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D’banj, Yvonne Ekwere, Olisa Adibua, K-Switch, Ikechukwu, Dolapo Oni, Toolz & 2Face at Nneka’s “Soul is Heavy” Album Launch in Lagos – All the Exclusive Photos



On Saturday 16th June 2012, Nmo Management (Organizers of LoudNProud Live Series) held a launch party for Nneka’s 4th studio album “Soul is Heavy” at Wheatbaker, Ikoyi, Lagos and Number 10, Victoria Island, Lagos.

In attendance at the events to support the soul singer were some of Nigeria’s most seen celebrities and socialites including D’banj, Yvonne “Vixen” Ekwere, Olisa Adibua, K-Switch, Ikechukwu, Dolapo Oni, Toolz, 2Face Idibia, Tewa Onasanya, Alexander Amosu and a host of others.

BN was on the scene and we have all the exclusive photos from the event. Missed the event, never mind, the next LoudNProud Live Series will take place on Saturday 14th July 2012, till then, check out the photos.


Nneka (R)

D'banj (R)

Yvonne Vixen Ekwere

Olisa Adibua

Dolapo Oni





Aina Davies


(L-R) Ikechukwu, Simon Grindrod, D'banj & K-Switch


Simon Grindrod with his wife


Nneka & Toolz

Nneka sings one of her soulful numbers

Ikechukwu, D'banj & K-Switch look on

Nneka on stage with Babatunde

Alexander Amosu (L)

Nneka signs her Soul is Heavy album for a fan

Ngozi Omambala & Olisa Adibua

Alexander Amosu, Ngozi Omambala & Francis Mbadiwe

Tewa Onasanya (L)

Guest, K-Switch, Olisa Adibua, Nneka, D'banj & Ikechukwu

Photo Credits: Dare Koleaje (360D Concept)
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ is an official media sponsor of the LoudNProud Live Series International Edition: Nneka Album Launch


  1. kiki

    June 21, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Mehn Annie is enjoying lol Tuface looking so dapper!

    • Chattyzee

      June 21, 2012 at 7:48 pm

      I know right? I have to admit he’s on point!

    • anyaya

      June 21, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      as if you know what was on my mind! 2face is rocking that nice sharp suit.
      and d’banj’s socks are super fly. dolapo oni is a babe with that bag. aina davies is too gbaski. nice clean event all around.

    • Ms Gay 9ja

      June 21, 2012 at 10:17 pm

      I don’t like Alexander Amosu 4anytn. Am pissed wit him dat I wanted 2liv ds page plss BN I hop ds is not d beginin of more of him in ur posted pics cos I will b so out of ds blog. He is my 4ma boss anyway n I tort he said he hates events like ds….*still greenin wit ENVY*

    • Sansarai

      June 22, 2012 at 12:35 am

      Eh, he looks good but a singlet would have completed his look. Those curly chest hairs peeping out are not just it at all.

    • busola

      June 22, 2012 at 1:41 am

      was thinking the same… very dapper!

    • fokasibe

      June 22, 2012 at 11:19 am

      As innnnnnn! Tubaba is some serious eye candy men! Cute for dayssssssss! Annie hol’ am well o!

  2. tinnu

    June 21, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    congrats nneka

  3. UG

    June 21, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    does Olisa want to strangle Nneka in the last pic tho?

    • L.A Chick

      June 22, 2012 at 4:34 am

      lolllll 🙂

  4. xoxox

    June 21, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    y would they be calling mo’hits hype man a guest, what insult, its a pity i just don’t know his name. Rubbish

    • someone

      June 21, 2012 at 8:27 pm

      His name is Special Ed

  5. Gimmer

    June 21, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    best dressed – Tuface and D-Banj

    toolz is simply gorgeous. love you babes

  6. tegs

    June 21, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Vixen, vixen, vixen how many times did I call u??? U no dey carry last at all….no party wey u no dey go,.. Tu Baba is luking smashing…same applies 2 ikechukwu too but Dbanj is way too skiny 4 a man now..

  7. Ndidi

    June 21, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    These pictures make me want to be home! I love every time Nneka is featured. She seems so real and down to earth. Thanks BN.

  8. christy

    June 21, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Nneka is so looking young nd pretty and she doesn’t even give a fuzz abt it, with amazing talent as well,unlike sum talentless artist who have been so awash with so much media faux,wonder wat he is even doing dere .why is her soul sister Asa not dere??

  9. Turayo

    June 21, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    I love Nneka, from her name to her music to her style to her hair. This lady is just amazing and Babatunde is some serious eye candy

  10. edee

    June 21, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    do they have to wear sunglasses indoors ??

    • Ginika

      June 22, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      No they dont (hope you dont mind if I jump on your comment?!)

      Aina Davies makes me want to buy a ‘thingy-majigy’ and put it round my head while D’banj’s socks is just too adorable, reminds me of my toes socks I use to go to bed.

      Shabi the event looked nice?

  11. Ainehi Edoro

    June 21, 2012 at 5:43 pm

  12. betty

    June 21, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Dbanj dis ur stockings nna , na kanye west giv u ?. not feelin yousef and ikechukwu’s look oh kinda lik my history teacher’s outfit

  13. Bob

    June 21, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    So d mohits hype man,1st dude in d last pic followd dbanj,nice 1,all I c al I c is db db dbanj no mata wot*in tpains voice*

  14. annie

    June 21, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Ikechuckwu’s head just having abs erryday.Erryone looks good and i like nneka naturalness9dunno if dere’s a word like dat),cnt pull it off myself.

  15. ed

    June 21, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    olisa just wasting away

  16. Amber

    June 21, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Na wa for dbanjs multicolored socks o..

    • Gimmer

      June 21, 2012 at 8:54 pm

      that’s what’s up. grab your next GQ magazine and see what’s poppin

  17. mimi

    June 21, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    DAMN… 2face looks creme… shoes, everything on point. fashion murder for real. and why does k-switch look… ????????

  18. onelagoschic

    June 21, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Ikechukwu who died and made u barney? green and purple? Nneka needs a stylist. Fine she is Neo soul, but nooooooooooooooooooo!

    • Na so

      June 21, 2012 at 8:08 pm

      HAHAHAH @ who died and made you Barney!! Lol! Nneka looks somewhat like Angelina Jolie. Look well na, isnt it true?

    • annie

      June 21, 2012 at 9:07 pm

      Na so GBAM she has some angelia jolie features o d lips i luv dem.

  19. Cool cat

    June 21, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    1 word- babatunde

    • sunshine

      June 21, 2012 at 11:02 pm

      My dear! no be only you oh!

  20. Evann

    June 21, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Olisa Adibua,na wetin nah??????? ABeg,get a stylist.Tuface,best Dressed..
    Dbanj,color-blocked socks.Lolzzz*

    • Sidney

      June 22, 2012 at 3:19 am

      Bush baby Evann, you never see dat kain socks before? Obviously, you don’t know great style. Smh.

  21. marvel

    June 21, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Aina Davies… You are not a Mormon then?? Why wear your religion to such an event? I think you would look back at these pics a few years down the line and squirm with shame.
    FYI the whole point of the burka is to hide your modesty. Hiding your neck and hair, then contrasting that look with skin tight clothes really screams attention seeker. Enjoy!

    • Bisqo

      June 21, 2012 at 8:29 pm

      I disagree with your comment. What is skin tight in a maxi skirt and white rolled up long sleeves top? Why would she squirm with shame? Were you expecting her to come out in over sized clothing? I looked through these photos and had to go back and take a second look to find the person you were talking about. Abeg live and let live o.

    • anyaya

      June 21, 2012 at 8:57 pm

      marvel is a hater oshi…aina can wear whatever she wants. who died and made you fashion police?! and her clothes are fitted not tight. there’s a difference.

    • NikkyJay

      June 22, 2012 at 2:23 am

      Marvel is just a Hater. Aina looks elegant, gorgeous and classy.

    • Bola

      June 21, 2012 at 11:26 pm

      @ Marvel, it seems like there is an insect picking at your brain.What a daft remark

    • zaizai

      July 9, 2012 at 12:09 pm

      you are so stupid with you statement, not everyone is like you that their religion is only for one day of the week, some people’s lives is their religion and belief, and do not feel the need to hide it or compromise it because they are going somewhere, all in the name of fitting in….i doubt if she is really comfortable in her beliefs, she will squirm at anything…..its YOU that has a problem with her religion, she seems fine with it….the girls showing all their body should be the ones squirming…go and have a seat!

  22. Abs

    June 21, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Love love Funke’s dress. 2face looking sharper now. loads of well dressed peeps.

  23. darkhorse

    June 21, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    I beg where una due? Come comment o. Meanwhile, Ikechukwu please eat some beef. That pose wey d-banj and ikechukwu do, na wa o.

    • darkhorse

      June 21, 2012 at 7:10 pm

      * dey

  24. paul

    June 21, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    tell OLISA ADIBUA make hin no chock my gurl o cos i hear say hin be BOXER knocking people down….justsaying

  25. ima

    June 21, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    wats with the leg crossing..ikechukwu,d’banj n k-swtich??tuface looks really kool..welldone.

  26. honey

    June 21, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Pls bellanaija can we have a wedding feature..its been over a month already! Is it fair?

    • bola

      June 21, 2012 at 9:20 pm

      You people always asking for wedding features,there are other websites that focus solely on weddings.I don’t know the websites but google sugaweddings and Munlauchi brides.

    • pretty

      June 22, 2012 at 8:54 am

      Send your own wedding pix.

    • Omo

      June 22, 2012 at 10:20 am

      [email protected] send your own wedding pix..abi?!

  27. damojo

    June 21, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Too many tight trousers, Killz, DBanj n his brother had to put their hands in the pockets to hide the protruding ‘organs’

    • betty

      June 22, 2012 at 4:59 pm

      lmao lik mad . tight pants aint for evryone naa. nd if u hav too u pls dnt put on boxers put on knickers (lol) or PANT as in pata to press t dinggaling mbok. cos its disgusting seein dose tins nd assumin d pocket hole is too long

  28. Zara

    June 21, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Wow! Rick Ross was invited? lol! What’s up with D’Banj’s socks? Na wa oh! I see he borrowed Kanye’s necklace lol

  29. Hotchick

    June 21, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    @ honey, I agree, but we’d like to see Bella’s*****. CONGRATULATIONS Bella – had been a bit premature earlier. Wish you the very best of the years.

  30. habba!

    June 21, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    ohhh! this Nneka looks like one of those people that takes the I AM AFRICAN or HALF AFRICAN thing seriously! Relax! can she wear better clothes? im not saying she should be extravagant but she shudnt look like this! she can be minimalist and chic at the SAME TIME!

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    June 21, 2012 at 9:35 pm

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  32. uche

    June 21, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    was dis even a parry?looks like a conference for wealthy, constipated hippie wannabes. not impressed jor

  33. Ify

    June 21, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Dbanj…. Nice.. Ralph Lauren Shoe…

  34. na mee

    June 21, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    lool, ilove the chic with the blackdress …does she have a name?

  35. Aston

    June 21, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Olisa Adibua -_- WTH are u wearing? look at ur jeans!! ur black dead shirt and red inner shirt?? Look at the leg of ur jeans! Do u have a mirror at home? Cuz somebody lied!

    • winnie

      June 22, 2012 at 11:18 am

      @Aston: looooooooooooooool. u sound like a nagging mother. i like ur comment.loooooooooool

  36. Niks

    June 21, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Joan Rivers needs to see the felony Olisa has committed…………….. like WTH???

  37. kolade

    June 22, 2012 at 1:20 am

    Dolapo Oni looks 40! babe, reveal your true age and step off your heels, you would be so invisible! Vixen borrows again! this time a full outfit and hand bag, like seriously, cant you just wear what you have for once? Oh truue, you have nothing! toolz needs a skin wash and honestly, she is best for radio. she hosted the Loud and proud show and was a total failure. Guess she’s dating Ngozi! Dbanj, 2face and followers look ok. Data Okorodudu looks awesome, Nneka is just divine……all the industry babes need to take cues from her!

  38. nich

    June 22, 2012 at 1:47 am

    nneka would have difficulty selling her album to nigerians……………most nija and africans are now into afro hip hop……

  39. busola

    June 22, 2012 at 2:09 am

    too much going on with yvonne’s appearance. I don’t like it.

  40. L.A Chick

    June 22, 2012 at 2:26 am

    Beautiful people!! That’s what I am talking about, no need to dress like a Christmas to be well dressed, less is more!!!! The girl in the LBD with gold shoes looks ravishing. Love Dolapo Oni look as well; perfect layering and accessories. As for the guys, D’banj, 2Face, and Ikon look absolutely yummy!!!!!!!!!Sorry I am short of words to describe their cuteness 🙂

  41. Nice Anon

    June 22, 2012 at 3:25 am

    Babatunde’s body is everything though

  42. Sidney

    June 22, 2012 at 3:31 am

    Yvonne always look hard as a rock. She always looks like she’s trying too hard to strike a pose, dress up etc.
    You rarely see D’Banj at events. I really like him for making himself exclusive. That’s what adds to him to being a megastar and puts him above many celebrities in Nigeria. Genevieve is similar to D’Banj in that regard. I also like Don Jazzy, he appears relatable but makes himself too available. I don’t even see Wande at events as much.

    • Bukki

      June 22, 2012 at 10:00 am

      Emm…as in Genevieve hardly attends events? Lol…..Sydney ! You well so? The event no mc? S there any event you have not seen genny?except she wasn’t invited?….

    • annie

      June 22, 2012 at 4:13 pm

      Bukki Thank u.She is just calmn down abge genny attends evnts like mad the person not dat am comparing them o but the prson dat hardly attends is omotola but when she does gongo will so.

  43. L.A Chick

    June 22, 2012 at 4:43 am

    Beautiful people!! That’s what I am talking about, no need to dress like a Christmas tree to be well dressed, less is more!!!! The girl in the LBD with gold shoes looks ravishing. Love Dolapo Oni look as well; perfect layering and accessories. As for the guys, D’banj, 2Face, Babatunde and Ikon look absolutely yummy!!!!!!!!!Sorry I am short of words to describe their cuteness

  44. remi

    June 22, 2012 at 4:47 am

    Damn 2 face is just to fine!

  45. Nok10

    June 22, 2012 at 4:55 am

    Love Nneka! Nice and well organized event by the way.

  46. Dianah

    June 22, 2012 at 5:50 am

    Love what Funke is wearing, 2face…dreamy!
    Bellanaija Rocks!

  47. Aduke.L

    June 22, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Luv luvvv Dolapo Oni’s look! Tres Chic!! Sexcee shoes gurl!
    Aina Davies,one word….Stunning!!

  48. alexie

    June 22, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Dbanj and 2face dou,loving dem outfit…. Nneka lookin stunning too

  49. frances

    June 22, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Yvonne Vixen looking so tacky,Tubaba & D’banj looking dapper,Olisa Adibua all i have to say is “it is well”.

  50. Bukki

    June 22, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Okay event. Did rita Ora sample her song? Not a fan of her music but I like her simplicity. Goodluck.

  51. abi

    June 22, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Babatunde is beautiful…

  52. eye

    June 22, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Vixen tries tooooo hard! I have constantly seen no personality…….Please Madam Vixxx, you need a stylist asap! Dbanj looks amazing….Nneka looks tacky, she needs a stylist. Atleast find one that understands your style and taste.

  53. MizV

    June 22, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Dbanj and tuface are my favourites. they look so fly. I’m really rooting for Dbanj tho, keep the flag flying lurve

  54. lol

    June 22, 2012 at 11:47 am

    2face was looking cute

  55. Odior

    June 22, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    tuface…on point! lovin those shoes

  56. Audrey

    June 22, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    I didn’t know Men could color block too. oh well, Ikechukwu set the pace or?


    June 22, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    good looking out everyone

  58. loi

    June 22, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    NNeka is always inspiring. The Music and effortless radiance.

  59. frivolities

    June 22, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    1. Did the presenter girl have to wear that dinner gown
    2. Dolapo Oni looks very different here, I didn’t recognize her initially
    3. Olisa Adibua: that stance…… >_<
    4. For a second there that Babatunde guy looked like my boss. I was just about to shout, must be the egg-head. He looks yummy though.
    5. The first picture of Nneka belting out a number and the next pic with Killz, D’banj n k-Switch blank faces ROTFL! #Epic
    6. Tuface looking so fly……

  60. AlittleHumor

    June 22, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Toolz I know where you got your neck piece from *whistling* (Kai! this is even why I fear to be a celeb) loool

  61. Tayo

    June 22, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    tubaba and dbanj lookin cute

  62. temmy

    June 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    tuface is fine chei

  63. D don

    June 23, 2012 at 1:17 am

    Bad belle pple. Wetin una sabi na to criticise 4 corner abi? Bush pple stop talking about dbanj socks. But some pple no try ooh

  64. Bex

    June 24, 2012 at 2:44 pm

  65. TTG

    June 25, 2012 at 3:15 am

    Tuface and dbanj are looking real sharp! Good job!

  66. nenna

    June 25, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    for how long will K switch keeping following D’banj. He wont get tired and try to make a life of his own? nah wa o!!!! even this killz done di follow D’banj now everywhere??? famzing 101

  67. ada

    June 26, 2012 at 11:57 am

    @who died nd made u barney…..lwkmd

  68. The White List

    June 26, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Nice!!! Cool photos!

  69. me

    June 26, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    LOL, I have sister Toolz necklace but wait ooo, does it mean if someone is a celeb, they can’t shop where everyone else shops. Yes, that is Primark and I see no wrong. It’s just a costume piece.

  70. Pacesetter

    July 1, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Dbanj I lurv, Tuface on point, the girl in the LBD ravishing, Nneka glowing, Aina Davies makes me wanna dress with my hair covered up, others una try well well… Good show all round(BN keep it up)

  71. sherif

    May 5, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    d’banj looking hot,no homo,thats why kanye signed him

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