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BN Pick Your Fave: Tiwa Savage & Solange Knowles in Olcay Gulsen



So excited! BN Pick Your Fave is here again. If you visit BellaNaija, you’ll know we love our Nigerian star Tiwa Savage while American DJ/Musician Solange Knowles has caught our attention with her love for African fashion labels.

Today, the ladies “face off” for BN Pick Your Fave supremacy! Tiwa and Solange both rocked this peach silk double knit jersey dress with two daring slits by Olcay Gulsen. Tiwa wore it first and Solange followed suit a few months later.

In September 2012, the BNStyle Cam spotted Tiwa Savage at Lagos luxury fashion retailer Temple Muse’s launch of the Matthew Williamson label and later that day at designer Funke Adepoju’s wedding. Tiwa looked fabulous in this light peach “double slit” sheath dress by Olcay Gulsen. Tiwa styled her hair in a casual updo and completed her look with a bracelet, clutch, nude Louboutin pumps and gemstone drop earrings.

Just a few hours ago, Solange Knowles attended the Ermenegildo Zegna ‘Essenze’ Collection launch in New York City. Solange’s voluminous hair was her main accessory while her gold bracelets, white & gold clutch and B Brian Atwood Labrea Sandals completed her look.

Olcay Gulsen Double-Slit Dress

Both ladies looked fab! Still, you’ve got to Pick Your Fave!


  1. maxy

    December 5, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Tiwa wore it better

  2. lisa

    December 5, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    most definitely solange rocked it better

  3. NINA

    December 5, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    definetly solange

  4. Fagbola kemi

    December 5, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Itz tiwa baby

  5. Jo

    December 5, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Solange of course! Tiwa looks good but Solange’s interpretation is better.

  6. kema

    December 5, 2012 at 6:07 pm


  7. Moi

    December 5, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Def Tiwa wore better! Good thing she followed the models style too. too much going on with Solange’s (I love you girl! #teambeyforever) ensemble jare…

    • goldfinch

      December 5, 2012 at 6:42 pm

      team bey forever?
      How did Beyonce come into this now?

    • mawa

      December 6, 2012 at 9:15 am

      az innnnn

  8. libra

    December 5, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Solange rocked it better.

  9. timma

    December 5, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Tiwa rocked it better for me!Solange’s hair knocked her out

  10. averagenigeriangirl

    December 5, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Solange most def! the hair and the shoes nailed it.

  11. Cynthia Ese

    December 5, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    i beg, Solange rocked it better.

  12. Baba Olowo

    December 5, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Tiwa lomo anyday……………….

  13. X factor

    December 5, 2012 at 6:42 pm


  14. Nana

    December 5, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    It’s solange y’all. Those shoes compliment perfectly

  15. MamaDMama

    December 5, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Tiwa o le Baje lai lai 🙂


    December 5, 2012 at 6:55 pm


  17. Inky

    December 5, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Neither! One did too little, one did too much .

  18. chancey

    December 5, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    it’s Solange the hair, the shoes, and the bag are perfect for that dress!!!

  19. Anonymous

    December 5, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Shine your eyes pple, na Tiwa rock am pass.

  20. Layo

    December 5, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Maybe its the picture but my darling Solange looks like an oompa loompa, so Tiwa for this one.

  21. Shola

    December 5, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Tiwa rocked it first ah major moves she is now becoming our own naija fashion icon. I think both ladies look hot I love both their looks.

  22. owolabz

    December 5, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Solange rocked it better but tiwa aint bad 😉

  23. mm

    December 5, 2012 at 8:48 pm


  24. YEMI

    December 5, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    I like Tiwa savage but Solange rocked it better, Tiwa’s KNESS ARE TOO BLACK!!!!!!!!

  25. sugarie

    December 5, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    wait first izit only me that notice tiwa’s shoes evrytime? it alwaiys look like she isnt comfortable on them “no offence gaskiya”

    • Jiddah

      December 6, 2012 at 5:14 pm

      You are not the only one. As in I just dont understand how her shoes are or is it her feet?

  26. faith

    December 5, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Don’t even like d dress

    • zee

      December 5, 2012 at 11:02 pm

      same here oh

  27. MyView

    December 6, 2012 at 1:28 am

    Tiwa looks better. Awful dress.

  28. NNENNE

    December 6, 2012 at 3:09 am


  29. feisty chic

    December 6, 2012 at 8:23 am

    @sugarie I noticed it too. Her stance is like the shoes are killing her calves. To me Solange gave it a definite oomph

  30. heeba

    December 6, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Solange!!!! Hands Down KILLER CURVES and the Shoes made it Dressy for the event

  31. mama

    December 6, 2012 at 9:01 am

    solange knowles!

  32. Amazeballs!

    December 6, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Def Solange!

  33. ShanteeOne

    December 6, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Solange did it rightER 🙂

  34. birdieblue22

    December 6, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Don’t like the dress when I first so it on Tiwa months ago still don’t like it on Solange but her hair and the sandals make it more bearable I guess.

  35. divea

    December 6, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Solange knowles rocked it better

  36. JADE

    December 6, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Solange, Tiwa is standing awkwardly and the dress is a bit loose on her but solange nailed it from top to bottom

  37. geenarhally

    December 6, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    tiwa nailed it.too much goin on wiv solange

  38. Ms Pedro

    December 6, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    The dress is ugly but Tiwa wore it way better..

    Better hair and shoe..

    The dress fitting is not the best but she still wore it better

  39. Bcrown

    December 6, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Solange of course, are u blind!!

  40. Gold

    December 6, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Solange looks more like a Star in the dress. It’s definitely the hair & shoes. Must I add that her complexion is uniform everywhere unlike Tiwa’s which is kind of funny looking on the legs. But she still looks good sha.

    • ola

      December 6, 2012 at 10:14 pm

      There’s really no difference they both have dark knees; something a good percentage of the human race have in common.

  41. T.S.

    December 6, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Don’t like the dress but if I had to chose – Solange Knowles!

  42. Missy

    December 6, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Tiwa I love u I am ur biggest fan but solange nailed it she looks sexy as hell

  43. BukiOni

    December 7, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Considering the dress is quite hard to pull off – the fabric is unforgiving and the double slits can make thighs look wider and shorter – both ladies look great. Tiwa looks chic, her legs still look long, lean and lovely and her shoes are mean. Solange’s hair is fab, she also nailed it with the accessories and it fits like a glove.

  44. RIP Enebeli

    December 7, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Prefer it on the model,it make them look stunt

  45. Noni West

    December 8, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Solange wore it best(fits like a glove), Tiwa wore it better, the model wore it good.

  46. Gabrielle

    December 8, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    I don’t like the dress neither one of them.

  47. folu

    December 11, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    solange wore it better.. obviously

  48. Funmi

    December 12, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Solange wore it better

  49. Joyce

    December 21, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Tiwa has my vote

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