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Fayrouz L'Original Expression Finale - BellaNaija - July2014063It was a night of fab established and emerging fashion, hot celebs and amazing musical talent at the Fayrouz L’Original Expression Finale. The event, which held on Saturday 5th July 2014 at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos had the 2 finalists Elan and Loud Tribe battle it out for the chance to be crowned winner.

Who won? Team Elan! Walking home with a cash prize of $20,000 and entry to showcase at the International Lagos Fashion & Design Week; while Team Loud Tribe took home  the sum of $4,000.

Rewind to the early hours of the event, celebrities and notable faces like Laurent Meijer (International Brand Manager, Fayrouz Amsterdam), Sampson Oloche (Marketing Manager, Non-Alcoholic brands, Nigerian Breweries), Edem Vindah (Corporate Media and Brand PR Manager, Nigerian Breweries), Nnenna Ifebigh-Hemeson (Senior Brand Manager, Fayrouz), Toke Makinwa in a long kimono dress by Frock It, Rock ItVimbai MutinhiriIK OsakioduwaChidinmaWande CoalMonalisa ChindaBeverly NayaYawEbuka Obi-UchenduTee A, Zainab BalogunLamide AkintobiRuby GyangOmalicha, Mercy “Omo London” AjisafeNoble Igwe among many others.

Yeah, you can say we have a long list of celeb red carpet looks for you. Check them out.

Red Carpet

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Toke Makinwa

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Zainab Balogun

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Mai Atafo

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Ebuka Obi-Uchendu

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IK Osakioduwa

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Kunbi Oyelese of April by Kunbi

Gozel Green

Gozel Green

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Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi

Omoyemi Akerele

Omoyemi Akerele

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Noble Igwe

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Tee A

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Monalisa Chinda

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Kaylah Oniwo

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Steve “Yaw” Onu

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Lamide Akintobi

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Moet Abebe

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Mercy “Omo London” Ajisafe

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DJ Sose

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Beverly Naya

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Anita “Omalicha” Isede

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Adams Ibrahim

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Chidinma

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Tosin “Olorisupergal” Ajibade

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Kate Williams

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Teni Sagoe

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Ruby Gyang

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Sharon Ojong

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Zainab Balogun & IK Osakioduwa

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& Ebuka Obi-Uchendu

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Triple Effect

 

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Zainab, Ebuka & Olamide Akintobi

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Vimbai Mutinhiri & Toke Makinwa

Caught in Motion

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Edem Vindah (Coorperate Media and Brand PR Manager, Nigerian Breweries

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Kinabuti

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Phyno

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Wande Coal

Inside the Event

Inside the event, it was all fashion showcases from the two competing labels, music and fashion superstars. Wande Coal, Phyno & Chidinma did their ‘thang’ keeping guests excited with classic songs, while TV Personality IK Osakioduwa hosted.

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Chidinma opened the show with hit singles like ‘Kedike‘, ‘Emi ni Baller‘ and ‘Oh Baby‘; while Phyno gave guests songs like ‘Alobam‘, ‘Man of the Year‘ and ‘Ghost Mode‘.

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Chidinma

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Phyno

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Fashion Showcases

Loud Tribe

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Elan

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And the Winner Is…

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Team Elan!

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Later on it was time for some WC! Wande Coal closed the show with classics like ‘Booty‘, ‘Taboo‘, ‘The Kick‘, ‘Baby Hello‘, ‘Rotate‘, ‘My Way‘ among others.

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DJ Spinall

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Wande Coal

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You remember how Toke and Uti mixed drinks at a Fayrouz event earlier this year, well this time around it was Beat FM OAP, Gbemi Olateru Olagbegi’s turn. She learned the craft and dished out Fayrouz cocktails like the Fay Martini, Dirty Fayrouz, Omoge, Virgin Royalty, Ultimate Lady, Tattoo, Implication and Champagne De Fayrouz.

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Gbemi mixing it up on the ‘Swirl-tables’

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According to the Senior brand Manager, Fayrouz, Nenna Ifebigh-Hemeson – “The maiden edition of the Fayrouz L’Original Expression show is a one of a kind competition which was put together to promote young creative and talented fashionistas in Nigeria. As Fayrouz represents originality and creativity, these two teams have come a long way from where we started and we will continue to encourage them to Bé Original.”

She continued, “Team Elan have proved that they can achieve the best creative results in a short period and this is only the beginning of a successful career path for them… we can’t wait to see what they have for us at the next Lagos Design Fashion week in October!” “Under the guidance of our judges and Omoyemi Akerele.” 

During the show, Fayrouz L’Original judges, Mai AtafoKunbi Oyelese of April by KunbiKinabutiGozel Green and Orange Culture auctioned some of their fabulous designs for ‘Rouz’ courtesy Fayrouz. Guests went wild bidding for some of the outfits including a graceful white beaded gown by April By Kunbi as well as a three buttoned three piece suit by Mai Atafo.

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Because of the tough bidding, guests with the highest bids received numerous donations from other guests within the hall, attracting loud cheers from everyone in attendance. The April By Kunbi dress later went to one of the guests who said she wanted it for her wedding. Mai Atafo also shocked the crowd by giving away a second piece of his outfit that was auctioned, as there was a close tie between one of the guests and EbonyLife presenter, Zainab Balogun.

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Whatever happened in this photo, it must have been epic to get that reaction from Monalisa.

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This auction totally blew my mind… It’s been a really tough bid for this piece and because of this… I will be giving both bidders a piece of this outfit!” Mai said during the auction. “I’m elated to be a part of this event… It’s the first fashion competition for youths and this finale has been amazing!” an excited guest said.

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17 Comments

  1. tessa

    July 8, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Gbemi never gets it right with her dressing….no matter how hard she tries.Sad!

    • viv

      July 8, 2014 at 10:44 pm

      i know!

  2. NaijaPikin

    July 8, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Most people are looking lovely…….

    Looks like it was a fun event. Chidinma pls, pls, and pls move away from those shoes. They don’t work with lots of outfits.

  3. stephanie

    July 8, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Love love zainab’s style,she never gets it wrong but I’m sorry my girl crush forever is Lamide Akintobi..d trio,d others dnt look bad

    • Team Mide

      July 8, 2014 at 4:23 pm

      Me too oh. I just love Lamide!

    • laila

      July 8, 2014 at 8:34 pm

      Me 3

  4. Omo

    July 8, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Gbemi is just a raz girl feeling funky loool. I noticed to, she never ever gets it right!

  5. Ivy

    July 8, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Biko, what is kinabuti doing there? There are budding designers that would have made better judges joor. Their style is “oyibo trying to form African”

  6. @edDREAMZ

    July 8, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    Mehn, gud money was reallly spent here no doubt plus all i really see is beautifull people….
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  7. ICANTDEAL

    July 8, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Can Nigerian men just stop wearing sandals to events? Chidinma’s outfit is just…NO

  8. Mickystyle

    July 8, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Seriously i don’t understand all these outfits am seeing, its like they just woke up from sleep, checked their wardrobes and just fix it on their body. The legs am seeing are just crying for help, Monalisa, Ebuka, Mai and some cool peepz.Even the dresses on the runway is just too boring.

  9. yummy

    July 8, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Loving Beverly’s ferregamo bag so unique.

  10. laila

    July 8, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Glad Fayzouz did this for young creatives, I see you Omoyemi Akerele, missed you on the red carpet

  11. sexy mama

    July 8, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Best dressed are Zainab Balogun and Beverly Naya, gorgeous ladies. Beverly has an amazing figure. This is event looks like alotta fun. Wish I was there. By d way Ebuka is hot

  12. slice

    July 8, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    the check is in $$$. beht why?

  13. Shadie

    July 9, 2014 at 1:21 am

    Noble hia o gini kwa, Tee A, winter in Nigeria? Beverly nicely put together.

  14. Ada

    July 9, 2014 at 11:00 am

    The girl in the blue and white dress, is Lady Brycee!!!!! Fyne gulllll

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