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Exclusive: See ALL the Photos from “An Evening with Jidenna” with Banky W, Toolz, Toke Makinwa, Shina Peller, Timi Dakolo & More



Last night, August 31st, there was an exclusive and intimate dinner held at Nok by Alara restaurant to host Nigerian-American singer Jidenna.

The event was his “Welcome home” dinner, and it was hosted by One Africa in Conjunction with Upfront & Personal. The dinner was held for about 50 guests who wined and dined with the international star.

Banky W, Toolz, Toke Makinwa, Shina Peller, Timi Dakolo, Cobhams Asuquo, Praiz, Falz, Reekado Banks, M.I Abaga, Hauwa Mukan, Fade Ogunro, Sika Osei, Makida Moka, Vina, Lola Rae, Olisa Adibua, Tunde Demuren, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Simi Esiri, Bez, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, Azuka Ogujiuba, Efe Tommy, Sound Sultan, Zina Anumudu and many more were spotted at the event.

See all the photos below.


Setting the Scene

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FAB Guests

Sika Osei

Sika Osei


Fade Ogunro

Fade Ogunro


Vanessa Mdee

Vanessa Mdee


Lola Rae

Lola Rae





Busola & Timi Dakolo

Busola & Timi Dakolo


Toke Makinwa

Toke Makinwa

Hauwa Mukan

Hauwa Mukan



M.I Abaga

M.I Abaga

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu

Kelechi Amadi-Obi

Kelechi Amadi-Obi

Cobhams Asuquo

Cobhams Asuquo



Paul O & Vanessa Mdee

Paul O & Vanessa Mdee

Jidenna’s Arrival

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Time to Mingle

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Let’s Get the Dinner Started

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Getting ‘Jiggy’ with Jidenna

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Photo Credit: Kunle Haastrup for Insigna Media

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  1. keke driver

    September 1, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    @ Vanessa Mdee REALLY??

  2. De Duchess

    September 1, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    When the world has problems, Lagos never seems to be suffering from the problems.
    Every day, pary here, part there. Red carpet here, cocktails there.
    Honestly, I want to spend just two days in Lagos.
    What is in this Lagos?

  3. honest one

    September 1, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    @kekedriver….. Yes ooo, really. Jidenna is leaving today, she has to market her product biko. no vex. she sabi her target. lol

  4. Gigeee

    September 1, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    Toolz wig looks like something crawled and died in it. Horrible! And Toke looks bad. She really should stop bleaching.

    • bb

      September 1, 2016 at 9:54 pm

      That wig need to go…..mess!

    • bree

      September 2, 2016 at 10:27 am

      is that scent leave plant i mean clove basic plant at the back of falz? was this party in my grandma’s backyard? lol

    • bree

      September 2, 2016 at 10:28 am

      clove basil

  5. editor

    September 1, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    1. this photographers lens has problems… it i didn’t know what some of these folks looked like in real life, i would think it was a convention of not really unattractive people. The lighting was just off. see how Toke is not even blessing us with her white light.
    2. Did Fade get new boobs? Wasn’t she lepalicious before?
    3. Jidenna is actually good looking now that i can see him up close

    • Anon

      September 1, 2016 at 6:36 pm

      Fade has always been top heavy.

  6. The Real Oma

    September 1, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    Nice, i like how my Naija people turned out to celebrate their own. As someone said the pictures don’t do these ladies and gents justice… But it is all good..

  7. Ms jazz

    September 1, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Best event photos ever taken in Nigeria!???? the photographer should teach his fellow colleagues how to take good pics on red carpet or at events! Shior

  8. Mostest

    September 1, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Toke miss notice-me-or-I-die. For the girls opening breast, well done. Hustlers!

    Shina peller saying come to quilox tonight, gathering of yOruba yahoo boys

    Toolz toolz. I thought she was lifting tire one time, marriage is good but looks like the bobo is drinking her youth tonic

    • bb

      September 1, 2016 at 9:53 pm

      you mean o….lol

    • nene

      September 1, 2016 at 10:56 pm

      timi’s wife needs to sort her skin and makeup out. vina pls dont wear anything short.

  9. nice

    September 1, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    let us ALL just take a moment and appreciate JIDENNA’s beauty! he is a bowl of yummy goodness! and that SMILE makes a bad day seem SO bright ..! it Is obvious he had a great time! and I can tell he genuinely enjoys talking to makida moka


  10. anony

    September 1, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    You guys mean the pictures were not edited??..lmao..this is how these people look…all thos instagram pictures are over filtered..Busola Dakolo has joined the bleaching gang, her skin color is so uneven..and Aunty Toke..always everywhere, I really don’t think Toke can maintain a home as a married woman, if she has to attend every function in Lagos, what time would she have to keep a home..except she goes to marry oyinbo man, but all these African men like homely women o, at least to an extent. Toke is at every event and every party..oga

    • Abk

      September 1, 2016 at 8:27 pm

      Some of you take this bleaching thing too far. Are you a bleaching detector or are you her supplier of bleaching creams? Mrs. Dakolo has always been fair. Smh.
      Btw, anyone who has uneven skin is bleaching? Some of you unintentionally show how ignorant you are when you’re trying to throw unnecessary shade.

    • Hills

      September 1, 2016 at 8:58 pm

      Busola is probably not bleaching, she is just using a foundation that is not her skin colour (as do most Nigerian girls). Also, can you people stop with this Toke thing. It’s not your business the number of events she attends neither does he affect her ability to ‘maintain’ a home.

    • Hills

      September 1, 2016 at 8:59 pm


    • Victoria

      September 2, 2016 at 12:06 am

      Oh shut up!!!!

    • temi

      September 2, 2016 at 1:17 pm

      Her eyes go clear when her married friends stop returning her calls. LOL

  11. ese

    September 1, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    Lol..Tunde Demuren and his smile. Someone cannot be truly happy all the time to be taking pictures na..

  12. Rose

    September 1, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    Okay…I accept… I am weird…I mean…am I d only one that cld careless abt celebrities… Even when I HV opportunities to take a picture with the few I have come in contact with….I just cannot be bothered…. Na to just sit don look them and throw away face because I serzly cannot be bothered….chaiiii me see tire 4myself….lmao

  13. MakidaAndJidenna

    September 1, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Am I the only one that sees the chemistry between Makida and Jidenna? They look like a couple!

  14. Mr. Egghead

    September 1, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Makida and Jidenna are just laughing upandan: e be like say her jokes no dey finish.

    I suspected it before but I’ve confirmed it. Tunde Demuren has one of those Ted Cruz kind of faces – perfectly punchable.

    • The Real Oma

      September 1, 2016 at 10:18 pm

      Hahaha, you are one funny dude, Egghead.

    • FullOfLafta

      September 2, 2016 at 3:50 pm

      you are one funny bunny, looool, this really cracked me up.

  15. wendy

    September 1, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    lmao…… This is their true look. Unfiltered pic. So what is the problem again???
    It just shows the ones that are really beautiful without filtration….


  16. Tai omo yoruba nimi

    September 1, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    See how toke stylishly positioned the ysl bag so that we can see ..smh and come oo this tunde demuren that is always smiling errtime ,looks like someone wey don drink breast Milk tire, dunno why that always pops in my head whenever I see him cheese incessantly

  17. Dami

    September 1, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    Ahn Ahn Vanessa Mdeeeeee….. Fear God o . What sort of higgi hagga combination is this. From the wig to the shoes… Everything is a mess.

  18. Adaobi

    September 1, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    Sika Osei,the best dressed.

  19. O

    September 2, 2016 at 1:27 am

    One word, Hauwa…obviously very comfortable in her skin, and it shows through.

  20. Tayo

    September 2, 2016 at 6:49 am

    Lola Rae and Jidenna look cute!

  21. kezhia

    September 2, 2016 at 7:11 am

    Maki deffo has a crush of Jidenna. She can’t stop gazing at him. Too cute

  22. ha!

    September 2, 2016 at 9:13 am

    light rays are emanating from Toke’s Body

  23. purplieciousbabe

    September 2, 2016 at 9:54 am

    tools and hubby look alike!

  24. Maka

    September 2, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Lmao my dear majority of them live fake lives oh, leave instagram lie lie life oh n enjoy urself where you are. You dont wanna know what some of them do to be seen on social media#serioussocialclimbers#fakepeople

  25. Tosin

    September 2, 2016 at 11:02 am

    I LOVE THE PICTURES! They show the whole story looool like I was there.
    PS: They call they call they call they call me M.I. is still the man tho’ vibe good intelligent

    Active pictures are waaaay better than pose-pose red carpet photos. To me.

  26. "changing moniker"

    September 2, 2016 at 11:27 am

    I want to be friends with Hauwa and Korra…..beautiful, fun ladies.

  27. Kkay

    September 8, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    Jidenna is as real as real can be.
    Genuine heartfelt laughter and interest in people.
    Don’t think he just got to know Makida Muoka for the first time.

    Love Sika Osei, Lola Rae and Hauwa’s attires.
    Vanessa Mdee please, take note. Be forming local horror movie things….or Halloween costume. You obviously didn’t get the memo.
    Vina, your dress would’ve been better longer. A single updo for the hair and a softer makeup would’ve completed the look.

    Naija artistes enough of these dark glasses at night. Faking “Stevie Wonder” all over place.

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