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BN Exclusive: It’s Officially a Wrap! All the Photos of MI, Naeto C, Toolz, Oreka Godis, Lynxxx, Eku Edewor, DJ Xclusive & More at Hennessy Artistry 2012 VIP Finale Concert in Lagos



On Friday 19th October 2012, the city of Lagos was buzzing with excitement as some of Nigeria’s most loved entertainers gathered in style at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos for the 2012 Hennessy Artistry VIP Finale Concert.

Guests in attendance at the star studded soiree included Hennessy Artistry 2012 headliners, MI and Naeto C, EME superstar, Banky W, Trybes Records boss, eLDee the Don, African Skank star, JJC Skillz, Studio 53 Extra co-host, Eku Edewor, on-air-personality, Toolz, rap star, Modenine, TV Presenter, Yvonne Ekwere, 3LiveChicks co-presenters, Oreka Godis and Tosyn Bucknor, Syndix8 Records artistes, Lynxxx and Nedu, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Noble Igwe and Ghanaian artiste, Efya.

On stage, rap stars/2012 Hennessy Artistry headliners, MI and Naeto C opened the night with this year’s theme track, Bartender, while other Nigerian sensations including Ms Jaie, Tunde Ednut, Dammy Krane, Flowssick, Solid Star, LOS, Rayce, DRB, Ajebutter and Mo’Eazy thrilled all with their hit singles.

Speaking to‘s entertainment correspondent about this year’s Hennessy Artistry, Naeto C said “We promised to give fans the best experience ever and I am happy we were able to achieve that. It’s a great honour to be part of this year’s project as this is the best Hennessy Artistry project since the inception” while MI said “This year’s Hennessy Artistry will definitely go down in history as one of the most successful projects in Nigeria. I am extremely happy to be a part of this epic project. Thanks to Hennessy for making this happen”.

It was totally an exciting event from the beginning till the end. Enjoy all the official photos from Hennessy Artistry 2012 VIP Finale Concert only on BN!


Naeto C

Yvonne “Vixen” Ekwere


Eku Edewor


Lilian Unachukwu


Ms Jaie

Tunde Ednut

Oreka Godis

Olisa Adibua

Gbemi Phillips



DJ Xclusive

Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi

DJ Sose

Hauwa Mukan


Veronica Ebie-Odeka

Dammy Krane

Tosyn Bucknor

Iceberg Slim

Ify Ejikeme

Solid Star

Ngozi Pere-Okotie

Anis Halloway

Fade Ogunro

JJC Skillz

Tokini Peterside

DJ Spinall

Marie Miller



Samuel Onyemelukwe

Mo Alatise

Dele Momodu



Lere Awokoya



Efe Tommy & Elohor Aisien

Ms Jaie & Yvonne “Vixen” Ekwere

MI, Zaina & Mo’Eazy


On Stage

No Party, Like a Lagos Party

Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi


  1. Chattyzee

    November 1, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Mode Nine – I give up on you, I’ll simply accept you for who you are.

    • bukky

      November 1, 2012 at 3:45 pm

      as in eh….

    • signature

      November 1, 2012 at 8:12 pm

      KMT!! I JUST TIRE!
      always showin up lyk one local champion that just watched B.I.G’S music video, step into the 20’s man!

    • I Am Legend

      November 7, 2012 at 4:46 pm

      He’s a time traveller. Teleported into 2012 from the ’90s.

  2. amarachi

    November 1, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    enjoy no time,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, luvly ppl

  3. Tiki

    November 1, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Lord BN! I saw someone who looked like my bf and I almost collapsed! lol. Event looks like it was a lot of fun, despite the fact that it was a motley-looking crew. What I wanna know is, why do a lot of male musicians not take the time to dress properly to events, or at least look like they showered?

  4. kenny

    November 1, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    good likey…would love to go for one though..*angel face*

    • ij

      November 1, 2012 at 3:49 pm

      what do u mean ? a whole Asanwa baby

    • lilly

      November 1, 2012 at 10:24 pm

      HAHAHAHAHAHA…as in eh! Mscheww……people need to know there body type and what they should avoid…..smh

    • Iphie

      November 2, 2012 at 9:04 am

      I tell you! kai those legs abi tighs are to die for. Chineke!

    • Jia

      November 2, 2012 at 7:58 pm

      Cottage cheese. Don’t wear short tights outfits if your thighs have more dimples than the ones on Nadia Buari’s cheeks.

  5. Stella

    November 1, 2012 at 3:30 pm

  6. Moon

    November 1, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    All you dudes wearing turtle necks/snoods/ scarves/winter hats in that blazing naija heat..God is watching you…..
    All you women with your ratchet thighs out… God is watching you…..

    • ami

      November 1, 2012 at 6:53 pm

      My taught exactly (well may be not God but fashion police)

    • No Long Thing

      November 1, 2012 at 8:28 pm

      Your TAUGHT? … Ok o. God is watching you…

    • Nice Anon

      November 2, 2012 at 3:22 pm

      AH! For which school? Odikwa somehow

  7. sparks

    November 1, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Cant believe this happened in naija……..dey neva advertise for nice event all dis people………
    It looked like guests were well screened!!!and had so much fun…….

  8. Laila Ikeji

    November 1, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    loving Eku Edewor

  9. choclate

    November 1, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    I am not one to hate but i have to say something:
    1) i wonder how she walked? seeing how SHORT the dress is
    2) i have no words for this one, let the pic do all the talking
    3) sorry, but the tights just makes me laugh. What happened to plain ol’ black tights? why wear nude tights for lighter skin tones?
    4) i don’t think that is the type of bag u should carry for an evening event. what happened to good ol’ clutches? *just my thoughts*
    5) the burgundy winter scarf makes me giggle 🙂

    • Prism of an Immigrant

      November 1, 2012 at 4:15 pm

      OMG…. FUNNY!

    • igbo canadian

      November 2, 2012 at 5:19 am

      LMAO! was shocketh

  10. Inspiration everywhere

    November 1, 2012 at 3:35 pm

  11. Sbaby

    November 1, 2012 at 3:36 pm
    Whose daughter,sister and friend is this young lady? Una no do well oh, not tieing her down and allowing her to leave the house

    • nene

      November 1, 2012 at 7:41 pm

      ewo chukwunna..nne..nnne…nneka…nnekka le…obu gini? mgbeke feeling funky. ngwanu i must wear mini skirt. chim o!

  12. ify

    November 1, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Luvly party and well dressed peeps except the kukere gal in a shimmer skirt.i lv elohor

  13. Nice Anon

    November 1, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Gbemi Phillips bringing the heat. She looks amazing!

  14. Idak

    November 1, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Ghana Must Go (GMG) by LV (abi na Fendi), Limited Edition.

    • ami

      November 1, 2012 at 6:55 pm

      I can’t stop laughing

    • Adela

      November 4, 2012 at 8:30 pm


  15. konnie

    November 1, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Hit the gym ladies if you insist on exposing those turkey legs unless the aim was to scare the natives.
    Huchie mama looks , mummy tummy or eba tummy definitely not in vogue, cente parting so yesterday (make una fin new hair dresser) and some of he beer tummies definitely not on.
    Love the pink maxi dress. Some people hit it out of the park and some still need help. All in all, a nice affair.

  16. Retrochic

    November 1, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    well, am somewhere amongst those pics, btw wat did she do to herself

    • No Long Thing

      November 1, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      Creating a buzz for herself.

  17. welldone BN

    November 1, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    I’m. Beginning to luv Oreka Godis,when I watch the show “3livechick.Her flawless skin make me wish the camera won’t be off her,still wonder why her co-presenter still choose to…with her near burnt face…..she is simply Gorgeous and I simply can’t hate on such beauty….Go girl….,thou the last week show wasn’t clear,as per it was aired in the open and the weather seem to interfere….I luv the show,and I hope not to miss any Episode(or whatever it might be called)

  18. Aisha.

    November 1, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    I love what Darey Alade had on…guys, that’s the way to dress, not sagging and all. Gbemi knows what fits her, and she looked really pretty. Hauwa Mukan is a girl after my own heart! Talk about thinking outside the box with that Fulani half top…

  19. Retrochic

    November 1, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    @idak my opinions exactly why wud u carry a bag like that to a nite event

  20. ashani

    November 1, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Ms Jaie and her ‘bodymagic’..
    Cellulite ladies..haba! Na by force to wear ‘mini’..
    Fashion police where art thou?

    • Logs

      November 2, 2012 at 8:34 am

      As in…..its too obvious

  21. Phoenx

    November 1, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    There were a number of ‘OMG moments, what was she thinking?’ especially the cellulite lady…..Seriously? Come on. I just want to say – invest in a full length mirror.

  22. Janice

    November 1, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Olisa!!!!!!!!! This guy needs a new wardrobe. Like honestly.
    Ewwwwwwww, celulite????????

  23. Tosin

    November 1, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Nigerians are fine people abeg! Perfect red-carpet, I was looking for who to abuse lol, the closest I got was some over high high-heels, the girl was like a ballerina y’all, standing on tiptoe.
    Beautiful people, and to think they’re also talented and capable too – see like Efya, abi Tosyn, abi… all of una clap for yahselves.

  24. PussyBoy

    November 1, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    TOOLLLLLLLLLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ, ur tools wanna make my tool to loose its screws!!!

  25. Chic Haven

    November 1, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Gbemi Phillips outfit is on point! Chic from head to toe.

    No offense to FAT.. (oops I mant to say thick) girls, but please refrain from wearing short dresses that expose your cellulite ridden thighs or sleeveless tops that show your not-so-toned arms. You can accentuate your curves by wearing outfits that hug the “smallest” parts of your body… i.e your waist!! Some other girls looked great… I just had to pick my favorite look. oh, less i forget, what’s with dude rocking a scarf? I know it’s fall but I am pretty certain that it is a season that does not exist in Nigeria (perhaps the venue was cold… cough)… All in all, I am impressed with the individuality expressed in the varying looks…

  26. Miss jay

    November 1, 2012 at 6:49 pm
    hellllloooooo,woooossss, eeeeeeessssseeeeee,beeni grandma nibo loda?

  27. Niyoola

    November 1, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    I just can’t with vixen Yvonne ekwerre. Se always looks over dresses. Just too much, plus her weaves ….. Oh my. Always too full, thick and all over the place. Rme

  28. paul

    November 1, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    some one need to speak to mode with his way dressing…he is a celeb abegi…as for nedu,why the f- u sign? to dammy krane,stop acting like say u don old and create some style for ur self..

  29. MISS NIGERIA 2013

    November 1, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Lynxx looks fab. Ms jaie, amazing figure but next time get a dress that’s not a size too small. Toolz ion curr want anyone says, you are a gorgeous gorgeous woman. Eku darling, I see you repping us skinny beautiful women. Some people look amazing, others the Lord bless you with a better fashion sense.

  30. nene

    November 1, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    1) nna that lady with the gold mini skirt and her mgbeke pose (i’m sure she’s igbo because i am, and i can spot my igbo sistaz) has me saying “ogini bu ifa?” ahn ahn, see her legs. nne biko DON’T, oburo by force.
    2) And aunty is carrying hand luggage, and she thinks she has arrived with her LV “briefcase”, where are you taking off to? you dey go airport? ogini?
    3)Ms Jaie let yourself breathe, biko. i can see all the creases of your corset/bodymagic.
    4)All the Ogas/Boys wearing winter clothing..i salute you people. when you will faint now from heat.
    5)Ogas with their “dicksplays”
    6) Aunties that will not accept that they are plus size and must dress appropriately
    7)Ogas that dress like gay men all in the name of fashion and looking like KANYE WEST
    8) some fine looking aunties and ogas that actually look good and are having fun.

    • Simya

      November 3, 2012 at 11:49 am

      LMAO…..Too funny.

  31. Cynthia

    November 1, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Gbemi and ruby look alike, the have the same body frame and some similarities facially, I love love love Stephanie, she is so chic and simple, gal if I were a guy, I’ll be chasing u right now, loving ur outfit, head to toe, love the skeletal frame of your face, it reminds me of Keri hilson’s face.muah.

  32. Cynthia

    November 1, 2012 at 7:55 pm


  33. NikkyJay

    November 1, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Nice Photo Coverage!!! Seems like everyone had a great time!

    My top picks are

    Lilian Nnachukwu looked fabulous, but wasn’t feeling the shades.
    Elohor looked looked lovely as usual.
    Toolz body is off the hookary. Outfit and belt are on poing. Not feeling the hair though.
    Stephanie looks simple and nice.

    • NikkyJay

      November 1, 2012 at 7:59 pm

      Meant to say elohor looked lovely and toolz outfit and belt are on point.

  34. Layo

    November 1, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    So it seems no one is willing to volunteer themselves to let Modenine know that we are now in 2012? That’s not nice. Also it seems some people are still experiencing their own personal winter in the scorching Lagos heat. Cool cool.

  35. Blossom

    November 1, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Please can someone tell me who this heartbreaker is? *swooon*

  36. Jay Jay

    November 1, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Vey nice and classy…im feeling the girl with the white patch on her head…loved the all black
    Lynxxx Utunu looks sexy as usual *lovestruck*

    • Anon

      November 2, 2012 at 2:03 am

      The girl with the white patch on her head is my Cuz. CEO of Blinxlashes

  37. anonymous

    November 1, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    ok, we need Fashion Police oh. Chai………. some people need to be swept off the red-carpet abi is it black carpet. some looks are just unforgiveable. if you don’t have a clue, get a stylist or better still a friend who can help out

  38. Chikaka

    November 1, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Oreka “Goddess!” Tights, winter scarves and boots are not for Nigeria. Did i spot Liz Gavy or Garvey?

  39. onlooker

    November 1, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Ohhh my Lord! Toolz has shown up with this rubbish belt again!!!!! Dammit.

  40. fidelia

    November 1, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    so that boy felt he could hold a married womans waist like that hmmmmm……..please oo what other songs has ms jaie released..

  41. Iphie

    November 2, 2012 at 8:59 am

  42. tee

    November 2, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Modenine and Dammy Krane and olisa adibua need special deliverance………………chai!

  43. Omowunmi

    November 2, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Stephanie from coolfm is so classy here….nice one girl

  44. vanessa

    November 2, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Am I the only one who does not find lynxxx attractive in any way.. He just looks like one of them igbo alaba market men.Blehhhh!!! And dude get more sleep or keep wearing your dark shades , tired eyes with lines not hot. Eku, fab. Nice event . Xxx

  45. Wunmi

    November 2, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Steph noni is back!! We have missed you….you work it girl

  46. Nonnie

    November 2, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Ms Jaie pretty but dress too tight. most women reveal their bodies too much.

  47. pharmadesuwa

    November 2, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    ms jaie dont die abeg…see all d curves from ur corset ,figure 8 is not by force! i think modenine bought bulk clothes from early 2000’s so he gats wear all of them well.

  48. pharmadesuwa

    November 2, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    this nedu looks like george of the jungle. does he have any song?

  49. mina sariki

    November 2, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    i found myself a new eye candy, who is this guy, btooo….
    by the way lynxx you get competition nowoooo!!

  50. mina sariki

    November 2, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    btw for most of these women, know say that no matter how fine you dress a monkey, it go still be an ugly monkey, wallahi, some girls .fake..fake.. everything, even their figure shapers…smh

  51. Jia

    November 2, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Did Efe see Iceberg Slim’s hair? What did he think of the shark’s fin on his head?
    Lere Awokoya’s pants sha
    Don’t wear short tights outfits if you thighs have more dimples than the ones on Nadia Buari’s cheeks.
    Toolz always has bad weaves.

  52. Aduke

    November 4, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Very gorgeous and tasteful looks i’m super loving here;
    1.Lilian Unachukwu- Tastefully done n very fab look from A-Z!!
    2.Oreka Godis- Beautiful u!….Stunning look!
    3.Gbemi Phillips- All girly n super beautiful look!
    4.Veronica Ebie-Odeka: Tres tres chic!! U got style lady! 😀
    5.Ruby: Gorgeous dress n look!
    6.Mo Alatise- Beautiful dress n classy look!
    7.Stephanie- U’r sooo gorgeous plus that simple yet tres chic look!
    8.Luv luvv luvvvv this dress!!——->
    9.Luv her!! She always does it right, looks clean and on point!!——->

    Now to all u babes with huge a$$ thighs n all those cellulites, yet stillllllllllll exposing n showing sooooo much skin in all these micro micro mini’s and extremely tight dresses, keep on disgracing yourselves! Cos all that definitely dont make u look beautiful or attrctive in any way. Nothing like dressing appropriate n classy.

    1.Shocker!! O_____O Wow!! C’mmon mehnnnn! SMH….U wud have looked sooo nice if that micro micro micro mini was knee-length.———>
    2.See this one too! Smh… on earth do u sit down in this??? ——–>
    3.And finally Liz Gavy…Smh ——>

  53. D Fairy Godsister

    November 4, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Dear Modenine, you’re an adult. Quit this juvie dressing already.

    Friends and loved ones.

  54. @ajiriavae

    November 11, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Too many wrongs, not enough rights. Too many ‘ladies’ wearing short dresses/ skirts with thick layers of cellulite on their thighs. One person that got it right, though, is Hauwa Mukan. Love the traditional Hausa top paired with the trouser suit. Love, love, love it.

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