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BN Exclusive: Celebrating Julius Agwu at 40! Rita Dominic, Ali Baba, Jay-Jay Okocha, Kate Henshaw, Chidi Mokeme, Basketmouth, Okey Bakassi, Burna Boy & More at his Birthday Party & Book Launch in Lagos



Julius & Zahra Agwu

Julius & Zahra Agwu

On Sunday 7th April 2013, Nigerian comedian Julius Agwu turned 40 years old. The superstar comic act celebrated his birthday in style at the Harbour Point, Victoria Island, Lagos. He also launched his book “Jokes Apart. How did I get here?”

Julius arrived with his wife Ibiere and daughter Zahra.

Guests at the event included Desmond Elliot, Rita Dominic, Burna Boy, Kate Henshaw, KCee, Jay-Jay Okocha, Ohimai Atafo, Joseph Benjamin, Tee-A, Gandoki, Ali Baba, Segun Arinze, Governor Rotimi Amaechi, Teju “Babyface” Oyelakin, Sammy Okposo, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi, Samson Siasia, Timi Dakolo, Dayo Adeneye, Mo’Abudu, ID Ogungbe, Chidi Mokeme, Basorge Tariah Jnr and Bovi

Check out all the exclusive photos from the event!


Zahra & Ibiere Agwu

Zahra & Ibiere Agwu

Kate Henshaw

Kate Henshaw

Okey Bakassi

Okey Bakassi

Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi

Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi

Desmond Elliot

Desmond Elliot

Mary B

Mary B



Azuka Ogujiuba

Azuka Ogujiuba

Noble Igwe

Noble Igwe

Rita Dominic & Julius Agwu

Samson Siasia

Samson Siasia

Eunice Efole

Eunice Efole

DJ Jimmy Jatt

DJ Jimmy Jatt

Joseph Benjamin

Joseph Benjamin

Amaka Ononibaku

Amaka Ononibaku

AY Makun

AY Makun

Dayo & Caroline Adeneye

Dayo & Caroline Adeneye

Julius Agwu & Governor Rotimi Amaechi

Julius Agwu & Governor Rotimi Amaechi

Timi & Busola Dakolo

Timi & Busola Dakolo

Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi & Femi DaSilva

Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi & Femi DaSilva

Basketmouth & Elsie Uzoma

Basketmouth & Elsie Uzoma



AY Makun & Funny Bone

AY Makun & Funny Bone

DJ Jimmy Jatt & KCee

DJ Jimmy Jatt & KCee


Watch a video clip from the birthday party where his colleagues “roast” him. Check it out!

Photo Credit:ย Ebenezer Dada for Insigna


  1. anonymous

    April 15, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Rita Dominic watch it o……..Noble Igwe you have worn this suit before!!!!

    • Chibuzor Igwe

      April 15, 2013 at 11:09 am

      Soooooooooooooooooooo? Even P.Diddy re-rocks! If u have an expensive suit and love to attend all the events in Lagos, whether invited or not, U r most likely gonna re-rock! In other words, if you can’t go a month without visiting ur drycleaner, please STFU!

    • chisco

      April 15, 2013 at 12:10 pm

      Nobility calm down nah! No need to respond… if pictures are anything to go by, everyone already knows you have a unique collection of suits

    • Royalty

      April 15, 2013 at 10:43 pm

      so evry1 shud throw away a clothing afta dey wear it once??? wat is wrong wit d world today?! stupor oshi!

    • Joan

      April 15, 2013 at 2:10 pm

      So he should throw it away because he has worn it before…mmanwu! ๐Ÿ™‚ please have one \_

    • nene

      April 15, 2013 at 2:48 pm

      rita domininc biko close your mouth. julius’s wife is stunning and his daughter is gorgeous. ibidun ighodalo i see you. abeg i want to see more of ur beautiful face. AYs joke was dry as always.

    • Royalty

      April 15, 2013 at 10:45 pm

      I AGREE! Julius married a Beautiful wife and their Daughter is OhhhSooOOO Cuutte!! beautiful Family!

  2. Bey

    April 15, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Poor picures!! The quality of the pix is just ish…Hmm Rita is wearing the longer version of her Hair ook na..pls Amaka ononibaku pls don’t break yuh legs oo no be byforce to cross yuh legs if u wan tk pix…

  3. Porshe

    April 15, 2013 at 10:39 am

    D cake luks tacky, atlist dre r better cake bakers out dre, ds was just out of order……

    • lollipop

      April 15, 2013 at 11:28 am

      Please, stop writing like an illiterate.

    • Aduke

      April 16, 2013 at 8:19 am

      OMG right?!…UGH!

  4. florida

    April 15, 2013 at 10:42 am

    horrible cake!!Rita and Kate look superb. pretty daughter!! and by the way happy bday Mr. Julius.

  5. Janet

    April 15, 2013 at 10:50 am


  6. deshola

    April 15, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Mr. TEJU, pls where’s ur beautiful wife?

    • Oaken

      April 17, 2013 at 6:09 am

      Clears throat

  7. HRS

    April 15, 2013 at 11:15 am

    I love love love Julius Agwu! Fabulous dress sense he has!!!! Happy birthday Julius, u deserve a fab birthday! Ur wife was looking beeeeeeeautiful! and Zahra is just adorable! Everyone was looking really nice except Sister Azuka×600.jpg , that posture sef no help matter!!!! and this Aunty that had a black patch on her thigh she was trying to hide×600.jpg, why wear the short gown though?! Aunty Lanre Da-Silva bikonu smile naaaaaa! I like that all the comedians were all upstage at a time to speak, really lovely!!!

  8. Say What?

    April 15, 2013 at 11:25 am

    The photography is not just happening abeg.

  9. gretta may

    April 15, 2013 at 11:43 am

    uncle Noble… dont u think u have passed d stage of replying comments directed as ur paparazzi pic? abi u no be star. if she sed u hav worn d suit before and ur body bn dey scratch u to reply. u for just say “i know” or “i tremember”. wats all the STFU for.. ppl are noticing ur suit ya nt even happy.. atleast dem no cos ur egghead.. we r alredi used to that 1

    • Omo1

      April 15, 2013 at 12:35 pm

      LMAO!!! lolllll @egghead

    • Mz Thang

      April 15, 2013 at 1:45 pm

      hahahaa EGG HEAD!

  10. Ms sexy

    April 15, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Wonder why Ali Baba’s wife s sweating so much, people who sweat a lot must stay away from some colors i.e purple, pink, blue and so on
    Julius and family looks dope
    I equally enjoyed d roasting, it was fun!
    Hbtu Julius” 40 no b beans ESP when t comes wt achievements

  11. Omo1

    April 15, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Just wondering oh..what’s it with Noble Igwe and this blue suit?! lol

    And alas!! Basket mouth was present with his wife..Cute!!

  12. Ms sexy

    April 15, 2013 at 12:39 pm sis wetin dey? Lmao
    I see u Ojukwu my biz partner Italy connection, very hardworking guy, am sure guys like JA kept u on ur toes, u were always looking for designers wears

  13. Ikunkun

    April 15, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Hallelujah mokanlelogun oooo!!!! behold, Desmond Elliot has been delivered from the spirit of scruffiness that besieged him for so long….and may affliction not arise the second time, amin adura!

  14. colourfulbutterfly

    April 15, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Mr. Napoleon Syndrome,
    Why are you asking the person to STFU?
    She’s just making an observation!
    Do you live on blogs?
    Haba! Cut the person some slack.
    Its Shameful to be a blog troll!
    Na wa o!

  15. Isolde Ghandour

    April 15, 2013 at 1:36 pm


  16. moi

    April 15, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    does any1 notice that Mrs Agwu is not looking so happy,all her pics nd even her dress sense tells it all,she is a good dresser what now happened to tody of all day.whats up wit comedians and models sef

  17. Madam the Madam

    April 15, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    I thought Basketmouth doesnt pose on red carpets with his wife? We see you bro.
    Ibiere Agwu is such a chick.
    Rotimi Amaechi is always at events. Doesn’t he have a state to run?

  18. Ani

    April 15, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Why does a lot of the pics look like images, as if the people were carved and dropped into the pictures. AY, i like you very much. You are a good business man. But, please work on your skin abeg, abeg, you get the money. What is your wife doing sef? I like you alot. And happy birthday to the birthday man. Your daughter is really cute.

  19. cathy

    April 15, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    they sure had fun

  20. Aunty Prada

    April 15, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Does Mai Atafo ever go anywhere with his wife? I hear he’s married but I’ve never seen this wife of his.

  21. Aunty Prada

    April 15, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    And yes Noble, we have seen that suit more than a few times. It’s okay sha, nothing do you bro.

    • Noble Igwe

      April 23, 2013 at 10:47 pm

      Aunty Prada,It was same day or I can not also repeat ?

  22. Hurperyermie

    April 15, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    HBD in arrears Julius God bless u and ur family

  23. Nina

    April 15, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    lmao @eggHead, y’all shd free oga noble abeg

  24. binta

    April 15, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    thank God someone else noticed the pics they all looked like carved images wonda y… hbd Julius the okombo man and ur dota is so pretty.

  25. whocares

    April 15, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Ahh I saw Timmy Dakola and I remembered some tv advert and someone asked him the answer to this riddle “what goes up but never comes down”. and he said “what goes up but never comes down, err, prophet Elisha, it has to be prophet Elisha”, and he seemed convinced that he was right.. I hope it was a comedy show cos it was an advert and i saw it in passing.. be that as it may, i lost all respect for him.. Yes that is not the point of this pictures, but I just had to share it! lol.

    • Royalty

      April 15, 2013 at 10:46 pm

      Huh????? lol..Like wat????

  26. Naveah

    April 15, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Nigerians have ruined the whole concept of red carpet, chai! Red carpet for everything even baby christening red carpet go dey. It is a 40th birthday party, it could still be what it was a very elegant affair but was the red carpet necessary? Come on! Naijjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjaaaaaaaaa na wa for us o.

  27. Trendiest

    April 15, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Love that blown up picture of Julius n his daughter…sooo cute!

    • Royalty

      April 15, 2013 at 10:45 pm

      I know…so Cuuttee!

  28. Anonymous

    April 15, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    why is it that most Nigerian celebrities do not attend events with their spouses or is that a taboo? for instance Basket mouth and many others. its been a bother perhaps am a learner as to wat the trend is. Pls someone shld enlighten me

    • kelly

      April 15, 2013 at 11:16 pm

      I think celebrities have their personal reasons for doing so and I don’t blame them because people would always have some nasty comments to make whether true or false!!!!

  29. tafia99

    April 15, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    love pics… every1 looked nice..rerocked baffs or fresh baffs :
    @Naveah April 15, 2013 at 4:18 PM – na wa for u oh. dis one wen pple really take time baff up u dey complain? does black tie spell red carpet to u??? duh!!!

    • Naveah

      April 16, 2013 at 3:11 pm

      I made an observation, dearie which is different from a complaint. And no a black tie doesn’t mean red carpet but when I see people standing on a red carpet with photog taking pictures of a guest one by one by a what looks like sponsor banners, I can and will consider it a red carpet affair. Opinions are like noses on the face, we each have one. Somebody said celebs don’t bring their spouses to events, why didn’t you jump down their throats? And what in the hell is all this “baff” this and “baff” that?

  30. Stella Kashmoney

    April 16, 2013 at 10:51 am

    So funny that the so called celebs actually have the time to go on blogs and reply comments.

    • Bee

      April 17, 2013 at 12:03 am

      Really? Why not try Rhianna for size? if you are ‘man’ enough to give it, you should be man enough to receive the reply when it comes

  31. bimpe

    April 16, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    I love love love Okey Bakassi…he is one of my favs! I think he was hilarious…this is like the 10th time i am watching his bit and the guy before him was funny too….happy birthday Julius xx

  32. suregirl

    April 17, 2013 at 1:34 pm


  33. Shandi

    April 21, 2013 at 12:11 am

    Kate Henshaw looks amazing, as always. Lanre Da Silva-Ajayi looks really gorgeous and her lipstick is popping. Busola Dakola is just too adorable; always looking nice and simple.
    Julius Agwu’s daughter is extremely cute!

  34. Princess MIMI

    April 26, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    How did Basketmouth get that fine babe? She is pretty!

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