Met Gala in Nigeria: Nollywood To Hold Nigerian themed Met Gala This January 
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Met Gala in Nigeria: Nollywood To Hold Nigerian themed Met Gala This January 

Pearl Emmanuel

Pearl Emmanuel

I recently saw a hilarious video ad which was supposed to be advertising the Nigerian version of Met Gala.

I laughed so hard when I watched the stiff scripted conversation between fashion designer Lanre Dasilva Ajayi and Nollywood actress cum singer Toni Tones.

Seriously Nigerians won’t even cease to amaze me, apart from the stiffness of people in the video. I find it quite hilarious that Nigerians would want to create their own gala which they have themed ‘The Film Gala’.

The Met Gala as we know it is a fund raising event, which also doubles as a highly fashionable affair. Nigerians copy a lot,but most times they copy haphazardly, forgoing the true intent.

I actually am looking forward to this event, although the date hasn’t been disclosed to the public. It might just be one of those strictly by invitation affair, but I won’t mind attending so I can bring the juice of the event.

I envision that this event might look more like that of Chief Daddy premiere organized by EbonyLife whose CEO is Mo Abudu (Nigeria’s Oprah Winfrey). Therefore we might see some overly “Africanised” outfit like this

Nike Davies Okundaye
Nike Davies Okundaye

Anyhow, fingers crossed let’s wait and see how this magnificent occasion which will be graced by the biggest stars in Nollywood will pan out. What do you think about The Film Gala?

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