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IMG_3119-EditFaiza and Jibril got married one year ago – in July 2015, and they’re happy to share with the BN Weddings family how married life has been.

But first! The meeting … Bride Faiza starts, “We met five years ago. It was my uncle’s wedding and I was standing outside my house with no makeup on and wearing a black abaya, making a phone call.”Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_faiza (25) Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_faiza (35)My brother came to tell me, ‘A cute guy has been staring at you.’ It was then I realized there was a really handsome man standing right next to me.

He watched me talking on the phone but I didn’t even notice he was there.

Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_faiza (8)After I left, we did not see each other until a year later and well, I decided to give him a chance and we started dating. I was shocked, because the first day we went out, he said,“You are beautiful and I love you!” Then added, “Will you marry me, please?” I remember telling him, “But you don’t even know me!”

After our first year anniversary, I went over to the UK for my Masters Degree. We had so many challenges; being away in London one year for starters, plus, many people were against it.Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_faiza (3) We had so many challenges; being away in London one year for starters, plus, many people were against it.

As time passed however, our feelings grew stronger because he was madly in love with me so I did not even care what people said.Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_faiza (49)Then she added again, “He proposed to me the first day we went out together! Funny guy. Can you imagine that?, and laughed.

Now the pair has been married for a year and we caught up with them on how life as One has been.

~ Photography: Udimee Photography

BellaNaija Weddings: How has marriage life been? What has changed and stayed the same?

F & J: We say Alhamdulillah! It has been good so far. When you are in a relationship, the focus is always love and how much you miss each other; but when you are married, it is love, sacrifices and commitment that are the main factors.Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_faiza (39)

BNW: What was the best, most useful advice you received and what do you wish someone told you?

F & J: The most useful advice is to act towards your partner the way you want to be treated; with love and respect.

We wish someone told us that we are all unique in our own way.Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_1059-Recovered

BNW: What advice do you have for brides and grooms getting married now?

Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_1056F & J: Our advice is to be patient, honest, trust and respect each other. It is important to be thankful and learn to appreciate all the little things your partner does for you; do not focus on the not-so-good things. When we work to improve on ourselves, with time we will improve each other.

BNW: How have you been able to deal with hard times (if any) in the past year? Do you think it’s true what they say about the first year of marriage being tough?

F & J: It’s kind of tough due to some changes but we keep going despite tough times and obstacles.

BNW: What have you learned about yourself and each other that you didn’t know before marriage?

F & J: We’ve both learned to be tolerant as we have come to realize that each decision we make will affect us directly or indirectly.

BNW: Any other advice?

F & J: Focus on improving yourselves and being better people, and love with all your heart.Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_1108 Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_1143Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_1131

Now here’s the beautiful wedding!

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“Zannen Lalle” AKA Henna Night – the bride, her friends and the female members of her family got decorative henna patterns on their hands and feet.Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_8821 Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_8877 Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_8883 Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_8890 Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_8893

Kamu – kamu means ‘to catch’ the bride! The groom negotiates with her friends for her ‘release’ to him. Negotiations are all fun and games, then everyone celebrates together after.Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_9828 Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_9642 Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_9795 Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_9780 Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_9796 Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_9670 Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_9727 Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_9755 Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_9761 Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_9710 Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_9698 Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_9591 Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_9601 Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_9577 Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_9574

 

Wedding Dinner – this was a reception for the couple, to celebrate the union.IMG_0350 IMG_0374 IMG_0625 IMG_0630 IMG_0632 IMG_3004-Edit IMG_3023-Edit IMG_3033-Edit IMG_0388 IMG_0390 IMG_0587

Saukan Karatu – Quranic Graduation/ Dauren Aure (Wedding Fatiha) Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_9958 Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_9953 Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_9938 Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_9956 Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_9921Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_9913 Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_9914

Budan Kai – unveiling of the brideBudan Kai_Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_0029 Budan Kai_Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_0043 Budan Kai_Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_0269

Post-Wedding PhotosFaiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_3221-Edit Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_3246-Edit Faiza & Jibril Hausa Nigerian Muslim Wedding_Udimee Photography_ 2015_BellaNaija_IMG_3237-Edit

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Photography: Udimee Photography | instagram.com/udimee

14 Comments

  1. Donald Trump

    August 25, 2016 at 8:44 am

    Hausas are wealthy, other tribes are rich!

    • Amaka

      August 25, 2016 at 2:10 pm

      Is it me, I observed the fact that Hausa marriages last longer I am not going by this one year anniversary. I am talking about those I know. Maybe there is something the men or women know. Something must be making it work. Big congrats to the couple.

    • totos

      August 25, 2016 at 4:03 pm

      the extra wives and money helps

    • T

      September 2, 2016 at 1:20 pm

      Hausa marriages do not last longer. An Hausa man can divorce his wife simply by saying I divorce thee three times. You are mistaking marriages of southern celebrities for marriages of southerners as a whole. Most southerners stay in their marriages, so called celebrities don’t speak for the rest.

  2. Betty

    August 25, 2016 at 8:45 am

    nice and congrats! all the best

  3. Gemonyi

    August 25, 2016 at 9:03 am

    They are either too wealthy or very poor.

    • Lucinda

      August 25, 2016 at 9:26 am

      Walahi the gap is too much.

    • ATL's finest

      August 25, 2016 at 11:43 pm

      ?????lmao Lucinda u are not serious. But did y’all notice when he held her clutch purse for her?? I’m in Awe #TOOsWEET#???.. These northerners don’t play with their bank ACCTS. There’s a difference between been rich & wealth. I kid U NOT. Congrats to the couple.

    • AHausaChickInToronto

      August 25, 2016 at 5:08 pm

      That’s a lie, a lot of us would actually be considered middle class. I noticed southerners don’t know much about us, everything is usually just based on assumptions.

      PS just because a person looks classy and clean doesn’t mean they’re too wealthy.

  4. Mz Titilitious

    August 25, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Cute groom and pretty bride HML

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  5. Tosin

    August 25, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    <3

  6. Paul Adeyemo

    August 26, 2016 at 8:54 am

    What’s all this classy wedding for when he wil still end up maŕrying more than 2 wives

  7. toin

    August 26, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Beautiful c0uple.HML

  8. CCY2010

    September 7, 2016 at 2:57 am

    Thumbs up Faiza!! As for the groom, you’ve married the best. May you have a loving and peaceful home. Nice choice of colors!

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