Yes, you heard that right. And, no, she’s not answering an altar call. After intense media speculation, Mercy Johnson has finally doused all tension by declaring, “Yes, I am getting married, officially, from the horse’s mouth – on the 27th of August 2011. It’s a 4-day event, the court wedding on the 25th, the traditional on the 26th, the white wedding on the 27th, and the Thanksgiving on the 28th.“
Addressing previous rumours, she says, “I did mention that I was getting engaged and I did mention that I was getting married and I said that I wanted the wedding within my birthday period, but I didn’t specify on the date. I got engaged in November 2010, so I couldn’t have mentioned that I was getting married in August 2010. So I really never came out on an interview to say I was getting married; it was just speculation, because most of my friends knew I always wanted to have a wedding on my birthday (August 28th), in a joint manner.“
Still speaking with the BN interviewer, she also reveals, “He is Prince Odianose Okojie, from Esanland (Uromi), Edo State. He is a prince from Esanland, he’s just (a) simple young person.“
Court Wedding – 25th August 2011
Engagement – 26th August 2011
Church Wedding & Reception – 27th August 2011
Thanksgiving/Bride’s Birthday – 28th August 2011
Mercy and her fiance, Prince Odianose Okojie are members of Christ Embassy and hope to get married there. Final confirmation is expected from the church.
Comedian AY Makun will be the MC for the reception.
Mercy has picked her dress but will keep major details under wraps until the day.
The Star Studded Bridal Train
Nigerian stars including Goldie, Chike Ike, Queen Nwokoye, Waje, Empress Njamah and Kefee are set to have an official role in the wedding as bridesmaids.
Lagos-based confectionery Cakes & Cream have been commissioned to create Mercy Johnson and Prince Odianose Okojie’s wedding cake.