Hadiza Rasheed & Atiku Jada Wed – A Wonderful Wedding Story!

Our culture is so amazing and the best illustration of this is weddings!
Molecular Cell Biologist Hadiza Rasheed and Human Resource Consultant Atiku Jada celebrated their love, families and culture as they wed.
The couple met at a friend’s wedding and then got in touch with each other 3 months later. From then on, everything flowed seamlessly!

Hadiza and Atiku’s wedding was a spectacular multi-city event – From their family homes in Katsina and Yola and then the finale at the ThisDay Dome in Abuja. The beautiful bride looked stunning all through each and every ceremony.

We absolutely love Hadiza and Atiku’s BN wedding feature and wish them all the best in life and love!

~ Photography by Dimeji for Modii Studios (Replica Digital Studios)

Kunshi / Kamu / Cultural Night – Katsina

Niqaa / Yinin Biki – Katsina

Kai Amarya – Katsina -> Yola / Dinner – Yola

Dinner Reception – Abuja

Photography: Dimeji for Modii Studios (Replica Digital Studios) – 0802 261 3111 – www.dimejiandmoyo.com
Event Planners: Becky – Elizabeth Okogwu

124 Comments on Hadiza Rasheed & Atiku Jada Wed – A Wonderful Wedding Story!
  • joicee February 2, 2012 at 11:44 am

    The Bride had so many wardrobe changes…It is a beautiful wedding.

    • El Bee February 3, 2012 at 4:23 am

      As in…4 different events! When you’re big, you are BIG!

      • emi February 5, 2012 at 4:59 pm

        nahh its not a status thing. I think its northern thing. weddings in the north typically last a couple of days as long as a week sef with different events for each day. I served in Kaduna and stayed at a friend’s place while i was there. Their neighbor (my friend’s childhood friend actually) got married and it went on for about five days .. and this was a middle class family o . So i guess its just a northern thing including the heavy saudi gold, the mehndi, kayan aure and of course the brides’s bedroom and parlour set bought by her parents (some parents actually start saving really early for it). I don’t know if its tradition but a very good number of northerners do this regardless of their social status

  • Dorse February 2, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Yaaaaaaaaaay I am firstt!!!
    The wedding looks so well put together and the couple look really good together. May the almighty God bless their union and keep them forever, Amen xxxxx

  • Annie February 2, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Lovely couple, lovely people, everyone looked so cute

  • Funmi February 2, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Such opulence! The bride looked gorgeous in all pictures. Very natural. I wish them lots of happiness together.

    • Blossom February 6, 2012 at 11:08 am

      It’s nice to see a truly traditional wedding feature here for a change

  • funmi February 2, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Whaooooooooooo. This is very very lovely. Highly impressed is an understatement. Wish them a blessed union forever.

  • kiki February 2, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    i love the ward robe changes….

  • ifyoma February 2, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    kiaaaaaaa walaiiii c all d guest their nose lovely n cute ……………..walatalaiii dis is sunning……….let me check d pic again if i will do a goggle check on any of them cute dude……………coverface

    • che February 3, 2012 at 10:02 pm

      The noses are so fine. Well pointed and all. 🙂

  • Ice queen February 2, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Really lavished wedding.. i wish you are happy wedlock

  • D Pretty February 2, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Wow..Beautiful wedding i must say. Dis northeners have money sha, plenty effizzy from aircraft to venue..
    The shagaya’s, we see u..MUST be a close friend to d couple.
    P.S.. D bride’s figure is to die for. #okbye

  • pynk February 2, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Wow four ceremonies? GOod looking couple though.

  • Ebi February 2, 2012 at 12:58 pm


  • Janet February 2, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    BEAUTIFUL!!! Just beautiful!!! I’m from Delta, so seeing a wedding through a different culture is always a lovely thing to see. The bride looked so pretty throughout, and the groom looked sharp! Nice couple!…as for the very handsome bachelors (i hope) that were in attendance, kai kai kai! Una too fine biko. When people told me Hausa boys were fine i didn’t want to listen… biko someone tell http://cdn.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Hadiza-Rasheed-Atiku-Jada-Wedding-Niqaa-Yinin-Biki-January-2012-BellaNaija-019-600×400.jpg his deltan wife-to-be is waiting for him haha!

    • Smiraa February 4, 2012 at 6:21 pm

      LOL! His name is Shehu and he is very single. works in lagos 🙂

      • Lolo February 6, 2012 at 2:57 pm

        LMAO!! “VERY single”? Janet, oya hook yourself up o!

      • Dorsiee February 7, 2012 at 10:52 am

        haha Gbam! hook up

  • onyaa February 2, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    real lavish wedding and highly organised. May God Bless this Union!

  • Lady G February 2, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Waaaaaaoooooooooooo. Congrats. This is indeed, splendid.

  • Lue February 2, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    the wedding has like four parts? wowwwwwww
    its very colour – FULL
    BN, you guys are doing a great job.

  • tama February 2, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    beautiful weddin,
    and expensive i shuld also add , cos all the Gold the bride is puttin on aint cheap at all

    P.S. she had really nice curves also

  • ngosi February 2, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    wow this is such a beautiful display of northern muslim culture
    Love it
    northern women are so stunning and beautiful
    i just love how proud they are of their culture

  • princess onyeukwu February 2, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    What a wedding, that is every girls dream.it was well organised, the bride is drop dead grogeous,her outfit were so unique.I wish them long live,good health,happiness,prosperity,friut of d womb and many good things to come.

  • PD February 2, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Abu Bakari…..always representing…..cant wait for your wedding!!!HML to the couple……beautiful wedding!!!!

  • Debby February 2, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Money is good sha! This northerners really know how to organise themself.
    The bride is so prettiful, plus the groom is looking all sharp!
    I wish the couple a blissful union.

  • Chi-ka February 2, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Money talking!!!!!!! Northern girls are fine sha, I won’t lie. The bride and that figure…hmm, Father Lord, bestow on me, Amen!!!
    Wedding was well organized, outfits on point, effizzy everywhere. This was a carnival in different locations, not just a wedding oooo!
    Wish them a happy married life 🙂

  • Tyee February 2, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    http://cdn.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Hadiza-Rasheed-Atiku-Jada-Wedding-Niqaa-Yinin-Biki-January-2012-BellaNaija-003.jpg my very own oga! always representing then you go tell us no money for office baii. well done

  • ty February 2, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    wow…d bride is very beautiful…black beauty….and d guests added to d beauty of the wedding…they r all beautiful and handsome….na wa o…d bobos shaaaa…make brain

  • Amina February 2, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Very Organised! am impressed and am learning

  • Funmie February 2, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    This is the beautiful part of Nigeria that is unknown to many…. The little kids in their Hausa attire is priceless.
    This bride is pwetty 🙂

  • Hadassah February 2, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Beautiful couple. I wonder if the bride got tired of dressing up, i would have been exhausted. Its amazing she even looked radiant and gorgeous throughout….im impressed! Wish them all the best

  • ruby February 2, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    please can someone tell me where to get the type of laces the bride wore. thank you.

    • Chi-ka February 2, 2012 at 4:10 pm

      yes o i concur!!! where can we buy these laces? thank you in advance for the info. BN, u can intervene if possible lol.

    • Omo February 8, 2012 at 12:09 pm

      Most of these laces are imported and highly expensive.

    • mulikatcardoso December 21, 2012 at 3:54 pm

      french lace ruby ok

  • Titi Sule February 2, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Beautiful wedding and something different from the usual weddings in Nigeria. So I’ve noticed that people from the north do Cultural Night. Is that the same as traditional wedding?

  • HoneyDame February 2, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Choi!!! These northerners and their legendary beauty sha!!!! Simple and classic beauty!

  • Ndidi February 2, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    We are a beautiful people. Go Nigerians!!!! I absolutely love my country. These pictures bring back memories of my time in Kano, Zaria and Kaduna. Even as an Igbo girl in the north, I met nothing but love. Boko Haram, leave Nigeria alone! We are such a beautiful country, full of beautiful people (inside and out) and with so much potential. Thank you BN for sharing these pics of a lovely couple. I wish them and Nigeria, nothing but blessings and peace!

    • Amina February 3, 2012 at 9:29 am

      I love your comment. It speaks volume.

    • Nike February 3, 2012 at 1:28 pm

      We need more Nigerians like you. Instead of the tribalistic fools that grace the internet pages

    • sharon February 18, 2012 at 9:55 am

      awwwwwww,Nigeria needs more of you,God bless Nigeria

    • zeeyadah July 3, 2013 at 5:09 pm

      i love ur comments 2…………thumps up gurl 1<3

  • Dolapo February 2, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Allah ya bada zaman lafiya…

  • BukiOni February 2, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Beautiful couple, beautiful wedding and what gorgeous guests. Wishing them a happy married life, filed with joy, peace, love and prosperity.

  • Robin February 2, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Too much money….happy married life

  • sunshine February 2, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Not a single strand of brazillian, peruvian, or jamaican hair or inappropriate outfits in sight yet all the women looked sooooo beautiful!! Im loving it!

    • Hoopz February 2, 2012 at 10:09 pm

      Gbam!!!!…NOT A SINGLE STRAND!!!!

    • Blaqiechan February 3, 2012 at 7:32 am

      Honest talk

    • Nike February 3, 2012 at 1:41 pm

      Amen oooo!!!!!! Naija girls pls leave the fake hair alone ooooo. Be natural in your God given beauty for you all are very beautiful girls without the bleach and fake hair

    • Omo February 8, 2012 at 12:05 pm

      How will you see a strand when its all tied up in their head gear 😀 The ceremony is plenty o! Much extravagance. Beautiful wedding though and beautiful people!

  • signature February 2, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    shai! i thank for dis beautiful album, my day has been made with all diz fyn dudes, the couple n evrybody in attendance make sense no b small!!…very organised wedding, hot hot couple! may God bless them both…Amen!

  • Me2me February 2, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Atikuuuuuuu, wow, its funny wen u see your sch mate on Bella. Good Man, sure she is an awesome woman, and I see she is exactly what you want in a woman.

    • Honay February 15, 2012 at 4:58 pm

      You can say that again…. Spotted Bilikisu too, omg

  • Akpeno February 2, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    When the Hausa’s want to show their culture they really do it in Style! Such a beautiful and Rich Culture! If only the stupid Boko Haram cows will let us see road!

    Anyway I digress… congrats to the couple! May God(Allah) grant them peace love and as many children as their hearts desire! ….

  • jaybee February 2, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    figure 8,too stunning

    hausa men dnt wear their wedding bands

  • Lagos Boy February 2, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Chai, I love me some northern women!!!!

  • Aba February 2, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Beautiful wedding, I wonder how much would this wedding cost in US dollars….wow!!!!!!!!

  • bolaji February 2, 2012 at 8:41 pm


  • @_Iyore February 2, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    They all are so pretty! even the guys!

  • Gorgeous February 2, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    I wont be surprised if the bride has some Yoruba in her. The traditional dressing style with the ipele and the gele gives it away.

  • eloho February 2, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    With every outfit change i kept saying “WOW”! She’s gorgeous! And i was proud of the modesty! Breath-taking! God bless their union.

  • ally February 3, 2012 at 12:45 am

    Thank you @sunshine! No brazilian, peruvian or whatever else they call it in sight! No short,super-tight,and highly inappropriate dresses! No fake Chanel,Gucci or LV bags.No garish Gaga-induced make-up…how refreshing!I’m so tired of that identikit dressing everyone is running around with. This wedding was classy and celebrated Northern culture at its finest. I wish this couple all the best in their marriage…

  • Ib February 3, 2012 at 12:55 am

    Molecular Cell Biologist??ok…thats my kind of brain right there

  • obi-talk February 3, 2012 at 1:50 am

    beautiful piece on display! Weldone

  • rita February 3, 2012 at 2:19 am

    Hmmm i smell money, and a lot of it. Beautiful couple and wonderful bridal outfits, i just love it.

  • ao February 3, 2012 at 3:21 am

    Nice wedding. I don’t often see northern muslim weddings so I appreciate the novelty of it all. I also find it interesting how the couple incorporated historically Christian/Victorian tradition into their weddings with the white wedding dress, bouquet, and cake.

  • Ester February 3, 2012 at 5:19 am

    wow, this is the best,lovely outfit, beautiful, God bless them


  • Hilda February 3, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Very refreshing! Nice natural looking make-up, this is how a bride should look. @ Sunshine, Ally- i totally concur. Please Bella feature more of this, nice to see weddings from different parts of the country. Happy married life to the beautiful couple.

  • Mohammed February 3, 2012 at 9:12 am

    nice. May Allah protect and bless their union. amin

  • lustre February 3, 2012 at 10:05 am


  • Akudo Nduka February 3, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Nice.May God give them understanding

  • lara February 3, 2012 at 11:14 am

    this wedding is so beautiful
    the bride had like a million outfits she looks pretty
    so extravagant 🙂

  • t girl February 3, 2012 at 11:40 am

    nice and beautiful pix

  • speaktheword February 3, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Nigeria is a beautiful country. its so good to see a fusion of the yoruba tribe even in a northern wedding. aso oke, gele, damask and all that are symbolic of yoruba weddings and dats what she donned. Love in unity

  • HUSSAI February 3, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Well orgainsed. Allah ya baku Zama lafia. AMIN.

  • Sunshine February 3, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Now this is the best wedding I’ve seen here. These people are just natural and beautiful….even the men. Wow, no horrible weaves and garrish make-up here at all. Even though I am from the Caribbean, I’ve never seen such an interesting Muslim wedding like this. May Allah bless you both!!!! Peace and love!!

  • mary007 February 3, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Really breathtaking, I would love to attend a wedding in the North!!!
    Wish you the best

  • Flowerpower February 3, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Posh…high class…classy…beautiful…tasteful extravagance…

  • Madam w February 3, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    this is definitely in my top 10 bella naija weddings… its just beautiful and well planned

  • spicy February 3, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Hausa people do have an amazingly rich culture. They have always fascinated me and this wedding has restored my admiration of them despite the boko haram wahala

  • tolumi February 3, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    beautiful weddingMMwith money speaking….I cant shout ooo!!!

  • Jesse’s wife February 3, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    the bride is very beautiful and the wedding is extremely grand!

  • Jesse’s wife February 3, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    the bride is very beautiful and the wedding extremely grand!

  • Amdalatu February 3, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Now this is very nice…beautiful, clean, neither skin nor unappealing body parts showing. Me likey very much. Ideas Ideas shouting for mines.. Thanks BN…

  • Truth Teller February 4, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Awesome wedding, class, and sophistication, my kindda style……..Great observation sunshine, I hope ladies realise less is more, @Ndidi I love your comment.Nigeria certainly needs more of you,very deep!

  • Truth Teller February 4, 2012 at 12:17 am
  • jummie February 4, 2012 at 2:10 am

    Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! every girls dream. woman !work hard nd make sure it works ok.

  • phoebe February 4, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Wow!!!! double wow!
    This is soooooo beautiful. Thanks for the pictures, may the Almighty bless your union.

  • zaynab yuguda February 4, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Yup! Dats how we do it! 😀

  • Leah February 4, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Hadiza looking gorgeous as always. Wishing you and Atiku a blessed marriage

  • oyin February 4, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    awwwwwww this is a beautiful classy and sophisticated wedding..
    beautiful way to showcase the northern culture, now I fink hausa babes are the finest.
    May almighty bless their union
    BN Nice one.

  • diva February 4, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    very nice! for a petite woman, she has a nice figure

  • Purpleicious Babe February 5, 2012 at 1:11 am

    I see a lot of beautiful people ladies and gents…

    But I must say this is the longest wedding ceremony I have seen on BN.. chia I would be so exhaust by the end of the days sha..

    Nice to see a different culture…

    I pray they experience the best of marriage…

  • halima February 5, 2012 at 4:34 am

    we pray 4 peace n sanity to return to our dear north n nijia at large! inshallah

  • hayat yashe February 5, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    may almighty bless the wedding….welcome to the bright life!!!!….

  • tatafo! February 5, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    lekwa ego! lekwa imi! lekwa so omalicha ebe n’ine
    this is too gbaski, quiet elegance…loving it.
    God bless your union.
    The little fulani girls are the cutest!

  • Zee February 6, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    This is the best Hausa wedding i have seen anywhere!!! Simply Beautiful and Well planned!

  • timmy February 6, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    this is just so awesome!goshhhhhhh

  • AAsh February 7, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Am so impressed,the HAUSA culture is truly rich.Thanks Bella……..Happy Married Life to the couple,the bride is a true “black beauty”.may God bless their home.Amen

  • teetee February 7, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    love d gold…may Allah bless d union

  • ofilispeaks February 8, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Definitely not a white wedding! So much color and vibrance…love it.

  • eucharia February 8, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    this is a true taste of nigeria pan northern wedding nice sha but na money oh

  • Eternal Gems February 9, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Beautiful through and through. Love the jewelries.

  • Addy February 10, 2012 at 8:17 am

    This must have taken months and maybe years of adequate planning. Please could someone hook me up with the planner. Beautifully put together – Anything worth doing is worth doing well

  • August February 10, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    The couple are really beautiful, the gust hummm! somethings else.
    I always wish than our’s will be more than this in the name of our creator
    I with them long and happy family.

  • omobolaji February 12, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Dis is wat i call exquisite. May the Lord bless their union.

  • CC February 13, 2012 at 8:53 am

    This bride is so beautiful, her skin is flawless and she has such a gorgeous smile. Congratulations to them. I see many of the northern glitterati, even looks as though Maryam Shagaya has a bun in the oven. Congratulations to them all. Gorgeous events

  • Nigeria Business February 13, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Picture talks. Happy married life. May God continue to be with you and your family. Amen.

  • rukky February 13, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Evrything here is beautiful, check out her gold accessories,inshort this is the most beautiful and well organised wedding av eva seen. HML

  • Amira February 14, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Yay, another Hausa wedding featured. Hadiza looking pretty as always. I see you Maryam and Sheriff. Congrats once again, Hadiza.

  • Chysom February 25, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Wooowww.. Wonderful display of culture.. Fine fine people everywhere., i trip ohh.. Wish them d best..

  • CHI-E-Z February 28, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    OMG. I love the Henna tattoos thats something I definitely want on my wedding day if I marry.Wonder if there’s anywhere in nigeria that does it.I know they do in Mali.

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  • Fatima April 6, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    WOW!! d bride is so pretty Mashaa Allah. HML to both of them.

  • Aysha May 5, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    WOW………… Please who is behind the events deco??

  • Amaks May 7, 2012 at 2:26 am

    Why do u think we are called “motherland” we are nature-made and the bride shows it! We need to keep who we are and be proud of who we are as Nigerians and Africans. Go Hady!

  • lhorlar May 8, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    i love every bit of this wedding,well polished n d couple are looking so so young,i vote for early marriage jare.wishing u guys a happy married life!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nkem Egede June 12, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    I love the richness and opulence, i just wish the juice boxes were not left on the tables. Other than that BRAVO!.

  • Kharimah June 16, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    wow………may Allah SWT bless deir union

  • sandy February 1, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Gr8 weddin,i luv the simplicity..Hml
    @Ndidi God bless ur hrt..i no God will wipe out,boko harams..and restore the luv,and respect we av 4 each other..God bless Nigeria.

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