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AfroGlam with Sasha, Rhecks, Omowunmi & Vixen at the Kinabuti Elite Fashion Night



Kinabuti, the fashion line by Caterina Bortolussi hosted an exclusive fund-raising event at Reeds Restaurant and Lounge on Saturday 30th April 2011.
With a note on the invitation stating that the dress code was “Glamorous”, the guests took that to heart and infused glamour with African influences. The result was a pretty eclectic array of red carpet looks.
As we expect with many Lagos events; we had fashion, music and above all, great company. Guests enjoyed Grey Goose cocktails mixed by the in-house mixologist as they danced along as Sasha and Duncan Mighty performed and finally viewed the Kinabuti designs modelled by young women who have benefitted from Kinabuti’s non-profit initiatives. The event was supported by FAB Magazine, Grey Goose Vodka and Smooth 98.1 FM.

Omowunmi Akinnifesi

Yoanna Pepper Okwesa

Yvonne Vixen Ekwere

Tonye Faloughi


Ezinne Chinkata


Kiki Kamanu

Ebi Atawodi

Jumai Shaba

Jemila Shaba

Toke Makinwa

Ijeoma Aso & Elohor Aisien

Yetunde BabaEko

Bola Obileye

Onah Nwachukwu

Caterina Bortolussi with Kunabuti models

The Event

Red Carpet

Hauwa Mukan

Symon Adeji

Caterina Bortolussi

Aderonke Adebanjo

Alex Kothoor

Karen Koshoni

Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi


  1. dammy

    May 3, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    lovely…………sasha? hmmmmm

  2. Tobechi_Daniel

    May 3, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Lovely.Nice outfit for the girl in red.

  3. Blaque Pearl

    May 3, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    SASHA, SASHA ,SASHA!! Y don’t u ever take advice?Is that haute couture or haute mess??!! Nice neck piece though-very bold,eccentric fashion statement.

    • Nadine

      May 3, 2011 at 3:40 pm

      “Haute couture or haute mess??!!”…… haha, good one!


    May 3, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    it was okay, nothing “WOW” though. i wish the braid trend that Muna, Bubu Ogisi, Sasha nko have been doing will catch on to more people. the style is super cute and its better than those brazilian, indian, weaves people are rocking. we need to revive the BLACK POWER movement. biko!

  5. tols

    May 3, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    i dont usually comment on bella naija but i just had to…sasha wt are u wearing? you wan fly like superman or wat? *confused look* SMH!!!!


    May 3, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    nice……cool…. love Omowunmi but her feet looked strained in those shoes, didn’t make her legs pretty, veins popping out….though in love with highest heels, not comfortable i tell u!

  7. Turn Turn Turner

    May 3, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No….it’s SASHA!

    • storm

      May 3, 2011 at 3:24 pm

      lmao….u got me laughing like a mad woman in my office

    • Turn Turn Turner

      May 4, 2011 at 2:12 pm

      Glad to have been of humorous service m’dear 🙂

  8. Naj

    May 3, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Saze, Aderonke!!!! I see u!!!… And of course Oreka and her feathers are working for me….

  9. annie

    May 3, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Someone shd pls ground Sasha from public functions until she learns hw to dress properly and to suit her. JEEEZZZZ!!!

  10. Miss ATL

    May 3, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Someone needs to tell Sasha to stop. Doesn’t she have friends???

    If that’s Yoanna’s real hair, I’m officially jealous :p

    • Kemchi

      May 3, 2011 at 5:52 pm

      Me too, and I am officially motivated to continue with my ‘mission’ to grow out my natural locks. Creamy crack has destroyed my hair 🙁

  11. Lo-La

    May 3, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Oreka Oreka lovely legs as always. Vixen- not too bad.

  12. Voice

    May 3, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Omowumi looks funny with that thing she is wearin,oh plsssssssss.any trash any designer hands over to her,she must collect wear as she no de pay for them.d babe too like freebies

  13. Mary007

    May 3, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    I am usually Pro Nigeria but these days I am wondering! I have to say its not easy to dress up but if you choose to put yourself in the public eye and with the I-AM-VERY-AWARE-ATTITUDE-OF-NIGERIANS I am expecting more in 2011

  14. tatafo!

    May 3, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    what theee ‘eck was Sasha wearing?
    Ijeoma Aso you no fit smile?

  15. liz

    May 3, 2011 at 8:24 pm


  16. Nk

    May 3, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Gosh!!………… I love that Yoanna’s look!!
    Can someone tell me who she is?… loving her :O)

  17. El Bee

    May 3, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    LOLOL!! I didn’t even notice the cape..WTH Sasha?! DO BETTER!

  18. BlessedAssurance

    May 3, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Omowunmi’s outfit is madw w d wrong fabric. Too heavy.
    Pepper Okwesa is spicy hot! her natural hair is making me consider this perm thing…
    Yvonne Ekwere looks drab.
    Tonye clearly didn’t get the memo
    Sasha P. I c uve been watching Dracula. Well done gurl! You’ll soon be flying at night.
    Ezinne Chinkata, muah! And that purse is a winner!
    Kiki Kamanu revealed her Halloween costume way too early. It’s only May hon.
    Ebie A, chic.
    Jummai S in on a leash and that hair is soo distracting!
    Jemila, I think the elastic on your dress waist has slacked…
    Toke and everyone following below. Snooze fest.
    Bola Obileye – overaccessorized much?
    Caterina herself…na wa o. Din’t u do some fitting b4 coming to Nigeria and tht outfit is quite ugly…
    Ronke Adebanjo is glowing. Gorgyyyy.
    That oyibo woman and Sasha mustve planned to match
    And the oyibo guy in green n silver mustve recycled his xmas wrapping paper

    I tire 4 these ppl sef.

    • faith

      May 5, 2011 at 8:35 am

      weda na man u b or girl u b….who eva u r… u brought joy n laufta to me dis morning..hahahahahahahahahahha….u r mouth na fire…u r too good and so ryt….sasha -FLY for nihgt….hahahahahhahahahahhaa

  19. Tomori

    May 4, 2011 at 3:44 am

    Yoanna Pepper killed it..she looks fabulous. Elohor has a bun in the oven again…how cute 🙂

  20. Las-gidi Princess

    May 4, 2011 at 4:55 am

    Most of the the looks were Fab!
    But for the Love of Christ! What is Sasha wearing!
    Na wa oh! This na real Sasha Fierce syndrome gone wrong.

  21. ify

    May 4, 2011 at 7:46 am

    @turn turn turner lwgmaa (laugh wan give me asthma attack). u no well i swear.

  22. Tyna

    May 4, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Yoanna u nailed it gal

  23. Peperempe

    May 4, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Okay so Sasha has now finally manifested….we need to find strong rope and tie this babe oh!
    This is the first time Yoanna Okwesa has looked like a Fashion Editor of anything not to talk of FAB mag. Pepper please continue in this direction oh.

    Vixen and Stylist Chinkata comment.

  24. mee

    May 4, 2011 at 10:07 am

    what is wrong with sasha the outfit was going fine till she had to tuck in her curtain.mshewww.she is a trend setter for bad dressers u cant deny sasha P dat.u go gurl

  25. NIRA

    May 4, 2011 at 10:28 am


  26. Iamfab

    May 4, 2011 at 10:53 am

    The event looks really really really really really………DRY!!!

  27. yinka

    May 4, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    First of all, wtf is sahsa wearing??? then somebody needs to tell Bola Obileye to take it easy with the accessories.

  28. boo

    May 4, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Jemila, looks like the dress is wayyyy too big for you
    I see you saze going steady with your fro 🙂 power to natural hair babes

  29. fashion critic 20

    May 6, 2011 at 12:17 am

    to mee o
    (1)omowunmi get the concept of being FAMOUS she knows she has to step up her game before she leaves her house! BUT there room for improvement , for now shes definitely one of the best dressed.
    (2)that yvonne girl looks good too she gets it
    (3)ebi looks like she knows what is UP ! we need people to give them abit of the westernised finish


    May 6, 2011 at 10:49 am

    love d whit pockal dot dress….

  31. Frankie-lymon

    May 9, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Guys, sasha has a crush on Batman, so she was kinda hoping he was going to come and get her there,otherwise what could have inspired that thing she was wearing?

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