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Actor/Mr Nigeria 2010 Kenneth Okolie and Jessica Nwakah’s Pre-Wedding Shoot will Brighten Your Day! #Jessken2017 | Jide Odukoya Photography



Nollywood star actor and model Kenneth Okolie is getting married to the love of his life Jessica Nwakah on the 16th of December, 2017.

The beautiful couple got engaged in January 2017 and had their traditional wedding on the 15th of April 2017. In preparation for their white wedding, the couple shared their super cute love story with us.

As we count down to #Jessken2017,  we present to you, Kenneth and Jessica’s  “Love Meets Art” pre-wedding pictures shot by the talented Jide Odukoya at an Art Gallery.

BellaNaija Weddings wishes the couple a blissful life together.

How We Met
By The Bride, Jessica

We met through a mutual friend. We then became friends. At first, I really did not take him seriously. I was trying my best to push him in the friend zone but every day like clockwork, he called me and we spoke for hours. He then decided to come see me and my family in Chicago and it went on from there.

Kenneth’s Version of How He Met Jessica

A mutual friend told me about her “really good friend” who was so dear to her and wanted us to hook up. At the time I was going through some stuff but I hit her up anyway. We became friends, got talking, took things slow. Over time we became fond of each other. Calls became longer, gisting got so interesting that I was always looking forward to hearing her voice. Then the feelings came. The deep concern and warm thoughts followed. I prayed about it and asked for God’s guidance all through my decisions. Then we began our journey.

The Proposal
By The Bride, Jessica

The same friend who hooked us up was getting married. So, that evening I planned on going to her surprise bridal shower. I was jet-lagged and told Ken my plan to skip the event and see the couple the next day. He told me to attend because she was my friend and I had to make this a great night for her. Thinking back now… The whole day Ken just had a different demeanour about him. He was quiet and I kept wondering what was wrong with him. He sent a text to me saying he would pick me up later.  I told him to not bother since we were going to see later that night at the club. He said he was on his way early so I agreed. He walked in and just had his eyes on me. I thought he was sitting down but then he got on one knee. Needless to say, I was in complete shock and everyone was yelling and cheering. I was so overwhelmed by what he was saying but when he asked me I, of course, said YES!

By The Groom, Kenneth

When I came back to Nigeria from my travel, I knew she was the ONE! She met with my parents and they instantly loved her. My friends accepted and welcomed her. All this made me so satisfied.
So I told our mutual friend who hooked us up that I was going to “pop the question” and I had a plan. We agreed on the plan. My friend was unaware that they also had a surprise bridal shower waiting for her on the day I planned to propose.

My plan automatically changed lol! Long story short, they snuck me into a room and I stayed there for the longest 30 minutes of my entire life. Pacing the room from every corner and my fingers were so cold. I was so tense and the butterflies or dragons, in this case, were not making it easier for me.

Finally, I summoned the courage and walked downstairs. I focused my sight straight on her and didn’t look at anybody else. I kissed her. Before I could even “bend the knee” the whole place erupted with screams (like ladies why so loud tho? Lol!) And so I asked/ begged her to marry me and she said “Yes!”



Groom @kennethokolie
Bride @jessblaze_23
Photography @jopstudios
Red Dress @zephansandco
Green Dress @tojufoyeh
Makeup @anitabrow
Hair  @oloriextensions


  1. memebaby

    December 7, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    see this life!. home girl is pretty and she’s just like the girl next door.. no six pack et al… abeg I’m going to eat…this 4 days a week and salad/soup for dinner nor dey do am for me again!!
    happy married life to this couple. yall look GOOD!

    • King Bae

      December 7, 2017 at 5:50 pm

      LMAO, biko don’t kill yourself hahahaha

    • Viv

      December 7, 2017 at 5:53 pm


    • ...

      December 7, 2017 at 6:10 pm

      Lmao. You damn funny. Do you my darling .

    • Corolla

      December 7, 2017 at 6:23 pm

      Lol…you do you, but stay healthy!

    • Californiabawlar

      December 7, 2017 at 6:32 pm

      @memebaby lmaoo! ?
      This is babe is flame emojis sha!!! ?? As for you Mr Okolie, wehdone! I see you have intentions to put all that your muscle to good use! Iyen na wa okay ? All types of daps for you my brother ????????????????
      Meanwhile, shoutout to all the naysayers doubting the SGIT trope ??

    • the eye of the beholder

      December 7, 2017 at 6:33 pm

      My sister eat healthy and be happy. It is not only weight that makes a woman attractive.

    • Memebaby

      December 7, 2017 at 6:47 pm

      4 days a week workout I mean smh

    • Fleur

      December 9, 2017 at 5:32 am

      Indeed. She is precious and the husband looks like he is in love. Mmuah to both of you

    • Hawtspot

      December 14, 2017 at 9:40 pm

      realest babe!

  2. Ewa Ali

    December 7, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    Lol…nne I tire for you people

  3. Moving on Swiftly

    December 7, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Lmao ?

  4. C

    December 7, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Wow ❤️❤️❤️Kenneth You did good.
    Congratulations for dodging bullet. May God bless this union and please Abeg after your nuptials no social media Pda tinz Abeg I know you wouldn’t it. Let’s leave the attention seekers with PhD to do that. Just stay low key as y’all did while dating. Y’all are beautiful couple. Keep God first. And may your wedding day be beautiful and full of laughter and joy

    #cutebaby alert

  5. Tosin

    December 7, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    Yes Lawd! Beautiful everything.

  6. mee

    December 7, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    LOLLL @ Jemimiah’s response to you. Well done Jemimah…love it!

  7. Abbie

    December 8, 2017 at 5:57 am

    Love me some flesh.

  8. adelegirl

    December 8, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Congratulations to them. She is beautiful. Her dimples are everything. The bobo mo ju lo so ja. Well done! Wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness together.

  9. Elenu

    December 8, 2017 at 9:49 am

    This bros take eye go market sha. But get oju kokoro too. See fyne babe wey balance all round. There is surely more to life than skinny sisis and keto tinz.
    Congratulations “Akin Tade-Williams”

  10. MercyI

    December 8, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Happy Married Life Dearies, Wish You More Of God’s Grace #Beautiful_Peeps

  11. Fine Couple Alert

    December 8, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    If u see babe in person u will know why Ken snatched her up! Stomach on flat flat! Ass on whatzzzz that!!!! Congrats to The Okolie’s!!

  12. Bolaji

    December 9, 2017 at 2:11 am

    Where is my comment nau!!!! Dis Bella democracy. ROTFLMBAO

  13. Bolaji

    December 9, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Only the guilty are afraid…… Bella why do you keep deleting my comments? Even the comment asking about the deleted comment? lol! I would take my assessment of Kenny as a compliment. She is in for a god ride. Pun intended!

  14. Blizjoan

    December 9, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Wow!!!! You have work to do Ken. Hml

  15. jade edo babe

    December 11, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    No wonder Mr okolie has been looking muscular more than ever, it makes sense now. E be like say his workout gym dey house sef. I remember, this lady being dark skin. Anyway, congrats to the couple.

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