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BN Spectacular Weddings: Amaka Araraume & Yomi Benson




Good Morning BN Weddings Lovers! You deserve a Spectacular start to the week and we have it just for you!

Amaka Araraume and Yomi Benson have such a beautiful love story – including BBM misadventures, Facebook, ending in long loving conversations all night, a magical proposal on the beach as the sun set, and a wedding so enchanting that we’re so happy to share!

Enjoy their love story and amazing wedding journey here.



How They Met
From the bride, Amaka
I had just moved back to Nigeria for my NSYC. On a random workday, I was on my way to submit some files when I walked past the cafeteria. I remember seeing this gorgeous man and thinking I hadn’t seen anyone like him at NNPC. I noticed him looking right at me, so I looked away. I turned around for one more look and I caught him staring at me. Needless to say, I walked away quickly, slightly embarrassed. To my surprise, he asked his friend to collect my number; you should have seen my face! Of course I refused to give his friend my number. After talking, turns out his friend knows my sister so we walked outside and Yomi was standing with my sister, Ifeoma. I walked up to them, smiling, expecting Yomi to introduce himself or ask for my number but to my surprise, he shunned me (only to find out much later that he can be quite shy). I however wasn’t very happy about it so I left them.

A couple of months later, Apprentice Africa was airing on TV. I was a huge fan of the show so I watched every episode. I remember watching an episode and Yomi came out of nowhere on the advocating panel. He introduced himself…”Yomi Benson” I was like so that’s your name! A couple of days later I added him on Facebook, he accepted but again we said nothing to each other.

A year later in 2009, I got a random request from a ‘Yomi Benson’ on my Blackberry. I knew it was him so I accepted. Can you imagine this Yomi was on my BBM for over 3 months and he didn’t say a word to me? No hey, hi, morning – nothing!!! I wrote him off completely and luckily for me my phone got stolen so that was the end of our Blackberry misadventure.

Two months later, I was having a birthday soirée. I invited some friends who asked if they could come with a friend of theirs. During the party I was having a good time when I walked into the kitchen, and to my surprise bumped straight into Yomi. I asked him what he was doing at my party and he said a friend had invited him. Throughout the night I saw him staring while I was dancing. I was with someone else at the time and after a couple of hours, he says now that he couldn’t take it anymore so he left.

Finally, November 2009, two years after I met Yomi he decided to ask me for my number. The first time he called, our conversation was so brief and awkward; I decided to ignore any phone calls from him. To be honest, so much time had passed that I wasn’t interested in him anymore. He kept calling and leaving voice messages; my friend and I would listen to his messages and laugh so hard, mimicking his accent (I am so sorry baby!) After about 2 weeks of calling I decided to talk to him. We ended up speaking for hours; we talked about everything – hobbies, family, his career, and my career aspirations (I was doing my Masters at the time). We had so many things in common – we are both Chemical Engineers, our love for God and family, we both love to have great time etc. That conversation was the start of something special but I didn’t want a relationship and I think he wasn’t looking for a relationship either. We kept talking and when we eventually met up we had so much chemistry, it felt like I had known Yomi all my life. After a couple of months of dating, Yomi and I decided to give our relationship a try. Needless to say, it worked out wonderfully…

A few months after dating, I knew I was in love with Yomi and I knew he felt the same way. I flew back to Nigeria for a friend’s wedding and during that trip, he asked me to be his girlfriend. Yomi is such an amazing man, he encourages me, inspires me, he is fiercely loyal, he is a kind, generous and gentle soul. He is selfless – the kind of man that puts the needs of others before himself and his love for his family and friends completely won me over. When I am down or sad; he prays with me. I truly have the best time when I am with him – be it at home, when we party, whatever I do isn’t the same if I am not doing it with my YB. Plus he lets me be my silly, crazy self – I was completely, head over heels in love with this man…I still am!

The Proposal
Ok back to our story, so we decided to spend Christmas 2011 in London. We were out shopping when coincidentally we walked past a jewellery store. He caught me staring and he asked if I wanted to go in. I didn’t want to come across as desperate but we went in anyway. We looked at a couple of rings and I fell in love with ‘the ring’ but after he saw the price of the ring, Yomi’s smile turned into a frown. Later on, he made it very clear that the ring was way too expensive and out of his budget should he choose to get a ring for anyone.  I was taken aback and a little upset because I thought we were just looking. Neither did I insinuate that he should get me the ring – I had no idea it was all part of his grand plan.

My 25th birthday was coming up and Yomi asked how I wanted to celebrate. I knew I didn’t want a typical dinner and drinks kind of birthday. We love travelling so we agreed to fly to Barbados.  He asked me to look at dates and he would take care of everything – my baby is such an amazing planner, I knew I was in for a good time. We flew to Barbados immediately after my Masters graduation; best two weeks of my life.

The morning of my birthday, Yomi woke me up – very excited. He walked me to the patio where they set up a champagne breakfast with birthday balloons. After a lovely breakfast, he asked me to pack a bikini, shorts and nothing else. We went to the most luxurious spa, where we spent several hours getting pampered. After our spa date, we took a long drive to this beautifully landscaped orchid garden. We walked around, talked about our plans for the future, laughed and just had a great time. Deep down inside, I already knew Yomi was the man I was going to spend the rest of my life with but it was reassuring to hear him talk to me about our future together.  Anyway, we got back to our hotel at 6.30pm and he asked me to be ready for dinner at 7pm. I kept thinking ‘can this day get any better?’ little did I know! When we got to the restaurant we walked to seaside bar, where we had drinks. About 20 minutes later, our hostess came in to tell us our table was ready. I walked back into the restaurant thinking our table was inside but Yomi took my hands and asked me to walk with him. We walked to the beach where we had romantic candlelit dinner on the beach, it was now sunset. It was so beautiful and picturesque. I was blown away by all the effort he put into planning my day. During dinner, I noticed Yomi was quite nervous and not eating. I asked if something was wrong but he brushed it off saying he wasn’t hungry. After dinner he asked me to close my eyes. I asked “why?” and all he said was he had a surprise cake coming. I think I closed my eyes for too long because when he eventually asked me to open my eyes it took a minute for me to notice the huge ring box opened in front of me. I kept staring at the ring and thinking this is way bigger than the ring I loved. Yomi meanwhile, walked across the table, said the most amazing words to me and asked me to marry him. I didn’t hesitate to say yes and we ended our night partying the island way. Did I mention we got all our drinks for free that night… the perks of being a newly engaged couple!

I am so blessed that God brought Yomi into life. We are so excited to be married and so thrilled about our future together. Thankful to God for everything.

For their introduction, Amaka and Yomi had an intimate gathering of family and friends at the bride’s family home in Abuja. The bride glistened in a gold gele and lace dress, while the groom wore white.

Their traditional wedding was the perfect fusion of Yoruba and Igbo cultures – the groom, wearing a red felt hat, a signature of the Igbo culture, there was a letter reading declaring the groom’s intentions and the bride carried and served palm wine to the love of her life, which is an Igbo wedding tradition. The fabulous bride and groom changed into aso-oke – a traditional Yoruba fabric – to signify the bride becoming a part of her new family – and culture.

The finale was a fabulous destination fête in London – a classic wedding where the groom wore a top hat and morning suit, and the bride in a lace long sleeve gown, followed by a fun and fabulous reception where DJ Xclusive kept the party going.

BellaNaija Weddings wishes Amaka and Yomi the most beautiful marriage.


~ Photography: Simple Picture Perfect | David Pullum Photography

White Wedding

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Formal Introduction of Families

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Traditional Wedding

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Traditional: Simple Picture Perfect
White Wedding: David Pullum Photography | | info “at”

White Wedding Church: Farm Street Church
White Wedding Reception: Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane
Flowers: Wildabout Flowers
White Wedding Cake: Rosalind Miller

Wedding Attire
Wedding Dress: Caroline Castigliano
Groom’s Suit: Oscar Udeshi
Traditional Makeup: Anna for BM Pro
White Wedding Makeup: Alison Cameron
White Wedding Hair: Hair by Abike

Wedding Planners
Traditional: Gbemisola Adenekan for Omega Events
White Wedding: Penelope Cullen for Tigerlilly Weddings

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  1. Fabulous!!! God bless your home!


    September 16, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Such a beautiful couple, they look very happy. I wish them the joys of marriage and finding love.

    I am 35 years old and even though seeing weddings like this bring joy to my heart, I have gotten to that stage in life where I know now for sure this will never happen for me. I have been hoping for many years, and it’s not that I don’t have suitors, I am far from unattractive, but I just can’t find that guy. No one is perfect I know this, but there are certain things I am looking for in a life partner I haven’t found yet. I believe in being friends above everything else, the shared ideals (religious, life etc) and then a connection. The physical isn’t of great importance, but the men I am meeting these days I can’t even have a connection with and trust me I have tried. I have been in relationships in the past, but it’s always that I gave too little or I gave too much. I am tired it shouldn’t be this hard. I have all but given up but I want to have kids desperately, but I don’t want to be a single mom (nothing against single mothers), my mom and grand mother were single mothers and i felt their struggle I wouldn’t want to go through that. I guess I am the one with the problem…
    I am tired of hoping, praying, and wishing. I have come to accept this more than likely won’t happen for me, I see a lot of single girls are going through the same struggle, and it seems hopeless. I want to be married, to a man I love, a man with whom I can grow with. But I may be hoping for too much.
    God dey

    • Amaks

      September 16, 2013 at 11:09 am

      this is not about you….

      *hugs* God dey sha


      September 16, 2013 at 12:37 pm

      Hello BN Fam,
      Please click the link below to respond to @BeautifulWedding
      Any responses to her comment posted here will not be published. Thanks for understanding.
      Sure she will appreciate your support!

    • ao

      September 16, 2013 at 8:07 pm

      I empathize with you, but this is not the appropriate place to unload your burdens. This is about Yomi and Amaka. Nonetheless, don’t give up on marriage. It will happen for you.

    • faceofcilla

      September 17, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      Overall gorgeous wedding lots of outfits!

    • Chinyere

      November 29, 2013 at 12:14 pm

      My dear, i read your comment and i was so so sad (dont take it bad), u are not God and u do not know what plans God has in store for u, instead of sitting down and filling pity while watching peoples weddings, its a high time u decree and declare that God is good to u and he will bless u in his own way and at his own time…..u never know maybe God has the greatest that u have ever ladi ur eyes on…come on sista, u deserve the very best and never let anyone make u feel any diffrent….i am over 35 years but one thing that drives me every morning to rise and do my best is in the knowledge that God has better plans for me everyday…… is well,, will whisper a prayer for u….

    • Alex

      March 13, 2017 at 1:55 am

      Hmmm. You should be married by now.

  3. jojo

    September 16, 2013 at 10:56 am


  4. lanre

    September 16, 2013 at 10:59 am

    LOL! sooo cute lovely photography. playful couple. wish them marital bliss!

  5. Obiyeable

    September 16, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Amaka’s are always beautiful, this is an example…Beautiful couple i pray you have a blissful and wonderful marriage life together

    • ao

      September 16, 2013 at 8:11 pm

      Yes, she is living up to her name. Amaka indeed. And the other women are gorgeous as well. These two, Amaka and Yomi, will definitely have pretty children.

  6. Gbemisola

    September 16, 2013 at 11:09 am

    This is the most genuine wedding story I have ever read on here. They are so real. Very beautiful couple and an amazing wedding! I can’t stop looking at these pictures. Keeps warming my heart! So beautiful!

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      September 16, 2013 at 12:26 pm

      @Gbemisola, tell me “abourrit”, sisteh! Their story
      ohhhhhhh!!!!! I read it and didn’t even need to see the photos. The
      story was enough to warm the icicles of cynicism hanging from my
      jaded heart… Seriously though, I loved it. Very honest &
      entertaining (as per her initial tripping and the guy’s extreme
      fronting) and really delightful (with regards to how they finally
      came full circle to becoming a couple and the way he made her
      believe he wasn’t interested in getting the ring she wanted). I’m a
      sucker for happily-ever-afters. And I pray, Amaka & Yomi
      that your story continues to be one told with joy. God bless your

    • TA

      September 16, 2013 at 3:23 pm

      That makes 3 of us! Lol! i loved their story…very real. All the best in your marriage. Pray your union would be happier than the ceremony.

  7. Sexxie

    September 16, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Yippeee! The pics r finally here! Thanks BN. Amazingly beautiful couple, beautiful families, beautiful guests. May God continue to bless this union.

    • Mademoiselle

      September 16, 2013 at 1:25 pm

      Key word FINALLY!! Lol. I used to stalk her on instagram with my friend, until she went private, don’t judge me lol. I love her and her husband’s love. Such a beautiful couple. May God continue blessing your union Mr and Mrs Benson!

  8. Yinka

    September 16, 2013 at 11:14 am

    All I can say is beautiful people…….this is what happens when fine people marry each other…..their parents are gorgeous and they are also gorgeous…..wonder what their kids will look like…..congrats to them

  9. Camron

    September 16, 2013 at 11:21 am

    c money………. my mouth’s still open

  10. Hurperyermie

    September 16, 2013 at 11:30 am

    am so happy for them one can see love radiating between them i wish them all the best and i pray that sooner than i expect God will give me mine

  11. Miss Bee

    September 16, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Money is good and I tap into this blessing. I pray my own husband will locate me before the end of this year IJN, God answer my prayers, whereever you are keeping him let him locate me, this I pray for IJN (Amen).

    • Adaeze

      October 8, 2013 at 4:06 pm

      Amen…me too. I’m praying the same prayer too

  12. ejogene

    September 16, 2013 at 11:34 am

    What a beautiful wedding, lovely couple. God bless your marriage. My sister above keep the faith alive, God is in control and will grant everybody their heart desire.

  13. amarachi

    September 16, 2013 at 11:34 am

    lovely God bless ur union

  14. temmie

    September 16, 2013 at 11:38 am

    the cake is everything woooow. the groom rly looks like his mum. @beautifulwedding my dear it’s well.

  15. Stace

    September 16, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Wow, the bride and groom are exceptionally gorgeous…. wow. i loveee.

  16. Beauty

    September 16, 2013 at 11:56 am

    @Lanre lmao I knw right dat pic is just hilarious! Happy
    Married life to the beautiful couple!

  17. Labelle

    September 16, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    wow!!!! what a beautiful and vivacious bride, a gorgeouse,
    very very cute story and they are obviously friends and very much
    in love. HML lovely couple

  18. mirabel said

    September 16, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    sistas you gatta make an effort for God to bless your
    efforts..she tried then God granted her heart desires ..kpom
    kewm…gorgeous couple..lovely wedding ..father from this day
    forward i shall perfections but complimenting and true

  19. eniola

    September 16, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Their guests obviously had a nice time. God bless you both.

  20. Person

    September 16, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    One and a half years later, Bella Naija!!!! Una no try for that one o! Still glad to see it on here!

    May God continue to bless your marriage, Amaka and Yomi!!! Such a spectacular wedding!


      September 16, 2013 at 12:39 pm

      Beautiful weddings are timeless! Look out for Weddings even 10 years later on BN 🙂

  21. is that so?

    September 16, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Gorgeous….Happy Married Life….:)

  22. ALEXIA

    September 16, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    i pray my own happens for me too soon in Jesus name Amen. Wish every beauty marriage has to offer, it will only get better from here

  23. Miss_Flygerian

    September 16, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    awwwww….beautiful wedding, money speaking volumes, fabulosity toh exceptional.

  24. Asgrl

    September 16, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    I love that she appears to have a great relationship with her mother-in-law. Nothing like having great family support.

  25. x factor

    September 16, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Wow! Fab Wedding, God bless their new home….

  26. Missy

    September 16, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    The bride has a very lovely smile….Wish the couple the very best!

  27. Syl

    September 16, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Lovely wedding pictures, beautiful bride and handsome groom *coughs* please errr are those other guys single? Just asking.

  28. tutsie

    September 16, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    beautiful wedding! Ifeanyi Ararume spares no expense when organising weddings for his children!! They look so lovely esp the bobo he is fine sha. I like how she was so real as per his fronting ish; not wanting to seem desperate etc…on point. But, wonder why she ‘agreed to be his girl friend months after they started “dating” ‘ lol!!

    • Anonnnnn

      September 16, 2013 at 6:08 pm

      Lol ‘dating’ is actually not a relationship like Nigerians see it. That’s the period where the ‘wooing’ happens…dinner movies drinks etc.

  29. leika

    September 16, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    The bride is stunning. The groom is fine as heck. The grom’s mother is just too fine. I know say she happy say her son carry eye go market. Such a perfect fine couple. everything about them just screams romance. I loved everything

  30. Godsluv22

    September 16, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Lovely couple……The Bride is sooo pretty……God bless there marriage 🙂

  31. Dorsie

    September 16, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Amen. Thats all

  32. lilz

    September 16, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    they are soooo in love

  33. Annie

    September 16, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    stunning couple and their chemistry is just soo evident. that green dress gives me life…God bless your home guys.

  34. chichi

    September 16, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    aww, their story is beautiful and so romantic..i find that shy guys usually make amazing husbands..could be wrong..As for the wedding, fabulous!!!..The bride is a stunner and her dresses were killing me softly…

    • H's boo

      September 17, 2013 at 5:29 am

      I agree. My boo is shy and its so cute.

    • chichi

      September 17, 2013 at 9:38 pm

      awww 🙂

  35. Kambi

    September 16, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Wow what can I say……These pics are gorgeous. Their love for each other, both families, and friends radiates. It is so clear everyone had an awesome time.

    But like someone mentioned, I used to stalk her on instagram and mennnnnnnn her and her husband know how to have fun together. I mean that silly, cute, i don’t care love.

    This TOS Benson family just have gorgeous pple. Yet to meet a Benson who isn’t gorgeous.

    Continue to have a happy married life, and may God bless you and meet all your heart desires.

  36. K

    September 16, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Such a beautiful couple… their kids would be so beautiful

  37. Zero

    September 16, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Wowwww…I’m INTIMIDATED…

  38. Oh dear

    September 16, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Wow! Lovely people!!!

  39. Lord, bless their marriage and bring my owm marital happiness

    September 16, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    I pray for you guys to witness all the blessings, love and fulfillment of married life, you are so gorgeous, love u both, and Lord, I also pray for my own husband to come quick and marry me, give me a blessed, happy home and all single men/women who desire it. amen

  40. Gbemmy

    September 16, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Lovely lovely pictures .. My children must marry from a rich family oo (I know they have their own problems ooo )but she would choose a beautiful rich family without problems , they have to be doing Barbados dinner, Gambia breakfast , Aruba lunch , etc proposing with all the effizy , t
    You can even see the happiness coming from the familes … May God bless your marriage


    September 16, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Sweet love!they were meant to be,I can picture how cute their kids will be,God bless ur union

  42. muku

    September 16, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Let it be so

  43. aty

    September 16, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    This is WoW…..

  44. merci

    September 16, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    wow very lovely! simple but stunning makeup thats what makeup should do. Men! how many outfits did she change too,wow thats very classy! God bless them both!

  45. Destiny

    September 16, 2013 at 4:41 pm


  46. BevShine events

    September 16, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    The groom looks so in love……they look so happy together.

  47. didi

    September 16, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    ” better soup, na money kill am!!” #darrisall

  48. Pretty smile

    September 16, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    I feel like crying…..Lord provide us such men!beautiful couple….God bless ur union

  49. M

    September 16, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    This is such a beautiful wedding, just CLASSIC!
    All hte best to the couple..

  50. Dee

    September 16, 2013 at 5:07 pm


  51. Omo

    September 16, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Wowww… just wowwww!!!!! short of words. All I can say is HML… God’s Blessings to this beautiful couple

  52. ebony87

    September 16, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    This couple are just so good together. I wish them a wonderful union filled with love, joy and peace. Remember the 3rd person in the cord: God and never let Him go so your love will remain forever. God bless you both. you are both simply stunning.

    • aunty

      September 17, 2013 at 1:46 am



    September 16, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    lovely wedding

  54. Anonnnnn

    September 16, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    The importance of forming a friendship before a relationship. Their friendship shines through…so lovely. They’re such an awesome couple.

  55. nancy

    September 16, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Her weddings gown is gorgeous. I wish them a happy married life.

  56. NNENNE

    September 16, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    I see beautiful people!
    HML to you both.

  57. Toyin

    September 16, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!!! I love this wedding. Bride is stunning, love her traditional outfits, all of them look great on her. Her smile is captivating. The groom is handsome. Lovely story, it shows when it s meant to happen, it will happen. Geez, these naija weddings can make you use all of your life savings. Extravagant. I see fine guys everywhere. The ladies also look good.

  58. Doyin

    September 16, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Beautiful….Wishing them a great life together ….BTW,i love the fact that the bride was all covered up in all her outfits.

  59. Eky

    September 16, 2013 at 10:33 pm


  60. Benashmom

    September 16, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Lovely story and lovely couple. I enjoy reading and didn’t want it to end. Wishing you a blissful life together.

  61. Chigbo

    September 17, 2013 at 12:31 am

    They will have cute children . But why did he snub her like that on bbm? I can’t stand when guys do that…….lol.
    All is well that ends well

  62. nigerian youth

    September 17, 2013 at 1:01 am


  63. Ok o

    September 17, 2013 at 1:23 am

    That white baby boy is sooooo cute…..HML to the couple

  64. Stephanie

    September 17, 2013 at 1:58 am

    They look soooooooooooooooooo in love…awww, am going to pray for my own ‘love’ nw…wish you guys all d best!

  65. SOLO ACT

    September 17, 2013 at 2:22 am

    his parents are hot oo!

    • Anon

      September 17, 2013 at 2:57 pm

      His brother and their Mum. Their Dad is late.

  66. Nikki

    September 17, 2013 at 2:37 am

    I love everything I can see on here about this couple…the story, their beauty, chemistry, relationship with others, their wedding ceremonies….it’s just absolutely fantastic. I wish them the best, and God bless their marriage forever!

  67. Jannelle

    September 17, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Nobody does …Weddings like Nigerians do …
    You could teach SA a thing or two…
    Best wishes to the couple and their families.
    (Goes back to silent-ville)

  68. teekay

    September 17, 2013 at 10:00 am

    very lovely wedding, am sure they will have a blessed union by the grace of God, their love story is soooo inspiring and nice, God knows how much was expended on the wedding ceremony, money deyyyyyy abeg, i tap into their good annointing

  69. Babym

    September 17, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Awwww too beautiful loved everything about this wedding Caroline Castigliano makes the most elegant wedding dresses that’s why I chose it for mine. Very beautiful and classy wedding. Wish u guys all the happiness that marriage brings.

  70. Intoxyka

    September 17, 2013 at 11:08 am

    And they are a fun couple too!!! You can tell beyond the love they share that they are friends and that friendships shines through in every photo they take. *goose bumps* I hereby tap into their anointing mehn!!! God is on da throne!!!

  71. Sharon

    September 17, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Baba look at your daughter ohhhh detonate the bomb of engagement in my life baba
    Jam me with the lorry of holy matrimony baba…..

    • Miss-No-Do -Kele-Kele

      September 17, 2013 at 6:31 pm

      LOL @Sharon That comment made me die of laughter! Congratulations to Amaka and Yomi. You guys look fab together! May God bless your marriage IJN! Oh and to the person who said they are yet to meet a Benson who isn’t gorgeous. On behalf of my family I say thanks for the compliment xx

  72. oge

    September 17, 2013 at 11:34 am

    love, love love ds wedding….she is always smiling and d hubby is yummy. God Bless their union. Im married but wen I make some more money in future say 10 years into d marriage I hope to have a big and gorgeous inspired

  73. SEUN

    September 17, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    YORUBA MEN ROCK, only a yoruba man will make a woman fall in love with him like this. the dude is sure handsome. THIS SEEM TO BE PERFECT ALTHOUGH NOTHING IS PERFECT, BUT I AM SURE THEY DO LOVE EACH OTHER. I HOPE I FIND MY GIRL TOO SOO.

    • kika

      September 20, 2013 at 10:26 pm

      lol thats love for you.

    • Hmmmn

      October 19, 2013 at 4:48 am

      lol, I am a Yoruba girl and I love Ibo guys…their song and language is just awesome. Who knows what God has in plan.

      Pretty people, cute couple, fun wedding and money speaking ceremony. May God almighty bless your home in Jesus name

  74. Anon

    September 17, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Amazing couple, amazing story and amazing wedding ceremonies. Beautiful. –

  75. Popular

    September 17, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Am so loving the story behind this conjugal bliss, congrats and hml 2u guys!

  76. Beautiful

    September 18, 2013 at 5:10 am

    Thanks for sharing this wedding especially to the bride for sharing her love story. The story completed the picture. The ceremony was beautiful with true love written all over the couple. I wish Amaka & Yomi all the best and a happy married life. Keep God first in your union.

  77. xoxo

    September 18, 2013 at 5:57 am

    Beautiful!! HML. They look so happy together.

  78. Thelma

    September 18, 2013 at 9:42 am

    OMG….. I am overwhelmed… Beautiful couple, Beautiful Wedding, Beautiful Pictures, Luvly Chemistry…. I wish dem a wonderful and blissful future together… And hoping mine would be better!!!

  79. babygirl

    September 18, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    chei see hotness…..the guy and babe are both sooooo fine…….above all i just see love…God bless your home with beautiful children too…….love the colors, ambiance in short everything….lol.

  80. bee

    September 18, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    KILODE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Han han…..this is over finess at its PEAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!The couple with the whole people there were simply georgeous!!!!! WAOH!!!!!!!! I almost kept wishing it was my wedding!!! may the grace and love of God bind you firmly dear.

    • Imo

      September 26, 2013 at 4:29 pm

      Omada, LOL. This is where i would find you.haha.Receive Him!

  81. Jay

    September 18, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    When money meets money,love has value. Amaka daughter of a popular politician in the east, while Yomi,grandson of TOS Benson.heard about this wedding since last year,finally got to see both of them together.wish them happy married life

    • Kay

      September 18, 2013 at 4:36 pm

      Yomi is actually the last son and child of TOS Benson and not his grandson. Thanks

  82. Dire

    September 18, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    So in love.. Both SO beautiful.. I want this!!! Amen!

  83. Opeyemi

    September 18, 2013 at 5:55 pm


  84. Kristin of byPetronella Photography

    September 18, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    What a wonderful love story! Beautiful couple, and the
    bride’s dress is stunning!

  85. Berry Dakara

    September 19, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    I haven’t finished looking, but I just had to write about her dazzling smile!!! She is soooooo pretty!

  86. Berry Dakara

    September 19, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Done now. This was a very well done wedding – from family introduction to the white wedding.

    Wonderful marriage wishes to the couple.

  87. Amirah

    September 20, 2013 at 1:06 am

    Gorgeous couple. The bride is one of the most beautiful
    bride. I have to say, Yoruba men rock. Yeah, I’m married to one.
    There’s definitely an increase of Yoruba men and Igbo or
    Hausa/northern women. I guess, there’s something Yoruba men are
    doing right. But, I also see more Yoruba women with non Yoruba men.
    I live it, it shows that at the end if the seat, we are one people.
    God bless their marriage, may their love continue to shine

  88. Yori B

    September 20, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Has anybody else noticed that men tend to marry women who look like their sisters? Nway tapping into these blessings IJN!

  89. happy babe

    September 20, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    i tap into dis wedding IJN Amen….chai good thing good o ,beautiful and happy wedding

  90. barbie

    September 23, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Wooow….I so love dis wedding nd their story is so cool. Like wen I 1st saw d wedding story, I’m like which kind long story be dis…I ddnt even know wen I finished reading it. Nd such a beautiful couple too. Hml to them nd God bless their union

  91. Kammie

    September 28, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Best wedding on bn so far, mine is the next best 😉 😀 Soooo beautiful….life is darn beautiful wish dem the best!

  92. BolaO

    October 2, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Wow! that’s not the YB I know for sure! Amazing wedding!
    Amaka is stunning! Good luck to you guys.

  93. lafacebeauty

    October 4, 2013 at 11:52 am

    wow……….. dis is classy!

  94. pearl

    October 7, 2013 at 10:42 am

    two happppyyy people
    i cnt do without reading about this two people whenever i logg on to bella nig
    very interesting stories
    may God keep the two of you for good

  95. Weddings Lady

    October 22, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Wow, I love her wedding gown, so pretty. The photos are just outstanding. I am very much inspired with wedding and other weddings from Bella Naija.

  96. Coco

    November 27, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Her wedding dress is all shades of amazing

  97. vivian

    April 3, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    I love d wedding story n all d plenty shakara involved

  98. wendy

    June 6, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    wow wow wow, what a beautiful wedding, from deco to the dress, My God the bride is beautiful. your traditional attires are amazing. wishing you nothing but happiness. wow

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