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BN Pick Your Fave: Kiki Kamanu & Yvonne “Vixen” Ekwere in Kiki Kamanu



Are we excited or what? Well if you aren’t, I am because its time for another edition of BN Pick Your Fave.

We know its been a long time coming, so we searched high and low to satisfy our BN Fashionistas. This edition sees Nigerian Fashion designer – Kiki Kamanu battle it out with the TV Presenter – Yvonne “Vixen” Ekwere in a dress by Kiki Kamanu.

The eclectic fashion designer – Kiki Kamanu gave this dress its worldwide debut at the 2012 edition of the ThisDay Awards for Excellence on Monday 13th February 2012. Kiki accessorized her dress with gold drop down earrings, a gold nose ring, gold and silver bracelets, a black clutch and a pair of grey heels. She also gave this look added youthful zeal with her grey and red nail polish and let’s not forget her unmissable honey-hued afro.


Whenever STV’s E Weekly presenter – Yvonne “Vixen” Ekwere steps on the red carpet, the fashionista makes it a field day for style watchers. Yvonne stepped on the 2012 Arise Magazine Fashion Week red carpet in Kiki Kamanu. Yvonne opted for an up-do and accessorized the dress with sparkling chandelier silver earrings, a silver ring and a blue and silver bracelet.

The dress was displayed at the 2011 MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week.

So…Pick Your Fave!

Photo Credits: Kola Oshalusi


  1. habba!

    September 20, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Yvonne wore it better! that other womans hair is just fighting with that dress

  2. titilope

    September 20, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Yvonne,my choice

  3. camron

    September 20, 2012 at 8:33 am

    None of the above

  4. Aibee

    September 20, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Definitely Yvonne Vixen Ekwerre. She fills the dress beautifully.

  5. cynthie

    September 20, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Definitely vixen! too hot!

  6. clairebaby

    September 20, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Kiki wore it better, her skin and hair tone was just right for the dress.
    Yvonne is too dark for the dress + her earrings don’t match

    • chike

      September 20, 2012 at 11:53 am

      You, you have eyes

    • Tamar

      September 21, 2012 at 10:57 am

      Clairebaby you’re ON POINT

  7. xty

    September 20, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Love kiki kimanus hair colour and skin tone with the dress. Dnt like yvonnes ear rings,too much styling goin on

  8. xty

    September 20, 2012 at 9:24 am

    @clairebaby u have to be my soul sister! Lool, my thot xactly

  9. huh?

    September 20, 2012 at 9:33 am

    None of them did justice to the dress,or may be the dress did not do justice to them.prefer it on the model

  10. tybay

    September 20, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Love the dress…I bet i wore it better “in my dreams.” *Shinning teeth*

  11. Eugenia

    September 20, 2012 at 10:11 am

    vixen wore it well.

  12. June bug

    September 20, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Yvonne’s complexion enhances the beauty of the dress and her figure fills it out beautifully. I didn’t realise the dress was stunning until I saw it on Yvonne. However she could have made a better choice re the earrings.

    • Tunmi

      September 20, 2012 at 6:09 pm

      exactly. The dress complements Yvonne’s skin, but Kiki worked it with the hair and the pose and her smile…Yvonne somehow can’t or doesn’t smile and she (Yvonne) is gorgeous.

  13. Retrochic

    September 20, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    obviously, Vixen wore it better, the dress is actually a grecian onspired dress, and her hairdoo, perfectly blended with the dress, i have little concerns about the earrings thou, but all in all vixen wore it better

  14. signature

    September 20, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    yvonne for sure!

  15. cathy

    September 20, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    vixen my choice

  16. olu olaposi

    September 20, 2012 at 1:12 pm


  17. olu olaposi

    September 20, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    …and Yvonne again

  18. 'Alex'andyRaH!

    September 20, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Vixen wore it beta

  19. Warri Girl

    September 20, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Yvonne rocks everything she puts on, kudos to her.

  20. Bisqo

    September 20, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Yvonne wore it better. She reminds of an amazon warrior!

  21. iCROSSmyHeart

    September 20, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    None….the model wore it BEST. Vixen always OVER-ACCESSORIZE….You see the clothing before you actually see her. On Kiki, the same issue. Hair, accessories, too much.

  22. i no send

    September 20, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    none i looked better on the runway model…

  23. Bex

    September 21, 2012 at 2:42 am

    I’d say Kiki wore it beta. Yvonne rocked it but her choice of accessories killed it for me. IMO.

  24. missus

    September 21, 2012 at 8:51 am

    wow!! look at wat skin tone cn do to a dress!! Forget d accessories or watever, Yvonne’s skin tone does nt highlight that dress at all

    • iCROSSmyHeart

      September 21, 2012 at 12:59 pm

      Comments like this is why Nigerian women are bleaching their skin to resemble ghost. If you had said the camera did not have sufficient light to showcase the dress on Vixen well that would have made more sense. But skin tone?

    • rew

      September 21, 2012 at 6:09 pm

      oh please, this is not about skin bleaching, diff skin tones work with different colors.That is a fact, get with it.My oyibo friend who is pale will never wear certain colors like pastels because they wash her out.

    • Pelson

      September 22, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      Your comment is totally out of line! The fact that ‘missus’ said the skin tone didn’t match d dress goes to show that she knows more about fashion than u do. Even white people have different skin tones! So madam ‘iCrossmyheart’, when skin tone is mentioned, doesn’t necessarily mean skin color.

    • iCROSSmyHeart

      September 23, 2012 at 3:40 pm

      @[email protected], I understand certain colors suit certain skin tones -such as warm and cool skin tones. But the lighting on Yvonne is not clear for one to properly deduce if she or Kiki wore it best. Yvonne looks darker in this pic than she actually is. Lighting does have an effect on how one appears in pictures or how one looks in clothes. That is why fashion houses invest in TOP PHOTOGRAPHERS because they can properly SHOW clothes in GOOD LIGHT regardless of who is wearing it. So it is not accurate to say that Yvonne’s skin tone does not suit the dress because the light is not there to accentuate it.

      Skin tone is almost if not the same as skin color. That is why you have such a thing as SHADE-ISM…light-skinned people preferred in clothing or any industry to dark-skinned people.


    • Non professional opinion

      September 26, 2012 at 8:36 am

      @icrossmyheart I agree with you. The lighting is not great on Yvonne and she looks as shiny as a new penny, but are people really trying to say that orange and brown aren’t complimentary colours. The print itself is orange an brown .smh

  25. alexie

    September 21, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    None of d above beht Yvonne tried shha

  26. rew

    September 21, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    If Kiki had a diff hair style she would have rocked it 100x better…Yvonne’s earring are too big…that dress has all sorts going on and she did not need that ultra distracting earring.

  27. T

    September 23, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    I prefer it on Yvonne, she goes for a Grecian look which I think looks better than Kiki’s.

  28. Dayo

    September 23, 2012 at 6:44 pm


  29. Dbuzz

    September 24, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Kiki…Vixen’s jewellery is over powering. The dress is elaborate and requires dainty ones

  30. Tosin

    September 25, 2012 at 7:43 am

    It’s a dramatic dress, and both have lovely red-carpet drama in these pics. Choosing Kiki because it ‘goes’ with her hair.

  31. nanahabib

    September 26, 2012 at 12:34 am


  32. Yellow sissy

    September 26, 2012 at 11:58 am

    N.O.N.E gosh how stylelessmchewwww

  33. birdieblue22

    September 26, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    vixen fills it out better but her skin tone and other wise beautiful earrings makes it eyesorish (if theres a word for that). her hair even feels more the dress to me than kiki’s.

  34. MsSexy

    September 26, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    D woman on d right dd for me and d model on d runway, d mama on d left s just dia no offense

  35. timi

    September 27, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    No contest.Yvonne wore it better ! As long as she does not open her mouth and deliver that yaba acquired american accent!

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