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This Traditionally Styled Shoot will make You Fall in Love with the Richness of Nigerian Culture #TheAkugbe



This collaborative styled shoot by Ceomania Alaso-Oke, Rare Magic and 21 other talented wedding vendors in Nigeria tagged The Akugbe is a beautiful representation of the cultural co-existence through weddings.

In this shoot, we notice the colour red which is evident in the cultural beads. The delicate beads is a sign of royalty and panache, a rising emotion that the Igbos, Hausa and Yoruba share. The Akugbe collaborative marriage performance is aimed at preaching the beauty of cultural co-existence as a Nation.

The Akugbe story is a beautiful union between an Edo family and a Yoruba family whose relations and friendships flow across the river Niger. The bride, Isimeme, the only daughter of the Ogbezuwas is from Benin, her mother is an Igbo woman from Anambra. Isimeme studied at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria with Nigerians of different tribes. Her friends are mostly from the North – Kaduna, Jos, Sokoto and Katsina.

The groom, a proud son of the Majekodunmi family, is an Abeokuta man from a tightly knit nuclear family. He is well educated and has found a jewel in an Edo woman. His father and mother are retired civil servants who have travelled across the country. Both fictional families came together on the 13th of March 2018 to perform the rites and beauty of cultural co-existence.



Model (Groom) @papeyscott
Model (Bride) @amanda_dara
Bride’s Outfit @george_by_ruverodesigns
Makeup @zainabazeez
Handfan @ceomaniaalasooke
Beads @fibeads
Hair @tobbiestouch
Groom’s Agbada @ceomaniaalasooke
Beads @rochem_iyaileke
Planner @dwseventsng
Decor @abinibieventscottage
Location @shebacentreltd
Photography @raremagic_gallery
Cinematography @thegalleryng
Food @ofadaboy
Furniture rental @conceptonerentalsndevents
Branding @stylishpause
Automobile (Cars) @classic.rydes
AsoebiBella’s Fabrics  @q_o_f
AsoebiBella’s AsoOke @ceomaniaalasooke
AsoebiBella’s Makeup @zainabazeez | @nomey_jmakeovers
Gele @taiwos_touch
Bride’s Mother’s Outfit @george_by_ruverodesigns
Bride’s Mother’s Tailoring @houseof_estera
Bride’s Mother’s Jewellery @gbengaartsmith
Bride’s Mother’s Makeup @nomey_jmakeovers
Bride’s Mother’s AsoOke @ceomaniaalasooke
Bride’s Mother’s Gele @taiwos_touch
Asoebi @depeju_tribesasooke
Bride’s Father’s Outfit @ponle_clothings
Bride’s Father’s Beads @fibeads
Groom’s Father’s Outfit @ceomaniaalasooke
Groom’s Father’s Beads @rochem_iyaileke
Groom’s Mother’s Outfit @depeju_tribesasooke
Groom’s Mother’s Jewellery @gbengaartsmith
Groom’s Mother’s Gele @taiwos_touch
Groom’s Mother’s Makeup @da_veeshome


  1. stef

    March 23, 2018 at 10:07 am

    now this is photo-shoot i would not get tired of looking at…full of richness ,color,life and would actually thing they are a couple and family…Our culture is truly amazing

  2. Oma

    March 23, 2018 at 10:15 am

    Wow…….pretty bride……pretty friends .good looking people everywhere. ….but biko, who got initially confused like me as per who the groom is …lol…don’t mind me

    • Kung Fu Panda

      March 23, 2018 at 10:42 am

      I did too, especially as they forgot to touch up the father of the bride’s beard in the first picture.

  3. Lady R

    March 23, 2018 at 10:53 am

    That awkward moment when the bride’s father grew grey beard after the first pic!

  4. Mira

    March 23, 2018 at 11:37 am

    Wait, you mean this is not a real wedding? Homaigot…

  5. bee

    March 23, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    Models ke? i was already saying this wedding was litt
    They definitely put a lot into this

  6. Seriously

    March 23, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    Bella naija, why though? Lol
    Y’all got me. My bad, I didn’t read first was so captivated by the perfect exquisite photos. My first reaction was first time seeing both parents smile so much, great connection. Bride and groom smiling like they just won a billion dollar lottery. I’m like what a gorgeous bride, perfect makeup.

  7. debs

    March 23, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    hahahaha. they suddenly remembered that the father of the bride has to look old…hence the ‘white beard’ in all other pics

  8. Fizzy

    March 23, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Beautiful staging. Bride model is hot. Clean, colorful and Lovely all round.

  9. Temi Tope

    March 24, 2018 at 1:23 am

    I am going crazy or what?? that Gentleman with the beard.. sometimes it is all black and on the other picture it is all salt and pepper.. ahahahaha. WONDERS SHALL NEVER END OO.. That is truly beard coloring malfunction. Jesus lord.

  10. Nwajiulo

    March 24, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    Now this is what I call photoshoot, everything is perfect except the fake beard.

  11. Udochi

    March 24, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    Wow!!! This is so beautiful.

  12. Blossom Beauty Finesse

    March 27, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    Awesome Concept …You guys nailed it !

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