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The stars come out to play! MTV Base Africa celebrates its 5th Anniversary in Lagos



On Friday 12th March 2010, MTV Base Africa celebrated its 5th Anniversary. The channel which launched in 2005 has played a crucial role in the development of the Nigerian and African music industries by giving the musicians a wider platform for their videos, pushing the expected video standards, paying proper royalties and recognizing the work of African artistes via the MAMA awards.

I attended the event on behalf of BN and this was more of my type of event! Lots of fun, music and of course, so  many crazy outfits that I just couldn’t help but stare!
The event was attended by many of Nigeria’s top talents including Sound Sultan, Modenine, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Djinee and D’Prince. Top Nigerian musicians including Eldee, Banky W, Naeto C and MI performed. The upcoming acts also had their time to shine – Ice Prince, Jesse Jags (who released his album at the same venue the next day), Whizkid and many others performed. MI even caught in the euphoria of the moment and jumped in the pool .
I bet you wish you were there! Check out exclusive photos from the event and as we do on BN, our fashion rundown.

The Performances

Is it your money? Eldee and Banky W

Is it your money? Eldee and Banky W

Naeto C

Naeto C

Ice Prince, Jesse Jagz, MI

Ice Prince, Jesse Jagz, MI

MI takes a dip

MI takes a dip

The Looks!

Best Dressed: Yvonne 'Vixen' Ekwere  & MI

Best Dressed: Yvonne 'Vixen' Ekwere | MI

We loved Yvonne Ekwere‘s pink mini paired with gold accessories and pink heels. We like it because it fits the event as well – A nice mix of sweet and saucy. MI killed it with this look. The piece that makes the look is the tailored white blazer. They don’t call him the ‘girl teaser’ for nothing!

Dakore Egbuson & Olumide Akande

Dakore Egbuson & Olumide Akande

Such a cute couple (well dressed too!). We love Dakore‘s black jumpsuit paired with her snakeskin heels and scalloped clutch bag. Olumide perfectly complements his fiance  in his jeans, black shirt and blazer. Love it!

Waje | Noble Igwe

Waje | Noble Igwe

MBGN 2009 Glory Chukwu | Ruby Dabbour of Caliente

MBGN 2009 Glory Chukwu | Ruby Dabbour

Eunice Omole | Nwando Ozobia & guest

Eunice Omole | Nwando Ozobia & guest

Modenine | Djinee

Modenine | Djinee

D'Prince | Sound Sultan

D'Prince | Sound Sultan

The Girls in Black: Toni Payne | Kel | Mo'Cheddah | Kaffy | Lami

The Girls in Black: Toni Payne | Kel | Mo'Cheddah | Kaffy | Lami

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  1. Tonia

    March 17, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Toni payne has lost a lot of weight, she looks good. I think the ladies lined up with toni payne pics… looks good including toni. What’s wrong with da prince’s lips, not that it is any of my bizness.

  2. Mimi

    March 17, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Its good as D’prince and Sound Sulltan are put side by side. so we can see how razzz they look. D’price look bleached out and his outfit looks aba-ish. SS *sighs* need not say more bout his jeans. Lady in pink nailed it. Err1 else watevs.

  3. KK

    March 17, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    sisnce you have made it your bizness – IGBO

  4. JB

    March 17, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Does anyone else think Sound Sultans outfit was a bit …errmm funny!

  5. silva

    March 18, 2010 at 12:24 am

    rotflmao @ ”sisnce you have made it your bizness – IGBO”…lol lol lol!!!

  6. silva

    March 18, 2010 at 12:27 am

    yep it was…he looks …

  7. silva

    March 18, 2010 at 12:30 am

    looks like Kel has lost weight too, she was really big sometime ago… she looks good, i guess the dancing on celeb takes 2, worked…

  8. oluwaseun

    March 18, 2010 at 12:42 am

    im cool wt blazer, but leather jacket in that nigerian weather? hehe


    March 18, 2010 at 1:14 am

    wow!! this event looks kind of, i really can’t explain it. bland i guess.
    and as for the best dressed, really? i don’t agree at all. her outfit looks like a pink fairy costume on halloween- (minus the wings).
    the best dressed, for me, is Eunice Omole, I’m just loving it.
    and what’s up with Ruby–girl you look like a disco ball, TOOOOOO FLASHY!
    MBGN 2009; looks like someone took a black garbage bag and made a really cute dress out of it, i kinda like it.
    as for the men and “best dressed,” they all look the same to me, nothing really special there.

  10. fesh

    March 18, 2010 at 5:16 am

    modo’s dress and sound sultan’s fall hand…pretty much all the guys, save for MI+choc city, djinee, eldee, banky, the guy with hin wife to be and naeto c, no too dress properly

  11. benite

    March 18, 2010 at 6:53 am

    Dakore and hubby look cute.

  12. KK

    March 18, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Noble, Noble, Noble!!!
    What of Ebuka?

  13. LL

    March 18, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    I think Tonia was referring to why the lips are dark and that would be smoking……..NOT IGBO pschewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!

  14. wayfairers

    March 18, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    So naija chicks dont do natural hair anymore, all full of weave… na wa oo. anyway why is waje wearing a spring jacket in that hottness?!?!? one more thing MI is banging!!

  15. az in...

    March 18, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    awww… dakore and olumide… sigh

  16. 7th avenue

    March 19, 2010 at 2:01 am

    tell sultan to cut his hair ……….he looks awful wearing that shango thing……himself and his brother,need a wardrobe makeover……….

  17. cece

    March 19, 2010 at 2:13 am

    I’ve lost all respect for hausas, I was about to hate on MI, but he got some nice flows, with his short self, very talented dude. Hmmm, so this is what Toni payne looks like. My guy friend told me, he can see why 9ice left her, cuz she’s not that pretty. Judging from the pic, she doesn’t look bad at all.

    Djinee is cute. Yvonne Ekwere looks pretty in pink. Lami, in the girls in black section, has a beautiful skin, she’s pretty, and those shoes are fab.

  18. sweetie

    March 19, 2010 at 6:41 am

    sigh…. MI is soooooo cute, he looks yummy…… MI why are you not tall ehn? anyway…..still sighing

  19. Obi-talk

    March 19, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    You people will not use laugh and kill me on this bella niaja… ‘spring jacket’

  20. Bola #1

    March 20, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Dakore’s looking good

    I just love Naeto C and Mo’Chedda

  21. Walter

    March 22, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    For some reason everyone at this event seem bored and uninspired. Did someone die on the way there??? BTW sound sultan and mode nine need divine intervention ( They should be taken to Canaanland), and Madam Ruby should temper justice with mercy.. Ah ah all that shine shine!!!

  22. fokasibe

    March 23, 2010 at 7:40 am

    why, wetin hausas do you? This is why 9jans dey tire me sometimes!! What a thing to say! FYI MI isn’t hausa….if you listen to his first album, you’d KNOW where he’s from!!! And your friend…is just plain silly!!!

  23. jaybee

    March 23, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    @the amaka,i agree with u on eunice omole being the best dressed..

    pls take it esy on MBGN N ruby na,lol


    March 25, 2010 at 8:38 am

    hahahaha, funny.

  25. RockStar

    March 25, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Lwkmd!!! Cant u see she’s sweating? its not by force to wear “spring jacket”….In dis “hotnes!!”…lmao
    As 4 d disco ball dress i guess she reckons she’s not bright enuf….n yeah I think Eunice shud be best dressed not tinkerbell

  26. fokasibe

    March 26, 2010 at 7:30 am

    Aah!!! Waje fall my handddd…Awwww!!

  27. mayor

    July 15, 2010 at 10:59 am

    hmmmm, dakore..i love u n ur baby luks really gud..omo, c connection….y is sound sultan lukin vry funy..hmmmm

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