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BN Red Carpet Fab: Soundcity Music Video Awards 2009



The red carpet looks at the 2009 Soundcity Music Video Awards were immensely diverse.
Elegant, sexy, dapper and in some cases – just downright wrong!
Check out BN Red Carpet Fab picks from the 2009 SMVAs.

Rock Chics

Rock Chics: Helen Ajayi Prest, her daughter and another SMVA guest chose the rock chic look. Black skinny pants, menswear elements (waistcoats, blazers and a tie). A fitting look for an awards show red carpet

Rock Chics

Belles: Long sweeping dresses in a variety of colours and textures. We absolutely love the regal red asymmetrical evening dress while Tara's pink dress is very girly and sweet. Nollywood actress Ebube swayed from her usual red carpet minis and went with an elegant halter neck gown

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Young and Trendy: The SMVAs is a musical awards show, therefore its very fitting that many of the guests including Kokolette Rekana were decked out in trendy, colourful minis

Black & White

Black, White & Silver: There is something about black, white & silver that just stands out! TV presenter Adora Oleh looks great in her black and silver satin dress. Ohimai Atafo of MAI struts his designer stuff in one of his creations while one other guest rocks in a black & white striped mini

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Volume, Frills and Puffs: These ladies went for the unconventional party dresses. Omowunmi was in a red puffball MAI creation, Goldie in a black dress with a bustier top and layered frilled bottom and our other guest in a frilled silver dress with gathered volume skirt

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Colour: More pops of colour!

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Red Rock: Red is a very tricky colour to rock because it be hit or miss! Most guys would shy away from red and white but Nnadi Richard rocks it. Zeal shows off her post baby figure in a fitted red strapless fishtail dress. Isio dons one of her favorite styles - a floaty white chiffon dress with red sequin accents.

Rock Chics

Shiny: For J Martins, Steve BabaEko & ID Cabasa, they wanted to add some pizzazz to their blazers and suit. They did just that buy choosing metallic hued looks

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Colour, Colour, Colour! Love how all the ladies accessorized with yellow

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Pink Ladies: Girly pink is always a female fave on the red carpet. These ladies show off 3 ways to rock it

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Kaftan: In recent BN Red Carpet Fab features, we have seen a rise in the men rocking kaftans. It seems Don Jazzy is leading the way in his signature embellished kaftan. Shank and the other SMVA guest also join the train and rock the trend well

Rock Chics

Metallic: Metallic hues were also popular among the ladies. As guests including Yvonne Ekwere (Vixen of STV) braved this scene stealing trend

Rock Chics

3 ways to black out: Black was in full effect on the SMVA red carpet as Munachi Abii and Rukki Sanda show in thier red carpet frocks

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The Black Suit: Noble Igwe, Matthew Mensah and MI show that when you stick with the classics, you are unlikely to have a misstep. This trio all look good in their classic black suits!

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Hello Yellow: Yellow is only for the daring who want to stand out. MBGN World Glory Chukwu, designer Ugonna Omeruo and our other yellow lady do just that

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Ankara & Print: The print is in full effect as singer Omawumi, The Beat FM & BN's Ife Komolafe and MBGN Tourism 2009 show off their contemporary looks created with Dutch Wax fabric

Rock Chics

Sari: Over the last few years, the sari has become a red carpet staple in Nigeria ever since it was pioneered by red carpet mavens - Nike Osinowo & Nkiru Anumudu. SMVA guests including Linda Ikeji rocked the trend in a variety of colours

Rock Chics

Pearls: Diamonds are forever but pearls make a lady! SMVA red carpet fashionistas including Freda Edewor-Francis complement their looks with pearls

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Menswear with a twist: Banky W, D'banj & Uti Nwachukwu decided to put their own spin on their menswear looks. Banky W in the velvet jacket and kangol hat, D'Banj in the grey blazer, white tee and sunglasses while Uti was all stripes and spots in his white striped hat, striped blazer and white trousers.

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Wild & Wacky! We just love when people decide to throw caution to the wind and rock the wackiest and most zany outfit they can put togather! That is exactly what Denrele and these 2 ladies did!

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Who was HOT and who was NOT?


  1. TQ

    August 11, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Nice post Bella , it seems majority of the guests are fashion forward, however it’s a bit generous to call white beads pearls ,no? cos i see no pearls in the post above.

  2. aso=dress

    August 11, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Omowumi Akinnifesi you have failed me o!!!lol
    still love you sa…but this is not your best look at all!!
    the dress looks bridemaid-ish

    The girl in d middle in the yellow dress section-NICE!ME LIKE

    LINDA IKEJI-what happened to your make-up..u are wearing an Indian saree…which usually means you have to go for bright make-up too!!

    i am feeling Dbanj’s blazer..banky’s own is too velvety(apoche) for me-

    Must MBGN wear that sash over the dresss?it messed up her look…can that crown get any bigger-geez

    i love the girl in braids with the white long sleeve mini dress…the one in the tights na wa..see how are toes are sliding right off the shoes and almost touching the floor

    denrele and the girl next to him…well that is obviously foolery..and i am sure thats the look they were going nothing but love

    the first girl in the metallic trend section….eeeek!!she looks like a roman soldier in that outfit

    I like the purple dress with yellow belt..not feeling the yellow shoes and brown bag tho

    I am still trying to make up my mid about the first pink outfit with the colorful buttons(r they buttons)…hmmmn..i like but dont like…i think she should have gone for a strappy or open shoe since the dress was all covered up(high neck n all)..the shoe made d whole outfit look matronly

    most pple looked good sa

    just my two cents o

  3. Omowa

    August 11, 2009 at 6:55 pm


  4. Nice Anon

    August 11, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    The chic in the middle wearing pink is on POINT!

  5. Ola

    August 11, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Yeeeepa! E gba mi o!!!!!!!!
    Where to start – where to start?!
    1. Leggings are not for everyone ooooooooooooooo jisos
    2. There were some truly awful shoes on display
    3. Looking at some asymmetrical horrors here – I remember why I hated the trend the first time round – Only one I like is the floor length red one
    4. D’Banj, Banky W et al. HEAT NO DEY KILL YOU?
    5. Pearls? Pearls?! LMAO
    6. Pink is certainly not everyone – For goodness sake look at your skin tone and compare to the shade of pink *Breathes heavily*
    7. I liked Shank jor jor (Simple and classy – NIGERIANS TAKE NOTE!)
    8. The only shiny suit man I want to see is DIDDY
    9. Rekana is emerging as a hottie oh (Did anyone see her at the kokomansion final?)
    10. Nigerians as a whole are pretty fashionable people – a whole different thing from being stylish!

  6. Ola

    August 11, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    I agree – HOTNESS! Body is banging as well.

  7. amplinus

    August 11, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    the last picture showed we also had masquerades on the red carpet.

  8. Nma

    August 11, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    don jazzyyyyyyy!!!!! loves it!

  9. Nice Anon

    August 12, 2009 at 1:27 am

    i haf died! looooooool

  10. jen

    August 12, 2009 at 3:01 am

    I noticed that none of the women have natural hair..Interesting

  11. eleganzabiro

    August 12, 2009 at 3:25 am

    why is that ugly dude Noble igwe’s tie that thin!YUCK

  12. Bola

    August 12, 2009 at 4:24 am

    Red on the red-carpet isnt a smart shoice but the lady to the far right makes it work!

    I was so relieved not to see Mercy Johnson here, thank heavens!
    She always looks one kin, one kin…

  13. a

    August 12, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Im sorry but this MBGN has no presence at all…….at this years competition i was shocked when she was crowned…i dont think she stands out. Munachi rocked it, and so did adaeze igwe.

    is that munachi in the black dress with the gold scarf/belt, looking good, though it would have been much better without the scarf

  14. ZimSponono

    August 12, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Oh my brothers and sisters need to understand that sometimes less is more. There’s nothing worse than these social butterflies who have obviously put a great deal of effort (and money) into their red carpet looks but still manage to look unsophisticated and ‘new money’.

    My thoughts are:
    1. Age appropriate clothing goes a long way
    2. Sunglasses at night works for disgraced public figures and rappers
    3. The light skin and black knees look is not sexy
    4. Mitchy-matchy shoes, belts and clutches look tacky
    5. Leave blond weaves to the Jamaicans (and those super long nails)
    6. Silver suiting is not for everyone
    7. Pedicures are a MUST for any red carpet appearance
    8. Firm thighs = short dress
    9. Bodywear goes a long way (Spanx is every woman’s saviour)
    10.A true fashionista always looks effortlessly chic


  15. pebrown

    August 12, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    sun shade enter naija, my God even for night

  16. shi

    August 13, 2009 at 2:47 am

    Munachi looks hawt!…………..gbogbo bigs girlz!!!!!!……lol

  17. Toyin

    August 13, 2009 at 6:22 am

    Hmmm….Denrele’s outfit…Na wa oooooo! I’m speechless!

  18. Toyin

    August 13, 2009 at 6:27 am

    E be like sey the moon light is too bright for their eyes…lol

  19. barbie1

    August 13, 2009 at 10:47 am

    @zimsponono! u are damn rite!
    i was thinkin dsame abt the whole silver jacket thing? it just sucks!
    nigerians knowhow to abuse fashion alot!
    and geeeezzzz y’ll chicas should go lose som weight befr u put short dresses!!! y’ll look like baloons!
    and is dat miss tourism???? gawshh she looks really random and tacky as hell! wot a disgrace. all i see is too much effort on this red carpet, and tackyness.


    August 13, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    hey! i have light skin and brown knees.
    so are you saying i must bleach my knees in order for me look sexy?
    im going to wear my brown knees in pride!!

  21. a

    August 13, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    i disagree with the word tacky, i may not be the in thing right now but it is noooooooooooo where near tacky

  22. Peju

    August 14, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    @ ZimSponono….so we must to match bag and belt and shoes!!!and thos with dark knees should go and bleach them!!
    Random folks claiming to know about fashion!!

  23. Chiangel

    August 23, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Naija 1! We sabi fashion well well. No other country can compete with us and that’s the truth. We know how to just put our outfits/attire/materials together. Very nice!!!

  24. Bea

    August 31, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Child! what’s the beef. The supa thin tie is fly and sexy as hell. The dude is a trendsetter and nowhere near ugly

  25. nuella

    September 3, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    from personal experience, i know Helen Ajayi’s hair is real. trust me i had to touch it wen i hAD d chance, 2 believe it myself. and dats munachis as well


    September 3, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Give a midget a chance—he needs to divert attention away from himelf one way or another


    September 3, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    LIKE DUHHH–because you touched her hair on the DAY you had the chance to, does not mean that she does not wear weaves–Helen is a notorious purveyor of EXPENSIVE hair is sooooo many naija women.

  28. Nne

    September 5, 2009 at 5:23 am

    Correct! Munachi looks awesome. I’m totally loving the creative use of a gold ribbon and that outfit. But the deal closer has to be her shoes. It doesn’t get sexier ladies…Except maybe, Toni Braxton barely there outfit.

    Los Angeles,CA

  29. Lanre

    September 8, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    I beg that Munachi should go and sit down. Jumpy! jumpy!. The outfit is HORRIBLE. I mean the Belt? The dress has no fitting, Earings r out of place, she needs classes. Has no sense of syle at all. Very dissapointing, i once tot she was cute, but she is fast looking like a “ho”. Sorry

  30. Karen

    September 8, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    I dont live in Nigeria but i just love Omowunmi Akinnifesi, she’s beautiful n always looks lovely. I think she was trying somthing diff this time.I think she’ll look gorgeous even if she was in rags, she’ll still rock. Awsome girl! Im always looking farward to seeing her dress ART.

  31. ameriewest

    September 11, 2009 at 11:32 am

    why does omowunmi always wear clothes that are too small for her? hmm i really wonder if some of these people looked in the mirror before leaving their houses!

  32. Luella

    December 18, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Why is that Noble Dude everywhere?

  33. eric

    February 11, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Get out oh!, come which kkain talk be that sef!, Wotz ur own with munachi, free the babe joh!, she has won the peagant already!!, oya you comot dress make we see wether you wey dey talk get sense of style.ppsheewww!!!…

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