Banky W, a popular Nigerian artist, has reacted when a judge found Ikoyi Marriage Registry marriages to be illegal and invalid.
According to sources, a court battle is raging between Nigeria’s local governments and the federal government about who has the authority to maintain marriage registry, conduct marriages, and issue marriage certificates.
However, the federal High Court in Ikoyi recently granted the Eti Osa local government’s prayers, stating that it is statutorily the job of local governments as provided by law, and that only local governments have the power to do so, and that the federal government’s acts of operating marriage registries through the ministry of interior is clearly beyond their powers, rendering all marriages conducted by federal marriage registries invalid.
In response to the news, Banky, who married his actress wife, Adesua, at the Ikoyi registry in 2017, ridiculed his wife, referring to her as “Baby Mama.”
Please see his post below.