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All the Photos & Scoop from African Movie Channel’s Star-studded Official Nigeria Launch



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UK based African Movie Channel (AMC), “the world’s first global channel dedicated to the best movies and series from Nigeria’s Nollywood, and the best from the rest of Africa“, held its official Nigeria launch at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos on Sunday 11th August 2013.

The star-studded event which gathered the who’s who in media and business, and top Nollywood celebrities, was hosted by Teju Babyface, with Andre Blaze on the red carpet. In attendance were Tunde Kelani, Emem Isong, Tinsel’s hugely popular Victor Olaotan, Paul Igwe, OC Ukeje, Emeka Ossai, Obi Emenloye, Segun Arinze, Kalu Ikeagwu,  Zik Zulu Okafor, Charles Novia, Clinic Matters’ Lilian Esoro and Mary Ogbonna, Vivian Esoro, Mary Ogbonna, The Aneke twins, Anthony Monjaro, Teco Benson and a host of several others.

Performer Evaezi had the guests spellbound with her “Break Up Song”. Tinsel’s Tomi Odunsi wowed them with her “I Wan Blow”. The Jiimbay dance crew, and Teju Babyface doing his thing were some of the other entertainment on the evening.

AMC’s partners in Nigeria, Connect Marketing Services contributed to making the evening the immense success that it was. They are AMC’s marketing agency for advertising and sponsorship on the African Movie Channel, in Nigeria and the rest of sub-saharan Africa.

According to AMC, they are the fastest growing channel in Africa and have quickly become one of the most popular channels on the continent. Notable TV platforms carrying African Movie Channel include StarTimes in Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Mozambique; TopTV in South Africa; Smart TV in Ghana; Zuku in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda; and Continental Digital in Tanzania.

They’ve also only last week inked another channel carriage deal with Azam Media in Tanzania. Further platform deals are in the pipeline in Africa, North America and the Caribbean.

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  1. Anita....

    August 15, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    you have got to be kidding me……!

  2. nira

    August 15, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    At least they looked decent, unlike a bunch of other nollywood event.

  3. nana

    August 15, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    those dreadful shoes the petite lady presenter is wearing

    • Nana

      September 13, 2013 at 12:44 pm

      hahahaha! I thought the same thing like wear them again never!

  4. EL LOCO

    August 15, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    oreeeeeekkkkka godissssssss!!! <3

  5. Let it flow...

    August 15, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    The twins’ hairs ALWAYS look messy. Even their dressing… needs help.

  6. A

    August 15, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    That Presenter with the gold platform and the children ballerina dress that missed out on the consume of the movie Black Swan….Obu gini??? Do you have friends or mirror in your house?????

    • makeupbyebi

      August 16, 2013 at 9:08 am

      i beg nor use laff kill me oh i dey office … lmao… u echoed my very thoughts was afraid to mention… wetin .. lol

  7. Bey

    August 15, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Nawa ooo..lilian Esoro you are growing fat watch it! your beautiful with good height

  8. eritreangoddess

    August 15, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    I like the actor wearing black pants with white checkered shirt… he’s very manly!!!but his pants r too tight

    • Chopper

      August 15, 2013 at 8:57 pm

      That’s fine boy Kalu Ikeagwu. I was there and saw a lot more nolly stars, abi dem no fine inside the pictures ni – where are pics of Teco Benson, Mary Ogbonna or Anthony Monjaro of The Last Flight To Abuja, for example?? The photographer was definitely taking pictures of them at some point. You people should please post more pics. It was a long fun evening, haba!!! Stop rationing da pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • KoolDude

      August 15, 2013 at 10:25 pm

      Looks a really classy evening unlike many of these tacky Nollywood events. Andre Blaze doesnt do rubbish events. These guys must have moni to have roped in him and Babyface. What channel is this AMC on DSTV? Is Startimes good?

  9. chichi

    August 15, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    So where are the stars???

    • Wow

      August 15, 2013 at 3:30 pm

      How rude?

  10. bimpe

    August 15, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    The big girl in the black tube dress with yellow heels…like WTF? What was she thinking???

  11. eglah

    August 15, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    I love the ushering attire

  12. Princess

    August 15, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Where re the stars biko…? Also those twins re just miserable to say the least, to think they photoshoped the crap outta dere bday pics to make em look nice and dey cudnt just tryyyyy small..! Now the presenter, lawd hv mercy… What the heck re u wearing and those shoes Lawd..tacky mehn!!

  13. fidelia

    August 15, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    oreka godis….she so beautiful

  14. ms lala

    August 15, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    turtle neck ….what dem pants do tho!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?

  15. her royalmajesty

    August 15, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    where are the stars again oo?

  16. Kathryn Cage

    August 15, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    How can that lil interviewer lady wear shoes that are bigger than her?

  17. Ibukun

    August 15, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    I don’t get some of the outfits. But please the people asking for the stars, are you blind? its people like you that make others wanna commit suicide…Tunde kelani (with his funny shoes) has been producing awesome movies before you probably learned how to get ABC right…emem isong is sitting right there, there’s victor olaotan there…there’s tejubabyface there, amongst others, even the weird twins you are abusing are stars within their own rights, and you’re asking where are the stars… how backward, stereotyped and rude! honestly it’s a very empty question to ask…laakaye apparently deficient.

  18. pynk

    August 15, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    biko dis is not it @ all

  19. daisy

    August 15, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    d twins need bed rest ASAP. den d sisi wit hey mama skirt and ovasize shoes . lmao . werin b dis naaa. den again d thick woman wit bubetube !!!! MBANUUUU. know wat fits ur bori pls . im even slimer and wont b caught wit a tube sef . choi .

  20. Spotter

    August 15, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Is this for real? I just fainted!

  21. Naijaboy

    August 15, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Recognise a few faces there – Emeka Ossai (more recently Clinic Matters), Charles Novia (one of the pioneers and best Nollywood producers), Paul Igwe (producer of Clinic Matters), Shalewa (Tinsel), Zik Zulu Okafor (producer of Heaven’s Gate), Obi Emelonye (producer of Mirror Boy and Last Flight to Abuja), Segun Ariunze, Joseph Hundah (former MD, Multichoice Nigeria). That’s enough stars for one evening.

    • chichi

      August 16, 2013 at 4:47 am

      woot!!..thank you naija boy…i must confess, i am one of those ppl who know actors and singers but know nothing about producers or directors. If they produced the movies you mentioned, then they are definitely stars.. No doubt i recognized Kalu, Segun and Emeka but bella’s caption says “star studded” and as i was scrolling down and didn’t seem to recognize most of the ppl, i thought it was all a ploy to get me to click on the link. Hence, my question??..Thanks for asking my question unlike the others blabbing up there..aint nobody got time for that..

    • chichi

      August 16, 2013 at 4:49 am


  22. Dee_deeY

    August 15, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    I see you Solomon Akiyesi!

    • Eve82

      August 19, 2013 at 3:18 am

      Lol! Shameless man 🙂

  23. D'Mamma

    August 15, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Kalu Ikeagwu!!!!!!

  24. Eri

    August 16, 2013 at 1:55 am

    Joseph Hundah of Life


    August 16, 2013 at 8:32 am

    I like that Teju Baby Face dresses very debonair

  26. Aduke

    August 16, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Aunty in the lace mini tube dress, well done oooooooo!! As in wow! wow! and wow again!! Like are u for real?????? (O_O)…….Smh >>>>>>>

    Really wondering how that petite presenter was walking around in those oversized platforms??! Chei!….Is it by force????! LMAO

  27. Michelle

    August 16, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Classy Event, Welldone! African Movie Channel(AMC), The sky is ur beginning.

  28. larrypat

    August 18, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    @dee_deeY, u voiced my mind,so he has got his groove back,Na wah oooooooooooo

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