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Lisa Folawiyo, DJ Cuppy, Nkiru Anumudu… Here’s what went down when ALARA hosted Naomi Campbell’s “Art of Beauty” Book Signing in Lagos!



Reni Folawiyo, Naomi Campbell & Grace Ladoja

A few days ago luxury retail brand ALARA hosted supermodel Naomi Campbell for a book signing for her book “Art of Beauty“. It was a gathering of VIP guests as people networked over canapés from Nok, champagne from Veuve Clicquot and Belvedere infused cocktails.

The evening kicked off with event compere Denola Grey welcoming guests, and fireside chat moderator Cuppy Otedola starting a conversation about the business of fashion between Reni Folawiyo and Naomi Campbell.

Naomi looked back on her spectacular modeling career, charity work with various humanitarian causes including the Mandela Children’s Fund, her visit to Nigeria for ARISE Fashion Week, and meeting the Dream Catcher Kids of Ikorodu.

Thereafter was the signing of the two volume Art Collector’s Edition featuring acrylic bust cover by Allen Jones, signed photographic print by Paolo Roversi and Jean Paul Goude, and images by legendary photographers. The Art Editions which are sold out globally are now available exclusively on the continent at ALARA Lagos.

Guests included Sal and Femi Gbajabiamila, Adesua and Uzoma Dozie, Bola Adesola, Nduka Obaigbena, Grace Ladoja, Ozinna and Nkiru Anumudu, Ruth Osime, Tokini Peterside, Skepta, Jenke, Oluchi Orlandi, Eku and Kessiana Edewor-Thorley, Biola Alabi and Ozwald Boateng.   

Reni Folawiyo, Founder of ALARA, said the event was a fitting conclusion to Naomi Campbell’s visit to Nigeria. “ALARA prides itself in being a cultural landmark in Africa where the highest level of creativity in a broad range of artistic endeavors are celebrated” she stated.


Check out photos from the event below.

Denola Grey

Bizzle Oshikoya

Bola Balogun

Elizabeth Oputa

Marie Ukpo

Helen Prest Ajayi, Tiffany-Annabelle Davies, Ruth Osime,Biola Alabi

Eku Edewor & Kessiana Edewor- Thorley

DJ Cuppy

Ozinna Anumudu

Nduka Obaigbena

Chioma Ikokwu & Fatima Idris Ajimobi

Oyin Adenuga Olufeko

Nike Ogunlesi

Naomi Campbell

Reni Folawiyo & Naomi Campbell

Adesua and Uzoma Dozie

Adesua Dozie, Oluchi Orlandi & Reni Folawiyo

Bola Asemota

Folake Coker, Ojy Okpe, Debola Williams, Oluchi Orlandi, Nkiru Adekoya

Lisa Folawiyo, Karen Koshoni

Ozwald Boateng, Ojy Okpe

Robert Mbonu

Tokini Peterside

Veronica Odeka, Tsemaye Binitie

Yasin Amusan, Cuppy Otedola, Faridah Folawiyo

Yasmin Sal, Femi Gbajamilia

Yasmine Folawiyo, Honey Ogundeyi

Yegwa Ukpo

Robert Mbonu and Remi Lasaki


  1. Mrs chidukane

    April 9, 2018 at 11:36 am

    This space is STUNNING! Love the natural makeup looks. Everyone looks beautiful. Nigerians try oh when they want to up the ante. Love it! Aunty Nkiru,this your blazer will fit me oh.

  2. Honestly Speaking

    April 9, 2018 at 11:57 am

    Everyone always looks extremely sophisticated at alara events its like they are not even in nigeria ???‍♀️?????

  3. Lilo

    April 9, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    This looks classsy. For once it’s nice to see such elegance at a Nigerian event

  4. Ese

    April 9, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    Beautiful people ….love this event

  5. Oma

    April 9, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    That is ……I was just thinking to myself that …wow…seems the ladies got a memo on make up cos everyone just looks so good …nice and fresh and not overly done….or maybe people are finally getting past that ‘overdo’ makeup The space is incredible
    ..from here, I’m just feeling the casual yet chic and sophisticated vibe of the event. Haba ….. I’m just feeling everyone there. PS….sister DJ Cuppy, me think….that trouser …I no too sure but me love the hair and face and earrings and top…

  6. Fols

    April 9, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    Cuppy?! Didn’t know that was you! This is your best make-up look ever, keep it this way. :*

  7. jah rule

    April 9, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    most of this crowd is the real lagos elite …the pretenders didn’t get an invite

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