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Thanks for all your comments and analysis on the previous BN Pick Your Fave features! With the heated debates, one would think we were trying to decide on our preferred presidential candidate.
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Zebra Living is one of the most commercially successful fashion labels in Nigeria. They consistently deliver pieces that you will “rock” till you drop!
The Yinka” is one of those pieces, it is from the Lagos Dynamo collection and comes in a variety of colours and fabrics. This black and white animal print version of the dress is a perfect red carpet piece. It has this effortless yet glamorous feel. So far, we have spotted 3 beautiful ladies on the red carpet in this dress.

Yvonne Ekwere is one of our absolute favourite red carpet starlets because she always “brings” something new with her look. Yvonne’s look at the Hennessy 50 event blends different influences but it all works! Her braided hair brings a contemporary ethnic touch, while her dress, red clutch and red lipstick brings a glam feel and finally the flower accessory adds a playful feminine element to this look.

Femi Ahmed is the ‘face’ of Zebra, as the brand’s muse, she gets to rock pieces from the label and modelled for their last lookbook. At the 2010 SMVAs, Femi wore the “the Yinka” with pride! Totally love the waves of her hair and the red lipstick. Definitely gives the look a dollop of sexy glam!

Face of Sleek, Makida Moka rocked the dress at the Silverbird 30th anniversary event which took place in Lagos some weeks ago. Makida is another one of our fave red carpet stylistas. Her look at this event was definitely elegant. Makida closed the peek-a-boo front detail of the dress and styled her hair up in a side chignon. She accessorized with drop earrings, metallic bracelets and a black clutch to complete her look.

So…Pick Your Fave

Photo Credit: Hennessy – GDN | Bolaji Animashaun |


  1. Ginika

    November 25, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Chick in the middle… love the locks on her hair…

  2. Ginika

    November 25, 2010 at 11:36 am

    She looks (Femi Ahmed) like a Greek goddess… the braids(Iyonne) with the zebra print does not do it for me and the other girl(Makida) does not have the ‘volumptious-ness’ of Femi Ahmed

    • lolli witout d pop

      November 25, 2010 at 1:03 pm

      and i doubt u hav d voluptuosness either. im lovin d chic on d right, she looks post, n also hs a nice slim figure

    • lolli witout d pop

      November 25, 2010 at 1:04 pm


    • Tee

      November 26, 2010 at 7:03 pm

      Nigerians… must there always be a rude element to everything?! the first part of this comment is very unnecessary. Anyway I’m still yet to pick my fav. but Yvonne doesn’t cut it for me at all.

  3. maana

    November 25, 2010 at 11:39 am

    My fave is makida,the make-up and jewelry suit her.

  4. Cho24

    November 25, 2010 at 11:40 am


  5. oiza

    November 25, 2010 at 11:40 am

    yvonne won with her smile cos she lit it up with her smile but it fits femi ahmed more…

  6. lala

    November 25, 2010 at 11:41 am

    I LOVE Yvonne’s Look! The braids and the flower just add this exotic flavour to the look.

  7. jenifa

    November 25, 2010 at 11:47 am


  8. Lynda

    November 25, 2010 at 11:54 am

    The 3rd lady pulls everything together rather sweetly.

    • sexy fashionista

      November 25, 2010 at 7:33 pm

      sweetly but not sexy

  9. Omogekofo

    November 25, 2010 at 11:55 am


  10. Valentine blacksmith

    November 25, 2010 at 11:59 am

    the debutante in the middle of cousre…she keeps the piece dramatic with her hair which sure has alot of volumes n the blood red lipstick…sooo cool

  11. love struck

    November 25, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Femi is my fave for the look… She combined it well with the hair and the make up

  12. lola

    November 25, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Femi rocks it best, followed by Makida. Yvonne has too many accessories on, I cant appreciate the beauty of the dress.

  13. pearl

    November 25, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Definitely Femi Ahmed. she did it effortlessly.

  14. FL1 TZ

    November 25, 2010 at 12:07 pm


    • Isabelle

      November 25, 2010 at 5:56 pm

      yango yo obimeli wapi na ba swahili ya milayi milayi?, just kidding, I love it when I come across a familiar language

  15. Ronnie

    November 25, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    I love how the dress sits on Makida. She’s like a hanger 🙂

    • hautness4sure

      November 29, 2010 at 12:48 am

      Reality not Runway sweet heart. Ahmed has the look down pat.

  16. Oladips

    November 25, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Femi Ahmed 10/10

  17. Bolajee

    November 25, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Femi Rocks….but then again, maybe cos I styled her! Yvonne and Makida rock the dress too!!! They all look Lovely!

    • missy g

      November 28, 2010 at 11:59 am

      i love how people like to tag themselves as ‘stylists’ on every little thing. i wore my chihuahua a sweater tday; i styled her abi! what is the ‘styling’ on her abeg???? chick wore a dress and rubbed lipstick. so can everyone else! NEXT!!!

    • Kemi

      November 28, 2010 at 3:01 pm


    • bigsgirls

      November 28, 2010 at 3:20 pm

      Ese jare! Are you styling Beyonce if not then go an sit down jo!

    • kiki

      November 30, 2010 at 9:41 am

      Missy, Bolagee actually styled femi

  18. simi

    November 25, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    That Femi girl. She is the winner hands down

  19. mariaah

    November 25, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Femi Ahmed is HOTNESSS personified!! Yvonne’s smile brings it to life (IthinkIhaveatinystylecrushonher) love the braids too and lippy :).. Makida is so sweet and pretty.. The three of them pulled the dress off cos wearing a maxi sometimes can b difficult with tendency, to look like a

  20. Hotchocolate

    November 25, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Femi Ahmed did justice to that dress.
    @Bolajee pls come and stlye my hair too

  21. Zawadi

    November 25, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    @Fl1 TZ u from TZ? was happy to read somthing in Swahili here. Femi does it!

  22. lolli witout d pop

    November 25, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    chic on the right. keeps it simple and sexy without too much effort and overdoing it.
    chic left has gone a bit overboard and chic middle is definately pushing through and trying too hard. she’s d prettiest tho

  23. G

    November 25, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    the dress is long and then flowing braids right on the dress confuses me..the girl in d middle is my fave!

  24. Ms. Jayee

    November 25, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Femi Ahmed. case closed!

  25. towseen goldfinch

    November 25, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Frankly, I don’t think the dress is hot. Its just an ok dress on all three. Nothing special. But, I love the hair on the lady in the middle.

    • bigsgirls

      November 28, 2010 at 3:18 pm

      It is alright nothing the onlyreason the middle apparently looks ” CLASSY” is because of the weave simples! If you put that same weave on all three models then you have a level playing field. Most of the commenters are drawn to the hair like we do not see this everyday heck my weave is just like that. It is only a part of it though and not the be all and end all. Not everyone must or likes to wear weave and did it occur to you people have natural hair?

      Now based on the pose and who worked the dress yes hands down Femi wins followed by Makida then Yvonne

    • bigsgirls

      November 28, 2010 at 3:34 pm

      The question is general btw and not aimed at you solely.

  26. Ms. Jayee

    November 25, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Please what weave does Femi have on?

    • tortoise

      November 26, 2010 at 4:02 am

      who are u asking now?

  27. Ujubaby

    November 25, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    d 3rd chic on d right rocked it better!

  28. Temiloluwa Adebayo

    November 25, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Femi Ahmed all the way! But the lady on the left (Makida) seems to have stapled the ‘slit’ on the bust together. I don’t blame her jare lol.

  29. osomelly

    November 25, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Yvonne Ekwere DESTROYED this look!!! wtf!!!! wats with the braids to d side and the flower and the clutch and the bangles! ah ah? the poor dress is drowning!!!!

    femi ahmed rocked d dress best tho d lady on d right was d only one who got her size 🙂

  30. olori

    November 25, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    The girl in d middle rocked d dress well.ivonne’s red is too much for me

  31. olori

    November 25, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    I agree with goldfinch,the dress isn’t really dat hot,its just ok.

  32. MJS

    November 25, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Femi Ahmed is my fave, simple and elegant.

  33. jennietobbie

    November 25, 2010 at 1:51 pm


  34. Mariamah

    November 25, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Femi Ahmed rocked the dress period.

  35. Pinkfunky

    November 25, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    The third lady nailed it for me, just a reminder that less is more!!!

  36. liz

    November 25, 2010 at 1:59 pm


  37. KEMI

    November 25, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Certainly not a red carpet dress or look BN what are you saying! this looks like a dress that needs flip flops on a lovelly sunny day! With regards to who wore it best, it has to be the lady in the middle.

  38. Jenifa

    November 25, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Honestly, they all rocked in their own right….or shall we say they alll look ready for different events. Yvonne look ready for an exotic evening with her lovely man on a beach in the carribean or cape town

    Femi Ahmed looks like she is ready to hit a friend’s detination wedding and seduce the most eligible bachelor

    Makida looks like she ready for a night of glamor at the SAG or Emmy Awards or Tony awards.

    All ladies looked lovely. the dress is so beautifully made it’s hard to not look fly in it whether your hair is braided, swept up, down, or sideways

  39. jcsgrl

    November 25, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    I would have said Femi Ahmed but I just noticed a bra strap sticking out. Are my eyes decieving me? If not, eww!!! If so, then yeah!!!

  40. asia

    November 25, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Makidi Moka, femi made the dress look ugly, i get that she is pretty and all but the dress is way better on makidi

  41. Just curious

    November 25, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Err Bella knows Femi looked the HOTTEST thats why they put her in the middle…Handsdown my booooskiiii…. he he he

  42. Wag

    November 25, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    The girl in the middle …. Her hair ‘glams up’ the simplicity of the dress ….plus i like her pout***

  43. onthesubject

    November 25, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Makida…altho she played it too safe with her bag

  44. yinka

    November 25, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    femi won hands down.the dress was made for her body.

  45. joke

    November 25, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    The beautiful chic in the middle………love it !!!

  46. alhayrie

    November 25, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Femi Ahmed, period

  47. onecertainlady

    November 25, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Femi #nuffsaid

  48. French Paris aaliyah

    November 25, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    are dresses finish in the market or r designers scerce?y do girls keepx wearx similar outfeats i like prefere women who are distinct n creat their own look wc can scercely coincide……….they all look cute though

    • mary007

      November 26, 2010 at 4:40 am

      With your poorly written diction and wrong spellings GET OFF THIS PAGE! There is no where in the world people do not wear the same dresses even those in the limelight! Back to fave,Makida did it for me

    • Tags

      November 26, 2010 at 11:19 pm

      Lmao!!!! Just imagine judgement. Like they’ve never seen hollywood stars wearing the same outfits??? Where did the idea to compare styles come from?? Kmt!! People must not only contribute, they must stand out by all means even if it by means of stupidity. Lollllll!!!!!!

  49. Hali

    November 25, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    I think they all made it their own. Note:

    – all are wearing red lipstick
    – all are wearing ‘statement earrings’
    – all have kept makeup to the minimum
    – all have not ‘over accessorised’

    I think they all wore it well

  50. Naija Didi

    November 25, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Femi Ahmed.

  51. pearl

    November 25, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    The Chick in the middle

  52. Blithe

    November 25, 2010 at 6:23 pm


  53. Blithe

    November 25, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    its her weave!

  54. kekere

    November 25, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    femi ahmed……hands down……….effortless

  55. nevergrowup

    November 25, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    yvonne all the way hcc girls rock.


    November 25, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    GIRL IN THE MIDDLE! its mainly her hairstyle that completes the look. cause the dress overall is pretty “blah” to me.

  57. chiangel

    November 25, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    The chick in the middle is so my style but all girls rocked it in their own way. Nice dress too. Love it.

  58. Yadi

    November 26, 2010 at 12:56 am

    Femi Ahmed does it for me

  59. Agnes Orez

    November 26, 2010 at 1:45 am

    I personally prefer Yvonne’s look more than the others. I think it’s the braids and her whole look. She just jumps out at me. Femi’s look is nice, but too safe for my taste. And I’m so tired of weaves. It seems as if every other Nigerian woman has one or a lace front. Give it a rest.

  60. ayo

    November 26, 2010 at 3:13 am

    femi ahmed……

  61. osiko

    November 26, 2010 at 4:49 am

    the chick on the left….not with that hair….and that damn red flower…my gurl in the middle, her hair is on point, nothing like a chick with good weave, i would go with the chick on the right, she played it simple and still looked elegant…the dress is much appreciated because she pulled her hair back, and didnt over do it with the make up and the accessories…Go gurlll

  62. IjebuRemo

    November 26, 2010 at 6:40 am


  63. TinaIke

    November 26, 2010 at 6:54 am

    all 3 ladies wore it well, Makida Moka is my fav …very modelsque. Love the dress and look. great job BN!

  64. TANGI

    November 26, 2010 at 8:51 am


  65. ohshattap!

    November 26, 2010 at 10:19 am

    like really! r we having this convo? it goes without saying, the Femi girl rocked it.

  66. kay

    November 26, 2010 at 11:25 am

    3rd gal, perfect length

  67. Jade

    November 26, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    FEMI all the way!!!

  68. ify

    November 26, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    femi ahmed

  69. LeighJoy

    November 26, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    i dunno tht it’s fitting any of them properly in the bust but Yvonne accessorized well so she has my vote by bringing a burst of colour!

  70. Aibee

    November 26, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Femi Ahmed most def.
    Let’s try to ignore the black bra peeking out under the dress and the exposed bra strap.

  71. ikblack

    November 26, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    this dress is definitely not red carpet stuff,but as for who wore it better ,i will pick the lady in the middle…

  72. SeeSee

    November 26, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    The last girl on the right most definitely. The dress sits very well on her and her shoulders makes it all so beautiful; plus she carries it effortlessly. Very graceful indeed.
    The other two first of all should have gotten their actual sizes, especially around the bust. The girl with the braids should chosen btw the rose and letting her hair hang down. Way too much going on in the upper region. The one in the middle definitely needs more boobs.

  73. FlyGirlSecondToNone

    November 27, 2010 at 1:28 am

    The dress looks frumpy on everyone but Makida so I say her…
    Femi is pretty and Yvonne’s braids are rocking!

  74. L.A Chick

    November 27, 2010 at 5:05 am

    Femi Ahmed looks fieeeeeeeeeeeerce!!!!!

  75. oynda

    November 27, 2010 at 10:04 am

    the third chic wore it best!

  76. Molly

    November 27, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    No. 3 … swept back sealed d deal

  77. loaded...

    November 27, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Definately babe in d middle. She looks hot! Tnk d hair did it 4 her, d way it frames her face n all. Comparin d three, tnk i wld prefer wearing d dress w hair down. wearing hair up really messed it up for the last person

  78. el-cee

    November 27, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Femi Ahmed rocked this look ,she oozes class, elegance and effortless sexiness, n @ jcsgurl if u look closely its a lock from her hair, not her bra strap.

  79. systemschic

    November 27, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    D lady in d middle looks totally awesome buh yvonne has a nice twist to d dress n makida looks a bit too conservative n she doesn’t fill out d dress lyk d odas. I tinks I’ll choose Femi(middle)

  80. wow

    November 28, 2010 at 3:04 pm


  81. workingbabe

    November 28, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    It can’t be easy on the girls wearing the dress, all the comments…………!
    They all look great:
    yvonne might however need to accessorize less. She has too many focal points going on, the crimson flower; fierce earrings and hair, she has to choose one.

    Femi looks great!

    Moka looks like ‘angels threw the dress on her!’

    Well done Zebra

  82. babesrene

    November 28, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    makida rocks the dress better with the way she rolled her hair up giving way for a good view of the shoulder area .. her slim arms and figure coupled with the silent poise makes u wanna have one in ur wardrobe

  83. ibukungeorge

    November 28, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Love the gal in the middle.Am always cathing my trips frm peeps comment here.esp d “not-so-nice -comment” and the “reprimander”that follows it lol

  84. nando

    November 29, 2010 at 2:52 am

    They Al luk sweet but femi ahmed has this edgy thing abt her in d pic

  85. Ehis

    November 29, 2010 at 6:40 am

    Why is this rubbish “who wore it best” encouraged though? It irks me when i see it in International magazine and is sure as heck annoys me now on Bella Naija. Really, what is the use?For us to compare one woman to another…ehn?For us to pick a favorite and tear down the other?For us to say it looks better on one body type ? I am sure all women are going for different events and are rocking the outfits to suit the events types..abegi

  86. knonye

    November 29, 2010 at 7:33 am

    yvonne’s accessories are really nyc, but femi rocked d dress better….iLike

  87. diva

    November 29, 2010 at 8:19 am

    obviously the woman in the middle. hair is on point, makeup great. she looks glam!! she’s def a winne

  88. Ncyluv

    November 29, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    lwkmd….. i’m so getting tired of it too.

  89. Africa Batik

    November 29, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    All 3 girls look amazing but Makida Moka stole it for me……

  90. Chibaby

    November 29, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Looks way better on Makida.

  91. Ade

    November 30, 2010 at 1:23 am

    The chic in the middle.

  92. kiki

    November 30, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Femi Ahmed 10/10 shikenah!!! Definitely my fave

  93. Andrea

    December 1, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Femi Ahmed killed the outfit…..

  94. naomi

    December 4, 2010 at 10:03 am

    there is no doubt that femi totally rocked the dress but it looks to me like a drape on yvonne!

  95. anon

    December 14, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Femi Ahmed, hands down. It just looks perfect on her.

  96. libra

    April 7, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Yvonne killed it totally, she is my fav.

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