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From Reality TV to Real Love: Elizabeth John & Yomi Black Wed



Bridal entrepreneur Elizabeth John and Creative professional (photographer/radio & TV presenter/video editor & producer) Yomi Black met on the set of pioneering Nigerian business reality show “The Intern” Season 2. The lovebirds were both contestants on the show and the sparks flew from there! The creative couple’s relationship grew from strength to strength then one night at the Oriental Hotel restaurant in Lagos, Yomi proposed to his love, Liz.

Liz and Yomi’s wedding which took place in Abuja was a joyful and colourful melange of culture! The bride, Liz dazzled all on both her traditional wedding and white wedding days while the groom Yomi was right by her side as her handsome companion.

BN wishes Liz & Yomi a blissful life together!

White Wedding

Traditional Wedding

Photography ~ Soji Ogunnaike –

Wedding Details

Wedding Dates:
Traditional Wedding – 8th of April 2012
White Wedding – 9th of April 2012

Wedding Venues:
Traditional Wedding – Bride’s Parents’ House in Abuja
Church Ceremony – Family Worship Centre, Wuye District, Abuja
Reception – 3J’s Hotel, Utako District, Abuja

Wedding Colours:
Traditional Wedding – Gold and Fuschia Pink
White Wedding – Gold, Burgundy and Ivory

Wedding Theme:
Traditional Wedding – Arabian and Northern Nigerian Inspired
White Wedding – Elegant Dinner Inspired

Wedding Vendors
Bride’s Wedding Dress: Bridely – Bridal Consultancy & Online Bridal Store company owned by the Bride!
Bride’s Reception Dress: Bridely –
Bride’s Makeup: Banke Meshida-Lawal for BM|Pro
Groom’s Suit: David WEJ
Groomsmen’s Suits: Dare Bello
Maid of Honour & Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bridely
Wedding Planners: Datie Resources
Wedding Cake: Datie Resources
Wedding MC: Francis Duru | Okon E Okon
Catering: Nefes Effect Abuja


  1. kem

    September 3, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    congrat beautiful people

  2. kem

    September 3, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    mr and mrs black……

  3. Dolly

    September 3, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    The bride is so beautiful gosh….such infectious smile, congrats to them!

    • Sandy

      June 13, 2013 at 1:38 pm

      I have to agree with you on that one;-) She is the prettiest bride out of all the brides on BN.


    September 3, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    this is a BRIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Ginika

    September 3, 2012 at 1:34 pm


    Silver bird should come to this family to select future Miss Nigeria constestants. I wonder if she ever entered the competition? Her lil sister’s hair??? Make them no cut am, sell am as ‘Nigerian hair, 14inch’ weave

  6. her royalmajesty

    September 3, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    beautiful bride, may your home be filled with GOD’S glory and peace

  7. Adetoro(D OneAndOnly)

    September 3, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Very colorful ceremony. And who says a bride can’t be sexy on her engagement. Beautiful bride,beautiful wedding. I love it!

  8. Speak2

    September 3, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Beautiful people

  9. oyin

    September 3, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    this is a bride to marry for, beautiful beautiful beautiful..

  10. Scot

    September 3, 2012 at 2:16 pm


  11. Jay

    September 3, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Very nice indeed! Kudos to the entrepreneural bride too!

  12. Jay

    September 3, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Very nice indeed!

  13. As myself

    September 3, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    If u c mammy wat a never u run away.this galllll is a buriful ornament.ur beauty is a source of joy .omalicha nwa.oyoyo dia, Asa, tomato jos, nma July aru. Baby chewing gum.i rest my case.

    • Tiki

      September 3, 2012 at 3:11 pm


      Too late tho, she married already.

  14. cathy

    September 3, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Glamorous couple


    September 3, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    MAKE -UP BY BM-PRO(Banke Meshida)

  16. ephee

    September 3, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    the bride looks indian(bold eyes and lips) just like aswara rai

    • brittany

      September 4, 2012 at 2:54 am

      Ashraiya Rai

    • Naija4life

      September 10, 2012 at 8:12 am

      Lol Brittany, it’s Aishwarya….. one would think you knew the spelling as you were so quick to correct someone time just google lol

  17. Joy Nwankwo

    September 3, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Congrat to them…..wishing them a happy married life.

  18. LPS

    September 3, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    She looks so fragile in a good way. Please Mr Black take care of her.

  19. Anon

    September 3, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    she’s so beautiful, happy married life…

  20. anidiv777

    September 3, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    i love!!!!

  21. triangle

    September 3, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    This is exceptional. @Ginika how come we had d same thing going thru our minds. I was jst saying to myself that the bride beats all the MBGN/Miss Nigeria hands down. Wow!

    I love her tube dress for d engagement and her figure is to die for. HML to d couple, though 5months in coming 🙂

  22. heeba

    September 3, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    congrats!!!lovely looking couple

  23. pynk

    September 3, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    She looks like a doll. OMG she is beautiful.

  24. pretty

    September 3, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    yomi she really was worth waiting for,beautiful and very good motivator.God bless your union

  25. Kemi

    September 3, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Wow! Absolutely beautiful! She looks like a princess.. My prayer is that she’s treated just like one in her marriage.. Congrats!!

  26. Toyin

    September 3, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Pretty bride. she has pretty eyes. She looks like she’s half indian from her dad’s side. You can tell she has a good relationship with her dad, so precious. Traditional outfit looks perfect on her. God bless your union.

  27. Yomi Black

    September 3, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    so no one has any comments about the groom!!….hian!….anyway i think i look nice as well….hiss again

    • Na wa!

      September 3, 2012 at 4:17 pm

      LOL 🙂 Oga no vex oh. You look handsome too. Happy married life!

    • adelegirl

      September 3, 2012 at 4:19 pm

      Is this really the groom? O Lawd! You had me in stitches!!! Mr Black, sorry. You look good too but you sef you know that your wife is hands down beaurriful!!!

    • dangeldiva

      September 3, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      LHL!! We din’t send you to go and marry an over fine babe hahahaha. you both look fab! God bless your union.

    • Olaotan

      September 9, 2012 at 11:14 pm

      Nothing do you my brother,congrats bro. You’ve come some way from them Unilag days, and may you go even MUCH further.

    • Hustle & Flow

      September 10, 2012 at 8:02 am

      now that you mentioned it yomi, would take another look at the groom…lol…my eyes were transfixed on the paragon of beauty you have for a wife……lucky guy

    • ibukun

      September 12, 2012 at 11:28 am

      Lol @ the groom’s comment, you both look lovely.

  28. juju

    September 3, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    beautiful! gorgeous bride

  29. not forgetting the groom

    September 3, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    The groom looks very nice too lol

  30. mimi said

    September 3, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    hahahahaha lmao..i just cant get ova da groom commenting or rada asking 2 be noticed..just cracks me up real hard..but yh da groom looks good but well complimented by hiz stunning bride..shez outta dis world..but oga u look well

  31. purplepearl

    September 3, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    The bride is so so beautiful, groom looks good too. I Wish them a happy married life

  32. Oly

    September 3, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    l so love this wedding bcos the girl was the planner. Love her wedding dress in fact all the dresses that she wore. Love the colour combination, evytin was perfect. Wish them the very best in this phase of their life 2geda.

  33. FashionSecret1123

    September 3, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    This bride is tool stunning for words!

  34. Inie

    September 3, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Awwwww…. Absolutely gorgeous bride! Av always known u way back in ABU & FWC (always in d company of little Worthy then, pastor Sarah’s son) and I’ll shamelessly stare @ u till u’re out of view. U’re one beautiful girl without airs, I wld smile @ u & u will wave back wt ur infectious smile. May God bless ur union. Mr Black pls take care of this angel.

  35. Ona

    September 3, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    I love her dresses…and the groom looks like a handsome hot chocolate!lol
    Beautiful pair…..Happy married life.

  36. huh?

    September 3, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    we have just one life to live,and I don’t blame those who want to live it to it’s fullest*im walking away with envy*

  37. anon

    September 3, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Was that her Dad she was dancing with….. dang this is one gorgeous family, the man is still looking hot!

    • Blablah

      September 4, 2012 at 3:28 pm

      Is the girls family from Niger Republic??? They have nice hair sha

  38. imao

    September 3, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Anything in fair packages, is fine

  39. NNENNE

    September 3, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Wishing them HML.

  40. Brandigest

    September 3, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Her eyes got me. My oh my, this bride is beautiful oh. But the groom is handsome too. I see them giving birth to Miss World(s).

  41. Banke Meshida Lawal

    September 3, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    [email protected] Yomis *hiss and hian** ma worry u looked Dapper but as you always sing ” ” My Liz is beautiful”” please dont vex!!! lolll. Wishing you both a beautiful life together. Stay hawt and Slim, please dont get FAT and start looking like like a yoruba ”chief ” with pudgy fingers!! Not Allowed!!! xxx

  42. Yomi Black

    September 3, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    ..lhl.. only you can make her look this beautiful…dnt worry, we wont get fat…lhl…


    September 3, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Yomi haba, Banke was referring to you not to get fat, so which one is ”we won’t get fat” i’m not in the picture…lol, everyone thanks for your compliments. You guys have no idea what we went through for 4years before we finally got married. cheers to all who were there for us…big love…

    I thank God for the man i married, He is truly a gift from God, actually He is one of the reasons I know God loves me, cos no one could have been better suit for me than Yomi Black, we sabi ourselves…lol

    • smith

      September 3, 2012 at 10:48 pm

      Awwwwww, God bless u guys

    • Lizzy O.

      September 11, 2012 at 7:15 pm

      I wasn’t going to comment, but this comment made me AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW… You guys are beautiful together. Happy Married Life and God Bless your union.

      I Love that y’all came on here to reply to people too. See correct peoples.

  44. Lil

    September 3, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    To the groom… Dude you and your boiz were on point, most especially when posing for pictures. Did u guyz rehearse the way each will stand, look and do. The bride and her gals gave us the usual old fashion posing but for the groom and his boiz, it was some stepping outta space ship pose. Mr black an official.a student.. lol.

  45. Lee

    September 3, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Congrats Mr & Mrs Black! Beautiful couple wish u happy married life. I like d fact dat u guys posted ur comments n said thnks, God bless u. Bank Meshida Lawal always on point *thumbs up* will do wateva it takes 4 u to come to ph to do my wedding make up *Big grin*

  46. Pendo

    September 3, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    wow she looks like a doll! very beautiful bride and Yomi you too are a dashing groom happy married life guys God bless your home with plenty of babies!!!

  47. Toyin

    September 3, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    OMG, I like how you guys responded. Yomi Black comment made my day. It’s your fault that you married a gorgeous girl. We almost forgot about you…just joking. You are handsome too.
    And Banke’s comment is also funny. [email protected] like a yoruba chief with pudgy fingers.
    God bless you both.

  48. salsera

    September 4, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Bride looks fulani…well thanks to couple for commenting. HML!
    And BankeML and BMPro – great makeup as always

  49. toyosi

    September 4, 2012 at 12:32 am

    wow! this is absolutely stunning!

  50. MsSexy

    September 4, 2012 at 2:00 am

    This bride s too pretty hian
    Nd d bride’s father looks young, haba he could pass for one of d grooms men
    Good genes run in d family and ts good to start early too, so when people call u grandpa, heads wl turn to actually look
    D groom looks dapper n his trad outfit
    UnA too fine jor *roll away n envy*

  51. beebankz

    September 4, 2012 at 3:03 am

    ladies please lets take note- this is how to wear a jewel embellished dress re: the reception dress. she looks effortlessly stunning without the heavy and unnecessary chandelier earrings, or eye watering necklaces. God bless your home Yomi and Liz.
    Does anyone else think the chief bridesmaid looks a little like Chioma Chukwuka? She should please slow down with the weave cause I sight receding hairline….We don’t want a Nigerian Naomi Campbell! #saidwithlove

    • blj

      September 4, 2012 at 7:46 am

      i agree…she looks effortlessly stunning

  52. Bianca

    September 4, 2012 at 3:07 am

    The bride has a lovely shape, her dress fits her perfectly. She’s very pretty, not because of her skin color but she has really beautiful features, and it’s nice to know she has a lovely personality to go with it. Omg Banke, has done it again, she’s one of the best makeup artist, and I also mean internationally.
    Yoruba men, hmmmm, okay o, I see you guys.

  53. Alexa

    September 4, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Beautiful bride!!!! God bless them

  54. BIMBY

    September 4, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Divinely beautiful bride, beautiful people, exquistite wedding ceremony. I Like!

  55. funke

    September 4, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Love the colour theme at her engagement..good stuff

  56. Sarafina

    September 4, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Beautiful wedding, beautiful bride………lovely colours! Congrats to the couple, wish u guys a blissful married life.

  57. efe

    September 4, 2012 at 9:26 am

    The couple look great together forever,God bless their union in Jesus name.Amen

  58. seye bademosi

    September 4, 2012 at 10:10 am

    She is gorgeous, i even thought she was of mixed blood. MR Black, take care of this beautiful gem and only then can you enjoy her. Marriage tends to make pple take each other forgranted, may you have the wisdom never to take your wife for granted. she is gorgeous almost to a fault…lol…

    • Blablah

      September 4, 2012 at 3:22 pm

      The girl looks like she is from Niger Republic. Is she???

    • Gorgeous

      September 4, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      Dont you see her Yoruba trad outfit or that fact escaped you? It is obvious her father is mixed with Yoruba and either Lebanese or Indian.

    • Observer

      September 10, 2012 at 11:37 am

      Am sure u

      She has no trace to Niger Republic but is God not glorified in her case? Pray that yours turn out this way instead of looking for ways to play down on God’s glory.

  59. Sandra Ebitu-Ukiwe

    September 4, 2012 at 10:17 am

    What a beaaaauuuuuttttiiifffffuuuulllllll bride!!and of course a handsome groom :).God bless your union..may it be fruitful in all ramifications Xxxxxx.

  60. omotolani

    September 4, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Chai!!!! Oh my effing god! Ova fine too worry ds bride. I love everything about dis wedding so much. Mehn! In fact, I am speechless God I want dis.. *crying*

    • vain

      September 4, 2012 at 7:55 pm

      oga calm down and stop using the name of God in vain ahn ahn. congrats to the couple jare

  61. AdaLemmy

    September 4, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    please who noticed how portable the wedding cake was, that’s what i love most not all those sky high cakes that most times look like they are going to fall. The height of your cake does not determine the years of your marriage, people take note, simplicity is key.. Happy married life Liz and Yomi

    • Alexis

      December 8, 2012 at 5:30 pm

      U r so hilarious

  62. Ndidi

    September 4, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Did I just read comments by the groom and the bride????? If really you, what are the two of you doing reading and posting on a social media site, days after your wedding? Don’t you have better things to do, two fine people like you?? Hint and wink, wink. HML to you two, now get going……

    • Blablah

      September 4, 2012 at 3:25 pm

      They have been married since April. I guess it is sweeting them that their wedding is on Bella

    • Observer

      September 10, 2012 at 11:39 am

      Am sure u

      She has no trace to Niger Republic but is God not glorified in her case? Pray that yours turn out this way instead of looking for ways to play down on God’s glory.

      If you are in their shoes it will bitter you ba?

  63. clairebaby

    September 4, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I’m speechless……..beautiful bride, colorful wedding…..

  64. mhonill

    September 4, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    This is a beautiful wedding. Flawless too….God bless your home.

  65. Suzy

    September 4, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Congr. nice colour….

  66. Abolaji

    September 4, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    may God with infinity mercy bless ur union amin

  67. Sisiekomi

    September 4, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    The bride is thoroughly beautiful inside and out! Soft spoken , not bashful and very humble.
    Yomi Black is thoroughly blessed, do treat her right always.God bless your home!

  68. aleesha

    September 4, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    I see all dem boys were well represented. chuka, okey… Happy married life Yomi n liz. God bless your union. 🙂

  69. Africanbeauty

    September 5, 2012 at 3:33 am

    The bride has striking features, big eyes and full lips, correct finebabe. I love the theme, Northern Naija and Yoruba, so beautiful. The bride is funny, I like her comment. Banke, you have to do my makeup, you are too good. I love her simply cake and jewelry. Oh, she has beautiful curvy shape. Lovely wedding overrall. I pray, Yomi will continue to be the gift God has blessed you with. And, you will continue to be the good wife to Yomi.

  70. philameh

    September 5, 2012 at 3:39 am


  71. juju

    September 5, 2012 at 5:50 am

    if she planned her wedding den i think ive got me self a wedding planner. the color combinations r awesome…ahhhh no purple.. xcpt d tabl cloth… congratulations….but i always confused yomi black, was he on domino. i thot it ws d oda black american dude wt okpollo eyes… jst saying oh!!!

  72. HRS

    September 5, 2012 at 7:36 am

    Lovely couple, very lovely! Yomi’s swags on point! with a mix of Angelic Elizabeth, mehn correct merger to gbayi! Many hearty congratulations to u both! Wish u the very best!

  73. Alice

    September 5, 2012 at 8:40 am

    dis is really too pretty

  74. Lilian

    September 6, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Congrats Yomi and Lizzy on ur Nuptials. U guys looked ……….. I am speechless. Especially you Lizzy. We miss you in Abuja. May God Continue to Bless your union and give you gives wisdom and strength as you grow in his grace. Cheers.

  75. Yori

    September 6, 2012 at 12:26 pm


  76. Esther

    September 6, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Beautiful couple. May God bless their marriage with healthy children and everlasting love. The bride must love pink so much, I think darker colors will even look perfect on her. Like if the traditional outfits was a darker color, it will highlight her bold features.

  77. The Amaha Online

    September 8, 2012 at 5:54 am

    All these Yoruba men conscripting all the fine fine girls all over Nigeria, we are seeing and we are watching oh! Hianh! lol. Now I know for a fact that Yoruba men sabi betta betta tin! Infact make una chop knuckles jore!
    —now unleashing the only Yoruba I know on the unsuspecting public—
    Ahem! “Omo babe toh fine gan!” Ahem!
    Thank yusuf!
    Mr. & Mrs. Black – the fate of the future Nigerian Ms. World lies in your hands. Please wash that baby with black soap and rub her body with okume aka ori oyo aka shea butter. No flogging allowed! Ose gan!

  78. fravian

    September 8, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Beauty cnt b hidden…..aside mke-up Ð bride ΐƨ…….OMG. @Yomi black: dnt eva try spoilin ha mascara ₪☺ mata da conditn pls let ha feyin ooooo. @Liz Black: ma worri, fat ke…I trust u (thou I dnt ₪☺ u) U̶̲̥̅̊ ₪☺ G̶̲̥̅̊Θ gree nw. U’ll alwais wanna b on point. May God bless ur union wif plenty love, gorgeous kids, plenti plenti money n above all peaceful home. Amen

  79. chioma

    September 9, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Pretty bride. she reminds me of Lala Vasquez with the eyes. She looks sweet, and love their comments, too cute. Her dress is nice, perfect body. The colors are too bright for my liking, nonetheless, beautiful couple. God will continue to bless their marriage.

  80. Paloma

    September 10, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    the bride is stunning, so damn beautiful like wise d groom he’s handsome good combination!

  81. Paloma

    September 10, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    and i love d wedding gown its brings out her shape, and d native wear so damn gorgeous

  82. ugo

    September 11, 2012 at 4:30 am

    o boyyy ,see fine babe ooo,d bride fine gan

  83. Ibukun

    September 12, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Lol @ the groom’s comment. U both sure look lovely.

  84. ibukun

    September 12, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Lol @ the groom’s comment, u both sure look lovely.

  85. Elyon Ukiomogbe

    September 12, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Dear Lizzy, wishing you all the best. We knew from the world go you are upto something big and you sure making it big. Thank you for being such a godly girl, always honouring your parent and making Jesus your centre focus. Everything about this wedding is so beautifully done. God bless you and Mr black. Thanks to your mummy for sending the link.

  86. medy

    September 13, 2012 at 12:47 am

    this is one beautiful wedding. the couple is so on point and perfect. God bless your marriage

  87. enkay

    September 13, 2012 at 3:00 am

    Even me a woman I am tripping (no homo!) this girl wan use fineness injure her sef o! I think what adds to her ( i mean… their) beauty is maybe the perceived inner beauty too? they just seem like such a genuine and sincere couple. It’s when you see such beauty that you know that there is a God, not that we’re not all beautifully made o, its just that … damn this girl is fine! Wishing you two many years of inspiring love…

  88. Aminah

    September 17, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Awww, this couple look like they have fun together and not take themselves too seriously. Beautiful and down to earth. The bride comes off as a sweet person. The groom has a cool, nice vibe. Where did she grow up? she looks like a girl I grew up with in Kaduna. Congrats, may God continue to bless their marriage with good children. As for Banke, that woman is too talented. She’s definitely doing my makeup, so get ready. My theme is going to be like hers too with my Yoruba honey.


      September 30, 2012 at 7:36 pm

      Thanks dear, Yes I grew up in Lagos and Kaduna.

  89. D Fairy GodSister

    September 18, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    God bless you both, your pictures are amazing!!!

  90. Aba

    September 24, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Can somebody tell me how much do people spend for this kind of wedding? Wow

  91. Seun

    September 25, 2012 at 9:41 am

    My God! Liz!!! God worked a little extra on you ooooo. I’ve always known bridely as a soon-to-be-bride but didnt have much confidence in online shops. Now that i”ve seen what you used for your wedding – am comin ooooo.

    Mr Black, no vex o, na so e dey be when you marry such a beaurriful woman. Ok, we notice you, we like you, you sef fine and that pic with your groomsmen – hot hot hot.

    HML to you both, may God bless your union. We love your wedding

  92. @bebe_licious

    October 30, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Can I say her dad is hot? Just one word: wow

  93. Yomi Blacckky

    January 17, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Nice one

  94. Elegantisma

    September 5, 2013 at 7:15 am


  95. Oma

    July 18, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    OMG!! This marriage crashed! Whaat!!!!! I am just screaming

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