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Top 5 Buzz Moments from the Lagos Premiere of Ini Edo’s “I’ll Take My Chances” – Dakore, Ini Edo, Mercy Johnson, Kaffy, 2Face & Annie Macaulay



BN was on the scene at the Lagos Premiere of Ini Edo and Emem Isong‘s new movie “I’ll Take My Chances“.
Find out what everyone was buzzing about at the star-studded premiere.

Ini Edo & Mercy Johnson on “Bump Watch”
Before the premiere, rumours were swirling that Ini Edo and newlywed Mercy Johnson were both pregnant and would be making their “baby bump debut” a la Beyonce at the 2011 MTV Awards. Alas, it wasn’t to be as Ini and Mercy arrived on the red carpet in figure hugging dresses and not a baby bump in sight. Why are people putting them under pressure, in Nigeria it seems as though as soon as you get married, you are expected to have a baby ASAP!

Mercy Johnson

Ini Edo

Dakore Reemerges!
Nollywood star Dakore Akande has been missing from the red carpet since she gave birth to her daughter in 2011. Movie fans were excited and surprised to see Dakore at the premiere of “I’ll Take My Chances”. Fans and media clamoured for photos of the star and as BN noted, the Yummy Mummy looked fabulous. Dakore attended the premiere with her brother, James Egbuson.

Dakore Akande

2Face and Annie Macaulay made their first post-engagement event appearance
Frenzy is the only word that can describe what happened when 2Face Idibia and Annie Macaulay arrived at the event. Fans and media immediately began taking photos and congratulating the happy couple.

Annie Macaulay & 2Face

Fan Frenzy

Kaffy – Double Dose! Baby Debut + First Official Red Carpet Appearance with her beau
Not only did Nigerian dancer Kaffy make her first post-baby red carpet appearance, she and her fiance Joseph Ameh made their official red carpet debut.

Kaffy & Joseph Ameh

The Movie!
After all the red carpet chatter, it was time to set back, relax and watch the movie “I’ll Take My Chances“. Overall, the audience reaction was positive. Many remarked about Ini’s surprising level of dance skill and the scenic beauty of the landscape (the movie was shot in Akwa Ibom)

The complete red carpet report is on the way!
Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi


  1. hauwa b.

    February 27, 2012 at 9:32 am

    mercy looks banging.

  2. Lil fiz

    February 27, 2012 at 9:37 am

    All looks fabulous.

  3. Lil fiz

    February 27, 2012 at 9:39 am

    OMG! Dakore looks big and cute. Welcome back mummy Dak.

  4. @_Iyore

    February 27, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Mercy got body for dayzz… I love Dakore!

  5. sisi

    February 27, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Mercy johnson has always been one of top 3 actresses. I love her very much, but I think she is over dressed for a movie premier. Its not the AMAAs for crying out loud. She look amazing, though. Big ups.

    • UsaveOne

      February 27, 2012 at 2:15 pm

      Sisi tell me what i will do to satisfy you?….free Mercy abeg oooooo!!! lol


  6. sandra

    February 27, 2012 at 9:50 am


  7. Sugabelly

    February 27, 2012 at 9:50 am

    I don’t know about Ini Edo’s shoes but Dakore looks lovely.

  8. onelagoschic

    February 27, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Wow Dakore – mummy weight looks interesting on her.

  9. ........just saying

    February 27, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Was this the movie Stella Damasus was referring too? Hmmnnn

    • Ruby

      February 27, 2012 at 10:52 am

      No it was not because Nobody left the theatre before it was over! So you can carry your speculating self to the next post! hiss!

    • Yours Truly

      February 28, 2012 at 9:02 am

      it was a simple question love, it’s nothing to loose your teeth over…..A preview would have been very nice

  10. cool cat

    February 27, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Dakore looks pretty good post-baby, but dat dress is a huge no-no. Not dat kinda fabric on d red carpet

  11. Priscy

    February 27, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Mercy has class written all over her….Dakore looks fab too

  12. I talk am

    February 27, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Can’t you see Dakore didn’t snap the pic on the Red carpet? I love her simple look jare, its just a movie première.

  13. BIH

    February 27, 2012 at 11:14 am

    @ priscy mercy johnson is not classy jor however she looks good even tho her dress is too tight…Ini and dakore look good… as for annie she needs to step up her game na 2baba be her fiance now so she needs to represent!!!!!

  14. Tiki

    February 27, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Yowzer! Mercy Johnson no go tire to dey oppress person with this kain shape? But y do Annie and Tuface look so unhappy na? I was hoping for and all-smiles, hug’sy pic! Oh well, congrats to all the new mummies and affianced peeps, and I loved the trailer of this movie! Can’t wait for it to be out.

  15. luvlyn

    February 27, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Dakore needs 2 get reid of dem dreads. *rolls eyes*. Wassup wif ini edo’s shoes??

    • Mariaah

      February 27, 2012 at 7:03 pm

      Haba!!! You do know its her natural hair right?? *rolls eye* right back at ya!!

    • Yoknyam Dabale

      February 29, 2012 at 12:21 am

      @ Mariaah , real talk!!!

  16. kenny

    February 27, 2012 at 11:29 am

    hmm…. am so lovely the shade of blue on Ini Edo, Mercy Johnson on the other hand is looking Electrifying!

  17. cathy

    February 27, 2012 at 11:50 am

    MJ looking hawt

  18. Laila Ikeji

    February 27, 2012 at 11:58 am

    cute pics. was even thinking Dakore looked too simple.

  19. mrs G

    February 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    dakore!!!! olumide has fed u well… ini yr shoes don’t tally with yr dress… annie,hmmm congrats o…. 1st time ur not dressing tacky….

  20. Laila Ikeji

    February 27, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Mercy looks ready to get you dizzy.

  21. Kem

    February 27, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Ini Edo’s weight watching is a NO NO!!. She’s lost her SWAG. MJ, should stop oppressing us with her revealing body abeg!

  22. Kem

    February 27, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Dakore looks SWEET………….

  23. Bolade

    February 27, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Dakore looks Great just few months after giving birth…waoh! miss her movies, hope she’s coming back?

  24. TessySays

    February 27, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Mercy totally outshone Ini Edo on her on Red carpet. Nna Mercy mind yaself

  25. mycommentscount

    February 27, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    mercy johnson… i think u mixed up the address ur pose to be @ the oscars not this show like dayum girl kim k must have taken ur pic to her doctor and said give me all that figure… yup all natural babyyyyyy.

  26. Beediva

    February 27, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    lolzzz @ all d comments….babes pple r eyeing Ini’s shoe here ooo..MJ, u cant oppress me cos i gat ur kinda badt gann…lolzzzzz

  27. BukiOni

    February 27, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Mercy has a banging figure, it’s nice to see Dakore back on the scene, she’s glowing. Ini looks lovely in that blue sequin number x

  28. UsaveOne

    February 27, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Mhhh! shout out to 2baba, saw Annie baby bump…*abeg na joke*.
    Ini is looking fab from head to soul of her feet.


  29. christy

    February 27, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Awooo,I feel Annie dress,she lk pretty.2baba get eye sha among hs loads of mama babies.I taught Dokora dread s natural

  30. vicky

    February 27, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Dakore needs stylelist,Mercy johnson not my kind of person but Ini next time work on your shoe

  31. DR

    February 27, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Im not sure of Ini Edos dress, I think its the colour and the shoes?????? Maybe Mercy has the body but I personally think she doesn’t know how to carry it, her body looks too watery she needs to firm it up… Personally Opinion ooooooo!!!
    Didn’t know Dakore was pregnant, Congrats to the new mum.

  32. minnie

    February 27, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    mercy looks awesome. i dont know if some of you r blind

  33. ojaybaby

    February 27, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    sorry there is a typo: “it was time to set back,…’

  34. Molara

    February 27, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Mercy looks cute ini nice outfit and kaffy good to see ur feminine look

  35. funky

    February 27, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    u look ini,dakore congrat

  36. joinmecelebrate

    February 27, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    and no body noticed our Kaffy? she is good too.

  37. funky

    February 27, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    u look gud ini

  38. Personal tuvs

    February 27, 2012 at 3:48 pm

  39. Nomy

    February 27, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    MJ worth looking at any day! If you say she no get class, knacj your head for wall! Commot your own class make i see.

  40. InCotonou

    February 27, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    I like Ini Edo most of the time and i think she’s pretty. But that dress? Looks exactly like a dress my mother used to wear in the late 8Os!

  41. diamond

    February 27, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Has anyone noticed that long, hugging, flowing gowns is Mercy’s signature now? I dont think she’s overdressed. That’s how she’s chosen to appear recently.

  42. gg

    February 27, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    will probably go see the movie now

  43. Effizy

    February 27, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Mercy u rock

  44. Chikaka

    February 27, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    TuBaba; too fine. Annie is already glowing. Not feeling Mercy’s dress at all, but her body is banging. Ini would have killed it with some other shoes. The fabric of Dakore’s dress is unflattering, she looks so pretty & serene though.

  45. konnie

    February 27, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Ini’s shoes sets off her dress well. love it.

  46. Tina

    February 27, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Anne am happy for u,ini n mercy rocks.haters go die

  47. coolcat

    February 27, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    @incotonou, u’re absolutely right about ini’s dress. its pure vintage and i won’t be surprised if she got it from ATM. dear, if your mum has the exact same dress, pls dust it up and make sure to dorn it at the next red carpet appearance. vintage is soooooooo in.

    the shoes look ok to me but the make up, lashes and hair just drowns her face. she actually looks like a made-up rag doll. ini dear, next time pull your hair up or into a pony tail to show off this hot dress, and looks like the lbs are coming back. noooooooooooo!

  48. primrose

    February 27, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    na wah for people oo so because annie n tubaba are engaged dem go dey smile 24/7 if not something is wrong,abeg free dem joor

  49. the3axes

    February 27, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Mercy stole the show. full stop. She looked like the star of the premiere.

  50. Tania

    February 27, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    I love what Ini is wearing :), But I thought I saw a bump. Atleast if there are rumours circulating, I think I see a 3months bump right there… Everyone is looking absolutely gorg.

  51. teekween

    February 27, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    All look wonderfulm muahh

  52. Obehi Okoawo's Blog

    February 27, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Mercy looks great, Dakore welcome back…..nice pictures!

  53. jennifer

    February 27, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Mercy Johnson rocks!!!

  54. FYI

    February 27, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    I see that these beaded vintage dresses a la glamour girls is now the new trend for red carpets

  55. Goddess

    February 28, 2012 at 12:08 am

    here’s a hint Mercy Johnson..change ur style a bit, all your outfits you wear to events look similar. dear urself once in a while. i know u trying to be elegant and classy witch is good but try goin for sumthing cheeky, sexy, provocative , get my point…and please watch the weight, dont mess up that good loookin shap…just saying

  56. chinwendu

    February 28, 2012 at 4:19 am

    Is it just me or does Ini resemble Patience Ozokwor here O_o

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  58. sisiekomi

    February 28, 2012 at 7:06 am

    Nice! Some could definitely have looked better.

  59. Bintex

    February 28, 2012 at 7:38 am

    This is gonna be interesting, i can’t wait to grab my copy.

  60. lisa

    February 28, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Dakore,I luv u but dat dress aint working 4 u mami!!Anne Macaulay,I think u shud work on ur hair & make-up.Over all,I guess we ve stepped up on style!

    • rommy

      February 29, 2012 at 2:40 am

      what is so so hot about Ini’s dress. she is only 30 and need to carry herself as such. vintage for somebody else, there is a better way to wear vintage. what is wrong with Dakore Dress, the materia is pure silk do you kown how expensive that is not to talk of class. why do people think bling bling is fashion. Dakore for a priemer i say well done. i think i will be J Rivers on this.

  61. Tee

    February 28, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Dakore! my main person anytime, anyday. Ini try small but i think Mercy Johnson has added alot weight. Good one babes.

  62. uche chukwu

    February 28, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    hmmmm, no comments till i see the movie!

  63. dorothy

    February 29, 2012 at 12:05 am

    ini edo….wats goin on wit d outfit.

  64. ally

    February 29, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Mercy Johnson you have a fab body but please invest in some control underwear if you insist on wearing those tight dresses all the time! Can someone please tell Ini Edo that she’s a very beautiful woman and as such needs only the barest of make-up? Why does she plaster it on so much???

  65. rommy

    February 29, 2012 at 2:31 am

    really, i don’t know what Mercy had on, it is a premier keep it simple and somebody tell Ini Edo she is too young for that dress looks like something i will put my mother in or may be not. Dakore is simple, clean and classy. Give it to Dakore very classic. Annie very pretty with beautiful figure show your curve please.

  66. L.A Chick

    March 3, 2012 at 4:08 am

    Mercy, you’re THE human hourglass!! Love me some 2 face Idibia and Annie Macauley, they look so cute together! Dakore looks like one big happy mama, she is glowing! Ini Edo, girl there’s some Cirque du Soleil going on here, I’m just saying…

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