BN Red Carpet Fab: FELA! in Lagos

During a month when we were all “locked up” on Friday nights and Saturdays due to the 2011 Nigeria General Elections, the FELA! in Lagos shows were a welcome ray of social and entertainment sunshine for the Lagos crowd.

In terms of style, most guests were for a relaxed look with African influences such as ankara and kaftans to match the vibe of the occasion.

Here is BN Red Carpet Fab – The FELA! in Lagos Edition

Ankara Fancies

Adaure Achumba

Makida Moka

Stunning Black

Ugoma Adegoke

Bukky George-Taylor

Onah Nwachukwu

Yinka Davies with a friend

Colour Pop

Dayo Ephraim

Yvonne "Vixen" Ekwere (in Zebra)

Oreka Godis (in Grey)

Ifeoma Williams (in Tiffany Amber)

Yeni Kuti (in Deola Sagoe)



Hauwa Mukan (in Ituen Basi)

Kiki Kamanu

Adebayo Oke-Lawal

Femi Ahmed

Casual Glam

Folake Folarin-Coker & Bola Balogun

Zainab Ashadu

Ebi Atawodi

Funke Ogunde

Seun Opaleye

OmowunmiAkinnifesi with her sis

Alex Ekubo

Donald Duke


Biola Alabi


Derin "DJ Caise" Phillips

Uti Nwachukwu

Jimi Aina


Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi

83 Comments on BN Red Carpet Fab: FELA! in Lagos
  • DU May 4, 2011 at 12:17 pm


    • faith May 4, 2011 at 3:28 pm

      y did donald duke stand like dat…is sometin wrong with his leg…abi na pozing b dat?…lolsss

      • floxy May 6, 2011 at 9:48 am

        my guess is he was caught unawares and he looks like he was about to talk to his wife and daughters who were behind him.. if the guy wan poz u go know

  • Jayla May 4, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Nice & laid back, with just a few people getting the *side eye*

    Oreka is a BABE!

    Adebayo’s purse is bigger than 90% of the chicks own o. Okay naw

    • bcgeorge May 4, 2011 at 12:54 pm

      lwkmd…… seriously he left home with that or borrowed it @ d show just for the camera. SMH

    • Claire May 4, 2011 at 2:43 pm

      Hahahahaha, like the purse is not bad enough…y’all didn’t mention the pout. Chai! This boy is too much for me X_X

  • tinker bell May 4, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    the man with the clutch bag….no no no no …

  • bimpe May 4, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    everyone looks beautiful…naija for life

  • hils May 4, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    WOW! Some eye candy we’ve got here but pls sme1 should lay hands on Adebayo Oke-Lawal….and i mean real fast..LOL!! WTH!

  • Miss J May 4, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    I like, most people where appropriately dressed for the occasion. I love Onah Nwachukwu necklace, now that is how you do statement necklaces.

    • Nikky jay May 5, 2011 at 6:26 pm

      You can say that again. Her necklace is to die for . . .

  • bcgeorge May 4, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    wait a minute, did i jst see my homeboi Yagazie Chukwumerije in the last pic? pls confirm bella

  • justme May 4, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Saliha and Salama, you guys look awesome.

  • THE AMAKA May 4, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    lol at Yeni Kuti….
    just as i expected….the Lagos socialites have come out in full swing! smh….

    • Ej Bbay May 6, 2011 at 12:05 pm

      I know right? She took the braids to another level. I love her whole outfit!

  • dewowo May 4, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    good turnout…. can’t solve the puzzle behind Adebayo Lawal’s facade+ clutchbag (reloaded).
    Yemi Fela is tooooooo busy – less would have been more

  • storm May 4, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    this hauwa mukan and her boots shaa…evrytym

    • Peperempe May 4, 2011 at 9:44 pm

      Hahahahahahaha…Youre not the only one that has noticed oh. Over one year now…..

  • stella May 4, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Adebayo is that a clutch bag or what? Plssssssssssss

  • Turn Turn Turner May 4, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Young girls you are beariful eh….you are beauriful eh

  • Tyna May 4, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Naijia are really stepping out wit gud fashion sense…………. luv d concept

  • Serene May 4, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Onah Nwachuckwu’s necklace is BANGING, it is the hotness! Every one looks in great in variations albeit some folks that shall remain nameless because they are quite obvious are over dressed in my own very personal opinion for going to the theater UNLESS it was the opening night after party then it makes some semblance of sense. I am truly glad this show made it to Nigeria, I saw it in New York twice and was quite impressed each and everytime even though I had to suspend some of my belief and not see it through a strictly Nigerian prism. I watched it through the eye of simply appreciating art and culture as well as the hard work of the actors who invested 110% to make Baba Fela’s story great and accessible to every person! The Nigerians that are complaining should simple put their money where their mouth is and put up their own version with an all Nigerian cast, period! Complaining without action is just that complaining. Congratulate, don’t hate! When they were were working shopping (working out the kinks, broadway terms sorry folks) the show, I didn’t hear of one Nigerians of all the stinking rich Nigerians at home, the States and London putting their checks down and supporting the show but when Will & Jada Smith, Sean Carter and Beyonce Knowles-Carter came to the rescue, people had a lot of unnecessary things to say. Not cool. Support or get out of the way!

    I hope everyone enjoyed it as much I did, that show ROCKS!

  • Chibaby May 4, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Nice. but I think I saw a man purse. lol.

    • CC May 4, 2011 at 3:06 pm

      I assure you it’s just a purse, worn by a man… not a murse.

    • Beverly May 5, 2011 at 5:46 am

      It’s a mlutch. Yep, if he can carry it , I can make up the word.

      • Turn Turn Turner May 5, 2011 at 12:29 pm

        Nice….There’s nothing like early morning inspiration for making up words!

  • Demilade May 4, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    ibijola bali…nicee!

  • Miss ATL May 4, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Yay, nice pics!!!!

  • sweetie May 4, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    ifeoma williams looked the best to me Iro and Buba never looked so hot!!!!

  • essentricSHE May 4, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    people it is called a “MURSE” urgh

    • Jayla May 4, 2011 at 5:04 pm

      There is murse, and there is purse……… That right there aint no murse biko

    • Roycooo May 8, 2011 at 8:06 pm

      I think someone just changed the name to “MLUTCH”?

  • beebee May 4, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    pls wats vixen ekwere putting on?

  • Faridah May 4, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Abeg wetin do some of dis pple face! R u fighting sumborry? Jezzzuz! As for evrybody in general, una well done . But I must comment on the anti dat is wearing d grey dress with grey bag. Obviously the strap of your bag is toooooooooo long if your bag lands on the hem of your dress which is already too short.

  • hoty May 4, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    daisy iremiren your dress is rocking and am i spotting some designer shoes on you?saw that in spring/summer Valentino’s collections those shoes are hot and your dress did u justice.simple but chic.

  • foolish talk May 4, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Its a FAB Clutch. I may just jack it.

  • Aire May 4, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Adebayo!!! WTF..I mean slow down..a dude with a purse? Thanks bella for the fab pictures.

  • partyrider May 4, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    i love dayo Ephraim’s jack..

  • nando May 4, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Nigerians are not smiling….

  • Mary007 May 4, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Thanks BN for the red carpet. Loads of them are overdressed (all those heels to watch a sit down stage production) and when its an occassion that requires formal dressing most of them come in cloths I cannot understand.

  • Bimby May 4, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    loving the pictures,almost everyone looks lovely. Meanwhile, these comments are hilarious!! i think people use fashion as a means of expressing themselves so please leave Adebayo alone.. he looks cute with his purse/murse.

  • Ready May 4, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Looking good, my people, looking good. I would say some people are overdressed, but I’ve worn skinnies and 3 inch heels to Silverbird galleria before, and that was just to see Ije, not even the premiere…so to each his own.
    Alex Ekubo, you have forever been typecast in my mind. Each time I see you, all I see is the nympho sexaholic in Ladies’ Men…cute guy though.
    Adebayo Oke-Lawal, sef sabi say you dey overdo. Where are your ‘friends’? I need to have a discussion with them about what friendship entails.

    Again BN, when is this review of Fela’s biography gonna be posted?

  • Bombchell in Atl May 4, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Love it!!!! & not just cuz my bro & sis look divine 🙂

  • coco May 4, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    na wa.nigerians are takin this red carpet thing really serious o..even for a broadway show,some people are still wearing ball gowns…smh….but a lot of people realli look good

  • the chikoo May 4, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    I love the fact dat some of them are wearing ankara.adaure u are beautiful I must say!
    Naija babes dey rock red carpet no be small!

  • Miss W May 4, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    I ♥ the – Jimi Aina and the Girl (dunno if that’s his girl) picture… I ♥ her outfit more…x

  • Peperempe May 4, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    It looks like Vixen is peeing fabric, jumpsuits are a very tricky thing to wear. Women please be careful.

    I think this Adebayo fellow is just seeking attention; maybe we should try to consciously ignore his bad taste and see if he and his pout would just miraculously disappear. One can only hope…

    On the other hand Mrs. “classic dramatic” Ifeoma Williams is looking better than she has for a long time. At least she’s not wearing black and she is wearing a smile. Omalicha is back!

  • BlessedAssurance May 4, 2011 at 10:46 pm




  • Bellanaijafan May 4, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Has anyone even noticed Adebayo-Oke Lawal’s sandals at all or is it just me… it think it just ruined his whole concept of wanting to be a “trend setter”

    • Peperempe May 5, 2011 at 2:31 pm

      He doesn’t know how to dress at all but unfortunately this is what passes for fashion-forward in Lagos these days. Half of the Lagos fashion crown don’t even know what they’re doing!

      • CC May 5, 2011 at 3:23 pm

        I wholeheartedly agree with this comment. As long as you look like you got dressed in the dark and you have a designer purse and make one appearance in ThisDay style, they will hail you.

      • BlessedAssurance May 5, 2011 at 6:09 pm

        Both u and ‘CC’ clearly have no sense of fashion. How can u say Adebayo O-L cannot dress and that Lagos folk don’t know what they are doing?
        You’re clearly the clueless ones.

      • Peperempe May 5, 2011 at 10:44 pm

        @ Blessed; it’s clear that you do not yet understand the concept of a comment section on a website like this. If you worship at the badly shod feet of Adebayo, as it seems you do, then all you need to do is to make a comment gushing about his “style”. Why people get all defensive on other people’s behalf is beyond me.

        And I stand by my earlier comment; half of the Lagos fashion crowd do not know what they’re doing. Not Lagos necessarily but the stylists, “designers” and other hangers-on; those guys haven’t a clue. These people should read more; not just Vogue and True Love but serious books about fashion. They should go to fashion/ design schools so they can stop claiming to be professionals when they are not.

  • ko-eazy! May 5, 2011 at 1:06 am

    Someone needs to slap the taste outta that ADEBAYO’s mouth……..dude would swear he’s the shizzness, absolute rabbish!

  • Bee May 5, 2011 at 1:21 am

    My darling Ronke and Nicole looking gooood!!!!!!! Muah


  • glorious one May 5, 2011 at 2:25 am

    like really….a guy with a purse.CMON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tomori May 5, 2011 at 2:34 am

    Adebayo Oke Lawal has officially signed the dotted line…ROTFLMAO!

    Ifeoma williams…na you biko.

    Yo who did that pose to donald Duke?

    Biola Alabi…hmmmmm that tattoo ….no comment

    Omowunmi and her sister look they are extras from the set of “Return of Jenifa”

  • Obi May 5, 2011 at 3:17 am

    the man with the purse MBA! the girl right after him in the long dress … double MBA MBA! what were they thinking?

  • canadianbelle May 5, 2011 at 7:08 am

    Adebayo Oke-Lawal looks soo fabulous!!!

    He has his individual style unlike most people who just copy off celebrities and i really respect that about him!

    • neesha May 5, 2011 at 6:11 pm

      pfshhhhh,.,.,.really,.,.no seriously!puhleeze gimee a break,.,if therez anythin 2 describe his look ,den its RECYCLED and OVERDONE!its funny how any person who dresses like a picture of a fashion blog is deemed ”fashionable”,.,.even funnier how ppl lyk u call it ”unique”! trust me hunny there r thousands of ”adebayo’s” in NY,.,ala his whole get up dat delude themselves they r trendsetters!painful 2 watch!

      • Peperempe May 5, 2011 at 10:13 pm

        There are millions in London; the boring “Topman” brigade with their ill-fitting, mismatched clothes and offensive shoes. I could go on but it’s really not that important; if Lagos folk want to continue to delude themselves then they should go ahead.

  • ephee May 5, 2011 at 7:36 am

    yeni kuti is my best dressed so far

  • Tiki May 5, 2011 at 9:19 am

    lol…Adebayo’s ‘mutch’ is causing an uproar here oh! generally the people try sha, gotta hand it to dem…love ugoma adegoke and the girl in the black jumpsuit with a chain belt and long braids…but people like the girl in the grey dress with a Chanel bag longer than her dress, and the person right above her with the weird shoes just make me wonder…

  • ejogene May 5, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Elizabeth Eloho and her husband lovely couple, Ifeoma Williams cute. Naija we dey try no be small.

  • flakky May 5, 2011 at 9:44 am

    femi ahmed keep it up…………nice dress

  • HRS OLUBUSOLA May 5, 2011 at 9:55 am

    NAIJA!!!!!!!!!! We always go all out!

  • fela mgbogho May 5, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Uti should please upgrade his shoes. 🙂 Is he hausa? Other than that, nice pictures

    • iknow – ican May 6, 2011 at 4:42 am

      lol@ Is he Hausa? has me in stitches

  • Ayaoba May 5, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Love all d Ankara, bt 4 som ppl 2 b wearin dinner & party dress 4 a show lik dis….oversabi dey worry dem!!!

  • sholatoyosi May 5, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    u tooooooooooooo much

  • Dolapo Reynolds May 5, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Wooow, so we still have these sorta cute guyz in Naija? @ last pic with elohor

  • mbabazi May 5, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Murse indeed. he is stylish but this might be one of his weaker looks.

  • Ruby May 5, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Really? And you think you do? Hmm… some pple sha! You blame the whole of Lagos for one single pic you see on Bellanaija! Interesting!

  • PJ May 5, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    For the very first time, I am speechless. Absolutely beautiful. Everyone looked good, not overdressed, moderate, classy, chic is the word. Thank you BN crew for the hard work done in putting this together. I am grateful to the entire team for this.

  • dizzle May 6, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Actually Adebayo is my friend and also doubles as a designer and stylist. in as much as i won’t wear those to any event, style is about individuality and not to be stereotyped. He is bold, knows what he wants to wear and wears it. Most Nigerians are not creative and have a limited cased mindset when it comes to dressing up. The Clutch looks unisex atleast its not embellished. Lol. You don’t have to like his style but atleast appreciate it. Almost every1 looked stunning at the FELA event.

  • waffles May 6, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Yeni Kuti/Deola Sagoe…what were you thinking????!!!!
    i hope that’s a costume yeni’s wearing.

  • waffles May 6, 2011 at 3:37 pm


  • May 6, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    you know nigerians are just fantastic fashion forward people when you go through this pages, every one looking sharp

  • This gurl May 6, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    the first part was the best..and who is that fine boy?the first guy from the beginning
    nxt i like vixen’s jumpsuit
    femi ahmed who beat beat you?!? LOL
    i remember alex from ladies gang–terrible actor
    overall not bad

  • onyema May 8, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Adaure Achumba looks tres adorable. Ifeoma Williams looks very sophisticated.
    I don’t know what possessed Femi Ahmed to wear that dress…she dresses a lot better than that nau. And that girl in the with and black print dress, purple bag and red and black shoes (believe her name is Tosin Adefope) needs a stylist…warrrrisiiiit? And please this cute couple that ejogene is on about aren’t cute. The guy is in need of a shave…he looks frustrated and uncomfortable. Stop kissing – please and be honest on BN!

  • uchechi May 9, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    LWKMD @ comments…

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