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Tiwa Savage in Mary Katrantzou at her “Once Upon a Time” Album Listening Party in Lagos



Tiwa Savage - Once Upon a Time Album Listening Party - May 2013 - BellaNaija03

Lookin’ printastic Tiwa!

On Sunday 26th May 2013, the Nigerian chanteuse held an album listening party for Once Upon a Time at the Wheatbaker Hotel, Lagos. The event was attended by celebrities including Banky W, Eku Edewor, Tee A, Lynxxx, Dolapo Oni, Bez, Waje, Iceberg Slim and DJ Jimmy Jatt.

For the event, Tiwa Savage rocked a bold print blouse and crepe skirt by Mary Katrantzou.

She styled the piece from the in-demand Greek designer with silver rings, a gold bracelet and Jimmy Choo “Lance” silver mirror leather strappy sandals. Tiwa completed her look by opting for wavy locks, smokey eyes and nude lipstick.

What’s your take on the outfit?

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Mary Katrantzou - May 2013 - BellaNaija

Tiwa Savage’s Mary Katrantzou sleeve blouse is sold out but you can get the sleeveless type at Neiman Marcus for $1050. Her skirt retails on Net-A-Porter for £620

Jimmy Choo Lance Sandals - May 2013 - BellaNaija

Her Jimmy Choo “Lance” mirror strappy sandals retail for € 620 on Jimmy Choo’s official website

Photo Credit: Kunle Haastrup for Insigna | Net-A-Porter


  1. i no send

    May 27, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    ok let me go and order for it asap…yimu

    • Bleed blue

      May 27, 2013 at 3:10 pm


    • Annod

      May 27, 2013 at 3:24 pm

      LOLL! Forreal!

    • Oaken

      May 27, 2013 at 4:33 pm

      Lwkmdfho….the yimu got me in stitches

    • Teddy Bear

      May 28, 2013 at 2:07 pm

      HAHA! Ya’ll are so funny! But she looks looks hot sha! Nice body….no homo.

  2. Kenny

    May 27, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    African celebrities need to stop promoting all this foreign label particularly when they are not the fashion or label face and the clothes are not given to them free. Most celebrities abroad get those clothes for free. Please we are some brilliant fashion labels in Africa that we should be promoting. Imagine if Tiwa Savage had worn a label from Africa the type of publicity and promotion that label will be receiving now. Lets learn from the mistakes made in hip hop videos in the past when watches, champagnes, cars, Jewelries etc were promoted free before they became smart.

    • Annod

      May 27, 2013 at 3:22 pm

      On the real though… don’t you wear clothes that are non-African labeled? Why should they be different? How about people just want to wear quality products. How many of our designers are making products that are standardized for international wear? Please let’s not be hypocritical. They are celebrities but they are still human. You sef, stop wearing nike’s or whatever you wear.

    • iba

      May 27, 2013 at 5:43 pm

      Not really true. I dont know about Tiwa personally but our celebrities patronize our fashion designers. come to Bella Naija during some major event and see what the actors and actress are wearing. April by Kunbi, House of Nwocha and the amazing suits them Uti and co rock are made by indigineous fashion houses. Once in a while they look outside for reasons best known to them and you got to respect that too.

    • lilly

      May 27, 2013 at 7:01 pm

      wharrapun?? Tiwa is a Bridget Awosika junkie na

    • Winny

      May 27, 2013 at 9:18 pm

      I guess what Arnold is trying to say is that Naija celebrities should know their brands worth, so when they promote a product for free it shows how cheap they regard their brands cos celebrities abroad never knowingly advertise products for free ,they are paid to endorse a product cos they believe in their brand marketability and worth. Our Naija ghetto celebs are all suffering from Low Self Worth Slave Mentality syndrome.

    • Ngum

      May 27, 2013 at 11:05 pm

      Agreed. I often think African designers, musicians and filmmakers could work together more. Many adore Western brands today because they valued their own enough to build them. No one’s gonna build African brands for us. There are many designers to choose from. She could’ve easily pulled it off in a JBL, Deola Sagoe or Stoned Cherry for example. I was very impressed to see Tuface proudly feature brands by an African designer in a recent video.

    • koko

      May 28, 2013 at 1:12 pm

      watz ure own dere isit ure money..abeg pipe low on the soul sisterish

    • Anonymous

      May 28, 2013 at 6:19 pm

      SHUT UP!!!is it your business???u should be promoting African fashion labels

  3. nana

    May 27, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    She looks amazeballs!!
    and all this hating needs to stop.
    who says celebs in other nations only wear stuff they endorse.
    She works hard and makes money so she can enjoy life

    • Bunmi

      May 28, 2013 at 1:04 am

      Who is hating? If someone has a different opinion without being disrespectful how is that hating? How about you learn the meaning of “hate” so that stop throwing it around.
      Tiwa’s stylist has done really well for her. Please Bella, make a post about her stylist.

    • nana

      May 28, 2013 at 8:32 am


  4. Janet

    May 27, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    lovely Tiwa

  5. Bey

    May 27, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    She is so fake..solange wanna be..I live on Hate and I know it..pls post ur comment and don’t reply me

    • Oaken

      May 27, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      Lwkmdfho….people are on a roll today on bellanaija. I feel you though. I can’t stand these pretentious local chics

    • Tinu

      May 28, 2013 at 10:53 am

      the minute you saw the price is when you started having a hate induced headache abi? loser……

  6. Errr

    May 27, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Errr, Tiwa Savage has worn countless African designers, especially on prominent red carpets. If you’re so passionate about enforcing an all-African-everytime dresscode, start with yourself.

  7. Sam

    May 27, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Lady Don Dada!
    Its her money, if she can afford who ever she can afford its her business.
    And if the local designers want the celebs to promote/endorse them, they should send the celebs free samples. Even the big fashion house abroad give celebs free clothes to wear.

  8. HRS

    May 27, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    I absolutely love the print blouse and skirt and she looks amazing in them, plus that weave looks good and tat smokey eyes + nude lipstick was very on point! Choi! Tiwa can wear expensive labels sha o!!! Where did all that money come from, or is there a place we can rent these clothes and return later, update me o!!!

  9. salsera

    May 27, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    didnt see no skirt, she might as well have worn a shirt

  10. Jd

    May 27, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Which one be skirt and which one be blouse? Looks like a one piece to me. Na wa for all this butt flashing!

    • Naija Realist

      May 27, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      While I don’t see any “butt flashing”, it’s her butt and she can flash it if she wants to.
      Why don’t you keep your own large butt out of other grown folks’ business? SMDH!

  11. NecoleNwaMama

    May 27, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    From hair to shoes on point. She looks stunning…. Her stylist did an amazing job!

  12. anonymous babe

    May 27, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Don’t be deceived,it could be Rent the runway or bought pre-owned from places like

  13. Amaka

    May 27, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Tiwa always on pt! the skirt was slim-fitted…still lovely tho

  14. Kenny

    May 27, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Please to all the commentators taking my comment negatively I have not said that the cloth looks bad or shouldn’t be worn, but just saying we should take a back seat and think about how things could be done more intelligently and wisely. This is something not happening in Africa and Nigeria in particularly. In abroad, designers and artists work in collaboration . This reminds me of the time when a few people in Nigeria were talking about branding and this was rubbished them, now everybody is talking about packaging. Please, lets be wise.

    • new bride

      May 27, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      ‘In abroad’… really?

      I say you figure your language skills before descending on Tiwa who works hard for her money and can spend it however the hell she feels like!!!

    • Jay

      May 29, 2013 at 9:21 am

      ‘Language skills’ ……really? I say u figure your ‘grammar correction skills ‘before descending on people who descend on Tiwa!

  15. truetalk

    May 27, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    looooooooooooool BN comments keep me smiling

  16. KEKEM

    May 27, 2013 at 5:14 pm


    • xoxox

      May 27, 2013 at 5:58 pm

      LMAO summer 2013 collection at Primarnii lol!

    • lilly

      May 27, 2013 at 7:02 pm

      comment of life! up primani

    • Baby girl

      May 28, 2013 at 4:07 am

      Lmao @ kekem, abeg no kill me.

  17. KEKEM

    May 27, 2013 at 5:15 pm


  18. Adedayo

    May 27, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Shout out to all the people that spend their life hating behind their computer screen..
    All of you would kuku get in line to get a picture with her if she comes to ur area..

    Tiwa ,no doubt,has her off days with fashion (so does d rest of us), and i bet half of u,if u were in her shoes now (not those jimmy choo tho-i don’t like—jk), would splurge harder than she is..

    How many of you has gotten bonuses at work? Or some extra money somehwere? Did you not run to the mall right away…Why didn’t u go n buy ankara n take it to Aunty Funmi’s shop so you can rep..or ask ur local shoemaker to custom make something for you
    arghhh,I cant stomach hypocrisy …

    Allow her jare—started from the bottom now we here…

  19. Bella Noire

    May 27, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Nah wah o. The price of her shirt is the price of my tuition for summer session.

  20. Nooooo

    May 27, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    In the words of Nene Leakes – child phlease abi is it honey phlease. The length of that dress abi skirt and sitting on a stool with those thunder thighs. Child, who do you think you are? Beyonce? If she wasn’t sitting that high on a stool I would say okay manageable, but no no no. Look at the model na. If your legs and thighs are chopstick size like the model ehn hen you fit wear am sit on top Mount Everest. So, epic fail for me. Sorry Tiwa, no hating but you have to be really really skinny to wear a short skirt and cross your legs on a stool. We all know that positions widens your thighs. You have worn better. Imagine if she needed to on cross her legs or something. Vajayjay alert with photogs everywhere. This was your night, all eyes on you. Wrong choice

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      May 27, 2013 at 7:07 pm

      Mmmmmmmmm, girl, you just ’bout went straight in, all boldfaced and opened up yo’self to the firing range …. there’s gon’ be all kindsa replies about “let’s see your own photo, hater” “You must be a fatso hiding behind your screen” “you & all you family can never achieve what she has” etc, etc. ‘Cos some of us silent ones don’ seen dem thighs, don’ shook our heads and uttered nary a word…. *steps back into the shadows*

    • Nooooo

      May 27, 2013 at 7:24 pm

      lol, lol, lol. My dear, make dem bring am, when person eyes no blind. I call it as i see it mehn. If someone who has a limited vocabulary calls it hating, then I don’t even have any words to exchange with such a person cos the grammar i go blow dem no go fit comprehend am. Lol. Thank you say u sef talk say you see am With those thighs hoooooney.

    • Ovadje

      May 27, 2013 at 10:52 pm

      I’ll take the bait and say that Noooo sounds like a lard arse. ..LOL!

      First of, Tiwa has her legs crossed, which adds depth if Nooooo knows anything about photography, but so what if she has thighs bigger than the broomsticks of the flat-chested horror of a “model” (but of course as the Oyibo version of “beauty” one understands why our lard-arsed pal would idolize her figure — or lack thereof). Tiwa is not a stick figure, but she is not fat either and more crucially .seems healthy enough — without having to starve herself to approximate the flat-chested (and most likely flat-backed) “model”. Like someone said above, if you got it… Let the lard-arsed haters keep hating. Next stop for the likes of Nooooo is ANOREXIA!

  21. Tutu

    May 27, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Bey I too gbadun u ojare..more comments I wan laugh

  22. poshilla!

    May 27, 2013 at 6:11 pm


  23. konnie

    May 27, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Tiwa, always on point. Looking good girl. Nothing do you

  24. we all need haters....

    May 27, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    haters keep hating till the second coming of Christ. on some roasting :p for y’all

  25. Miss C

    May 27, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    D person who asked where she got the money from errrmmm, the last time I checked she is one of the most sought after artists in Africa at d mo, couple with her endorsements with various brands. Y all the hating, she works hard for her money and can spend it on whatsoever she wants to. And to the aunty that said celebs abroad get their designer wears for free, I’ll just pretend u didn’t say that.

  26. Miss C

    May 27, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    *coupled with

  27. nene

    May 27, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    nice outfit and i’ve never heard about the designer. it seems like tiwa justs elects expensive clothes on the red carpet..awon celebrity. it’s good to have a few of these luxury items..once in a while.

  28. Karen

    May 27, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Miss C, Point of correction. All major artists get their clothing free that is a fact. I do not live in Nigeria and I work in the industry. I would ask that you do your research well in future bf you start talking trash. It just goes to show your level of ignorance and lack of exposure. I believe you are a teenager who only exist in your own little immediate world. In some years to come you will come an appreciate what the person you are insulting was saying. Please enjoy your youth and play with your toys for now.

    • Voltron

      May 28, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      Well done adult. I see maturity all over your comment

  29. Abi

    May 27, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Spring! Love it! also the Maison Martin Margiela knuckledusters details! #fashion

  30. Zola

    May 27, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Absolutely Fabulous!! I have the same outfit. You go girl!!

    • The Real Madam the Madam

      May 28, 2013 at 2:46 pm

      Cool story sis.

  31. tee

    May 27, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    abeg kenny or karen or woreva d hell u call urselves take a very cold bottle of coke and relax haba!!!!!!!!!!!!take a chill pill

  32. ci

    May 28, 2013 at 4:57 am

    i have the same outfit also… whats that! lol

  33. Ola

    May 28, 2013 at 4:59 am

    she looks stunning!

  34. Imelda Berry

    May 28, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Mi love.

  35. Peachy_mo

    May 28, 2013 at 11:05 am

    I don’t understand how people can be so myopic in in their thinking! its high time we truly start to think outside the box…so because it is sold at those amount in that specific stores means she bought them expensive? My dears, google is your friend and ISPs have made internet bundle cheap + stores have made delivery easy with international delivery.

    There are so many online stores that sell high end designers at discounted rates, online stores that are only into sales of strictly high end designers. This is where most people shop…well the smart ones while some will save all there hard earned money on one item.

    Again, google is your friend!

    • Voltron

      May 28, 2013 at 5:07 pm

      You are sure going to make the world a better place……tsk!

  36. Smiley

    May 28, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    ROTFL…… i luv, luv, luv, BN comments…(yay! boss is coming….)

  37. Bella

    May 28, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I have to thank you all BN people o for making my miserable Tuesday worthwhile, here i am in the office with one BN window open and another “working space” open to, But i cant contain LOL’ing. You people o. Ah ah,. Is it because you all cannot afford it, issokay, no be by force o but personally, If I had half the cash to wear even one Jimmy choo shoe, mscheewwww you’ll can go cheap beef wid all dis hate. Ah… my people the outfit is nice and very expensive, never mind thighs, jare we are all females o and cellulite is here to stay, thin or think, abeg better be friends o. Nhow, Tiwa, u rock girl and since yu cannot be seen in da same outfit twice, abeg my sister, throw am here o. I will wear it thundering thighs or not, broke people, and their wahala, if you dont or cant afford it pls spare us and dont knock am o.

  38. Her Excellency

    May 28, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    It’s obvious Solange Knowles is Tiwa’s role model. Lovely outfit.

  39. sarah

    May 28, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    shes soo stunning!

  40. the babe has class and style no doubt

  41. Omo1

    May 28, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    My own is that it shouldn’t be news! Each time a particular celebrity wears a particular designer’s, the next thing they are up for a promo..abi am I getting it wrong..if them celebrity’s don’t wear the designs who will?!

    It shouldn’t be news, really!

    • Omo1

      May 28, 2013 at 4:48 pm


  42. Rhecks

    May 28, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Lovely outfit Tiwa! But I do agree with Noooo in the sense that d dress was too short for her to have sat on such a high stool with her legs crossed.we understand that not all women can be thin, but remember that Tiwa is a celebrity and must always present herself on d same level as her status.

  43. Toyin

    May 28, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    LOL…the bad side of technology, that makes insecure people or people going through things come on the computer to vent. The worst part, talking bad how someone else looks is a reflection of how secure you are in yourself. Tiwa looks beautiful as usual, and she has one of the best LEGS. Yeah, the outfit is a little too short, other than that she looks stunning.

  44. Funmi

    May 29, 2013 at 9:19 am

    She is very beautiful and know how to dress well………. go girl God be with you

  45. Agbeke

    May 29, 2013 at 10:13 am

    I’m not a big fan of hers but she looks good and money does look good on her…half of the peeps hating don’t have a fraction of her fame and money. If me I get money I will buy some correct luxury pieces.

  46. Nee

    May 30, 2013 at 9:02 am

    beautiful! but 4 her butt dats all out?! no way

  47. Mickey

    May 30, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Choi! BN comments o! everybody is right! everybody is wrong!.. the babe don wear her cloth.
    dont lie if you had d money you would buy it joh.. LMAOat Thunder thighs!! yu guys are hilarious!!

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