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Eku Edewor & Chika Emmanuel dazzle in the new issue of WOW Magazine

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WOW Magazine created a sensation with their last issue which featured Nollywood superstar, Uche Jombo on the cover. For this issue, they have moved from Nollywood to the world of fashion. Ex-model and now Studio 53 Extra reporter Eku Edewor is the latest WOW cover girl.

Eku was garbed in pieces by designer Bridget Awosika for this shoot. In the accompanying interview, Eku talks about her experience on the Britain’s Next Top Model TV Reality Show, her transition from Warwick University where she studied Literature & Theatre Studies and the New York Film Academy to her present job in Lagos.

Elite Model Look Nigeria 2010 winner, Chika Emmanuel took over the fashion pages as she posed for an exclusive fashion spread which featured pieces from Nigerian design label, Jewel by Lisa.

This edition of WOW also features beauty tips from Banke Meshida-Lawal of BMPro and lots more.


Photography: Moussa Moussa
Styling: Ezinne Chinkata – Fashion Editor, WOW Magazine
Makeup: Chichi for Faceville
Hair: Bayo for Gorgeous

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86 Comments

  1. Ronnie

    December 2, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    This Chika girl is ‘Fierce’…Love ‘er!

  2. ochella

    December 2, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Hmm this Eku Edewor lady really deserves to the award of cover girl of 2010.
    Chika looks good too.

  3. kehnie

    December 2, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    I dont like the pictures,and d ankara designs*hiss*

    • Yuds

      December 2, 2010 at 11:28 pm

      You don’t have to like it… but why the hiss. That one is just unnecessary negative energy!

  4. tama

    December 2, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Eku looks so white esp in the third picture

    • the truth!!

      December 2, 2010 at 9:33 pm

      she is half white so why is that a surprise?

  5. Den

    December 2, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Na wah oh,Eku….biko idi very hawt oh,

  6. Maryam

    December 2, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    I worry about over exposure for this Eku girl. That’s if there is any such thing. I just wonder. Not hating o, just wondering.

    • Fly

      December 2, 2010 at 3:26 pm

      Thank you!..i wonder as well,im not hating but its becoming outright irritating!…Naija exposes pple until they become quite boring…its not even funny.

    • mariam

      December 2, 2010 at 5:18 pm

      Exactly…..all thanks to Bellanaija, i cant stand seeing her anymore. It’s just too much.

    • toya

      December 3, 2010 at 10:42 am

      I TOTALLY AGREE WIT U, SHE’S A LOVELY GAL AND DOES A GREAT JOB ON STUDIO 53 BUT ITS LIKE SHE’S EVERYWHERE

  7. kelechi

    December 2, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Bridget Awosika is FIRE!!!! Love the first outfit! But yes there is something about the photography or styling that is a little off.

  8. lilian

    December 2, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    I like! Wow has potential but I still think they need some help with their layout and a few other things. Yes the first look on eku is my fave too. I also read bridget awosika’s interview in this magazine and I just fell in love with this girl knowing she’s not just a random wanna-be designer. You can just tell when you read her responses to the questions. Very insighful and intelligent. As for eku free the babe I beg!

  9. truth hurts

    December 2, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    why are people always hating eku edewor? i never ever comment on these sites but today i just had to say:if you dont like to appreciate beauty close your eyes, if it offends you that she is on the cover of most magazines you have a serious self esteem issue, ohhh b4 i forget God gave her that beautiful pale skin, fortunately for her she doesnt need to ‘rub’ cream hehehe i think the photos are stunning, naija babes should learn to control their bitterness

    • Fatima

      December 2, 2010 at 6:27 pm

      Are you saying the reason why people are not a fan of her being everywhere is because she is lightskin? You sound very ignorant. I think the problem is that she is an interviewer. Where are the real celebs? Do you see mags in the US putting E news live, Extra or entertainment tonight people on the magazine covers. These magazines should do their job in helping promote our celebs and the work they put out. If they don’t who will. That is the issue people have, also there are two ladies on the tv show, where is the other Dolapo girl. If Eku is getting covers so should that other girl, they do the same work. If they are putting her on a cover because she is pretty that is fine. But they might as well pick pretty girls out at clubs and have them pose for magazines as well.

    • Tonia

      December 2, 2010 at 7:32 pm

      So how do you explain the current obsession with Alexa Chung in the UK – what is her claim to fame? Isn’t she mostly known for her stint on MTV as a host? The 21st century celebrity definition is fluid and I don’t think anyone should hate on Eku because of what she does. She looks lovely (and it has nothing to do with the skin tone – I think the other model looks as amazing, by the way) and she wears and represents the designers she wears well. By the way she is not showing up in the magazines for stealing someone’s man or doing drugs so why the castigation?

    • Fatima

      December 2, 2010 at 11:24 pm

      @Tonia. For some reason I could not directly reply to your post. Anyway, after I read your comment I had to google Alexa Chung and read up on what she is doing and it was hard for me to find magazine covers of her so clearly there is no obsession and obviously our point is invalid. Back to what I was saying. Kudos for Eku not being know for stealin g men or doing drugs. She is too pretty for all that. My gripe is not with her it is with the magazine. If you read my comment you would see that. Besides looking at pictures what would I buy magazine for. What would the interview be about, she is not starting a foundation, she is not telling us about a movie, or music she just did. That is what I meant. A bulk if not all the pics in the magazine have been posted what is the point of buying the magazine. If Kim Kardashian is subjected to weekly magazine editorials, she is not featured on the cover of vogue or major magazines because there is no real claim to fame.

    • Tommygirl.

      August 4, 2011 at 9:58 am

      Sweethrt, Eku is a woman of her own and i am sure you are too. But if a magazine sees it fit to celebrate her…..why all dis long tory?? She’s EVERYWHERE and so what?
      She doesn’t need to start a foundation or tell us about a movie or music she just did to be a celebrity, She is a Woman and should be celebrated and WOW magazine did just that!! SHIKENA!!

  10. Oladips

    December 2, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    its a Wow cover for Wow

  11. Dee

    December 2, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Yea I think it’s Eku’s hair, otherwise I think everything else if fab

  12. RMG

    December 2, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    @Truth hurts i’m begining to suspect you may just be the Eku herself.well done minister of defence!

  13. Ify

    December 2, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Eku edewor is pretty. Is she an edo girl; benin? They are usually very pretty. 🙂

    • susan

      December 3, 2010 at 3:58 pm

      ITS NOT FOR YOU TO LIKE @ ALL UR OPINION IS NOT NECESSARY LEARN TO APPRECIATE WHAT NIGERIANS ARE DOING AND STOP THE HATE………..

    • susan

      December 3, 2010 at 4:03 pm

      no she’s not edo she’s from delta state

  14. lolli witout d pop

    December 2, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    her right leg in the first pic has DEFINATELY been elongated.
    compare it with the left leg.
    abi do they think we wldnt notice. airbrushing na wa. smh

    • beezy

      December 2, 2010 at 8:54 pm

      Goodness!!!! Are you joking with this comment??…… Of course the right leg is longer cos its stretched out while the other is folded….*try with ur own leg and see*
      Ignorance will not be the death of some BN comments….

  15. tola

    December 2, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Nice spread of eku and nice clothes but they could have done without that last colorful necklace. Eeeeek!

  16. Anya

    December 2, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    This girl is beautiful! She is mixed/biracial abi?

  17. Honest

    December 2, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    I rily think eku does not personalize a nigerian look, not many Nigerians look like her. Just my opinion.

  18. NneSomebody

    December 2, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Eku is like a precious china doll. Chika is all african goddess-like! Both beautiful in their own way.

  19. mariaah

    December 2, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    I love the striking difference in their skin tone, shows that everyone is beautiful/fierce/sexy in their own special way!!Dark skinned/light skinned/mixed race . 🙂

  20. valentine blacksmith

    December 2, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    the styling is so avant garde….in a class of its own. and the muse…she fit fierce flawless n fabulous…

  21. lola

    December 2, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Eish, that 2nd picture… Eku is divine from her head to her neck and then it all goes downhill from there… Poor thing! SO sorry about this Eku.

  22. Seun

    December 2, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    can this Eku girl just disappear!!!!! as in talk about over exposure

  23. Omada

    December 2, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    okay, before i am attacked or called a hater, let me say that i don’t have a problem with Eku, she’s a fine girl no doubt, but i feel Eku is getting all these jobs because of her colour (oyinbo is better mentality at work).

    the first picture is gorgeous btw.

    • bambii

      December 2, 2010 at 11:18 pm

      I agree with this 110%

    • Ada

      December 3, 2010 at 2:36 am

      Supported! If person talk, dem go begin rant ‘hater hater’. The favoritism towards biracial-mulato-light skinned girls in Nigeria is pathetic! Why didn’t see say she was Nigerian on the so called BNTM?

    • LAYDEE

      December 4, 2010 at 4:57 pm

      i agree 200% , she’s pretty but too much of a good thing…..

  24. temi

    December 2, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    but this girl is not that fine now! lots of naja babes are finer than her! dark or light skinned! so why do u people think shes most beautiful girl in nigeria becos she mixd??? shes just a mixd girl! nothing extra ordinary. chill on d hype guys. nigerians seff can adore girls like this alot. im sure she doesnt get all these attentions where ever she came from, and all of u are killin your selves

  25. moi

    December 2, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Eku is like Kim Kardashian; you wonder why pple are crazy abt them, wat talent do they have and exactly wat is thier qualification as a celebrity, however, there is nothing one can do abt it. So you just live ur life and 4gerrit them
    Note BN, u are over saturating us with her…it is too much
    This make pple beef her even though they dont know her; for all we know she is just the sweetest girl in the world, but if u kip this up, pple would be off her

  26. Chibaby

    December 2, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    This Eku girl is boring and overrated. She can’t model. Chika should have graced the cover all on her own. Next best thing please.

  27. The chikooo

    December 2, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Chika my namesake*wink* is hoooot!
    Eku is white.

    • The chikooo

      December 2, 2010 at 10:02 pm

      As in Pale.

  28. Debbizzle

    December 2, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    i like eku,but wen i saw her age on genevieve magazine,”23yrs”…i think she lied….sorry but u wuldnt hv answrd d age part instead of lying…still like her tho

    • lady gen gen

      December 4, 2010 at 12:11 am

      err…she IS 23…I mean wtf?! Why would you arrive at that conclusion?

  29. caramel

    December 2, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    lol..her right leg does look short in the first photo…una dey look thing sha!

  30. awed

    December 3, 2010 at 12:42 am

    CHIKA!!!!!!!

  31. mary007

    December 3, 2010 at 12:45 am

    I am so so tired of these people who come here and say this girl is over exposed!!! Please its her time let her shine. She is really pretty and looks like she does take care of herself. All over the world the it girls are always over all the papers! If you can’t stand her go and hang. Please bella show us more and more pictures of her till the next it girl comes along

  32. mary007

    December 3, 2010 at 12:47 am

    By the way I forgot to add those beefing her here are so DAMN jealous

  33. burramint

    December 3, 2010 at 2:17 am

    Mehn this Chika Girl is one to watch!! such a young promising model!! wow!

  34. Doll

    December 3, 2010 at 6:55 am

    I guess some people are slow minded, i mean seriously do they even understand the word hate??? The issue in most of this comments is not about her beauty or skin tone, she’s even well praised if not over (U can imagine being compared with super hawwt** Kim K, the curvaceous boobylicious sultry bombshell- ok sorry i got carried away) so why are some people here screaming the word “Hater”. I honestly believe she’s becoming overrated and overexposed – the point is, in barely two months this girl has featured in about 3 magazine’s covers (not a problem though) but to think her recycled interview will be limited to beauty, fashion and being a presenter is outrageously redundant and super drag!

  35. Don't Understand

    December 3, 2010 at 8:49 am

    I, too, I am rather baffled at all the attention Eku is receiving. Please note, that an OPINION is NOT HATE. If Dolapo, the other girl on the show, was receiving the same attention, then I would stay mum, but she isn’t. How can we explain that? She is equally as beautiful – perhaps moreso. It just makes you wonder….

  36. Doll

    December 3, 2010 at 9:25 am

    pls who keeps commenting as Doll on this site? it is getting scary o! DISCLAIMER..i hereby disassociate myself and my views from the earlier commenter.

    Meanwhile, i love the pictures and i love Eku..babes, na your time biko..carry go..

    • Doll

      December 3, 2010 at 6:44 pm

      Do the honors of adding some title to your own doll, i honestly don’t want mix ups too.There is Doll and there are dolls just like the difference between ‘I am here’ and ‘Here i am’-

  37. Show some love

    December 3, 2010 at 9:58 am

    You guys shoudl really get a life. (thi is to all teh haters). Remeber Eku is a model, so its very okay for her to be on teh cover of magazines. Ryan seacrest also gets alot of attention and he hdoes different jobs, presenter on E, host of American Idol etc. Eku is a model, presenter on STudio 24 Extra etc. Please allow her. HAve u ever thought that maybe Dolapo is quiet and wants to stay ot of teh lime light and not teh fact that she is being discriminated against?. Eku its your time to shine, please dont mind these haters. Keep doign what makes you happy. You are beautiful

  38. caachi

    December 3, 2010 at 10:48 am

    am tired of seeing eku edewor every where abeggggg.yes she is glam and all dat but pls its okay.

  39. divalicious

    December 3, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Eku is very photogenic.
    Not so pretty in real life though

  40. moi!

    December 3, 2010 at 11:45 am

    may be Eku likes the spotlight while the other presenter, Dolapo does not. could just be individual difference. Go Eku!!!

    • moi

      December 5, 2010 at 2:09 am

      oh I see u gat a !mark with ur name…thanks

    • TRUTH HURTS

      December 5, 2010 at 11:03 am

      to all the HATERS! PS IF THE WORD HATER offends you then you are the HATER im talking about! if you can criticize someone constructively without getting personl eg skin colour, one leg longer than the other, oh why is she on all the covers is it because she is light skinned? etc you know ignorant comments like that then you are HATING, Call it what you like, sounds like pure hating with a hint of bitterness and dash of jealousy hehehehe, for the person who said i may be eku, dont be daft, im not just making an observation, if you know you re not hating you wouldnt bother to reply to this comment anyway but if you are…sorry, truth hurts!

  41. lola

    December 3, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    WOW to a great cover, great styling, pictures and girls!

    Also wow that people are so petty.

    To be a presenter, interviewer, show host which all incorporate the same skills is a talent. Where do you think people like Tyra, Ryan Seacrest even Oprah started from. You have to build a profile first. This is a job, and she’s doin a great job! Eku is just starting, she’s young and can only continue to grow, she’s trained at the New York Film Academy , she’s got a degree from a top university. (Read the articles) She clearly works very hard. To compare a presenter to a reality star is insulting. Alexa Chung is a presenter who has also increased her profile and relates also as a fashion fave. She has been on

    VOGUE, ELLE etc
    http://www.magazine-covers.net/…/alexa-chung-magazine-covers.htm

  42. Rachael Nsofor

    December 3, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Wow indeed, absolutely love the styling in these images, its n fire. The photography is sharp too. Very well done, the mag looks smashing.

  43. French Paris aaliyah

    December 3, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Y all the controversy about this EKU girl?some like n others dont….lol gurly u r nice n feat for the camera n a true fashionista but wat i think u r not feat for is presenting programes but if u work harder u will be courage gurly n let no one bring u down……

  44. Seiko aka: "Mo sparkles"

    December 3, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Lmao @ the comments. Eku is this, Eku is that. Biko, allow her… y’all cant even do love the camera,let alone the camera loving you.KMT! I mean she is not High Fashion, but she tries.

  45. Olivia

    December 3, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    So much hateration!!! Abeg, make una happi for other people jare. Thet’re both fab and beautiful….so what if you’re just famous for doing nothing? Who cares? Eku keep doing your thing! Haba. The definition of celebrity is no longer thesame. Lets get with the program. If the camera loves you…who am not to rejoice at your success? If you think someone is getting too much exposure, then stp coming to their thread or buying magazines featuring them or going to parties they attend…..see my point? You either live with some things or go live under a rock. Life’s like that-its al about adaptation and letting others live too! The Xhika girl’s look is TOOOO fierce! Kai

    • Fatima

      December 3, 2010 at 10:31 pm

      You know what you are right. I’ll make sure to skip her posts. Now the hater talk can stop, I did not know giving an opinion made one a hater.

  46. Bobbo

    December 3, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    GO EKUUUUU!!!!!…She’s always on magazines because she’s beautiful. Get over it.

  47. Bobbo

    December 4, 2010 at 12:03 am

    p.s. Some Nigerians embarrassingly sad…Imagine if this was another magazine from another country and people were criticizing one of the models for being “too black”…Isn’t that just wrong? …If Chica was getting just as many covers and exposure people would still complain. Why is it just so hard to give props?….As a famous person once said “The best way to know how well you’re doing is to check the Hater-O-Meter”

    • Kike

      December 4, 2010 at 6:30 am

      Why would someone welcome haters? I am sure there are other factors to determining success than people not liking you. Respect in society, wealth are more important. Mc Hammer had so called haters and he went broke. Someone using their haters to determine their level of success is probably not very successful to begin with.

  48. Amanaria

    December 4, 2010 at 12:54 am

    do you know that you all compared them to foreigners, not one of you mentioned and african celebrity. it says alot

  49. Bisi

    December 4, 2010 at 6:25 am

    I have read all the comments and I don’t think people who disagree with her covers mentioned the reason being her skin or whatever else is being mentioned. She is beautiful so is the other model. Those generalizing the disagreement to such things as skintone just go on to prove the point that she has no real reason being on a cover besides her looks.
    @Amanaria, I would name you celebs. Genevieve Nnaji has a new international movie coming out she could be on more covers. Bella Naija is a growing entrepreneur she could be on the cover. Funke Fowler is expanding her resume she could be on the cover. That is just off the top of my head. These women can provide a better reading and therefore sell more magazines. But I guess Wow is not in it for longterm. I repeat I think Eku is beautiful. Oh and I am Beoynce’s shade so no I am not on her being “too light”

  50. Na wa o

    December 4, 2010 at 7:17 am

    9ja babes and jealousy!!!! Eku I beg continue to shine o jare!!! Do as many covers as you want, over expose yourself as much as you want. The girls that ain’t doing jack in their houses are looking for excuses to run you down but if they want to spend all their time and energy hating on you no problem. Continue to spend your time over exposing yourself and ignore the ignorant and jealous girls!

    • vanaija

      December 5, 2010 at 11:57 pm

      LIKE!

    • Tommygirl.

      August 4, 2011 at 10:17 am

      WORD!!

  51. THE AMAKA

    December 4, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Eku is overrated….real talk.

  52. Nino

    December 4, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Honest opinion—I’m actually tired of seeing this Eku girl everywhere.I remember being in traffic and seeing her on the cover of both WOW and Genevieve and I was like “not her AGAIN!!!”. This is not beef–just some hard truth.She is a pretty girl but she needs to keep a bit of the mystery.

  53. nicol

    December 4, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    I think Eku Edewor is a very pretty lady her beauty lies not only in her face, color or skin , It goes beyond , she carries the dress in the photo shoot with elegance, grace, glamor,sophistication and confidence.Now tell me how many Nigerian girls who call themselves fashionistas, models or socialites can work/walk the dress just like Eku did ? they probably would spoil the wonderful piece of art labored by the fashion designer. you go girl, i see more fashion magazine covers coming your way

  54. town

    December 5, 2010 at 1:38 am

    No one is hating on Eku…bella u shud learn to listen to ur readers tho. Everyone cant be saying the same thing. Always tk criticism…u r gonna be responsible if this gurl’s career fails freal…dont mk people get tired of her too quickly…its like genevieve….eveyrtime i hear something abt her, i get excited because she is not over exposed…but with Eku, u bore us every week…”eku goes to the market”…”eku drinks water”…”eku goes to bed”…not that u talk like that abt her but u might as well start to do that…u sound like her publicist and u look bias…I dont care if u dont post this…but just get the point…stop over exposing anyone on ur site…it gest old

  55. town

    December 5, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    NEXT WEEK ON BELLA NAIJA : “Eku goes to sleep” “EKu ate agege bread” “Eku drank cold water”

    • Omada

      December 6, 2010 at 11:28 pm

      lmao!!!!!!!

  56. Onix

    December 9, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Well to start with, magazines know exactly what they are looking for when it comes to who can be on their covers. I work for a magazine company in the Uk, and trust me being beautiful isn’t just enough. Also, for those of you who keep saying she is just a tv presenter, have should ask Juliana of E news how many photo shoots and endorsements she has done, all of which she could never have done without E news. So come on people, it is for you to say who is more beautiful, but the magazines know a face that can sell mags, and trust me I will cast Eku any day for a photo shoot.

  57. shayogirl

    February 17, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Why must an opinion be hate/beef/jealousy or whatever? Its annoying abeg…

  58. libra

    May 3, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    her legs are not elongated take a closer look her left leg is pushed back inside,eku is hot.

  59. Tommygirl.

    August 4, 2011 at 10:12 am

    LOOOOLLL!! i see bella naija is grooming a LOT of wannabe world acclaimed critics! abeg, make una stop to take panadol for another person headache o.

  60. Lola Adebisi

    January 3, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Loool @ all the comments. Over hyped or not, doesn’t deserve a mag space or not, no acclaimed to fame or not, mixed or not… Eku looks stunning and the pictures look great. Chika’s doing quite good too 🙂 Fierce.

  61. Lola Adebisi

    January 3, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Btw her legs wear NOT elongated. She’s folding the other plus her toes are pointed on the one that’s stretched out.

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