Move over MET Gala, the Y! Magazine Annual Black Ball is set to be fashion fabulousity at its best!
Get your ball gowns and suits ready for the inaugural Y! Magazine Annual Black Ball taking place this Sunday in grand style at the Landmark Events Centre, Lagos.
Hosted by MI Abaga and 3LiveChicks co-presenters, Tosyn Bucknor and Oreka Godis and Anita Isedeh, the black ball is a celebration of another eventful year for young trendsetters across the country.
Just before the event, BellaNaija Style is giving you the scoop on what your favourite stars will be wearing to the ball.
Nse Ikpe Etim in House of Nwocha – After dazzling in one of the label’s pieces at the 2012 African Movie Academy Awards, the Phone Swap star, will once again wear the label’s dress. Speaking on her choice, Nse says “The brand definitely understands that a woman wants to feel sexy and classy at the same time, and they pull it off every time.”
Ohimai Atafo in MAI – Have you ever wondered what it feels like being a designer and having access to unlimited number of outfits? Well, Nigerian designer, Ohimai Atafo sure knows. Wearing one of his creations, he speaks on what to expect from the ball, “It’s a masked ball, and for the elegant a time to push the envelope. Stylish ball gowns, and sharp formal suits/tuxedos will fill the red carpet.”
Rita Dominic in Moofa – So who’s outfit will one of Nigeria’s most celebrated actresses wear? It’s Moofa. On her choice for the design label, Rita says “They are amazing and can truly amazing when it comes to classic silhouettes that flatter a woman’s body. I can’t wait to show off on the black carpet!”
According to a source, Ohimai Atafo will select the King and Queen of the black ball from the black carpet. Speaking to BN on the event, Adebola Williams, the Managing Editor of Y! Magazine says “Expect to see some of Nigeria’s best loved designers. Bridget Awosika, Toju Foyeh, April by Kunbi, Jewel by Lisa, Kinabuti, Zizi Cardow, Marayah O, Purple, Akpos Okudo, Tiannah’s Styling, Wana Sambo and more. This should be fun”
Also at the event, the re-modelled Y! Magazine will be presented to the public – with the first-of-its-kind cover identity as well as content re-energised for its audience. The annual Y! Best Dressed List, which will profile 20 young celebrities who ho define Nigeria’s style zeitgeist, will be unveiled.
Keep refreshing BellaNaija.com for all exclusive photos. This event is strictly by invitation.
Y! Magazine Black Ball
Date: Sunday 16th December 2012
Arrival & Red Carpet Photos: 5:45 PM
Cocktails: 6 PM
Ball Begins: 6:30 PM
Ball Ends: 9 PM
Venue: Crystal Ballroom, Landmark Events Centre, Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos
Dress Code: Sophisticated and Elegant – Ladies: Dresses | Gents: Suits & Bow Ties
This event is supported by BellaNaija, BlackBerry, Cool FM, 360 Nobs