Lagos — That star actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo and his lovely date for three-and-a-half years, Jumobi Adegbesan became one on Friday 29 December 2000 is no longer news. But Entertainment Cafe can reveal to you that the celebrated couple, days before the public engagement, were joined together as husband and wife at the Lagos Mainland Local Government Council in a ceremony attended by only eight persons.
This, according to a source close to the couple, was to give legal endorsement to the union and come January 27, Jumobi's birthday, RMD will lead his friends to U.K. to hold a fantastic wedding ceremony. The traditional engagement ceremony which was well attended by the cream of the Nigerian society took place at Otunba Jobi Fele Regency Hall, Alausa and very early in the morning, hardworking Tara Mewe Sagay and Caroline Sagay made sure that RMD took another look at Jumobi with their one-in town make-up. The following day, Saturday 30 December, unknown to many, RMD and Jumobi had a quiet church blessing performed by RMD's mentor and spiritual father, Pastor Kris Okotie at the Household of God, Oregun.
After the ceremonies, Jumobi quietly moved to RMD's Omole mansion and confided in a pal that unlike before, she felt more at home as she does not have to look if anybody was watching her when going in and out of RMD's home. For journalists who covered the events, it was hectic as those who converged in front of Jumobi's mum's house at Alausa were told to leave as relatives and friends of the bride claimed it was a private affair and would not want anybody to disturb them.
Even church members of RMD Household of God who went to the Regency Hall to rejoice with one of their own were turned back rudely by tough-looking security men and even photo journalists were barred from having a field day as the groom had earlier written to all the editors of soft-sell magazines in the country assuring them that he had an official photographer and will send them pictures.