The 2017 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards happened Saturday night and the red carpet was on fire that night at the Eko Hotel Convention Center! All the celebrities came to slay but only a few can make it on the BellaNaija Style Best Dressed List. It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for, here are our top picks from the #AMVCA2017 Red Carpet Fab.
Best Dressed Ladies
We noticed a few trends on the AMVCA 2017 red carpet. Our fair ladies chose to flaunt toned shoulders with asymmetric sleeves and backless cuts, sexy legs with thigh high slits and ball gowns fit for a princess.
Look at that colour on Ivie, did you see her on the red carpet? The actress stood out of the crowd in this orange dress by DZYN which had black floral adornments on the both shoulders, a chest cut-out and thigh high slit between the cascading full skirt. She looked perfect!
Nana Akua Addo
The Ghanaian princess that came to slay! Nana’s dress by Philipino fashion designer and creative director Leo Almodal was everything on the red carpet. The cappuccino coloured dress again her rich skin made the perfect complimenting contrast and the embellishments all over the dress made the look nothing short of regal.
Rukky’s red carpet style was all sorts of sexy this year. The stunning actress wore this burgundy dress in a mermaid silhouette with long off-shoulder sleeves and straps across her shoulder. With a sleek, center part pony-tail and sultry smokey eye, Rukky killed it!
Never one to disappoint on the red carpet, Somkele wore a stunning dress by her sister, designer Andrea Iyamah. A high neckline here, an exposed shoulder there and a sexy thigh-high slit was all she needed in this mulberry coloured dress to make it on our best-dressed list.
South African songstress, Lira took the AMVCA red carpet like a ray of sunshine in this floaty yellow dress by fashion designer, Gert-Johan Coetzee. The halter neck dress featured yellow lace cut-outs on the neckline, a metalic waitband and a long train behind.
Beverly was the epitome of sexy and chic on the AMVCA 2017 red carpet. She an embellished halter neck ball gown with a plunging cut-out in the center of the bodice. The dress by designer Weiz Dhurm Franklyn also featured a peplum details on the wait with a few floral ornaments placed on the side of the floor length frock.
Sika looked so pretty in this lovely dress also by Weiz Dhurm Franklyn. The dress had embellished long cold-shoulder sleeves and plunging neckline. Such a gorgeous girl!
Body and dress on point as always, Lilian came to slay on the red carpet in the green number by Roney Arewa clothing, styled by Moashy Styling. She wore a long sleeve, off shoulder dress in a green fabric that made her sparkle across the carpet as though the was covered in fairy dust. So chic!
The gorgeous award-winning actress wore a dress by stellar designer Mai Atafo of Weddings by Mai Atafo. The dress featured embellished floral petals and embroidered leaves. The criss-cross, maroon coloured straps along the waistline, the back of the dress and on sweetheart neckline made the perfect contrast against the powder pink colour of Adesua’s ensemble.
The fashionista and TV presenter/host of EbonyLife TV‘s The Spot, definitely brought that bit of edge to the AMVCA red carpet this year in this lush dress by Onalaja, an LFDW favourite on the runway.
A vision in colour, Toni’s dress was a princess’ dream! Her dress by Yemi Shoyemi of SOA Concept featured a sweetheart neckline and a play on textures with a pleated chiffon bodice and ruched chiffon skirt in the same rich magenta hue, perfect against Toni’s skin.
Hello love in yellow! The Northern belle looked stunning on the AMVCA red carpet and she blew us away in this dress by Fouad Sarkis Couture styled by Enthyst Fashion Klinik. The dress with a sweetheart neckline featured pink ornaments along the bodice of the dress with a draping skirt.
The statuesque actress looked chic in this dress by Victoria Funmi Lakanu Label. The blue overlay skirt made the perfect addition to the print column/pencil dress underneath, and the sexy single strap on this sleeveless dress gave it the right amout of edge – saving it from being just any old streapless dress.
Style by Tolu Labby of 2207, Toyin wore a lace ball gown in a pretty blush colour. An embellished waistband was added to the waistline of the dress, adding a bit of sparkle to the strapless dress, making her waist the focal point of the overall look.
Another edgy fashionista on the red carpet was actress and model, Makida. The talented lady looked stunning in her blue fringe dress by Fruche. The look was a modern twist on the 1920’s flapper girl look with a fringe skirt and multiple cut outs on the bodice.
Dorcas Shola Fapson
DSF as she’s popularly called wore a stunning black mermaid cut dress by House of Jahdara. with styling by Moashy Styling. The dress featured a lace cut out detail, starting from the left sleeve down to the left side of the bodice, with strategically placed embellishments covering the actresses “lady parts” on the lace.
The AMVCA 2017 red carpet saw the rise of Chioma as on of our style stars of the night. The actress wore a black, floor-length gown by Shakara Couture with silver grey lace forming the top layer of the skirt, one-shoulder sleeve, and bodice of the dress.
Minnie’s look is a perect example of simplicity that never fails. When in doubt, go with a black number in a sillhouette that will always be flattering to your curves. Add a little sexy with a thigh high slit or an exposed shoulder and you’ll make our best dressed list like this South African beauty in her black dress by Cinnel.
Idia stunned on the red carpet like the queen that she is! The model and presenter for Spice TV has definitely become a red carpet favourite of ours and she’s proven to us the spot is her’s in this blue dress by Agatha Moreno.
Ini is our little strawberry flavoured cupcake with a hint of sexy. The gorgeous actress wore a dress by designer Derin Fabikun of Fablane by Derin. The dress featured a layered exaggerated peplum detail on a full skirt and a bodice of pink petals embellished with diamante studs.
Best Dressed Couples
They say two heads are better that one, we to us at BN Style, two lovers in stylish outfits are better than none! Here, we’re like to spotlight some of the couples who slayed together on the red carpet with their outfit choices.
Olu Jacobs & Joke Silva
When this evergreen couple stepped on the red carpet in colour co-ordinated outfits, they had our attention but when the paparazzi caught them having a moment, they had our hearts! Joke wore a dress by Lanre DaSilva Ajayi and Olu in an agbada set by Looks Like a Good Man.
JJC & Funke Akindele Bello
Funny lady Funke and her husband JJC looked great together on the red carpet. Funke wore a gold dress by Ayo Van Elmar and the way her hubby helped her arrange her dress on the red carpet was just heart warming, we love a king who’d go the extra mile to make his queen shine.
AY & Mabel Makun
Comedian AY Makun and his wife Mabel always slay together on the red carpet and the AMVCA 2017 was no exception. Mabel wore an outfit by Tiannah Styling styled by Toyin Lawani of Tiannah Styling and AY wore an outfit by G Bespoke by Gbolahon.
Osas & Gbenro Ajibade
Osas and Gbenro didn’t disappoint this year with their red carpet looks, we liked the unifying African theme between the two, with Gbenro’s tribal print blazer by Makky Designer and Osas’ modern take on a tribal look by Wana Sambo.
Best Dressed Gents
The suave gentlemen brought their A-game to the red carpet this year, giving us a variety of looks. From the African outfits to the dapper suits and tuxedos in the classic blacks to out of the ordinary colours like mustard and magents, these are the well dressed men that made it on the list.
The actor in Bovi really brings our the stylish side of him, who would have thought the funny man could look so great in a white tuxedo on the red carpet? We love!
The Hotel Majestic and Tinsel actor looked so good in this 3 piece suit, a simple white shirt and a Mexican neck lock styled by Mac-Aban.
Okey brought the African flavour we so needed on the list, and he did it very well. His outfit by Looks Like a Good Man features unique embroidery on the front of his agbada with a gold and black printed shirt underneath to match the gold embroidery. Styling by Yolanda Okereke of The RANI Company.
We always love a little print on the red capret and Chris gave us just that with this gingham print suit by Sammielle Couture.
Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD)
Hey zaddy! RMD looks dapper in his white jacquard tux by Taryor Gabriels. We also like that he styled it a little different with his choice of shoes, but he’s always a classic man in our eyes!
Oh hey, Bryan! We’re loving your magenta double breasted suit by Ouch, it’s the perfect colour!
Ever blazing the red carpet, Uti wore two looks, a blue suit by Emmy Kasbit for the main event and a burnt orange double breasted for the after party, by Caesar Couture.
Isn’t he so fine! Ik looks so good in this white tuxedo by Jason Porshe with a black satin shawl lapel, a red lapel pin and black velvet bow tie to finish up the look.
VJ Adams gave us the all black everything look with a hint of print with his ankara shoes, love it!
The dapper gentleman wore a black 3 piece suit with a navy blue peak lapel, navy blue pants, and a black bow tie for the perfect look.
The cute Kenyan actor wore a peak lapel tux by FemyToys in a red jacquard fabric, paired with black pants. We also like his bow tie, which we noticed was quite different from the ordinary.
This tall glass of dark chocolate milkshake is an actor on Africa Magic’s Hush. His outfit is by Brown Obakore and he was styled by The Indulgence Accessories.
Alexx in this black peak label, 3 piece ceremonial tuxedo is everything! We love the suave actors look by designer,
Blossom gave us some sparkle with his glitter lapel on this outfit by Rois and Reine with a bow tie to complete the dapper look.
Photo Credit: Insigna Media