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Who Looked Stylish in Black & White? Chidi Mokeme, Susan Peters, Julius Agwu, Ebube Nwagbo, KSB, AY & More at the 2013 Encomium Black & White Ball in Lagos | Photos & Video



Susan Peters & Empress Njamah - Encomium Black And White Ball - BellaNaija

The 4th edition of the Encomium Black & White Ball took place on Sunday 14th April 2013 at the Ruby Gardens, Lekki, Lagos. The event was hosted by comedian Julius Agwu, who arrived in a navy double-breasted suit.

Celebrities including Ali Baba, Susan Peters, Chidi Mokeme, Ebube Nwagbo, KCee, Kenny Ogungbe, Florence Ita-Giwa, Empress Njamah, Baba Dee, Dayo Ephraim, Kefee, DJ Jimmy Jatt and Chinedu “Aki” Ikedieze were in attendance. Inline with the theme of the event, the stars stepped on the black carpet in their stylish white-and-black outfits.

So, who looked stylish and who should get the booth? BellaNaijaStyle watchers we leave it to you.


Ebube Nwagbo

Ebube Nwagbo

Chidi Mokeme

Chidi Mokeme

Empress Njamah

Empress Njamah

Julius Agwu

Julius Agwu

Florence Ita Giwa

Florence Ita Giwa

DJ Jimmy Jatt

DJ Jimmy Jatt

Kenny Saint Best

Kenny Saint Best

Dayo Ephraim

Dayo Ephraim



Dayo Adeneye

Dayo Adeneye

Mercy Aigbe

Mercy Aigbe

Baba Dee

Baba Dee

Grace Amah

Grace Amah

Saheed Balogun

Saheed Balogun

Iyabo Ojo

Iyabo Ojo

Ugo Igbokwe

Ugo Igbokwe

Chinedu & Nneoma Ikedieze

Chinedu & Nneoma Ikedieze

Sammy & Ozioma Okposo

Sammy & Ozioma Okposo

Susan Peters

Susan Peters

Aneke Twins

Aneke Twins

ID Ogungbe

ID & Funbi Ogungbe

Eniola Badmus & Dayo Amusa

Eniola Badmus & Dayo Amusa

Julius Agwu, Susan Peters & Funny Bone

Julius Agwu, Susan Peters & Funny Bone

KSB & Kenny Ogungbe

KSB & Kenny Ogungbe

Freeze & Opeyemi

Freeze & Opeyemi



Florence Ita Giwa &  Abike Dabiri Erewa

Florence Ita Giwa & Abike Dabiri Erewa

Essence & KSB

Essence & KSB

Ali Baba, Chidi Mokeme & DJ Jimmy Jatt

Ali Baba, Chidi Mokeme & DJ Jimmy Jatt

AY, Kcee, Julius Agwu & Chidi Mokeme

AY, Kcee, Julius Agwu & Chidi Mokeme

Watch the footage of the event

Full List of Winners
Best Occasions Wear Designer – Deola Sagoe (Odua Originals)
Best Indigenous Attires Designer – Vivid Imagination (Godwin Mekwuye)
Most Elegant Woman (30s category) – Shade 0koya
Most Elegant Woman (40s category) – Nike Oshinowo
Most Elegant Woman (50s category) – Ngozi Nkoloenyi
Most Elegant Woman (60s category) – Florence Ita-Giwa
Most Stylish Man (30s category) -Dbanj
Most Stylish Man (40s category) – Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede
Most Stylish Man (50s category) – Rev Chris Okotie
Most Stylish Man (60s category) – Lanre Ogunlesi of Sofisticat
Most Stylish Man (70s category) – Alex Akinyele
Lifetime Achievement, Substance and Style – Michael Subomi Balogun
Lifetime Achievement Substance and Elegance – Florence Ita-Giwa
Special Recognition Award, Style Leader – Abiola Dosumu
Special Recognition Award, Pace setting Designer – Abah Folawiyo
Special Recognition Award, Culture Aficionado -Nike Davis Okundaye
Most Adorable First Lady – Dame Emmanuella Abimbola Fashola
Most Elegant First Lady -Dame Judith Amaechi
Special Recognition Award, Pace setting Clothier -Tex Egbedi (Texen)
Best Promoter of Styles – Da Viva
Most Stylish Governor – Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan
Most Elegant National Assembly Member – Abike Dabiri Erewa
Most Stylish Senator – Ganiyu Olanrewaju Solomon
Fastest Growing Fashion Brand -Twice as Nice
Most Stylish Entertainer – Julius Agwu
Most Elegant Entertainer – Miss Ebube Nwagbo
Best Clothier – Twice as Nice
Most Influential Fashion Brand -Sofisticat

Photo Credit: Black House Media | Nigeria Films


  1. Masked

    April 29, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    BN, i always wonder why you don’t acknowledge ID Ogungbe’s wife when you tag their pictures…Her name is Funbi Ogungbe, pls take note

  2. Fashionbabe

    April 29, 2013 at 4:50 pm


  3. anonymous

    April 29, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    eniola badmus get d booth, wat did she think was happening ere..tacky..ewwwwwww

  4. anonymous

    April 29, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    sorry dayo amusa..ewwwwwwwwwwww

  5. Maureen

    April 29, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    LOL,some people”s dressing nawa

  6. Adesewa

    April 29, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    susan! susan!! susan !!! all the way.

  7. Aida Ameera

    April 29, 2013 at 5:11 pm


  8. vee

    April 29, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    dayo amusa should just turn around and go back home..she gets the boot!

  9. Isatou Dumbuya

    April 29, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    chidi mokeme was really hot on dat day he s lookin so lovely muaaahhhh

  10. Fifi

    April 29, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Ita giwa wins it…dis is the best ive ever seen her dress,age appropriate…the yuros actresses all get comma,iyabo n mercy use the same tailor,why?because iyabo is wearing the black n silver version of the controversail outfit she wore the nite her husband caught her…aunty gbo gbo bigz girl wit dis her white missionary mother sandals,please retire the shoes biko

  11. Retrochic

    April 29, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Ebube Nwagbo gets my vote

  12. Naija Realist

    April 29, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Leather pants and leather coat in Lagos? Some dudes strong o… SMDH

    • oyin

      April 29, 2013 at 6:49 pm

      I’m always thinking this same thing oh! phomo is heavy stuff, then you purit in the heat!! #IJustKent

    • Aduke

      April 29, 2013 at 10:33 pm

      Imagine that??! *Sigh* Very disturbing n too embarrassing! Lol..I can’t!

  13. Zero

    April 29, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Hmmn..Na WOWO just full here sha…shettt!!!!!

  14. TINNU

    April 29, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    funbi ogungbe wow still has dat figure after yrs of marriage.kudos

  15. whocares

    April 29, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    lmaoooo. oooh Nigerian celebs.. they always make my day! loool. foundations, my gods the foundations *palm face*. Aunty KSB, what is with the leather gloves na? sister Dayo Amusa you look like a fattened cow being led to the slaughter. oooh Susan Peters, im beginning to develop a female crush!! she looked absolutely amazing, so did empress, but that white powder on her face…

  16. Naveah

    April 29, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    “Best Occasions Wear Designer?” I can’t even stop laughing! REALLY BWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWAHahahahahaha Nigerians you will NOT kill me for my parents o abeg una. Why not just simply “Best Formal Wear Designer” OR “Best Evening Wear Designer”?

  17. Bel

    April 29, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    I am in love with Senator Florence Ita-Giwa’s dress.
    Keep the flag flying…………..

  18. Bel

    April 29, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    @ FIFI…..True…..
    I can get over that dress. One of her best outfits,
    She wore it well and the colour is right.

  19. Nike

    April 29, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    So many misses. Pls whats up with Dayo Amus O.O

  20. Tongryang Pantu

    April 29, 2013 at 9:02 pm


  21. Just saying...

    April 29, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Mercy and Grace work it for me but l wld av preferred red nails @ Mercy
    Gosh, those twins look like ‘mirrors’

  22. Aduke

    April 29, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Abeg not feeling this! The guys rather tried a bit.
    Senator Ita-Giwa’s dress is very beautiful n age appropriate minus those bow ties to me tho
    Julius Agwu looks nice too.
    That’s it!

    • Suzzie

      April 30, 2013 at 12:00 pm


    • Aduke

      April 30, 2013 at 8:57 pm

      Thank u luv! Hehe..

  23. you must havereallyfelt...

    April 29, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Abike Dabiri-Erewa look good

  24. you must havereallyfelt...

    April 29, 2013 at 10:18 pm


  25. ay

    April 29, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Kefee, never gets it right choi!

  26. Miss Flygerian

    April 29, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Grace Amah for the win….absolutely classy.

    • Bunmi_Fak

      April 30, 2013 at 6:55 am

      Yeah, maybe if this was a wedding ceremony

  27. aduke omo oge

    April 29, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Sophisticat&twice as nice ke. Kini won ta?

  28. BimOgs

    April 29, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    nah!!!! this event shouldn’t have made it to this page at all. these are suppose to be our celebrities but they look like nonentities!!! many of the guys look like they borrowed the suits no fitting @ all ‘cept for a few. and the babes, lets not even go there. for the first time, Florence Ita Giwa won my heart but most of the ladies, tacky much *SMH*

  29. miss kristaal

    April 30, 2013 at 1:18 am

    Is it me or is there something wrong with the pictures..Their faces are …..

  30. No Long Thing

    April 30, 2013 at 1:29 am

    This kneegro Freeze is pouting and doing the peace sign? Someone needs to grow up.

  31. dammylee

    April 30, 2013 at 2:15 am

    Yoruba actors and actresses stepping out. We need to see more of you

  32. ibukungeorge

    April 30, 2013 at 2:21 am

    @Fifi lol

  33. Msunderstood

    April 30, 2013 at 3:20 am

    Ebube, mercy a-hot hot

  34. Bvf

    April 30, 2013 at 4:22 am

    Wow Ebube looking lovely… 100%

  35. Joe

    April 30, 2013 at 6:44 am

    Some dressing good…odas na wawawa…

  36. Bunmi_Fak

    April 30, 2013 at 6:47 am

    DJ Jimmy Jat why do you have a cap on oh?? SMH

  37. Temizzy

    April 30, 2013 at 7:18 am

    hahahahahahahahaha this pics though, well i like the Aneke twin girls *kiss Kiss*

  38. Hurperyermie

    April 30, 2013 at 8:52 am

    i also love the Aneke twins attire some where lovely some where hmmmmmmmmmm it is well

  39. Observer...

    April 30, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Naija’s D list.

  40. julit

    April 30, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Akpororo can dance!!!!!! why do these people where platforms????? i need answers pls

  41. eniola

    April 30, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Baba Dee, i’m like WTF! Iyabo Ojo should have gone for straight hair, her hair competing with the furs on her shoulder just didn’t look right, Anty KSB, you never cease to amaze me, Dayo Ephraim i’m love struck on u jare,the Ikediezes,Aneke twins,ID and Funbi Ogungbe and Okposos looked good.

  42. Concerned

    April 30, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Julius Agwu’s style has really evolved over the years. There is no doubt that he is very stylish. He continues to be on point at every outing.

  43. amarachi

    April 30, 2013 at 11:32 am

    I really love Susan Peters clothe

  44. princess ewah

    April 30, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    susan peterssssss,,,,,, that dress is not for ur body type…it just emphasized ur boyish frame……aneke twins,,,,, gown too long. were you guys trying to sweep the carpet? besides leave the primark purses for us….you guys are celebs……….spend your money jor! ita giwa,,,,,,,,, ur ribbons ?
    one too many…..not age appropriate…….best dressed guy CHIDI MOKEME

  45. word

    April 30, 2013 at 6:18 pm


  46. kiki

    April 30, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    The Aneke twins should just stop. This is beyond ridiculous.

  47. temiadun

    April 30, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Chinedu and Nneoma get my vote

  48. meldibson

    April 30, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    SO many things (may D son)… went WRONG!!!

  49. merci

    May 1, 2013 at 9:25 am

    No one stood out in a good way. Too many misses-not enough time to critique.

  50. Julit

    May 1, 2013 at 11:12 am


  51. Onyi

    May 2, 2013 at 1:43 am

    Mercy Aigbe looks scary.

  52. Cathy

    May 2, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Ebube nwagbo and Chidinma mokeme alwayz stands out

  53. Opsy

    May 2, 2013 at 10:10 am

    @Fifi, Eniola’s shoes are in vogue. Have seen it on Kim K and Osas Ighodaro recently.

  54. dor dor

    May 2, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Are you guys for real???

  55. Maryjane

    May 3, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Julius Agwu is a good dresser

  56. julius agwu is a dresser, mad taste

  57. Thelma

    May 4, 2013 at 9:13 am

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