ABENI is a Rich Kid/Poor Kid story and also a Love story. Beninoise Boy, AKANNI, (Akim Hamzat) from a poor background falls in love with a Nigerian daughter ABENI, (Sola Asedeko) of a business mogul (Jide Kosoko) in Nigeria.
Akanni and Abeni are bound together by a childhood incident when Akanni rescues Abeni from pranksters during her ten birthday party which leads to a fight resulting in the sack of Akanni’s father’s low job of a gateman in the employ of Abeni’s father.
The poor man and his wife return to their native home in Benin Republic to seek their fortune and raise their young son. Many years later, the friends meet again when Abeni now a young woman and her friends spend sometime at the Songhai Institute of Agriculture in Porto-Novo, Benin Republic for research from their Nigerian University.
Abeni’s father would rather want his daugher married off to his business associate Chief Atiba (Kareem Adepoju (Baba Wande)’s son a spoilt brat Ogagu (Ayo Badmus) currently on vacation in Nigeria. Abeni on the other hand resists this overbearing influence on her life from her father thereby setting the stage for a disastrous wedding, with innocent Akanni as the pawn in the ensuing drama.