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The 11 Most Talked About Looks from the 2017 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards! #AMVCA2017

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The Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards is definitely an event where celebrities go all out with their outfits. The stars spend weeks trying to get their look right for the most anticipated night of the year and naturally, their fans talk about what they wear on social media.

Several people had a lot to say on social media about different outfits worn by Africa’s biggest celebrities, 11 looks definitely stood out as the most talked about looks. While some talked about the performances and award winners, most talked about “who wore what?” Even BellaNaijarians got involved in the gist via Instagram and our comments section.

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Rita Dominic
Ace actress Rita Dominic looked super stunning in her golden dress by Lanre DaSilva Ajayi. The actress won the award for Best Actress in a Drama on Saturday night. She also created quite the buzz on social media for what she wore.

As commendations for the outfit grew, fans began comparing Rita’s dress to a Versace dress rocked by British supermodel Naomi Campbell at the Golden Globes.Eku Edewor

New mom, Eku Edewor had fans on social media singing her praises when she walked the red carpet in an outfit by Style Temple while others were on the other side of the fence with their critique of her unique look paired with a Victorian umbrella.

Daniel K Daniel

The 2016 AMVCA best actor in a drama winner, DKD caused quite a stir on social media, as he walked the red carpet in a blue and gold leather jacket. Last year, DKD was on our Best Dressed List, this time, we admire how he stepped out of the box for this year’s look.

Maureen Chukwujekwu
Blossom Chukwujekwu’s wife Maureen came to slay on the red carpet! She was dressed to the nines as she attended the event to support her actor husband. In her red ball gown and tiara, she certainly caught people’s attention.

See comments below!

Adesua Etomi
Adesuwa Etomi was in a lovely floral gown by Nigerian designer Mai Atafo. Her outfit got people talking as the dress was very similar to a dress Hollywood actress Kerry Washington wore to the Emmys.

Creative Coincidence?

SimiSongstress Simi, who performed on stage at the AMVCAs, wore this beaded yellow and silver number, and it created quite a buzz on social media.

See comments below

Simi responded by saying;


Shirley Igwe & Susan PetersShirley Igwe and Susan Peters wore similar dresses but in different colors. This got people talking. The conversation about these two ladies was also amplified when fans found out the cost of the dresses.

The actresses shared the prices of their dresses on social media – Shirley’s dress was for £2000 and Susan Peters’ dress was for £3600.

When fans spoke out, Susan also took time out to respond to critics.See a comment belowShe also had a reply!
Kunle RemiNollywood actor Kunle Remi walked the red carpet clad in his native attire and caused a stir on social media.

He explained the story behind his look via social media;

INTERVIEWER: how do you feel about your outfit to the AMVCA?
KUNLE REMI: Royal,original,confident,comfortable,true to my self and Totally different.
INTERVIEWER: what do you think about what pple say?
KUNLE REMI: I’m not thinking about what they say, all that matters is I felt GREAAAAAT!!.

See comments below!

His response? “Sips Tea”

???? sips ☕️ “

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Nancy Isime

Nancy really surprised her fans with this look as she stepped out of the box. Style watchers were expecting a subtle, sweet girl-next-door look and instead got this statement look and fans were talking non-stop about it.

Faithia Balogun

Talking about looks that we didn’t expect…Nollywood actress Faithia Balogun opted for a suit in place of a dress.

Mercy Johnson Okojie

Mercy Johnson Okojie looked fab at the 2017 AMVCA. Styled by Moashy Styling, the actress rocked a dress by House of Jahdara.

While her fans were expecting her to show up with a more revealing dress showing them more skin, Mercy turned up with a floor length long sleeved black dress that put her curves on display but was very modest.

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Which stars caught your attention on the red carpet?

Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi for Insigna Media

30 Comments

  1. Laide

    March 7, 2017 at 7:15 am

    I’m surprised Toke Makinwa didn’t attend or did she? Very unlike her to skip any event.. especially one as grand as this.. hmm

    • Ify

      March 7, 2017 at 10:38 am

      She attended. With her ojuju makeup

  2. Awesome

    March 7, 2017 at 7:30 am

    You guys are still not tired of talking about AMVCA. Okay nah, make una continue…
    There is nothing to talk about this year’s AMVCA, so far as Queen GENNY didn’t show up.
    Bye bye nu!!

    • Cool story

      March 7, 2017 at 8:29 am

      Y’all and your overrated Genevieve. Home girl wore some asoebi looking Tope FnR last year and looked just ok not best dressed or event part of best dressed. So many people looked way better in this year’s Amvca than she did last year.

  3. Cynical

    March 7, 2017 at 8:49 am

    But BN it haff do na…….???. But as we are still on the matter, let me give my two cents.
    How can you compare Naomi Campbell’s dress with Rita’s own,it’s like comparing okpa and caviar,they are not in the same league at all o. Mai Atafo,creative coincidence or copy copy,we are curious to know o. Simi,not every negative critique is hate. Your outfit was not appropriate for the event. Lastly, Susan Peters,even shame catch me for this your dress o. See me thinking,these Aba tailors are it again,then you claim you bought it for £3600. If that is true………..

    • The Real Oma

      March 7, 2017 at 9:49 am

      @Cynical, i agree with most of your comment except the okpa and cavier comparison, why nah? You could have used something else.
      Why bring down a local delicacy to praise a foreign one, stopeeet!

    • a girl

      March 7, 2017 at 5:15 pm

      At the end of the day caviar is just fish eggs

    • Nuna

      March 7, 2017 at 10:33 am

      Assin ehh….Okpa is the FOOD OF the gods! Stopeet!

  4. Queen

    March 7, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Geny, omotola, Kate henshaw, Ini Edo, etc, the main nollywood, we didn’t see them *sadface*

    Aunty toke was there o. Maybe she went late, no one is showing her red carpet pictures. Meanwhile, she should take a breather and rest. Too much happening about her now. Make she go rest abeg.

    Mercy could have done better, but she still looks good.

    Shebi they said simi didn’t come to attend, she came to perform noni , but she could have kukuma done like waje na – dress up for the red carpet, then change into your performance attire.
    Simi, you are no longer symply simi, no longer the girl next door, you are now a STAR. Inasmuch as you might want to be simple and humble and regular and free, people are now officially looking up to you honey, you are a role model. STEP UP! I guess that’s the price for fame and fortune. i love your songs btw. *kisses*

    See aunty “princess” Maureen’s claws! Abeg don’t tear our blossom apart o. #fineboyanyday

    Give me a glass of Adesuwa anytime. UNCLE BANKOLE WELLINGTON aka BANKY W, you see this babe, 100 yards wife material, you’re still single. After kissing her anyhow in wedding party. Mtchew. Abeg put a ring on it this month!

    Meanwhile, why didn’t wedding party win? How do they do it, someone enlighten me.

    But I missed geny and omotola o ?

  5. MhizGold

    March 7, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Simi! Is high time I call fashion police for you…..Eku! U killed it and as for Rita., ur dress is cool but wished my Gene was around

  6. Kosi

    March 7, 2017 at 9:36 am

    And guess what, Mai Atafo didn’t put it up on his ig cos he knows it wasn’t his original idea.

    • Olori

      March 7, 2017 at 10:28 am

      I noticed it too. I follow him on IG. Shame don catch am. Or he’s avoiding lawsuit from Marchesa because if they sight his dress that lawsuit will happen. At least $100 million. LOL.

  7. Maygurl

    March 7, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Simi seem rude to me, i noticed this attitude of hers in the music video with Adekunle Gold ‘No Forget’. Babe you need to grow up and try to properly manage response to fans, either u like it or not they will love and also criticise you because they see u more than u see yourself.

    • MurderSheWrote

      March 7, 2017 at 10:32 am

      Met her twice. She’s proud (for what exactly by the way) and waay too rude. I was disappointed cuz I was so excited to see her the first time. And I hear she blocked up to 100 people on twitter on that amvca night lol I’m tired. Her career is just taking off she has to grow a thick skin towards the “hate”. Goodluck to her sha.

    • Corolla

      March 7, 2017 at 1:35 pm

      You noticed her rude attitude in a music video that she was acting in?? Wetin pesin no go hear for BN.

  8. Vanessa

    March 7, 2017 at 10:22 am

    I think people are being too harsh on Simi. She is but just a young girl, she will gradually understand as she grows that she needs a stylist. For now, let’s just let her be, enjoy her young years without any pressure. Her music speaks volumes though.

    • Ify

      March 7, 2017 at 10:41 am

      She’s 27 or so. That’s not a young girl. Let her get a stylist abeg. Talent does not equate to rubbish dressing. Adele is the best singer in the world and she dresses well

  9. Titi

    March 7, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Eku edewor in Style Temple. A match made in heaven ?? by far my best dressed. She served exotic edge, glam and sophistication

  10. Ifeyinwa Atuanya

    March 7, 2017 at 10:55 am

    between Rita Dominic and Naomi Campbell, their outfits are not the same fabrics, not the same designs. Naomi Campbell is taller than Rita Dominic. Rita Dominic is heavier than Naomi Campbell at the upper body part. Naomi Campbell’s footwear are showing. Rita Dominics’ are covered.

    I don’t understand the comparison(s).

    They are not my friends. I don’t know them personally. They have never spoken to me. I am not a celebrity.

    • Bella

      March 7, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      Babes i love the disclaimer!!

  11. Maigot

    March 7, 2017 at 11:49 am

    My Goodness.. Nancy isime Wtf.. some times our ppl too do.. In lagos stuffiness and heat you decided to wear one of Harry potters deathly hallows on your body… I am sweating just looking at you.. Continue.. Nd that kunle guy… I don’t know you bt… just stop that thing u r doing

    • Mhykel

      March 7, 2017 at 3:44 pm

      Which one is our people too do? Abeg go an sit down. Hollywood celebrities wear rubbish to award shows all the time. Just ask Lady Gaga and Dakota Johnson. I didn’t know Nancy Isime before now. Now she’s on my radar. It’s called being a celebrity.

    • Maigot

      March 7, 2017 at 8:06 pm

      pls.. Hollywood celebs don’t wear winter coats in hot weather.. except ppl like fat joe.. Nd he has also changed since then.. its takky

  12. Jossy

    March 7, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    o ga ooo. make una take am easy o. Mai Atafo is our own. Lets appreciate our own instead of calling him “copy copy”.

    • M

      March 7, 2017 at 3:12 pm

      It is because he’s our own that we should call out his mistakes. When u like someone, u correct them, advise them, push them to do better rather than watch them constantly embarrass themselves in the name of blind support. Besides, he Represents Nigeria and this will rub off wrongly on the nation. His own copy copy Don dey too much. Haba!

  13. Lois

    March 7, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    I wonder why Toyin Aimakhu Abraham did not make the list. She was so spoken about. She looked like heaven on earth. Beautiful, very beautiful. People really came to slay this year at AMVCA

  14. nolly girl

    March 7, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Maybe genevieve and omotola did not attend because they didn’t have money to buy fine clothes.

  15. Lemuel

    March 8, 2017 at 10:18 am

    I think it’s quite mediocre of Simi to think that her style is not important . She wants to be a Grammy winning artist abi – she wants to elevate her career? Then the entire package matters . Get a stylist Simi and stop thinking the world hates you

  16. maren

    March 8, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    i love simi’s responses o jare. she isnt one of those stuffy everything types, and she dressed to show it. lol @invest the energy bit….

  17. david

    April 15, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    I was quite disappointed in Rita Dominic’s dress it looked tacky and cheap even style 101 (onTv) confirmed it mercy Johnson? I like
    look at Shirley and Susan ,two stupid women who should learn to cover their sagging cleavage
    I heard Susan said her clothes were 1million+ ??

    and Nancy too I felt pity fr her the cloth looks like one of those cast off peppd up to look like original
    I hope say breeze blow enter ya yansh well????

    and look at that mumu simi looking so gauche and haggard is it the hair ? the awkward dress eeew!

    get a stylist …….dressmaker (what have u) …..and look like ya big antiez (toke makinwa)
    and stop being stingy
    yeye gal looking like mad woman

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