BN Exclusive: Photos from the Empire Leicester Square Premiere of “Mirror Boy”

Posted on Friday, February 25th, 2011 at 2:53 PM


Mirror Boy“, the Nigerian movie written, produced and directed by Obi Emelonye premiered at the Empire Leicester Square Cinema in London on Thursday 24th February 2011.

Stars and industry heavyweights including Genevieve Nnaji, Osita Iheme, Victoria Inyama, Fatima Jabbe and Ex-Sugababes member – Keisha Buchanan, MOBO Awards Founder – Kanya King, DJ Abass, Ayo Shonaiya, Alexander Amosu, and Grace Egbagbe attended the premiere.

It was a great night for Nollywood as the movie sold out the cinema box office days before the event. The Empire Leicester Square was buzzing with fans who were eager to meet the stars and watch the movie. Check out photos from the event.

Mirror Boy star, Fatima Jabbe

Keisha Buchanan

Mirror Boy star, Osita Iheme


Genevieve Nnaji

Ellen Thomas

Don Omope

Mirror Boy star, Edward Kagutuzi with his mother

Pretty Guests

Victoria Inyama

Kanya King

Mirror Boy writer/producer/director - Obi Emelonye

Grace Egbagbe | Ayo Shonaiya

The Adesinas from Channel 4's The Family

DJ Abass, Alexander Amosu & Gori Baruwa


Mirror Boy stars - Fatima, Gene & Edward

Bonus Photos – Click to see our feature on Gene’s Outfit at the Premiere

Genevieve Nnaji in Zed-Eye & Jewel by Lisa

OH TV Video Report from the “Mirror Boy” Premiere

The Mirror Boy Empire Screening from OH TV on Vimeo.

Photo Credit: Itai Machipisa for DJA Media
Additional Photo Credit: Zed-Eye | Haute Fashion Africa | Habeeb’s World

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    • Kilonsparkles February 25, 2011 at 2:56 PM

      I LOVE!!! Gene’s Zed-Eye coat is gorgeous!

    • Miss ATL February 25, 2011 at 2:57 PM

      Erm, s’ok

    • Yetunde February 25, 2011 at 2:59 PM

      Yeah!!!!! Number 1 comment posted @ 1:59pm. Yes I am the first!!!

    • Yetunde February 25, 2011 at 3:00 PM

      thats 1:59pm UK time :)

      • Ready February 26, 2011 at 11:14 AM

        Lol…doesn’t matter boo. Still not first.

    • Eheuu! February 25, 2011 at 3:01 PM

      Mercy JOhnson – seek Gennys advice on skin cos when she started out (SHaron Stone Days) her skin was very bad but with time its glowing. I guess she invest in her skin by using some of her money to go to very good dermatologist (just like she took time to tone her body) – because she knows the industry she is in and serious about her job and her appearance – UNLIKE 99% NOLLYWOODIANS. Every nollywoodian needs to take lessons from Genevieve – Yes i said it – and what?

      • Faith February 25, 2011 at 5:24 PM

        I concur Eheuu!!

      • Obi February 28, 2011 at 7:12 AM

        Erm … in these pics Genny’s makeup did not look as superb as you describe. She looked dull and over done. Nothing like ‘natural glow’ there. Agreed, some actresses (& actors … it’s not only women who ought to look presentable on camera) need to brush up … but not from these particular pics of Genny.

    • sugargirl February 25, 2011 at 3:05 PM


    • cathy February 25, 2011 at 3:05 PM

      gene babe always luking splufik.

    • Ronnie's Jeans February 25, 2011 at 3:06 PM

      Victoria Inyama!!!Where has she been???

    • Ifez February 25, 2011 at 3:13 PM

      what was victoria inyama’s own there? Was she in the movie? Genevieve has very clear skin. The attendees are very much different from the usual…

    • Chibaby February 25, 2011 at 3:22 PM

      I luv Fatima’s outfit. Hair on point, She looks good.
      Gene’s makeup is good; it covers her bad skin well. yes, Gene’s skin is still bad- some of my friends who have seen her recently can confirm that.

    • YEYE OGE 1 February 25, 2011 at 3:33 PM

      aww, c victoria inyama, she’s lookin pweety!

    • Oma February 25, 2011 at 3:37 PM
    • faith February 25, 2011 at 3:38 PM

      yes genny has really improved.she is now a high class chic. .she is d only correct chic am seein in industry for now.not dat she is my fav shaa…As for vic iyama…did anyone notice her fake smile…..

      • Miss Face February 25, 2011 at 6:44 PM

        LOLLL! Okay, try breathing in hard with all your might in a bid to give us the illusion that u have the flattest tummy and let’s see whether ur smile looks fake or not. its either that or she held her bra with a safety pin then the pin snapped!try that also and lets see how well u manage the situation and pose for a pic at the same time while making it look like everything is going on fine.sometimes we forget that these people are nt super-human. + i hate genny genny’s jackie o-wannabe coat!Yes boss!

        • chi February 27, 2011 at 7:33 AM

          The jacket is ridiculous!

    • kenora February 25, 2011 at 3:43 PM

      u are right @chibaby,the makeup artist tried nice one gene.

    • Eby February 25, 2011 at 3:47 PM

      Gene’s dress is ok.not digging d hair tho. Fatima’s outfit is outstanding!!absolutely luv it!

      • layo February 25, 2011 at 9:26 PM


    • Luvlyn February 25, 2011 at 4:16 PM

      Wat hole did dey did victoria iyama from?? Wat does she do now sef.. She looks absolutelu gorgeous.
      Gene’s coat is bloody UGLY. Tank God d dress was on point. Gene looks good des days, maintaining her figure and I always 4get she has a kid. Has anyone eva seen wat dis kid looks like???
      Gene and rita domnic r 2 women dat look afta demselves. Dey r a totally different class 2 d odas. Saw nkiru silvanus a coupla wks ago and I cudnt blv itm her skin is so milky, spotless and beautiful. And she looks beta in person.
      Any gene looks gr8. #just saying.

    • Amseriouslyinlove. February 25, 2011 at 4:24 PM

      Aww..The Adesina’s,where is Ayo? and Hope Bayonle is now cultured?

      • layo February 25, 2011 at 5:31 PM


    • THE AMAKA February 25, 2011 at 4:28 PM

      so this is what Victoria Inyama is doing? i see you gurl!
      why is Osita looking like that? na wa!
      lol @ Pretty Guests. hahahaha
      AGAIN, I LOVE GENNY’S OUTFIT! totally outside of the box and still cute. her figure is amazing, which enables her to be more versatile with her dressing/style.

    • Dave February 25, 2011 at 4:37 PM

      Genny luks gud. n pple o, her skin is good o.. did i say good?LFLAWESS now.. na wa o 4 som pple… nyways, luv her coat n dress.. dis woman is wat i call a diva.. 2nd 2 Rita D.

    • NG MAAMA February 25, 2011 at 4:58 PM


      • chicnicity February 26, 2011 at 1:53 AM

        your comments so hillarious im lafn out so loud here!loooooool

    • LaSola February 25, 2011 at 5:16 PM

      omg, where has Victoria Iyama been?

    • @Chizoba February 25, 2011 at 5:58 PM


    • kayode adesiyan February 25, 2011 at 6:47 PM

      I was at the premiere and it was most wonderful. There was nothing in the film to show it was Fatima’s first movie. Nnaji was wonderful as ever, Iheme did not dissapoint and africa must be proud of this export. Nice pictures, but website loads too slowly –

    • myne Whitman February 25, 2011 at 7:27 PM

      Nice to see Victoria Inyama, is she back to acting? I loved her!

    • Who saw Vic Inyk February 25, 2011 at 7:27 PM

      Seriously, for a while, I have not set my eyes on Victoria Inyama. What is she up to these days. Who knows? On screen or out of screen?

    • chiko February 25, 2011 at 7:40 PM

      miss nnaji looks awesome. kudos to whoever is her stylist.she really knows what works with her body type. why cant some actresses learn that not because its in style or costly means u must wear it. keep it up jenny, your star will never dim

    • Faridah February 25, 2011 at 8:26 PM

      Osita…ahem, u wan yello small o.

    • Anon February 25, 2011 at 9:01 PM

      Genny – on point! Love d hair, my mom used to have her hair like that and I LOVED it!

      Have to say – some of d comments: ‘her shape is nice – cant believe she’s had a kid, her skin was bad – Mercy take a leaf, she has improved’ REALLY! Pls reel in the claws ladies, it’s 2 low trying 2 disguise an insult as a compliment…ah ah kilode, e take e easy, jealousy no good O!

    • mary007 February 25, 2011 at 9:14 PM

      Victoria Inyama walked out and stayed “abroad” the point where her career was about to explode, she was in a better place than Genny at that time, same for Amenze Imariagbe, I hope they are able to come back and claim their rightful places unlike most actresses we have now that cannot speak very well,Victoria and Genny were the few at that time.

    • Stunning February 25, 2011 at 10:22 PM

      Gimme a break guys!Genevieve started from somewhere too jo…….She has upped her game though and looks good! The jacket?E Ugly die!

    • TANGA February 25, 2011 at 10:42 PM

      wow, I soo LOVE genny”s coat, really beautiful,,, Not a fan of glitters but hers was on point,,,,,,,,,,,pls Omosexy, abeg check Genny out,,,, U may learn one thing or two,,,,,,,,, if u have ears, pls hear me,,,,, teamGenny,,

    • 'fineboi' February 25, 2011 at 11:10 PM

      Great job…. Everyone looking on point and sweet….can’t wait to blow too

    • Dazzle February 25, 2011 at 11:18 PM

      hmmmmm picture 7….. I see pink ribbon bra strap

    • Demilade February 25, 2011 at 11:32 PM

      THE A D E S I N A S….LAVVV UUUU….Bayonle your hair looks faabbb!!
      looool at ‘Pretty Guests’…

      Vic Inyama where have you been though?

    • Luvlyn February 26, 2011 at 1:56 AM

      Its a shame I won’t be able 2 watch dis movie… Why bcos half of aki and pawpaw is der. No offence but dos lil dudes annoy d shege outta me. Der films r not funny 2 me.
      I’m sure dis wud hav been a good one 2 watch but oh well… Beta not get irritated and lose my appertite. #just saying

      • leggy February 28, 2011 at 7:28 PM

        lol?the shege out of you?lmao.

    • bgal February 26, 2011 at 6:12 AM

      genny looks amazing :)))))))00 as always

    • bobbydox February 26, 2011 at 10:59 AM

      chai* people on BN una go make person laugh een rib comot hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm so now we have shifted to skin and flawless ni ok o no comment GENEVIEVE Nnaji was just on point Osita my man was great on that red-carpet love his swags o

      • THE AMAKA February 26, 2011 at 11:57 AM

        seriously? swag? no offense but HAHAHAHAHA.

    • candid February 26, 2011 at 7:22 PM

      the pics are generally okay, Genny def HAS BAD SKIN! everyone knows that! hope the movie will be nice, trailer looked boring.

    • Joohls February 26, 2011 at 9:46 PM

      this boobtube of a thing no go put us for wahala oh

    • Shantel February 26, 2011 at 11:50 PM

      Dress, coat, hair, make- up, jewelry, carriage all on point. I love that Genny can make anything work. She doesn’t go for the obvious..very safe..already made-to-look beautiful clothes. She chooses clothes with character and for me that says a lot about her confidence and inner strength as a person. She is a risk taker and is daring in the most sophisticated way which i feel is what sets her apart from the rest and makes her a true fashionista. She pulled off black people’s ‘old school glamour’ of the 20s/30s effortlessly. YOU GO GIRL!!!!

    • Gisella Couture February 27, 2011 at 2:26 AM

      So glad to hear so much positive feedback about the gorgeous Fatima Jabbe. She rocked our black & gold dress on the red carpet & did us proud! Onwards & Upwards…Gisella-B x

    • NNENNE February 27, 2011 at 5:28 AM

      Nice pictures.I love Genny’s hair do.It goes well with movie –An African story.

    • elleven February 27, 2011 at 7:37 AM

      her beauty never fails her(Genny)

    • Ade February 27, 2011 at 2:22 PM

      Omo T, Omo sexy (to ur hubby alone anyway) hope u had a pen & paper with u while viewing the pictures o. Abeg go for lessons on dressing up.

    • II February 27, 2011 at 8:01 PM

      Osita looks good but he is gettin over weight…Genny ‘s dress is damn too awesome and blinky…Her – ugly coat(It may be expensive) didn’t go with da blinky dress…

    • Oyinda February 27, 2011 at 9:42 PM

      Genevieve needs to lay off the blusher and the fake eyelashes mehn! She looks ridiculous!

    • Tayo February 28, 2011 at 1:27 AM

      I notice Gen has big hands with long fingers. If she use am slap one of dis bad belle people eh?? E go leave print. Loooolllll….!!!!

    • alvinsparks February 28, 2011 at 6:52 AM

      does gene ever disappoint me?? not unless the sky goes lavender!
      love the grecian/roman style hair do.
      make-up not too heavy…cool!
      the sequinned mini dress is a show stopper!
      the blue maxi coat with ostrich feather details is gorgeous…gives it an interesting twist.
      gosh i love u genevieve!!!

    • Daisy February 28, 2011 at 10:04 AM

      Some people really need to believe Genny has bad skin so they can console themselves with the illussion that there is one thing wrong with her. Lmaooooo!!!! Too funny! Sorry to put a dagger through your frail hearts sweeties but the only bad thing about Genny’s skin is the one thing we all suffer from…skin pigmentation. And yes make-up does help conceal that which is why we all wear it. And you guys seem to have forgotten she is a make-up brand ambassador. What better face to use indeed?! Your ranting about her bad skin and how it’s been helped by make-up only sells the brand even more. Can’t you see that no matter the angle you haters come from it is a money maker for the lady?! I bet if she was made the face of a MUD with perfect skin u”all would be the first to bitch about it. I lie??? Loooooolll!!!!!! People!!..too transparent.

      As for the so called “ugly coat” (which u and i know isn’t), just another feather on miss Nnaji’s hat. She wore it and made it look beautiful. Tell me who else could have pulled that off. I REST MY CASE!

    • Monica Davies February 28, 2011 at 1:02 PM

      Mirror Boy a great movie ….dat has taken de african movie industry to another level….Welldone to de Cast….u ar all lookin gud…our Fatima’s outfit is stunning…wow…ad her Makeup artist did a great job for….lov it all Fatima…keep it u so much….ad Genny u lookin gud..dear….

    • Bachelorette February 28, 2011 at 3:13 PM

      Im luving Victoria Inyama…Hawt hawt!!!

    • Chibaby February 28, 2011 at 3:50 PM

      lol@Daisy’s ranting comments. My dear at the end of the day. Genevieve Nnaji has bad skin and the makeup covered it well. Nnaji is a good actress. She dresses well in gray, black and dull color(aka safe colors). This is probably her first time trying something new and she did good. Yes, I know you must be her number one fan. Just don’t fool yourself too much. Weather you are her fan, she has bad skin and I said she has bad skin does not determine her bank account. So free yourself jor. If you get 10 percent of her money monthly don’t rant some more.

      • Chibaby February 28, 2011 at 3:53 PM

        I meant at the end *if you get paid 10 percent of her money monthly then rant some more if not chill jor*.

    • Daisy February 28, 2011 at 8:23 PM

      LWTMB!!! Clearly singing she has a bad skin does something for your peace of mind. In that case Chichibaby, race with it o jare! After all what does it prove? That she is a star and she has fans…like me, and beefers like yourself. Not so?? Lmao!!
      And no I praise her for free sugar and derive a lot of pleasure doing so cause thankfully I don’t need to drag anyone down to boost my own self esteem.
      You?? Who is paying ‘miss perfect skin’ for this waste of time when their is a spa to spend in, hmm??

    • Atah March 1, 2011 at 10:35 AM

      Pls what is all dis fight over good and bad skin. U guys should chill jor, it’s not dat serious. Gen’s skin is great make up or not. Was at d premiere, saw her up close and saw nuffin wrong with her skin. I noticed she has a humorous side to her too.
      As for Fatima, her dress wasn’t dat appealing to me but looks nice in d pictures. Loved Gen’s shoes. Maaaadtt high!!

    • ogodona March 1, 2011 at 5:44 PM

      Genny is a stunner,anyday anytime.i love the sequined dress from jewel by lisa n also the coat looked so gorgeous on her.Fatima is also looking yummy with her dress and make up.everything seems to be on point with the whole crew of the movie.thumb up guys.

    • Kathryn Cage March 2, 2011 at 2:57 PM

      Gene’s look is super. Some people here no nothing about fashion and they blab on, u can only question her make-up a little here. As for Vic Inyama, she’s been off the scene cos she got married and had to nurse her babies. It’s good to see that she hasn’t changed with child birth, though she’s wearing a plastic smile for whatever reason, she still is it!

    • mzdiva March 3, 2011 at 11:37 PM

      Edward look alright. The suit was kind of awkward, wrong fitting. I LOVE Julie’s dress from the family, I’ve spotted it somewhere before. O Oh, where is Ayo at another gig? I like Olu he seems quiet. Gene looks good. Not sure about Fatima Jabbe.

    • ese March 4, 2011 at 3:44 PM

      anyone who doesnt luv genes outfit is a beefcat cos wat she wore was onpoint infact anything she wears is always onpoint

    • Fate March 5, 2011 at 11:59 AM

      It’s funny but I actually love Genny’s makeup ,goes well with the whole gear. Some question it just because it’s not her usual look. She looks different with the nude lips but not in a bad way. We say we want some sort of change but when we see it we can’t deal. Watsupwivdat???

    • Queen Erics March 7, 2011 at 4:59 PM

      I said it elswhere and i still say it here, genny overdid the blush, case closed. She is still my girl… anyways.

    • Adelaide March 8, 2011 at 11:47 PM

      OMAGAWSH! Victoria Ihama!! OMG! My female actress girl-crush growing up! Sweetheart I MISS YOU!! Please come back to the Nollywood scene! Pretty please with a sugar-coated cherry on top!! You would give so many actresses a run for their money! ;-)

    • eyong March 16, 2011 at 7:01 AM

      wow! havent seem victoria inyama in sooo long!!! used to hace a huge crush on her back int the days… she still looks good though

    • miss Toyin March 19, 2011 at 8:44 PM

      fatima looks fab, i love her dress, hair and smile, she have an angelic face, this is the face we have been missing on the screen