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Inside Monalisa Chinda’s “Monalisa” Magazine Launch in Lagos! Photos of Rukky Sanda, Segun Arinze, Florence Ita-Giwa, Emem Isong, Lanre Nzeribe & More



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Monalisa Chinda is taking on the media world, one stiletto at a time.

On Friday 22nd November 2013, the Nollywood actress launched her magazine – Monalisa – at the InterContinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Mona looked pretty in a stylish Ankara dress by Nigerian design label Jewel by Lisa.

The movie star who explained that the magazine will be all about “luxury, lifestyle and fashion”, was surrounded by friends and colleagues at the event.

We spotted actors – Rukky Sanda and Segun Arinze, fashion journalist/stylist Ezinne Chinkata, photographer Kelechi Amadi-Obi and his wife, Ali Baba‘s better half Mary B, Genevieve Magazine publisher Betty Irabor, movie producer Emem Isong as well as Azuka Ogujiuba, Florence Ita-Giwa and Anita Iseghohi.

Monalisa’s business partner Lanre Nzeribe was also present at the event.

Check out photos!

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Photo Credit: Monalisa Magazine PR


  1. i said

    November 30, 2013 at 8:58 am

    How come her nollywood colleagues didn’t come out in mass to support her? hmmm. why is her boyfriend looking uncomfortable?

    • Chigbo

      November 30, 2013 at 3:53 pm

      I thought they had broken up??

    • i said

      November 30, 2013 at 6:10 pm

      lol. Apparently they got back together.

  2. Rick

    November 30, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Florence Ita-Giwa’s desperation to cling to her youth is quite disturbing.
    I have nothing to say about “Monalisa” (the magazine or the person.) The jokes wrote themselves.

    • BellaYankee

      December 1, 2013 at 10:53 am

      If you don’t know her personally then that’s a mean presumption to make!!! Just because she socializes and tries to look good does not mean you’ve to insult her. She’s better off than most Nigerian women who think that once they’re “matured” aka hungry for husband, then they must pretend to not enjoy partying or attempting to wear something sexy. People like you encourage madness like that.

  3. Eno

    November 30, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Lanre Nzeribe!!! I leave you to the mercy of Bella Naija readers. Best of luck. Believe me, you need it.

    • jcsgrl

      December 2, 2013 at 3:49 pm

      buwahahahahahahahaha Oh boy! my BNjers did not disappoint…I’m dying of laughter here.
      Monalisa so you went back to your vomit eh kwa? Jisike!

  4. Chic

    November 30, 2013 at 10:03 am

    mmmh not feeling that venue always have extra lighting when doing events outdoors at night people, drab looking venue anyway good luck to her in her new venture.

  5. na wetin

    November 30, 2013 at 10:27 am

    See lanre’s face hahaha choi

  6. Jj

    November 30, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Why is lanre jeans dirty?

    • Jorrr oh

      December 1, 2013 at 5:04 pm

      You’re talking about his jeans, did you see his dirty slippers? SMH

    • Fashionista

      December 2, 2013 at 9:14 am

      I know right!!!! what nonsense, wearing slippers to a magazine launch, how inappropriate.

  7. viv

    November 30, 2013 at 10:52 am

    How can lanre nzeribe dress like that!

  8. billionaire in grace

    November 30, 2013 at 10:55 am

    It looks like monalisa hubby wasn’t happy to be part of the event.u can see it by d way he dressed

  9. veer234

    November 30, 2013 at 11:08 am

    looks good, Congrats.,

  10. @1bougiechick

    November 30, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Ummmm ok….*moves on to more interesting post*

  11. Miss C

    November 30, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Please is Lanre Nzeribe wearing a pair of slippers in that picture, oh no he is not. Wow dasall

  12. Gistyinka Blog

    November 30, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Lovely pics but i see Uncle segun.

  13. Canadathingz

    November 30, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    She launched it anyways! I like people who fight back hard! Congrats Mona

  14. Idak

    November 30, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Lance Nzeribe’s outfit epitomizes the kind of fashion and luxury I anticipate from this magazine venture. Dude did not even pretend to make an attempt sef.

    • i said

      November 30, 2013 at 6:12 pm

      [email protected] pretend to make an attempt. Laughing my ass off.

    • jcsgrl

      December 2, 2013 at 3:55 pm

      I know say na you go talk true….ROTFLMAO

  15. Idak

    November 30, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Auto correct is ruining my blogging experience. I meant Lanre Nzeribe.

  16. Saved By Grace

    November 30, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    d only tin I see is dis Mona’s dress, its such a confused tin, like d original material got finished as d tailor was sewing & so she had to jst cut any available material piece to complete the dress…anyway sha, all na fashion & bcos its a Cele that’s wearin it, we go accept am..

  17. it's not alright

    November 30, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    if these are the “luxurious” people and “lifestyle” she plans to talk about n feature in this mag, then i will respectfully pass it up…..even her business partner no takam serious….look how he showed up….nways mona, i still love n goodluck bt just not for me

  18. Thelma

    November 30, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    I like Monalisa’s dress, not exactly what I would have pictured her wearing but I like, all the same. I think I have a girl crush on Ezinne Chinkata, for reasons beyond my own comprehension. I hope Mona makes it in this media venture, the market is quite saturated.

  19. tokunbo

    November 30, 2013 at 1:47 pm


  20. kmt

    November 30, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    lol this crowd really looks like the “high and mighty”

  21. That African Chic

    November 30, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Monalisa’s boyfriend does not look luxurious at all….

  22. nene

    November 30, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    lol. monalisa is a confused woman. anita uwagbale i see ur new possession is already looking distorted *wink*

  23. Detoun

    November 30, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    What is THAT on the cover of the magazine? Very scary….so scared I feel like ‘IT’ would crawl out of the mag and haunt me…now in no way discrediting the content of the mag, could be a great read, I know it takes a lot to put this together, so well done Mona…but that cover…so unappealing.

  24. toluh

    November 30, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    monalisa dat ugly dress u are wearing should be burnt into pieces.

  25. Truthful

    November 30, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Why the exposed breasts, please?

  26. Cancel Reply

    November 30, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    The event looked somewhat shabby. I mean look at the table she was doing the magazine signing at??

  27. Meet9jasinglesHERE

    November 30, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    she has finally broken up d partnershp with her. wish her luck

  28. NNENNE

    November 30, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Cool. All the best.

  29. damepenelope

    November 30, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Mag cover is so “white”. It lacks originality, and blond black girl is not classy at all.Our natural or short kinky hair dyed blond is nice though.Dunno about the mag content,so “Monalisa”,i wont judge you by your cover.

  30. Great Portland Street

    November 30, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    The venue sef not luxurious at all! Is lanre wearing slippers ha! Mona’s dress Kai. Should be burnt. Nawaoo . Anyway Goodluck

  31. suwa

    November 30, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    poor photography.

  32. Anie

    November 30, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Mona’s dress is not ugly, it’s just not appropriate for the event..

  33. Fleur

    November 30, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Segun, you can decline to be in the pictures. You look awful with a pout. Mean, I meant to say. Smile and do it from the heart.

  34. trace

    November 30, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    is it just me or why does the venue look dark and drab…intercontinental hotel or national theatre…isnt the intercontinental hotel supposed to be some high class place no?

  35. Leah

    November 30, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    That dress might not be appropriate for the occasion (nothing here really is), but it is a pretty dress and it fits her just right. I don’t know why she would let her man wear that dirty jeans and that thing on his feet to her event, but that is just the least of her problems.

  36. iba

    November 30, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    so she went ahead with the magazine launch?
    I hope they have done their underground work very well. Naija if filled with so much of these magazines these days. all the same thing. there are some strong ones out there that have remained so far. You best be bringing something completely new to the table Mona to make people pause and begin to buy yours.

    In other news about her boyfriend Lanre??? All i’d say is MONA MONA MONA why nah?? You are far above this.

  37. trace

    November 30, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    lagos event o! not saying much

  38. Modella

    December 1, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Poor picture quality

  39. nky

    December 1, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Nah….. Mr Nzeribe looks very uncomfortable in those pix plus wat is he wearing?

  40. cool cat

    December 1, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    so after all the noise she went back to lanre nzeribe? after they will call themselves independent women. dress is horrible, toes sticking out od the sandals even worse. rukky sanda, why though?

  41. Winny

    December 1, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Lanre’s eyes looks kinda dodgy and shifty, i hope Monalisa has an iron clad business contract and not, Love conquers all sort of Contract.

  42. ada

    December 2, 2013 at 8:03 am

    In as much as i dont want to condemn this event, it doesnt look like something well planned. Secondly, not everyone is cut out for publishing as you have to be on ground to ensure the success of the publication. Will she have the time to do that? Thirdly, how come this Lanre Nzeribe of a guy always end up the business partner of the women he dates? we need to know which soap e dey take bath as e dey work for am well well! Lastly, was he thinking? coming to a mag lunch as the publisher’s business partner in washed out jeans? It is well!

  43. Hurperyeahmie

    December 2, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Na wa o the stuff is very dry jare

  44. Annonymous

    December 2, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Why is the Lanre looking scared and dirty, mehhhhn. Quite some launch indeed.

  45. Kimye

    December 2, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    some folks think wearing ” gucci” slippers to an event is ok. Nna whether na Gucci, prada, ferragamo, woteva…its still slippers… check yasef. If Lanre didnt want to be there e for stay house jor!!


    December 2, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Chai!!!! Bellanaijarians!!!! Una no go kill me ooooooo
    @Dirty Jeans ati dirty slippers lmao!! U guys are sooooooolll mean !!! I have to scroll up to go n look. @ the pics again!
    The comments are soooo entertaining.Miss u guys. Hahahahahhahaahah

  47. Loveth .O

    December 4, 2013 at 7:46 am

    not too bad thou

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