SCENE! Mania Magazine debuts at an all star event

by Sola Fasasi

After sufficiently whetting our appetites with a teaser that was released a few weeks ago, new fashion magazine Mania, was launched yesterday, 20th February, 2011 at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos. The who’s who of Nigeria’s fashion and entertainment industries were in attendance to see what the highly acclaimed editorial team had in store. Expectedly, all came stylishly dressed – after all, this was the launch of a much anticipated fashion magazine! The event kicked off with an interactive introductory session with the audience. Afterwards, renowned Nigerian photographer and major creative force behind the new magazine, Kelechi Amadi-Obi mounted the stage to introduce ‘Mania, the product’, which he defined as “a magazine that will portray fashion in a fearless manner”. Next came stylist Dimeji Alara – also a founder of Mania – with a follow up to Mr Amadi-Obi’s exposé.

The launch was full of interesting performances – Bez Idakula gave a superlative presentation, while a visiting artiste-cum-lecturer of broadcasting from Ghana gave a poetic rendition. The ever soulful Yinka Davies crooned Whitney Houston’s Saving All My Love For You with a lovely twist, and guests were also shown a short documentary of the magazine. “It looks fabulous already,” said Yomi, a stylist who was in attendance. As the event came to a close, the Mania team climbed onto the stage to take a bow. Dimeji Alara delivered a short closing remark, and M.I ended the event with a befitting performance.

Bez Idakula
Ini Edo
MNET's Yinka Epega
Moofa & Franka Ashindi
Omowunmi Akinnifesi & Banke Meshida-lawal
Latasha Ngwube & Hauwa Mukan
Nikki Khiran
Tara Fela Durotoye
Tayo Shonekan
Wana Sambo
Yinka Davies
Yeencah of Soundcity
Yvonne Ekwere & Abiola Aloba
Yvonne 'Vixen' Ekwere
Zara Okpara
Ini Edo, Dimeji Alara & Guest
Rita Dominic
Kate Henshaw-Nuttal

Omowunmi Akinnifesi
Taofeek Okoya & Guest
Munachi Abi & Frank Oshodi
Uju Offiah
Eku Edewor speaks

Yvonne & Lanre Da Silva-Ajayi
Hauwa Mukan
Ifeanyi Dike Jr, Makida Moka, Bayo Oke-Lawal, Wana Sambo
Adebola Williams, Titi Ogunlaja
Dimeji Alara & TY Bello
Adebayo Oke-Lawal
TY Bello, Deola Sagoe & Guest
Ifeanyi Dike Jr

Ezinne Chinkata
Makida Moka
Frank Oshodi
Mutay and Fernandez
Demola Daramola

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