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Celebrating a Doyenne of the Nigerian Film Industry! All the Photos from TW Magazine’s Tea Party in Honor of Taiwo Ajai-Lycett in Lagos



Taiwo Ajai-Lycett

On Thursday 28th June 2012, Leading Nigerian lifestyle publication TW Magazine in partnership with Main Events and Campaigns held a tea party in honour of the trailblazing veteran actress Taiwo Ajai-Lycett. The exquisite affair which took place at Medici Restaurant, Victoria Island, Lagos had in attendance guests from the creme de la creme of the society including Make-Up pro Tara Fela Durotoye, Fashion Designer/Stylist Tayo Shonekan, Tinsel actress Iretiola Doyle and Nigerian musician Zaki Azzay.

The strictly by invitation event co-sponsored by UBA kicked off with a great start as guests were treated to a reception of champagne cocktails by the event sponsor Veuve Clicquot and sumptous cupcakes, scones, pastries and deserts provided by Hans and Rene as well as sandwiches by Araba’s and a wide selection of specially brewed teas.

The event also featured a fashion show of stunning hats and headpieces by Embellish Me & Aimas. After that, the guest of honor was presented with a bottle of limited La Grand Dame champagne and a luxury travelling bag by Veuve Clicquot and also a set of double stranded freshwater pearls from TW Magazine. At the end of the day, guests were given fantastic goody bags by Main Events, TW Magazine and Reeds & Scents.

A big kudos to TW magazine for celebrating  the acclaimed actress who has for years been entertaining us. BN was on the scene at the event and we humbly present to you all the photos from the beginning till the end.


Main Event

Adesuwa Onyenokwe

The Fashion Show


Kemi Ogunleye

Omoyeni Akerele

Tayo Shonekan

Tara Fela Durotoye

Funke Kuku

Banke Balogun

Cornelia O’Dwyer

Bukky Karibi-Whyte

Zaki Azzay

Iretiola Doyle

Ifeoma Williams

Folake Ogunlesi

Gbemi Shasore of Main Events



  1. Janded

    July 6, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Very classy and befitting of Ms Taiwo.

  2. love

    July 6, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Oh wow! I wish I was there. Looks great… BGT, you are looking fabutastic.

  3. Bex

    July 6, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Classy event.

    Ifeoma Williams and Tokoni looking elegant as ever

  4. Alero

    July 6, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    So many decent and beautifully dressed guest having “clean fun”. Madam Taiwo Ajai- Lycett deserved the honour!

  5. Traditionalbay

    July 6, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Awwwwwwww lovely! she’s looking fresh. well deserved honour.

  6. Klaire

    July 6, 2012 at 4:45 pm


  7. QueenofEverything

    July 6, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    wow… very classy event and well organised.

    o another note… most ladies particularly models need to learn to scrub/exfoliate their knees and elbows… the difference in skin tone shouldn’t be that much. *please don’t shoot me*

    • Pendo

      July 7, 2012 at 7:15 pm

      and moisturise as well….coconut oil is good for that too

  8. Africhic

    July 6, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Lovely and extremely tasteful!!

  9. annie

    July 6, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Abeg how come no one talked abt the food esp the cupcake and that 2 coloured inner cake(yellow and pink).I literraly drooled over it.

  10. Boo

    July 6, 2012 at 5:12 pm


    Still wondering why every single event in naija must have a fashion show….How does it tie in

    And abeg oh, no more BGT now BKW…Bukky Karibi-Whyte

  11. Evann

    July 6, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    A gathering of decent,modestly dressed Nigerian Ladies.Not a show of sagged boobs n cellulite ridden thighs.
    I love it.
    Tara never looks fabulous.I don’t know why.not her dress not her makeup.

    Did Zakky forget his torchlight???? Lolz

    • Chattyzee

      July 6, 2012 at 6:12 pm

      lmao @ “forget his torchlight..”

    • Babe

      July 7, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      Evann, do you see the age of most of the women at this event? Stop writing rubbish there. It’s a gathering of older Nigerian women. Don’t expect young women to dress like they are in their 40s and up.

  12. Chattyzee

    July 6, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    this event is a definition of CLASS.
    Zaki Azzay has gotten rid of the torchlight…thank heavens… Next should be his zebra print skull cap…lol…Looking good dou.

  13. bobbydox

    July 6, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    its great honouring such a woman who have given so much into her craft

  14. Zara

    July 6, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    I gained few pounds just looking at the delicious snacks

    • diva

      July 6, 2012 at 7:42 pm

      lol! same here

  15. Tobechid

    July 6, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    The first sighting of Funke Kuku and she looks just darling. Ifeoma Williams is a doll.

  16. lilly

    July 6, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    oluchi onuigbo i see you…nice!

  17. faith

    July 6, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    classy except for d lady on jumpsuit….lol

  18. lily

    July 6, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Ifeoma Williams is always classy!

  19. @ajiriavae

    July 6, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    This is the first time I have seen Mrs. Lycett in a good while. I love he fact that she was honoured in such an elegant event because I have always looked up to Mrs. Lycett as a very elegant woman. Kudos to the organisers.

  20. MAMA PUT

    July 6, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    “on jumpsuit” sigh!!

  21. ggg

    July 6, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    I was beginning to think it was a food fair. Why so much emphasis on the food?

    • Denny

      July 10, 2012 at 11:50 am

      its called attention to detail.

  22. christy

    July 6, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    It look like the not so called celebrity dress better than our celeb…or their celeb???

  23. NNENNE

    July 7, 2012 at 1:22 am

    The party was as classy as Ms Taiwo. Does she still act?

  24. Tosin

    July 7, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Pastrylicious! Clap for whoever had the good sense to capture all those photogenic bakes. Cool.
    The thing Ad Onyenokwe is wearing is very becoming. Beautiful.

  25. habba!

    July 7, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    i wish i was there just to eat those pastries haba! they look soo sweet! :’) awo!

  26. ses

    July 8, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Bimbo Johnson you still look the same,,,,,,

  27. pynk

    July 9, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    NIce overall!

  28. Luca

    July 10, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Who said? Zaki’s still carry his torchlight. I just saw picture of him at the same event here.

  29. kaylah

    July 16, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    awwww, I wish I was there! i really love TAIWO AJAYI- LYCETT and I am so delighted that TW will honor and recognize her tremendous impact in the Entertainment Industry. Big shout out to the TW team . I wish her well.

    Very Classy event, everyone looks good, loved Funke Kuku’s look, very very sophisticated. …

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