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HHWA 2008



Hi Everyone!!!!
How have y’all been?
Hope you had a great easter.
I did!
I am also on holiday this week so I am hella excited ’cause I dont have to go to work!
Anyways, so what else is happening?
The HipHop World Awards took place at Planet One in Lagos on Saturday 15th of March 2008 and I was really hoping that I could watch the show but I didnt catch it so I just had to wait for the pics.
Anyways, here are the photos from the event.
It was hosted by actress, Dakore and comedian, Basketmouth.

Dakore & Lu Akande ~ TY Bello

Omotola ~ Munachi Abii

Dare Art-Alade ~ Omowunmi Akinnifesi ~ Ashionye

D’Banj ~ Kween ~ Kenny St. Brown

Jedi ~ Kunle Afolayan ~ DJ Jimmy Jatt

D1 & Caroline Adeneye ~ Tunde & Wunmi Obe ~ Essence

Funmi Iyanda ~ Muma Gee & Tee Mac ~ blogger, Temi Olufeko

Cobhams ~ Naeto C & Obi Asika ~ D’Banj

Obiwon ~ GT Guitarman ~ Olisa Adibua

Soul E & Queen Ure

Other Pics

Thanks to James Silas & HipHopWorld Magazine for the photos

My fav looks for the ladies were Funmi Iyanda, Omotola and Dakore Egbuson. My fav looks for the dudes were Naeto C & Dare Art-Alade.

Have a fab day.

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  1. Anonymous

    March 25, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    hey this is my first time leaving a comment, but i think that motola jalade was reppin’ for da ladies… i loved, loved, loved her dress…

  2. Vera Ezimora

    March 25, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Yeah, I love Omotola’s dress too. Beautiful! I’m glad she was looking great. Sometimes, her dressing makes me wonder…

    Bella, thanx 4 the pics. U make us feel like we were there.

  3. Vera Ezimora

    March 25, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Oh, and you need to correct the link to Latemi’s blog. It has blogger’s link in front of it.

  4. shop liquorice

    March 25, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    TY Bello is ridiculously cute!

  5. Anonymous

    March 25, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    OMG!!! Im 5th!!! yayyyy!!!!

  6. Dimples

    March 25, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    Oh nice to see 9ice when an award…lol I just had to go there!!!

    I heard the awards was loads of fun..congrats to all the winners…and damn did some of those peeps look HOT!!
    Funmi Iyanda’s dress….damn girl that body!!!..after a kid…I beef u plenty plenty.
    Aww…Dakore and Olumide…so so cute!!!
    Munachi no comment…the picture says it all.
    Dare fresh…I like!!!
    Essence the mop on ur hair..sort it out girl.

    Nice one Miss Bella…on point as usual.

  7. Anonymous

    March 26, 2008 at 12:14 am

    omotola..well done..u have stepped up your game in recent times
    ty bello..simple and classy
    dakore-love it!always well coordinated
    wunmi obe-???
    omowunmi A-it was hiphop award wats with the pink flowy dress
    Ashionye-not suprised by the tasteless outfit!
    funmi i-well done..nice

  8. Anonymous

    March 26, 2008 at 12:32 am

    soul E- wats wit the red du rag
    Queen Ure-????
    Muma gee-was that her performing outfit or what she really wore?
    Temi Olufeko-nice outfit..not feeling the heavy earing and necklace..with a neckline like that a necklace wasnt really needed..still nice dress
    Girl in green dress with red piping-not feeling it!

  9. Indigenous Productions

    March 26, 2008 at 12:33 am

    I cannot believe Olu Maintain was dressed like that. Tsk, Tsk, Tsk

  10. Anonymous

    March 26, 2008 at 12:36 am

    Kenny st brown-not sure..maybe without the pants,d outfit would have been okay
    D1’s wife-those jeans are awful…badly put together outfit!!

  11. Jack Slater

    March 26, 2008 at 1:43 am

    Seen. I’m feeling the fact that someone cares enough to bring this sorta thing to the masses. Big ups. The event looked pretty dope sef. Its like Naij is doing big things on the entertainment scene

  12. Jack Slater

    March 26, 2008 at 1:49 am

    Okay i just properly went thru the pics now and abeg who is the guy who accepted his awards in shorts? Its not a bad look yeah but did he not get the memo? And who is Kween, she’s looking like she can get wifed up

  13. Fashion Critic 101

    March 26, 2008 at 5:35 am

    Everyone looked pretty razz except Ikechukwu, Naeto C and Dare Art.

    The ladies just didn’t work it AT ALL. Dakore had a couple okay looks but nothing outstanding.
    Miss Iyanda needs a new makeup artist and that Kenny woman shouldn’t have worn those pants beneath.

    The guys rocked, ladies sucked! Period.

  14. AnyaPosh

    March 26, 2008 at 6:01 am

    Ahn ahn, everyone looks really good in those photos. Bella do you know where I can find videos of the naija v-monologues online?

  15. chetablog

    March 26, 2008 at 6:45 am

    Bless you Bella Naija… dunno how you always manage to make these events look good on the net.

  16. Anonymous

    March 26, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Bella u too much.
    I luv the photos
    Good job. Keep it up.

  17. Uzo

    March 26, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    LOL….No comment jare….It looks like they had fun…oooh and Bella email will not believe who i met on monday….

  18. Ifeomaadiagwuagwu

    March 26, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Kween: looks and reminds me of Erykah Badu in her appearance / outfit.

    Ashionye: fly girl.

    Dakore: she looked good – tasteful.

    Omotola: glam chic; reminds me of Vivica A Fox, if u know what i mean, she is now on point, that is, Omotola.

    Tunde & Wunmi Obe: the couple reminds me of Ashford & Simpson, that is, the longevity of their relationship.

    D’banj: looks somewhat different.

    Ikechukwu & Nnaeto C: looks cool & laid back.

    DJ Jimmy Jatt: tried.

    They all looked good, some pple did stand out, though.

    Kudos to all their stylists.

    Bella… thanks, for keeping us updated.

  19. Harlot Boy

    March 26, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    a-ah. Basket Mouth arrange small. First time i’ve seen a Nigerian male celeb dressed in a respectable suit

  20. Aijay

    March 26, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    My faves – Funmi Iyanda and Omotola.
    Nice one Bella!

  21. Anonymous

    March 26, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    Thanks for the pics. I am not happy overall with how these “stars” of Nigeria were dressed. THERE IS A NEED FOR PROFESSIONAL STYLISTS IN NIGERIA. See, this an opportunity for all you classy, creative types to make some mula. And by stylists, I mean clothes, makeup, hair, etc.

    * Omotola’s outfit was nice…from the knees up. Her shoes did not coordinate with the outfit and she does not have the best legs. She has funny looking legs with marks on them. A stylist would have put body coverup on those marks and her knees to make her less-than-perfect legs look better. That is what they do for Hollywood celebrities (and they are not perfect either).

    * Funmi Iyanda was the best dressed. She has a smashing body that wears clothes well. I do not care for her garish makeup, though. It was too much and she does not need that much makeup. To me she is prettier without makeup than with makeup.

    * Omowunmi needed to go home and change. That dress makes her look pregnant. She can dress better than that. I liked her hair style.

    * Dakore has a nice figure and beautiful face. However, that green top and jeans that she wore was too casual for the event. The yellow top and black pants were hot.

    * Munachi has a man-nose. It is bulky and …ugh. How did she win the MBGN with a nose like that?

    * Ashionye looked a hot mess. WTF was she wearing. This was a hip hop awards show not tea time with the Stepford Wives. The dress did not do anything for her. The color was wrong. The shape was wrong. The flowncy s**t underneath the dress was so wrong. Ashionye was WRONG!

    * As for the men overall…B-O-R-I-N-G (yawn). Being a man does not excuse one from being fashionable.

    Again. There is a need for professional stylists in Nigeria. How can these Nigerian celebrities say that they are stars and yet I on my student budget look and dress better than them? I am so not impressed.

  22. NigerianDramaQueen

    March 26, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    Dakore has always been one of my favorite Nigerian actresses, im sure she did a great job. Who is that Obiwan dude? he’s kind of sexy,lol.

  23. AnyaPosh

    March 26, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    oH! and d’banj needs to take those shades off. It’s about time we start seeing how his face is.

  24. Anonymous

    March 26, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    Anon at 6pm, you r on point with your comments, telling it as it is.

  25. Anonymous

    March 27, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    @ anon 6:00PM: “Munachi has a man- nose. It is bulky and …ugh. How did she win the MBGN with a nose like that?”

    I am thinking, it is never too late, maybe “you” will contest and see if you can win. You don’t mind, do you?

    It is so easy to point out pples “supposed” flaws when ours are looking us right in the face.

    Anyway… that’s u.

    I like Munachi’s courage and confidence.

    Anything worth getting in life is about having the confidence and being courageous; it is not always about the physical…

  26. Thoughts Aloud

    March 27, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    The guests all looked fab.Very nice.They do a good job of representing.

  27. Jane

    March 28, 2008 at 2:18 am

    Dang what is Omotola wearing. Hair is a mess. But I love her still.
    Nigerian celebs REALLY need to get better stylists. I hardly understand what they wear.

  28. Flora

    March 28, 2008 at 2:20 am

    Lawd Hammery.. Hot Ghetto Mess. What are they clothing themselves with?

  29. Anonymous

    March 28, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    Dakore and Omotola r some of ur best dressed ladies?!….well i guess u can say that bcos there isnt really alot of choices for us to work with! Dakore wasnt really bringing it..looked way too casual.

    Dare Art kilt it! He looks like he just stepped out of “GQ” magazine, and he’s cyute!

    The blogger chick looked on point too!

    Bikonu, wotta hell is Queen Ure and her husband wearing? This their tacky trend is starting to concern me. Her hubby stays dressing tacky…loud suits/shirts with matching doorags every friggn time…..The wig makes queen look older that she even is…much different from the queen we saw at Aunty Funmi’s interview.


  30. Anonymous

    March 29, 2008 at 12:09 am

    This Ashionye girl did not take my advice before ….. ur stylist hates ur ass. she always looks like an ara oko.

  31. Anonymous

    March 29, 2008 at 1:15 am

    Anonymous @12:43 You sound offended about the Munachi comment. She DOES have a man-nose. Period. This is a beauty contest. If you put yourself up as a beauty queen, get ready to be judged. If you don’t like it too bad.

  32. Anonymous

    March 29, 2008 at 1:18 am

    Anonymoust @12:43

    If beauty contests are not about the physical as you put, then WHAT are they about? The spiritual?

  33. Anonymous

    March 30, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Soul E and Mammy Ure oops “Queen” Ure! WTF? Saw the video and thot what a cute couple…now about a month later he is still sporting the RED ghastly Dorag and she disappointed me actually looks like Soul E’s mum! Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy? She is so hot! Please don’t this again Ure. You will be fined and ps when Soul E is sleeping run and burn that Red Do-rag!!

  34. uni

    April 3, 2008 at 12:31 am

    I don’t know what Muma GEE was thinking with that dress…. I say TRASHYYY…..Nice to see full pictures from the award show….Good Job!

    By the way, I appreciate your comment on my blog. Thanks for stopping by

  35. Lambkins

    May 19, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    hi. my first time here. great pix. everyone looked stunning. thanx Bella. Our Naija stars are really happening o.

  36. That CALi GiRL

    August 10, 2008 at 12:04 am

    this gurl is so hot and i love she’s gone keep doing her thing

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