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Ghanaian-British Architect David Adjaye weds Ashley Shaw-Scott



Renowned Ghanaian-British architect David Adjaye, OBE wed Ashley Shaw-Scott this past weekend – on Saturday January 18, 2014.David Adjaye- Ashley Shaw Scott Wed

Ashley is a model turned business consultant while 47 year old David, who was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to a diplomat father, is one of the most respected architects of his generation. He is an OBE – Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire – one of the highest honours obtainable by any civilian in Great Britain.

The groom has designed for the likes of the late British designer Alexander McQueen, and is currently a visiting professor at Yale – he has held visiting professor roles at Ivy League universities Harvard University and University of Pennsylvania.

In 2009, David was selected in a competition to design the $500 million National Museum of African American History and Culture, part of the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., which is scheduled to open in 2015 – his design includes a motif from a Yoruba sculpture.

BN-ers in Lagos can expect to see his work soon – he designed store Alara in Lagos.


The glorious wedding held Britain, in a historic 400 year old chapel. The bride wore a custom couture beaded wedding gown. Guests included singer Somi, who sang for the couple, a former UN Secretary General, global art stars and celebrities.

See the bride’s beautiful custom gown

Ashley Shaw Scott - David Adjaye wife- married - bride

Here’s a few photos of the couple out and about before they tied the knot –

The BRANT FOUNDATION Art Study Center Opening of Josh Smith "The American Dream" - EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE David Adjaye, Ashley Shaw Scott

BellaNaija Weddings wishes the couple a glorious journey in life and love.

Photo Credits: | Image 3 – courtesy Billy Farrell Agency, via Huffington Post | Image 4:


  1. Miss Tee

    January 20, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    My dayzzzz that dress nd veil is to die for …………………….. phewwwwwww

  2. Grown Woman

    January 20, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    HML to them…..

  3. no heart to hate

    January 20, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    May God bless their union, Amen.

  4. sassycassie

    January 20, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    That man looks darn good for the 47 yr old!

  5. Sharon

    January 20, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    oh no no no no no no nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
    I wont eat for 30 days. My dream since i was a child is always to marry an architect and he was it for me. I am so sad. So so sad. David, whyy, why now.

    • Nat

      January 20, 2014 at 5:18 pm

      lol, ole like you looool. Why him in particular? Architects
      full brekete for ground o

  6. Rox

    January 20, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Great match, HML

  7. Nat

    January 20, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    He sure looks goooooooooooood for 47.

  8. rossy petite

    January 20, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    You’re correct he doesn’t look his age. I wish them a happy
    married life

  9. Modella

    January 20, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    He has the money why did he wait so long?

    • Sandi

      January 20, 2014 at 10:53 pm

      Money isn’t the reason people marry. Love is, he just found the one.


      January 20, 2014 at 11:21 pm

      Thankyou, I couldn’t agree more.

    • Chic

      January 21, 2014 at 12:43 pm

      Well said!

    • Mariaah

      January 21, 2014 at 9:50 am

      It is not by money darling. A lot of people still take the good old reasons to get hitched (love, compatibility, friendship etc) into consideration. I am surprised he is at his age. Most accomplished Men would rather do the “Partnership” thing. Shows that David truly believed in the institution of marriage he just didn’t meet his WOMAN earlier! 🙂

  10. grace bassey

    January 20, 2014 at 10:29 pm


  11. SOLO ACT

    January 20, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    i like her veil ! its soo pretty

  12. Soraya

    January 21, 2014 at 12:02 am

    Good to see a successful black man marrying a black woman and he chose a pretty and stylish wife too! BTW, even if he hadn’t gone for a black woman, I still like this man- educated, modest, not flashy and very very simple and classy too!

    • Gena

      April 9, 2014 at 8:56 pm

      AMEN, AMEN, AMEN. I just KNEW his bride would be white (which would be perfectly fine). Glad I was wrong though!

    • Anon

      January 12, 2019 at 8:54 pm

      Repping British Ghanaians well his wife is beautiful and pleasantly surprised she’s also african- he’s not dumb that money is staying in OUR HANDS!

  13. merasha

    January 21, 2014 at 6:51 am

    WOW I luv luv luv luv luv luv her gown.

  14. Mariaah

    January 21, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Awww.. They look so in love and happy together! I wish them all the best! I want me a fancy, smart man!

  15. Oluwaseun Kuti

    January 22, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    woohoo, nice one fellow architect. happy married life

  16. Misrak Fisseha Kidane

    January 24, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    It is a good opportunity

  17. uju

    February 4, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    awwwww….just died on the pic of this dress….my goshness!!!!…

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