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20 Years of Box Office Magic! Glam Shots of Rita Dominic, 2Face Idibia, Genevieve Nnaji, Desmond Elliot, Uche Jombo, Dakore Akande & More Stars at the “Nollywood at 20” Celebration in Lagos

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2Face Idibia & Genevieve Nnaji

2Face Idibia & Genevieve Nnaji

On Saturday 2nd March 2013, President Goodluck Jonathan hosted Nollywood practitioners at the State House in Marina, Lagos, to celebrate the movie industry at 20.

Celebrities in attendance included Chidi Mokeme, Uche Jombo, Desmond Elliot, Rita Dominic, Osita Iheme, Genevieve Nnaji, Uti Nwachukwu, Uru Eke, Alex Ekubo, Ibinabo Fiberesima, Olu Jacobs, Joke Silva, 2Face Idibia, Timi Dakolo, Oge Okoye and OC Ukeje.

According to media reports, President Goodluck Jonathan declared the creation of N 3 Billion grant to the movie industry.

For more scoop and photos from the event, check out Maestro Media’s coverage of the event

The Setting

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The Fab Shots!

Dakore Akande

Dakore Akande

Bryan Okwara

Bryan Okwara

Susan Peters

Susan Peters

Richard Mofe Damijio

Richard Mofe-Damijio

Chika Ike

Chika Ike

Uru Eke

Uru Eke

Fathia Balogun

Fathia Balogun

Kenny Rodriguez & Uche Jombo

Kenny Rodriguez & Uche Jombo

Linda Ejiofor

Linda Ejiofor

Isabella Ayuk

Isabella Ayuk

Chioma Ude & Rita Dominic

Chioma Ude & Rita Dominic

Peace Anyiam-Osigwe

Peace Anyiam-Osigwe

Biodun Kupoluyi & Genevieve Nnaji

Biodun Kupoluyi & Genevieve Nnaji

Ifeoma Umeokeke

Ifeoma Umeokeke

Ethel Okosun

Ethel Okosun

Uti Nwachukwu

Susan Peters & Uti Nwachukwu

Damiete Charles-Granville

Damiete Charles-Granville

Dayo Amusa

Dayo Amusa

Uru Eke & Alex Ekubo

Uru Eke & Alex Ekubo

Fred Amata & Bukky Wright

Fred Amata & Bukky Wright

Rita Dominic

Rita Dominic

Osita Iheme

Osita Iheme

Oge Okoye

Oge Okoye

OC Ukeje

OC Ukeje

Iyabo Ojo

Iyabo Ojo

Timi Dakolo

Timi Dakolo

Dakore Akande

Dakore Akande

TY Bello

TY Bello

Kanu Nwankwo

Kanu Nwankwo

Juliet Ibrahim & Desmond Elliot

Juliet Ibrahim & Desmond Elliot

Joke Silva & Olu Jacobs

Joke Silva & Olu Jacobs

Susan Peters & Bombo Akintola

Susan Peters & Bimbo Akintola

2Face Idibia

2Face Idibia

Ibinabo Fiberesima, Genevieve Nnaji, Rita Dominc & Chidi Mokeme

Ibinabo Fiberesima, Genevieve Nnaji, Rita Dominc & Chidi Mokeme

Stars including OC Ukeje,  Kemi "Lala" Akindoju, Linda Ejiofor, Dakore Akande & Joseph Benjamin

Actors including OC Ukeje, Kemi “Lala” Akindoju, Linda Ejiofor, Dakore Akande & Joseph Benjamin

Photo Credit: Maestro Media 

107 Comments

  1. temi

    March 7, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    IT IS WELL O

  2. Peachy_mo

    March 7, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Someone please slap Osita for me! What kind of pose is that? *angry*. Dayo Amusa when is your birthday so I can give you a full length mirror? http://cdn.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Dayo-Amusa-399×600.jpg

    Also, I’ll like to see the amount allocated for the decor of this event…

  3. Mz Socially Awkward...

    March 7, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Dakore looks very nice and actually, everyone more or less looked quite good and like they were having a blast. Always good to see.

  4. kene

    March 7, 2013 at 2:59 pm

  5. theresa

    March 7, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    olu and joke- wow, dakore looked amazing

  6. bella

    March 7, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    chai!!! iyabo ojo look like micheal jackson sister,na wa oo.

  7. bella

    March 7, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    juliet is really hotter than kim k

  8. Bleed blue

    March 7, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Dakore. Wow.

  9. Ziki

    March 7, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    yes, Dakore i like , she looks good.

  10. Blesson

    March 7, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Naija celebs, pls reduce ur facial foundation nd powder (Make ups too much jare). Gene, Dakore, Rita, Fathia u all look good.. As for Iyabo Ojo..*lips sealed

  11. Bex

    March 7, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Does anyone else thinks Dakore looks like Kerry Washington with her new do?

    bexluvs2dress.blogspot.com

    • e-bukun

      March 7, 2013 at 4:54 pm

      Just the bangs, nothing else

    • Buks

      March 8, 2013 at 4:21 am

      Yes she does!!! I thought I was the only one who noticed..

  12. Ziki

    March 7, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    hmm foundation de work, nawa some of them cannot apply it well again

  13. NYfashion

    March 7, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Worse dressed + looking like a masquerade = Chika Ike…goodness girl it must be a bad month for you or what?

    • Nawa

      March 7, 2013 at 10:05 pm

      No doubt u are obviously a hater, how can chika be the worst dressed? Her make up was horrible yes but to call her dress worse dressed means u are hater hiding Ur identity to insult her…….bitter leaf belle…..mscctcheeewww

  14. Ms. D

    March 7, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    shet mehn!!! @ Iyabo Ojo

  15. I’m more interested in how the 3 Billion Naira grant will be spent….?

    dprodigaldaughter.com

    • Omoba

      March 7, 2013 at 6:27 pm

      See Jamb question o
      Biko,I want to know too..who dey in charge of that money?

    • Bunmi

      March 8, 2013 at 6:14 am

      3 billion should be used on the actors themselves. Force them to the gym, eat properly, get proper hair & clothes, and look youthful. They look old & large.

  16. jenny

    March 7, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Bukky Wright surprisingly doesn’t get old, she has been this way for ages….. meanwhile smoking is fading Bimbo Akintola quickly, very sad….

  17. dior

    March 7, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    dakore is alwys lukin wooow, iyabo ojo and bimbo akintola………..plsssssssssss get a makeup artist

  18. Dimz

    March 7, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    All these yoruba actresses scampering for recogniton….pls try do it properly….its bad a enough that you gate crashed, it worse to create a scare for others…….smh…ojuju calabar

    • Msunderstood

      March 8, 2013 at 4:19 am

      See your mouth, so all d badly dressed/made up people dia r d Yoruba actresses. Pack well Jo. Some were great, some missed it, it has nothing to do wit d genre dey act in.

  19. Stella Kashmoney

    March 7, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Dakore looks so good. Marriage suits her.

    • tabina

      March 7, 2013 at 6:13 pm

      Marriage suits her? So if she was unmarried, she will be looking wretched or what? Please upgrade your mentality. This is the internet, not your village.

    • Mama mia!!!

      March 7, 2013 at 7:42 pm

      Na wa for you o. that was a harmless comment said by most people. why do you have to flip her words to suit your awkward way of thinking….

  20. kenora

    March 7, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Dakore luk so stunning

  21. deetz

    March 7, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    no offense, but this is 20 years of amazing (most of the time) work that has been done in the african industry. You would think they would bring out the people who started this entire journey. People like Liz benson…….

    • igbo canadian

      March 8, 2013 at 4:21 am

      yes where is liz benson tho? or hilda dokubo..or nkiruka sylvanus these were pace setters smh.

  22. Lola

    March 7, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Dimz…your name should be spelt without the Z. Dim. If you don’t have anything nice to say, just zip your lips. Dakore, Genevieve, Rita Dominic WoW

    • Uzo

      March 7, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      Exactly! You are on point! Those three looked exquisite and well turned out!

  23. creamlicious

    March 7, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    DAKORE MEHN!! the way you look ,you and juliet ibrahim the only ones who look like SUPERSTARS, like the way Hollywood International style up! You Look Fabulous!!!

  24. Lecker

    March 7, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Gene and 2face a breath of fresh air

  25. ozzy

    March 7, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    dakore pls confess what did u do to ur nose?

    • foms

      March 7, 2013 at 4:47 pm

      its make up man!!! see the highlight and dont be deceived she had a nose job!!!!

    • olaedo

      March 7, 2013 at 5:00 pm

      OZZY it is called “contouring “, thank me later !!

    • Ghanaian screenwriter

      March 10, 2013 at 1:15 am

      i was thinking the same thing….maybe she had a nose job…

  26. CHINNY

    March 7, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    DAKORE, HAD A NOSE SURGERY,IS OBVIOUS.

    • NK'S PASSIONS

      March 7, 2013 at 8:36 pm

      Am a Makeup Artist.. And is call Contouring 🙂
      She didn’t do anything to her Nose!
      Whoever did her makeup did a fantastic job!

  27. Chima

    March 7, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Rita D I no like ur outfit . . It doesn’t flatter u at all

    • Geepeters

      May 3, 2013 at 5:37 pm

      Very true, the first time I don’t agree wt her style

  28. oma

    March 7, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    @ Dimz- What do you mean the yoruba actresses gate crashed? Are they not part of Nollywood again? if anything i thought you would have asked hat Juliet Ibrahim is doing there……haba!!

  29. koko

    March 7, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Dakore and Genny. (lovely)… well most of them. the lady in black sheer mmmmm

    Miss Fibresima — ????

  30. i no send

    March 7, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    ibinabo likes to groove sha……owambe tins…..everyone looks happy

  31. Teddy Bear

    March 7, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    I love my people. Africans in general. We have beautiful features; seriously. But I am waiting for the time when African women, Nigerian specifically, rock their own/ natural hair. Weave, weave, weave is all I see in this post with the exception of one! Ah ah!!! Seriously, why? I know a lot of people would proclaim that it’s more convenient, but damn! Seriously, I wish my people(African women) would rock their own hair more often.

  32. DEE

    March 7, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Dakore obviously had a nose job, she looks really good though.

  33. Na wa

    March 7, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    @dimz….let me guess..u are neither iBo,nor Hausa..U are still looking for where to belong…pele

  34. Jennifer

    March 7, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Dakore Akande is too classy! My goodness, marriage definitely suits her. She looks so stunning, effortlessly. Love her! xoxo 🙂

  35. Nicchhyy

    March 7, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    One word for Dakore, STUNNING!! My goodness, girl is on point! So are most of them. Bimbo and Iyabo on the other hand..what the..?!!! Hiring a good mua can’t be that hard, come on girls, love you still.

  36. Mimz

    March 7, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Dakore looks fab but Mehnnn the Ethel Okosun babe looks amaazing, I can bet dress is from Virgos Lounge. Party looked like fun though!

  37. Fafi

    March 7, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Dakore face screams NOSE JOB…makeup my foot..suits her tho

    • OGO

      March 7, 2013 at 6:28 pm

      See dis one ooo!! if u know how to make up you wouldnt talk like dis walahi, she actually contoured her nose with a contour powder and highlight!!! choi!! people will just be commenting like they have all the sense in the world sha!!! Tufiakwa…..TOZO INTL *tongueout*

    • nekiss

      March 8, 2013 at 3:56 pm

      i dont know y you people are saying that dakore did a nose job, she has always had a pointed nose, what then does she need a nose job for when her nose fine pass plenty people own. The people that know what it is (contouring – according to them) have told you guys and you are still arguing. She looks very nice by the way.

  38. Opel

    March 7, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Dakore worked it for me,her shape on that dress,is breathtaking

  39. ucylo

    March 7, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    did Dakore have a plastic surgery….looks like it, she has changed, who changes like that?

  40. Felix

    March 7, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Tuface and Genevieve. Two legends that sort of changed their respective industry! No arguement. I love them.

  41. Omoba

    March 7, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    But where is the host himself ???
    Abi he wasn’t in attendance?
    Did he or his wife fly out for another emergency?

  42. obi

    March 7, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Genevieve and tuface I love you. Very mch. Two legends

  43. Uzo

    March 7, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    I wonder who styles our “celebs”! I’m so disappointed that at such an event only a handful were well dressed with sensible make-up! Well done to Dakore, Genevieve and Rita for looking stylish and elegant. As for the rest…. *not interested bbm face*

  44. agbeke

    March 7, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    dakore got class! As for iyabo ojo, dayo amusa and chinwe ike, stay of the bleaching cream y’all look like the brides of frankenstein and ofcourse your outfits (particularly dayo and chinwe) are an apology

  45. Cee

    March 7, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Dakore is so beautiful. gorgeous body!

  46. Chyke

    March 7, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    I agree with FAFI, Dakore’s face screams nose job. She aint luking any gud jare. I no know wetin Oge Okoye go do dia. C her long worn out face. Dat lady worwor no be small. Joke Silva luks gr8. I will keep loving Genny n Rita. Classy ladies. Tuface luks realy gud. Bryan Okwara is everly handsome. Ibinabo Fiberesima is lukin youger dan her age but eva since she became AGN Prezido, na so so partying she just dey do. Bimbo Akintola nids a stylist o same with Iyabo Ojo. Bukky Wright is ok. I knew Uti n Alex d red carpet masters must attend na. Chika Ike tried o. Kanu Nwankwo=long tym no see. I love n miss u my hero. God will keep blessing u Kanu. RMD luks ok. Desmond Elliot luks lyk a lost rabbit. As 4 d rest, no comment.

    • Nawa

      March 7, 2013 at 10:09 pm

      Chyke

  47. Mama mia!!!

    March 7, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Honestly, someone explain to me why Genny and Tu face aren’t getting married? they are the perfect combo and would make an awesome couple. Jay and Bey things. Before anyone says anything I am allowed to dream. Thank you very much!!!lol

  48. tgirl

    March 7, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    @ dimz, are u saying we don’t av such ppl in proper igbo n hausa films

  49. mnm

    March 7, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Is uche jombo without makeup? She looks like joke silver I wonder why I never noticed,2face,genny and rita nice! Dakore is back nice!

  50. AKO

    March 7, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Dakore beat everyone hands down. Stunning!!! And that is NO nose job…. Its the make up. There’s a whole lot make up does these days. Genevieve gets the 2nd best dress. Beautiful neckpiece.

  51. Ola

    March 7, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Where is Omotola here?

  52. NK'S PASSIONS

    March 7, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    People screaming Dakore has done a Nose jobs should get over themselves!!!
    Makeup has gone past ” rub powder here , rob lipstick ther” …… Her Makeup Artist did a fantastic job on her plus what u think happened to Dakore’s nose is called CONTOURING!!!

    She nailed this outfit!!!! Fab! Xxxxxx

  53. NK'S PASSIONS

    March 7, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    And my question for Oge Okoye… Pls who still dresses with Necklaces like that ???? Is soooooooo 1998!!! *sighs*

    • Autoprincess

      March 8, 2013 at 9:47 am

      I do, i guess i am not so fashionable afterall. Sue me!

  54. Turi

    March 7, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Guess we are missing the big picture! So Gudluck promises 3billion, what will it be used for and how will it improve the industry that’s full of peeps that don’t really know what dey are doing??? Its not snuff to Luke gud and grace the occasion, how is their acting, script writing and directing??? Ah well, here we go again…

  55. ben

    March 7, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Hian!!!

  56. Iya

    March 7, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Iyabo ojo your makeup is so no no my dear….get a better foundation cos u have a pretty face……the diff with Dakore and the others is so 7up….she has got class and finesse abeg….Genevieve and Rita Dominic tried…..Ogah RMD u have always represented but Ur suit looks quite small so makes u look like u having a potbelly ….

  57. Chyke

    March 7, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    *Correction* Chika Ike tried @least she w0n d w0rst dressed. Nd who inv!ted Juliet Ibrahim? Ghana babes lyk to dey wake 4 Naija sha.

  58. Pd

    March 7, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Dakore……you are sizzling hot!

  59. taiwo

    March 7, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    PLS BELLA NAIJA DONT EVER TAKE CLOSE UP PICTURES OF NIGERIAN CELEBRITIES WEY TIN I WAS GOING THROUGH THE PICTURES AND I WAS AFRAID SEE FACE LIKE MAMI WATER AND OBANJA!

  60. Sara Adebayo

    March 8, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Everyone looks gorgeous! But, ladies, please, reduce THE SKIN BLEACHING!!

  61. Melissah

    March 8, 2013 at 12:40 am

    Woohh!!! Dakore is naturally the most beautiful actress in nollywood with or without make ups. Rita beautiful and elegant as usual. Susan P just luv ur gown, Juliet u luk cute with ur hair cut.

  62. Cheese

    March 8, 2013 at 12:44 am

    Bimbo Akintola has aged soooo fast, she looks a mess, wow.
    Juliet Ibrahim looks amazing
    What’s that on Kanu’s head?
    That pic with Ibinabo, Genny and Rita is priceless
    Am I the only one who thinks Dakore looked better with her dreads?

  63. Bad gal

    March 8, 2013 at 12:51 am

    THE EVENT DECOR LOOKS RAZZ AND FUNNY! I LOVE YOU GENNY

  64. bindiddy

    March 8, 2013 at 1:01 am

    Dakore …………………..muah

  65. Nono

    March 8, 2013 at 2:09 am

    Rita looks stunning! Class personified

  66. www.thebanquethall.blogspot.com

    March 8, 2013 at 2:10 am

    They all look good. Wish them well too.

    Bella, better post my message..it’s ur blog but this is my comment 🙂

    thebanquethall.blogspot.com

  67. G-lori

    March 8, 2013 at 2:10 am

    Abeg Rita beat everyone hands down. Genny looks good too

  68. Fred

    March 8, 2013 at 2:14 am

    Some of these people look like ojuju dem people ah ah wetin happen? Rita looks very classy and fresh, Genevieve too.

  69. kwiwki

    March 8, 2013 at 4:30 am

    GOD BLESS WEST AFRICANS AND THEIR NOSES…GEEZZZZ SO DISTRACTING

  70. Ginger

    March 8, 2013 at 5:47 am

    Dakore s makeup is obviously too light…poorly contoured nose.

  71. Tatafo

    March 8, 2013 at 5:59 am

    Dakore got a Nose job no doubt abt that… D rest is history

    • Ghanaian screenwriter

      March 10, 2013 at 1:23 am

      she looks stunning though….the prettiest among the bunch…

  72. Somebody

    March 8, 2013 at 7:36 am

    OMG!!! Dakore looks like Alexander Burke!
    Pls tell me, i’m not the only one that sees the resemblance.

    • Somebody

      March 8, 2013 at 7:38 am

      Oh and I doubt it’s a nose job, probs just really good Contouring techniques.

    • Ghanaian screenwriter

      March 10, 2013 at 1:21 am

      i was thinking the same thing….maybe she had a nose job…

  73. HRS

    March 8, 2013 at 8:12 am

    Dakore, Genny, Rita, Fathia Balogun, Linda, Ibinabo looked very lovely!!!

    Juliet Ibrahim, very wrong eye pencil colour.
    Bimbo Akintola, makeup went wrong or u got sweaty afterwards, love u still.
    Chika Ike, concealer surely went wrong plus too much makeup, but dress was lovely.
    Ifeoma, MBGN Tourism, hmmm u wore that dress to an event I still saw on Bella yesterday… I don’t support not repeating clothes, but u gotta space the event wella.
    Iyabo Ojo, kilode?!!!

    Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva, love u both!
    RMD, Muah!
    Tuface!!!!!!! Muah*1000000000000000000000 🙂

  74. queen

    March 8, 2013 at 8:28 am

    oge okoye u look like a dry fish

  75. queen

    March 8, 2013 at 8:37 am

    genny n rita always looking stunning, my superstars!!!

  76. Julz

    March 8, 2013 at 9:55 am

    vote for you fav look here
    stylebyjulz.blogspot.ca/2013/03/make-up-poll.html
    dakore & chika ike

  77. Priscy

    March 8, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Dakore, Genny, Rita, Juliet Ibrahim,Tubaba…looks good

  78. Babious

    March 8, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    dakore WOW! GENE always my gal,Rita dnt get ur oufit. i didnt even notice joke n olu jacobs, Uche wat happened to your hair? love juliet I hair n look even though i dnt understand wat she does. kanu n bimbo look really old.

  79. Gracie

    March 8, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    I so love this Rita Dominic’s make-up so fitting and ohh Genny! Is really an age-long beauty.

  80. BlackMagic Babe

    March 8, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    @Chyke God shld forgive you….ur comment on Oge Okoye!

  81. @ajiriavae

    March 9, 2013 at 12:42 am

    Dakore looks fab. Bukky Wright, Dayo Amusa and Iyabo Ojo, allow me let you in on a little secret. When you are going for a red carpet event, get yourself a professional make up artist. They do wonders, if you can get your hands on a good one. How come I don’t see Ransey Noah? He has been in Nollywood since the beginning.

    ajiristyle.blogspot.com/

  82. bbzs

    March 9, 2013 at 3:40 am

    iyabo ojo awful …loook kai!!!! dakore looking good after one …nose or what they said u did>>>u nailed it.. bimbo and oge sigh!!

  83. suregirl

    March 9, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    yay am dakores lookalike *shootme* genny my genny love u like muahhh

  84. Aduke

    March 10, 2013 at 6:37 am

    My best dressed here is Ethel Okosun!!::::::::–>http://cdn.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Ethel-Okosun.jpg

  85. mide

    March 10, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Wow Dakore looks amazing….I guess iyabo ojo, bimbo akintola and oge okoye were forced to attend d event

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