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Genevieve Nnaji gets her Hermes Birkin customised by Nigerian Artist Fred Aghuno



Star actress Genevieve Nnaji recently got her Hermes birkin bag customised by Nigerian Artist, Fred Aghuno. The artist painted the side profile of a bald African woman wearing white hoop earrings on the blue luxury bag. custom hermes birkin bags bellanaija may2016Screen Shot 2016-06-01 at 11.07.53_

Aside from Genevieve, other celebrities like Lady Gaga and Kim Kardashian have had their Hermes Birkin bags customised in the past.

For Christmas in 2013, Kanye West gave his wife Kim Kardashian a Birkin bag hand painted with a million dollar painting by artist George Condo on it.

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Lady Gaga has two customised Birkin bags. A studded black one and a white one she had a Japanese fan write, “I Love Little Monsters, Tokyo Love,” in black but it didn’t stop there.

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Artist Terence Koh also added a little more black graffiti to the white back.

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Khloe Kardashian also had a customised neon green Birkin with the Monopoly game mascot on it and her nickname ‘Khlomoney’ by artist, Alec Monopoly.

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Reality TV star Nene Leakes customised her bag with some of her catchphrases from Real Housewives of Atlanta and added some doodles as well.

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Rita Ora also had graffiti artist, Al-baseer Holly customize her black Birkin.

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Mohamed Hadid‘s fiance Shiva Safai, also has a cutomised Birkin bag with Mickey Mouse on it.

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For her birthday in 2014, Kanye also gave Kim another Hermes bag this time hand painted by their daughter North West.custom hermes birkin bags bellanaija may2016Kim-Kardashian-personalised-Hermes_

What do you think?

Sources: Instagram | @kimkardashian, @genevievennaji, @khloekardashian,,,,,,, Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images,


  1. bruno

    June 1, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    yikes, u will regret it trust me on this.

  2. Fred mayer

    June 1, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    beautiful bag,I want that for myself too

  3. DatEnuguChic

    June 1, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Okay ooo. Lemme wait for your comments.

  4. TeeTee

    June 1, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    And none look nice!! Bhet, to each their own. No be my bag!

  5. shhhh

    June 1, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    bags are so damn ugly

  6. This is the. Original.

    June 1, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    That’s the original bag, it was the fake type Linda was displaying for weeks,and got a melt down online on,that money miss road and classless lady,with hateful post on her blog on other tribes.

  7. adelegirl

    June 1, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Destructive behaviour. But I like the art on Genevieve’s bag. The others are awful really.

    • Mz Socially Awkward....

      June 1, 2016 at 2:55 pm

      Exactement. I thought Gene’s looked done in a way that didn’t entirely ruin a good bag (bless you, North but there’s a good reason why children and expensive accessories shouldn’t be left alone in the same room).

      The Mickey Mouse bag was maybe the only other that seems to work. Saying that though, at least this way, they’ll never run the risk of their bags getting stolen. ?

  8. Missappleberry

    June 1, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    The finest is d one hand painted by North, followed by Genevieve’s. The rest looks trashy! Nene Leakes has the trashiest of them all. Meanwhile, the artwork on the 1st one Kanye gave to Kim was 1 million dollars painting??? U have gat to be kidding me! Baba God! I want to be rich too but not to be so vain with my money. Kai!

  9. Mr. Egghead

    June 1, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Is that Hermes bag original?

    • George

      June 1, 2016 at 1:53 pm

      Stop the sacarsim!!! Bad belle

    • Noname

      June 1, 2016 at 2:26 pm

      Chinko ko

    • Iris

      June 1, 2016 at 2:32 pm

      Wow, I made it all the way to seven comments without this question coming up. We are improving. At least it wasn’t the first comment that was made.

    • Ezinne Osuagwu

      June 1, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      Honey, not everyone is that Yoruba actress who wears fake loubs and is proud of it. If she put it out there, I bet you it’s the real deal.

    • Debbie

      June 1, 2016 at 3:17 pm

      Please shut it!!! What has Yoruba got to do with this? Received sense

    • Silent Observer

      June 1, 2016 at 7:52 pm

      You have started again. If dem call you out now you will have another melt down. Why cant your 2 left legs stay in your lane? Must you run your mouth?

    • Biker Chic

      June 2, 2016 at 12:16 pm


    • george

      June 1, 2016 at 2:52 pm

      stop the sarcasm! bad belle

    • ur really an egghead

      June 1, 2016 at 2:54 pm

      who are u asking ??

    • ATL's finest

      June 1, 2016 at 4:13 pm

      Yes Hun & they all can give U a run for your zero cent just like your bank account #INSUFFICIENT#.

  10. Linda's dream bag

    June 1, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Linda’s dream bag,it has remained only in her dreams,that tribal bigot with bad mindset.

    • Biker Chic

      June 2, 2016 at 12:14 pm

      I loved ur comment in error. Linda, Linda, Linda what hv you done with ypur life child? If u envy goodness you will be empty handed and penniless. Stop the jealousy.

  11. kkay

    June 1, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Artists making money. “Cash in , if you can.” Lol

  12. MamaD

    June 1, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Practically every ‘it’ girl I follow on IG has a Hermes bag(s). I’m wandering if it’s cheap now or it can be easily purchased.
    See how they spoilt their bags. The art on that of Genny is beautiful.

    • just bored

      June 1, 2016 at 3:47 pm

      You can buy a pre-owned if you can’t afford brand new. Pre-Owned still cost a fortune though. I know stores are selective on people they sell new Birkin bags to (it’s not a case of affordability).

  13. Amh

    June 1, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    Fake bag.

    • Agbaya amh

      June 1, 2016 at 5:19 pm

      Amh the bad belle of bellanaija kabo. Show us your own aunty agbaya. Anything Genevieve dey run your belle. Shame.

  14. Amh

    June 1, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Its rubber. Very very fake. That is no Hermes bag.

  15. Amh

    June 1, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Birkinnevet slouches. It stands straight. Not slouchy.

    • Akwa

      June 1, 2016 at 4:32 pm

      This comment and the two above it was left by Toke Makinwa.This is one of the many fake names Toke uses on BN. Go through other post related to her and you’ll find out.

  16. Genieve is class apart

    June 1, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    See levels,so Genieve has the original of this bag and never made noise about it?that’s how you know a lady with class,not that almost fourty lonely and bitter aunty,that’s into negative tribal post.

    • It

      June 1, 2016 at 3:22 pm

      But is she not makin noise abt it now,.You lots are soo hypocritical. Linda displays hers but its fake and makin noise and now genny displays hers with bag bending like when hausa man is pouring tea but sentiment wnt let u say the truth.

    • Judgejudyjudy

      June 1, 2016 at 8:09 pm

      “…..bending like where hausa man is pouring tea….”, I didn’t want to laugh but that line IS hilarious, lol!

    • slice

      June 1, 2016 at 6:41 pm

      When u guys write comments like this do u ever stop to think abt those in that same age range that may be saddened by your comments?

    • ng

      June 1, 2016 at 8:48 pm

      You sure have problems folks if your biles flow so bitterly with many likes, hating on a woman you cant hold a candle to. She is worth celebrating who bests the ‘classy’ in the game of life and enjoys the perks of class the ‘classy’ cant even afford to dream of. Haters!!!!!

    • Biker Chic

      June 2, 2016 at 12:10 pm

      I hope you will be forty some day. Getting to that age is a priviledge. IDIOOOOT (said slowly with emphasis)

  17. Kok

    June 1, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    What has Genevieve’s bag got to do with the price of tomato in the market? Who cares if she customizes her bag.

  18. Original Hermes bag

    June 1, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    That’s the real deal,not like the fake one aunty on banana lane was fighting so much to turn to original,she wanted to hoodwink us.

    • Amh

      June 1, 2016 at 3:11 pm

      The bag is fake. Cheap knockoff. Goggle Hermes .

    • ATL's finest

      June 1, 2016 at 4:16 pm

      @ Amh of we have heard U.. Calm down for it ain’t that deep boo ( e pain u wella) btw, which of them is carrying fake Hermes? This isn’t ( these are real)

    • Its fakr

      June 1, 2016 at 3:19 pm

      This bag is fake madam…look at it. I know u pple wnt say the truth because its ur genny but Abeg this one na fake eh

    • cara

      June 1, 2016 at 3:23 pm

      Linda’s was actually real as well but vintage, almost all nigerian women with birkin buy vintage.

    • sly

      June 1, 2016 at 3:25 pm

      You again with its ur banana lane? E neva taya u?
      Matter that doesn’t relate to linda, bad bele people will still bring her name into it.

    • nana

      June 1, 2016 at 9:06 pm

      stop hating boo. Linda has carved a name for herself, what have you achieved at your age? nothing, just being hateful.

    • Bio

      June 1, 2016 at 11:22 pm

      If you like hate Linda from now till eternity. You can never catch up with her. Your fame ends here on bellanaija. What has Linda done to you? Why is she in your comment? What job does Genevieve do apart from acting. How many has she done in all her career sef? Ashewo no bi work.

  19. Aghuno and West.

    June 1, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    North West’s wins, next is Fred Aghuno’s. Or, the other way around. Or, they both get first place.

  20. PooPPing

    June 1, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    @Mr. Egghead …Lol. you’ve just DISPLAYED ignorance boo! MAJOR ignoramus 😀

  21. Catherine.Oneil

    June 1, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    He’s really ignorant for real @Poopping

  22. Amak

    June 1, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    ,bellanaija y’all are real shady for posting this fake birkin though

  23. Ezinne osuagwu....your parents failed

    June 1, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Which Yoruba actress do you know wears fake?or only in your dreams and the useless upbringing your failed parents gave you?#Ewu Osuagwu

    • Na wa

      June 1, 2016 at 3:30 pm

      Oga o, all these insults on top bag that is not even yours??? pffff.

  24. FasholasLover

    June 1, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Bad belle people everywhere. Why shade something you know nothing about? Some people will not recognise a birkin bag even if it is staring at tbem. Yet, they are quick to spot fakes. Talk about bad mouthing what you cannot hv.

    • Mylie

      June 1, 2016 at 8:34 pm

      Don’t mind them. Linda’s is fake but Genevieve with no visible source of income to afford a birkin is original. Too many small children/Aristo wannabe on Bella today.

  25. Oma

    June 1, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    I think Genevieve’s bag is lovely with the art work. I like it.

  26. @ Ezinne osuagwu.

    June 1, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    You are a sadist with bad mindset,you need deliverance.let me reserve the remaining insult for next time, so BN will not swallow this comment.

  27. Just Bored

    June 1, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Is Bella selective of the comment they allow? All i said was you could buy a Pre-Owned and not necessarily buy Birkin brand new. I know the stores are selective on who they sell to and it doesn’t matter if you can afford it. Pre-Owned still cost a fortune…

  28. facts!

    June 1, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Genevieve Nnaji’s bag is NOT fake. The hermes birkin comes in two main types of leather, which is the epsom and clemence leather. The epsom is stiff and rigid and maintains the bag’s square shape. The clemence leather is softer and slouchier, which makes penny’s bag able to fold. Her bag is not fake. I doubt a woman of her caliber would buy a fake bag. I myself own two hermes bags and I can positively say hers is not fake. And for any one who willingly buys a fake bag, please adopt this motto: If you can’t afford the real thing, buy a nice, cheaper substitute!

  29. facts!

    June 1, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    genny’s *

  30. rain

    June 1, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    most Yoruba actress wear fake ….spot on and they bleach in a disgusting manner

  31. just bored

    June 1, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Is Bella selective of the comment they allow? 3rd time posting this – All i said was you could buy a Pre-Owned and not necessarily buy Birkin brand new. I know the stores are selective on who they sell to and it doesn’t matter if you can afford it. Pre-Owned still cost a fortune…

  32. Prince

    June 1, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    Did you guys see what’s on Kim’s first bag. That bitch is demonic. Meanwhile, what is it with this bag sef. Linda will soon post her own now.

  33. Yesola

    June 1, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    There is something about we blacks. Creativity is inborn. Uniqueness is our logo. Checkout all the bags? Genevieve, na your own biko!

  34. Grace

    June 1, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    LMAO at some comments sha… Gosh, Some of you really need to take the “CHILL”tablet

  35. Tosin

    June 1, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    If to say na me be all this oyinbo, I for buy one land instead of to purshaze such bag.

  36. Ona

    June 1, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Chai. Just went on Genevieve’s ig page. She posted the pic purely for the art and didnt even tag #birkin #hermes etc. Pure class.

  37. Sly or lie?

    June 1, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    What do you mean by talk that does not concern Linda?Dont you know almost six months online we did not hear any other thing,than the ranting of that aunty with her fake Hermes birkins bag.

    • sly

      June 1, 2016 at 5:54 pm

      Is that why you’re crying?

    • Mz Titilitious

      June 2, 2016 at 12:28 pm

      lmao! help me ask am o? you guys should just leave Linda alone!

  38. Almost Former Fan

    June 1, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    Dear Genevieve,

    This is an open letter to you. As a self-proclaimed pro-Nigerian and pro-be yourself, why did you opt to purchase an expensive foreign designer bag, follow a foreign trend and display it? ‎

    Understandably, you made the purchase of the luxury bag and had a Nigerian artist customise it in a beautiful, classy stroke. So patriotic. Notwithstanding, given how you posit yourself as a self-assured, classy pro-Nigerian woman, one would have thought you would purchase a Nigerian product had you desired to pull off a trendy stunt from a foreign land. But, I itch to ask and I ask; to what end? I mean if memory serves me correctly, in your recent interview to Ventures Africa, you stated not wanting to be a wanna-be, yet choose follow a trend that’s huge in the States? ‎

    Genevieve, are there no trends worth following in Nigeria? Because, yet again, if memory serves me correctly, you seem to latch onto foreign trends easily. One time, it was the ALS bucket water challenge and the last time, it was the Straight Outta Compton thingy.‎ Is that what being a celebrity is to you? Is that what your truly classy, well sustained and almost incontestable “Genevieve Nnaji” brand is really about?‎

    My stomach turned for days after you chimed into the #bringbackourgirls campaign (because it had become a foreign sensation) then backed out once you got international press for it. Mind you, the stomach turn wasn’t instant; it came to be after you neglected the cause. Shouldn’t that have been a cause you would have started or still be pursuing like Oby Ezekwesili until now? ‎Do you really care about anything other than living like a bureaucrat (which you are) in our fantastically corrupt Nation and proclaiming pro-Nigerian ’cause the country serves you? I still remember that goofy CNN “I don’t Diss my country interview.” You got a National award for it, but you betrayed the voiceless.‎

    In your industry, Nollywood, you cheer for an industry that awards itself (and because the Oscars is out of your pretty reach, you had the effrontery to say that a prestigious award that existed before your birth which happens to be the most important awards in film making world wasn’t your *beep* benchmark while promoting your lacklustre self-produced feminist film), yet you ignore and have boycotted awards like AMAA because it doesn’t/didn’t serve you, but clinch to fanfare awards like AMVCA.

    Shame on you, Ms. Nnaji. Your double standard is depressing. Your self-denial is even more depressing. I am genuinely disappointed in you, and sick and tired of your puerile nonsense.‎

    Don’t show off yourself materialistically, then claim you don’t value yourself that way. Stop‎ contradict yourself. You are no Fela, Wole Soyinka, or even Chimamanda Adichie; great Nigerians who used their fame to advert change and speak against societal ills. ‎Your beauty is as undeniable as your talent, but your claim to fame as questionable as your intelligence and emotional quota. ‎If you truly want to be truly great you’d first sort out to be in a beautiful, unforgettable film, (not the crap you’ve mostly been in) and stand for something.

    There is no greatness in displaying designer bags.‎

    Yours truly,
    (Nearly) A Former fan.‎

    • Abimbola

      June 1, 2016 at 9:39 pm

      You are obviously not a Genevieve Nnaji fan. This is not the only “product” she has… The minutes you used in typing this post should have been spent on her instagram page researching your facts.

    • Sunshyne

      June 1, 2016 at 9:53 pm

      Hi dear, I love Genevieve , first she didn’t tag Hermes In the post and literally only appreciated the art. We were all not born to broadcast our cause to the world. Look at Uche Pedro in as much as she’s not announcing everything she does on social media does it mean she does nothing ?Empty containers makes the loudest noise. We love Genevieve because she knows when to be seen and heard; she doesn’t force herself down our throat , she’s Gods gift to Nigeria.
      A professor always says in class that if u feel his saying nonsense atleast take the sense part and leave the non for him. Calm down please. And don’t be a former fan.


    • Just my 1 Cents

      June 1, 2016 at 11:38 pm

      Almost Former Fan, I understand where you are coming from, but it’s unfair to attack only her like this. The mentality of everything foreign is better is plaguing the ENTIRE society as a whole. That’s why oyinbo people be looking at us like we are foolish beings, and then we blame the gov for all our ills. These foreigners will continue to use our resources and take advantage of us, hence modern day slavery still exist.

  39. Well since you ask for cry that will be your portion this new month

    June 1, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    I won’t cry over anything,your class less post is the type that’s welcomed on her blog,with your semi illiterate self,keep shut and tell her she’s fake.

  40. susa

    June 1, 2016 at 6:58 pm


  41. Toke is too busy for this frivolities

    June 1, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    You are very wrong,Toke is too busy to have time for this type of negative post?You are just dreaming of her name.You are a complete asshole.

  42. Felinda

    June 1, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    look at all these jobless people who cant even afford mere michael kors let alone a real birkin, getting all their pressure up high here commenting talking shit 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Broke folks are just amazing

    Always have mouth to talk and critique, meanwhile …………..:) 🙂 🙂

  43. nena

    June 1, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Bellanaija, pls what on earth is happening to your site? Don’t you have comment moderators anymore? With the kind of comments I’m reading on this particular post I’m very dissapointed. This once intellectual site is now on a ghetto downward spiral.

  44. mabel

    June 1, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    Mummy Amh how far? Hope that your ‘we have a “family friend” in the government house helped your ‘political jobber hubby’ get a little something with this PMB admn? Still on Genny*s case? You know you can nicely ask her if she knows Aisha? Instead of the hand downs you used to get from that your’ ‘family friend’ in the government house. Amh old mama hater on bellanaija

  45. Don't mind that awka or awkward or ukwu

    June 1, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    She’s just a happy fool.I have once told you that your obsession with Toke will give you heart attack,if they send you to her,tell them you couldn’t find her.#Opunu

  46. nana

    June 1, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    stop hating

  47. that job hope you are the one paying for there Data?

    June 1, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    You better keep quite and face your broke life,because now you are a receptionist,you won’t allow people to hear word.

  48. that job hope you are the one paying for there Data?

    June 1, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    You that have a job

  49. Neva are you ok?

    June 2, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Don’t mind that funny fella.Are you the one paying for our data?Because you are now an advanced mistress,you come here and start showing yourself.

  50. signature

    June 2, 2016 at 9:15 am

    I love it! I think it give d bag a personality. plus wen u get bored of rocking it plain, you could just do some art on it n wala! aa whole new bag.

  51. Mz Titilitious

    June 2, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    LMAO!!! 😀 😀 :D’ you guys wont kill me with laugh!

  52. Tru

    June 3, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    It’s. A. Bloody. Bag. Sheesh

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