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Comedy, Music & A Rocking Great Time: Photos & the Scoop from Basketmouth’s ‘Lord of the Ribs’ Event



I was really excited when BN’s editor called me up and said that I would be representing the team at the ‘Lord of the Ribs‘ event. On Sunday 10th of October 2010, armed with my VIP table ticket, I was good to go. While we are on it, everything in Nigeria is taken the max isn’t it? There are regular tickets, then VIP then VVIP or in this case, tables…what next. Anyway, I was happy to be a VVIP, even if it was just for the day.

My first observation was on the red carpet, just a week before this event – the 2Face event took place at the same venue and based on the photos we saw on the, some people might have just gotten lost as they were dressed for a different night out. However,  they must have read your comments, as it seemed as though most people got the memo right this time as they were dressed in various casual chic looks (though some people still rocked cocktail dresses and heels, don’t ask me who…). I was seated at my table with a few good looking young men, note to ladies and gentlemen, perhaps these concerts are a good place to meet HIM or HER.

The event was kicked off by the ‘Lord of the Ribs’ himself, Basketmouth, he got the event off to a raucous start with a series of jokes. Things progressed nicely from that point with comedian after comedian hitting the stage to perform their act. The distinctive feature of this event was the variety of comedians present from Onyeabuchi, Bovi, Kevin J, I Go Dye, Gina Yashere, Ali Baba, Gordons, Okey Bakassi and Ndumiso. I thoroughly enjoyed all the acts.

Then it was time for the giveaways, Coca Cola sponsored a ‘Million Naira’ giveaway and despite my VVIP ticket and my 2 regular tickets (Don’t ask…ok I really wanted to win!), I did not win the prize. Another guest, Nnamdi Nwabara was the lucky winner. There were also other prizes including tickets from Virgin Atlantic and South African Airways but those involved going up on stage and I was too shy for that. Congrats to the winners though.

Finally, things progressed to the music and we were reminded that Nigeria has got talent! Terry G, Naeto C, M.I, 2Face, Banky W, Sound Sultan, Eldee, Jesse Jagz, Killz, Ice Prince, Wizkid and Durella all delivered.

It was a fun night out. Would have loved to see the music interspersed with the comedy rather than two separate segments. However, I had lots of fun! Kudos to Flytime Entertainment, Silverbird Events and Baron’s World Entertainment for a great event.

Till the next time, see you in the VIP….sorry I mean VVIP.
On Stage & In the Audience

Gina Yashere

Kevin J

I Go Dye

Okey Bakassi

Ali Baba with Basketmouth

Ali Baba

A lucky guest, Nnamdi Nwabara won N1,000,000! (Still wondering why I didn't win!)

Kaffy bringing the heat


Ice Prince

Jesse Jagz

M.I (Love the jacket!)

Naeto C



Banky W

Banky W crooning his heart out

Terry G

They dont call it 'free madness' for nothing

Sound Sultan


Don Jazzy (There's something about Don Jazzy - he's HOT)

Celebrity Guests on the Red Carpet

Oreka Godis of the Beat 99.9 FM

The 'celebrant' - Basketmouth

Yvonne Ekwere - 'Vixen' on STV E-Weekly

Rapper - Sasha

Rapper - Naeto C

Marian & Charles Anazodo (of NTA/Koko Mansion & SuperSport respectively)

Comedian - Teju Babyface & his girlfriend

Titi Adelagun of Inspiration FM

Eku Edewor of MNet Studio 53 Extra

Comedian - I Go Dye

TV Producer/Presenter - ID Ogungbe & Mrs Ogungbe

Yaw of Wazobia FM

Comedian - Tee A

Rapper/Producer - Eldee

Rapper - Jesse Jagz

Comedian - Gordons

Dan Foster of Inspiration FM

Ex-Footballer/Night Club Owner - Jay Jay Okocha

Musician - Tiwa Savage

Freeze of Cool FM & Actress - Genevieve Nnaji

Actress - Genevieve Nnaji


  1. Bee

    October 20, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Nice article, I see the cocktail dress….hmnnnn
    Genny Genny, I normally love her look, but not too sure bout this one.
    But all in all, I guess peeps are paying attention to comments on Bellanaija.

    • secsyluv

      October 22, 2010 at 8:03 am

      i think genee looks really nice. she is trying to form big girl. but she looks good2me. keep up the stature n looks

  2. Iya2

    October 20, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    I love Genny’s look

  3. Genevievemehn!

    October 20, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    It’s Genevieve all day everyday mehn, she’s a show stopper anywhere she goes! Even in her maxi dress, she killing it SHE CAN DO NO WRONG IN MY EYES!

  4. Beediva

    October 20, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    I like Genevieve’s look..marked it down for the future :D……..and yea…Don jazzy is really hottt..Bella Naija, anyway u can hook a sis up??? hmmmmm..will buzz u about somin soon…

  5. ab_olu

    October 20, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Abeg this Tiwa Savage you’re doing THE MOST right now! WTFRAACCK???…. where were u going in that dress…. and did ur makeup get done in the dark… trying to go for that kim kardashian concealer/lightening around the eyes… Is she BLACK!???… No! So what made u/ur makeup artist think it would’ve worked for you??

  6. observer

    October 20, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    How come there were no female musicians that performed only male musicians am a bit worried..i luv gennys look still, tiwa savage needs to use less makeup on her face

  7. mariaah

    October 20, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Genevieve is one hot tamale…

  8. Oyo

    October 20, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Tiwa Savage! how many times did I call u! Ur undereye concealer is for a light skinned beauty…next time go one shade lighter, in order to avoid looking like a native doktor….Genny bdw, how I love thee? Let me count the ways. The rest u guys did well abeg.

    • moi

      October 20, 2010 at 11:25 pm

      Guys the underwear concealer is exactly how peeps wear it nw; for fall, the theme abt it is, if your are wearing it, let everyone know…Believe me she knows that, Tiwa’s fashion sense is still that of a yankee chick so pls no pull am down till she blend in finish bt seriously wearing a wrong under eye concealer is wat is in vogue and nt an error in her part.

    • Kilonsparkles

      October 21, 2010 at 3:36 am

      Actually, it’s not fall in Nigeria, where this event was held…and she needs to go a shade darker, ‘cos then she’d be just above her color, which is how concealer color should be selected.

    • ab_olu

      October 21, 2010 at 9:47 am

      THANK-YOU ‘kilonsparkles’… People like ‘moi’ confuse me! So u think the chalky look around her eyes is ok???

    • Awes

      October 21, 2010 at 4:02 pm

      Kilonsparkles biko wetin be ya number! U too make sense. Lol. SO BCOS its in for ‘fall’ (chai, SMH) that means u shd look sillytrying to pull of a look that is weird?? Ok go and see the oyibo ppl pulling the look off, like seriously, if its on the runway does not mean real life works. Commot for road abeg.

  9. teefs

    October 20, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Naeto C is looking mighty fine in that t-shirt & mallam cap (is that what it’s called?)
    Jesse Jagz not bad..very well put together
    Genevieve was going for that dressed down look…it actually suits her in a weird way…very effortless.
    Titi Adelagun love the dress but isn’t it too hot to wear tights in naija? I heard its like 32 degrees o!
    ID Ogungbe…seriously?! his wife let him leave home looking like that? Looks like something my uncle wears at home to chill…he’s 73.

    Everyone else look ok.

  10. Passerby

    October 20, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Hmm Genevieve no go rock nerd eyeglass die! But one can never fault her swag..
    Tiwa, oh Tiwa.. how I love you but please, that under eye concealer… Just end it.
    ID Ogungbe needs spiritual whipping for stepping out in that attire
    J. Jagz took the photo very personal hahaha
    Wizkid is trop mignon!!! but in a pull his cheeks kinda way for me

    Signing off 😀 x


    October 20, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    omg omg, I think you guys are just running with this Tiwa’s make up being too much. It started a while ago and people are just jumping on the bandwagon. No one can tell me she is not a beautiful girl.Pls stop already, She looks stunning. That dress is amazing btw.

    • Passerby

      October 21, 2010 at 12:39 am

      The point is that she IS naturally stunning and doesn’t need as much make up as she seems to think she does.

  12. The Bola

    October 20, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    i have to say that I’m impressed by Genny’s outfit!
    Titi Adelagun’s (Inspiration FM) outift is banging

  13. blaise

    October 20, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    this ikechukwu head na wa ooooooooooo lol

    • Kay 1..

      October 22, 2010 at 12:11 pm

      LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLL………. this is why i love BN, Nigerians can sooooo talk truth for dark hmmm!

  14. Janice

    October 20, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Tiwa o!!! as much as i love her, she is doing too much! she needs to be simple more often, her natural beauty speaks volume, all this extra make-up and over the top dressing is unecessary.

    Genny baaaaby!!! you are loooking too goood my dear! i LOVE the outfit, its so simple and it works so well!

    Oreka is looking gooooood o!, but there is a little bit of accessory overkill goin on here, she sould have worn simple stud earrings. the necklace and bag is already enough, no need for the red earring too.

    The men are very dissapointing…if i HAD to choose it would be Naeto…but even he is not looking too good (in terms of outfit…his skin is looking so smooth lol)

  15. jane doe

    October 20, 2010 at 11:56 pm


  16. honeybee

    October 20, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Errrr…..Don Jazzy aint hot…eeeewww
    WTF was ID Ogungbe thinking, he looks like an aboki!

  17. jane doe

    October 20, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    sorry the lmao was meant to be for ab_olu

  18. doesnt matter

    October 21, 2010 at 1:43 am

    what does this yvonne ekwere or vixen woreva she is called do btw? just everywhere??? hisss

  19. Chamcham

    October 21, 2010 at 2:10 am

    @Just my opinion, if u need glasses pls borrow genny’s. No one is saying tiwa is not totally gawgus, matter of fact she is, plus her dress na fyah. But that does not take away from the fact that the concealer she used is for eku edewor…lol! Let it be a lesson for her.

  20. laidus

    October 21, 2010 at 2:32 am

    can u blame tiwa the girl na britico babe (no offense to my london babes) so it’s expected to go beyond with makeup. Gene i love love love u on ur chill mood and at the same time very noticeable.:)

    • melissa

      October 23, 2010 at 2:11 pm

      she’s actually a yankee babe…..

  21. Ijé

    October 21, 2010 at 2:39 am

    Genevieve looks fab even when dolled down, epitome of chic-ness
    Naeto C is too FRESH *sizzle*
    Hmm I sorta kinda like Jay Jay’s look

    Looked like a fun event!

  22. me again

    October 21, 2010 at 3:23 am

    im yet to understand the jackets and scarves in that naija heat sha…

    • sarah

      October 21, 2010 at 11:55 am

      Abi o

    • Ronnie

      October 21, 2010 at 12:14 pm

      What’s the fuss about scarves and tights in Naija! It’s fashion..Besides alot of people leave their very A/C cold homes into the A/C cold cars and then to the A/C cold venue so please there’s nothing wrong with wearing scarves and tights in Naija.

  23. Kilonsparkles

    October 21, 2010 at 3:33 am

    People looked funny sha. That comedian wearing scarf, seriously?
    Faves were Eku Edewor (as usual) & Genevieve.
    Don’t like Tiwa’s make-up.

  24. seamus

    October 21, 2010 at 4:48 am

    I’d ogungbe looked effortlessly stupid…lwkmd,Dan Foster….seriously?luv genny anyday,anytime.

    • Kay 1..

      October 22, 2010 at 12:17 pm

      Thank God s’one said it…d only question on my mind was…’ID wife no get cane???’ he shld be flogged for unleashing such abomination on an unsuspecting lagos public….

  25. Nma

    October 21, 2010 at 5:30 am

    Bella!!! OMG…i thought i was the only one o! There is indeed something about Don Jazzy! I can’t explain it…

  26. swarovski

    October 21, 2010 at 6:16 am

    How come no 1 is seein titi adelagun. I love wat she’s wearing. Gorgeous! Genevieve rocks as well! Eku edewor 2 but m tired of seeing her @ every event.

  27. uju

    October 21, 2010 at 9:04 am


  28. Naija Didi

    October 21, 2010 at 10:23 am

    sob sob, someone save me from blue shoes, I can’t stand d sight of anoda pair.
    I wish I was at this event, all dem superstars, MI, Naeto C, Tuface, Eldee, damn.

  29. tata

    October 21, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Genevieve! Geneviev! Genevieve! Genevieve! Genevieve! Genevieve!…#NuffSaid
    stop hating on Eku…since she stepped into the scene,she has somehow upped the style radar. Dunno about Tiwa tho’…

  30. ThotsAloud

    October 21, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Genevieve Nnaji is TRULY a star. No one can fault her on that. She rocks. And everyone else looked good, some simply amazing.

    DonJazzy has an elusive air about him, which makes him all the more appealing.

  31. kemog

    October 21, 2010 at 11:56 am

    i love genny’s look,dis ladies have to know that it is a comedy event,u meant to come and relax,some ladies in naija dress to event like its grammy or a movie premiere…………luv the guys look also except for i go dye,check out Ali baba and even basket.
    In all…..nice

  32. adenike

    October 21, 2010 at 11:59 am

    I was having fun until i saw ID Ogungbe;then he made me frown…..
    Thanks Genevieve for making me smile again jare… See my homeboy;Freeze!!!!!!!

  33. Ronnie

    October 21, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Gene rocked it for me.Talk about classy.Sometimes less is more!!!…Titi Adelagun also rocked. Loved sasha’s laid back look too. I agree that Tiwa looked a bit like ojuju calabar…..

  34. Dee

    October 21, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    ID Ogungbe clearly has a problem……………what’s with the sleeveless agbada. Looks like he jumped outta the house to open the gate.
    Pls Genevieve is just the shizz-nit, ki lo de!!

  35. dankeo

    October 21, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    very beautiful shoes Titi adelagun. u fey try sha! Genny u r too mucha!

  36. Dave

    October 21, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    GENEVIEVE.. Kai.. very simple but so so noticeable.. I SO LUV U JARE.. U 2 MUCH

  37. G

    October 21, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Genevive is very classy n it seems whatever she puts on fits her…those nerd glasses look great on her…ride on girl, i love ur simple yet classy look

  38. Demilade

    October 21, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    THATS THE BEST IVE EVER SEEN TITI ADELAGUN!! a ahhh…omo ive seen her bikini shots, shows u dont have to take it all of mahn she looks baannngin

    Gennnevieve looks effortlessly cooool

    Tiwa Savage and Oreka toned legs but how far shey e no too short sha?

    LOOOOL ID OGUNGBE R U FRIKIN KIDDIN ME…shey u wer about to go down d road ni? ah ah not a good look…btw his wife looks young?

    ELDEE baba ure looking good


    Don jazzyyyy d dooonnn lol (nothing about d outfit oo just haling lol)

  39. lizzy

    October 21, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    The Anazodo’s look aight especially wife. Teju’s gal friend is pretty. Genevieve is looking aight, Mr Naija, naeto c is repping as usual. eku is looking aight, quit hating on her, she just has 2 be at these events for her studio 23 show. Bella Naija keeping on bringing these red carpet events to our door steps, we luv u pple.

  40. niyoo

    October 21, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    eerrr…. thought teju babyface was married :p
    i.d ogungbe ….. wharahell!!!!!
    genevieve ….. rock on!!!

    need more photos jor, this 1 just covers regular pple that troll red carpet events. i’m sure there must have been thousands at the event, these photos are not enuff to do gbeborun!

  41. sweetie

    October 21, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    titi adelagun…!!!!!!!, very chic, love those shoes like mad

  42. Sbahsa

    October 22, 2010 at 5:24 am

    Genevive my darling super star…this girl looks dope even in her sleep wear…love you babes

  43. Kay 1..

    October 22, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Abeg Soundsultan’s my fave looking man of the night…..he rocks colours right!!!

  44. sarah o

    October 22, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Basketmouth’s jokes were dry and boring…. maybe ive been to too many shows

  45. efed

    October 22, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    For the first time, i see the shoes Joan Rivers calls vagina shoes in Nigeria and its on Sasha!!! Whats up with her anyway??? She is constantly looking fab but that day, not sure whats up!!! Id Ogungbe, Dan Foster whats up with the outfits!!! I get when you say ‘people might have just gotten lost as they were dressed for a different night out’, we too do sumtimes.

  46. nigerianbabe

    October 22, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    sasha’s blue shoes…….with a difference. very nice n she looks cool

  47. Show some love

    October 22, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Tiwa Savage is beautiful. You guys are giving her a hard time seriously. I agree that she shouldnt use the eye concealer, however you guys should be gentle when you are advising cos sometimes ur comments can be very harsh and can ruin a persons self esteem. Its not easy being in the public eye and its even more difficult when aspiring artists have to deal with a lot of negative criticism. She is an aspiring artist who even though she was doing quite well, left her comfort zone in Yankie to come and win your love in Nigeria but instead of her own people to show her love, they are being so negative. Please be sensitive cos these people are human too. Show some love, it wont hurt

  48. Show some love

    October 22, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Bella Naija, i love love ur blog but i seriously think you should consider excluding/removing the comments section in your blog. I personally think its breeds gossip and alot of negativism. I know people have a right to express themselves but seriously lookign at the photos or reading the blog is entertaining in itself.

    • Ready

      October 23, 2010 at 11:51 pm

      Which is exactly the point. The comments section should be entertaining too.

  49. Dike

    October 22, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    I go dye looks every bit the comedian he is!

  50. belizee

    October 23, 2010 at 12:51 am

    @show some love..u r very funny sha..bella shuld remove d comment section?? Hear urself talk..u sound really dum…if u dnt like what u are seeing den don’t log on!! Genny hmnnnn..u r jus IT

  51. Olivia

    October 23, 2010 at 7:10 am

    @ Kenny Ogungbe: Help! Help! My magida just escaped his post…K Ogunbe..bro,really like seriously????!!!!
    My girl Genny rocked it 2 die!! Class and effortless style no be moi moi…e no dey grow for tree…lol

  52. mischif

    October 23, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    i love gennys look , soooo on poooint, im gonna steal that look, for Christ sakes it was just a concert ….genny was no 1, for the men, jagz, yaw,………..

  53. dahmola

    October 24, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Genny babay u r tooo much…u can do no wrong in my eyes..ur a true star..no1 diva kilode…erm tit wasnt lookng bad…ID am speechless…evrybody else was aite

  54. krys

    October 24, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    ID whyyyy????
    Genny I love you die
    always on point
    tiwa, make is a lil too much and too light, I love her ‘real’ face though
    everyone else I love as well,

  55. Gwen

    October 24, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    LOL at all the comments on ID. Aboki, effortlessly stupid….. WTF. i cant go 1 day without bellanaija
    @showsomelove, please superglue ur eyes and dont get temptemted to read the comments. Ask yourself and dont be in denial…… u lurve the comments and find it more entertaining that the actual article.

  56. Show some love

    October 25, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Belizee, There is no need to be rude. Negativisim is bad. Show some love

  57. Ngozi

    October 25, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Oh!! the comments on Bella!! Atimes I actually jump to the comments before I read the article…LMAO!

  58. Maama

    October 25, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    I would love to knw why my previous comment wasnt approved…….

    • Dimples

      October 26, 2010 at 4:42 pm

      Because i’m sure you said something really nasty! so comments like yours are not posted. Go share your hate some place else!

  59. Miss ATL

    October 25, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Tiwa Savage looks hella hawt!

    Seeing pics like these make me want to move back home 🙁

  60. Mariamah

    October 25, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Don jazzy is a head turner any day. Genevieve rocks

  61. wienna

    October 26, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    What da frigging frack is ID Ogungbe wearing? Gordons too wan look hip. He looks like Wande Coal in that pic.

  62. HRS

    February 4, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Genny!!!! Babes, you rocked that look like mehn!!!!!!! You are not only a nolly diva buy a fashion diva, dressed down and chicky, babes, me loveeeeey! Titi, wow! Tiwa, me loveeeeeey, wouldn’t talk bout the concealer, nuf said abeg. You look fabulante! Oreka, nice. Teju & Chick, awwwwwwww! So sweet! Me likeeey! The guys, not bad looking too.

    Just Fabulante!!!

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