HELLO! Nigeria Magazine: The Launch With Mrs Fashola, Mo Abudu, Agbani Darego, Dolapo Oni & More(Photos)

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On the 29th of September 2013(same day as the Elite Model Look Nigeria 2013) at the fabulously elegant Wheatbaker Hotel in Ikoyi, Lagos, a mass of dignitaries, A-List stars and press joined TrueTales publications(owner of Complete Fashion Magazine), world’s most loved champagne, Moet & Chandon and UBA in the official and unveiling of Nigeria’s first Sub-Saharan version of Hello Magazine, Hello! Nigeria.

Editor-In-Chief of Hello! Nigeria Magazine, Zandile Blay began by welcoming guests to the launching of the first issue tagged- “Arts & Power” which featured 15 icons in film, music, fashion, arts and style. “This is an evening about words, but even more so, it’s an evening about numbers,” she said while standing pretty in a red customized silk blend dress. “Hello! Nigeria is number 29 of 33 global franchises around the world, and we are happy to continue a tradition that has been in existence since 1944.”

The highlight of the evening was the official unveiling of the all-new Hello! Nigeria magazine by her Excellency, the First Lady of Lagos State, Mrs. Abimbola Emmanuella Fashola. Mrs Fashola also called on the cover stars including members of the Hello! team and Truetales Publication to join her in unveiling the cover which was received with an applause from the excited and cheering crowd.

In attendance were founder and CEO of EbonyLife TV, Mo Abudu, Mrs Betty Kachikwu, Vice Chairman, True Tales Publication; Anne Omezi, Group Managing Director, Signature group and Nduneche Ezurike, former CEO, True Tales Publication, Clement Mudiaga Enajemo of MUDI Africa,  Newton Jibunoh, Lisa Folawiyo of Jewel by Lisa,  Agbani Darego, Freeze, Charles Anazodo, Dolapo Oni(MC of the event), Bola Balogun, Eunice Efole, Ebuka Ucheindu, Uti Nwachukwu, Veronica Odeku, Frank Oshodi, Re Olunuga, Mai Atafo, Bryan Okpara, IK Osakioduwa, Yeni Kuti and Desmond Elliot.

The exclusive event also featured a traditional African dance presentation sponsored by UBA, followed by a special champagne session courtesy of Moet & Chandon. Each guest went home with a copy of the magazine.

Enjoy some of the pictures from the event below.

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Adaeze Ibechukwu
Hello! Magazine Nigeria Launch Pictures-Agbani Darego-360nobs
Agbani Darego in Hervé Léger
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Charles Anazodo
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Dolapo Oni
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Far lLeft Ono Nwachukwu and far right Racheal Ogbu
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IK Osakioduwa and wife
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Pamela Oriekwu
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Hello! Nigeria launch: Guests
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Veronica Odeka
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Agnes Marquis
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Brian Okpara
Hello! Magazine Nigeria Launch Pictures-Zandile Blay, Dolapo Oni, Ann Ogunsulire-360nobs
Zandie Blay, Dolapo Oni, Ann Ogunsulire
Hello! Magazine Nigeria Launch Pictures-Ebuka Ucheindu-360nobs
Ebuka Obii-Uchendu
Hello! Magazine Nigeria Launch Pictures-Frank Oshodi, Agbani Darego, Bola Balogun, Ebuka Ucheindu-360nobs
Frank Oshodi, Agbani Darego, Bola Balogun, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu
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Hello! Nigeria Magazine launch
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GMD Truetales Anne Omezi
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Zandie Blay, GMD Truetales Anne Omezi
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Hell! Nigeria Magazine launch
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Frank Oshodi and Agbani Darego
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Hello! Nigeria Magazine launch
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Anne Omezi
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Mrs Abimbola Emmanuella Fashola
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Zandile Blay
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The Unveiling by Special Guest, H.E. Abimbola Fashola
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First look into cover
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First lady, Lagos state unveils the first cover
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Hello! NIGERIA
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L-R Zandalie Blay, Mrs. Ibe Kachikwu, First Lady Lagos state, GMD Truetales Anne Omezi
Hello! Magazine Nigeria Launch Pictures-H.E. Mrs Abimbola Fashola, Zandile Blay-360nobs
H.E. Mrs Abimbola Fashola, Zandile Blay
Hello! Magazine Nigeria Launch Pictures-Stephanie Coker-360nobs
Stephanie Coker
Hello! Magazine Nigeria Launch Pictures-Dolapo Oni, H.E. Mrs Abimbola Fashola, Ann Ogunsulire-360nobs
Dolapo Oni, H.E. Mrs Abimbola Fashola, Ann Ogunsulire
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Hello! Nigeria Magazine launch
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Desmond Elliot one of the cover stars on the first issue
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Hello! Nigeria Magazine launch
Hello! Magazine Nigeria Launch Pictures-Jumoke Adekunle, Agnes Marquis, Avinash Wadhani, Agbani Darego, Bola Balogun, Ann Ogunsulire-360nobs
Jumoke Adekunle, Agnes Marquis, Avinash Wadhani, Agbani Darego, Bola Balogun, Ann Ogunsulire
Hello! Magazine Nigeria Launch Pictures-Mai Atafo-360nobs
Mai Atafo in Mai Atafo
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Mo Abudu in Givenchy & guests
Hello! Magazine Nigeria Launch Pictures-Ms. Koshoni, Karen Koshoni, Lisa Folawiyo-360nobs
Ms. Koshoni, Karen Koshoni, Lisa Folawiyo in Jewel by Lisa

Hello! Magazine Nigeria Launch Pictures-Re Olunuga, Zandile Blay,-360nobs Hello! Magazine Nigeria Launch Pictures-(L-R) Deputy Editor Rae Ogbu, Zandile, Cover star and CEO of Ebony Live TV Mo Abudu and Anne-360nobs Hello! Magazine Nigeria Launch Pictures-Folake Folarin Coker and first lady Lagos state-360nobs
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Mayreejay

Mayreejay

Maryanne Alabi, popularly known as Mayreejay is a wardrobe consultant, CEO of her self named company "Maryanne Alabi". Deputy editor for Bloke mag, contributing Fashion editor for Y!Mag. Fierce lover of and everything Glamorous!! Follow me on twitter @mayreejay for fab fashion updates.

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