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Love, Forever and Always: Motunrayo Jimoh & Abdul-Rasheed Umar Wed



It’s Friday and BN Weddings takes you on a beautiful journey to Motunrayo Jimoh & Abdul-Rasheed Umar‘s gorgeous wedding! It seems as though all our favorite young Nigerian fashion designers are tying the knot in fabulous style as Motunrayo is the creative talent behind handbag and accessories brand Maju and the groom Abdul-Rasheed is also a successful entrepreneur.

Their paths crossed ages ago as they grew up in the same neighbourhood with mutual friends and family connections including the groom’s brother. For a long time Abdul-Rasheed tried to woo Motunrayo but she remained coy! Who says shakara doesn’t pay off? He remained persistent and in their own words “along the line time passed, winter fell in love with summer, sun with the moon and then the both of us, we decided to go with the wind“.

A year before their wedding day, Abdul-Rasheed took the big step and proposed to his love Motunrayo. The ring had arrived and he had been contemplating how to pop the big question!  In the end, he did it by visiting his bride’s home and asking her parents to trust him with their most prized possession and then proposed with a prayer dedicated to his future bride!

Two days before their wedding day, the couple along with their parents, family and friends celebrated their traditional engagement in grand style; On the 8th of September 2012, Abdul-Rasheed and Motunrayo were joined as husband and wife. Their Nikkai and wedding reception was a joyous occasion. With the bride looking stunning in her dress – with its bejewelled sweetheart neckline and trumpet silhouette, it was a great fit for the designer bride while the groom looked dashing his grey three-piece suit. Motunrayo and Abdul-Rasheed’s special day was amazing! Their Moroccan themed reception was filled with luxe coral and golden tones then all the surprise moments added even more to the electric atmosphere – from Abdul-Rasheed’s hilarious serenade for his wife to the Motunrayo’s dazzling second dress to the top-notch performance by Nigerian star Wande Coal. It was a day of pure joy, fun and delight.

BN wishes Motunrayo and Abdul-Rasheed all the happiness, love and blessings of marriage!

Nikkai & Wedding Reception

Traditional Engagement

~ Photography: Kenny Songonuga for DuduGuy Photography – Website | Facebook | Email – duduguyphotography (at) |

~ B.Ikanade-Agba Photography Website | Facebook

Wedding Details
Traditional Engagement: September 6th 2012
Wedding: September 8th 2012

Wedding Colours
Traditional Engagement: Tiffany Blue and Silver
Wedding: Coral Peach and Gold

Wedding Reception Theme: Moroccan

Wedding Dress: Mudibhatt Couture Bespoke – U.A.E
Bride’s Reception Dress: Tosho Woods – Lagos, Nigeria
Groom’s Suit: Ermenegildo Zegna
Groomsmen’s Attire – Ties & Pocket Squares: Michael Brown Savile Row
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Mrs Esiri
Traditional Engagement Venue: Ogudu Recreation Centre
Wedding Venue: 10 Degrees Events Centre
Cake: Creative Cakes by Gbolahan
Food: Kemabom Catering
Drinks: Atlantis MB Services
Flowers: Aquarian Touch Events Group
Lighting: Aquarian Touch Events Group


  1. janeth

    December 7, 2012 at 3:09 pm


    • Lola

      December 7, 2012 at 3:58 pm

      Yeah, that’s my favorite picture too. 😉

    • adelegirl

      December 10, 2012 at 2:48 pm

      That is one of my fave images from the wedding. Just look at the beautiful oldie rocking to the beat. Love!

  2. shay shay

    December 7, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    • Mz Socially Awkward....

      December 8, 2012 at 11:39 pm

      As in, that dress…. its very daring

  3. RIP Enebeli

    December 7, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Wandecoal ooo.I luv that dude song,his is one of the finest naija artist,will feel unto the world if he will be on my wedding!his track “constantly” is always on repeat

  4. Mandies

    December 7, 2012 at 3:24 pm friend’s wedding…beautiful beautiful…and MandiesCocktails provided cocktails @ the wedding…God bless u guys

  5. Ajoke

    December 7, 2012 at 3:25 pm


  6. folashade tope ige

    December 7, 2012 at 3:26 pm


  7. AdySanya

    December 7, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Love it. Fabulous wedding. Different. Breath of fresh air

  8. onnari

    December 7, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    I like the ‘shawl throw’ really cute n revealing those dresses? hot!

  9. confuse fellow

    December 7, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Seeing gorgeous couple like this make me envy…don’t know what to believe anymore,I luv my guy,but he has no job yet,been togeda for eight yrs now.thinking of waiting kill my spirit,and I’m scared I can’t find love and peace in some one else…but I luv fabulous wedding..

    • Luscious

      December 8, 2012 at 7:41 pm

      Have patience. You can’t tell what will happen tomorrow. things can change in an instance. After eight years of struggling with him you don’t want any chick to eat the fruit of your labor. Have been with my b/f now for five years, and my friends are telling me to dump him, but I can’t because I believe God can change things around. Do not give up!

    • moi

      December 17, 2012 at 12:35 am

      dont quit

    • 40fyzy

      May 30, 2013 at 2:33 pm

      keep on waiting on him,God has good plans for both of you

  10. libra

    December 7, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Cute huSband, wonderful concept.

  11. SS

    December 7, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    colourful wedding…………i wish them all the best and mine shall happen soon by God’s grace

  12. Joan

    December 7, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Love love love this wedding!!!!!!! Everything on point down to the shoes!!!!!
    In the spirit of ratchetness, lemme be be the first to shout, “Father, do it for us ooooooooo”! LOL!
    God bless you marriage… 🙂

    P.S. I know I’m being nosy, but when I saw this guy on the right, I was like see fine boy, but then he had a wedding band on. Then I came down to this picture, and the wedding band was gone. #ThatIsAll He still fine tho lol!

    • Joan

      December 7, 2012 at 3:51 pm

      Excuse the typos, people, it’s friday hehe

    • Madam the Madam

      December 7, 2012 at 4:09 pm

      Hiun!!! #Weinvestigate


    • MissBonnie

      December 7, 2012 at 4:24 pm

      lol.. yeah, but that’s his wife 🙂

    • doyin

      December 12, 2012 at 1:38 pm


    • Iphie

      December 14, 2012 at 7:11 am

      hmmmmm. . . .this serious! and how in the world did you notice????? you are really observant.

    • S

      January 13, 2013 at 2:38 am

      Ahhhhh youre too correct! I noticed it too and was cracking up!— Bella Naija no put Person Husband for trouble o!!

  13. T Baba aka On My Way to Gidi for Holidays

    December 7, 2012 at 3:53 pm


  14. posh

    December 7, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    One word classy

  15. julit

    December 7, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    lagos is well endowed with nice looking men….nice looking i said. just wish they’ll just be as nice looking on the inside. happy married life to these two. the girls husband looks really good.

  16. olabisi

    December 7, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Husand is so cute,fabulous one.

  17. MissBonnie

    December 7, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    I want to be in love like this * sobs* !!! Beautiful wedding, even felt the couples body language through their pictures.

    Happy Married life !!! wish you guys all the best and God’s blessings

  18. ArabianPrincess

    December 7, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    @Joan…U are a clown and I give to U. This weddin is tres fab…mine comes up in less than 6 weeks and tho I love Bella Naija weddings, my pocket cant carry it, the utmost is for Allah to bless their nuptials and mine too. This lady wore 5 different set of clothes for both events, dat alone will cover my wedding budget. Tres Fab’ I must say!

    • Idak

      December 7, 2012 at 4:27 pm

      Irrespective of your budget, may your future home be filled with happiness and laughter. May your marriage be fruitful in every sense of the word.

    • i no send

      December 7, 2012 at 7:23 pm

      i join to say amen

    • Anon

      December 10, 2012 at 11:02 am


  19. wow

    December 7, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    see my people,the best man(Mohammed umar….ur head and nose don big pass b4 o.been ages…like 10yrs)congrats to the couple.

  20. ibi

    December 7, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    @joan apoooko# the second picture without the band yeaaa…..
    that’S his WIFE.
    beautiful wedding God bless u guys. #enuffunilag peeps#
    bolu i see u….wink*

  21. just me

    December 7, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    May God makes your marriage as beautiful as your wedding

    • Ekundayo

      December 7, 2012 at 5:05 pm

      Amen! That’s what l pray for couples now! Weddings nowadays are so beautifully organised and fun!

  22. adeyeye adeyemi benson

    December 7, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    may God bless ur marrage amen

  23. sylvy

    December 7, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Mehnn, the groom can groove sha………Congrats to them

    • Anon

      December 10, 2012 at 11:02 am

      I swear, he was rocking all thru lol!!

    • twinkle

      December 12, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      you took it outta ma mouth!! obviously loves to groove….also so many guys tryna pull the lynxxx look, it aint weerrking love me some lynxxx (only if i wasn’t married) hehe.

  24. Ugbaby

    December 7, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    The groom na real GUY MAN!!! Lol.. Looks like a badt nigga… Lol. See him relating n flowing with the music in the background! Cute couple all the same.. Beautiful wedding n all. God bless.

  25. Chikaka

    December 7, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    This is the main reason i love Bella Naija; weddings! Their love is so glaring. So cute and so fine. Congrats!!


      December 11, 2012 at 9:19 am

      totally agree!!! weddings #ILOVELOVE

  26. Omotalk

    December 7, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Money Speaks!

  27. Lapeju

    December 7, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    These ones are not just another couple, they’re FRIENDS….I like!

  28. i no send

    December 7, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    the dread lock guy is cool

  29. omotola

    December 7, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    I luv maju , lovely couple. God bless ur marraige.

  30. Lolo

    December 7, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    i love the stage decor. its quite different and nice.. Lovely wedding. Beautiful wedding. smells of class and opulence..

  31. Ikunkun

    December 7, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    somebody help me shout Halleluyah!!! Finally someone(the groom) I know on Bellaniaja o!…i guess thats what I get for being a semi-alumni of an obscure school like FUTA, lol. Nice and beautiful wedding, the couple are obviously into each other, a breath of fresh air!

  32. dayo

    December 7, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    is that my “DJ Oluwabaggio”…… Ahhhh, this guy is tooooo badt…..kiloddeeeeeee…

  33. shanday

    December 7, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Gorgeous bride. Love the shoes. Beautiful couple. I luv the picture of her wearing her husband’s jacket when they were dancing

  34. Miss jay

    December 7, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Awesome wedding! Mines is only a week away, this makes me nervous after all the money and energy, I’ll kill my planner if its not as fabulous or even better than this one.

  35. mj

    December 7, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    happy married life MAJU

  36. Sade

    December 7, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    i am so excited Aquarian Touchgroup is also doing my wedding early next year. does girls are amazing . (doing my dorky dance)

  37. Kizito

    December 7, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Wande spoilt the pictures he should get someone to dress him up, he needs to brighten his appearance with bright colours and the sun glasses? He needs to step up Abeg

  38. Tope

    December 7, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    please how can i reach the decorator and event planner ? My wedding is in june 2013. i lovve the whole setup.

  39. bidibang

    December 7, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    beautiful wedding.

  40. Bambino

    December 7, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Ok o,me i love those old mamas dancing yahoo zee.
    @bellanaija…we must vote for wedding of the year on ur site o.

  41. Ore

    December 8, 2012 at 12:09 am

    Oh wow!! Gorgeous gorgeous, bride is gorgeous, groom is fiiine. Wedding is absolutely classy and beautiful. Love the picture with the bride wearing his jacket. Like someone said,may their marriage be as beautiful as their wedding,Amen.


  42. Aisha

    December 8, 2012 at 12:16 am

    That guy with the locks is the best dressed. What he has on fits him to the T. Lovely wedding, and HML2TBAG!

  43. Gold

    December 8, 2012 at 12:42 am

    Money speaking!! HML

  44. Nnenna

    December 8, 2012 at 2:46 am

    Awwwh bless, we had such a blast…the pictures do not capture all the great memories…the hilarious groom’s speech, dancing on the tables…so much fun…Congratulations T and sho…God bless you guys union…love always

  45. Tim'tim

    December 8, 2012 at 4:43 am

    beautiful one

  46. Aralo

    December 8, 2012 at 6:10 am

    I can feel the love between this beautiful couple! Amazing!!!!

  47. Lagos girl

    December 8, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Lovely wedding. Anyone with contact info for the wedding gown designer, Mudibhatt? Are they in Dubai or AbuDhabi? An address, phone number or email address would be great. My wedding is in less than a month so it’s urgent. Thanks!

    • Mssexy

      December 9, 2012 at 12:38 am

      they are in Dubai, get to ur hotel and ask for yellowbook or directory am sure u’ll get their info and many more bridal stores self

  48. faith

    December 8, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Very beautiful.I love their love….I wish den hml

  49. chioma

    December 8, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Luv wedding pictures. Its season time bella shuld be showing wedding pictures every two days. Season greetings everyone

  50. barbz

    December 8, 2012 at 9:00 am

    omg!!! dis is beautiful.. kai Money is gud o! nd d guests were all lukin flyyyy.. i tap in2 dis blessing jor!!!

  51. vonne

    December 8, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    very classic bros & madam

  52. foluke

    December 8, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    so many hawt guys!!!

  53. Ex SEF student

    December 9, 2012 at 1:14 am

    Congratulations Umar!!!!! I remember you from SEF

  54. Yetti

    December 9, 2012 at 6:30 am

    This is really nice. The bride is stunning . cute couple.. HML.

  55. Danni..

    December 9, 2012 at 6:32 am

    You can reach the decorators/planners on aquariantoucheventsng.blogspot .com

  56. @Phateemassari

    December 9, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Awwwwwwwwwwwww! So beautiful….HML

  57. Jisola

    December 9, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Hi Ild like to know the makeup artist please

  58. adenike

    December 9, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    ON POINT!!!! I love the fact that a lot of young people present (friends of the couple) looked like they had maximum fun. That’s my plan also. All our friends must have fun. We’re gradually ‘evicting’ the oldies. Hehehehe. Most of the time, they (oldies) end up catching all the fun. We say not anymore.
    May God bless their union. I love the part where she wore his blazer and looked like she was rocking some etighi dance.
    Beautiful wedding, more beautiful couple and you’ll both have the most beautiful marriage Insha Allah.

  59. Amy

    December 9, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Lovely lovely wedding! But what’s with the Benin traditional outfit during the engagement? Or do couples just choose any traditional outfit these days irrespective of their indigenes? Just want to know ni o so I can copy……been dreaming of wearing Rivers trades on my wedding huh thinking it far fetched since I’m Yoruba. Obvious they had fun…mi likey

    • munira

      December 10, 2012 at 3:50 pm

      rasheed is an edo muslim

  60. Amy

    December 9, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    #irrespective of their culture of origin.

  61. feyi

    December 9, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Saidat did the makeup 08088987137

  62. Rashidat

    December 9, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Bride’s Reception dress fabric supplied by DESIGNERS’ MUSE. #TunrayorocksDMwitpride!!

  63. Mma

    December 10, 2012 at 12:01 am

  64. Desire

    December 10, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Lovely wedding. I totally love all her outfits! God bless ur union.
    @ Rashidat, how can i get in touch with designers muse? . Thanks.

  65. notaplayerhater

    December 10, 2012 at 10:02 am
    : I love how bobo looks like he’s saying ” yeah!! this Cat done got the cream, b+++hes!!!!” lolol

  66. Ginika

    December 10, 2012 at 10:49 am

    I can feel the love between the couple. Very beautiful bride and handsome hubby.

  67. efe

    December 10, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Did any one notice those two elderly women,with their fingers in the air……….l love that,ko si arugbo ni naija.

  68. aty

    December 10, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Gorgeous is just the WORD

  69. H.A.W

    December 10, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Beautiful!!! God bless em!

    Maju Fan!!!

  70. liy

    December 10, 2012 at 11:58 am

    lovely! is this a church or muslim wedding.#confused#

  71. X factor

    December 10, 2012 at 1:00 pm


  72. oluchy

    December 10, 2012 at 2:08 pm


  73. Bibi

    December 10, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    The groom is so cute. Wishing them a happy married life.

  74. adelegirl

    December 10, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Cute couple. I love that the couple and their friends looked like they had so much fun at the wedding. It’s always a shame when I see wedding pictures where the couple don’t look like they are enjoying their day. Loved the wedding colours and the bride and groom’s attires. Wonder where the niger delta connection is from – bride or groom?

  75. fantasia

    December 10, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    [email protected] ‘money gud o’ BN kudos! U kip bringing it each time! Lovely couple, beautiful wedding, HML. Can we hav designer’s Muse contact? N @onnari ur nne ‘onnari’ osemene ryt? I love d new features u writing @ BellaNaija,plz continue! Plus I’m hooked on ur blog- naija’s first DIY blog for realz!

  76. jullieth

    December 11, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    everything z on point…wish em ol da best

  77. Lafunky

    December 11, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Lovely pictures. Wishing them a happy married life.

  78. Bimpe

    December 12, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Ok this Duduguy Photographer must shoot my wedding oh…..His pics are really great. seen him on the last 4 or so bellanaija weddings in naija and omo all the pics fine well well. ……Now if i can only just find the husby, the rest they say will be history….lol

  79. Dimz

    December 12, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Beautiful people…… Lavish wedding!….Nice one

  80. HRS

    December 13, 2012 at 7:56 am

    I’m absolutely in love with this couple!!!!!!! They sure love each other!! Gorgeous bride, swagalicious groom, groove dey this guy body abeg!!!! Didn’t look it earlier, but at the reception, jor oooo!!!!!

    So many delicious looking guys here!!! Wow!!!

    Absolutely beautiful wedding!!!!

  81. FUNMI

    December 13, 2012 at 2:54 pm


  82. Retrochic

    December 13, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    money is good

  83. birdieblue22

    December 13, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Chai this wedding is so beautiful!! or I’ve really taken too much caffeine this time…

    • moi

      December 17, 2012 at 12:37 am

      Yep one has a strap the other doesnt, they are both Jimmy Choo saw them both cos I got the slingback one for my 40th

  84. ijeoma

    December 14, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    awww so adorable i want !!!!!!!!

  85. ibukun george

    December 17, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Lovely wedding.Lord please let mine come quickly in Jesus name.The groom is so cute!

  86. Mike

    December 18, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Nice job

  87. Titi Loyolade

    December 20, 2012 at 3:06 am

    Beautiful wedding!! I love that the couple used vendors that I don’t normally see on Bella Naija and their wedding came out looking fabulous.

  88. ella

    December 25, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    it looks like the bride transformed when she removed her hijab. beautiful couple, fine husband.

  89. missykissy

    December 26, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Woooww…see hw every1 is hvn fun
    De couple look soo amazing nd cute.. Wish u guys all de best

  90. amarachi

    January 17, 2013 at 11:20 am

    wow wat cn i say but luv all d way

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