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BN Bytes: Naomi Campbell hosts Genevieve Nnaji, Idris Elba & Shingai Shoniwa at the Fashion For Relief pop-up shop launch in London

Westfield shopping centre in West London was buzzing with celebrities, fashion insiders and press last night as Naomi Campbell held the gala launch of her Fashion For Relief pop-up shop.



Naomi Campbell & Genevieve Nnaji

Westfield shopping centre in West London was buzzing with celebrities, fashion insiders and press last night as Naomi Campbell held the gala launch of her Fashion For Relief pop-up shop. The charitable venture has received donations from designer brands including Burberry, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen and Victoria Beckham. The pop-up shop will be active at Westfield for one week and all the proceeds will go to the Prince’s Trust, a UK based youth charity that helps change young lives.

Celebrities including Noisette’s lead singer Shingai Shoniwa, musician Keisha Buchanan, musician Sophie Ellis Bextor were all present to celebrate with Naomi.

One international star who stood out was Nigerian actress, Genevieve Nnaji. The Nollywood superstar looked good  as she enjoyed a night of networking and shopping dressed in her draped green dress paired with nude platform pumps. Genevieve is currently promoting her movie, “Mirror Boy“, the movie premiered in Leicester Square in February 2011 and will be opening in cinemas across Nigeria in June 2011.

Photos below.

Naomi Campbell

Genevieve Nnaji


Shingai Shoniwa

Sophie Ellis Bextor

Beverly Knight

Donna Air

Keisha Buchanan

Naomi Campbell & Idris Elba

Beverly Knight & Genevieve Nnaji

Ngozi Pere-Okorotie of Zed Eye, Genevieve Nnaji & Vannessa Amadi

Keisha Buchanan, Vannessa Amadi of VA-PR & Genevieve Nnaji

Ngozi Pere-Okorotie of Zed Eye, Shingai Shoniwa of the Noisettes & Genevieve Nnaji

Photo Credit: VA-PR –
Additional Photo Credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images Europe | Alan Davidson – DailyMail UK | Zed Eye


  1. naya

    April 6, 2011 at 9:51 pm


  2. moi

    April 6, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    gennie never dissapoints

  3. partyrider

    April 6, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Idris Elba my husband..where have u been?i have missed u oh 🙂
    Love genny’s outfit..

    • Africhic

      April 6, 2011 at 10:50 pm

      Hands off he’s mine……………………lol

    • ogefierce

      April 7, 2011 at 11:42 am

      who dash you Idris Elba??? abeg go and pitch yuortent somewhere else cos’ he’s my man …. 😛

    • partyrider

      April 7, 2011 at 2:14 pm

      both of you better back OFF..:)

  4. KK

    April 6, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Cnt help but luv Genevieve

  5. gbeborun

    April 6, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    I’ve met Shingai Shoniwa lovely talented girl, underneath the phone throwing and diva tantrums Naomi Campbell is a very kind woman

  6. Katie

    April 6, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Genevieve has OFFICIALLY arrived!!YOU go girl

    • toriola

      April 7, 2011 at 3:17 am

      say wetin? the chikito don arrive since when? well i congratulate you on finally recogonizing her arrival … 🙂

  7. Tosin

    April 6, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Stop and think : Of the 4 stars, Genevieve arguably has the most potential for greatness.

    • precious

      April 8, 2011 at 1:29 pm


  8. chiko

    April 6, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    lovely my lovely diva nnaji don dey enter places oo. who d Lord has blessd no man can curse.thumbs up bbz

  9. gbemi

    April 6, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    genny toh berd!!!

  10. Obi

    April 6, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Lovely. Shine on Genevieve!

  11. monalisa

    April 6, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Anyone still hating on Genevieve Nnaji should quit doing so? Reason? Its looking like a hopeless venture. babe doesnt look like she has the intention of slowing down, so you might as well save yourself those panick attacks you get anytime you see her name written in GOLD,lol.

    Go Genny!

    • partyrider

      April 6, 2011 at 10:58 pm


    • chiko

      April 7, 2011 at 12:35 am

      chop knuckle jare ,u r so rite

    • Kerosene

      April 7, 2011 at 4:02 pm

      Well said…

    • Tokun

      April 7, 2011 at 10:31 pm

      OMG!!!! You just made a good comment right there. I hope those haters will listen. Genny it is your destiny, take it and grab it!!!!!

    • Tochi

      April 8, 2011 at 5:03 pm

      yeah, she is just killing it and flying high, mehn i am so proud of her. Go jenny!!!

    • cindy

      April 10, 2011 at 9:55 pm

      BELLA NAIJA i need d like button now!! tanx Monalisa! had an arguement with a friend a while ago about Genny, cant wait for wen we nigerians will start showing pride in our own peeps dan bringing dem down, Genny u owe us nothing but to keep being ur fabulous self muah!!

  12. Gennifan

    April 6, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    love you Genni, love how you like to keep things understated; classy.

  13. SeunD

    April 6, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    I want to be like genny when I grow up

  14. shuga

    April 6, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Genny babes. D sky is ur limit…or is it starting point now. Go gurl-u rock.

  15. nniii

    April 6, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Go gal u rock my world!!

  16. Nutella

    April 6, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Genny never disappoints. She is going places. And..newsflash: HATING ON GENNY (Or anyone for that matter) IS SO LAST CENTURY!!!


    April 6, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    omg….aren’t “nude” pumps only nude for non-black people? they are not nude when someone with a darker complextion is wearing them.
    anyway, she looks nice.

    • annie

      April 7, 2011 at 8:49 am

      I knw. I wz jst thinkin nude shld be acc to one’s complexion yeah?! 4 instance I’m more or less caramel coloured so (duh) THAT wld be MY nude! she’s wearin beige shoes not nude! but i luv her still (in my head she’s my big sista. 😀 & we’re born in the same month 2. if that ain’t fate i dunno wat is! Lol)

    • adooshe

      April 7, 2011 at 9:25 am

      Did u also put this comment up on Linda Ikeji’s blog?

    • annie

      April 7, 2011 at 9:58 am

      r u askin moi? or The Amaka? (if me, then ans is no.) 😀


      April 7, 2011 at 2:34 pm

      NO. and you are?

    • NIRA

      April 7, 2011 at 10:32 am

      Does it mean white ppl are beige in complexion? cos that’s the colour of most nude pumps. “nude” is just used to describe the colour,not that it’s the same colour with the human skin.

    • annie

      April 7, 2011 at 11:01 am

      It’s not like anyone IS actually beige in complexion. the point is beige is more of a “nude” for a white person than an african. They didn’t come up with the description by chance. & there really isn’t any actual colour called ‘nude’.

  18. WorthIt

    April 6, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    @gbeborun “…Naomi Campbell is a very kind woman…”. Yeah and I’m Snoop Doggy Dogg

  19. yeha

    April 6, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    “Westfield shopping centre in West London was buzzing with celebrities, fashion insiders and press last night as Naomi Campbell held the gala launch of her Fashion For Relief pop-up shop”. How did Naomi personally host this celebs you mentioned?

  20. kizzle

    April 6, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    my hubbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Idris….ahhhh.

  21. Didi

    April 6, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Awwwww bless! See as she blend at the same time stand out. Class is in born indeed. Love her for never falling our hand. God bless ur strides Genny..

  22. momo

    April 6, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    @monalisa sorry but they should stop hatin on gene because what???? she went for an event that anyone coulda gone for? was it not someone that invited her? big deal? how does that make her so special or add to anything? i dont hate gene, shes beautiful and talented but that dont mean everyone should feel the same way about her. everyone has their opinions, but don’t say they shouldn’t coss??? she went for an event in london that naomi hosted? iv met naomi campbel before and met celebs that gene hasnt met before it doent mean “iv arrived” or makes me special than everyone else ,cos anyone can have same opportunity!

    • G

      April 7, 2011 at 8:58 am

      I smell beef ….hehehehe

    • Shine12

      April 7, 2011 at 10:48 am

      Its not beef,some people have met the Queen of England,have they arrived?No,We need to get over this mediocrity of engaging with Europe and America as Heaven on Earth.For me, Genny is a very successful young woman and she does’t need to have a picture taken with Naomi Campbell and Keisha Buchanan before we say she has arrived.I don’t think the country people of the other ladies in those pictures think they have arrived.Its just an event!

    • TruthTeller

      April 7, 2011 at 7:02 pm

      God bless you!

    • TruthTeller

      April 7, 2011 at 7:04 pm

      God bless you for that comment!

    • bgal

      April 8, 2011 at 6:09 am

      in Genny’s part she is a star, yes its Naomi Campbell, u hv seen her too means..but not everyone knws, we knw.. and we bliv its one step further ,dat she is shinning..

  23. June.

    April 7, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Nice pics…. Genny looks Fabulous as usual, love her Christian Louboutin shoes.

    @ Bella N, why do you exaggerate so much? “Naomi Campbell hosts Genevieve Nnaji, Idris Elba & Shingai Shoniwa at the Fashion For Relief pop-up shop launch in London ” you say it like ” ooo Genny was a VIP there”, I got to attend this and there where so many celebs there…

    P.S… Not hating on Geny in anyway cos for me she is the Queen of Nigerian Entertainment industry and always represents , but this BellaN can put up misleading headings some times.

  24. Tiki

    April 7, 2011 at 12:11 am

    Genny baby! next we know u’ll be doing films and events with Angelina Jolie, Denzel Washington, Beyonce, Latifah, etc etc…can’t wait to see what u do in six months…u ROCK!

    • YeahIsaidit

      April 7, 2011 at 2:42 pm

      Beyonce Ke? – are you trying to be funny or somethign. Its bragging rights to ACT with Beyonce? Chei – na wa ohh

  25. coolchic

    April 7, 2011 at 12:18 am

    See the way she kept it simple yet classy. Nothing about her outlook was over stated, the dress wasn’t clingy nor anything of high emphasis or over board. In fashion, less is more!! But Elegance is key. Others should copy that. Overkill is a fahion faux pas.

    Keep it up Gennie!

  26. ego

    April 7, 2011 at 12:19 am

    O ye that are so easily pleased, enamoured by a simple appearance without weighing its significance. She has arrived because of what? An appearance at a charity event? Come on guys, get real. Genevieve is at best a mediocre Nigerian, not an international superstar, STOP IT PLEASE!!!
    Just because she is on interviews and Oprah etc… does not mean you ought to worship her… you fickle humanbeings.

    • bgal

      April 8, 2011 at 6:10 am

      we are not worshiping her, we re proud of her and appreciate her efforts to take Africa further..btw ,she is international …she is a super star jst accept it 🙂

    • bibi

      April 9, 2011 at 10:56 am

      c’mon relax who is worshipping her..wats wrong with people appreciating her

    • ch

      April 10, 2011 at 3:35 pm

      Please let’s try to see things the way they are. Personally, i think referring to genevieve as mediocre is hating. If genny is mediocre, wat word will u use 2 describe the new crop of nollywood actors? She is nt yet an international star bt she is getting there and if u think getting recognition by Oprah is nt a no mean feat, then I think d whole lot of actors, musicians, etc shld start appearing on oprah & cnn daily. I do nt blame pple who are enamoured by her, its d same way hollywood stars too are idolized here by their people. I dnt do the hype bout stars bt i think its good if we appreciate wat is ours & nt always talk down on sth wen it is obviously good.

  27. SMH

    April 7, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Our 4 million Naira and she is on a plane to London where she will probably stay until the elections are finished. See how many of these Nollywood stars are going to be jetting out. Sell out

    • bgal

      April 8, 2011 at 6:12 am

      going for an event doesnt mean she wont bee back…dere si a picture of her registering to vote 🙂

    • Peperempe

      April 8, 2011 at 11:06 am

      You mean all she got was 4 million? Is she really that cheap? 4 million Naira??? So that is what the collective future of Naija youth is worth? £15,000? Our future costs the same an exotic-skin Birkin ? Sell out if you must girl, but at least charge appropriately!

  28. Angel

    April 7, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Genevieve nnaji looks so classy and sophisticated.luv her hairstyle she looks really good.

  29. BC

    April 7, 2011 at 12:29 am

    Gene’s dress is Fiooonnee. The girl understands fashion.

  30. chiko

    April 7, 2011 at 12:37 am

    chop knuckle jare ,u r so rite.

  31. Straight4ward

    April 7, 2011 at 1:18 am

    Hang on! is it me or i’m totally missing something here?… i don’t get how Genevieve appearing at Fashion for relief pop-up charity shop in Westfield and taking pictures with Naomi Campbell, amounts to her “GOING PLACES” “OFFICIALLY ARRIVED” “ENTERING PLACES” NOT SLOWING DOWN”,”THE SKY HER LIMIT” …To mention but a few of the comments being made here… Then some people saying that haters should stop because she took pictures with Naomi and went shopping???…Are you kidding me?? Kai na wa for Nigerians o! so that now, is an achievement!! …EVERY DAMN HUMAN BEING THAT WAS AT THAT SHOPPING MALL AND WENT CLOSE TO THAT POP UP STORE, TOOK PICTURES WITH NAOMI!!!!!!!!!JUST THAT BN POSTED GENEVIEVE’S ,NOW SHE CAN ADD THAT TO HER LIST OF ACHIEVEMENTS AND IT CAN ALSO GO IN HER CV!…And oh yea! HATERS SHOULD GO AND HANG THEMSELVES OR STOP HATING ABI? Mtcheeeew!

    • tired of this

      April 8, 2011 at 12:02 am

      Sensible comment I thought i was the only one here not understanding what people are saying well done for. I met the former british prime minster and worked in a company where the queen of england came to visit us there on a tour so does that now mean i have arrived? Please people lets here word with this gene matter. There were other people there who had their picture taking with naomi and other celebs and they are not making noise about it enough of this gene issue. I have nothing against her but of recent the manner in which she is trying to belong is really getting iritating now.!!!

    • ch

      April 10, 2011 at 3:21 pm

      I dnt think u shld refer to her as trying to belong. She is a nigerian star who is now going international, dat is recognition. She is being recognized. So u met the queen of england, get it published it & let pple comment bout u too. Its nt her fault the press is all over her is it?

    • Peperempe

      April 8, 2011 at 10:41 am

      Nigerians are easily impressed! Particularly when foreigners are involved.

    • StraightAnswers

      April 9, 2011 at 12:51 am

      Erm…Golden ticket event hosted by Naomi Campbell was invitation only at this launch which is why Naomi Campbell was there in person and why so many celebrities turned up. They were invited by Naomi Campbell so yes Bella you are correct to say “hosted by Naomi”. The store is open to the general public the day after the event until it closes in a few days time. Genevieve you secured an invitation so YES you have arrived. The event was not open to the common people stuck in Nigeria or those wandering around Westfield!!!

    • Honey

      April 11, 2011 at 5:55 pm

      Loving ur comment jere, eyan pataki! Heheheheheee… like e!!!!! I hate to say this but some people make comments wiv soooooo much bitterness on dis website, and honestly I’ll tell you WHAT??? Y’all need JESUS….HE IS THE ONLY SOURCE OF JOY. Get off our faces n let us appreciate genny. who cares if u’ve dined wiv Mandela or Obama.

      Fasola we know, Genny we know,…WHO ARE YOU????? please go chop agbalumo all u dis genny-haters! haba! Never bring anyone down with bad comments, its so unfair! she has worked hard, and we appreciate her. wait for ur time and let GOD lift you up too. 🙂

  32. keisha*

    April 7, 2011 at 2:02 am

    genny genny…representing us all d way…
    n my love idris elba!!!

  33. T.Y

    April 7, 2011 at 2:23 am

    gene hangng with the cool ppl…..CLASSIC

  34. Ruth

    April 7, 2011 at 2:57 am


  35. El Bee

    April 7, 2011 at 3:40 am

    Love Genevieve’s outfit! Simple but chick…not feeling the weave tho :/

  36. maame

    April 7, 2011 at 4:09 am

    Wow am really proud of homegirl. She’s doing fabulous!! Way to go GENEVIEVE

  37. seesexy

    April 7, 2011 at 4:53 am

    Genny hope ts not ur weave line am seeing n d 1st pix?…naija celebs, sometimes they always fall my hand, i beg!!!

  38. dinma

    April 7, 2011 at 5:41 am

    am so happy for genevieve the babeobviously know her onions….correct chic

  39. bgal

    April 7, 2011 at 6:34 am

    looking gorgeous Genny, go girl,,its jst d beginning

  40. darkmite.

    April 7, 2011 at 8:10 am

    If one has an opinion contrary to general view, when did that constitute to hating? She is ok, but for the World ‘acclaimed’ title you guys are draping on her cos she is appearing in one event or the other is really uncalled for.

  41. dewowo

    April 7, 2011 at 8:12 am

    go Gennyl! the sky is your basement!…

  42. ........just saying

    April 7, 2011 at 8:40 am

    So how much did Genny donate please? Or what did she buy? cos coining from her previous interview, she hasn’t given back to society.

    • sexy

      April 7, 2011 at 9:05 am


    • meeee

      April 7, 2011 at 5:42 pm

      Yes o! Team PR, I don’t see he with any bags. Pray, do tell

    • bgal

      April 8, 2011 at 6:14 am

      she doesnt say cos she is a private person , now u must hav hrd dat she givees a percentage of the money she makes from st Genevieve to link a child foundation ,wer all orphanages re grouped under. she has also visited orphanage homes such as “Arrow of God” check her fansite for updates..Not everyone announces hw dye help pple in need..helping isnt used to add to fame,it shd be done naturally

    • kecy

      April 8, 2011 at 7:49 pm


  43. Dazzle

    April 7, 2011 at 8:44 am

    U rock genny

  44. The real miss pinky..

    April 7, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Anyone else think Genevieve is facially prettier than Naomi…?

    • chi

      April 7, 2011 at 3:11 pm

      No! you must have blurry vision! Lol. Infact I think Naomi looks much younger than Genny

    • toriola

      April 8, 2011 at 6:15 am

      Lol…Genny actually looks older than Naomi. Is this suppose to be a back hand compliment?

  45. honey koko

    April 7, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Gene always classy n elegant.

  46. max

    April 7, 2011 at 9:57 am

    erm no not really, naomi is a rare beauty and she makes genny look quite ordinary.. Miss Campbell may have anger issues but she is what she is ,Gene is an ordinary pretty girl next door type but who cares.. we are all diverse in looks and talents…

  47. Miss T

    April 7, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Genevieve is just impressing me. When you talk about a celebrity in nollywood, she is the only one that can be called that. The way she carrys herself and the fact that she, seeing that she is now older, is establishing herself internationally not only in the film industy but other ventures, is absolutely amazing. Very good growth. I am very happy for her.!!

  48. June.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:00 am

    @ momo, ego n straight4ward…….. Thank u so much, I was event getting confused…. So many people have pic’s with Hotter celebs and its not a biggy….. ok wait, what if she takes a pic with Oprah?? I wonder the terms they will use. lol … mayb ” Geny ur limit is above the sky “….. lol.

    BTW can some1 tell me who this Idres is??? and why does he have a scarf on? in this warm weather?

    Like I said in my earlier post, Love Genys Christian Louboutin shoes, the dress is ok, but that hand bag is a NO NO….

    @ seesexy… I see the hair too… lol.

    • deee

      April 7, 2011 at 6:22 pm

      You don’t know who Idris Elba is?! He’s only one of the hottest guys in hollywood right now (that’s my opinion sha). Seriously tho, stop working so much and watch a few movies.

    • June.

      April 20, 2011 at 12:20 am

      oooh is he… Didn’t know that… Thanks for the update.

  49. June.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:01 am


  50. pinky

    April 7, 2011 at 10:12 am

    to make d dress look more elegant, genny should have used a gold skinny belt to complete d outfit

  51. Kenny

    April 7, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Go Genny, Iooooove this Chick. Only real stars can attend such event.

  52. bunny

    April 7, 2011 at 10:23 am


  53. Ha

    April 7, 2011 at 10:39 am

    you rock genny.just love u

  54. safa22

    April 7, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Some nigerians are funny sha! Just because jenny stood by naomi to take common picture tht every tom, dick and harry did, she is goiing places. People must get real, this is no biggie!!

    • Yi Whan Deh

      April 7, 2011 at 6:28 pm

      It is a BIG deal, it might not be to you, but some people look up to Naomi and her accomplishments, Genevieve was surrounded by amazing and influential people, which only shoes she is well on her way up to greater things.

  55. W

    April 7, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Love her dress but not feeling the weave…. let her wear Ghana weaving….lol.

    • Miss Face

      April 7, 2011 at 8:17 pm

      Not feeling the upper top of the dress

  56. ijeoma

    April 7, 2011 at 11:09 am

    im gonna say my piece though…so this is great news? how was she hosted? her publicists get her to someone event and she gets to take pics with a once in a time reigning model with a bad track record naomi campbell…and she’s looking like every other girl …yet its great? genny’s p.r team are so desperate!

  57. hoty

    April 7, 2011 at 11:42 am

    first of all, if your are talking about going places u have the right to do so cos she many people get mentioned by Oprah Winfrey?obviously u have to be important or making a difference where u are and she is going places lets forget the fact that she is at this event hate it or love genny is a gold star celebrity any day any time and if ur hating or wondering why she has so much fan base take a look at this pixs all the other celebs including the so called Naomi didn’t get it right expect genny ,simple but chic what else could u want from a gold star celeb from naija breaking grounds?for Pete’s sakes she has made her way to the top from small roles to stardom so if u still don’t know why we are proud of her even if she is just taking pixs with people some of u claim to have met well your head needs to be in a sack of ice.Genny your a chic personified and am proud of you.U GO GIRL

    • NIRA

      April 7, 2011 at 12:51 pm

      Well said!!

    • TruthTeller

      April 7, 2011 at 7:17 pm

      ORDINARY,very ORDINARY people get mentioned by Oprah,considering her humility. Call a name like Donald Trump,then we’ll take it up from there.

  58. Pholthar

    April 7, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Geneveive looks like the superstar that she is!


    April 7, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Genevieve keeps on making waves, nice to see black successful women supporting each other. Keisha Buchanan looks amazing in that colorful get up.

  60. Graceful

    April 7, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    how come Omotola aka Omosexy doesnt get invited for events like this….#just thinking

    • partyrider

      April 7, 2011 at 2:12 pm

      #just laughing..

  61. Nutella

    April 7, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Too many Mrs Idris Elbas here o…lol

  62. bobbydox

    April 7, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    okay guys some people can amaze me here o chai* from backlashing to saying Genny you are great hmmmmmm

  63. abby

    April 7, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    @Graceful u just had to go and pull OmoT into this didn’t u

  64. voicy

    April 7, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Well gene was the only naija celeb present at the event is a plus for her,so u pple should stop talking down on her, u dat went for the show y dint u have a shot with Naomi Campbell???????????? we should learn to encourage our stars and not trying to make them look lie its an everyday biness to snap with NCampbell, i wish you more success in your carrer genny.

  65. Oloju come and do

    April 7, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Oh ye fickle minded and mediocrity celebrating Nigerians…

    Genny is in London spending the 4million naira that could have gone towards providing good roads, healthcare and good education for your children and you are here singing her praises, all hail Genny! Genny has achieved what no man could- take a picture with Naomi Campbell, oh puleeze!

    Haba! na wa for you sef Bella Naija, oh oooook I get it it’s a PR stunt. Naomi Campbell took pictures with any fan that came forward at Westfield so please stop all that talk about Naomi hosting Genevieve…

    God help Nigeria. God save Nigerians…

  66. OGE

    April 7, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Gene the babe. she looks very cool and simplw eith her outfit.

  67. OGE

    April 7, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Gene the babe. she looks very cool and simple with her outfit.

  68. Teniola

    April 7, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Genny is the only Nollywood star that who is ‘presentable’ (i.e looks polished and dresses in an appropriate matter) before a Western audience. Some of the others should take note on how to look when in a non Naija setting. They know themselves……

    Great looking event btw Kudos to BN for covering it.

  69. YeahIsaidit

    April 7, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Oh Genevieve – dont tell me you did not get close to Idris, Cmon i want to see a photo of you and Idris.

  70. Kathryn Cage

    April 7, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Why do we have plenty bad belle people in this country, who are these faceless people? Gene should have worn this, Gene should have done that….. Some people who can not even put a face beside their name are talking down on a girl they should be proud of? If you have been there and done that how come we don’t know you? Oh plzzzzzz, shut up and move on, you think it’s easy to be recognised, to be a somebody? You can have all the money and all the beauty and even be at these events but guess what, I DO NOT KNOW YOU! Genny is our Naija Diva, jump into the lagoon or out of your next flight to naija if you can’t stand it!!!

  71. YeahIsaidit

    April 7, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Genevieve is a star who doesnt put too much effort to be noticed unlike some other people galavanting across the globe to get attention. It just happens for her, cos she was born a star. She will not go Hollywood – Hollywood will come to her. And now they wonder why we love her so

  72. YeahIsaidit

    April 7, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Unlike some ppl who gate crush USA award shows and get no picture taken with any international celebrity after all that trouble – Ms Nnaji was invited to this event – so stop hating.

  73. Aibee

    April 7, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Finally, Gene does something I like! Go girl. Is it me or are Genevieve’s eyebrows getting thinner? Lay off the tweezers and wax dear.

  74. W

    April 7, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Love d dress but not feeling the weave…she shd wear a Ghana weaving…lol.

  75. Dare

    April 7, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Genevieve has what is called Elegance……. OMOTOLA needs to come take some lessons.

  76. Chibaby

    April 7, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    See my man ooo… Idiris baby.
    Naomi is still pretty ooo. Gene is not bad at all standing next to her.

  77. ub guy

    April 7, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    arghhh! Genny the shoe wud av bin better for black, but she just cnt stop aiming high,haters bck off or remain a – al ur life.

  78. meeee

    April 7, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    This is obviously a lame attempt at PR – Mscheeeeew!!

    But then again, you seem to have everyone fooled sha so I’ll give you an A for fooling the ignorant ones with this PR stunt.

    As my pps have said, It was a free for all event and anybody and I mean anybody could have taken fotos with Naomi so what’s the biggie? when will you guys learn to up your PR game in Nigeria.


  79. luvlyn

    April 7, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Gene looks old and wrinkly. watsup wif her skin.? whoeva is tryna compare her wif naomi is on a longtin. naomi is way older dan her but looks younger and fresher and cleaner. gene needs a good body cream. her legs r discoloured. kpomkwem!!

  80. luvlyn

    April 7, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    beverly nyt is just too raggy for my liking. from dos black lips to her poor hair and dressing. dis woman is tired out.

  81. wienna

    April 7, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Whatever happened to Beverley Knight? Something looks off with her appearance, can’t pinpoint my fingers on what it is sha.

  82. Miss-cRaZy

    April 7, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    ^^…stunning Genevieve…keep it up!!

  83. bobbydox

    April 7, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    its either people would just be who they are and never change why so much hate picking on skin hair and bla bla bla she was invited she attended anyone She is just no where your match so u hate her abi just dont die in jealousy abeg Genevieve would go far even without u ooooooooooo

  84. TruthTeller

    April 7, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Take it easy guys! Gene has done(is doing well) for herself, agreed.She stands out amongst our “nollywood” actors/actresses,agreed. But she’s still pretty much a Local star.The rate at which she’s going,she’s on her way to international stardom Godwilling, good for her but i can honestly tell you there’re so many parts of Nigeria that’re still yet to know her, especially the Northern parts.This issue of calling others haters when they have a different opinion is not just uncalled for,but immature.
    I’m happy for Genevieve,most especially because she has so far represented Nigeria well,(carriage,conduct,e.t.c) call me a hater or whatever you like,but I personally don’t hate on people’s achievements.


      April 9, 2011 at 3:57 pm

      just as many southern Nigerians couldn’t name many of the Hausa movie actors. same thing jo. i guess its the cultural barrier.
      but there is no doubt that she is well-known in Africa.

  85. Aijay

    April 7, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Gene, go girl

  86. Chibaby

    April 7, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    My dear Genny fans—-kai, una no well oo. Just because the girl got invited by Naomi to a charity work and took pictures with Naomi no equal to achievements. haba, u think say Naomi dey count it as achievement. No rate Genny that small oo.
    And to others– Oprah Winfrey invites ordinary people to her show; Oprah showcases ordinary people more than stars. And FYI showcasing Genny was sort of a way to make up for saying she hates Nigerians because of 419.
    Genny’s fans—- You guys need to give Genny some credit and accept that she is a star already and will be invited by every tom, dick and harry who want to make news first and be associated with her.

  87. ijeoma

    April 7, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    legs really look terrible. generally badly put together… bella publish our comments ha!

  88. ijeoma

    April 7, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    @ Graceful….Omotola attends very choosy events and is very careful who she associates herself with! she dosent take pics with notorious models pretending to do charity!She actually is on fields with i.e president ellen sirleaf of liberia doing charity! kapish?

  89. Enya Gabriel

    April 8, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Y r u guys like dis? Whether u like it or not, Geny is d best person dat is representing us globaly, so d earlier u haters realize dis d beta 4 u guys mtchew!!! Geny pls ride on u r 2 much, am jst waiting 4 u 2 do sumfin wit Angelina jolie, Beyonce etc. U 2 MUCH

  90. Purpleicious Babe

    April 8, 2011 at 1:58 am

    lool at all the comment… idris jeans mehn it saying alot sha.. Is he nigerian by any chance????

  91. queen

    April 8, 2011 at 6:17 am

    Na wa oo. must we always validate ourselves with the west? U dnt see a headline saying “Naomi Campbell hangs with Nollywood stars” do u? Who we are in Nigeria is enough to make us stars. There is no need to seek constant appraisal frm d west. Im not saying Genny cnt attend jand events, i’m just not feeling the mediocre cheap PR it comes with.


    April 8, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    incase you people haven’t noticed its called “BN:BYTES” which is mainly the gossip section or the section for celebrity sightings. and so she decided to use an event that genny attended. i dont believe genny begged Bella to post this, so i dont understand the “she is desperate” for PR or whatever. btw, Genny has been attending so many events in the last 2 years so i dont see all the noise now. even in Lagos, she seems to be everywhere. i guess thats what she likes to do in her free time.

  93. **side eye**

    April 8, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Hehehehe and the closest some pple on here will ever come to being anything is coming to BN to spew their venom at pple who are making it. GO GENNY, YOU’RE THE BOMB!!!

  94. cuppatea

    April 8, 2011 at 7:54 pm



      April 9, 2011 at 3:55 pm

      yeah right. not everyone has Naomi money. thats why i dont understand the baseless comparisons between genny and naomi.
      besides, everyone knows naomi’s hair is gone and genny still has her full head of hair. i guess all the glits and glam can be too much. LESS IS MORE.
      thank you.

  95. StraightAnswers

    April 9, 2011 at 1:17 am

    Bad belle plenty. Genevieve girl do your THANG and do it BIG!!! Two fingers to all the jealous people. I am waiting to see the man on the street in any country walk up to Naomi and take a picture with her…. NC is an international celebrity and in showbiz a picture with an A-lister is worth something. Genny baby ignore all the negativity and keep ya head up…oh and keep getting your face next to real A-listers not the wannabe somethings stuck in Lagos doing nothing!

  96. pipi

    April 9, 2011 at 1:48 am

    idris elba=overrated, i see more goodlooking guys on the streets of las gidi err single day!

  97. Bab

    April 9, 2011 at 6:58 am

    She actualllu looke ten years older than Naomi

  98. Akamu

    April 9, 2011 at 6:59 am

    She looks nice but dont like the way she is looking kinda older than her age

  99. nov

    April 9, 2011 at 7:53 am

    Naija **smh**…we can sha hate…

  100. nov

    April 9, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Y not appreciate her….genevieve as a celeb cannot go to an event where she is nt invited….well, whether u like it or not she is going places….she is networking nd dats gud for her career…an ordinary person just takes pics with celebs bt for gene i bet she didnt just take pics….she is a go getter…i really like her doe nd her charisma……gudluck gene….*if u re nt hated or bn criticised, den u re nt doing it right*…..GO GENE….

  101. NaijaGurl

    April 10, 2011 at 2:04 am

    She’s got style: period

  102. Ogechi

    April 10, 2011 at 4:20 am

    U ar a damsel.i luv ur style.u ar matured in dressin keep it up

  103. Wiklo

    April 10, 2011 at 5:17 am

    Ene Oloja (from the Cock Crow at Dawn fame) was in a great Hollywood movie “The Brave One” with Jodie Foster, bet none of those hyping Gene up even know that!

  104. Wiklo

    April 10, 2011 at 5:29 am

    Getting mentioned by Oprah should have gotten her a role on a Hollywood movie set…Also, she took just one picture with Naomi and none with yet another A-lister – Idris????..something a right with the PR set-up!!

  105. Wiklo

    April 10, 2011 at 5:30 am


  106. kay

    April 10, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Genny i’m just loving this, dont think i’d ever get enough, you’re just amazing.

  107. kay

    April 10, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Genny, dont think i’ll ever get enough, you’re just amazing

  108. primrose

    April 10, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    what is all this talk about genny,na wah for niaja shaa so when u talk photograph with international stars,u have arrived? these celebrites take photos with people all the time if u run into them anywhere if they are not in a hurry so it is not a big deal

  109. Candie

    April 11, 2011 at 7:35 am

    Idris Elba…one word…..yummy………

  110. sade oyewole

    April 11, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Omotola should borrow a leaf from Genevieve and stop turning up at events looking skanky.Get a STYLIST, i’m sure you can afford it.
    Genevieve rocks!!!

  111. ijeoma

    April 12, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Omotola is a world star and if you are deep enough ,you’ll see the difference. irrespective of what omotola wears , she always stands out!

  112. omosewa

    April 12, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Go Gennie, this is just the beginning……….. you are a good ambassador of Nigeria. You are tha bomb!

  113. Lil miss sunshine

    April 13, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    @ Peperempe u took the owrds outta my mouth. Nigerians never seem to amaze me wen it concerns “abroad people”.

  114. Fairy Godsister

    April 15, 2011 at 12:13 am

    I loved Genevieve’s look. Some people on this time line need to get lives walahi.

  115. shanti

    April 20, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Idris u growing old…but i still LOVE U

  116. samsiebop

    August 8, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Momo,why haven’t we heard from u again?that’s if ure the designer momo,,no vex..make some clothes na haba!e don Tay o

  117. samsiebop

    August 8, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Gene u have tried Jor..I like how u look younger..don’t mind the bad belles here growing more wrinkles by the day..pls dash them some clothes

  118. lili

    October 20, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    waoh c wat genevive looks like standing next to Keisha Buchanan

  119. Lagos Romance Series

    November 18, 2012 at 7:06 am

    I love Genny sha… She the the best from Nollywood as far as I’m concerned. Naomi look so fine though, WHAT IS HER SECRET?

  120. kbee

    March 19, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Shingai Shonhiwa yu r a real star, keep on representing my dear . God love you bless.

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