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Lights, Camera, Action! All the Must See Red Carpet Photos from GIAMA 2014



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Majid Michel, Ini Edo & Uche Iwuanyawu

The 3rd Annual GIAMA Awards was held in Houston, TX on Saturday 25th October 2014.

Celebrities from Nollywood gathered for the show most consider the best and biggest Nollywood award show. The Hollywood structured red carpet, dazzling crystal stage design, ace comedian host Julius Agwu, and electrifying performance by CEO Dancers made the show unforgettable. Stars, guests, even workers came adorned in glamorous dresses that truly highlights the exquisite taste of the GIAMA Awards.

Emotional speeches, Ebola awareness campaign, comedy performances, musical entertainment, unity amongst different ethnicities from the world made this edition the most unique of its kind. The GIAMA Awards was more than just a night of entertainment but a night of purpose.

Celebs who attended included Julius Agwu (Host), Majid Michel, Stella Damasus, Ini Edo, Uti Nwachukwu, Anthony Monjaro, Ruth Kadiri, Alex Ekubo, Emem Isong, Lancelot Imasuen, Susan Peters, Mbong Amata, Uche Iwuanyawu, Charles Novia, Pascal Atuma, Moses Inwang, Charles Uwagbai, Daniel Ademinokan, Robert Peters, Ivie Okujaye, Tana Adelana, Michael Godson, James Costello, Daniel Lloyd, Benedict Johnson, Pascal Amanfo, Chigozie Atuanya, Ephraim Chiejina, Padeta Agu, Gbenro Ajibade, Moses Efret, Patrick Nnamani, Merlisa Determined, Jedi (Comedian), Seyi Brown (Comedian), MCPC (Comedian) and many more.

Most memorable speeches from winners Uti Nwachukwu, Ivie Okujaye, Belinda Effah and Chigozie Atuanya left audience amazed at the elegance portrayed on stage. Overall, a night of true celebration for the 3rd biggest film industry in the world and 3rd Annual GIAMA Award solidifying this show as the most revered award show till date.

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Ini Edo

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Susan Peters

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Majid Michel

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Alex Ekubo

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Belinda Effah

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Tana Adelana

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Uti Nwachukwu

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Maze Couture

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Mbong Amata

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Rainy Ent

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Michael Godson

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Ivie Okujaiye

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Emen Isong

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Pascal Atuma

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Padeta Agu

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Emma Emerson (Red Carpet Host)

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Pascal Amanfo

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Moses Efret

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Stephinie Ma

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Uche Iwuanyawu

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MCPC (Comedian)

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Charles Novia

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Benedict Johnson

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Lancelot Imasuen

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Daniel Ademinoka & Stella Damasus

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Robert & Deborah Peters

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Moses Inwang

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Anthony Monjaor

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Mr & Mrs James Costello

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Esther & Beverly

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Ephraim Chiejina

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Richard N & Anita Chris

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Emma Emerson with Gbenro Ajibade

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The CEO Dancers – Nqobilé Ntshangase, Soliat Bada & Ezinne Asinugo

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Daniel Lloyd with beautiful ladies

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Okawa Frank Rajah, Kwame Baodu & Pascal Amanfo

GIAMA is proudly supported by Arik Airlines, BellaNaija, Stafford Dialysis, Total Body Nurture, Moneygram, Trinity African Restaurant, NotjustOk, PSI, Dure Events, SegunGele, Nollywood Access, Nollywood View, Franco Records, Big A Entertainment, Next Media Concept, IrokoTV, City People, Naijapals, Jaguda, Sturvs, Bashman Entertainment, EmagineThat Entertainment, Pelican Entertainment, Simplicated, Afrique Entertainment, Shekpe Knights Entertainment, Victory Media Production etc.

Follow them on Twitter: @giamaawards | Find them on Facebook: GIAMA Awards | Follow them on Instagram: @giamaawards

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Julius Agwu

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Seyi Brown

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List of 2014 GIAMA Winners
Best Motion Picture – Apaye
Best Drama – A Mile from Home
Best Film – Indigenous – Chetanna
Best Film – Comedy – 30 Days in Atlanta
Best On Screen Duo – Ayo Makun & Ramsey Nouah – 30 Days in Atlanta

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Best Actor – Kanayo O. Kanayo – Apaye
Best Actress – Rita Dominic – Iyore
Best Supporting Actor – Frederick Leonard – Accident
Best Supporting Actress – Belinda Effah – Apaye
Most Promising Actor – Tope Tedela – A Mile from Home
Most Promising Actress – Ivie Okujaye – Black Silhouette

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Best Comedic Act – Lepacious Bose – Being Mrs. Elliot
Best Screenplay – Moses Inwang – Last 3 Digits
Best Director – Eric Aghimien – A Mile from Home
Producer of the Year – Frank Rajah and Kwame Boadu – Iyore
Best Edited Film – Teco Benson – Accident
Best Cinematography – James Costello – 30 Days in Atlanta
Best Sound – Eric Aghimien – A Mile from Home

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Best Costume – Iyore
Best Makeup – Iyore
Special Recognition Award – Lynn Whitfield – 30 Days in Atlanta
Best Director – Diaspora – Faces of Love – Robert Peters
Best Film – Diaspora – Captive – John Uche
Best Actor – Diaspora – Raz Adoti – Faces of Love

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Best Actress – Diaspora – Paula Obaseki – Captive
Male Viewer’s Choice – Uti Nwachukwu
Female Viewer’s Choice – Tonto Dikeh
Grand Recognition Award – Captain (Dr.) Hosa Wells Okunbo

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Bellanaija is a media partner with 2014 GIAMA


  1. Bvl

    October 29, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    This red carpet is a No No …. What were the ladies thinking #Disappointed

    • Dammy Ola

      October 29, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      Show yourself, let us see what you look like.. It is so easy to abuse others behind a PC..

    • Thatgidigirl

      October 29, 2014 at 9:29 pm

      @ Dammy, be honest to yourself even though you were on that red carpet. Its ratchet as hell!!!! Tacky and distasteful with Z list actors.

    • Dammy Ola

      October 29, 2014 at 10:05 pm

      @Thatgidigirl – So it is obvious that you did not attend the event – as you know already know that I was there and i can only give my candid opinion, based on what I saw. You are certainly disconnected with what happened GIAMA, so I can’t respond intelligently with someone that is obviously hating.

  2. Elle

    October 29, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    So the Stella and Daniel rumours were all true…. wowzer !!

  3. bruno

    October 29, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    ini edo but why? im sure they must have told you that the pant suit is not your size but you still did strong head and wore it.

    uti is the worst dressed man in nigeria. all his suits are so tight, it looks like he’s in serious pain.

    some women at this award show are allergic to bras.

    stella damsus abortion belt is not in vogue pls stop it.

    • why nah

      October 29, 2014 at 10:46 pm

      You mister/miss cracked me up….

    • jummai

      October 30, 2014 at 8:03 am

      Must she wear what is in vogue. ema gbami ke, what a silly comment abortion belt is not in vogue…..

    • [email protected]

      October 30, 2014 at 12:04 pm

      Uti jacket is ill fitted.
      Ini Edo is trying too hard…while Stella Damascus i have no idea what you are wearing.

    • halia

      November 5, 2014 at 2:03 am

      LMAO!!! Bruno! I can’t ! Too funny

  4. James Obi

    October 29, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    One of the best shows I have ever attended in my life..

  5. ak

    October 29, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Blood of Jesus, i need to get this out:


    When you are invited to a red carpet event where awards are being given out, the only acceptable attires are

    1. Black Tuxedo
    2. White (with black lapels) tuxedo jacket, and black pants (preferably tuxedo pants)
    3. Midnight blue tuxedo blazer with black pants (preferably tuxedo pants)
    4. Black Suit


    This is not the time for you to show us your fashion skills.. (No jeans or that atrocity Uti is wearing), It is tacky and just NOT acceptable…. and you risk looking like a clown like many men photographed here

    • Roe

      December 3, 2014 at 2:39 pm

      Thank you oh, please help tell Uti Nwachukwu by now he must have a tailor. All those tight trousers he wears are not fashionable. Tacky, Ratchet, Obscene

  6. ak

    October 29, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    It looks like a red curtain one would find in tejuosho market.. Like for real UTI

    Alex just messed his good look with that checkered blazer…. stick with black….

    and if you do go for checkered blazer look, wear checkered pants too… or even better, WEAR A BLACK TUXEDO!

  7. baibai

    October 29, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    These americanas need salvation. No fear of God whatsoever. Warris this?

  8. Shadie

    October 29, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    This Giama awards should be renamed RAA awards(Royal arts academy awards) as the only people that win or nominated are those that are affiliated or have acted in their movies.

    • Dolly

      October 30, 2014 at 1:46 am

      lmao I swear i just thought about that, so on point esp. when mother royal arts academy has all her hens attending.

    • Caro

      October 30, 2014 at 3:33 am

      Then I guess the AMVCA’s should named the ‘Kunle Afolayan Awards’ or the ‘Rita Dominic Awards’ because both have won awards there!! Your comment is so lame! try something else. This one is so tired!!

  9. Tunde J

    October 29, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    This red carpet worry. Robert Peters wants to kill himself with food

  10. Eileen

    October 29, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Majid Michael’s suit tho..

  11. Emy

    October 29, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    …and the ist picture had to be Iniobong Edo! Even my small outfits from dorothy Perkins n co try pass the nonsense she de always wear. She needs Antibiotics to help fight against tacky clothes.

  12. Jojo

    October 29, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Belinda, I gree your own. Please share the knowledge of keeping slim, buffed etc. You look nice in your outfit too

  13. Royalty

    October 29, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Tacky award show…im sorry. too too local!

  14. Just me

    October 29, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    You guys are funny.
    What came to mind seeing these photos was the article from Mr socialite. But in this case, the men photographed here seriously need help. Almost all the men look chubby, what are they eating? ??
    They’re chubby, yet they wear tight suits. Don’t wear a suit if you don’t have to biko.

  15. benny

    October 29, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Ini Edo looking like Snooki when snooki was snooki before she revamped her image.
    Ezinne from CEO dancers and that tacky onesie. If she join this her shokoto with that Tiwa Savage’s dastardly outfit for her “Wanted” video, it will form pinafore; not a good looking pinafore but a better outfit their individual crimes against fashion.
    Uti it is not a fight abeg. Posing like time travelled from the Igodo era.
    the best look of thenight goes to the RED CARPET; the only character that turned up dressed for the event.

    • Hahaha

      October 29, 2014 at 10:13 pm

      LWKMD! I swear ure something else. You just made my day.

    • kenitola

      October 30, 2014 at 3:03 pm

      lol, you are very funny

    • vivian

      December 4, 2014 at 4:45 pm

      i love you..just for this write up..

  16. Desert Rainbow

    October 29, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    All I see/saw in the pictures is Stella and Daniel. Na wah oh. I just don’t know what to think or feel each time I see these two. Let God be the judge of all.

    • keechi

      October 30, 2014 at 9:36 am

      I’m so out of the loop. Abeg who’s this Daniel? *inserts Linda ikeji face*

    • Desert Rainbow

      October 30, 2014 at 1:18 pm

      My dear…Daniel is (abi na used to be) someborry’s ozzband .And said someborry used to be Aunty Stella’s friend. Na from clap this matter enter dance oh…siddon look na im all of us dey so.

  17. kassy dameji

    October 29, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    photographer,u r wicked!u disfigured everyone,s Face there.Adding shoulder pds n extra flesh on them ,even lsio os nt recognisable to me.l hp ur sackd for making waste my MB coplet amatuer..

  18. teekay

    October 29, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    This red carpet is too funny haba! Who is this t-ben bros which kind dressing be dat na? Who dash majid coat bcoz dat aint suit, and ini edo what went wrong? Stella damasus u need to hit gym…. so people tried tho on the red carpet but then bn what a red carpet!!!!

  19. femmy

    October 29, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Stop celebrating dis serial husband snatcher Stella aboderin, let her think of d late hubby and her daughters future and release Daniel and Doris son. Is high time women put a stop to dis devilish act in noollywood. We all know u married ur late hubby for his money and nzeribe, even as jumobi no allow u near RMD u come settle for Daniel.. dares God o dis women husband u are collecting and sharing daris God oooo

  20. nene

    October 29, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    robert peters warrapen? z list red carpet sha

  21. nicenancy

    October 29, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    What a wonderful show. I enjoyed myself. Julius Agu was hilarious. CEO Dancers were on point. This is the best naija show I have ever attended.

  22. baboushka

    October 29, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    Where can I get that white backless peplum that one of the CEO dancers is wearing? I remember Adanna of Adanna and David wore the same outfit to their joint stag night so gorgeous I want. *books appointment for a back and armpit scrub*

  23. omoibo

    October 29, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    I have finally come to the conclusion after seeing way too many Nigerian women displaying their boobies that it is part of their accessories so it needs to be displayed and flaunted like any other accessories they own. Naija men looking like peacocks as usual 😀

  24. elchikita

    October 30, 2014 at 12:43 am

    please please please did Uti visit China recently??%^&# what does he have on?**chun-chin-chung(speaking chinese)…

  25. G

    October 30, 2014 at 12:47 am

    I guess they sent a memo to all the single ladies to dress with no room for imagination.

  26. Pat

    October 30, 2014 at 1:54 am

    Oh no Uti what happened this time around.

  27. Vuga

    October 30, 2014 at 3:40 am

    Fantastic event! I had a wonderful time. Kudos to the organisers, Bode Ojo & co. It can only get better. The sky is the limit. Nay sayers eat several seats pls.

  28. mujer

    October 30, 2014 at 5:15 am

    Poor Ini – adding weight.

  29. jummai

    October 30, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Tacky as HELL….

  30. Amh

    October 30, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Very igbotic redcarpet.

    • Zim

      November 3, 2014 at 3:10 pm

      Igbotic how? how myopic can you be? you don’t stereotype…there are a lot of well dressed, learned Igbo pple. it’s pple like you that make us remember that it was Awo that betrayed the Igbo’s during the Biafra yourself!!

  31. keechi

    October 30, 2014 at 9:34 am

    I maintain that the first GIAMA was the BEST! But this one wasn’t bad either. They just need to stop doing African time!! Belinda and Ivie were looking HOT! The rest… And as for Uti, he needs to stop with these outrageous coats abi na suits and start wearing mature outfits that are actually his size. Was he not advising on hygiene just the other day? Oya now we advice you on clothing.

  32. keechi

    October 30, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Oh and lemme just add that Gbenro looks like a Senegalese native doctor. Lmao! Dude why?

  33. Ellious

    October 30, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Chei.. reading u guys comment, i dnt tink i av anytin to add bt make una easy on d yabin sha….

  34. sum1special

    October 30, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Tana Adelana still looking beautiful as ever.

  35. anie

    October 30, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Belinda Effah looks well put together.

  36. ELA

    October 30, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Ini please come out of that costume,@benny truly oly d red carpet came properly dressed.

  37. ELA

    October 30, 2014 at 10:28 am


  38. tinnnnu 29

    October 30, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Lol,l see stella like pufpuff,shameless woman
    she lost it since.

    • Stella Daleru

      October 30, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      She never had it!


    October 30, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    For some of us who haven’t had the good fortune to attend a red carpet event, please spare us all these insults and let us enjoy the good work BN has done to bring this closer home for our amusement.
    Thank you has spoken. Q.E.D

  40. Victor Babalola

    October 30, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Ini Edo has gained too much weight. I don’t see that famous beauty in there any more. Madam, please get back in shape, at least for your fans (like moi!).

  41. Victor Babalola

    October 30, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    OMG. Who’s that anonymous lady in BLACK DRESS before MCPC (Comedian) and after T-Ben? Why is she anonymous? Those hips could block Lekki expressway ooo! Somebody tell me they are fake — like Photoshoped.

  42. busybee

    October 30, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Uti up there looking like ice block. Anthony Monjaor can get it sha

  43. Ani

    October 30, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    ALEXX EKUBO!!!!! for some inexplicable reason I am OBSESSED with you. OH my Johnny!!!

  44. Wuggy

    October 30, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Uti Nwachukwu?! Ini Edo?! What on earth are you two wearing???

  45. maria

    October 31, 2014 at 12:23 am

    Susan Peters,Tana,Emem,you guys look good. i love your dress and your movies. God bless your work.

  46. gida

    October 31, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Ini Edo looks the worst. That catsuit looks horrible.

  47. olami

    October 31, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    all this our ” suppose” celebrity sha…disgracing sombory any how…i never xperrerit oooo…tacky…for me…no body try biko…dey all luk ibotic…….aba made thins..choi………no dress sense biko….uti..y u fall my hand for public na… yyyyyyyy…my 2kobo

  48. Ades

    October 31, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Went. Very boring. Got the VIP tickets to see hardly no one. But I was on the last row of the VIP. Then they added platinum VIP. I didn’t get why..but anyways.. Some that claim they were there, didn’t want to get on stage. They sat mostly in their seats.

  49. Barakat

    November 1, 2014 at 2:18 am

    I really like you dress susan, you look the best out of them all

  50. Zim

    November 3, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Ini seems to have aged, this whole marriage-divorce wahala must have been so stressful for her…hope she finds happiness soon..

  51. Godwin Emmanuel

    April 18, 2020 at 7:39 am

    mehn, i really love this cloths. the dress make much sense..

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