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Lydia Forson, Monalisa Chinda, Kate Henshaw & Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha on Red Carpet at the Lagos Premiere of “Phone Swap” – All the Photos



Kunle Afolayan (with his super cute special guests)

Phone Swap” premiered in Lagos on Saturday, 17th March 2012. Rather than opt for a cinema premiere, the producers chose a grander stage as they setup a gala event at the Eko Hotel & Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos.

Nollywood stars, movie producers, TV presenters, musicians and socialites walked down the red carpet as they made their way into the venue to experience the new movie which has racked up significant buzz.

BN was on scene, check out the hot shots below.

Lydia Forson

Tomi Odunsi

Damilola Adegbite

Monalisa Chinda

Kate Henshaw

Kemi "Lala" Akindoju

OC Ukeje

Nse Ikpe Etim

Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha

Omoni Oboli

Emem Isong

Jumai Shaba

Jimmie of 99.9 Beat FM

Jike Kosoko


Iretiola Doyle

GT Guitarman

Moet Abebe

Ufuoma Ejenobor

Dayo Ephraim

More Photos!

Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi


  1. moi

    March 19, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    cute kids….:-)

    • na so

      March 20, 2012 at 12:16 am

      this cross leg pose most of these ladies are doing these days is NOT for everyone.

  2. love

    March 19, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    cant wait for the commentators………….

  3. love

    March 19, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    is princess coming from the motor park, i love u but dt tummy and d chick in d first pic is too ‘bulky’ 4 dt dress nd d lady in d flowing blue dress is to slim 4 dt tummy na….

  4. kem

    March 19, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    a little black dress and you are good to go… especially when you don’t have strength for drama…lol, nice collection

  5. love

    March 19, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    just had to go back to look at Princess’ shoes….lol..omg…..y didnt Emem Isong pack them well na………chai

    • darkvixen

      March 19, 2012 at 7:46 pm

      I was cringing when I saw them too, same goes for Chioma.That dress was a size small in the bust area.

  6. Personal Shopper

    March 19, 2012 at 3:26 pm

  7. Vanelly

    March 19, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    We really have started confusing red carpets for costume parties o. Some of the outfits are appropriate but some are pathetic……

    • chai

      March 19, 2012 at 5:01 pm

      Honestly, most of them look like they went for a masquerade ball. Epic fail!!!

  8. Olivia concept

    March 19, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    yayyy Ufuoma Ejenobor in Olivia Concept styled by Garnet 25.

    • Tiki

      March 19, 2012 at 3:46 pm

      Nice, but her boobs look a bit depressed. Does styling normally extend to underwear?

  9. Kelly

    March 19, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Loving Nse by the day.
    @ Kate, ease off on the dumbells, veiny arms look a bit unsightly but you do look great.
    @ Monalisa SMH!
    @ Princess, speechless. Lose some weight for your health girl!

  10. Q

    March 19, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    @ love me too, the comments should wld do all the analysis
    methink chioma chukwuka shld watch her weight.

  11. D Pretty

    March 19, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Emem Isong, Dat dress was a major FAIL. Arghhhhhhhhhhh
    Katie looking fab as always..Love U babes
    Ufoma Ejenobor..I just love you
    The rest of una, i don do mouth kpichikom.

  12. Angel

    March 19, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Nse looked amazing! Wow..

  13. i'm feisty!!

    March 19, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Very nice, most people look well put together. Chioma Akpotha’s stylist is doing a fab job on her, she looks gorge and so does Nse and Emem. Most of the ladies look very classy and elegant. And please some of those ladies YOU ARE NOT CONTESTING IN A BEAUTY PAGEANT for heavens sake…. Omoni Oboli i love you ma but why wouldn’t you dress your age and in doing that add a lil more effort to your hair and make-up. And only in Nigeria would u see a video vixen turn into a presenter..kmt. AND you in Yellow and Pink… are u kidding me right now, the rainbow has got nothing on you baby…ahahha! My very opinion.

    • BeautyFULL

      March 20, 2012 at 11:31 am

      Video vixen?Only in Nigeria ke?What is wrong with a career change or should she remain a video vixen forever?Abeg congratulate her on a step in the right direction,thank you

  14. stella

    March 19, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    I love those kids.

  15. kai kai!

    March 19, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    smh for omoni oboli!she needs a good stylist seriously!!!

    • Gnasher

      March 23, 2012 at 2:34 am

      She is hardly ever on point, and hse is a pretty woman…

  16. Austine Da Whizchap

    March 19, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Grhhhhhhhh……….why wasnt I there? No quamps sha……Lovely Premiere it must have been. But sha, Wome, una dey dress ooooooo!

  17. angel eyes

    March 19, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    lydia forson noooooooooooo, sserzly, princess needs to start thinking about losing weight….ok, lemme go back n look at the pics again

  18. love

    March 19, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    is that Sharon in the last pic?

    • Patience I

      March 20, 2012 at 9:55 am

      i think she is…grown lady now

  19. Couture By Makioba

    March 19, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    very few flawless looks….d rest are just hurting my eyes….Gosh….

  20. e-bukun

    March 19, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Obviously people couldn’t decide whether to go all out or go the more casual route which is why these photos look so confused.
    Emem!!! Hmmm….’nuff said

  21. crantz

    March 19, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    The outfits are really nice…i like †нε way tomi,monalisa,dami kept it simple and chicky, some from the ‘more pictures’ too are really cute especially †нε pic b4 †нε last. But for ememisong,omoni oboli,shumai shaba *lipsealead* —> hhtp:\\

  22. Mackie

    March 19, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Y is no one talking about Lydia Forson? i mean WTH was she thinking dressed like dat, dat is pure crap…BTW Nse and Chioma Chukwuka are d best dressed

  23. Tiki

    March 19, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Tomi Odunsi…is that Shalewa?:o I always wanted to see what she looked like in real life!
    Moving on…this is the most motley-looking crop of acclaimed movie stars I have ever seen on a post. Sadly, the best dressed were the nameless…I mean, what does Lydia Forson think she wore? And that dress looks suspiciously like the one Tiwa wore a while back at some awards thingy like that. Looked horrible then, looks even worse now that I can see the body magic.
    Emem Isong, free the girls na! How can you have missed the spillage, both above and below? Haba! (sideeyes Chioma Chukwuka…)
    The first girl under ‘More Photos’ in orange…I so wanna hate that dress, but you rocked it, the accessories and general put-together look changes ur cleavage from sleazy to sassy…me like!
    This Omoni Oboli girl…what is this na? is that a movie premiere dress or something to wear to drinks at a friend’s?
    I love the lady in shades of green, the one in the beige and white dress (though I think it’s a bit too dressy) and the girl in the halter neck and tan pencil skirt. Those were my best 3!
    Back to work…

  24. lala

    March 19, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Nse Ikpe Eti is the only person that is red carpet fit amongst these pics

  25. kay

    March 19, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Beautiful piple, kate Henshaw is hot. I luv Jumai Shaba’s outfit but

    Ehhh d young lady on pink top n yellow skirt *hian* pls dnt try dat again

  26. Theodora

    March 19, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Kate henshaw looking fab as always, Princess! really really…….

  27. lily

    March 19, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Moet looks soooo preety and so does Nse

  28. Redcarpetgoat

    March 19, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Lydia Forson hmmmmmm… and the Hajia laughing behind. RED carpet indeed!

  29. cathy

    March 19, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Nse, kate henshaw, jumai, omoni and some lovely guest did it for me

  30. kimbim

    March 19, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    awful! 4 chics only rocked it for me, pls what’s going on with the ladies in black? some colour blocking were just wrong, out of place lol, i did love Moet Abebe,Iretiola Doyle,Jumai Shaba,Nse Ikpe Etim. the rest were very Awful! wrong shoes on the right dress, colour blocking was just odd lol

  31. Beebee

    March 19, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Nse is looking good! thats Red Carpet Stuff mehn….

  32. taiwo

    March 19, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    his kids are super adorable but some celebrities need to work out in nigeria. look at legs, too big even the dresses are horrible. it dosent even look like red carpet. naija celebrities na wa. step up the game please am begging. for this red carpet i give it f for major failure.

  33. Lue

    March 19, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Those kids…………..adorable
    Lydia………….. please, never ever wear that dress again. I still love you tho
    Emen……….bad bra
    Jide kosoko…………………looks like somebody just dragged him out of bed
    most ppl look great sha

  34. chai

    March 19, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Goosh! What’s with Nigerians and too tight clothing and heavy makeup? Bella Naija, are you sure this wasnt a Halloween party? So many crimes of fashion on display here.

  35. Tee

    March 19, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Nse and her kid sis look super awesome……………..!

  36. fashionicon

    March 19, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    tv presenters looking gr8… Moet Abebe looks fantastic, Jumai Shaba revealing but classy and Dayo loves this his blue jacket sha… but they represented

  37. pynk

    March 19, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    sOME pple are making my eyes hurt me!

  38. mekhi phifa

    March 19, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Lady in dt very Blue dress I simply have no single word 4u.
    See princess oh! Ever rocking her “Nkt”knee…lol.
    Kate Henshaw abi u don tire 4ur “own” Dada abeg u look so good with dt hair plsss if there are dreadlocks beneath dt weave pls u can see how good look now I no u must hav gotn enof complements dt nite, why, its bcs Dada makes u look like a Hag no pun intended.
    Emem Isong let Truth b told stop wearing “such” u ar 2Old n shapeless live it 4d young, age is nothing but a no., abeg no b 4 dt kind dress. Be warned.
    D rest am jus speechless. Chioma u dey surpriz 4red Rug ds dayz congrats.

    • mama

      March 19, 2012 at 7:07 pm

      abeg chiomas dress was lovely but the cup aint her size so she no represent this time at all…..showing cleavage doesnt mean the boobs have to look squeezed……abeg this red carpet didnt rock at all

    • Ruby

      March 21, 2012 at 1:11 pm

      What is wrong with the dress Emem? Is it short and showing her thighs or what? Sometimes you pple just want to be noticed but you wont be dignified with a reply! Mekhi phifa my left foot! Even your name is fake! Hisssss!

  39. bundle

    March 19, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    I think Jumai shaba`s dress was made for curvier women, looks kinda frumpy on her

  40. konnie

    March 19, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Lovely for most of the ladies. However, if your legs/knees are not mini ready, please don’t were MINI, otherwise, nice work. More stylists please. Volunteer to show case your work, it will help both parties

  41. ade

    March 19, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    The kids are cute, the boy looks like daddy

  42. Wlepla

    March 19, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    better styling on the red carpet than a lot i’ve seen. also Nija women needs to slow down on the make-up. and it takes a genius stylist to allow anyone to color block on the red carpet.

  43. Iffy

    March 19, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Lydia was looking good. I lover her curves.

  44. Ib

    March 19, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Nse,WOW!!!WOW!what a gown!simply breathtaking….
    btw Hi Shalewa,good to see u

  45. Emem

    March 19, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Pleae what did lydia forson paste on her body? :s

  46. chexbarbie

    March 19, 2012 at 7:51 pm


  47. kay

    March 19, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Nse’s cool, loving it.

  48. U

    March 19, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Jumai Shaba should have used an iron naa. A lil steam would have gone a long way. My best dresses Kate hens haw and Monalisa. Bon chic!

    • Iyamilele

      March 20, 2012 at 1:47 pm

      HUH? Kate Henshaw and Monalisa are your best dressed?? What kind of eyes have you got :s

  49. Peace

    March 19, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    The lady in the blue dress is Kunle Afolayan’s wife and mother of his 2kids. Kudos to her pls, she’s got a great body, Saw their pics on other websites.

  50. marvel

    March 19, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Kai! Princess did not dress well at all.

  51. chichi

    March 19, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    kate henshaw hz got dis ghetto,”oh-am-emancipated-look” goin on 4 a little while,looks like she is settlin a lil bit now,bt she can do better,she is beautiful elegant woman!.IRetiola Dyle….looks effortlessly chic.Keyword#effortlessly#.As for dt girl on pink n yellow assemble;Chim ooooooo

  52. Emma

    March 19, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Best outfit was worn by nse hands down.every other outfits were just sad some boring and some nothing to write home about.

  53. dee one

    March 19, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    omoni oboli…..if i were a stylist, i wud offer my services for free, she really needs help

  54. Fin

    March 19, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    This ‘Jumai Shaba knows whats up! The others are just blehhhh

  55. Pendo

    March 19, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    seriously invites to these events need to come with a dress code! this looks like oscars meet BET awards meet movie premiere meet hanging out with my friends totally confused so many different looks for the same event

  56. Elizabeth

    March 20, 2012 at 12:15 am

    The children were the best dressed shikena…I won’t comment on anyone else smh

  57. chinwe

    March 20, 2012 at 2:03 am

    Omoni l don tire for you ooooooo

  58. hellen

    March 20, 2012 at 9:12 am

    i can not believe thats the Salewa girl: Tomi Odunsi. i heard she way different from that role… wow!!! shes looks classy. Just keep it up and dont be like all those masquerades we call celeb o, cos me i will talk…

  59. gbam

    March 20, 2012 at 9:39 am

    wtf!!!! who are these people,do they really understand the meaning of red carpet or think they are going clubbing ??????

  60. love

    March 20, 2012 at 9:41 am

    @dee one, lol….il also offer my services for free

  61. PD

    March 20, 2012 at 10:01 am


  62. tracey

    March 20, 2012 at 10:20 am

    thats my tomi looking fineeeeeeeeeeeeeee and hoooooooooooooooooooot

  63. Ure

    March 20, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Shalewa looks really nice! Damilola, Ireti Doyle and Nse also looked good

  64. Opsi

    March 20, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Kate is looking washed out.Mehn! see the veins on her hands.

    • Bey

      March 21, 2012 at 1:07 pm


  65. abimbola

    March 20, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    these so called celebs really need a stylist.just for a movie premiere they are dressing as if its for an award. everything now is red carpet.birthdays,musical show,comedy show,wedding,burial all na red carpet. nigerians have abused d concept of a red carpet

  66. chichi

    March 20, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    nse, ireti, monalisa, u alwz do ur thns; go gals! Chioma wot wr’ u thnkn?

  67. Jade

    March 20, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Nse daaaarling, luv it. You Rock!!!!

  68. Ak

    March 20, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Nse Ikpe Etim looks absolutely stunning!

    • Asanwa

      March 21, 2012 at 12:57 pm

      Please Nse looked very ordinary and that hair no be am! Is that dread locks or uncombed hair? Abeg, let us know!

  69. Yori

    March 20, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    90% of them just look awful..sorry I don’t particularly like Monalisa..if she was dark no one would give her a role in any movie!

    • Bey

      March 21, 2012 at 1:04 pm

      But she is light so eat your frigging heart out! Jealousy go kill una! Mtcheeew!

  70. adama

    March 20, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    i agree with u Yori.

  71. Dami_blinks

    March 20, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    I luv Tomi Odunsi dress and the pretty purse.My namesake (Dami Adegbite),nailed it too,simply classic

  72. Luah Lovette Jalloh

    March 21, 2012 at 2:31 am

    OMG they all look stunning i cnt wait to becme a nollywood actress always been my dreams!!!! <3

    • roli

      March 21, 2012 at 12:58 pm


  73. Freda

    March 21, 2012 at 2:55 am

    I am sorry t say most of them look cheap. No hint of class.

  74. Shanda

    March 21, 2012 at 4:59 am

    To Emem Isong,
    lose weight and it will enhance your beauty and you will feel more confident!!

  75. Dale

    March 21, 2012 at 5:04 am

    Lydia Forson is so thick n shape so right!!!!!

  76. tosin o

    March 21, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Lydia……Why now? abeg pull ur underskirt up.
    Emem….no comment
    Omoni…..ok this is the last straw, gurl get a stylist for Pete’s sake…abi na by force? smh

    • roli

      March 21, 2012 at 12:58 pm

      most of them are husslers and wannabe

  77. BubblyBliss

    March 21, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Nollywood red carpets…. *sigh* Always an epic fail. F9!!! And call me overly critical but what’s this blue toe nail polish all about? For the finger nails, yes/maybe but it doesn’t seem to be a good look for the toes. At least not on the toes of any of the ladies spotting ’em here.

    Nse Etim, flawless! No need to comment on the rest as it would prove a very arduous task to say something nice.

    • Naveah

      March 23, 2012 at 2:55 pm

      All the blue nail polish is about Beyonce, my dear. Abi you no sabi Naija people and their copy catarrh business? Ever since Beyonce had her child, Blue Ivy, she’s been wearing only blue nail polish so I guess people are jumping on that band wagon since Beyonce and Kim Kardashian are the role model for most Nigerian celebrities/socialites/socialite-wanna-bes. I tell you, I look at these things and I just laugh in Sanskrit.

  78. foxmox

    March 21, 2012 at 4:34 pm


  79. damsel

    March 22, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Over adorable..

  80. erica

    March 23, 2012 at 6:16 am

    the lady in the tan and ivory dress just has to be the winner… smashing

  81. Ginika

    March 23, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    I dont even know where to start *deepSigh*….

    *pacing up and down*…. is it the face, abi the hair, the outfit which one is it???

  82. Gidi

    March 23, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Funny!! the fact that she is light skinned is the sole reason why i can’t stand her. So to each,his own.

  83. Onayimi

    March 27, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Maybe the photographer told all the ladies in minis to cross their legs. *SMH*

  84. eve obi

    March 28, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    some of the dresses looked like they came striaght out of washing………………no ironing at all, styling for some poor, they should consult ijeve designs london for wardrobe and styling

  85. tt

    February 21, 2014 at 1:32 am

    omg Nigerian celebraties embarrass Africa what kinda celebraties are this too cheap horrible dressing yoooooooooooooo im so ambarassed to be a Nigerian….

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