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Monday, December 10, 2012

THE 5TH ANNUAL MODE MAGAZINE'S MEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS-2012

WELCOME TO THE OUT & ABOUT AND ALL THE HAPPENSTANCES AT THE BEAUTIFUL EVENT. 

Year by year, event after event the Mode Magazine Annual awards seem to be growing in leaps & bounds. Abubakar Tafawa-Balewa, the grandson of the late former Prime-Minister of Nigeria, who is the publisher of Mode Men Magazine and his team must be well commended for doing their best to put together a great award showcase. That they were able to get the support of such classy brands like Johnnie Walker Blue Label and Tom Ford is a plus for them. Those 2 brands were very conspicuous at the venue of the event on night and many who had not before then, experienced the power of the 2 brands had a ball at no cost to themselves. 

The venue of the award, that's in its 5th season, was the grand ballroom of the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. Dress code, was Men in Tuxedo with a touch of Gold and ladies were told to look utterly ravishing in gold. While many tried, some were quite outstanding. There were 14 awards categories, plus 2 lifetime awards.

The winners and their different categories are as follows-
1. Man of the Year- Alhaji Aliko Dangote, the richest black man on earth.
  Woman of the Year- Maryanna Udo-Okonjo, CEO, Fine & Country.
2. Businessman of the Year- Dr. Ernest Azudialu.
3. Governor of the Year- Governor Godswill Akpabio.
4. Young Entrepreneur of the Year- Uche Nnaji of OUCH!
5. Actor of the Year- Chris Attoh.
6. TV Personality of the Year- Uti Nwachukwu.
7. Radio Personality of the Year- Freeze.
8. Luxury Brand of the Year- Porsche. 
9. Young Designer of the Year- Tayor Gabriel. 
10. Most Stylish Man of the Year- Ohimai Atafo.
11. Sports Personality of the Year- The Paralympic Team.
12. Musician of the Year- Wizkid.
13. Comedian of the Year- Elenu
14. Young Humanitarian of the Year- Igho Sanomi II(CEO, Taleveras)

The night's comperes were the ever graceful, Stella Damasus & the hunk known to all as, Frank Edoho. The major highlight of the night apart from other great performances, was that by Africa's best, the one & only Tuface Idibia, who is always on top of his game. Some of those we saw at the event, were Chydinma, Noble Igwe, Elohor Aisien, Yets Asika, Lami Phillips, Jumai Shaba, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Beverly Naya, Uru Eke, Damilola Adegbite, Gbolahan Obanikoro, Kevin Luciano-Gabriel, Seyi Shay, Vector, Ezinne Chinkata, Ifeanyi of Message, Ruth Obih, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, Dolapo Oni, Femi Adeyinka and a host of others. Truth be told, the Johnie Walker Cocktails served was so good, that we had to ask for more encore several times over. All in all it was a great event and a very fun night.  Check out the event in pictures. 

All the pictures were taken by Abiola Aloba, for Maestro's Media. Pictures are the property of MM, use without notification or credit would be dealt with appropriately.
ELOHOR AISIEN

GBEMI OLATERU-OLAGBEGI

THE DELICIOUS URU EKE


GOTH QUEEN- UGONNA OMERUO OF HOUSE OF NWOCHA



UGONNA OMERUO & ABUBAKAR TAFAWA-BALEWA

UCHE NNAJI & ONYINYE

SEYI SHAY DRAPED IN TOJU FOYEH'S LIQUID METAL

...SO GOOD WE CAPTURED ALL ANGLES



YETS ASIKA

LAMI PHILLIPS GORGEOUS IN PINK




MORE FANTASTIC PICTURES AFTER THE BREAK. PLS CLICK ON READ MORE





FREEZE
DOLAPO ONI


JUMAI SHABA

DAMILOLA ADEGBITE





WUNMI BAKARE






TOP STYLIST EZINNE CHINKATA & FRIEND



EZINNE CHINKATA



KEVIN LUCIANO-GABRIEL & FRIEND







UGONNA & EZINNE

BABAJIDE OBANIKORO & FRIEND





YOUNG DESIGNER OF THE YEAR-BAYOR ON THE RIGHT


EBUKA & CHYDINMA

JULIETTE MORGAN & FRIEND

NOBLE IGWE OF 360 NOBS

STELLA DAMASUS



CALLY IKPE & A T BALEWA

STELLA & SHANKA


VECTOR & FRIEND


VECTOR

SEYI SHAY


IFEANYI & A.T BALEWA

YOMI CASUALS

FEMI ADEYINKA & FRIEND





SEYI SHAY & VECTOR

AMECHI OKOBI, BRAND MANAGER, JOHNNIE WALKER


ABU SHANKA


FRANK EDOHO








AZUKA OGUJUIBA





TALKING BLUE LABEL, THE GRANDEST OF WHISKIES

OHIMAI RECEIVING THE MOST STYLISH MAN AWARD

FREEZE RECEIVING THE RADIO PERSONALITY AWARD

BAYOR RECEIVING THE YOUNG DESIGNER AWARD

UTI RECEIVING THE TV PERSONALITY AWARD

AZUKA & ABUBAKAR

FRANK EDOHO & STELLA DAMASUS






CHIEF NEWTON JIBUNOH PRESENTING AN AWARD





EFEMENA TOMMY

IFEANYI OF MESSAGE



RUTH OBIH, MD OF 3INVEST

STEVE ONU AKA YAW


OHIMAI & ABUBAKAR


CHYDINMA

BEVERLY NAYA IN MAI INSPIRED



NOBLE IGWE & GBEMI

URU EKE & NOBLE IGWE

NK UKONU & AZUKA OGUJUIBA

CHYDINMA

URU, NOBLE, GBEMI & CHYDINMA

MORIAM MUSA

MORIAM MUSA, NK & AZUKA

BEVERLY NAYA & MOM

MORIAM MUSA & JULIETTE MORGAN


BARRATT & MR FAB



BEJEWELED UGONNA
RUTH OBIH & ABUBAKAR TAFAWA-BALEWA


17 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is Babajide Obanikoro o not Gbolahan. Nice pix.

Anonymous said...

Nice pictures , but seriously nigerian women Need to get them Hair Roots and foundation or powder sorted Out.

Anonymous said...

Like seriously!!!!

Me again said...

Gbemi Olateru has tried sha, she's looking so much better these days, go girl. Moriam, please take note o.

But Lami Phillips, even if you have no mirror at home, didn't your husband see you before you left? Have you no friends? No

Miss Pepeye said...

Gbemi has really done a turn-around in her dressing. Keep it up girl. MEanwhile, pls does anyone know who the guy on the left in the picture in the link below is? (wish the guy on the left wasnt standing there but they go everywhere together, so make i just concentrate on my bobo on the left :) ) http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-upWjZRH3lHM/UMULnSq472I/AAAAAAAAxXs/DsGZx5OhGdA/s1600/IMG_9828.JPG

Anonymous said...

ugonna best dressed. Rest below 20%

Anonymous said...

Pls whoever you are there's absolutely nothing wrong with Lami's outfit or looks take your hateful comments elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

Nice event. Always nice to see the beautiful people in Lagos. I was there. Had a ball.

Anonymous said...

Agree Gbemi looks good and has done a 360 degrees on her style. Not feeling Ugonna's look but it's stepping out of the box and different.
Stella Damascus looks good.
Who is Chydinma's stylist? They need to dress her up to disguise her narrow hips.

Fan said...

Miss Pepeye your amebo doesn't have part two. If you are nice to me i will tell you. They are brothers and in business together. Ex-London boys.

Na Wa said...

Lol Miss Pepeye.

They are brothers. The one on the left is Afo (Afolabi Olatunji) and the one on the right is Dapo.

Ex Unilag guys. Afo was an ABC boy. .... And the story rinds there bluuuurgh!

Don't know what they're up to now but as you know how Lagos people dey do, dem fit over hype sotey you go think say them do pass brad Pitt.

Miss Pepeye said...

@ Fan and Na wa, LOL, and thanks for you response. Been ill so no time to check blogs or anything all these days. So they are brothers? Oh well, i guess siblings dont have to look alike. And pls, @ Fan, tell me more....... But i've been drooling over that Afo since i saw him on Bella Naija at Naeto C's wedding and 3 other wedding posts after that. Let me go and pray over him, whether i'll "run" into him, and "..........." LOL :)

Fan said...

Know of their sister Bunmi. Bunmi and Dapo look alike. Didn't know they were in UNILAG. Maybe in the late 90s? Afolabi is definitely a looker. They are into event management so most events you see them, they organised it. Office in Ikota i think. That's somewhere else you can see them. LOL! Hope you are feeling better.

Anonymous said...

They are not into Events Management. They run a Security outfit. their Security Outfit sSecured the Mode Awards. Its a Corporate and Private security firm. They cater to corporate organisations also as well as for events. Their Security outfit secured the MODE Awards. I also hear they secure some banks and embassys.

Miss Pepeye said...

Thank you Fan and Anon 12;36pm for this "download" on Afolabi. And yes Fan, I feel better, LOL :)

Anonymous said...

Yes i heard that they also Secure Banks and some Embassies too. Mheen so every event they appear in they are making money from. Na wa ohh..No wonder they are always together. They are brothers,and they are partners too!

Anonymous said...

Well, sorry miss pepeye, afo is engaged to be married this year. U can look and drool somewhere else. Lol