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Monalisa Chinda in Vonne Couture at the InterContinental Hotel Grand Opening in Lagos



Monalisa Chinda

Hello BellaNaija Style watchers, we have some style scoop for you.

On Sunday 29th September 2013, InterContinental Hotel Lagos had its grand opening party.

The event which saw in attendance top government officials, business executives and celebrities including Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Guy Murray-Bruce, Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha, Ali Baba, Omawumi, Desmond Elliot and Adaure Achumba.

Monalisa Chinda was also present at the event.

Monalisa Chinda in Vonne Couture

Monalisa Chinda in Vonne Couture

For the gathering, the Nollywood star selected a black dress by Vonne Couture.

The sleeveless black dress which features a sequined bodice, a plunging neckline and satin skirt, was from the Nigerian design label’s Black Mamba collection displayed at the 2012 Arise Magazine Fashion Week. (click here to see).

Monalisa styled the dress with gold stud earrings, a gold cocktail ring, a black clutch and blue stilettos. Adding a pop of colour with her red lipstick, she completed the look with wavy locks.

Monalisa Chinda & Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha at InterContinental Hotel Launch - October 2013 - BellaNaija - 022

Monalisa Chinda & Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha

BellaNaija Events will bring you all the exclusive photos from the event. So keep refreshing.

Photo Credit: Dare Koleaje 360D Photography | Insigna Team


  1. eniola

    October 4, 2013 at 10:34 am


    • Miranda

      October 4, 2013 at 7:34 pm

      Good how? Who still wears black satin? Wat!!!!

  2. Brenda

    October 4, 2013 at 10:45 am

    They both look good….

  3. laura

    October 4, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Stunning…….She n Chioma

  4. Omolola

    October 4, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Looks better on the model. Chioma looks great

  5. Dabs

    October 4, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Lol, she ruined the dress unfortunately. Otherwise she’s a fine woman. However, most of these actresses are wayyyyyy bigger than omotola( who in my opinion is slim) why do I hear omotola loose weight here and there when all these ones with one or no child look bigger? Monalisa , Uche Jombo, Jaclyn Dumas , rita domnic….all these single girls are beautiful but bigger than an omotola with four kids! People need to cut that chick some lack! Kmt

    • u-jay

      October 4, 2013 at 11:41 am

      omo-T is ok for her height.just her butts and hips…

    • MOI

      October 4, 2013 at 2:13 pm

      pls ooo!!! I hope u are not freaking kidding me? OmoT is slim in ur eyes abi.. thank God its in ur eyes, cos I believe the saying which goes “beauty is in the eyes of the beholder” how can u say OmoT is slimmer than Monalisa? if you are talking about IBINABO FIBER”something”, who has 5 kids and is still looking under 18 then I will accept. please leave Whale OmoT alone here… don’t bring her up in this discussion abeg

    • Yebowa

      October 4, 2013 at 2:33 pm

      May your bad belle kill you oh! Really? Ibinabo has 5 kids
      so? She should look good now? Is it easy having more than 4 baby
      daddies? Moi I smell the real envy in your post! Gorgeous OmoT is
      slim and not in you can do bourit . Haters are shameless.

    • MOI

      October 4, 2013 at 3:26 pm

      yebowa like seriously? please hug a transformer jor… are u now Omo T’s Voltron? this is the part where I hate illiterates shaaa,

    • Leah

      October 4, 2013 at 6:22 pm

      Actually Omotola is slimmer, in better shape and has a better body frame than Monalisa. I have no problem with Monalisa’s size, but she does not have the body for that dress.

    • MOI

      October 4, 2013 at 3:33 pm

      yebowa like seriously? please hug a transformer jor…u are calling me a hater but ur comments insinuates that u are Ibinabo’s hater too, Ode oshi, this is the part where I hate illiterates shaaa, Kindly take a second look at the topic, did it say anything abt who is slimmer? but u guys will always want to compare people like u created them. that’s why I said OmoT should be left out of this discussion.. and mind u I neva insulted the person I replied to but if u are down for a session, babe I get were sha (in Jenifa’s voice)… just park well.

    • Phatgirlzbwinning

      October 4, 2013 at 8:36 pm

      Well, u did call OmoT a “Whale”…that is an insult. She is a real woman, with real curves that looks fabulous. Celebrate her beauty, don’t insult her. Monalisa looks good too. Having kids is not easy on a body at all….they all look great.

    • Dayo

      October 6, 2013 at 3:38 pm

      @Phatgirlzbwinning, while I agree that nobody should be
      called a “whale” on account of weight, I always find it funny when
      folks refer to big/hefty females as “real” women as if slim/thin
      women are inherently fake. Of course, going by your handle I
      suppose we should know where you weigh in (no pun intend) on the

  6. Vicky

    October 4, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Chioma looks very graceful.

  7. Zelda

    October 4, 2013 at 11:20 am

    haba,c her tummy,dis dress aint fr her bodytype

    • MN

      October 4, 2013 at 11:27 am

      Seriously! so because she has tummy she should be wearing BUBU abi! abeg people sitdon somewhere! You can wear anything you like as long as it is beautiful and you feel good in it, ROCK IT!

    • u-jay

      October 4, 2013 at 11:43 am

      exactly! she should wear things that conceal that bump rather than sampling it

    • eesha

      October 4, 2013 at 1:22 pm

      If you look closely the model doesnt exactly have flat tummy either or is it the way the dress was made?

  8. Funms

    October 4, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Please more pictures and details of Chioma’s dress…the bit I can see looks amazing!

  9. Gistyinka Blog

    October 4, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Lovely simple dress from Chioma

  10. amarachi

    October 4, 2013 at 11:46 am

    yea dat is my gal chioma look gud

  11. Ure

    October 4, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Erm dabs monalisa has a child pls. And everyone can’t look the same.

  12. trufactoid

    October 4, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Chioma looks better. Mona Lisa’s tummy is popping out. And please @Dabs Omosexy is fatter than Uche Rita and Mona lisa well well

  13. Cool cat

    October 4, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Pls this dress is not for her. It looks like she has a catheter protruding from her stomach, there are several undergarments that can conceal our physical imperfections, why put everything out in full view. Besides the outfit is poorly tailored, the middle dart or line seems to be veering to the side. Urghhhhh

  14. Amaka U

    October 4, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Chioma is Wearing Shakara Couture!!! 🙂

    • Mariaah

      October 22, 2013 at 3:18 pm

      As in that’s all I see!! 😀 HEeehee

  15. Modella

    October 4, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Nop,can’t see her waist that a baby bump?

  16. Yebowa

    October 4, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    @trufactoid if I hear!all those babes are truly fatter tHan Omosexy, and like dabs said Omosexy got 4 kids in the kitty still hotter Than most of these women put together. I like monalisa’s dress style bough she got it wrong here.chioma looks hard, not endearing.

  17. yoyo

    October 4, 2013 at 1:22 pm


  18. jcsgrl

    October 4, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Pls BN put Chioma’s dress on display. Mona should know better wearing a dress with no spanks or body magic. Next time cover those things up. But Chioma darling, are those biceps of steel I see? Arms looked toned honey…hope the rest of the body follow suit

  19. inosend

    October 4, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    MN you are so totally razz….if you have a big tummy you wear clothes that hide it and no you don’t have to wear bubu…..bush girl, there,s something called dressing to fit ur body shape…..

  20. me

    October 4, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    is the dress made to flatter protruding belly?????cuz look at the model too! her tummy is sticking out

    meanwhile @Dabs…hope you are kidding OmoT AKA Whale is times three the size of all the women you have mentioned with her christian mother arms! you are wicked fa! you just want us to diss the poor whale

    • I Rock

      October 4, 2013 at 2:29 pm

      It’s true that Omotola is bigger than all the ladies Dabs
      mentioned but calling her or anyone else a whale because of their
      size is so not cool and mean. And she is not THAT big. Monalisa is
      a beautiful woman but am just not a fan of the dress. Love Chioma’s
      toned arms.

    • Rex

      October 4, 2013 at 2:59 pm

      Ain’t you thesame one as moi who dropped thesame comment up there? Omotola’s name must scare you so much you had to come back and drop same comment. You obviously don’t know what a whale looks like . Your statements are off and just damage purposed.
      Monalisa is very pretty but this dress dosent look good on her. Chioma looks simple and relaxed.
      That Omotola woman is such an authority in that Naija both lovers and haters can’t keep her name off their mouths even when she’s not the one being discussed?

  21. Bide

    October 4, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    @me-OmoT a.k.a Whale,Seriously?,Did u have to go that far,I’m soo pushed to insulting u,bt on the second thought,i’ll just let it go cos that will just bring me down to ur level..

  22. kenora

    October 4, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    chioma is one woman l luk up to.

  23. Frank

    October 4, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    She looks good but her tummy tho… What happened to spanx

  24. ela

    October 4, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Tufiakwa nigerians! first we need to see all u loosers pictures. secondly, how did omotola enter dis gist naa. madam slim that is looking for who is slim and fat. go eat ur butt bit***. we’ve got very pretty african ladies all around. u guys leave them alone to live their lives. they r all very pretty ladies all in their own natural God made way. deal with it ugly bit****

  25. Make-up artist

    October 4, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Chioma really luks good

  26. biola

    October 4, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    See belle oh. She wrecked this dress. She looses weight and puts on weight very quickly. Her look is unpredictable. Chioma looks great. love her tones arms.

  27. Mousepad

    October 4, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Good God! the way you pple describe ur fellow human beings eh! tufia!

  28. ugo vanessa

    October 4, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    monalisa looks fine indeed but shes getting too white for my liking.pls girl i likeyou but quit the cream.

  29. darry

    October 4, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    For her age, she looks quite good in that dress, infact she’s stunning! SEE HERE for few tips.

  30. darry

    October 4, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Email him if you need some style advice. He’s good! SEE THIS

  31. nene

    October 4, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    chioma’s dress looks lovely. monalisa looks good.

  32. VBV

    October 4, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    She has 3 children


    October 4, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Nice dress.

  34. Sissy

    October 5, 2013 at 10:11 am

    *searching for Omotola in the photo* *confused*

  35. birdieblue

    October 6, 2013 at 1:42 am

    Yaayi!! from commenting on vonne couture dress to omotola?? Anyway back to post. I think the dress is more suited for a slimmer person like the model cause the satin just does not forgive any bulge. Or maybe the dress isn’t ms monalia’s size….

  36. Dayo

    October 6, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    @Phatgirlzbwinning, while I agree that nobody should be called a “whale” on account of weight, I always find it funny when folks refer to big/hefty females as “real” women as if slim/thin women are inherently fake. Of course, going by your handle I suppose we should know where you weigh in (no pun intend) on the issue.

  37. Live n Let Live

    October 6, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    There is no room for Omotola in this discussion!!! She’s not in the picture, nor did anyone see her wear the dress in question. Why must anyone bring her up? Why all these insults on any of these ladies? It’s easy for people to hide behind their Lap top and trash others. People please, Live n Let Live!!!!

  38. Anne

    October 8, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    All these Omotola Champions…I don’t understand it…so aggressive. It’s as though they can’t stand to see anyone else being commended, they must drag her into a totally unrelated discussion. Not good PR

  39. Yep i said it, bite me

    October 11, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Grown women fighting ova celebrities weight to the point of insulting each other, pretty sad.

  40. clemby

    November 4, 2013 at 9:23 am

    monalisa looks lovely,chioma’s arms are too strong o!

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