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“I wore Ankara and they want to eat me raw…I promoted Africa with my Attire” – Ibinabo Fiberesima



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Nollywood actress Ibinabo Fiberesima‘s AMVCA 2016 outfit got quite a lot of buzz and while a lot of people like it, a number of other people did not.

Either way, the veteran actress has a message for all who had something to say about her outfit.

She posted on Facebook:



  1. Tee

    March 8, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    dress is fine on point body is fine fine fine HAIR IS GOD AWFUL i cant shout jare

    • Jade

      March 8, 2016 at 6:38 pm

      I guess, I’m the only one who likes the style on her. She looks beautiful and aging well. The hair color could have been different but went for blue to match her outfit which is unique. Remember, you can never please Nigerians, just do you.

    • qiaane

      March 9, 2016 at 2:15 am

      Ankara is not African. It’s a Dutch manufactured print, made to imitate the Indonesian traditional batik. Aso Oke, Adire, Kampala, Kente, etc. those are African materials.

    • jade

      March 9, 2016 at 9:54 pm

      True. Nigerians capitalized Ankara and made it more popular. When Beyonce, celebrities wear them, they don’t say they are representing Dutch, it’s become an African/Nigerian thing. It’s like saying Jollof rice is not Nigerian food but it’s become part of the culture

    • Cabrini

      March 8, 2016 at 10:45 pm

      It’s good to defend yourself o but as a celebrity, you’re are always gonna get called out and a classy way to handle it is to be silent! There are instance you’d need to respond but i feel a dress is too flimsy for you to rant about! Your response would only get you more lashes so it’s best to let it die down. So long as you felt great in the dress, the public’s opinion doesn’t really count cos you can’t please everyone! First it was Ini Edo ranting, now this! The criticism must come, you don’t have to fight every battle. Sometimes it’s best to be silent, it’s just a dress!

    • Cabrini

      March 8, 2016 at 10:45 pm

      *****there are instances….

  2. prince

    March 8, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    No one is saying Ankara is not good, its the style you wore that’s awful and dirty. Na only you go first wear Ankara na? abeg park well.

    • Lilo

      March 8, 2016 at 3:21 pm

      Thank you. The Ankara print was not the issues. It’s the interhouse sports get up that was made out of the prints fabric that’s the issue. On top she added blue braid join. Tacky and straight up trash/ ghetto. Who wears boxers shorts to red carpet?

  3. nonye

    March 8, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    The fabric wasn’t the problem, The problem was what you made with it. What’s up with this “train madness”anyway? Even person wey wear short knicker go attach train?

  4. tish

    March 8, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Story! You wish. I bet she knows as much as everyone else that the Ankara wasn’t the issue. Everything about the look was poor.

  5. IY

    March 8, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    What’s with the shoe????

  6. keke driver

    March 8, 2016 at 12:30 pm


  7. stephney

    March 8, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    U wud av jst wore it as a short instead of d luks kinda childish..

  8. Christian Sister

    March 8, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    LOOOOOL. Aunty shut it. Nobody cares if you wear ankara..we all do..and we love it! Now your outfit? Mehn it was bad. Really bad. Like it looked like it a failed design school project..then that hair..and those shoes..Lord have mercy. Nah you looked bad. Period.

  9. itsjusme

    March 8, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    she looks like Marge Simpson in ankara.

  10. fleur

    March 8, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Ibi,Na the show and the hair. If you had let your hair down, and done a more trado non-blue look, you would not have received as many complaints. ALso, the attire could have been more formal with just a little bit more fabric towards the front so that the shorts are visible with a whisper movement. Finally, the show was a deadringer. It just made it to obusy. Nonetheless, thanks for promoting Ankara and you look exquisite for our age. How ya pikins?

  11. fleur

    March 8, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    autocorrect don decide today say shoe na show, abi na my fingers?

  12. sandy

    March 8, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    aunty what about the shoes? is it also ankara shoes

  13. X

    March 8, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    She said the designer is the best. Lie Detector said that was a lie!

  14. iLaugh

    March 8, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    …….and if Beyonce , Ciara or Rihanna wore this , all you ass lickers would applaud!!!! gerarahere man!! Ibinabo looked nice , skin on point no bleaching. deuces …

  15. Jules

    March 8, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Its not because you wear Ankara. Its because the style does not make sense

  16. oghenekevwe

    March 8, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    The dress is fine but high hill shoe should have been better. She is really rocky her self

  17. Marc Francis of Chelsea

    March 8, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    It’s always designers you’ve never heard of that they can pay N10k that they will meet. How many times have you heard of unheard designers on the Oscars red carpet? Even when it is, the dress is phenomenal. We have so many talented womenswear designers here. Meena, Re Bahia, Clan, LDA, JBL, Deola Sagoe and MANY more who would have had you looking like a star. Shift abeg.

  18. andtherewasone

    March 8, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Just give her huge wings and a crown and she would pass for orla dem calabar carnival queens

  19. Marie Scarlett

    March 8, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Madam no one is criticizing your Ankara outfit! It’s the way you wore it, what’s with those shoes and that godawful hairstyle? you looked ridiculous and don’t get me started on all your awkward poses not one classy photo.

  20. Mrs Haastrup

    March 8, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    Yawning…Next pls.

  21. Tosin

    March 8, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    she looks great. she should know that.

  22. swagg1

    March 8, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    I commend the Ankara, even if the style was less fashionable. My beef was more with that cone looking like a giant poop on her head.

  23. bashebony

    March 8, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    you wanted to promote African culture and you didn’t realised there’s an outfit called iro and buba or two wrapper and blouse, in fact Africa is blessed with a lot of beautiful , sexy and attractive outfits for all occasions. Abeg go sidon for corner!

  24. nnenne

    March 8, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    I love it.
    Different and unique.
    More so, she wore ankra!

  25. Bella

    March 9, 2016 at 11:11 am

    The fact is not the Ankara but her age in that outfit, the showing of flesh and the length of the shorts. That is what shocked people. Yes she has a banging body, but regardless, if that was worn by a younger lady, it would have found favour. Having a great body does not mean to show it off 24/7 for most persons, as i would think having a good body is your own personal achievement that doesn’t need to be forced down people’s throats, also taking into account that this is a public event. You are a beautiful mature lady, so the point is not the Ankara or Nigerian pride but the way the outfit sat on you as a mature lady. Shorts are too short and the midriff slightly showing not okay. I will save my comment on the hair. My opinion on why she got the backlash.

    • Tosin

      March 9, 2016 at 4:23 pm

      her age, you say, and she looks more radiant, youthful than the so-called young ones.
      maybe it’s where i come from, but i judge beauty in the “raw materials” e.g. even if you are hustling bread or pure water, if you’re a vulcanizer or houseboy, that won’t hide your beauty from me.
      a lot of people judge beauty in the cover, like if you dress it up in a standard way, apply fake this and that, they’ll say you’re beautiful. if you take the things off, they’ll think you’re a villager and therefore ugly. easily deceived too.

      this woman 1. has the raw materials 2. flaunted them 3. paid respect to her profession and our culture while she was at it.

      many of the youngsters don’t have the skin, body, face, etc or they dress it up in ways that just show lack of knowledge…
      like, when you’re young and have a good face and plaster it with makeup as if you’re covering burns or wrinkles, i don’t know, the question is why? and why not wipe it off.
      or, when you’re supposedly an actor, but you can’t conceive of creative things to wear, busy copying copying copying cocktail dress culture in the name of celebrity – what kind of thespian culture could that possibly be?
      please joo, the whole thing is lame. see fat Naija women forcing oyinbo styles. see bush people overdressing in oyinbo cloth all day when our own is even better. (no insult intended, many of us are bush, some of us are fat, please they’re just descriptions not abuse.)

      anyway, enough essay writing on looks. she knows she rocks, i’m sure.
      wear whatever you want.
      even Kim K wey wan naked, na she get her body wen she naked.
      free yasef.

  26. Iyun

    March 11, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    @Marc Francis of Chelsea Rikatobyme is actually a known and good designer. Aunt Ibi this your style is one kain for real and your hair? No comment

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