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Gearing Up for the GRAND MARCHÉ – View Photos from LPM November & Get Ready to #BuyNigerian in December 2010



You can all heave a huge sigh of relief as LPM’s GRAND MARCHÉ is here again!

So without further ado…knock yourselves out with all the information on the event! If you are interested in obtaining a stall for your business, don’t forget that spaces are limited, so make a booking as soon as possible by emailing [email protected]

LPM DECEMBER 2010 – The Grand Marché

The Event
Over 5O vendors selling a huge variety of products under the following categories:

► Independent Fashion Designers
► Women and Menswear (High Street)
► Accessories/Kids
► Beauty
► Furniture & Home Essentials

A spectacular fashion show exhibiting the collections from up to 10 Nigeria’s cutting edge designers. With strategic partnership with media houses and fashion industry stakeholders, the entire event will fast paced, entertaining and ground breaking.

The Venue
The GET Arena, Opposite Oriental Hotel, Oniru Estate, Lagos

Date & Time
26th December 2010 from 12Noon till 6PM

Each vendor would have their dedicated space to display their products or services throughout the day. The pre-determined floor plan will ensure a strategic flow where each vendor’s goods are seen.

Fashion Show
Other than the regular market, LPM will be hosting a fashion show featuring 12 Young Nigerian Designers themed “The Style / Buy Nigeria Edition”. The LPM fashion show will create an avenue for Fashion Designers to showcase their latest collection on LPM’s runway to potential clients and members of the press. Providing them with the opportunity to capture and captivate a new audience and also introduce or highlight their collection. LPM is teaming up with the fabulous Make-up artist Lola Maja (CEO Sacred Lashes) and her team along with MUD Cosmetics and B Natural Spa to provide products and services required to ensure each designer’s vision is achieved. LPM’s resident stylist Bolaji Animashaun will also be available for any consultation services on styling needed by each designer.

LPM Documentary
These 12 designers will be the main feature of our documentary that will follow everything from the model casting, to viewing their collections, fittings, all preparations before the day and finally the actual fashion show. This is aimed to promote each designer and their collection as well as giving an insight to what goes on behind the scenes. 12 Designers, 1 Runway, 1 Market, 1 Movement.

LPM VIP Goodie bags
LPM will be giving our VIP guests a goodie bag with a fantastic selection of gifts from LPM vendors as well as an early bird preview of all the items on sale by the vendors and the chance to grab them before the general public. Each VIP will get front row seats to the fashion show. LPM will promote each item in the package, highlighting each vendor in all our media and PR campaigns. To be on our VIP list, please indicate by sending us an email to [email protected] for more information. These will be the HOTTEST VIP goodie bags so grab them while they’re still hot.

That’s all for now regarding the GRAND MARCHÉ – Check out photos from Le Petit Marché November 2010.
Stalls & Shopping


Ada Ojiaku & Ify Ojiaku

Ronke Adeola

Emma Balogun

Chichi Iyiegbuniwe

Estanola Oyelese

Ada Ogunkeye

Noble Igwe

Ezinne Alfa

Fifi Umenyiora

Zainab Fashola

Diri Onyeahi

Princess Irede Abumere

Onyinye Fafi Obi

Emem Eakin

Eniola Omotayo

Benita Okagbue

Oby Onyesoh

Kunbi Oyelese

Chichi Iroha

Ronka Jalil & Kike Kazim

Stella Okoli & Didi Oboah

Bukky George-Taylor

Bunmi Shobowale

Nicole Chukwueke

Ngozi Elendu

Shile Akinyele

Sharkie Balogun

Funmi St. Matthew Daniels, Fife Aiyesimoju & Ezinne Chinkata

Charity Owoh

Folake Ogunde

Eki Eguavoen

Femi Ahmed

Nkiru Achukwu

Reyume Effa

Nneka Ezeaka

Kunbi Oyewole

Oyinda Fakeye

Oreka Godis

Simi Osinubi

Dami Ayuba

Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi |
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  1. Bukky

    December 9, 2010 at 8:26 am

    This post was loaded with pictures!!!Lots and lots of gorgeous ladies!Nigerians are beautiful. #that is all

    • prism of an immigrant

      December 9, 2010 at 4:33 pm

      I agree with you. We are beautiful ^_^

    • Kilonsparkles

      December 10, 2010 at 4:08 am

      I just hope say all these people wey dey dressed to the 9’s comot there with market for hand. No be to pose go house empty handed.

    • noblezob

      December 10, 2010 at 5:37 pm

      Very funny.

    • Seiko aka: "Mo sparkles"

      December 10, 2010 at 8:31 pm

      i must agree with you Bukky. And no MEN!!!!!.. God! i need some eye candy(men)

  2. Ms. Jayee

    December 9, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Wow! Now dt was an eye candy! But Bella pls, more pics of the goods. After all, the goods are for sale and not the people!

    • lalala

      December 9, 2010 at 9:52 am

      Please more of goods and the names of the businesses below. Thanks! NOT PEOPLE!!!!!

      Thanks Bella!

    • nerfetiti

      December 9, 2010 at 2:29 pm

      i wonder!!!

    • mary007

      December 10, 2010 at 3:36 am

      Please BN more of the people jo! Is she a free advertising agent? she is an entertainment website

  3. NastyNas

    December 9, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Everyone looks great!

    Kudos to Ada Ogunkeye for rocking thread… She’s tooooo beautiful!

  4. brendz

    December 9, 2010 at 8:36 am

    This pics just let u know how pple really come to the BN site….after all the yapping about over dressing…this LPM was total dress down……lol!!!! as in i am sooooo impressed that the comments are taken seriously….but i cant help laffing tho’ really……pple really do care wat others think about them (even though we are all perfect strangers…er…most of us anyways….lol!)

    • Ready

      December 9, 2010 at 10:44 am

      I was thinking majority of what you wrote. More people are dressed down and more of them are carrying shopping bags from the event. It also seems like those who can’t do either did not appear ’cause I didn’t see as many of the names from the last event.
      It tells me something really, I’ll always constructively criticize and commend people on here seeing as they’re affected by what we write. Now if only our “celebs” would take note…*cough Ini Edo, Rita Dominic, Rukky Sanda, etc*.

    • Graceful

      December 9, 2010 at 6:09 pm

      nice one!!!!


      December 9, 2010 at 12:30 pm

      i don’t even think this is the type of event where ANYONE should be overdressed. this sort of event is only semi-formal/casual.
      no need to look like you’re gonna step onto the red carpet…when this is clearly NOT one.

    • nerfetiti

      December 9, 2010 at 2:34 pm

      Thing is, I was at this event in a tshirt and jeans, no biggie. however, if someone wants to come in a haute couture Dior dress and Louboutins and $50,000-cascading coils-argentinian-eskimo hair, please by all means do. we should all learn to live and let live and stop judging. Just because it’s not something you would normally do doesnt give anyone the right to put others down. as in really…….. that’s my own 2 cents. #okbye


      December 9, 2010 at 3:14 pm

      i dont have a problem with anyone “over dressing” but i just think this event isnt for all of that.
      im not gonna lose my head over it, but these type of events seem semi-formal.
      so if people “dressed down” i dont see the issue.
      its whatever though.

    • prism of an immigrant

      December 9, 2010 at 4:30 pm

      I agree with Amaka on this one. Some people look like they took extra extra extra time to get ready. This is supposed to be a super casual thing…. :/

    • Nky

      December 9, 2010 at 5:58 pm

      YEa, but if that’s what they want to do then let them do! What is your concern?? Is it your time, clothes, jewelry and hair they are using to dress up? If no, then live and let live. Keep it moving.
      Thanks xxx

    • Love to Dress up!

      December 11, 2010 at 10:12 am

      LMAO! You should check out the comment on this site!! Hilarious!!
      Please leave ppl to dress as they like oh!

    • icon

      December 11, 2010 at 12:22 am

      i dont get some people o! if u want to show up in ur peejays and slippers pls go ahead, if the next person wants to turn up in iro and buba, fine, if i want to show up in my wedding dress, nobodys business! if anybody changed how they dressed from reading posts here then theyhave a serious case of inferiority comoplex and the over sabi Anna Wintour trained fashion stylists should keep their opinions to themselves, this type of behaviour is part of the problems we have in Nigeria, with the youth easily influenced by others, have a frigging mind of ur own! and stop spewing ur illiteracy here! SMH

  5. evabrave

    December 9, 2010 at 8:36 am

    they are lovely and beautiful………………….

  6. aosgrl

    December 9, 2010 at 8:44 am

    nice laid back looking ladies. Would love to get more bio’s and more up close look at the merchandise. Maybe even some info on how to purchase featured seller’s merchandise for interested folks not located in Nigeria.

    • LPM

      December 9, 2010 at 3:05 pm

      Hey AOSGRL,

      Every month, we publish here on bellanaija, the names of each vendor that will participate in the next market along with a short bio of who they are and what they will be selling on the day. Perhaps you follow the link to one of our previous posts to get more details of any vendor that is of interest to you

      Better still, email us : [email protected] for more information

      We are fully in support of pst market sales


    • aosgrl

      December 9, 2010 at 4:45 pm

      I thought she looked great. Are you sure this is not a case of AB ENVY. LOL.

      That’s true. Just hoped as some of the pics of the merchandise was shown we could associate the names of the sellers with pictures of the merchandise they bring to the market. LOL some day when I’m nigeria when the market is actually happening, i need to get some of the clutches. Serious Clutch Envy going on.

  7. Sandra

    December 9, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Nice collections u have there bella

  8. DUDU

    December 9, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Finally!! We get to see everyday people. Y’all looked good. Waaaaaaaaaaaaay too many pictures of people though if you ask me.

  9. Ginika

    December 9, 2010 at 9:02 am

    I am scared OooO! Here I am with my seriously old school mentality meanwhile people are on another level when it comes to fashion. I guess I ll be rocking my mushroom top hair/ cotton crown/ my-hair-dont-dont-fly-in-the wind-it-only-changes-direction kinda hair to Naija. Anyway….

    • laydee

      December 9, 2010 at 11:43 pm

      I’m telling you, I’m here rocking same track pants and hoodie for days and my uncombed afro, *cover face in shame*

  10. OoopsMarche

    December 9, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Why 26th? Xmas shopping must v ended n d season well into in earnest. Keep us posted on the next one…. And show us more of the goods.

  11. fokasibe

    December 9, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Dami Ayuba…YOUR FEET NEED A REST!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    As for the girl with the half white top and while capris……MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!!

    • fokasibe

      December 9, 2010 at 9:22 am


    • biola

      December 9, 2010 at 10:51 am

      lmao!!!!! some ppl are proper comedians… 🙂


      December 9, 2010 at 12:31 pm

      for some reason, she was actually one of my favorite looks. something about her seems rebellious. going against the norms of society.
      LOL, dont mind me.

    • Bukky

      December 9, 2010 at 4:25 pm

      I agree, i like the fact that she is wearing what will be deemed as rebellious by our judgemnetal folks. She has a belly button and is wearing a half top,looks like a comfy outfit and she rocks in it!!!Loves it

    • aosgrl

      December 9, 2010 at 4:43 pm

      I thought she looked great. Are you sure this is not a case of AB ENVY. LOL.

  12. Aisha

    December 9, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Has anyone noticed that 70% of the people in the pics have thea BBs at hand………they dont call it crackberry for nothing………..hahahahaha!

  13. Q

    December 9, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Yes,people care o esp with the fact that most were with shopping bags.Whether they were empty shopping bags or not,we will never know LMAO!!!

    • c'est moi..

      December 9, 2010 at 10:53 am

      LOL i was thinking the same thing about the shopping bags 😀

    • KoKolet

      December 9, 2010 at 12:30 pm

      OK my hypothesis abt d shopping bags r:..its eida OurS(which sims 2 b d most carried) had really cheap stuffs 4 say, or they had freebies 4 attendees OR well they had a very gud PR!…abi kini?

  14. Eve

    December 9, 2010 at 11:13 am

    It would help if bella naija would highlight the prices of the mechandise underneath the pictures. Most of these items seem intimidating.

    • Fly

      December 10, 2010 at 9:06 am

      why????so that you can put a price tag on each bag you see someone carry???…is that how myopic Africans have become???when they put of pics of Foreigners on the internet carrying their shopping bags in the stores do you see the prices splashed on there for you to gaze at???SMH!

  15. French Paris aaliyah

    December 9, 2010 at 11:21 am


  16. Temiloluwa Adebayo

    December 9, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Egbami! I need to seriously step up my game oh. Naijas can dress! Even when the memo says ‘Casual chic’, they still find a way to look over fab. I got distracted from the items on sale and was solely focussing on the people and their outfits. Even the men are doing colour coordination. Nawa o. Naijas are not smiling when it comes to fashion. Really nice!


    December 9, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    having/posing with your blackberry is the style nowadays. it seems like “A MUST” for all events. lol
    overall, LOVELY.

  18. uyai

    December 9, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Contact uyai 08139552494 . Ready to wear and made to measure clothing. And yes we are affordable

    • biola

      December 9, 2010 at 1:04 pm

      fantastic plug-in!!! lol

  19. wetin sef??

    December 9, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    AHN ahn!!….if its not that the ladies are overdressed,it will be dat theyre not carrying shopping bags????….WTF?????……NOW!..theyre casual and also carrying shopping bags and you people wont let them be…GET A FRIGGIN LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


      December 9, 2010 at 3:15 pm


    • Skiido

      December 10, 2010 at 5:15 am

      hahhahahah…the thing vex you die

  20. mariaah

    December 9, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Wow people really do take note nice. The dressing was really toned down this time and its more pleasing to the eye..lmao @ the shopping bags though p.s Nicole+leg=Leg envy…No homo!

  21. Disbabe

    December 9, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    wow very nice i see alot of people carrying APRIL by Kunbi bags nice and big ups to you Kunbi

  22. prism of an immigrant

    December 9, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    The merchandise are good, with the exception of the mardi gras looking shoes… 🙂
    Naija people can dress up ooo… na wa

  23. marie

    December 9, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    i like nicole’s look, she rocks

  24. marie

    December 9, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    and i love Nkiru Achukwu’s day dress too, i want one of those.

  25. Miss ATL

    December 9, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Naija gehls must to dress to impress! *taking mental notes*

  26. babylawyer

    December 9, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    LPM well done! We deserve major accolades for promoting the ‘Proudly Naija’ movement and for giving people like me who are clueless about fashion and only shop for the safe and predictable when we can afford to travel out of the country a viable option.

  27. Grace

    December 9, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    I thought all of them were dressed very casual and i love it!!!

  28. smh

    December 9, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    dear nicole,
    its time for a smile & new hair 🙂
    thank you.

    • ohnoshedidn't

      December 9, 2010 at 11:48 pm

      *coughs* is it me, or is someone sippin’ on a lil too much haterade?’ ol ya sef lol

  29. Noni

    December 9, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Chinny &Nkiru i seey ya get it gurls!!

    Nikki looks fab as always!!!

    my darling sis Achi and ‘Koso are sooo cute:)

    • shade

      December 10, 2010 at 4:14 am

      Word!! They look nice.

  30. Aibee

    December 9, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    On a lighter note, why are we so interested in pictures of people ahopping in the “market”?

  31. smh

    December 9, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Chichi Iroha defined this event! TRES CHIC!
    love the white capri+cropped top girl… <3
    Emma Balogun looked divine as well!
    i love the laid-back-ness of this one...
    a few people still need to take note o.

  32. laydee

    December 9, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    I’d much rather see these kinds o’ pix than red carpet pix, 9ja people are so creative and beautiful,

  33. chipsy

    December 10, 2010 at 1:42 am

    funny thing is that they looked very casual but yet beautiful still

  34. mary007

    December 10, 2010 at 3:34 am

    Nigerians are beautiful people, love it. How come people on the Island always look way better than those on the mainland in Lagos?

    • Guessing

      December 10, 2010 at 5:49 am

      Because people on the Island are probably well to do folks while those on the mainland are probably sufferhead?

    • diva

      December 10, 2010 at 6:03 am

      because people who live on the Island are more well to do(richer) than people who live on the mainland.

    • Modupe

      December 12, 2010 at 11:04 pm

      Why dont you come to GRA Ikeja and see how we live before you start making ridiculous comments about mainlanders. Sometimes I really wonder about what goes on in some people’s brains before they speak.

      Anyway jare, check out this website to get a better look at the actual products and items on display at the LPM-

    • biola

      December 10, 2010 at 8:57 am

      huh?!!!! Everyone looks the same dear.

    • Tito

      December 10, 2010 at 10:59 pm

      Why is this Island vs Mainland thing an issue. Are you sure everyone at this event lives on the island?I can point you out to people in this picture who dont live on the island.There is a mix of rich, middle class and poor people on both axis(island & mainland).Pls educate your self, free your mind and stop this retarded crap.

  35. Skiido

    December 10, 2010 at 5:26 am

    Nicole..i said this 3 months ago so amma say it one more time that errrrr…it;s time you trash that hair. love you loads 🙂

    • nae-nae

      December 14, 2010 at 1:03 pm

      …and sandals

  36. Nice Anon

    December 10, 2010 at 6:31 am

    A few babes looking very well dressed for what it is. We thank God for them. The rest of awon gbo gbo big girls that are over dressed we give God the glory on their behalf for the know not what they’re doing. I bet that guy in grey shorts could swear he is very sartorial. As in you too much gaan!

  37. Hotchocolate

    December 10, 2010 at 8:40 am

    @mary007 island pple dnt look wey beta than mainland.

    • mary007

      December 11, 2010 at 4:29 am

      I am not hating if it was a mainland event it wont be this chic. Look at old pictures on BN and you would admit the Island pips look better and classier and yes I know not all live on the Island but since they move in Island cirles they always look better


    December 10, 2010 at 11:38 am

    I was der! Fab ish u guys!

  39. nameeo

    December 10, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Hey BN Readers at least your feedback is getting thru, they all look right for the scene, marketplace that right with shopping bags too and not red carpet….looks more real, thesr are regular pple you will meet in the malls here, so keep it up

  40. waffles

    December 10, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    @ Skiido!!!! damn girl-you are mean!!!

  41. mumyzee

    December 10, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    lmao..u guys r hilarious..but please wats wit Ada Ogunkeye?????

  42. passerby

    December 10, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    nice pictures. can we have names under d merchandise juust like we have for the shoppers/posers. hope im not asking too much?

  43. gbolahan

    December 10, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    yeah i like nkiru achukwu’s look too, very simple but classy and chic. nice…i think nicole’s hair’s getting a bit too old but i dont think naeto c is complaining, she looks good tho.

  44. ko-eazy!

    December 10, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    That Diri Onyeahi babe must have been trying to be an angel in her all-white ensemble. White dress, white clog, white nail polish and shining her white teeth! The dress was alright buh i wasn’t feeling the whole “angelic” ensemble! Other than that, most of them looked FAB!

  45. dekao

    December 10, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    oby onyesoh…go oby….so proud of u…

  46. mr canada

    December 10, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    i know you Adaku (Bernie). You don leave us for Carlton run go Naija, wetin we do you here for canada, comeback make i collect blast.

  47. icon

    December 11, 2010 at 12:30 am

    pls o! im repeating myelf! i dont get some people o! if u want to show up in ur peejays and slippers pls go ahead, if the next person wants to turn up in iro and buba, fine, if i want to show up in my wedding dress, nobodys business! if anybody changed how they dressed from reading posts here then theyhave a serious case of inferiority comoplex and the over sabi Anna Wintour trained fashion stylists should keep their opinions to themselves, this type of behaviour is part of the problems we have in Nigeria, with the youth easily influenced by others, have a frigging mind of ur own! and stop spewing ur illiteracy here! SMH

  48. icon

    December 11, 2010 at 12:31 am

    and where is peperempe? miss u o!

  49. RANDOM

    December 12, 2010 at 6:11 am

    Is noble igwe Like everywhere now? Lil guy jus be poppin’ up erry rando’ place, I don’t see any other guys there

  50. Pepsy

    December 13, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Noble Igwe owns a blog so he’s gotta be on the move for materials

  51. Bibi

    December 16, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Nice pics…. If in Abuja Pls check out
    Fashion Day Soiree
    Presented by Dresses n Accessories
    Location: Chancellery Hotel, Wuse2, Abuja
    Next to Oceanic Bank.
    Time: 10:00AM-8pm
    Saturday, December 18th.
    ShopDesigners like Prada, Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein etc……
    Win a HP mini and fabulous complimentary goody bags…..

  52. Ziariz

    February 9, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    @mary 007 n co:there are a lot of rich pple that live on the mainland, it’s just that there are more hangouts on the island, hence younger upwardly mobile pple gravitate more towards the island. i actually don’t blame you for making such a – statement, you obviously have no clue what the typical Nigerian goes through.
    But you have made a point…and i think it’s only fair that we explain it to you. THERE ARE MORE EXPENSIVE HANGOUTS ON THE ISLAND,HENCE YOUNGER UPWARDLY MOBILE PPLE GRAVITATE TOWARDS THE ISLAND. Hope the caps helps yor brain process that lil bit of info. By the way, lovely layout Bella, for those of us[me to be specific] who r clueless about casual chic, this is a great pointer for me. Please post more of this.

  53. dionne

    February 24, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Is it me or Oreka Godis and Onyinye Fafi Obi are wearing those sandals from Primark?

  54. dailyaim

    October 2, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    very nice

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