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Waje, Toolz, Dr SID, Nse, Zara, Cobhams & More! Exclusive Photos from the 2011 Channel O Music Video Awards Nomination Event in Lagos


 on published the complete list of nominees for the 2011 Channel O Music Video Awards over a week ago. Now we bring you exclusive photographs from the Nomination announcement event in Lagos.

As always celebrities from the music industry were joined by their colleagues from the fashion and movie industry to find out who had been chosen as the “Most Gifted” nominees in 2011. On-Air personality, Toolz was the host while her Beat FM colleague DJ Caise held down the fort in the DJ booth.

Cobhams, Bez, Dr SID, Noble Igwe, Ohimai Atafo, Uti Nwachukwu, Retta, Waje and Nse Ikpe Etim are just a few of the celebrities who attended the event.

Check out photos from the event below.


Dolapo Oni


Noble Igwe

Eku Edewor

Colette Otusheso

Darey Art-Alade

Eku & DJ Caise

DJ Caise



Toolz & Eku

Uti Nwachukwu

Kiki Kamanu

Alex Ekubo


Retta & Bez

Olamide Adedeji

Henry Sanyaolu

Ohimai Atafo

Candid Moments

Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi for Insigna
Photo Credit: Persnickety Media


  1. Someone

    August 30, 2011 at 11:42 am

    The pictures fine well well

    • Lala

      August 30, 2011 at 10:36 pm

      omg!! Toolz is NOT wearing a dress. That’s a first (for me)

      Retta sweetie please cover up love and tone down the makeup

      Cobhams looks so content

      I wonder who Waje was gossiping, sorry, talking about.

    • DQ

      September 5, 2011 at 1:10 pm

      Loool< she was totally gossiping!

  2. Suga

    August 30, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Noble Igwe is a -!
    Nse looks gorgeous … Uti *Mueh Mueh*
    Nice Pictures!
    *Drops Mic*

  3. Rosellar

    August 30, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Toolz…..great monochrome outfit but d palazzo bottoms don’t suit her. Love Dolapo’s shoes but not feeling her look too. Uti??? – No comment

    • sade

      August 30, 2011 at 2:15 pm

      Exactly!!! palazzo pants ain’t for big girls! @toolz if you must, try regular shaped pants next time.

  4. Nora

    August 30, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Is noble going out with nse ikpe etim? waje looks good with that expression on her face 🙂

  5. Pizzazz

    August 30, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    I love the one with Cobhams and his wife… So adorably cute!

  6. malume

    August 30, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    eku edewor and ds her dressing becoming too bored 2 me.i need sometin new plz

    • -----

      August 30, 2011 at 7:56 pm

      Haha. I’m sorry on her behalf, that outfit really did upset u,ai? I hp you were able to catch some sleep. Oh bless your dear heart

    • the

      August 30, 2011 at 10:51 pm

      i am sure you feel like you have passed a smart comment.mchewww

  7. Layo

    August 30, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Zara’s outfit!!!!! Not weking for me!!!

  8. Onyx

    August 30, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Awww, some of those candid moments were soooo sweet!

    It’s nice to see Nigerian couples (Naija men particularly) express affection in public, we’re making some headway. 🙂

  9. asa

    August 30, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    I love retta to bits but that black lip liner lipstick whatever it is has to go, looks hideous lol red shade lipstick would have taken her look to the next level, the picture of cobhams and his missus is the cutest picture ever awww

  10. Kathy

    August 30, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    is it me or did toolz loose sm weight? she looks rili good.

  11. Mosunmola

    August 30, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Dolapo! Work it! Toolz…hmmm, i like that she did something different this time. But she went wrong with the length. Few people can totally get away with that. Those pants cut off her legs.

  12. unknown

    August 30, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    bella and eku sitting on a tree…K-I-S-S-ING.Bella you must have a crush on this girl or you must be her publicist. Listen to your fans when they say things

    • Nma

      August 30, 2011 at 7:03 pm

      are you okay?

    • Tola

      August 31, 2011 at 2:24 pm

      TRUE THAT! Eku and Genevieve Nnaji. Bellanaija must be their undercover PR agency or something…

    • Ginika

      September 2, 2011 at 1:34 pm

      Gosh… are you guys okay?! Seriously, if you dont like what or who you see, then dont come back naaaaa, abeg. I love this site for people’s honest and witty opinions BUT this is just pure negativity and down right ‘HATERATION’.

  13. DubaisoontobeMalaysiasands

    August 30, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Dolapo Oni.. bang on point. Outfit matched the occassion…

  14. The Kinkster

    August 30, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    I’m confused.I thought they do the announcement for the nominees in J’burg. So what was this event?

  15. Karo

    August 30, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Toolz, Why would you wear dem sort of pants? absolutely horrible!!! The length ????? Hell to the NO!

  16. sett

    August 30, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Can someone pls explain kiki kamanu? I just want to understand her. thanks

    • Anon

      August 30, 2011 at 5:42 pm


    • On point!

      August 30, 2011 at 6:10 pm

      And der I was thinking it was just me?! I just do not get the chick… Pls who gets her aesthetic? pls explain away…

  17. iphie

    August 30, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    fourth to the last pics na wa oh brazillian hair in action! it only gets longer!

  18. Boo

    August 30, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    What I need explained is Toolz backside! Its beyond believable! I thought Omotola had the biggest backside in showbiz but Toolz takes the cake! Plz the palazzo pants are purr-fect on her! *Regular pants ke?

  19. hello

    August 30, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    BELLA! What happened to your best dressed post? do it like red carpte fashion awards now. collage and poll. we want to voteee. Dolapo would be my winner this week! what! the shoes sre mad

  20. Jess

    August 30, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Cobhams and his wife = cuteness. Seeing Bez and Retta together, they should totally do a song together.

  21. mee2

    August 30, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    pls those pants aint rite for her.

  22. -----

    August 30, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Hmm Tools has lots of tools at her disposal…Haha..That was 2 easy. Sorry I had to get that one out. She does look good though imho.

  23. Phareedah

    August 30, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Zara never gets it right…

  24. Asake Jujube

    August 30, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    This Mai Atafo guy sha…. he his juicy…..

  25. Asake Jujube

    August 30, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Nse is soooooo fierce.. Damn that chick is hoawt

  26. Fairy GodSister

    August 30, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Loved Toolz look, I think she looked fab! Next time I’d take half an inch off the pants though…
    Dolapo, Bez, Darey, Cobhams and wifey looked cute, also loved Nse’s locks…… Everyone else either looked stale (a la Eku Edewor), or not interesting. #myopinion

  27. konnie

    August 30, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    How do you walk when your pants and gown and over 4 inches long? It will make an interesting pictue

  28. eloho

    August 30, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Eku and Zara! nah mehhnnn! boring! Why do i get the impression the event was boring. People bb-ing everywhere, Cobbie and wife looking sleepy. Just thought so sha!

  29. AJCiti

    August 31, 2011 at 12:57 am

    Alex Ekubo >>>>> FTW!
    These photos were really nice 🙂

  30. Anonymous

    August 31, 2011 at 1:04 am

    If Toolz had taken an inch or 2 off those pants, I’m sure it would have looked alright!!!

  31. Nice Anon

    August 31, 2011 at 6:15 am

    Who’s that fooo in torquoise? Like dude really though? Color blocking called a few months ago and they want their shoes and necklace back.
    That Alex dude is good looking

  32. TeeTalks

    August 31, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Ehen!!! Aunty Toolz didn’t wear a dress!oyoyoyoyoyo
    Pretty cool pictures…my faves are Waje’s and Cobhams n his wifey…too cute!

  33. Demmy

    August 31, 2011 at 11:15 am

    The photos look really nice 🙂

  34. cathy

    August 31, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    me likey.

  35. nonnie

    August 31, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    naija dey try no b small oop…s our naija designers dey try make our ugliest celebs look cool kiki kamanu always rocks in her designs kip it up guys psanwu…

  36. uby

    August 31, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    i love dj caise’s blazer and RETTA looks like a naija horror movie

  37. cookie

    August 31, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    tools and zara not feelin ur look…… eku always on blac or is it just me

  38. wuggy

    September 1, 2011 at 12:03 am

    pls who is the dude sucking up to Nse? hubby or bf??

    • partyrider

      September 1, 2011 at 12:28 pm sef won know :p

  39. luvbogg

    September 1, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Uti needs a stylist asap!

  40. NGOZI

    September 1, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    olamide adedeji looks like TB JOSHUA…Lol…….smh

  41. Aibee

    September 1, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    I loveeeeeeeeee the picture with Cobhams and his wife. Makes me wanna fall in love again. & that shot with Nse & Noble Igwe? Perfect. Please where does Zara buy her shoes? She needs a shoe stylist ASAP. What’s with the big yellow heart on her shoulder? Bella Naija & Eku Edewor, you guys ought to get married sometime soon. Uti, please change the shirt. what happened to Waje’s lips (the lady in the very first picture)?

  42. adadadi

    September 2, 2011 at 4:12 am

    my only question……….WATS WIT ALL THE BLACK?

  43. @hallyhottie

    September 8, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    @Reetaaaaa…………………NO NO NO No No plssss

  44. ananymous

    November 19, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    na wa for all them sef. but guys nse etim looks mwaahhhhhhhh

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