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Celebs “Battle” on the Basketball Court! Find Out What Went Down! View Shots of MI, Tiwa Savage, D’banj, Burna Boy & More at the DSTV Basketball Throwdown in Lagos



Tiwa Savage & Darey Art Alade

Tiwa Savage & Darey Art-Alade

On Saturday 14th September 2013, the much buzzed about DSTV Basketball Throwdown took place at the University of Lagos Indoor Sport Hall, Akoka, Lagos.

The star studded celebrity challenge event was organised by urban music channel Channel O and MultiChoice Nigeria/DSTV for the company’s 20th celebration.

The teams were the Channel O Basketball Team (Ikechukwu “Killz”, Tee Billz, Sound Sultan, Skales, Melvin Oduah, M.I., Ghost of Show Dem Camp, Nanle, Gideon Okeke and Gbenro Ajibade) and Beat 99.9 FM Team (Darey Art-Alade, Praiz, Bovi, Jimmie Akinsola, Douglas Jeken, DJ Caise, Lere Awokoya, Steve of JJC, Karma and Blackah of Naija Ninja).

After going head-to-head on the basketball court, the Beat FM team emerged winners of the competition. Defeating Channel O 18 to 17.

With performances by Olamide and Burna Boy, the event also saw other stars in attendance including Tiwa Savage, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Beverly Osu and D’banj.

BellaNaija Events was on the scene and we have all the must see shots. Check it out.

DJ Jimmy Jatt

DJ Jimmy Jatt

Tiwa Savage

Tiwa Savage


Darey Art-Alade

Darey Art-Alade

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Mozez Praiz

DJ Spinall

DJ Spinall



Sound Sultan

Sound Sultan

Beverly Osu & Melvin Oduah

Beverly Osu & Melvin Oduah

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Gideon Okeke

Gideon Okeke

Tee Billz

Tee Billz



Iceberg Slim

Iceberg Slim

Gideon Okeke & Melvin Oduah

Gbenro Ajibade & Melvin Oduah

Jimmie Akinsola & M.I.

Jimmie Akinsola, M.I. & Douglas Jeken




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Burna Boy

Burna Boy

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Olisa Adibua

Olisa Adibua



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Channel O Basketball Team

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Beat 99.9 FM Basketball Team

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Ikechukwu "Killz", D'banj & Gbenro Ajibade

Ikechukwu “Killz”, D’banj & Gbenro Ajibade

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Bovi & John Ugbe (MD Mnet)

Bovi & John Ugbe (MD MultiChoice)

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  1. Weather

    September 18, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Aww Cool! We get to see them not only all-tushed-up on red carpets but also on a relaxing platform.

  2. Damojo

    September 18, 2013 at 11:08 am

    I have a feeling like the short black boy from J-Town would be a better player than some of these guys.

    Y DBanj siddon dey drink like say na beer parlour, em mates dey play, e dey snap pishure with chain for neck like Obesere

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      September 18, 2013 at 2:00 pm

      I wouldn’t be surprised at all if MI had more skills than a lot of them. They do not joke with their basketball in J-town.

    • Lily

      September 18, 2013 at 3:31 pm

      Dis comment is so hilarious, couldn’t help laughing

    • Funsho

      September 18, 2013 at 6:12 pm

      You actually caused me to burst out with laughter very loudly in a public place cos of your Dbanj jibe *lmao* 🙂

  3. Gistyinka Blog

    September 18, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Hmmmmmmmmmm celebrity in making on court…

  4. Stephanie

    September 18, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Bev and Melvin behave more like couples this days sha. Dey kinda fit too. Their acronym would be “BeMe” 🙂

    • Yaw

      September 18, 2013 at 11:46 am

      Dey look nice! I like it!

  5. Koikoi

    September 18, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Wao. Nice pictures

  6. seun

    September 18, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Dbanj, as tall as you are, you should at least play a little na. shoot a little hooks na. ma role model ti o bad.

    • banimo

      September 18, 2013 at 12:03 pm

      no be only “hooks”…

  7. Harhbeesolar

    September 18, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Damojo please dont kill me with laff oo,D’banj offended you before? you afre right though…lol

  8. Princess

    September 18, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    M.I – Midget inc.

    • Godsluv22

      September 18, 2013 at 12:39 pm

      Lol ahhh…..Funnnny ohhh…The guy can’t grow again

  9. Bella

    September 18, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Dbanj kilode? u no dey play? So can someone tell me why IK Killz doesnt look so hot – i mean why is he looking NOT ok.

  10. banimo

    September 18, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Okay…so Mr.Tiva Savage Aka Tee Billz is a celeb?

    • Swave

      September 18, 2013 at 12:47 pm

      I almost asked oh, when Tee billz became a celeb… Nawa
      Tiwa has seriously raised his profile….hmmmmm

    • Dickinson

      September 18, 2013 at 8:12 pm

      He made tiwa if una no knw

    • Mariaah

      October 18, 2013 at 4:11 pm

      I won’t stoop low to insult you but the guy is Tiwa Savage’s Manager. He manages on of the Nigeria’s big female artist and I am sure he contributed hugely to her career. So whether you like it or not, he’s a celeb its just like saying DON JAZZY isn’t a celeb just because he is a producer (yes I know he sings)..

  11. carphy

    September 18, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Ow dovu expect Channel O to win when MI and Bovi played for them…btw Dbanj is fresh!!

  12. lmao

    September 18, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    MI’s pics got me laughing real hard!!i hail o MI

  13. leika

    September 18, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    tiwa is just a babe. Love her simple chic casual look

  14. her royal majesty

    September 18, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    @banimo azzzzzzzzzzinnnnnnnnnnnn ehn, the guy don turn
    celeb ooo

  15. dolly

    September 18, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Red carpet like seriously?? Why are we so damn obsessed with every lil gathering red carpet

    • Radiant

      September 18, 2013 at 5:37 pm

      Maybe red carpet sellers need to still be in business since not many folks buy those anymore. *just thinking out loud* lol

  16. fifi

    September 18, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    lovely pics….melvin and bev

  17. Timma

    September 18, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Nice pixs,Bevlin look good together o!M.I height or not. U are still a star.Gideon is looking really fresh same for Olamide.BN team well done

  18. Preba

    September 18, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    @Damojo i cant stop laughing. kilode? u don mean dbanj before?
    MI looks sooooo funny

  19. kokoqueen

    September 18, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Ey same question on my Mind……Tbillz a Celebrity….well i head they are selling celebrity tag in Ojota for 150naria pere……Celebrity my Foot…..I just hope Tiwa won’t cry blood later O_o……Mr Tbillz aka Mr DESPERADO…..choi men nor get shame again….

    • Lily

      September 18, 2013 at 3:33 pm

      Hmmm, u set hate oooo, c’mon don’t u have anything worth doing mschew

  20. kokoqueen

    September 18, 2013 at 1:50 pm


  21. Zelda

    September 18, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    MI too played d basket ball?

  22. bouque

    September 18, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Tiwa, though, i like ur simplicity. but, must u go on make up always???? just try natural for once it will really b gud on u. dark n lovely……

    • Phatgirlzbwinning

      September 18, 2013 at 5:23 pm

      Bn needs a new rule…commenters must be able to type in
      proper English , before their criticism is posted! What does “go on
      make up” mean? Tiwa looks very beautiful as always.

  23. Curious Cat

    September 18, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    is olisa fighting with the paparaazi lol the man really get anger issues sha

  24. Switlyn

    September 18, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    OMG…. Tiwa Savage ur Top looks Cute
    Bovi u worse LWKMD……..

  25. Nenye

    September 18, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    see Melvin and Beverly looking like pelebrity.hahahaha!lwkmd!

    • Pretty

      September 19, 2013 at 10:15 am

      chei,u wicked oooh. which one be pelebrity

  26. Chaska

    September 18, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    MI na wa ooo!u short shaa.pple get time ooo to go dey look ds pple .no be only!

  27. sandra

    September 18, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Sound Sultan!!! why do u have your ear piece on while on the red carpet smh!! #localtins
    Beverly just tacky #ratchetttttttt
    Ikechukwu! just dey look old and hungry no wonder that fine gal left ur ass #poormantins
    Olisa… go and marry oooo lol but i luv him sha

  28. ibukungeorge

    September 18, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    M.I looked so funny with his height.

  29. Omo

    September 19, 2013 at 12:48 am

    Lol @ Damojo’s comment. I had to go back to take another good [email protected] Dbanj’s “pishure” with the chain on his neck… Lmao, that was hilarious

  30. Modella

    September 19, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Funny comment @ Damojo…Olisa never marry? Na waooo

  31. Uju

    September 22, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Why are these celebrities looking so unfit? Mehnnnnn! Niggas need to eat right and hit the gym…

  32. Gracey

    October 31, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Mi shaaaaaa!…….plus teebillz be looking like mufaso in lion king.#just

  33. Gracey

    October 31, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Dbang with those shades tho…..he must be feeling like the Obama of the

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