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Ebube Nwagbo, Gideon Okeke, AY, Efe Tommy, Uti Nwachukwu & Gbenro Ajibade at the Launch of Yomi Casual’s Store in Lagos – Photos



Yomi Casual (R)

On Sunday 29th July 2012, Omoniyi Makun – creative director of budding Nigerian label – Yomi Casual, opened his label’s flagship store in Lagos. The store launch saw in attendance some of Nigeria’s most popular celebrities and socialities including Nollywood actress Ebube Nwagbo, BBA All Stars Winner Uti Nwachukwu, comedians – AY with his wife Mabel, Elenu and Emeka Smith, BBA StarGame contestant Chris, top hairstylist Ugo Igbokwe, Tinsel actors Gideon Okeke and Gbenro Ajibade, TV presenter Efe Tommy as well as friends of Yomi and his label.

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Mabel Makun

Ebube Nwagbo


Ugo Ibokwe

Uti Nwachukwu

AY Makun

Gbenro Ajibade


Gideon Okeke

Alex Ekubo (R)

Gideon Okeke & Efe Tommy

Elenu, Gbenro Ajibade & AY

Emeka Smith

Photo Credits: Omoniyi Makun


  1. X factor

    August 2, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    AY without his wife?

  2. Chattyzee

    August 2, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Wow! Lovely pictures and beautiful looking store… I’ll like to shop there.
    Efe Tommy (who is this guy and what does he do plz? I genuinely do not know him, but he seems to be everywhere) – plus, he needs to let go of the Mo Hawk like yesterday.

  3. If you like vex!

    August 2, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    I have to say the girl with the Navy blue shirt has the best look! Ladies under estimate just how beautiful you can look with your natural hair and simple makeup!

  4. lily

    August 2, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    wow…AY’s wife just keeps shocking us with her stylish but simple dressing. okk will b back let me continue with ma viewing

  5. dontmention

    August 2, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    My goodness…..uti nwachukwu no get holiday for ei calender?.Na every event in naija ei must to attend….I don tire ur face..abeg go sit urself for down…it is very unbecoming of u…mewnwhile,, ay brother dark n handsome well well. Nice event with nice people. De guy in agbada, hope ei still single oh, bella y u no put ei name… building fantasies right abt now…lol

    • ConcernedNigerian

      August 3, 2012 at 12:31 am

      Thank you Jare…….Na when e reach fine boy turn, no name. I tire for Bella too o 🙂

    • maryam

      August 3, 2012 at 11:14 am

      thought it was only me, it has do!!!!!!!!!!!!! and whats this satin “onyo butter” he’s wearing. Abeggiii

  6. Gimmer

    August 2, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Mabel Makun…well done.

    so when a guy (e.g. Uti) is photographed next to a chic (nameless)… let’s just call it “Uti Nwachukwu and Friend/Fan” abeg…thanks. see as you just say Uti Nwachukwu like say the chica no even dey there…lmao

    • Juwon

      August 2, 2012 at 10:01 pm

      Hahahahahaha!! I know right?

  7. Dayo

    August 2, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Nawa o, all these mini mini dresses, ladies what happens to jeans and a fine top?

  8. annie

    August 2, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Pls the first picture is dat a black mannequi or yomi casual wax figure? looking so inanimate.AY’s wife always gets it right but looks like she sef wan turn uti o every event we see mabel.Ebube was a pretty chic o,dunno wat happend to her face.Ui calm down it’s not a seriosu matter it’s like u dnt even breath at all,always taking evry pics too serious.I still wonder if it’s a human in da first pic ahn?

    • faithowas

      August 2, 2012 at 9:09 pm

      yomi Casual his AY younger broda is only normal 4 AY wife 2 b there 2 surport her broda [email protected] weldone bro

  9. chinco

    August 2, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    @ uti competing with his arm candy, who is the ‘fairest of them all’? *rotfl*

  10. Cool cat

    August 2, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Navy blue shorts u mean, with denim shirt. I concur. Uti and Alex with girls…na wash!

    Thor AY’s wife has a baby, her stomach is flat oooo, officially hate her!

    Azusa has a nice body for her age but she needs to start dressing more age-appropriate, and do sumfin with her hair and make up. Often tacky.

    Love the look of the store, but yomi black sure in BLACK

  11. Laila Ikeji

    August 2, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    nice pics really

  12. jane

    August 2, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    why didnt they take pics of his work?

  13. ola

    August 2, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    ay you are to much joor..mores and gist here at

  14. TobechiDaniel

    August 2, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Lady in shorts in picture 28 (that specific), pulls off her look with aplomb. Simple yet refreshing. The rolled pearls on her wrists adds a playful yet sophisticated look to the whole ensemble. She gets an A++

  15. Africandecor(click)

    August 2, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    okay all i saw were the yomi casual bags. hehe

  16. pearl

    August 2, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    what is with the shades inside the room ?? that’s the shit i don’t like!

    • darkhorse

      August 2, 2012 at 7:53 pm

      Lol, I had to view it several times to confirm!

  17. Evann

    August 2, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Did any1 notice how awkward Uti looked wth that his left hand in his left pocket???????????
    Ol boy,u mustnt attend every function nah……ur own don too much

  18. gurly

    August 2, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Bella what’s in d store now? We’ve seen d ppl.. now we want to see what d store offers.

  19. purplepearl

    August 2, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    O boy, is it the camera or Yomi black is really black? btw, congrats

    • Temmy

      August 4, 2012 at 2:51 pm

      Same thots exactly… ‘Blacker’ Dan wande coal!

  20. sauce

    August 2, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Ever since he gained prominence, he (Yomi) has been very proud and rude. I remember when he was still at Iyana Ipaja, then he was humble and customer focus. These days, it would take a miracle to get him to measure you unless you’re a Lagos big boy or big girl…I like his work but I can’t stand his customer service…And No, I’m not hating or slandering him. You too will soon find out.

    • LC

      August 2, 2012 at 9:21 pm

      Na typical Naija behaviour. Once our people attain a certain level of success, they begin to act like king of the world. People fail to realize that pride comes before a fall.

  21. BABA T aka The ORIGINATOR!!!

    August 2, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    That dude isn’t black, He is blue… Congrats men!!!

  22. @ajiriavae

    August 2, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    I like the name Yomi Casuals. Straight and to the point.From what I saw on the manneqines as well as some of the guys, he seems to know what he is doing. As for the guests, The girl in the shorts got it right.

  23. Akpeno

    August 2, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    HATERS! Kai! Yes Yomi is now a Big Boy so what? make e remain small? After all everyone has to start from somewhere. Make una Dey dia dey hate while he’s taking money to the bank…

    Meanwhile Uti is looking GOOD! Haters make una go find Nail Begin Mschewwww! Abeg Uti Carry go! You too much can’t wait for the next pics of you. Abeg Bella No forget to upload new pics of Uti Make im haters Die put for the matter! hahaha … Post My Comment o! 😀

  24. naijababe

    August 2, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Gbenro Ajibade…HOT, SEXY, SCRUMPTIOUS, BEAUTIFUL, HANDSOME, etc Did I mention gorgeous.

  25. sweetie

    August 2, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Damn the first picture that guy is BLACCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKK !!! 0_O

  26. Akpeno

    August 2, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    HATERS! Kai! Yes Yomi is now a Big Boy so what? make e remain small? After all everyone has to start from somewhere. Make una Dey dia dey hate while he’s taking money to the bank…

    Meanwhile Uti is looking GOOD! Haters make una go find Nail Begin Mschewwww! Abeg Uti Carry go! You too much can’t wait for the next pics of you. Abeg Bella No forget to upload new pics of Uti Make im haters Die put for the matter! hahaha … Post My Comment o! 😀

  27. Bougie1 -

    August 2, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Did all those people holding the shop’s bag actually purchase items or they were just given the bag to hold as they arrived….ummm ok…I guess thats what they call advertising…(on the cheap!) lol!!
    Don’t blame me oh, I’m just asking/saying…blame it on the bougie! 😀

    • Bougie1 -

      August 2, 2012 at 9:28 pm

      Forgive me, I should have said: nice pics!!

  28. christy

    August 2, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    @TobechiDaniel,luv ur used of words,wouldn’t have said it any berraaa,the chick,from her hair cut+her glass+her dress,look classy,most or all of d chick look fab,with nice leg.the chick with Alex Ekubo look super hot,naija sure have nice chick,especially the non celeb,enuff said blf I turn a lesbian

  29. ttt

    August 2, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Yomi Black. lool

    • Sansarai

      August 3, 2012 at 1:05 am

      As in…the guy black like midnight. He should have called his store “Yomi Black Casuals” or just “Yomi Black”. Tee hee

    • Ginika

      August 6, 2012 at 10:17 am


      As in the guy black sha and I thought AY was black.

  30. Naveah

    August 2, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Looks like a good time was had by one and all. My question is this: Is Uti paid to go to parties? Is there ANY invitation he wouldn’t turn down? Na wa o, professional party goer. Uti dear, when you are too much in the eyes of people, they soon tire of your presence. Learn to be less ubiquitous, the mystery is gone.

    • Mssexy

      August 3, 2012 at 11:13 pm

      yes Naveah, uti gets paid to attend parties, as @ today eve his friends he collects dough from them no matter how small, i remember when a friend wanted to do a store opening and one of his voltron suggested they invite him but they must give him something sha and am like – what d heck???? and remember he’s one of Yomi’s models, so for all d free clothes he must stamp his appearance s0 enof said – i stl like UTI

  31. ZK

    August 2, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Wow that’s some black dude!

  32. aleesha

    August 2, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    mabel makun is fineeeeee! #jealousmuch

  33. ij

    August 2, 2012 at 11:10 pm

  34. habba!

    August 2, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    wow that guy on top is soo black haba i thought some1 painted him with charcoal but im not hating tho! i was scared a lil but! but its all good

  35. tbn

    August 3, 2012 at 12:13 am

    That Yomi guy is BLACK o! i almost thought he was painted extra black. Congrats to him on the opening of his store but he should be careful, since someone is already complaining about his bad customer service… one thing we should learn is to always remain the way we used to be when our beginning was humble. once those so called big guys hear of another new place they’ll leave you and go there, leaving your proud ass to fall on the ground…

  36. ade

    August 3, 2012 at 12:20 am


  37. janded

    August 3, 2012 at 2:37 am

    Gimmer gbam! Or when they mention a celeb’s name and say… and wife. She no get name?

  38. L.A Chick

    August 3, 2012 at 2:47 am


  39. L.A Chick

    August 3, 2012 at 3:01 am

    I think Yomi blue/black skin looks gorgeous, he looks like a Nubian king/warrior! Me likey 🙂

  40. lilz

    August 3, 2012 at 8:32 am

    that chick with the denim shirt has worn that same shirt to another event captured by bella naija…na wa o

  41. bbb

    August 3, 2012 at 8:50 am

    yomi guy is sooooooooooooo black dark burnt …..kai…Ay without his wife ah! ok now hehehehe…

  42. kem

    August 3, 2012 at 9:02 am

    I see only the lady in navy blue short & denim shirt. i am so stealing the look this weekend.

  43. damsel

    August 3, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Me i like Mabel,Gbenro,unnamed guy beside Yomi dudu and some of the unnamed babes. Chikena!!!!

  44. iju

    August 3, 2012 at 9:45 am

    una wey dey expose ur dry laps please learn how to dress properly. You are too old to expose your laps. For Christ sake you can wear a good skirt or a dress without exposing your laps. This is disgusting . Kudos to the guys always covered.

  45. lilz

    August 3, 2012 at 10:03 am

    @ Iju me sef i’m tired of seeing all the laps…every time there’s an event naija girls must go all skimpy and its disgusting bcos u can actually look decent and nice… all these trashy clothes is completely unnecessary

  46. lilz

    August 3, 2012 at 10:05 am

    if you want to go all skimpy please please and please wear flats…it would make u look calmer

  47. Princess of Zion

    August 3, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Congrats on the store; looks great! Could you please post the address of the store? Also wish there were pictures of his merchandise. All the best!

  48. shola

    August 3, 2012 at 10:27 am

    i think everyone looks fashion mishaps at least.d babe in the blue shorts does it for me.simple yet sophisticated.seen her at an event with a denim shirt,but it wasnt dis one.dis one has pockets and d other one doesnt.uti looks really cool too.thumbs up!

  49. me

    August 3, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Weave- Check, Platform heels- Check, Obligatory short dress/skirt- Check. They all look like clones! 🙂

  50. climax

    August 3, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Okay for the fine guy, hands off girls, that is Mr umenyiora aka Dilly motors and he is married to Mrs Fifi Umenyiora whao has a lovely son for him, and the missus is the lady in the pic with him
    Sorry for bursting your bubbles…hehe 😀

    • ...just saying

      August 3, 2012 at 12:40 pm

      Who said anything about the dude! Apparently you have a thing for him as no one asked you. SMH!

    • Temmy

      August 4, 2012 at 2:57 pm

      Read the comments from the beginning, pple did ask about him… Over sabi

  51. colourfulbutterfly

    August 3, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Dilly Motors, i know you went to Dubai an bought the Kanduras
    and even moreschi shoes because you and your family sat behind me in business class,
    please give it a break and wear your own……………
    its for the emiratis and not for you………… haba!

  52. Bamz

    August 3, 2012 at 11:57 am

    I think Mabel (AY’s wife) looks a lot like Munachi Abii (ex MBGN) aka pass the mic. She’s a very beautiful woman

  53. Bisola

    August 3, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    pls leave uti alone abeg, he one of the model for yomi casuals. so is so normal for him to be there,for mabel makun for crying out loud her husband is there!!!!!!!! haba, if AY no carry am comot una go talk. congrat yomi.

  54. comfy

    August 3, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Evry girls on mini cos oyinbos de wear mini now. Blak girls… much copy copy. Try 2 b original a lil bit

  55. climax

    August 3, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    @just saying, if you had had the sense to read some of the comments, you would have seen that a few of the ladies wanted to know if the cute dude with yomi was single…….Today is friday, loosen up and stop acting childish, and although i think he is delish, i do not have a thing for him, JeeZ! some people can be so uptight…….

  56. H.A.W

    August 3, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Dude is so black!! Damn!

  57. mama with the dragon tattoo

    August 3, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Yomi the one with the unnaturally dark skin is for sure wearing make-up!!!! No one has skin that particular hue! Plus his skin looks a little too smooth, he definitely has foundation on..

    • Dara

      August 3, 2012 at 6:25 pm

      Black foundation shey? I kinda figured LMAO

  58. similicious babe

    August 3, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    I didn’t get to see more of his collections…nigerian single ladies are always on skimpy gowns while d married ones are always covered all up. u don’t av to flaunt ur skinny flesh to look fab n it won’t even stop ur bF to cheat on u.#just saying#

  59. Ayodele

    August 3, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Nice!!!,but Yomi Casual its so unfair for U̶̲̥̅̊ not respondin Τ̅☺ my mails. A̶̲̥̅♏ a student ǻn̶̲̥̅̊ԃ a fashion designer,wud love Τ̅☺ work wit U̶̲̥̅̊ blah blah blah,now U̶̲̥̅̊ get. Kool outfit all

  60. 2blunt

    August 3, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    be on the watch! anode big thing is cooking up in the fashion industry with excellent service!

  61. Love

    August 3, 2012 at 9:17 pm


  62. Aduke

    August 4, 2012 at 7:10 am

    Nice pics. Alex Ekubo n that babe’s pic is soooo nice! She’s gorg!——->

    Chick in the denim shirt n navy blue shorts, Luving the casual chic look. Very refreshing!! All these extra skimpy skimpy/micro minis tho!! Soo not classy!

  63. marvel

    August 4, 2012 at 7:44 am

    The references about how ‘black’ the brother is in the first pic wound me up. I suppose it is no different from whites making jest of readheads and very pale types but it does read silly coming from other blacks. It is unintelligent comments such as these that have insecure types reaching for bleaching creams.

    • Aduke

      August 4, 2012 at 7:12 pm

      @marvel: GBAM!!! Im sooo with u on this colour thing! Its shocking n sad! Smh…Naija’s have colour complex sha.

    • Ginika

      August 6, 2012 at 10:18 am


      Marvel, relax! It is just a joke. It wont make him less successful as he already is.
      Neither will it stop him from having groupies.

  64. Emeka

    August 4, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Haba uti must you dey everywhere? not only you ohhh, ur chick Alex Okubo and this Efe Tommy she girl make una take am easy as for uti each time you are over dressed and over serious in taking shots loosen up a bit guy no be quarrel painted lips and what have you yes you won BBA but you no ne Mr 9ja now relax guy……

  65. isoko girl

    August 6, 2012 at 12:23 am

    Why the vain and stupid comments? Yomi’s dark complexioned, so? Is it a crime to be dark? Someone repeated an outfit from a previous event, how is that an issue? Uti”s everywhere…. And? You all go get a life and stop been so jealous and hateful. Young, hardworking men and women are making money and networking and you go blabbing……. Wetin? Una must talk? Aproko! Amebo!

  66. Couture By Makioba

    August 6, 2012 at 8:41 am

    i am really tired of Uti and Boys faces in my screen… eishhh dont they get tired.
    Demin shirt and blue short Girl so on point…..

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