A colourful ceremony was witnessed when Fatima Dangote, daughter of Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote, got married to long-time fiancé Jamil Abubakar.
The wedding ceremony was held in Kano State, Nigeria, with several top dignitaries gracing the occasion.
The billionaire couple were hosted by grandmother of the bride, Dr Hajiyya Mariya Sanusi Dantata.
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Among those who attended were Former First lady of Nigeria, Mariam Abacha, First Lady of Niger State, Dr. Amina Abubakar Bello, First lady of Kano State, Dr. Hafsatu Abdullahi Granduje and Hajiya Aisha Babangida.
Fatima is one of Aliko Dangote’s daughters, while Jamil is the son of the former Inspector General of Police, Retired I.G Mohammed Abubakar.
Below are some photos from their traditional wedding:
The traditional wedding reportedly took place at the Emir of Kano’s palace.
The wedding was officiated by Muhammadu Sanusi II, Emir of Kano. Prof Sani Zaharaddeen, chief Imam of Kano, supported the celebration.
Other prominent persons that attended the occasion included second Richest Man in the world, Mr. Bill Gate, former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd.), Sen Bukola Saraki; Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; National Leader of All Progressives Congress,APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Kano State governor, Umar Ganduje, etc.
Nigeria President Buhari, stood as the bride’s father and received N500, 000 as dowry from the representative of the groom at the occasion.
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