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BellaNaija Weddings presents Fatima Dangote and Jamil Abubakar’s Grand 8-Part Celebration #Famil2018



The gorgeous founder of Cupcake Factory Lagos Fatima Dangote tied the knot with her love Jamil Abubakr who is a pilot, in an 8 part wedding ceremony. Their wedding was a grand display of tradition and love. The festivities kicked off in Kaduna where the mother of the bride hosted a mother’s dinner.

The next stop was the Kamu ceremony in Kano which was a colourful display of culture. President Muhammadu Buhari who served as the bride’s Guardian according to the Northern tradition led the wedding Fatiha in Kano which had dignitaries from around the country in attendance. The Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi II joined the couple according to Islam.

The jewellery the bride had on for her reception dinner in Lagos was a gift from the bride’s father Aliko Dangote. So beautiful!

A dinner reception was organised by the groom’s family in Abuja which saw the bride looking gorgeous in her pink lace attire. To close the series of events, father of the bride Aliko Dangote hosted friends, family, dignitaries to a luxe dinner in Lagos at Eko Convention Centre.

As the bride who is the daughter of Aliko Dangote and the groom who is the son of  the former Inspector General of Police M.D Abubakar, the series of events was well attended by digintaries like Emir of Kano Malam Muhammad Sanusi, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, former Head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar, Bill Gates, Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Aminu Bello Masari, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Umar Tanko Almakura,  Malam Nasir El-Rufai, Kashim Shettima, Ibrahim Geidam, Yahaya Bello, Ibikunle Amosun, Abiola Ajimobi, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, General Aliyu Gusau, President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo, Mo Ibrahim and more.

#Famil2018 was such a grand celebration!

BellaNaija Weddings wishes the Fatima and Jamil a beautiful life of love and happiness together!

Photography: @bighweddings | @georgeokoro | @nonsookye | @fdiconcept | @tybello


Bridal Shower Look
Location: Kano

Mother’s Dinner
Location: Kaduna


Kamu Amarya
Location: Kano

Wedding Fatiha Look
Location: Kano

Father’s Lunch
Location: Kano

Dinner Reception
Location: Kano


Budan Kai (Conveyance of The Bride)
Location: Abuja 

Dinner Reception hosted by The Groom’s Family
Location: Abuja

Dinner Reception hosted by Aliko Dangote and Family
Location: Lagos

Photography @tybello
Makeup @bimpeonakoya

Bridal Shower
Bride’s Makeup @monaveebeautylounge

Mother’s Dinner
Planner @maimsevents
Makeup @bimpeonakoya
Bride’s Dress @deolasagoeofficial

Makeup @banksbmpro
Bride’s Dress @deolasagoeofficial
Planner @zapphaire_events
Decor @theafficentng
Venue @fabscentre
Videography @the_wedding_doctors | @atunbi | @cinematicsng
BigH Assistant @mrobinnaobioma | @amnafadoul | @le_coles

Wedding Fatiha
Bride’s Makeup @banksbmpro 
Turban @john3v3hats
Bride’s Dress @deolasagoeofficial
Planner @zapphaire_events

Dinner Reception (Kano)
Makeup @banksbmpro
Planner @zapphaire_events
Bride’s Dress @deolasagoeofficial

Budan Kai (Conveyance of The Bride)
Makeup @mamzabeauty

Dinner Reception (Abuja)
Planner @kaim_events

Makeup @banksbmpro

Dinner Reception (Lagos)

Makeup @banksbmpro
Planner @zapphaire_events
Dress @eliesaabbridal
Turban @john3v3hats
Bridesmaids Dresses @peridotofficial
Bridesmaids Turbans @turbantempest


  1. GYOnlineNG.COM

    March 26, 2018 at 8:09 am

    Am speechless on how much the budget for this wedding will be, but my prayer for them is that God will be pillar of their union in order for it to last…

  2. Anon

    March 26, 2018 at 9:34 am

    An extravaganza! Her jewellery sets are wow!!

  3. Sasha

    March 26, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Please where are the parents of the groom in all these pictures biko

    • somebody

      March 26, 2018 at 10:33 am

      He is actually in the pictures…. Check again.

    • uzoma

      March 26, 2018 at 10:58 am

      your guess is as good as mine……………..don’t exist in this setting..lmao

    • Sally

      March 26, 2018 at 6:52 pm

      Don’t say what you don’t know. The groom’s mother is dead while his father is clearly there next to Dangote in almost every picture Dangote appears in. Even his stepmom is there.

  4. Provi

    March 26, 2018 at 10:02 am

    I don’t know about you all but have you noticed how decently dressed and humble the bride is and all her friends and family. Every one is decently dressed. That really gud. I respect that

    • Uju

      March 26, 2018 at 10:46 am

      I admire northern girls and the way they decently dress. Always decent. Covered up as all classy ladies should be dressed.

      I hope all the money. Miss road noise makers are watching

    • Ijeoma

      March 26, 2018 at 10:50 am

      Let women dress how they please. Stop using any opportunity to shame. She dressed the way she did for religious and cultural reasons. There are different cultures and traditions in Nigeria. Get over it.

  5. Brizola

    March 26, 2018 at 10:05 am

    It’s all about her jewellery. All that bling be blinding my eyes. Beautiful event. Still don’t understand swanky’s role but God bless his hustle.

    • Jide

      March 28, 2018 at 4:11 am

      You can’t understand his role because Bella naija only posted one picture of him , open your eyes and look well his doing his job and has collected better money . Nigerians are such haters , I follow swanky on Ig and he did such an amazing job . God has already blessed his hustle while you seat here being confused.

  6. Diamonds

    March 26, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Beautiful Wedding. Congrats to the couple.

    P/s: The next time one of those wannabe socialites utters “do you know who I am?”….Just bring them to this page to show you were they fit in…lol!!!!

  7. Gorgeous

    March 26, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Na wa ooh, infact am speechless

  8. Rukky

    March 26, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Beautiful Masha Allah…

  9. demash

    March 26, 2018 at 11:59 am

    seems like Simi Esiri if the brides bestie!

    • Comment

      March 28, 2018 at 4:19 am

      Yeah. Fatima was also one of Simi’s bridesmaids

  10. SHE

    March 26, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    WHEW! Eight ceremonies. I am tired on her behalf – wiping sweat off my brow.

    She looks very much like her dad. Wishing them a happy married life. For now, they need that honeymoon. They must be tayad!!!

    • Cynical

      March 26, 2018 at 1:40 pm

      As in ehn…. Me sef tire. 8 ceremonies??? I am tired just thinking of all the preparation, changing clothes,sitting for hours getting make up done, greeting all the VIPs, taking pictures……but I guess since that’s how Northerners marry,one is ready for them.

    • ATL's finest

      April 3, 2018 at 6:44 am

      ????? why didn’t anyone warn me to wear my contacts with my glasses before clicking? I was wondering if I am still on this wedding page or I zoomed off to La la land.

  11. Bigjoy

    March 26, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Nice looking pictures, really nice and her skin is 100. Congrats to her.
    To the Vendors who must have made a killing from these events; Banke Meshida, Deola sagoe and Funke Bucknor Obruthe…well done guys, all tastefully done.

    • Cynical

      March 26, 2018 at 1:42 pm

      @ Bigjoy, you read my mind. Na real hammer for BM pro and Zapphaire events o…

  12. Rubynnia

    March 26, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    The bride and groom really tried in attending all these wedding events. They must be really tired.

    I wish them a blissful, fruitful and successful marriage.

    I love the part where the bride and groom went to greet everyone at the high table. Though the picture wasn’t posted up there. I watched the clips on YouTube and I liked the gesture. They did well.

    Good luck and all the best to them!

  13. Lovelyhannah

    March 26, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    Did I just see Bill Gates in one of the pictures?
    Aliko ‘Money ‘ Dangote!

  14. Letty

    March 26, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    I didn’t see bill gates. The wealthiest 1 percent in Nigeria. Surrounded by hundreds millions living in grinding poverty…what do the poor do when they see this flagrant display of wealth?

    • Kamara

      March 26, 2018 at 9:43 pm

      Dangote has every right to display his wealth and then some.I really don’t get the reasoning of some of you uppity martyrs. So because there are poor people, he shouldn’t enjoy his money? Adongerrit! What did he make all that money for if he can’t indulge himself and make his daughter’s day special? You’re criticizing him for spending his money in Nigeria, yet if he had gone to London or Paris to have a destination wedding, y’all would’ve criticized him for pumping money into another economy. With this wedding alone, do you know how much money and jobs have been pumped into the Nigerian economy? The Nigerian wedding industry provides multitudes of jobs for the masses. From seamstresses to dry cleaners to caterers to even ushers. I think he should get credit for investing in it! You spoilsports need to stop it, seriously.

    • Jon

      March 26, 2018 at 9:51 pm

      To be honest, the feelings of poor people are not Dangote’s responsibility and that’s the gospel truth. He probably gives a lot to charity as it is. If I were poor and I saw this wedding, I would be inspired to work hard.

  15. Bey

    March 26, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    All I can say is ”MONEY IS GOOD”.

  16. AmericanWonder

    March 26, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    Gates doesn’t look comfortable. He doesn’t like extravagance and such opulent displays of wealth by the privileged few when he’s crusading to make poverty history. He isn’t leaving his wealth to his kids nor does he encourage such frivolous extravagance. He’s looking like I hope these pics don’t make it to western media because it doesn’t look good for his gospel.

    • Jon

      March 26, 2018 at 10:06 pm

      LOL he can miss me with that BS, Can you honestly say that his children have not been set up with cushy trust funds that will leave them millionaires for life or that he lives in an ordinary single story bungalow? The fact that he isn’t having multimillion dollar weddings doesn’t mean he isn’t extravagant. He might not like to spend millions on opulent weddings and jewelry, but he spent $125 million on a house and $50 million on a private jet so y’all can miss me with that ‘he doesn’t like extravagance and such opulent displays of wealth by the privileged few’ bullshit. They are the same; just that they splurge on different things and one likes to act like a saint.

    • Orange

      March 27, 2018 at 12:23 am

      He told you in your Whatsapp group that he’s uncomfortable abi.. Talking like Billgate doesn’t attend Galas where thousands of dollars are spent for the organization. He would expect nothing less from the richest man in Africa.

  17. Mtcheeeew

    March 26, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    What is your own? Dangote has made his wealth, go make yours! It’s not like he’s an elected official. His family has been making legit money since the 1950s and he has also continued. Must you project your bitterness on everybody? That you and a few others are broke does not mean he should not enjoy his hard earned wealth. He does not owe it to anyone to be miserable. It’s not just Nigeria, FYI. Manhattan is literally the enjoyment capital of the world; 5th Avenue is the playground of some of the world’s wealthiest people. Yet in the same Manhattan, there is Hell’s Kitchen, one of the US’s toughest ghettos with poor and unemployed people. So get off your high horse.

  18. OA

    March 27, 2018 at 4:23 am

    Wonderful! Wetin remin make I talk for you all have said it finish. Simplicity can have one kain way of fooling person sha! Just because everything she wore looked simple…na lie. You could see tons of dollars/pounds/Naira oozing out of them. Very elegant and classy, and not loud, but very obviously expensive. The bride appears to be very low profile. You can tell she was not liking all the pizzazz at all. I saw a YouTube video where she and the groom were dancing and they were barely moving. Abi she don get bele mii?! You know how that lethargy associated with early pregnancy…makes a person look/act? Neeways, beautiful couple and wedding.

  19. Nthata

    March 28, 2018 at 10:24 am

    There are levels to this things.congrats

  20. Chike

    March 28, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Dangote could have taken the wedding to Dubai but instead invited the 2nd richest man in the world to Nigeria. So much grand respeck….

  21. Tee

    March 28, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    8 days of full face beat and smiling and being courteous and greeting the same people over and over and over again.
    They’re both strong. Ko easy mehn.
    I wish them the very best.
    Of which BMPRO has hammered. Deola Sagoe has cashed out.
    Everything blesssed over here!

  22. zzzzzzzzzzz

    March 29, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    I really appreciate that everything was done here, that meant keeping money in the economy .

  23. preshhh

    March 31, 2018 at 8:44 am

    woooowww ALL THIS FOR WHAT EXACTLY? #Vanity
    nonetheless, happy married life

  24. ATL's finest

    April 3, 2018 at 6:47 am

    Didn’t Gates donate all his wealth to charity and left 10million each for his kids??? Prove me wrong.. Yea everyone with different spending.

  25. Rossypetite

    April 3, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    oh my! Fatima looks stunning in a simple way and I love her smile, see her lovely dentition. Jamil couldn’t even keep his eyes off her. see how he looks at her so lovingly. That gold turban is doing me like i should grab it from Fatima lol. gosh! she is beautiful..
    God bless their union.

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