BN Weddings Trend Watch: Sequin & Velvet Aso-Ebi

We have an amazing BN Wedding Glam post coming up next week! To whet your appetite, we decided to take a look at a wedding trend that is rocking Nigeria at the moment.

In 2012 BN Brides Faith & Funke chose unique Aso Ebi fabric textures for their special days. Over the last few months, we have seen a dramatic rise in the use of these adventurous fabrics such as velvet and sequin for Aso-Ebi.

We also love the fact that brides are choosing unique hue colour combinations as well.

As we predicted in our BN Weddings Trend Report for 2013 {Click Here}, we expect to see even more!


Gold Sequin & Navy Blue Velvet Aso-Ebi
Photo by Konverge Media

Gold Sequin & Navy Blue Velvet Aso-Ebi

Green Sequin & Fuchsia Pink Velvet Aso-Ebi
Photo by BM|Pro BM Pro
Photo via Instagram
Gold Sequin & Gold Velvet Aso-Ebi
Adaku of ThirdWorldProfashional Adaku BN Wedding Glam

Mint Green Lace & Green Velvet Aso-Ebi
Photo by Olumide of Your Africa Today

Mint Green Lace & Green Velvet Aso-Ebi

Black Sequin & Sunshine Yellow Velvet Aso-Ebi
Photo via Miriam Anozie – Instagram
Black Yellow BN Glam

Blue Sequin & Orange Lace Aso-Ebi / Gold Lace & Orange Velvet Aso-Ebi
Photo by BM|Pro BellaNaija-Wedding-Trends-2013-1-January-2013-BellaNaija014

Black/White Lace & Black Velvet Aso-Ebi
Shally of ForStyleSake IMG_8300

Pink Sequin & Fuchsia Velvet Aso-Ebi
Photo by Insigna for BellaNaija Weddings Faith Arigbe & Kenny Umenyi Traditional Wedding - January 2013 - BellaNaija023

Orange/Ivory Lace & Ivory Velvet Aso-Ebi
Photo by Olumide of Your Africa Today BN Wedding Glam 3

Silver Lace & Yellow Velvet Aso-Ebi
Photo by Matilda’s Child Aso Ebi Glam 5

Lavender/Lilac Lace & Burnt Orange Velvet Aso-Ebi
Photo by Demi Olubanwo BN Wedding Glam Demi

Black Sequin & Fuschia Velvet Aso-Ebi
Photo by Ade Plumptre Faith Arigbe & Kenny Umenyi Traditional Wedding - January 2013 - BellaNaija006

Dark Jewel Green Sequin & Velvet Aso-Ebi
Photo via Instagram Aso Ebi Glam 4______________________________________________________________________________________
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67 Comments on BN Weddings Trend Watch: Sequin & Velvet Aso-Ebi
  • nelly agbogu May 15, 2013 at 9:50 am

    veryy cute! love it

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  • bussie May 15, 2013 at 9:54 am


  • Jolly girl May 15, 2013 at 9:55 am

    *sigh* All the ladies look so gorgeous but here in the East velvet materials have been tagged AKWA OCHE translated to mean sofa material and so I won’t go for it until the stigma goes away.

    • FEELING STUCK? 4 WAYS TO … May 15, 2013 at 12:03 pm

      Haha I know what you mean, but i think I’m gonna do it, looks like its feel better on the skin and comfort is important for me.

    • Sapphire May 17, 2013 at 10:42 am

      Pass the mic jor!

    • Peachy_mo May 17, 2013 at 4:34 pm

      Hahaha! I thought the stigma as gone away na! I remember the song though; Akwa Oche…na hin dey reign…if you no get go buy your own…Lorl!

      But this is so nice! I’m still looking for a combo for my wedding o! & to think Cord lace in back in vogue :-O amazing!!

    • just a guest May 27, 2013 at 5:58 am

      ndi east amaqwanu fashion. We go soon win award for tacky-est gele dunners

  • Cali May 15, 2013 at 9:56 am

    It’s a cute trend…and those are high end Signature fabrics. Not meant to be overused like cotton or lace unfortunately. Just like most trends, it’s gonna be abused thoroughly until it Begins to look tacky

  • My Lord the Queen May 15, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Thanks BN. This is exactly what i plan to use for my own wedding.

  • Seyi May 15, 2013 at 10:20 am

    They all look nice BN!

  • Syl May 15, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Nice one

  • Amale May 15, 2013 at 10:33 am


  • Nneka May 15, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Akwa oche is back ! Kai

  • Ebunoluwasimi May 15, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Oooooooosssssssshhhhhhhh! Goose bumps, me likey!

  • whocares May 15, 2013 at 10:47 am

    ahh that hurt my eyes… not because it was awful. but the gold picture? ooh too much brightness (yes i hate bright colour.. i am a firm believer in black and everything dark. loool) it is a cool trend actually, i wouldnt have thought of it, and it works wonderfully.. only it is truly a pain to see all the matching colours and brighness..

  • corolla May 15, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Its beautiful for now.but its a trend that will easily get tiring and tacky.

  • Haba May 15, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Akwa oche na him dey reign, ebe ano… Ngozi go buy ya own. No matter how una wan do chikala finish, u r wearing Akwa ocheeeee!!!! Hahahahaha!!!

  • Hurperyermie May 15, 2013 at 11:10 am

    i love this

  • Chiomski May 15, 2013 at 11:18 am

    I see Ikechi Oguike! Fabulous chics in trad..:)

  • Flue May 15, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Beautiful women and styles. Velvet is not a timeless fabric and it has never stood the test of time and just like in 97/98, akwa oche will become extra tacky and noone will want to be seen in it.

  • Omo1 May 15, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Wow!! A very colorful wedding indeed!!

  • Anonymous May 15, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    The ladies all look beautiful in their outfits. The velvet trend is cyclical. I remember my mum showing me a velvet wrapper my grandma wore to a reception when the Queen of England visited Nigeria in the 50s. It was obviously all the rage back then. When this phase goes away, your best bet is to keep your wrapper till it comes back in fashion 10 years from now. Maybe your daughters will rock it.

  • ditto May 15, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    spot on Anonymous! the trend is really nice, a different twist to the past velvet look and I see it having a comeback again after it fades now. but jeez naija pple can over rock things, hehehee

  • ib May 15, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Lovely!lovely!lovely dats all I can say,I luv d color combination.

  • NecoleNwaMama May 15, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    It looks nice but then again, there’s nothing unique about it anymore because its become soooooo common and soooooo predictable that that’s going to be the ‘asoebi at most weddings….

  • Bliss May 15, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Beautiful ladies and I love the colours and fabric.
    The style though. Is it deeper life inspired?
    Give us a little post modern twirl 😉

  • Zero May 15, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Totally luv ’em..hope they will still be in vogue when i ready to marry my gurl..if she is lucky…hehehe

  • KEKEM May 15, 2013 at 1:16 pm


    • motlog May 15, 2013 at 4:50 pm

      this ur love for wedding jist na wa o! loool

  • Mimz May 15, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Chai! Akwa oche is reigning again. But nahhhh, this combo is not my cup of tea.

  • amarachi May 15, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Wow js luv it

  • The Real Madam the Madam May 15, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    I totally dig this trend. Very nice.

  • Lizzy May 15, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Nah! By the time you use it for your wedding it will be oldddddddddddd!

  • motlog May 15, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    nice. ive sewn toooooo many of that combo tho. getting irritating. :/ by the way, if u need fashion marketers? contact @fad2fame on twitter or email

  • Anon May 15, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Velvet has always been in. Sort of. But it’s now rampant.

  • Sweet baby May 15, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Wow I can see over 4 ZAPPHAIRE dream wedding brides there.well done ZAPPHAIRE events family

  • chiamz May 15, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    naaaaayc! amazing how fashion kips revolving @velvet (dat was once a no-no

  • nnenna May 15, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    @ jollygirl, feel free to enjoy this trend if you appreciate it. Velvet in the East is called”akwaochie”, translation “vintage cloth”.

  • newbie May 15, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Nice! Akwa oche all over again. But like all fashion, yup it will become stale after a while so if you like it, why not rock it?

    Meanwhile BN, it’s ‘whet’ not ‘wet’ your appetite. You’re welcome!

  • abibi May 15, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Where can I buy velvet or any of these combination. Thanks to everyone

  • jump May 15, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    WHIMPER………………phew pretty

  • damepenelope May 16, 2013 at 12:14 am

    me likey!

  • Bukola May 16, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Yay!! My aso ebi planner, Designers’ Muse did ##1, 4 & 5. If you need unique aso ebi for your friends and family, feel free to contact them on 08035962268. They were about the most affordable of all the aso ebi planners I contacted for my wedding & 2wks later my clothes were delivered just as promised. Very prompt & professional.

  • Ebabe May 16, 2013 at 1:20 am

    Akwa Oche! Kai, I remember then in uni. ( Uniben) I used to rock it with my friends for weddings. Fab long length dresses in very rich dark colours we had then in classic styles. The bad part was when we had to walk pass the shops to board a bus back to uni those Igbo traders begin…. Oche Oche Ocheeee, Akwa Oche… Wooooooo! Lol… We just smile and cat walk away…. The are different grades, from the feel you will get the fullness and richness of correct velvet!

    Also, Rivers State women and the men too have always had velevt as part of their traditional attire.

    velvet- classic!

  • Jenny May 16, 2013 at 1:46 am

    wow. I don’t see anything special in velvet or sequence. Sequence, pieces will be falling off every second. velvet is hot (as in makes you feel heat), if it is not smooth, it looks old and cheap. With that said, a lot of the ladies wore it well.

  • Laila May 16, 2013 at 9:50 am

    African creativity is soooo beautifully dazzling and inspiring – what the African Girl does to fashion!!!! *goose bumps*

  • Sylvia May 16, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Is so lovely…. i can’t wait for mine……

  • Asaa May 16, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    it’s been over rocked. we can over wear stuff in this country.

    Jenny it’s sequins not sequence.

  • sisiekomi May 16, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Its a really lovely trend! You can send a mail to for unique aso ebi material ideas , orders and cost including velvet, lace etc.

  • chinwe May 16, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    it is lovely, will rock mine soon

  • Funtizzy May 17, 2013 at 12:11 am


  • Klaire May 17, 2013 at 1:05 am

    Ikechi Zamaki

  • May 17, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    very nice combo

  • HRS May 20, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Very very nice…

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  • Lala May 29, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Hopefully, i will have the opportunity to incorporate this style in my future wedding.

  • Keji Dabiri June 1, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Beautiful !

  • Kemiland Fabrics 7132986604 June 2, 2013 at 3:42 am

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  • CANDYWHYTE(luric) June 4, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh akwo acha in vogue? dats nice,planning to wear mine soon if only ppl in akwa ibom will appreciate me*crying*

  • CANDYWHYTE(luric) June 4, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    lagos ,abj n ph r d boom in combo n styles,akwa ibom taaaaaaaaachunnnnnnnn late cummers and backwarders

  • Nigeria News Desk June 9, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Hopefully, I have the plans to incorporate this style in my future wedding. Hmmm… Amazing!!!

  • Nene July 7, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Love dat

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