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BN Exclusive: Teju Babyface Oyelakin & Tobi Banjoko’s Dazzling Traditional Engagement & White Wedding – All the Photos



It’s official, top Nigerian comedian/TV Host, Teju Babyface Oyelakin and his fiancée, model/beauty queen Tobi Banjoko are now husband and wife.

A month ago, BN caught up with the couple just before they said I do and they revealed all the exclusive details of their upcoming nuptials, where the bride-to-be spoke on her romantic proposal. According to her, Teju popped the big question on the world’s most romantic day – Valetine’s Day (2012) at the Southern Sun Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos. Although surprised, Tobi said Yes and from then on, the journey of the soon to be Mr & Mrs began.

Speaking on why he chose to spend the rest of his life with Tobi, in his own words, Teju said “ I felt peace, kind of  like the peace of God that passes all understanding”.

Here is a run down on their BIG Day!
White Wedding
The holy solemnization between the couple took place on Saturday 1st September 2012 at the Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, Ikeja. Dapper in a Navy Blue Taryor Gabriels of Lagos paired with a Russell and Bromley black shoe, Teju Babyface Oyelakin awaited his wife on the altar as she arrived in a mermaid silhouette lace and tulle dress with a lace cape by Nigerian designer Mai Atafo, accessorized with pearl earrings and bracelets and completed her look with a birdcage veil. The couple were joined in holy matrimony by Pastor Sam Adeyemi of Daystar Church.

After the church wedding, Teju added a unique touch by whisking his wife away in style. The newlyweds drove to the reception at MUSON Centre with Teju at the reins of the steering wheel. Spotted at the reception were some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry including Richard Mofe-Damijo and his wife, Jumobi, Tee A, Ali Baba – the master of the ceremony, Yinka Ayefele, Kayode Peters, Jedi, DJ Jimmy Jatt and Kunle Afolayan.

The couple cut their fabulous cake created by Nigerian cakes maestro, Cakes by Tosan and sealed it with a kiss.

Traditional Wedding
The traditional wedding of the couple was held on Thursday 30th August 2012 at 10 Degrees, Billings Way, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos. The man of the day, Teju arrived at the venue in a silver EL 550 sport car with Afro Juju music master, Sir Shina Peters.

The bride, Tobi looked gorgeously resplendent in her aso-oke outfit as she danced her way into the venue to meet and be joined together with her husband the traditional way.

We totally love their love, view all the exclusive photos.

White Wedding

Traditional Wedding

Photo Credit: Kunle Haastrup for Insigna

Wedding Details
Traditional Wedding: Thursday 30th August 2012
White Wedding: Saturday 1st September 2012

Wedding Venues
Traditional Wedding: 10 Degrees, Billings Way, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos
White Wedding:
Church Service – Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos
Reception – MUSON Centre, 8/9 Marina, Onikan, Lagos

Wedding Colours
Traditional Wedding: Silver
White Wedding: Turquoise

Vendor List
Bride’s Wedding Dress, Reception Dress & Shoes: Mai Atafo
Bride’s Make-Up: Zubby
Formal Wear: Taryor Gabriels of Lagos | Shoes – Russell and Bromley
Bridesmaids Dresses: Mai Atafo
Groomsmen: Taryor Gabriels of Lagos
Cake: Cakes by Tosan
MC: Ali Baba
Traditional Wedding: Sir Shina Peters | Evangelist Ebenezer Obey
White Wedding: Yinka Ayefele
Traditional Outfits
Bride’s Aso-Oke: Flair by Aso-Oke
Fabrics for Bride & Groom: Solitek Ventures
Decor: Finesse Events
Wedding Planners
Traditional Wedding: Faaji by Bankole Faleye – 08023296680
White Wedding: Funke Bucknor-Obruthe of Zapphaire Events –
Official Wedding Photographer: Shola Animashaun


  1. Na wa!

    September 3, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Happy married life!

  2. Sunash

    September 3, 2012 at 4:33 pm


  3. Audrey

    September 3, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Nice wedding.Congrats to them.

  4. sharon

    September 3, 2012 at 4:35 pm


  5. Onyinye

    September 3, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    ooosh am first…….The couple is wonderful, smiles everywhere in their own simple way….Love them….wishing them a happy married life…..Bella, we re still waiting for urs…..#justsayingmyown#

  6. Esther

    September 3, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Beautiful couple! Beautiful wedding! God bless your home.

  7. kokoqueen

    September 3, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Best naija wedding ever…well organised…well done Teju and Tobi

  8. TobechiDaniel

    September 3, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Lovely. Just lovely. Beautiful pictures Bella. Wishing the couple a blessed and happy married life.

  9. Moni

    September 3, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Abeg, what is this lady’s name…she looks so familiar but I can’t think of her name.

  10. BeeT

    September 3, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Correct! God bless your union T & T Oyelakin

  11. mimi said

    September 3, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    yhh first 2 comment anoda reason y i love BN FULL DETAILS..issorait..lovely wedding looks like dey had fun..

  12. babe

    September 3, 2012 at 4:47 pm


  13. walahitalahi

    September 3, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    congrats Teju & Tobi. May u find grace for days ahead!

  14. i no send

    September 3, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    mai atafo makes lovely couture gowns….

  15. Eugenia

    September 3, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    HML….LOVELY couple, beautiful pictures.T-square oyelakin.

  16. Bukki

    September 3, 2012 at 5:03 pm


  17. chuchusweets

    September 3, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    is that RMD’s wife!!!!?Congrats Teju and Tobi

  18. Critic

    September 3, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Bella Bella Bella!!!!! The Church is Chapel of Christ the Light not Chapel of Life Church, Alausa, Ikeja
    TEJU AND TOBI OYELAKIN ; God Bless your union

  19. bolajoko

    September 3, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Dis is simply wonderful*jes hope ma future husband can see dis pictures and den e wuld know dis is exactly wat I want*fairty talez indeed exist..

  20. huh?

    September 3, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    The bride is Stunning,there is sumtime about chief bride maid not to outshine the bride,would have luv to see her full gown.

  21. Esther

    September 3, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Happy married life bro. just love ur pics

  22. Trendysturvs

    September 3, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Congratulations again!

  23. Trendysturvs

    September 3, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    The bride has a lovely smile

  24. princess.almroof

    September 3, 2012 at 5:44 pm


  25. OLA

    September 3, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    congrats to you guys…

  26. Idak

    September 3, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    RMD is easily one of the most stylish men in this country.
    Dude is proof that style is eternal.

  27. funke

    September 3, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    The Bride is soooo beautiful….Wish the couple the best life together!

  28. Ndidamaka Ekeh

    September 3, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Mr & Mrs. Teju Babyface Oyelakin, Big Congratulations !! Lovely beginning! May the joy of this union be permanent in Jesus Name! Wishing u fruitfulness and God’s protection. Amen!

  29. Thelma

    September 3, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    RMD is so sexy…OMG! nice wedding

  30. Wunmi

    September 3, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Happy Married Life Teju and Tobi.. God bless your union with cute kids just as you both are.. xx

  31. Ruke

    September 3, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Wishing the couple marital bliss forever amen

  32. Lois

    September 3, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    The wedding planner was Finness by Kehinde Onabanjo not Zapphire?!! Lovely wedding. Blissful marriage


      September 4, 2012 at 8:41 am

      Funke Bucknor-Obruthe of Zapphaire Events was the wedding planner. Thank you.

  33. NNENNE

    September 3, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Nice wedding! Classy bride.

  34. Chattyzee

    September 3, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Wow! Amazing! Beautiful! Congrats to the couple. Meanwhile, permit me to say Sir. Shina Peters is simply ageless!

  35. LPS

    September 3, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Thank God for BN. Now these are pictures!!! not some camera fones . Really wanted to see Tobis shoes tho cos its so obvious there are low heels. HML

    • nickyminaj

      September 4, 2012 at 9:33 am

      lol ur amebo no get part two.

  36. Oma

    September 3, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    [email protected] lovely couple. God bless their home .

  37. becky

    September 3, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Am so happy for Tobi am a big fan of hers wish u all the best in life and a fruitful union. Happy married life. Teju u get eye I swear.

  38. Toyin

    September 3, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Tobi looks stunning. Love the cakes and wish them many years of happy married life.

  39. Banjoko

    September 4, 2012 at 12:22 am

    Taryor Gabriels that was really GOOD on Teju and the Grooms men. i was tripped when i heard he would be getting is wears from a Nigerian Designer. But i must confess i am really tripped by the lovely cloth on them. U Very Good. And 2 the new couples HML

  40. gbeborun

    September 4, 2012 at 12:37 am

    I know bella naija features a lot of weddings but this one really shows people having a good time and it shines through the photos you just want to join in, not the typical high society stuck up kinda thing, congrats to Teju and his beautiful bride.

  41. posi olaiya

    September 4, 2012 at 12:41 am

    wow am so happy for teju n his lovely wife ,God bless yr marriage

  42. Ayoola

    September 4, 2012 at 12:42 am

    i love the pic of Teju and the Best Man. That was really a Great JOB. Still clapping for the Nigerian Designer Taryor Gabriels

  43. konnie

    September 4, 2012 at 1:29 am

    The make a lovely couple and look like they enjoy each others company. Many happy years together.
    Much love and God bless

  44. Sabirah

    September 4, 2012 at 3:55 am

    Absolutely gorgeous! they look like they enjoyed their day and so in love! best wishes to them

  45. bbb

    September 4, 2012 at 8:47 am

    omg!!!! RMD’s wife AHH!!!! congrts teju and your wife…many more years together in Jesus name… RMd” wife one word SLIM 😛

  46. kem

    September 4, 2012 at 8:51 am

    finally, everyone is getting old, RMD, Farouk, hmmmmm, happy married life to T and T, God blessings always

  47. Tayo

    September 4, 2012 at 9:01 am

    happy married life Tsquare

  48. Idak

    September 4, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Shina Peters is not a fuji master. Juju, i think.

  49. Sarafina

    September 4, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Awesome…………best wishes to the couple as d embark on the journey of marriage…..God bless ur home.

  50. rita eghujovbo

    September 4, 2012 at 9:45 am

    congrats to Teju n wifey. God bless your home

  51. lahips

    September 4, 2012 at 10:02 am

    i am kinda impressed, it was pretty homely as compared to most wedding’s published here which are still fine but look “plastic”.wishing the couple all the best. i see Koffi…

  52. lahips

    September 4, 2012 at 10:03 am

    please what is it with traditional weddings being done at rented venues as compared to what we grew up knowing that traditional weddings are done at the brides home, or a place in her home town if they do not have maximum space in her compound

    • Anon

      September 4, 2012 at 3:51 pm

      Choice. If you want to do it at home (in your big nice house with granite marble. LOL,) fine. If you want to do it at a venue, also fine. What hometown? Not everyone goes to the village for it. That village thing is more of a Southern Nigerian thing. Even now, people are doing it where they live to avoid all the travelling and to cut down on village people. We did ours in Lagos (at home) and we are Igbo.

  53. Amaka

    September 4, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Beautiful wedding, lovely couple…!

  54. titi

    September 4, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Congrats to the couple… What ever happened to “which bride is next” ? No credits to them!!! I believe most vendors are under the WBIN platform.

  55. Seun

    September 4, 2012 at 10:59 am

    The Groom and his boys really looked stunning, I must confess.
    Somehow, I dont dig Mai Atafo’s wedding dresses o, sincerely.

    Overally – lovely, star-studded, well put together wedding. Sopu wey sweet na money kill am o.

    HML Tobi & Teju

  56. ooooyesshedid!

    September 4, 2012 at 11:15 am

    congrats such a warmth about this wedding. Wishing them the best

  57. preety

    September 4, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Lord,am falling for this wedding pixs alreadie….dey are so beautiful i love the way the bride is smilin to the man they simply look so happy and radiant,teju and tobi may God bless your union and increase the love between the both of you.

  58. Warri Girl

    September 4, 2012 at 11:57 am

    lots of smiles in this wedding, especially from the guys, check out Timi, Tee-A and Bovi’ s wide smiles.

  59. Jadesola

    September 4, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Congrats to the couple and pray God bless the union(amen).
    Yes o! RMD has to be present,we don forget, Teju is his son(Diamond Ring).

  60. Ademoyo's spyware

    September 4, 2012 at 11:59 am


  61. cathy

    September 4, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    lovely wedding

  62. oyin

    September 4, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    nice nice I love the fact that everybody present seems to have fun.. all the best dearies

  63. Evechi

    September 4, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    congrats to the couple. this is awesome and am so impressed. May God bless your marriage

  64. okakwu jude

    September 4, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    nice 1 from teju baby face, dats money talking

  65. mhonill

    September 4, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Beautiful couple………Beautiful wedding…..
    God bless your home…..AMEN.

  66. Chizo

    September 4, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    In fact! May GOD ALMIGHTY bless ur union.

  67. Frank Ade

    September 4, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Congrats to them, meanwhile check out the latest video from @OKNigeria-
    Soul diva Angie Stone talks to @OkNigeria

  68. julz

    September 4, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Happy married life to T and T…..i see RMD and Kunle Afolayan

  69. tito

    September 4, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    fantabulous………. beautifulistic *winks*………
    God i wiaz my future hubby…… am soo loving and praying for smfin like dis.

  70. Abimbola

    September 4, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Congrats Teju ! may God bless this union.

  71. Bianca

    September 4, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    The bride has a classy look about her, simply gorgeous. The groom is tiny and cute. Seems like an overrall fun, which is what weddings should be about. You enjoy it, and others celebrate with you.

  72. Abolaji

    September 4, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Happy married life may almighty God bless ur union amin

  73. Anon

    September 4, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Choice. If you want to do it at home (in your big nice house with granite marble. LOL,) fine. If you want to do it at a venue, also fine. What hometown? Not everyone goes to the village for it. That village thing is more of a Southern Nigerian thing. Even now, people are doing it where they live to avoid all the travelling and to cut down on village people. We did ours in Lagos (at home) and we are Igbo.

  74. Priscy

    September 4, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    HML Mr and Mrs AY

  75. solomon

    September 4, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Congrat to you, my guy, wishing you a successful and life-fulfilling married time.

  76. VVO

    September 4, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Love it! Happy Married Life!

  77. Dee

    September 4, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Tobi looked so graceful, i admire the fact that she didnt use so much make up especially on the trad day..unlike some brides that look like clowns, wearing so much makeup. she so naturally beautiful, with a beautiful smile. Teju is so lucky to have her. congrats to both of them.

  78. Dee

    September 4, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Tobi looked so graceful! i admire the fact she wore a very light make-up especially on the trad day, unlike some brides that look like clowns on thier wedding day. Teju is so luck to have such a beautiful Tobi..HML to them.

  79. Anu Gee

    September 4, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    The Cake et simple and fantastic……….

  80. opeyemi ijidola

    September 4, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    ds is rily swt!may God bless your union

  81. Rosellar

    September 4, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Lovely pix!!!!
    Love d bride’s trad look?
    Now who did her wedding hair, d person shoulda help re-style d hair after the kiss….

  82. Yellow sissy

    September 4, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    One name SHINA PETERSSSSSSSSS! That’s whasssup lol

  83. Ib

    September 4, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    This wedding spells FUN FUN FUN…Happy Married life.

  84. Yinka

    September 5, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Happy Married life, may God bless your union

  85. Jay

    September 5, 2012 at 12:27 am

    This is a cute union, God bless them!

  86. Luminous

    September 5, 2012 at 2:16 am

    Am a guy, and this was truly touching. praying mine will be better.

  87. HRS

    September 5, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Wow!!! So happy for Tobi and Teju! Many hearty congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!! Blessed union!

  88. Metche

    September 5, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Congratulations to Teju and Tobi. Wishing them a happy union for ever.

    Good to see Jumobi, RMD’s wife. she has added more flesh. I like RMD’s native attire. It looks georgous.

  89. adelegirl

    September 5, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Everyone looks like they had a lot of fun at the wedding. That’s so refreshing to see. Congratulations to the couple and may God bless their union.

  90. iyaree

    September 5, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    congratulations to Teju and Tobi whishing u happy union for ever. i am happy for Teju

  91. D Fairy GodSister

    September 5, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Pictures are fabulous, and everyone looks really happy! Congratulations to the couple, welcome to the best days of your lives!!!

    D Fairy GodSister

  92. SEYi

    September 5, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    D engagement cake was by Ginamo not Tosan

  93. bisi

    September 5, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Yes, the traditional cake was done by Ginamos world in alausa.


    September 5, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    the engagement cake was made by YINKA ADEYEMO C.E.O Ginamos world. contact [email protected]. thank you!!!!

  95. Ajayi Bukola Deborah

    September 6, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    wonderful union, God Bless you both….

  96. preety

    September 6, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Nycie wedding.

  97. Esther

    September 6, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Gorgeous bride, her slim, tall body makes up for her husband’s shortness…lol She looked great in her dress. Love her hair. The traditional completed everything. They both look like they are having fun, smiling into each other faces, so cute. RMD, is so handsome. Everybody enjoyed themselves. Oh, I love their dsimple cake.

  98. Mosun

    September 6, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    I think the reason RMD was there is because of the movie ‘The Diamond Ring’ where he played Teju’s father. Classic movie back then, great to see they are close. Nice wedding btw….

  99. Rutty

    September 7, 2012 at 1:27 am

    May d Lord bless d marriage wt every gud tns in life & give u guz triplet IJN. HML

  100. Rutty

    September 7, 2012 at 1:59 am

    May God bless d marriage uncle Teju @ last HBL

  101. odunayo

    September 7, 2012 at 7:50 am

    me i cant wait to be married ooooooooooo

  102. duchess

    September 7, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    I have never seen a happier bride. Better still, a happier couple on their wedding day. Please Teju Babyface, that smile, happiness , sheer joy that I see radiating from inside of her, because she is marrying the man of her dreams, must never ever leave your bride’s face. Do have a wonderful married life. Congrats,

  103. Funke BUCKNOR obruthe

    September 7, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Thanks for all the lovely comments. It was a lovely wedding to plan.

  104. Paul

    September 7, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Stunning bride, with a lovely smile. Teju, take very good care of her. Good to see RMD.

  105. fravian

    September 8, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Uhnnnn…..future husband ow long ωιℓℓ it take thou 2find moa? Sincerely dis ΐƨ lovely. Teju’s swag b4 putting on his Ofi was cool….Teju n efizzy sha. HML TBF. Cnt wait 2hear U̶̲̥̅̊ joke abt ur dai. Eyin iyawo ☺ ni kan/mo eni ooooooo.

  106. chioma

    September 9, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Chai, fine girl, no pimples. I like the fact that she looks genuinely happy. Their cakes looks like it will taste delicious. These comedians know how to choose pretty girls. I love, love her traditional outfit, she looks like a princess in it. God bless your marriage.

  107. Paloma

    September 11, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    lovely! lovely!!! lovely!!!

  108. arinola

    September 13, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Teju, I wish you a BLISSFUL WEDDING

  109. Aminah

    September 17, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    The bride is so pretty, such a beautiful smile. I pray, she will continue to smile in her marriage. Teju, is off the market. Congratulations.

  110. omoge adumaradan

    September 19, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Tobi looks beautiful in her trad attire. makeup by me OMOGE ADUMARADAN MAKEOVER- pls call to book for ur wedding makeup -08056251140, 08068826722. thamks

  111. Oke Adedolapo

    September 29, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    so apy 4 u TOBI,i bet u dont remember me o,but u were my senior in secondary sch,was in J.S.S 1 wen u were in S.S 3,u were wicked small wish u a fulfilling and everlasting joyous marriage.stay blessed!

  112. okeegbe tomisin

    October 8, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Wishing the couples all the best in life

  113. emerald

    November 7, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    So uncle teju is finally married.please what did he stand on to win her heart?was it his
    money,jokes or fame or all of d above.i remember him saying in one of his tv shows that short men need to stand on money to win d hearts of fine girls.CONGRATS.One more thing the yorubas are very good with combining colors. colorful wedding.may your marriage be filled wit beautiful colors everyday. hml

  114. Susan eko

    August 22, 2013 at 2:26 am

    The Girl fine no be small!!!! Happy married life ta them both!!!

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