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BN Celebrity Weddings: MTV Base Africa VJ Cynthia Okpala weds Ozoemena Mbanefo



She is the only Nigerian VJ on MTV Base Africa. Since shooting to fame in 2007 as winner of national MTV VJ Search in November 2007, she has morphed into the big league of TV presenters on the continent, even starring as ‘Ify’ in ‘Tinsel’, the MNet TV Series. Cynthia Okpala, 25-year old Computer Science graduate from the Ebonyi State University and current host of MTV Base.Iq has tied the knot.

On Saturday October 23rd, 2010, she was joined in holy matrimony to Ozoemena Mbanefo. She had confirmed her engagement to The Net NG in July 2010, at that time, Cynthia shared that “We have our pastors’ blessings already and we’re already working towards a date. It’ll happen before the end of this year“. Sources say they attend the same church and were at a group event when he proposed.

Cynthia looked beautiful in her strapless wedding gown with a fitted trumpet silhouette and sweetheart neckline.  Green and orange were the prominent wedding colours as the bridesmaids were dressed in green and orange dresses and Cynthia clutches a bouquet with white, green and orange flowers.  The wedding which took place at the Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Lagos, was presided over by Pastor Ben Kpongo, an officiating minister from Dominion City Church, Lagos. The groom, Ozoemena was clearly elated as he exchanged vows with his glowing bride, Cynthia. After the ceremony, the couple was officially declared husband and wife. Thereafter, it was time to receive guests and celebrate with their friends and family at the Sheraton Gardens. Close friends and family members who graced the occasion include Ice Prince, Deji Falope, Steve Babaeko, Yetunde Babaeko, Ayo Animashaun, Ayeni Adekunle, Sam Onyemelukwe, J Martins and Charles Novia.

We wish the new couple a lifetime of joy and happiness.

Photo Credit: The Net NG | Cynthia Okpala | Ify Ekekwe
Info Source: MTV Base Africa via Facebook


  1. bukiola

    October 29, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    yayy…1st to comment…beautiful the trains attire..God bless ur union…………

  2. Ginika Egwuonwu

    October 29, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    I love the idea of the brides maid dresses.

    • Yuds

      October 29, 2010 at 3:55 pm

      Yes love the idea too but not the color combination. I’m copying the style sha! 🙂

    • Amour

      November 3, 2010 at 9:48 am

      They look so pretty and the couple look so happy. I wish them all the very best. God bless their union.

  3. FL1 TZ

    October 29, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    lovely wedding i am son in love with color

  4. Ncf

    October 29, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Oh, my God. She attends dominion city. Such a small world. Shout out to pastor ben kpongo. Hmmm, that is a good man of God; my opinion. Congrats to the latest couple in town.

  5. Miss ATL

    October 29, 2010 at 3:23 pm


  6. Aibee

    October 29, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Lovely. And its a real wedding not one of those ‘celebrity’ shindigs. Congrats to you both. Olorun a se yin lore ara yin kale.

  7. nekiss

    October 29, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    congrats Cynthia. Wish you a blissful married life. Love your smile as always…. so infectious. Make it a part of your marriage too. God bless

  8. lustre

    October 29, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    wen i saw BN Celeb Weddings, i said “finally” in my mind cos its been long(no much weddings on dis page lately n boy do i enjoy wedding features!) but wen i was adjusting in my seat to savour n devour da pics, i saw myself next to are not enuf plizzzzzzzz

    • Kayo

      November 1, 2010 at 2:18 pm

      my sentiments exactly! more weddings please!

  9. beautifull

    October 29, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    hahaha Lustre.. me too oo… Pls more weddings.. i use to look forward to those.. tired of all these musicians and designers!

  10. jolie

    October 30, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    yeah just posts on new DRY songs… beautiful and simple wedding by the way…..

  11. lizzy

    November 1, 2010 at 10:27 am

    congrats cyvonne gal, soo happy for you.

  12. anoni

    November 1, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    The little bride’s got swaggggggggggggggz!

  13. jezz

    November 1, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    I love her wedding gown. I love the couple, they look cute and happy together. May God bless their union.

  14. caramel

    November 1, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    more pictures pls!!!! info on bridesmaids dresses designer will be appreciated as well 🙂

  15. kenora

    November 1, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    i wish u guys happy married life

  16. funtizzy

    November 2, 2010 at 12:34 am

    congrats girl. lovely pics 2

  17. king's kid!

    November 2, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Happy married life to the couple!!!!

  18. RMG

    November 2, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Finally a WEDDING!!!phew! i’ve been waiting for WEEKS BN 🙁 more please…
    Wishing the couple their hearts desires,God bless their union.

  19. Chibaby

    November 2, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    She had the dress sown. Cheaper and what she wants. I’m doing that too.

  20. Amour

    November 3, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    About time!

  21. Hotchocolate

    November 4, 2010 at 7:54 am

    More weddings ooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Afam

    November 7, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Finally, a wedding on BN. Congrats Cyntia.

  23. Mariamah

    November 8, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    I love the brides maid dresses

  24. Ndudiva

    November 10, 2010 at 12:08 am

    Happy marriage life

  25. badbelle

    November 10, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    This is a stunning couple, the babes smile, brightens up the day, the guys swag, makes babies.. keep it up pple..

  26. fashionpolicewoman

    November 11, 2010 at 3:12 am

    I think the bridal party color is the best i have seen recently and the wedding was lovely.

  27. praiseee

    November 20, 2010 at 6:20 am

    love the bridal train dress n d concept too
    Wish them Happy married Life…

  28. Mark'O'

    December 13, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    This isn’t the last comment… luv the colors. May u have a colorful married life.

  29. Tyna

    March 1, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    may the good lord bless ur marriage …………Amen

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