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Rita, Dakore, Genevieve, Nneka – Scenes, Stars & Divas at the 2010 Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) held in Port Harcourt



Port-Harcourt was awash with stars of screen and television from the 1st to 5th of December 2010 as they gathered for the long awaited maiden edition of the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF). The festival opened in grand style with the red carpet premiere of Andy Okoroafor’s movie “Relentless” at the Genesis Deluxe Cinema.

Nollywood and other Nigerian celebrities mixed it up with Bollywood stars and Hollywood’s Rockmond Dunbar and Malcolm Jamal-Warner, whilst the big wigs of Rivers State, led by the Governor, Rt. Hon Rotimi Amaechi and the First Lady Judith Amaechi, came out to showcase the State’s potential for entertainment, culture and tourism.

Beyond red carpet premieres, there were workshops, panel exposes and the Africa Film and Equipment Market which was an opportunity for networking and collaborations amongst film makers, content buyers, distributors and investors from around the world. The closing Awards Gala at the Presidential Hotel Music Arena honoured the best African cinematic works in 2010, whilst the crowd was wowed by live performances from P Square and “Port Harcourt Boy” Duncan Mighty.

Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) 2010 – Winners
Best People’s Choice Award:
Working Girl by Nigel Trellis (Antigua+Barbuda)

Best Animation:
URS by Montz Mayerhofer (Germany)

Best Short Film:
Pumzi by Wanuri Kahiu (Kenya)

Best Documentary:
Stolen by Daniel FallShaw (Australia)

Best Feature Film:
Soul Boy by Hawa Essuman (Kenya/Germany)

AFRIFF 2010 Party & Fashion Show

Celine Loader

Chineze Anyaene with a guest

Segun Arinze


Eku Edewor

Kunle Afolayan

Ibinabo Fiberisima

Caterina Bortulossi

Memry Savanhu & Barbara Ukattah


Omoni Oboli

Gideon Okeke


Alex Kothoor with guests

Eku & Rita rock the runway in Kina Buti Fashow Show

AFRIFF Awards Gala & Other AFRIFF 2010 Events

Dakore Akande

Genevieve Nnaji

Chika Chukwu and Ibinabo Fiberisima

Memry Savanhu, Rita Dominic & Barbara Ukattah

Rita Dominic

Celine Loader & Tonye Faloughi

Rockmond Dunbar, Chioma Ude and Malcom Jamal-Warner

First Lady, Judith Amaechi and Hon. Marcus Nle-Eji

Rt. Hon Rotimi Amaechi

Mike & Keke Ezuruonye

Omoni Oboli

Antonella with a guest

Eku interviews AFRIFF participants

Anwar Sadiqi, Maria Ast and Ayesha Omer

Evelyn Egejuru & Nneoha Eziri

Caterina Bortulossi & Tonye Faloughi

Debbie with a guest

Ntare and Soledad

Omoni Oboli, Malcolm Jamal-Warner & Tosin Sido

Photo Credit: AFRIFF | Kola Oshalusi | Face Front Concepts


  1. Amy L.N

    January 20, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Mike and Keke look sooooo Beautiful!!

  2. Babydee

    January 20, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    yayyyy first!!

    • aunty tawa

      January 20, 2011 at 5:54 pm

      not really

    • D.O.T.M.H.

      January 20, 2011 at 9:36 pm


    • gbeborun

      January 23, 2011 at 11:44 am

      LWKMD hahahahahaha, this made my day

  3. Emem

    January 20, 2011 at 5:27 pm


  4. Rachael Nsofor

    January 20, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Almost everyone looked stunning, Nigerian’s are killing it all the way..

  5. aunty tawa

    January 20, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    i love Memry Savanhu’s outfit.
    sidenote: Mike & Keke Ezuruonye look so cute

  6. Miss ATL

    January 20, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Eku Edewor is a bonafide style icon!!!! I don’t care what anyone says – she has killer style

    • D.O.T.M.H.

      January 20, 2011 at 9:36 pm

      I concur!

    • lizzy

      January 21, 2011 at 8:54 am


    • i like i like

      January 21, 2011 at 3:22 pm

      sooo true!! the girl has got style and beautiful taste!

    • lola

      February 28, 2011 at 4:24 pm

      Dont forget she has a stylist

  7. lizzy

    January 20, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Lovely lovely pics, everyone’s looking pretty. From Rita to Gene etc.

  8. osiko

    January 20, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    yawnnn…enough with the black miss genevieve

    • D.O.T.M.H.

      January 20, 2011 at 9:38 pm

      Please tell her

    • kamasutra

      January 22, 2011 at 3:51 pm

      she said its her favourite colour on ovation

  9. dave

    January 20, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Gennny lukd wow, very simple yet classy,elegant n sexily differnt.. n Rita lukd gud 2..

  10. damilola

    January 20, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Almost everyones dressing was on point, love genny’s dress but maybe she should try wearing a lighter colour.
    Mike and Keke look so lovely.
    As for Psquare, they are looking hot as usual.
    Rita dominics dressing is always on point, love dakore, she looked so beautiful (no homo). Then Mrs Rotimi she don dey add weight o abi is it just me?
    Omoni’s dressing looked so casual but she looked pretty, everyone looked good sha, nice pics!!

  11. Ib

    January 20, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    What can i say?..LOVELY…well put together

  12. Adaeze

    January 20, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Mike Ezuruonyes wife is extremely beautifullllllllllllll she seems to be getting more beautiful in every new pic… Awww may God bless their union, very perfect match. Everyone looks really nice, i see Genevieve loves black a lot lool, she still looks beautiful as usual.

  13. BC

    January 20, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Mike’s wife has a lovely smile. She must be a warm lady. I like her.

  14. 9ja gal

    January 20, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Mkey..ur wife is da bomb!!! Genny is beauty personified! Riri..ur skin glows~~ Naija is killing it!

  15. missy

    January 20, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    i love malcom jamal warner from cosby show….btw rita is becoming lighter by d day or may be its the camera or sth

    • Miss ATL

      January 20, 2011 at 11:29 pm

      THANK YOU!!!!!! as per Rita getting lighter. her skin color seems other-worldly

    • Iceprincess

      January 21, 2011 at 9:19 am

      yeah…jes realised am not over d crush i had 4 him then!

  16. ruby

    January 20, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    they all LOOK STUNNING

  17. naya

    January 20, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    lovely pics..genny on point as dakore s flawless look..u go girl..rita,black suits u…omono,is just a simple lady…keep up d good work nollywood…

  18. TRINAH

    January 20, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    I love genny, rita, babarwa and her friend’s outfit , lovely dresses…… those complaining gene with black always, may be u missed the recent previous 3 events where she didn’t wear black,,,,I love her dress so much and Rita’s short black dress,,,,,, way to go,,,,,,Omoni. oh Pls Omoni find yourself a stylist to help u put u on the road maan,,,,

  19. D.O.T.M.H.

    January 20, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Suffice it to say I agree with most of the comments 🙂 Didn’t look like a stuffy event… I like the dancing picture

  20. Adebo Larry

    January 20, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    It’s 2011. Please why are the ‘P-Square’ boys still dressing like this???????
    Even being on a stage is inexcusable…. common’ already!

  21. Demilade

    January 20, 2011 at 10:23 pm


  22. kenora

    January 21, 2011 at 12:33 am

    rite ad the EKU rock it all.but they all are lukin great wit there outfit nigeria are tryin..

  23. anon

    January 21, 2011 at 2:41 am

    Rita is my girl anyday. But, do you want to turn white overnight? I understand if you want an eventone skin but turning white almost pale is not a good look at all. PLEASE RITA, STOP IT.

    Mike and Keke look beautiful.

    I have the biggest crush on Jamal Warner from Cosby show, good to see him in the motherland.
    Rockmand Dunbar from Soul food, one of my favorite show, good to see you too.

    Bantu is probably vegan, but can someone please toss him some burgers.

    I love P sqaure, but seriously, they need to stop with the matching outfit and all white that they usually wear. Ok, we get it you guys are twins.

    I notice a lot of chocolate women tend to stay away from color, but color compliments their skin tone very much. So, Genny, don’t run away from color, embrace it.


      January 23, 2011 at 8:31 am

      she said black is her favorite color…not that she is using black to run away from different colors.

  24. Stunning

    January 21, 2011 at 4:53 am

    Rita’s boobs were almost falling out in that runway outfit.It was cut a bit much but other than that, she killed that outfit!
    That Memry Savanhu girl is a babe sha!
    I coulda done without Dakore’s ball gown dress tho’…..a bit much for such an event don’t ya think?Something slim fitting coulda sufficed.But it wasn’t so bad still

  25. Stunning

    January 21, 2011 at 4:56 am

    BTW what in the world was the girl in the 15th picture from the top thinking?She looking tacky….and my gawd!Did she have to accessorize like that…….Wow!When will our people stop the matchy matchy craziness!

  26. OY

    January 21, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Under “Anwar Sadiqi, Maria Ast and Ayesha Omer” the two ladies there are Evelyn Egejuru and Nneoha Eziri. I shd know, I attended high school with them 🙂 On the whole…nice!

  27. Teebaby

    January 21, 2011 at 8:36 am

    This Omono Oboli can like to wear nonsense

  28. Iceprincess

    January 21, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Happy looking people…9s’

  29. Me

    January 21, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Dakore is a germ,her skin is flawless, what does she use? Genny is always on point..

  30. shay shay

    January 21, 2011 at 9:52 am

    ok a lot of wacky dressers, the Eku girl is one hawt tamale, rita dominic should hav vehemently refused modeling that dress- very -, Gideon watchu got in ur pants teeehehehe, Nneka and denrele should hook up: they’d “get” each other, girl behind genevieve eeeerm choking perhaps?, p-square eeeew stop that aso-ebi crap already, mike and keke-well i actually mean keke, hot mami!!!omoni, shaking my head for u

  31. Ifunanya

    January 21, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Ok.. am not hating here 🙂 Barbara Ukattah looks pale; don’t get me wrong, I love her outfits. Rita, could lay off the bleaching – I am serious!!!! I know the guy Chineze Anyaene is with, he works at Odeon Cinema London @ Greenwich; I recognised him. Genevieve Nnaji looks good, so effortlessly. Omoni Oboli looks great. Tonye Faloughi, I don’t think she is very particular about her appearance – she doesn’t make and put that effort into her appearance. Na wah oh..

    PSquare; those sexy looking brothers, mehn, I am trying to take deep breaths *oweee*

    It looks like a nice and well put together event. 🙂

    Look at Rockmond Dunbar and Malcolm Jamal-Warner. Vivica Anjanetta Fox, please we await your visit, and not forgetting Queen Latifah, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey visits…

    Lots of love xx

  32. esther

    January 21, 2011 at 10:33 am

    pls tell african girls that they beautiful when they look brown,coffee,chocolate,coffee brown u name . this urge or desire to become light skin has become an obcession in nollywood almost every girl wants to be white and naturally fair ones want to become albinos.pls help me tell’em they are gorgeous even in dark skin.

    • kamasutra

      January 22, 2011 at 4:09 pm

      my dear, help me tell them. look at mike and his wife who are naturally fair. they still look normal not like the rest competing with beyonce and rihanna in the bleachers competition

  33. dewaa

    January 21, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Nneoha Eziri n Evelyn looking so astonishing.Riri always elegant,keke n mike beautiful coups.

  34. partyrider

    January 21, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    keke is gorgeous abeg kai! beautiful smile and i love wen mike smiles.. definitely my fav celeb couple

  35. olivia

    January 21, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Mike n Keke are my new fav couple. Mike’s wife is hella CUTEEEE! They just radiate love n goodness and everything wonderful. Bro Mike, u done gooood!
    In all, the event looks great n guests dressed the part. Hope it leads to better content, quality, acting etc from our film industry.

  36. laraak

    January 21, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    They all look ravishing n take home,mike n keke lovely couples God bless your union.

  37. marvel

    January 21, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    BN gals are as accurate as it gets… It would be great to see Rita with a fake tan. This lighter, lighter look can be so ageing if aided. Apart from that, ppl looked great. BN keep the good work up.

  38. kreamy

    January 21, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Eku edewor looks stunning as usual. N d pics r rili nice

  39. Solape

    January 21, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Isn’t that the african american actor from soul food that’s clapping his hands in a pic with rita dominic?

    • mbabazi

      January 25, 2011 at 11:41 am

      nope that is ntare guma ,a ugandan Hollywood actor,h is great n has apereared in several things including heroes. google him.

  40. ruchylicious

    January 21, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Nneoha. Haaaa, where will u not go. Take am easy oh

  41. someborry

    January 21, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    MIKE & KEKE!

  42. Dmz

    January 22, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Awwww, chei Mike tek eye go Market o…….. Wohooooo and she used to live here in Canada so I like her even more.

  43. kamasutra

    January 22, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    dunbar…….he was on prison break too and i heard that his wife is a nigerian….well, that’s what ovation said.

  44. Ujubaby

    January 22, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Awwwwwwww, Mike n Keke Ezuruonye!

  45. feyi

    January 23, 2011 at 8:04 am

    Why does Genny have only one pic of her? Don’t we all know who the superstar there is and we demand to see more pics of her rather a bias of rita’s everywhere. And what’s it abt Genny loving black? Its called choice moreover rita was also on black and so was dakore. Genny looks stunning never the less and chineze and dakore does too


    January 23, 2011 at 8:27 am

    GENE LOOKS GREAT! I’m usually tired of her in black, but she looked so effortless here…LOVE IT.
    Rita Dominic (in the pic next to Eku)…dress does not fit her; she looks good in the short black one though.
    Mike and Keke… cute!!
    Dakore “Akande” damn, i gotta get used to that. haha
    Nneka looks super cute and girly! when she first came out, i never thought she’d EVER wear anything like that. love how she doesn’t overkill with the makeup either. still very natural.
    Eku Edewor looks great, anyone know who her outfit is by?
    Omoni in the black and white, BAD CHOICE OF SHOES! (why is it so hard for people to get it right when it comes to the shoes? do they not think the shoes are essential, or what?)
    NICE EVENT! i guess Port Harcourt is on the rise…

  47. mary007

    January 23, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    BN where is my comment! so its only sweet comments u now publish! ok I shall only say sweet things, hmmmm it would be boring

  48. jennietobbie

    January 25, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Mike and wife…..muahz!!!!!!!!!

  49. Oyetayo

    January 26, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Dakore is lookn good each passn day, Genny go gurl yhu lookd astonished dont mind the haters. Mike nd keke hmmnnmmn am short of words cos yhu guys look so beatiful and compatible. Rita why do yhu want to turn urself to a white woman? watch it gurl…

  50. Fairy Godsister

    January 26, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Keke and Mike are my picture of the event, they look so cute!!! Genevieve places a close second, I AGREE without whoever said she looked effortlessly beautiful! And for those of you hating on her choice of black, at least she knows what suits her and carries it well, and she doesn’t wear the same outfit to every event! Even if she did, we would still love her!

  51. BigU

    January 29, 2011 at 4:00 am

    who are Memry Savanhu & Barbara Ukattah?? and what do they do?

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  53. lola

    February 2, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    the yellow and brown jumpsuit eku is wear is not by JBL!!!!!! Nigerians you don’t waste time to copy o!!!!!

  54. Miss Prada

    February 7, 2011 at 2:36 am

    Genevieve is Beautiful! her skin is flawless 🙂

  55. mamallete

    February 7, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Jenny is were beauty ends
    Mike and keke so adorable

  56. N G

    February 15, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Ve anyone noticed dat the longer couples live together, d more they look alike.An example is my own parents (32 years in marriage); so Keke & Mike maybe in 10years time pple ll be asking if both of u re twins. Cheerish ur ur couple smile n glow.

  57. Sylvia

    March 15, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Genny….u ROCK gurl. Am your No 1 fan

  58. eyong

    March 16, 2011 at 7:14 am


  59. efa effiko

    May 20, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    rita dominic did it , genevieve also did it , buh nneka : best dressed 4 me , she looked so ’17yrs old’ ……………meanwhile dat mike wife make sense oooooo , d guy get eye

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