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BN Pick Your Fave: Toolz & Akpos Okudu in Akpos Okudu



One of the best ways to identify a great dress is when two women with totally different body types can wear it and they both look fabulous!
Today on BN Pick Your Fave, we have a floor-length teal dress by Port Harcourt-based Nigerian designer Akpos Okudu.

BN spotted Toolz at the Aztech Arcum event centre launch event which she hosted in Port Harcourt. The media personality paired the dress with platform pumps and infused more colour into her look via her popping pink lipstick, bouncy red hair and a bright smile. Considering that the dress has beaded detailing by the neck and bustline, Toolz made a smart choice by keeping her earrings and other accessories simple.

The designer of the dress Akpos Okudu attended the 2012 Future Awards which also took place in Port Harcourt. Akpos was sporting one of this season’s most prominent trends – blue nail polish! She accessorized with a black clutch, two delicate bracelets and diamond drop earrings.

So…Pick Your Fave

The dress is currently available at L’Espace, 19A Olosa Street, Off Karimu Kotun, Victoria Island, Lagos


  1. MoiGAL

    September 14, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    its natural to think the slimer ladey rocked it better but i honestly think they both look fabulous!

  2. 2bylicious

    September 14, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Yay, am first!!!
    Looked better on Akpos.

  3. Eugenia

    September 14, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    they both rock……

  4. Bisqo

    September 14, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Akpos Okudu

  5. 'Alex'andyraH

    September 14, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    I ll give it @ d designer!Both women look gorgeous buh I fink it z super lovely on Akpos

  6. Annie

    September 14, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    The dress obviously suits akpos.Toolz looks wide in it.Both of them got horrible hair and make up on.One question (off topic tho)pls I dnt knw why we feel weaves goes with every dress,if u dnt have hair like kim k to pack those her shukus simple do gell packing with better weavon o and roll it into bun,we have razor cuts and other hair styles aprt frm these long weaves.Our 9ja celebs dnt inspire at all,y’ll dnt set trend lol.Like halle berry she rocks a short the next topic u see halle berry rocks curls,anna hathaway, u see rihanna too,alicia keys etc .I wnt it to be like every event there something to tlk abt like omtoola rocks low cuts,genny in corn rows,tiwa in blond,rita in gorimapa lol .Bring the drama on red carpets whether fine or not pple’ll tlk abt it nd sum will defo do it.

    • idaz

      September 14, 2012 at 4:39 pm

      they asked for who rocked the dress better and you are giving us a sermon on the mount concerning hair styles. Pass the mic joor!

    • JJ

      September 14, 2012 at 6:18 pm

      Idaz, everyone is free to say what they want. Busybody head girl, no one asked you to give rules on an entertainment website.

    • Annie

      September 14, 2012 at 6:21 pm

      stay mad hun 🙂

    • clapyourhandz!

      September 17, 2012 at 12:09 am

      LMAO… that is ehn,,, i tire O

    • cynthia emili

      September 26, 2012 at 1:03 am

      lmao omg u are so right

  7. deeee

    September 14, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    is this a question?? toolzzz!

  8. Deiz

    September 14, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Akpos Okudu rocked it better.

  9. Warri Girl

    September 14, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    lol, at rita in gorimakpa. I love d dress better on akpos okudu. But 4hair toolz by far.

  10. Aibee

    September 14, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Abeg, me I have a totally different question. How can one get the dress? Bella Naija please help a sistah out. I’m a size bigger than Akpos so I think the dress would suit me. Any contacgts for the designer?

  11. lilz

    September 14, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Akpos Okudu

  12. tam

    September 14, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    like it betta on toolz… her body especially d boobs compliments the chains attached to the dress. on the slimmer girl, it jst looks like she wore her own chains.

  13. Gimmer

    September 14, 2012 at 5:18 pm


  14. TopeTohBaddd

    September 14, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Toolz!!!!!!!!!!!! She filled out the dress nicely. It looks gorgeous on the designer but Toolz rocked it better

  15. xoxox

    September 14, 2012 at 6:11 pm


  16. Sbaby

    September 14, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Akpos all the way way way way in mayd voice

  17. ItsModella

    September 14, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    I like it better on Toolz.

  18. huh?

    September 14, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    They both look gorgeous,thou I’m a team for slim girls,but this is the best I have seen Toolz dress,and I luv the colour shade of her dress more.BN tanx u rock,thou I still miss my “style section”

  19. adeseyi

    September 14, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    toolz ko, weapon ni…..akpos mehn….

  20. habba!

    September 14, 2012 at 9:36 pm


  21. Lisa

    September 14, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Lmao @ weapon ni akpos lady wore it better.

  22. Rosellar

    September 14, 2012 at 10:10 pm


  23. gf

    September 14, 2012 at 10:48 pm


  24. lol

    September 14, 2012 at 11:03 pm


  25. auntie

    September 14, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    akpos!! she made it look dressier… toolz looks good too, but it looks more laid back

  26. desire

    September 15, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Toolz ni o. The neckline looks gorgeous on her

  27. Teefah

    September 15, 2012 at 9:21 am

    they both look good, but overall taking in hair and makeup, i say akpos, her hair is what sealed it for me. Toolz i’m not feeling the lace front. Nice dress where can we get it?

  28. Lovinit

    September 15, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Both in different wayz!

  29. Toyin

    September 15, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Toolz. Her makeup, earrings, shoes, she looks FAB. Akpos also looks good but like it better on Toolz.

  30. tina

    September 15, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    akpos wears it better


    September 15, 2012 at 10:52 pm


  32. Ginger

    September 16, 2012 at 12:42 am

    I have a girl crush on toolz

  33. Mimi

    September 16, 2012 at 6:25 am

    TOOLZ! How can yall say the other girl looks better??


    September 16, 2012 at 4:13 pm


  35. Nonye

    September 17, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Dont know any of them and I’ll give it to Akpos all the way. I think Tools killed it with the pumps. How do u wear such pumps on a flowing dress *scratching my head*

  36. Oma

    September 17, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    TOOLZ JOR……she filled it out very nice…..shes just like the black marilyn monroe……very nice……

  37. Nems

    September 17, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Akpo looks great, would have loved to see her shoes though.

  38. marvel

    September 18, 2012 at 6:33 am


  39. Mena Oudha

    September 18, 2012 at 11:02 am

    They both look gorgeous in the dress, but Toolz rocked it. she looks like she’s having a lot of fun in it.

  40. Emmanuel Okudu

    September 20, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Very nice dress…I think she rocked it better….

  41. Mika

    September 29, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    What I like is that Akpos makes dresses that fit smaller and bigger women which is unusual. Love her dresses!!!

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