The Nigerian Event Awards 2012 – Photos & Full List of Winners

Go2gurl/TNEA MD Bukky Ogunsakin & DJ Jimmy Jatt

The 2nd edition of the Nigerian Event Awards took place on Friday 24th August 2012 at the Havilah House of Events, Next to City of David Church, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The award show organised by Go2Gurl Limited, is a platform for honoring, acknowledging and supporting events as well as the entertainment and hospitality industry in Nigeria.

The event  hosted by N6 and Omoye Uzamere, kicked off at 6 PM and saw in attendance some of the nominees as well as some of the known faces in the entertainment industry including TV presenter Adora Oleh, On-Air-Personality Karen Igho, Event Planner Funke Bucknor-Obruthe, Stylist Ezinne Chinkata, Make-Up Artiste/Beauty Entrepreneur Banke Meshida-Lawal, BETH Model Creative Director Elohor Aisien, Veteran DJ Jimmy Jatt, Mr Nigeria 2011 Deji Bakare, Nollywood Actor Zack Orji and Musician Zaki Azzay.

Among the winners of the night included Wizkid for event performer of the year, Basketmouth for the MC of the year, Ade Bakare for bridal designer of the Year, Cakes by Tosan for Cake Extra-Ordinnaire and yours truly, for best online events coverage of the year.

We would like to thank everyone that voted for us, we truly appreciate you all and we promise to always deliver the best of entertainment every day of the week.

If you missed the event, not too worry, we’ve got the photos!

Getting the Venue Ready

The Nigerian Event Awards 2012

Adora Oleh

Karen Igho

Funke Bucknor-Obruthe

Ezinne Chinkata

Banke Meshida-Lawal

Omoye Uzamere


Elohor Aisien

Zaki Azzay

Zack Orji

Deji Bakare

Korede Bello

The Full List of Winners of the 2nd Edition Nigerian Event Awards
Event Manager of the Year – Red Diamond Events
Best Events Coverage of the Year (TV Show) – Studio 53 Extra– M-Net
Best Events Coverage of the Year (Online)
Best Charity/Cause Related Event – “Pink October” (Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness) by Pink Pearl Foundation 2011
Best Hotel/Events Venue – Eko Hotel  & Suites, Lagos
Best Purpose Built Venue – The Civic Centre, Lagos
Nigerian Event of the Year – African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA)  2011
Best Marketing Campaign for an Event – Calabar Carnival 2011
Best Event Achiever in Catering – Kavod Foods
Best Comedy Event – AY Show Comedy Crusade London Invasion 2011
Vendor of the Year – MyPassion MyLife Photography – Onye Ubanatu
Best Innovative Idea – Le Petit Marche
Best Corporate Product/Service Launch – MTN “Choose or Lose” Campaign
Best Resources Website –
Outstanding Contribution to the Events’ Industry – Dupe Adeniran (Wedding Planner/Inside Weddings Magazine)
Young Achiever of the Year – Temmie Amodu – Tsoule Events
Best Trade Exhibition – Le Petit Marche, Grand Marche 2011
International Vendor of the Year – Vintage Ivy Events
Best Music Event – MTN Project Fame Opening Gala
Event Performer of the Year – Wizkid
Best Government Event of the Year – Calabar Festival 2011
Best Event Designer – Red Diamond Events
Best Event Sponsor – MTN
Best Fashion Event – Arise Magazine Fashion Week 2011
Photographer of the Year – Buki Tijani
Cake Extra-Ordinnaire – Cakes by Tosan
Best Ushering Organization – Zapphaire Events
Best Make-Up Artist – Banke Meshida-Lawal
Best Bridal Designer – Ade Bakare
Accessory Designer of the Year – Verche L’Art Cessoire
Outstanding DJ Performer – DJ Exclusive
Most Unique Rental Organization – KFA Rentals
Most Unique Gifts/Souvenirs – Party In A Box
MC of the Year – Basketmouth
Merit Award of the Year – Maldesa Nigeria Limited
Vantage Award of the Year – Quorum Experience Managers
Special Recognition Award: Publicist of the Year – Cornel Udofia
Special Recognition Award: Entertainer of the Year – DJ Jimmy Jatt
Special Recognition Award: Personality of the Year – Karen Igho
Special Recognition Award: For Fashion and Design – Tese Onokala (CEO NeedleKraft Couture)
Special Recognition Award: For Party Decor – Tsoule
Special Recogniton Award: For Cutting Edge Concept – Twiterave
Special Recognition Award: Entrepreneur of the Year – Emy Cargo Services Nig. Ltd
Special Recognition Award: Overall Best Production Crew – Total Consult

The organizers of the event would like to thank the following people.

Special Thanks to The Hon Commissioner for Commerce & Industry Ogun State, Bimbo Ashiru for representing the Min. Of Comm & Industry, Hon Commissioner of Health Jide Idris, Mr & Mrs Bright, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Karen Igho (Big Brother Africa Winner), Zack Orji, Tese Onakala (CEO Needlekraft Couture), Uche Pedro (CEO Bainstone, BellaNaija), Victoria Pepple (STV), BASH, Nino of Nino Music, Kore Brown of Top Radio, The entire Rainbow FM crew, Brownie of 93.7FM, N6 of Cool FM, Jombo Uche (City Peopla), Banke Meshida-Lawal (BM PRO),  Zackie Ajay (Top Music Artiste), Cornel Udofia (Image & PR Extraordinaire), Adora Oleh, Deji Bakare, Leo’nel Orji, Ezinne Chinkata (Fashion Editor, WOW Magazine), Elohor Aisien (MD Miss Nigeria/Elite Model Look), Banwo & Ighodalo (Top Law Firm), Duupe Adeniran (Editor in Chief Inside Weddings/Wedding Planner Magazine), Funke Bucknor (CEO Zapphaire Events/Furtullah), Tope Akande, Temmie & Jennifer Amodu (Tsoule Events), Sola Oyetayo (CEO Sola Oyetayo & Co) and all attendees.

Special thanks also to our partners Nuvox Communications, Livewell Initiative (LWI), Thgirb Ltd (IT/Web/Data mining), The Mix Oil & Water (Strategy/Oil& Gas Consulting),, Maldesa Nigeria Limited, 7up Nigeria PLC, Total Consult Nigeria, Rainbow FM, LASAA, Cedarwood (the fabulous antique chiavari chairs), Linensville, KFA Rentals, Tsoule Events (Official decorators), Zapphaire Events for the outstanding ushers, Our fabulous table decorators – (Furtullah, Red Diamond Events, Yvent Kouture, Simply Rexcraft, Oaken Events), Deefrent Communications (social media/marketing), The fashion crews – Omakin Lagos, Always Fresh Clothing & Co, and Zherb Rillers, Bunnad Sumptuous Catering, Distinct Band, DJ Galvin, Nephets Photography, Havilah Events Centre, Exotic Smooth Cocktails, Swift Nigeria, House of Tara (Official make-up artists), Bemil Nigeria Limited, 360 Nobs, Bellanaija, Glam and Essence Magazine, Delibakes, Chit Hub, and Kavod Foods.

Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi for Insigna
_____________________________________________________________________________________ is an official media sponsor of the 2012 Nigerian Event Awards

50 Comments on The Nigerian Event Awards 2012 – Photos & Full List of Winners
  • Oyinlola August 28, 2012 at 1:54 pm


  • Annie August 28, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Karen jst SEAT DOWN!! enuf of this boobs exposure jst stop!!! seat one place.You re always exposin ur boobs,u nevr dress decent u cnt just look classy no matter what u jst always look ratchet.I knw sum pple expose cleavage and look classy urs jst classless.Adaor looks good,karen is jst annoyin arrgh lol she jst made me hate peplum now nd i luv peplums dey always look classy on others.

    • Doggy October 23, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      Seems you got a lot of heat towards Karen, I wonder why? Just for closure, Karen has one of the best BOD in Nigeria entertainment industry, and you can take that to the bank.

  • oluwaseun Adeleye August 28, 2012 at 2:04 pm


  • Usaveone August 28, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Hahah! nice Karren…


  • dordor August 28, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Honestly..Am short of words…

  • Peejay August 28, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Adaora Oleh’s out, horrifying!, Funke Bucknor’s outfit deserves a trash can and lady, I know you’ve got money, but you really need the help of a good supporting bra. You look frumpy. Karen, you got too much boobs showing, don’t look like a tart girl. N6 and Eloho looks really classy. Too many bad shoes but its very nice

  • kem August 28, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    nawa oh zack orji with d white beards….hmmmmmmmmmm

  • licia August 28, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    I thought this awards was for people below 30…i can see winners that are over 40. Just asking…

    • Deedee August 28, 2012 at 2:55 pm

      I believe you are referring to The Future Awards. This is Nigerian Event Awards….

  • Mavin August 28, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Na wa for Karen’s outfit. Nice assets. Looking good y’all

  • Bex August 28, 2012 at 2:49 pm
  • awaniyen August 28, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Congrats bellanaija whoop whoop. This awards list is some serious long list. Well done to you all.

  • mavin August 28, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I like Karen’s outfit. Very nice assets!

  • nonye August 28, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    I kind of like the beard on Zack! Very sexy. Kinda like a Sean Connery feel.

  • Gold August 28, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Its nice seeing Zack Orji after all these yrs.
    What’s up with the woman in black and green?? I don’t get it

  • Jen… August 28, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Elohor, Ezinne and Banke- I need you all to explain your outfits ASAP.

    Congratulations all…

  • bbb August 28, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    ok! i feel Karen looks like Miss Piggy in Muppet babies …love her dress but still looks tacky to me …horrible tattoo 😛

  • xty August 28, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    This event looks cheap! And errrrrr who is d organiser again??? What gave you the right to organise awards?? Errrr I’d strt my own awards now sef *hissss* Bella strt awards in Africa naaa,it will b major! Uv earnd d right biko.

  • gimmer August 28, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    elohor’ s wig…i mean…for real? banke…i too like you and flowy dresses…pls stick with flowery flowy gowns

  • didikan August 28, 2012 at 3:42 pm


  • Naveah August 28, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Listen Karen Igho, I know that you don’t have the prettiest face but your breasts don’t have to walk into the room before you do! I am tired of being over familiar with your mammary glands; a little show of the decolletage can be sexy but in your case, it is entirely over done in every single picture and every event! You don’t have to wear a turtle neck but once in a while, tuck those puppies in and give ’em and US a break! Please, find a search party and look for your sense of modesty.

  • Eden August 28, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    thsi si the best Banke has looke dina while

    Funke needs to stop wearing shift dressy i understand it hides ur post baby tummy but pls find a new look

  • Eden August 28, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Go2Gurl should have made an effort with her hair
    her dress is okay, i guess

  • Aibee August 28, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    And this Ezinne girl is supposed to be a stylist?

  • SIERRA August 28, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    na by force 2 do awards? na wa o! now every tom dick nd hary can stand up nd hand out awards…who even votes 4 these things? how are the winners actually judged and against what criteria? i thot zack orji was fair b4 or was he bleaching?

  • Chum chum August 28, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Yes Karen you look good but i am tires of seeing your boobs.

  • Monique Chanell2 August 28, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    MypassionMylife – Onye Ubanatu.. yesssssss!!! super coolest inspiring young Nigerian dude for life. I like. very passionate and on point guy. too bad i m taken.. My sister must marry him oh. Weldon Bella 9ja and every 1 nominated.

  • Turn turn turner August 28, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Essentially, everyone everywhere ended up with an award.

  • rew August 28, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    This red caroet get as e be..and Ezinne, pls return Tony one week’s outfit !

  • ehi August 28, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    You people commenting are really funny hahahahahhaha. I almost died of laughter at that ‘Tony One week’ comment. May God reveal you all by Fire! Make we see the one wey you don do. We all want Nigeria to grow init. This is the way to grow. Support good intiatives no matter how crass you think they are. Many people are out there carrying coke, doing 419, kidnapping people, bombing places and so on because they don’t want to go through processes like. I commend the organizers. Well done.

  • redcarpet August 28, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Who gave you the right to speak about Funke’s outfit. U are just ridiculous and a good for nothing. The concentration should be on award winners. Congrats Funke, Dupe Adeniran, Banke, Tosan, Ade Bakare, and KFA rentals. Happy for you guys

  • doyin August 29, 2012 at 2:09 am

    why do some women aka KAREN feel that by exposing their breasts they are exuding some type of sex appeal?? i hope you know that leaving some form of curiosity is the sexiest form of sex appeal…showing all your goodies just leaves people with a sour taste in their mouth, not to mention you look like a one kobo prostitute…smh!

  • Amber August 29, 2012 at 3:04 am

    O ga o,gbogbo combinason and colour blocking

  • Aduke August 29, 2012 at 3:36 am

    Karen’s cleavage exposure is a bit much here, but honestly she looks FAB!!! She’s my best look here! She dresses nice most of the time too. Very beautiful dress plus fab body!! Luv luv luv it!!

    Awww really nice to see Zack Orji again! 😀 Been longgggg!! Luv him!
    Errrrr…Adora Oleh, Funke Obruthe n Ezinne Chinkata, wth are u guys wearing???! Especially u Ezinne!! Lmao…HOT MESS!!

  • Mr. Happylife August 29, 2012 at 5:17 am

    Yeah, very interesting and commendable way to go. .. 🙂

  • Pendo August 29, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Miss Karen boobs please cover them ah aha when did Zack Orji get so old or s it early white hair? Sissy in green blazer black shorts why now? i almost though Adora Oleh was Brandy at first glance i think its the smile

  • Lulu August 29, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Karen, pls change your haorstyle ans cover your chest, doesnt look attractive at all..pleeeeeeeaseeee oooooooooooooooooo

  • gbemi August 29, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Way to go! Congrats to all the winners.

  • Omo Gbelepawo August 29, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Karen Igho: lovely dress + too much boobs = no class

  • cynthia August 30, 2012 at 2:58 am

    karen zero in evry thing,mr zack leave your skin o like that enough of that bleaching ,cute son u have.

  • Abuja’s City Guide August 30, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Congrats to all winners!

  • yemi August 30, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Abeg, who dey deceive this KAREN girl say she fine……..and someone pls tell he that always exposing ur breasts will not make people like u……

  • LAGOSForShow August 30, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Job Well done guys

  • D-Boy August 31, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Nigerians just love to hate rather than appreciate. There might be some fashion blunders here and there but do you have to curse them? Some of the people yabbin’ have never even been on a red carpet… SMH

  • jesika jerk September 7, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    congratulation 2 u all

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