In a dazzling ceremony, prominent Nigerian activist Deji Adeyanju, lawyer and convener of the human rights group Concerned Nigerians, exchanged wedding vows with his longtime partner, Nana Bello, on Saturday.
The vow ceremony was held on Saturday at Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre while the reception took place at the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Garki, Abuja, with family, friends, and notable personalities in attendance.
Some of the personalities that stormed the occasion were: Senator representing Abia South senatorial district at the National Assembly, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, former Governor of Imo state, Emeka Ihedioha, Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore, constitutional lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), popular socialite, Obi Cubana, among others.
The wedding, which had been highly anticipated by fans and well-wishers, was a grand affair.
Current Times reports that the couple spared no expense in ensuring that every detail of their special day was perfect. From the beautifully decorated venue to the elegant attires, the wedding was a sight to behold.
Deji Adeyanju, a renowned human rights defender and convener of the Concerned Nigerians group, has been at the forefront of activism in Nigeria.
He has been a consistent voice against corruption, advocating for good governance and accountability. Nana Bello, on the other hand, is a successful businesswoman with a passion for philanthropy.
Guests were treated to a sumptuous feast, accompanied by music and dance performances from renowned artists.
The event was a perfect blend of traditional and contemporary customs, reflecting the couple’s rich cultural heritage and modern tastes.
The chairman of the occasion, who is also a National Commissioner in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Sani Adam, described Adeyanju as a man of courage, intelligence and honour, who is passionate about speaking truth to power for the stability of the country.
He said the activist had contributed immensely both on social media and in real time to influence the youths positively for the betterment of the country in the area of nation-building, leadership roles and acts of patriotism.
He said, “I am here for two reasons, Deji Adeyanju was my student. He is very intelligent and committed. He is an activist; he has a passion for Nigeria. He loves Nigeria and he has contributed immensely in stabilizing this country and in influencing the youths to grow this country.
“He is one of the greatest social media influencers and he is highly respected. He is brilliant, innovative and creative. I am proud to associate with Deji Adeyanju and his wife. He is a lucky person and the bride is extremely lucky to have Deji as her husband and he should also be happy to have you as his wife.
“Looking at the personalities here to identify with Adeyanju and his wife, you will agree with me that the couple deserve every respect and we are grateful today that Nigerians turned up to witness this very impressive occasion.”
Also, A popular Nigerian artist, Chinedu Okoli otherwise known as Flavour, thrilled the guests with a stunning performance while the couple danced to his rhythmic tunes
Some others in attendance were a former Minister of Information, Frank Nweke Jnr, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, Senator Shehu Sani, National Commandant, Peace Corps of Nigeria, Dickson Akoh, former Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Osita Chidoka, former Publicity Secretary, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh and National Secretary of the African Action Congress (AAC), Ina Okopi-Aqu.
Others include human rights lawyers, Inibehe Effiong and Samuel Ihensekhien, popular TV personality, Seun Okinbaloye, Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Dr. Samuel Ogbuku, and Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ahmed Abubakar Audi.