Weddings in Northern Nigeria are a celebration of love, culture, and the establishment of new relationships and families. The wedding of the daughter of Africa’s richest man, Fatima Dangote and Jamil Abubakar was colourful, festive, and spanned over a couple of days. The 8-day ceremony saw the bride look regal and stunning for all events, for beauty lovers, this is big.

The Bridal Shower

Fatima Dangote

For the Bridal Shower, Fatima looked Grecian as she rocked a glittery smokey eye with a matching fuschia lip and no-makeup makeup for the base by Monavee Beauty lounge.

The Mother’s dinner in Kaduna

Fatima Dangote

For the pre-wedding dinner in Kaduna, Fatima wore a Komole mould Iro and Buba with funnel sleeves designed by Deola Sagoe. The exquisite outfit was topped up with a minimal yet glowy nude look by Bimpe Onakoya.

The Kamu Amarya

Fatima Dangote

Fatima Dangote

For Fatima’s Kamu Amarya (which means “catching the bride”) ceremony held in Kano state, she donned a stunningly clean, toned matte look made up of warm tones with glossy lips by Banke Meshida of BM Pro and let the bling do the talking with a multicolored Komole mould iro and buba by Deola Sagoe.

The Fatiha

Fatima Dangote

Fatima looked beautiful for her wedding fathia in an all-white Trumpet Silhouette dress with embellished creeping flower elements custom made by Deola Sagoe. She looked radiant in a glittery makeup look with glossy pink lips by Banke Meshida of BM Pro. The look was finished with a haute turban by John 3v3 Turban for a truly regal look.

The Father’s Lunch

Fatima Dangote

Fatima stunned in a champagne A-line dress with tulle embellished corsage with a feather detail veil designed by Deola Sagoe and finished this truly victorian look with a nude makeup look with a bright red lip by BM Pro and a turban.

The Budan Kai (Conveyance of The Bride)

Fatima Dangote

Fatima looked elegant for her Budan Kai – which is a northern ceremony whereby the new bride is taken to her new home and revealed to her new family. Her makeup look was kept nude with a pop of colour done by Fati Mamza of Mamza Beauty.

Dinner Reception hosted by The Groom’s Family

Fatima dangote

Fatima opted for natural yet glam look by BM Pro for the dinner reception hosted by the groom’s family in Abuja. She wore a detailed all-pink number designed by Lanre Da Silva Ajayi (LDA) and accessorised with Swarovski crystals and a sleek turban.

Dinner Reception hosted by The Bride’s Family

The ceremony ended in Lagos state as the Bride’s father hosted a dinner reception. For this, Fatima wore a beautiful Elie Saab floral applique wedding dress with a matching turban by John 3v3 Turban. Her makeup, which was done by BM Pro brought a fresh but nude base topped up with a glossy finish.

Photography Courtesy:

BM Pro|Monavee Beauty Lounge|Bimpe Onakoya|Mamza Beauty



Originally Appeared in: Schick Magazine


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  1. Ayorkor says: March 30, 2018 at 11:55 am

    Beautiful bride😍

  2. Anonymous says: March 30, 2018 at 11:07 am

    Very beautiful and stunning, in waiting for my own 😅

  3. Les says: March 30, 2018 at 9:58 am


  4. Naa says: March 30, 2018 at 9:45 am


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