The ‘Na Gode’ crooner did not win the Best International Act: African Category Award which she was nominated for but she sure won on the Red Carpet. The Nigerian songstress appeared in the Microsoft Arena in a dress by celebrated designer Zuhair Murad’s 2016 Resort Collection. The dress the ‘Johnny’ diva is believed to have acquired the piece for a staggering sum of N2,500,000 (Two Million, Five hundred Thousand Naira Only).
Yemi Alade who released her praised jewelry collection last year, will also be unveiling her fashion label “House of Tangerine (H.O.T)”, at the2016 African Fashion Week Nigeria and London.
Yemi Alade in her N2.5 million dress
About the Dress
With this latest collection, Zuhair Murad piles on brilliance and charm with a palette ranging from shocking pink to outré red, sun-drenched orange, whiter-than-white white, and darkest, shadowless black. Golden sunrays and the glitter of spangles accentuate every movement, with a flamboyant, self-assured penchant for doubly sophisticated chic.
Modernity through contrasts – a sexy bondage look with op art stripes, graphic zigzags, cool pleating, and cross-your-heart taping doubles with a romantic Eden, a profusion of floral motifs in bursts of refined or simply radiant embroidery.
The jumpsuits, pants, shorts, and structured minis have energy to spare for daywear, while come the night, a magical selection of jet-set gowns is for dancing or simply standing out. Virtuoso pleated silks in all their glory – crêpe, mikado, tulle, lace, chiffon – magnify every movement.
The body triumphs from morning till moonlight, hinted at, suggested, sensually revealed, with here a sultry neo Bond girl, there a troubling suggestion of flesh beneath a filigree of luscious fabric, a gracefully revealed waist, or a boldly swooping décolletage: full-blooded, wayward femininity, ever decided to take the initiative. And provoke a smile.