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BN Bytes: CARNIRIV 2012 Queen Agbani Darego dazzles in Port Harcourt! Rocks Iconic Invanity, Jewel by Lisa, Odio Mimonet & Tiffany Amber



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Last week Agbani Darego returned to her home state, Rivers State as the face of CARNIRIV 2012 – an annual week-long cultural carnival in Port Harcourt.

This year’s edition of the River State carnival was tagged as a commemorative edition, titled “CARNIRIV 2012 Port Harcourt 100 Edition” in celebration of the centenary anniversary of the existence of Port Harcourt.

Speaking on the Face of CARNIRIV 2012, its organizers expressed confidence in their choice, saying “Our own epitome of true beauty and first black African Miss World, Agbani Darego is this year’s face of CARNIRIV. She will dazzle the carnival with her sensational touch of smiles and raw undiluted beauty reflective of a true African lady.

On her involvement in this year’s festivities, Agbani Darego said, “I am delighted to be the face of CARNIRIV 2012. It’s great to return home to familiar soil and the loving people of Rivers State. I’m excited and look forward to connecting with my people and sharing this wonderful experience together.

During the week long event which ran from the 8th to 15th December 2012, there was a  keynote address by Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka, performances by Shaggy, the Soweto Gospel Choir alongside Ras Kimono and Orits Wiliki.

Styled by Ebun Aboderin, Agbani dazzled all through CARNIRIV 2012 by showing off her fashion chops in pieces by Nigerian designers including Iconic Invanity, Jewel by Lisa, Odio Mimonet & Tiffany Amber. Coincidentally Agbani’s sister celebrated her traditional wedding during the festival and you can check out the former beauty queen in her peach gele, blouse and green george aso ebi.

So gorgeous! After all these years, Agbani is still a stunner.

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Agbani in Tiffany Amber

Agbani in Jewel by Lisa

Agbani in Jewel by Lisa



Agbani rocks aso ebi for her sister's traditional wedding

Agbani rocks aso ebi for her sister’s traditional wedding

Agbani in Iconic Invanity

Agbani in Iconic Invanity

Agbani in Odio Mimonet

Agbani in Odio Mimonet

Love the earrings!

Love the earrings!

Agbani in Tiffany Amber

Agbani in Tiffany Amber

Agbani in Iconic Invanity at the Closing Ceremony from CARNIRIV

Agbani in Iconic Invanity at the Closing Ceremony from CARNIRIV

Photo Credit: Agbani Darego via Instagram


  1. polapola

    December 17, 2012 at 12:06 am

    She is BEAUTIFUL

  2. Yola

    December 17, 2012 at 12:38 am

    Stunning, but her twigs legs look painfully skinny and weak

  3. linsey

    December 17, 2012 at 12:58 am

    this girl is a true beauty


    December 17, 2012 at 1:06 am

    She is GORGEOUS!!!!! I love this chick, she’s so classy

  5. tatty1

    December 17, 2012 at 1:22 am

    Impressed! she still looks beautiful n kind of look like leila lopes a bit! two beautiful african world beauty queens..*wink**

  6. ucylo

    December 17, 2012 at 1:23 am

    She is so Beautiful

  7. Fabulous£££

    December 17, 2012 at 2:07 am

    I love Agbani….she looked a bit like the gorgeous Iman in the Tiffany Amber dress.

  8. NikkyJay

    December 17, 2012 at 2:47 am

    Simply Beautiful! Agbani you’re truly blessed! Am so happy and proud of you.

  9. Myne

    December 17, 2012 at 5:12 am

    Lovely lady.

  10. chichi

    December 17, 2012 at 5:48 am

    jesusu..see beauty ehn kwa..she is gorge

  11. Glam

    December 17, 2012 at 5:56 am

  12. Trendysturvs

    December 17, 2012 at 7:22 am

  13. lisa

    December 17, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Whether her legs are skinny or not leave her every body’s leg was not meant to be like bag of fufu or have yam legs if na monalisa legs una go complain say her legs too thick e like yam i tire for people agbani is not perfect just like you are not perfect too and dnt have the perfect too..She is a very beautiful very beautiful i repeat.

  14. Scarlet Xianne

    December 17, 2012 at 8:31 am

    I love love love her in that Tiffany Amber. I love Tiffany Amber, any day!

    • Berry Choco-Latte

      December 17, 2012 at 12:49 pm

      Me too!

    • anon

      December 20, 2012 at 10:43 pm

      Me too!!! Her dresses strike the right balance between classy and sexy

  15. Couture By Makioba

    December 17, 2012 at 8:58 am

    love her to bits …. 🙂

  16. Teris

    December 17, 2012 at 10:02 am

    i’m happy for her, i’m glad she seems to be handling the model-look without any stress..but (and hate me if u must)..but seeing her next to her sister, all i can think is “eyaa…this is a lifetime of starvation! chai!”
    here’s hoping she finds an environment that is always kind to her.

  17. Non professional opinion

    December 17, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Cant believe I’m saying this because in general I think Tiffany Amber copies more than she designs, but the two dresses here are really lovely.

  18. Lily

    December 17, 2012 at 10:57 am

    lmao @ d comment abt Monalisa’s legs. …….Lisa,e b like sey u be comedian…lol

  19. catty

    December 17, 2012 at 11:16 am

    I luv her

  20. Blossom

    December 17, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Too much beautifulness going on here. Ahn ahn!

  21. Mimi Shakers

    December 17, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Breathtaking,I want her dress

  22. Metche

    December 17, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Agbani still rocks.

  23. Naijagovtnacompletejoke

    December 17, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Nice pics, but the man in the second pic looks preggers, can someone tell me how many months he is?

  24. veer520

    December 17, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    She is sooo beautiful & elegant.,

  25. Grace

    December 17, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    She is elegant and sexy

  26. Benson

    December 17, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Her beauty is fading away.

  27. Joyce

    December 17, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Beautiful!!! Real African woman. Keep it up.

  28. Omolola

    December 17, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Agbani Darego – the epitome of African Beauty

  29. dimma1

    December 17, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    agbani is simply stunning!

  30. R

    December 17, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Drop dead gorgeous esp in the orange Tiffany Amber piece. Stunning!!!
    That should be the picture on the home page

  31. perry

    December 20, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    LOL @ ‘her beauty is fading away’. She is truly beautiful, even more beautiful than ever.

  32. MissOzzzzz

    December 21, 2012 at 12:02 am

    She is beautiful but my eyes hurt from the low quality pictures. I mean cos of the camera(s) they used.

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