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Ramsey, Basketmouth, Omawumi, Banky, Monalisa, Uti, Dami & Lola – Genevieve Magazine commemorates its 8th Anniversary with a Star-studded Issue!



Congrats to Genevieve Magazine! The lifestyle magazine founded by Betty Irabor is officially one of the longest running glossy lifestyle magazines in Nigeria.
The business terrain for magazines in Nigeria is immensely challenging and it takes a mix of hardwork, business savvy and grace to keep things going. BellaNaija commends Betty Irabor and the Genevieve team on this fete and wish them many more years of success!

The cover of this issue – the February 2011 “Walking on Sunshine at 8” issue features a cross-section of stars from different aspects of the entertainment industry: Uti Unachukwu, Lola Maja-Okojevoh, Bright “Basketmouth” Okpocha, Banky W, Monalisa Chinda, Ramsey Nouah, Omawumi and Damilola Agbajor.
Inside the magazine are exclusive photos and interviews with all the stars!

Here is the issue synopsis from the Genevieve team:
When you have a newly wedded rib-cracking comedian, a beauty queen with oodles of charm, a screen don, a beautiful actress named after a world famous painting, a singer whose vocals and stamina are reminiscent of Tina Turner’s, a suave R&B crooner with a grooming style that leaves him with a trail of enthralled female fans, a “Big Brother” millionaire and a gorgeous make-up artist as the cherry on top, what do you get? An awesome cover!

Expectedly, it was all laugh, giggles, glam and camaraderie at the cover photo-shoot marking Genevieve’s 8th anniversary… Interviews were conducted with juicy bits left in…

Photography: Oladipo Oladapo


  1. miss moe

    February 9, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Monalisa looks muaaahhhh!!! they all look great!

  2. asa

    February 9, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Woop woop first to comment,now where’s my price? Love this magazine, looks like vanity fair hollywood issue,very elegant.

    • Name (required)

      February 9, 2011 at 7:17 pm

      you clearly are not the first to comment.


      February 10, 2011 at 12:07 am

      not quite… and you mean “prize?” lol

    • asa

      February 10, 2011 at 1:13 am

      Aww shame, some ppl got their hands glued to d computer lol, @the amaka yeah prize thanx 4 correcting my typo

  3. D Beloved

    February 9, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    More grease Genevieve…you guyz always rock

  4. Adaeze

    February 9, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    I think Monalisa went to seek professional advise on hair styles and whoever that is her current adviser needs an award because this is so not the Monalisa I used to know. She has always been beautiful but in terms of hair, she has been surprising me sooo much recently! Thumbs up! She looks amazing, they all look fantastic! Congrats to Genevieve on its 8th Anniversary.. More grease to thy elbow 🙂

  5. II

    February 9, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    So nice..How do I grab my copy?..Not based in Nigeria!

  6. Anya

    February 9, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Nigerians are some BEAUTIFUL people. Look at all the beauty and talent in one shot. BRAVO!

  7. TERMS

    February 9, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    omawunmi is getting bigger , i guess the pregnacy rumours are true … *just saying

    • i like i like

      February 9, 2011 at 8:01 pm

      was just about to say the same thing. still love her though!

    • D.O.T.M.H.

      February 9, 2011 at 10:21 pm

      me too…

  8. Cho24

    February 9, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Genny looks strange

    • Miss ATL

      February 9, 2011 at 6:33 pm

      Erm, Genny is NOT in the pictures…

    • Name (required)

      February 9, 2011 at 7:18 pm

      LMAO…Where this one take see Genevieve na?


    February 9, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    BEAUTIFUL. NIGERIA THE GREAT!!!! Congratulations Genevieve Magazine.You guys rock!!!

  10. lauryee

    February 9, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Wow!! Lis looks soooooooo amazing!! U go girl, I lv this cover, really glam. Everyone looks on point, but not so much for Basket Mouth, pls its abt time u cut d dreads,but other wise, I’m loving this!! Congrats Genevieve!!

  11. sandra

    February 9, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    i Love this Monalisa lady so beautiful

  12. someborry

    February 9, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    awww monalisa… so beaurrifffuuulll 😉

  13. neharra

    February 9, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    for the VERY FIRST time since i know Monalisa she actually looks nice!!!!

  14. IsaidIt

    February 9, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    something screams jackass bout the aura of Uti.

    • coco

      February 10, 2011 at 9:32 am

      i rest my case

    • ceeJ

      February 10, 2011 at 6:29 pm

      interesting….. i actually find him very stunning and confident in these photos

  15. Doll

    February 9, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    monalisa is beautiful

  16. Bkay

    February 9, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    For the 1st time in ages, Monalisa looks sooo beautiful

  17. myne Whitman

    February 9, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Lovely picture, kudos to Genevieve!

  18. toya

    February 9, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    finally a genevieve cover tats not filled wit the ssame pple doing the same ting, a breath of fresh air

  19. Timma

    February 9, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    I love the pix, Its very nice!

  20. Tyto

    February 9, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    This picture is just too hawt….Genevieve is da bomb

    • D.O.T.M.H.

      February 9, 2011 at 10:22 pm


    • Name (required)

      February 10, 2011 at 12:19 am

      She probably means the magazine.It is called ‘Genevieve’

  21. nando

    February 9, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Monalisa luks Luvly

  22. Naijafairy

    February 9, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Umm in the first pic you can clearly see omawunmi’s belly though, she is preggers…Monalisa tilted her head a little to the left…y’all can see it right?

  23. madam

    February 9, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    banky shoulda kept his leg on the ground

    • timi da' uyi

      February 10, 2011 at 11:15 am

      Ever gone 4 a foto shoot? Its not 4 Banky to decide but the cameraman..and it’s called ‘creative style’

  24. Jess

    February 10, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Damilola Agbajor is definitely looking/dressed better. Good for her. Oh and I think that’s who people are assuming to be Genevieve lol


    February 10, 2011 at 12:09 am

    the cover looks extra cheesy, with holding the champagne….the last picture would works for me.
    loving the concept of “celebrities from different aspects of the entertainment industry”


      February 10, 2011 at 12:11 am

      ooops, typos. lol

  26. coco

    February 10, 2011 at 9:34 am

    na wa o,why r lola maja’s ‘manCHESTers’ almost falling out?

  27. stella

    February 10, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Lovely pix i must say…. Uti my guy any day n Monalisa i love ur look.

  28. nina

    February 10, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Monalisa,uuuuuuuh smashing,loving u girl.u r simply gorgeous

  29. Bridget

    February 10, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Remsey my friend u luk grate. Monalisia dis ur beauty is driving me crazy, hahahaaaaa..

  30. bobbydox

    February 10, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    thumbs up guys

  31. cathy

    February 10, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    thumbs up for genevieve mag n they all luk fab.

  32. arewa10

    February 10, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    pls does anyone knows how to get d type of weave omawumi has on….love it .i need it

  33. nuWie

    February 10, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    wow…looks great. Genevieve magazine looks great. Does anyone know the photographer Oladipo Oladapo’s contact? I guess he is a great fashion photographer. The photographer rocks! Why dont we hear much about the guy? I think its great we have people like Oladipo Oladapo, kelechi Amadi-Obi, moussa moussa etc who can help us take photography to the same level with vogue, GQ, cosmo etc. I am proud to be a gon subscribe to the magazine.

  34. Mrs Odemwingie

    February 10, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Monalisa looks like a movie star. nice!

  35. jummie

    February 10, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Who is the photographer he/she did a fantastic job.BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. Tosin

    February 11, 2011 at 2:46 am

    normally i wouldn’t spend 1000 on a cheesy woman mag but the cover picture drew me in and so i overcame the cheapo spirit. it’s a nice mag with a loyal following of sometype of wholesome woman. congrats to Genevieve magazine at EIGHT YEARS!!!

  37. jay

    April 23, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    i luv ramseys smile……nice 1 genevieve…..

  38. Akpomuke Lewis

    July 6, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    you guys are true & worthy ambassadors of our great country nigeria.Damilola looks take away.

  39. O.E. Winifred

    October 5, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Genevieve dis is good, we are looking up to u keep it up,
    u guys look wonderful nice outfits

  40. Mojisola Olademehin

    November 14, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Lovely pix, Thumps up guys.

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