Wednesday, March 22, 2023

#StyleSpecial: The 2014 Future Awards

The 2014 Future Awards Africa (TFAA) was held on Sunday night at the Intercontinental Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos, bringing out celebrities and notable individuals for a celebration that rewarded their passionate and positive contributions to Africa, through their excellent work across different fields, including business, entertainment, politics, science, technology and education.

Also an event to honour inspiring young Africans and leaders, a highlight of the event was the final phase of TFAA’s #STOPEBOLA campaign, which was held via an auction, selling a custom piece by A-list haute couture designer, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi. On the night, blogger, Linda Ikeji bid N1 million on the dress, with the proceeds going to the UN Ebola Response Fund.

Team SPICE had fun at the event but what we’ll remember it for is the stunning style found on the red carpet. See our favourite looks from the night, below;

Asa in iconic Invanity
Asa stunned in Iconic Invanity, rocking a monochrome look with caped back and cool, framed specs.

We love that the star chose a cape for the night – a style risk she pulled of while looking like a stylish superwoman.

Liz Yemoja in Meena
Liz Yemoja was seen out in Meena, bridging us pure geometric vibes in her lady-like look.

Osas Ighodaro in Ella and Gabby
Osas Ighodaro was spotted in Ella and Gabby, glistening in metallic and lace.

Bolanle Olukanni in Isi Atagamen
We loved Bolanle Olukanni’s Isi Atagamen number, which looked richly stylish covered in brocade and featuring a lace bodice.

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde in Zinkata
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde stepped out in Chidinma Obairi, available at Zinkata boutique. We love how her dress’ dramatic black was punctuated by embellishment.

Funke Akindele in Havilah Divas
Funke Akindele also looked radiant in her Havilah Divas dress. The piece was fun with its plaid print but elevated by her simple, Hollywood-style waves. #Gorgeous!

Oreka Godis in Rouge Vallari
Oreka Godis was just ravishing in Rouge Vallari, with the shade of her gown suiting her perfectly and the dress’ fit clearly made for her body.

Ejiro Amos Tafiri in EAT
Ejiro Amos Tafiri wore her own design, obviously, bringing a fresh feeling to the night in pure white. Linda Ikeji in Herve Ledger

And here’s Linda Ikeji in Herve Ledger – also rocking the pure palette but going elegant with a one-shouldered design.

Kunbi Oyelese in April by Kunbi
Kunbi Oyelese stunned in her lacey twinset by April by Kunbi, and we love the addition of these metallic pointed court shoes.

Hauwa Mukan in Ituen Basi
Hauwa Mukan rocked more lace from Ituen Basi, which she broke up with a black pair of sandals.

Rukky Sanda
Rukky Sanda’s look was much more dramatic, with the all-black-everything mantra extended to her lips…

Sharon Ojong in Marvee
And our own SPICE girl, Sharon Ojong looked divine in Marvee, which came fitted and with a fishtail feature.

Tomi Odunsi in Ejiro Amos Tafiri
Tomi Odunsi rocked in Ejiro Amos Tafiri, bringing sunny vibes to the red carpet with her brightly-hued stripes.

Layole Oyatogun in Tiannah's Styling
Layole Oyatogun in Tiannah’s Styling was just a picture – we love the beading to he bodice and the silhouette of the dress.

Zainab Balogun in Ejiro Amos Tafiri
Also in Ejiro Amos Tafiri, Zainab Balogun looked beautiful pairing her cropped hair with her purple, laced gown. #Gorgeous!

Tallulah Doherty in Virgo's Lounge
And another of Team SPICE’s favourite looks came from in-house, with our own Tallulah Doherty rocking Virgo’s Lounge.

Makida Moka in Niquara Couture
Makida Moka looked amazing and on-trend with her sleek, chic Niquara Couture gown.

Elma Godwin in Marvee
And SPICE’s presenter, Elma Godwin stunned in Marvee, with a bold and beautiful blue dress.

Toke Makinwa in Ella and Gabby
Toke Makinwa really rocked the aqua blue Ella and Gabby gown she brought to the event, complete with thigh split and metallic gold sandals.

Toyin Lawani in TiannahStyling
…While Toyin Lawani went girly in her laced number by TiannahStyling.

Yvonne Ekwere
Media personlaity, Yvonne Ekwere was another lady in red who debuted an elegant shoulder cut.

Samantha Dimka
StyleVitae’s editor, Samantha Dimka kept it simple with just the right amount of accessories paired with her House of Nwocha number.

Ugonna Omeruo in House of Nwocha
And designer, Ugonna Omeruo who dressed some of the stars on the night, rocked two shades of blue in a ’50s-inspired House of Nwocha dress with pretty tulle detail.

Mocheddah in House of Nwocha
Mocheddah tops our best dressed list as she glowed head-to-toe in a House of Nwocha gown, red sandals and matching red pout. #Flawless!

Bimpe Onakoya in Tiffany Amber
Pioneering makeup artist, Bimpe Onakoya had one of the best looks we’ve seen her in, wearing a stunning navy blue Tiffany Amber wrap dress that had a flattering twist detail in the front. We would have loved to see the hair pulled back though…

Lanre Da Sylva in LDA Couture
Designer, Lanre Da Sylva-Ajayi looked simple yet stunning in an LDA Couture number with gorgeous prints and lace finish.

Moving onto the men of the night though, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu kept it 100% Nigerian by rocking a white agbada, giving him a Northern Nigerian vibe.

Ozzy Agu in BeiGn Fashion
Ozzy Agu was shining in a BeiGn Fashion suit he paired with a glittering set of dancing shoes. Daring but dapper!

We will let Uti Nwachuwku pass this time for being seen with his sunglasses on at night, as he did keep his look fresh in Yomi Casual…

Gideon Okeke
Tinsel star, Gideon Okeke looked clean in a three piece black and white suit. 

Denola Grey in Taryor Gabriels
And Denola Grey brought his usual suave self out for the night in a Taryor Gabriels suit, which was fitting as he hosted the red carpet for TFAA.

Staying true to his retro style, Zamir of L.O.S group threw on a scarf to complete his two-button suit.

Ugo Igbokwe
…While hair Styling mogul, Ugo Igbokwe of Make Me Salon looked clean, bringing on old Hollywood glamour vibe to the carpet. 

Somkele Iyamah in Andrea Iyamah and fiancee,
And there were some well-dressed couples out at The Future Awards, too, with Somkele Iyamah stunning in a glittering number from Andrea Iyamah, alongside her husband who complimented her in a three piece suit.

Mocheddah and her boyfriend, BK Olateru- Olagbegi
Mocheddah was seen with her boyfriend, BK Olateru-Olagbegi, who let her take the shine as he went for a contemporary African kaftan.

Timi & Busola Dakolo
And bringing prints, fresh whites and polka dots, Timi and Busola Dakolo looked gorgeous together, coordinating right up to their beaming smiles. 

So that’s it – our mega-list of the best dressed at the 2014 Future Awards Africa. Who was your favourite though? Share your thoughts with us below or on Twitter via @SPICETVAFRICA.

Image source: Kola Oshalusi for Insigna Media

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