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“Partying Against Cancer” by Exquisite Magazine with Tiwa Savage, Goldie, Maye Hunta & More



The Exquisite Magazine Fashion Party – Partying Against Cancer was held at the Four Points Hotel on the 24th of July 2011. It was an exceptional evening with fashion designers, performers, doctors, professionals, celebrities and students.

The emphasis was on a day of fun around the fashion and beauty industry, as Exquisite uses its print magazine to showcase stylish work and new trends on the market and for all women and men seeking a more exciting life around fashion, beauty, body and mind as well as enriching one’s social life. At the event, fabulous goodie bags were given away to all.

The charity event was held to support women who wish to be screened for cervical cancer and not able to afford to. It also increased awareness for cancer, doctors provided possible preventative methods and more. At the event, free screening for women and men was also provided. Men over 40 years old were screened for prostate cancer and women were screened for cervical and breast cancer. Of all the women that were screened, 10% of them were positive for cervical cancer and will be undergoing treatment. Our message is that these cancers can be prevented if screening is done as regularly as possible and the abnormal cells are detected early.

Dr Femi Olaleye gave a very inspiring presentation on cancer and Dr Matilda Kerry (MBGN 2000) screened the ladies and men with her team. Dr Juwon Alabi will be doing a regular column in Exquisite Magazine on women’s health, so watch this space.

In Nigeria, one woman dies of cervical cancer every hour and one woman dies of breast cancer every minute. The message was let’s beat cancer to it and Be Screened!

Fashion designers at the Partying Against Cancer event included Imol, Azam, Kenny Adelaja Couture, Rouch, House of Jola and Ms Makor from Abuja. Exhibitors included, Mega Shoe Sale Company, Tote Bags and Oluchi Beads.

Tiwa Savage rocked the crowd with her entertaining performance and Goldie wowed the crowd with her creative costumes. Other performers included Maye Hunta, Lace and Kryptic Kids.

Red Carpet & Guests: 

Goldie & Tiwa Savage

Tiwa Savage


Mr. Onasanya & Dr. Femi Olaleye

Bola Obileye

Eku Edewor, Presenter for MNet's Studio 53 Extra

Tosyn Bucknor for Top Radio 90.9 FM

Joseph Benjamin & Guest

Runway designs by ImolAzamKenny Adelaja CoutureRouch, House of Jola & Ms Makor from Abuja:


Goldie Performing

Maye Hunta Performing

Some of the Event’s Designers:

 Backstage Bonus: Fierce!

Exhibition of merchandise by Mega Shoe Sale CompanyTote Bags and Oluchi Beads:

The Exquisite Magazine Fashion Party is one of the annual events organised by Exquisite Magazine.

For more information call +234-1-8987532 or +234-8098886184.

BellaNaija was a media partner for the event.

Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi



    August 19, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Tiwa Savage is sooo the “It Gurl” of the Summer, She’s just effortlessly Chic. I commend Exquisite for such a great event. Love some of the pieces showcased.

  2. Demmy

    August 19, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Really nice stuff and I think Goldie and Tiwa Savage stole the show but I don’t like Goldie’s fizzy curls<4

    • kingkong

      August 20, 2011 at 11:01 am

      how? wetin do d hair? its young, womanly and fresh! I like it.

  3. princess onyeukwu

    August 19, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Fabulous,love d run way,planing to purchase some of d collections.

  4. Aibee

    August 19, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Oh Eku, whatever happened to your hair? the rodnts got to it? Your natural hair over the weave I mean, *sighs*.

    Looks like a great event. Tiwa seems to be getting over her barbie doll sexy look. Good for her. I wonder if Maye Hunta sang his ‘Ekaette’ song.


    August 19, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    for the first time I will say Godie looks hot, hot hot.
    so many hotties and well dressed folks in the building, i like.
    Joseph Benjamin, i see you.

    what a great event for a good cause. I guess it can’t hurt Tiwa to be seen everywhere. lol more publicity.

    • Mademoiselle

      August 19, 2011 at 6:45 pm

      Goldie looks hot?? How cannn? What she wore to perform looks like a carnival attire!

    • tweety

      August 20, 2011 at 9:48 am

      and that is a problem to you because??! I applaud the fact that she is different.She stands out! and she is HOT! carvnival attire or not. 😉


      August 19, 2011 at 8:06 pm

      i think she looks sexy, i wouldnt wear it, but at least its more simple and not out of this world like her usual stuff.

    • kingkong

      August 20, 2011 at 10:58 am

      yes, i concurr. simple glamorous, and sexy.

    • tufi

      August 20, 2011 at 12:19 pm

      rotflfao! @ publicity. yes oh tiwa must attend every event to try and appear relevant. lol. we see thru it all ma’m but carri go.

  6. -----

    August 19, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    omg! I have a dress sewn with the same orange material on the mannequin. Great minds think alike;)
    Btw I so hating on Tiwa right now. She is so good @ wat she does, but she is akata not 9ja..i deserve her spot, I’m a child of the soil…lol…No mind me jare it’s the haterade speaking. Tiwa savage, nothing do you.

  7. seen

    August 19, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    hmmmm Naija toh badt.. like the bag Tiwa is holding, does Goldie have sometime against standing straight??? she looks good tho…

  8. na so

    August 19, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    eku! am i the only or has recently eku’s been looking tired? she looks so dull.great event n i love tiwa savage!

  9. jane

    August 19, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    D 1st outfitt on d runway is definatli MsMakor! Love d brand!

  10. Atukpa

    August 19, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    I like the runway designs, well executed.

  11. Tiki

    August 19, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    love me some of those clothes, wow! and the purse Tiwa is holding? fierce! I wish she’d tone down on the makeup though…she looks like she’ll be so pretty without it!

    • nuttybynature

      August 20, 2011 at 11:56 am

      d purse is not hers oh! ehen! it was one of the collections by one of the designers dat showcased! i was der abegi. and yes i agree she shd tone down the make up. would she be prettier without it? err.. not so sure. x_x

  12. Really?

    August 19, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    I fail to see how this event will help in the fight against cancer. The article states that screening was provided to those who cannot afford it.I really doubt if this was the case. Personally it seems like yet another fashion show, the message they are trying to send seems to be lost.

    • toyin

      August 20, 2011 at 10:12 am

      you obviously was not there and thats why u r makin such comments, there were doctors giving talks and educating the audience about cancer, the test was actually done and 5% of attendees actually had the cervical cancer, thank God they caugt it quick. all this from the fashion party

    • toni

      August 20, 2011 at 6:18 pm

      yuuuuuuuuuuuuuup i was just fixin to say the same thing. how does this help cancer..grass roots people. set up booths for screening invite women out, hell go door to door but noooooo any excuse to dress up in your gucci, louis, prada blehhhh

    • elizabeth

      August 21, 2011 at 12:31 am

      i totally agree,nigerians will use any excuse for a party but cancer is serious and this event does not seem to be helping prevent it.

  13. dorothy

    August 19, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    tiwa savage is always dressed nicely….love her outfit n love d shoes dat were showcased (last picture)

  14. opeyemi

    August 20, 2011 at 1:35 am

    Puh-leaaazzzeee!!! Tiwa is SO overated! And her make up is always way too much! I heard her performing live once at an event and she was deserately off key! I cringed in sympathy for her. The crowd wasn’t too impressed either. Mscheeeewww! Nice cause though, gr8 cause. 🙂


    August 20, 2011 at 2:31 am

    joseph benjamin!….my nollywood denzel…lol!

  16. Uchechi

    August 20, 2011 at 8:33 am

    “In Nigeria, one woman dies of cervical cancer every hour and one woman dies of breast cancer every minute”…that is alarming, is there statistics to prove that??? It appears to be more of a fashion event than a health event. Nevertheless, good initiative though!

  17. kingkong

    August 20, 2011 at 10:57 am

    I LOVE GOLDIE! she looks so toned and firm. her new video is the bomb.
    keep it up girl.

  18. nuttybynature

    August 20, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Yes oooo i was der n i took picture with goldie sef, her jumpsuit was just too nice and she was very friendly and sweet. her performance was too much 😀 see screaming when she finished. number1 naija female in my opinion. tiwa was okay too. but i prefer goldie. 😀

  19. cathy

    August 20, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    tiwa is not overated puhleezeeeee! she’s got it so give it to her.

    • opeyemi

      August 20, 2011 at 2:30 pm

      My opinion plz. Tiwa is overated. The result of good hype and a well oiled publicity machine. I used 2 believe in the hype until I heard the screech they call singing at that event. *sad*

    • hey

      August 20, 2011 at 11:47 pm

      well said!!!

  20. Remy

    August 20, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Love fashion, makeup and women.Lets take breast cancer serious and fight before it attacks.

  21. Serious

    August 22, 2011 at 1:07 am

    Nice fashion event maybe, but re the health part , I don’t get this event on so many levels. Let’s start with the obvious. 1) Most of the people attending this event at Four Points in Oniru (not Orile abi) probably travel abroad and get healthcare abroad if they (really) need it. How did the screening at this event help the common man or improve access to healthcare in Nigeria? 2) What about “Partying against Sickle Cell or River Blindness” I bet these kill more people than cervical and breast cancer in Nigeria.

    I guess we just want to copy instead of innovate. Should have just called it the “Susan B. Komen Cancer Fundraiser – Nigeria chapter.” Nigeria/Africans/Blacks should start doing things that are particular gaps in their communities/countries especially where white people don’t care to fund. There is enough global funding going to cancer (I bet even NGOs in Nigeria already focused on cancer supported by these global funds) ….I don’t think a Nigeria fundraising is going to make a difference especially when we don’t even have the healthcare facilities and R&D labs to meaningfully contribute to the “cause.” The amount of global funding towards sickle cell is PATHETIC….this is where Nigeria can make a real difference…afterall, we have one of the highest rates of this disease in the world. Typically naija….razzle dazzle, no substance.

  22. nwando

    August 22, 2011 at 2:51 am

    Yaay! Hawt girl in d blue polka dress is my friend @zikaboo.

  23. koa006

    August 22, 2011 at 8:01 am

    is it me or do i sense a tiwa hate camp growing? lol. tiwa u look hot jare!

  24. royalhottie

    August 22, 2011 at 10:14 am

    those bags are beaurrifuulll

  25. younglady

    August 22, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    the bags and foot wears are sooo niceee.. pls whre do i get to buy?

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  27. AJCiti

    August 22, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Said it before & I’ll say it again, Tiwa Savage is EVERYWHERE! Not bad at all though, great publicity as someone else mentioned above and she looks hot everytime.

    There were a lot of well dressed people at this event, good job :-). one of the models was super skinny though O_O

  28. osa

    August 23, 2011 at 4:32 am

    @Serious, you’re so uninformed and I’m also thinking ‘bitter’. It’s funny how some of us sit back and do nothing for our country and yet berate others who put in their ‘little effort’. Very discouraging. What have u done for Nigeria lately? If someone somewhere wants to educate Nigerians about cancer and believes that a party is the best way to pull a crowd, what’s wrong with that?
    If someone invited me to a party where I could look good, listen to good music, chill after a long week and be lectured on something that most of us take for granted, why not?

    We all honestly need to learn to give kudos when due. As for Tiwa Savage, I think it’s really sweet of her to be involved in charity the way she is. Try organizing a charity event in nigeria and see how difficult it is to get support

  29. :)

    August 23, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Tiwa is just a hottie hot hot!

  30. feyi

    August 24, 2011 at 10:48 am

    love the girl in the pink chiffon top and ankara skirt, lovely outfit, d girl beside her aint bad either

  31. Janet

    August 24, 2011 at 12:18 pm


  32. prince ibidapo bisola gaji are

    August 25, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    we have 2 take dis serious we dont need 2 overlook it. breast cancer is a disease dat kill so many pple in d over all countries by being nocialar attitude toward our healthcare. i mean i dont care attitude, we nid to watch inside us toward our cleaningness expecially women

  33. iya oloja

    August 29, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    is it me or is one of the models grossly underweight?

  34. vanity chaser

    August 31, 2011 at 12:24 am

    lovely images.. what is the designers name please?

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