Sanusi Lamido Sanusi hosts dignitaries to daughter’s wedding

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi hosts dignitaries to daughter’s wedding

Penultimate week, former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi hosted an array of dignitaries to the wedding party of one of his daughters, Princess Khad

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Penultimate week, former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi hosted an array of dignitaries to the wedding party of one of his daughters, Princess Khadijah who got married to Prince Abdulmutalib Shittu from Kwara State.

To say that it was a realm wedding extravaganza would be simply stating the obvious as the couple opened a social media page to document their wedding. As with most northern weddings, there was an event aptly named traditional Kamu day. Kamu means to catch the bride and it is one of the oldest and most interesting events in northern traditional weddings. To get the bride, the groom’s family negotiates with the bride’s friends for her release. It is a really fun event and negotiation may take up to 30 minutes followed by a fun reception. This was later followed by a cocktail night anchored by popular Abuja based master of ceremony simply known as Capital Mr Josh.

The following day was the wedding party proper. Venue was Abuja. Steering proceedings at the wedding was both comedian cum MC, Gbenga Adeyinka the first and Jeffery James. Music to keep guests on their feet was supplied by both DJ Paul Ibe Onuma and Frenzy band.  The wedding party later morphed into an all-night disco party where the younger guests let down their hair.

Some of very important personalities at the wedding were Abia State governor Alex Otti; Rabiu Kwankwaso, the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People Party, NNPP, in the 2023 presidential election; Kwara State governor, Abdulrazaq Abdulrahman and his wife, Olufolake; Aliko Dangote, Ituah Ighodalo, Florence Ajimobi; Bola Shagaya; Maryam Shetty; Arunma Oteh; Aig Imokhuede.

The groom, a graduate of Business and Management Skills from Oxford University with a Master of Science in Land Use and Management Development from University College London, is the Executive Chairman, Kwara State Geographic Information Service (KWGIS).

The bride on the other hand is a journalist who has written for African Leadership Magazine, Mail, Guardian’s Voice of Africa and The Peacock Plume. She currently runs a blog called Lavender Scented Tales, a medium through which she tells the stories of northern women who are unable to speak out and are forced to remain silent as a result of being surrounded by patriarchy and misogyny.