Miss World 2001, Agbani Darego’s Birthday Soirée in Lagos

Miss World 2001 Agbani Darego's Birthday Soirée in Lagos | Beautiful
People, Delicious Food, Amazing Decor & More
By Damilare Aiki
We knew Agbani Darego's 30th
birthday party would be great but we
had no idea it would be this fabulous.
On Sunday the 6th of January, 2013,
Agbani Darego hosted an intimate
dinner to celebrate her 30th Birthday at the Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi.
In addition to friends of the model, the celebration attracted
prominent personalities in the fashion, entertainment and media
industry including Nike Oshinowo, Folake Folarin-Coker, Bola Balogun,
Daisy Danjuma, Ruth Osime, Stephanie Okereke, Lanre DaSilva- Ajayi,
Funke Kuku, Don Jazzy, Dr. Sid, M.I, Bez, Tiwa Savage and Basketmouth
amongst others.
The evening kicked-off with a cocktail
reception. On arrival, the elegantly
styled guests were presented with fine
wine and champagne as they mingled
in the room filled with familiar faces.
Agbani greeted guests in a black Stella
McCartney stunner! The one-sleeved
illusion cut-out dress, which she
accessorized with black Miu Miu
sandals and classic diamond studs was
the perfect choice for a dramatic
Soon afterwards, guests were lured in
into the banquet hall for dinner and
Agbani joined them in a green Roland
Mouret dress which featured a peek-a-
boo back and zipper detail.
Exquisitely decorated by Newton &
David, the never ending dinner table
was lit up with candles and complemented by pink Roses, white
Calla lilies, Queen Anne's lace and
white Chrysanthemums which gave the
room a soft, feminine and alluring feel.
Guests wrote their wishes for the
celebrant and hung it on the wish tree
just before they sat down to enjoy the
specially selected four course meal.
Following the welcoming speech by
Bola Balogun of Glam Networks, close
friends and associates including
Chalya Shagaya, Ojy Okpe and
Kelechi Amadi-Obi shared heart-
warming words and then the man
behind her first crown as the Most
Beautiful Girl in Nigeria in 2001, Ben
Murray-Bruce who attended the event
with his wife, gave a touching toast in
Agbani's honour. This was one of the
major highlights of the evening;
everyone got emotional, including
Agbani who shed a few tears.
Artist and friend, ChiDynma serenaded
the birthday girl to her delight as she
cut the immaculately crafted vintage
inspired cake by Cakes by Tosan. It
was truly a splendid evening filled with
love, laughter and smiles.
Special thanks to No Surprises
Events. Enjoy the official photos by
Jide Alakija.

Cocktail Hour
Agbani chatted with guests including
Stepahanie Okereke, Daisy Danjuma
and Dr. SID during the cocktail hour
while they enjoyed great wine and
cocktails! Love love love the black
Stella McCartney dress.

Setting the Scene
The cake was fabulous…Kind of looks like a fairytale princess cake!
Decor and dinner setup on point!
Guests attached their birthday wishes
for Agbani to the wish tree.
Believe us, the food was yummy!

Photography: Jide Alakija – Facebook |
Venue: Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos
Event Planner: No Surprises – Website
Décor & Flowers: Newton and David
Cake: Cakes by Tosan
Food & Drinks: Wheatbaker Hotel
PR & Media Relations: Redrick PR

Source: Bella Naija

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  1. She is still as stunning as she
    used be when she was miss
    world. Her guests are beautiful.


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