Over the weekend, Soundcity MVP Awards Festival 2023 brought together the biggest names in the entertainment industry under one roof, all dressed to the nines.


Among the best-dressed celebrities to attend the event was Reality TV star Maria Chike Benjamin who took our breath away in a custom embellished mesh dress that took 24 hours to construct, masterminded by Alice O Kouture.

The look, which included a dramatic zig-zag folded train and seamless mesh bodice, featured black stones embroidered in intricate patterns that ebbed and flowed from her shoulders, around her waist, and even to her neckline. Adding a dash of sparkle to the piece were Maria’s embellished strappy heels, which stylist Swazzi complemented with multi-coloured bracelets, and statement earrings set in black and gold.

The beauty opted for a sultry glam look that featured perfectly defined brows, glittery eyes, highlighted cheeks and neutral matte lips, which she paired with a slicked-back low ponytail.


Styling: @OfficialSwazzi

Outfit: @kouture_by_Aliceo

Assistant stylist: @rogerstimi

Makeup: @bibyonce

Photography: @boboiso

Hair: @_hairby_nana