BN Exclusive: First Photos & Scoop from the “Iyanya vs Desire” Album Launch in LagosPosted on Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 3:38 PM
By Damilare Aiki
On Saturday 2nd March 2013, Nigerian music star Iyanya launched his sophomore album “Iyanya vs Desire” at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The star studded affair was hosted by Nollywood actor/politician Richard Mofe-Damijo and on-air-sensation Toolz. Toolz dazzled in a long sleeve black-and-red dress by Liam Fashion Agency and accessorized with a statement gold neck piece while her co-host wore a black blazer, pink shirt, jeans and black shoes.
Celebrities including Ajebutter22, AY Makun, Tomi Odunsi, Tunde Ednut, Banky W, Gbemi Olateru Olagbegi and DJ Xclusive were spotted at the event.
Inside the album launch, the star of the night Iyanya hit the stage in a pink button-up shirt, black waist coat, pants and shoes. His masterful vocal performances and wardrobe changes was followed closely by his famous waist winding techniques to everyone’s excitement. Other stars who performed on Saturday evening include Wizkid, Seyi Shay, May D and Vector.
One of the most memorable performances was Iyanya and Tiwa Savage’s rendition of the Boyz II Men and Mariah Carey‘s classic track, One Sweet Day. Tiwa who stepped on stage in a brown spaghetti strap T by Alexander Wang dress and Christian Louboutin heels, together with Iyanya belted out the soulful track as a tribute to pop star Goldie. (Watch the Video below)
Keep refreshing BellaNaija.com for all the exclusive red carpet photos from the event. Till then, check out BN’s First Photos!
Rocking the Stage
Watch the Tribute Performance
More footage from the show
Photo Credit: Kunle Haastrup for Insigna
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