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BN Bridal Beauty: Lola Omotayo-Okoye’s Traditional Wedding Makeup by Banke Meshida-Lawal of BM|Pro



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As they say where we’re from, “Peter carry eye go market!” Lola Omotayo was a calm beautiful bride on her traditional engagement, which held yesterday at The Ark in Lekki. She married the love of her life and father of their two adorable children, Peter Okoye of mega Afro-pop group P-Square in a gorgeous ceremony.

The blushing bride’s makeup was done by renowned Banke Meshida-Lawal of BM|PRO, the head MUA in charge at the makeup house, with over 15 years of industry experience. Banke was given full creative reign with bride’s beauty look, as she also designed and crafted the bride’s beads – multi strand freshwater pearls with a gold crystal & amber brooch, as part of her accessory line Coral Reef Jewelry.

All About The Look
Banke used clean lines for a fresh and iridescent look for the bride. Stuck to not too vibrant makeup. As the bride wore red Banke says she was tempted to use her classic BM|PRO Redd but Lola had giggled and protested, “noooo Peter hates RED lips” 😉 The bride’s skin was airbrushed using MAC.

Follow Banke’s makeup adventures on Instagram! –

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Lola’s full Yoruba look – with gele made of traditional aso-oke, red clutch, beads by Coral Reef, and ipele across her shoulder.

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Lola in her 3rd look of the night, an embellished emerald green dress. Her second outfit was an Igbo traditional look complete with ichafu, which represented her joining Peter’s family

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  1. Nike

    November 18, 2013 at 4:30 pm


    • Tinuade

      November 19, 2013 at 12:39 pm

      agreed!!!! THIS, my people, is why Banke is the BEST at what she does. She enhances natural beauty in an effortlessly subtle way. No other make up artiste can do it like that. They must over-highlight and over-contour. lol

  2. Hurpeyeahmie

    November 18, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Lola is beautiful and i wish her all the best.

  3. Let it flow...

    November 18, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Simply Stunning!

  4. Aibee

    November 18, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Ah, but mehn, Banke is really good at what she does. I found it hard to reconcile this beautiful Lola with the Shomya make up trial that was online a couple of months ago.

  5. Fashionista

    November 18, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Banke’s hands are blessed, kai! stunning work!

  6. Miss_Flygerian

    November 18, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    I’m telling you. The first thing I look out for these days
    from Nigerian MUAs are the way they do eyebrows. Some of the
    eyebrows they do are disastrous but somehow, they think it’s
    classy. I just love the look Banke gave Lola, the eyebrows for one
    are not all over the place. The entire look is smooth.


    November 18, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    when it comes to bridal makeup, BM PRO is a good witch.
    Kudos Banke, may you live long to see so many girls that want your
    touch get married

    • Dunni Obata

      November 18, 2013 at 5:08 pm

      That is a very good prayer o in light of Ewar. Amen and
      Amen. May she live longer sef to pass on her gifts to her children
      and their children too. She is an iconic MUA

  8. Dunni Obata

    November 18, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Banke Meshida Lawal is giving me life with this makeup. She
    does the nude subtle-ish makeup look very well which is not so
    common with MUA’s. If it is not colour riot eyeshadows, it is angry
    brown lines on your forehead or OTT with lipstick. Ope o, your
    studio in Ikeja is not far from my parent’s house. You are so doing
    my makeup when I am getting married. You and no one else cos I
    can’t do all those inverted Nike tips eyebrows. Iro. I shan’t gree
    if you are not available. My strategy is to stalk you with food
    till you agree to. I hope you will get to read this. Off to stalk
    your instagram and Twitter page. 15/10 for this one. Such a
    gorgeous bride

  9. Noms

    November 18, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    @Aibee, thank you . When i saw those trial makeup pics months back, i just said to myself,why can’t she just contact BMPRO, cos sh ei ssoooooo good especially with light skinned brides. I thank God some1 showed her the way to go. Like we say where i come from ” Na now you come”. Congrats, beauriiiiful,Lola and may God keep your home.

  10. DAMMY

    November 18, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Lola is beautiful!

  11. kaybee

    November 18, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Please where can I get these beads?

    • Obi

      November 18, 2013 at 7:55 pm

      Most likely not where she got hers, but BeJewelled by Tosyne is an awesome jewelry designer. Based in Lagos. She’s got some pieces on FB.

    • BellaNaija Weddings

      November 18, 2013 at 11:30 pm

      From BM Pro. Banke made the beads herself. Call any of the numbers in the contact section for more details.

  12. dayo

    November 18, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    I am so excited that BM PRO did Lola’s make up, she looks so young and gorgeous , the trial make up made her look so old, a lot of make up artists need to learn about not following the crowd ; when I listened to Banke on that radio show on coolfm, by that crazy OAP Kaylah catwalk , i remember they talked about this latest annoying brows that these make up artists slam on peoples faces. Great JOB Banke, may your handwork never fail in Jesus Name. Amen

  13. Leah

    November 18, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Wow! Gorgeous woman, Flawless makeup. Well done Banke.

  14. Chum chum

    November 18, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Now following Banke of Instagram. Great work.

  15. Adetola Akitoye

    November 18, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Well done banke

  16. Amaka

    November 18, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    #NotesToSelf *Peter hates red lips* #JustKidding Peter is
    smitten by Lola, I love them both and may their marriage be a happy
    blissful one.

  17. princess

    November 18, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    But, the bride is gorgeous!, and the make-up is just so flawless, love it

  18. Press Villa

    November 18, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Shes very lovely and pretty, Peter get eyes


    November 18, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Beautiful Bride…Blessings

  20. Peggz

    November 18, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    The look is divine!! I Love

  21. honeymix

    November 18, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Lola is truly a beauty.

  22. Chee

    November 18, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Wow! Beautiful bride,wish them all d best!

  23. esther

    November 18, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Dear Banke. please be affordable cos i want you to my makeup when that day comes…

    • okk

      November 20, 2013 at 1:58 am

      ahn ahn…..keep dreaming. Why can’t you pray for yourself to be richer so you can afford her.

  24. Yawns

    November 18, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Nice work by bmpro Thr beads were made by bmpro too

  25. Samehere

    November 18, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    ughh!! she looks beautiful! *sigh ugh!

  26. nene

    November 18, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    this is a beautiful woman. delicate features and a cute face.

  27. Flawless

    November 19, 2013 at 12:00 am

    BM is the best MUA in Naija. She did my wedding (so I am biased of course). Lola looks great (gorgeous woman) the eyebrows look like eyebrows, and the eyes do not look like the whole tri-color clown costume/hunger games madness that the others are doing. Good job. Like a makeup artist in Sephora told one of my wannabe naija MUA friends “your eyebrows should never enter a room before you do.” #READ

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      November 19, 2013 at 9:32 am

      Dead @ “tri-color clown costume/hunger games madness”. You can’t diss my much beloved Cinna for his extravaggant making over of Katniss, at least he had a good reason for using all that face paint on her :-)… and Lola’s make-up is quite lovely.

  28. anu

    November 19, 2013 at 1:04 am

    she got her beads from bmpro too so i suggest u contact them….they make beads with makeup together.

  29. Beautiful the Official Voltron

    November 19, 2013 at 1:34 am

    BM is good without a doubt but there is no need running Shomya down, I saw her MU trial and it wasn’t bad either just different looks. Shomya has impressed me and done well for herself. pls women lets stop this bitterness and PHD syndrome, its ugly. If you have an advise give it kindly in a way to better the person.

    • Tinuade

      November 19, 2013 at 1:12 pm

      i dont think anyone was running shomya down. ppl are entitled to their opinions. Shomya has put herself out there so much in the last few months and has gained a lot of publicity. She is also a fab make-up artist but she is more about the “showstopping/smokey eye/extreme highlight and contour” look. That works for some people but its not to everyones taste.

  30. WEREYA

    November 19, 2013 at 3:46 am

    wow beautiful kudos to bro peter and sis lola i wish you
    the best in life!

  31. Eve82

    November 19, 2013 at 5:52 am

    This lady is pretty…so whatever you put on her face, it will come out right.

  32. Grown Woman

    November 19, 2013 at 6:42 am

    wow stunning bride.HML to Peter N Lola

  33. C nayas chika

    November 19, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Its rili cool,,, MTOMM

  34. Yawns

    November 19, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Thank u miss flygerian

  35. mercii

    November 19, 2013 at 8:04 am


  36. Modella

    November 19, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Makeup work wonder! Wonder how much she charge for bridal makeup..

  37. C*Witty

    November 19, 2013 at 8:41 am

    she’s a beautiful woman

  38. Andrea

    November 19, 2013 at 9:06 am

    She indeed looks great! Congrats Lola& Peter. Your marriage I’ll go from glory to glory……

  39. stella

    November 19, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Bamke you are the best, thumb up.

  40. UJU

    November 19, 2013 at 10:09 am


  41. Layemii

    November 19, 2013 at 10:41 am

    She is so gorgeous. I wish her all the best in her marriage.

  42. Uc

    November 19, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Lovely dats all Just Lovely and divine and lovely as in who no go like dis look bikonu

  43. Blessmyheart

    November 19, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Simply stunning, flawless makeup.

    “Lola had giggled and protested, “noooo Peter hates RED lips””. Lola does not strike me as the giggling type though

  44. jinkelele

    November 19, 2013 at 5:20 pm


  45. Opeyemi

    November 19, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Banke is GOOD!!!
    And Lola is pretty!

  46. khoryin

    November 20, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Banke is the best MUA I know. Her works are flawless. This woman is amazing at what she does. Hi pple, check this kul blog Pls leave a comment if u like what you see. Thanks

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