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BN Wedding Glam: The Funke Fowler & Abi Kuku Traditional Engagement



The traditional engagement ceremony of Funke Fowler and Abi Kuku was a fabulous event! With over 3,000 guests, it was so difficult for us to pick photos for our BN Wedding Glam feature.
Even though there were so many fabulous golden oldies in their luxe iro ati buba accessorized with standout jewels, we decided to focus on the young crowd and basically let things flow from there.

The colours of the day were red for the groom’s family/guests and pink for the bride’s family/guests. The melange of these two bold hues created a sensational mix!

Check out BN Wedding Glam – The Funke Fowler & Abi Kuku Traditional Engagement Edition plus another sneak peek of Funke and Abi’s traditional engagement.

We know we promised to focus on the youngish set but we just had to sneak this in! Timeless chic!

Sneak Peek II
To see Part I, click HERE

Photo Credit: | Insigna


  1. ij

    November 1, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Nigerians are just too fine!!!!!!!!

    • Temi

      November 1, 2011 at 9:43 pm

      as in!!!

    • Damilola

      November 2, 2011 at 9:03 am

      you know….

    • omowunmi

      November 2, 2011 at 4:12 pm

      did anyone notice the guys are just too fine?no wonder their partners/wife (wotever)held them so tightly.

    • ij

      November 5, 2011 at 10:41 am

      ah ah how wont they ? I myself will be holding on tightly of course with my pocket crystal nail file in my handbag just in case I have to hurt someone

  2. BritGirl

    November 1, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Wow…Everyone looks Fab!!! *Missing naija so badly*

    Ps Never thought I’d say this but..Am I first? 🙂

    • ebi

      November 2, 2011 at 10:47 am


  3. Firefly

    November 1, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    People looking loving, Funke is a truly beautiful bride and she has fab taste.

  4. Straight4ward

    November 1, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Yayyyyy!!!! we did it!!!!!! CONCEPTEUR DE FRUITEE!!!!

  5. Jess

    November 1, 2011 at 7:26 pm


  6. lovelychica

    November 1, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    and this is JUST engagement. Chei. I need to go to dubai and gatecrush this wedding ohhhhh. The wedding of the year. Her bobo is cute sha

    • abz

      November 1, 2011 at 11:24 pm

      sorry dear u need a band before u can enter the venue oooo

  7. Qutey

    November 1, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Looooved a lot of d jewelry on display n I want some of those shoes, d clothes r same ol’…..but girls gotta be careful wit this half wrapper length o, sooo not for everyone biko…. wondering bout dat combo of pink n red..umm..o well maybe cos i generally dont care bout pink, but still…! n b4 i sign out- dat mama in d boubou had d best swag, head-to-toe!

  8. sett

    November 1, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    this is glam/red carpet post so Bella, pls do not delete my comment o. so here is my take…because this is a big and much publicized wedding, a lot of momentum built up and everyone waiting for this event… i think everyone of their guests were trying to out-do themselves, or out-do the the next person. this led to tooooooooo many coloros. Funke is known to be modest, yet classy. She is not a lousy dresser. The reds, fuschia pinks, sequins galore to me is too much. y’all need to learn from the bride that less is more. thanks ladies. thats it for ttoday:)

    • bigntallgyal

      November 2, 2011 at 5:38 am

      Lol DUH! of course everyone tried to out do each other! we’re nigerians!! what did you expect everyone should wear black!?! abeg carry go this trad wediing beat even some white wedding abroad!!…I salute funke!! nothing do u!! omo-classy…omo-sexy!! Vvery proud.


      November 2, 2011 at 10:38 pm

      lol….isnt that why some of us are nigerians, a bit confused as to what the actual aso ebi was but yeah THe bride is a STUNNER

  9. Ivory

    November 1, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Amazing !! Nigerians can dress tho!

  10. nike

    November 1, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    absolutely stunning. The red and pink combination is classic. Beautiful couple. Congrats!

  11. pendo

    November 1, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    the bride is too beautiful!! very gorgeous and the guests well dressed eargely waiting for the white wedding pics….

  12. sett

    November 1, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    the three women at the very top do it for me. very refreshing and Sade Okoya and Olamide Lawson kept it clean yet classy.

  13. anna

    November 1, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    dis is a very classy traditoinal wedding,did u see all d traditional attires,itz gud to dress acording to an occassion

  14. anonymous

    November 1, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Elohor + Her Hubby = Hotness!!!

    • Blush

      November 2, 2011 at 7:17 pm


  15. Phuro!!!

    November 1, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Looking good Mowale!!!

  16. Céline Mademoiselle

    November 1, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    I’m from Cameroon and I have to say WOW !!! Those women are FABULOUS, GORGEOUS !!!
    I like nigerian traditional weddings !

    xoxo from a style lover in Brussels

    Céline Mademoiselle

  17. Ayaoba

    November 1, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Lovely event tho….but with too many colours of asoebi going on….am lost!!!
    Nyway…na Funke way…she gat it
    Tot Bella Adenuga’s wedding would never be beaten by any, but from what am seeing…hmmmmmmm…9ja babes will never sempeeee!!!

    • sett

      November 1, 2011 at 9:33 pm

      only two weddings, i repeat…only TWO weddings outrightly beat Bella Adenuga’s wedding and those two were Sherifff Shagaya and Bisola Ajimobi’s (Kenny Lattimore, Zuhair Murad Dress and her engagemetn ring, custom made louboutin). sorry those are the Bellanaija weddings of all time. Case CloseD!

    • Ngo

      November 2, 2011 at 7:51 am

      Wow! Be like say this one don knock that one go Jerico

  18. Qu33nb

    November 1, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Fiyass!!! Most of these dolls look super fab! Laves it!

  19. @_Iyore

    November 1, 2011 at 9:12 pm


  20. adannem

    November 1, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    this is by far the best wedding i’ve seen!!! woww…still cnt believe this is an engagement ceremony,evryone looks nice with diffrnt colours of asoebi money talks sha… congrats to funke+hubby

  21. Gennyz # 1 Fan!!!!

    November 1, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Elohor is a lucky girl oohh..even as tall as she is her husband is still taller than her, and it even looks like she’s wearing heels in that pic. WOW!! *Jealous*

  22. Ocheze

    November 1, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Beautiful people. Elohor + hubby = perfection. Nigerians are the most beautiful people on earth. Congrats to the couple. Bless.

    • toriola

      November 2, 2011 at 4:02 am

      hahhaha…very perfect. hahhahha

    • Grace

      November 2, 2011 at 9:56 pm

      God Bless them. Too hott

  23. Miriam

    November 1, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    The decor and the cake is just fab! I’m smitten!!!

  24. Diva

    November 1, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Yuwa I see you… Looking good!!

  25. igbo girl

    November 1, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    beautifull bride!!

  26. Ex-Blogger

    November 1, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Love, love, LOVE Funke’s attire, too gbaski!!! Her blouse does it for me, i’m so ripping this idea for my engagement outift…thanks for the!!!
    Yuwie, i see u baby! looking good mami
    To future brides and thier “friends”; take note, this is how to DRESS to an event, i’m tired of seeing titts and rolls all over the place. (Even if u have an amazing body) Showing excess skin is so 1999. Cover up, it looks good on u!
    Congrats to the couple, the hotness is tew mussssshhhh!!! Can’t wait to see the white wedding 🙂

  27. UgoBabe

    November 1, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    who are these people? what does the bride do?

  28. loxxy

    November 1, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    All I can say is: I love my people!!! like the attire is toooooo much!!!!!!

  29. anon

    November 1, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    olamide lawson remains a flawless, gorgeous woman. amen

  30. itk

    November 1, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    when you’re big you’re big – FABULOUS pics – congrats Funke – wishin you a happy married life – mehn i wish i could get an invite to your dubai wedding

  31. Ebene

    November 1, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    I’m so with you Ex-Blogger on the excess skin/tits n rolls no-no….modesty is very elegant!

  32. kd

    November 1, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    THIS IS NOT A HATE COMMENT……but the truth is i don’t know her…she must b famous to have had 3000 guests..biko someborry pls tell me who she is.

  33. jesse jayjay

    November 1, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    fabulous, najia rock, when i see beautiful people like this despite all the madness going on in this country i just have mad love for this country

  34. Brittle Paper

    November 1, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    I am falling in love with buba all over again.

  35. ao

    November 1, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Number one, Sade Okoya never disappoints. Number two, it is obvious that there are better tailors in Naija than outside of it. Tailors state side are for the most part short on talent, creativity, and good work.

  36. MyView

    November 1, 2011 at 11:55 pm


  37. aj

    November 2, 2011 at 1:09 am

    Pretty woman. Your smile is beautiful. Smile more 🙂

  38. diva

    November 2, 2011 at 1:13 am

    lovely! just simply lovely! pls eh! they should give us more details on who did their event planning and location of event. some of us wanna gather ideas for our own special day

  39. lola

    November 2, 2011 at 1:17 am

    love the color. classy pink n varieties

  40. Ada

    November 2, 2011 at 2:27 am

    Mehn the guys killed it!! Nothing is sexy as a Tall ass man in native wear and sandals with CLEAN feet! Damn! Drooling over here! #sigh…
    My fav aso ebi is the black and red ones….catdamn!

    This wedding has really given me colour inspiration for mine. Saving pics on computer asap! LOL!

  41. Molly

    November 2, 2011 at 2:33 am

    Was hoping to see a few more fashionistas…

  42. On point!

    November 2, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Just one word… Classy!


    November 2, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Nice wedding beautiful bride and v.handsom groom, congrats!

  44. chinny

    November 2, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Money good o,beautiful!beautiful!beautiful.

  45. Lue

    November 2, 2011 at 10:07 am

    wow…………………… so many aso ebis

  46. Oluwabee

    November 2, 2011 at 10:21 am

    neva knew iro and buba has gone dis fashionable.

    oops am i carrying last? lol very fyn and nice aso ebi here tho

  47. nene

    November 2, 2011 at 10:22 am

    waooo…everyon looks so elegant!!! NICE

  48. eldee

    November 2, 2011 at 10:36 am

    speechless designs. naija dey bam

  49. nikky

    November 2, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Lovely i love the new style pple use dis days for d bride price, making it look so organized.

  50. BukiOni

    November 2, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Beautiful engagement. May their love continue to be celebrated.

  51. left

    November 2, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Damn! d bride is just gorgeous! d goom is fyn too..wishing dem hppy maried life

  52. cathy

    November 2, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    wow!!!! sade okoya is back! every single person here is gorgeous whew!!!

  53. Maureen Opara

    November 2, 2011 at 12:30 pm


  54. uhmmm

    November 2, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Sade Okoya did it for me…that is timeless and chic, my way of dressing pple like us never disappoint…Funke you did well as a bride….:-)

  55. mariamah

    November 2, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Speechless, that is how this wedding makes me feel.

  56. bukunola

    November 2, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Seems like Oleku iro and buba is now in vogue, but I don’t think it suits everyone.

  57. t-i-t-i

    November 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Funke and Abi compliment each other. I can’t imagine if it was mostly red attire I saw. I’m glad it was a mix shades of pink. Btw Funke I dont blame you i’ll take my wedding to Dubai..kai 3000 guests for naija.Destination weddings are exotic nothing wrong with the idea. Beautiful naija babes…yes U gotta luv us naijas 🙂

  58. majo

    November 2, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    is she related to vivian fowler? i’m trying to understand why 3000 people came to this engagement.

  59. naveah

    November 2, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    The lady in the last picture is my auntie, Mrs. Amina Hamzat Ahmadu! You are fantabulous, Auntie Mayen! You no gree, abeg!!! LOL! I’m trying to be like you ooooooo!

  60. posh

    November 2, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Funke n hubby,glam glam! Elohor n aisien,am crying! So gorgeous together,Shade okoya,D first time am seein her dis simple without eye catchin attachments! Red n pink? Hmmm.short buba is back again abi? Now its not knee lenght but three quarter,all in all sweeeeet eye candies! I’d b back later!

  61. baby

    November 2, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    you needed to see the traffic at TBS that Saturday. Plenty VIP all trying to drive in. Burr naija too bahd gan. We no dey carry last at all. Fabolous! I want a wedding just llike this with the creme-dela-creme. joooo

  62. ayana

    November 2, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    The colours are so lovely and everyone looks so beautiful. God Bless their union

  63. cookiee-coo

    November 2, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    all the guys in white native had well groomed beard and mustachies …too cute! was that planned please?

  64. hotcookie4ever

    November 2, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    oh my…i gotta say, Yorubas know how to throw a FABULOUS party…always stay classy

    • Tobechidaniel

      November 3, 2011 at 10:31 pm

      Yes they do. Owambe is to yoruba as what is to Igbo:Too cute

  65. DuChess O

    November 2, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    oh, my heart yearns for naija! No part like a Lagos part for real!
    Anywho, the bride is simply stunning. The females rocked it (love the “oleku” styles) and the men look YUMMY! 🙂 As per the couples, these two are my fav:

  66. DuChess O

    November 2, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    ohhhh, and the yummy mummy is rawking it! Dang, she simply proves that you can be fab at ANY age…xo

  67. abimboladare

    November 2, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Aww…see my VF peeps looking stunning. Again, I say. congrats Funke. Happy married Life.

  68. Nadine

    November 3, 2011 at 12:46 am

    The “timeless chic” picture: I salute the madam!

  69. mimi

    November 3, 2011 at 1:07 am

    omg neva seen so many aso ebi’s in one wedding in my entire life..omg..but everyone look stunning and on point..omo naija toh bad gan….dis anybody notice da guy and hiz wife at d very top..couple on point dats y i still ve ve a bf waiting 4 my own stunner like dat..u carry broda waka all mahnn turn will recognise a broda just stepped in..chai speaking

  70. mimi

    November 3, 2011 at 1:09 am

    fyi pple…the aso ebi must b confirmed and choosen by d bride b4 it can b worn 2 her its all her taste afterall

  71. NNENNE

    November 3, 2011 at 2:52 am

    Beautiful! As always, thanks for posting,BN.

  72. miumiu

    November 3, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Happy birthday Toke. Looking lovely as usual.

  73. oj

    November 3, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    i jst luv d white lady rockn trad…ahe luks soo beautiful!!!

  74. adebimpe

    November 3, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    very nice one….

  75. Purpleicious Babe

    November 3, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    *SMILING* With pictures like these you can only smile… it is so nice and the couples stood out..

    Jaw drops @ 3000 guests…. Kate and William has nothing on u ohh…

    Loves these set……

  76. sakara

    November 3, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    dd i see mo abudu in one of d pixs? she’s looking so fair n complexion and this s a fashionable packed parry

  77. molly

    November 3, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    OMG, the bride’s mother is beautiful… how come no one’s commented on that. Na wa for genes o.

  78. chioma Obi-Yomi

    November 4, 2011 at 9:30 am

    I liked the fact that they kept their looks traditionally.

  79. sweetlol

    November 4, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    I lov d styles

  80. Esh

    November 11, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Dis is realy lovely…………….

  81. Miss BusyBody

    November 11, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Choi…! See blokes… Bia, Bella Naija hook a sister up na… Cos I dunno where all the cute single Naija men have gone o….!!

  82. fashion police

    November 15, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    @ Qutey ur right that mama the timeless chic that they
    sneak in was the best dressed among the ladies fron head to toe shes got great fashin sence and knows what suits her body type unlike the young ladies hmmm well they tried sha

  83. Jacqueline

    November 18, 2011 at 8:51 am

    well I am Tanzanian
    but I am always in this part of this website I love Nigerians Traditional engagement
    Nigerians are really good in combining tradition with class I LOVE IT
    Nigerian men are just so hot
    i wonder women are all over them
    in short this engagement was amazing

  84. hanat

    November 21, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    This is simply breath taking. God bless the union.

  85. tender hart

    November 22, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    wow!!! this is amazing. everytin looks so on point, see hot boiz oooooooo! mogbe!

  86. me

    November 22, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    hie bella i just saw the photos of their wedding in dubai on

  87. Doyin (Events by Doyin)

    November 27, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Very beautiful pictures! The event was nicely done.

  88. liz

    March 12, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    i beg naija na die na dis wedding na fyn ooo…..

  89. Skinny hipster

    May 20, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Love!!! This is beautiful

  90. bolanleselimot

    February 7, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    This lovely !!!

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