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Inside the Maybelline New York Launch in Lagos! Exclusive Photos of Agbani Darego, Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Stephanie Linus, Rita Dominic, Banke Meshida-Lawal & More at the Event

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Sekou Coulibaly (General Manager, Consumer Products Division, L’Oreal Central West Africa) , Bukola Balogun (Brand Manager, L’Oreal Central West Africa ) & Idorenyen Enang (Managing Director, L’Oreal Central West Africa)

Beauty buffs rejoice as Maybelline New York is in Lagos, Nigeria!

On Friday 18th October 2013, the top beauty brand officially opened its boarding gates to the Nigerian press and beauty industry insiders at the Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos.

To announce the “touchdown” of one of the world’s leading cosmetic brands from one major metropolitan city to another – from New York to the bustling Lagos, Maybelline held a media parley as a prelude to its launch party.

The Maybelline team consisting of Idorenyen Enang (Managing Director, L’Oreal Central West Africa), Sekou Coulibaly (General Manager, Consumer Products Division, L’Oreal Central West Africa) and Bukola Balogun (Brand Manager, L’Oreal Central West Africa ) presented the brand and their plans for Nigeria to the press and in an exclusive party, to some of the biggest names in the Nigerian Beauty & Lifestyle Industry.

Guests spotted at the launch party include Agbani Darego, Folake Folarin-Coker, Stephanie Linus, Ifeoma Williams, Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Banke Meshida-Lawal, Lola Maja-Okojevoh, Rita Dominic, Noble Igwe and Ono Bello.

Glam Report TV presenter Michelle Dede hosted the event and introduced guests to the brand’s Artistic Director Bimpe Onakoya, who expressed her enthusiasm at the opportunity for Nigerian women to now have access to Maybelline New York.

Featuring a lush dessert bar and make-up stations for guests to experience the Maybelline Colossal Kajal & Mascara, it was a safe landing for Maybelline New York in Lagos.

BellaNaija Events will bring you the red carpet photos, but first of all take a look inside the launch party.

Exclusive Photos only on BN!
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DJ Obi

DJ Obi

Agbani Darego

Onyango George (Finance Director L’Oreal Central West Africa) Idorenyen Enang (Managing Director L’Oreal Central West Africa) , Agbani Darego, Thomas Isibor – Sales Director L’Oreal Central West Africa & (General Manager, Consumer Products Division, L’Oreal Central West Africa)

Ono Bello & Bola Balogun

Ono Bello & Bola Balogun

Noble Igwe & Rita Dominic

Noble Igwe & Rita Dominic

Bimpe Onakoya & Kelechi Amadi-Obi

Bimpe Onakoya & Kelechi Amadi-Obi

Folake Folarin-Coker

Folake Folarin-Coker & Banke Meshida-Lawal

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Seun Ajayi (Commercial Manager L’Oreal Central West Africa)

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Stephanie Linus, & Ono Bello

Stephanie Linus, Busola Komolafe & Ono Bello

Zara Okpara, Emmy Collins & Chayla Shagaya

Zara Okpara, Oyinkan Momoh, Emmy Collins & Chayla Shagaya

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Lillian Williams, Temitope Bright & Ayodele Otujiniri

Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Banke Meshida-Lawal & Lola Maja-Okojevoh

Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Banke Meshida-Lawal & Lola Maja-Okojevoh

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Ezinne Alfa & Chidinma – ThatIgboChick

Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Tewa Onasanya, Adesuwa Onyenokwe & Ndidi Obiora

Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Tewa Onasanya, Adesuwa Onyenokwe & Ndidi Obiora

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Bola Balogun, Michelle Dede, Sekou Coulibaly (General Manager, Consumer Products Division, L’Oreal Central West Africa) & Rita Dominic

Idorenyen Enang (Managing Director, L’Oreal Central West Africa)

Idorenyen Enang (Managing Director, L’Oreal Central West Africa)

Sekou Coulibaly (General Manager, Consumer Products Division, L’Oreal Central West Africa)

Sekou Coulibaly (General Manager, Consumer Products Division, L’Oreal Central West Africa)

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Bimpe Onakoya – Brand Artistic Director

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Oona Nwanchukwu – Winner Maybelline New York Gift Box

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Michelle Dede

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L’Oreal Central West Africa Team

If you missed the feature, BN Beauty announced that Maybelline New York is the official make-up brand for the 2013 GTBank Lagos Fashion & Design Week.
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42 Comments

  1. Theisokogirl

    October 24, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Nice…..

  2. Adeleke

    October 24, 2013 at 9:49 am

    So so men @ the helms of affairs in a female consunmable brand…

    *just saying*

    • Africhic

      October 24, 2013 at 10:15 am

      Same for all your designer bags, shoes and clothes.

    • Adeleke

      October 24, 2013 at 10:42 am

      Implying anything?

      🙂

    • Lolly

      October 24, 2013 at 10:21 am

      My thoughts exactly…….not even stylish looking ones…………even the women ………..so disappointing.

    • Ikido

      October 25, 2013 at 2:12 pm

      Did anybody stop you from being at the helm of affairs?

  3. mii

    October 24, 2013 at 10:07 am

    give mii some DJ Obi…*wink

  4. Ecneica

    October 24, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Bola Balogun is really a beautiful hot mama and my ever glowing agbani

  5. bignaijababe

    October 24, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Emmy collins and Noble at same event hmmmmmmmmm……………………………………….

    • Rex

      October 24, 2013 at 2:18 pm

      More like EMMY Collins in thesame room with human beings? Hmmmmmmmmm

    • Qongpo

      October 24, 2013 at 2:40 pm

      lol. Anyways what’s it with the raggedy hat he always has on.

    • Tony

      October 24, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      Abi Emmy Collins dont hit you on his blog before,loll?Whatever you think of d bobo,you must admit he knows what hes talking about.

  6. Cool cat

    October 24, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Is that ifeoma williams? Haven’t seen her out in a while, i guess not, this lady isn’t with a wedding ring.

  7. Gistyinka Blog

    October 24, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Nice event and lovely outfit from the attendees.

  8. Yvonne

    October 24, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Lovely looking people….. abeg wats wrong with Rita Dominic’s eyes, would have said she was squinting but she’s indoors nah!

  9. CEO

    October 24, 2013 at 11:19 am

    they missed one thing tho. they forgot to tell us where this Maybelline store is in Lagos. Im almost out of my maybelline mascara. can they tell us where to find their store or their products. thanks!

  10. Modella

    October 24, 2013 at 11:32 am

    BN mind you ooo,next time capture Agbani alone and put her first»» Never knew Ono Bello is this pretty..why do Noble Igwe have same oh same smile??

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      October 24, 2013 at 2:47 pm

      I agree with you. When that picture came up on my screen, I stopped and stared at her hotness for a long minute.

      In fact, I have to say all the nice looking, well-presented women are causing me to want to dash to the nearest beauty station and glam the heck up. BN, na pictures like these wey I dey open as a full window on my desktop during my lunch break for all the office to enjoy with me, no be all those questionable red-carpet events with questionable attendees. Make oyibo wey never cross border of Europe know say Africa is full of smoking hot and fab-tastic beauties.

      Chidimma of ThatIgboChick has got gorgeous looking skin and I love the natural Nigerian accent she presents her videos in.

  11. Mariaah

    October 24, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Oh wow!! I love Maybelline products. The Colossal Mascara is the best I’ve ever used! Good to see there is Kajal too.. And I alway found my shade for their foundation too.. 🙂 Nice one..

    Hi Maybeline, Abuja, Nigeria? No? 🙁 Please…

  12. Damojo

    October 24, 2013 at 11:59 am

    That Amadi guy can swallow a whale with the size of his mouth.

  13. tilewa

    October 24, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Has anyone used these COLOSSAL kajal & mascara??? Are they good products??? Typical of every brand that comes to Nigeria…they never have/give away samples.

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      October 24, 2013 at 2:53 pm

      Don’t be surprised to find out they may have shipped down boxes full of samples which mysteriously show up later as sales merchandise in some stores in Lag… despite the evident “NOT INTENDED FOR COMMERCIAL SALE” stickers on the goods.

    • Non professional opinion

      October 24, 2013 at 5:23 pm

      I can vouch for the colossal kajal

    • Mo ajayi

      October 24, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      To the contrary, all guests left with a gift bag and samples were provided for everyone. I have started using the mascara and it stays on my lashes giving it a longer thicker look.

  14. Berry Dakara

    October 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    I spy BeautyInLagos!!!

    • Chica

      October 24, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      Berry your head is there…lol. I spotted her too. Finally,
      a face to the name

    • Berry Dakara

      October 25, 2013 at 2:15 pm

      I know, right? FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!

  15. lola

    October 24, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    so happy for bimpe onakoya!.

  16. forbisi

    October 24, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    why the group of 2s, 3s and 4s? why not single pics? and the lighting in the room was quite dark, makes fair ladies like rita and lola look dark. meshida looks like a hot mess, hair is totally wack. kelechi always looking untidy and unkempt. he shud change his look, he has sported it long enough

  17. Phoebe

    October 24, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Where can I buy their products please?

  18. Ginika

    October 24, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    I bet you that Agbani Darego eats half a slice of an apple for breakfast, a banana for lunch and popcorns for dinner plus she probably runs for like 2 hours each day. If na me, my head for done they start to look like a lollypop on a stick!!!!

  19. opuingo

    October 24, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    I hope it is as cheap here as it is abroad o

  20. Wanday

    October 24, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Agbani looks red hot. What a beauty

  21. NNENNE

    October 25, 2013 at 1:11 am

    Love you to bits Agbani. Your are still our African Queen.
    Nice Occasion.

  22. bubbles

    October 25, 2013 at 6:20 am

    Banke’s hair though….

  23. via

    October 25, 2013 at 8:05 am

    half of these women will not even use the brand , stupid brand activation

  24. kim

    October 25, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Hi bella, how can i get the colossal kajal? plssssssssssssssssssssssss reply.

    • Mrs A

      October 25, 2013 at 2:54 pm

      I got mine at the exhibition stand at Ocean view for Lagos Fashion week. They are only selling the kajal and the mascara. Other products are there for trial. its N500.

  25. kim

    October 25, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    @ mrs A, is the lagos fashion week still on?

  26. MakeupAddict

    October 26, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Oh my.. Lola’s hair!!. I’m so jealous right now.. the colour.. wow.. i’m still trying to go Natural. Need to find out what products she uses on her hair.

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