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#AMVCA2017: See the First Photos of your Fave Celebs Rita Dominic, RMD, Funke Akindele-Bello, Adesua Etomi & More



The 2017 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards is currently happening at Eko Hotel and Suites.

Several celebrities have been spotted on the red carpet including, Olu Jacobs, Joke Silva, Funke Akindele – Bello, Rita Dominic, Adesua Etomi and more.

See the first photos below.

Rita Dominic

Uche Jombo-Rodriguez

Toyin Abraham

Adesua Etomi

Kiki Omeli

Richard Mofe-Damijo

IK Ogbonna

JJC & Funke Akindele-Bello

Chioma Akpotha

Joke Silba & Olu Jacobs

Michelle Dede

Lilian Esoro

IK Osakioduwa & Olohi

Timi Dakolo

Zainab Balogun

Iyabo Ojo

Uti Nwachukwu


Ivie Okujaiye

Meg Otanwa

Dorcas Shola Fapson

Somkele Idhalama

Kaylah Oniwo


Ini Dima-Okojie

Nana Akua Addo

Ufoma McDermott


Elma Godwin

Makida Moka





Lilian Afegbai

Chika Ike


  1. majestic

    March 4, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Toyin Abraham didnot come to play. She is a slayer. Somkele lovely gown. Nana Add muahhh

  2. Od

    March 4, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    wow,Toyin Abraham looks soo good,and Lilian your seriously glowing.The ladies did amazing on this red proud of ya’all

  3. zee

    March 4, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    RIRI for president!!! Keep slaying mama

  4. iam_airsay

    March 4, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Not feeling these pics… Falz needs to fire his stylist… Uti!!! Always looking like he wants to punch someone

  5. Nyeka

    March 4, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Somkele please push all the wayyyy thru! Yassss ❤️

  6. memebaby

    March 4, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    rita, nepa take light for your side ? …where was your iron

    • Miss_Flygerian

      March 4, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      As in ehn. That’s some rumpled mess.

    • A

      March 4, 2017 at 9:15 pm

      It’s the angle of the picture. Saw another angle and it was hot!!!!!!

  7. zee

    March 4, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Toyin dat dress is not for yur body type!!! Funke dat dress is not red carpet worthy pls….d sleeves shld hv been shorter

    • Kesiena

      March 5, 2017 at 11:50 am

      Are you kidding? The dress is perfect for Toyin. It gives her waist and hides her legs. Please keep mute.

    • Lois

      March 6, 2017 at 2:19 pm

      Thank you o jere. Toyin looked divine

  8. zee

    March 4, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Why does chioma chukwuka always look odd n off?? She never gets it right!!

  9. Miss_Flygerian

    March 4, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Uti…serving the same old pose.

    Anyway, Nana Akua Addo! Don’t know her but mehn, she is slaying! Toyin is also killing it.

  10. Awesome

    March 4, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Nana Akua and Ini Dima slayed it for me. Toyin’s dress is lovely but she looked uncomfortable in it

  11. Whattt???!!

    March 4, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Somkele all the wayyyyyyy!!!!

  12. funmilola

    March 4, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    oh boy!
    Toyin has really stepped up her fashion game and ini dima’s dress is beautifullllll!
    not feeling Michelle’s and lolo’s outfits

  13. blackbeatle

    March 4, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    somkele yes…..dorcas yes …lilian ..yes ..thats all

  14. Stefini

    March 4, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Toyin,nana,lilian,awesu ,Meg and toni tones which is not included nailed it for me

  15. Sookie

    March 4, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Nana hands down ????? She slayed and did not come to play

  16. Fifi

    March 4, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    DORCAS ???

  17. Fifi

    March 4, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    I kept thinking who tf is Toyin Abraham and then it clicked

  18. Wunmi

    March 4, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    Rita disappointed sha
    She is just been praised on past glory

  19. Nene 2

    March 4, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    Wao Nana didn’t come To play

  20. Nana

    March 4, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Tools was dressed for court marriage.

    • Kesiena

      March 5, 2017 at 11:52 am

      I love you for this. Same ol’ same ol’

  21. Ada

    March 4, 2017 at 9:10 pm


    • Kesiena

      March 5, 2017 at 11:52 am

      You say wetin??

  22. Anonymous

    March 4, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    I spot a baby bump on toolz or is it eba?

    • Malia

      March 5, 2017 at 2:04 pm

      This looks like amala to me sha oh!

  23. Pappy

    March 4, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Nana dress is everything

  24. memebaby

    March 4, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    I’m at work… and there’s nothing to here it goes… il pretend to be fashion police today …
    aunty rita where is your iron ?
    toyin.. nice hands you got there… what lotion abi soap attention to your knuckles.. get your money worth maam!
    ms etomi!!! love love love!!
    rmd.. I do not like what you have on your feet!
    chioma love love! love your arm definition..
    uti.. idk what you can do to change your look.. its boring… same look..same pose…
    dorcas’s outfit looked good on snapchat..but it looks meh here
    somkele outfit is bomb
    ini dima looks good..weh done
    ..ugh.. cant wait to be out of here!

    • Lolo

      March 5, 2017 at 2:51 am

      Toyin has a Tatoo on her knuckle. Zoom d pics

    • #Proudnigerian

      March 5, 2017 at 6:57 am

      Beht why are you lying fa???

  25. Marian

    March 4, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    I had to do a double take when i got to Toyin’s pic. Jor o!!! I see you! This is seriously the best she’s looked on the red carpet. It’s a yes for me Toyin, plz keep this your new stylist.

    I can’t wait for Alakada Reloaded, o ma bahd gan.

  26. Baby gurl

    March 4, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Toyin Abraham, IK Ogbonna and Ini Dima Okojie did it for me. Top 3. I watched the red carpet live and all three even looked better in motion. Waje is a close fourth although she is not on this lineup. She looked like a golden goddess! I hope that Nana was nominated for a best actress or supporting actress award. It’s just an unwritten rule. You can’t wear a dress like that if you are not a strong contender or it’s not a big film year for you. Don’t take the shine off the true stars. Just saying. Coming from a film connoisseur yo!

  27. Ethio

    March 4, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Somekele wehdone! , uche jombo looking like a bottle of amstel malt, toolz as well looking like a bag of foreign rice

    • Muse

      March 4, 2017 at 9:56 pm

      And you’re looking like what?? A harpy I guess. Types like one, smells like one, you’re definetly one.

      If you have nothing sensible to type, just waka outta the post, senile hobo.

    • Ethio

      March 4, 2017 at 10:13 pm

      E pain am ooo ???, and how did you know how a harpy smells? Have a chilled glass of piss dear nothing serious… And you better start working out, your insecurity is all too glaring .go phuck yourself, cheers

    • Muse

      March 4, 2017 at 11:35 pm

      @ethio, pain who exactly? Even if I was, I wouldn’t be pained, I’ll rather be sorry for you, a harpy’s comment, that’s nothing to worry about. You’re a dumb bigoted hate mongering putz….

      And you seriously need to take your advice, one less moron, plants gain.

    • Cynical

      March 4, 2017 at 10:02 pm

      @Ethio,ROTFL, y are you like this na? ???. Toolz looking like a bag of foreign rice,is that one a compliment because the rice is ‘foreign’?? To be honest,sometimes I worry that Toolz boobs will strangle her o.
      But my gosh, Toni Tones,best dressed lady ??. Lilian Esoro,Nana Addo, Somkhele, Dorcas, you brought your A- game dears. Uche Jumbo, Chigurl…they will soon say I’m body shaming o so let me zip it.

    • Californiabawlar

      March 5, 2017 at 6:06 am

      Lmaoo! I didn’t see that coming ???
      Why evils?

  28. Seyi

    March 4, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    U guy didn’t see Linda ejiofor,men she is slaying it,loving my girl toyin gown

  29. Cynical

    March 4, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    BTW,Funke Akindele, this your stylist doesn’t like you o. This dress has just nullified all your previous slaying o……I’m not happy.

  30. Wunmi

    March 4, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Bella where is my comment?
    Because I said Rita didn’t do well in her outfit this year huh?
    Like I said she’s been praised this year cos of past glory.Shr could have done better with another outfit

  31. keechi

    March 4, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    I’m mad at RMD’s shoes…Warris dat na?

  32. BlueEyed

    March 4, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Somkele: brilliant way to mix fashion and red carpet style together, I just wish she didn’t wear those shoes.
    Ini Idima-Okojie: J’adore!
    Adesua Etomi: looks great in photos and on tv, that’s how you know the dress works.
    Lilian Esoro: gets an A for effort.
    Toyin Aimakhu: Lovely dress, just not fashion forward. strapless ball gowns on the red carpet in 2017??

  33. trey

    March 4, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    Michelle Dede pls put those retired twins away. Uche, odiegwu 10 years of wearing – I don’t understand outfits.

  34. suga

    March 4, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Biko nu,who did this to Uche Jumbo?…As for Eniola Badmos,that make up artist must be an enemy in disguise.Jeniffer and Rita are just there for me.But a lot of the others came obviouslyprepared!

  35. Felinda

    March 4, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    Felinda – My Personal Best:

    Rita is always on point but this time i don’t like the dress – Not because of the style but because the fabric makes it look like its not ironed. She looks good but not great – the crown doesnt not go to her this year. The Crown Goes to for Best dressed in MY opinion – goes to (and in no particular order)

    Adesua Etomi, Ivie Okujaye, Somkhele, Linda Ejiofor

    These 4 did not try too hard, Yet nailed it. I like simplicity which still screams sophiscated and classy. Many Others who could tell they had been planning for 12 months for this day still got it wrong. 🙂 Way too loud and over the top especially Nana Akua (from Ghanaian)

    I saw all the Cinderella gowns and not impressed by any at all. I mean what is this are we attending Cinderalla Ball

    Toyin Abraham – The dress was WEARING you, YOU WERE NOT Wearing the DRess – if you know what i mean. You felt an easy in it. Was this your first time wearing gown or something. Kinda reminded me of putting a high heel for heel for the first time on a village girl

    As usual for Susan Peters always gets its wrong. Clownish.

    Sika Osei is like she is wearing Curtains

  36. Ijs

    March 5, 2017 at 12:17 am

    They all look amazing. First time for a Nigerian red carpet. It hurts to see women who can’t look good In a Tshirt n jeans come here to blab because its anonymous

  37. Jenjen

    March 5, 2017 at 1:13 am

    Rita Dominic’s dress would have been better if it was a different fabric, it looks terrible!, uche jumbo just why???

  38. Charlotte

    March 5, 2017 at 2:51 am

    I wondering which type of car NaNa Akua Addo took to the

  39. ene

    March 5, 2017 at 2:53 am

    My best dressed is Adonijah Owiriwah.I liked his version of the agbada.

  40. Felinda

    March 5, 2017 at 6:46 am

    Rita is usually the best but this year not so much.
    The fabric is totallly not working at alll. Makes the dress look china cheap like it was not ironed
    And whats with the head tilting to top chin, wayyy up , on all your images, I dont quite understand that at all. Bring your head down lets see your face and smile.

    This year just did not work for rita specifically on the red carpet

    But congratulations on the well deserving win

    Ladies your best make up is your smile.

    If you dont smile – you have lost 50% of it all.

    Someone needs to open like a Hollywoood style IMAGE company in nigeria to teach people. Hollywood people are taught every thing body language/statement anywhere everywhere especially on red carpet. Yes there is an agency in Hollywood who teaches all that.

    ps: Michelle Dede heard my critique from last year, Finally she cracks a smile on red carpet. No more stone face stiff. SMILE SMILE SMILE 🙂

  41. Oppy

    March 5, 2017 at 9:05 am

    I love Meg’s dress, so classy and she looked good on the red carpet too!

  42. Kesiena

    March 5, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    And the winners are Toyin Abraham, ini dima okojie, toni tones and somkhele.
    I think Chioma’s dress would look good on another sophisticated actress. Chioma’s Igboness won’t let the dress shine.
    Ivie…I want to like the dress but I can’t. Not a fan of orange and black.
    Rita relax. Bad fabric. But you got the award so who cares right??
    How will Nana sit down? She would need three chairs.
    Chika Ike you need a tailor to snatch your waist. It’s 2017… We can’t be looking for your waist.
    Iyabo iyabo iyabo. Continue bedazzling asooke.?
    Funke … Longer sleeves next time.
    Only DSF got the mermaid dress right. Lillian tried.

    Makida! You’re on shade corner and you expressed yourself to shade by dressing like you were going salsa dancing. What’s with the frills?
    The rest are all bleh.

  43. Kesiena

    March 5, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Makida! You’re on shade corner and you exposed* yourself to shade by dressing like you were going salsa dancing. What’s with the frills?

  44. Kesiena

    March 5, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Oh zainab looks great too. Effortless. Didn’t like the dress at first but I really like it after looking at it 4 more times.
    Kiki omeili spend money na. You can’t be wearing bridal train dress made from stiff satin.
    Pink for that matter. Wetin dey worry you?
    Michelle. I love you but I’m tried of the missing fabric trend. You don rock am too much

  45. adaolisa

    March 5, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Dear Kesiena,you can criticize without attacking one’s ethnic group, wonder what you mean by the statement ‘ her igboness won’t let the dress shine’.Who are you to cast judgement. I am sure that Chioma’ even on a bad day will outshine you.Keep on hating.

    • kesiena

      March 6, 2017 at 10:41 am

      @ adaolisa my first shade on BN. YIPEE!!
      It is what it is. my opinion.
      accept it or move along.

  46. izuu

    March 6, 2017 at 6:37 am

    Chioma Chukwuka looks gorgeous.

  47. olanna&odenigbo

    March 6, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Caught some of this pics on your insta page, and a comparison post about Adesua’s dress…. So when Mai Atafo rips off Marchesa’s design and pastes it on Beautiful Adesua, we do ‘who wore it best’…. but when other designers do it, our Richard Akuson and co will pour out the plagiarism anthems…. you people should just be careful BN….take a stand for something…either side I don’t care, but just stop this- here today, there tomorrow behaviour. Stop glorifying theft in the name of who wore it best… Otherwise, if your intention was to spotlight it and call Mai out…then for goodness sakes, grow a pair and say so!

    As per the photos….swooning over Smokele, Makida and the details on Ivie’s bodice…xxx could have done without the long sleeves though!
    Rita should have stayed away from trying to recreate her Elvira Jude green dress with this waist drop detail……that was a Star stopping moment…let it go…this was just there.
    Michelle Dede…embrace thy shape and stay away from this silhouette.

    In all, our stars and starlets are beginning to look the part….and I love the fact that Nigerian Designs are playing a major role in all these….Long Live Nigeria and Nigerian talent…from strength to strength, may we grow..

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