Jamila and Bunu (Umar) were introduced by their mutual friend who felt they would be right for each other (talk about friends that know *wink*). The bride knew from the first date that her groom was the one.
Here’s a little back story of how they met. Look out for the description of each ceremony in between the pictures.
How We Met
By The Bride, Jamila
I was introduced to Umar through a friend who literally just told me she gave someone my number. I was like why, who, how, lol! This instantly sparked my curiosity. After a few days, he sent the most polite message asking if we could talk, which I, of course, said yes to. We got talking and I found myself enjoying every conversation more and more. After two weeks of talking almost every day, we agreed to meet up. I pretty much knew from that day that he was the perfect man for me and the rest is now history.
My wife was introduced to me by our mutual friend. I had a brief, work-related chat with my friend and she decided to reward me by introducing me to Jamila. I got her number and called. After a few calls, we decided to meet up at her place. We met a few times and I felt the connection almost immediately, it was real and strong. The journey started last year and here we are.
By The Groom, Umar
Hmmm, I could tell she knew I was going to propose but when and where was unknown, which I deliberately kept away from her. Days passed by and the perfect opportunity presented itself but I hesitated because I was nervous. Before the proposal, I went on Youtube to rehearse “how to propose”. I watched all sorts to get me prepared. In picking the perfect place, I had to go earlier to arrange for the big event. Everybody was cooperative and we got two reserved seats. I actually still called a friend to discuss my nervousness, which I still had until the very moment.
On the day of the proposal, after we eat our food, I gave the go ahead and the ring arrived. I went down on my knee, still shaking and gave the famous speech of life and she said YES!
Awww! So sweet!
BellaNaija Weddings wishes the couple a lifetime of love and happiness together.
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Mother’s Lunch in Kaduna
The Kamu is a traditional event shared across Hausa, Kanuri and Fulani cultures, which literally means ‘catching the bride’. During this event, the groom’s family members come to negotiate a price with the bride’s friends for them to release the bride and reveal her face. Once paid, the bride is unveiled and sprayed with henna/perfume which signifies that she is now theirs.
Reception Dinner in Abuja
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Kamun Amarya in Kaduna