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Banke Meshida-Lawal launches the BM|Pro Ikeja Studio – Photos from the Launch

On Sunday 13th November 2011, Nigerian makeup artiste extraordinaire and beauty entrepreneur, Banke Meshida-Lawal, CEO of Faces Makeovers and BM|Pro make-up range officially launched the BM|Pro Ikeja Studio.



Banke Meshida-Lawal (CEO BM|Pro)

On Sunday 13th November 2011, Nigerian makeup artiste extraordinaire and beauty entrepreneur, Banke Meshida-Lawal, CEO of Faces Makeovers and BM|Pro make-up range officially launched the BM|Pro Ikeja Studio.

The BM|Pro Ikeja studio launch attracted the creme de la crème of the Nigerain beauty, fashion and entertainment industry as well as close family and friends of BM|Pro and was declared opened by the special guest of honor, Her Excellency the First Lady of Lagos State Dame Abimbola Fashola.

Host of the day was the delectable On-Air sensation Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi. Guests were thrilled with rib cracking jokes by two hilarious comedians – Papa D and Dr Dogg.

The highlights of the day was a beauty and fashion showcase of BM|Pro make-up with ITAM by Kings signature hats and fascinators collection by Beth management models and an exquisite jewellery display of neck-pieces and gemstone by Coral Reef collection.

Plans are in top gear for the launch of the new BM|Pro Abuja Studio in December 2011.

Photos from the event

Cutting of the ribbon by the First Lady of Lagos State, Dame Abimbola Fashola

Banke Meshida-Lawal & Tayo Shonekan

Banke Meshida-Lawal & Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi

Ohimai Atafo

Banke Meshida-Lawal with Tope Adeboye

Banke with Kemi Ogunleye - Editor, TW Magazine

Stephanie Olopade

Display of Coral Reef's Contemporay Jewellery

BM|Pro Cake

Banke Meshida-Lawal Cutting the BM|Pro cake with friends and family

Banke Meshida-Lawal & Dame Abimbola Fashola

Lanre Lawal with Iris Lawal

Banke Meshida-Lawal with her team

Red Carpet

Funke Bucknor-Obruthe

Chinwe Chikeluba, Josephine Obukowho & Ezinne Unoruka

Lola Young

Red Carpet

Elohor Aisien

Oyin Adenuga

Abi Arinze

Adebunmi Oladipo

Adejoke Adepashe


Anehita Ojebulu

Arinola Idowu

Ayo Adenuga

Dupe Ogunneye

Azuka Ogujuiba

Bolanle Adesoji

Bukky Imoyo

Damaris Oyegun

Bolanle Meshida

Bukola Ladipo-Ajai


Dayo Egbebi

Dedoyin Ojora

Dunni Shonde

Depeju Oloyede

Ayo Igebu

Funmi St Mathew-Daniel

Gatiri Asaolu

Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi

Ify Oyindo

Joko Mogaji

Joy Chico Ejiro

Kehinde Adollo

Kunbi Oyelese

Leke Adenuga

Mo Abudu

Moji Adeisa-Oye

Yosola Atere

Uche Agbo

Uyi Ogbebor

Yewande Peregrino

Tara Fela Durotoye

Vivian Bange

Temitade Remi-Adeoye

Tandy Huessinon

Stephanie Olapade

Stella Duru


Sariat Aladejobi

Sede Ikeji

Ono Bello

Monisola Adejo

Funmi Sanda

Sanda Bola

Ndidi Alao

Nkechi Ajum

Nkechi Bekee

Nkechi Opurum

Nneka Obianu

Nnenna Ogbuzulu

Nwanne Bange

Ogechi Anarah

Okoye Blessing

Oladapo Ayomipo

Olamide Amole

Oluwaseun Ezobi

Papa D

Princess Oluwaseun

Mrs Davies & Latasha Ngwube

Seun & Bunmi Adesalu

Banke Meshida-Lawal & Bunmi Tejoso

Banke Meshida-Lawal with her parents & sister Bolanle Meshida

Banke Meshida-Lawal with her parents, Dame Abimbola Fashola & husband

Models wearing Itam signature hats

Contact BM|Pro: To get in contact with BM|Pro
BM|Pro Ikeja Studio –  Green Village, 58 Isaac John Street, G.R.A Ikeja Lagos
Visit BM|Pro Island Studio –  13B Awori Road Dolphin Estate Ikoyi, Lagos
07081829441 | 07042236077
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Twitter: @banksbmpro

Photo Credit: JimmyLawanson Photography


  1. O-S

    November 24, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Congrats Banke! All your hard work is paying off!! Well Done.

    Yay!! First to Comment!!

  2. Bellar

    November 24, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Nawa, all I see is heavy set women tryna fit their bodies into skinny jeans. What ever happened to dress for your body type.??? Gosh, these are wives and sisters and aunties.. I am deeply saddened, a lot of drama could have been abaited with our own traditional ankara outfits …. forever chic and in style.. this is not good o. Big ups to the lady representing us and our tradition, you are a look of chic, style and sex appeal, as for the rest, chai, is it by force to wear jeans, or was that the dress code requirement again, mbah.. no … ah ah!

    P.s yes im first o! lol!!!

    • oro

      November 24, 2011 at 6:37 pm

      How the thing dey pain you?did they ask you for money to buy the skinny jeans!

    • chidi

      November 24, 2011 at 8:03 pm

      Was going to ask if this is a “big and bountiful” event!!!

    • maryam

      November 24, 2011 at 8:20 pm

      @ Bellar, you said it too well jare lol! Me too i’m a big girl but these ones inspired me today to carry on with my weight loss journey. Too many big girls in one place and not making their clothes work with their shapes. Not nice. Latasha looked good sha. Don’t want to single out anyone but not very good outfits at the event, even the slim ones.

      Congrats to Banke on one more achievement. Wish her even more in the future.

    • arl

      January 25, 2012 at 2:21 pm

      truly said,it was lyk they were informed of d event wen they were bathing and had to jump out and attend ….not nice

  3. drealmisspinkie

    November 24, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    I can’t possibly be first…
    Lovely pictures though…

    • teeno

      November 25, 2011 at 1:28 pm

      lol…i’m still wondering, is there any special price for being first to post comments on BN…??? incase i have been missing out…..need to buckle up if there is oo..abi….hmn….lol…… thumbs up to Banke Meshida.

  4. oma

    November 24, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    congratulations…..some hits, some misses over all nice!

  5. darkvixen

    November 24, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Where art thou the analytical analysts of BN? Art thou pondering on the comments to render???

  6. Deiz

    November 24, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Everybody was on point.

  7. christy obase

    November 24, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Nice pics, Banke looking fab!

  8. fairangel

    November 24, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    congrats Banke ! God will see you through.

  9. Demmy

    November 24, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Like two weeks ago, I went to Mega Plaza with my parents and I saw Stephanie Olopade. This was the exact same thing she wore. Plus the bag and makeup and the attire. I remember because my mom was commenting on how beautiful she looked.
    Anyway, I love the jewellery and the studio looks fantastic. Lots of nice people too.

    • coconuthead

      November 24, 2011 at 9:01 pm

      Who cares what she wore two weeks ago, that’s why we have washmans innit? We thank God that you can go to Mega plaza….sigh!
      May I not see a repeat comment from you as well…..lmao.

    • marian_o

      November 24, 2011 at 10:34 pm

      And your point is? Have you thought about the fact that it could have been the same day? And even if it wasn’t, so because she wore it to mega plaza it’s forever consigned to the rubbish bin? Mschewww.

    • Straight4ward

      November 24, 2011 at 11:13 pm

      My dear, you no get gist u hear? that was the same Sunday the event held (2 weeks ago). If it comes to fashion, girl! don’t even get close Stephanie because she will teach you a thing or two about it!…You no no your mate??? mtcheeeew!!!!!!

  10. Kamish

    November 24, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    @ Demmy Duhhhh, didn’t it occur 2 u that the day u saw her @ Mega was the same day of the show, I believe the opening was abt 2weeks ago

  11. temideeeeeee

    November 24, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Yay!! I live literally around the corner from there so I’m soooooo looking forward to stopping there to get my mack up done before i do my party runs at Xmas!!

    I love people like Banke because they have made a name for themselves thru sheer hard work and raw talent! I just want God to continue to bless her business empire!

    Mehn, but I’m actually scared about how maaaddd the parking situation is gonna be in the Greenville Villa now! As in, it was already maaaddd around Isaac John from before so now….. ahh!! Maybe I’ll just walk!

    • temideeeeeee

      November 24, 2011 at 6:58 pm

      yay! see mispelling oh! *Make up. As in, let me correct myself. Gasta let people know I get two degrees oh! lol!

  12. what Tonto Can be...

    November 24, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    well maybe at the time you saw her se was going for the event.

  13. Joy

    November 24, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    God job, Banke. May God continue to bless you. All the women look beautiful.

  14. anon

    November 24, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    But Demmy perhaps this event was 2 weeks ago? Cos i don’t get ur point.

  15. Q

    November 24, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    It was certainly a day for the full-figured women…refreshing to see!!! but dat skinny jean/leggings forcing has to stop na, which kain ruff play be dat…[email protected] size 18 n over come on skinny jeans wont make u look skinnier, it’ll only make u look like a stuffed susage… girls pls lets do d right thing… I bow out!
    O b4 I leave, is dat a zip-undone I see on Kemi….Bella una no get eye, why will u now put this picture of her…haba!


      November 25, 2011 at 5:34 am

      Thanks spotted, we have removed the photo

  16. Tiki

    November 24, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Whew, what a long list of boring pictures!

    I love the hats though…plus Mo looks really good…and Congrats Banke!

    • onyx

      November 28, 2011 at 2:22 pm

      I know, right? Mo Abudu looks scary good… that chick stays constantly schooling the young ‘uns.

  17. Purpleicious Babe

    November 24, 2011 at 10:14 pm


    well done Banke.. she keeps soaring like an eagle.. but I cant imagine the constant self motivation to overcome the challenges… God will continue to help u to be a successful woman and a role model…..

    thanks BN for sharing..

    I think seun and bunmi adesalu are cute couple… awwwwwwwww

  18. adea

    November 24, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    ur most boringest Red carpet pics

    • Rania

      December 4, 2011 at 7:00 pm

      boringest?? surely the correct expression is ‘most boring’?

  19. Truth be told

    November 24, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    for the first time Bella gave us a lot of names and not nameless pictures. i’m happy for BM pro…

  20. PJ

    November 24, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Congrats to Banke. I honestly thought people looked good, dressing was appropriate for the occasion. People looked decent and not over dressed that’s my opinion though

  21. Nice

    November 24, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Nice! However you switched Dupe Oguneye’s and Ayo Igebu’s names.

  22. Nk

    November 24, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Can’t get over this pic. She is effortlessly *beautiful*

  23. Segun

    November 25, 2011 at 1:06 am

    Nice to see the whole family miss u guyz man ahh wish i was in naija love u aunty banke more grace to your elbows. Mesh 4 life mehn xx

  24. Ikenna11

    November 25, 2011 at 1:09 am

    Wao!! All the heavy D’s came out…

  25. obii

    November 25, 2011 at 5:10 am

    All I can say is Mo Abudu looks hawt!!

  26. brianna

    November 25, 2011 at 6:10 am

    ayo adenuga and ify oyindo killed it..they look so simple & hot

  27. Mary007

    November 25, 2011 at 6:24 am

    Two things seen everyone is five shades lighter than last year
    Orono toh bad
    Thought it was a mainland event all I see is the new islanders

  28. Lovinit

    November 25, 2011 at 6:30 am

    Congrats Banke, said it b4 and I’l say it again…U r da BEST!

  29. Lagos Boy

    November 25, 2011 at 8:37 am

    I love big girls I can not lie….

  30. dewowo

    November 25, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Congrats Banke. ehmmmmmm looks shy though…

  31. chinny

    November 25, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Well done banke hope very soon I can afford to have u make me up on my wedding day,how much does it cost dear

  32. Omozo

    November 25, 2011 at 3:16 pm

  33. deeba

    November 25, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Banke’s father and banke’s husband have a striking resemblance!
    congrats to BM pro

  34. cathy

    November 25, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    na wa for BN commentators oh, shey na every where person go dress to kill sef? una ehn

  35. Silky

    November 25, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    So the best dressed for this event are in no particular order;
    Joko Mogaji, Oyin Adenuga, Yewande Peregrino, Stephanie Olopade and Damola. They were thorough beauties all the way.

  36. sisiekomi

    November 25, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Congrats Banke!U are so inspiring!

  37. busola

    November 28, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    all i see are the plus sized babes

  38. nephetiti

    November 28, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    i cannot believe people are bringing weight into this. all i see are people who came out to support an entrepreneur ( try doing your own business in lagos and see how easy it is). She has opened not one but 2 very good shops and is doing good work. Lover her or hate her, she’s doing really well and there’s a lot to learn from this.m I see these pictures as inspiration that if you work hard and follow your dreams the sky is the limit. before you people kill me that I am probably her secret lover, i don’t really care for BM Pro products per se and her work is ok and in mu personal opinion i have seen better, but it does not take away the fact that sheer talent, hardwork and a sound business mind brought her to where she is today. Why don’t we learn from this instead of looking for how to say people are big and squeezing into skinny jeans. so what?

  39. Abanonu

    November 28, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Congrats Banke, most of the pics are nice and simple….others..well all don’t have to be perfect. BN, thanks for tagging the pics. Hoping to get more from u..we’re a foot into xmas season ..expecting a lot…..hoa?…me too!

  40. Dammie

    November 29, 2011 at 6:16 am

    Mo Abudu, Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi, Tayo Shonekan, Stephanie Olapade, Kunbi Oyelese appear effortlessly cool!

    I love the idea of the Gucci combo on Seun & Bunmi Adesalu… They look amazing together!

    It’s high time Aunty Tara Fela-Durotoye starts representing her status and what she stands for. As a beauty entrepreneur (CEO of House of Tara) and make up artiste, she cant afford to be looking this messy every blessed time.

    Aunty Banke definitely inspires me! May God continue to bless the work of her hands.

  41. jade

    November 30, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    nice pic, congrats banke. any info on the hats??????

  42. oladapo ayomipo

    December 1, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Wats ur definition of boring is personal.because ur nt seein trnds duznt mean a particular outfit aint trendy.&pls note dnt use d persn 2 judge a dress or outfit&say its nice.dia wia a lot of celebs dia dat wia looking very simple…

  43. yt

    December 8, 2011 at 10:48 am

    LMAO!!! so every tom,dick n harry; good, bad, ugly,beautiful; best dressed, worst dressed………. all made sure dey took pictures on red carpet. SMH

  44. Chris Airebamen

    December 29, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Nice looking Ladies, i love the dresses. it shows that niga women has woken up to the challenges of westrn nations, as for banke dont let fame gets into your head, its the Lords doing, if you humble yourselves u will grow from strength to strength

  45. fresh...

    January 1, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    @Dammie pls what is messy about Tara’s outfit??? na wa ooo , we will like to see how you dress out… hisssssssssssssssss

  46. Tee

    November 4, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Nice pictures….. Just wondering why some people feel the need to comment when they have nothing constructive to say.

    All is well

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