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Whose Look are You Loving? See Praiz, Toke Makinwa, Ohimai Atafo, Waje, CEO Dancers & More at the Corporate Elite Season 7 Black Tie Event in Lagos



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It was a fun party in the city of Lagos as superstars, media personalities, and business execs gathered at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos for Season 7 of the Corporate Elite event.

Hosted by on-air-personality Olisa Adibua, with Tee-A as the MC, it was a night to remember.

Music stars including Billy Ocean, Praiz, Awilo Longomba, Ruby, Tevin Campbell and Maxi Priest were present to rock the stage and deliver some of their loved tracks.

BN will bring you all the inside and red carpet shots, but check out some looks from the event and pick your favourite.



R&B singer Praizย performed some of his soothing tracks including a rendition of Rihanna‘s Stay.

Praiz looked suave in a grey blazer and matching pants. He styled the suit which features black lapels, with a black shirt, black shoes and dark shades.

Emma Nyra

Emma Nyra

Emma Nyra wasn’t one to miss at the Corporate Elite event on Sunday night.

The singer who is rumoured to have left Made Men Music Group, showed off her toned legs in a white lace sleeveless dress.

Sporting long ombre locks, Emma accessorized with a green coral necklace, a silver bracelet, a black studded knuckle box clutch and a pair of gold ankle strap heels.



Most BellaNaija Style watchers weren’t fans of Vina‘s look atย Ice Prince’s Fire of Zamani Album Launch in November. But she definitely stepped up her style game when attending this event.

The Big Brother Africa Amplified housemate turned media personality selected a red dress which features a lace bodice and long satin skirt.

She kept her styling simple; opting for silver hoop earrings and a silver cocktail ring. Her Anita Baker-inspired hairstyle and red lipstick completed the look.



Nigerian Idol presenter Illrymz stepped on the black carpet looking simple in a brown blazer, white shirt, wine-coloured pants and black shoes.

Yvonne " Vixen" Ekwere

Yvonne ” Vixen” Ekwere

Yvonne the Vixen looked pretty in a pink lace dress with three-quarter sleeves. The media personality accessorized with a nude clutch, pink heels, and silver drop earrings.

Ohimai Atafo

Ohimai Atafo

Who does a designer wear to a star studded event? Easy – his/her own creation.

Ohimai Atafo proved to be the dapper of them all at the Corporate Elite event in Mai Atafo Inspired. He wore a blue velvet blazer with tuxedo black lapels, a white shirt, a black velvet bow tie and black shoes.



Nigerian songstress Waje looked simple and beautiful in a casual-chic outfit.

She rocked a white blazer, a black camisole and black tights. She accessorized with a gold brooch, a gold belt, a gold cocktail ring,ย a silver clutch and gold heels.

She completed her look with short brown locks, smouldering eyes and red lipstick.

Ras Kimono

Ras Kimono

Veteran reggae musician Ras Kimono proved he could roll with the cool gang at the event.

He wore a white Ras Kimono T-shirt, flag print black shirt and matching pants, white sneakers and dark shades.



Up-and-coming musician Gina walked the black carpet in a black-and-white checkered turtle neck long sleeve blouse and a black skirt with two thigh-high slits.

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Opting for a sleek ponytail and red pout, Gina accessorized with black lace gloves, a stylish tote and sparkly heels.

Dayo Ephraim

Dayo Ephraim

Hip TV presenter Dayo Ephraim stood out from the ubiquitous sartorial gents at the event. Dayo flaunted his style with a brown traditional cap, a black shirt with a gold brooch, red pants and brown shoes.

Beverly Naya

Beverly Naya

It was an all black and gold affair for Beverly Naya at the black tie event.

The Nollywood starlet styled her black jumpsuit with a gold necklace, a black belt to accentuate her curves, a gold clutch and gold sandals.

Beverly was camera ready with nude lipstick and her braids styled into an up do.

Liz Yemoja

Liz Yemoja

Media personality Liz Yemoja was all about the “Lady in Red” look on Sunday evening.

She swayed down the black carpet in a red dress which features a plunging V neckline, a sequined belt and roushed sleeves.

With her dark locks let down, Liz styled the floor length number with silver earrings and a black camisole.

Michael Bonny Bassey

Michael Bonny Bassey

Big Brother Africa: The Chase housemate Michael Bonny Bassey can’t get enough of Nigeria. Ever since the hit reality show wrapped up, the Sierra Leonean actor/model has been spotted at numerous events in Lagos and Abuja.

On Sunday night, he attended the Corporate Elite event. He looked edgy and cool in a grey blazer, white shirt, black pants and black sneakers.

Florence Ita-Giwa

Florence Ita Giwa

Florence Ita Giwa was an ageless beauty in a nude floor length dress with silver-and-black embellished detailing on the bodice and sleeves.

She accessorized with silver drop earrings, a silver wrist watch, a silver clutch and silver heels.

Veronica Ebie-Odeka

Veronica Ebie-Odeka

Stylist to the stars Veronica Ebie-Odeka chose a simple-yet-chic all black look for the event. She wore a black lace blouse, black tights, a black clutch and black ankle strap heels.



Bust My Brain music act Saeon went girly on the black carpet in this pink dress by Chechi Arinze.

The dress with a plunging neckline and black tulle on the hem, was accessorized with silver earrings and black heels. Her signature hairstyle completed the look.

Awilo Longomba & Tania Omotayo

Awilo Longomba & Tania Omotayo

Congolese music superstar Awilo Longomba was one of the headlining acts on Sunday night. He took to the black carpet in a red blazer, black pants, red shoes and dark shades.

Wizkid‘s girlfriend Tania Omotayo posed with the star in a red long sleeve dress with a sexy slit. She completed her look with silver pumps.

Zizi Cardow

Zizi Cardow

Nigerian designer Zizi Cardow sizzled in her Zizi Cardow custom creation at the Corporate Elite Season 7 event.

She wore a strapless cloque corset, a sequined A-line skirt, and a black headpiece. She styled the look with black chandelier earrings, a selection of black bracelets and a black clutch.

Layole Oyatogun

Layole Oyatogun

STV’s Page 3 presenter Layole Oyatogun rocked a blue-and-black sleeveless dress, silver earrings, a gold necklace, an embellished black clutch and black heels.

CEO Dancers

CEO Dancers – Ezinne Asinugo & Soliat Bada

The CEO Dancers know how to bring sexy to an event.

Although the dance group’s third member wasn’t present, Ezinne and Soliat were a sight to behold.

Ezinne Asinugo rocked a black sheer blouse and a pleated leather skirt. She accessorized with gold stud earrings, a gold necklace, bracelet and ring as well as black heels.

Soliat Bada was equally edgy in a black backless top which showed-off some side boob, a gold belt, black leather fringe skirt and monochrome shoes.

Anna Ebiere Banner

Anna Ebiere Banner

MBGN World 2013 Anna Ebiere Banner was also at the event.

She wore a black velvet long sleeve dress, her winning silver tiara, silver earrings, silver necklace, silver bracelets and red heels.

Anna finished her look with a sleek up do, red lipstick and a MBGN World 2013 sash.

Toke Makinwa

Toke Makinwa

Toke Makinwa sparkled at the 2013 Corporate Elite event on Sunday evening.

The Nigerian media personality selected a sequined silver dress with a red sash by April by Kunbi. Toke who opted for brown wavy locks, styled the dress with silver drop earrings and a black-and-silver clutch.

She completed the look with silver eye shadow, and red lipstick.

So tell us…whose look are you loving? Let us know.

Photo Credit: Kunle Haastrup & Ebenezer Dada for Insigna Media


  1. justme

    December 4, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Am loving Toke did it for Me…. good to see Bassy!

    • Blessmyheart

      December 4, 2013 at 4:21 pm

      Please I would like to know who hosts/sponsors these BBA housemates that refuse to go back to their countries. Just wondering o

  2. Hadassah

    December 4, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Toke oooh!! I really can’t keep up with you. I just barely got done commenting about you being everywhere on the other post and gbam!! Here you are again. I need this strength you have. Dam!!

  3. Autoprincess

    December 4, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Mmm, elete ponmo! Sorry couldn’t resist, lol

  4. Hurperyeahmie

    December 4, 2013 at 8:25 am

    for me Toke killed it, Tonia did it, Liz Yemoja & Waje me love

  5. Shorthairdontcare

    December 4, 2013 at 8:29 am

    One word…..Toke! Love her to bits

  6. bee

    December 4, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Toke looks really gorgeous.

  7. i said

    December 4, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Waje is on another level this days oh. MBGN world is beautiful.

  8. Hian!

    December 4, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Praiz! My boooooo

  9. licious

    December 4, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Toke looks gorgeous in d dress…they all look good though

  10. buky

    December 4, 2013 at 9:03 am

    definitely Toke Makinwa, love her gown

  11. DUNDUN

    December 4, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Toke all the her simplicity(chicky n gorg) n nt too in ur eyes outlook.

  12. pweetypeepy

    December 4, 2013 at 9:09 am

    lovely! i must confess ”Toke looks gorgeous”, i love her dress soo much….keep it up Toke love……YEAH!!!!! FIRST TO COMMENT***WINKWINK

  13. Sharon

    December 4, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Vina is wearing a Suchille dress by Priscilia Suchi Best

  14. paul

    December 4, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Emma nyra’s dress is to tarty for a corporate event. She has a nice figure but looks tacky! Maybe she’s vying for ‘business’ from another label boss now ubi and Iyanya have used her up…. i wish her luck! *side note* singing lessons would help her career a great deal! lol

    • ms lala

      December 4, 2013 at 9:40 am

      wait…she got dropped !!!!!!!!!!!! smh dang yo

    • Jacobs

      December 4, 2013 at 10:14 am

      Iโ€™m not surprised she was dropped by her label…sheโ€™s a flop!
      All of her songs have been tuneless and terrible! Pretty girl but singing aint for you boo!
      I doubt another label will sign her now :/

    • Paula

      December 5, 2013 at 12:07 pm

      I thought MMMG dropped her months ago!

  15. chinco

    December 4, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Mai atafo and Yvonne both looked gorgeous. Vina’s dress is nice but ill fitting. Lmao @ ita giwa as an ageless beauty

  16. Radiant

    December 4, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Toke all the way ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Rick

    December 4, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Mama Ita-Giwa needs a seat! Preferably in a gym. Toke, of course, had to go sign attendance, but she definitely looks stunning. Better than anyone else, it pains me to say.

  18. Shorlarbarjor

    December 4, 2013 at 9:26 am

    I Luv Toke’s Outfit, go gurl!

  19. [email protected]

    December 4, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Can this chick just stop with the crown thing we know she is the mbgn world

  20. naana

    December 4, 2013 at 9:36 am

    tokes and vina rock…..

  21. Sho

    December 4, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Toke Makinwa rocks !!!!

  22. Vanessa

    December 4, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Time to prosecute the crimes of fashion
    Emma Nyra – next time, please make sure your bra is carefully tucked in.
    Uncle Flag Kimono – good to see you again. I hope you we learn from your dressing all the countries you visited when we thought we lost you.
    Gina – invitation to nakedness.
    Beverly – your dressing/shoe, I like but your hair reminds me of those days when I use to fetch water down the road. Kids then normally tie a wrapper like that and place on our head before lifting the container of water to it. We call it AJU
    Saeon – I hope those embattled(they are not fallen yet) heroes are NAFDAC certified.
    Ezinne and Soliat, I will pardon you. You are CEO dancers not CEO dressers, so dressing suits your profession. If you didn’t dress that way, how would you dance?

  23. Jen

    December 4, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Love the red on Liz Yemoja, looks elegant

  24. Yetunde

    December 4, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Love Toke, Waje, Liz. and I have to say braids really suit Beverly Naya ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Radiant

    December 4, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Florence Ita-Giwa looks really good in that dress too.

  26. Plato

    December 4, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Naija women and their shine-shine style. If it’s shiny, it’s pretty to them. How can anyone call Toke’s dress nice? Look at the poor fit on the top. And what’s with the ugly red sash. It’s just ugly, sorry. April by Kunbi really needs to stop hiding her poor taste with these ghastly shiny materials…

    • Honest!

      December 4, 2013 at 11:03 am

      took the words right out of my fingers tips!

    • Lolade

      December 5, 2013 at 1:30 pm

      April By Kunbi has an excess amount of that stretch sequined material so she uses it at every opportunity. Naija babes kuku love shiny stuff so its a win-win lool

  27. Great Portland Street

    December 4, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Oh my word! Toke Partyinwa again. I give up lol.

  28. Missy

    December 4, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Bella Naija dey try for PR sha. I think more celeb wannabes need to employ you guys so you can follow them to every single event in Lagos. A-Toki-baby! Your money is really working jare.
    @Plato, *big hug*
    Saeon? lol. C’mon. That dress coulda been good.
    Aunty Zizi. Good job this time. I always hoped this day would come.
    Mama Ita Giwa’s dress is really classy and age appropriate. My No.1 pick.

  29. Chum chum

    December 4, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Kain VIna o, well keep trying you will get there one day.

  30. oluchy

    December 4, 2013 at 11:17 am

    BN, abeg me want see BILLY OCEAN.

  31. Modella

    December 4, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Ita Giwa beat them all..Toke ,were is your magic body? Wizkid babe look different and old here…Vina makeup is flawless,I luv it

  32. formua1 chick

    December 4, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Toke looks nice, Anna banner is fine sha! i love Layole’s clutch

  33. dantinz

    December 4, 2013 at 12:00 pm


  34. farbdoll

    December 4, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    toke u look sweet!

  35. Eniola(Be-cute)

    December 4, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Ooh!Liz Yemoja and Florence Ita giwa looking modest and yet cute.I love it.

  36. tybay

    December 4, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    My take- Tania Omotayo always manages to look dowdy. Her choice of clothes and makeup always age her and makes her look “washed out.” I’m not a fan of glittery outfits. I like Yvonne’s dress but not her hair. Waje looks nice too.

  37. Loveth .O

    December 4, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    BellaNaija Style watchers, vary Funny. Vina is Superb on this

  38. Miss_Flygerian

    December 4, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Tokeparinwa…loool. I have to agree with those who gave her the nickname. I mean, the woman is everywhere. How does she even keep up with all these events?

    I see Vina finally redeemed herself, not a bad look.

  39. Ady

    December 4, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    I asked a question sometime if this toke lady has a life at all or a job at least, cos she is everywhere, famzing with everybody. how does she keep up with these activities, those who know BN eg should tell her to take it easy or she will cause wahala for herself she has done bad to her self by peeling her skin(bleaching).wonder if she sleeps at all. hope her bobo`s tweet is not for her

  40. nollar

    December 4, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    But Toke tho. Do ypu ever rest??? Every weekend u r in one event or the other. Splashing pics of your face on instagram all day long. Like she needs media training. If she is not famzing with celebs, she is rocking one party or the other. And we wonder why the male celebs are all over girls like Chidinma. No celeb goes to every event like that. Its like she feels obliged to go to everything. Calm down, less is more. Let ur fans miss u. Balance it out. Go to one a month or something

  41. Nominee

    December 4, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    All I see is Vina!


    December 4, 2013 at 5:38 pm


  43. theeto

    December 4, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    please is this toke gurl not tired already? huh* she is just every wia….. is it by force to b a big geh abi naa celeb i go call am,.
    tired of seeing ur face oo

  44. Akpeno

    December 4, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Toke is giving life from Neck up! E be like say invisible fan dey blow am … Fierce!

  45. D.A

    December 4, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Mai Atafo looks so cool

  46. lee

    December 4, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    y is no body talking about Dayo Ephraim… Is dat
    cuteness… he did it for me mbok…

  47. Paul

    December 4, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Emma Nyra looks awkward and cheap! Toke looks ok

  48. NNENNE

    December 5, 2013 at 3:08 am

    Toke stole the night.

  49. toks

    December 5, 2013 at 7:00 am

    Tania looks red hawt! #Stargirl

  50. Bisqo

    December 5, 2013 at 7:19 am

    Toke on point and on fiyah….

  51. Shocked One

    December 28, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    The babe in the turtle neck outfit and gloves no dey hot? Abi was this event moved out of Lag? Na wa o.

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