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We WON! BellaNaija, Rita Dominic, Dimeji Alara, Mo’Cheddah, D’banj, Yaw & Mai Atafo Inspired Win at the 2012 FAB Awards in Lagos – First Photos & Full List of Winners



Dolapo Oni

Stylish. Fun. and wait for it, uber FAB.

First of all, we the team would like to thank everyone that voted and made us win the Online Publication of the Year at this year’s FAB awards. You’ve kept us going for 6 years and we promise to deliver your daily dose of entertainment from the world of pop culture.

Hosted by funny man, Basketmouth and on-air-personality, Toolz, the 3rd edition of the FAB Night Out took place in style at the Landmark Village, Lagos.

The event saw in attendance some of your most loved celebrities, socialites and dignitaries including Karen Igho, Deborah Vanessa, Tonye Cole, K-Switch, Uti Nwachukwu, Dolapo Oni, Alex Ekubo, Eku Edewor, Chika Emmanuel, Mo’Cheddah and more.

Emerging winners of one of the top categories of the night include Rita Dominic as the Most Stylish Actress and Joseph Benjamin as the Most Stylish Actor. Lisa Folawiyo, creative director of Jewel by Lisa clinched the award for designer of the year while Mai Atafo Inspired was awarded the fashion brand of the year.

Be sure to keep refreshing BN for all the photos from the event. Till then, here are the first photos and full list of winners.

Hosts – Basketmouth & Toolz – Online Publication of the Year

Hair Stylist of the Year
Debola Falana

Reze Bonna – Photographer of the Year

Joseph Benjamin – Most Stylish Actor of the Year

Francis Nwodu – Model of the Year

Yaw – On Air Personality of the Year

DJ Humility – DJ of the Year

K-Switch for D’Banj as Most Stylish Male Artist of the Year

Ohimai Atafo of Mai Atafo Inspired

Uti Nwachukwu, Eku Edewor & Alex Ekubo

Full List of Winners from the 2012 FAB Awards
Designer of the Year (West Africa)
Lisa Folawiyo of Jewel by Lisa

Designer of the Year (South Africa)
David Tlale

Model of the Year (Female)
Bunmi Ademokoya

Model of the Year (Male)
Francis Nwodu (Chinko)

Fashion Brand of the Year
Mai Atafo Inspired

Online Publication of the Year

Most Stylish Artist (Male)

Most Stylish Artist (Female)

Most Stylish Actor (Male)
Joseph Benjamin

Most Stylish Actor (Female)
Rita Dominic

TV Show of the Year
Big Friday Show

TV Presenter of the Year
Eku Edewor/Dolapo Oni

Radio Station of the Year
Beat 99.9 FM

On Air Personality of the Year
Steve “Yaw” Onu

DJ of the Year
DJ Humility

Fashion Writer of the Year
Fatima Garber

Fashion Stylist of the Year
Dimeji Alara

Make-Up Artist of the Year
Lola Maja-Okojevoh

Fashion Photographer of the Year
Reze Bonna

Hair Stylist of the Year
Debola Falana

Lifetime Achievement Awards
Akin Belo-Osagie
Ozwald Boateng

Business Award of the Year
Courtville Business Solutions


  1. Saralee

    December 3, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    That actor is really ‘stylish’…that’s the best we’ve got? Really????!!!!

    • Tosan

      December 4, 2012 at 3:37 am

      My sentiments exactly! Shame

  2. @ajiriavae

    December 3, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Congrats BellaNaija!!!!!!!!!!!! Y’all deserve it!!!!!!!!

  3. MsSexy

    December 3, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Toolz *cough* ur figure na helele
    What was Joseph Benjamin wearing for heavens sake???? His crotch was one sided arghhhhhhh
    Congrats BellaNaija u guys rock!

    • Naaaa

      December 3, 2012 at 9:02 pm

      Ermm, just in case you didn’t notice, He is a Guy and has just ONE lil jon…..not 2

    • well

      December 3, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      her body magic was working wonders this time 😀

    • Ona

      December 4, 2012 at 4:01 am

      nna men, u guys should give it a rest with this body magic crap. So what if she wears it? Damn near every hollywood actress (and probably nollywood too) wears spanx/body magic, and do u still see their curves that pronounced? Body magic or not, the chic is curvy as heck. If u say na lie…so and wear all the body magic in the world and see if u go get tool’z shape nah.

    • Monica

      December 4, 2012 at 2:53 pm

      free the babe. I beg. so the lady wears spanx. so what? havent we all at some stage in life?? all it does is smooth over the lumps and give a clean silhouette. Toolz is blessed with a lovely hour glass figure – small hit to waist ratio. all spanx does it enhance it jor.

      at least the babe isnt abusing the spanx like others who God hasnt blessed with no small hip to waist ratio nothing. Just straight up block shape body and big tummy that will then be squeezing into spanx for dear life (you know yourselves).

      free the babe and make us hear word!

  4. mm

    December 3, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    toolz!!! sexy mama

  5. Gold

    December 3, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    I’d appreciate if someone can explain what Eku Edewor is wearing… I don’t get it one bit

  6. Jedi

    December 3, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    someone mail eku a bra…geez

    • brittany

      December 3, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      Toolz is SEXY!!!
      and umm the girl in black with the kinda afro hair…her legs are on fire

  7. X factor

    December 3, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Congrats BN…..

  8. Stanley

    December 3, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Congrats to Joseph. Now….what is Eku wearing pls?

  9. Nollywoodgaga

    December 3, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Toolz curves gonna kill me ohhhhhhhh !

  10. Xtsy

    December 3, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Toolz Tori Olorun

  11. ChiboyChuks

    December 3, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Wowwww! Sis. BN Congrats!!! *Dancing Azonto*

    Kindly, visit>>>

  12. Spesh

    December 3, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Congrats to the BN team, they sure deserve it.

  13. jadesola

    December 3, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    everyone is screaming toolzzzzz lets wait till she has a kid or kids, cant imagine wat she ill look like!

    • mm

      December 4, 2012 at 6:56 am

      lol u wish everyone is screaming ur name innit? we are not going to imagine nuthin free d babe already!

    • Idak

      December 4, 2012 at 10:11 am

      Is that the best you can come up with?
      Some ladies are never screamed about, whether before child birth or after child birth.
      I am no big fan of hers but truth be told, those curves are it.

  14. sisi oge

    December 3, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    BN , the photo you tagged fatima garba is wrong. That is Debola who won hair stylist of the year. Cant wait to see the fashion show photos. AsakeOge & Mai Atafo killed it !

  15. iyawwwo

    December 3, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Toolz of life.

  16. LPS

    December 3, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Well done BN

  17. Tolu

    December 4, 2012 at 12:11 am

    if uti nwachuku does not respond present for this programme who else? the guy sabi how to answer present for functions o.

  18. KC

    December 4, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Rita Dominic deserves the award bcos as a mater of fact she is the only stylish actress who has brought so much style and fashion to nollywood, the only actress with a power sense of fashion and style, the other enjoy a high level of hype. Last yr she won similar one “Best dressed actress in nollywood”, she is indeed a thing of joy and pleasure to watch in movies and on red carpets with her outfits and nice hairdos,. As for the guy i dont think he deserves it, in dat Jim Iyke, Ramsey Noah and Desmond Eliot are more stylish than he is, my view anyway sha.

  19. WORD

    December 4, 2012 at 12:54 am

    glad you won bella coz i voted

  20. G

    December 4, 2012 at 1:04 am

    all i wonder is where Toolz gets her dresses from,they fit to perfection for someone her size and always hide the unflattering parts of her like her arms…Toolz, I aint mad at that, u know how 2 dress for ur body and that’s cool

  21. Myne Whitman (@Myne_Whitman)

    December 4, 2012 at 2:12 am

    Congrats to Bellanaija!

  22. Iris

    December 4, 2012 at 2:47 am

    LOL! Is Francis Nwodu’s nickname actually Chinko?! That’s just wrong

  23. NNENNE

    December 4, 2012 at 2:49 am

    You guys deserve to win, BN. Congratulations.

  24. Bambino

    December 4, 2012 at 3:32 am

    @bellanaija..u deserve it jare..Toolz eee,me sef as I be woman,I dey bow…kilode

  25. Ona

    December 4, 2012 at 4:04 am

    Did i just see Mo’ Chedda’s name as the most stylish female artist? Hia! I was prepping myself to see Tiwa on that spot sha.

    Rita D defo desrves it, and so does Bella of course.

    Toolz…i love ur curves boo! And i especially love that u are not conforming to the western standard of beauty. I appreciate authentic beauty.

  26. wowzers

    December 4, 2012 at 5:00 am

    Toolz. Looks absolutely amazing! You go girl! Where is Toke Makinwa???? BN, ahn. ahn. She looked HOT, HOT, HOT!

  27. iamfascinating

    December 4, 2012 at 5:27 am

    well done, Bella Naija, you guys rock!

  28. timma

    December 4, 2012 at 6:52 am

    Congratz Bella Naija!!keep up the good work

  29. Teefah

    December 4, 2012 at 7:21 am

    congrats Uche Eze and the BN Team! Well done!

  30. Bimby

    December 4, 2012 at 8:15 am

    BellaNaija for life. Congrats!

  31. giggy

    December 4, 2012 at 8:36 am

    congrats Bella

  32. Idak

    December 4, 2012 at 9:09 am

    quick confession;
    I spent over a minute on that first pic, and no i was not drooling at Basket Mouth.
    Those curves are divine.
    After that first pic, every other pic made no sense to me.

  33. Brandigest

    December 4, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Bellanaija is surely the best… The really standout from other blogs in their category

  34. Wale

    December 4, 2012 at 9:38 am

    The babe with the afro is Bunmi Ademokoya. She won female model of the year… HOTTIE

  35. pynk

    December 4, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Bella, yall’s pix arent extensive. You didnt show us the pix of the naked chics that showed up.

    Bella yall deserve the award. Doing a great job.

  36. brenda

    December 4, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Eku pls get a bra gosh!!!! thumbs up to rita u deserve it girl…and a big No to benjamin i totally disagree

  37. Priscy

    December 4, 2012 at 10:13 am

    congrats Bella and Rita….Toolz is on fire mehn, see her shape. Damn dat girl is hot

  38. Desire

    December 4, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Toolz!!!! toh sexy *in Wadw coal’s voice. Rock on gal.
    Well deserved award BN. Congrats.

  39. Bukky

    December 4, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Yep,give it up for D’banj…..That guy is a talented dresser….From his sunglasses to his shirts that look like they were sewn on him,likewise his jackets to his bracelets/wristwatches to his belts and his mad ass shoes…….Tuale D’banj!The only thing that i think he has ever worn that looked really odd on him were those trainers he wore during some Kanye’s show in Paris or maybe ‘cos we are used to seeing him in correct loaffers,shoes and tins…..That aside,Rita Dominic is clearly always impressive without a single doubt.Well done darling!Bella Naija,more power to ur elbows…..Congratulations to the rest of them lot.This is good news!

  40. Ifeoma-adiagwuagwu

    December 4, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Congratulations to, also 2 Uche Eze Pedro. 😉

  41. Desire

    December 4, 2012 at 11:21 am


  42. huh?

    December 4, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Seriously BN more than deserve the award,it’s the most authentic blog I have seen thus far,it’s settin,the “related search” feature etc…but it censor it comments too much anyway…why is the scream about toolz body really,but she has the height to carry it,but I can’t imagine the body loose,lots of packaging were done thou.Mo’chaddah style is really youthful and funky,I luv her style..The “Afro baby” leg is really on fire,

  43. Traditionalbay

    December 4, 2012 at 11:39 am

    as if i know Eku Edewor wont wear a bra! congrats Bella!

  44. toluwa

    December 4, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    yay!!! Congrats BN, well deserved.

  45. MEE

    December 4, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Seriously,what Makeup does Lola Majo do dt made dem giv her makeup artist of the year? Standing side by side with banke meshida n’David of Mud? Na na na, i xpected David to win,cos dt guy is in a class of his own,his makeup has no equal or rival,David is no doubt d’choice of must celebrities like geneviev,Tools,Goldie,NSpe ikpe etim n’a host of others, n’i hav seen lots of his work,even from his students. Lola Maja fire!! If i hear! N’Joseph benjamin…no comment, anyways,who am i to judge? I really dont tink voting represents d’true picture of anything, cos i culd be bad at someting, get lots of people to vote for me n’i would congrats to all d’winners.

  46. adesoye

    December 4, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    I wonder wen pple will really admit mocheddah is. A good dresser.I voted for her and she sure deserves it.pls ehn she might have made mistakes which we all do but pls let her pick up her life in peace ehn.

  47. Dolapo

    December 5, 2012 at 7:12 am

    Congrats Bellanaija. You deserve it!!!

  48. Mari

    December 5, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Y was dat Benjamin guy awarded the most stylish actor. Cos he’s outfit ryte now and any other time is a no no……

  49. miss posh

    December 6, 2012 at 5:34 am

    David’s work is awesome and so is Lola’s, but i really expected him to win. Oh well!

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