Following the rumours of a wedding arrangement between President Buhari’s daughter, Zahra and Ahmed, son of billionaire businessman, Mohammed Indimi, more details have emerged which confirms the date as precisely on November 30 and December 4.
Zahra is the ambassador for the SCAF, a foundation set up to arrest and minimize the case of sickle cell around the nation, while the groom is the marketing director of his father’s Oriental Energy Resources; a socialite who has trended on social media after he showed off a screenshot of his account balance of N99.864, 731 on Instagram.
As the bride to be and in accordance to the custom in Northern Nigeria, 30 customized Louis Vuitton boxes has been delivered to Zahra from her in-laws, with her initials ZBI (Zahra Buhari Indimi) and reportedly cost about £120, 000 (over N47 million).
The boxes are called Laife, and in northern tradition, the groom’s family buys a box usually filled with diamond and gold jewelry, shoes, bags, super wax, laces, perfumes, underwear, cosmetics and more, for the bride. The Indimis also posted the photographs of the boxes on Instagram.
It was reported that the introduction ceremony between both families was held at the Aso Villa, Abuja on Friday, November 18, and the wedding is expected to be a low-key celebration as the president desires it to be a simple and an intimate ceremony to be attended only by close family and friends.
But that is very unlikely as the Indimis who are one of the prominent Northern Nigerian families, are renowned for throwing the best bashes in town and obviously this wedding will be far from ‘low key’.
Already one of the Indimi sisters, Rahma Indimi has serenaded the 21-year old Zahra with compliments on Instagram and here’s what she captioned:
“I met this young girl many years ago and I was smitten by her cheekiness. Only years later down the line, she is to become ours. My darling Zahra, you are an amazing young lady with so much to give. We have seen and conquered our mission. My prayer is for the two of you to have a beautiful marriage and life with plenty of little ‘rahma’s running around (hint hint???? ) we are happy to have you as one of us. Good things are hard to get and the fight was worth it. We can’t wait#zahmed2016 ????????????????????????”