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BN Style Exclusive: Tiwa Savage in Meena, Banky W in MAI, Funmi Iyanda in Iconic Invanity, Yvonne Ekwere in Wiezdhum Franklyn & More Fashion Scoop from the The Headies 2013 in Lagos


 on was first to bring you the full list of winners and first photos from The Headies 2013 which took place yesterday Thursday 26th December 2013 at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos. If you missed the feature, click here

BellaNaija Style was on patrol on the black carpet and inside the biggest music awards ceremony in Nigeria. There were the good, the bad and oh-so-entertaining mishaps…and we were there to cover it LIVE.

Just before we bring you all the photos from the black carpet, check out BellaNaija Style’s exclusive feature on some of the must see looks of the night.


BN Style Exclusive: The Headies 2013
Tiwa Savage in Mai Atafo Inspired

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Tiwa Savage in Mai Atafo Inspired

Tiwa Savage co-hosted the awards show with her fellow Mavin Records artiste Dr Sid. She showed off her sartorial edge on Thursday night.

The “Eminado” chart topping singer sparkled in a black sequined pant suit by Mai Atafo Inspired from its Bond Collection displayed at the 2013 Music Meets Runway show. (click here)

Leaving her black bow tie undone, Mrs Balogun accessorized with diamond earrings, her wedding ring and a pair of silver heels. She finished the look with wavy locks and neutral lipstick.

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Tiwa Savage in Mai Atafo Inspired

Once again, she took to the stage in another piece by Mai Atafo Inspired. This time, it was a floral short pant suit. She styled it with a yellow camisole, and the same accessories.

Tiwa Savage in Meena

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Tiwa Savage in Meena

For her final look of the night, she chose a black gown by Meena.

The high neck dress, features a velvet bodice and dramatic figure hugging skirt. Letting the dress speak for itself, Tiwa played down on accessorizing.

Keeping her hairstyle the same, she accessorized with silver earrings.

Osas Ighodaro in Chi Chi Vogue

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Osas Ighodaro in Chi Chi Vogue

Nollywood starlet Osas Ighodaro who was one of the presenters at the music awards ceremony, took a stunning approach to the black carpet.

The spaghetti strap nude dress with black detailing and a tulle skirt by Chi Chi Vogue, was styled with diamond stud earrings, and a black clutch.

The Tinsel actress finished the look with a sleek ponytail, highlighted eyebrows, smokey eyes and red lipstick.

Funmi Iyanda in Iconic Invanity

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Funmi Iyanda in Iconic Invanity

Funmi Iyanda made a youthful return to the red carpet on Thursday night.

The TV presenter chose to show-off her fit bod in a sequined and graphic multi-coloured jumpsuit by Iconic Invanity.

We have’nt seen a lot of the Nigerian design label’s Spring 2014 collection on the red carpet, so it was a delight for the BN Style team when Funmi selected a piece.

Unlike the runway model who wore the piece with a silver satin blouse, Funmi Iyanda selected a halter neck crop top from the same collection.

She styled the outfit with drop earrings, a silver cocktail ring, a yellow clutch and silver sandals.

Banky W in Mai Atafo Inspired

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Banky W in Mai Atafo Inspired

Not only did Banky W pick up an award for “Good Good Loving”, he definitely topped a lot of people’s Best Dressed List including ours yesterday night.

The R&B sensation rocked a grey blazer with black leather lapels. He styled it with a white shirt, a black tie, black pants, dark shades and black shoes.

Yvonne “Vixen” Ekwere in Wiezdhum Franklyn

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Yvonne “Vixen” Ekwere in Wiezdhum Franklyn

Yvonne “Vixen” Ekwere was a sheer beauty yesterday in a risque dress by Wiezdhum Franklyn.

The blue frock with specifically placed lace detailing, clearly leaves nothing to the imagination but Yvonne was able to pull off the look; making it look classy rather than trashy.

Happy to flaunt her toned bod under the see-through piece, the TV presenter styled it with gold drop earrings, a gold ring and blue heels.

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She wrapped up the look with wavy locks, smouldering eyes and neutral lipstick.

Waje: Which is Your Favourite Look?

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Waje had the highest number of nominations for a female at The Headies 2013, so it only seems right that she gave us more than one look.

Look 1: On Thursday, the singer who debuted her new haircut posed for the cameras on the red carpet in a sequined one-shoulder Grecian-inspired red dress with a thigh high slit.

She accessorized with silver drop earrings, a silver ring, a red clutch and red heels.

Look 2: To perform her song “I Wish”, the mother of 1 looked oh-so-pretty in a black long sleeve baby doll mini dress.

She accessorized with silver drop earrings, a stylish cocktail ring and silver metallic stilettos.

We think she nailed Look 2 more, but let us know which look you are loving more.

Andrea Manuela Giaccaglia in IamISIGO

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Andrea Manuela Giaccaglia in IamISIGO

Italian-Ghanaian model Andrea Manuela Giaccaglia has been a style star on the rise in 2013, we can’t wait to see what she has in store for 2014.

But just before the year wraps up, she presented another stunning look. She chose a black hand-painted satin dress with side cut-outs from IamISIGO‘s Fall/Winter 2013-2014 collection.

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She finished the look with gold earrings, a gold bracelet and a black knuckle box clutch.

Toke Makinwa in April by Kunbi & Mi-Le

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Toke Makinwa in April by Kunbi & Mi-Le

Toke Makinwa hosted the black carpet at The Headies 2013.

Look 1: The Nigerian media personality arrived in a pink lace floor length dress with a bejeweled belt from April by Kunbi. She accessorized with gold drop earrings and a gold cuff.

Rocking her signature new hairstyle, she finished the look with smouldering eyes and light pink lipstick.

Look 2: No award show will be complete without someone pulling her best Angelina Jolie. Toke did that in a red dress by Mi-Le.

She styled the dress which features a lace bodice and long sleeve as well as a thigh high slit with silver hoop earrings, and black heels.

Photo Credit: Insigna Media | Black House Media


  1. Africhic

    December 27, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    I’m tired of all these red carpets, always the same culprits…..

    • Victoria

      December 28, 2013 at 11:42 am

      Lol darlin! I know ryt? It’s ALmost tiring, I wish to see new faces come 2013…
      As for the red carpeteers.. Here’s my review… Banky looks rumpled, Yvonne looks scraggy especially that zip, I’d rather it was attached at the side, poor tailoring there, waje looks good, though her arms Sha.. Funmi looks alright but there’s too much going on, that’s my main problem with iconic vanity, toke is a regular, chic, but too regular, it was a clourful event no doubt but not very impressive…. No creativity . for everything fashion

  2. Anonymous

    December 27, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    I expected a bit more originality from our Nigerian designers.MAI you failed on that tux. That is sooooo copied. It was already done and worn by Anne hathway a few years ago to present oscars if I remember the event right.cmon we can do better…..

  3. Stephanie

    December 27, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Only bella 9ja can do this kind of comparison. Thumbs up

  4. mz mire

    December 27, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Wow proudly naija ! toke is constantly hiding her knuckles .. Osas Ighodaro for senator !

  5. Exquisite

    December 27, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Osas, and Tiwa Savage in Meena. Elegant dresses! Love them.

  6. MsK

    December 27, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Osas!!! Osas!!! Osas!!!

  7. pweti

    December 27, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Dey r all beautiful

  8. Bunmi

    December 27, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Mai Atafo is not a designer. He should call himself a tailor. He’s a fantastic imitator & is unoriginal. That is why he is relevant in Nigeria because those are the things we are good at.

    Funmi Iyanda is the best dressed person in this post! hands down.

    Andrea G???? Who is this Italian/Ghanaian person? Model in what planet? Bella Naija is trying to push yet another basic looking (usually light skinned) person with an unclear occupation down our throats. Next thing, her title would change from model to OAP, media personality, singer, model, & actress like the other ones.
    Toke has done well for herself. From media whoring to red/black carpet host. She will be one of the main hosts at these events very soon. Up & coming/lazy media whores should take note.
    Osas Ighodaro is beautiful man. But the hair is an embarrassment. Black women continue to look foolish with these unreasonably long weaves.

    • AsHAnI

      December 28, 2013 at 12:50 am

      Please calm down.

    • curious

      December 30, 2013 at 1:03 pm

      you calmn down. what is overboard about her post? abeg go and sit down jo.

      This osas ighodalo is fast becoming like toke makinwa – she’s everywhere and at every event. Not good.

    • MyView

      December 28, 2013 at 1:00 am

      LMAO! Will you marry me? I don’t even care if you’re a man or woman, just do it.

    • Bunmi

      December 28, 2013 at 5:00 pm

      Where is my ring boo? But if you are a woman…I don’t want o. I will not do 14 years in kirikiri.

    • Angry immigrant

      December 28, 2013 at 1:05 am


      I sooooooooooo agree with your comment about Mai Atafo. There’s absolutely nothing original about his pieces. Nothing.

  9. Cancel Reply

    December 27, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Loved the Meena dress Tiwa wore…or rather, I love it on
    the model cos we didnt see a full pic of Tiwa in it.

  10. Stephanie

    December 27, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Only bella 9ja can do this kind of comparison. Thumbs up

  11. Thelma

    December 28, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Without even looking I knew that was Iconic Invanity. Always so unique. I love what Meena does, love the dress on Tiwa. Everyone looked good but Osas has a special place in my heart.

  12. Thelma

    December 28, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Bunmi is everything ok? You don’t sound you had a merry Christmas. Kpele.

  13. Samantha

    December 28, 2013 at 12:23 am

    OSAS!!!!! Biko Biko Biko this girl is too hot! See levels! See body shape! See beauty! Kaiiiii! Omalicham.

  14. AsHAnI

    December 28, 2013 at 12:51 am

    Waje…please..fix long weave or ”grow” wig hair back.

  15. NYstyle

    December 28, 2013 at 1:53 am

    Waje=which outfit do we like??..NONE OF THE ABOVE..wacky!

  16. neis

    December 28, 2013 at 1:56 am

    Bunmi shut up! That Toke likes goin to party doesn’t change d fact dah ah she’s been hosting shows and red carpets! Yu people. Wil just be yarning dust on the internet like u feed these celebs or u put them on payroll every month. Better be useful to ursef in 2014 or keep hopping up and down in videos with ur pant and. Bra cos I knw dis is venita akpofure hiding under a non-existent bunmi! Save ur breath and stop hating mouse!

    • Bunmi

      December 28, 2013 at 5:09 pm

      Who is Venita again? Another person inducted into the OAP/media personality family? Please have a sit. You make no sense.

  17. kokie

    December 28, 2013 at 2:24 am

    Andrea looks lovely.They are all fine jooor. That first Toke outfit did not do her much justice

  18. Demi

    December 28, 2013 at 2:59 am

    Waje’s 1st look is called ‘ beaded one shoulder” not sequins!!

  19. Hi

    December 28, 2013 at 3:54 am

    Very well stated regarding Mai Atafo’s designs. His celebrities friends and clients may state, I’m jealous, but I’m not. It is what I view and see:-)

  20. Lara

    December 28, 2013 at 5:29 am

    Osas for President!! Finest babe right now on the entertainment scene.

    • Leila

      December 29, 2013 at 1:04 am

      I agree with u,Osas and Beverly Naya


    December 28, 2013 at 5:43 am

    The outfit does not fit tiw savge n evry other person here they all did copy cat none of are creative. In representting us here in nija y re we copyng the western world wen we can actually do something good with our own fabrics here. Ma best will go to banky 1 for male while for female I will gve t to waje and toke. All the models wore d outfit better than our stars here.

  22. Tosin

    December 28, 2013 at 7:47 am

    Other day I saw someone very beautiful on TV, turns out her name is Osas Ighodaro , here she is again looking gorgeo. And as always me I like my Vixen Yvonne (not a fan of the name Yvonne on her, Vixen is hotter, and Ekwerre is powerful)
    Something likeable about the way Funmi Iyanda is wearing that outfit, especially the top(s). The Andrea chic already knows she’s fine…
    Happy holidays people. Be positive.

  23. David Nwachukwu

    December 28, 2013 at 8:44 am

    I swear I saw that black gown Tiwa wore being shown as part of Deola Sagoe’s collection at MMR 2013. Please BN commenters? Help..

  24. smashingM

    December 28, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Toke is looking healthy.

  25. Yours Truly

    December 28, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Beautiful ladies, especially Tiwa Sawage – She’s one effortlessly stylish woman!

  26. kay

    December 28, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Funmi Iyanda looks great and unique!
    But please,why are we so ashamed of our own natural hair?! Why is it the White woman’s kind of hair is better than our hair and we spend so much time and money on it (i mean weaves) than our actual God given [email protected] AsHAnI
    (Waje…please..fix long weave or ”grow” wig hair back). African women always wanting to be Caucasian!! I have never seen a White woman wear or fix a wig with kinky or curly(like our hair) looks except maybe as a costume!
    God that made our hair the way it is, is not stupid!

    • AsHAnI

      December 28, 2013 at 10:28 pm

      Madam/Sir ‘Quote’, either calm down or take several seats…the only reason I made that comment cos TO ME, the short hair doesn’t sit too well with her..whether natural, borrowed, fixed, etc. I don’t really care the state. im sure she can grow her own hair too!

    • AsHAnI

      December 28, 2013 at 10:31 pm

      p.s. don’t brush us with any bitterness you have suffered from being ”african”

  27. mrs chidukane

    December 28, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    I was underwhelmed by Tiwas looks. Was expecting high fashion you know, quirky LDS pieces or JBL.Not suit like a man,na wa oh.How do I get hair like Toke’s?Pls BN tutorial biko

  28. Que

    December 28, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    OSASSSSSSSSSS! Haba!!! U wanna gorgeous die! … I ‘ll even forgive dat horse tail u’re carrying! My 2nd fave Funmi Iyanda…always beautiful. Dont care 4 d odas. Ciao.

  29. Titi

    December 28, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Tiwa lools frumpy in those outfits, the weave is all wrong. As for Toke, are those prom dresses?!! Yvonne should try and chose outfits in colors that go with her complexion. That dress is too dark fo her.

  30. fumbi

    December 28, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    idc for any of these dresses…the show itself was supremely underwhelming… poorly organized as usual..Nigerians need to learn how to organise shows a beg…all the hype for nothing…osas and tiwa are beautiful women!…bye

    • Idak

      December 28, 2013 at 5:33 pm

      You must be a witch!!
      How could you steal my doubts and use the very words I was about to type?
      After all these plenty outfits,you’ll think that Tiwa was anything but an awful host. For a talk show host representation skills are very mediocre.
      I wish Ayo will just let this Headies thing die a natural death. It is getting beyond ridiculous as the year goes by.

    • Idak

      December 28, 2013 at 5:34 pm

      Doubts = thoughts.
      Apologies for the typo.

  31. meldibson

    December 28, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Toke and that her arm on the waist…that pose only fits beyonce. She is a pretty lady but she should know what fits her

    • Onnari

      December 29, 2013 at 9:19 pm

      Lol, I see that now – didn’t notice it earlier 🙂

  32. meldibson

    December 28, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Tiwa’s choices were bad! And I looove Yvonne VIXEN! Very sultry

  33. princess dee

    December 29, 2013 at 7:25 am

    The dresses look good on Toke.

  34. Anon

    December 29, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Lmao at all the comments……toke is running out of clothes to wear…..ok bye

  35. Kaykay

    December 29, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Waje looks beautiful in the black dress. I too am a big busted lady and the dress compliments her very well!!!

  36. HOrpe

    December 29, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    OMG,tiwa wore those pants in her *1st look *@ d guiness colourful world of more concert,MAI must have made the pants 1st b4 d *coat *niyen ooo.

  37. Vicky

    December 30, 2013 at 2:56 am

    How i love reading your funny and true at Times.

  38. vanesa

    December 30, 2013 at 9:57 am

    before i begin get to the fashion details pls all ya complaining of brown/chocolate women wearing weaves please take several sits i beg of u even hollywood stars dont rock their hair its all weaves but its all done in a beautiful way ,maybe not the 30inch like our ladies but thats variety. I dont understand y naija celebs/babes forbid chignon,sleeked ponytail or very shorter length weaves for certain hair styles.
    Tiwa ,that hair is so wrong,a sleeked poky would have been dope with that tux ensemble of yours,and same goes for the third outfit.for ms vixen i loved her outfit definately one pf the best dressed from the pics but that hair wasnt needed in the front bcos of the details of the dress,taking that hair up would have completed it WELL. Toks i know you love that ‘signature ”hair of yours but u self would agree that that signature hair was too busy with both dress’s,a chignon or sleeked ponytail would make it hawtness. HMMmm waje u r still yet to wow to me on the red carpet.A nice pixie with ur hair would have been hawt instead of the’anita baker’. i preferred the outfir on the model that on ms Iyanda cos i thought the cropped top with the dungarees or whatever its named wasnt age and even occassion appropriate,pairing same way as model would have done justice while still her hair au naturel.osas i dont know whhat kind of hair u fixed ,but i like ur outfit;minimal accesoories,nude makeup.
    Mai is making his name and money,copy or not,. Please u can give him a run for his money by coming up with ur own label and produce original that has never been seen home and abroad.

  39. amarachi

    December 30, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    gud one osas I m luving it

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