BN Pick Your Fave: Stephanie Linus & Eku Edewor in House of Nwocha

BN Pick Your Fave - Stephanie Linus & Eku Edewor in House of Nwocha - May 2013 - BellaNaija03

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BellaNaija fashionistas, it’s another sequined face-off today. Nollywood actress Stephanie Linus and TV personality Eku Edewor are battling it out for your favourite in a gold dress by House of Nwocha.

Although the floor length sequined dress which features a mesh back panel and an alluring train was worn a year apart, the red carpet drama of the piece from the Nigerian design label’s Yoshinaka Fall 12 collection still remains the same.

Check it out.

Stephanie Linus

Stephanie Linus in House of Nwocha - May 2013 - BellaNaija

Where: Complete Style Night at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos on Saturday 23rd June 2012

How She Wore It: Making her first major red (or rather black) carpet debut after her fairy tale wedding to Linus Idahosa in April 2012, Stephanie sparkled at the Complete Style Night.

The actress who opted for a twisted chignon and red lipstick, styled the piece with diamond stud earrings, a statement ring, a gold wrist watch and an animal skin clutch.

Eku Edewor

Eku Edewor in House of Nwocha - May 2013 - BellaNaija

Where: Tinsel’s 1000th episode celebration at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on Thursday 23rd May 2013

How She Wore It: At the just concluded celebration of Tinsel’s 1000th episode, Studio 53 Extra co-host Eku Edewor was inspired by Carey Mulligan‘s character (Daisy) in the Great Gatsby movie. The dress seemed like the right choice for her look.

Letting the dress take all the drama, she accessorized with a gold embellished head piece on her short bangs, gold bracelets and an ivory clutch. She completed her look with burgundy lipstick.

The Dress
In the House of Nwocha Yoshinaka Fall 2012 Collection Lookbook, the dress was displayed with a triangular decolletage, a thigh-high slit and extra shoulder detailing.

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Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi & Kunle Haastrup for Insigna | Obi Somto

78 Comments on BN Pick Your Fave: Stephanie Linus & Eku Edewor in House of Nwocha
  • Doll May 30, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    At first I thought Stephanie, then I saw he Model rocking it better.

    We need a 3rd button to Vote for the model. lol

    • G e o May 30, 2013 at 2:31 pm

      lol… exactly my thoughts

    • ty May 30, 2013 at 4:35 pm


    • bidibang June 1, 2013 at 4:52 am

      They need to learn how to give a back shot…back shots gotta cause you pain…beauty is not easy….@stephanie and @eku it is all in the arch ladies…arch you back until it hurts thats the secret to back shots.

  • brenda May 30, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Stephanie wore it better…Eku’s chest is way too flat

    • binta May 30, 2013 at 4:24 pm

      ehhh, is that so, if her chest is so flat, borrow her your own or infact dash her money make she change it for you..mtcheww smh @ deluded individals. i pick the model, but eku and steph did it justice but not as well fitted as on the model.

      • silas May 31, 2013 at 12:17 am

        binta , next time say ‘lend her yours’ plus there’s no such thing as dash!… *just helping out the less privileged*

  • taiwo May 30, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Eku Edewor! she looks very elegant!

  • hello May 30, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    I feeel sorry for people who dont have curves, Just straight like a toothpick. My goodness
    Thank you God for my Nyash, and beautiful 34d-26-40. I complained a lot but as i have gotten older, I am appreciating it. Thank You God for my curves ohhh.

    Steph you loook nice sha.

  • Neo May 30, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Eku. While the fit is very nice on Stephanie, it has vibes of a fitted trad. On Eku it looks more couture and her styling was just flawless.

    • JOJO May 30, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      Took the words right out of ma mouth…oh sorry hand LOL!!

    • Adedayo May 31, 2013 at 1:39 am

      i personally think its due to their skin color – d whole trad VS couture vibe

    • ginna May 31, 2013 at 7:32 pm

      I was thinking of the same thing too. The dresses look like they were made from different materials. Each respective dress compliments their skin tone and they both look good in it.

  • Nomy May 30, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Stephanie’s front, Eku’s back! 😀

    • Non professional opinion May 30, 2013 at 4:03 pm

      That is it!

    • annonymous May 30, 2013 at 8:11 pm

      my thoughts exactly!

    • somebody May 30, 2013 at 10:58 pm

      My exact same thoughts! Its a tie 😀

    • silas May 31, 2013 at 12:12 am

      what’s wrong with eku’s almost non existent backside? are u her cousin? *raises eyebrow*

    • Mia June 1, 2013 at 7:22 pm

      I totally thought same too!

  • ginaunn May 30, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    lovely gown.

  • Naveah May 30, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    The model looks better in it than the both of them but since we only have the two of them to chose from I will say that Eku Edewor rocked it much better. The dress really isn’t made for a curvy woman like Stephanie, it is more for the straight form of a woman like Eku. The color also suits her skin tone and hair color much better. I love the little piece in her hair too, it adds a little whimsy to the dress and ties it all together. Stephanie’s curves (curves are a good thing) distorts the shape of the dress especially in the front and her make up is a tad too plain.

    • silas May 31, 2013 at 12:09 am

      THE MODEL IS STRAIGHT ABI? mstcheeewwww! the model is more curvy than steph..steph is just fleshier shikena. the model wore it better. eku should just go home and eat or go to a fattening room!!! she’s way to skinny for any clothes to look good on her *gbam*

    • impervious June 1, 2013 at 11:01 am

      Thank you, I personally think people need to get over the fact that Eku is not a curvy ‘african’ woman. Stephanie is a stunner…. no doubts there. Eku is also gorgeous in her own way. We are not all built the same. Back to the dress… it is couture, and couture tends to look better on slighter frames than on the ‘curvier’ woman and btw I don’t think Stephanie could be called fat in any version of the word. She is perfect the way she is.

  • Mitchell May 30, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Stephanie jare. I actually don’t think there’s much difference in the way they wore the dress. I just prefer stephanie cos she fills the dress more. Eku needs to eat some cake. Lol!

  • vivian May 30, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    i like them both, but i think steph looked better

  • Libra May 30, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Stephanie jor

  • Person pikin May 30, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    ………….looked a bit too bland on Eku.

  • msharts May 30, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    i’d go for the model lool but between Eku and Stephanie, i’d choose Eku only because Eku did more to the dress than Stephanie even though it fit Stephanie more. Stephanie made the dress look boring.

  • Omo1 May 30, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Nothing some curves cannot do!

  • Chyke May 30, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Eku all da way. Steph isn’t looking bad in d dress but Eku rocked it better. B/W dat model’s picture shld be removed cos she will make Steph and Eku envious as she (d model) rocked it d best. But between Eku n Steph, Eku wins.

  • FAR May 30, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Loving both actually.

  • Semmy May 30, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    For Moi, fitted both…

  • naana May 30, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    steph did it pour moi.

  • Retrochic May 30, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    i felt Eku wore it better

  • lam May 30, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    They both look lovely but i think the beauty of the dress is more pronounced on Eku

  • Mimz May 30, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Eku….that dress is made for a body like hers!

  • Lizzy May 30, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Stephanie all the way!

  • Uche May 30, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Biko, all of you commenting on how the model wore it better…. i have loked thru these pix over 10 times… still can’t see the model rocking same outfit…. abi i dey see double #confusedsmiley#

  • Uche May 30, 2013 at 4:12 pm


  • eniola May 30, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    It’s Stephanie over and over again. I don’t think Eku should have worn that facinator on her head, just simple accessories will do, a maximum of nude dangling earrings, then the bangles, for what now? The dress is loud, what would she need the noise for? The dress itself is accessorized, she didn’t need more, all in one look and one night. Steph looked timeless.

  • Pamilerin May 30, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Stephanie abeg

  • brike May 30, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Stephanie all the way…it’s just okay on Eku, maybe if she had 5 lbs on her…

  • loveth O. May 30, 2013 at 4:47 pm


  • Dlapikin May 30, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    it is very hard to outdress Eku, she just knows what works with her… So I’ll give it to her again!

  • ju May 30, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Alexandra Nwokedi rocked it better as usual. she has a way of making even rags look sophisticated and elegant.

  • tia May 30, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    steph and eku oshe!

  • Karela May 30, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    This probably doesn’t relate to the topic but if Steph’s husband is LINUS IDAHOSA… WITH IDAHOSA BEING THE LAST NAME.. won’t she be Stephanie IDAHOSA, instead of Stephanie LINUS? just wondering

    • Fattyfatty…bombom May 30, 2013 at 7:31 pm

      and in other related news, monkey dey work, baboon dey chop.

    • Naveah May 31, 2013 at 4:06 pm

      Maybe she considers herself married to the husband and not the family being that Linus is his first name and Idahosa is the family name…who knows? Personally speaking, she should have just hyphenated and make her maiden name her middle name as in Stephanie Okereke Idahosa. She has build a brand under the last name of Okereke, a lot of people and stars in Hollywood who have built a brand behind their name either add onto it or maintain it for business purposes but use their married name for their personal lives like passports, driver’s license, SSN cards etc so when they have kids there are no issues as to why the names are different. Oh well, to each her own:)

  • My oga at d Top May 30, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Talk of steph front and back with nice shape rock it gbam!

  • Sola May 30, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Lol …. Eku gave the dress some character. Stephanie wore the dress like it was house girl material

  • debbdara May 30, 2013 at 10:58 pm doesn’t look like its same dress on both of them. Steph rocked it better.

  • Fravian May 30, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    simply stephanie…..ha curves brings out mre attention.

  • L.A Chick May 31, 2013 at 1:29 am

    Eku. it’s a little bit sad on Steph

  • Nawa OOO May 31, 2013 at 2:27 am

    Steph rocked it well the gold fits her dark skin perfectly she has curves but they are classy and moderate. Eku looks like a young white boy wearing that dress. Sorry had to say it

    • silas May 31, 2013 at 2:29 pm

      lmao… .. she has this paris hilton pose all the time.. paris hilton must be her role model.

  • meee May 31, 2013 at 4:42 am


  • Elizabeth1 May 31, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Stephanie rocked dat dress better

  • Angel May 31, 2013 at 8:27 am

    we are africans and the dress is from house of nwokeoch, Steph brought an endowed african beuty WHILE Eku dropped it down besides the colour is too bright for her skin.

  • comment awaiting moderation! May 31, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Eku all the way.I’m sorry if you think she doesn’t have the curve,but take a careful look at it again,she look sensational,she has the natural aura look…like a hollywood glam celeb,she can fit in anywhere in the world….Steph is a pretty gal on her own right,bt the dress,the thighs look and mesh the beauty of the dress,like it not well tailored…Just as a said in a previous post about Eku,I’ve not really come across anyone who is “curveless” and can rock a dress,of any kind as much as Eku! She is fashion foward and she got style.I give it to her all day,everytime…

  • Lady T May 31, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Wow, it is only a blind person that can not see that Steph wore it BETTER, nice 1 Steph rocks

  • Lady T May 31, 2013 at 9:09 am

    The colour, curves n everything, just so nice on Steph.

  • me May 31, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Eku wore it way better. Stephanie made the dress look cheap. Eku made it look expensive.

  • chinny May 31, 2013 at 10:38 am

    The beauty of the dress is more obvious on Eku, it fit steph fine, but Eku’s slender body makes me wanna have the dress.

  • Love Sake May 31, 2013 at 10:47 am

    The dress looks gorgeous on Steph.

  • Lizzie May 31, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Where is Miss Socially awkward oh? BN has done as you asked. Really nice of them 🙂

  • xoxo May 31, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Stephanie filled it out more than EKu….It brought out the style

  • Mma May 31, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Both look good, but Steph is giving it a WOW factor.

  • ‘Bunmi Lawal May 31, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Stephanie rocks.

  • Mabel June 2, 2013 at 1:52 am

    To me, the colour of the dress compliments Eku’s complexion more. Plus, the fascinator in her hair and the way she did the loose waves gives it a whole 1940s Gatsbyish vibe. Very remarkably styling on an otherwise forgettable dress.

  • Mafia June 2, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Before trying to correct someone, please ensure that you know what you are doing. “Dash her money make she change it for you” is Pidgin English… and as such, the user can place any word he/she wants as long as the other party understands (that whole sentence is incorrect standard English, but correct Pidgin English). You should have stopped at your correction of Lend vs. Borrow.

  • ms sexy June 2, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    steph rock this well
    need we say more, african women needs a bit of curves
    steph curves gave her all d votes

  • ms sexy June 2, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    whether a steph or eku
    guess our talk talk no count again self
    just saw d vote is closed and the winner is ……

  • Nollywood REinvented June 2, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    I think Stephanie definitely looked better

  • Berry Dakara June 3, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    It’s a TIE for me.

    I prefer Stephanie’s curves, but Eku made the look REALLY GLAM

  • AmazinGrace June 4, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    The head piece made the outfit

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