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BN Red Carpet Fab: The 2012 Channel O Music Video Awards | All the Exclusive Photos!



The 9th Annual Channel O Music Video Awards took in place in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa this past weekend. Hosted by Nigerian superstar Ice Prince and South African It Girl, Bonang Matheba, in attendance were the biggest names in the Africa’s entertainment industry including D’banj, Tiwa Savage, K Switch, Weza Solange, Mo’Cheddah, Lynxxx, Eku Edewor, Denrele Edun, Yaw, Freeze, Jocelyn Dumas, Brymo, Davido, Fade Ogunro, Tatiana Durão and Lelo Boyana.

BN was on the scene at the awards show and here are all the exclusive red carpet photos. We had such a great time on the trip! If you want to experience SA, visit

Back to the fashion! We were glad to see our fashionistas rocking pieces by African designers from Bridget Awosika to Jewel by Lisa!

BN Red Carpet Fab: The 2012 Channel O Music Video Awards

Hosts – Ice Prince & Bonang Matheba

Tiwa Savage

Ice Prince



Eku Edewor


Ms Jaie


Fade Ogunro

DJ Xclusive

Jocelyn Dumas

K Switch


Weza Solange


DJ Cleo

Lelo Boyana

Michael Ugwu

Tatiana Durão

Buffalo Souljah

Lalla Hirayama

Denrele Edun

MaEezzy of Teargas


Kabelo Mabalane

Khuli Chana

Jocelyn Dumas & Vimbai Mutinhiri

Kabelo “KB” Ngakane

DJ Zinhle

Unathi Msengana

DJ Switch

Yaw & Freeze

Cashtime Fam

SK & Lelo Boyana

Jokate Mwegelo

Chin Okeke & Lynxxx

Tola Odunsi & Farouq Al-Mustapha

BellaNaija Style Spotlight
Sparkle & Shine in Sequins

A Few Sartorial Gents

Coupled Up

It’s a BLACK out!

Pop of Color

All Dressed in WHITE

Casual, Hip & Trendy

Her Sense of Style

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Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi for Insigna | |


  1. doyin

    November 20, 2012 at 11:02 am

    wow what can i say L

  2. Laila Ikeji

    November 20, 2012 at 11:06 am

    frankly, i cant get Tiwa’s outfit off my mind. Not cos i like/love it. *eyebrows raised*

    • Ginika

      November 20, 2012 at 12:13 pm

      Laila, I think someone forced Tiwa to wear that outfit.

  3. tito

    November 20, 2012 at 11:09 am

    abeg wetin b this……… y are they all looking tacky…… sure they are not nigerians

  4. Mousepad

    November 20, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Miss Jaie I know where ur purse is from…*lips sealed won’t spill*

    • Moon

      November 20, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      Hehehehe.. Primarni tins 😉

    • Ada

      November 20, 2012 at 12:43 pm

      Its from Primark and so what? All you people and stereotypes, because she’s a singer she can’t carry a primark bag?

    • yulo

      November 20, 2012 at 1:33 pm

      Eyah…see sad souls!!

    • Idak

      November 20, 2012 at 4:02 pm

      People like you are the reasons why runz are on the rise amongst female artistes. You want her to live above her means?

    • Mousepad

      November 20, 2012 at 4:13 pm

      @ Ada: Did anybody say there’s something wrong with her carrying a Primark purse? I own a black version and aint nothing wrong with shopping from Primark! It could’ve been from Zara, Next, Newlook…where ever! and someone will still say hey! I know where u got that from!

    • Iris

      November 20, 2012 at 6:07 pm

      If it had been a more expensive purse now people would still make noise about being materialistic. You mah that you can identify the purse, what were you doing in Primark? Or you were too cool to enter and simply saw somebody who knew somebody that had the purse?
      In other news, Mo’Cheddah ALWAYS ALWAYS makes me smile and Jocelyn Dumas…I really wish I could hate this beech but I can’t *sigh*. Tiwa’s dress needs to be prayed over.

    • Bunmi

      November 22, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      Ms Jaie looks good jor! I have the exact same clutch bag from TopShop so what are you guys even fighting about…and if it is from Primark who cares…do these artists even style themselves kmt Free the girl jor, she can sing

  5. Teris

    November 20, 2012 at 11:19 am

    (gasp!!) is Lynxx pointing at Chin Okeke’

  6. Bleed blue

    November 20, 2012 at 11:29 am

    That ankara cap/tie/umbrella combo…it’s erm…very…erm…

  7. teetee

    November 20, 2012 at 11:35 am

    WE NEED JOAN RIVERS HERE….plz pay 2 b dressed stop wearing wat u fink is nice

  8. Cheery

    November 20, 2012 at 11:49 am

    • misskhadiva

      November 20, 2012 at 12:37 pm

      and they are really feeling themselves. smh

    • No Long Thing

      November 21, 2012 at 11:19 am

      Why shouldn’t they? I’m pretty sure you don’t look half as pretty as them. I’mma have to type in CAPS for you to get it into your thick skull: BEAUTIFUL WOMEN are allowed TO WEAR WHATEVER they so please to… Guess what, they pulled it OFF! Judgmental people. FYI, Naija red carpet ain’t better, with that hot mess you people wear called Brazilian hair.

    • Arike

      November 29, 2012 at 2:01 am


    • Veegirl

      November 21, 2012 at 2:39 am

      More like they raided a vintage lost and found shop! LOL!!

    • tomi

      November 23, 2012 at 12:48 am

      they all look like ayamatanga!!! loool

  9. Que

    November 20, 2012 at 11:53 am

    na wa oooo, some of these chics took tacky to a whole new level a few good peeps and too many disasters….I was about to give MoChedda a warning wen I stumbled on more serious DISASTERS….*Mo u’ve been saved*

    1)Aro meta redefined -from benin city to SA….

    2) I have no words….I weak- wats in dat pant??!!

    3) TIWA On the one night that u step out with ur mum to an award show, u choose to look like a high priestess???

    4) …and Captain Jack Sparrow forgot his bride!!!

    6) Old papa youngie, he brings a new meaning to ‘no country for old men’- lost beyond words:


    1) Miss Jaie for the first time EVA u did your curves serious justice witht he perfect flesh tone garment….Loving it!

    2) Best Dressed for me –

    3) Men Candy:

    Brymo (got the experimenting just right with this outfit!)

    I rest my case…

    • lol

      November 21, 2012 at 9:41 am

      lmao..u r one funny babe!

    • nahood

      November 22, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      wow!! you should be shot…!! -_-

  10. sandra

    November 20, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    na wa o, dat white girl with her nipples sticking out, hmmmm

  11. slimzyose

    November 20, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Dis is d first time i’m seeing mo’cheddar luk dis luvly

  12. extemy

    November 20, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    i dnt knw wat dese pple r tinkin of dat dey all look tacky…only some lookd okay.
    tiwa sef looks very somehow plus ha faze…d powder looks out of place.

  13. Ada

    November 20, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    what is all this mess?… almost everyone looks either tacky or trashy or both. Like not even one person looks nice. The ones that might look ok, if you look well you’ll find a fault…

    The guy in the suit/umbrella/cap/tie combo is definitely from Ghana -_-

    • claire

      November 22, 2012 at 3:42 am

      no he is from nigeria. why? do you recognize your own people anymore?

  14. Anonymous

    November 20, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    CC baby!!! Congrats Ice, U made us proud. Onoja even went. J-town 4 life!!!

  15. Bey

    November 20, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Dey all look lyk JUJU kai….

  16. SMH

    November 20, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    A whole lot went wrong in South Africa that weekend.

  17. afoluwasho flowerpower

    November 20, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Congrats to all the winners….by the way BellaNaija, the lady you tagged as “Nkhensani Nkosi” is actually Unathi Msengana…

  18. shaday

    November 20, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    I’m in for weird and unconventional looks and that was why i used to really like Denrele’s sense of quirky style. But now, it just seems so wrong. Did I grow up or he just got even more weird?!

  19. giggy

    November 20, 2012 at 1:28 pm


  20. Chattyzee

    November 20, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    So Ice Prince hosted the show wearing sun glasses? Okkk…..
    Kabelo looks good, I dint recognize him without his dreads …..
    Mo’Cheddah!!!! You go girl!

  21. anike

    November 20, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Brymo looked really good

  22. Madam the Madam

    November 20, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Mocheddah and Eku look great.

    Man, some of these South African women are gawj.

    I’ve been seeing this girl all over the red carpets lately. I like her style

    • anon

      November 28, 2012 at 2:35 am

      Thats my Cuz..CEO of BlinxLashes and MissJaie’s manager
      Elegance impersonified…

  23. Idak

    November 20, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    1.) I have seen Lelo Boyana look way better on many occassions.
    2.) Eda Rose should have come in her birth suit. Their is very little difference.
    3.) Fashion in SA is way off the mark and way behind Naija. These pics make for very poor viewing.
    4.) Lalla Hirayama looks gorgeous.
    5.) Bouga Louv looks edible (according to my female companion).
    6.) I was impressed with Brymo’s experiment.
    7.) Ice Prince seems to forget he is no longer a teeneager. Hip Hop artsite or not.

  24. a hater!

    November 20, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Na 9ja gal she b

  25. a hater!

    November 20, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Na 9ja gal she b???

  26. Blossom

    November 20, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    I think Mo’chedda’s dress is not very flattering jare. Makes her waist look super-straight.

    With love

  27. iyabo

    November 20, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Tiwa, u’re a beautiful woman but you need to fire your stylist asap!

  28. chancey

    November 20, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Joselyn Dumas is the true definition of african beauty!!!!

  29. habba!

    November 20, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Eku looked a hot mess! Ms Jaie actually looked good. Mo cheddah was doing her thing! lol like she was going to oscars. what was Lynxx pointing to? abeg oo! lol

  30. Wendy

    November 20, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Chei, Tiwaoo biko nu, whaata happen? Are u a priest or princess of the sea. Abeg no waste time fire that girl VEE now now.

  31. Wendy

    November 20, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    I was not aware that Mobutu sese seko has resurrected, with an umblera(umbrella) Nawa for fashion SMH

  32. iamfascinating

    November 20, 2012 at 7:54 pm

  33. chidi

    November 20, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    SA has Beautiful ladies *licks lips* but the fashion is nt that good

  34. Okee

    November 20, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    So tiwa never do dis again!!!plus y did she rush award like that saying here I am winning award lwkmh!,mo u no come say u are here receiving your award

  35. konnie

    November 20, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Cannot capture my thoughts in words.
    Some made out alright about 3 or 4 ladies, the rest should get a good hairdresser first perchance we might see what they have on as clothes.
    Definitely an eclectic bunch

  36. Bex

    November 20, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    That Farouq guy sure is fine……..loads of good looking guys everywhere……Mo’Cheddah looks gorg

  37. grapes

    November 20, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    why do i feel bored looking at these pictures?

  38. grapes

    November 20, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    besides, where id Davido?

  39. grapes

    November 20, 2012 at 9:53 pm


  40. Theglamfile

    November 21, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Brymo looked greattttt! Mo’cheddah looked good too. The guest in a red dress, a slim lady looked fab.

  41. KingsQueen

    November 21, 2012 at 1:16 am

    Speechless… *and not in a good way :/

  42. Mandisa Mtshali

    November 21, 2012 at 2:33 am

    Of all the other ChannelO VJs, I think Derele is the most prominent and trust me, he pulled off those heels (I think they are Jeffrey Campbell) and when he stepped up onstage, he stole the spotlight and made Sarkodie look invinsible!
    The girl from Tanzania, Jokate I think is just a Nigerian artiste groupie. Well sweetie, it’s not a quick shot at fame. I can’t even recall the others. As for Lala Hirayama and Dineo, they were awesome. Watched them live on the Vuzu channel. What was Eku doing there? And where is the Channel o boss who sucks up to all the Nigerian artistes? We hear Lynxx is her new catch and he might be hosting the awards next year. Biola Alabi, Abeg caution that Leslie whatever she is called. She only chooses to play videos she has a special likening for.
    DJ Zinhle looks FAB! Vimbai’s looks like the downtrodden witch from Notre Dame. MoCheddah again? #spits. Overall, you could tell that CuannelO is simply patronizing artistes they have a likening for, not real talent as always. Please switch us to VH1 or even Trace Abeg!

  43. nenye

    November 21, 2012 at 11:44 am

    some folks just like blabbing…difficult intentional s.

  44. jubreeli

    November 21, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    not feeling tiwa’s dress. looks like something from vatican city……. like d pope’s robe.

  45. Suza

    November 21, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Tiwa, worst dressed as usual these days! Lynxxx looks the same in all of his red carpet pics on bella. Same pose! Yawn. Jocelyn inhale or get better body magic. Girl with short blonde hair and black gown, best.

  46. Adeori Omoba

    November 22, 2012 at 8:35 am

    #TiwaSavage Darling, That Camel Ryder Called From Dubia,His Camel Wants His Blanket Back…That Outfit Is A “No Bueno Situation”

  47. Adeori Omoba

    November 22, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Oh—– Some of those outfits i “SHANT” ( yes i said SHANT ) comment on….Most Of The Locals Dressed Wayyy Better Than The Celebrities…

  48. Aduke

    November 22, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Soo many trashy n very very tacky looks here! Just a few good ones. Kai people should always know that LESS IS ALWAYS MORE and classier!

    The few good n best looks im luving….
    1.I Luv the simple look,beautiful!—–>
    2.My gurl! 🙂 She always nails it!! Gurl got taste!—–>
    3.Luv this dress a lottttt!!(My Best dress) Very beautiful n classy dress, but not too feeling the fit on her. Looks a little, just a little bit loose on the top part, or cud be from her pose too. ——->
    4.Luv Brymo! Always looking nice.

    5.Tiwa!! O_____O WTH are u wearing o???? And ur face powder is sooo off! This aint good at alllllll gurl! #FAIL!
    6.OH Gosh! This Denrele annoys me soo much, i just cant! *rolls eyes*

  49. living the fab lane!

    November 22, 2012 at 11:17 am


  50. Clara

    November 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Ms Jaie looks gorgeous!!!

  51. MissTee

    November 26, 2012 at 10:47 pm who knows her name? She’s always on point. Loved her turquiose hair better tho.

  52. TEe

    November 28, 2012 at 1:29 am

    Yesss! was going to say the same thing….only person i knw that can make turquiose hair look so

  53. anon

    November 28, 2012 at 2:40 am

    That’s my Cuz. check out is the owner

  54. Sandy

    November 28, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Her name is Lola OJ so I’ve been told heheh

  55. Anonymous

    December 7, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    The naija guys surely stood out…you can’t but recognise when you see them 😉

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