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BN Pick Your Fave: Kemi “Lala” Akindoju & Toke Makinwa in House of Nwocha



Kemi Lala Akindoju & Toke Makinwa in House of Nwocha

Get your fashion-guru shades on because it’s time for another fabulous edition of BellaNaija’s Pick Your Fave.

Today, we have Nigerian actress, Kemi “Lala” Akindoju and media personality, Toke Makinwa battling it out for your fave pick in a black roused lace and sequin velvet dress from House of Nwocha‘s Fall 2012 collection – Yoshinaka.

Playing it safe or rocking it as seen on the runway, check out how Lala and Toke wore this dress.

Kemi “Lala” Akindoju
Kemi Lala Akindoju

Nigerian actress/TV host, Kemi “Lala” Akindoju was the first to don this black frock at the 2012 Headies on Saturday 20th October 2012 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Kemi played it safe and opted for a black camisole to cover the dress’ plunging neckline. She accessorized the dress with a gold earring and ring with black crystals and a black clutch. She finished her look with a side hairstyle.

Toke Makinwa

Toke Makinwa in House of Nwocha

Two months later at the inaugural Y! Magazine Black Ball on Sunday 16th December 2012, 28 year old Nigerian media personality Toke Makinwa arrived on the black carpet in the same dress.

Known for her risqué fashion choices, Toke chose to wear the dress as seen exactly from the runway – flaunting a very generous décolletage. The radio and TV presenter as well as blogger, accessorized her outfit with gold earrings and bracelets and packed her wavy locks hair with a gold hair clip with green crystals

The House of Nwocha Dress – This black roused lace and sequin velvet dress with gold statement studs at the waist was showcased at the 2012 Arise Magazine Fashion Week Runway. For retail price, e-mail [email protected]

House of Nwocha

Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi for Insigna | Obi Somto


  1. bey

    January 16, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Non. Sorry

    • Non professional opinion

      January 16, 2013 at 1:32 pm

      I have to agree

    • Oge

      January 16, 2013 at 2:22 pm

      U just took the words outta my mouth

    • anyaya

      January 16, 2013 at 5:19 pm

      LOL…akpoche na im dey reign!

  2. Anon

    January 16, 2013 at 1:31 pm


  3. nems

    January 16, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Toke looks better!

  4. Berry Dakara

    January 16, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    It’s a tie!

  5. Amazeballs!

    January 16, 2013 at 2:02 pm


  6. Agbaya

    January 16, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    You see! Decency vs indecency.. The Akindoju girl wore it better! She thought it wise to wear a camisole top underneath.

  7. ForestM

    January 16, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Kemi wore it better please!

  8. pynk

    January 16, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Kemi without a doubt.

  9. Tiey Rex

    January 16, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    I actually like Lala’s version: more modest than Toke.
    Nse wore it last year to the AMAA and totally killed it I think!

  10. Barbara

    January 16, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Definitely Lala. I am a sucker for covering up but in this regard Lala carried it off better. Not only is she taller than Toke who looks like the dress is wearing her instead, Lala also has a better grace to carry it off. And besides her covering up is way better than Toke’s descending chest & definitely not flattering bust which doesn’t do the dress any justice.

  11. why her again?

    January 16, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Don’t like the dress,but the model rock it far better..Toke look almost white!

  12. adelegirl

    January 16, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    The prude in me prefers Kemi’s modest version.

    • i no send

      January 16, 2013 at 5:11 pm

      same here

  13. linda enwerem

    January 16, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    prefer d dress on kemi than toke.

  14. Chouchou

    January 16, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Love Lala’s look.

  15. yudy

    January 16, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Kemi of course!Toke likes revealing her unsexy,bleached body!Being sexy doesnt mean u should go naked!Its a whole wrap and not a ‘dress thingy’

  16. awsomeo

    January 16, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Lala wore it better. Sometimes less is more Toke

  17. flo

    January 16, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Una sabi hate!
    Toke wore it better now!

  18. Bey

    January 16, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Maybe Toke Is a copy cat..she was trying to look like the model..Dey both look gud to me

  19. Onyi

    January 16, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    None Biko. Hiss

  20. uji

    January 16, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Truth be told, Toke wore it better, but it I think it is hard for people to admit because no one likes

  21. faith

    January 16, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Don’t like d dress

  22. Joyce

    January 16, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Lala wore it better. Toke’s flat bust did not do justice to the dress…

  23. EfKay

    January 16, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Thank you oh Uji. While I am a big fan of Lala, I don’t see the point in ‘wasting’ the dress by using a camisole. It’s designed to show off and that is exactly what my darling Toke did. That being said, I don’t like the dress on either of them.

  24. Simya

    January 16, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    How can you say Lala wore the dress better because she covered up? HUH ??
    The dress is indecent, if you wear that dress and cover it up it forfeits the whole purpose of wearing the dress. They both look a mess, but Toke looks better. You all just hate her

    • Simya

      January 16, 2013 at 10:41 pm

      Actually I was to quick to judge, Toke looks a mess :(. Though the dress shouldn’t be one how Lala wore it, Lala looks better

    • Jay

      January 17, 2013 at 1:22 pm

      I totally agree with, even though I adore Lala

  25. BSR

    January 16, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Kemi definitely rocked it better

  26. iamfascinating

    January 17, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Kemi looks great,

  27. amarachi

    January 17, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Non abeg ooooooooo

  28. Debs

    January 17, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Kemi def wore it better. I dont like the fabric though.

  29. Deee

    January 17, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    abeg Toke wore it better, if you don’t have the liver why buy that type of dress? I’m sure there were many “decent” dresses in the store!

  30. ty

    January 17, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    are u a learner??? lala wore it way better of course….

  31. babylawyer

    January 17, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    i think the dress is very heavy, but if i had to pick i would say Kemi, might be something to do with her being taller than Toke, and able to carry the heaviness of the dress better

    • divalexis

      January 17, 2013 at 7:03 pm

      the model!!!

  32. ElyyBaby

    January 17, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Toke needs to chill with the heavy brows ? makeup and whats with the pancake breasts? please cover up!!

  33. jayeoba damilola

    January 18, 2013 at 12:46 am

    It’s nt abt lala trying 2 b decent, let d truth b told kemi(lala) wore it a lot better pls.

  34. luchi

    January 18, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Toke looked more comfy in her own version please, indecent or not. For me that sealed the deal. Toke wore it better.

  35. Tosin

    January 31, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    That dress is hella wack though, no offense.

  36. atutupoyoyo

    February 10, 2013 at 3:58 am

    none but toke even worse cos her boobs aint got the vavoom for the dress…….every breast get im cloth oh……

  37. atutupoyoyo

    February 10, 2013 at 4:00 am

    oyibos that wear stuff like these wear the right bra,s……u have all kinda bras, adhesive etc…….when u buy a dress make sure u have the right bra depending on ur kind of boobs……naija girls enough follow follow without sense

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