So Nigeria’s unofficial awards season has kicked off with the ThisDay Awards which took place last Sunday.
The awards ceremony of a public service and corporate sector focused event with awards such as Stock Offer of the Year, Transaction of the Year etc being given.
As is what seems to be a tradition, the old-school foreign superstar flown in for the event was Lionel Richie (I love him!). In past editions of the event, musical performers have included Diana Ross and Lemar.
Rather than doing the usual mass upload of photos, decided to do more of a fashion review. You can see all the other photos at purefoto
Previous coverage of ThisDay Awards
Best Dressed Female
I will have to give the best dressed female award to ThisDay Style editor, Ruth Osime, her silk floor-length leopard print Zuhair Murad dress with its sequined waist band. Her dress was uber flattering, glamorous yet appropriate for the event. She accentuated the look perfectly with a simple upswept hair, chandelier earrings and bracelet. FAB! Sade Baderinwa also looks fab!
Other fab looks included
Nike Olakunri – Stunning!
Nkechi Okocha – Gorgeous dress. I especially love the colour on her. Her hair looks great and what seals the fab look is her beautiful smile.
Stephanie Okereke – Steph's dress was modern, with the creative use of leather, it was striking but her hair and accessories (i.e. brown pumps) kept her from the best dressed pile but she still looked great
Nike Osinowo-Soleye – I can see the look Nike was going for: The concrete rose effect - the strong silhouette of the charcoal suit paired with the softness of a pink low-cut top with the pointy black patent platform pumps. For someone as stylish as Nike, we have higher standards, it didn’t quite hit the mark but she looked good.
Best Dressed Male
It’s a tie. The old and the new.
Sunny Irabor looked distinguished in the classic tuxedo.
Eyo Effiong, our other best dressed male, looked great in a well-fitted modern grey suit. His bold belt adds a bit of flair to the look.
No, no, no, no!
Actress, Uche Iwuji got it all wrong with her figure hugging knockoff version of the Herve Leger bandage mini-dress.
As I said before, the Thisday Awards is more of a corporate and public sector event so I don’t know why Uche decided to wear this ill-fitting eyesore of a dress. Her silver pumps don’t help matters as well. Highly inappropriate and absolutely unflattering.
Nana Otedola and Nkiru Anumudu both rocked looks from the catwalk.
Nana pictured with hubby Femi in his staple white kaftan, rocked the embellished salmon hued Matthew Williamson tunic dress. The dress is available at Net-A-Porter HERE
Nkiru pictured with hubby Willy Anumudu rocked the poet-sleeved black silk chiffon Pucci shift dress adorned with various accents. The dress is available at Neiman HERE
That’s it for now.
So what do you think?
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