BellaNaija presents Our Best Dressed List from the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards! #AMVCA2016

We always look forward to the AMVCAs – it is arguably one of the biggest awards ceremonies that unites Africa’s creative force like nothing else. It is also an opportunity to reward not just actors and actresses, but also the people who put so much work into making those movies we all love.

This year, the inaugural edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards held on Saturday 5th March 2016 at the Eko Hotel & Suites. It was also televised live on all Africa Magic channels.

Hosted by Nigerian radio personality/BBA Host IK Osakioduwa and South African TV star Minnie Dhlamini, the star studded awards ceremony was one we won’t forget in a hurry.

BellaNaija Style was there to cover all the fashionable moments from the event. Till we bring you the BN Red Carpet Fab post, see who made our best dressed list.

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Best Dressed Couples

Osas & Gbenro Ajibade

Osas and Gbenro Ajibade were picture perfect together at the AMVCAs. Osas was a vision in her pink strapless Toju Fojeh ball gown while Gbenro looked extra dapper in his blue Bosi & Charles ensemble.

2. Osas & Gbenro Ajibade 2. Osas Ajibade

Osas’ gown accentuated all her best features and she looked every inch like a beauty queen. She kept the rest of her look simple and accessorized with a silver clutch and a pair of black and silver earrings. Her makeup, done by Doranne Beauty, was also simple with a minimalist approach.

Damilola & Chris Attoh

It has been a minute that we’ve seen uber-sexy couple Damilola and Chris Attoh on the red carpet. Chris Attoh was presenting an award at the AMVCAs this year and his super sexy wife Damilola came to support him. Chris Attoh went bold with a mustard coloured blazer

3. Damilola & Chris Attoh (2) 3. Damilola & Chris Attoh (1)

Damilola kept things simple but still oozed glamour as she stepped out in a high-neck velvety print dress which featured a thigh slit. She accessorized with T-strap sandals and a black/gold box clutch. We like how she ditched the conventional red carpet hair and went with a full head of curls.

Sonia & Ik Ogbonna

Another sexy couple that walked the red carpet at the AMVCAs was Ik and Sonia Ogbonna. Interestingly, Ik Ogbonna and Chris Attoh (above) had an almost identical look of mustard blazer, black bowtie, black pants and a black pair of shoes. For Ik, he added an extra accessory with a red brooch.

4. Ik & Sonia Ogbonna

His wife, Sonia, rocked a Beyonce-inspired look, made by Fablane by Derin, for the awards. She went with a white lacy number that showed off some skin with sheer inserts.

Stephanie & Linus Idahosa

At this year’s AMVCAs Stephanie Linus made her debut red carpet appearance following the birth of her son four months ago.1. Stephanie & Linus Idahosa1. Stephanie Linus Idahosa (2)

The Nollywood actress was joined on the red carpet by her husband Linus Idahosa and they simply complemented each other in the best way – Stephanie in her custom Lisa Folawiyo Studio green bedazzled dress with exquisite butterfly details and Linus with his plaid blazer.

Dakore & Olu Akande

Our Nigerian mothers are so hot. Another yummy mummy spotted on the red carpet was actress Dakore Akande. We love how colourful and vibrant her outfit was. The actress walked the red carpet with her dapper husband Olu Akande and they made such a striking couple.

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Styled by Rhoda Ebun, she rocked a gorgeous dress by Funke Adepoju and accessorized with a pair of shoes from VR by Mobos and jewelry by Zoyas Jewels.

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Best Dressed Women

Mercy Aigbe Gentry

Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe-Gentry was unarguably and undoubtedly THE best dressed lady on the red carpet at the AMVCAs. From her hair to her makeup and to her studding silver beaded dress by House of Luminee, the mother of 2 came to slay – and slay she did!

6. Mercy Aigbe Gentry (1)

Anna Ebiere

Yummy mummy Anna Banner Ebiere made a surprise appearance at the AMVCAs and we loved her outfit – as did our BN readers. Styled by Moses Ebite of MoAshy styling, she rocked a Tarik Ediz blue dress that had a lacy top and a train detail. Anna Ebiere accessorized with a BCBG clutch, Jimmy Choo shoes and her makeup was done by Dave Sucre.

7. Anna Ebiere

Genevieve Nnaji

We were really looking out for Genevieve Nnaji‘s outfit for the 2016 AMVCAs after she blew us all away last year.

8. Genevieve Nnaji (1) 8. Genevieve Nnaji (2)

This year the actress rocked a custom piece from Tope FnR. It was a simple yet stunning dress which featured a cowl backline. Genevieve was styled by Veronica Odeka with hair by Debola Falana of Dfalana Artistry.

Lilian Esoro-Franklin

Lilian Esoro-Franklin is rocking her maternity style so well.

Lilian Esoro

5. Lilian Esoro

Yummy mummy to be Lilian Esoro looked gorgeous in her yellow cape dress from House of Dorothy Bridals and according to the designer there were Swarovski crystals on the dress. Talk about going all out! It was definitely a look we’d remember for a while.

Eku Edewor

Red carpet host for the night, Eku Edewor was styled by Bubu Ogisi is a simple and gorgeous piece from Tsemaye Binite. We love how the sleeves just seem to fall off her shoulders.

18. Eku Edewor

Her makeup was done by Debola Falana and hair by Lewa Studios.

Ego Boyo

Nollywood veteran Ego Boyo brought her A-game to the AMVCAs. She was gorgeous in a piece from House of Deola.

17. Ego Boyo

She rocked a Elizabeth black floor length dress with a burgundy fringe fascia cape. The Fringe fascia cape is patterned with Komole Kandids Azalea motif and skirt is paneled with Komole Kandids Azalea motif.

Caroline Danjuma

Caroline Danjuma showed off her killer body on the red carpet at the AMVCAs. She rocked a custom nude Bunmi “Million” dress and she had her hair packed up in a big bun.

14. Caroline Danjuma

Adesua Etomi

Nollywood actress Adesua Etomi won the award for “Best Actress” last night at the AMVCAs and she also wins a spot on our Best Dressed list.

10. Adesua Etomi

Styled in a custom vibrant green dress from April by Kunbi, she looked every inch a princess especially with the back of her dress which featured a giant bow.

Ini Edo

While a number of people felt Nollywood actress Ini Edo‘s outfit was a bit OTT, it lands a spot on our Best Dressed list.

9. Ini Edo

The white “bridal” piece features a lace insert in front and on the sleeves while the back of the dress features a very long train.

Minnie Dhlamini

Co-host of the show was South African TV personality Minnie Dhlamini who is known for her red carpet slayage.

11. Minnie Dhlamini

She walked the red carpet in a custom piece from South African designer Gert Johan Coetzee and she killed it. We absolutely love the shoulder detail as well as the detail on the train.

Yemi Alade

Music star Yemi Alade was one of the performers at the AMVCAs last night and she walked the red carpet a couple of hours before her performance.

She rocked a multi-colour custom piece by Iconic Invanity and she was styled by House of Tangerine. We love how her outfit embraces so much colour but is still so simply and classy.

12. Yemi Alade

Kemi Adetiba

Kemi Adetiba went with an unconventional look last night as the film director rocked a 3-piece suit from Mai Atafo.

It was bold, creative and a nice change from the dresses.

13. Kemi Adetiba

Rita Dominic

Green was definitely the colour of the night, last night, and this year it was Nollywood actress Rita Dominic who rocked a custom piece from Elvira Jude.

She kept her overall look simple opting for minimal jewelry, a black clutch and a pair of silver heeled-sandals.

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Rukky Sanda

Nollywood actress Rukky Sanda had one of our best outfits fro the night. She rocked a pristine white dress that was accessorized by blue Miu Miu pumps and a blue Bottega Veneta clutch.

16. Rukky Sanda (2)

Nancy Isime

Media personality Nancy Isime also had one of the best outfits of the night. Her dress was designed and styled by Erica Moore and her makeup was done by Juliette Okoli of Perfect Visage.

19. Nancy Isime

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Best Dressed Men

Blossom Chukwujekwu

For an African awards show, there weren’t as many African looks as we’d have liked but actor Blossom Chukwujekwu definitely rocked one of our best looks for the night.

22. Blossom Chukwujekwu

He was unapologetically African in his attire for the night complete with cap and beads.

Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana

How awesome is it that a musician like Falz won an AMVCA award last night? Pretty awesome is what it is.

21. Falz (1) 21. Falz (2)

He also won on the red carpet in his mustard suit accessorized with a black velvet bow-tie and brown dress shoes.

Desmond Elliot

Actor/Politician Desmond Elliot was also spotted by our BN cam at the AMVCAs. He opted out of the conventional black suit and went with a floral black and white blazer over black pants.

23. Desmond Elliot

Richard Mofe-Damijo

Nollywood legend Richard Mofe-Damijo was a delight to see on the red carpet. He looked so dapper in this 3-piece ensemble. We love how the velvety blue jacket is sharply contrasted by his white shirt and white rose pin.

24. Richard Mofe-Damijo (1) 24. Richard Mofe-Damijo (2)

Mike Ezuruonye

Another spectacular ensemble on the red carpet at the AMVCAs was from Nollywood actor Mike Ezuruonye. He saw stylish in his blue suit. He opted for a pin instead of a conventional tie or bow tie and it made all the difference on the red carpet.

20. Mike Ezuruonye

Daniel K. Daniel

One of the big winners of the night, Daniel K. Daniel, embraced the unusual for his AMVCAs red carpet look. The “Best Actor (Drama)” went with a colourful red floral blazer over a white shirt and black pants.

25. Daniel K. Daniel

We were definitely happy to see more men embrace brighter looks this AMVCAs.

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Which look is your fave?

All lists in no particular order

Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi for Insigna Media | Chpphotography

131 Comments on BellaNaija presents Our Best Dressed List from the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards! #AMVCA2016
  • I’mJustSayn’ March 6, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Please remove Ini Edo and Kemi Adetiba from this list biko.

    RMD Yass Lord!

    • fathytrip March 6, 2016 at 4:07 pm

      I agree, BN don’t understand what kind of ads kicking list this is. First of mercy, Rita and lilian were the top 3 wetin uni , rukky, yemi and eku dey find for this list ?

      • fathytrip March 6, 2016 at 4:09 pm

        *ass licking list*
        And yesss give me some blossom and old port wine (RMD) ?

    • Mama March 6, 2016 at 4:59 pm

      God blessssss you!!! Kemi looks like a Dike and Ini’s look is plain awful.
      When are we seeing worst dressed???

    • Cabrini March 6, 2016 at 5:16 pm

      Ini Edo looks great in this my mom’s 1980 wedding dress! There was also no light for her to have it ironed!!!!!

    • lea valley March 6, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      Exactly! Remove the both of them first of all.

    • ATL’s finest March 6, 2016 at 5:59 pm

      Lmao tell me abt RMD jeez he can so GET IT.. Yes I support INI Edo GATS to go from this list. That dress would ve bn better in a different color. Ain’t sure what she was thinking & her squad should be fired. Anna Banner looking good but the top of her dress I duno abt that.

    • Kehinde March 6, 2016 at 8:35 pm

      And genny too,please her stylist need Jesus that dress is too basic!!! Funny thing is I can’t believe mercy aigbe just shit on queen genny with her awesome outfit.

      • Ezinne Osuagwu March 7, 2016 at 9:12 am

        Gosh, I waited for Genny, I wanted to see Genny, and then I saw her and cringed!! What awful colour, what a basic dress and her guilty sounding acceptance speech. (I noticed people didn’t really clap for her when she won, it’s funny) I was disappointed.

    • Jade March 6, 2016 at 8:44 pm

      All i can say is, big ups to these women and men, they brought their A game. Looking beautiful and handsome. I will say majority looks better than Hollywood carpet. Im proud of Nigeria

    • Royalty March 8, 2016 at 1:00 am

      Lmbo! Best dressed to me definetely had to be Lilian Esoro, Beverly Naya(don’t know why she wasn’t on there), and Mercy Aigbe. In that order Guys!

    • Seriously March 8, 2016 at 7:52 pm

      Osas Ajibade(screaming), looks like a goddess. She brought her glow back, that’s right. That color fits your skin so perfectly. Adesua looks stunning. Mercy, looks fabulous. Rita, looking beauitiful. . RMD, are you for real? You are redefining the true definition of sexiness. Gbenro looks good.

    • Letty April 7, 2016 at 9:19 pm

      Mercy aigbe finally got put on a list. She can rest easy now

  • nameless March 6, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    How dare you add Ini Edo to this list….you just want comment traffic abi…welldone BN

    • Kadara March 6, 2016 at 2:44 pm

      This one is who knows who award

    • Dolly March 6, 2016 at 6:03 pm

      Right, like how did Ini Edo ever even get a compliment for anything she puts on??
      Since BN wont list it like they mean it, I can help with my ‘unsolicited’ list lol

      Osas Ajibade – Best dressed, very effortless and chic
      Mercy Aigbe – Could have been a tie with Osas but she had to ruin it with that mother mary wig
      Damilola Attoh – Tres glamour, that thigh needs some toning tho
      Stephanie Okereke – yass lady snap back and get that greenlight
      Rita Dominic – lovely but too safe for a style icon, disappointed
      Caroline Danjuma – Bodied and fabulous, that new ass & boobies sure don’t come with receipts
      Genevieve Nnaji – Blank, a red lipstick hair up in a bun or wrap n sheer to reveal an ample cleavage will have you popping.

      Special Recog for Improvement – Rukky Sanda, gurl see you really can leave ratchet at home.

      Loss of Hope – Ini Edo, Uche Jumbo & Yemi Alade. Obviously fashion is not their business or cup of tea.

      • Omo March 6, 2016 at 7:12 pm

        Terrible list. You lie BN and I am disappointed. Dolly is more like it. Ini Edo, a no-no. Genevieve? Disaster. I was very disappointed. She rocked more at the nomination than last night. Are you for real? Nancy best dressed? Kindly withdraw this list, it actually is disappointing. For the men, mike, rmd, Desmond and blossom made the list, there are still some that you left out. Please get a better fashion editor

      • Ebonydiva March 7, 2016 at 8:58 am

        You nailed it!

  • jhennique March 6, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Everybody made this list sha. Ini Edo shud available lost that train and opted for another colour

  • Adaobi March 6, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Please Ini Edo, Genevieve and Adesua should leave this list please.

    • ATL’s finest March 6, 2016 at 6:02 pm

      Gene and Adesua ain’t going nowhere na! Lilian Esoro pls stop hiding your baby bump. Embrace it gracefully & choose better maternity outfits.

      • Ese March 6, 2016 at 6:53 pm

        As in I don’t understand…if you don’t want us to know,then do like Tonto Duke and don’t show up at all till 9mnths after.

      • jummai March 7, 2016 at 8:31 am

        i disagree with u

  • Lilo March 6, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    How can Kemi Adetiba, ini edo, eku edewor and lilian esoro be best dressed? Everyone cannot be a winner jare BN. Stop this amala politics

  • Anonymous March 6, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Why isn’t linda ejiofor on this list? I smell foul play here joor.. Gbenro and osa are my best couple.. Gbenro looked dapper!!! Genny didn’t meet my expectations. Please Bn look for linda ejiofor and post. Most ppl looked good. Ini no no and another no.. Something isn’t adding up here.

    • Nene March 6, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      I know right! Even Beverly Naya should have been there.

  • Ms jazz March 6, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    I’m sorry but Rita Dominic should be no 1! Bn you will not tell us who is or was best dressed amvca 2016. Your judgement is biased, shior!

  • PEN March 6, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Nigerians slayed the red carpet! Beautifully adorned people, way better than the Oscar 2016 red carpet!

    • Brizola March 6, 2016 at 3:39 pm

      don’t push it

      • molarah March 6, 2016 at 5:41 pm

        I agree with him/her abeg. And also like the fact that they were outfitted mainly by our local designers #buynigeriantogrowthenaira

    • eve March 6, 2016 at 6:47 pm

      Much better than Oscars red carpet… So proud of my ppl abeg. It looks like an international award. Yesssssssssss

  • mc March 6, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Did that Daniel k Daniel pack baby powder on his face or what? Ogini??
    Kemi Adetiba had NO business with this list I beg you. At least ini edo can be pardoned.

  • Glory March 6, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    even Ini made the list? Kemi too? but not Beverly Naya? BN you for just kuku say all the ladies were your best dressed.

  • boluji March 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    I’m loving that most people are rocking Nigerian designers/tailors

  • Ms jazz March 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Osas looked great!

  • Ms jazz March 6, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    BN you always put out bad pictures of ms dominic. So many good pictures of her and yet again this is the bad one you chose. Una try

  • DIddy March 6, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Kemi are u trying to be ellen DeGeneres cos that outfit is wearing u not u wearing the outfit, and Ini pls u need to llearn one or two about fashion, I thought uti would made the list I would have sue u guys cos the truth is that guy is a potential local man who is trying to feel among,mercy u show no mercy when it comes to fashion, I love your u as in from head to to toe, Ann you look gorgeous, best dressed couple osas and ajibade. RMD u look WOW, rukky chop kiss abeg, why did spencer prat not make the list lol

  • Mary March 6, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Pls putting Ini on dat list is insulting biko. How can she be on same list with Mercy Co?

  • DIddy March 6, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    FYI spencer prat is noble igwe

  • Tomi )tee March 6, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Now I see why Genevieve sticks to black and neutral colour.She looks odd and unrecognisable in another colour.Omo,don’t try this again just stick to ur black and continue to stay.
    Ini Edo,is it ur wedding?And u felt really cool in that?u not even serious.
    Lol Osas literally took over the whole space on d red carpet.Nice outfit but how many meters??
    Kemi Adetiba lmaoooooooo I know the look u were going for but it didn’t quite gel.The tip of d pants are weird.
    Damilola slated.
    Mercy Gentry,you won hands down.No long thing.
    RMD,the older the wine gets,the tastier.You get?
    Adesua Etomi was just alright tho.
    Dakore,hell- to- the- No!Period
    Mrs Ubi Franklin,marriage suits u.Your colour keeps glowing.

    • Tomi )tee March 6, 2016 at 3:11 pm

      Typo *Damilola Slayed*

    • Iris March 6, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      I think the issue with Genevieve’s look was her makeup. With the colour of the fabric and the brown hair, the makeup was too neutral. Her eyes and lips should have been bolder like Damilola’s ( not those same colous though). I think this list is suspect sha. Adesua is a beautiful woman but after I saw the back of that dress…mbanu. Ehn ehn.
      Queen Rita Dominic, Anna Ebiere, Linda Ejiofor, Mercy Gentry, Osas, and Damilola did it for me. Ini Edo clearly got the wrong invitation. Even as a wedding dress the construction of that dress is a little off.

  • Splendor March 6, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Pls I gotto ask what happened to the Kemi Adetiba of Maltina dance all? the kemi that was glowing and wore confidence as a smile on her face. I mean what happened? The Kemi I see looks aged and uncomfortable, BTW who even did that makeover for her.

    • fx March 6, 2016 at 4:27 pm

      Yeah. She looked like the definition of the ‘angry black woman’ lol

  • bayi March 6, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    People have different taste, therefore, i disagree on you list of best dressed! Dakore, Ini Edo, Debola falano, Genevieve Nnaji,,..? Genevieve was classic average, Ini Edo overly dressed for the occasion unless she was a runaway bride. Anyway, Ini Edo does not know how to dress her cuteness, she is just lost as far as taste is concerned, she never seems to get it right”Worlds apart”. Dakore dress is so unflattering and distasteful and Debola Falano, huhhhh!

  • Nwanma March 6, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Hmmm,where do i start from. All our stars brought elegance and glamour to the red carpet. Overall,a lot of them impressed me and scored high on my list.
    Osas and Mercy were inarguably the best dressed…they are not playing!
    Finally,a better angle and lighting that showed off Genny’s gown. She was classy and simple.
    Ego and Stephanie….great comeback. Both of you rock!
    Lilian is carrying her pregnancy well. Rita,Sonia and Anna Ebiere- Slay queens!
    I didn’t quite like the back of Adesuwa’s dress,the frills were everywhere.
    Yemi is gradually turning into another Ini Edo with that her dress and posture.
    Caro that’s how to rock the red carpet.
    Kemi this is an award show not Air force one party. SMH!
    Mike,Desmond and RMD killing it.
    Blossom giving me that Igbo swag! Nna mehn, imaka zi!

  • aikay March 6, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Hmmm I’m jusy beginning to love genny’s gown now that I av seen the back view cos the front looks too plain and simple. I guess she opted for a gown dt depicts BUSINESS in the front and PARTY in the back. BN only the back view of genny’s gown should be on the list biko and puleaseeeeeee remove kemi’s name there cos those pants are badly tailored. And only dakores hubby should be on the list for best dressed men cos she disqualified them for best couple cos her gown looks cheap like something that an ordinary Ojuelegba tailor made. Damilola (THELEMA DUKE) !!!!!!!!!, sweetie those thighs are beginning to look like that of cossy orjiakor’s hence they are not good for flaunting anymore. Hit the gym or cover the YAMS next time.

  • Truth Police March 6, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    Mercy Aigbe is the star of this show. How come I never noticed her before? I also love Osas in this color and style but the finishing of the dress seems well off. I really like Kemi Adetiba as well. It was bold, fearless and different. I think people are thrown off by this when instead they should be celebrating it. For the first time Geneveive was just there. Not a lot of people can pull of Nancy Isime’s dress but I think she was able to. For the men, it’s Blossom for me. #igbokwenu

  • Gogo March 6, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    This “yummy mummy” word…. Can we just let it go? Please!!! Dapper, bespoke, slay, dazzle too. We have killed and murdered and over used those words.

    • mee March 6, 2016 at 7:42 pm

      so which do we rather use?? if you can easily disqualify 5 words at d same time.

    • Debbie March 7, 2016 at 5:55 pm

      I wonder what happened to speaking regular English?? Slay ko, dragon ni!!!!!

  • StellaZ March 6, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Mercy looks radiant 10/10
    Yemi Alade, this is a big NO!! but i still love you sha.
    Sigh. Mrs. Ajigbade gets it every time! #Queen
    Kemiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarve itttttt!!!! #KingWoman

  • Brizola March 6, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Genny didn’t Slay, I’m so disappointed at Veronica. How could you? i understand the nude look but the fabric and design is just tacky. The dress looks cheap, she just carried it with elegance and class. Thats why we love her, she makes basic dresses look easy and effortless. I expected more. I really don’t get the Mercy Aigbe hype, she is a pretty woman no doubt but that hair? the shinny fabric? I really don’t get it. My best dress is Rukky, for once she actually gets it, followed by Rita (safe) Osas/Anna/Nancy was a tie. Oh my beautiful Ini? why! why! why!!! such a beautiful lady with no sense of style whatsoever. If the good Lord can do it for Rukky, he surely do it for you some day.

    • anon March 6, 2016 at 6:30 pm

      Seriously! There was no extra hype for mercy last night, she deserved it. She slayed to infinity, for you to pick rukky over mercy, I just have to say it you have a very…poor fashion sense. And please don’t save everybody is entitled to their own opinion, because you are not with you choice. It’s mercy all the way, she did it at the amvca 2014, didn’t attend 2015 and slayed at 2016 again , I’m looking forward to her 2017 look, she is a fashonista

      • anon March 6, 2016 at 6:31 pm

        * don’t say

      • Brizola March 6, 2016 at 11:49 pm

        Mercy’s look is overrated in MY OPINION …..deal with it?

  • Tutu March 6, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    BN please it’s Taryor Gabriels that made RMD, Ramsey Nouah and Desmond Elliot’s outfits. Confirm via Instagram.

  • Gogo March 6, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Also, why is Annie Idibia not here? For once, she nailed her look.

  • Kay March 6, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Was expecting more From Genny,her outfit looks too simple like she made no effort…she is a movie star for crying out loud..Ini’s outfit doesn’t surprise me,she always tries too hard and ends up stuttering…My best dressed is Mercy Aigbe ,Rita and Funke Akindele..couples dat rocked my night was the ogboona’s and the Attoh’s…best dressed male is Mike Ezuronye and the classic Rmd…I would marry Rmd in a beat the man na like fine wine…..And the female host slayed too

  • temmy March 6, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Mercy topping d list for me.. and why will Ini be on this list biko..WHY? Pls replace her with Annie Idibia sharply, cos for d first time. Annie wowed me..And that Lilian’s gown is everything, Funke should also replace Dakore, and pls fling Genevieve, over confidence killed her,thinking she’ll always get it right wif anyfin..Sika’s dress was wow too.. On a general note..85% of them nailed it.

  • Topsee March 6, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    Osas and Rita dominic slayed for me. Please remove Genny and Ini

  • Theodora. March 6, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Mercy Aigbe. Best dressed Hands down. Too beautiful. Then Osas. Then Rita Dominic
    Ini Edo should be taken off this list. The dress is wrong and ill fitting. Just wrong. Ini Edo pls fire your stylist. Every year you always f- up. Haba. Get a better stylist abeg

  • Oso March 6, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Yes why is Annie not here???? Best dressed period!

  • bruno March 6, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    i know everybody is waiting for
    “BRUNO’S FAVOURITE LOOKS” But sorry I wont be doing anyone this year. there’s nothing really special about what anybody wore. I’m not blown. yes they all dressed well, but I’m not blown away. almost all nigerian women have the same body type and the same style of dressing.

    osas, so predictable. I knew she will wear a princess-sy gown. that’s not fashion at all honey. if style watchers can predict what u will wear, just know u are in fashion trouble.

    geneveive’s look is very beyonce dangerously in love era. business in front party at the back. her bumbum looks amazing tho.

    adesua etomi, one word DRAG QUEEN. same with ini edo.

    I loved seyi shay’s look. very chic and edgy and fresh . I love a wrap dress. I love a woman who can make a wrap dress look sexy and seyi shay did just that. her body was doing all the talking.

    mo cheddah u were a complete disappointment.

    so if I dont say it, nobody will notice? damilola bankole wore a knock off zuhair murad. super model chanel iman wore the original last year.

    • ATL’s finest March 6, 2016 at 6:03 pm

      ‘Everyone is waiting on Bruno’s favt look’? Lmao U got jokes.. Is anyone really waiting??

  • dobzi March 6, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    I disagree with this list, And where is Beverly Naya? She looked stunning………Rubbish!

  • isabella March 6, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    who ever runs this best dressed thing its obviously partially blind, the list has people not meant to be there and people that are meant to be there not there, pls revise the list

  • Bibi March 6, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    Richard!!!!!!!! Love his ensemble. Ini, Dakore and Gene Pls do me a favour…… gerrarahere menn. I agree Anne should be on this list.

  • Chiemeka Ugo March 6, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    @bellanaija please correct sharply. EMS suit was made by tayor Gabriel’s. Please don’t give credit to another person. This mistake is too bad for a brand. Please correct.

  • Chiemeka Ugo March 6, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    *RMD suit* typo error.

  • Izuu March 6, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    I can’t you guys didn’t put Chioma Akpotha here. She was looking Amazing.

  • Somto March 6, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Bella please why is Beverly Naya not on this list. She slayed that dress abeg.

  • amaka March 6, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Please how come Beverly Maya didn’t make the list and kemi adetiba and ini Edo are there as best dressed?…this is clearly a subjective opinion!

  • kkay March 6, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Blossom Chukwujekwu, you are the ” bestest” of the best!!!

    Mike Ezuruonye, RMD so dapper.

    Minnie Dhlamini , best dressed female. You took the crown!!!
    Mercy Aigbe-Gentry, Osas Ajibade, Rita Dominic, Rukky Sanda,you hit the stars!

    Kemi Adetiba tried to copy Zendaya’s look,but……….
    The couple game…….Chris & Damilola Atoh, Gbenro & Osas Ajibade have it.
    Genny,simple and classy …but expected more.Still love you.
    Stephanie looks beauutiful. Lilian Esoro,you gat style,gurl.
    Beverly Naya should be on the best dressed list.
    Funke Akindele….ermm …….well,so-so.

  • Swagg1 March 6, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Lilian and Rukkie rocked it. Osa was ok, but her make underwhelmed her look. The rest of the crew were trying way too hard and jumped the shark.

  • TwoGirlzOneCity March 6, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Where is Toke :/

    twogirlzonecity.com

  • Ayodele March 6, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    BN is this some kinda joke ? What is ini edo and key edewor doing on this list?

  • Olapeju March 6, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    I must say that I admire Stephanie Linus’ husband…He seem to have redefined her talent and is helping her achieve so much. He’s just there in the background spurring her on. Kudos!

  • mary March 6, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    BN purposely put Ini Edo on this list just to attract traffic bcos they know we re going to talk even if we didn’t want to. BN, if you must analyse fashion after an award night, then do it well and learn from E. Fashion police, they no dey look face, their best friend can make the worst list, they give you their critique of what they think about your outfit and accessories. and if you must give list of best dressed, be sure to also give list of worst dressed. if you must do it, then do it well, stop being scared of the beef they will give you. and it’s not every one that is supposed to make best dressed list, about 10 to 15 people can make the best dressed nominee, then from that you choose the best 3, and same goes to worst dress category too. i would say that most of them have really improved, they brought their A game. so IMO, best 3 are Mercy Aigbe, Rukky Sanda, and the South african presenter, even though a lot of them made the best dressed nominee, in the worst dressed category, ini Edo, uche jumbo, someone help me fill in the next.

    • anonymous March 6, 2016 at 8:42 pm

      Ibinabo …… lol just kept wondering what she was thinking.

  • Bruno rocks! March 6, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Not to sound like those annoying “I have never commented on BN before folks”, although I just sounded like one, lol. All I wanna say is THANK YOU BRUNO! Damn! Been reading comments and waiting for an honest to God opinion and u just did that. Sheyi Shay looked simply stunning! Absolutely nailed it. No need to repeat what you said so ditto Bruno. Never disappear luv, u make reading comments worthwhile. BN pls get real, this ur list is fowl and embarrassing.

  • Kehinde March 6, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    BN please remove Genevieve from this list now,I repeat remove Genevieve from the list.you read your comment and you can see everyone is telling you to remove Genevieve now we know you kiss ass.

  • Ghost St. Patrick March 6, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    RMD is dope!?

  • Gogo March 6, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    Ohhhhhhh… Where is Emmy Collins??? Kai. He would have had so much fun with these.

  • uru March 6, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Where is Nse on the list? She looked very nice.

  • Folayemi March 6, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Yes some really nice styles but I see a lottttttttttttttttttttt of ass kissing here too and it’s like bellanaija follows the tide of whoever is hot cake in d industry

  • anonymous March 6, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    All I can say is a bouquet, a veil and a groom will complete Ini’s look. And of course an officiating minister! I strongly believe she lost her way. I’m short of words. In fact Happy Married Life Ini…

    • ACE March 6, 2016 at 10:54 pm

      LWKM @ Happy Married Life…Oh My Dayyyyyyzzzzz!!!!!

    • Ibie March 14, 2016 at 9:10 pm

      Heaven knows you’re a fowl… Thank you for making me laugh to heaven’s gate ??????

  • I said so March 6, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    First ,ini edo’s outfit to the AMVCA awards is very painful to look at- “Ouch”! Kemi adetiba, “abo aba” is your matter.
    Lilian Esoro God bless you for looking so glamorous. I could go on and on cos the guests really brought thier “A” game to the event which is a very good thing for the industry.

  • Anne March 6, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Bella naija why is Funke Akindele not on this list?
    Meanwhile i am screaming RMD all the way, he looks hot.
    I sense politics in this list. Genevive Nnaji, Eku Edewor, Ego Boyo, Dakore, Ini Edo & Kemi A should not be on best dressed list. Disappointed by whoever compiled this list. Well its your blog, so your opinion.

  • PrettyFace March 6, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    I think all the ladies did dress great! I always look forward to the red carpet event. Best dressed were just two; Mercy and Rita… All the others had poor finishing to their dresses!

  • A-lister March 6, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Please this list has “k” leg! Mercy hands down best dressed! Genevieve brought boring to the carpet. I don’t know why you guys want to mock ini edo by putting her on this list! Where’s Beverly Naya? Seyi Shey? I just want to believe you guys are bringing another list because Rukky Sanda’s outfit was zero! Not to an insult but have seen in better outfits! This gown is terrible! The cut in front and the low back? All shades of tacky!

  • Mercy March 6, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Ini Edo u no dey try at all, Rita you re too much

  • Mercy March 6, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    Can’t stop looking at ini Edo who did this to u.

  • Faith o March 6, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    Rita Dominic is a style icon… I dress was the most beautiful.. Love her simple but very classy dress.. Thumbs up girl u rock???

  • Wizz-O March 6, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    My no. 1 in best dressed goes to “Mercy Gentry.” She nailed that dress from head to toe. Other best dressed or elegantly dressed from head to toe (that’s make up, hair, make up, jewelry and accessories, and photo pose on point) goes to – “Rita Dominic, Lilian Esoro, Osas, Toke Makinwa, Nancy Isime, Adesua Etomi, Rukky Sanda, Omoni Oboli, Funke Akindele, Chika Ike, Annie Idibia, Minnie Dlamini, Beverly Naya, Chioma Akpoth, Elizabeth Michael, Sharon Mundia, Toni Tones, Lilian Afegbai, Mimi Onalaja, Toyin Aimakhu, Moet Abebe, Mabel Makun, Eniola Badmus, Sonia Ogbonna.” These ladies murdered them dresses in elegance and simplicity (and you know elegance is all about simplicity). They complemented everything from dress to jewelry to makeup, to their bodies. Everything was on fleek. NOTE ladies: Overdoing things (jewelry, makeup, hair, etc) doesn’t make the look more glamourous rather it creates a clash of styles. Always work your accessories, hair and makeup according to the dress. If the dress speaks volumes, keep the jewelry and other things silent/simple. But if its the jewelry/accessories thats shouting then keep your dress elegantly simple so the jewelry can show off well.

    Best dressed couple goes to AY and Mabel Makun, followed by IK and Sonia Ogbonna, and then Gbenro and Osas (But please loose the that Gbenro. Just trying to keep it classy for your lady. No hats on the red carpet, pretty please).

    As for the men, I say – Ubi Franklin, Mofe Damijo, Daniel. K. Daniel, John Dumelo, Chris Attoh, Desmond Elliot, Majid Michael. These guys seriously kept it cool and classy. For me they were the “classic men.” The suits were well fitted and accessories were on point. I’m sorry to say some gentlemen were overdoing it with the accessories. Please men – No sun glasses on a formal red carpet event. Also, CHOOSE between the flower, brooch, suit pocket handkerchief or any other accessory because you can’t wear it all (doing so makes you look indecisive and unorganized). There’s no need to wear everything in one day or night (you’ll go to other events and so you can show them off there). Keep it simple.. Pick what complements your style, outfit and partner. Say no to hats unless they are designed for a formal evening suit, ok. Like I told the ladies, pick accessories and outfits that don’t outdo each other. One or the other should have the center stage, but not both or all. E.g. Your suit and belt plus jewelry mustn’t be fighting for the spot light, always keep it simple like Beckham. Moreover, be careful with color choices. If you can’t pick your outfit colors, ask for advice from honest people (those who’ll tell you the truth if you end up looking like a rainbow, lol). If your going to an event with a partner or date, please try and complement them as much as possible or make sure they complement you. Don’t go and wear blue while they are in a purple or turquoise outfit. Know your colors and learn how best they match so you can look dashing and not crashing,

    #Ladies and #Gentlemen I hope you get some tips from all this write up. Wish I was at the event interviewing guests at the red carpet and just enjoying the evening. Have a good day!!! #BeBlessed

  • nene March 6, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    genevieve looks old and dry. i don’t like the makeup or hair.

    • anon May 17, 2016 at 8:21 am

      Lies, fallacies, and fairy tales. she’s aging like fine wine, and you will deal. obi akpo.

  • Angiee March 6, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    All I see is Mercy & Osas, their looks are everything biko. You guys killed it and buried it. Loving it. Muah!

  • Ejiro March 7, 2016 at 12:24 am

    All good ini edo dress wud have been fab if they took off dat lace fabric n made it sleeveless, genny I don’t know wat happened clearly nude isn’t ur color, I tot ur stylist knew this and Lillian esoro isn’t pregnant chai monitoring spirits anyways they all tried

  • Letty March 7, 2016 at 1:08 am

    Nwoke na aza blossom. Is that his real name no one mentioned ego boy love her outfit at almost 50 she can still hold her own Mike ezuruonye is really feeling himself

  • Tunde March 7, 2016 at 3:13 am

    its like giving $100,000 to some razz chick like lil Kim the rapper and then givin $50,000 to Beyonce and asking them to slay for an event.

    LIL Kim THE RAPPER will still come out looking razz even though she was given more money. And Beyonce with just $50000 will come out slaying to the gods

    ONE TRILLION DOLLARS WILL NEVER BUY CLASS
    AND MOST OF THESE PEOPLE THEY ARE NOT WEARING THE DRESS THE DRESS IS WEARING THEM. IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN

    1.) MY NUMBER ONE WAS ANNA EBIERE
    2) SA MINNIE DLAMINI
    3) NUMBER TWO WAS PREGNANT LILLIAN AND
    4) RITA DOMINIC
    6) NUMBER THREE WAS BEVERLY NAYA
    6) CAROLINE I PLACED ON 5 BECOS I THINK SHE SLAYED MORE AT STALKER PREMIERE

    GENNY AND DAMILOLA ATTOH WORE SIMILAR SO NOTHING UNIQUE

    IN my opinion South african celebs slay ten times better than Nigerians in any event, this mercy aigbe noise you people are making is ridiculous. And how can you critique ini and not osas, they both overdressed inthat ball gown/wedding dress stuff one pink one white.

    But trust BN to kiss Osas ass anyday.

    • omo jaye jaye March 7, 2016 at 9:05 am

      south african what? smh. keep dreaming!

  • Tobby March 7, 2016 at 4:26 am

    No wonder Ini Dey hype say she make the list of best dressed for Bella naija like say na book of life levels.
    As as how na? Best dress for where
    Mercy don really step up for dress code but the hair just be like say she Dey for the cast and crew of down town abbey.
    Kemi resemble jidenna of classic man but the female version
    Genevieve outfit be like low current Wey nepa Dey give for ijora badiya
    Uche just need scarf to just tie as e be say she Dey attend wedding when e be say Ini wear wedding gown
    Kate outfit na the female version of the coat of many colors Wey Jacob give Josef or better still e resemble Christmas light Wey zenith bank Dey put up. Lilian sha know say bean seed Wey Dey plant for night when day break na either Akara or moimoi dem go take am do. So hide well.

  • Bussy March 7, 2016 at 7:22 am

    Rukky Sanda is best dressed on this list. Mercy aigbe looks good too but gawd that wig is giving me headache. Also, why is Lilian wearing big dresses, isn’t she proud of her pregnancy?! I don’t think Ini’s dress is that bad but the makeup is horrible. She should have gone for a brighter make up and not the all shades of dark she has on her face.

  • DIDYMUS March 7, 2016 at 8:19 am

    The list is just perfect. Thank you for including Ini Edo……I remember how we hailed rihanna when she wore that yellow or gold gown with a long train last year for an award. .

  • DIDYMUS March 7, 2016 at 8:20 am

    But why is ubi Franklin not on this list?

  • jesbadoma March 7, 2016 at 8:39 am

    RMD!

  • keeks March 7, 2016 at 10:44 am

    ok, first things first, i am giving an award to Caroline D. her waist trainer game is on POINT!!!! DAMNNN!!!, osas n mercy hit a homerun with their looks, and seriously who’s saying rukky did anything, can you see her face, she looks like she went through a windmill and what’s up with her skin colour (face and arms?)
    I love Steph’s dress, the more you look at it, the more you would appreciate it. Ann banner, it hurts to see that you only 21 yet looking like you in your late 20’s. Mz Adetiba, i love a good suit, heck, i own a couple custom made ones, but jezzee gurlll!!! what the heck happened! the whole look is just off, tailoring is cringing and hair n makeup! now, i LOVEEEEEE everything about mo chedda’s look, it is VERY VERY editorial, her look is worthy of an editorial spread on Vouge or Nylon or V, its very sheek and High fashion… mr Blossom i wanna kiss u right now! u spoke to the warm tingly feeling inside me. RMD, hubba hubba hubba! Emeka looking dapper, Mr Ajibade doing Nigerian men some justice,
    Ini Edo, i get the look you were going for but execution is poor, you’ve lost some weight, you would have worn something to highlight the curves, the dress if tailored better would have being a perfect bridal gown. Mrs Franklin, i could stare at yu al day longggg!!! i say YAS! to your dress. Genny, emmmm hmmmm ok, i guess, she b giving me Naomi campbell vibes. i wished Rita packed that hair up. Yemi looks frumpy. why is funke not here? i dont know if i should say this, but dakore’s hubby looks more like an accessory in their picture. i love her looks. Omo T is 2 hollywood for AMVCA’s. .
    Overall BN, we know you put up this list to get crowd bcos more that half the people here dont need to be.

  • zzzzzzzzzzzzz March 7, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Rita Dominic

  • tito March 7, 2016 at 11:15 am

    RMD is giving me life ….. the man has refused to grow old choi…… pleaseleme be ur lee boo o……

  • Charity March 7, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Chioma Akpotha is number 1 best dressed!!!! What a leap she has made!
    Abeg this list is rubbish

  • Uzi March 7, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Lilian Esoro is slayingggg. That dress is so regal damn.. Adesua beautiful lady, I ve no idea what AprilbyKunbi puy behind that dress. INI pls naw. Thought u Wea getting betting. Caroline Danjuman, damnnnn hot mama

  • prince March 7, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    There’s nothing classy about Osas, the husband looks great though. Damilola Attoh looks far better than Osas.
    Genevieve, Ini Edo, Yemi Alade and some chics shouldn’t be on this list at allllllllllllllllllllllllll, I think bellanaija is merely scared of them. Genny fall my hand come match the hand scatter.
    blossom, YOU ARE THE MAN, different, classy yet sexy. Mike Ezuronye, I don miss you, among the corporate guys, Mike is the best dressed.
    I thank God I didn’t waste my precious time to watch the show.

  • sassy March 7, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    hey, for those saying Genevieve should be removed u r all bunch of jealous drags because she didn’t dress like masquerade. I personally will rock it out n that of Sonia ogbonna I love simple things. matter of fact she made it already so look for the nearest canal n dive in kayinde u in particular it seems u smoke shut about ode

  • Princess March 7, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    I fink genny is fabulous,simple and decent enough ,ini edo.dat is too much for such occasion,but it as well nice,osas plz..plz we ain’t in disney land…OMG BN is right mercy u nailed,and u nailed it hard on d head infact,dat is sooo pleasant,after 2 kids omg u the best,tnx to ur designer.

  • jazzy b March 8, 2016 at 8:17 am

    I think bn is very paranoid and very unproffesional when preparing this so called list.i watched the show and was blown away by the some of the guys.yet bn chose to post her friends and not the real show stoppers.guys like chigozie atuanya,joseph benjamin and bobby michaels were looking super duper cool.Bn get real with the amvcas and post better photos biko

  • fashi March 9, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    kudos to BN they all made the list, just that some of us do not know fashion, we look at the personality. Ini”s dress is not bad at all if so lady gaga should have made the worst dress in grammy award.

  • thinkaboutit March 11, 2016 at 3:36 am

    Nancy Isime..she looked great…
    RMD is like fine wine; only gets better….

  • Paula March 14, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    Genevieve too plain. Ini ill fitted wrong colour train was retro she needs to get a new stylist her choices are always faulty. Anna banner nice dress but the “ladies” hung too low. Adesua style too old school. Rita beautiful. Mercy beautiful. Linda beautiful. Mrs ogbonna beautiful. Beverly Naya a nice dress though the “ladies” seem too flat or pressed down. Caroline that butt looks fake. Nancy chic. Rukky chic. Helen Paul too much on the dress and hair could pass for mother of the bride. Kehinde bankole bad fit. Eku edewor no.

  • Worried Akwa Ibomite March 15, 2016 at 3:43 am

    INI Edo, why do you keep disgracing ME (in particular) like this. Find somebody to help you na. I worry on your behalf. Please, get new friends!

    Genny, I knew there was something wrong with your dress but I couldn’t place it, due to my poor fashion sense, I guess. It was on Sunday morning that it occurred to me that the colour was all wrong. We like your blacks and whites. Just like we would have been content if Olivia Pope kept her black/white themed outfits.

    Adesua Etomi, I tried. You know I really like you (for reasons I’m yet to understand) and the green was perfect on you. But I can’t still understand that nightmare at the back of your dress. I was just seeing plenty plenty organza. Wetin???

    Rita, better safe than sorry. You did good sis.
    Mercy Aigbe, I don’t even know any movies you’ve acted in and it’s paining me to say this but you looked great.

    Osas Ighodaro, see enh, I did not like your wedding hair. Since then I had a private beef with you for whetting my appetite and coming out looking like atama soup but you were oozing of too much fineness.
    Nigerian designers are amazing!

  • Worried Akwa Ibomite March 15, 2016 at 3:45 am

    INI Edo, why do you keep disgracing ME (in particular) like this. Find somebody to help you na. I worry on your behalf. Please, get new friends!

    Genny, I knew there was something wrong with your dress but I couldn’t place it, due to my poor fashion sense, I guess. It was on Sunday morning that it occurred to me that the colour was all wrong. We like your blacks and whites. Just like we would have been content if Olivia Pope kept her black/white themed outfits.

    Adesua Etomi, I tried. You know I really like you (for reasons I’m yet to understand) and the green was perfect on you. But I can’t still understand that nightmare at the back of your dress. I was just seeing plenty plenty organza. Wetin???

    Rita, better safe than sorry. You did good sis.
    Mercy Aigbe, I don’t even know any movies you’ve acted in and it’s paining me to say this but you looked great.

    Osas Ighodaro, see enh, I did not like your wedding hair. Since then I had a private beef with you for whetting my appetite and coming out looking like atama soup but you were oozing of so much fineness that I changed my mind. Gorgeousness!!!
    Nigerian designers are amazing!

  • Belamy March 15, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Minnie Dlamini was stunning too. Rita remains my number 1. Wow…Wow….Wow what elegance, she reeked of class. Ini was on point with everything, hair, accessories and all except for the dress #ILoveBeingAnAfrican

  • Okenwa Chidimma March 25, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    They all

  • Wendy April 20, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Nice selection thumbs up mercy was d best dressed no doubts . She was just perfect, hmm Genevieve rated 90% xo u av got to try harder I love your tope fnr

  • ebenezer codjoe May 5, 2016 at 8:42 am

    nice and gorgious naija girls.i love them all

  • ebenezer codjoe May 5, 2016 at 8:42 am

    nice one there

  • ebenezer codjoe May 12, 2016 at 10:36 am

    nice one

  • Sammy August 1, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    Rita top d list before. Mercy follow by Funke akindele

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