2017 in review – 5 Most Beautiful and Unique Nigerian Weddings in 2017 (Photos, Video)

The union of a man and a woman becoming husband and wife is one of the biggest and most spiritual ceremonies in the world.

Weddings in Nigeria are one of the biggest events to take place in any household. Forget movie premiers, forget fashion shows, forget award shows. Weddings are for mingling and celebrating and Nigerians love to mingle and celebrate.

Our weddings are always big and over the top but what really makes a wedding big, if every one is supposed to be big? A ‘big’ wedding in Nigeria should be an event that carries every Nigerian along, the weddings that trended for one particular reason or the other.

Because the year is about to come to an end, We compiled a list of the best of what Nigerians enjoy most, ‘Weddings’. Beautiful, expensive, unique weddings that trended just because they were the best of the best.

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These weddings trended on social media by using hashtags that defined the couples either by their first names, last names or something their nicknames.

1. #soleexperience2017

What made this wedding unique was the style and extravagance of the entertainment. The couple and their friends entertained guests with unique dance steps from the bride and bridesmaids with the groom and groomsmen. The after party would also be talked abut for years for the pole dancing technique that was performed at the party.

It was a beautiful union between @fabsols and @donejexx



2. #meettheademuwaguns

This wedding trended for the style and extravagance. It also had a unique quality where bridesmaids and groomsmen were asked to open the floor by dancing together as couples.

The friends and family members the couple “Ademuwaguns” turned up for them with love and support.



3. # twins

Male and female twins blew hearts away after the sister served as her brother’s best man. It became even more unique and lovely when people found out the bride was the one who introduced her sister-in-law (the best man) to the man she is married to.

Ayobowale showed huge support for her twin brother @capt_ayt on his big day.

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People sometimes ask how we do it that we have dated for so long and I just smile and say what comes to mind (truth). For 8years 8months and 7days you were my boyfriend. We have loved, fought, cried, laughed, broken up (indirectly), encouraged each other, corrected eachother, stood by each other through thick and thin. I always boasted that I would never cry cuz I have waited for this day for long but I did not only cry, I was an onion cutter lol. Always been called Busayt but a few people knew it was BusAyotunde. You shocked me as you picked a date very dear to everyones heart to ask me to marry you (your twin sisters wedding day @ayobowale @semi_lolo). Even when you were far away and it seemed that would be the end of us, we still somehow worked it out. I am happy I said yes for the second time and I look forward to the major YES!!! I will always love you my fiancé Ayotunde Ilesanmi @capt_ayt I am ready to travel the world and make cute replicas with you👒💼🎒👝💍👙👣✈️✈️✈️Being Ruth finally paid off🙈💍💍💍💃. Dear @beehordun1 boo has finally listened to you and followed your step cc: @ayobamialli . Thanks @seil_69 @azaraijewelers for my ring Its everything i have always wanted😍😍😍 #busayt #busayt #busayt #ruththings #universitylovers #oau #iamgettingmarried💍 #bellanaijaweddings #nigerianwedding #mrsIlesanmiloading #Finally #nopressurejustreality Didn't know I was not the only one waiting till I saw plenty people write Finally!!! 🙈🙈🙈

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So I remember 5years+ my friend turned brother @semi_lolo said he was bored and needed someone to talk to, the idea was to link him with someone of same standard and IQ so my sister-in-law (sounds heavenly) @ayobowale came to mind. I gave wole the number with a strong warning (please do Not date if not serious only gist🙈). Two years plus later I was asked how I would feel I heard they were dating (happy ofcourse) On the 23rd of April 2016 they became Engineer and Barrister Adetuberu 💃💃💃💃. Thank you for letting @peachvillevents plan your wedding and most Importantly thank you for giving me 10mins of happiness that will never fade on your special day. God will bless your home I love you both. #matchmaker. I will still catch you for the embarrassing setup tho👊🏾🙈🙄😂.

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4. #zizitwins

Another twin uniqueness! These two got married to their husband’s on the same day because they love to share everything they had to share wedding dates too. So cute, the two are daughters of Senator Hope Ozodinma.




5. #saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki’s daughter Tosin tied the knot on Saturday, December 9. It made the list for one of the biggest weddings for the guest list. The wedding was graced by notable politicians and celebrities all over Nigeria.

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APPRECIATION‎ (PART I) ‎ The families of Saraki, Olukoya, Ojora and Durosinmi-Etti hereby express our deepest gratitude and appreciation to the numerous dignitaries, other individuals, groups and organizations who contributed immensely to the successful celebration of the love between our children, Oluwatosin Halimat and Adeniyi Olatunde. From Ilorin to Lagos and Abuja, you all stood by us with your prayers and presence, and made the wedding celebrations memorable. ‎ ‎ Our special appreciation goes to Their Excellencies, President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria and President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone and their wives, Hajia Aisha Buhari and Mrs. Sia Bai Koroma, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, and former Heads of State, General Ibrahim Babangida and General Abdulsalami Abubakar, for their support all through the different stages of the ceremony. ‎ ‎ We are equally specially grateful to His Excellency, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who attended all the events in Lagos and Abuja despite his tight schedule, and his wife, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo. Also, we appreciate the support from former Vice President Namadi Sambo, and former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Alfa Modibo Belgore, for honouring us with their presence. Our gratitude also goes to Their Excellencies, wives of former Presidents and Heads of State: Mrs. Ajoke Murtala Muhammed, Mrs. Maryam Abacha, Hon. Justice Fati Abubakar, Hajiya Turai Yar-Adua, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, Mrs. Bola Obasanjo, Mrs. Rebecca Augustus Aikhomu and Hajia Titi Atiku-Abubakar.‎ ‎ We are indeed grateful to His Excellency, The Right Honorable Speaker Yakubu Dogara and his wife, Mrs. Gimbiya Dogara for their support. Our Distinguished Senators led by Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, former Senators in the fifth, sixth and seventh Senate, and their amiable wives deserve special mention as they provided support all the way during the ceremonies. Same goes to Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Lasun Yusuff and all serving and past members of the House of Representatives.‎

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APPRECIATION‎ (PART III) We acknowledge our political leaders from across the country who expressed their support with their presence, prayers and gifts. They include Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Chief Bisi Akande, Chief Olusegun Osoba, Alhaji Ismaila Isa Funtua, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, Alhaji Kashim Imam, Mr. Donald Duke, Chief Ben Obi, Sen. Ibrahim Mantu, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, Sir. Peter Obi, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Chief James Ibori, Mr. Segun Oni, Mr. Sam Nda Isiah, Chief Olagunsoye Oyinlola, Otunba Alao Akala, and many others.‎ ‎ We enjoyed the company of top government officials present at different ceremonies as part of the celebration and we are grateful to them. From Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Barr. Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Baba Gana Monguno (rtd), Director General of the State Security Services, Alhaji Lawal Daura, Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, Ministers, including Prof. Isaac Adewole (Health), Alhaji Lai Mohammed (Information), Mallam Adamu Adamu (Education), Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (Interior), Brig. Gen. Mansur Dan Alli (rtd) (Defence), Barr. Adebayo Shittu (Communications), Mr. Patrick Dalong (Sports), Senator Udoma Udo Udoma (Budget), Hajiya Aisha Abubakar (Budget), Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN (Works, Housing and Power), Mr. Rotimi Amaechi (Transport), Senator Hadi Sirika (Aviation) and Mrs. Winifred Ita Eyo (Head of Federal Civil Service) and other heads of government institutions, we thank you all.‎ All the captains of industry and Organised Private Sector who honoured us at the various occasions deserve our special gratitude. From the chairman of the reception ceremony in Abuja, Alhaji Aliko Dangote to Alhaji Dahiru Mangal, others too numerous to mention and their spouses, while deeply appreciated, we say thank you.‎ ‎

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APPRECIATION‎ (PART II) The presence of our dear incumbent State Governors, former Governors as well as present and ex-deputy Governors, and their amiable wives from across the country, is highly appreciated. We acknowledge the support of Governors Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara), Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun), Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo), Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, (Ondo), Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta), Godwin Obaseki (Edo), Emmanuel Udom (Akwa Ibom), Ben Ayade (Cross River), Seriake Dickson (Bayelsa), Simon Lalong (Plateau), Abubakar Sani Bello (Niger). Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Badaru Abubakar (Jigawa), Abdulazeez Yari (Zamfara), Aminu Waziri Tambuwal (Sokoto), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Rochas Okorocha (Imo), Willie Obiano (Anambra), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), David Umahi (Ebonyi), Abubakar Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Jibrila Bindow (Adamawa), Kashim Shettima (Borno), Ibrahim Dankwabo (Gombe), Ishaku Darius (Taraba), Tanko Al-Makura (Nasarawa), and Muhammadu Abubakar (Bauchi). _ Our royal fathers added colour, tradition and culture to all the events and therefore we specifically thank the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe, Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, Osile of Oke Ona Egba, Oba Adedapo Tejuoso, Olofa of Offa, Oba Mufutau Oloyede Gbadamosi, Olowo of Owo, Oba Folagbade Olateru Olagbegi, Emir of Borgu, Alhaji Mohammed Sani Dantoro, Etsu Patigi, Alhaji Ibrahim Chatta Umar, Emir of Shonga, Alhaji Haliru Yahaya, Olusin of Isinland, Oba Solomon Oloyede, Emir of Kaura Namoda, Alhaji Ahmad Asha, Emir of Lafia, Alhaji Isa Mustafa Agwai, Emir of Kwandare, Dr. Ahmadu Al-makura, the royal mothers and members of royal families who graced the different occasions.‎ ‎

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