Monday, March 21, 2011


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If you knew me at all you would know that I'm a real sucker for weddings. I’m currently working on the maiden pull-out issue of  Continental Bride Magazine to be featured inside Ovation International Magazine, so I just had to be at the very first Sugar Wedding Fair, held at the Federal Palace Hotel yesterday as I thought it would be great  to feature the show in the magazine..

I have to say, Organiser, Tarebi Jituboh did a fabulous job. It was absolutely brilliant..! it was well organised, well attended and  had a good selection of wedding service providers including popular A-List Wedding Planner, Funke Bucknor-Obruthe of Zapphaire Events, Banke Meshida of BM PRO, Funmi Oniru-Atolagbe’s Partee Avenue Event Design, Dayo Nnadi’s ETC Lingerie and Accessories, Yoyo Afemikhe of Fascination and many others...
The atmosphere was electric..Brides & Grooms turned out, holding on to each other like they were super-glued together..really cute..especially one 'hausa' couple I spotted. They even wore colour coordinated outfits... You could feel the serious ‘love wan tin tin’ in the sure is a beautiful thing..(smiles)
As part of the event, the organisers held a fashion show but trust my Lagos peeps, the way people turned out, the whole event could have passed for a fashion show...So after I did the official job of  taking  general pictures of the show, service providers and their offerings (to be featured in Continental Bride /Ovation Magazine Collaboration..) along with Photographer extraordinaire, Mr Abi Ayeni,  I just couldn’t help but do the fashion paparazzi thing....heee! hee!

So peeps! Here is Lagos Fashion 101... Lesson 1: Every event in Lagos is an excuse to dress up...I absolutely love Naijaaaa...!
To see actual 'weddingnie' (No..its not a real word..LOL) pictures from the show checkout Abi Ayeni's website ..but here are a few 'fashionnie' pictures I shot.. checkout why I enjoy Lagos life...

Sugar Wedding Fair Organiser, Tarebi Jituboh,
wearing a lovely wrap-around dress..

The Official Fair Decorators, Tsoule Events did a fab job too..
Bumped into my  friend, Moji..(aka God Pass Dem..)
Ex-Londoner, Moji is the Head of International
Funding Group at Skye Bank she relocated about 2 or 3 years ago..
I don't remember joo! LOL!
I love this pretty dress worn by Lagos Fashionista,
Ifeoma Williams, she was the event
Juliearth Innocent.. is a Reporter with Spice TV..
Notice her  first name is spelt as 'JULIEARTH' ....
She is one pretty girl..sha!
Chinelo A , is also with Spice TV..
Love her hair...
Photographer Extraordinaire, Abi Ayeni toh bad!
Don't forget to checkout Abi's website for pictures from the show..
The lovely, Funmi Oniru-Atolagbe of Partee Avenue Events..
Funmi relocated from Atlanta to work her event magic in Naij..
Her stand showcasing samples of her work was absolutely fabulous..
Stella Nwosu of Planification Events is one lovely lady,
checkout her funky shoes..
Maryam Hayatudeen.."Walahi! Hausa girls as sooo pretty.."

Seriously Doughnuts reader,  Cynthia Adenike Adewole also recently
 relocated to Nigeria (only a few weeks in Lagos) and loving it, although
sometimes the heat gets a bit too much! So far she has fainted twice but she is toughening up
and intends to stay it out in Naij, although she wishes her favourite makeup Bobbi Brown coped
better with the heat...LOL! It was lovely seeing you in flesh.. Cynthia *wink*
Bisola Olubodun
Yewande Adeleye
I really love Oluwole Owootomo's trad, the crest on the 'buba' was actually embroidered
this picture doesn't do it justice.. but it really looked funky...

Tayo Oviosu is the MD of PAGA.
PAGA is a new mobile payment service in Nigeria
licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria moving Nigeria towards an
efficient cashless society...Ride on Dude!

Yoyo Afemikhe of Fascination recently relocated to Nigeria from the UK.
She makes truly fascinating facinators...she was one of the  show exhibitors..
Cutie in pink...
Nnena Agasu
Event Planners, lovely Peju Smith and the Vivacious, Funke Bucknor-Obruthe
Bukki Adewunmi
Doyin Akinyolure
Olawunmi Shobowale
A-list/Celebrity  Makeup Artist, Banke Meshida-Lawal of BM PRO
Deola Adegbulugbe



  1. Nice one! Looking forward to seeing you next year :)

  2. Daaaaaaaang...that Abi Ayeni guy is H-O-T!


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