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ENGAGED! Jude Okoye Proposes to Ify Umeokeke on his Birthday



Jude Okoye & Ify Umeokoko - April 2014 - BellaNaija,com

Congratulations to Jude Okoye and Ify Umeokeke on their engagement.

The older brother of P-Square proposed to MBGN Tourism 2012 Ify Umeokeke today on his birthday Thursday 24th April 2014.

Cynthia Morgan, an artiste signed under Jude’s Northside Entertainment record label, shared a photo of the bride-to-be with her ring but didn’t reveal her face.

Jude Okoye & Ify Umeokoko - April 2014 - BellaNaija,com 01

BN can confirm it is Ify. The couple have been dating for months under the radar.

A source tells BN exclusively that Ify was expecting a ring on her finger as an “Igbo girl who is over 25”, it is time for marriage.

We can’t wait for another Okoye wedding.

Ify Um at Paul & Anita's Wedding

Ify Umeokeke at Paul & Anita’s Wedding

Jude Okoye & Ify

Selfie! Jude & Ify at Paul’s traditional wedding

The Bling!

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  1. nene

    April 24, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    finally jude settles down. he’s a typical anambra man and i hope ify is from anambra or at least understands the traditions. on another note, i hope the problem with his brothers has been settled.

    • mtchheeew

      April 24, 2014 at 9:39 pm

      @nene,is dat why he is frustrating his brother cos lola is not ibo?ibo and tribalism is like 5 and 6

    • john22

      April 25, 2014 at 2:03 pm

      you are suffering from hatred and name calling….go and marry

    • me

      April 28, 2014 at 4:37 pm

      Truth be told…am Igbo and what Nene said is very correct. Jude was the major cause of the problems in their family. He is too igbotic. He hates Lola so much dt he didn’t even attend her wedding. We igbo’s can discriminate. Because their mother was not in support before she died…he decided to stick by what their mum said.

    • Lade

      April 25, 2014 at 7:03 pm

      It the right time. Good for him..Invitation to the Lagos sex party


    April 24, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    congrats to them

  3. That African chic

    April 24, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    didnt see that one coming…congrats!

  4. mamanmadu

    April 24, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Oohh dear,my pretty ify!!! Congrats girl.. jude is a lucky dude cuz ur one of the nicest sweetest girl EVER!!!! @nene yep,shez a a typical anambra gaal!!! Lol. Congrats!!!!

    • Chelizruby

      April 25, 2014 at 5:49 pm

      awww, lovely.


      April 25, 2014 at 7:07 pm

      She does look like a really sweet person….don’t know what it is, i think its her smile…pretty girl and that ring is Whoa! Congratulations to them.

  5. Joan85

    April 24, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Wow!!! They hid it well o. This is good news. Congrats to them!!! 🙂


    April 24, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Proposal Under Preasure After One Year Of Dating… #Ilaugh.. We’ll hear the scores…


    • Joan85

      April 24, 2014 at 8:36 pm

      Please congratulate and move on! Na only you sabi say na under pressure. Bad belle pipo!!! Mscheewww please take _/ _/ _/

    • Jennifer

      April 25, 2014 at 1:07 am

      Gosh, let people have their opinions. What’s wrong with you this girl? Always attacking people’s comments. Take several seats abeg!

    • TWITS

      April 25, 2014 at 3:19 am

      @DJ STENCH (…or STELCH)
      May you propose after 10years of dating!..Shameless and Planless you!
      Big bro, Jude Okoye, may your rare blessing of dating within 1year, and finding satisfaction and bliss in “her” be mine IJN, Amen!

  7. Que

    April 24, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Loooolll @’…as an igbo girl over 25…’ She pretty too…

  8. Vivian

    April 24, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Maybe now he will leave Lola Okoye be!

    • ao

      April 25, 2014 at 12:18 am

      Was he ever bothering her?

  9. hey

    April 24, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    @nene what are the traditions of an Anambra, cause my BF is one?? share biko

  10. Please share

    April 24, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Me too. @nene please share few tips. Thanks in advance.

  11. chidinma

    April 24, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    LOL! point of correction, Ify was 3 years my Junoir in fgc , she is not 25. She is 23.

  12. fifi

    April 24, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    These girls can’t tell me they are marrying for love,the okoye boys can’t speak english,this jude is uncouth,lousy and they all have BO especially when they sweat..mmmm koni man die na koni man go bury am ooo..

    • naijababe__

      April 24, 2014 at 9:09 pm

      i smell jealousy why cant you be happy ps is english your first language

    • CarliforniaBawlar

      April 24, 2014 at 11:15 pm

      Fifi ohh!! How you take get so close as to smell them eh?? Biko, do tell!
      yeye dey smell for ya body….

    • ao

      April 25, 2014 at 12:23 am

      @fifi. Apparently, you can’t speak English either and you sound bitter.

    • newbie

      April 25, 2014 at 2:24 am

      So people who can’t speak English are not capable of being loved enh? You harsh o.

    • Stan

      April 25, 2014 at 3:34 am

      You that can speak Queen’s English, where are you today? Do you have a NAME??? Lousy sloth. *African Mentality*. Okoye brothers- God has blessed you guys. Please forge on with prayers.

    • fifi

      April 25, 2014 at 8:36 am

      Really im jealous and bitter!!!!????? Let’s call a spade a spade and not a garden tool,would you let your relative marry a mechanic because he owns a workshop???abegiiii it’s friday don’t have time to start exchanging words with any1…happy weekend

    • Anon

      April 25, 2014 at 10:37 am

      I keep hearing money has no language. It cuts through the barriers!

    • ao

      April 25, 2014 at 12:36 pm

      I don’t know about Naija, but in the USA, mechanics are very well paid. For example, when the engine of my car failed, I shelled out $3,000.00 and then a few months later $1,700 to fix the undercarriage of the care. Mechanics that own a shop tend to be well off. They also have to go to school to train to be a mechanic and get the proper certifications. So, yes, if I were still on the market, which I am not, I would be open to a mechanic as long as everything else is in place.

    • john22

      April 25, 2014 at 2:07 pm

      you need help or you willend up in the hospital. your hatred and ego is large. Mechanics also have wives

  13. iceblock

    April 24, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Awww..poor Linda Ikeji…

    • Tess

      April 24, 2014 at 9:17 pm

      lol…behave yourself o. congrats Jude and Ify

    • Anon

      April 25, 2014 at 10:42 am

      Her own will come. LOL!

  14. Fabulicious

    April 24, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    BN oya oooo,after now you will be over-moderating people’s comments meanwhile na una hand type pass.Which one is as an Igbo girl over 25…..hahahahahahahaha

  15. chizzy

    April 24, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Niceeeeee congrats jude

  16. chichi

    April 24, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    ……and someone skipped her afternoon meds…

  17. beauty

    April 24, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Congrats to Jude and Ifeoma.. The Okoyes don get one Nigeria… Lola(Yoruba), Anita(Rivers) and Ifeoma(Igbo)… Lwkmd…. Civilian barrack

    • ao

      April 25, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      Anita is Igbo through one of her parents. I believe the father.

    • Carr

      April 25, 2014 at 1:43 pm

      Anita’s biological father is from Kalabari in Rivers state. The man that raised her(isama ) is the one from Oguta. He is not her biol father o

    • Okoro

      April 25, 2014 at 6:35 pm

      daft write up..
      you mentioned yoruba & Igbo… SO is “Rivers” and ethnic group?

      Na so mumu Lynxx said “I am not igbo I am Delta”.. Like WTF is Delta an Ethnic group? RIvers & Delta are made up names less than 60 yrs old. So if the name of the state change to mbuk state you will call them “Mbuk”?

  18. mtchheeew

    April 24, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    after almost destroying his brother marriage cos of tribe now he wants to marry.karma is a bitch jude.the same pain u are inflicting on ur brother will also happen to be curse but that is just d way it is.what goes around comes around

    • Ebonybelle

      April 25, 2014 at 8:47 pm

      @mtchheeew. Amebo, busybody, aproko. Whats your own with cursing Jude and his marriage. Are you a member of the Okoye family? How do you know exactly what their quarrels is about. Has Sweet Lola come to cry to you. That’s why they call people like you ‘poor masses’, because you only think through your anus. A normal person would wish those boys the best and pray God heal their hurts and bind them with love. Anyway, you already gave yourself a bad name, mtchheeew, imagine calling yourself a bye word. mtchheeew.

  19. Jade

    April 24, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Fifi, r u a dancer or a vixen? If no, have u sampled the three of them to know about their BO when they sweat? Na ur mouth dem dey take kiss their husbands? Do u know if their wives have invested in a roll-on company that delivers? Abeg mind your business. See your mouth like koni man. Amebo poke noser. What a nasty conclusion to make, calling people gold diggers based on what? Better mind yourself and diarrhea of the mouth. Fifi ko fufu ni

  20. Joan85

    April 24, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    GBAM!!! Mulikat nwanne m, I di too much!!! 😀 #ThatsAll

  21. Sisi

    April 24, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Nigerians have no chill.Lmao

    • troublemaker

      April 25, 2014 at 1:26 am

      as in eh my sister no chill watsoever! damn!

  22. KingsQueen

    April 24, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Wait! Thot he was already engaged to another female? I”m confused… BN commenters give me some real tea abeg…

  23. chidinma

    April 24, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    lol @ an igbo girl over 25 rotflmao, bn i thought you were classy… that is a razz write up. Igbo girls no dull

  24. Tos

    April 24, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Am aware she finished from my uni…uniport, her elder sis Ndidi went to my secondary sch, shez probly 24 cos am older dan her elder sis and am less dan 30….congrats jare ify…..uniport/fgc/Cambridge. Int’l sch tinz……warri no de carry last!!!xxx

    • Jo!

      April 24, 2014 at 10:24 pm

      Famzer ayeraye

    • ade......

      April 24, 2014 at 10:40 pm


    • Chu Chu

      April 25, 2014 at 9:11 am


    • MK

      April 24, 2014 at 10:39 pm

      Cambridge secondary sch warri international sch when???

  25. Jo!

    April 24, 2014 at 10:24 pm


  26. Jo!

    April 24, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Famzer ayeraye

  27. Rose

    April 24, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Lmaoooooo BN commenters and knowing people’s history . If y want to know someone’s history let the appear on bN and one oversabi go just come download am from kindagarten to baptism to naming ceremony. See famzing! Btw Congratulations to Jude okoye and mighty okoye family. God bless una

  28. Audrey

    April 24, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    I always thought He was dating Linda Ikeji? oh well. congrats to them

    • Stephanie

      April 24, 2014 at 11:37 pm

      They were dating?

  29. Angel

    April 24, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    Wow congrats, I hope he focus now on his relationship and leave Lola alone. As for Anambra tradition, Ain’t no big issue there, at least none that I know of, it’s just normal Igbo trad, except we are a bit proud and picky when it comes to choosing life partners, most prefer to marry within Anambra, and that include ladies not just the guys… My sister once had a very nice suitor from Imo state that she was madly in love with, but my parents stood against it, my sister did everything, when I say everything, I mean EVERYTHING to convince my parents still it never happened. they both eventually moved on. As I didn’t want such heartache of falling in and falling out of love, I only dated and eventually married my boo from Anambra. So hmmm…. that’s Anambra peeps for you, anybody know anything else about Anambra tradition please share…..
    I almost forgot to add that ‘Anambarians’ are loving, very hardworking, nice people, plus most are wealthy, that explains why they are most sought after………Tongue out.

  30. Idak

    April 24, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    What have we done to deserve this torture?
    For all sins of commission and omission, kindly forgive and refrain from this sort of assault.
    Thanks in advance.

    • Angel

      April 25, 2014 at 9:09 am

      Honey did u forget to take ur meds? Please don’t ever skip ’em again ok? Go now and take one of ur anti depressants, thank me later…

  31. CarliforniaBawlar

    April 24, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    hahahaha!! Aunty Mulika ti pa mi o!!! Afi Childrens na! Don’t worry idea is need….we feel your pain!

    • whocares

      April 25, 2014 at 9:28 am

      LMAOOOO. I don’t even understand what is going on with the comments (I blame BN deletion) but aunty mulika ti pa mi.. oh that was beautifully done. loool.

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      April 25, 2014 at 12:50 pm

      Abeg, who be Mulikat and wetin she talk? Has comment moderation struck again?? *sigh* I always miss all the action…

    • Somebody

      April 25, 2014 at 1:23 pm

      Me too o. I feel so bad for not checking BN early enough this morning. BN please bring back all the comments abeg.

  32. Emerie

    April 24, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Congrats Jude. It time to take a rest and focus on yourself. You’ve been a wonderful big brother to the twins. I hope the brotherly rivalry abi commotion has been settled?
    By the way,why do people post foolish comments? His private life is his business. The women going after them are not complaning,so what is it?
    P.S, Anambra or not,Igbo is Igbo. I have relatives that married Anambra people and i can’t point to a specific or clear difference from other parts of Igbo land in terms of marital functions or what have you.

  33. hmmmmmm

    April 24, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    Lol Someone once claimed they saw him with Linda Ikeji and concluded they were dating and the story spread like a virus. Linda herself stated on her blog that she is not currently dating nor has she ever dated Jude and had only met him one time so abeg make una save your sorry for someone else. The girl even has the story on her blog which scorned woman would post this story on their blog if it was true by now we would be reading twitter subs.

    • mulikat

      April 25, 2014 at 10:00 pm

      Jude can date Linda Ikeji,cos he gose for ibo or eastern gals only,also ibos men.

  34. Stephanie

    April 24, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    Congrats to them, i hope this unties the family somehow


      April 25, 2014 at 9:20 am


  35. Shocker

    April 24, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    For someone that personally knows Ify. I am hella dissapointed. Jude Okoye? The very uncouth Okoye brother…. This is a girl that very educated and learned guys disturb on a normal basis. Is it to solidify the fame abi what…. ‘marriage is for life’ and you are still VERY young! Dont go and mortgage your young life for this man that has over seen life and has no respect for women…. If i call and tell you. It will be like beef… So i go dey for corner dey look!!!! Hmmmmmmmmm

    • fifi

      April 25, 2014 at 8:39 am

      Thank you ooo and yet they want to crucify me on the blog…FYI they performed for my company party one year and they stank up the waiting area before and after performing, that’s how I know they have BO…

    • Desert Rainbow

      April 25, 2014 at 12:53 pm

      @ Shocker and Fifi…serzly,I get where y’all are coming from…at the risk of sounding like a ‘famzilat’ those of us who know Ify…or at least think we do…are how do I say this?concerned?yeah.And no,I am not a hater…Ify is a good girl.She’s got a happy soul.But I wonder;even if this was for the obvious money and good life situation;Ify could have done better.Waaaaaaaay better.I still can’t help but feel she’s a tad too doey eyed for the world she’s just ventured in.Marriage is hard enough without the constant constant pressure of groupies,blog invasions and all…BUT she’s made her choice and she’s major excited.All we can do now is wish her well.

  36. all the best

    April 24, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    See this bitter human o, who made you an authority on love matters? How do you know what he feels for her?
    Peter loves lola so much, yet he kept her on a long thing for years and she had to have 2 kids before the scales fell off his eyes………same with paul. At least Jude seems to be doing things the proper way
    Pls congratulate them, wish them the best and move on

  37. xyz

    April 24, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    yorubas una too dey gossip

    • CarliforniaBawlar

      April 25, 2014 at 8:20 am

      Hehehehe, how you commot this your own angle ehn? oh! wait! Are you an Ibo girl over 25?? 😛

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      April 25, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      As an Igbo gal over 25, I take EXCEPTION to that slight.

      *jumps down from soapbox and runs away, dodging flying packs of pure-water as I escape* Hehehe

    • bukky

      April 25, 2014 at 3:05 pm

      ibo like u no dey get sense.

  38. ao

    April 25, 2014 at 12:18 am

    @mulikat. Back to sender! Do you actually have first hand knowledge of the crap you just typed?

    • mulikat

      April 25, 2014 at 10:14 pm

      back to send too

    • mulikat

      April 25, 2014 at 10:15 pm

      Back to sender too,what a crap u are talking about.

  39. felly

    April 25, 2014 at 1:27 am


    • anon

      April 25, 2014 at 8:11 am

      All these male sons? really? are there female sons?

  40. dizzy

    April 25, 2014 at 1:41 am

    Congrats and hope you will leave Lola alone now

  41. newbie

    April 25, 2014 at 2:21 am

    WTF? Dude, communicate!

  42. TWITS

    April 25, 2014 at 3:25 am

    You just wrote bunkum, and made no sense- not even the least. Your English is “upside-down” as I didnt understand it. The only thing I seemed to get is your constant repetition of Jude being Peter’s twin, which exposes your ignorance of them..Keep blabbing so you can be heard from “inside out”. Wont call you names, though..Yaaay!!! TGIF!!!

  43. Stan

    April 25, 2014 at 3:33 am

    You that can speak Queen’s English, where are you today? Do you have a NAME??? Lousy sloth. *African Mentality*. Okoye brothers- God has blessed you guys. Please forge on with prayers.

  44. Love

    April 25, 2014 at 3:42 am

    Pele Linda Ikeji such is life! So you were the side chick all this while? It is well…

  45. Ify Ada |

    April 25, 2014 at 4:28 am

    Us Ify gals are just in high demand oh. Lol, congrats!!!

  46. Sonny

    April 25, 2014 at 5:51 am

    But she is only 23 bella naija! Find out and make amends on your article

  47. priscilla

    April 25, 2014 at 8:19 am

    congrate,more women in the family when there is fire on the roof of the okoye’s

  48. wtf

    April 25, 2014 at 8:41 am

    When I saw the face,my first thought was that Aseobi pic with Phyno..I can’t hate,she is absolutely gorgeous..I fell in lov with her since I saw her on that wedding pic! Wowwww,lucky man

  49. Queen Esther

    April 25, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Just gotta love BN comments. A lovely way to end a hard day’s job. Lol. Congrats to Jude and Ify by the way. And for those of you claiming how much una sabi them all of all sudden, abeg, y’all should talk several seats backwards jo. As long as they are happy together, who cares?

  50. ugovanessa

    April 25, 2014 at 9:27 am

    am happy for the intending couple.i hope they end up’ strictly’ married.

  51. negus

    April 25, 2014 at 10:47 am

    gud news.

  52. Addy

    April 25, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    a big congrats to them. @nene u need deliverance bcos u are one of those girls who are hell bent on marrying their brother (same tribe) then at the end u end up regrating it….. yeye pikin!

  53. Nino

    April 25, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    AS AN IGBO GIRL OVER 25!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BN…you guys just took d damn piss plus the whole toilet sef…ugh….pressure much?

  54. D1

    April 25, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    awwwwwww i missed Mulikat’s comment, what did she say thats getting this much attention

  55. Ahn ahn!

    April 25, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    But y eh? I’m happy for this Ify gel but Jude what happened to Onyinye nah! All these guys go dey use and dump virgins like say God no dey. U just dumped Onyinye for Mbgn queen. Odirokwama o!! After how many years of being a good and faithful gf! And na beta and very pretty anambra gel too! God dey! Ify I hope u know what u r getting urself into if u r the sweet gel they say u r!

  56. Lacey

    April 25, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    As a Cameroonian girl over 25, all I can say is congrats to dem.

  57. Samuelchimmy

    April 25, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Everybody is their for m̲̅ε̲̣̣̣̥ congratulations τ̅o̶̲̥̅̊ them .i̲̣̣̣̥ wish them da b̲̣̣̣̥ε̲̣̣̣̥s̶̲̥̅̊τ̅ .


    April 25, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Abi nah


    April 25, 2014 at 10:18 pm


  60. [email protected] [email protected]

    April 26, 2014 at 12:12 am

    ify am so happy for you, congrat dear. but not too happy with the latest development btwn ur hubby and his siblings. but trust u girl…….. cos i no ur coming to their family will bring unity because i no very well we can be in family where their is smoke…… abeg my sister leave bad belle people.

  61. anonymous

    April 26, 2014 at 3:44 am

    what a crap???? Aunty Mulika, do you mind having brighter grammar as your ”baiday” gift huh?

  62. JORDAN

    April 26, 2014 at 11:43 am

    For those who ask about tradition of Anambra 1, if u are not from their be ready to be dumped because their mothers do not support outsider coming into their family. Anambra is the most tribal state in IGBOLAND YES i said so take it to the bank, they don’t marry other states in igbo land talk less of other tribes. They don’t marry from Imo,Ebonyi,Enugu,Abia and complains virtually about all this states, if you are lucky to marry into their home you will be frustrated out of the marriage. Some are educated but still behave backward, few can reconsider outsider as marriage material but yet you need to work hard to convince their folks. By the way i am igbo we know each other well.

    • Ada Nnewi aka Igbo Girl above 25

      June 2, 2014 at 3:35 pm

      Your generalization is extreme…FYI my brother-in-laws are Yoruba!

  63. Kkay

    April 26, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Congrats to them.
    Folks stop meddling.

  64. Yours Truly

    April 26, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Wow, she’s so beautiful, and her ring is gorgeous. I look forward to the wedding photos

  65. Jaennie...

    April 26, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    Just ROTFLMFAO! Every1 here just dey very funny… Nice! @least, i feel better now..
    HML Jare Jude&Oma..

  66. lulu

    April 28, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    lol…the comments though…congratilations to the couple

  67. uju

    April 29, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    hehehehehe…the comments na wa!!…oya ify nwannem congrats ooo…

  68. Onoye

    May 2, 2014 at 10:09 pm


  69. te

    May 3, 2014 at 10:57 am

    With all dis comments I wonder wat Ify is thinking rite now…igbo girls ova 25***** go nd look for husband lmaoooo

  70. AAA

    March 28, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Odikwa egwu o. A Lot learnt. Lol! Very entertaining writeups on a boring election Saturday. *tongue-out*.

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