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Yeni Kuti's Daughter's Wedding-Rolari Segun and Benedict Jacka - BellaNaija 20155G1A0084Legendary musician Fela Anikulapo-Kuti‘s first daughter Yeni Kuti gave away her daughter, Rolari Segun in marriage to Australian Benedict Jacka at African Shrine on Saturday June 27, 2015 in Agidingbi, Ikeja – Fela’s home and concert venue for many years.

The beautiful bride is a graduate of Leeds University in the UK and her father, Yeni’s ex-husband, the late broadcaster Femi Segun, passed away in 2013.

It was a day of celebration as the groom’s family was fully present as well as the Kuti and Segun clans including Femi Kuti, as well as esteemed guests like former Lagos state governor Babatunde Raji Fashola and King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall (KWAM 1).

Here are official photos from the traditional engagement!

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71 Comments

  1. jumibaby

    July 2, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Chai – See fine oyinbo guy o! They are both fooooooinnnne

    • polypoly

      July 2, 2015 at 8:20 pm

      MOVE OVA Isio!!! this is one beautiful bride….rocking that Gele like the True Kuti Royalty that she is……yasssssss!!!!!
      SLAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY booooooo!!!!!

    • Osa

      July 3, 2015 at 12:05 am

      Im so so so happy for the bride. she seems such a simple, quiet and elegant girl. Aunty yeni aka yk, i m happy for u too o. as an ardent viewer of your view TVC. ur partner is a hunk o

  2. Adaeze Writes

    July 2, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    That dress! The one with the train is ….*I’m speechless* It’s so Gorg!

  3. Kadara

    July 2, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    The bride is beautiful and the groom is good looking, fine couple. Love her dress

  4. Olu

    July 2, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Our culture when it comes to clothing…awesomenesssss

  5. happychick

    July 2, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    wow the bride is so beautiful and clean there just this sweetness abt her, the from is fiiiine too, love her second dress.

  6. happychick

    July 2, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    *the groom

    • omobie

      July 2, 2015 at 3:28 pm

      his legs

  7. ACE

    July 2, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Beautiful couple. Wishing them the best! Beautiful bride. We have same eyes

  8. Yve

    July 2, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Beautiful girl…

  9. Na only you Waka go

    July 2, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    What a striking couple!!
    She is gorgeous and he is so handsome.
    Their cheekbones on fleek.
    They will make beautiful children.
    Congratulations and God bless your union.

    Nigerian women, Na your cue be dis oh; instead of waiting around for these Naija guys that are not ready or on the same wave-length with you (I see the complaints whenever Olumofin posts lol), give that Caucasian/Asian/Hispanic/Pacific Islander or Green/Purple/red etc brother a shot. Life is not all about “Big Dick” and even then a lot of these foreign are quite hung so don’t believe the stereotype.

    I know quite a bit of my Naija sisters who have turned away advances from men of other races because una dey wait for your handsome, native-dialect speaking Naija brother to marry. Funny thing is these Naija guys have no problem getting with foreign women and praising them/treating them like trophies while they treat you like trash.(Not all o )
    Majority of black women need to work on their in-built prejudice/un-open mindedness towards men of other races. Give love a chance even though it may come in the most unlikely places.

    • EllesarisEllendil

      July 2, 2015 at 3:33 pm

      Seeing as Women outnumber Men and African Men are the World’s highest growing segment. Goodluck with that.

    • SOLO ACT

      July 7, 2015 at 8:29 pm

      i died at “life is not all bout BIG DICK” lmao….das what i have been trying to tell my fellow black sisters oo

  10. J

    July 2, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Oh wow! I went to VF secondary school with Rolari, she was one of the good ones. Congrats to her

    • racks_racks

      July 2, 2015 at 3:19 pm

      You’re so right . One of the good seniors in that hell hole

  11. Iyawokekere

    July 2, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    According to my white boss, when white people wear traditional African attire, they look like ghosts. When l marry my oyinbo college sweetheart, he is gonna be wearing Navy blue and black. All these funny colors l don’t like. Bobo Fine shaa.

    • Gali

      July 2, 2015 at 4:56 pm

      So you will let the opinion of your white boss define your life?

      1
    • Sunshine

      July 2, 2015 at 7:33 pm

      @ OMG, I cant breath, ROLL, LOL

    • Comprehension

      July 4, 2015 at 3:22 pm

      @Gali & @Seriously, I smell a lack of comprehension here.
      Are you sure you understood what she meant? Two things:
      1. Her boss said When white people wear African attire, they look like ghosts.
      2. When she marries her Oyinbo college sweetheart, he will wear navy blue/black ..

      My understanding of what she said is that, her boss said…………..(His Opinion)
      She thinks navy blue/black Traditional African attire will suit white people better.

      It is her desire/opinion. The joke is on you both.

    • Seriously

      July 3, 2015 at 12:24 pm

      Well, your boss is wrong and unfortunately you are brainwashed too. This man doesn’t look like a ghost. He looks pretty good in his attire.

  12. Paloma

    July 2, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    cute couples… their baby will be the cutest

  13. Paloma

    July 2, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    babies* 😀

    • oladyy

      July 4, 2015 at 4:41 pm

      YOU ARE CORRECTING ‘BABIES’ AND NOT ‘COUPLES’???? YOUR ENGLISH SHA…

    • ang

      July 5, 2015 at 12:58 am

      Lmao

  14. shirley

    July 2, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    She is beautiful

  15. Mrs. DJ

    July 2, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    The bride is super fine… Her mom sure had a great time.. Congrats to d couple

  16. lol

    July 2, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    she is gorgeous!!!

  17. Ibinabo

    July 2, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Her second dress is FINE!

  18. the girl

    July 2, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    As an Eu scholarship student back then, I had the opportunity to travel to some European countries and I met this Dutch Guy who was a good christian.When I mean Christian i mean a Christian. I discovered my level of Christianity sef no match him own. He was a true worshiper. I did not know the spirit in me that made me refuse. I was thinking Nigerian Men were better. In my innocent mind, I was thinking there is nothing like a Nigerian Man. yimu.com

    Alas I was wrong, (dont get me wrong No naija Man broke my heart before u guys say I am bitter). I just discovered that European men are farrrrrrrrr better in character, they have good hearts and they know how to treat a woman better, they know how to share in your pain and Joy. And the ones that are Christians are REALLLLL Christian, not type of Christianity we do in Africa o. I like them for one thing the one wey they do Christ they do am 100% u will be shocked that they get irritated with tattoos,homosexuals and piercing and those other nonsense, and the one wey no dey do d opposite of Christ they do devil 100% 10 tattoos several piercings etc Oyinbos don’t pretend.

    They dont think power, they dont think am in charge. Trust me they are really cool. Alas! when I wanted the dutch bobo, but he had been taken.

    I WISH ROLARI AND BENEDICT A GLORIOUS HOME AMEN!

    • icrossmyheart

      July 2, 2015 at 2:59 pm

      GROSS generalization. It was oyinbo christians that did Christianity WELL WELL that enslaved your ilk. It was oyinbo Christians that killed people en masse in the US, Caribbeans, etc. So do not delude yourself. Congratulate the couple and move on. Love who you want to love, but stop with these fetishization of whiteness.

      Have you dated ALL African men? Have you dated ALL white men? NO. You meet one or a couple and then make a gross generalization. Love has no color. Love has no race. Love has no bounds. STOP with this white propaganda. White men are not better at loving, if they are, many white women will not be going crazy over black men. Every race has their good and their bad. So STOP!

      Happy Married Life to the new couple. She is very beautiful. And her mother, is beautiful too.

      1
    • EllesarisEllendil

      July 2, 2015 at 3:35 pm

      Technically it was also Oyinbo Christians that agitated for abolition too. But generally agree with you.

    • Clarke

      July 3, 2015 at 6:41 am

      Sorry to burst your bubble sweetheart, but they are. I am currently dating a white guy and boy o boy I am having a fly time. Something I never had dating black guys. He treats me like royalty even in the presence of women that look like him and anyone can see that he is happy to be with me. The death stares I get from black guys makes it more fun. (Oh I forgot, I am light-skinned with thick long beautiful natural hair, so it must be a loss)

      Ofcourse, downtrodden Beckys that white men dont want are flocking your way because they know most of you are suffering from Stockholm Syndrome so you would treat them better than black girls. (Well except you are successful and I mean….very successful)

      A lot of black men just dont think they should treat their women well. You see us as mules, as an option to fall back on. Go on any social media, type black women and see the nasty things that men that are supposed to protect us are saying about us. These things are there for the whole world to see. How can you seperate your mother and sisters from the black women that you denigrate? Then you ask why black people are down, you ask why people dont respect you. Why should they? My respect only goes out to the black men that love and respect black women, I have no respect for black men as a group.

      My sisters broaden your horizons, stop being close-minded waiting for men who are not limiting themselves to you or who have even excluded you from their dating pool even as you are their reflection in female form. Yes non-black men wont leave their women in droves to be with you. But there are non-black men who want to date you. Eat healthy, work-out more, develop a good skincare routine and try rocking your natural hair from time to time ….you wont have that much of a problem. (Dark-skinned sisters, you have an advantage)…… and hey…. the belief that white men are not hung is a myth.

      Congrats to beautiful bride……thats one hell of a delectable caucasian you got…..

    • Sunshine

      July 2, 2015 at 7:40 pm

      @ girl, all that long story to tell everyone that a white persons christainity is superior over yours?.. Wow, your self -esteem must be at its highest.

    • Tari

      July 2, 2015 at 10:13 pm

      Your EU scholarship is in doubt if you depict this level of generalization and stereotyping in your arguments.

  19. Idomagirl

    July 2, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Lovely.

  20. mary

    July 2, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Wow, gorgeous bride, cute groom. Everything was beautiful, i can see her oyinbo parents in law. may God bless her new home.

  21. uju

    July 2, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    She’s so gorgeous and her figure is on point

  22. Ejiro

    July 2, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    What a stunning couple. Like the guy look like Ken (Barbie’s bf the doll). His skin is that smooth. And the bride is super gorgeous. Ah fine pikin be that oh. What a lovely couple. LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE her second dress too. Infact everything was perfection

  23. Linsey

    July 2, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Wow the bride is stunning…. That dresss is giving me life gorgeous….

  24. Nice

    July 2, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    So beautiful. So culturally rich. Cinderella weds James Bond. God bless their union.

  25. Otrizzy

    July 2, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    Fine couple .Hml

  26. Anita

    July 2, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    All i see is Yeni Kuti she is a pretty woman. Her daughter took after her.

  27. Beee

    July 2, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    I love her second dress!

  28. omolondon

    July 2, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    people always want to be finding negative things to say about Nigerians. Just come and write ‘the bride and groom look beautiful and wish them a very happy married life’ instead people would come and be writing essays. Please go and sleep jor

  29. EllesarisEllendil

    July 2, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Apparently nobody else reads the “Alex Verus” Series. The groom writes them, if his marriage is half as fun as his writing then they’re in for the long hall.

    I’m sure A Nigerian hero/villain just has to turn up in “Veiled”. A little shout out from our in-law.

    • Blessedheart

      July 2, 2015 at 4:48 pm

      I just googled the groom. He is actually an accomplished British writer. Going to look for the Alex Verus series now.
      God bless their home. Beautiful couple

    • TA

      July 3, 2015 at 12:04 pm

      Ah girl! You right on that. I have read Alex Verus series since 2012. They are a good read for those of us who love the occasional fantasy escape lol.

  30. kwo kwo

    July 2, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    woooooooowww
    beatiful

  31. Tari

    July 2, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Big congrats to Yeni Anikulapo Kuti. I can imagine how happy this day made her.
    Congrats to the couple. May your joy abound!
    Congrats to Ma Mabel Segun. In view of the recent pain, this joy is well deserved.

    It is amazing seeing all who know acclaim that Yeni raised a good kid. Stereotypes would not have expected such a well raised child to come out of the Shrine. A big blow to sterotypes and big congrats to Yeni Kuti.

    • Aibee

      July 2, 2015 at 6:46 pm

      But any one who knows the Ransome Kuti clan, including Fela, would be surprised if Yeni didn’t raise a good kid. The Kutis are good stock. They often strike me as fair and firm and willing to stand by what they believe in. Fela is a good example, despite being the son of a Reverend, he stood by his beliefs in what is right.
      As for being raised in the shrine, I doubt if the bride lived and woke up there every day.

  32. fleur

    July 2, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    Choi. I want to remarry. This bros is kissable any time. See dimple! Im fine wella oh.bane fine too. Dem wan resemble. Hm! Tasty love. They also seem taken by each other!!! This one pass Adanna.

  33. honeymix...

    July 2, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Very cute couple, the bride looks so much like her dad. God bless you. this dude finee gan ooo..

  34. Tosin

    July 2, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    That leading photo is fabulousity!
    oh wait, the whole thing is fabulousity. oh mennn, what a girl. oyinbo don marry our queen go o.

  35. Car

    July 2, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Congrats
    Her style is on point
    Funny how mothers with eccentric styles have children with simple and elegant styles ie Yeni and Nkiru

  36. kina

    July 2, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    She’s soooooooooooò beautiful.

  37. Osa

    July 3, 2015 at 12:07 am

    Na so God go do my own o as I want

    • maki

      July 13, 2015 at 1:50 pm

      Me tooo o!… In Jesus Name, Amen!

  38. Osa

    July 3, 2015 at 12:10 am

    YENI ANIKULAPO KUTI. ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN IN NIGERIA, IF NOT THE WORLD SELF. SHE IS A ‘WORK OF ART’.

    • Tari

      July 3, 2015 at 8:38 am

      All that fineness, with little or no make up at well over 50.

  39. Dlmz

    July 3, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Ahhh! Gorgeous, stunning, simple and an awe of simplicity and love. All the best to the couple, may their happiness flow like never before in Jesus name

  40. ChicadimplesNG

    July 3, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Aunty Yeni congrats!
    Rolari , May God Bless Ur Home!

  41. Ebony

    July 3, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Pretty lady.
    You can tell Yeni is emotional. Love that she’s (the bride) been away from the limelight

  42. jamila

    July 3, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    The bride is an ethereal beauty. My gosh. wish them the very best in marriage.

  43. winneR

    July 4, 2015 at 5:42 am

    I’m blown away n well chuffed by d pix.C d diamond from divorced home n shrine dwellings.I have new respect for Aunty Yeni,more respect however goes to d beautiful bride,as only oneself can determine their direction n purpose in life.She cud quite easily have towed a totally different n stereotypical path,but no,she chose to rise.Her hubby,decent looking Oyinbo & an accomplished writer whose parents also deemed it fit not only to grace d occasion,but also don asoebi.God bless ur union.Love dis to bits.

  44. NaMe

    July 5, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Everyone here saying the man is so handsome. He is not especially handsome, He is just average. However, that girl is very pretty and if the pretty lady I assume is her mom is really the mom, then I see where she got it from. On another note, the man’s dad doesn’t seem happy at alllll…. hahahah, why the man go stone face like say him dey quarrel with everybody… lol

  45. Toks

    July 5, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    @ the girl . I don’t normally abuse people for their “opinions” but quite clearly, you are dumb! #thatisall !

  46. Toks

    July 5, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    When I saw the bride’s face, all I could say was wow! She is absolutely stunning!!!

  47. black nubia

    July 7, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    i love her dress with the train, flawlessss!!!! fine couple.

  48. Aanu

    October 8, 2015 at 7:42 am

    I was soo pained I couldnt make the wedding!!! School kept me stuck but Tosin got me more personal and upclose info hehehe !! Aunty yeni u look beautiful, uncle theo couldnt have chosen better!!! ^^

  49. Tutu

    December 30, 2015 at 12:54 am

    Her Skin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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