The city of Mbano in Imo State last Saturday came alive when the Nollywood superstar, Mike Ezuruonye hooked former Miss Nkechi Nnorom in a traditional marriage that had the impressive gathering of top Nollywood actors and actresses. The handsome actor, Mike who couldn’t hide his joy was overwhelmed with the attendance of his colleagues from all walks of life that converged to felicitate with him. Patience Ozokwor , Nonso Diobi, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Uche Jombo, Tonto Dike, Desmond Elliot, Ini Edo, Jackie Appiah, Rukky Sanda, Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha, Chinedu Ikedieze and Mercy Johnson are a few of the faces that added glamour to the glamorous event. Others include, Julius Agwu, KC Presh, 2Shotz and some up and coming movie idols who all thronged to the wedding venue in a large number.
Mike and Nkechi, according to people in the know, met over two years now when Mike was doing a movie in Abuja. The beautiful bride, Nkechi came to Nigeria on holiday from Canada where she was pursuing a career in Medical Psychology. Interestingly, the house Mike was using as a location turned out to be the godmother’s house and before one could say hello, the cupid arrow called love struck the two loverbirds and the rest has become a history today as they have been joined together as husband and wife.
After months of preparation, all roads led to the bride’s hometown, Mbano in Imo State. The couple’s families as well as their friends all teemed to show their full support. So did the Mbano townsfolk as over 2000 well-wishes and guests graced the ceremony.
The bride, Nkechi was dressed in an embroidered gold dress accessorized with coral beads on her head, around her neck and waist while Mike was in brown and ivory traditional Igbo Isi-agu attire.
The Igba Nkwu Nwanyi was beautifully performed by Nkechi as she navigated through the huge crowd and presented her cup of wine to her love, Mike with a beaming smile. Mike happily received it, took a sip and gave her a romantic hug while grinning from ear to ear.
The rest of the ceremony was all about fun and celebration as Mike’s Mum and siblings along with Nkechi’s family celebrated the marriage of their children.
For Mike’s Mum, Mrs. Ezuruonye, it was an emotional, happy and fulfilling day. Having been widowed when Mike was young, he has always been a great son and done her proud so it was her honour to watch him begin his own family with Nkechi.
The white wedding, we gathered, will take place before the end of this year in Lagos.