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BN Exclusive: Brunch with the Stars! Photos of Genevieve Nnaji, OC Ukeje, Funke Akindele, Kalu Ikeagwu, Ugonna Omeruo & More at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards Nominees Brunch in Lagos



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Genevieve Nnaji & Biola Alabi (Managing Director, M-Net Africa)

With the inaugural edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards taking centre stage in Lagos in a few days, the creative team behind the awards ceremony organised a brunch for all the nominees at the Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos yesterday Thursday 28th February 2013.

The brunch hosted by Tinsel TV stars Gbenro Ajibade and Linda Ejiofor saw celebrities including Funke Akindele-Oloyede, Kalu Ikeagwu, Ugonna Omeruo, Tunde Kelani, Blessing Effiom Egbe, Genevieve Nnaji, Lilian Esoro and Bovi in attendance.

As we wait to see all the nominees and other movie stars at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards taking place on Saturday 9th March 2013, here are all the photos from the event.


Linda Ejiofor

Linda Ejiofor

Gbenro Ajibade

Gbenro Ajibade

Ugonna Omeruo

Ugonna Omeruo

Kalu Ikeagwu

Kalu Ikeagwu

Genevieve Nnaji

Genevieve Nnaji

Tunde Kelani

Tunde Kelani

Lilian Esoro

Lilian Esoro

Frank Oshodi Richard

Frank Oshodi Richard

Gbenro Ajibade, Linda Ejiofor & Bovi

Gbenro Ajibade, Linda Ejiofor & Bovi

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Hosts – Linda Ejiofor & Gbenro Ajibade

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Femi Odugbemi

Sampson Oloche (Marketing Manager Amstel Malta)

Sampson Oloche (Marketing Manager Amstel Malta)

Kunle Bamtefa

Kunle Bamtefa

Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu (M-Net Africa Regional Manager)

Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu (M-Net Africa Regional Manager)

OC Ukeje

OC Ukeje

Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele-Oloyede



Blessing Effiom Egbe

Blessing Effiom Egbe

Teru Ekuerhale

Teru Ekuerhale

Genevieve Nnaji

Genevieve Nnaji

Udoka Oyeka

Udoka Oyeka

Regina Chukwu

Regina Chukwu

Linda Ejiofor & Lilian Esoro

Linda Ejiofor & Lilian Esoro

Ugonna Omeruo, OC Ukeje & Genevieve Nnaji

Ugonna Omeruo, OC Ukeje & Genevieve Nnaji

Oladipo Ariyike, Funke Akindele O & Nkiru Nwauzor

Oladipo Ariyike, Funke Akindele-Oloyede & Nkiru Nwauzor

Nominees Photo Op

Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards Nominees Photo Op

Photo Credit: M-Net Africa


  1. Abiola

    March 1, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Bovi pose sef dey funny….lol….this guy

  2. LibraChic

    March 1, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Genevieve looks lovely!

    • Capt Obvious

      March 1, 2013 at 5:59 pm

      Why are you lying??? She looks like a granny! What’s up with the lacklustre dressing at this event though? Most of them look blah or not there.

    • Sling

      March 1, 2013 at 6:07 pm

      Why are you mad though??!! She does look lovely and very trendy. You are “obviously” fashion clueless so shush it.

    • Capt Obvious

      March 1, 2013 at 6:30 pm

      1)You’re kidding right? Otherwise, hope nobody hires you to style them.
      2) Genny’s hairstyle does not accentuate her features, hiding her face & making her look older, that skirt with that jkt looks like office wear. She’s way prettier than this and another hairstyle +outfit would have been better.

    • Sonia

      March 1, 2013 at 11:00 pm

      You’re right. Genny’s weave color and cut especially does nothing for her. She just looks old in it.

    • Chinwe

      March 2, 2013 at 6:15 am

      I agree with you.

    • Lola

      March 2, 2013 at 12:55 pm

      It is a brunch not an evening thing, how else do you except her to dress.

    • Bongie

      March 6, 2013 at 9:04 pm

      The hairstyle flatters d shape f her face, besides her complexion is way beyond ds earth, u rock gal really pulling this

  3. Ada

    March 1, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Can see naija women have fully embraced the pop of colour in shoes. Let me dig out my neon coloured shoes sharp sharp. Genevieve looks tired, maybe still hung over from omotola’s bash. Funke akindele needs to change this hair style, ages her a lot.

  4. dontmention

    March 1, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    U just gotta love Bovi…..dude is funny on arrival n appearance……nice crowd

  5. BlackMagic babe

    March 1, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    First time seeing Lilian Esoro on redcarpet,she is definately the most beautiful actress in nollywood…she got the face,the height,her physique..her acting is super too..Clinic matter is def my best TV drama(or watever it is called)..Luv genny,my best always…Funke close up shot thou…wish everyone luck

    • Say What?

      March 2, 2013 at 1:35 pm

      Who is Lilian Usoro? Tahhh run along. Mansions are talking

  6. Joe

    March 1, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Congratulations to all dem nominees let the best nominee win

  7. Anonymouzly

    March 1, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Genevieve always manages to pull looks that seem “effortless”. There is something to be said for simplicity and classic pieces. AMAZING!

  8. jade

    March 1, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Funke looks nice, and always ma girl Genny kpn it real.

  9. lol

    March 1, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Ugonna,this is definately ur year,keep rocking.

  10. nate

    March 1, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Genny rocks


    March 1, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Genevieve’s hair is super chic!

  12. Lin. Lo.

    March 1, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Udoka? R u kiddin’ me? See my school mate o! Na wa o!

  13. Babious

    March 1, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    genny,on point! i was abt to ask who d Keri hilson was and linda,sweetie that outfit does not suit u.

  14. Sara Adebayo

    March 1, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Genevieve is AGING!! slowly but surely…..

  15. wiklo

    March 1, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    @ Blackmagicbabe – Lilian Esoro, Oooh My God… damn!!!!…she takes the cake all day long…..

  16. temi

    March 1, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    pls what does ugonna do for a living abeg,she seems to be every where?

  17. @ajiriavae

    March 1, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Everyone looks appropriate for brunch. Nobody took any fashion risks, I see. Nobody gave us ‘fashion’.

  18. Stella Kashmoney

    March 1, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Genevieve looks lovely. Love Lilian Esoro’s look as well but she over accessorised her look.

  19. NikkyJay

    March 1, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Genevieve looks hawt! So does Lilian Esoro – the necklace or the bracelet wasn’t necessary.

  20. Capt Obvious

    March 1, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Linda, Regina, Funke need to go easy on the eyebrows; too heavy. +Linda’s outfit was not it @all.

    Who’s the girl in braids & yellow jacket? Like her outfit.

  21. Chyke

    March 1, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Genny looks good. My girl is always on point (d shoees though). I honestly suggest Funke be christened NEVER LUK YOUNG. She neva luks young or is it just me? Ok na. OC Ukeje darling wetin happen na, d handsome face don fade abi na age? Eiyaaa! I still like U my love. Dis Lilian Esoro babe is beautiful o. Uti Nwachukwu d king of red carpet no attend? Thank gudnes o.

  22. me

    March 1, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    OH! Genevieve of life!!!

  23. Myne Whitman

    March 1, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Lots of red shoes 🙂

  24. xoxo

    March 1, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Linda Ejiofor’s ENTIRE LOOK is absolutely STUNNING!!!!

  25. Chum chum

    March 1, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    My burriful Genny u can’t get it wrong dear, but me don’t lik ur hair style. Love u dear.

  26. Anne

    March 1, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    See I’m not a Nigerian but greatly admire Nigerian writers so I find myself reading loads of Nigerian blogs. When on BN, all I keep seeing are very fair shiny looking women with bridal make-ups even when going for the most casual of events so isn’t it quite ironical that MY most beautiful Nigerian isn’t fair,dresses simply and wears normal make-up? Miss Nnaji, pls don’t change!

    • Blossom

      March 1, 2013 at 10:56 pm

      ‘makeups’?… Hard to believe you ain’t Yoruba. Thanks.

    • ikunkun

      March 2, 2013 at 7:38 am

      so Yoruba people say “makeups”…na wah for your tribalistic brain though….na real wah!!(I don’t even have the energy to insult you, your ignorance is overwhelming)

  27. Trendysturvs

    March 1, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Genny is so gorgeous.

  28. Dziree

    March 1, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    I saw Nkiru and thought – FREE WILLY!!! Those arms need to be covered up

  29. fashionLagos

    March 1, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Genevieve’s hair no make am sa…

  30. Omoba

    March 1, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Everyone pictured looked very lovely…..thisis the first article that i’v seen on BELLA where no one looked tacky….

  31. bumcy

    March 1, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Genny’s hair in a bit!!! Super FAB!! Peace out.

  32. Mma

    March 1, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Looks fun!

  33. Jia

    March 1, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Genny’s hair isnt nice at all. People are blind when it comes to Genevieve..abeg. She doesn’t look bad. I wish her effortless-chic sense of style could be a little bit more interesting. You can be effortless/simple yet interesting.

  34. Aunty skirt

    March 1, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Ugonna’s skirt is lovely!!

  35. Chioma

    March 2, 2013 at 12:06 am

    genny’s attire isnt fit for occasion of dis nature, she looks like a primary school headmistress and the hair do too no, no, no. Linda and Lilian u girls are naturally pretty.

  36. Dare

    March 2, 2013 at 7:58 am

    Linda Ejiofor is stunning. Big ups to the team that made her

  37. ikunkun

    March 2, 2013 at 8:11 am

    So even if Gene baby doesn’t look like Miss Nigeria….at least she doesn’t look razz or is it ratchet as they say now…she managed to make an ensemble a lot of folks call boring and aging look classy…and thats what I love about her!!

  38. vickie

    March 2, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Genny all d way.

  39. kike

    March 2, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Genny looks fab!!her hair??even more goegeous! Please and please why is ugonna everywhere??sweetie you are a designer..stop showing yourself everywhere..gradualling taking the torch from uti

  40. nnenne

    March 2, 2013 at 11:30 am

    i see nothing wrong with Genevieve’s entire ensemble. don’t know what y’all are on about her looking like a granny.. to me she pulled the look she was going for and the hair suits her just fine. Lilian Esoro is a very pretty lady. i admire her on Clinic Matters but the neck piece would have suited better if it was red. #myopinoin#

  41. loo

    March 2, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    i don’t see anything wrong in genny’s outfit, incase you didn’t see the word BRUNCH she could be coming from work and that’s a beautiful office wear and for a BRUNCH

  42. dee

    March 3, 2013 at 7:38 am

    Genevieve is sort of like Jennifer Aniston, no flaws, but still sort of boring/expected. I guess she’s found what suits her fashion wise and has just stuck to it. And Ugonna looks so fierce (literarily)

  43. suregirl

    March 4, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Genny is ma girl anytime…

  44. Chiomski

    March 4, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Genny is so appropriately dressed! Nothing dull or old about the outfit…the word is “APPROPRIATE”!

  45. buffy

    March 5, 2013 at 6:13 am

    Ok. I still see no reason why some1 that only acts in 1 soap will b nominated for this kinda award. I had to ask around about the name Lilian esoro ‘ avent see her b4 now. How will she get higher votes over the others? I don’t think that is possible. But na 9ja we dey sha, anything can happen. #thinking#

  46. Cheese

    March 8, 2013 at 12:31 am

    I don’t know what you lot are talking about, I think Genny looks fantastic

  47. Amaka

    April 9, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Genny, naija’s wonder-wonder Woman chai!

  48. gold

    April 11, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Stunning… Look,u ‘ve got there…Lilian.pls kip it up!

  49. cherio

    April 6, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    thumbs up —– Lilian, sweedi you look beautiful and lovely

  50. ebenezer codjoe

    May 13, 2016 at 1:03 pm


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