Nollywood in the past few years has recorded a huge success in the area of marriage especially among the babes. with fewer cases of divorce recorded. Below are list of Nollywood babes with big heart for Edo men,from South-South Nigeria.
Stephanie Okereke met her husband, Linus Idahosa in the film academy, Del-York. It will be recalled that Okereke was married between 2004 and 2007 to a former Super Eagles football player ChikelueIloenyosi. In 2012, a high court in Lagos declared the marriage null and void, because at the time they got married, Chikelue was already legally married to another woman in the US.
In April 2012, the actress got married to Linus Idahosa in Paris, France, at a private wedding ceremony that was attended by members of her family and scores of Nollywood stars.
Okereke was born 2 October, 1982. She has received several awards and nominations for her work as an actress, including the 2003 Reel Award for Best Actress, the 2006 Afro Hollywood Award for Best Actress, and three nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2005, 2009 and 2010. She was also the runner up for the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria beauty pageant of 2002.
Stephanie Okereke was born in Imo State, Nigeria. She graduated from the University of Calabar, with a degree in English and Literary Studies. Already during her teenage years in 1997 she starred in two Nollywood movies, Compromise 2 and Waterloo. Okereke has starred in over 90 movies
Ini Edo met her husband during one of his trips to Nigeria. One thing led to another and marriage talk began. It was alleged that she had fought many ladies before and after their wedding to stay off her man. Many still wonder how she was able to win Philips from his first marriage to Ruth Okoro.
Amidst all odds, Ini Edo got married to her US-based husband, Philip Ehiagwina in 2009 in the United States of America after their traditional marriage in 2008. However, tongues are currently wagging that the actress is under serious pressure by her in-laws.
According to Nigeriafilms.com, Ini Edo’s in-laws are not happy that the glamorous actress hasn’t given them a child after about four years of marriage. It was also revealed that her husband, who is based in the US, has of late not been regular in the country.
Ini Edo began her acting career in the year 2000, and has featured in more than 50 movies since that time. The Theatre Arts graduate of the University of Calabar hails from Akwa-Ibong State. She is a Glo ambassador and also recently turned producer with her hit movie ‘I’LL Take My Chances.’ She has a lot of endorsements deals and award winning movies to her credit.
Like Few months before her wedding, there was a claim that her husband was happily married shortly before she showed up. Many people expected her to quit the relationship or give him some time to settle whatever he had with his ex-wife, but Mercy Johnson was not ready to let the Edo guy go. She insisted she was going to get married to him on the set date whether anyone liked it or not.
The drama between her husband and his ex-wife got so though that the Christian Women Association in Lagos urged the church not to carry on with the wedding plan and even threatened to disrupt the ceremony if it held. But not even their threat could stop the thespian from saying “I do” to her prince charming.
Amidst all the threats, rumour and uncertainty, Mercy Johnson still fulfilled her dream of adorning herself with the rich Edo cultural attire on her traditional marriage. She eventually got married to the prince and today, the union is blessed with a lovely baby girl, Purity.
Mercy Johnson made her acting debut in the movie, “The Maid” in which she played the role of a possessed house help. Her performance in the movie shot her into the limelight and she has acted in other movies ever since. She hails from Okene in Kogi state. She was born in Lagos on August 28, 1984.
She won the 2009 African Film Award for best supporting actress.