedding.
    D proposal was off d hook,welldone to the groom,do kip it fresh & romantic 4 wifey always.
    Happy Married Life.

  20. Anya

    February 12, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    aww..this was beautiful! They look happy & the wedding looked very authentic unlike some of the other weddings I’ve seen that appear to be a staged act! I like all the beautiful colours. And who’s that big man walking her into the church? I love that GIANT BANGLE thing on his wrist.

  21. Olivia

    February 13, 2010 at 5:11 am

    Awww, so lovely. Cute couple, I love the trad blouses-very chic. The bride’s mom is soooo beautiful. Love the romantic proposal.

  22. The Poet

    February 13, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Awwwwwwww!! They wedded in my church (our saviors). Beautiful wedding, and beautiful story to go with it. My husband (whoever he is) better plan a nice proposal like this o! (Two men MUST marry!!) lol

  23. Toni

    February 13, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    OMG jika i cant believe youre married alreday. you look great somehow i just knew your wedding would be on bella naija.your mom always looks great, is that ije standing next to nicole? i cant believe how very elegant and grown buchi looks as your bridesmaid. OMG where are arinze and uche? i see deola awosanya too…this looks so beautiful no one deserves this more than you. i miss riding around atlanta with you, miss the college days , miss going out to eat and just being goofy in general you, me and maureen. xoxoxo…much love.

  24. Bola #1

    February 14, 2010 at 7:51 am

    such an elegant bride

  25. Lawunmi

    February 14, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    The proposal is off the chains. What a creative man!

  26. Debo Ade

    February 15, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    i like d proposal part most. have a friend who did his as a movie was about to start. the chic thought it was part of the movie till she saw her pics on the screen. lovely dress too

  27. Meme

    February 17, 2010 at 2:07 am

    He will certainly just beleive

  28. jane

    February 18, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    can i pls ask who did the decoration of the wedding

  29. mo

    February 19, 2010 at 9:38 am


    best wishes for the happy couple!

  30. behi

    February 20, 2010 at 7:02 am

    beautiful bride, lovely looking bridesmaids, like they were in for a pageant!

  31. anthonia

    February 22, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Lovely looking couple no doubt, very colourful, bride looks fulfilled, we thank God for you two but please whenever there appears a marital squabbles [ No one wishes for this aspect of marital bliss but there comes a time when such rear’s its urgly head so when such time comes ] pls remember to go through your colourful wedding album and ask yourselfs…..Is this quarrel worth it ? because if you can remember what it took you two to put up a lovely wedding as this , only then will it occur to you that the trouble indeed does not worth it, therefor your marriage continues and the trouble will go to hell where it belongs .

    This is just my contribution, with love to you two okay……some of us are wiser in marriage now , i pray you two will be wise as time goes on.

    Goodluck beautiful couple…Nkemjika and Chika

  32. Molicious

    May 10, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Wow, Nkem, I had no idea, congrats, God bless your home, joy and blessings all around. Congrats again.

  33. Celia

    July 4, 2010 at 6:09 am

    wishing the lovely couple the very best in their future married bliss.

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