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BN Red Carpet Fab: Encomium Black & White Ball



Encomium Magazine held their Black & White Ball a couple of weeks ago. The event was a platform to launch their commemorative book which highlights 20 years of Encomium publications. A melange of fashionistas were at the event

Photos from the red carpet below.

Best Dressed


Omowunmi Akinnifesi in MAI

Dorothy Atake

Dorothy Atake

Nollywood Starlets

Uche Jombo

Uche Jombo

Rukky Sanda

Rukky Sanda

Ebube Nwagbo

Ebube Nwagbo

Oge Okoye

Oge Okoye



Design Divas

Data Okorodudu

Data Okorodudu

Zizi Cardow

Zizi Cardow




Kenny St Brown

Kenny St Brown



Chi Chi of Africa

Chi Chi of Africa

Model Chicks


Ishioma Onyeabo




Quincy Ayodele

Quincy Ayodele

Uju Murphy

Uju Murphy

Helen Prest-Ajayi

Helen Prest-Ajayi

Cynthia Okpala

Cynthia Okpala

Ibiere Agwu

Ibiere Agwu

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  1. istidele

    June 10, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    mostly style challenged

  2. mary

    June 10, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Whats up with the older generation of these women in this picture like Quincy,Zizi… please dress your age take cues from Dorothy,Data and others, you can be chic at any age

  3. Bebe

    June 10, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Too much fake hair and awful make up!

    The dresses are nice though 🙂

  4. atina

    June 10, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    i am so embarassed! ah ah! what’s really going on in nigeria sha?

  5. Toyin

    June 11, 2009 at 4:33 am

    Beautiful people but not some not some beautiful ensembles. Like what’s up with those glasses that Quincy Ayodele is sporting? I’m not sure if to call them sunglasses or fashion glasses or what. Also, Lagbaja’s style is too much! He’s one of a kind lol. Most outfits were gorgeous though!

  6. aosgrl

    June 11, 2009 at 4:43 am

    uhm bella really? Eucharia, Oge, Kenny , half of Zizi because i actually like her tulip skirt…. but in general i respectfully disagree with this assessment.

  7. Bola

    June 11, 2009 at 5:57 am

    this 1st outfit is lurvly, rest r nice…

  8. nikki jay

    June 11, 2009 at 6:22 am

    Based on the picture these are the ladies who i feel were the best dressed however i felt an accessory that they had on was unnecessary.

    1. Dorothy Atake – Lovely dress, nice handbag, however the necklace wasn’t necessary and her shoes were beautiful however she should have worn black shoes instead of black and white shoes.

    2. Rukky Sanda – Love the dress, for once she has a subtle look which really suits her. But not feeling the star necklace and earrings. Also her shoes doesn’t blend with her shoes. (I know black matches everything, but still . . . .)

    3. Isio – Looks hot, the only thing that kills the look is her shoes.

    4. Uju Murphy – Always on point, but could do without the necklace on this one.

    5. Helen Prest-Ajayi – Wow! Those legs are to die for . . . Love the dress and the shoes, however not the white flower.

  9. Bella

    June 11, 2009 at 7:39 am

    Omowunmi and Dorothy are our best dressed. For the rest, we were outlining the celebrities that attended.

  10. nikki jay

    June 11, 2009 at 8:13 am

    Picture No. 64 of the slide show, that lady’s combination is absolutely HORRID! See thru lace top w/ ruffles, hot pants and a black blazer. What was she thinking? Was she pregnant?

  11. LaLaLagos

    June 11, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Have to agree with your list. The girl in the background behind Helen Prest in the the polka dot looks very well put together too.

    Some of those other women look positively scary, like they could be auditioning for a horror film!

  12. Let me

    June 11, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Hahahahahahahahahahahaha! Now everyone’s going to be looking for Miss 64. Her outfit was ha-larious.

  13. Efun

    June 11, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Omowunmi rocked it….

  14. Mary

    June 11, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Why if I may ask? these is a good mix of different people from all walks of life and that is what Nigeria is about!!! Yes some of them dont look nice there is absolutely nothing to be embrassed about Hollywood A -listers miss it also,free my people I beg

  15. Mary

    June 11, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    I meant this not these

  16. oops

    June 11, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    The “chain” was part of Dorothy Atake’s dress, it’s sewn to it.

  17. KK

    June 11, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Dorothy Atake, like husband like wife.always on fire!!
    Helen Prest, pls insure those legs.
    Eucharia Quincy, what the heck???
    ruggedy baba without the beanie???

  18. Maame

    June 11, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    The first lady – now thats a bad bitch right there. She know she look good, posing probably saying – Yeah bitches i got it and what.

    She look hella good.

  19. esspresso

    June 11, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    I definitely wouldn’t want ZiZi to dress me. All I have ever seen her in since inception, is short shorts and mini skirts. Note to Ms. Cardow, with time, style should gracefully evolve. The regular “stars” don’t necessarily have stylists. What’s your excuse?

  20. nikki jay

    June 11, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    In my own opinion, i don’t think the chain was part of the outfit, if it was, the chain wouldn’t have extended past the bust line area, in addition to that it doesn’t compliment the outfit . . .

    Oh well she was still one of the best dressed.

  21. one

    June 11, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    omowunmi looked fab!
    the “big” girl in the black ensemble (99) looked awesome as well!
    64..what on earth??? lol
    rukky sanda accessories? really???
    i dont think quincy ayodele dressed her age? whats with the girl meets rocker meets futuristic-gone-wrong ensemble??
    generally ok… i enjoyed going through the pictures. i even recognized one tailor there… lol

  22. one

    June 11, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    we cant tell if it was sewn in now can we?

  23. one

    June 11, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    good job bella!

  24. Chioma

    June 11, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Speaking of no 64, what of 158 & 167? No 171 I cannot understand how you can last in that dress without going crazy or ripping it apart in naija’s heat, your hair is a complete mess and I’m sure its because of the heat!! No 84 what an effort, you for try small now.

    Dorothy Atake love your dress, have something very similar, but my sheer fabric is white with no jewery piece in front, or is that an accessory.

  25. aosgrl

    June 11, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Ah ok. I been think say someone hack your account 😀

  26. one

    June 12, 2009 at 1:47 am

    how did i miss 171 in my comment… my sentiments exactly o gere

  27. wale oloro gbogbo bigs boys

    June 12, 2009 at 5:22 am

    On point bella..i 4got to mention omowunmi..dorothy blew me away..must 9ja ladies open their breastz.zzzz..even d ones with flabby and flaccid one..lmao..pardon me ladies..its d koko

  28. Tina

    June 12, 2009 at 6:01 am

    I look forward to that day that Uche Jumbo will actually look normal for once..I mean, the dress is nice (Thank God, for once) but what’s up with the hair…. I guess she’s never heard that “less is more”…hiss..
    Quincy Ayodele… what in the world??? not impressed @ all….Woman, pls start acting your age… that look def was NOT working for her…pshewww

  29. Lh

    June 12, 2009 at 10:10 am

    This Omowunmi girl can look nice sha…

  30. Dooshima

    June 12, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    what is Ebube Nwagbo doin on the best dressed list??she looks a hot mess!damn!

  31. Cici

    June 14, 2009 at 6:18 am

    One thing I admire about Nigerian people is that, they always have confidence to pose in front of the camera, and mad confidence that they look good, even when they sometimes look a total hot mess. Confidence goes a long way.

    Helen Prest Ajayi and Omowunmi look gorgeous. Mrs Ajayi and Omowunmi should seriously team up to start a fashion class in Nigeria about how to look naturally beautiful, without doing too much. Mrs Ajayi will be for older women, and Omowunmi for younger women. Gosh, I already have couple of people in mind that are seriously in need of something like that, if it ever happens.

    @105 and 106, looks like she got caught up in a spider web, and she’s trying to rescue herself.

  32. mary

    June 14, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    having a good laugh at Nigeria people…have confidence to pose in front of a camera wetin dem go do?

  33. Melly

    June 16, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    who is isio? well she looks nice but the shoes are awful.

  34. silva

    July 21, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    i tire oh! for someone who might be a grandmum anytime soon, dis is sooo childish! abi no b her daughter marry recently?

  35. silva

    July 21, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    dats Omowunmi, always looks fab!

  36. silva

    July 21, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    exactly! as dey grow older they need to become more put 2geda. ladies, take cues 4rm Dorothy, Data, Helen…

  37. melvane

    January 31, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    eucharia is wearing those things under her short dress think to hide the black knees and toes…but like the dress…uche is a mess wut’s up with the white necklace and those ugly kinda red shoes?

  38. blossom

    April 16, 2010 at 2:36 am

    quincy! that was just wrong! wrong! wrong! pls dont repeat that. dress your age!

  39. queen

    November 25, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    they look cute is not easy to see a nigeria woman on 40 looking so gogerous

  40. igbo girl

    November 28, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    omowunmi n ishioma stole d show!

  41. Miss face

    December 8, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    well, what can i say? Quincy, seriously? Nah, its not werking fer me!PERIOD!

  42. emmanuel

    January 26, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    any body .

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