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Top Picks: 9 Unforgettable Red Carpet Looks

By Shola-Adido Oladotun
16 October 2022   |   10:30 am
Over the years, we have watched the red-carpet fashion scene in Nigeria evolve from celebrities wearing clothes that can be bought at local boutiques to collaborating with fashion designers who create custom pieces that often cause a buzz on social media. For many celebrities, the red carpet is a time when they get to prove…


Over the years, we have watched the red-carpet fashion scene in Nigeria evolve from celebrities wearing clothes that can be bought at local boutiques to collaborating with fashion designers who create custom pieces that often cause a buzz on social media.

For many celebrities, the red carpet is a time when they get to prove the legitimacy of their fashion icon status by making a style statement either through their clothes, outfits, or the theatricality of their entrances and poses. The point is, it’s a moment when they take the saying, “Go big or go home” seriously.

Taking a trip down memory lane, we are looking back at some of our favourite red carpet-moments.

Tiannah: The popular stylist and reality star sure knows how to make a statement at the AMVCA, as she looks stunning in a gown with a bull’s head on its waist. Now, this is what we call “taking out the competition by the horns.”

Denrele Edun: Apart from his energetic skills, this presenter lit up the red carpet at the 2022 AMVCA. Drawing inspiration from Katy Perry’s Met gala look, Denrele taught us the importance of lighting at an event.

Ebun Dosumu: It’s raining money on the red carpet. Adhering to the theme of the film premiere, Blood Covenant, Ebun turns up in a gown that has a red bodice and layers of money-printed fabric at the bottom.

Erica Nlewedim: Again, someone needs to get this lady an invitation to the Met gala. The idea alone behind this butterfly-shaped dress is pure genius.

Tijani Aboh: Well, there you have it, guys. We finally have a modern reference image of what Obatala looks like. Tijani sets an impossible pace for other male attendees as he storms the premiere of Brotherhood looking divine.

Diane Russet: Someone please promote a petition putting a ban on red-carpet intimidation. Everything about this outfit looks stunning. From the hair to the pose, this is what we call a work of art.

Mercy Aigbe: What happens when the London Regency meets an Ojuju-themed ball? Simple, a gold metallic gown with soft fabric that reflects both England and Africa’s heritage.

Ifuennda: Style icons are not kept in cages; they wear them. Ifuennda’s outfit gives a bit of anime cosplay while still serving avant-garde vibes.

Denola Grey: No one puts a more magical spin on a tuxedo than this influencer/model does.
On the list of notable mentions, we have Mo Abudu, Bambam, and Nana Akua Addo.