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Anna Ebiere Banner_Wedding Dress_ bmpro mag real May 2016This month’s edition of BM|Pro Covers features the stunning beauty queen Anna Ebiere Banner in a bridal look – she’s wearing a strapless ball gown with a crystal embellished bodice and tulle cathedral train by Love Tims.Anna Ebiere Banner_Wedding Dress_BM Pro Covers May 2016 2Banke Meshida-Lawal had this to say about working with the hot mum!

Meeting Anna for the first time, it struck me how shy she was. As she gingerly walked into the I Do Weddings boutique to try out the beautiful dresses we selected for the shoot, we were all smitten with her and that figure! I’m thinking, “how can it be that she just had a baby and that stomach is as flat as a washboard?!” Not fair… 7 years on and I am still huffing and puffing in the gym!

Coupled with some great genes she must be lucky to be as fit as she is because she doesn’t do much at the moment. Most of her time goes into teaching, training and loving her daughter.

“Spending quality time with her is all that matters to me right now”, she says, “plus I’m using this opportunity to plan ahead for my future” Anna was crowned the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2013/2014 and also went on to represent Nigeria in Bali, Indonesia at the Miss World Pageant.

After her reign she went on to birth beautiful Sofia. I ask how it’s been with the sleepless nights and all the “Joy” of motherhood, the things nobody tells you the truth about – no more sleep, 24 hour watch, diapers, burping, washing bottles and sterilizing crying for no reason or a reason you are yet to decipher… Lol … we laugh and she says –

Anna Ebiere Banner_Wedding Dress_BM Pro Covers May 2016

I’m happy and proud to say motherhood is amazingly awesome! It’s been a beautiful experience so far. Sometimes I look at her and smile with so much love deep down in my heart….No doubt, motherhood has its own challenges, can drive you crazy sometimes …. But seeing Sofia coo and giggle and laugh makes it all worth it. Sofia is the best thing that has ever happened to me”, she says this with so much joy and pride we both end up sharing a moment *insert loved up emoticon*

Anna has striking features, a pout that can transform her into this Glamourous Diva, masking a slight lisp that endears her to you as she speaks. I chose to accentuate her lips as she modeled a dress from I Do Weddings’ new wedding dress collection.

First try and the dress fit her like a glove. We didn’t even bother trying another one. She shone like a diamond princess…

Here’s a Behind the Scenes Video!

Credits
Makeup and Hair: Banke Meshida-Lawal of BM|Pro
Wedding Dress & Styling: Love Tims by I Do Weddings | +2347039347150
Hair Accessory: Purseulove Bridal Accessories
Photography: Big H Studios
Videography: Daniel Anyiam Weddings | +2348033362296

50 Comments

  1. Ada

    May 16, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    1. Nwata makata mma
    2. Big H studios is simply the best!

  2. le coco

    May 16, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    beautiful… well done..

  3. me

    May 16, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Show the first baby mama the pix without the heading and she would have thought that she lost out finally, am sure she would have fainted…….Lolzzzz. Nice

    • kilipot

      May 16, 2016 at 2:59 pm

      You are just a fish lol @me

    • Mazi Okafor in Baltimore

      May 16, 2016 at 3:27 pm

      lool.. na heart attack she for don get….

  4. Viv Law

    May 16, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Anna Banner is absolutely stunning!

  5. Honorable

    May 16, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    well for me i think anna looks pretty on the bridal shoot!!!
    To get beautiful Ankara and other Fabrics pls visit Asoebiworld.com

  6. Mom of 2(now of 3)

    May 16, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    That sultry look in the third picture says eat your heart out Flavour. See what you are missing. Lol

  7. chai

    May 16, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Team Sandra please don’t bring your vile vitriolic comments here today. We are meant to be more sympathetic towards Sandra, but the way you guys insult Anna and make it obvious that you’re Sandra’s close friends and family are not a good look (on Sandra) because it makes her look like one scary and mean Mafia capon, and it’s likely that it is part of what has been working in Anna’s favour and gaining her sympathy and love for her (allegedly) meek and mild composure, both in the eyes of the public and maybe in Flavour’s eyes, who knows. You’re both omalicha Nwanyi that can still go on to be successful and find love elsewhere.

    Anna is a very beautiful girl. Real nwata makata mma, baby na sweet pawpaw. BN may you not succeed in using this to gain excessive traffic *wishful*

    • Puzzles

      May 16, 2016 at 3:25 pm

      Must you remind us? Abeg let us admire the girl and end it there o jare

      Looking beautiful, Anna

  8. Badmouth

    May 16, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Anna Banner, Queen Mother. That’s what Flavour called her on her birthday abi? Chei! That is SOOO mad(in cool way).

    I’d find this so cool but I’m also a woman and empathy (and fear of karma) keep me from picking a side *runs away*

  9. Prince

    May 16, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Queen fire. no go finish your school. olodo oshi

    • Rubbish Nigerians always giving advice but no help

      May 16, 2016 at 3:18 pm

      @Prince Prince fine, please pay for her education and breastfeed her 6months child so she can go back to school. Stingy oshi

    • Prince

      May 16, 2016 at 4:57 pm

      Nah so your foolishness high reach. how much does it cost to get a degree in Nigeria Federal Universities. must she travel abroad, haven’t we seen clerks sponsoring themselves. arindi buruku

    • ATL's finest

      May 16, 2016 at 3:49 pm

      @ Prince U’re talking? Pls list all your educational accomplishment for Us. There are a lot of folks with degrees that don’t even have a job & she’s richer than them. Being a mom is something to be proud of , she’s very stunning & alluring in those pix & above all, I’m hoping someday & very soon Anna can balance it all by heading back to school to get that degree. (That’s if she’s not doing that already).
      P.s. I’m not Anna & not a fan but I’m approve this message.

    • Jay

      May 16, 2016 at 5:16 pm

      She’s richer than them yet she couldn’t pay her rent, are you for real? Prince’s comment about Anna was unnecessary, but yours is rather ridiculous.

  10. Chinedu

    May 16, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Why must every time Sandra or Anna names come up people must mention that they are some ones babymother. Why not leave it as someone mother which is a far more befitting title. Flavour is not a prize so please stop pitting the two women together.

    • TBH

      May 16, 2016 at 3:28 pm

      They being swimming in the same gene/dna soup wat you talking about?

  11. Beeeee

    May 16, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Whether you love her, hate her, or are indifferent towards her, you gotta admit that this is one stunning lady. Absolutely gorgeous!

  12. aikay

    May 16, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Anna banner is the only MBGN without the required height and carriage dt was why she was swallowed at the miss world by other queens. She rigged her way through cos she has an agenda of using her status to frollick with celebs. No doubt she is fine but there is really nothing to say about her except being a baby mama. She aint got no job no a degree. Just another O level holder illiterate girl with a crown. I don’t see her going above doing cheap photoshoots and magazine covers just to stay relevant. Another toke makinwa in the making, beauty without dept .

    • Zee

      May 16, 2016 at 3:54 pm

      thank you. mr PH.D holder. we have heard. just incase you need something to cure your bitterness, lick your screeen! she is right in your face. she will forever be!

      she has no height , no pedigree. no ba bla bla! well, sorry, she is an MBGN! who are you?

      just look at a fool who thinks he has an opinion. thank God say man no be God! before your very eyes watch Anna Banner blossom! choke to death if you want to. !

    • DS

      May 17, 2016 at 9:43 am

      DOUBLE STANDARDS! these same mofos will come and say education is not everything! Jesus! save us

    • TT

      May 16, 2016 at 3:56 pm

      Choi! BIG TIME HATER Alert!!!

      By the way, it is not dept (abi na department you mean?), it is DEPTH. Not frollick, but FROLICK.
      You that you have a degree yet you are still landing gunshots and bombs everywhere on BN, what do we say about that now, biko?

    • Nebe

      May 16, 2016 at 4:05 pm

      Pls tell them. And it’s all makeup. There are more beautiful girls out there light or dark skinned

    • lola

      May 16, 2016 at 4:17 pm

      Nene is that you? You’re single handedly the most hateful person on this blog. Even more caustic than Bruno and Paul Babalola (when he’s in a bad mood). Why are you so bitter? Why do you never have anything positive to contribute. It’s freedom of speech and I’m sure you’re a very blunt person, but there is a thin line between blunt and cruel. You need to check yourself.

    • Note from an insider

      May 16, 2016 at 4:07 pm

      @aikay First of all, let me educate you as an insider
      The MBGN competition is a contest where wealthy Nigerian men bid for their girlfriends to win, and it has been a fetish for many of Nigeria’s wealthiest for years. It is therefore often a highest bidder contest, where wealthy men also attend to pick one of the show horses. Anna’s case was one of the few where she actually won because she was pretty, skinny, and fairly young. Is Sylvia Nduka super model material? Is she more of a ‘beauty queen’ than Anna? Compare the MBGNs of these days to Bianca, Sylvia Edem, Nike Oshinowo and Helen Ajayi. And you say Anna did it to rub shoulders, other beauty queens do it for what? To save the world? To cure AIDS?

      Secondly, not everyone will go to university and get a degree. Some people will be models, media personalities and celebrities, and that is how they get paid ie that is their career. How many bankers or doctors earn more than media personalities like Toke Makinwa, Ebuka, even Toolz whom you speak of with the highest condescension? Toke has a CAREER of deals and endorsements, and it puts food on the table, so what is your point? Did you not learn DIGNITY IN LABOUR in your so-called education? Anna IS relevant, and so is Toke, or any celebrity whose photoshoots garner comments on one of the biggest African blogs in the world? Oh wait, Uche Pedro’s blogging career is also rubbish abi? You degree holder, tell us your achievements, because your archaic and hurt approach to life may not say so much about your own personality

    • Mr. Egghead

      May 16, 2016 at 4:40 pm

      Please how can an interested wealthy Nigerian man enter this bidding contest for pretty ladies.

      I am only asking for research purposes

    • Quite Unfortunate

      May 16, 2016 at 4:55 pm

      The MBGN competition is a contest where wealthy Nigerian men bid for their girlfriends to win
      — Ladies and gents, now we know why Nigeria has not performed well at the global contests (Miss Universe, Miss World) in decades. Corruption in every inch of life in Nigeria, kai.

      …where wealthy men also attend to pick one of the show horses.
      —-This statement just made me sad for some reason. To equate women with show horses like they are items.

      It’s the reality unfortunately. Very unfortunate.

    • Lesson Teacher

      May 16, 2016 at 5:42 pm

      chai it’s true sha. After winning one contest they now all have 1000 chanel bags, flat in Lekki, fly business class or even private jet. Every Instagram picture is a different designer bag, shopping trips all over the world based on WHICH career? Do they get up to 20 million naira in cash prize? How many deals do they get? I’m all for blaming the men that use money to make these beautiful women mistresses, BUT we should tell ourselves the truth. Why live a lifestyle that the whole world knows you cannot afford, for Instagram and people calling you a ‘big babe’. We may not all be runs girls, but we should all look within ourselves and cut off any form of fakeness or negative traits that do not glorify God. Sleeping with a married man is a sin and comes with karma, but to be honest, so does jealousy, lying and hatred. May God help us all.

    • lola

      May 16, 2016 at 4:56 pm

      @aikay You and anybody that liked your comment are razz. Not just razz, but bitter

  13. Awww

    May 16, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    What a beautiful bride she should have been but she chose that igbotic flavour chai jazz is real o

    • Jay

      May 16, 2016 at 5:19 pm

      Jazz is not real in this case, stupidity is real.

    • wow

      May 16, 2016 at 6:42 pm

      jay you’re the one that isn’t stupid abi? Human beings forever acting like they’re so perfect and know it all. Rubbish

  14. mum

    May 16, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    @aikay, there is so much hate in you. Am sure u are 100% perfect, yes? Well some of us aren’t. Kai! Her life is seriously paining you. You sound so bitter

  15. viv

    May 16, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    There something about Anna… she’s effing hot! Like!!!

  16. lola

    May 16, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    @mr egghead if you owned an oil bloc, a few flats in Knightsbridge, a boat at Boat club, and Ben Murray-Bruce’s number, you can enter for bidding. But unfortunately you’re just a bitter chauvinist noisemaker on BN

  17. Havana

    May 16, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    Prince abeg no kill yourself oh…..been reading your comments and the hate in tour heart ain’t healthy.maybe you should get yourself a life if you aren’t got one….if you plan to respond and insult like you have been doing to others then I tell you back to sending in a million folds

  18. Princess

    May 16, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    This Anna beautiful die and e dey pain some people oh ….eyaaaa…….wetin concern you concern her education why Una no disturb others to complete their education ………jelousy can kill…pls beware !!!!!!

    • Prince

      May 16, 2016 at 8:48 pm

      Fine that comes 2 for the price of one. Actually correcting myself 2 for free. (Na una flavour talk am ( (Made in Taiwan fine. Cheapa fine.. Shiny shiny panda. Mtchewwww. Please sit down joor Fine full instagram plus video tinzs. This kind fine Na devalued nairn.

    • Bola

      May 16, 2016 at 9:02 pm

      You need to get a life and a brain. Some of you need to find others words in your vocabulary other than jealousy or hate. That someone doesn’t like/agree with someone/something, doesn’t translate to “hate”, “envy”, or “jealousy”. Smh at your primitive mindset.

    • Bola

      May 16, 2016 at 9:02 pm

      Other words**

  19. idomagirl

    May 16, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    Beautiful girl.

  20. Tunmi

    May 16, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    She’s gorgeous

  21. Lis

    May 17, 2016 at 7:45 am

    I love u BMPRO but… I av a constructive criticism… I think her look is a bit boring…. its d pink, heavily lined ombre lips… you av perfected this look… u hav over duplicated it…. I c already perfected natural beauty… yu shud av come with the punch…. i kno it a bridal look… supposed to be soft and all… i would av loved coral… some peach… somtin happy… this was more on the… i runno…so moving forward… there are soo many amazing colours and combos…. pls evolve… I hope yu see dis… love!

  22. An Afrikan Butterfly

    May 17, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Anna is such a beauty. Love these pictures <3

  23. Yve

    May 17, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    The comment section is more entertaining than the post. Hahhaaaahhhaahah

  24. nwoko mary

    May 17, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    i love u all

  25. Tobby

    May 17, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    See Epistle on top Wetin me I no know.
    Person Wey say she just be high school certificate holder Abeg answer me
    E easy to pass waec ni? When we know how waec Dey ‘Y’ many people. If you no get waec you can’t fit proceed to the next level. So Abeg hold brake small for the matter. You be Ph.D. Holder yet no be your face Dey up there for this magazine? No be your face make up Dey? No be you receive pampering from one of the biggest make up artist for naija Wey we know say for she to hold you down your pepper must rest and lastly no be you Bellanaija feature here. So tell me who you Epp? Who your fault finding don Epp? Who your English don Epp? You just be regular Bella naija reader but Anna is the face of this cover and her face is everywhere even across naija border. Sidon Dey count her achievement o as she I go school like you claim meanwhile train don leave you for subway. Bitterness no Dey lead anywhere blend bitter leaf drink the water as you no sabi anything good. Issh!!!

  26. EseOsagie

    May 17, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    All i’ll say is Flavour carry good eye go market. Sandra and Anna are two BEEEEEAUTIFUL WOMEN! All you power rangers are jobless.

  27. Idheartsblogging

    May 21, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    #mehn I can feel d heat in all this comment, chai! It pass the heat for kwara o! see ehn.. the thing is that people will always hate, likers (if that’s correct) will always like, observers (like me) will always observe, Bella Naija will get more traffic, the musicians, the models, the actors et.c will get more money as the hate continues or the love continues whether you like it or not. But that aside, as my wonderful mummy will always say: it is not because you don’t like someone(not saying I like or I don’t like her. In fact, this is the first time I’m hearing of her) you wont give credit to who deserves it. So, Anna you are looking beautifulll.

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