The prominent Cole family of Victoria Island, Lagos, has denounced the recent purported marriage of their son, Taiwo, to actress and comedian, Wofai Ewa, in a traditional ceremony in Ugep, Cross River State.

In a statement issued by the family patriarch, Kunle Cole, which has since gone viral, the family dissociated themselves from the union, saying they were unaware of the marriage plans and did not grant consent or support.

This serves to notify all acquaintances, family and friends that the Cole family of Victoria Island, Lagos, are not aware of any marriage ceremony of our son,Taiwo Olakitan Cole; neither did we grant permission nor support in this regard,” the statement read.

It continued, “As such, person(s) parading themselves as new members of the Cole heritage by virtue of this purported event, are not known nor accepted by the family. All publications and documents being circulated about this are to be disregarded.”

The rebuke follows circulated images and videos showing Taiwo participating in what appeared to be a traditional marriage rite with Ewa, who hails from Ugep in Cross River.

Wofai and Taiwo took to their Instagram pages on Saturday to share marriage photos.

One of the posts read, “I found my happily ever after, and I said yes !! Chai !! Love is sweet o. Thank you guys for all the love and messages.”

Wofai, who has over a million followers on Instagram, is a chef, actress and comedian.

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