by ‘Ifreke Inyang
A court ruling in Lagos has annulled the whirlwind marriage between Nollywood actress, Stephanie Okereke and former Super Eagles player, Chikelue Iloanusi. According to reports, the judge said the marriage never existed and couldn’t have been valid, as Iloanusi was married legally to another woman in the US at the time he wedded Okereke.
YNaija got across to the beautiful Okereke to clear the air – especially as there has been wildly varying reports on the story. The short interview is below:
YNaija: What’s really the story with your dissolved marriage?
Stephanie Okereke: Story is misconstrued as usual, but I’m not bothered abeg. At least I’m not going to be referred to as a divorce or ex-Mrs…. (Laughter) The better for me jare.
YNaija: What happened exactly?
Stephanie Okereke: I sought for annulment and I got it. I never sought for divorce. It was an annulment. He was married to someone abroad so with that evidence I was able to seek for annulment. The court cannot grant annulment unless I had proof. The case has been on since 2007 and been dragging because of our court system. Our journalists just like mediocrity!
YNaija: Where is he now?
Stephanie Okereke: I don’t know where he’s been. He doesn’t have to be there, so.
YNaija: We hear wedding bells are ringing for February?
Stephanie Okereke: Again, another media story! I’m not getting married in February. Very untrue, please tell them.
YNaija: Whenever it is, will it be in Paris as reported?
Stephanie Okereke: (Laughter) No comment!