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All Eyes on Kelly Rowland on the Red Carpet & Stage at Darey Art-Alade’s Love Like a Movie II in Lagos



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And Ms. Kelly rules the night!

American music superstar Kelly Rowland was live at Darey Art-Alade‘s Love Like a Movie: The Love Roller Coaster show yesterday Saturday 15th February 2014 at the Oceanview Grounds, Victoria Island, Lagos.

She co-hosted the red carpet and performed on stage.

The last time Kelly was in Nigeria, she fainted on stage but this time, Kelly bravely took to the stage with the clear intention of rocking it. She performed a lot of her songs as well as some Destiny’s Child tracks which everyone present couldn’t help but move to.

Kelly had two looks for the night.

On the red carpet, she arrived in an Ankara sequined crop top and pants. Rocking her short hairstyle, she styled the piece with diamond stud earrings, a black crystal necklace, a selection of silver bracelets and brown sandals.

On the stage, she once again showed off her toned abs in a print short sleeve crop top and pants by Topshop. She accessorized with a gold necklace and black boots.

Her manager and fiancé Tim Witherspoon was present to support his leading lady. Our cameras caught Tim enjoying his time at the show; he even took out his iPhone to take a photo of our photographer…how cute!

Brandy Norwood who will be performing at the Classic FM show was also at the concert.

Enjoy these first photos.

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Kelly Rowland & Darey Art-Alade

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Tim Witherspoon

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Did you attend the event? Share your experience!

If you missed the photos of Kelly’s arrival, check it out HERE

Photo Credit: Dare Koleaje


  1. sηººÞ¬mιηι

    February 16, 2014 at 5:00 am

    i didnt o

  2. sηººÞ¬mιηι

    February 16, 2014 at 5:01 am

    i didnt o

  3. jojo

    February 16, 2014 at 5:25 am

    She CLEARLY stole the show

  4. 'Midé

    February 16, 2014 at 5:39 am

    Isn’t she hot?

  5. hm

    February 16, 2014 at 6:37 am

    Those abs tho..damn..u rock kelly

  6. Madam Joyous is now here

    February 16, 2014 at 6:42 am


  7. Geebabe

    February 16, 2014 at 7:13 am

    I like the Ankara outfit. Nice touch.


    February 16, 2014 at 7:19 am

    The Only Kelly That I Know = KELLY ROWLAND.. Thanks Darline You Killed It!! Love Her Outfit though..

    ¤¤AWA O TUSH OH¤¤

  9. Sexxie

    February 16, 2014 at 7:31 am

    She looks amazing! Love her abs flaunting outfits.

  10. kemi

    February 16, 2014 at 8:21 am

    Dare!!!!!silently doing big tins

    • Stephanie

      February 16, 2014 at 12:36 pm

      as in…very true!

  11. Ofili

    February 16, 2014 at 8:24 am

    wow….she looked Beautiful. #theEND

  12. Bossom

    February 16, 2014 at 8:34 am

    The brown strappy sandals are Giuseppe Zanottis. Fire!

  13. Hausa Girl in Texas

    February 16, 2014 at 8:44 am

    That’s beautiful.

  14. nene

    February 16, 2014 at 8:48 am

    aww. she looks a bit tired in some pictures but the outfits are nice. she could pass for a yoruba nigerian girl.

    • Grrrrrrrrrtttttfg

      February 16, 2014 at 4:21 pm

      Come again?

    • jay

      February 16, 2014 at 9:11 pm

      Repeat yasef?

  15. FAR

    February 16, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Niiiiiiiiiice! Well Done Dare, Nigeria, Kelly….

  16. French Naira

    February 16, 2014 at 9:44 am


  17. Winnie

    February 16, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Darey thank you for having class n vision! Weldone is all I can say!

  18. anonymous

    February 16, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Kelly is very beautiful and talented. Please Nigerians and West Africans is time to stop the hate. Akata this Akata that. West Africans sold their own to slavery in exchange for coral beads, guns, hats, whisky etc… Slaves descendants in the USA, the Caribbean’s, Brazil and Cuba have been some much inspiration for all Africans. When Africans come to America, they quickly find out the surest and quickest way to acquire any type of legitimacy in the eyes of whites is to show their disdain for African Americans.
    Many Africans look down on African-Americans and caribbeans, and there is some internal tension within the black community because of this.

    Why the hate though? When most Africans, Nigerians celebrities are wannabe Oprah, Beyoncé, Bob Marley, and Rihanna etc. Late Fela Kuti music draws inspiration directly from James Brown and African-American cultures. Most Nigerians imitate an African-American accent.

    • Lola

      February 16, 2014 at 4:59 pm

      I don’t understand how you could come here and say that we are hating , when we black Africans come to America and we get bullied and insulted by the African Americans . Our children are constantly tormented even by the teachers specially the African American ones , you call us names like African booty scratcher , you say we are dirty and you treat us worse that the white people do . How could an African American teacher say to a Nigerian student , don’t bother reading because nobody will understand you anyway . A lot of African American people are incredible ignorant when it comes to Africa and very insulting towards us .

    • Iris

      February 16, 2014 at 6:42 pm

      I find it’s the other way round. Many ignorant and insulting things you hear about Africa, you hear from African Americans. I watched Coming to America as a child and thought it was funny. As an adult I found it a touch insulting but I maintained a sense of humour about it, thinking it was an exaggerated version of what people thought. It turns out quite a few African Americans still think of the entire continent in extreme forms – either of small clans with kings and queens (if I hear “the motherland” one more time…) or some rundown region replete with only poverty and myopia.

    • Iris

      February 16, 2014 at 6:46 pm

      PS: Immediately I typed my first comment I heard this African American girl on Say Yes To The Dress say about her fiance, “His name is Musa. He is from Africa.” WHERE in Africa for God’s sake?! It may not sound like a big deal but when people continuously say “he’s from Africa”, it unconsciously or consciously adds to the belief that the entire continent is homogeneous. Believe it or not, that is part of the problem.

    • Lola

      February 16, 2014 at 10:30 pm

      Iris thank you !!!!!! It’s very irritating , you hear people saying stuff like the African tribe -___- and I thought I was the only one who found coming to America offensive . Furthermore this issue about Africa being addressed in monolithic terms was addressed in Americanah and my first coup d’état . This shows that it is a big deal it’s so offensive because we are incredibly diverse even within the countries in Africa so for you to now refer to Africa as if it’s a country and we are all the same is offensive . I can’t even fully blame them because even people from countries within Africa do the same thing especially those in America and the uk it’s so annoying !!

    • ao

      February 16, 2014 at 8:35 pm

      Can you read? The comments about Kelly Rowland have been POSITIVE. So, where is the hate???? You simply trying to use the BN feature on Kelly Rowland as a platform to vent your opinion and Kelly is simply a means to this end because she is an African-American. Give it a rest.

    • ILoveGenevieve

      February 16, 2014 at 10:19 pm

      You, anonymous, need a reality check. Thats all.

  19. anonymous

    February 16, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Africans tribes like Aro igbo, Efik , Ijaw, Ijebu Yoruba, Egun Yoruba, aworri yoruba sold African-Americans and Caribbeans ancestors to white men. These Africans today do not feel like their ancestors did wrong. This lack of guilt feeling for their ancestors’ criminal activity means that they are mostly anti-social personalities.
    Has any African asked if God is punishing Africans for their ancestors’ sin of not loving and respecting their people hence capturing and selling them into slavery?

    • ao

      February 16, 2014 at 8:28 pm

      Excuse me, but Igbos are technically not a “tribe” per the definition of the term and that is most likely the case for the other ethnic groups that you named. Also there is no such “tribe” as “Aro igbo”. Igbo is Igbo. Aro merely specifies which part of Igbo land one is referencing. For example, Delta Igbo and Ngwa Igbo are still Igbo. One is an Igbo from the Delta area and the other is an Igbo from Ngwa. And thanks for not spelling it as “Ibo”. Highly annoying.

      As for your other points, who cares? Really. Why should the present day “African” feel any guilt? I don’t and never will. I have never sold anyone into slavery and my guess is you have never been enslaved. If it makes you feel any better, “Africans” on the continent suffered (and many continue to suffer). In case you were unaware, much of Africa was colonized and oppressed by Europeans. If you don’t believe me, then I recommend you start by reading “King Leopold’s Ghost”.

  20. anonymous

    February 16, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Africans were selling their people from about 900-1900 AD; that is, for a thousand years Africans sold their people to Arabs. For evidence, go to Arabia, from North Africa to Saudi Arabia, Iraq etc. and you find that the people are mostly a mix of African slaves and Arabs.
    Most African people believe in reincarnation. Those Africans who today suffer poverty and assorted diseases reincarnated to pay a price for their sins in the past?
    Karma is true. These people are taking the effects for their past criminal behaviors. They are paying off the karma they accumulated by being criminals who sold their people.

    • ao

      February 16, 2014 at 8:13 pm

      “Africa” this and “Africa” that. Let me ask you @anonymous, in 900-1900 AD, did the groups that inhabited “Africa” even call it that or view themselves as one people? The problem you seem to have is that your argument is based on your unsupported assumption that the groups that inhabited the continent we now call “Africa” in 900-1900 AD or in the past had a homogeneous identity or viewed themselves even as a race. That is why you are appalled that slavery could even happen on this continent. Why are you evaluating ancient peoples with your present-day standards????

  21. Anon

    February 16, 2014 at 11:09 am

    There’s beauty in simplicity.

  22. anonymous

    February 16, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Africans in the past and in the present sinned. Sinners must make amends for their sins. Denying those sins is not helpful for denial does not eliminate a wrong done.
    Africans must make amends for their past and present sins; it is when they do so would Africa house come to order and for things to work out well for Africans.
    Africans must change their hearts, from past and today’s stony hearts that do not love and care for their fellow Africans; from stone hearts that only know how to sell other Africans and not work for their good to loving hearts that work for the good of Africans.

    • Obi

      February 16, 2014 at 4:31 pm

      Erm … you somehow believe that my people’s suffering is to pay for some sin some rich guy in the past centuries committed? You fail to remember (since you have all the facts) that some of these descendants today suffering for the sins of their ancestors, they also were sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, parents, friends, etc. to those who were enslaved? Please be a bit more careful with your generalizations. As for feeling remorse for the ancient sins that you mentioned, the current African can never feel the way African Americans feel about slavery. Why? It is/ was not the current African’s experience. Same way I can never feel every single pain Rwandans feel when they remember family who died during the genocide. My family remembers with great sadness, those who died during the Biafran war. But should I then curse all Hausa’s to damnation and ascribe all the ills of the Hausa society today as payback for the killings of Igbos and others committed by some of their people? That’s crazy, especially when I have relatives in relationships with Northerners. Enough of the blame game pls. Let’s all strive to live better lives and quit the non-productive talk.

    • emma

      February 16, 2014 at 6:25 pm

      What is this one saying? LOL
      I try to keep an open mind when I’m around AA’s but nothing good ever comes out of it. I have had more bad experiences with AA’s than with whites or any other race. I don’t despise them, but I still try to keep my distance.

    • ao

      February 16, 2014 at 8:05 pm

      @anonymous. What a load of crap you wrote. As a present day “African”, please tell me what sin I commit against you? I don’t even know you. The problem I see here is that you do not have a balanced perspective on history when it comes to slavery, which is a recurrent issue that I have observed among many AAs. In case you did not get the memo, slavery is an ancient institution and did not start with the trans-Atlantic slave trade. While I empathize with AAs on their American experience, I get very irritated when AAs try to position US slavery as somehow being more special than the slavery in the past or even present. Did you know that Native American groups were also enslaved before AAs? Where is your write up on that? Is there American experience any less hurtful than that of AAs? My advice to you is to get a grip on the slavery bit.

  23. anonymous

    February 16, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Post my comments please Bella Naija

  24. Hi

    February 16, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Hey Ma-Ma! She’s in great [email protected]}–

  25. damz

    February 16, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Kelly looks beautiful

  26. alexgute

    February 16, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Seem lyk an event worthwyl,thumbs up darey nd d entire crew

  27. judithjudith

    February 16, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Thumbs up2 Dare. Kelly’s looking ever so gorgeous…tank God say she no try 9ja weed dis tym again

  28. love

    February 16, 2014 at 2:30 pm


  29. Gloria

    February 16, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Wow sooo lovely. Dare this is it. She came and Performed. Welldone Mr. Dare. I love her appearance, every bit of it. LOVE YOU KELLY……

  30. Opinion

    February 16, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Darey defining Class. Silently running things.

  31. Vivian

    February 16, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    I was there and was blown away. The show was out of this world. Wow! Still reminiscing….. Dareys entrance was superb from the skies. Now I know why they choose an outdoor venue.. It was breathtaking. Like someone said Darey has removed the bar….

  32. 9jamom

    February 16, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    It’s clear Darey is quite the visionary; can’t wait to see what’s next!

  33. bibi

    February 16, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Now dats what am talking ’bout…..kelly rocks


    February 16, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    finest. shes too beautiful

  35. Grrrrrrrrrtttttfg

    February 16, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Ehh anonymous I think it is the African mans brain that is not developed well enough for him to make Africa a great nation. The black mans brain is stuck in greed and sex. They cannot think further. Nigeria, an oil producing country is still developing. White and Asians have the higher IQ. Evolution made it so 😀

  36. Grrrrrrrrrtttttfg

    February 16, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Black women are one of the most intelligent women in the worlds black men are the dumbest men in the world. 🙁 sad but very true

  37. Grrrrrrrrrtttttfg

    February 16, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    World. B*

  38. Evolution

    February 16, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Kelly collapsed on stage in Nigeria at the ThisDay show in 2007. She was once again in Nigeria for the MAMA(MTV African Music Awards) in November 2008. See her performance with D’banj

  39. Cool cat

    February 16, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Thank goodness for her superb physique otherwise both outfits are hideous. I like that she didn’t go too far with her boob job, she has such a tiny frame.

  40. El patron medellin cartel

    February 16, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    @Anonymous go and sit down, don’t look @ things from one point, after slave trade why didn’t they come back? Some came back “liberia,free town” the whites stole lands from the indians, aboriginals what is karma doing about that? The Black skin is great it has being in existence some six thousand years before the white skin,and have migrated all over the world,African American feels they are superior to Africans..I don’t understand when we have Dangote,Adenuga,jimoh ibrahim and top Africans that African Americans cannot compare with in success.
    Each with is own!
    @gggggrttttttt I hope you remember that your father and Brothers are included if you have any.

    • Grrrrrrrrrtttttfg

      February 16, 2014 at 11:24 pm

      Yes they are

  41. TrendySturvs Blog

    February 16, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    I was there & it was fun. Darey has pulled off the best show EVER!

  42. uche

    February 16, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    No words to describe the concert “Love like a movie 2″….simply AWESOME !!!! Beautiful planning, fantastic execution!!!! Well to the entire team… Kelly was great!!!

  43. Concerned9ja

    February 16, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Africa had a chequered history even before the Whites came down…Slavery is a stain on most Whites and to an extent African’s conscience.
    Its not that we not bothered but the average African is busy trying to a land where the corrupt elite take all the’s nothing to do with re-incarnation..just that Leaders are corrupt to the core…
    Re-incarnation…what about the African Americans incarcerated in large numbers in comparison to the percentage of their total population..
    We come from two different places the average African Americans want Whites and Africans to continually atone for the past while the average African is concerned about his hustle..making something for himself/herself and the extended family..heavy burden..
    Have you sat back and asked why the Blacks in Cuba..Brazil..Caribbean are more receptive to Africans..when compared to how hostile the blacks are in countries with a White majority are…the new theme in town apparently is Neo-Capitalism unleashed on a Global scale…you either in or out and has no place for race relations or sentiments..
    You see Kelly criss crossing to make her money…instead of lamenting and letting opportunities pass her by…

  44. ao

    February 16, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    @anonymous, now that I have replied all of your comments, I just wanted to add that Kelly Rowland looks super fabulous and unlike Kim Kardashian, she actually looked like she wanted to be there.

  45. damola

    February 17, 2014 at 11:10 am

    dare killed it and kelly murdered the show. great concert it was…….

  46. birdieblue

    February 17, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    From Kelly’s envious abs to Slave trade and Africans taking resposnibilty. Darey see what you’ve done ooo!! Speaking of Abs how do I get those while having fun, i.e. no sit ups or push ups hehe?

  47. chi-e-z

    February 17, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Happy to see kelly happy .she deserves it and looks great.

  48. chi-e-z

    February 17, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    P.S. let me just say if he truly loves you rather than hitting you and making you cry he’ll do everything to make you smile (kelly& other survivors… you are way too beautiful & the apple of God’s eyes never 4get that)

  49. Joan

    February 19, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    this annonymous guy/lady is truly troubled>sigh

  50. Pepper

    April 27, 2014 at 12:57 am

    Kelly is the kind of person to pay to come for a show like that not kim kartrashian. She has no talent,she also came and was acting as if Nigerians were not on her level. Am a Ghanaian though

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