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Sylvia Edem Emechete - 2011 | 2002

The first wedding we ever featured on BellaNaija was the unique wedding ceremony of Miss Nigeria 2002, Sylvia Edem and Chris Emechete. It has been a few years since her wedding and Sylvia has been totally off the Nigerian scene since then because she resides in the US with her husband and children.
Photos of Sylvia recently surfaced online via Stella’s Groove and Maestro Media.

We have to say that Sylvia looks great! She looks even younger than she did years ago.




  1. cathy

    August 16, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    pretty woman

  2. Flickr

    August 16, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I am getting it now!

  3. ChiBaby

    August 16, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Sorry, which part of US is she in wearing feathers all over. She be peacock?

    She looks good though. she is very fit.

  4. adelegirl

    August 16, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Wow! She looks so skinny now. I don’t think I like her new look. She looked more pleasant with a bit more weight. In fact, looking at the top two pictures, they could be two different people. That’s how much she’s changed. The outfit in the last picture? Fail! Makes her look trashy.

    • Nikita

      August 16, 2011 at 5:34 pm

      TOOOOOOO SKINNNY! Like a stick! Not cute!

    • Oby

      August 17, 2011 at 1:32 pm

      I agree with the both of you. she doesnt look too good now.

  5. Bola

    August 16, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    She looks amazing!

  6. love-me-jeje

    August 16, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    @ChiBaby, staying in US is no gateway to staying fashion focus.

    she is just okay without the feathers.

  7. Wunmi

    August 16, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    she looks really good but i believe less is more…her fuschia/pink ensemble is a bit OTT especially with all them peacocks …… :s


    August 16, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Very fit.

  9. Fan

    August 16, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    she looks good but too thin…her face also looks fairer

  10. annie

    August 16, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    she luks slimmer nd prettier dan b4

  11. nobeefjustsaying

    August 16, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    She looks really lovely (without d carnival costume ie), waaaay younger than her “then” photos.must hv taken a lot of discipline

  12. adamma

    August 16, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    she wan wash her face comot? less iss ssssss more honey

  13. adamma

    August 16, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    as for the first pics her dress is lovely, hweva either of the peacocks would av wrkd beta on the gown

  14. princess

    August 16, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    An African woman would always look better with some flesh.

  15. Ella

    August 16, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    hhhmmmm…. seems she’s inlove wit pink coluor….. Abeg una don hear say Mercy Johnson wedding 4 dis Aug don crash? Pls more gist… my ear de scrash meooooo!!!

  16. Pearl

    August 16, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    she’s too thin…makes her look as if ”na by force,i must slim die” i prefer the former pix

  17. Aibee

    August 16, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    She lost sooo much weight she practically disappeared, haaa!
    I think I preferred her ‘before’.

  18. tam

    August 16, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    abeg oooo, she bella get ur facts rite. she leaves in the UK not US.

  19. Voice

    August 16, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Hmm some serious PR going on.this pics are on every blog,I guess she still want s to be the way what does she do now?

  20. jennietobbie

    August 16, 2011 at 8:56 pm


  21. esssy

    August 16, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    whats up with Mercy’s weddin??

  22. Namesabi

    August 16, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Nice to see that Mr. Emechete has also kept his trim and handsome looks. He might be Sylvia’s inspiration.

  23. kkk

    August 16, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    ooo moreover bella i noticed ba young nigerian on spotlight page on Guardian,na thaty kind person wey dey don things for Nigerian, na him we suppose read about..not…sylvia …sheeshhhh

  24. Mary007

    August 16, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    She does look like a different person. She has however worked hard on herself for a woman who loves the limelight. I want her flat stomach

  25. Ada

    August 16, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    She looks so pretty, and even her skinny self appears to suit her. Her and her husband look like newlyweds, good looking couple and they look in love. Seems like the hat is his trademark. Is that a mole on his forehead?

  26. Tomie

    August 16, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Does it mean it’s unafrican 2 be slim……err!

  27. Luvlyn

    August 16, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Is dat really her on dat maagzine cover. Looks twice her age and so dark. She looks more like miss Nigeria now, looking younger and all.

  28. sweetie

    August 17, 2011 at 12:42 am

    sorry but she looks sooooo much better before, supple, healthy and prettier IMO

  29. amber rose

    August 17, 2011 at 1:04 am

    hate d hair. hate it so much.

  30. Bola

    August 17, 2011 at 4:08 am

    slow news day uhn?

  31. Bettina

    August 17, 2011 at 4:11 am

    Sylvia looked better before,healthier and she looks pale.and i have never like her fashion taste.she tries too hard.

  32. rosellar

    August 17, 2011 at 7:42 am

    too thin. What’s it with naija celebs going to the US and returning with weight loss? eg ini edo

  33. angel eyes

    August 17, 2011 at 8:10 am

    wooww, she’s changed soo much , wouldnt have recognised her if her name wasnt mentioned, thou i think she looked beta with her old self, its nice too shed some weight but this is more like thin………whether we like it or not, being slim doesnt fit everybody, some people actually look beta with a bit of flesh on…

  34. Temi

    August 17, 2011 at 9:00 am

    She looks amazing!!!

  35. KATHY

    August 17, 2011 at 9:05 am

    hmmm her husband looks like morris chesnut *melikey* she looks good but i prefer her with a bit of meat

  36. chichi

    August 17, 2011 at 9:13 am

    @essy mercy johnson wedding crashed bcos her so called fiance wife ,lovely,returned wit their kids.

  37. patj

    August 17, 2011 at 9:20 am

    she was pretier back in naija, she’s too skiny

  38. show some love

    August 17, 2011 at 9:24 am


  39. show some love

    August 17, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Wow< she looks fab

  40. helen

    August 17, 2011 at 9:29 am

    at most of y’all maybe this is how her husband likes her ohhh….. slimmer and all secondly lets us stop judging ppl about being skinny ,we dont know her personal issues she may actually not want to be this slim but ppl go thru a lot of personal stuff and have to live with some issues

  41. Kathryn Cage

    August 17, 2011 at 9:31 am

    She looks amazing, oh she looks too thin, she’s better now, no, she was better before….. Ahh, ahh, you guys won’t kill us! Beauty is really in the eyes of the beholder, who cares what she looks like so long as she’s happy in her own skin, lmao

  42. ugbaby

    August 17, 2011 at 9:57 am

    naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! dnt like her look now pls! jeez!

  43. Mysterioso

    August 17, 2011 at 10:18 am

    I don’t think she is too skinny. How about people that are naturally this slim? she looks good amazing!

  44. miss j

    August 17, 2011 at 10:38 am

    dont like her shape jare she’s too skinny preferred her former body

  45. Luvlyn

    August 17, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Unless I am looking at a diff pic but d person I c in pink isn’t TOO skinny, dats d size every healthy female shud be. No lumps hanging out. Its better 2 b dis SLIM dan OBESE!!! Plss d girl looks younger now, be4 she looked like a 40 something yrs old.

  46. sprinkle

    August 17, 2011 at 11:26 am

    she really must be crazy about the color pink…..peeps, which ever way you want to look at it, its pretty difficult maintaining a figure like her latest figure, so please stop the hating.

  47. chikodi

    August 17, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    pretty but too skinny,let her add some flesh,,,,,

  48. mobaby

    August 17, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Me likey!!! Bt I feel its too much pink arrgh! Just my tots tho

  49. Jade82

    August 17, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    1) She is very fit and cute…
    2) Cute couple they look like newly weds….
    3) She could have been fine without the feather hat. It’s either the Hat or the brooch My Lady…
    4) The hair please please get it together…..#amjustsaying

  50. Lola X

    August 18, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    She’s looking good!!!!! I can’t remember properly now but did she go to Unilag?

    Lola x, London

  51. Truth Teller

    August 18, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    I prefer her before to her after a million times over, HOWEVER, i’m amazed she can be this slim after giving birth, I’m encouraged to say the least. I’m also skinny and desire to be slim or trim (some reasonable flesh in the right places, not skinny though) even after kids, i’m encouraged…

  52. dazzle

    August 18, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    i think Sylvia looks great. takes a lot of hard work and discipline to maintain a figure like that, especially after having kids…….
    @ella, pls mind your business and leave Mercy Johnson alone…. stop taking delight in other peoples’ misfortune

  53. EdaraBecks

    August 18, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Don’t like the new look at all. Her skin is so not it,too skinny ew!

  54. winneR

    August 19, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Lookin at d pix,she no like d colour pink at all o,lol.

  55. luvbogg

    August 19, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    She doesnt look younger, she looks smaller….and she does look different.

  56. duchess n diva

    August 22, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    terrible terrible and terrible,wat’s the need for the full fleshed african woman,pullleaeessee if that was how she was before she won the crown i dont think the judges woulda picked her.grow some weight and be healthy,not all skinny is fit please.

  57. fashionconscious

    August 24, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    i prefer her previous looks but im happy she toned down on the skin lightening thing, she needs to moisturise more, i lover her new figure, very fit, im so impressed!

  58. diva

    September 4, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    people jst always have something to say. she is in no way too skinny. she is slender and fit! thats the word! she looks amazing! even much younger than she ever did. how many kidss does she have?

  59. Lola

    September 4, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    There is something bout her i dont like.

  60. julie

    September 10, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    wooow so surprised how people say she is skinny!! God help us africans eish!!

  61. Nonye

    September 13, 2011 at 9:52 am

    She looks too thin and sickly, one can barely recognize her. Loved her former looks as Miss Nigeria jooo.

  62. mii

    September 23, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    no, she went to ife

  63. tee

    April 23, 2012 at 12:06 am

    very terrible!!!!!!!!!!

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