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The Unofficial NEA 2012 Post on BellaNaija! All the Snapshots of Annie Idibia, Funke “Jenifa”, AY, Waje, Don Jazzy, Susan Peters, Ice Prince & More



Yesterday, Sunday 2nd September 2012, the 7th edition of Nigeria Entertainment Awards took place in style at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 60 Washington Square South, New York, USA.

The event which was hosted by top Nigerian comedian, AY and “Jenifa” star Funke Akindele-Oloyede who arrived in a luscious pink floor length one shoulder gown with silver sequins, saw in attendance some  of the biggest names in the entertainment industry including Don Jazzy, Uche Jombo, Wizkid, Brymo, Waje, Juliet Ibrahim, Susan Peters, Annie Macaulay-Idibia, Ice Prince, eLDee and Vector, who all came in their best ensembles.

Now let’s talk fashion, must see looks of the night include; Uche Jombo who came in with her husband in an Isi Atagamen dress, top model Ify Jones and Annie Macaulay-Idibia strut the red carpet in Vonne Couture black dresses and Susan Peters in a robe gold dress. And on the dapper side, eLDee stepped on stage in a double breasted black suit with white pants and BBA 2010 Winner Uti Nwachukwu accepted his award in a blue check suit.

The official photos are coming soon, so keep refreshing BellaNaija, till then, check out some of the unofficial photos of the stars leaving Lagos to New York City, to the pre-NEA event and the grand award show itself.

Jetting to NYC

Uche Jombo & Don Jazzy

Uche Jombo & Ice Prince

Waje, Funke Akindele-Oloyede & AY

Ice Prince & Don Jazzy


Susan Peters, AY, Uche Jombo & Juliet Ibrahim

Susan Peters & Millen Magese

The 7th Edition of NEA

Ify Jones in Vonne Couture

Susan Peters & Funke Akindele

Uche Jombo

Uche Jombo & Her Husband, Kenny Rodriguez

Annie Macaulay-Idibia in Vonne Couture


Funke Akindele & AY



Ice Prince

Uti Nwachukwu




Photo Credit: Twitter | Instagram


  1. cathy

    September 3, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Beautiful people

  2. rachelle

    September 3, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Is that a bulge i am seeing in Jenifa’s tummy? pls tell uche that the weight is back! what the * is Waje wearing on stage? Annie and Rose feel free to fight over best dressed you both deserve it.

  3. faith

    September 3, 2012 at 12:34 pm


  4. T

    September 3, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Annie and Uche look great! Looks like fun. Actually everyone looks great!

  5. PussyBoy

    September 3, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    I’m more than happy for Brymo!

  6. ItsModella

    September 3, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Annie is arguably the best dressed. She looks amazing.

  7. kem

    September 3, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    lovely nigerian people….and others, u all look great

  8. xty

    September 3, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Pls what did waje wear in that 2nd to the last pictr!! *tears*

  9. oyin

    September 3, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    well well well, it looks to me like something is stil missing, I cant place it yet but it all looks like packaging to me.

  10. Amber

    September 3, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Funke akindele looks pregnant….uche jumbo Biko tone down ur make up a bit

  11. Zizi

    September 3, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Aww Uche jumbo loooks great. Marriage sure suits her i see cos she looks better and happy. I’ve always liked her tho.
    Good Job Yvonne Nwosu, proud of you gal. Cant wait to see official pics.

  12. MEE

    September 3, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Ok! So am I going to be the one to be attacked for pointing out d fact dat uche jumbo looks very very much like a ghost in d pix she took wi her hubby? Wat was dat? Waje, just get out for that rag u wore on stage.susan peters is obviously going bak to her former self, annie macaulay try sha.

  13. unsatisfied

    September 3, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    NEA Chei! see back drop<you no try for that side

  14. Alero

    September 3, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Uche’s makeup looks weird.

  15. Priscy

    September 3, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Annie looks sooooooo good. Damn!!!!

  16. LPS

    September 3, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Annie!!!! Not sure of Uche’s make up and outfit

  17. ij

    September 3, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    erm so the Nigerian Entertainment Awards took place in New York?

  18. Chinazar

    September 3, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    So why did the NIGERIAN awards have to take place in New York?

  19. ify

    September 3, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Just wondering why “Nigerian Entertainment Awards” is being held in the US *smh* how many American Awards are held in Nigeria or anywhere else. We have issues!

    • Anonymous

      September 3, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      Well, that is because they wanted to host an award show in the US to honor Nigerian entertainers. There are multiple award shows in Naija already. Even Bollywood hosts award shows to honor their stars in other countries. Let’s be educated and open minded here people, it is not that deep

    • ij

      September 4, 2012 at 10:13 am

      so asking a question about why a Nigerian event is held in another country means one is uneducated and close minded? how daft?

    • irene

      September 5, 2012 at 6:16 am

      U host awards in other countries to host entertainers in dose countries. This shows just how nigerians reason. So hosting it in America makes us high class? How sad

    • jmayaki

      September 5, 2012 at 2:14 am

      was wondering the same thing ooo

  20. nich

    September 3, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    why…….the US is the greatest nation in the world and the home of entertainment……………..why…the world wants to feel america…………….i am happy for njja celebrities………………..look at them travelling around the world………….hm…………while bankers, lecturers, business men are refused visa to america……….

  21. Busy Sade

    September 3, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Ify I agree with you we Nigerians still have serious issues. What is the sense in having a Nigerian awards outside Nigeria. when this our colonial mentality go leave us. God help us.

  22. Will

    September 3, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Did anyone notice how susan peters looked like someone squeezed the juice out of her! jeez. but make we really, REALLY tell ourselves the truth —> hosting the NEA event in NYC no make sense. someone please explain this to me logically.

  23. Trendysturvs

    September 3, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Annie rocks, go gurl!

  24. L.A Chick

    September 3, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Annie Idibia looks amazing!!! Love Mr and Mrs Rodriguez as well! Funke, Susan Peters, you all rock!!!!

  25. Mrs Grey

    September 3, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Na wa! Isn’t just me or is uche jumbo looking kinda weird!?!?? What’s with that make-up? That aside she looks Good

    • JJ

      September 5, 2012 at 1:40 am

      Her makeup reminds me of Lil Kim’s. I prefer Uche with her short/real hair. It makes her look more youthful.

  26. Na wa!

    September 3, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Inferiority complex is a disease. Why would a Nigerian award show be hosted in far away america? I don’t know why we Nigerians go about embarrassing ourselves. We go ahead claiming to be “Giant of Africa” yet we cannot hold a Nigerian entertainment award show in our own homeland where most of the fans of these actors and actresses reside? Does that make sense? That is like conducting the oscars award ceremony in france rather than in hollywood California USA. We have a long way to go as a people.

    • ij

      September 4, 2012 at 11:25 am

      virtual hug

  27. nino

    September 3, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    looks like they all got free tickets on Arik to Newyork . and really there is no sense hosting an award in america. Pls lets be honest , we are not hating it is just the darn honest truth, this makes absolutely no sense…oh well, make i no talk again…

    meanwhile did annie smash it or what…girl looks on point…mr idibia u dey enjoy o…ah ah….i actually think susan peters looks nice too, she may not be the nicest person or the most diplomatic going by how many petty fights she gets into on twitter but she looks good. the end..

    uche, uche, uche…how many times did i call u. Use make up designed for your skin, how can u look whiter than your oyibo husband…nna na wa o

  28. huh?

    September 3, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Susan,your outfit was razz,it either a gown is long enuf or not,wat with d shoe as well.Uche and waje got it wrong as well.Weight is a serious issue to battle with,but as celebrity,u got no choice but to fight it head on.Annie is a beauty to behold,kudos

  29. Miriam

    September 3, 2012 at 6:50 pm


  30. remi

    September 3, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Annie looked AMAZING

  31. Brandigest

    September 3, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Maybe the idea is get the Nigeria entertainment to the doorstep of the entertainment capital which will enhance acceptability and more visibility. Mrs Idibia you rock.

  32. If you like vex!

    September 3, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Ha Suzi the Suzi! Suzi P! Attache mistress! Abi you don run go? What are you even famous for again???

  33. Neneh

    September 3, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    cheeeeiiiii see as these celebrities dem di enjoy oooh? Ok truth be told ,,Annie definitely stood out from da rest! Plse follow @mambo06 on twitter!

  34. beduu

    September 3, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    i love the way AY is posing in front of the ride that he cannot. (joke).

  35. Cool cat

    September 4, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Annie looks hit but the dress is kind of snug, maybe a few inches looser.

    Uche jumbo looks like candy floss gone horribly wrong, is that a nude shimi under the dress??? The make up sef, apology

    Kendra, model of note, being in the fashion industry and a boob job to go, black bra exposed is a bigggg NO NO. For deep plunge go braless and keep in place with tape

    Susan peters dress looks like a grandma’s wrinkly curtain, draping is wrong, hair is totally wrong for the look, make up wack…all bad

    Funky akindele is glowing sha, marriage sure does suit her and hopefully that’s a baby bump. Happy for her

    Waje’s stage outfit, pls what song did she do and who advised her to go on stage like that?

    It sure is good to support Nigerian designers but we do more good for them, when we point out terrible mistakes and error in judgement. If your designers messes you up(and you should know when), runout and get a dress off the rack.

    Vonnegut is trying o, notable celebs rocking her outfits

  36. Cool cat

    September 4, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Oh boy, last paragraph being vonne!

  37. konnie

    September 4, 2012 at 2:12 am

    Annie, I see you. Love the dress and look. Lovely pics

  38. doc

    September 4, 2012 at 3:34 am

    come on now, there are a good # of actors dis side of the world…was abt time to celebrate with folks on dis side too. nothing to do with colonialism. get real!

  39. kema

    September 4, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    uche jumbo is looking too light but nice dress doe, i give it to annie she totally pulled it off

  40. funmi

    September 4, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    I think uche looks pregnant. Mayb dats y she looks weird…….Just saying.

  41. efe

    September 4, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    some of the pics look scary!!!!!!!!!

  42. chuchusweets

    September 4, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Please wat movie or song had SUSAN PETERS in it, i just cant place her. She seems to be everywhere and thanks to my Mum who ensures i watch African Magic everyday, i can swear ive never seen her, so PLEASE who she be oh?

  43. me

    September 4, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    ermmmm, it luks like the awards nite was onli attended by our so called naija celebs, na wa oo!! y was the award ceremony not held in naija doh??

  44. Klaire

    September 5, 2012 at 1:30 am

    Busy americans!

  45. Concerned...

    September 5, 2012 at 2:12 am

    Ify Jones!!!

  46. Mr

    September 5, 2012 at 2:36 am

    Annie looks amazing

  47. Gracele

    September 5, 2012 at 4:45 am

    Number one all of dem be like dustbin and no2 pls vonne plsssssssssss go take care of hand they are so black and whys vonne looking so old and Annie like your dress but please work on your elbow pls….uche and susans makeup looks like ghost story

  48. Akin

    September 5, 2012 at 4:46 am

    Vonne and her group looks like men,…….except annie

  49. Naveah

    September 5, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Abeg, people should just relax jare ah ah! The people who are the creators of the award shows live in New York City, and there are many Nigerians who will go home but will never go to a club to see any of these people perform nor will they ever get an invitation to any of the red carpet events nor will they want to spend thousands for a sit at an award show. The NEA awards allows them to see some of these celebs do their thing. Also, there are many NON NIGERIANS who come to the awards show and they get to see our talented Nigerians perform. What is the problem there eh? We too dey look for fight joh!

    In case you have forgotten: THESE STARS ARE BEING CELEBRATED BY THEIR OWN PEOPLE! So what it is not happening in Victoria Island? As someone has already said, aren’t there enough awards in Nigeria? Do we that don’t live in Nigeria begrudge all of you attending those awards/shows/parties? So we all that don’t live in Nigeria don’t have a right to honor our talented people and get a chance to celebrate them too? It must all be done in Naija, abi?

    Please, please, please if una no get betta someting to argue about, go drink water lie down joh! Raking for nothing!

  50. Naveah

    September 5, 2012 at 7:36 pm


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