Brittany Chinenye, the daughter of Catherine Uju Ifejika, CEO of Brittania-U Nigeria Limited, an indigenous petroleum company for upstream exploration
Brittany Chinenye, the daughter of Catherine Uju Ifejika, CEO of Brittania-U Nigeria Limited, an indigenous petroleum company for upstream exploration and production, and Brittania-U Ghana Limited, BUGL, has tied the knot with Chinedu Atanmo, her partner.
The wedding ceremony, which was held over the weekend at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos, was graced by various dignitaries, cutting across politics and entertainment.
Some of the high-profile personalities present at the event include Vice-President Kasim Shettima; Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of Labour Party at the 2023 general election, and Alex Otti, Abia state governor.
Other celebrities include Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ooni of Ife; Chris Ngige, former minister of labour and employment, lawyer Mike Ozekhome.
Also present were Senator Daisy Danjuma; Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, first lady of Lagos state; and Wale Edun, minister of finance; Hajia Titi Abubakar; Ado Bayero; Olu Okeowo, Cosmas Maduka etc.
While Chinedu Okoli aka Flavor Na’bania, highlife singer, was on hand to thrill the wedding guests with some of his hit songs, Okechukwu Okechukwu Anthony Onyegbule aka Okey Bakassi steered proceedings at the wedding.
The couple held their traditional wedding on November 28 at Harbor Point in Lagos.
Uju, a lawyer and oil magnate. She is regarded as one of the most powerful women in the oil and gas sector and one of the richest women in Africa.
A recipient of several national and international awards for best practices in business leadership, Uju is a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria, ICSAN and a fellow of the Institute of Arbitration and Conciliation.
Uju Ifejika‘s foray into the oil and gas sector began during her National Youth Service Corps at Texaco where she was later retained and then later on, Chevron. She joined Texaco as a Junior Counsel in 1987, spent two years at Texaco Overseas Petroleum Unlimited from 1988 to 1989, and was Acting Chief Counsel by 1991.
This gave her experience in both the upstream and downstream aspects of the petroleum industry.