Truly, love always conquers all. In spite of the global coronavirus pandemic, families are still getting together to join their children in matrimony. This was the case on Saturday, August 8 as Adama Indimi, daughter of billionaire oil magnate, Mohammed Indimi, tied the knot in a Nikkai ceremony with Kogi prince, Malik Ado-Ibrahim. Adama Indimi wedding. Nigerian wedding traditions 2020.
The groom, Prince Ado-Ibrahim, is the founder of Bicernergy, owner of F1 team Arrows, and heir to the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland in Kogi State. Nigerian wedding traditions 2020.
The marriage rites between Adama Indimi, popularly known as Presido, and Malik Ado-Ibrahim, kicked off in Maiduguri, Borno State with the Fero Buji Gnata. This is the first of many wedding traditions practiced by many tribes in Northern Nigeria. The bride, belonging to the Kanuri tribe. Nigerian wedding traditions 2020.
The Fero Buji Gnata was followed by the Sa Lalle (henna night). The henna night is similar to a bachelorette’s night as it is a night when the bride, as well as other young women in her life and aunts-in-law would wear velvet dresses and the bride would put on a sequined outfit and a veil on her face. The henna tray would be brought to the bride’s house by the relatives of the groom with two candles on it.
It is believed that henna gives blessings, luck, and joy, although it is also seen as a beauty enhancer. Some brides get their future spouse’s initials hidden into their henna design. There may also be symbolic designs representing joy, luck, success, beauty, and other positive qualities. Adama Indimi wedding.
The henna night was followed by the Kaulu event and finally concluded with the Kai Amarya which is the conveyance of the bride to her matrimonial home to be received by the groom’s family.
For these four events, Adama Indimi was glammed up by Abuja based makeup company, Hermosaa Make-Up Studio. Nigerian wedding traditions 2020.
For her looks, Adama chose outfits from popular Nigerian design houses such as Toju Foyeh, Kulu and DZYN. The bride’s family opted for a variety of African print-designed outfits that added even more color to the various ceremonies.
Check out beautiful shots from Adama Indimi and Malik Ado-Ibrahim’s union…
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