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BN Red Carpet Fab: MNet Studio 53 Extra Launch Event



You know us on – We love the glitz and glam of the red carpet! In Lagos, red carpets (though black, green and yellow carpets are taking over as well) are rolled out for almost every event! Can’t blame them, Nigerians love to party like stars.
The launch of MNet’s brand new showbiz news show, MNet Studio 53 Extra took place last night at Rehab Pool Lounge & Bar in Victoria Island, Lagos.
The event got off to a late start due the heavy downpour of rain yesterday but that didn’t dampen the glitz!
There were loads of stars and socialistas at the Studio 53 Extra launch and considering that the event was held on a workday (Thursday), we give everyone extra points for looking fabulous!
Check out BN Red Carpet FabThe Studio 53 Extra Launch edition.

There were two belles of the ball at the event and they were the presenters of the show, Eku & Dolapo. Eku Edewor was dressed in a draped sunshine yellow dress by Bridget Awosika. She accessorized with a bold gold and jeweled statement necklace, red stacked platform heels and an interesting ash & yellow bag. Her cheeky red pout pulled the look together. We like.

Edu Edewor

Dolapo Oni
rocked a sleek Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi floral and blue dress. We love the foldover layered detail of the skirt. She could have chosen a predictable choice of accessories due to the boldness of the dress but we love that she went against the grain with a red clutch, bronze heels and jewellery.

Dolapo Oni

Omawumi is one of our red carpet faves because she always has fun with her looks. For the Studio 53 Extra event, the powerhouse crooner rocked a layered green and brown lace dress. Her brown accessories completed the look. We are used to seeing Omawumi with her signature curly mane, however, we are loving this sleek bob.


Latifah Adams blew us out of the water with this one. Well styled and sophisticated. With her hair styled in girly waves, Latifah paired her popping sequin embellished yellow top with dark wash skinny jeans, purple platforms and an olive green bag. We totally love how all the colours come together.

Latifah Adams

This was another of our faves! Makashe Ibru looking great in her structured ankara dress paired with a multistrand pearl and gold necklace, nude pumps and a red LV epileather alma.

Makashe Ibru

This look is becoming a bit of a signature look for Tinsel and Ex-Big Brother Nigeria star, Gideon Okeke. He rocked black thick-framed glasses with a blue shirt paired with grey trousers and accessorized with suspenders and a bold bow-tie.

Gideon Okeke

Designer, Bridget Awosika was simple and fabulous in her black long-sleeved dress with a braided black belt. She accessorized with teal t-strap pumps and a bejeweled clutch.

Bridget Awosika

We have a feeling we’ll be seeing more of Adaure Achumba on the red carpet but we are not complaining. She looked great in her green and bronze dress with jewel detailing.

Adaure Achumba

Image consultant, Veronica Ebie-Odeka kept her look monochrome for the most part. In a white tank paired with a black cropped jacket, skinny jeans and black stacked platforms. We love the Zebra clutch.

Veronica Ebie-Odeka

Wedding planner, Vanessa Nwokoye and her furniture designer beau, Saheed Sulaiman were stylish and sophisticated on the black carpet. His pinstripe suit paired with a white shirt was sharp while we are totally feeling her raven fringed bob and black military inspired satin edged jacket.

Vanessa Nwokoye & Saheed Sulaiman

Phunk Afrique designer, Funke Ogunde let the statement piece in her outfit shine! Her purple and black jacket with its volumized sleeves and jewel button totally rocks. She paired it with black skinny jeans, black bandage platforms and an LV speedy.

Funke Ogunde

ChiDynma went totally rock chick for this event. Purple tank paired with a black and white skirt and accessorized with layered necklaces. Her strapy  black cut-out booties and signature curly faux-hawk complete the rockette look.


Hot (matching) couple alert! Tinsel’s Gbenro Ajibade walked the black carpet with his girlfriend, Kalane. They both stuck to a grey and black palette. Cute looks for both.

Gbenro Ajibade & Kalane William-Park

You may recognize her as the female lead from Bez’s new video, “More You” (Click for pics), model Chantelle tried something different for the Lagos scene. She was dressed in denim short shorts paired with a buttoned up lumberjack shirt, ballet pumps and a black bag. We love her cornrows and how the outfit works for her!


Beth Models CEO, Elohor Aisien was pretty in a floaty floral one armed dress. She accessorized the dress with bright  acquamarine Louboutins and a navy blue clutch.

Elohor Aisien

Accessories designer, Hauwa Mukan went for all black with a pop of colour for her Studio 53 Extra look. Hauwa rocked a black shift dress with shiny black details. She paired the dress with opaque black tights, black shoes and a bright clutch from her line.

Hauwa Mukan

PR Consultant, Bukky George-Taylor looks great! Her structured midnight blue dress was paired with a tan bag and black and gold t-strap heels. Best part of the look? Beautiful smile.

Bukky George-Taylor

‘Fashion Artist’ Ohimai Atafo was dapper in a crested navy blue blazer paired with dark denim jeans, tan shoes and a red shirt.

Ohimai Atafo

Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi looked gorgeous in a purple floral motif dress from her new collection. She accessorized with  a large purse and two-toned purple shoes. Folake Ogunlesi exemplified mid-week chic in an emerald green top with peaked shoulders paired with black trousers and a structured coffee brown bag.

Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi & Folake Ogunlesi

Soulful musician, Bez was simple and well put together in his black blazer paired with a crisp white shirt and black shoes. His signature ‘geek glasses’ completed the look.


Makeup artist and entrepreneur, Lola Maja looked beautiful and cheery in her polka dot dress paired with black sandals and a retro butterfly belt.

Lola Maja

MNet Africa MD, Biola Alabi posed with the Studio 53 Extra girls. Biola was dressed in a black satin dress with a gorgeous laced sleeve. She accessorized with black shoes. Multichoice MD, Joseph Hundah was smart casual in a pinestriped suit paired with a white shirt.

Biola Alabi & Joseph Hundah with Eku & Dolapo

Since this is the BN Red Carpet Fab for Studio 53 Extra, we’ll give you some EXTRA!
Here are the hosts of the show in their first outfits of the night! We have some more photos, we’ll add them if y’all are nice 🙂

UPDATE: Slides added

Eku Edewor | Dolapo Oni


  1. gbekun

    July 2, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    wow! who woulda known dolapo was that small? amazing how pictures can deceive ya,

  2. Wura

    July 2, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Some people get it right, some people try too hard…

  3. mariaah

    July 2, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    aww she’s a smallie… bless 🙂
    My naija pple make me proud when it comes to styling..

  4. igwe

    July 2, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    lol. very short indeed. I hope they won’t remind me of different strokes on TV.

  5. Myne Whitman

    July 2, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Is Dolapo that small or the others that tall? Nice styles.

    • cabinda

      August 21, 2012 at 3:50 pm

      dolapo is just missx in their midst but still my role model

  6. i like like

    July 2, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    ohhhh pleassssee post more pics of all the fab guests. i love the 9ja fashion
    scene now wow. i;m actually learning one or two fashion tips.
    oh pleaassseee put more. i need more pics….or was that all the guests??
    i hope not… more pics my fab bella (am i being nice now…i hope…)

  7. Nice Anon

    July 2, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Who is Atafo? I am in love. *blushes*

  8. Ibo Omoge

    July 2, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Mehn…that pic of Dolapo in the group pic just reminded me of “Snookie” in Jersey shore.

  9. madspy

    July 3, 2010 at 1:40 am

    Gideon i dont know wat to think of your out fit but you pulled it off sha cos your sooooo fine boy!!

  10. toyin

    July 3, 2010 at 1:57 am

    this i like like must be a jobless person oh…

  11. toyin

    July 3, 2010 at 2:12 am

    this edewor babe is too fine, my gosh! kilode!!

  12. whosthechick

    July 3, 2010 at 4:19 am

    But seriously how can people wear black opaque tights….tights are meant for cold weather, esp opaque ones…nigerian can be too extra smetime mschew

  13. Ibo Omoge

    July 3, 2010 at 11:20 am

    LOL @ whosthechick…I feel you. It’s not that bad sha. Maybe it’s cold at night there.

  14. sisi

    July 3, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Edewor is really pretty. I love elohor’s hair. Adaure looks really nice. Dolapo is small no be small. lol more pictures Bella

  15. missy_spectacular

    July 3, 2010 at 11:44 am

    @ whosthechick yes oh, dont make no sense…plus it never gets that cold in naija…they like to overdo fashion in this town LOL

  16. Anon

    July 3, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    @whosthechick and @ibo…. but we were suits and jeans in naija, which are quite warm…. I dont c y wearing opaque tights at night is bad…

  17. Wunmi

    July 3, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    errrmmmmmm….bukky George Taylor???!!! that dress SO does not flatter you… i dont really like skinny babes but pls sha, wear a girdleor tuck in your tommy a bit ah ah! abeg!

  18. hulatat

    July 3, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    @ toyin if that is what u define jobless then i guess u are jobless too. anyway bella we need more pics. i agree with i like like and sisi. more pics bella we are waiting “joblessly” lmao!

  19. Ujubaby

    July 3, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    na wetin chantelle wear commot 4 house?! hmm ooo!


    July 3, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    i can see this was a type of casual/dressy event.
    not too much, yet not casual.
    a lot of the guests look nice, decent, cute, pretty.
    the only person that didn’t work for me was ChidynmaO
    at MBGN 2010, she was one of my favorites, here she just fell off the wagon.
    and Hauwa = NO.

  21. Seyi90

    July 3, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Nice photos. Excited about this show! I think Eku Edowor and Dolapo Oni would be a nice team to watch. Very nice dress on Eku too. Everyone looked nice for the most part. Makashe’s ankara dress is really cute on her. Love Bridget Awosika’s simple and sexy look. Chantelle looks real nice too rocking an unexpected red carpet look. Simplicity does it for real!

  22. Akpevwe

    July 3, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Awww see my friend kalanne n her boo cute

  23. istidele

    July 3, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    most got it right

  24. Juniorandpretty

    July 3, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Latifah & Funke, were the best of the evening for me

  25. ade

    July 3, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    latifah u go girlllllllllllllllll

  26. colorbash

    July 4, 2010 at 4:44 am

    Dolapo and Chantelle are my faves !!!


    July 4, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    I beleive petite would be the right word to describe Dolapo not small or any of the other words you guys are using…petite and all she got he job wouldnt you like too know how…see beyond the physical!!!

  28. stephanie

    July 4, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    awww! kalanne, she looks good tho,but me thinks d picture didn’t do her justice

  29. JPrat

    July 4, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Latifah, bridget and Dolapo were my favorites. They looked really fly….Elohor missed on this one sha. Not sure why the look isn’t doing it for me. Bukky George Taylor looks nice too.
    Now speaking of the show…what’s it going to be about? I can’t wait to see it sha

  30. stella

    July 4, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    They all look nice. Elohor is pregnant and she so looks it. But i think she still pulled it off. My fav is Bridget Awosika.

  31. Omada

    July 4, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    is it just me or Edu looks a bit like Leighton Meester (Blair Waldorf) in gossip girl?
    i think its the way she kept her mouth in this picture…

  32. kemitade

    July 5, 2010 at 12:02 am

    edewor and dolapo did it the best then maybe bridget….latifah looks like theres was no light in her house…yellow top, green bag, purple shoes!!!!!!!! lol

  33. Bella Duchess

    July 5, 2010 at 9:05 am

    Okay some are somehow, so am not very impressed by all this again. I dont think they make an effort for the red carpet at all, do anyone of them even see the standards set on the red carpet
    its an event not just an occasion, make an effort people come on now!!

  34. Toothsy

    July 5, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Lovely ladies…erm, Hauwa…in fact, i go keep quiet before they call me hater but i think it’s obvious. Awwwww…Elohor is preggers. Congrats to here. She looks fuller.

  35. fokasibe

    July 5, 2010 at 10:13 am

    I’m not just saying this cos Bella asked…ok BEGGED us to be nice, but seriously? EVERYONE looked really nice!!! EVERY ONE!!! So can we have some more pics so we can dish out the dirt? LOL… 😉

  36. missy

    July 5, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    bella as usual kudos to your pictures..but really its becoming boring*yawns* and i dont mean to to say
    otherwise but i thot red carpet meant red carpet..whats with the lady with the shorts..
    .no jo.
    And please please please lets see regular peeps na abeg

  37. tana

    July 5, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    whats with bridget awoshika miss match purple purse and green shoes?? is that a new style??

  38. Obi-talker

    July 5, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Men!!!!!!!! that Kalane girl is really pretty, I couldn’t stop looking at her face and am female and I am no lesbian o,

  39. Omada

    July 6, 2010 at 12:08 am

    @ Obi-talker yep Kalane is a fine girl, you don’t have to be a lesbian to notice dat… right from time in secondary school…

  40. Zizi

    July 6, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Bella, more pictures pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaassseee!!!!!

  41. Ms. ATL

    July 6, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Is it me, or were the hottest looks at the top of the page? The more I scrolled down, the more I thought, “Erm…..ok, I guess.”

    Methinks the bob is making a comeback (see Omawumi and Vanessa Nwokoye)

  42. Judith

    July 7, 2010 at 11:48 am


    my dear itis usually old ancient pple who match their bag to their shoes. a true fashionista will not carry a bluebag n wear blue shoes,i prsonally think its disgusting when pple do it.

  43. Q

    July 7, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Hi bella,seriously,i dont think u need to upload all the pics u take.U can cut out
    the lower torsos of some of these people.When we say Red carpet,we need
    Glamour. Bt if u must upload,then pls crop some of them.My sincere opinion!!

  44. mrs ebiware

    July 14, 2010 at 10:52 am

    wat d f***k is chantell wearing is dis supposed to be a club plz add some decency

  45. kechy

    July 16, 2010 at 2:02 am

    edewor serious needs could make use of a treat at KFC

  46. damsbabs

    July 25, 2010 at 12:15 am

    somebody obiviously lied to chydinma before she left her house….ps wen dd she bcome celeb sef…i only heard of her at bella adenugas wa o…
    uncle obi and mr mai atafo always look d same at all d events….
    please zizi cardow has to be d worst dressed fashion designers,she is always looking tacky and cheap..

  47. Lisa-Lisa

    October 30, 2010 at 4:04 am

    For someone who designs and makes clothes, that dress looks rather ill-fitting on LDA; And let’s call a spade a spade – Chantelle looks like she stepped right out of a fashion mag … and fell flat on her face! lol, Those pumps have got to be the ugliest red carpet shoes, i have ever ‘SAW’!!! ROTFLMAO! Luvin Dolapo and Edewor’s looks tho’.


    November 24, 2010 at 5:51 am

    Fashion is for women, men jst go wear ur pyjamas and sleep…………..

  49. Anya

    December 1, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    There are some really beautiful people in this post:

    Top 3 beauties –

    Bridget Awosika
    Ohimai Atafo
    Eku Edewor

  50. Eyong benedict

    January 22, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    To ur the studio 53exta official,s am a model in Cameroon which i will be very happy,you people post some of my pics, in your show.its going to be bold step on y career of modeling an designing hope to hear from you soon ,,best regards……….

  51. Joyce Thelma from Cameroon

    September 15, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    So nice…Would have adored to wotness this live! uhlala

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