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BN Red Carpet Fab: Mo Abudu’s Ebony Life TV Launch in Lagos



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It was all about glitz, glamour and uber sophistication on Sunday 30th June 2013 as media mogul Mo Abudu launched her multi-broadcast network Ebony Life TV.

The event which was hosted by music star Darey Art-Alade and media personality Dolapo Oni, took place at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Celebrities including Lynxxx, Genevieve Nnaji, D’banj, Rita Dominic, Tiwa Savage, Uche Jombo-R, Toolz, M.I. Abaga, Olu Jacobs, Joke Silva, Munachi Abii, OC Ukeje, 2 Face Idibia, Julius Agwu, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Toke Makinwa and Dr. Sid, were spotted at the event.

Steve Forbes, Governor Liyel Imoke and his wife Obioma, Donald and Onarie Duke, Sue Fox and Olusegun Aganga were also specially invited to the occasion.

Inside, there were electrifying performances, a display of creative pieces and the unveiling of the creative team.

BellaNaija Style brings exclusively to you all the most stylish shots from the event. There are also some reviews on the outfits.

DISCLAIMER: There are a lot of photos. If you can’t go through them all, check out the first photos from the event.  🙂


BN Red Carpet Fab: Mo Abudu’s Ebony Life TV Launch in Lagos
White & Black
Rita Dominic arrived at the Ebony Life TV launch yellow carpet in one of her best looks yet.

Away from all the dramatic frocks, Rita took a simple approach in white and black. Opting for a tousled up do, smoky eyes and nude lipstick, she styled her one shoulder white top and black pencil skirt with a black belt, silver drop earrings, a silver bracelet, a sparkly clutch and black sandals.

Rita Dominic

Rita Dominic

OC Ukeje looked sharp at the Ebony Life TV launch on Sunday in black and white.

He styled his white double breasted blazer with a white-and-black polka dot shirt, a black satin tie, black pants, a silver wrist watch and black shoes.

OC Ukeje

OC Ukeje

I was really excited to see Nkiru Anumudu at the launch of the Ebony Life TV on Sunday evening, because she always serves some of the best red carpet looks.

And this was no different. Nkiru who posed with her daughter Zina (in a sexy cut-out black dress) chose a white-and-black checkered dress from Marc Jacobs‘ Spring /Summer 2013 collection.

The beautiful high neck piece which features a sheer skirt, was styled with a white-and-black clutch, a gold wrist watch and white heels. Smoky eyes, nude lipstick and wavy blonde locks finished the look.

Nkiru Anumudu

Nkiru Anumudu in Marc Jacobs & Zina Anumudu

Chocolate City Records exec Audu Maikori was also seen in black and white. His white double breasted blazer was styled pretty much the same way as OC Ukeje, save for his plain black shirt.

Audu Maikori

Audu Maikori

Hosts – Darey Art-Alade & Dolapo Oni

Dolapo Oni

Dolapo Oni in Mi-Le

TV personality Dolapo Oni co-hosted the show with music star Darey Art-Alade.

She arrived on the yellow carpet in a lime green strapless dress by upcoming design label, Mi-Le. The dress which features a contemporary draping and a slit in the middle, was styled with pulled-back hair, minimal make-up and gold earrings.

Darey Art-Alade

Darey Art-Alade

Darey Art-Alade put the D in Dapper as he made his way into the Eko Hotel & Suites on Sunday. He wore a single button black suit, a white shirt, a black bow tie and black shoes.

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Dolapo Oni in Ms Makor

When you co-host an event, you’ve got to dish out more fashion fabulousity. Well Dolapo gave us two more looks.

I think this was my favourite look of her at the event. She changed into a pretty black-and-white Ms Makor dress, which features a flared skirt. Still keeping her hair and make-up the same, the look was completed with red heels.

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Her third and final look of the night was a canary yellow dress.

The dress which features a plunging neckline, covered by a sheer fabric, was accessorized with gold hoop earrings, a selection of gold bracelets and an eye catching pair of gold shoes.

We are not used to seeing Dolapo in pieces like this  – as she often takes a demure approach, so I am glad she shocked us with the dress.

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Love it from the front to the Back
Genevieve Nnaji‘s dramatic Deola Sagoe frock was definitely worth a Kodak moment on Sunday evening.

The Nollywood star who opted for a sleek chignon and red lipstick, styled the lace dress which features a sheer skirt and an alluring train, with silver earrings, a silver clutch and black pumps.

Are you a fan of the custom dress?

Genevieve Nnaji in Deola Sagoe

Genevieve Nnaji in Deola Sagoe

If you’ve got a body like this, there is surely no crime in flaunting it.

Nollywood starlet Beverly Naya left little to the imagination in a black dress by April by Kunbi. The sequined dress which features a see-through sheer detail from the hip bone and a peekaboo cut on the back, was styled with diamond encrusted earrings and ring as well as a pair of black pumps.

Choosing a top knot, she completed the look with smoky eyes and pink lipstick.

Beverly Naya in April by Kunbi

Beverly Naya in April by Kunbi

Ruth Osime didn’t let all the pretty-young-things take away all the shine.

She looked resplendent in a royal blue high neck Meena dress which features sequined detailing on the shoulder and waist, a sexy cut-out on the back and an alluring train.

Giving us a taste of the 80s with her chic afro, she accessorized with silver drop earrings, a silver bracelet, a silver ring and a black clutch.

Ruth Osime in Meena

Ruth Osime in Meena

Ladies in Pants
It was Mo Abudu‘s big night – and prior to the event, I anticipated she was going to choose not 1, not 2 but at least 3 gorgeous dresses.

But Mo shocked all by choosing an embellished Deola Sagoe green pant suit through out the event. She styled the outfit which features lace detailing, with silver drop earrings.

What’s your take on Mo Abudu’s look?

Mo Abudu

Mo Abudu

A closer look at the appliques on Mo’s pant suit.

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Former editor of TW Magazine Kemi Ogunleye chose a one shoulder grey jumpsuit from Mi-Le‘s Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 collection. She paired the piece with gold hoop earrings, an ivory clutch and ivory heels.

Kemi Ogunleye in Mi-Le

Kemi Ogunleye in Mi-Le

Ladies take note, this is how to rock a pant suit. Her black pant suit was styled with a black embellished belt, pearl necklace, silver drop earrings, a crocodile skin green clutch and black shoes.

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Coupled Up
Is it just me or are their smiles uncontrollably infectious?

Media personality Toolz and her beau Tunde Demuren were all smiles as they posed for cameras at the Ebony Life TV launch.

Toolz opted for a velvet mustard yellow dress which features gold detailing on the waist and sleeves. She styled the dress by Liam Fashion Agency with a pair of gold earrings, a colourful aquamarine necklace and a silver-and-black coloured clutch.

Tunde decided on a navy suit, a black shirt and black shoes.

Toolz  & Tunde Demuren

Toolz in Liam Fashion Agency & Tunde Demuren

We know Julius is the super star in the Agwu family, but it was his wife Ibiere who had heads turning.

Ibiere dressed for 2 (The couple are expecting their second child) in a red strapless chiffon number. She accessorized with drop earrings, a silver-and-gold coloured clutch and gold sandals.

Julius opted for a grey striped suit, a grey waist coat, a white shirt, a black velvet bow tie and black shoes.

Julius & Ibiere Agwu

Julius & Ibiere Agwu

Mo Abudu’s Ebony Life TV launch not only pulled some of the biggest names in the Nigerian entertainment industry, but also top Nigerian officials.

Former Cross River state governor Donald Duke and his wife Onarie were one of the many invited guests. Donald Duke chose a black dinner suit, a white shirt, a black tie and black shoes while his wife sashayed down the yellow carpet in a black-and-gold floor length dress.

Donald & Onarie Duke

Donald & Onarie Duke

Music exec Steve Babaeko and his beautiful photographer wife Yetunde were hand-in-hand as they made their way into the Eko Hotel & Suites.

Steve wore a black suit which features velvet lapels, a white shirt, a black Italian tie and black shoes. Yetunde chose a one shoulder embellished blush gown, a multi-coloured clutch and yellow-and-white ankle strap heels.

Steve & Yetunde Babaeko

Steve & Yetunde Babaeko

Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River state looked sharp in a black tuxedo while his wife Obioma opted for a shimmering black-and-gold dress.

Mo Abudu, Liyel & Obioma Imoke

Mo Abudu, Liyel & Obioma Imoke

Bola Akingbade

Bola Akingbade & wife

Nollywood power couple Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva didn’t stay far away from each other at the event. Joke Silva channeled her Ankara fabness in an embellished dress, while Olu Jacobs wore a navy suit, a yellow shirt and black shoes.

Olu Jacobs & Joke Silva

Olu Jacobs & Joke Silva

Gospel singer Nikki Laoye made a rare public appearance with her husband Alex Oturu at the Ebony Life TV launch.

Nikki who performed a beautiful rendition of the National anthem at the event, wore a black-and-gold dress from Iconic Invanity. The piece which was recently displayed at the Mediterranean Fashion Week in Italy by the Nigerian design label, was styled with drop earrings and a gold ring.

Alex kept his look simple in a black suit, a white shirt and black shoes.

Alex Oturu & Nikki Laoye

Alex Oturu & Nikki Laoye in Iconic Invanity

Model Francis Nwodu and his wife, IB Nwodu who tied the knot in a low key ceremony in February, walked the black carpet together.

Francis Nwodu & IB Lawson Nwodu

Francis Nwodu & IB Nwodu

Celebrity photographer Kelechi Amadi-Obi posed with his wife Julia inside the hall. He opted for a navy traditional attire, while his wife was seen in a youthful print blouse, navy pants and gold heels.

Kelechi & Julia Amadi-Obi

Kelechi & Julia Amadi-Obi

The Little Black Dress
We’ve missed seeing Uche Jombo on the red carpet, so it was to our delight that she attended the Ebony Life TV launch.

Playing it safe in a simple black dress, the Nollywood star styled it with a light blue coral bead neck piece, a gold clutch and black peep toes.

Uche Jombo-R

Uche Jombo-R

Celebrity stylist Veronica Ebie-Odeka who styled Genevieve Nnaji, Toke Makinwa, Misi Molu, Dolapo Oni and Zainab Balogun for the event, opted for a black mini dress, which features a slit.

Her look was completed with silver drop earrings and black heels.

Veronica Ebie-Odeka

Veronica Ebie-Odeka

Nollywood star Omoni Oboli rocked a black tube dress, which features lace detailing. Curly locks, red lipstick, drop earrings, a gold clutch and black pumps completed the look.

Omoni Oboli

Omoni Oboli

Model Isio Wanogho made her way into the hall in a black peplum top with a plunging neckline and matching black pencil skirt. She accessorized with a black bracelet, a black clutch and black heels.

Isio Wanogho

Isio Wanogho

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Style Star
It seems Zainab Balogun wanted to be the belle of the ball, so she chose a pretty, girly dress.

The Nigerian TV personality’s gown which features blush sleeves, a flower detail on the waist and pink tulle skirt was taken from Shakara Couture.

She accessorized with gold earrings and a silver ring. Her signature short cut, smoky eyes and pink lipstick completed the look.

Zainab Balogun in IamISIGO

Zainab Balogun in Shakara Couture

It’s Tiwa Savage. The Nigerian chanteuse glided down the yellow carpet in a sexy cut-out Bridget Awosika dress. She styled the pink dress which features a single as well as an irregular draped strap, with silver earrings.

Smoky eyes, highlighted eyebrows and purple lipstick completed the look.

Tiwa Savage in Bridget Awosika

Tiwa Savage in Bridget Awosika

Once a beauty queen, always a beauty queen. Nigerian modelling entrepreneur Elohor Aisien looked simple-yet-classic in a green jersey Roberto Cavalli dress.

Choosing to let her hair down, she styled the dress with gold bracelets and an Alexander McQueen skull knuckle box clutch.

Elohor Aisien in Roberto Cavalli

Elohor Aisien in Roberto Cavalli

TV personality Eku Edewor looked beautiful in a grey dress by Clan. Opting for a chic up do and red berry lipstick, she accessorized with a pearl necklace, a silver clutch and a pair of burgundy velvet shoes.

Eku Edewor in Clan

Eku Edewor in Clan

When it comes to Nollywood star Kate Henshaw, 40+ is the new 20.

She chose a one shoulder satin blouse and metallic skirt with a thigh high slit. She accessorized with feather earrings, a gold bracelet, an ivory clutch and black shoes.

I am a tad bit disappointed that Kate didn’t opt for another pair of shoes. A metallic heel or gold sandals would have sold this look very well, but seeing her in that outfit, I doubt if anyone will concentrate on the shoes.

Kate Henshaw

Kate Henshaw

M-Net Africa managing director Biola Alabi showed-off her legs in a one-shoulder silver dress by Tony Ward. She paired the dress with silver drop earrings, silver bracelets, a patterned clutch and sparkly heels.

Biola Alabi

Biola Alabi in Tony Ward

Toke Makinwa hosted the yellow carpet at the Ebony Life TV launch.

The Nigerian media personality arrived in a pink lace dress by Shakara Couture. She accessorized with silver drop earrings, a green belt and a pair of black Christian Louboutin heels.

Toke Makinwa in Shakara Couture

Toke Makinwa in Shakara Couture

She later changed into a more Gothic look. Her lace dress by Tiannah Styling was paired with the same drop earrings and Christian Louboutin shoes. Which of Toke’s looks do you like best?

Toke Makinwa in Tiannah Styling

Toke Makinwa in Tiannah Styling

Having a déjà vu moment? Rising singer Zaina arrived on the yellow carpet in a strapless ivory dress by Iconic Invanity.

Zaina isn’t the first to be seen in this dress. In March 2013, Biola Alabi wore the same dress to the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards.

Although it had been worn before, Zaina fully made it her own, accessorizing with drop earrings.

Zaina in Iconic Invanity

Zaina in Iconic Invanity

Beauty entrepreneur Tara Durotoye added a pop of colour to the yellow carpet in an orange chiffon Virgos Lounge dress. She accessorized with silver hoop earrings, a silver wrist watch, a gold clutch and pink heels.

Tara Fela-Durotoye in Virgos Lounge

Tara Fela-Durotoye in Virgos Lounge

Yes Tosyn, YES! Media personality Tosyn Bucknor had me swooning with her grey-and-black floor length dress.

She accessorized with drop earrings and a silver ring. Her look was completed with smoky eyes and red lipstick.

I think what makes me love the look is the “I am a Diva” attitude she’s serving on the carpet.

Tosyn Bucknor

Tosyn Bucknor

Media personality Oreka Godis arrived in a blue floor length dress by Beatrice Black. She styled her dress with gold drop earrings, a gold bracelet and spiked Alexander McQueen knuckle box clutch.

Oreka Godis in Beatrice Black

Oreka Godis in Beatrice Black

Najite Dede in House of Nwocha

Najite Dede in House of Nwocha

Ita Giwa

Florence Ita Giwa

All Dressed in White
TV personality Adaure Achumba was all smiles on the black carpet in a simple white Calvin Klein dress. She styled her outfit with red beads for her neck, a red tote and red shoes.

Keeping the red drama, she opted for red lipstick.

Adaure Achumba in Calvin Klien

Adaure Achumba in Calvin Klein

Celebrity stylist Lilian Unachukwu also chose a white ensemble to the event. She paired her white blouse with a blazer and a sexy cut-out skirt.

Her look was completed with gold stud earrings, a silver necklace and a silver clutch. She added a pop of colour by finishing the look with ankle strap orange heels.

Lilian Unachukwu

Lilian Unachukwu

Nollywood starlet Daphne Akatugba was also seen in white.

Daphne Akatugba

Daphne Akatugba

Suit & Tie
Model/actor Bryan Okwara arrived in an orange double breasted suit by Rhobes. He paired the suit with a green shirt, black shoes and dark shades.

Bryan Okwara in Rhobes

Bryan Okwara in Rhobes

Music star Dr. Sid chose a light blue suit by Mai Atafo Inspired. He styled it with a white shirt and brown shoes.

Dr. Sid in Mai Atafo Inspired

Dr. Sid in Mai Atafo Inspired

Rising actor Alex Ekubo opted for an all black ensemble to the Ebony Life TV launch. He styled the Taryor Gabriels dinner suit with a black shirt, black tie and black shoes.

Alex Ekubo

Alex Ekubo in Taryor Gabriels

Praiz looked sharp and cool in a Thomas Pink blazer, grey Topman pants and white Gucci sneakers. He completed the look with a silver wrist watch and cool Ray Ban shades.



Rubbin’ Minds host Ebuka Obi-Uchendu arrived at the star studded affair in a black David Wej suit.

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu in David Wej

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu in David Wej

Koko master D’banj chose an ivory blazer, black lace shirt, black pants and black shoes.



Chin Okeke

Chin Okeke

DJ Jimmy Jatt

DJ Jimmy Jatt



Kunle Afolayan

Kunle Afolayan

Ikay Ogbonna

Ikay Ogbonna

Alexander Amosu & Familusi Akin Babajide

Alexander Amosu & Familusi Akin Babajide

Noble Igwe

Noble Igwe

Tee Mac

Tee Mac

Uche Nnaji

Uche Nnaji

Tonye Cole

Tonye Cole

Adebola Williams

Adebola Williams

Chris Ubosi

Chris Ubosi

Frank Oshodi

Frank Oshodi

Tosan Jemide

Tosan Jemide

The Lady in Red
Stylist/fashion editor Ezinne Chinkata truly embodied the lady in red on Sunday evening at the Eko Hotel & Suites.

She took to the yellow carpet in a red vintage spaghetti strap silk dress. Sporting short bangs and a red pout, she accessorized with a red clutch, red heels and a gold bracelet.

Ezinne Chinkata

Ezinne Chinkata

Former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria Anita Uwagbale-Iseghohi surely wasn’t one to miss on the black carpet at the Ebony Life TV launch.

She flaunted her fab figure in a red Notte by Marchesa dress which features a dramatic bow detail on the bodice. Sweeping her dark locks to her left, she chose to accessorize with gold drop earrings, a gold bracelet, a gold clutch and gold heels.

Anita Uwagbale Iseghon in Notte by Marchesa

Anita Uwagbale-Iseghohi in Notte by Marchesa

Managing Director of Estee Lauder Cosmetics South Africa Sue Fox was also a guest at the star studded affair on Sunday evening.

Sue chose a red long sleeve dress which features a bow detail and a high-low hemline. She accessorized with a blue clutch and black pumps.

Sue Fox

Sue Fox

Nollywood actress/director Tope Oshin Ogun was a red siren at the Ebony Life TV launch in a chiffon floor length dress. She paired the dress with a white pearl neck piece, a white clutch and silver pumps.

Tope Oshin Ogun

Tope Oshin Ogun

Tiffany Amber‘s “Lily” wrap dress was the it-dress among Lagos most stylish in 2011. Although you may say the piece is so last season, Colette Otusheso who arrived at the event in a red version of the famous piece, made it look oh-so-fresh.

She accessorized with a selection of jewelry, a blue clutch and blue heels. I would have preferred the dress to have been styled with gold heels and clutch, but there’s no denying she looks good.

Colette Otusheso

Colette Otusheso in Tiffany Amber

Events planner extraordinaire Funke Bucknor-Obruthe was also spotted in a red dress. The piece which features lace detailing on the bodice and a figure hugging skirt, was accessorized with drop gold earrings and a gold bracelet.

Her let down locks and red lipstick finished the look.

Funke Bucknor-Obruthe

Funke Bucknor-Obruthe

Lamide Akintobi took to the yellow carpet at the Eko Hotel & Suites in a burgundy dress by Meena.

Lamide Akintobi in Meena

Lamide Akintobi in Meena

Designers’ Style
Work it Bridget! If there was one thing the Nigerian designer made clear on the yellow carpet on Sunday, it’s that no one wears Bridget Awosika like Bridget Awosika.

She chose a pink blazer and a pink long shirt from her collection displayed at the 2012 MTN Lagos Fashion and Design Week. She accessorized with gold earrings, a gold bracelet, a black clutch and a pair of black heels.

Bridget Awosika

Bridget Awosika in Bridget Awosika

Nancy Nwadire was also seen on the yellow carpet in one of her label Iconic Invanity’s pieces. The embellished peplum top and skirt was accessorized with a gold clutch and a gold bracelet. Wavy locks and nude lipstick completed the look.

Nancy Nwadire in Iconic Invanity

Nancy Nwadire in Iconic Invanity

Model turned designer Isi Atagamen arrived in a sleeveless grey lace dress.

Isi Atagamen

Isi Atagamen

Creative director of Tiffany Amber, Folake Folarin-Coker rocked a yellow laser cut net dress to the event on Sunday evening. She styled the dress with silver bracelets and gold peep-toes.

Folake Folarin-Coker in Tiffany Amber

Folake Folarin-Coker in Tiffany Amber

Actress Kemi “Lala” Akindoju smiled on the yellow carpet in a halter neck print dress by Ejiro Amos Tafiri. The dress which features an embellished neckline and belt as well as a criss cross cut on the back, was styled with gold earrings, gold bracelets and cream pumps.

If you recall, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Munachi Abii and Toke Makinwa wore the same dress

Kemi "Lala" Akindoju in Ejiro Amos Tafiri

Kemi “Lala” Akindoju in Ejiro Amos Tafiri

Media personality Susan Younis wore a pink-and-blue coloured mini dress to the Ebony Life TV launch. She paired it with a purple belt, gold jewelry on her ears and hands, a gold clutch and spiked heels.

Susan Younis

Susan Younis

Red Carpet Black Dresses
For Munachi Abii, it was all about accentuating her toned legs at the event on Sunday. The former beauty queen turned rapper chose a one shoulder black dress by Tiannah Styling.

The dress which features an embellished strap and thigh high slit, was accessorized with a black clutch and ivory heels. Short bangs, smoky eyes and nude lipstick completed the look.

Munachi Abii in Tiannah Styling

Munachi Abii in Tiannah Styling

TV personality Stephanie Coker stepped on the yellow carpet in a black Andrea Iyamah dress which features an embellished and leather bodice as well as a long skirt with a side slit.

Pulling her hair back, she accessorized with silver earrings and pair of Giuseppe Zanotti “Firewings” sandals.

Stephanie Coker

Stephanie Coker in Andrea Iyamah

Who’s that girl? It’s model Makida Moka. Just like Muna, Makida flashed her long legs in a sheer piece by IamISIGO. She accessorized with gold stud earrings, a gold choker, a gold belt and black pumps.

I am not sure about the black scarf but it was styled well to make her look her age.

Makida Moka in IamISIGO

Makida Moka in IamISIGO

Celebrity stylist Ngozi Zed-Eye hit the yellow carpet in a stunning piece by Ms Makor. Her lace fringe dress was styled with a leopard print vintage clutch, Chanel earrings, Dolce & Gabbana rings and Zara heels.

Ngozi Zed-Eye in Ms Makor

Ngozi Zed-Eye in Ms Makor

Eunice Efole stole the spotlight in an off shoulder, long sleeve black dress with an alluring train. She accessorized the dress with drop earrings, a silver butterfly shaped brooch (placed on her waist) and a silver clutch.

Eunice Efole

Eunice Efole

On air personality Titi Oyinsan made her first red carpet appearance since welcoming twin girls, in a sleeveless black dress.

Titi Oyinsan

Titi Oyinsan

Media personality Misi Molu chose a black dress which features a sequined bodice and flowing chiffon skirt. She accessorized with drop earrings and sparkly peep-toes.

Misi Molu

Misi Molu

Ifeyinwa Ighodalo

Ifeyinwa Ighodalo

Onyinye Onwugbenu

Onyinye Onwugbenu

Nike Desouza

Nike Desouza

Ruth Obih

Ruth Obih

Cynthia Kamalu

Cynthia Kamalu

Trad Style

Udo Okonjo

Udo Okonjo

Dele Momodu

Dele Momodu

Bobo Omotayo

Bobo Omotayo

Tee Y Mix

Tee-Y Mix

Tunde Kelani

Tunde Kelani

Queen Ahneva

Queen Ahneva

Ebenezer Obey

Ebenezer Obey

Sparkles + Shimmers
Media personality Tracy Nwapa dazzled in an embellished gold dress.

Tracy Nwapa

Tracy Nwapa

Olajumoke Adenowo

Olajumoke Adenowo

Ndidi Obiora

Ndidi Obiora

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On Stage Fashion

Tiwa Savage & Banky W

Tiwa Savage & Banky W

Ok, I am not “famzing” but Banky W is one entertainer who knows how to wear a suit. Performing on stage with Tiwa Savage, the “Yes/No” R&B crooner who chose to skip the black and yellow carpet, wore a single button black dinner suit.

His look was completed with dark shades, a black tie and black shoes.

Onyeka Onwenu & Omawumi

Onyeka Onwenu & Omawumi

Veteran musician Onyeka Onwenu and songstress Omawumi were a sensational sight to behold while performing on stage at the Ebony Life TV launch on Sunday evening.

Onyeka gave the pretty-young-things a run for their money in a creative Ankara top and A-line skirt while Omawumi shimmered in a gold-and-black dress.

Opting for short wavy locks and red lipstick, Omawumi styled the dress with black sandals.

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Deola Sagoe

Fashion icon Deola Sagoe showcased an amazing body of work at the Ebony Life TV launch. The pieces ranged from pretty frocks to dramatic red carpet stunners.

To take a bow after the fashion show, Deola was seen in a stunning Deola Sagoe (of course) piece. The dress which features over sized sleeves and a sequined skirt, was styled with drop earrings, silver and gold bracelets and black heels.

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Sagoe Sisters of Clan

After their mother – Deola Sagoe presented her collection, the young and vibrant Sagoe sisters also unveiled their latest pieces.

One of the sisters walked the stage in an off-shoulder black dress with a thigh high slit while the other opted for a white halter neck dress.

M.I. Abaga

M.I. Abaga

Mr Incredible who also joined a long list of stars who skipped the red carpet, performed on stage in a black single button suit. He paired the suit with a white shirt, a black bow tie, dark shades and black shoes.

2 Face Idibia

2 Face Idibia

Will a star studded show be complete without a performance by 2 Baba? The music star was dressed in all black as he took the stage.

Dammy Krane

Dammy Krane

Also following in 2 Face Idibia’s step of an all black ensemble was his protégé Dammy Krane.

Seun Kuti

Seun Kuti

Did Seun Kuti pull a Fela Kuti with his outfit?



Star Boy Wizkid was also seen on stage. He wore a leopard print satin shirt, black pants, dark shades, a gold chain and black shoes.

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Eryca Freemantle

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Interior Decor: No Surprises Events


  1. sarafina

    July 3, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Again Boring red carpet but Fab Tv station. Obssessd!

    • Just saying...

      July 3, 2013 at 10:09 pm

      Boring ke?!

    • anonymous

      July 3, 2013 at 10:12 pm

      a lot of people looked nice. say the truth and shame the devil

    • Berry Dakara

      July 4, 2013 at 8:09 am

      Not even!!! I enjoyed this red carpet. A lot of them looked really good.

  2. fred

    July 3, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Hmm.. Iconic invanity………….

  3. Milia

    July 3, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    This looks classy, well done .

  4. gem ma

    July 3, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    ALL I CAN SAY IS WOWWW!! everyone looked good and repped naija well.neva knew we could be this stylish.

    • X- Factor

      July 3, 2013 at 9:45 pm


    • Just saying...

      July 3, 2013 at 10:11 pm

      As in, who be dis?
      Braless, hairless, see leg

    • Justme

      July 5, 2013 at 3:19 pm

      I wonder o

  5. omoibo

    July 3, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Looked like a fun event with lots of nicely dressed people. But come o, I couldn’t help but notice that a lot of the ladies were showing off their gurls 😛 seemed like a special memo was sent out to some of the female attendees to let their gurls out for some air 😀 .

  6. jinkelele

    July 3, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    enough cleavages abeg. Tara looked nice and so did nikki but her makeup is a bit off

  7. Lami

    July 3, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Haha!! Genevieve Nnaji.

  8. Peter

    July 3, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Tiwa looks fab…. love her smile!!!!

  9. Sandy

    July 3, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Stephanie Coker’s outfit rocks! She’s so feisty!

  10. Titi

    July 3, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    The tailors that make these dresses are sooo bad! Look like costumes……..

  11. ddheey

    July 3, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Phew! I did it. After 35mins. Saw some inspirations for my future ankara dresses.

  12. wendy

    July 3, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    So no matter how long I had to scroll down, I had the image of Toke Makinwa looking like a bird stuck in my head until I ran into this……×600.jpg
    Egbami!!!! Ki re??

    Oh well, on a less disturbing note…Genevieve has such beauty and class sha, ’cause even though that her dress had waaaay too much going on (i feel like putting a a pair of scissors through it from the knee down and she would have stolen the entire show) but she still worked it!!! Can you imagine if it were Susan Peters in that dress?? All hell would be breaking loose on social media right now!! hehehe, like I always say…everything for this world na Packaging!!!

    • Me

      July 3, 2013 at 11:45 pm

      you got me in stitches..lmao @ egbami ki re..looooooooooool..i cant! i just cant!

    • mizz

      July 4, 2013 at 11:29 am

      Hahaha…Toke did not do that dress and shoes are wrong..abi no be this dress she wear?

  13. j

    July 3, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    zainab balogun is in shakara couture!

    • Damilare Aiki

      July 3, 2013 at 10:01 pm

      Thank you. It has been notified

  14. betty

    July 3, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Dolapo oni nailed it in that black/white Ms Makor dress! wow… ono bello just look at what you look like,lmao! genevievs dress is everytinnnn….awesome

  15. Clo

    July 3, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    So much pics…..hmmm, can I hardly tell where to start, now I know Nigeria is truly over populated. {{That girl Beverly Naya walked away with it for ME, I though it was all about Rita, Tiwa & Genevieve but but that girl just brought out the ‘wow’. The Men=Most Looked Dapper/sexy The Women=Most Very Dressy/classy and looked good (poor Toke…smh), so overall an event that left a talk about Red Carpet appearances.

  16. Miranda

    July 3, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Dolapo ONI Sheldon’s have worn the green dress though,looked oversize. But the black and white dress is gorg!! Tiwa savage that dress is a no no no no no! Wth

  17. Bella Noire

    July 3, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Tunde Kelani is best dressed to me.

  18. anonymous

    July 3, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    ZAINAB BALOGUN is the lady of the night…she looks B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L

    • dammy

      July 4, 2013 at 11:00 am

      she needed a bra tho

  19. Anon

    July 3, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Tiwa looked so good! So classy!She has the sweetest of smile,
    Zainab Balogun, Dolapo Oni,Eku Edewor,Beverly Naya, Toolz and a whole lot of the ladies looked so good!

  20. ese

    July 3, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Lots of elegant dresses.Mo Abudu’s outfit is an epic fail.She normally has a more savvy sense of style.Why is Ruth Osime’s booty not smooth in her dress.Its like she wasn’t confident enuf to show us her back.

    • Rita

      July 4, 2013 at 9:10 am

      She couldn’t show it, enough cellulite God save us!

  21. ok

    July 3, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    omoni oboli just sit at home and stop embarrassing yourself
    other than that the rest where fab well minus the nipple showing, bald headed, mad woman/man

  22. chichi

    July 3, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    all the ladies looked gooood mehn…now i was just scrolling away and had to pump the brakes when i saw lynxxx…Damn!!!..i dont understand Bryan’s suits ooo..chin okeke, ebuka and ik ogbonna looked good…but lynxxx’s pose alone..*swoons*…lol

  23. darry

    July 3, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Dbanj and genevive’s style is so wonderful…

    • Chick on fire

      July 4, 2013 at 11:35 am

      Coughs…indeed. They looked like they tried too hard and ended up still looking ordinary compared to the peeps I see here.

  24. boom

    July 3, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    I was taken aback by how beautiful Beverly Naya is in real life! That black dress was simply incredible on her, it was definitely risqué but it looked so classy and effortless. Thumbs up! Zainab Balogun is absolutely stunning and I really love the lady in the red sequined gown, lovely. Fabulous event

  25. ZK

    July 3, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Wasn’t feeling Ruth Osime…… Seamless panties and spans na

  26. ZK

    July 3, 2013 at 11:31 pm


  27. Sweet baby

    July 3, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Tosyn BUCKNOR looked super hotttttttt!!!!

  28. Bevshine events

    July 3, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Event of life!!!!!!!!

  29. Janine

    July 3, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    I though Audu Maikori looked hotter than OC in that double breasted jacket … Hawt!

  30. bel

    July 3, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Wow!!! Stunning!!!Fabulous!!but MO’ hidn’t feel ur outfit…boring

  31. jinkelele

    July 3, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    tiwa’s cutout dress is stupid. dolapo’s black n white number was beautiful

  32. Concerned_Boyfriend

    July 4, 2013 at 12:31 am

    I’m a guy and I’m not gay but Lynxx tho!!…That is how a suit and a pant should look on a guy. Anything less is unacceptable….Go ‘head with yo bad self Lynnx!…

  33. Yetty

    July 4, 2013 at 12:32 am

    OMG lilian is beautiful love her outfit

    • dammy

      July 4, 2013 at 11:00 am


  34. ms lala

    July 4, 2013 at 1:04 am

    praiz…reaally tho…denim and sneakers…someone please someone snatch him off the redcarpet

    • cést moi

      July 4, 2013 at 4:33 pm

      The Gucci sneakers had to be seen na :p

  35. NNENNE

    July 4, 2013 at 1:43 am

    Nice . My friends are impressed too and they are non-Nigerians.

  36. NNENNE

    July 4, 2013 at 1:45 am

    Ruth Osime’s dress was gorgeous but her tummy???

    • Oaken

      July 4, 2013 at 3:47 pm

      I find it ironic how all the bigs girls can splurge on designer ish but won’t invest in a $40 spanx

    • cést moi

      July 4, 2013 at 4:52 pm

      preach! i thought the same thing as well *smh*

  37. Tewando

    July 4, 2013 at 2:52 am

    Why nigerians Designers like to copy each other?no be that dress wey tiannah make for jojolara april by kunb make for beverly. naya and which kind rubbbish dress aunty jenny wear she for don cut the down comot and mo abudu and rita dominic fall my hand..tracy wapa dress be like curtain..tiwa no no no ..lilian madam stylist trousa for better your fat. Legs no goodd..dolapo oni the lemon dress iss horriblee..toolz looks like a maama…toke whats with the horrible peacock dress i can still pardon your black lace dress but that first dress is a no no no…uche jumbo granny how are you…zainab balogun breast dey find ground slippers things….too many tackiness going on and alot looked nice too

  38. yetty

    July 4, 2013 at 2:56 am

    In all this parade munachi abi is still the best dressed so effortless

    • ziki

      July 4, 2013 at 12:34 pm

      yeah,Munachi did it for me.

  39. Oaken

    July 4, 2013 at 3:38 am

    Zainab balogun shut the Darn place down….gorgeousness

    • the truth!!

      July 4, 2013 at 10:31 pm

      i concur

  40. dee one

    July 4, 2013 at 4:44 am

    Tiwa savage, Bridget Awosika, Rita Dominic and Stephanie Coker ( who’s my best dressed btw) all killed it IMO. A few misses here and there but overall a good looking yellow carpet plus the channel is da bomb…..I love it.

  41. *Real*Nice Anon

    July 4, 2013 at 6:04 am

    Chin Okeke is just lovely. Who is he and what does he do?

    • the truth!!

      July 4, 2013 at 10:33 pm

      He’s a business manager for Lynxxx, Eku, Zainab and Oreka. Also runs a production company.

    • *Real*Nice Anon

      July 5, 2013 at 10:02 pm

      Thank you.

    • BubblyBliss

      July 9, 2013 at 7:32 pm

      Thank you!

  42. chinyere

    July 4, 2013 at 6:20 am

    Aunty Nkiru Anumudu of life! Please keep showing us how to rock runway pieces 😉 One day I shall be in that league #Amen

  43. me2

    July 4, 2013 at 7:29 am

    Muna! Tosyn, Genevieve and the list goes on and on.

  44. JULES

    July 4, 2013 at 8:22 am

    I’m loving Dr Sid and Alex’s look! They are both spot on trend!!! Blue is the colour for Summer 13 according to international designers. Big ups Dr Sid. Alex was a classic in black. He always looks mad on the red carpet! LOOOOVVVVEE!!! XX

  45. BIMBY

    July 4, 2013 at 8:51 am

    @Wendy, abeg no kill me with laughter oooo. Loolllllzzzzzzz. Your observations are on point though.

  46. Amaka

    July 4, 2013 at 9:01 am

    One word, CLASSY!!!!

  47. zoe!

    July 4, 2013 at 9:13 am

    rita dominic didnt disappoint as usual. I love d simplicity in ha dress sense. She is best dressed for me

  48. dp

    July 4, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Julius Agwu what is that

  49. NecoleNwaMama

    July 4, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Can I just say …. I’m here for Chin Okeke!

    • chi chi

      September 9, 2013 at 11:44 am

      no no no, fall back hunty, HE IS MINE!

  50. Lecker

    July 4, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Toke always reminds me of a younger version of Nkiru Anumudu. Always looking bloodcurdling, there is definitely no simplicity in their dictionary, it always have to be overboard. Na wa oh

    • Ready

      July 4, 2013 at 11:43 am

      +1! People talk about Madam Nkiru’s fashion sense and I’m like, for where? Babe always overdoes it between the poor taste in hair and the overdone outfits. Toke looks best when she does less…in these pictures, I just want to stretch her out ’cause her stature is overwhelmed by all she has on.
      Mi-le needs to work on draping. Neither of the 2 outfits made by that designer were draped well.
      Tiwa, no to the red carpet dress.
      Toolz looked lovely, and I love that she and her bf do more PDA now…I didn’t like her before, but evidently she’s open to constant improvement, and that’s always great.
      I liked Rita Dominic and Beverly Naya’s outfits a lot.
      Mo Abudu gave me the Wendy Williams vibe…not good. Aunty Ruth, no. I also loved Bridget Awosika and Zaina Balogun’s dresses. Najite Dede..empire waists are your friend…just go the Grecian way.
      A lot of the women and men looked great. This was definitely a good red carpet…more good than bad. And the hair wasn’t scary either, so yay!

  51. joy

    July 4, 2013 at 10:08 am

    all i see is genny genny genny. she is drop dead gorgeous

  52. Ibinabo

    July 4, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Omoni Oboli never comes out right, tho.. na wa

  53. Chum chum

    July 4, 2013 at 10:55 am

    I trust Mo, she got it right and her TV station is on point.

  54. alzee

    July 4, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Where on earth is Uti Nwachukwu? hes absence is sooooo unusual.

  55. MzChizzy

    July 4, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Everybody looked FAB except Eryca Freemantle! Babe…scratch that….Nigga looked like he’s shrine-bound.

  56. giggy

    July 4, 2013 at 11:15 am

    praiz!!!!!!!!!!!! what where you thinking?? 🙁

  57. Anonymous

    July 4, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Please what is Mo Abudu wearing. hmmm Gen should have worn her gown short or have it totally covered instead of sheer….after the knee there was tackiness going on. Toolz your best accessory was your man…he’s damn too gorgeous

  58. Chick on fire

    July 4, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Yore gay joor…or just in the metamorphosis stage. Haba that last statement confirms it! Kilode? Which one is go on with your bad self! *hols laff*

  59. amarachi

    July 4, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Gud one Bella

  60. Mr Model

    July 4, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Dr sid, alex nice one, where was uti?

  61. Al

    July 4, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Tiwa’s dress looks stoopid

  62. Trish

    July 4, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Ah Toolz killed it!!!.. E jo…nice

  63. Ani

    July 4, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Genny’s outfit did nothing for me. Pls there’s nothing fab about that horrid looking outfit. Muna, Rita, Dolapo’s black dress, and the beautiful Ifeyinwa Ighodalo who looked real good for her age. Gbam.

  64. AllforReal

    July 4, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    I pondered…Iconic Invanity…. what a name. Am i alone?

  65. truee

    July 4, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    dolapo oni in the black and white dress…. PERFECTION!

  66. G Gal

    July 4, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Toolz killed it, Tiwa- Not too good…and Kunle Afolayan’s suit combi – not nice at all – would have been better if the bow tie color matches with the color of his pants… most of the men are however looking very dapper!..good job

  67. Nkem

    July 4, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    genny, munachi, dolapo oni in the short dress o,eunice efole; beautiful stunning lovely; everyone looked good though,nice, too many pictures though i could not go through everyone but really nice; bryan okwara; neat; real nice

  68. shardey

    July 4, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    e gbami ke!!!! wats up wt eryca freemantle??????

  69. Omo1

    July 4, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Nkiru Anumudu needs some help!

  70. lala

    July 4, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    gene,tiwa,toolz,……tiwa neva disappoints me!!

  71. Belle Dame

    July 4, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    ‘If you recall, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Munachi Abii and Toke Makinwa wore the same dress’ *pops alex amosu 250 million Naira champagne* sooooo?!!!!!

  72. loveth O.

    July 4, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Toolz Fab

  73. Babious

    July 4, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Who TF is Eryca freemantle n her bizzare looking cleavage. and wat was Mo’abudu thinkin wearing that! is Uche J preggers or has she started to put on weight again. i love is it d zainab or wateva is her name’s dress, Omoni oboli looks scared. love genny as always, Tiwa, and the rest were looking really cool. dolapo oni’s dresses were cool but mehn dat girl is so short i dnt knw how she gets ds TV gigs. lest i forget, my yummy n scrumptious Bryan okwara,God bless u broda. all d guys looked good except Jimmy jatt n who was d oda one wearing orange pants,too old for that mehn. couldn’t remember all cos of too many pictures.

  74. BubblyBliss

    July 4, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    And please can someone recommend a movie Beverly Naya has acted in? I’d like to see it

  75. tee

    July 4, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    cant believe the owner of ebony life tv could put on such a trashy outfit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!so sad…..anty mo u need to step up your game

  76. koin

    July 5, 2013 at 12:32 am

    Bolanle Olukanni is the only one that hit all spots for me! a few hits a lot of misses!

  77. Atinuke

    July 5, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Thanks so much for this Bella! Lovely pictures and fantastic style.
    Mo’ Abudu……………….EPIC FAIL!!!!!!!!! So dissapointed.

  78. [email protected]

    July 5, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Ok so i just wanted to comment on how as usual Bridget Awosika’s pieces are fabulous and so it on Bev Naya..Only to read someone’s comment and see how much they need psychological [email protected],you are the saddest and most depressed person existing so far..seen from your comment..when a person can’t even praise or uplift just one person in all the photo’s you fed ur eyes with,wow..some people are deeply sorrowful…Your comment tells that you lack, you’re empty inside, bitter and so can’t be happy for anyone..Get help!

  79. [email protected]

    July 5, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Tewando, i’m sure everyone u commented about and others on Bellanaija would like to see what you look like, plus ur feet and legs too..i bet you’re d worse thats why ur comment is so sad.

  80. Tuu

    July 5, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    oh lord help me….i’m in love wit Zainab Balogun,she’s got me stuck on ebony tv….jeeez!she’s so hawt i wana scream,after Genny no1 has rily gotten my attention lik dis in a long while,i love u Tiwa nd always too but u lukin so cheap in dt dress,come on!Genevieve u luk soo flawless,2me u cn do no wrong.Zainab again….ahhhh!u so hawt i wana cry.

  81. Busy Sade

    July 6, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Beverly naya, onarie duke, oreka godis , adaure achumba, chin okeke, lynxx, munachi abii, Cynthia Kamalu, Deola sagoe, all A listers, uncle tee Mac pls leave the bags at home or in the car next time

  82. Couture By Makioba

    July 7, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Very nice dresses….

  83. konne

    July 8, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    lovely. Loved most things. Lovely people

  84. sexy mama

    July 10, 2013 at 10:55 am

    zainab balogun love you, love your hair but that dress was a definite no no…..its a beautiful dress but aint for someone with your breast specifications…..pls dont do it again next time cos will hate to have ple say negative stuff about u…..keep up your good work on ebony life TV……..muuuuaaaaaaah

  85. gh_Mikie

    July 13, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    please loose weight before you wear certain dresses..

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