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BN Red Carpet Fab: The Met Gala themed Ocean’s 8 Premiere in Lagos



The grand premiere of Ocean’s 8 at the Filmhouse Cinemas, Lekki was definitely one of the fashion highlights in Lagos this year so far.

The theme for the night was Met Gala and celebrities like Osas Ighodaro-Ajibade, Kate Henshaw, Waje, Toke Makinwa, influencers like Nowe Isibor, Tracy Nwapa and guests didn’t disappoint with their outfit choices.

Drawing inspiration from Heavenly Bodies Fashion and a Catholic Imagination theme or Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology theme, everyone looked absolutely phenomenal and here are all the photos.

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The Metropolitan Steps

Osas Ighodaro-Ajibade

Osas Ighodaro-Ajibade


Vimbai Mutinhiri

Toke Makinwa

Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi

Jemima Osunde

Kate Henshaw

Omoni Oboli

Ufuoma McDermott

Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi

Ini Dima-Okojie

Lilly Afegbai

Tracy Nwapa

Nowe Isibor

Idia Aisien

Stephanie Busari

Mimi Onalaja

Emerald Iruobe & Waje

Adunni Ade

Toyosi Etim-Effiong

Toni Tones

Afua Osei

Deola Adebiyi

Bisola Adeniyi

Bolaji Chizoba Ayinde

Isi Atagaman

Layole Oyatogun

Tosyn Bucknor & Aurélien Boyer

Omowunmi Akinnifesi

Simi Drey

Sonia Gerry

Chidera Mouka


Chinoso Arubayi

Faith History

Nkem Marchie


Olive Emodi

Queen Martins

Oma Ehiri

Red Carpet Highlights

Photo Credit: Filmhouse Cinemas


  1. Mamamia

    June 19, 2018 at 11:49 am

    Lagosians are funny sha…

    • Shao

      June 20, 2018 at 2:28 am

      Even Count Dracula from Sesame Street was here in the form of chinonso lol.

  2. Merriment

    June 19, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Osas baby, I see you

    • Torera

      June 19, 2018 at 7:18 pm

      I hope you all can afford the clothes you are wearing. Met Gala ko met gala ni. Fools.

    • Lolo

      June 20, 2018 at 2:31 pm

      Really…was it necessary? Did they come and beg you for food and money after the event?

  3. Joy E. Ojo

    June 19, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    It’s like Nigerians are still living in LALA LAND. How can you dress up all fancy to watch a movie premier of a movie that was not directed by a Nigerian, no Nigerian starred in the the movie and was not produced by a Nigerian? I just tire ooo.

    • King Bae

      June 19, 2018 at 4:32 pm

      LMAO. I thought i was the only thinking this…

    • Ije

      June 19, 2018 at 9:12 pm

      Very wawu-licious suntin, I tell you.

  4. Billionaire in grace

    June 19, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    Seriously I don’t understand…is a premiere for a Nigerian movie?

  5. mama zee

    June 19, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    i don’t understand the concept behind dressing up for the premiere of a movie a Nigerian did not feature in and none f the cast is even present for the premiere. i don’t get it!

  6. Corolla

    June 19, 2018 at 12:46 pm


  7. Lola

    June 19, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    Where are the men?

  8. Mondela

    June 19, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    Why not just start ur own met gala instead of this stupid idea of a movie premiere when the movie has nothing to do with Nigeria.

    • Marsala

      June 20, 2018 at 2:06 am

      I’m starting mine already. It’s going to be epic!

  9. lololololol

    June 19, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    I suspect whats going on in some minds is ..when will this feem end make I take this ridiculous stuff off and hunt down my designer…

  10. Anonymous

    June 19, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    LOL!!!! This is why countries like Russia and France run away from Western influence. They do not want to water down their culture. Nigeria is a free for all country. Come and influence us… We beg! Lame as heck! Yes, oh so lovely outfits but for a pointless cause. It’s almost like there’s just nada to do, so hey guys let’s all dress fancy to attend a movie premier. Interesting mindset. Was the theme heavenly bodies? As the headpieces suggest so, just asking… Copy copy Nigerians, we’re losing our identity FAST.

    • Vera

      June 19, 2018 at 3:10 pm

      But France is a very Western country though? They are one of the cornerstones of Western civilisation, so I am not really getting how they a Western country can be running away from Western influence?

  11. Ngozi

    June 19, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Nigerians can sell their birthright for anything foreign

  12. AWHOTU

    June 19, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    and they wont slay like this on award ceremonies ohh everybody looking good sha.they went all out.Nigerians own met gala

  13. Vera

    June 19, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    Kudos to the designers and stylists but like many have said the timing is misplaced and wreaks of inferiority complex. This needs to stop. It is just not defensible. A premier for a Western movie only makes sense if there is some explicit connection to Nigeria, or even Africa as a whole; or if the cast and crew decided to premiere the movie in Lagos themselves. But to premiere a Western movie with no links to us just seems desperate. Channel all this style and energy into our own premieres.

  14. Douglas

    June 19, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    You would never see Genevieve or Omotola in such gathering. Its the desperate ones craving attention and relevance that go all the way for this just to pose photos and share on their page..”Oh yea, I am a fashionista”. Bla Bla…smh!

  15. Chinny

    June 19, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Great outfits!
    I don’t see much difference about this vs American movies having large premieres in the UK, Asia and other places around the world.
    Would just have been awesome to have some actual stars of the movie show up ?.
    Also, the Met theme is due to the fact that in the movie, the ladies are trying to pull off a heist at the Met gala.

  16. Lailatu

    June 19, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    Zero originality, especially with the head pieces. Just look at shaffy Bello. Ma’am you’re too old for this foolishness.

    • Torera

      June 19, 2018 at 7:16 pm

      My dear I was quite disappointed. Tufiakwa.

  17. Anonymous

    June 19, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    @ Vera, let’s swap Western for American. Thanks

  18. O-Intution!

    June 19, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Good One!

  19. See

    June 19, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    Are the producers, directors or distributors of this movie aware that people played dress up to attend this Naija premiere? Or did they just say ‘ you guys do whatever you like, nobody’s coming?’

  20. onye2013

    June 19, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    Please are these people not feeling the same heat in lagos? Because ayam not understanding all this radarada.

  21. Angry Nigerian

    June 19, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Honestly at this point, I’ve given up on Nigeria. What an absolute mess! All dressed up for a movie that has zero connection to Nigeria. What a joke! We really are a laughing stock! with all the issues we are plagued with as a nation, this is what we choose to do with our time and money. Its so pathetic.


    June 19, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    I actually thought the producer of the movie and some actors were in Nigeria for this! I am astounded! Shocked! I find this completely embarrassing and a shame! Why not do this for a ‘our own’ movie. Shame on the people who planned this and the people who went!

  23. mary

    June 19, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    Trust our Nigerian yeyebrities, ready to jump on any opportunity to make them dress up and show up, so they can compete to outdo one another. Premiering a movie that has no connection with Nigeria at all is totally irrelevant. Of course you can’t find the likes of Rita, Omotola and genny here. it’s always those who are so thirsty for attention.

  24. Ebyek

    June 19, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Shocked at these people. MET GALA? JESU!

  25. rouge

    June 19, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    looool utterly stupid and dissappointing

  26. olorire

    June 19, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    so embarrassing and sad!! ieven the word ”Nollywood” makes me cringe. why not Nigerian Movie Industry (MNI) period or someone come up with a different name

  27. Somto

    June 20, 2018 at 1:12 am

    Jobless actors desperate for relevance. Film house used all of you to promote their movie Oceans 8, got you to spend your money on gowns, makeup, hair etc and promised you yeyebritites 250k cash prize for the best Dressed and without thinking all of you jumped at it except the very strategic thinking ones. ?

  28. Student

    June 20, 2018 at 1:18 am

    Well I don’t how some people will be comfortable, and sit down to watch a movie with what they have got on?… and for those who can manage to sit down?,..they had better sit ?where the others can see the screen …it even looks like some people won’t even be able to laugh ? to avoid disorganization ?

  29. Dame

    June 20, 2018 at 9:44 am

    What an absolute mess! They all look tacky, ofcos its the no named irrelevant ones that showed up and showed out. Osas looks good af tho ridiculous and all.

  30. Dandelion

    June 20, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Love her or hate her, there’s no denying the fact that Toke Makinwa is a fashionista. She killed it! She is on the list of people’s wardrobes I would love to raid after Melania Trump and Kate Middleton.

  31. Space

    June 20, 2018 at 11:09 am

    All haters really, when it came to Black Panther, NO ONE said anything about the premiere (s) that were happening all around, people dressing up and all, but you see this and you all come out with all sorts. Women appreciating other women in the movie entertainment industry is what I see… The moment we start to see positive in things, people and our world the better for us.

  32. OA

    June 21, 2018 at 3:14 am

    YOL (Yinmu out loud)!

    For a minute, after launching this article, I was worried because I had heard about Ocean’s 8 and it’s upcoming release. The real worry was “how did I miss the fact that it (or some parts of it) was filmed in Naija?” After reading the first few comments, the fear was abated and like everyone of you…I am appalled! This is the height of rubbish. When did this nonsense start? If you have spare money, please use it for a good cause. Use that money to sponsor one child to school or something. They look like someone gave them a trunk of stage play props (Romeo and Juliet to be precise) and told them to go rogue with it.

  33. dhoney

    June 21, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    …and you think these youths aren`t mentally lazy ?. The election is coming up in less than a year, instead of organising workshops and whatever that will educate the youths and the people out there on why they must vote, these shameless mamas gathered to celebrate something that had no african originality. What a wasted generation.

  34. xqzyou

    June 22, 2018 at 8:29 am

    @OA pray tell, how does one “Yinmu” out loud??? Does it come with a sound? lol

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