OCEANS 8 Movie Premiere |Events

For the first time I got my own special invite to the Premiere of the Oceans8 Movie in Lagos, Nigeria.

Theme: Met Gala

Why: Because the movie was all about robbing a historical diamond necklace worth $150,000,000 from the Met Gala.

I was pretty excited not just because of the invite but because it meant they were people watching me who thought it fit to invite me (Shoutout to Somesoultions; The PR Team).

Asides that a themed party is pretty exciting to me I was looking forward to what people would wear and at the same time I was a bit nervous cause all I wanted was to wear a pair of joggers & slides to see my movie (Ps: I tend to tuck my leg & sit on it while watching a movie). Well I knew that wasn’t happening.

Let’s just say I have amazing people around me who helped me out including the designer who let me pull out from his collection. I bought the neckpiece from one of my fave online accessories store @all.thingschic. I tried my best to go for A Look that was Stylish but Comfortable for me & I was able to strike a balance, till the food went it and the corset was…. well you know what it was doing 😂

The Day Came ….

Did my makeup myself (No biggie takes me 5 mins 😂). I arrived 6pm or maybe a few minutes after at The IMAX Filmhouse Cinema. Most people were outside getting pictures of a few people that had arrived who could be termed “theme-worthy”.

I tried to take a few pictures but for some reason the right shot didn’t come through and at this time it rained for a bit, we all went in but by the time we got out again it was getting dark & I finally found my Pose but Day Light was gone.

I also had to take a lot of Boomerangs of the Fashion Looks on the Red Carpet for My Takeover with StyleMeAfrica (Click here to catch a glimpse of you missed it). Okay it was 8pm and I was getting tired and all I wanted to do was WATCH MY MOVIE & GO HOME! But that wasn’t happening people were still arriving, taking pictures at the official photo stand and eating free food, small chops & ice cream or maybe it was yoghurt.


By now you must have seen a TON of looks on Instagram. If you haven’t here’s my list:

1) Shaffy Bello: It was more than the headpiece, it was the fabric, prints, color & style. It was a whole package for me. LOVED IT! + she was on time.

2) Osas Ighodaro: I have no idea when she arrived but she looked like a Black Swan and I loved it.

3) Toke Makinwa: All I can say is Harvella did a nice job styling her and I felt the All Black Look.

3) Nonye: The Cross detail on her neck was everything & more.

Outfit: Nigerian Designer; Mai Atafo (@MaiAtafo)

Neck Piece: Online Store (@all.thingschic)


1) Idia: It was far from a bad look but something wasn’t going to make it a Best Look, Maybe it was the earrings.

2) Miss Vimbai: Asides the volume of the dress, I’m not sure what else was amazing about it.

Movie Finally started at 8:30pm and everyone had popcorn and a drink on their seats. It was a full movie theater.

But I did not stay till The End, I’ll be watching it again soon.

The PR Team did Great, because it’s one thing to set a theme event, it’s another for people to follow through 👏🏽

|Thanks for reading|

Till next time



Did you enjoy reading this? If you were invited to The Met Gala what would you wear? Whose Look did you love the most?

Published by Nayonde

Creative Genius, Fashion Enthusiast, Digital Marketer, Personal Shopper, Economist and Philanthropist living in Lagos, Nigeria.

22 thoughts on “OCEANS 8 Movie Premiere |Events

  1. I love toke’s dress and I knew you would so kill it effortlessly when you posted the invite on your insta story, I would have loved it if there were more pictures of you but then it’s not all bad….❤️❤️

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  2. Smoking!!! You got styled by Mai Atafo that’s super huge. I love your outfit, can’t say I have a favourite but I think I liked Vimbai’s dress because it came off like something done by Elie Saab.
    If I was invited mehn I’d probably go in shorts, lol…tough question.
    NayfortheSlay sure rocked the show.

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  3. Nonye 😍❤️💕😍😍. You look amazing . Mai Atafo??😍what?!? Too bad you didn’t take pictures 😭 I loved osas and shaffy Bello . It’s hard to text in class whilst writing 😭😂

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