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BN Bytes: Genevieve Nnaji rocks Zed-Eye & Jewel by Lisa at the London Premiere of “Mirror Boy”



Nigeria “shut down” Leicester Square last night for the premiere of “Mirror Boy”, the new movie by Obi Emelonye. Nigerian star Genevieve Nnaji stars in the movie alongside Osita Iheme of “Aki & Paw Paw” fame.

Genevieve represented for Africa by wearing two pieces by Nigerian designers. She wore a coat by UK-based Nigerian designer, Zed-Eye. The coat was part of the Autumn/Winter 2011 collection which Zed-Eye presented in London just a few days ago.
Beneath the coat, she wore a stunning sequined tasseled dress with ankara panels by Nigerian designer Jewel by Lisa. It is a modified version of a dress that JBL showcased at the Elite Model Look Nigeria Finale in Lagos last year.

BN will update the photos with higher quality versions and publish a full feature on the premiere soon.
Photo Credit: Zed-Eye | Sixoone Media | Haute Fashion Africa | Kola Oshalusi
BN Bytes
Little nuggets of news specially whipped up by the BellaNaija Team.


  1. Ronnie's Jeans

    February 25, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Go Gene…!

  2. mo

    February 25, 2011 at 9:44 am


  3. mo

    February 25, 2011 at 9:45 am

    oh and i commented first! wheehooo

    • This gurl

      February 25, 2011 at 10:01 am

      not quite….lol like the amaka will say


      February 25, 2011 at 10:30 am

      NOT QUITE!…lol

  4. biby

    February 25, 2011 at 9:48 am

    this is what am talking about! not omotola’s nasty grammy dress…mtscheww if u wanna do short u ve to ve d body. i love full figure n all d african attributes but sometimes its difficult to dress sexy witout looking like a wh*re. Genny u r my idol. her style is so effortless chic, elegant, simple its like she was born to do dis. naija women shud learn less is more. gennny tewwww badh o

    • Rania

      February 25, 2011 at 10:41 am

      thank you Biby, I concur with you! me think Nigerian women can learn a lot from the way Genevieve dresses!

    • MissNikie

      February 25, 2011 at 11:12 pm

      the others will get there, it takes Genevieve a while too.

  5. sweetie

    February 25, 2011 at 9:50 am

    love her hair

  6. uju

    February 25, 2011 at 10:03 am

    The hair I love so much. Not so sure abt the coat but the dress by lisa rocks!

  7. Roly

    February 25, 2011 at 10:04 am

    BIBY pls get off omotola’s case!its stale!pchewwwwww Omotol when she gets its right is a far more beutiful and endearing lady than that miss up there even after 4 kids!!!we not sure of all peeps typing – and all….

    • i like i like

      February 25, 2011 at 10:20 am

      this “even after 4 kids” statement is an old record that has clearly run its course! drop it please, e don do!
      Genevieve clearly killed it in this number! thumbs up!


      February 25, 2011 at 10:32 am

      you are talking about the omotola case being stale? that “she has 4 kids” thing is SUPER SUPER STALE! when will you people let that thing die? having for kids is NOT an excuse to let yourself go. whats up with people and excuses? mtchewwwww!

    • Toriola

      February 25, 2011 at 3:39 pm

      then she needs to shift to the side and go raise her 20 kids and stop embarassing nollywood with her oversized tighs and ikebe. 4 kids is not an excuse to be an embarassment. is the the only one with kids? she just needs to dress her seize/shape and stop squeezing herself in to size 8 by force. mscheeeeew!

  8. Esther

    February 25, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Genevieve go on .

  9. candid

    February 25, 2011 at 10:12 am

    i knew the minute i saw this write up that its a publicity stunt to sway us from the bad publicity she had gahered earlier from the advert she did!Na wa…why 2 outfits?lol…i still prefare an Omotola definately!!!


      February 25, 2011 at 10:33 am

      what does this have to do with the advert? and what “bad publicity”? you mean commentators on BN? haha. anyway…. either way it goes, WHAT SHE WORE, was going to be discussed.

    • partyrider

      February 25, 2011 at 11:55 am

      2 outfits? seems u cant see she wore a coat under her dress,its 2 outfits?…kmt
      btw that video wasnt bad publicity rather it was BN readers looking for something when there was nothing,as u can see the event went well,u just trying to look for where to dump ur negativity..smh and so u know Genny kills omotola when it comes to rocking outfits..

    • El Bee

      February 26, 2011 at 2:52 am

      Lol! I was wondering where the second outfit pics were too smh…

    • Kerosene

      February 26, 2011 at 11:58 am

      you said it all partyrider,no need for me to add anything 🙂

  10. Lil miss sunshine

    February 25, 2011 at 10:14 am

    OmoT shd take some lessons from Miss Genevive, knowing your body type is the key to looking uber chic.

  11. shayogirl

    February 25, 2011 at 10:17 am

    God bless this babe abeg, she knows what she’s about!


    February 25, 2011 at 10:29 am

    TWITPICS! lol
    Genny looks FAB! so for the people complaining about her always wearing black and dressing “boring” well here is some SPICE!
    the coat, I’m not too fond of. i think thats something that is better just for the runway.
    anyway, GO GENEVIEVE! 🙂

    • partyrider

      February 25, 2011 at 11:58 am

      yes oh more #teamgenevieve here..hahahahahaha

    • MissMe

      February 25, 2011 at 3:04 pm

      #TEAMGENEVIEVE all day everyday jare


    February 25, 2011 at 10:34 am

    sorry I’ve made so many comments, but this will be my last.
    LET THE OMO VS GENNY THING DIE! its soooooooooooo stale! seriously. “i prefer omotola” “i prefer genny over omotola”
    and when did Omotola’s name even enter this post? long hisssssssssssss

  14. candid

    February 25, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Omotola rocks!!! life is more than clothes…read between the lines


      February 25, 2011 at 10:44 am

      please try to be original. my “#TEAMGENEVIEVE” had nothing to do with the genny and omo comparison. its just because im a big fan of genny and love her work. i guess you’re not too familiar with “team” hissssss. people always gotta ruin something good.
      see how people make me comment more than i need to? hisssss.

    • missy

      February 25, 2011 at 12:30 pm

      team omoT!!!!

    • ochella

      February 27, 2011 at 2:20 pm

      and who said life is all about clothes? SMH.
      Omotola should fire all the “yes ma” people she put around her self, you people sell her being a mother of four like it’s a commodity. Her TFA outfit was cool.
      Almost forgot the topic because of course people must bring Omotola into genevieves matter. SSMH.
      I dont like the jacket but i like the dress and the hair.

  15. notaplayahater

    February 25, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Gene baby, u look amazing!kpon-kwem!

  16. Ifeoma

    February 25, 2011 at 11:16 am


  17. biby

    February 25, 2011 at 11:31 am

    haha…[email protected]
    first of all its not 2 outfits its a dress n a coat (trench coat or mac as the oyibos will call it) worn on a dress when the weather is cold…duh. am not hating omotola! never will! but dude/dudette people r bound to make mistakes esp in fashion i guess omosexy felt convience since Nicki Minaj..lmao buh really dont u just cringe wen u see dat back, its just one thing dat pops into ur head…wont say*hehehehe all am saying is dat ur style shud reflect ur personality. am a big fan of omosexy buh since her album release she been exuding sex appeal wit he body/butt hugging dress her future award dress was perfect dats how to show ur figure. love em both n u guyz too pls no hating love is d way forward abeg abeg abeg abeg abeg (uti bb winner 2010) lwkmd
    peace out n one love

    • Babyboo

      February 27, 2011 at 6:26 pm

      Sorry boo, but trench coat or mac are styles of winter coat and Genny’s isn’t even trench mac style..

    • Ijeoma

      February 28, 2011 at 10:18 pm

      Its spring dear….n dats wen u wear it, so she is on point

    • Ebby

      February 28, 2011 at 6:00 pm

      Biby dearie it ain’t trench coat or mac either, it’s just a jacket with feather trimmings! Love Genny but she needs a bit of happy colors in her wardrobe! She’s got smashing body to carry off anything color… As for Omotola, I cld not blobs she wore White! Who doesn’t know White shows of all d bulges on ones body sheeeez!!!!!

  18. bobbydox

    February 25, 2011 at 11:32 am

    wow @THEAMAKA i fell ur drift some people cannot just say something without including the other what has Genny’s stunning outfit for the premiere got 2 do with the bad – outfit OmoT wore for the GRAMMY stupid comparison makes no sense just comment or say whatever you have to say and flip the next page to all #TEAMGENEVIEVE thumbs up u guys rock so much love for the queen

  19. chi

    February 25, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Genny is looking like ‘egun’ in dis picture. Dis is far from bin her best. Pls stop trying too hard

  20. saradashian

    February 25, 2011 at 11:59 am

    lol @ all u hating on thos comapring fyi u r still comapring by talking abt it…lol dont u guyz watch fASHION POLICE? the even pitch 2 celebs wit one dress n ask who wore it better. so definately comparing isnt a crime. kai! naija wit all our over sabi sabi! omotola’s grammy dress will neva be stale gist cos she was supp to be repping naija/africa! my own opinion if u dont like—-hug the nearest transformer…kmt!
    @biby i like u….#nohomo

  21. sweetie

    February 25, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Yes and the Genny and OmoT fights begin….round 258768, fight!…you na no dey taya??? Abeg Genny i love your hair …i know i said it earlier but all the same….and ur makeup is on point.

  22. partyrider

    February 25, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Genevieve looks good as always 😀
    and please can u guys just try to leave Omotola and any other female actress out of posts that have to do with Genny..u guys just like to jam heads..and pls this “..after 4 kids” u guys can like to drop that one too.,its dry and stale news eh..thank you
    and yes,once again i say GENEVIEVE KILLED THIS LOOK..GBAM!!!
    Shout out to all #TEAMGENEVIEVE in the house…Buhahahahahaha!

  23. missy

    February 25, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    team omotola…ehn when omotola dressed badly for the grammy’s everybody was saying she should learn from genny blah blah blah you guys didnt say anytin then oo…now that someone said that he prefers omoT to genny u guys want to chop off his head….mbok team omoT i support u guys wella oo!

  24. bobbydox

    February 25, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    what do u say alakoba @sara fashion police and star comparison are 2 different things comparing a star’s outfit of the same design and made is star comparison while fashion police is there to hit you hard on whatever you wear on the red-carpet now tell me commenting about OmoT’s outfit and Genevieve as a personalities do they fall in this context NO so what are you saying

  25. chicnicity

    February 25, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    this obviously not her best but as alwaiz gennies olwaiz on point……not missing the mark n not goin over the top.tho im a little underwhelmed but she still pulled it offf….we ol have those muments gennie!

  26. na wa

    February 25, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    this is terrible – the comments i mean. most of them are not worthy of Bella Naija.

    And please, have you no better causes in your life to stand up for than Genny vs. OmoT? So now we cannot celebrate two beautiful talented women – we have to pull one down at the expense of the other – and they wonder why we never progress as a people?

    • Bee

      February 25, 2011 at 2:13 pm

      you took the sentiments right from my mind…the hateration on here is simply mind boggling. Its so vile….

  27. ogy

    February 25, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    She always represnts well effortlessly. Good one girl, u make us proud. Am not team anyone but that Omotola’s dress made ‎​M̶̲̅ε̲̣ cos she looked trashy. Sorry but her stylist should have done better.

  28. 9jagoogles

    February 25, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    I love the dress! JBL totally nailed it in this modified version which i so much prefer to the original… to the designer and model (gene), proud of u guys, keep naija looking fly!

  29. naomi

    February 25, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    @Bibby, please say something else, Omotola has achieved, where your own nowwwwwwwww, at least she has something to show for it.

  30. yetty baby

    February 25, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Omotola + Genny, abeg, abeg e no work, say something else, out of tone. Just make your comment and stop comparing people, stop making something out of nothing.

  31. Eheuu!

    February 25, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    listen listen all this omotola genevieve comparison is childish and stupid – so all you immature trollops – just stop it. There is room for everybody – its always – who always have to make comparison with black celebrities. Gosh – Grow up already. Its a big ole world for everyone to grow and shine – no need to compare either of them. I still love my Genny but i hate it when you guys pit them against each other – Omotola is good too. Leave it at that.

  32. meeT

    February 25, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Those pictures were taken with a camera phone and the lightening in that room doesn’t look all that great.

  33. Luvlyn

    February 25, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Omotola looks good afta 4 kids ma fat -!!!! My mum has 6 kids and she is sizzling hot dat omotola looks like her grandma. Gene dresses mature and she is younger dan omotolam omotola wants 2 b 18 again. Neva gon happen mate.

  34. cathy

    February 25, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    go gurl. lukin nice.

  35. NG MAAMA

    February 25, 2011 at 4:51 pm


  36. Serene

    February 25, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    She looks great in the dress but I don’t think she should have paired it with the jacket. The jacket is very busy, the dress is very busy and so there is too much going on that the eyes don’t know where go. If I were styling her, I would get a monochromatic jacket, no feathers at the sleeves.

  37. iffx wel krested

    February 25, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Dis babe- genny rocks…alwz…..Her haters r her motivators!!

  38. Anon

    February 25, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Love everything Genny wore and did…pls where can we get the jacket, it’s not on their website!

  39. TANGA a.k.a TRINAH

    February 25, 2011 at 10:41 pm


  40. MissNikie

    February 25, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    she looks fine, but the jacket seems too big for her stature.

  41. mo

    February 26, 2011 at 1:07 am

    ok can all of you just shut up? stupid arguments on who’s beta than who and who dresses beta, they both cant dress but what does it have to do with them personally? they are both great actresses and both beautiful and both doing well. omotola wore what she wore to the grammys, please she just took a random picture behind that grammy poster or whatever it was, she wasn’t on the major red carpet, and if she knew she was going to be on the major red carpet, trust me i don’t think she woulda dressed that way. honestly anyone can go for the grammys as long as you get an invite, but shes the first nollywood actress to ever attend the grammys so please u people should shut d hell up and honor that and stop comparing… #okbye


      February 26, 2011 at 12:00 pm

      yes she is the first Nollywood ACTRESS to attend the GRAMMYs. i thought the grammys was music, haba, what is she doing there? oh yeah, she can “sing” LOL.
      something like going to the oscars, now THATS something to look out for.

    • moi

      February 28, 2011 at 2:55 am

      actually thats not true…u can get Grammy tickets for $20…u are not invited

  42. thelma

    February 26, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Genny’s always on point mehn…. Omotola is always going round in circles … Abegi 4 kids na old gist o… Angelina Jolie nd Jlo cant go to d grammy’s in rags…. Dnt dey v kids?…. Go Genny, I luv ur style

  43. Shantel

    February 26, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Dress, coat, hair, make- up, jewelry, carriage all on point. I love that Genny can make anything work. She doesn’t go for the obvious..very safe..already made-to-look beautiful clothes. She chooses clothes with character and for me that says a lot about her confidence and inner strength as a person. She is a risk taker and is daring in the most sophisticated way which i feel is what sets her apart from the rest and makes her a true fashionista. She pulled off black people’s ‘old school glamour’ of the 20s/30s effortlessly. YOU GO GIRL!!!!

  44. Nollywood WATCH

    February 27, 2011 at 1:55 am

    Go GENNY Go

  45. NNENNE

    February 27, 2011 at 5:47 am

    Nollywood meets Naija fashion.That is the idea, people, export Nigeria. Do these Nigerian designers have outlets outside our shores? Am sure they will sell if thier prices are good. It should be because the monetary exchange rate and cost of production is in their favour.

  46. deoba

    February 27, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    can people just stop this Omotola has four kids story.
    Last time i checked Omoni Oboli had three boys. She looks great at least i have seen her in person.
    So many every day people i know have four/ five kids and are UK size 8. I love my celebs but please say it right when something is wrong. Omotola should dress for her body if she is finding loosing weight difficult. Genevive has got poise and thats what Omotola doesnt have.

  47. alvinsparks

    February 28, 2011 at 6:57 am

    genevieve shuda gone to the grammyz instead…she would have given kim kardash a run for her gown!

  48. chigirl

    February 28, 2011 at 8:07 am

    dont know what to think of the pic, hair isnt on point at all… luv u girl but to much make up

    • TRINAH

      February 28, 2011 at 9:45 pm

      dOULBE LOL

  49. Deegal

    February 28, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Genny looks classy as usual, when it comes to dressing she definitely comes top of the class in Nollywood

  50. sexyjah

    March 1, 2011 at 9:34 am

    go girl u too much….

  51. felicia

    March 5, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    genny u are something else.

  52. 0luchi okafor

    March 8, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    oh pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease people.let our love not blind us to that trash coat genn is wearin.the gown would have lovely alone but that coat made everythin seem too point of focus.E!fashion police would have arrested her for fashion misdemeanor.the rule of fashion is do not wear a dress with too many patterbs and the eye can focus on one pattern.get yall.

  53. shade

    March 18, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    i have two kids and dont have 1/2 the resources omotola have but (not boasting, just quoting what have been told by fellow women) if u see me am the bomb. i make sure i do not exceed a chosen size and m belle is as flat as hell. forget genes but its hard work. omotola should work on her self and learn to leave the childish dressing 4 tonto and chika!!!!

  54. Miss-cRaZy

    March 27, 2011 at 2:57 am

    Team or no team…On a personal note, i think Genevieve killed it…nice one babe! Keep it up.

  55. Oge

    May 18, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    To be honest the coat looks terrible, love the dress and I would have loved it if it was worn alone or with another coat however Genevieve looks really nice in it. I think it’s quite sad that we spend so much time fighting over who looks best when it comes to Nigerian actresses. Everyone is good in their own way. Niether Omotola or Genevieve knows any of you and you are busy cursing each other while they pocket their money. I respect everyone as indvidual so maybe we should all start being a bit more mature.

  56. damilola

    June 24, 2011 at 7:36 am

    Genevieve looks classy and chic as usual. Breathing and walking definition of style.

  57. atutupoyoyo

    November 15, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    sister roly u dey joke…did u say more wetin……genny has got more class abeg…..when u start having kids early your body gets back into shape better so thats a no biggie for having 4 kids…..omotola is a fine chick but has no fashion sense….and if by any chance u dey copy her u don miss road be dat….

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