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BN Exclusive: Sneak Peek – Monalisa Chinda as the 2011 Port Harcourt Carnival Queen



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This weekend, Nollywood star Monalisa Chinda flew to her homecity Port Harcourt along with her glam squad – Makeup artist/beauty entrepreneur Banke Meshida-Lawal and stylist Ezinne Chinkata.

The purpose of the trip was to shoot the ad campaign for the 2011 Port Harcourt Carnival which is taking place in December 2011.

As a “Port Harcourt girl”, Monalisa has been chosen as the face of the campaign and the carnival! The shoot took place at the Tourist Beach of the Le Meridien Port Harcourt. will bring you the official campaign shots once they are released. In the interim, we just had to grab a quick sneak peek for you.


Photo Credit: Banke Meshida-Lawal


  1. Nollywood REinvented

    October 17, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Looove Monalisa, tooo pretty !!!!

    • Damilola

      October 18, 2011 at 3:36 pm

      The classy thing about these pictures is the minimal photo shopping!! BEAUTIFUL!!!

  2. ipphhy

    October 17, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    beautiful and tastefully executed

  3. watzup

    October 17, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    sooo………… chic, me love you.

  4. cathy

    October 17, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    pretty she

  5. Temi

    October 17, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    She’s very attractive

  6. memeee

    October 17, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Monalisa toh behd! nice!

  7. jezz

    October 17, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    oh my goodness!!! *jaw drops*. Just when I thot I had seen d best of her…….

  8. sassy diva

    October 17, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    too much arm pit please, cover or change position next time…thank you

    • MumyZee

      October 17, 2011 at 4:50 pm

      isnt it just one pic dat has armpits showing??ehn Sassy

    • hussler

      October 17, 2011 at 9:28 pm

      but d armpit is clean and clear…not tanned sef… dear…e reach to show off d armpit o jare!

    • Al

      October 19, 2011 at 5:09 pm

      Do armpits irritate you as well. A lot of you ladies are becoming really petty in Naija. Almost everything these actresses do especially the females, irritate.

  9. H

    October 17, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    @Sassy Diva…but the arm pit is clean n well shaved…so whts wit the cover or change position..sum peeps just comment like wht i dont know..mecheeeew

  10. Ifeoma

    October 17, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    What has the armpit have to do with the nice pictures. Please easy oooo…. 🙂

  11. Lue

    October 17, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    i love the last pics.
    srzly, what does the armpit have to do with anything??? SMH

  12. :)

    October 17, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Her armpits are nice, she can get away with it. Stop hating.

  13. moses

    October 17, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    osheeeeeeeeeeee phc

  14. zeenie

    October 17, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    awww…. she is so cute…

  15. laremmy

    October 17, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    buh i dont see anything pretty about this woman aside she being fair…that head an dentition and her thickness all over is not my defination of pretty….#justsaying

  16. diamond

    October 17, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    beauty, theysay, lies in the eyes of the beholder. The whole world cannot endorse one as beautiful but if majority is tilting in your favor, then beautiful you are. That’s what Monalisa is, according to the endorsements so far.

  17. Tiki

    October 17, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Wow, girl b lukin guuuutt! love de pic with her in the dress, and with the red feathered headgear…
    BTW, Madame I-have-no-armpits up there…please enlighten us on how you can lift your elbows to the sky and ‘cover’ ur armpits at the same time. Mschew.

  18. kemi

    October 17, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    @Laremmy…stop hating, she’s hot and you know it too…if you don’t like good thing, don’t write anything at all

    Abeg my Monalisa is hot and looking SEXY!

  19. Missy

    October 17, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    pretty lady!!!!

  20. Aibee

    October 17, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Oooooooshe! She looks so pretty. And her ampit is clean and not ‘black’ so people, stop hating!

  21. Sisi_Yemmie

    October 17, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Chei! See armpit! Clean! fine girl no be sand-sand

  22. @AfricanLaReina

    October 17, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    She looks AMAZING! Great shots great outfits

  23. laremmy

    October 17, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    @kemi y would i hate am just saying my mind she is not the defination of pretty NEVER!!!

  24. speaktheword

    October 17, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    shes a girl with a beautiful skin. there ‘s nofin wrong wit her armpits. as a carnival queen she’s even dressed decently. my only but is……..”Is it just me or does she look olddd”? no hating here, just an observation cos i do like her. my fave pix is d last one, here shes so pretty and no aging on her face.

  25. chioma

    October 17, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    @Laremmy, I second you. Nigerians are in the habit of labelling light skin ‘pretty or beautiful”…in my humble opinion.

    • Sassy

      October 18, 2011 at 2:47 am

      N they wonder why some women are obsessed with skin bleaching, take a poll of the compliments she is getting because of the fair complexion. Oh well! She is aiight!


    October 17, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    she is very beautifull……God bless her hustle

  27. wunmi

    October 17, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    she has lost so much weight… gud for her though

  28. clairebaby

    October 17, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    this girl yellow shaaa……lovely lovely pics!!!! lookin more beautiful by the day

  29. Truth Teller

    October 17, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    @Laremmy and Chioma, I am with you on this one. I think she’s attractive cos of her skin(lovely skin though) but facial beauty, not my definition as me whatever, I am not hating, just saying the truth! She really has stepped up her game…

  30. Truth Teller

    October 17, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    I really can’t understand why some people think we ALL have to agree on the same opinion, and once that difers, one is termed a “hater”, it’s becoming very very irritating abegi! There’s a clear difference between outrighty attacking a person, and saying know facts. Some people are attractive, some are wonderfully endowed,ot facially, some are facially blessed,others have other traits to die for, even if it’s their character alone,but not everyone can be termed pretty because they’re celebrities or in public eye and the sooner we accept those facts, the better for us all.

  31. Chin

    October 17, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Nigerian women are beautiful

  32. delphino

    October 17, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    pretty woman

  33. bukioni

    October 17, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    She’s gorgeous, simples!

  34. rarestrands hairs

    October 17, 2011 at 10:48 pm


  35. chiko

    October 17, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    chai my nwanyioma,u look exquisite.divorce z ok sometimes oo,jst sayin.ride lisa luv u much

  36. nigerian gossip council

    October 17, 2011 at 11:28 pm


  37. Nma

    October 18, 2011 at 12:46 am

    Monalisa ain’t playing this year ooo! Babe don charge! Such an outstanding transformation!…..Her weight loss and fashion make-over is so remarkable. Love it!

  38. nabila

    October 18, 2011 at 1:49 am

    wow,amalincha! @laremmy n chioma,she’ beautiful ok,”nigerians r fond of calling light skin beautiful”’ wat a lame thing 2 say…leav light skinned women alone ……duhh…

  39. aah

    October 18, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Thank you oh I do not understand the hate on lightskin. Are they blind when people comment on mercy johnson’s and Genevieve’s beauty? Lightskinnned or Darkskinned we are all beautiful NIGERIAN Women no need to put one down to uplift the other. If this same woman had dark skin, the people complaining now would not complain …… smh .There is beauty in every shade let’s embrace the beauty in our diversity instead of putting people down to boost your own ego. This is coming from a dark girl.

    • aah

      October 18, 2011 at 8:24 am

      This is a reply to nabila’s comment.

    • Truth Teller

      October 19, 2011 at 12:21 pm

      Mercy Johnson’s beauty?what’s your definition of beauty please?

  40. Bolanle

    October 18, 2011 at 9:10 am

    i dont think the pics do her justice, she is much prettier than this!

  41. urbanshe®

    October 18, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Me tink she’s cute! But d make up has no wow factor! I expected more from the best(overhyped) make up artist in Nigeria!

  42. Nino

    October 18, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    and yes that armpit is hot…..if you dont like, go and dance atlanta on third mainland….gbam…

    but just small talk, i don’t like that whole blush thing going on up there…as in bright pink…..nah men

  43. Kemiismyrealname

    October 18, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Urbanshe – you just referred to the make up artist as the best. Good you acknowledge that. Remember, she is a make up artist not a magician? What is your definition of wow?

    • urbanshe®

      October 18, 2011 at 8:53 pm

      Just so u know…. I didn’t acknowledge her as d best. I think she’s overrated! Even an amateur can do better#just saying#

  44. TeeTee

    October 18, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    She looks too HAWT …lovely pics, lovely lady God bless you and continue to increase you.

  45. Areme007

    October 18, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Ooooo She cute and i will like you guys to also check out my blog (

  46. Itoro

    October 18, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Absolutely true talk @ truth teller.
    Nothing againt her but she just isn’t the right face to identify wid being pretty.

  47. MissUnubunPR

    October 18, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Lol armpits? really? That’s the issue. Human beings we are so hard to please. And you talk about all round thickness…tomorrow if she goes on a diet to lose weight u will complain that she’s conforming to pressures of the entertainment industry…she’s healthy and comfortable in her skin and you insult her for it. Na wa.

    Please remove the log in your eye first before u assist another person with theirs.


    October 18, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    She’s one of my favorite actresses. I like her a lot and I agree with the previous poster that says Monalisa should share her skin secrets with us. It is needed oh

  49. Nollywood Forever Movie Reviews

    October 19, 2011 at 11:09 am

    I must say this is definitely the best she has ever looked in my opinion.

  50. left

    October 19, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Monaliza 2 bad

  51. Truth Teller

    October 19, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    @Nabila , @aah who’s hating on light skinned people pls???The general notion is that light skinned people are more beautiful.They may be more attractive but not necessarily beautiful and that’s the message here, is that too hard to understand? Did Laremmy or Chioma insult her or thwart her effort? Can we humans move forward with this level of reasoning?We can not all agree on the same thing, it just can’t happen. I would term Monalisa as successful in her career, great and classy dresser, very attractive, gorgeous evenly toned skin (I’d love to know the secret too) but not beautiful.

  52. Ms sexy

    October 20, 2011 at 9:11 am

    the last pix dd it for me, she’s good looking nd we cannot take that away from her, she may not be beautiful but she’s attractive, am a fair lady and when people tell me am beautiful – i tell them NO on the contrary am attractive, healthy looking and got great looks…for her skin tone, i think i saw her interview one time that she goes Makari for her skin, facial once a while, takes off make-up bfore hitting d bed and she eats a lot of fruits nd drinks jugs of water…maybe that’s d secret and d amazing thing she’s done for herself this year s d ‘HAIR’ waoh thank u Mona for letting those off..they were horrible then…black hair does suit ur u stl

  53. Dayo

    October 20, 2011 at 11:58 am

    All of you that are saying she’s not pretty,try to handle a pint brush and paint something that is better or better still,try to mold clay and if what you do is better,then you can open ur mouth and say someone esle is not pretty.mshew. Just so u know,she did not create herself and u’re just saying u can do a better job than the God who created her. if you don’t ve anything nice to write,u don’t ve to write at all,she’s human with feelings too and a personal life,the fact that she’s on ur tv screens does not give u the right to run her down

  54. jantobabe

    October 20, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    @Mssexy u r right, i watched d interview too and i went for d products and they r so good, am actually glowing radiating all d beauty from inside…..she’s truly a beautiful woman now…once u have a clear skin-tone…..all people see in u is beauty

  55. NGEEZ!!!!

    October 20, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Monalisa will still be pretty even if she had skin dark, so get over yourselves!! I get tired of hearing that light skinned people are not pretty but attractive, who says?! I am very light skinned and i dare say i wud still be pretty even if i were dark skinned!! sish!!!! *talktothehand*

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