Renel Solomon

About the Families

We are eternally grateful to stand upon the foundation that our families strived to establish for past, present, and future generations. Their diversity spanning across multiple cultures, languages (four of them!), and oceans has shaped our identities and created a broad worldview through which we both seek to operate our lives. 

Sheri’s maternal lineage hails from the Urhobo people of present-day Delta State in Nigeria, while her paternal lineage has its roots from the Yoruba people in Ibadan, the current capital of Oyo State in Nigeria. Chidi’s paternal lineage arises from the Igbo people in Aba, a historical city in Abia State, Nigeria. His maternal lineage, with ancestral roots tied to West Africa, was forced to tread the waters and settle in America. Ultimately, they migrated from the South and settled in the Pennsylvania cities of Chester and Philadelphia. 

We invite you to interact with our family photo gallery to learn more about who we come from. Their stories are metaphors for emigration, immigration, migration, struggle, and ultimately, overcoming all odds. 

Thank you for celebrating with our family, we wish you God’s blessings of peace and grace.

Our Parental Lineage

Rebecca Okorare

(Bride's Maternal Grandmother)

Chief David Okorare

(Bride's Maternal Grandfather)

Alhaja Falilat Ademola

(Bride's Paternal Grandmother)

Alhaji Yekeen Akamu Ademola

(Bride's Paternal Grandfather)

Jean Yvonne Richburg

(Groom's Maternal Grandmother)

Walter Anderson Womack

(Groom's Maternal Grandfather)

Esochagi Ubani

(Groom's Paternal Grandmother)

Isikaku Wamuo

(Groom's Paternal Grandfather)

Abimbola "Vick" Ademola

(Bride's Father)

Cheryl Ann Womack

(Groom's Mother)

Ajalihu Wamuo

(Groom's Father)