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Rita Dominic, Uti Nwachukwu, Alex Ekubo, Linda Ejiofor, O.C Ukeje, Beverly Naya & Bryan Okwara Dazzle at the 2013 Africa Movies Academy Awards in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State

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Last Saturday 20th April 2013 the highly anticipated Africa Movie Academy Awards held at Yenagoa, Bayelsa State to honor the talented ladies and gentlemen who have made the African movie industry what it is today.

Actors, musicians, OAP’s, models, directors and other individuals in the entertainment industry such as Rita Dominic, Waje, Flavor,Timi Dakolo, Bryan Okwara, Wole Ojo, O.C Ukeje, Uti Unachukwu, Zack Orji, Vina, Ibinabo Fiberesima, Alex Ekubo, Yvonne Okoro, Beverly Naya, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Ugo Igbokwe, Osita Iheme, Chinedu Ikedezie and many more were in attendance.

Highlights from the show included peformances from Waje, Flavor among other artists. Awards given included the Best Film – “Confusion Na Wa”, the Best Supporting actor – Gabriel Afolayan and the post-humous award to the late Justus Esiri for Best Actor in a leading role.
Check out the photos from the event.

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Timi Dakolo

Adams Ibrahim

O.C Ukeje

Bryan Okwara

Uti Nwachukwu

Beverly Naya

Alex Ekubo

Vina

Sinem Onabanjo

Ugo Igbokwe

Femi Jacobs

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104 Comments

  1. Keek Dat

    April 26, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Nice

  2. jcsgrl

    April 26, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    1st. Do I spy with my big brown eyes Rita D and someone else wearing the same outfit…http://cdn.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/AMAA-BellaNaija-April2013198.jpg
    2nd. The weather must really be hot as most guests looked sweaty
    3rd. Was french braid the theme for women?
    4th’ Most of the guests looked bored…folks on bb and all
    Dats all!

    • yemi

      April 27, 2013 at 1:27 am

      thats rita dominic you swegbe

  3. goldfinch

    April 26, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    this space is for sale

  4. goldfinch

    April 26, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    grabs popcorn…….let the comments roll.

  5. goldfinch

    April 26, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    was Foluke Daramola brutalised?
    please don’t tell me that is a blush…..please.

  6. Lin

    April 26, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    • bisi

      April 27, 2013 at 12:49 pm

      don’t forget her twin sister mabel.. they both gon’ get ya

    • bidibang

      May 6, 2013 at 8:06 am

      as in Holy Ghost Fire pursue actually not pursue but PURSHOE THEM!! them—anywhere witches are gathered Holy Ghost Fire Pursue them!!

    • Ady!!!!

      May 6, 2013 at 2:14 pm

      LOOOOLLL

  7. bims

    April 26, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    first 😉

    • Aremu

      April 27, 2013 at 1:47 pm

      Put a sock in it! You’re not 1st silly!

  8. Let them say

    April 26, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Is this what Foluke Daramola has turn to???Obviously not the Foluke of International Relations of O.A.U days anymore. Passing through school doesn’t mean one is educated.
    Dear Bella Naija, kindly tag Doris Simeon correctly.

    • Tunmi

      May 3, 2013 at 5:06 am

      I thought it was her

  9. Choice

    April 26, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Beautiful people

  10. Idak

    April 26, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    The event looks tacky and slightly devoid of the class i expected.

  11. canadian igbo

    April 26, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Zack orji bu ezigbo nwoke biko! The guy is fine even when frowning lol

  12. Idak

    April 26, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Maybe Bryan Okwara’s outfit and pose are clouding my view of the whole event.

    • Peperempe

      April 27, 2013 at 12:45 am

      Loool. He looks random in that badly tailored jacket. In fact, the entire outfit is a fail.

    • Cleo

      April 27, 2013 at 9:15 am

      Like the fabric wasn’t enough to complete Bryan’s trousers….warrahell…..lol

    • NecoleNwaMama

      April 29, 2013 at 8:20 am

      LOL Bryan needs to stop with the tight jackets and pants…. nothing dapper about that! He comes off looking like a local-champion-wanna-be-stylish-by-force. The only thing helping him now is his handsome face…

  13. oma

    April 26, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Rita looks good as usual

  14. observer

    April 26, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    the person you labelled Zynell Lydia Zuh is not called Zynell oo. get your facts straight

  15. observer

    April 26, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Zynell is the next person in red , with the curly hair

  16. jade

    April 26, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    well, some persons were dressed for the ocasion while others…..

  17. Godsluv22

    April 26, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Most well dressed attending ceremony I have seen this year…..

    • Speak your mind

      April 27, 2013 at 3:14 pm

      I couldn’t agree more, most of them looked nice.

  18. observer

    April 26, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Lydia Forson you looking beautiful babe!

  19. iCrossMyheart

    April 26, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Nice

  20. bindiddy

    April 26, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    love chioma chikwuka’s face………………………..s0 fresh

  21. slice

    April 26, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    beautiful folks. But this lady needs to stop bleaching. ahn. fine babe like that. what’s the red stuff on her face too?http://cdn.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/AMAA-BellaNaija-April2013024.jpg

  22. chisco

    April 26, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    is Bryan planning to have kids?

  23. Hope

    April 26, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Aki and Pawpaw whats a with the cellphones? Nollywood, good job!

  24. Chyke

    April 26, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Awwwww! P00r Rita, l00king so 0ld. I don’t get why Uti n Alex are usually present at parties. Abeg am tired of seeing ya stale n cheap faces. Ibenabo=looking younger dan her age but dressed lyk a def!led muslim bride. Beverly is well dressed, infact she is d best here. Bryan Okwara is so hot. Oc Ukeje my role model, u are looking so cool. Keep it up. @AMAA Jury, una oj0r0 to0 much. Justice Esiri was in dat b4 AMAA started but u didn’t honour him. Now in death. If he was alive, am sure he wldn’t have w0n. Rubb!sh.

    • Kaffy

      April 27, 2013 at 2:08 pm

      Which Rita is looking so old? Please direct your hate somewhere else. You don’t have to belittle others to get your point across…..

    • Joyce

      May 1, 2013 at 7:36 pm

      If Rita is looking old, I wonder what you look like, ewu. Rita looks stunning for her age.

  25. chisco

    April 26, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    is Bryan planning to have kids?

  26. The Real Madam the Madam

    April 26, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    It’s as if Ibinabo Fiberesima must always show some by force flesh. Cover up every now and then, sister. Thanks in advance.

    As for ol’ girl in the bright red wig, and her home girl – no words.

    • Lilly

      April 27, 2013 at 10:56 am

      My dear i dont understand this her new style oh. She is a leader she should live by example.

  27. Someone

    April 26, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Some cool and some not so cool

  28. Queen of Everything

    April 26, 2013 at 9:07 pm

  29. ZK

    April 26, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Pls could someone tell me what Ibinabo is wearing? Tacky tacky

  30. sarafina

    April 26, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Oh so dry! Zzzzzzzz

  31. Lola

    April 26, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Foluke Daramola why are you bleaching? Ehn why???

  32. aribelle

    April 26, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Many misses!DAMN!

  33. Princess MIMI

    April 26, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Why did most of them not turn up in an african attire because it is clear they cannot work the western clothing?

  34. Mz Socially Awkward....

    April 26, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Linda Ejiofor is the only celeb that stands out for me. Very classy & well put together from head to toe.

  35. taiwo

    April 26, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    people were bored but i have to say i like rita’s dress and the other girl that had the gold dress on with the slit by the leg!#Goodjob
    The girl with the pink dress on and the hair and everything, what were u thinking?

    • Lizzie

      April 27, 2013 at 1:54 pm

      The girl in the gold dress is Linda Ejiofor. i loved her red pout.

  36. Anne

    April 26, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    i love Zack Orji

  37. dimma1

    April 26, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Most of the ladies got it right. Linda Ejiofor, Rita Diminic, Chioma Chukwuka, Zynell and the lady in purple, STUNNING!!

    thatigbochick.com/

  38. nene

    April 26, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    chioma chukwuka looks like a STAR.
    doris simeon is a very beautiful woman.
    those 2 ladies, the blonde and redhead, u both will cause people to have nightmares.
    rita looks good, but is she related to the organizers.
    i never see genevieve, ramsey, omotola, or many of our loved big stars at AMAA, why?
    lastly, foluke daramola u were a beautiful dark skinned woman, why the bleaching? and u need to do something about your weight.
    AMAA still has a long way to go. they need to move the awards permanently to Lagos, when they have perfected otganization, then they can be moving it around to different states and countries. i don’t see the significance of Bayelsa. Enugu makes sense, since most of the nollywood’s first movies were made in Enugu, but Lagos should still be the number 1 venue.

  39. jay

    April 26, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    beautiful,appropriate dressing for the occassion. love rita’s hair do.

  40. Gennyz # 1 Fan!!!!!

    April 26, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Linda Ejiofor For The Moneyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!

  41. gbemmy

    April 26, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Fine pple,but me I don’t understand the Riri wanna Be red hair,and foluke daramola looks like a clown with her makeup.

  42. ebrufles

    April 26, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    congrats everyone looked nice apart from a few

  43. ediblekisses

    April 26, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    everyone looks nice n glam apart from Ronald McDonald and Barbie (her hair looks like its ready to take lift off!)

  44. libby

    April 26, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Damn! Yvonne okoro gurrrl….. You look divine in that dress, Alex and Uti looking “on point” as usual (loovve them … Gorgeous men!!). uche obodo and that girl with her oh lawd of mercy did they by any chance turn up to the wrong event…. How could they go to a “classy” event such as the AMAA dressed like that????…. Smh

  45. Myne Whitman

    April 26, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Some lovely outfits and people too 🙂

  46. Lisa

    April 26, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Beverly Naya is my best, less is more. I like Rita’s outfit too

  47. naijagovernmentnacompletejoke

    April 26, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    Grabs pop corn, finds a comfy seat, making myself comfortable, will be back to read the comments.

  48. Nawa OOO

    April 26, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    CAN SOME ONE TELL ME! is this Dudley oshaun? he was in rihannas we found love vid http://cdn.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/AMAA-BellaNaija-April2013094.jpg what is he doing in nigeria? **********************

    • Stephanie N

      April 27, 2013 at 1:14 am

      It is!!! I couldn’t believe it when I saw him!!! He’s beautifullll

    • bisi

      April 27, 2013 at 12:51 pm

      lol.. I was going to say “apparently vampires have arrived in Lagos”

    • Shay_yee

      May 1, 2013 at 1:14 am

      i was prayiiinnnnngggg someone would ask that question b4 me…how does he flow with the event abeg?!

  49. fantasy

    April 27, 2013 at 12:30 am

    Rita looked vry pretty, love her dress and hair. Linda is a damsel I jst love her outfit, she lookd vry gracious.Doris lookd gd too I love her . Vina tailor no finish ur clothe? Wetin aki and paw paw dey press for fone abi dem wan port?those 2. Ngbekes wey carry red and gold hair wot were u guys thinkin abi una think say na new yam festival una think say una dey go?lemme stop here firsti’l proceed later.

  50. Kemi

    April 27, 2013 at 12:48 am

    Omg, kc ejelonu finally on the red carpet, love her purple dress. Less is more, so classy. I really love you on tales of eve

  51. anne

    April 27, 2013 at 2:07 am

    Linda Ejiofor stands out.seems Lindas always stand out in what they do eg Linda ikeji heeheehee.not to digress tho.uti is burgundy not too feminine? Where i work,the word maids wear that colour of suit as their uniform ,doesn’t stand out at all..rite looks nice,i forgive her gr the spill over of her boobs ,she seems to be everywhere with Linda Ejiofor these days.

  52. whocares

    April 27, 2013 at 3:21 am

    AHAN, AHAN!!!! What is this? – the red wig, the blond weave/ wig? we need more effective bouncers at this events, so that they can gbon were danu before they enter biko… http://cdn.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/AMAA-BellaNaija-April2013072.jpg

    • Peperempe

      April 27, 2013 at 3:09 pm

      Loool. Hilarious mix of Yoruba and Ibo.

  53. Morayo

    April 27, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Daing, no one even mentioned Mario Van Peebles. What was he doing there?

  54. dudley lover

    April 27, 2013 at 11:27 am

    :O whats dudley doing there? omg such a hottie. Him being in the we found love video with rihanna really took him far sha.. wow!

    Do you guys know dudley???? google him ,

  55. Stella

    April 27, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Linda I love love u girl,Beverly gurl u no dey disappoint.ok now abt uche ogbodo and uche nnanna girls r u seriously serious showing up looking like some drama queens and clowns..learn to stay classy abeg..there is time for everything. now d plus size lady with d multi color face is dat d best outfit u can wear huh??? why u want disgrace plus size women huh hi and learn frm adaora ukoh,lydia forson or better still queen latifa monique and oprah.how dare u show up looking like dracula if u can’t represent plus size ladies well please please go and lose weight quietly…Metchewwwww

  56. Deeva

    April 27, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Linda Ejiofor and Doris Simeon stole the show! Whoaaaaaaaaa!

  57. naijagovernmentnacompletejoke

    April 27, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Obviously, these two women http://cdn.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/AMAA-BellaNaija-April2013072.jpg don’t have a mirror at home, so can someone give me their birth date so that i will be able to save up and buy the both of them mirrors.

  58. ms sexy

    April 27, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    I cannot but comment on Doris Simeon’s look, she’s gorg
    Linda Ejiofor for d 1st time i like her ensemble here
    Aki/Pawpaw on pinging session? una well done o
    dharmendra foluke and her apamowo husband – razz united

  59. tinini

    April 27, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Bryan Okwara looks funny

    • Aduke

      April 27, 2013 at 6:25 pm

      He sure does! With that weird pose n all…

  60. Aduke

    April 27, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Was expecting much more glam on this red carpet n event tho, a bit dull kinda. But anyway majority tried. My top BEST dressed n look goes to the ever gorgeous n classy Queen Rita Dominic! 😀
    1.Elegance at its best from head right down! —–>>http://cdn.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/AMAA-BellaNaija-April2013037.jpg

    2.My 2nd BEST dressed n look goes to Linda Ejiofor! Ur best look yet babes! ——->>http://cdn.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/AMAA-BellaNaija-April2013033.jpg

    3.My 3rd BEST dressed n look goes to the beautiful Yvonne Okoro! Refreshing n oh so glam! Luv the pop of red lips! ——–>>http://cdn.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/AMAA-BellaNaija-April2013062.jpg

    4.My 4th BEST dressed n look goes to Beverly Naya! U killed it dear! The only thing im not too feeling are those tacky looking earrings with that gorgeous dress. But u looked stunning still! ————->>http://cdn.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/AMAA-BellaNaija-April2013109.jpg

    Beautiful black girls in very beautiful gowns! ——>>http://cdn.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/AMAA-BellaNaija-April2013113.jpg

    Girl on the right in leopard shoes, abeg ur dress wasnt short enough at allllll o! Please nextime go much more higher ok?? Good! ——->>http://cdn.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/AMAA-BellaNaija-April2013106.jpg

    SMH…It really beats me how anyone in their right mind will leave their house dressed n looking as horrible n sooo scary as these two! Like are u two for real?? Like really?? For ur mind u were looking sooo what?? Smh…All im seeing is two CIRCUS CLOWNS! ——–>>http://cdn.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/AMAA-BellaNaija-April2013072.jpg

  61. Winny

    April 27, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Beverly Naya looking very fresh and classy.

  62. bella spotter

    April 27, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Is that Omoye Uzamere presenting with Dudley from Rihanna’s music video? She looks GORGEOUS!!! I wonder who made her dress…

  63. A

    April 28, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Rita D kills it again! #sheesh not sure about that strained expression on her face but then, with a killer dress like that…..who d fok cares? 🙂

  64. Tunji

    April 28, 2013 at 12:50 am

    Nice event is dat foluke?

  65. the watcher

    April 28, 2013 at 3:44 am

    Chioma Chukwuka looks absolutely stunning!

  66. Teddy Bear

    April 29, 2013 at 4:00 am

    YASSSS!!!! Rita Dominic is gorgeous! Beverly Naya is beautiful! I luv the chick with natural hair! Enhen! This is what I love. Where are the fine men?! Most of these men look fruity! Haha!

  67. Gabby

    April 29, 2013 at 7:27 am

    OMG Kc, u look gorgeous my girl.

  68. Evanescence

    April 29, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Rita Dominic looks fabulous, Ibinabo just destroyed the intended look of that sherri hill dress. mchew…na by force 2 wear am? surely there r loads other ones that would have fit her perfectly. Local..infact..Lokito…

  69. BIMBY

    April 29, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Foluke and her excessive blush these days, hmmmm! *I reserve my comment*.

  70. eniola

    April 29, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Ibinabo, her bulgy tummy and her styles these days though. Yvonne Okoro looked really good, i love her hair and dress.

  71. Priscy

    April 29, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Doris and Rita…nice one

  72. kmt

    April 29, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Although enough outfits weren’t put together I blame the photography … terrible flash made the event look terrible

  73. Jude Ebile aka Judas Case

    April 29, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    AMAA DON’T EMBARRASS YOUR GUESTS AGAIN LIKE THAT IN A STRANGE COUNTRY. I READ FROM A WEBSITE THAT KENYAN GUESTS WERE ABANDONED AT THE AIRPORT FOR HOURS, LATER TAKEN TO A “HOTEL” THAT LOOKED LIKE SOME SHIT HOLE, AND WHEN THEY HAD TO EAT, THE HAD TO SHARE SPACE WITH FOWLS. I SAW PICTURES OF THEM AT THE AIRPORT AND CAMEROONIAN FILM MAKERS WERE AMONG. SO I GOT THE CHANCE TO VERIFY THE INFO WHICH TURNED OUT TO BE TRUE. ABOUT THE HOTEL, I JUST CONFIRMED FROM ONE OF YOUR PICTURES ABOVE, A LADY STANDING IN A HALL WAY. DAMN THAT PLACE IS DIRTY. WHAT NERVE!!! PLEASE ORGANISE WELL PLEASE. ALSO TELL US IF YOU ARE ORGANISING A NIGERIAN OR AFRICAN MOVIE ACADEMY AWARDS. BECAUSE AM SCARED THE WHOLE THING WAS SO NIGERIAN INSTEAD OF AFRICAN AS IT IS CALLED. IF YOU WANT TO BE PATRIOTIC, JUST DO A NIGERIAN THING BUT WHEN YOU CALL IT AFRICAN, TRY TO REPRESENT AFRICA. CONGRATS FOR THE INITIATIVE THOUGH. ITS BETTER TO TRY AND FAIL THAN NOT TO TRY AT ALL.

  74. Omo1

    April 29, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Oh Gawd!!! Brayn!!!! Uti!!!!! So damn tired of thes duo…with an almost regular look and same robot like poses…borinnnnnnnnnng!!

  75. Selina

    April 29, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    OMG that’s the girl from the movie Ije Diana Yekinni the prisoner she cleans up nicely
    Next to what could be her twin vina love her hair

  76. tripple O

    April 29, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Doris Simon stands out

  77. gracie

    April 30, 2013 at 1:17 am

    All them stars were looking stunning! Please what’s the name of the guy with curly hair beside Belinda Effah?

  78. gracie

    April 30, 2013 at 1:22 am

    All the pictures should be properly tagged jor

  79. Busola

    May 1, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Most of the ladies looked lovely (note that I said most), but guys what’s with d poorly cut suits?! Bryan, you shud be flogged, such a damn fine piece of male flesh looking like he wore his ill bro’s outfit. Alex E, very nice suit jus tired of seeing u and Uti sha.

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