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First Look! Official Photos from #BAAD2017 – Adesua Etomi & Banky W’s Introduction

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First Look! Official Photos from #BAAD2017 - Adesua Etomi & Banky W's Introduction

We are high off the #BAAD2017 Love right now.
Enjoy the first set of official photos from Adesua Etomi and Banky W‘s introduction today.

The bride Adesua looked stunning in a red dress by Toju Foyeh. Her makeup was by her fave makeup artist T.Alamode Beauty and jewellery by Gbenga Artsmith. Her groom matched her in a deep red agbada and cap with his signature Africa neck chain to accessorise.

Congrats to Banky W and Adesua Etomi.

The celebration continues with a party for friends and family in Ikoyi tonight.
First Look! Official Photos from #BAAD2017 - Adesua Etomi & Banky W's Introduction First Look! Official Photos from #BAAD2017 - Adesua Etomi & Banky W's Introduction
Photography: Seyi Charles George @scgeorge1
Photography: Aham Ibeleme @ahamibeleme

88 Comments

  1. Chic

    May 6, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Cheii..see fine people. Too cute!

    • Tolu

      May 6, 2017 at 9:17 pm

      We are all marrying the couple as a country indeed

    • Joke adegoke

      May 7, 2017 at 8:19 am

      Lmao You’re right

    • Osa

      May 7, 2017 at 12:43 am

      HIAN!
      all it took for all of this to happen was for Banky W, to decide it was Adesua he wanted not vice versa. Walahi, I must come as a male in my next lifetimd

    • Osa

      May 7, 2017 at 12:44 am

      *lifetime

    • Nosey

      May 7, 2017 at 12:58 am

      They look beautiful together! Someone said Banky is 36, does anyone know how old Adesuwa is? I know Naija men like them young so I’m guessing she’s in her 20s

    • Jennifer

      May 7, 2017 at 2:08 am

      She’s 31

    • esther

      May 7, 2017 at 3:08 am

      she is 29

    • C

      May 7, 2017 at 3:54 am

      She’s 29

    • le coco

      May 7, 2017 at 4:30 am

      She is in her 30’s someone said 34 … nt sure hw true it is sha

    • What does it really matter?

      May 7, 2017 at 10:41 am

      Adesua turned 30 a year or two ago.

    • Petra

      May 9, 2017 at 8:29 am

      She’s 29

    • Exquisite

      June 19, 2017 at 4:14 pm

      To those saying she’s 29, she isn’t. She turned 30 last year and said with her own mouth last year that she entered the Big 30. She’s currently 31. Wikipedia has got the wrong age.

  2. GYOnlineng.COM

    May 6, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Congrats to you Guys, God will bless your union..

  3. Ife

    May 6, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    Is it just me or is that a twinkle in Banks eyes!!! My gosh they are both so cute!!!

    • Seriously

      May 6, 2017 at 8:27 pm

      I thought I’m the only one who noticed the twinkle. He just seems at peace. I love it he did it at his own timing.
      She’s pretty, he’s handsome. Beautiful couple. Congrats to them as well

    • Osa

      May 7, 2017 at 12:44 am

      Gbam! at HIS own timing.

    • Tracey

      May 7, 2017 at 12:07 am

      ?? Oh yes! I noticed it too with a previous photo of them. And I thought I was the only one !

      The twinkle in his eyes is only a reflection of his genuine love for her.

  4. Sean

    May 6, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    You don’t need to hope uncle, there marriage will last………..

    • UNCLE GWE GWE GWE

      May 6, 2017 at 8:22 pm

      YOU HAVE A MAIL!!!! READ UNDER FOR IT?

    • Zee

      May 6, 2017 at 9:19 pm

      Sean you fine die!!!! Cheiii!!!

    • UNCLE GWE GWE GWE

      May 6, 2017 at 9:25 pm

      @ZEE
      KEEP LIKING FINE FACE, kindly call Tiwa savage, mercy Aigbe and inquire where fine face carry them reach?? Ndi ara??

  5. Mary

    May 6, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    This is wow, may God bless your marriage, may it be sweeter than honey and sugar.
    #I love what am seeing.

  6. UNCLE GWE GWE GWE

    May 6, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    @Sean I LEARNT YOU CAME TO TAKE MY THRONE, LISTEN…. I SLEEP, EAT,BATH, WORK AND WILL DIE ON BELLANAIJA.
    BELLANAIJA IS MY HOME..DONT EVER COME FOR ME OR COMMENT HERE.AS I WAS ON EXILE YOU DECIDED TO COME TAKE MY PLACE, GO BACK TO YOUR GRAVE ????

    • ec

      May 6, 2017 at 8:38 pm

      lmao. @Uncle is definition of joblessness.
      I couldn’t help but laugh out loud

    • UNCLE GWE GWE GWE

      May 6, 2017 at 9:12 pm

      Sorry hun, I have a 9-10 job.??? been absent cos of work load???. Now I’m back?

    • firstlady

      May 6, 2017 at 11:10 pm

      I am actually rolling on the floor

  7. Pamela

    May 6, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Awwwww it was worth the wait Banky! HML in advance.

  8. MamaD

    May 6, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    BN, the good news is that we are seeing these news together. Thank you IG No blog owns the exclusive gists. Lol

  9. Temi

    May 6, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    NICE PICKS! MAY GOD BLESS THE MARRIAGE

  10. combust

    May 6, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Congrats to Banke and Adesua!!! I don’t see Mr friend turned family anywhere #side eye #Noble I. #whistles away

  11. Mahka

    May 6, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Congrats for the 100th time…BN is high, pls take some medication, it’s just introduction o; there’s pre wedding, wedding, honeymoon, baby shower n baby etc b4 una come for me, am genuinely happy for them but ‘me is tired abeg’.

    • Exquisite

      June 19, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      As in! I like them oh and I like Adesua but now people are beginning to overhype her, just because of this engagement. You don’t personally know someone but you can tell Banky is at peace with her and she’s a virtuous woman just by looking at pictures ? Very soon people will get tired of her. Naija media will over-talk about someone until one gets tired of the person.

  12. Just asking

    May 6, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    Gweagwe or whatever u call yourself Why the fck are you here you miserable party pooping troll.

    That’s why your blessing is blocked. You never be this blessed you Miserable thing

  13. Stanley

    May 6, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    I just hope it lasts o.i watched adesua kiss men passionately today in a movie. Hope Banky has the liver it takes to marry an actress. U need a matured mind mehn for such a career
    Also the wife needs to understand what it takes to marry a music star. It ain’t gonna be easy
    They both need maturity and grace to survive

    • Osa

      May 7, 2017 at 12:47 am

      my dear she will stomach it

  14. appy

    May 6, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    LOL!!!!! Gwegz!!! been a while. ARN…of all the characters you assume on BN, gwegz is my favourite….”he” is always hilarious.

  15. Greenbeing

    May 6, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    *In Ycee’s voice* ain’t no couple badder Dan!!!

  16. hope

    May 6, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    their pics is nice .
    But im no longer carried away with all these pictures like I used to. na the marriage be the main thing no be cloth or foto.Go and ask Tonto, tiwa, toke.i saw all their pictures and it breaks my heart because all is vanity. I’m determined to have the simplest wedding ever. People do not understand it’s the marriage not the stupid pictures and ceremonies that matter.

    • Susan

      June 19, 2017 at 4:21 pm

      I’m telling you. Pictures mean absolutely nothing, yet some people will write a thesis on emotions just by looking at pictures. Nigerians are so obsessed with weddings, and take less time to think about the marriage itself. Breaking the internet indeed; what has that done for the success of any marriage? I’m honestly happy for them but again, I’m completely over them. Nigerians will overhype people until you get sick of them. Good luck to anyone that’ll call me a hater.

  17. Rose

    May 6, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    This is how Bella will now come and post toolz photo pregnant and title it exclusive ??????? meanwhile we have all seen and congratulated her on her ig page an hour ago.

    ????

    • Ottawa Queen

      May 6, 2017 at 11:36 pm

      Lol! Beyt they’re just doing their job.

  18. emerald

    May 6, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    @Rose no mind them…especially on his friend’s [email protected] you r right….pic every where….marriage na d koko….

  19. Kikibanini

    May 6, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    This is for you Uncle gwegz. No arrow dodging.

  20. Delta geh

    May 6, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    This is absolutely gorgeous! I have a question to ask the experienced wedding goers… I haven’t been to a lot of weddings… only about 3 or slightly more in my lifetime (I’m in my 20s) and i only saw the white ones. My question is… has introduction always been this glamorous? If intro is like this how will the traditional wedding be? I’m not a hater at all oo please don’t come for me. I think they’re a gorgeous couple. I’m just honestly curious about if intro has always been a glamorous affair like this or a small gathering of just a few friends and family. I’ve only heard about what introduction is about.

    • Africhic

      May 6, 2017 at 9:39 pm

      It’s in recent times introductions have gotten this glamorous. Before it was just the immediate families and close friends, none of these Asoebi and Co. Except this was the engagement

    • Delta geh

      May 6, 2017 at 9:48 pm

      Thanks for your response. Because from what I’ve heard, it didn’t seem as though introductions were glam-glam in earlier times. Things have really changed sha.

    • sweetzie

      May 7, 2017 at 5:02 am

      It depends actually. Mine was a small private ceremony. Just friends and mostly family members. I wore iro and buba made with Ankara. I loved every minute of it!

    • Nelo

      May 7, 2017 at 6:53 am

      I will say it depends on the tribe. I am an Igbo woman and most intros r typically lowkey. Just a handful of relatives. You cant be spending too much on the intro, when you consider the long and expensive list of items the groom has to purchase for igba nkwu (traditional wedding) The over the top introductions are mostly done by the yorubas.

    • Life is eazi

      May 7, 2017 at 12:43 pm

      Hi,

      I can only speak for the Yoruba culture. In Yoruba land, religious divination, individuality, personality and background plays a major role in cultural celebration. If you are a party loving person or a very sociable person, the chances are you will have big events for almost every events you celebrate or have to perform. If you are from a rich family or you are financially buoyant and you or your family are sociable, it will be same. Like people that are popular, flamboyant, extroverts and etc, they are known as ilu moka, kaarimi, jaiyejaiye etc. Those people mostly have big events, no matter how small the particular event is normally.

      In accordance to religious divination, e.g. for Christians, an immediate or close member of the family or the family pastor dreams or prayer consultations can lead to a warning that the families and couple should keep things low key. Regardless of their background and financial status, they will. Or turn a deaf ear.

      There are people who are introverts and their parents are extroverts or upper middle to upper class. If these couples have very little say in the planning of their events, they are most likely to have big events regardless of their wishes and personalities.

      There are people whose parents are introverts and they are extroverts, if they are allowed by their parents to have big events, they will have big intro, big engagement and big wedding. If they are not, they will have no choice but to accept their parents’ will.

      According to customs and tradition, the bride’s family set the tone for the events. So if the bride’s family are extroverts or wealthy and no religious divination has advised or warned them to keep things low key, they will override the groom’s family, that is more introverted or not wealthy, wishes. Or they might meet half way. Some parents too will reject any religious divination.

      While in some cases it is the groom’s parents who might be extroverts or wealthy that will override the bride’s family wishes. So it is all about negotiation. That’s why back in the days…the so called introdcution now is the first step of the itoro phase. It doesn’t involve parties but serious discussions and negotiation between bride’s and groom’s family. And the visits on average is about 3ce, but of cos can be more, depending on the negotiation flow.

      There are couples whose family are introverts and they are too. Their background might be wealthy or not, and they will choose to have low key everything.

      Some couples and their families might decide to do things in progression. Low key introduction, big engagement, low key wedding; this is the original Yoruba tradition style of itoro (what they call introduction now), idana (engagement, what they now call traditional wedding) and igbeyawo (which they think is white wedding but it has always been in existence, commonly known as the handover day, modern Yoruba Christians/Muslims just added religious solemnization & legalization to the event). Encyclopedia has a well documentation about the Yoruba marriage culture.

      For these groups of people with money, their Christmas or Eid celebrations is no different from the introduction celebration you see these days. It is normal to them.

      Now the finally group of people are the couples and families or one of the other, that likes to copy what others do even if they cannot afford big events. They will use whatever source and means to try and have big events. To the extent of borrowing from people (not bank, those one at least have a source of income to pay back), inconveniencing people or family members for finance, taking or buying things on loans and etc. All in order to fit in because they wish to have big events. It might stems from their personalities or insecurities. The Nigerian society shows respect to people in accordance to background. Some people feel they need to pretend to gain respect. On the other hand, others might just be very sociable, major parties goers, have a lot of friends, love everything big but isn’t financially buoyant.

      At the end of the day, the choice is yours, your partner and that of your families and maybe your destiny/ies.

    • Delta geh

      May 7, 2017 at 7:31 pm

      Thank you beautiful people for taking the time to explain. Have an amazing week ahead!

  21. hadiza

    May 6, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    I hope two years from now, we don’t hear tales of domestic violence and cheating. Yoruba men are mostly good for nothing??

    • Xoxo

      May 6, 2017 at 10:44 pm

      Pls away by fire!! Don’t come and spoil this beautiful thing for us

    • bey

      May 7, 2017 at 12:14 am

      I hope your brother isn’t a member of boko haram or a fulani herdsman. Since hausa men seem to be nothing but that. Mschewwwww

    • bey

      May 7, 2017 at 12:14 am

      @hadiza

    • Osa

      May 7, 2017 at 12:50 am

      @Hadiza should she have gone for an edo man? Yoruba men seem to be hot cake these day specially among non-yoruba girls

      Adesua for no gree? Not even in dreamland. how she no go gree

    • Simi

      May 7, 2017 at 2:22 am

      God forbid. They will be fine.

      Here’s to 70 years with God holding them with anything. By anything, I mean life’s curve balls, Not marital issues.

      He will shine a light on their path so that each day will be better than their last

    • Moyo

      May 8, 2017 at 1:34 pm

      Amen

    • Aderonke

      May 8, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      No i don’t agree with you, am married to a Yoruba man, and he is the best. My dad is a Yoruba man and he has never cheated on my mother nor speak any negative word to her.

  22. oronsaye anita

    May 6, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    M really honoured and happy to witness this

  23. Ivy

    May 6, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    baad indeed beautiful couple

  24. Coly

    May 6, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    Yoruba Angel

  25. Lulu

    May 6, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    No people he will not treat her bad,
    Because, first… he’s 36 yrs old, Most of his mates are married, he was a big playboy, it took him a year and half to get her to say yes to him, it’s obvious he love her more,
    He will treat her more like a trophy wife.
    I love the fact that he never rush, he took his own time, he played all the games, dated all colors and sides, he been there and done that, he getting marry on his on turn, no one forced him.
    I’m not saying they well have a perfect marriage ohh, off course they will have ups and downs like any marriage but with God they will pull through
    It.

    • Osa

      May 7, 2017 at 12:51 am

      keep on deceiving urself. leopards never change their spots

    • Uncertain

      May 7, 2017 at 11:43 am

      Thanks for your response.

      I’m actually scared for Susu. Banky is awed by the novelty and picture. Nigeria’s sweetheart but when it wears off, I hope he doesn’t get bored.

      Susu seems like the naive type believing in fairy tales, the type to cry, be emotional and act childish.

      Banky world have been better off with a Niyola like type and Susu with the likes of Stephanie Okereke’s husband

  26. Ottawa Queen

    May 6, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    Congrats to the gorgeous couple. More and more blessings upon you both.

  27. Ej

    May 7, 2017 at 11:33 am

    But she choose well, who wouldn’t pick banky w, out of all her suitors plus friends connection, gang or clique. Hmmm

  28. Mary

    May 7, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    John , Olivia and all the other negative people on this post. and i have no doubt it is the same person typing all these same negative stuff and changing Profile Names.

    some of you are so mean and wicked,

    And may the mouth you have used to prophesy cheating domestic violence etce etc on this new coouple , May that thing you stated be reversed and may that happen to you and your 10 generations to come. May you never find happiness. You are very wicked .God will punish you.

    Today is a joyful celebration day fo rthe couple for christ sake – what if they read such bullshit you have written here. Foolish idiots . You are the reason they kept their engagement a secret. witches and Wizards.

    Like I said May the Lord above curse you to eternityy. May your blessing be BLOCKED.

    If you dont have anything to say dont say it at all

    Bellanaija once again i am very disappointed to allow such post to slide in here and this one person changing profile names is writing all these mean stuff

  29. Fashy me

    May 7, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    So much for laying low and off social media…. Same cylce

    • Just asking

      May 8, 2017 at 12:16 am

      Did they ask BellaNaija to post it here?

  30. Ivymariea

    May 7, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    Congratulations. Both of you look really good together may God bless your union. And Grant you more fruitful years ahead.

  31. Dre

    May 7, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    I wish all the best in life……….. Bankkie ur up coming madam fine oooooooooo……. Be fun bossssssss

  32. anon

    May 8, 2017 at 9:32 am

    I feel like this will last cos Banky took his time to choose. Also all y’all talking about his previous life, do you have any receipts of any girl’s he’s been with? at the very least he will respect Susu and treat her like the queen she is. They say “show me your friends and i will tell you who you are”, his crew seem like pretty decent people so i do think he will be an awesome husband to her.
    The other celeb marriages that crashed from Tiwa to Ubi and lilian all had some baggage, but man like Banky, how long in the industry yet no scandal, i can see why Susu agreed abeg. all we can do as fans and well wishers is pray for them and wish them well. Would be a pity if something happens to split them in the future but we don’t wish that on them. lovely couple, HML to them.

    • tgurl

      May 8, 2017 at 11:08 am

      Your comment is the best. Banky W doesn’t have baby mama wahala. He dated like a normal guy and he’s settling down like every normal guy. And Adesuwa was born in 1988, shes is in her late 20s. May God bless their union. I love Banky sha, kai.

    • anon

      May 8, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      As in no baby mama, he will respect her i believe. But Adesua actually turned 31 this year, like the post where she turned 30 last year is still on her IG, you can scroll down and see it. All the same i think they make a lovely lovely couple. hope their marriage lasts

  33. Esther

    May 8, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Happy for you guys… #BAAD2017

  34. Moyo

    May 8, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    They better have a destination wedding because the crowd at the wedding venue will not have part 2. I hope the bride’s father is not a strict Edo man who will insist on having engagement in his sitting room

    • lilmix236

      May 9, 2017 at 1:59 am

      Because its not a human being who wrote that and can’t make mistakes. She is 31 and she owns her age. She doesnt need to reduce it.

    • Susan

      June 19, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      Chynwa,
      She said on her own Instagram post last year that she turned 30. She celebrated her birthday this year and turned 31; so how can she be 29? In this case, google is certainly not your friend.

  35. lilian

    May 8, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    wow, they look soooo cute together, congrats guys #BAAD2017

  36. Ifeyinwa Atuanya

    May 9, 2017 at 9:48 am

    all you people; is that Nigerians living in Nigeria don’t know their own ages, “bikonu?”

  37. Nationalsquirrel

    May 9, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    I dont like her for marrying my ,man crush.

    with her umbrella nose. mchewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  38. Za

    May 9, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    Let me say offbeat that I mean this in the most respectful way. Banky & Etomi are a gorgeous couple and these r absolutely stunning pictures, Congratulations to them.If i see another article just this week about these guys i will die. not of envy but I’m just tired already.I am not Nigerian. I’m Zimbabwean and I’m in love with African culture. Naija culture is currently giving me a hot fever and ive even booked a flight to come down there and checkout the magic myself.Bella naija is my go to website every other night. However its frustrating when you milk a story for all its got. blow by blow. article after article about the same couple. scrolling down the whole darn page. Its a beautiful wedding and I trust it isn’t the only wedding or love story in Nigeria right now. Please post more love stories and real weddings…the famous and the ordinary people. That’s why I fell in love with Bellanaija in the first place. It seems lately if the couple aren’t celebrities or sons of the whos who you would rather post runway shows with x-ray thin girls in wedding dresses.Not to say we don’t want to know what Bertas spring summer whatnot collection is.. but we would love to hear about the other Nigerians ladies that got hitched this weekend and drool over their dos.(even if they didn’t wear designer gowns)–currently on my knees praying(Lord let not Bella naija get too bourgeois for me)

  39. Naomi

    May 11, 2017 at 3:15 am

    I don’t know them, but this makes me feel genuine joy!!! Congrats to them! And hopefully someday I can find someone to share my life with. Everything in its own time.

    Blessings to them!

  40. annoymous

    May 29, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    Is Banky really ready for ADESUA?we all love to show off our new clothes,don’t we.

  41. annonymous

    May 31, 2017 at 12:40 am

    Don’t seem to see pictures of ADESUA’s parents except that of BANKY’s.BELLA naija do magic now.

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