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It’s the Battle of Stunning Hats! Glamour Overload at Genevieve Magazine & Veuve Clicquot’s “Fashion & Style Day Out” in Lagos – First Photos



Talk about a fabulous “Hat Attack”!

What’s not to LOVE about ladies in dramatic hats and chic dresses? The answer – Absolutely Nothing.

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Omowunmi Akinnifesi

On Sunday 19th January 2014, Genevieve Magazine in collaboration with Veuve Clicquot held its anticipated “Fashion & Style Day Out” during the 2014 President’s Cup at the Lagos Polo Club, Ikoyi, Lagos.

The event saw guests in dazzling ensembles. Ladies were resplendent in their gorgeous hats and fascinators as well as perfectly tailored luxurious dresses with simple silhouettes.

Some men were suave in colourful blazers and pants while others opted for polo shirts which of course fits the bill for the occasion.

They all sipped on refreshing glasses of champagne from the premium brand to served as a sponsor. will bring you all the exclusive photos and winners from the event, but check out these first shots.

Monalisa Chinda

Monalisa Chinda

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Betty Irabor

Betty Irabor

Nkiru Anumudu

Nkiru Anumudu

Ono Bello

Ono Bello

Stephanie Coker

Stephanie Coker



Ene Maya Lawani

Ene Maya Lawani

Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi

Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi

Liz Yemoja

Liz Yemoja

Latasha Ngwube

Latasha Ngwube

Dolapo Oni

Dolapo Oni

Danielle Alakija

Danielle Alakija

Michelle Dede & Thelma Ojiji

Michelle Dede & Thelma Ojiji

Osas Ighodaro & Tomi Odunsi

Osas Ighodaro & Tomi Odunsi

Betty Irabor & Nkiru Anumudu

Betty Irabor & Nkiru Anumudu

Fade Ogunro & Dimeji Alara

Fade Ogunro & Dimeji Alara

Data Okorodudu & Vivian Oputa

Data Okorodudu & Vivian Oputa

Nkiru & Zina Anumudu

Nkiru & Zina Anumudu

Bukky Karibi-Whyte, Olayinka Epega, Veronica Ebie-Odeka & Lara Rawa

Bukky Karibi-Whyte, Olayinka Epega, Veronica Ebie-Odeka & Lara Rawa

Credits: Kola Oshalusi via RB PR | Instagram


  1. supremacydone

    January 20, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Mehn see hats in display! Woop woop

    • Lanre

      January 21, 2014 at 3:10 am

      One word….OMOWUNMI ! OMOWUNMI! OMOWUNMI! Thank God she’s back. Looking beautiful as always. Move away wannabe Toke, Eku n co. The real Queen of elegance, grace and class is back. Thank God for Omowunmi. On a class of her own. She always gets it right shaaa

    • Taiwo

      January 21, 2014 at 3:15 am

      Could not agree with you more. Omowunmi is adorable, fierce yet understated. And I’m loving flesh on her. Looks even better in real life. This girl shaaaaaaa. BELLA please MORE of OMOWUNMI .

    • jummai

      January 21, 2014 at 7:43 am

      she just never gets it wrong, never!!!

    • Blossom

      January 21, 2014 at 10:35 am

      Oh please! The woman is ageing and is having a tough time keeping the pounds off. Stop using style to shade Toke and Eku. They are the most relevant socialites right now and if you can’t deal with it, please have several seats. Thanks.


    January 20, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Stunning pictures. My favourite looks are Monalisa Chinda (very chic and cute) and Nkiru Anumudu (refreshingly different as always).
    Latasha Ngwube looks good as usual, love her.
    If these are the first photos I can’t wait to see the rest.

  3. phummie

    January 20, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Nawah O. Where I dey. stunning. though.

  4. Que

    January 20, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    It feels like watching a comedy skit…. half d bunch look uncomfortable in their hats… I’d pay good money for Madam Betty’s hat though -suspecting J.3v3 for that piece…

  5. Sexxie

    January 20, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Eko for show! How much do I love Lagos? Glam glam and more glam! Move over NYC, Ascot. But some hair pieces though…not impressed by Ene Maya’s, she makes prettier hair pieces.

  6. Chiamaka Daisy

    January 20, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Nkiru and her very hilarious, trail blazing range of hats. Lool

  7. Jescy Eagle

    January 20, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    very interesting hats…

  8. ifeoma nwawe

    January 20, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Betty looks good.. And liz yemoja is all shades of pretty.. Its good to see fade again..

  9. Lawlah

    January 20, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    I have a feeling that the inspiration for BN’s caption of “…Glamour Overload” is specifically drawn from Nkiru’s hat. I love that woman… but its sad that I am not feeling this. I still love you sha.

  10. Radiant

    January 20, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Love the hats. The pictures made me really smile.

  11. Deee

    January 20, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Betty Irabo’s looks so good

  12. John

    January 20, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Nkiru Anumudu it is any day anytime…she gets better with each passing day and gives all these young girls some serious homework to do when it comes to fashion. Who else noticed the Omowunmi’s weight?

  13. Jesu

    January 20, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Lol Stephanie Coker and Dolapo Oni are my favs.
    I know this is suppose to be some extravagant hat event but our father in heaven. Like people super glued bird feathers and fish net together and walked outside saying they have a hat on. Better to not wear than come looking like that. 🙁

  14. mrs chidukane

    January 20, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    I love Zina Anumudu’s.Ndi oma ndi oma

  15. D'Mamma

    January 20, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Omowunmi and Osas all the way!!

  16. Ola

    January 20, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Liz Yemoja looks so pretty!! Beau!!

  17. Sopono

    January 20, 2014 at 8:52 pm


  18. Omalicha

    January 20, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    I love love Monalisa’s hat and Aunty Nkiru’s dress! Both will look amazeballs together!

  19. Modella

    January 20, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Stunning bunch of women…I’m aghast at Osas and co pics..BN bring it on,can’t wait!

  20. Mz Socially Awkward...

    January 20, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Everyone made an effort to glam it up and, oh, how I love a well-styled hat!

  21. S!

    January 20, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    I think most are fascinators & not really hats.

  22. Yetunde

    January 20, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Loooooooveeee the hats. Go Genevieve mag!! Betty Irabors hats were actually made from old Genevieve mags, so creative!!! Some very beautiful women reppin o! Osas and Liz Yemoja look beautiful!

  23. Taiwo

    January 20, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Omowunmi has gained a lot of weight oh ….. Shocked she needs to take it easy … They all look good still

  24. Olori Tari

    January 20, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Lol I love this. Hi, Betty Irabor and Zina !

  25. Hot sumtyn

    January 20, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    When did Omowunmi add this weight? It looks good on her. Fine girl

  26. niyoola

    January 20, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    So pretentious

  27. JT

    January 20, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Awww… Good to see my Fade Ogunro back in the scene. Welcome back babe! May Daddy’s soul continue to rest in perfect peace. Amen.

  28. Esther

    January 20, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Omowunmi and Monalisa, both looking very elegant and chic

  29. Anon

    January 20, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Ascot in Lagos. LOL!

    • Phoebe

      January 21, 2014 at 1:44 pm

      Same thought crossed my mind too.

  30. Couture By Makioba

    January 20, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    Love them all…

  31. Suki

    January 20, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    Best hats= Nkiru in first place, Betty Irabor in 2nd place,
    Danielle Alakija in third place. Best overall look, I”ll give it to
    Nkiru Anumudu. Would love a nap in her closet…#sadface# Gbemi’s
    hat= no comment.

  32. xoxo

    January 21, 2014 at 12:19 am

    i’m seeing more of fascinators than hats.

  33. bel

    January 21, 2014 at 12:43 am

    Give it to Ono and Gbemi…. Thats how to dress for a race.
    Nigerian women need to learn how to dress for such event. There are rules on the type of dresses and hats that should be worn. We need to learn some more.

  34. bel

    January 21, 2014 at 12:48 am

    Go Gbemi…… Can see the metal…I need the contact of the milliner who made your hat,

    • bel

      January 21, 2014 at 12:57 am


  35. Omoba

    January 21, 2014 at 12:58 am

    Yepa!, Jesu oooo! Omowunmi Akinnifesi body don set?. Fine lady. Please hit gym quick, bf I count 1,2,3…

    • i Tire for people o

      January 21, 2014 at 9:55 am

      I was waiting for some overweight cyber bully to make this comment… ‘ignoramus magnificios’ yeah… I coined it. You deserve something spectacular for your unique type of ignorance. She looks beautiful!

    • oj

      January 21, 2014 at 1:05 pm

      some women and weight issues sha? leave omowummi alone. she’s looks good and there’s nothing wrong with a little weight as long as it is healthy.

  36. Kemi

    January 21, 2014 at 1:28 am

    Omawunmi ain’t in these photos now! Where did u guys see her?

    • koko

      January 21, 2014 at 9:15 am

      lol!its omowunmi not omawunmi..i was as confused as you.had to scroll back up to check..its d lady in d first pic..

  37. Felinda1

    January 21, 2014 at 2:30 am

    its getting boring

    • Aduke

      January 25, 2014 at 10:58 pm

      *Sigh* My very thoughts. Waay too much!


    January 21, 2014 at 3:04 am

    Monalisa Chindas hat is too gorgeous

  39. sweetie

    January 21, 2014 at 3:13 am

    omowumi nailed it !

  40. Wedding Inspiration

    January 21, 2014 at 3:18 am

    Betty Irabor hands down! That hat I want!

  41. Lolly

    January 21, 2014 at 8:21 am

    love love love Betty’s hat

  42. dbabe

    January 21, 2014 at 8:22 am


  43. ademike

    January 21, 2014 at 8:30 am

    they all look very good!! lasgidiii for sure!!

  44. Eve82

    January 21, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Thanks BN! I had a good laugh!

  45. Ewa

    January 21, 2014 at 9:51 am

    No words.. I reserve my comments…

  46. T.I.

    January 21, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Beautiful people!

  47. ray

    January 21, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    hats do not go with every piece of clothing if u must wear hats den think well..jeans nd hat!

  48. Me

    January 21, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Her hat is by Mai Atafo actually

  49. Sharon

    January 21, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    oyibos (the originators) will just sit back and laugh and say “look at these nigerian african clowns” always striving to be like us. #Pretenders and #Fake to the core.

    Be original – be African. and stop copying the british and american for everything.

    • odine

      January 22, 2014 at 7:18 pm

      Bloody get a life!!!! The Europeans bloody invented the sport and the whole fashion behind it, so please can we be more British than the Britons? Somewhere inside of that hating and calling people fakers, your sorry self is hoping and wishing you were there! If you can’t appreciate effort, please park well! Making it a profession to leave a comment and always negative ones. #Trowls #Trolls

    • omada

      January 22, 2014 at 8:08 pm

      Abeg go and sit down somewhere…. all ye ‘afrocentric, be more ‘african’ people get on my last nerves. Shebi you typed this in English, is English an African language?

  50. trace

    January 21, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Where did u guys see Toke here na.

  51. omada

    January 22, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    I’m in heaven! I love hats and fascinators!! I can’t even decide which ones I liked best…

  52. @ajiriavae

    January 22, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    As expected, Nkiru Anumudu and Ene Lawani gave us FASHION. Betty and Dolapo Oni were perfection. A few other were cool. The rest were a mess.

  53. moimeme

    January 23, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Nkiru made my day!!!. Just as I was looking for her she just materialized. Very courageous with fashion tins that woman.
    But………….. I’d have to agree with Sharon sha. All these copy-copy white people don dey tire person. Wetin be dis hat business again. Abeg we need a cue from the Indians who continue the tiwa n tiwa (our own na our own) dressing et al.

    • Demmy

      January 31, 2014 at 8:33 pm

      I agree that Nigerians tend to copy sometimes but not in this case. This has always been the way to dress to Polo events all around the world and I guess they’re just copying the norm.

    • aseye

      February 24, 2014 at 4:38 pm

      this has always been the way……….. says who? we should be able to introduce our own way of dressing to our own polo games. after all we wont need the hats to play the polo….so is it a must to wear them while sitting around and watching. we should be able to wear our slit, kaba, ase oke, kente, buba etc damnit!!!!!

  54. Demmy

    January 31, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    I love Stephanie Coker’s hat. She looks beautiful. xx

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