The 85th Annual Academy awards may have brought the world together in February, but the inaugural edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards united movie lovers across Africa like never before on Saturday 9th March 2013.
Hosted by Nigerian radio personality/BBA Host IK Osakioduwa and Zimbabwean TV star Vimbai Mutinhiri, the star studded awards ceremony took place in grand style at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Best Dressed Women
Ghanaian actress Joselyn Dumas brought her movie star appeal in this black backless dress by Bena which also features a lace bodice. Sporting a pixie hair cut, Joselyn accessorized her dress with silver bracelets and a black clutch. She was styled by Sandi Owusu of Diva Delicious.
Rita Dominic in Moofa
Nollywood actress Rita Dominic oozed old Hollywood glamour in a champagne coloured custom satin dress by Moofa. Styled by Ebun Aboderin, The Meeting actress accessorized her frock with a matching champagne turban, pearl earrings, a beautiful neck piece and an embellished clutch.
Genevieve Nnaji in April by Kunbi & Bridget Awosika
Best Actress nominee Genevieve Nnaji showed her love for bold vivid hues, arriving in an April by Kunbi floor length dress. The Weekend Getaway star opted for a sleek up do and accessorized with drop earrings, silver bracelets and clutch.
Later on, Genevieve sashayed down the red carpet in a white dress by Bridget Awosika. Her long sleeve dress with a very generous décolletage and matching A-line skirt from the label’s new collection, was accessorized with drop silver earrings and a black clutch.
Both of Genevieve Nnaji’s looks were styled by Veronica Odeka of Vane Style.
Funke Akindele in Jovani
Jenifa star Funke Akindele wore an embellished white dress by Jovani. Styled by Lilian Unachukwu of Liam Fashion Agency, her dress was accessorized with diamond stud earrings and a red Chanel purse.
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde in Iconic Invanity & Ejiro Amos-Tafiri
Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, who was presenting at the event, wore two outfits to the anticipated awards ceremony.
Omotola wore a custom sequined black dress by Ejiro Amos-Tafiri. For this second look, Omosexy let her dark locks down and accessorized with drop gold earrings and black heels.
Omotola also wore a custom Iconic Invanity dress which features a peekaboo on the back. She accessorized with gold earrings and gold bracelets.
Biola Alabi in Iconic Invanity
M-Net Africa Managing Director, Biola Alabi dazzled in two custom Iconic Invanity dresses.
Her first dress was a green Ankara embellished dress. She accessorized with gold-and-diamond drop earrings, a silver bracelet and an ivory clutch.
Her second outfit was a cream dress with a sweetheart neckline. She accessorized with the same pair of drop earrings and a silver bracelet.
Omoni Oboli in Akuchii Designs
Nollywood star Omoni Oboli waltzed down the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards’ red carpet in a white dress with an embellished halter neck detail. She accessorized the dress by Akuchii Designs with drop earrings and a blue clutch.
Damilola Adegbite in Obsidian
Flower Girl actress Damilola Adegbite sparkled on the 2013 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards red carpet in a sequined pink dress by Obsidian. Damilola accessorized with diamond drop earrings, gold ring and gold sandals.
Who’s that Girl? One of our favourite Nigerian on-air-personalities Anita “Omalicha” Isedeh sparkled at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards in a black sequined dress with a long train by Aisha Shaba of Pretty Mai.
Osas Ighodaro in Mac Duggal
Tinsel TV star Osas Ighodaro wore a spaghetti strap V neck dress by Mac Duggal. Her backless embellished number with lots of tulle on the skirt was accessorized with silver drop earrings, a silver bracelet and a snakeskin clutch. Osas was styled by Alisha Crutchfield.
Ojy Okpe in Vintage DVF
Supermodel Ojy Okpe showed off her banging bod on the 2013 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards red carpet. Ojy arrived in a blush vintage Diane von Furstenberg dress and accessorized with drop earrings, silver bracelets, a black belt and black Jimmy Choo heels.
Ufuoma Ejenobor in House of Nwocha
Ufuoma Ejenobor showed off her post baby body in a sequined House of Nwocha dress which features a long train. Ufuoma who opted for a sleek hair and red lipstick, accessorized with silver drop earrings and a silver clutch.
Media personality Matse Uwatse flaunted her toned body in a high neck long sleeve backless blue dress. Letting her locks down and opting for red lipstick, Matse accessorized with diamond earrings.
Media personality Toolz rocked an off-shoulder black sleeve dress on Saturday evening. She accessorized with a chunky statement neck piece, gold earrings, a gold bracelet and a gold clutch.
Oluchi Orlandi in Roberto Cavalli
Supermodel/beauty ambassador Oluchi Orlandi was resplendent in a blue satin dress by Roberto Cavalli. Her dress was accessorized with gold earrings, gold bracelets, gold clutch and gold heels.
Beverly Naya in Moofa
Nollywood starlet Beverly Naya wore a electric green satin backless dress by Moofa. Beverly swept her hair up and accessorized the dress which features a sheer front, with a pair of gold drop earrings, a gold wrist watch and a gold clutch
Elohor Aisien in Ella & Gabby
Former beauty queen and modelling entrepreneur Elohor Aisien arrived in a blue one shoulder thigh-high slit dress from Ella & Gabby‘s autumn/winter 2012 collection. She accessorized with drop earrings, a silver bracelet, a silver Jimmy Choo clutch and blue satin Manolo Blahnik heels.
Eku Edewor in Clan
Studio 53 extra co-host Eku Edewor rocked a black halter neck dress to the awards ceremony. Straight off the 2012 Arise Magazine Fashion Week runway, the stylish TV star accessorized the dress by Clan with gold earrings and black strap heels. Eku also debuted her short hair and opted for red lipstick.
Folake Folarin-Coker in Tiffany Amber
Creative director of Tiffany Amber, Folake Folarin-Coker rocked a strapless aquamarine dress from her label. Matching drop earrings, silver bracelets and an embellished clutch completed her look.
Nigerian actress Uru Eke kept her look simple and yet oh-so-fab in a green jersey floor length dress.
Michelle Dede in Moofa
Best Dressed Men
Alex Ekubo in Taryor Gabriels
Nigerian actor/model Alex Ekubo was definitely one of the best dressed lads at the awards ceremony. The Weekend Getaway actor wore a double button purple blazer with a black shawl lapel and black pants by Taryor Gabriels. He paired his bespoke number with diamond studs, a black velvet bow tie, white shirt and black shoes.
Jim Iyke in David Bowler
Jim Iyke’s outifit was one of the most buzzed about looks from the awards ceremony. The Nollywood star arrived on the red carpet in a double button white suit and shorts by David Bowler. Wearing his signature dark shades, he paired the suit with a gold wrist watch and black shoes.
Love it or not, Jim Iyke dared to be different with this outfit, making him one of the best dressed males on Saturday night.
Ohimai Atafo in Mai Atafo Inspired (MAI)
Nigerian designer Ohimai Atafo wore one of his design label’s pieces to the 2013 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards on Saturday. The black double button suit was paired with a black velvet bow tie, a white shirt, geek shades and black shoes.
Ohimai Atafo just like Victoria Beckham proves that a designer wears his/her own outfits better.
Veteran Nollywood actor Richard Mofe-Damijio kept his look simple and yet-sharp. He wore a white blazer, black shirt, black pants and black shoes. Going grey seems to be working well for RMD, don’t you think?
Praiz in Tayror Gabriels
Nigerian music star Praiz wore a navy single button suit and waist coat by Taryor Gabriels. He paired the suit with a black shirt, a gold chain and black shoes.
Chidi Mokeme in GQ Wearhouse
Chidi Mokeme wore a black single button suit from GQ Wearhouse. The Nollywood star actor paired the suit with a black shirt with yellow detailing to cover the buttons and black shoes. His dark brown glasses complimented his gold wrist watch.
Comedian Julius Agwu was among the best dressed lads at the 2013 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards. The funny man wore a blue single button suit, a black velvet bow tie and brown shoes.
OC Ukeje in Tayror Gabriels
Best Actor winner OC Ukeje joined the many gents in suits by Tayror Gabriels. The Alan Poza actor wore a black single button tuxedo, paired with a white shirt, a black bow tie and black shoes.
Ebuka Obi-Uchendu in Mai Atafo Inspired (MAI)
TV personality Ebuka Obi-Uchendu wore a black suit by Mai Atafo Inspired. The Rubbin’ Minds host paired the suit with a white Clothessense shirt and black David Wej Shoes.
Ladies it’s DJ Xclusive, need we say more? What’s your take on his black single button suit.
Noble Igwe in Tayror Gabriels
Also in Tayror Gabriels, was business exec/blogger Noble Igwe.
Comedian AY Makun wore a metallic grey suit with features a black shawl lapel.
Uti Nwachukwu in Tayror Gabriels
BBA star/Jara TV co-host Uti Nwachukwu wore a black-and-white striped suit by Tayror Gabriels. He paired the double button suit with a red Italian tie and black shoes. He was styled by Veronica Ebie-Odeka of Vane Style.
Best Dressed Couples
Caroline & Musa Danjuma
Caroline Danjuma proved she’s still very much a movie star at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards. The Nollywood star who is now behind-the-scenes in the movie world arrived with her husband, Musa Danjuma.
Caroline dazzled in a spaghetti strap embellished dress which features a voluminous feathered skirt. Her look was completed with sleek hair, diamond stud earrings, a silver clutch and silver satin heels.
Her most stylish accessory at the awards ceremony was her husband who wore a silver blazer and black pants.
IK & Olohi Osakioduwa
Nigerian media personality/co-host of the awards ceremony IK Osakioduwa was also spotted on the red carpet with his wife, Olohi. IK wore a single button navy blazer, cream pants and brown shoes while the love of his life, Olohi kept her look classic in a long sleeve black dress.
Tara & Fela Durotoye
Beauty professional Tara and her renowned motivational speaker husband, Fela Durotoye were also spotted on the red carpet. Tara wore a floor length red dress by Clan. She accessorized her outfit with silver bracelets, diamond earrings, glasses and a black clutch.
Fela complimented his wife in a bespoke black suit by Ouch. He paired it with a black velvet bow tie, black shirt and shoes.
Stephanie Linus & Linus Idahosa
Nollywood star Stephanie Linus and her beau, Linus Idahosa were one of the cutest twosomes on the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards red carpet. Rocking a short hair, Stephanie wore a white and gold dress by Kinabuti. She accessorized with drop gold earrings, silver bracelets and a silver clutch. Linus Idahosa wore a dark grey suit, paired with a black turtle neck shirt and black shoes.
Ruth Osime & Sonnie Ayere
Ruth Osime arrived at the awards ceremony on Saturday in an eye-catching yellow one-shoulder dress. She accessorized with fringe drop earrings, black necklace, a silver bracelet, a black sash with diamond detailing and a pair of metallic heels. Her beau Sonnie Ayere chose the all-black everything suited up look.
Tola & Onohi Odunsi
Executive Director of Storm 360 Tola Odunsi and his wife Onohi arrived hand-in-hand on the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards red carpet. Tola Odunsi wore a single button silver blazer and dark shades while Onohi wore a blue dress. She accessorized with a multi-coloured clutch, a gold neck piece and bracelet.
Steve & Yetunde Babaeko
Record label executive Steve Babaeko and his beautiful photographer wife, Yetunde arrived in a matchy-matchy black ensemble. Steve wore a double button suit paired with a white shirt, a black velvet bow tie and black shoes while Yetunde who opted for a chic up do, wore a black floor length dress which she accessorized with a black belt and snakeskin clutch.
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