On Saturday 2nd March 2013, Nigerian music star Iyanya launched his album, Iyanya vs Desire at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The show was hosted by Nollywood star Richard Mofe-Damijio and media personality Toolz.
Celebrities spotted at the event include Funke Akindele-Oloyede, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Karen Igho, DJ Xclusive, Banky W, Layole Oyatogun, Skales, Moet Abebe, May D, Wizkid, Seyi Shay, Timaya and Vector. Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State and Florence Ita-Giwa were also spotted at the event.
From who was wearing who to the what were they thinking at the event, BellaNaija Style has got you covered. Check it out!
BN Red Carpet Fab: The “Iyanya vs Desire” Album Launch
Must See Looks
Styled by Liam Fashion Agency, co-host of the “Iyanya vs Desire” Album Launch, Toolz rocked a bi-coloured (red-and-black) dress to Saturday’s show. With her hair pulled up, she paired the outfit with a statement gold neck piece, diamond bracelets, a gold stud and cream clutch.
Smoky eyes and red lipstick completes Toolz’s fierce look.
Just before she walks down the aisle with her beau (2Face Idibia) this March, Annie Idibia dazzled in a gold sequined mini dress with a sweetheart neckline on Saturday evening. Her look was completed with gold drop earrings, a gold bracelet, an ivory clutch and ankle strap black heels.
TV presenter Fade Ogunro kept her look simple and yet-oh-so-fresh. Her blush number by Grey which features a ruffled skirt below was accessorized with drop earrings and black Giuseppe Zanotti heels.
Rising music act Emma Nyra arrived at the “Iyanya vs Desire” album launch in a multi-coloured print blouse and A-line rose pink velvet skirt. She accessorized with drop silver earrings, statement gold bracelet, a snakeskin clutch and a pair of peep-toes.
Wavy locks and a red pout completes her look.
Later in the day, she opted for a racy outfit for her performance. Emma Nyra rocked this leather jumpsuit which features lace sheer details on the sides and a lace train to show-off her hot bod. The outfit was accessorized with ankle strap heels and the same earrings, gold bracelet and clutch from her earlier outfit.
Which of her looks do you like best.
Proud of their Nigerian heritage. Music star Banky W, business exec/blogger Noble Igwe and comedian Elenu, all wore traditional attires with a more urbanized approach
Pose for the Cameras? Ain’t got time for that!
Off to see the Kukere master Iyanya.
Fashion is Fun, right?
Music star Sound Sultan arrived at the “Iyanya vs Desire” Album Launch on Saturday evening in a white round neck shirt with a playful design, a fedora hat, dark shades and Timbaland boots. What got us really talking was his red floral print Khaki pants. What’s your take on it, Like it or not?
Well what can we say, a picture says a thousand words.
Aye, aye captain. A bit too dramatic? This gent showed up at the event wearing an aviator hat. Or maybe he is a pilot? Please can anyone clarify.
Draped in a high neck black long sleeve blouse and polka dot shorts, this lady at the “Iyanya vs Desire” Album Launch went big with her accessorizing. She wore a long gold chain earring.
Three words – It’s Lola Rae
You can never go wrong with black, right?
Beautiful songstress Di’Ja showed off her military-inspired style
Keeping it Casual
Co-host of the evening, Richard Mofe-Damijio showed off his youthful side in a black blazer, pink V neck shirt, denim and black shoes.
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She’s Got Style
Media personality Karen Igho was also at Iyanya’s album launch. The Naija FM presenter wore a black long sleeve blouse with a plunging neckline, a bold black statement neck piece, diamond studs, a gold ring, a black belt with gold detailing, leopard print skirt and nude pumps. We like Karen’s wavy locks!
Faleelah Ojikutu also looked hot at Iyanya’s album launch in a long sleeve lace mini dress.
Moet Abebe debuted her pixie hair cut on Saturday evening. She wore a sequined lace sheer long sleeve blouse, black pants and gold Gladiator sandals.
Seyi Shay flaunted her toned abs at the “Iyanya vs Desire” Album Launch in a black-and-gold sequined crop top. She paired the top with black pants, a gold belt and black heels.
Florence Ita-Giwa sparkled at the “Iyanya vs Desire” Album Launch in a black blouse, sequined gold pants, gold hoop earrings and a black clutch.
This lady in velvet red is all shades of glam. Her hair briefly cascading down its side was packed into a youthful ponytail. She accessorized with an ivory clutch and black stilettos.
Don’t you just love her black floral print frock? She accessorized with an encrusted neck piece, a blue clutch, drop earrings and diamond bracelets. We are not sure the nude pumps compliment the outfit, but hey she gets a pass for looking nice.
Not your everyday LBD
Why wear a boring black dress, when you can show up in a head turning black number. Check out these ladies’ different approaches on the famous little black dress
Hey, I Am Here
Young & Hip
They are young and they know how to rock the hip look.
Colour Me Up
We love to see different pop of colours on the red carpet and these ladies made it delightful for all style watchers.
Inside the “Iyanya vs Desire” Album Launch Concert
The Star – Iyanya!
The man of the night wore three outfits for his album launch. He was first seen in a blue-striped double button suit, which he paired with a pink shirt, black-and-dark red tie and black shoes. He later changed into a white shirt and jeans.
His 3rd look was a leather jacket, which he left unzipped, black pants and boots. Iyanya ended the show by showing off his pecs to the ladies.
Tiwa Savage didn’t walk the red carpet but the songstress was spotted on stage with Iyanya to perform Boyz II Men and Mariah Carey‘s classic track, One Sweet Day. The song was tribute to the late pop star Goldie. Besides the memorable performance, the spotlight was on Tiwa’s T by Alexander Wang dress.
The fall 2011 brown spaghetti strap dress, which features a plunging V neck front and low V neck back was displayed on the lookbook with a sheer floor length skirt. The 33 year old music star accessorized her outfit with a pair of nude Christian Louboutin heels.
After arriving in a sequined crop top and black pants, Seyi Shay took to the stage in an embellished blue dress which features a fringe skirt.
Photo Credit: Dare Koleaje for 360D Photography | Kunle Haastrup for Insigna
Watch iROK TV’s Clip from the red carpet