On 31 March 2013, the quiet town of Agbaja, Abatete Akwa in Anambra state went wild as nollywood handsome actor cum model Chigozie Zeal Atuanya tied the knot with his heartthrob of 2 years Jennifer Obianuju Oranika in a well attended traditional marriage ceremony, the event was rounded up a few days later on the 3 April with another grand celebration at the groom’s village still in Anambra State JOMBO UCHE who was at the event serves you the gist on how it all went
ABOUT THE BRIDE AND GROOM
The beautiful bride Jennifer Obianuju Oranika is a Law graduate from Igbinedion University, Edo State, the 5th child. And the last girl in a family of 8 children, she is based in Abuja where she equally runs a private business while her husband, Chigozie Zeal Atuanya, is a top Nollywood actor cum model.
THEIR LOVE STORY
The 2 lovebirds met at the bride’s cousin’s wedding 2 years ago. Just like a joke they became friends, they started dating along the line and today they are married.
ABOUT THE BRIDE AND GROOM PARENTS
Chief G. C. Oranika (Ochendo Of Abatete, Onwa Idemmili) is the proud father of the bride. He was a one time Director General of Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) Abuja under the Babangida regime while the wife Dir Ugodiya Uche Ornaike was equally a former deputy Director Education Resource Abuja. Elder Dominic Atuanya (Nnabuenyi) is the groom’s father he is a famous transporter while the mother Florence Atuanya is a fashion designer.
MR. IBU AS ANCHOR
One of Nollywood fine comic actor Mr. John Okafor popularly known as (MR. IBU) was the MC of the occasion. His brilliant delivery of cracking jokes keep the crowd laughing till the end of the ceremony.
NOLLYWOOD FULLY REPRESENTED
The Nigerian film industry called Nollywood, had many of the actors and actresses in attendance to support their own, they include Bob Manuel Udokwu, Mike Ezuruonye, John Okafor, Osita Iheme, Chinedu Ikedieze, Prince Nwafor, Queen Nwokonye, a host of other upcoming actors.
WATER TIGHT SECURITY
The traditional wedding had a large network of security personnel’s on ground, aside from the abatete vigilantic group of over 15 armed men and the policemen, guests like Capital oil boss Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah came with with a good number of Armed mobile police and others, movie star Mike Ezuruonye and others came also with their own police escort as well.
2 BANDS AND A DJ ENTERTAINED THE GUEST
The traditional wedding was indeed a grand one and to entertain the guests the couple contracted Mercy Crew Band, Uzochi Gospel Bands and DJ of unique entertainment, the trio ensured they was never a dull moment from the beginning to the end as they took time to perform one after another.
AKI AND PAWPAW GRAND ENTRY
Nollywood popular actors Chinedu Ikedieze (AKI) and Osita Iheme (pawpaw) were also at the wedding the duo entered the event with a loud ovation from the crowd and for over 10 minutes everybody wanted to get close to them it took the intervention of the police to pave way for them.
WHO DID WHAT
The food which comprises of Local and internatials dishes, the drinks, the event decoration and the 2 beautiful cakes were handled by Doris event and catering services.
CAPITAL OIL BOSS STOLE THE SHOW
Ifeanyi Ubah the Capital Oil boss changed the atmosphere the moment he entered the wedding venue, the oil magnet came into the traditional wedding with a large entourage including mobile policemen. Men on black suit as well. Immediate he came into the place everything stood still to welcome him. He came in with three 2013 edition of Mercedes Jeep with a customized plate number written Anambra State governorship aspirant 2014.
ABATETE WOMAN NOT LEFT OUT
The Abatete woman came in their numbers to celebrate with the Oranikas who their daughter was getting married they were clad in the same uniform of an orange colour blouse and a wine wrapper, they were close to a 100 women all together.
HOW I MET, AND FELL IN LOVE WITH CHIGOZIE
Delectable beautiful Jennifer Obianuju Oranika is the newly wedded wife of nollywood top actor Chigozie Atuanya, they were joined together in traditional marriage a few days back in Akwa Anambra State. The excited bride when asked about how she feels to be married to an actor, she said I am very happy and blessed to be married to a nice man like Gozie; he is caring, loving, and selfless to be honest with you. I don’t feel like I am married to an actor because I got married to him because of the qualities I mentioned earlier and more. I am not for the glitz and glamour that comes with the entertainment industry that is his job, even when my parent got to know he is an actor they accepted him for who he is, knowing that I can’t make the wrong choice as a husband, we met at my cousins wedding 2 years ago we started out as friend and after a while we started dating and today we are married. On her beauty secrets the igbinedion university train lawyer said I just take care of myself, I drink a lot of water and I equally take time to rest.
Chief Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah, Chief Olowu, Igwe Ajimatu, Mr. Innocent, Eze Kunle, John Okafor, Prince Nwafor, Queen Nwokonye, Mike Ezuruonye, Osita Iheme, Chinedu Ikedieze, Bob Manuel Udokwu.