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Music, Fashion & Fun! Photos from Media Personality Ariyike Akinbobola’s Best of Both Worlds Networking Events



Ariyike Akinbobola

Ariyike Akinbobola

Nigerian media personality Ariyike Akinbobola held the December 2012 edition of her networking event Best of Both Worlds at the N-Tyce Lounge, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Hosted by Adams Ibrahim, Moet Abebe and Pearl of Soundcity TV, the event saw in attendance entertainment personalities including Denrele Edun, Noble Igwe, Toke Makinwa and Dipp.

As part of BOBW’s aim to create a platform for upcoming artistes and fashion designers to showcase their talents, M-Thrill, Leo Wonder, Ololade Cucu, Miss Bimi and 17 Voices belted out their songs while budding design label Fablane by Derin displayed its pieces.

Guests enjoyed jokes by MC Prince, Extreme Comedy, MC Akpomaly, MC Parrot and Tyvy Funny as well as an open mic session on unprotected sex and its effects. According to Ariyike, there was a best dressed competition and media personality Toke Makinwa won for her plunging neckline brown jumpsuit paired with black pumps, a black belt and a statement neck piece.

BOBW December 2012 Photos

Denrele Edun

Denrele Edun

Toke Makinwa

Toke Makinwa

Moet Abebe

Moet Abebe

Adams Ibrahim

Adams Ibrahim

Kiki Omeili

Kiki Omeili



Leo Wonder  & Denrele Edun

Leo Wonder & Denrele Edun

BOBW January 2013 Photos
The January edition of Best of Both Worlds was held on Wednesday 23rd January 2013 at the X-Quisite Lounge, Victoria Island, Lagos. Hosted by Ariyike Akinbobola and MC Prince, the event was a blend of learning and fun.

Guests enjoyed a 30 minutes interactive session with a young Nigerian entrepreneur Nicholas Okoye (President of Annabel Leadership Academy/Annabel Mobile Phones). He gave an inspiring talk on power and encouraged guests to remain focused and believe in themselves.

Artists who performed at the event include Pheel, Eminic, 17 voices, Sewa, Doveman, IJay, Isaac Geralds and Ladi Genesis. Upcoming act OD Woods performed his hit track “Go below” for models as they showcased pieces by fashion designer Perola.

Comedians MC Prince and Extreme Comedy were also present to deliver rib cracking jokes.

Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi for Insigna


  1. JIFE

    April 4, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    HOT MESS******

    • pumkinjunkie

      April 4, 2013 at 4:55 pm


    • Toke's bra

      April 4, 2013 at 5:05 pm


      But Toke… your bra though. Desperate much?

  2. mrs william

    April 4, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    great show,wonderful turn out and absolutely love Denrele’s boots

  3. Karen

    April 4, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Toke took a risk and it paid off… Love her outfit..

    • jcsgrl

      April 4, 2013 at 3:24 pm

      I soo agree

    • Mo'blezzin

      April 4, 2013 at 8:06 pm

      and her bra too??? this is broad daylight deception oh!!! people make una fear God…well, this is me assuming that you are not a tacky person!! The jumpsuit is very cute but the bra though?? am sure even Toke herself wouldn’t repeat such again……

  4. anonymous

    April 4, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Does Toke Makinwa have a day job?

  5. Ms lala

    April 4, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    must everything end with a fashion show.

  6. PP

    April 4, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Denrele Edun i thought you are Mourning Goldie nawaooooooo this life just now she is been forgotten life goes on may her soul rest in peace

    • Landon

      April 4, 2013 at 2:58 pm

      Learn how to read. This event was last year December.

    • teargas

      April 4, 2013 at 7:19 pm

      Your head dey there jo. More blesings.

    • Eric Lin

      April 4, 2013 at 3:05 pm

      It clearly says “Nigerian media personality Ariyike Akinbobola held the DECEMBER 2012 edition of her networking event”. How about read before you jump into conclusions.

    • ij

      April 4, 2013 at 3:05 pm

      he should stop living because she passed away ? he has a life you know, he has bills to pay

    • Aunty Prada

      April 4, 2013 at 3:11 pm

      And even if the event was after Goldie’s death? So what? Who are you to judge, do you realize that people mourn in different ways. Don’t be silly please!

    • Baby girl

      April 7, 2013 at 6:24 pm

      Pp just shut your guts, so cos Goldie died denrele should commit sucide abi? Olofofo you people just put unnecessary burdens on people as if u are God….idiot you will not read properly before you amebo brain wil start thinking of what your stinking fingers will type….as if na u love Goldie pass…..mmsshhhheeeeewwwww.

  7. Uby

    April 4, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    That girl with the red bow tie and white blazer looks so good.

    • Miss Tee

      April 5, 2013 at 7:24 am

      Her name is Toun Ajiboye…. she has a fashion blog…

  8. Anon

    April 4, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Toke was so damn wrong for that bra! So wrong. Big fail!

  9. .....just saying

    April 4, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    I need this hat in my life. Ideas anyone on how I can get anything like this?

  10. julit

    April 4, 2013 at 4:03 pm what happened?

    This Leo wonders nose is a wonder to behold.

  11. Omo1

    April 4, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    I see a lot of grossly dressed people! Warrahell!!!

    This chic is number one grossly dressed…

  12. Sara Adebayo

    April 4, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    The African culture is so beautiful and authentic, I still don’t understand why some NEGRO WOMEN want to look exactly like the WHITE WOMEN???

  13. adenike

    April 4, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Oh dear! Lol

  14. jazz

    April 4, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    if i see toke makinwa in one more event………i think i might jst loose it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Rachael

      April 4, 2013 at 7:01 pm

      The event was last year so I am not sure why you have a problem with that.

    • Tango

      April 4, 2013 at 7:21 pm

      “loose it” hmmn — I am pretty sure there is nothing like loose it. It’s more like Lose it.

  15. jay

    April 4, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    LMAO!!! I stopped scrolling down as soon as i saw her pic. Took it all in, and laughed my heart out. No be by force na!! She finished d look with her “ballberi” bag.

  16. amy

    April 4, 2013 at 7:01 pm they said ‘best of both worlds’.biko, what world is she repping? *justasking*

  17. Concerned_Boyfriend

    April 4, 2013 at 7:15 pm


  18. Ngozi

    April 4, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Everybody wants to have senseless events and gather people for no reason…. What is this rubbish town hall meeting for???

  19. Cool cat

    April 4, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Toke’s look is actually very nice but i wish she’d worn a bralet and not a bra. Just too much ratchetness at this event, i think ariyike tries too hard to be on the social scene, she needs to give it up.

  20. shameful

    April 4, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    sara adebayo dear i wonder ooo most black women especially Nigerian, have inferiority complex! they see their real selves as lesser beings, hence the weave love.. then they cry and tell you its because they don’t have time sure!! or they will tell you their hair cannot grow SUUURRREE!!!!!! lazy women! instead of them to sit down and experiment with their hair and try to understand what works to make it healthy/grow, they run fixing shit…

  21. Aduke

    April 5, 2013 at 6:08 am

    OK so this dress is soooooooooo not ur size! Not even close sef! Ahn ahn! ——->>

  22. OMG

    April 5, 2013 at 7:14 am

    If you people see a picture of rihanna with her bra you kiss her ass and then your own Toke Makinwa shows hers and you throw rocks at her. Only God knows how Toke does it men, this hate would have made retire since. Maybe she should just leave the entertainment industry, girl find a job, a 9-5 and let these people leave you

  23. Concerned citizen

    April 5, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Instead of you to commend the organisers of the event for doing something good you’re busy going off about real or fake hair. It’s nobody’s business if anyone fixes 50 inches peruviaan or brazillian. Is it your head or your money? No. I was at this event and it really inspired me to do more for others. Ariyike keep it up. The problem with Nigeria is that we keep celebrating mediocrity. This girl is giving opportunities to upcoming talent and nobody is saying anything good instead all you are bothered about is whether nigerians fix or wear their hair natural. I weep for this generation, thatzall.

  24. King

    April 8, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    This is what upsets me about Nigerians , this event was and is aimed at helping us, the up and comers in the industry , people should commend the event , this is whatakes us move forward as a ppl.instead ppl are hear going of about peruvian hair , I mean really though,and should denrele end his life becaus his friend died I’m sure goodie , wouldn’t want him to morn her forever , Plus it is very clear that the guy that made the negative denrele comment did not come on Bella Nija to read and learn I mean it was very clear that is was in DECEMBER !!!! .please don’t spoil something that is good for those of us that are very much interested

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