We love to see a bit of burlesque from outside of our own experience, and so we were thrilled to see Monalisa Chinda enjoying a burlesque-themed hen night in Lagos. Not familiar with Monalisa? She's a great star in Nigeria, known for her Nollywood roles, and film producer. She married Victor Coker on 1 September, in Greece, after a traditional wedding at her father’s compound back in February but it was that bridal shower that got our attention! Apparently she was styled for the party by Ezinne Chinkata who also styled the Greek wedding. We have to say that Monalisa (in the top hat and pink feather boa) looks a lot more relaxed than some of her girlfriends - we’d guess this is because Nigeria can be quite conservative and the burlesque theme might have pushed some of her besties out of their comfort zones.
The real sweetness of this story is that her new husband, Victor Coker, is somebody whom she’s known since her teenage years - isn’t that lovely?