Nigerian celebrities gathered at the Grandeur vents Centre, Oregun, Ikeja
Lagos, when ghenekome Rena Damijo, son of multiple- winning Nollywood actor and
Delta State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD) got
married to his long-time friend, Eniola Oluwafunmilayo Abiodun.
Their love story started years ago, when they met during Sunday School at
Reverend Chris Okotie’s Household of God Church in Lagos after which they
became good friends. They went their separate ways in pursuit of their
education only to reunite at RMD’s 50th birthday party a while back.
It was then that the pair rekindle the fire of love and a romantic affair
ensued. They then decided to take their budding romance to the next level by
inviting friends and relations over for their wedding ceremony after their
families had approved of the union and agreed upon dates.
The formal ceremony was preceded by a colourful traditional engagement ceremony
at the Grandeur Event Centre, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos. The colour code for the
wonderful day was white with a shade of pink, colours which both families
With drumming and a lot of singing, the couple was joined as one according to
Yoruba tradition. Mrs. Foluso Ogunjimi who hosts the popular Yoruba television
programme, Sokoyokoto, coordinated this ceremony. Her role at the
ceremony is referred to in Yoruba parlance as Alaga Iduro. She spiced up
the event with jokes, songs and a lot of excitement.
Guests were entertained with gourmet dishes as well as exotic drinks supplied
by connoisseurs, Wines by Bonix. Ace comedian, Teju Babyface compered
the ceremony. Three days later, the couple’s union was solemnized at the Chapel
of Christ the Light Church, Alausa Ikeja. The solemnization ceremony was
officiated by Reverend Femi Taiwo – Chaplain and Reverend Dr. D.K Verrals –
Elegant Eniola shone in a beautiful white wedding gown and was ushered into the
Church by her father. Oghenekome cut the picture of a dashing groom in his
bespoke black suit. After all the marital rites were observed, the couple was
pronounced husband and wife to the delight of their parents and friends.
A well-attended grand reception followed and expectedly, top Nigerian
celebrities turned up to make it a special occasion. In attendance to celebrate
the newlyweds were the Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan and wife
Mrs. Roli Uduaghan; Wife of the Deputy Governor of Delta State, H.E Mrs. Tuwere
Utuama; Lagos State First Lady, Dame Abimbola Fashola.