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BellaNaija Weddings presents Mairama Indimi & Mustafa Masango Magnificent #MAIMUST17 Wedding in Maiduguri



We are always so excited when we present northern weddings because of the beautiful display of culture, tradition and the gorgeously designed attires.

BellaNaija Weddings presents the four-part wedding celebrations of Mairama Indimi & Mustafa Masango in Borno, Maiduguri with the uber-talented Big H capturing every moment.

The ceremonies (including Wushe Wushe, Wankan Amarya, Kalawa) and a grand dinner party, were as enchanting as you could imagine. Look out for the descriptions of these ceremonies as you view the photos below.

The groom Mustafa who is from Zimbabwe looked great in all his northern Nigerian outfits, while his bride Mairama looked stunning in every outfit.


Wushe Wushe
This is a colourful Kanuri cultural event that takes place in the evening. The bride and groom sit on makeshift gold thrones while they watch the traditional music and dance performance. Friends and family members are also in attendance to celebrate with the couple.

Wankan Amarya
This is a Kanuri traditional event when the bride’s previously braided hair is undone and washed by her aunties. This happens while the men assemble to conduct the Wedding Fatiha. Traditionally, the bride is also carried on the backs of mothers or aunties and danced around the compound in a procession. This is followed by ablution and prayers of blessings.

The bride is adorned in garments owned by her great-grandmother and sits before her aunties. They pass her the Kalawa meal, which she is expected to pour back into the bowl.

Dinner Reception

BellaNaija Weddings wishes the couple a blissful and love-filled life together.
Photography: @bighweddings
Assistant: @kunle_laniyan
Makeup: @bookielavida
Set: @zara_a_deribe

Wushe Wushe
Photography: @bighweddings
Bride’s Sisters Makeup:@claire_makeupart
Bridesmaids Makeup: @vugo24
Groom’s Babariga:
Bridesmaids & Sisters Dongasho: @mrs_yacine
Sound & Lighting@iamdjgabby

Dinner Reception
Photography: @bighweddings
Assistant: @kunle_laniyan
Makeup: @bookielavida
Red Dress: @deolasagoeofficial
Sky Blue Dress: @tojufoyeh
Brides Brother’s
Bride’s Sisters Aso Ebi: @aso_ebi_couture
Bride’s Sisters Makeup:@claire_makeupart
Bridesmaids Aso Ebi: @deemina_sparkle
Bridesmaids Makeup: @vugo24
Sound & Lighting: @iamdjgabby
Food: @classicgoldenpot 
Small Chops: @carrotabuja
Dessert: @piped_
Drinks: @cocktailsinandout


  1. Baymax

    December 14, 2017 at 7:55 am

    Who said money is not good is LYING!!!! Chai, chai, there is God o!!!

    BTW, was she the one DBanj was dating one time? I knew there was no way he would have married an Indimi. The northern elite don’t joke with tribe and “class”. Fact.

    • moi

      December 14, 2017 at 11:05 am

      ..’you knew there was no way he would have married an indimi’.. Eskis me..when did you become God’s PA?..mtchewww

    • Jay

      December 14, 2017 at 3:36 pm

      She wasn’t the on dating Dbanj. It was Adama, her sister.

    • Sweet

      December 14, 2017 at 4:16 pm

      It was her sister Adama

    • Fleur

      December 14, 2017 at 9:32 pm

      She married up. ANd this is not about money only. Just fineness. The guy she marry, kai e sweet to look for eye.

    • Baymax

      December 15, 2017 at 9:45 am

      I don’t have to be God’s PA to state the fact. The northern elite would never allow their daughters marry someone who isn’t in their class. Their sons can marry the lady as a second wife but never as a first wife. Ibrahim Babangida seems to be an exception, although i am not 100% sure of his or his late wife’s background.

  2. moi

    December 14, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Beautiful..i love how the Hausas infuse their culture in their weddings. wishing you both a happy home. And the hair….Gosshhhh..i like!!

  3. coke

    December 14, 2017 at 11:08 am

    damn, Is this beauty i see? i’m sober .

  4. Bee

    December 14, 2017 at 11:17 am

    I super super love Hause culture, so rich and beautiful. And their beauty ehn as if its not this same Nigeria we are.
    Someone said Hausa started from mix of Indians and Nigerians and i believe it.

  5. Olori

    December 14, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Not every northerner is hausa. This is Kanuri. HML to the couple.

  6. ify

    December 14, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    The amount of gold in these pictures can put the economy of Nigeria back together

  7. Berry

    December 14, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Masha Allah. One sister in law is MIA wo Fati Dolce? You people don’t carry her along or vice versa?

  8. Yakura

    December 14, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    To enlighten our fellow Nigerians, this states “Kanuri Culture” not Hausa. This is not Hausa culture. Not every northerner is Hausa. This is Maiduguri, Kanuri culture.

    • Mallam

      February 21, 2018 at 1:09 pm

      I don’t think it will be much different from a wedding in Sokoto, Katsina, Dutse or Bauchi. Perhaps, only the names of the events, wushe-wushe, kalawa, etc, but not the rituals involved. We are much similar in culture than we are different.

  9. Shamsiyya Adam

    December 14, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Mashaa Allah, congrats sister may Allah bless your new home.

  10. lilo

    December 14, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    How can 2 people carry and share 100 people’s beauty among them? Wow! They both fine die

  11. Shamsiyya Adam

    December 14, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    Mashaa Allah, congrats sister may Allah bless your new home Ameen.

  12. funke

    December 15, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Shut up! Bad Belle! LMAO thats why MO didn’t invite any Northern Celeb for her so called arabian theme party LMAO them for wash all those ojuju calabar looking celebs with their clownish indian sari’s ..LOL

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