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BN Red Carpet Fab: 2011 Elite Model Look Nigeria Finale



BN Red Carpet Fab is always on the scene at the most fabulous events in Nigeria. We are always on the lookout for standout looks and “oh-no-she-didn’t” moments as well.

The Elite Model Look Nigeria finale competition is always a fab fête. At the 2011 edition of the event, there was lots of style goodies to appreciate.

Overall, we loved the bold presence of colour as guests shone in their various outfits. There was also a good presence of Nigerian designers pieces worn by our fashionistas on the red carpet. We spotted Bunmi Koko, Tiffany Amber and GM4FM pieces worn beautifully.

Paging Mr. Louboutin!
We spotted so many Christian Louboutin shoes on the red carpet at the Elite event, it was almost overwhelming. Check out our special mini-section on it at the end of the post.

We present, BN Red Carpet Fab – The 2011 Elite Model Look Nigeria Finale Edition.

Beth Models CEO, Elohor Aisien rocked a knee-length black dress with a full skirt. She paired her dress with an Anita Quansah London statement necklace and celebrity fave black Christian Louboutin Daffodile pumps. While we love the embroidered details on the dress, Elohor’s hair and makeup seal the deal!

Elohor Aisien

White Belle
We’ll start with our lovely ladies in white this time! There is something special about a white dress – pristine yet sassy.

Linda Ikeji

Bridget Awosika

Ezinne Chinkata

Designer Divas
We absolutely love it when we see Nigerian designers’ pieces on the red carpet! Who run the world? You know the answer…

Helen Jennings in Tiffany Amber

Omowunmi Akinnifesi in Mimi Lee

Uju Offiah in Meena

Uju's "Killer Heels"

Fifemayo Aiyesimoju in Kinabuti

Gogo Majin in GM4FM

Ufuoma Emerhor in GM4FM

Omoyemi Akerele in Bunmi Koko

Eku Edewor in Bridget Awosika | Deola Sagoe

At the Elite Model Look event, there were lots of style stars and a few superstars in the building. Let’s see what they wore!

Naeto C


Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

Kate Henshaw-Nuttall

Tiwa Savage

Nothing makes a bolder statement than colour – neon blocks, bright prints and lots more.

Veronica Ebie-Odeka

Buki Tijani

Ugonna Omeruo

Yosola Kuku

Izie Igodan & Lade Fadoju

Adaure Achumba & Michael Akindele

Black + Shimmer

Which international superstar does she look like?

Ono Bello

Opeyemi Awoyemi

The Jumpsuit
The jumpsuit trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. Many seasons after it’s resurgence, fashionistas are loving it.

Ebun Aboderin

Eunice Efole

Animal prints always add a fiesty touch! Some guests went all out while some just added a touch of animal print to their look via their accessories.

Jania Ochonogor

Lads in Blue
Did someone send out a memo? We spotted a number of gentlemen rocking one of the colours of the season – blue.

Dayo Ephraim

Ifeanyi Dike Jnr

Terence Sambo

Adebayo Oke-Lawal

Metallic Shimmer

Halima Abubakar

Jewel Box
There’s something innately special about rich jewel tones – emerald, ruby, amethyst, peridot always shine.

Layole Oyatogun

Millen Magese

Toni Tones

Latasha Ngwube

Tokini Peterside & Helen Jennings

Chika Emmanuel & Uti Nwachukwu

Red Pop

Omnipresent Ankara

Kemi Akande

Grace Egbagbe

Uche Odoh

With a Difference
We are used to ultra-glam looks on the red carpet, these guests decided to go in the opposite direction and express their individuality via their style choices.

Chantelle Unachukwu


Makida Moka

Toke Makinwa

Karen Young

Bola Fadina

Ify Eneli

Oona Priddy & Freda Francis-Edewor

Coupled in Style

Keziah Jones & Hauwa Mukan


Bola Balogun

Nkiru Anumudu

Efe Tommy

Uche Nnaji

Jecintha Powell & Juwon Ogundipe

Dimeji Alara

Laid-Back Glam

Onyinye Fafi Obi

Yvonne Nwosu

Gbemi Phillips

Mini Me

Oyinda Fakeye


Adejoke Adepashe

Uzo Okoye

Koketse Chiepe

*Louboutin Spot*
As we said, we spotted an assortment of Christian Louboutin shoes at the Elite Model Look Nigeria event. Most were the real deal, some well, not quite.

Christian Louboutin Daffodile Pumps

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Pumps

Christian Louboutin Fernando Platform Sandals

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Plato Glitter Pumps

Christian Louboutin Change of the Guard Sandals

Christian Louboutin Strass Daffodile Pumps

Christian Louboutin Peep-Toe Very Prive Platforms

Christian Louboutin Strass Daffodile Pumps

Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi for Insigna |
Additional Photo Credit: Seriously Doughnuts | Christian Louboutin


  1. Mademoiselle

    September 7, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    I WANT TO BE LIKE MRS AISEN WHEN I GROW UPPPPP! Too fab! Always on point


    September 7, 2011 at 4:41 pm


    • Mademoiselle

      September 7, 2011 at 4:46 pm

      Sorry boo! Try again *hugs*

    • cookey

      September 7, 2011 at 5:10 pm

      Yes she does look like Rihanna wey moto jam :):):):)

    • El Bee

      September 7, 2011 at 10:28 pm


    • deebubu

      September 9, 2011 at 9:48 am

      kai naija badmouth.LWKMD

    • SToks

      September 8, 2011 at 12:22 am

      Omowunmi Akinnifesi , OMOWUNMI [email protected] HOW MANY TIMES DID I CALL YOUR NAME? Will you MARRY ME? email. me [email protected]

    • Ada

      September 8, 2011 at 11:15 am

      OMGGGGGG!! Loooooooooooooooolllll @ ‘Rihanna wey motor jam’ I couldnt have said it even though i was thinking it!

    • Dominick

      September 8, 2011 at 9:27 pm


  3. i.rep.naija

    September 7, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Omg Bridget Awosika absolutely gorgeous in white!! Been looking all over for pictures of her. Trust I would find it on bella! Yay! Loved the look on her at the event and her makeup was absolutely gorge. Loved the hair pulled back. She should keep it like that.

    • cookey

      September 7, 2011 at 5:01 pm

      WHO IS SHE??????? and y would you be looking for pics of her??? fanaticccoooo?

    • Cathy

      September 7, 2011 at 6:13 pm

      But why are you surprised? Isn’t that what some naija ppl are good at? Probably another young fashionista wanna be waiting for pics so she can replicate am. Lmfao! Not that there’s even much to copy anyways. I think she does look really nice too sha. Its very simple and modern but I think its also her smallish figure that helped her bcos that is easily an unforgivng type of dress.

    • Lola

      September 7, 2011 at 10:53 pm

      Hmmmmm well Bridget is one of nigeria’s top new designers if you actually really didn’t know. I love her, Bellanaija loves her,we love her and that is not news sef. She dey do us proud. I’m sure this cookey person knows her jare. Anyways Omotola baby I see you! Mama of 4 still looking hot! Elohor dear thumbs up sky is your limit! Looking good and very classy event you pulled on saturday. I think most people looked decent to be honest. Our red carpet is getting better.

    • David

      September 8, 2011 at 12:26 am


    • yinka

      September 8, 2011 at 12:25 am

      Is is me or Omowunmi Akinnifesi looks like a BARBIE DOLL. Love her, she is young and adorable. She looks the best, and always is the best. OMOWUNMI ROCKS!!!!!!!! TEAMOMOWUNMI. Bella you should do a special on all Omowunmi Akinnifesi”s red carpet look. You will score hits om that day

  4. D Pretty

    September 7, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Everyone in d house look Great..Thank God halima Abubakar wore somtind modest fpr 1ce. D lady in da purple,u sure dnt wanna see this picture of urs. *cant watch*


    September 7, 2011 at 4:44 pm


  6. cathy

    September 7, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    same as me dear. all looking amazingly glam

  7. Sam

    September 7, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    omotola and kate looking fabulous…

    • ben

      September 8, 2011 at 12:29 am

      i have heard so much about this Omowunmi. Please if anyone can hook me up with her? she looks like i should take her home to my Mum. My mum will live her. please Bella email me her details. Hope no Naija guy has held her down. I want her, i must have her

      ben from London

  8. cookey

    September 7, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Naija people and there wahala…no body dey gree gree again oooooo….dem go use their last stosh buy cloth, shoe and weavon to take snap photo put for BN….make dem for follo…….walahi when i grow up I want to be like una oooo

  9. kiki

    September 7, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Too bad i missed it. #sobbingsilently.
    Call me old-fashioned but pls what kind of style would you say the lady with the white and black striped dress with the head band was trying to pull off????!!!!!

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  10. cookey

    September 7, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    @ second glance of these pics…you can see the world is coming to an end…even woh woh girls wan folo pose……..who is the lady wey tie colorful bandana and pink over size mouth??…with the confidence to pull of such wohwohrity?

  11. tolani

    September 7, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Wowww! I really enjoyed these photos! Most people try no be small. Elohor congrats my dear! U did well and u look really noiiice!! Love the hair and dress. My best looks were Bridget Awosika, Helen Jennings, Eku in the Bridget Awosika dress. I also looooved the Deola Sagoe one too but the Bridget Awosika one was just breathtaking. Then Millen, and tiwa savage. For the men Lynxx looked good as per standard, Dimeji Alara also on point and emmmm let me scroll up again. I’ll be back!

    • LR

      September 7, 2011 at 8:50 pm

      Choi! That girl wearing the grey bustier with red shorts and yellow purse looks like she’s gonn whoop d cameraman’s behind! And Chantelle? Just a shirt? Really? Arrgh!

    • tunde

      September 8, 2011 at 12:30 am

      Omowunmi and Bridget are my best looks. okbye

  12. Uju

    September 7, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Naija sha! We can dress uuuuuup kai! A lot of the outfits were nice. But a few of the short ones were too short mehn. Leave something to the imagination na lol.
    Oge Okafor, I see you in that first pic under ‘Black + Shimmer’. Looking good girl, like Rihanna too!

  13. Zarrah

    September 7, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    iSpot One or two fake LOUBS

    • Nadia

      September 7, 2011 at 6:20 pm

      So do I!

    • Rayne

      September 8, 2011 at 1:36 am

      Beyond FAKE!! lol the girl(s) wearing the Balota, Change of guards and Daffodiles in particular. Well, I guess they too mustu rock utunu!!

      BN please dont delete my post, its not fair 🙁

  14. Pearl

    September 7, 2011 at 5:11 pm


    • Lady G

      September 8, 2011 at 2:07 pm

      Yes oh. They are hot

  15. Fly girl

    September 7, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Lovely event. All lookedglam . Loved omotola (saw a better pic on another medium) and Bridget awosika. Fresh , different and fashion forward.

  16. Ginika

    September 7, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Awww Bella, you really know how to make me happy *solace*

    Okay, this crowd got the memo… I loved it all… I need to look at the pics over and over again

  17. Meee

    September 7, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Omoh! Bridget awosika n a whole lot of oda ppl carrid last here shaaa,not feelg a lot off ppl. Nice outfit Eloho.

  18. nneka

    September 7, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    This is a very good looking red carpet I must say! Nice one Elohor big kudos to you! U look amazing girl! Ko ma rock! Nice look on Bridget Awosika sophisticated and sexy. Eku Edewor fantastic looks! Love both actually. Omoyemi Akerele looking hot hot in the red bunmi koko! Tiwa Savage looking rather lovely in her black dress too, nice change up. Omowunmi I don’t think I like ur dress here o. Omotola my sexy lady not bad at all but those shoulder things are so dated naaaa! Nkiru kai I want to just appear in your closet and steal that jacket! Onna pridi looks pretty too. Hehe. As for the rihanna look alike emm LOL!

  19. Truth Teller

    September 7, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    I really don’t mean to diss anyone but something about this picture reminds me of a massai warrior.

    • tatafo

      September 7, 2011 at 9:32 pm

      LOLLLLLLLLL!!!!! And she made sure her bag (shey na chanel? I didn’t go to designer spotting school) was full front & center.

    • Missy

      September 8, 2011 at 1:15 pm


  20. uzor

    September 7, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    I love those shoes……. Abeg how much is it?

  21. MelonX

    September 7, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Naija women ought to pay attention to their legs, especially if they love short clothes and high heels. What are we going to do about the mosquito scabs and okada scars?

    • lepa omo

      September 7, 2011 at 8:01 pm

      That’s so true !!! please they need the coco-butter tree not just the oil!! # pure-nasty!

    • Scentified

      September 10, 2011 at 8:20 am

      A beg..So you want them to mask the scars. Too much headache. Clothes and shoes are to be worn darlyn. If they scored 90% and the scars was the reason that they didn’t hit perfection then I say let them be.

  22. keri

    September 7, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    everyone looks glam!! totally love it!

  23. Lola

    September 7, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Although this is more of a fashion event, the guests here look fab and stylish when compared to the guests at the music awards in the US (abi what was the award about?) and na naija be this o! I’m proud of you jare

    • Lady

      September 7, 2011 at 11:11 pm

      How the girls in naija no go look better if they didnt I would be upset, not like they have anything better to do – 60 percent of them are jobless and collect handouts from daddy, sugar daddy etc….. whereas girls in yankee, london etc work, go to proper schools etc

  24. shadeow

    September 7, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    the girl in the backless red dress…..pure delight

  25. shadeow

    September 7, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    had to come back and comment the girl in pic 150 is the really beautiful …and note to Ugonna : you have creative designs but lousy tailors and poor choice of fabrics.

    • pynk

      September 8, 2011 at 8:51 am

      oww – i agree with this wholesomely.

  26. mjo

    September 7, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    that helen jennings lady makes it quite obvious that black is beautiful . anybody standing next to her automatically looked great! kai. this whole shoot is a nice change from the mercy johnson pictures.

  27. Me

    September 7, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Please whats the craze with being extra skinny??? Its a horrible trend i must say.

  28. Engy

    September 7, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Uti steps away a bit from his norm and looks good. Is Latasha the new Toolz? Hehe

  29. ivory

    September 7, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Elohor good job and luvly looks…ezinne,omowumi,eku,ugonna,opeyemi,karen,juwon,aunty nkriu …they all look good…. just wish i can have all dos louboutin shoes…. that girl definitely luks like rihanna excluding her lips… we have a lot of beauty in naija….

  30. Hot-Angel (Hottu Babe)

    September 7, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Omotola looks really good here. I am happy!!

    Everyone looked good, but a lot of ladies doing this whole “My style, my way” things of nowadays really need to stop!! Tie stupid scarf on your head, wear nonsense dress, and put shoe wey no match, Warrheck?

    E.G is this girl here…
    What is she doing now? If you ask her, she will say she’s ‘afrocentric’ and this is her “style”.. Gurl please!!!

    • toriola

      September 8, 2011 at 5:25 am

      She reminds me of Shenene….

  31. Aisha

    September 7, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    I have observed for quite some time now that Nigerian Ladies do not know how to pick appropiate shoes. Also, some of these Loubies spotted are not the real deal.
    Ladies are spendng heaven and earth on clothes and weaves, but when you look down to thier legs, there’s nothing to smile about.
    Shoes should transform your legs from ordinary to sexy, not make them look like donkey hooves.

    Stay Blessed.

    • lepa omo

      September 7, 2011 at 8:05 pm

      LMAOOOOO!!! Na Tru Talk

  32. marion

    September 7, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    omotola all d way…

  33. Ness

    September 7, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Bridget Awosika definitely did it for me! Gorgeous, clean and simple.

  34. evilicious

    September 7, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    ok did shantelle forget her pants at home?

    • na so

      September 7, 2011 at 8:21 pm

      like seriously? what was she thinking. how did she sit or bend? so she no win mbgn she z now going for most daring abi wetin? anyways every one else looks good n holla me if u want louboutins replicas or hermes birkin replicas. as u know there s original, original replica (very similar) and pure fake…lmao my aba brothers r good…lol

    • pam

      September 8, 2011 at 7:52 am

      asin!!! whaaaaaaat!!! please tell me,she has some invisible leggings or SOMETHING under there. waaraheck???o_O

  35. Brian

    September 7, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    I love…….love…….Omotola! Oh my sexy sweet Omotola….timeless…..muah…..! More…

  36. uchyyy

    September 7, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    abeg who be dat babe wey no wear trouser, or was dat some nude leggings or somethn. I always like naeto c nwannem, he keeps his style simple always.

  37. Dee

    September 7, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    In dbanj’s voice “I like omotola cos people like her” hehe. Looking good lady but I no like the oversabi shoulder thing at all. Bridget Awosika looking so fresh n so clean. Effortless beauty. Loving this babe.Omowunmi are you going to a wedding?? Nkiru madam I see you oh na u biko! Kate Henshaw nice nice…loves her smile.

  38. hajiya

    September 7, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    I see Damilola Teidi,supermodel looking super fabulous(last pic in ankara section)….and my celeb crush Naeto-C lukin daper!

  39. meeetooo

    September 7, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Mehnnnnnn give me that black Bridget Awosika dress on Eku and the Tiffany Amber dress on naija’s Anna Wintour sorry I meant Helen Jennings.hehe. Those 2 dresses are too beautiful. Draping perfection and gorgeous fabric! Beauuuutiful!

  40. Beautifulstranger

    September 7, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    lol @ helen jennings comment abeg make una leave oyinbo o

  41. mii

    September 7, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    love love love elohor aisen, omotola and tiwa

  42. Godwin

    September 7, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Hmmm I think the Bridget Awosika babe definitely looks best to me. Modern, simple, effortless and fashion foward. Love the shoes! She is a Lepa toh sexy!

  43. sylvia

    September 7, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    I was just reading on say Elohor’s shoes are $6,000 ermm elohor na true abi na lie?? Wetin o? Naija chics no go kill person. Anyways she looked absolutely fab sha but the shoes better not be that much niko! Other best looks for me are Bridget Awosika, Eku in the black dress, Tiwa Savage, Lynx, and I guess I like omotola cos people like her?? Lol @ rihanna and the boy meets girl person in shorts. I love naija sha! Love that chika emanuelle girl. Her smile is something else.

  44. YOYO

    September 7, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Kia..Bella why was i not invited for this event. See the venue,dresses and shoes. Looks like a very Classy Event .
    Eloho Welldone! Please invite us next year. Let me start saving for my Christian Louboutin and Tiffany Amber dress.
    But that blue Christian Louboutin is so


    September 7, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    ITS NOT BY FORCE TO WEAR Christian Louboutin abi Red Sole
    Ene Lawani gets the biggest fine with those horrid pink fakes

    • shish

      September 12, 2011 at 7:46 pm

      Lmao bella has removed the pic. But common Polo boss can afford it…..what happened????? SHAME

  46. KaSondra Garrett

    September 7, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde,
    This women looks amazing..I’m so glad she lost the weight, she looks so much younger…at the BET awards i was really worried, her stylist really did good this time…Amazing transformation!!!!!!!!!!

    • annie

      September 7, 2011 at 10:43 pm

      sorry she dint attend BET it was the grammys

  47. annie

    September 7, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    omotola luks gorgeous,d gal asked which whie international superstar she luks like doe i dnt knw,wat i knw is dat dat dress is expensive,i saw the exact same on kim but white,y’ll google KIM AND CIARA WHO BROKE THE BANK nd u ll see it

  48. i.rep.naija

    September 7, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    So Bridget Awosika was my best look for the night then elohor of course. Ok so now back to comment on the boys! Hehe… I quite like naeto’s style oh. I like the “I don’t care much” attitude he has going on plus a bit of kanye west swag into it. Lynxx always look so well put together too. Efe tommy not bad either but I think Dimeji looks best here.

  49. cool cat

    September 7, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    White is just so ethereal.

    Omowunmi akinifesi, ur grandma musta been very fashionable, and I think it’ll still look better on her

    Eunice efole, age appropriate ensemble for d 1st time. I like!

    Dayo ephraim, same blue jacket from psquare concert

    Uju in meena, MJ called, wants his sparkly pants back

    Yosola KUKU, yyy. What’s happening?

    Adaure, I knw u luv ur high school dress but it doesn’t fit anymore

    Bola awosika, gorg shoes but the rest of the look is wrong wrong wrong

    Anyone else spotted the amy winehouse look-alike? Uncanny

    Omotola, A+ for effort, luv u always

    Latasha, get on the weight-loss train. We’ve uncovered d secret!

    Freda, I’m sure even u hate that unsightly bulge. Sad face!blue cape top is super daring but an up-do would work better. General note: ladies pls put ur hair in rollers b4 such an event. Frizzy tips are not a good look at all.

    Shirt dress girl, did u gate crash last minute and had to borrow ur bf’s shirt???

    Louby’s r 80% knock-offs. Cheii

    Herve leger dress is so fake, double strips accross r not that parallel.this is what herve looks like:

    BN, did I mention that I absolutely love ur work!

  50. Anonymous

    September 7, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Can someone tell Chantelle that the shirt dress look can only be pulled off with a shirt dress and that celebrity look-alike girl does NOT look like Rihanna!!!

    • sett

      September 7, 2011 at 11:59 pm


  51. Hali

    September 7, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    2 things:

    1. Who stole Chantelle Unachukwu’s trousers?
    2. Does Nigeria hold the world record for the most women with receding hairline? Sure looks like it, because they have the world record for most weaves.

  52. Mai mai

    September 8, 2011 at 12:39 am

    Those are actually ‘Fernando’ strappy sandals not balota heels, both daffodil strass are 100% fake! Love from across the pond! xxx oh and the lady wearing ‘the change of guard’ needs a ‘change of size’ #justsaying.

  53. lucy

    September 8, 2011 at 12:45 am

    Oh yeah Bridget Awosika looks so beautiful here. Loveeees the simple, sexy and regal look! Thank God she’s not wearing loubs. I know my fashion very well and I think those shoes are Balenciaga a few seasons ago. Not like that’s bad oh! If I can afford balenciaga shoes me too I will rock them season after season. I’m just getting tired of seeing louboutin all the time on naija girls as if that’s the only shoe designer we know. Love Helen Jenning’s Tiffany Amber dress and of course again the Bridget Awosika dress on Eku is simply amazing! Totally gorgeee! Congrats to Elohor too.Also liked Tiwa’s look. Simple and classy. Definitely a nice look on her. I’m not into nollywood too much so I’ll pass on those folks for now.

  54. moses

    September 8, 2011 at 1:16 am

    This chantelle girl ehn! I am convinced she wants ppl to know her for that same shirt with no bottoms look. Na wa! Omowumi wrong dress, wrong occasion sorry babe don’t like the look. Elohor yers… yers… looking good, good looking mama! Bridget Awosika stunning! Hair, makeup, accesory, shoes…perfect! Sometimes I wonder why some ladies even bother wearing that 100k brazilian 27inch long weave when they can look way better without! Jeeeez! Less is always more! I also love eku’s looks. Loved the black dress. That’s definitely a statement piece.

  55. aj

    September 8, 2011 at 1:23 am

    erm no darling the daffodile louboutins is priced between $995 to $1220. victoria beckham wore some to the royal wedding and hers were more expensive because they was customised for her pregnancy

  56. metallic chic

    September 8, 2011 at 1:29 am

    Oh wow I loveeee that black Bridget Awosika dress on Eku! So beautiful and I love the irregular length and how its feminine and somehow tough at the same time. Love the styling of the hair and earrings. Very fashion forward look. Would love to see it on that supermodel Millen magese too bcos she’s taller. Would look even way more beautiful I think.

  57. diva

    September 8, 2011 at 1:31 am

    watsup with chantelle unachukwu?

  58. Ericae

    September 8, 2011 at 1:34 am

    Cool cat! What exactly do you hv against non-skinny minnies? Latasha looks freaking gorgeous with killer curves and a really nice smile! Why must everyone look the same in order to get the approval of the public! @ the other person who asked if she is the new Toolz, I’m not even sure if that was supposed to be a compliment or some weird diss @ either of them. Its as plain as day that they are confident, beautiful, hardworking girls who are grateful for the bodies they have and dress 10 times outta 10 to fit the occassion AND do an amazing job! Get a life please and worry about ur own shape.

  59. gbonju

    September 8, 2011 at 2:06 am

    what is chantelle wearing?

  60. Lili

    September 8, 2011 at 2:07 am

    Why did everyone guess the celebrity lookalike to be Rihanna?

    I thought the chick looked like Teyana Taylor

    • pynk

      September 8, 2011 at 8:58 am

      It is Teyana She looks like. Dunno where pple are coming up with Rihana

  61. Lili

    September 8, 2011 at 2:09 am


    September 8, 2011 at 2:29 am

    i fed my eyes wella! thank u bella naija dat lookin is free, from top to bottom – by d time i got 2bottom i cudnt even rem wat i saw at top, dats jst how much my eyes saw….lol!

  63. mary007

    September 8, 2011 at 2:42 am

    Most times I love the red carpet in Nigeria but this has just too much going on, 80percent fail, I cannot even begin to name names and tag pictures

  64. AJCiti

    September 8, 2011 at 2:50 am

    Finally an event where I can honestly say most guests were dressed very nice! I think because this was a fashion event people knew they couldn’t just be dressing anyhow. But seriously, shame on the people who thought they could get away with wearing FAKE LOUBOUTINS, what were you thinking? This was an ELITE fashion event, smh.

    Anyways, Lynxxx baby I’m liking your style. Tiwa looked lovely, I really enjoyed her dress. There were so many well dressed people.. Naeto C looked like a cartoon character.. and homegirl lookes like a mix between RIHANNA and TEYANA TAYLOR.

    Great photos, thanks for sharing.

  65. dammybaby

    September 8, 2011 at 2:58 am

    Dat girl looks more like Dionne Bromfield’s caricature but DEFINATELY NOT like Rihanna *side eye at those who even called riri’s name*………….

  66. chioma

    September 8, 2011 at 3:13 am

  67. toriola

    September 8, 2011 at 3:40 am

    to answer sylvia (getting your gist from niyitabiti who knows nothing about fashion cos i doubt elohor herself will be inflating her shoe price) Elohor’s shoes are not $6000. she is wearing daffodil Platform Pums and they are barely $1200K

    Omowunmi, is it your birthday abi what’s your own with the pinky diamante dress? na wa

    Toni Tones…lmao. someone has lied to this girl that she is model material…no you aint. is it by force to model ?

    Natasha…biko, find a threadmill now? haba?

    Freda…wow that belly na wa o. like someone said…you buy brazilian hair and chanel handbags but you can’t even invest in your own health by eating right and joining a gym

    Chantelle….i am ashamed you left your house looking like that. i dont know if you are married or single but imagine what would happen when some nice dude takes you home to mama and they google your name and viola…this ur photo, where u wear pyjama top, forget to wear trousers shows up. shame on you girl.

    linda ikeji…tacky! you try too hard to belong

    now on to the international star quizz…i think the chic looks like Teyanna Taylor

  68. fyi

    September 8, 2011 at 3:54 am

    both of the strass dafadile loubs are knock offs, fakes lol!!!

  69. Cindy

    September 8, 2011 at 7:34 am

    IMO these ladies got style….
    Elohor, Lade Fadoju(very nice), Uju(shoes), Eku(spot on),
    Kate (lovely smile), Jania, Millen,
    Latasha(lookin good ma’), Bola Balogun and Gbemi.
    The two girls with the “pose”, as i was taught to be quiet when i have nothing nice to say-long silence-i like the red shoes on the one with shorts.

    The difference between style and fashion is quality.
    (To all genuine fake owners)

  70. anonymous

    September 8, 2011 at 8:02 am

    omotola looks FAB!!!!!she killed it… bad ass body

  71. On point!

    September 8, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Ladies xtian Loub is not for everyone, why do fake? Even Zara can hook u up with something classy….! D change of guard loubs are fake fake fake!!

  72. On point!

    September 8, 2011 at 9:09 am

    And most of d dudes wore blue blazers??

  73. patrick

    September 8, 2011 at 9:21 am

    That girl must be rihannas distant cousin… Their foreheads!!!!!! wow
    The girl in a blue turban and brown pants isnt that the new nayosoul girl.. I heard her at some Freedom Hall concert months ago… she stole the show – BN-Red-Carpet-Fab-2011-Elite-Model-Look-September-2011-BellaNaija-751-400×600
    Lynxxx toh badddd gan *in wizkids voice*
    Bridget Awosika looking dapperrrrr
    Kemi Adetibas lookin good….

  74. Demmy

    September 8, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Elohor looks divine.

  75. Ms sexy

    September 8, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Elohor so on point, Omotola like ur tummy tuck-n, Bridgie Awosika’s shoes not working for me… girl n short where’s ur knicker or pant?……

  76. TemiDayo

    September 8, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Awon Fashion-ables!! Naija ladies did not disappoint again with the excess and the decedence!! Well done Elite!

    a couple of general point tho.

    by and large, not too much chunky legs and thigh being flashed which is one of the major problems budding lagos fashionistas tend to have. Looks like the repeat offenders (awon Gbemi Phillips and co) have gotten the memo.

    secondly, the babe who didnt wear trousers needs to get a reality check. this is LAGOS not LAS VEGAS. regardless of anything, this is still a moderately conservative country and walking around with no trousers is not acceptable. she will forever be remembered as the girl who didnt wear trousers for one fashion show. as in…. not good…

    on a final note, let us imagine a scenario when God BANS hair extentions… Lagos would actually collapse. As in… some ladies would just lose the will to live. God, please deliver my people from Brazilian/malaysian/peruvian addiction! (says the babe with malaysian on hair head as she types! hehe! my own is only 14″ sha and would even pass as my real hair o! hehe!)

    anywho, great coverage Bella, you never disappoint!! Looking forward to coming home at Xmas!! xxxx

  77. Bella Noire

    September 8, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Ezinne looks great. That hairstyle gave her a softer look. Nice dress.

  78. moses

    September 8, 2011 at 11:15 am

    BN……………. GOOD JOB.

  79. Nino

    September 8, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Cool cat….too critical….go and wear ya own….hiss
    LATASHA SWEETIE HEAR ME…YOU ARE THE DBANJ SANG ENDOWED…..choi….hips dont lie….in america, you will be a major video vixen…..

  80. Nino

    September 8, 2011 at 11:25 am


  81. fairangel

    September 8, 2011 at 11:33 am

    I love, Omo T, Kate and Tiwa Savage. You all look fabulous!

  82. Ada

    September 8, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Uju (Meena) my love,…..Hide dat dress n never let it out again. one tip though, decide if u want a dress or a nice granny pant, VAJAZZLES WERE NOT INTENDED FOR D RED CARPET.

    On a general note: Girls we know u can afford d longest hair weaves, but centre parting isn’t d only hair style in town, especially wit all dose shiny wide foreheads dat i’ve been seeing…. (Ono bello, Riri look alike pls take note.)

    I am probably on my own on dis one, but i rily dont see d thing to love bout those Louboutin Daffodil pumps and d sesame street ‘change of guard’ sandals…I never seen uglier shoes dan dose! I can stand d others…

    Absolutely love Bridget Awosika, n dat black dress she got on Eku Edewor…n dats it! Too many pretentious looks n no time for me to go on n on…

  83. Doris cambogonu

    September 8, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    hmmmmmmm…UTI and wah ooo..what is happening there….well..model to model love nor bad sha ooo…
    BTW..UTI looks absolutely Sexy in a simple way!!..omg i want his shirt and his shoes for my boyfriend!!!..flawlesssss

  84. sandra Lam

    September 8, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    @ are on point…the guy is efforlessly sexy in this outfit…he shd stick to this style for a while and ignore OTT outfits…his sexiness shines more when he keeps it simple….rock on UTI

    Lynxx comes second to me….brave simple also and sexy!

    what the hell is wrong with naija men and these fruity colors??!!!…NAETO C you too? so dissapointed!!..i can understand the other flower boys but not u…you are killing hip hop man! geez lewiizzz

  85. Simon dafe

    September 8, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    ok i agree this time uti nailed the look!
    who be Rhihanna na?
    @[email protected] ur comment on metrosexual fashion sense jor..leave dem

  86. :)

    September 8, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Lots of nice legs…. One amazing beauty @ girl with all of her hair swept over to one side… Lots of pretty chocolate ladies.


    September 8, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Everything indeed is in the nature!!!

  88. dewowo

    September 8, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    a lot of fashion sense and few fashion mess. thanks BN. was a good sight seeing

  89. onyinye

    September 8, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    did chantelle forget her pants? just asking……

  90. stella

    September 8, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Elohor Aiesen! U always stands out, i love you.
    The lady looks like Rihana,
    Omosexy n Kate are stunning

  91. Dubevois

    September 8, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Yvonne and the 2 wannabe CL strass daffodiles get an “aaawwwh Hellll NOOOO”

  92. Tola

    September 8, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Ladies, roadside tailors abound in Las gidi. What IS it with weird lengths? It’s inexcusable for your trousers to be dragging on the floor and covering your shoes at this kind of event. Jumpsuit wearers especially guilty. The secret to looking good in high street clothing is having outfits tailored to fit you!

  93. madman

    September 8, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Anyone wears their real hair these days —- kaaaaaiiiii!

  94. Faridah

    September 8, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Shantell…sokoto e da?

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  96. cool cat

    September 8, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Lmao, I finally get a reaction out of someone. Was starting to feel insignificant. Vindication.

    @ericae, by now I’m pretty sure u’ve noticed my critiques on some other posts but I have never insinuated that being full-bodied was a crime, neither do I have anything against “them”. As a matter of fact I always include myself in that category as my comment clearly states, or did u miss d part where I said “we’ve discovered d secret”? Trust me there is no big boned girl who’s not insecure in some way, else we’d go on chowing down steaks et al. I’ve fought my weight for many years and now its a combination of exercise, portion control, and green world(the secret). My shape has remained the same but more proportionate. My ass was so obscene that even bike men would howl @ me, now people call my ass cute, cellulite gone, legs toned. We always pretend to be full-bodied and confident but we knw wat goes on behind closed doors, wearing body magic corset that looks smoking at first, only to cut ur waist in half with 2 large bulges showing half way into d day. U can’t imagine how many times I would go to d ladies to remove d torturous thing.

    I luv latasha, she’s vivacious, mad fun to b with, and very cordial even though u’re not buddies, but she needs to lose weight. my comment wasn’t even derrogatory, I said get on d train, I’ve shared my weight loss regimen with all my friends, if she n I were, I would let her in on it as well. I am not one of those friends who will see my mate in a terrible outfit and say “babe u look hotttt”(a lot of u do it @ericae). Neither will I see my friend adding weight and say “u look better fat, be confident(hardworking bull crap).

    I am not saying be skinny, I say lose a few inches all around, u don’t even need to change ur wardrobe per se, ur clothes will just fit better. Buttons won’t pop, pant and bum lines won’t show, love handles minimized, even ur shoes fit better..everyone is losing weight, elohor has(or u’ll say she shud be confident and remain her post-baby size), uche jumbo, rita dominc, me, ini edo, jennifer hudson(so u won’t say I’m local), monique, pls get on d train oooo, u’ll feel fabulous, sexy, younger, more agile, its exhilirating!!!

    Therefore, I have a life and damn well worry about my shape.

  97. D-girl

    September 8, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    The Christian Louboutin stole the show. Love them.

  98. dammybaby

    September 8, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    I left a comment here yesterday and it was awaiting moderation for hours. I am back today and I still can’t find my comment :(. Bellanaija why? this is d 2nd time. if this one does not get posted I wld believe this is a personal attack on my person and I wld take appropriate action o! pls be posting my comments o, I’m ur number 1 fan u just dont knw it yet.

  99. Mschewww

    September 8, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Nigerians – the most materialistic and most vain ppl on this planet. You dont have 24hr light yet you buy $1000 loubies. Everybody wants a sense of belonging yet they dont belogn -. Buying expensive stuff is not going to make you gain respect. No electricity and 419 still supercedes

  100. YOYO

    September 8, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Even at 1200usd thast expensive for a shoe. But the shoe is beautiful.

  101. Universal

    September 9, 2011 at 12:01 am

    Clearly, all of those Loubs are FAKE. Look at them compared to the authentic shoe. Republica shoes and bags don’t count as “fashion forward”. Sorry. Try again.

  102. kizzle

    September 9, 2011 at 1:21 am


  103. k

    September 9, 2011 at 2:59 am

    linda ikeji is hot. my probs is wit uti, dont he have things to do??. Just wondering or is red carpet main his job? All red carpet he has to be there. i need enlightenment no beef.

  104. ben

    September 9, 2011 at 3:14 am

    bridget awosika is just a genius!!!…I was there…when i saw Eku…i just cldn’t stop looking and after i saw bridget awosika’s show…i knew immediately that Eku wore ‘bridget’ …the perfect drappping of eku’s dress plus the shirt sleeve…i went 😮 …bridget has my respect…after her show…*nodding* that’s a designer…in nigeria now everyone wants 2 be a designer…just by having access to a good tailor and using ankara fabric to immitate international designs or designs from magazines…and even the dress bridget wore herself fabulous…a true designer…eku was my best dressed, then her and makida moka…she looked fabulous…and ofcourse dimeji alara…p.s. > lynxx!…what shoes are those??? even areaboys wear toms…:/ save those for the mall!

  105. ben

    September 9, 2011 at 3:26 am

    p.s….i love chantelle’s look…shocker!…good drama :)…i love chika emmanuella 🙂 and her choice of dress colour…but err…after she catwalked…i tot the question the designer shld have asked themselves is ‘which girl in the world with an average fashion and style sense (not even high!) wants to look bigger in that area???’ that size of dress….making chika’s perfect hips and figure 5+3 look bigger…with that thng boucing around…that was my only prob with the dreess thoug…love the colours!

  106. ennkayy

    September 9, 2011 at 4:18 am

    Wow…naija babes have surely upped the antsy on fashion, here are a few obervations I have made though

    1. People need to be advised about the “type” of event and the commensurate “style” of clothing that is appropriate, some folks were dressed like they were on the way to the market, others like they were attending a baby shower, some like they were about to turn in for the day, and yet others like they were attending a fancy dress party.

    2. Ok we get it, enough of these tiny sized men and the super duper fitted suits – una no get other cloth for wardrobe?

    3. Ladies, we need to start those leg, calf and thigh exercises…if you really want it that short at least leave us with some pretty scenery below, and feel free to engage the services of Hydroquinone 2% on that ashy knee cap…

    3. There really is something like, ankara done very very wrongly! sheez!

    4. Some ladies tried “oh so damn” hard and came out looking like masquerades, while others kept it sleek, classy, unassuming and unperturbed… Kate Henshaw and a few others !! Good job!!

    5. When Uti changes his pose for the camera, I believe the earth will reverse its spin…

  107. Isio

    September 9, 2011 at 7:48 am

    everyone is now a fashion critic. lol. anyhu luv the blue guys, bringing some colour to the table, my fav is adebayo oke-lawal, luv those basket type shoes (dang, i need em) and his apparently really nice: dimeji alara always killing it, makida moka , BRIDGET AWOSIKA, elohor isiohor and of course Eku in bridget awosika (EPIC)

  108. Eniayo

    September 9, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Bridget Awosika is such a star! See how she makes simple look so glam! Too beautiful.Love her! That dress on Eku is the business!! Waaaat! Omo I respect you oh! God go dey butter ur genius creations. I always feel so proud to say we have a naija designer with such international standards.

  109. Omone

    September 9, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Nice one Elohor. U try no be small. Nice shoes and great choice on the winner too! Your show gets better every year. I was at the show and stunned by Bridget Awosika’s collection too.I just love Bridget…fine girl she no dey do too much gra gra, just let’s her work speak for itself. Not like I haven’t seen other nice collections from other designers but mehnnnn there’s just something about her own. Not like it will be long but the day she shows in New York or Paris ehn! Those folks sef go bow and will know Nigeria has the best of the best talent! She’s really one of the very very few that has business there in my opinion. I always love seeing her pieces on celebs would love to see one of her beautiful dresses on like Genevieve too. As for the other guests. Seems they knew they were coming for a fashion event so they came ready and ready for bellaniaja! Choi! Lol! So the ones that passed… Ezinne, Eku, Helen, Veronica,Tiwa, Bola Balogun, Dimeji, Lynxxx and the very last girl in a tan dress all pass. Fail… omowunmi, the teyana or rihanna look alike girl, Chantelle, and the girl/boy under chantelle. Thanks byeee.

  110. bcgeorge

    September 9, 2011 at 11:23 am

    CHOI! THAT FIRST LADY UNDER “RED POP” IS NOW ON MY “TO DO LIST” *now calling my contacts in the industry* Call police!!!!!

  111. Sharon

    September 9, 2011 at 11:29 am

    I work for loubs. Only the two strass are fake. lol The rest are the real deal. Nice

  112. SharonElo

    September 9, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Elohor,you are an inspiration to me. I love your work and what you do. May God continue to bless you and your family. Great show

  113. Aisha

    September 9, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    I was wondering why people were not comenting about her sleeping shirt…………….ohhhh Yesuuuus!!!!!!!! :-0 Am in shock am over….wait maybe…. no….there cant be an excuse of this!!!!

  114. Nwunye

    September 9, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Ah! A feast for the eyes. I think Kate Henshaw should have had better hair though. And why did you include the ‘Monochromes’ under ‘Neutral’ tones?

  115. lepa omo

    September 9, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    9ja ppl dey love fake things…everything that glitter is not gold! #stoptrying hard to fit in, buy what you can afford,

  116. dirty

    September 9, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Efe Tommy u look like a run away groom……u 2 do…over sabi

  117. looters

    September 9, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    absolutely love bridget awosike’s look! wtf is the chantelle chick wearing? was she on her way to bed?

  118. Vanessa

    September 10, 2011 at 2:27 am – Looks like beyonce + kim.. they wore the sam outfits. Google it! + These babes need to chill with the fake louboutins.. as always not everything is by FORCE

  119. ESTEE

    September 10, 2011 at 11:27 am

    that girl looks like TEYANA TAYLOR

  120. lixx

    September 10, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Luvin em outfits…….absolutely fab!

  121. NUR

    September 11, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Everyone looks fab. i have to add though that Ms Uju Offiah your shoes are amazing but that dress with the gold thing, in all honesty looks like a chastity belt worn the wrong way. Should’ve left the dress as an LBD @ the desingner Meena.

    Bridget Awosika one word…AMAZING!!!

  122. esssy

    September 11, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    this center part does not suit everybody sum people need to leave their hair line to grow while othas have a big head

  123. lo

    September 12, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Chika looked really fab…..u’ve done well 4 urself gal,pray doors coutinue 2 open 4 u even after d end of ur year has EMLN winner…..muah

  124. ME

    September 12, 2011 at 7:47 pm

  125. Lil miss sunshine

    September 13, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Ugonna tries too hard, most folks came out looking good while others who tried to make a fashion statement ended up making an epic fail. Less is more!

  126. Rakis

    September 13, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Lurv Tiwa n Bridgets dress and the Strass Daffodile Pumps r 2 die 4. The gal kinda lks lyk Rihanna

  127. Ty

    September 14, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    love omotola & tiwa!!!!

  128. Sandra

    October 3, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Everything looks good to me….you guys will get there cos you`ve started.
    Kate Henshaw,looking gooood

  129. blokealert

    October 6, 2011 at 1:40 am it just me or is utis look italian sexy..hmmmm…i love this guy and his fashion!
    BN haters!..when the boy dress una go quiet…if em make small blunder una go begin misyan like mkpi! wah for bad belle people!..uti carry go jor!

  130. chichi

    October 9, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    i need models,but all of you are apologies,kiaaa{GOD FORBID 4 UNA}.

  131. lynette Osunbor

    December 13, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    they are fine

  132. mopelola

    January 1, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Awesome,dts all I cn say,xx

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