by Isi Esene
Its 3 days to Y! Magazine’s Annual Black Ball – and we can’t wait!
The ball is a celebration of another eventful year for young trendsetters across the country. “As we have said, “Y! Magazine has kept its promise as a cultural connoisseur – presenting the best and the finest of Nigerian entertainment, lifestyle and issues in order to provoke thought, inspire action and stimulate growth,” its managing editor, Adebola Williams emphasises. “What this event does is celebrate another year for young trendsetters – great wine, fine dining, the best company delivered with the sophistication of the Y! brand.”
Y! and its sister brands are also celebrating another successful year leading the way for youth culture media – across content, communication and development, and thanking friends, partners, supporters and associates. These premium brands include YNaija.com, Rubbin’ Minds (on Channels Television), The Future Awards, The Future Project and marketing communications firm Red Media.
As the ball of the year, it seems everyone is on the hunt for the evening’s perfect outfit. Everyone is on the hunt for the perfect outfit for the evening, and actress Nse Ikpe Etim’s label of choice is House of Nwocha. “The brand definitely understands that a woman wants to feel sexy and classy at the same time, and they pull it off every time,” Nse Ikpe Etim says of her House of Nwocha choice.
For Rita Dominic gravitated to Moofa, a label synonymous with the refined silhouette of a bygone era. She said of her the label, “They are amazing and can truly amazing when it comes to classic silhouettes that flatter a woman’s body. I can’t wait to show off on the black carpet!”
Designer Ohimai Atafo,of MAI, expects a night of perfection. “It’s a masked ball, and for the elegant a time to push the envelope,” he said.
“Stylish ball gowns, and sharp formal suits/tuxedos will fill the red carpet.”
Ohimai Atafo joins publisher and trendsetter, Noble Igwe to select the King and Queen of the Black Ball from the black carpet. “Expect to see some of Nigeria’s best-loved designers!” Williams says. “Bridget Awosika, Toju Foyeh, April by Kunbi, Jewel by Lisa, Kinabuti, Zizi Cardow, Marayah O, Purple, Akpos Okudo, Tiannah’s Styling, Wana Sambo and more. This should be fun!
Hosted by MI and the 3LiveChicks, the strictly-by-invitation event holds on 16 December, 2012
Landmark Event Centre,
Oniru, Victoria Island,
Arrivals and photos: 5:45 PM
Cocktails: 6:00 PM
Ball Begins: 6:30 PM
Ball Ends: 9:00 PM
Strict Dress Code:
Ladies: Ball gowns
Gentlemen- Bow ties/Tuxedos
Recommended Colour: Black
The brand new, re-modelled Y! Magazine will be presented to the public – with a first-of-its kind cover identity as well as content re-energised for its audience, and every invited guest will receive an autographed first edition of the relaunched magazine. Also to be unveiled with the magazine is the Annual Y! Best Dressed List – which will profile the 20 young celebrities who define Nigeria’s style zeitgeist by embodying what it meant to be stylish in 2012.
“We are also grateful to BlackBerry for continuing its tradition of driving connectivity and networking, for presenting this first edition,” Williams added.
Premium BlackBerry phones will be given to winners and that is just the tip of the Christmas gifts iceberg!
The event is presented by Y! Magazine, in partnership with BlackBerry and support from Cool FM.
Media partners include BellaNaija.com and 360Nobs.com.
– For more information please visit www.ynaija.com/blackball.