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About Us

Mixing African Roots with Spanish Beauty

"Ayo" means "Joy" in Yoruba. At Ayo Celebrations, we are entirely dedicated to celebrating the beauty of love and celebrations of all cultures and traditions.

Africans weddings are among the most colorful events: wouldn't you agree?

After attending traditional and modern Nigerian, South African, Congolese, Senegalese and Ivorian weddings, we just could not get enough of the vibes and culture.

At Ayo Celebrations, we believe that every wedding is unique and should reflect the couple's personalities and background. At our core, we want to help you celebrate your African background and heritage in the most impressive venues and authentic Spanish decors. 


Our Team

We are a dynamic duo with complementary experiences and sets of skills that you will be able to harness in bringing your project to life. We are passionate about wedding planning and we simply cannot wait to create unique and unforgettable celebrations. Count on us to cherry pick breathtaking venues, to orchestrate a splendid ceremony followed by creative entertainment and to ensure your wedding day is a success for you and for your close ones. 

I am passionnate about making your wedding day the best day for you and your guests.

Founder and CEO

Unique Creative Design in line with  Luxury Standards

Lila founded Ayo Celebration with a vision to provide luxury options to organize destinations weddings in Spain with a connection to Africa. She is a licensed tourist guide who thrives in providing delightlful custom experiences after 10 years as a professional in Luxury Retail and the Tourism industry across Europe. She has French and Spanish background and her extensive travels in Côte d'Ivoire and Senegal developed her intercultural sensitivity.

Emmanuel brings all the African wedding codes to AYO making sure your celebration is authentic and in line with your taste.

Emmanuel ATAYI

Planning & Operations

Impeccable planning, execution and problem solving

Hailing from Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, Emmanuel lived across the African continent, namely in Togo, Congo, Kenya and South Africa. His identity, life experiences and network adds a deep understanding of African customs and nuances to the team. Emmanuel has a professional background in Finance, Strategy & Operations and has experience from Internet companies such as Google and Jumia Group.

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