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What did African Celebrities Wear for Halloween? See Lynxxx, Praiz, Moet Abebe,Iyanya, Toolz, Eldee, Ice Prince, PSquare & More

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A lot of people in Nigeria feel that there is no need to imbibe the Western culture of Halloween as it is not a part of our tradition, but in recent years more and more people have started to get into the spirit of things.

True, you may not see kids knocking at your door and asking ‘Trick or Treat?’ and you may not see your neighbours lawn lit up with Jack’O lanterns – but you will definitely see one or two costumes, especially if you go to a party.

This year the Nigerian celebrities really did get into the spirit of things and from Iyanya, Ice Prince, the PSquare brothers, Eldee, Lynxx, Stella Damasus, Osi Suave, Adaeze Yobo and more, we have picture proof that Halloween in Nigeria is becoming a thing.

Check out all the costumes from the African celebs!

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Adaeze Yobo dressed up as Minnie Mouse, and dressed her son up as Spiderman.

Adaeze Yobo

Adaeze Yobo

Adaeze Yobo

Adaeze Yobo

We know you can’t see it, but that’s Alex Ekubo under that mask…

Alex Ekubo

Alex Ekubo

…and Mr. Ibu under this one

Mr Ibi

Mr Ibu

Mofe Duncan and Bryan Okwara went as butcher boys…hmmm

Bryan Okwara and Mofe Duncan

Bryan Okwara and Mofe Duncan

DJ Cuppy is cute as a…kitten?

DJ Cuppy

DJ Cuppy

Eldee treated us to this scary look first…

Halloween 2

Then went as a Viking…with his daughter
Eldee Eldee Kid

Lynxxx used an app to create this so don’t be scared, that knife is not really in his head… We hope!

Halloween

Lynxxx

Tanzanian model Millen Magese went as a sexy bunny for this Halloween, as did Funmi Alaiyemola

Millen Magese and Funmi Alaiyemola

Millen Magese and Funmi Alaiyemola

Funmi Alaiyemola

Funmi Alaiyemola

Ice Prince went as music legend Tupac Shakur, love!

Ice Prince

Ice Prince

Iyanya was a scary alien meets zombie type thing

Iyanya

Iyanya

Photographer ‘Anuel went as the Grim Reaper

Anuel

Anuel

Moet Abebe is a sexy curvaceous witch

Moet Abebe

Moet Abebe

Moet Abebe

Moet Abebe

Fashion blogger Daks of Third World Profashional was also a witch.

Daks 3rd world profashional

Oluchi Orlandi made us want to confess to crimes we didn’t commit just to get her to frisk us.

Oluchi Orlandi

Oluchi Orlandi

Oluchi Orlandi

Oluchi Orlandi

Have you seen a hotter Batman than Praiz?

Praiz

Praiz

Praiz

Praiz

Praiz

Praiz

The Squareville channeled the ‘Zombie’ track off their album.

The PSquare Squareville

The PSquare Squareville

Ruth Kadiri went as cat? kitten?

Ruth Kadiri

Ruth Kadiri

Ruth Kadiri

Ruth Kadiri

…as did Muna

Muna

Muna

…as did Sarah Ofili

Sarah Ofili and Muna

Sarah Ofili and Muna

…as did Stella Damasus?

Stella Damasus

Stella Damasus

Stella Damasus

Stella Damasus

Stylist Swanky Jerry had this scary mask on all night

Swanky Jerry

Swanky Jerry

Toolz went for an ‘Angels & Demons’ theme with Ann Ogunsulire

Toolz and Ann Ogunsulire

Toolz and Ann Ogunsulire

Toolz

Toolz

We also spotted some Hollywood hotshots in their costumes – we just can’t figure out who rocked out this Halloween best, African celebs or Hollywood?

The Jacksons in the house! Beyonce as Janet Jackson, Blue Ivy as Michael Jackson

Beyonce and Blue Ivy

Beyonce and Blue Ivy

Rihanna is a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

Rihanna

Rihanna

Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran nailed this look

Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran

Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran

Miley Miley, alien Miley

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus

Kim Kardashian-West had a number of looks for the night, but she nailed this one perfectly

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian

Presenting, a Sheikh and a sexy catwoman, starring Scott Disick and Khloe Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian and Scott Disick

Khloe Kardashian and Scott Disick

Naomi Campbell, hot as ever

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell

Angela Simmons shows that unicorns really do exist…at least on Halloween nights

Angela Simmons

Angela Simmons

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64 Comments

  1. Max

    November 1, 2014 at 9:27 am

    well it aint part of our culture,but those costumes sure looks nice,funmi Alaiyemola sure looks fabulous,my favourite is chris and kareuche.

    • S!

      November 1, 2014 at 1:08 pm

      I’m sure all of you talking have never sat down to do a research on Halloween. Because you watch a horror movie and it has to do with Halloween you call it demonic.
      Please Wiki Halloween, and get educated.
      So many shallow minded people in this country!

    • Sola

      November 3, 2014 at 10:52 am

      See, I get where you are coming from. Forget the research and the meaning. It is how people have turned it out to be and the way it is being perceived.

  2. Rs

    November 1, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Stella = ayamatanga

  3. Ammaforeverblog

    November 1, 2014 at 9:28 am

    None of our African brothers and sisters should come and complain about some “witches” following them o. Copy blindly and suffer blindly. Maka maka. Hehehe. …

    • think about it

      November 2, 2014 at 3:42 am

      hmmmm……I agree oh…these people don’t even understand the real meaning and history of Halloween celebration. There is enough jazz in Africa; we don’t need more.

    • NAms

      November 4, 2014 at 11:35 am

      looooooooooooooooooooooooooooll true talk

  4. ATL's finest

    November 1, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Hmmmm Nigerians smh!!!! If they don’t belong, it’s not complete. Since when did we start celebrating Halloween lmao? Mtchew what’s my own!!! In this season, I sure wouldn’t open my door in Nigerian at night for no reason! Anyways, I know they didn’t go trick & treats lol.

    • Love

      November 1, 2014 at 3:13 pm

      I know right! Some of them celebrate Thanksgiving too!

      Please can anyone name ONE African holiday/celebration that the western world has adopted /celebrate. I don’t know why Africans can’t stand on their own and work on themselves and work on improving their countries. Are we naturally inferior? Please someone explain

    • slice

      November 2, 2014 at 3:20 pm

      Wow u don’t want naija folks to celebrate thanksgiving too? Pple are not celebrating the dead when they do halloween. They r just enjoying playing dress up with their frds. Live a little

    • Jennifer

      November 2, 2014 at 5:18 pm

      You do not have to live outside Nigeria to celebrate thanksgiving. Are you joking?! Do you know the origin of thanksgiving? Anyone CAN celebrate thanksgiving. Take a nap, please.

  5. strawberry

    November 1, 2014 at 9:59 am

    pls what dose dis halloween signify? i really wanna

    • ATL's finest

      November 1, 2014 at 8:14 pm

      Lmao! Tweet and #tAg the question lmao…

    • think about it

      November 2, 2014 at 3:44 am

      google it and just read about it on wikipedia

    • Mz. Beehave

      November 4, 2014 at 6:08 pm

      Google…. Google is ur friend!!!

  6. omoibo

    November 1, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Hey, it’s their prerogative whatever the heck they choose to use their time to celebrate. I personally don’t celebrate Halloween but if my fellow naija people decide to that na their own headache.
    My only question to the Nigerians celebrating Halloween is what the heck do you know that you are celebrating abi na to just to dey follow, follow? ssh

    • Ezxin

      November 1, 2014 at 4:22 pm

      Somebody should tweet this question to them

  7. bridget

    November 1, 2014 at 10:23 am

    But Halloween is not our culture. Even if you are going to copy something, I am still trying to understand why you would want to associate yourself with something that is blatantly evil. As if the evil in the world is not enough, you decided to celebrate it. We need celebrities that would promote positive things, not darkness. I hope we all become a positive influence to our generation and the ones to come. Why don’t you guys copy thanksgiving day? its Halloween you find fitting, right?

    • Thatgidigirl

      November 1, 2014 at 11:55 am

      Actually, halloween is kind of our culture. Christianity isn’t a culture its a religion, brought to us by the west. Acknowledging the ones that have left us, IS our culture….we call them ancestors. In traditional ceremonies, elders in the village offer libations to appease and acknowledge ancestors (the dead) and i don’t see anyone shouting “darkness and evil”. I do not celebrate halloween (although i find it entertaining), but i believe what people do with their time, and how they choose to have fun is their business so live and let live. This isn’t bringing harm to anyone, but i can tell you what is….corruption, lying, cheating, rape, jealousy and bitterness (which is exhibited a lot by commenters) etc. Suicide bombing and divorce isn’t out culture either but there’s boko haram, and countless couples abandoning their marriages in Nigeria, so face it the world is changing and people are embracing foreign cultures everywhere both the good, bad and ugly.

    • Mama Mia

      November 1, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      This your explanation no follow at all… Do you realise that we as Africans also have a culture? It’s understandable for Africans who have lived or currently live abroad to wanna do this. But, proper Africans like myself who have lived in this country all our lives to do this? It don’t make no sense especially as we never saw our forefathers celebrate Halloween…

    • black Diamond

      November 1, 2014 at 3:41 pm

      Well said.

  8. Bibi

    November 1, 2014 at 10:33 am

    African celebrities?I see Nigerian based and then American based.Wateva.Why r we even doing halloween sef?We jus wan copy err-damn-thang!Looking forward to seeing awon obodo oyibo in eyo festival costume.smh.

    • Iris

      November 1, 2014 at 4:45 pm

      That’s exactly what I was thinking. These are all Nigerian celebrities. Please we should stop trying to dash innocent African countries some of our silliness or “prerogatives” if we want to call it that.

  9. Missy J

    November 1, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Lol abeg you guys should free my naija people oh. Its Naija people, the home of possibilities where we get to celebrate other countries’ independence day. If you ask these white folks sef what they are celebrating they too didn’t aware of.

  10. Doo

    November 1, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Honestly some of you need to go and read up on how Halloween started ! When u find out you will quickly remove that so called costume and run very far away from anything Halloween … Except u be witch or wizard or fly at night lol! But plz educate ur selves about Halloween ! It is EVIL!!!

    • joy

      November 2, 2014 at 5:42 am

      Smhhh wearing cute costumes and having fun is evil abi…. ignorance is a diease

  11. benny

    November 1, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Lol Ruth Kadiri went as an Ibadan girl… those are not cat marks… there’s a thin line biko.
    Stella Damasus has to be a lion. That hair…

    • nene

      November 1, 2014 at 9:47 pm

      lmfao

  12. jerry innocent

    November 1, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Hmm wat a world we live in

  13. Raindrops

    November 1, 2014 at 11:59 am

    I know Halloween is all commercialised and ‘fun’ nowadays, but do people really know what they are celebrating? It’s a pagan celebration and so called Christians are actually being caught in this celebration… Ignorance is not bliss

    • Ceetoo

      November 3, 2014 at 9:47 am

      Am not supporting celebrating or not celebrating Halloween, but do you know that even Christmas has a pagan origin?

  14. Anaksinamoon

    November 1, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Halloween – the night of 31 October, the eve of All Saints’ Day, It’s a Holiday on 31st October, the full name of All Hallows’ Eve (meaning the evening before All Hallows’ Day “All Saints Day”). Halloween is thought to be associated with the Celtic festival Samhain, when ghosts and spirits were believed to be abroad. It is the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It initiates the triduum of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed believers. It revolves around the theme of using “humor and ridicule to confront the power of death”. The Christian religious observances of All Hallows’ Eve “Halloween” including attending church services and lighting candles on the graves of the dead, remain popular. Today’s Halloween customs are thought to have been influenced by folk customs and beliefs from the Celtic-speaking countries, some of which have pagan roots, and others which may be rooted in Celtic Christianity.

    So what are these jokers doing??? Smh at some Nigerians, always wanting to follow. Just because…

  15. kiki

    November 1, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    so the month of october was Black History month and halloween. these Nigerians picked on occasion to celebrate and it was Halloween? dont we have enuf winches in that country? that is how some1 would see a real witch about to steal her destiny and all she ll say is “nice costume.. very original… selfie please”. God help us oh

    • jcsgrl

      November 1, 2014 at 3:59 pm

      Hian black history month ke? Nne go look at your calendar once again. October is breast cancer and domestic violence awareness month

    • baboushka

      November 1, 2014 at 8:42 pm

      In the UK black history month is October people so Kiki is right

    • Fisayo

      November 1, 2014 at 6:41 pm

      This totally cracked me up! Hahahahaha

    • Selebobo

      November 1, 2014 at 6:43 pm

      Actually February is black history month…but carry on

    • DP

      November 1, 2014 at 7:51 pm

      @Selebobo
      Black history month is celebrated in February in the USA but in October in the UK.

    • soso

      November 2, 2014 at 12:30 am

      In the UK October is black history month. The ACS in my uni has been holding a lot of events to celebrate it

    • Moyo

      November 1, 2014 at 11:45 pm

      Err… Black history month is February. :/

    • Sola

      November 3, 2014 at 11:00 am

      CAN’T YOU READ COMMENT?! HABA two people said UK and USA are different. Shee-oor!

  16. KosmoTv

    November 1, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    I love the simple costumes. Toolz, Praiz n Kloe
    Kardashian

  17. encore

    November 1, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Follow-Follow, band wagon mentality!!! You just hear HALLO ………..and you just follow sharp-sharp! No questions asked! why my people why! I had to explain to my children, we do not celebrate this stuff and we had a sweetie night instead! My people perish for lack of knowledge!

  18. Daisy

    November 1, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    If we are really gon be doing the whole Halloween thing…pls these celebrities need to get it right. Wearing face masks and normal jeans? What’s that about? Too tacky.

  19. Bukola

    November 1, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Gosh, I am sure 95% of these so called Nigeria celebrities actually know why the western celebrate Halloween. Why can’t we for once be ourselves.

  20. AW

    November 1, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    All those people screaming “it’s not our culture”, I hope you have loin clothes on and your hair is in thread or shuku. I also hope you do not celebrate valentine’s day.

  21. baboushka

    November 1, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Let Africans celebrate Halloween by all means! We already celebrate Eid, Christmas, Easter, Good Friday, New years eve etc don’t we now? What’s the difference all these are “western non-African” celebrations if you want me to go there. Traditional Nigerian celebrations were things like the new yam festival, ogun festival etc

  22. www.africanstorytellers.blogspot.com

    November 1, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Halloween, my rear end. Let us use our brains sometimes. If we accept everything western then we shouldn’t be frowning at divorce, homosexuality and such other nonsense gaining momentum in this our ‘civilised’ part of the world.

  23. Vortex

    November 1, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    I’m guessing that picture of Stella Damascus was taken on the set of a Nollywood witchcraft-type movie?
    Miley didn’t go as an alien. Miley went as Miley.

    • cos I say so

      November 1, 2014 at 10:12 pm

      Miley went as miley…. epic!!! lmaoooo

  24. Carliforniabawlar

    November 1, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    As I was walking down the road yesterday, a group asked me to come donate a dollar for The day of the Dead in support of UNICEF or something ridiculous…in my mind i said tufiakwa, wetin concern hungry pikin concern celebrating dead people?
    When some of these celebs marry now and they are told to come carry masquerade or do ‘oro idile’ in their new spouses family, they will say God forbid! What God is forbiding? Oh I see! You can celebrate tush dead oyinbo, but you can’t celebrate your own forefathers.
    I know for a fact that most Nigerians abroad don’t participate, one of my friends told me that after a lot of pressure from her kids school, she had her kids go to school in agbada, (same thing they wore to cultural day) and told them they were dressed as a kings. Another mum gets the day off for her daughter since the teachers were so persistent on not wanting her to feel out of place.
    Also my church doesn’t participate in halloween o, in fact every year, the Fall regional young people’s meeting is halloween weekend….these are all oyinbos who understand their culture and know the need not to take part in something that has spiritual/pagan implications.
    Meanwhile! From this pictures is this halloween they are celebrating or rag-day?

  25. Priscy

    November 1, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Just ask any of our Nigerian celebs the meaning of Halloween….they won’t be able to answer.
    Knowledge is key

  26. eyong

    November 1, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Actually, Halloween can be celebrated by any culture, because EVERY known pre-christian society in recorded history practiced ancestral honorship or worship. SECONDLY, just because they are African doesn’t mean their fans are geograhically limit their fan bases to Africa Alone. I don’t remember any one vexing when genevieve nnaji, a devout catholic, was wishing her muslim fans a happy eid mubarak. So…

  27. The Buttery Hotness

    November 1, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Interesting. Let’s sha not start forming when New Yam and Eyo festivals roll around.

    Btw, How cute is Eldee’s daughter??

  28. jake ro

    November 1, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Eyong, you are totally right.nowadays these things has boiled down to having fun and nothing more.why can africans just enjoy the world like the rest of the world why must they always be tne anomaly ..africans are not moving forward by themselves so why not learn from other cultures.asians are doing the same these days.they steal everythi g from all cutures , bothgood and bad to develop themselves.

  29. nene

    November 1, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    lmao..stella damasus wtf? most costumes were lovely and nice.

  30. cos I say so

    November 1, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Please why did Mr Ibu waste his money on a mask?
    I want me some batman and I tap the anointing of cuteness from Eldee’s daughter
    Btw this is a 3rd world country… there’s going to to be a lot of celebration of other people’s cultures till our economy improves,yes I know it’s saddening but it is what it is!!!

  31. zeal

    November 1, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    I think we should halloween in Nigeria by wearing costumes of people like Jegede Shokoya, Zebudaya, Naty, Aluwe, Village Headmaster, Ojukwu, Fela, etc etc. I think that will make more sense than trying to always emulate the western in a copy and paste manner. Adopt the concept but do it in an AFRICAN STYLE.

  32. Mamasita

    November 1, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    Arrant rubbish, divorce is not our culture? Is it an oyibo culture? Marriage is an institution engaged in by all of humanity and in every of such groups u have people who say they can no longer live together……so who told u divorce never existed in the African culture? How is Halloween like our culture……Christianity is a religion that God intended to spread to all part of the world…..it started in the Middle East and spread to us which is how God intended it……get facts before u type Abeg….

  33. Uby

    November 2, 2014 at 9:31 am

    I remember on Friday night, Bae and I wanted to club, so we decided to go to Play Club in Abuja.
    Only for us to see halloween party, the way we walked out couldnt be emphasised. Lol. We were like WTF?
    It just seemed wrong for nigerians to celebrate this..

  34. naniar

    November 2, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    please people..take a chill pill, life is not that serious, must everything come down to, they are white and i am black? if u want to wear costumes and celebrate Halloween, feel free…if u do not want to, stay out of it, no need to vex with ur neighbor cos he’s black and celebrates Halloween.

  35. L

    November 3, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Nigerian celebrities and copy cat culture…..can we never be no 1 in anything……..?

  36. anonymous

    November 3, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Read my people………..http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween

  37. Omo1

    November 3, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Tired of talking about the stupid things Nigerians do! Nigerians..STOP celebrating Halloween!!!! Feel like dressing up? Just have a costume party and that will do!

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