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Monalisa Chinda’s 40th Birthday Celebration! Liz Benson-Ameye, Joke Silva, Uti Nwachukwu, Tonye Cole, Julius Agwu & More | Photos



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Wow, she looks great for 40!
Actress Monalisa Chinda celebrated her 40th birthday on Saturday 13th September 2014 with an intimate birthday dinner and party for friends and colleagues at Villa Medici in Victoria Island, Lagos.

The award-winning actress and Founder of the Arise Monalisa Foundation started her day with a morning charity walk alongside her colleagues where she spearheaded sponsoring 200 less privileged children to school through her foundation. The walk attracted major press attention and raised funds for the great cause!

After giving back, it was time to party! The exciting evening of fine wine, jazz and unlimited joy also witnessed appointment of Monalisa Chinda as the first Slum2School project Ambassador.

Guests at the dinner party included Joke Silva, Tonye Cole, Hon. Kingsley Kuku, Hon. Joy Okunnu, Liz Benson-Ameye, Mai Atafo, Uti Nwachukwu, Julius Agwu, AY, Segun Arinze, Rukky Sanda, Ibinabo Fiberesima, Basorge Tariah Jnr, Olisa Adibua, Zik Zulu Okafor, Lola Maja-Okojevoh, Gloria Ibru and Patrick & Ireti Doyle.

Monalisa’s mother as well as her daughter Tamar were there to celebrate this special milestone.


Slum2School Ambassador Presentation
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Photo Credit: Mediawise Networks


  1. Feirooz

    September 15, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Love her dresses

  2. sum1special

    September 15, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Her skin is glowing.

  3. olive D

    September 15, 2014 at 3:29 pm


  4. olive D

    September 15, 2014 at 3:31 pm


  5. Tbaby

    September 15, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Ewooooo, see how big Ejike Asiegbu has become? Segun Arinze has gathered so much belle fat too. Old Nollywoodians in da house. Nice to see their faces again. Charles Okafor, long time no see. Liz Benson, still has that pretty face. The Ibru sisters have really gone down, Elvina in Jean? Who would have believed that? Nice parry. Congrats Mona, btw u look stunning, happy 40th.

  6. Trina

    September 15, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Joke Silva-Jacobs. True beauty.

    • Bella

      September 16, 2014 at 2:04 pm

      The Thula Sindi dress on Joke, is breath-taking …she is on fiyah. I love the dignity of this woman, a true virtuous lady. Ageing gracefully and forever my role model 🙂

  7. Priscy

    September 15, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    She is seriously glowing. Liz Benson is just one beautiful woman…see how fresh her face is.

  8. temibalo

    September 15, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    joke omg looking so young xxx…..

  9. Priscy

    September 15, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    I just saw Charles…I’ve forgotten his surname sef. I miss the old Nollywood

  10. baboushka

    September 15, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    These new generation women are ageless beauties look at Mo Abudu now Monalisa! Chai diariss hope for me oooo!

  11. funke

    September 15, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Love the dresses. You simply dressed like your age.and u lukd amazingly beautiful. Wish u many more wonderful yrs

  12. Anita

    September 15, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Awww congrats Monalisa for being a Slum2School Ambassador. You look lovely and we’re so Proud of You! @Otto_Orondaam great Job. Slum2School keeps setting the pace. #LetsDoMore

  13. Obike Ijeoma E

    September 15, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Mona baby. You look good girl! Lizzy benson just natural and my African queen Joke Sylvia mmmmmh! Uti nwachukwu u re enjoying senior joke oh! Women who behave themselves never gets rumpled no matter their age! But babes like Ini Edo, Mercy Johnson, Tomto Dike and husband thief Nuela will ve wrinkles before 40 due to over do do lol!

    • nene

      September 15, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      don’t say what you don’t know. looking good is about genes, maintenance and money, not about “waka waka”.somebody is maintaining those women who look young, and they “waka waka” more than the ones who look young.

    • nene

      September 15, 2014 at 6:21 pm

      don’t say what you don’t know. looking good is about genes, maintenance and money, not about “waka waka”.somebody is maintaining those women who look young, and they “waka waka” more than the ones who look young. the ones who look young, do not behave themselves at all, they just have money.

    • becks

      September 16, 2014 at 9:50 am

      hehehhehe u funny die no b small

  14. viva

    September 15, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    wow 40 she rill look gud HBD

  15. Ms. Sane

    September 15, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    I like Mona’s second dress.

    This Mai Atafo’s name sef, I can never get it right. It’s always Mai Tatafo in my mind, as in WTF??? *confused*

  16. Arin

    September 15, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    HBD Monalisa. You look fabulous. Enjoy your life.

  17. mimi

    September 15, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    you look so fabulous and gorgeous at 40!!! happy birthday Monalisa Chinda!!!

  18. Minx

    September 15, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Where is Egor …..someone is not telling us something here

    • Anon

      September 15, 2014 at 4:59 pm

      Ask no questions to be told no lies.

    • nene

      September 15, 2014 at 6:18 pm

      they broke up since. i don’t think they’re friends again.

  19. Ada

    September 15, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    A Nollywood actor that is 40! Praise Master Jesus lol. I thot all of them were all 30

  20. Black Coffee2

    September 15, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    3 words for Aunty Joke…Ageless,sassy, and classy.wishin she was my mom

  21. Queen

    September 15, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Happy birthday to her. She looks good for a 40 year old.

  22. nene

    September 15, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    charles okafor, one of my nollywood crushes back in the 90s along with pat attah, saint obi, jayke aernan, chide mokeme, and bob manuel. he’s aged a lot, and i know he should be approaching 60 now.

  23. Changing Faces

    September 15, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    Monalisa is just beautiful! 40 is indeed the new 30… she looks amazing! love the 2nd dress

  24. bolu

    September 15, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Did anyone else see St Obi-Wan in one of the pictures? Or is it my eyes?

    • Dee one

      September 16, 2014 at 1:25 am

      Thought it was him too but upon closer inspection I think he’s just a lookalike

  25. Funmilayo

    September 15, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    So proud of you Otto Orondaam. Keep doing a great job with Slum2School. Its so impressive to see how much impact has been created in just 2 years. God bless you and your team.

  26. Shadie

    September 15, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Hmmm Ememisong and cliq are conspicuously absent.
    Happy birthday Mona.

  27. Miss_Flygerian

    September 15, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Wow! She looks great for her age. I didn’t even think she was anywhere close to 40. Liz Benson looks stunning. She’s like fine wine, gets better with age.

  28. Ifeoma Imoh

    September 15, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    The second dress looks so much better. Her skin is glowing. Joke Silva: that woman is ageless!

  29. Pat

    September 15, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Aww Liz Benson still looking young and beautiful. Love it. Uti is foine!!! 🙂

  30. Love

    September 15, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Liz benson timeless beauty

  31. MammmaUSA

    September 15, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    The Kind of guest i expected at sis Mo’ 50th….that aside,
    Ms Monalisa must have a great heart…I love the mixture of the old and young and matured people….all looked really flawless in their dresses. Joke Silva, Liz Benson, are definitely ageless…….love all the veteran actors too. A great and classy party 🙂 Love it!

  32. MammmaUSA

    September 15, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Or it could be they haven’t released the official pics for sis Mo’s 50th…..before saying anything….didnt mean to upset anyone….just stating whats expected….well, my opinion is just an opinion…lol

  33. tee

    September 15, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    Very mature parry wit mature peeps,shws she is a serious minded person.lik d sayn goes,shw m ur frnd nd i wil tell u who u re.congrat to hA.

  34. khaleesi

    September 16, 2014 at 12:01 am

    she has beautiful skin and i’m not talking about her complexion

  35. funkienet

    September 16, 2014 at 4:10 am

    Where is Lanre ezeribe?

  36. Praise

    September 16, 2014 at 4:19 am

    Beautiful Mona. Wish her all da best. My prayer for her is dat God gives her d man after His heart. One dat would cherish and love her and her beautiful baby. Liz Benson, hmmm, like d saying goes, ‘who don fine don fine’ she’s a beauty. I love her soo dearly

  37. jojo

    September 16, 2014 at 6:59 am

    luv her so much……..fabulous at 40

  38. Deedee

    September 16, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Wow, a beautiful and mature party, Hbd Monalisa, u look ravishing for a 40 year old, keep up the good work and God bless……..My old Nollywood folks, you are simply the best

  39. efe

    September 16, 2014 at 8:31 am

    HBD Monalisa. Lovely dresses. Liz Benson Ameye and Joke Silva,you ROCK

  40. Funmicristy

    September 16, 2014 at 8:34 am


  41. Aderonke says #Bring BackOurGirls#

    September 16, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Awww good to see Liz Benson (our ageless beauty) and Charles Okafor! Happy birthday Monalisa!

  42. lizzy

    September 16, 2014 at 9:23 am

    i just love Liz Benson. she is really glowing and looking younger than ever.

  43. AAA Events & Design

    September 16, 2014 at 10:31 am

    monalisa stunning @ 40

  44. ndberry

    September 16, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Charles okafor don dey old ooooo, see white beards!!monalisa na mermy water,see skin……all looking good!! manu more years monalisa…leave all those actress wey dey form sweet 16 @40 u look wow!!

  45. Observer

    September 17, 2014 at 4:21 am

    To the busybodies trying to stir up something where there is none, Egor and Monalisa are still very tight as sisters. She wasn’t there because she had to take her daughter back to school in London. She has a message boldly displayed on her dp to that effect with Monalisa’s photo. Leave them alone and get a life.

    • manly

      December 30, 2014 at 7:57 pm

      Moomo, u are too much, happy birthday in areas. I was very happy

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