In a recent revelation that sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry, popular singer Johnny Drille was exposed for having secretly tied the knot over a year ago. This surprising news has sparked discussions about other celebrities who successfully kept their marriages hidden from the public eye. Let’s take a closer look at some of these entertainers and their secretive unions.
Johnny Drille, the talented singer and songwriter signed to Mavin Records, released a love song titled “The Best Part” along with a music video dedicated to his wife, Rima Tahini-Ighodaro, who also works as an A&R executive with the same record label. The confirmation of their marriage came when Don Jazzy, the head of Mavin Records, posted a picture of himself with the couple on their wedding day, expressing his happiness for them. Fans and colleagues were left astonished that the couple had managed to keep this significant news hidden for over a year.
Another couple who managed to surprise the public with their wedding was Adekunle Gold and Simi. Although some fans were aware of their relationship, the majority were caught off guard when news broke of their nuptials. The couple, who had been dating for five years, had their engagement ceremony in December 2018, followed by a traditional wedding on January 9, 2019, and a white wedding on January 10, 2019. The events were attended by only a select few family members and friends, and the strict privacy measures, including the absence of photos, contributed to the surprise surrounding their union.
Di’ja, a former signee of Mavin Records, also opted for a private wedding. She married her husband, Rotimi, in a low-key ceremony in 2015, with attendance strictly by invitation. The photographer hired for the event was unaware of the couple’s identities until he arrived at the venue in Kaduna. Two years later, Di’ja shared pictures of her husband and son on social media, confirming her marriage and expressing gratitude for the support she received.
D’banj, widely known as the “koko master,” secretly married his wife, Didi Kilgrow, in 2016. The wedding took place in Lagos, and guests who were invited under the pretense of attending a birthday party for D’banj’s father were surprised to discover it was a wedding celebration. The couple managed to keep their marriage under wraps until October 2017, when D’banj introduced his wife and late son to the audience during a concert.
Actress Funke Akindele, known for her role in the popular television series “Jenifa’s Diary,” also had a private wedding. She married singer, producer, and director Abdulrasheed Bello, also known as JJC Skillz, in a ceremony held in London, UK. Although the couple has since separated, they successfully maintained their privacy during their marriage. The news of their union was hinted at through social media posts and confirmed when Funke Akindele-Bello added her husband’s surname to her name.
These examples highlight the ability of some celebrities to keep their weddings hidden from the public eye. Whether it’s through strict privacy measures, limited guest lists, or the absence of photographs, these entertainers successfully maintained their personal lives away from the media’s scrutiny. As fans continue to be captivated by their favorite stars’ private lives, it remains to be seen which celebrities will surprise us next with their secret unions.