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Compassion with a Slice of Fashion – A Perfect Recipe for Pink Ball Perfection

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We’ve given you the full scoop on the fashion at the 2009 Genevieve Pink Ball. I bet you have been wondering what happened after the red carpet. Read on and you’ll find out.

The night was all about the cause – Breast Cancer. The Expo Hall of the Eko Hotel and Suites was swathed in PINK! Pink roses, pink lights, pink drapes and off course lots of Pink Ladies.  The show kicked off with a stirring rendition of the National Anthem by gospel crooner Sammie Okposo. This provided the perfect beginning to the festivities of the night. The Eboni Band entertained the crowd intermittently throughout the event with various local and international songs.  The true purpose of the event was not lost in the pageantry, Sola Adeoti, a cancer survivor gave an inspriring and insightful speech on her breast cancer journey. It was a great reminder that breast cancer is REAL but with early detection, dedicated treatment and a positive attitude, the battle can be won.  There were also speeches from Genevieve Magazine Founder/Editor-in-Chief – Betty Irabor, Dr. Doyin Abiola and Aisha Babangida-Shinkafi. Other highlights of the event included an auction of selected luxury goods with the full proceeds donated to the breast cancer charity initiatives and a lovely musical performance from Sonia Irabor. As the night was drawing to a close with the clock ticking past midnight, the show rounded off with 2 big BANGS. A performance from a ‘mystery guest’, guess who it was? Ex-Governor Donald Duke with his band. The crowd went absolutely wild as he hit the stage. Mr. Duke and his band performed various old school hits including Rock Me Gently and Get Down On It. Just as the crowd was recovering from that high, the fashion show started. The men got the ball rolling as accomplished men from various fields including Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Fela Durotoye, Sunmi Smart-Cole, Eyimofe Atake and Bobby Eke strutted down the stage. The final crescendo was reached when the female ‘models’ hit the runway in specially made creations by Tiffany Amber. The theme of the fashion show was ‘My Fair Lady‘ and the designs did not disappoint! Funke Akindele provided a humorous start to the fashion show by catwalking down the ramp and insisting that she ‘gats to belong!’, she was followed by the other fair ladies including Sally Mbanefo, Ruth Osime, Alake Dare, Susan Eyo-Honesty, Vivian Chiologi and Alayingi Sylva. Glamorous, Entertaining and best of all for a GREAT cause. Kudos.

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The Pink Hall

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Sammie Okposo Performs the National Anthem

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Nollywood,Design & Diplomatic stars mingle

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Beautiful Guests from the Silverbird Media Group

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Donald Duke Performs Old School Jams

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Lagos State First Lady Abimbola Fashola enjoys the music with Onari Duke

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Tara Fela Durotoye & Dupe Kupoluyi chat away

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The Men's Fashion Show

The Men's Fashion Show

The My Fair Lady Fashion Show by Tiffany Amber

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21 Comments

  1. Keke

    June 9, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    What exactly is Ebuka accomplished in?

  2. tatafo!

    June 10, 2009 at 2:01 am

    abeg oh! leave my Ebu-fine alone oh! 🙂

  3. Vicki

    June 10, 2009 at 2:23 am

    Yeah, I was just wondering too!

  4. Moi

    June 10, 2009 at 2:49 am

    Donald Duke sings??? Cool : )

  5. femi

    June 10, 2009 at 3:14 am

    isnt dat u bella? the 3rd to the last picture????
    help ppl help!

  6. Kay

    June 10, 2009 at 3:18 am

    ah! you haven’t heard? the boy is UNRULY. look it up o! lol. okay, i’m such an idiot. f’real this time — he’s a lawyer, a tv personality, and a fashinisto. he looks FANTASTIC in that pink jacket. LOVE.

    also, isn’t that ms. bella with the fair ladies?

  7. Kay

    June 10, 2009 at 3:20 am

    *fashionisto

    also, funmi akindele makes me happy.

  8. Oghenekome Ebelike

    June 10, 2009 at 3:40 am

    yeah its Bella. Lovely dresses

  9. Nneka

    June 10, 2009 at 5:30 am

    Gosh I hope Funke wasn’t giving them some Jenifa renditions o. Nice pictures. The lady in the pic after bella looks like a fine mannequin.

    So Ms Bella you don dey model again?

  10. Let me

    June 10, 2009 at 9:51 am

    I still want to marry Donald Duke. He plays the sax. He has a band… I want this man.

  11. efelicious

    June 10, 2009 at 10:33 am

    bella i see u!

  12. efelicious

    June 10, 2009 at 10:36 am

    i admire donald duke’s attitude to life…he doesnt take himself too seriously except when itz called for…his wife reminds of michelle obama..classy n elegant

  13. Mary

    June 10, 2009 at 10:40 am

    I am sure Funke was doing some “Jennifer” moves there just simply love the girl and my does Ruth Osime always look stern and nice another real big girl

  14. Omaoa

    June 10, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Keep ur paws to urself- the man is taken!

  15. Omaoa

    June 10, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Bella dearie, you look so gorgeous and all the people look like they had so much fun.Very nice people.

  16. Turbo

    June 10, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Check out http://www.makingasuperstar.com for the grandest music reality show ever featuring OJB Jezreel, ID Cabasa and Cobahms. Registration has started with N3000 at any GTBank branch nationwide into B2MG (Making A Superstar). Winners will finish with an album produced by these great music producers, a record deal and N5m. This is going to rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Let me

    June 10, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Hahahahaha, I know. So am I. I just admire him much. (Bares talons)

  18. miss w

    August 3, 2009 at 1:51 am

    aww this is just beautiful, loooooovvve the pink decor, naija always delivers on that front.. which one r u miss bella?

  19. spencer Soyemi

    January 31, 2010 at 2:00 am

    Gosh! The best event I attended in 2009, it was emotionally moving despite the fact that I had never meet anyone with Breast cancer, it was educational, the music oh my God, we didn’t even miss D Banj thanks to Donald Duke, the man got so many ladies wishing they could wake up on the same bed with him James Bond style! Looking forward to the 2010 Edition.

  20. spencer Soyemi

    January 31, 2010 at 2:07 am

    you bet she was! She thrilled and made us laugh, she till carried her outfit with royalty without compromising the trademark we all know her with

  21. karolyn etym

    April 19, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    pls oooooo,where is funke akindele aka jenifa n d row of pix,cant seem 2 fit find her,pls help**C**U**R**I**O**U**S**………..

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