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BN Red Carpet Fab: Hip Hop World Awards 2009



The 2009 Hip Hop World Awards carried its bags off to Abuja this year. Leaving behind the pomp and pageantry of last year’s edition for a fresh experience in Abuja.
The awards ceremony was supported with generous sponsorship from MTN so everyone had grand expectations.
How did it work out?
No doubt, the 2009 Hip Hop World Awards was a great effort. Even after all the hullabaloo surrounding the nominations, the winners list is one that most music lovers will be cool with. Banky W and Kemi Adetiba did a great job as hosts for the night
9ice was the king of the night as he scooped away 3 awards while Omawumi firmly established her place as the emerging QUEEN with 2 awards including the highly sought after ‘Next Rated Award’. The main buzz of the night were the performances – a surprise onstage reunion by the Trybesmen alongside rousing performances from many of the nominees and eventual winners including MI, Kel, Iyanya, 2Face alongside Sound Sultan, Darey with his band, Lord of Ajasa and 9ice. The major downers were the late kickoff time, lack of the usual star power on the red carpet and the scanty venue. Not sure why Abuja didn’t come out to show love for the HHWA but overall, the night flew by on a high note.

Album of the Year – Gongo Aso (9ice)
Song of the Year – Gongo Aso (9ice)
Recording of the Year – Michelle (Etcetera)
Producer of the Year– ID Cabasa (Gongo Aso)
Best Music Video – Jude Okoye (Roll it)
Best Reggae/Dancehall Album – Gift and Grace (Timaya)
Best RnB/Pop Album – Gongo Aso (9ice)
Best Rap Album – Talk About It (MI)
Best Collabo – Good or Bad (J Martins ft Timaya and Psquare)
Best Rap Single – Kini Big Deal (Naeto C)
Best Vocal Performance (Male) – Banky W
Best Vocal Performance (Female) – Omawumi
Next Rated – Omawumi
Hip Hop World Revelation – MI (Talk About It)
Lyricist on the Roll – Nine (Mode 9)
Best Street Hop – O4 ka si be (DJ Zeez)
Hip Hop World Hall of Fame – Phillip Trimnell and Grand Master Lee

Banky W clutches his award

Banky W clutches his award

J Martins

J Martins



Chidi Mokeme

Chidi Mokeme



Ali Baba and his wife, Mary

Ali Baba and his wife, Mary

Tana Adelana & Sasha

Tana Adelana & Sasha



Timi Dakolo

Timi Dakolo











Kemi Adetiba
Kemi Adetiba
Banky W

Banky W



MBGN 2008, Adaeze Igwe

MBGN 2008, Adaeze Igwe

Fela Durotoye

Fela Durotoye

Uti Nwachukwu of Big Brother Africa III

Uti Nwachukwu of Big Brother Africa III

Julius Agwu

Julius Agwu

MBGN Universe, Stephanie Oforka

MBGN Universe, Stephanie Oforka

Ex-Beauty Queen and Budding Rapper Munachi was a stunner in black

Ex-Beauty Queen and Budding Rapper Munachi was a stunner in black

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  1. sweetie

    May 19, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    yay, i am the first, ehem !! justinna, omawunmi and alariwo??!!!?? WTF!!! please i am not sure if i saw right, munachi has turned into a rapper or what??!!!! and stephanie, kel…..nice!!

  2. WoW

    May 19, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    wow munachis dress was stunning, nice pics bella

  3. Nma

    May 19, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Munachi is gorg!!!!…kai. And so smart too to top it off(youtube her interview with Funmi Iyanda…chick’s got brain).

    I would’ve liked Chidi Mokeme’s outfit better if he didnt have that turtle neck on…a crisp black or silver shirt would’ve done it a greater justice.

  4. michelle

    May 19, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Munachi ….fierce and hot man!!!!

  5. binti

    May 19, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Omawumi’s tights are quiet unnecessary!
    Munachi’s dress is HOT!

  6. Chiknows

    May 19, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Everyone looked good! I like the fact that justina is had the guts to wear such a unique and daring outfit. Omawumi looked cute and so does Sasha.
    Stephanie looks really classy and simple, a natural beauty. Adaeze looks ok! Munachi looks good, but the dress doesnt really fit her. Dakore looks regular. Kel really brings it, fierce, confidence and sexy.

  7. yinyan

    May 19, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    i’m so loving kemi adetiba’s dress. she looks like a diva…something beyonce will definately wear…do you know who designed the dress??

  8. yinyan

    May 19, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    also muna is tooooo hot

  9. rizzle

    May 19, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    sorry, wait oh, one sec… are you talking about the interview where funmi asked her how she first realized that she was hotter than all other women and her answer was “i’m not trying to be cocky but people said i used to stop traffic” lol- that very same interview? that’s the one you mean? jokes!

  10. Femo

    May 19, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    wow. i am impressed at how well put together everybody looks! the guys gave the ladies a run for their money this time around. truly dapper.

  11. wordsmith

    May 20, 2009 at 12:02 am

    omawumi would have looked perfect without those tights. please if your name is not blair waldorf/leighton meester leave white tights alone. not even sure it looks good on her but anyway.

  12. oluwatosin

    May 20, 2009 at 2:57 am

    the guys looked great some girls nailed it some were too regular for an award munachi looked on point i hope she wa snot hooking up with Banky W that night as gist says he had like 3 of his girlfriends at the awards 2 live in the states and one in naija he looked on point too but he needs to quite playing and settle.hope munachi was not one.AS Host he did host the 3 gorgeous ladies one wore white she is light shin with him on picture,the other wore black sh eis said to be present ex and one wore gold dress the were all dazzling and stunning,good job banky w you remain capable

  13. mee..:)

    May 20, 2009 at 3:32 am

    omG..where do i start?
    kel’s makeup?
    chidi’s cross and turtle neck?
    omawunmi’s stockings?
    justina’s whole look?
    tubaba’s shoes?
    uti nwachukwu’s jungle look?
    or julius agwu?

    kemi..gorgeous,never disappoints..has the wow factor!!..i love her very good knockoff of beyonce’s dress
    stephanie..cute look

  14. Affi

    May 20, 2009 at 4:10 am

    Kemi Adetiba or whoever she is is wearing a wedding dress.

  15. :)

    May 20, 2009 at 4:10 am

    omG..where do i start?
    kel’s makeup?
    chidi’s cross and turtle neck?
    omawunmi’s stockings?
    justina’s whole look..seriously?? much for u too sexy
    tubaba’s shoes?
    uti nwachukwu’s jungle look?
    or julius agwu?

    kemi..gorgeous,never disappoints..has the wow factor!!..i love her very good knockoff of beyonce’s dress×717.jpg
    stephanie..cute look

  16. BubblyBliss

    May 20, 2009 at 5:56 am

    Munachi is uber gorgeous! Her dress reminds of the one Beyonce wore to the premier of her movie ‘Obsessed’ sans the train.

  17. Nneka

    May 20, 2009 at 7:25 am

    ehm….she don’t necessarily gain or lose points on her interviewing skills for that single statement…… but ehm….you do know she would stop traffic right?

  18. KK

    May 20, 2009 at 8:40 am

    Julius, is that a joke?

  19. Fashion police

    May 20, 2009 at 10:42 am

    Sasha is glowing.
    Tuface should please up his shoe department, could take a cue from Jim Iyke, not that am comparing. Just saying.
    Chidi Mokeme, the suit is nice without the turtle neck maybe a shirt.
    Kel looks nice.
    Bankky is becoming predictable in his dressing, borderline boring.
    I like Omawunmi’s shoes and the tights please has to go, no next time.
    Justina lol Mbanu.
    Ego is ok…
    Eldee can please watch his weight and loose some before it becomes too late.
    Dakore has gained some . . . . . .
    Kemi Adetiba looks like Michelle Obama.
    Adaeze Igwe, the outfit? The hair, yes.
    Julius Agwu and Michael Jackson moves.
    Stephanie Oforka, leave the long dress for summer outings.
    Munachi, i like the ‘tude and confidence….


  20. GamGam

    May 20, 2009 at 11:44 am


    Masquerades on the loose!!

    Its only Munachi i can praise dia, and most of the guys

    han han!

    Nigerian celebrities!!

  21. rizzle

    May 20, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    that was an extremely dumb comment.

  22. Lamide

    May 20, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    *I LOVE Stephanie Oforka’s dress. LOVE it!
    *Chidi Mokeme’s suit (sans the turtleneck) is very nice
    *Munachi’s dress is real sexy too
    *I like Sasha’s outfit o, and how she accessorized with purple 🙂

  23. T-PAYNE

    May 20, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    hey mama, 9ice scooped four awards not three..:)

  24. Abs

    May 20, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Munachi was looking the bizness!
    she was defo d best dressed, she looked edgy, and fashion forward!

  25. concrete

    May 20, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Munachi’s dress is hot! She still was a horrible MBGN though
    Stephanie Oforka could wear a garbage bag and still be stunning! Still don’t understand how Adaeze Igwe beat her???????
    Adaeze is a hot mess; hate the hair and hate the dress

  26. commonsense

    May 21, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Fierce, confident and sexy because her boobs are pouring? *roll eyes..

  27. BubblyBliss

    May 21, 2009 at 3:04 am

    Ok someone needs to define ‘edgy and fashion forward’… the phrase is getting tired abeg. Munachi looks stunning as for edgy…i think not. It’s just a little black dress. And true she was not a great beauty queen, but is still beautiful

    Adaeze Igwe reminds me of Rihanna…trying too hard! All that make up ages her youthful 19 year old face…abi that’s how old she’s supposed to be…

    The girl in the cute yellow dress (number 60 sth in the slide show)…now that’s a good look and the three girls in black with the funny looking dude looked good….just wish they had a pic without the dude

  28. Ukeme Daniel

    May 21, 2009 at 9:23 am

    haha too funny …but there is truth in that. please awon people get personal stylist n all the other necessary celebrity crap….when i show my US friends Nigerian celebrities I want the reaction to be ….DAMN! yes o!

  29. funmi

    May 21, 2009 at 10:35 am

    I’m getting really confused about the sudden interest in tights in naija… The ushers had on those ugly tights Omawumi used to ruin her outfit as well… Congrats to her on her win though… It also puzzles me how the guests at these award shows don’t look like they are all going to the same place… Was that Terry G in those stupid shorts and trainers? At the same place where people are rocking suits! There was also some girl wearing jeans to something people are wearing nice dresses to… It’s all confusing. All the same, Munachi and Kemi looked the best, in my opinion.

  30. Kpakpando Nwanyi

    May 21, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    I wish Naija people would dress for the climate! As hot as the country is, I’m seeing tights, turtlenecks and assorted fcukery…

  31. SOJ

    May 21, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Definitely, Omawunmi un-rocked..omg!are we in crazy fashion season?

  32. nnenna

    May 21, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    the fashion police read my mind….im laughing so hard i have tears in my eyes, please where did most of these people think they were going to?
    a costume party?
    julius agwu, i can murder you, i think u are funny but these baffs are realling cracking me up
    munachi abii, chei…the girl can be hawt!
    omowunmi is obviously confused, needs help…maybe it was cold in abuja that day…oh i forgot, i live in abuja…its hot!

  33. David

    May 22, 2009 at 2:57 am

    I think Munachi and Stephanie Oforka stole the night!! Adaeze, trying too hard and Kel looks fat!!. The chaps need help!! Juluis looks like a ‘Comedian’, Tuface needs a stylist asap, Chidi Mokeme trying too hard as usual. Style should look effortless!
    Well done Ayo Animashaun, don’t mind the Abuja crowd, they dnt know how to rock!!!

  34. jojo

    May 22, 2009 at 3:58 am

    i agree with the comment of the ties and tutrlenecks, in the crazy hot weather folks thats crazy, wow mrs omawumiiiii pls do not put on panty hoes girl on a nice clothing. it is horibleeeeeeeeeee. woman,. everyone looked great

  35. GamGam

    May 22, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Nothing wrong in wearing tights o, just wear the right one

  36. GamGam

    May 22, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Lol, omo i think i will ditch Engineering and go into Fashion styling at this rate.

  37. fafi

    May 23, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    pls,justina looks lyk a ghost… if she got an i.v,den i shld av…. ohhh sorry,i dnt sing lousy music on sexy guys… hehehe….

  38. Susanna Efiok

    May 25, 2009 at 1:51 am

    Kemi’s dress looked too much like a wedding dress, Dakore and the girl with Banky did their choices of white well. Omawumni could have done without the nude panty hose, “nude” for oyingbo no be “nude” for black woman. It ruined the whole African attire concept. Chidi Mokeme kills me with this “GQ” thing, he’s taking it too far abeg, mock turtle neck in hottest Africa? Are you serious? Broz, leave dat ting abeg. Munachi was my favorite of the night, work it gurrrrrrrrl!

  39. dezy

    May 25, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    OMG what was omawumi wearing??

    arrrghhh!!!!! ewww….

  40. AnyaPosh

    May 28, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Some gorgeous outfits here! But there are some OFF ones too. E.g, what is Justina wearing?! The dress looks cheap & those tights are a big No! Same with Omawumi; her dress would’ve been cuter if it was a bit longer & she didn’t don those glaring tights.

    But Tuface looks cool & casual, Banky looks sexy, Julius Agwu’s popping yellow reminds us that he’ll continue to remain comedic. And the beauty queens look gorgeous.

  41. Lh

    May 28, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    munachi is looking so hot! gosh, i hate her…

  42. Chika Moses

    June 2, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Oooohhh! Omawumi… the dress is cute, but the stocking and the clunky shoes are a definite NO NO!
    Dakore, 2Face, and Manuchi are looking hella FINE!

  43. societe

    June 4, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    yeah wateva

  44. Babes

    June 4, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Thnx 2 evryone dat commented on Chidi’s turtle neck thing. … I had to ask my self several times if dis show was held outside Nigeria, for goodness sake, 9ja is too hot 4 turtle necks and tights… Munachi looked d best, she is indeed a beauty queen, Dakore and Stephanie looked good too…. Banky looked tewww maddd…….As 4 Omawunmi, im sooooo not commenting………….. ATROCIOUSSSSSSS OUTFITTTTT (sorry, just cudnt hold it back lol)

  45. Bridget Oti

    June 5, 2009 at 1:20 am

    aaw everyone looks grande! naijas doin’ big

  46. Rach

    June 6, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Banky looked on point! Kemi Adetiba is just flossing her dree is amazing heer hair was on point everything was looking hella fyn! Best dressed 4 me was Munachi chick… looking very classy… LBD neva goes wrong! MBGN Universe Stephanie… like the look she pulled it off completely… Omawunmi the dress in on point but either skin coloured tights or black tight infact with different shoes wud have been a better choice but u stilled looked good jo KMT any1 dat is h8tin

    Impressed wiv the awards in general!

  47. purpleblazes

    August 18, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    usually i dont do this but i’ve got to say it
    first things first: people pls take a good look at what omawunmi is wearing? what’s that? i realize the general idea might hv been to try the whole baby doll look. i dont think it worked though. i’d say the only thing she’s got on that i like, are the sheer tan coloured tights.
    secondly i dont believ miss oforka should wear that dress out in public again. it reminds me of a night dress and a breast feeding mum. maybe its just me, i’ll say something less busy should work next time.
    for julius agu; very daring combo…pulled it off except for the shoes…WHY,WHY,WHY?
    my winner for the day is Munachi. i tell you. her outfit is the one little black dress any woman to seek. really. simple and classy are the words

  48. zizi

    October 10, 2009 at 9:11 am

    omawumi looks not so up to scratch,ditch what we call in sa pentihose.i like the dress and it suits her.what are you scared of?show what yo mama gave ya!

  49. amaka

    November 17, 2009 at 10:59 am

    adaeze igwe was the best for me,she was looking very beautiful and highly attrative.

  50. emeanu mimi

    January 19, 2010 at 9:24 am

    omawumni, wat d hell r u wearing , guess nobody saw u before leaving d house….as 4 kemi ..choose well nxt time ,hw on earth wld stephanie oforka wear such .once a beauty,always wear.pls look 4 a wadrbe assissant………….munachi was da bomb,dakore looks grt…………………..

  51. pwettyolly

    October 10, 2011 at 11:25 am

    if u wanna b on short do it if lnd do it which 1 is lng n short 2geda omawunmi n d oda gal luks ril bad

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