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#AMVCA2018: BellaNaija Style presents our Best Dressed List from the 2018 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards!



The star-studded Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards was held at Eko Hotel and Suites and saw nominees and guests alike kill it sartorially.  With  a profusion of jacquards and metallic brocades in rich hues and not quite run-of-the-mill princess moments this was one of the more interesting red carpets we’ve had in a while.

BellaNaija Style presents a wrap-up of the best-dressed A-listers from the event.

Cynthia ‘Cee-C’ Nwadiora

in Lanre Da Silva Ajayi

In a sea of statement-making gowns, this LDA dress made quite an impact. We particularly love shimmering fabrication and delicate feathered embellishments. Styled with matching gold accessories and a beauty look reminiscent of Old Hollywood, CeeC has never looked more arresting.

Ini Dima-Okojie

in Fablane by Derin

Ini Dima-Okojie is a fashion girl through and through, so the AMVCA red carpet was always going to be a chance for her to shine. And shine she did! Clad in a gold shimmering jacquard Fablane by Derin dress with origami detailing, a deep side slit with black satin cascading side train, she was an absolute vision. Statement earrings and a standout hairstyle elevated the dramatic glamour of the look.

Shaffy Bello

in Fouad Sarkis Couture by Enthyst Fashion Klinik

Shaffy Bello has been on a fashionable tear all year!  The actress looked amazing wearing a dress by Fouard Sarkis Couture look from Enthyst Events.She donned a pale blue dress with gold embellishments and sculptural bodice detail with a fitted skirt underlay and flared overskirt. Opting for gold statement earrings that echoed her dresses embellishment , smokey eyes and neutral makeup completed this sartorial triumph.

Ebuka Obi Uchendu

in Mai Atafo

Mr Obi-Uchendu dressed to impress in this Mai Atafo tux. With its ivory dress jacket and satin shawl collar lapel, he looked undeniably dapper. Black dress shoes polished off the look.

Rita Dominic

in Tubo

Rita Dominic brings it every year and this stunning cobalt blue number by Tubo is no different. Featuring a blue Rita’s unique look featured a fitted column skirt and an asymmetric voluminous taffeta bodice with floral applique detail. Her hair and makeup were flawless and we can’t find a single thing wrong with this look.

Rita Dominic

Denola Grey

in Rhobes Official

The classic tuxedo got an update courtesy of Rhobes Official. As a stalwart of the Best Dressed list, Denola Grey knows when to take things up a notch. Opting for overblown head to toe winter florals in a slim-line cut, the TV presenter and fashion consultant made this look his own.

Toni Tones

in Yemi Shoyemi

Toni Tones

The actress was radiant in red Yemi Shoyemi. This fashion partnership can always be relied upon to serve up a classic princess moment. The bodice  of the ballgown was hand beaded with additional ostrich feather details plus a slit in the full skirt.

Lilian “Lilly Afe” Afegbai

in Nonnistics Fashion

The leggy actress was was ravishing in another offering from one of her go-to designers Nonnistics Fashion. The monochromatic lace dress featured a high neck, lace up corset-style detail at the back and a fishtail silhouette. She accessorized with a black patent clutch and gold earrings. A glossy the low ponytail and halo braid with neutral makeup completed her look.

Lilian Afegbai

Anto Lecky

in Bibi Lawrence


The former #BBNaija housemate shone in architectural Bibi Lawrence, which featured a dramatic cape reminiscent of a Spanish matador. The blush dress featured all over gold embroidery and an embellished belt at the waist. She accessorised with gold strappy sandals and a box clutch and completed the look with crystal jewellery.

Ireti Doyle

in Fouad Sarkis Couture by Enthyst Fashion Klinik

Ireti Doyle

Ireti Doyle stunned in this clavicle-baring, chartreuse number. The doyenne of television kept her styling simple with a delicate, natural hair updo, gold jewellery and a popping tangerine manicure. Love everythig about this look.

Yvonne Nwosu

in Vonne Couture

In one of the standout looks of the night, Yvonne Nwosu who is  never afraid to push the envelope continued the brocade/jacquard trend in a pale blue number with gold baroque leaf detailing. The draped off shoulder ensemble featured a voluminous pleated skirt with seafoam green lining, parted to reveal teeny tiny matching shorts which was both unexpected and bold.

Yvonne’s finger waved hair and top bun was the icing on the cake for this look.

Sika Osei  

in Fablane by Derin

Sika Osei

We were in awe of the colour of Sika Osei’s Fablane by Derin dress against all that melanin skin. The sculpturally pristine detail on the shoulder and wasit line was the focal point of the dress, which draped softly to the floor with a slit for added sultry appeal. As always Sika kept her hair and makeup simple. Gold jewellery completed the red carpet hosts look.

Bolanle Olukanni

In Lady Beellionaire Luxury

Bolanle Olukanni

The documentary filmmaker opted for a peacock blue ballgown from Lady Beellionaire Luxury. She accessorised with crystal earrings and a ring, which echoed the crystal detailing on the waistline of her dress.

Stan Nze

Stan Nze

The actor made a powerful, theatrical statement on the red carpet in a traditional look styled with coral beads. Befitting as the look was styled by Iniemi Ogoun, an acclaimed Nollywood costume designer.

Dakore Akande

in Fouad Sarkis Couture by PM Luxury

Although this look brings to mind Zendaya‘s Monarch butterfly moment in Moschino last year Dakore did this look justice in this colorful flowing number from PM Luxury. Gold accessories and glowy makeup finished off her red carpet perfect look.

Oluwabusayo ‘Koko’ Abiri

in Elegante by Tiannah

Former BBNaija housemate Koko went for a classic princess moment in this strapless confection from Elegante by Tiannah. Her hair and makeup = flawless.

Blossom Chukwujekwu

in CN Daniels Couture

Blossom Chukwujekwu

The classic tuxedo received a traditional remake in this CN Daniels number. Patent leather shoes and a velvet bowtie completed the look.

Williams Uchemba

in Clemas Effanga

Williams Uchemba

Looking sleekly refined in a Clemas Effanga ensemble, Williams’ crisp and classic look was a winner. He accessorised with a timepiece and a check pocket square added visual interest.

Williams Uchemba

Tobi Bakre

in Reves Clothing Co

Tobi Bakre

Clad in a vibrant blue Reves Clothing Co tuxedo with contrast black lapels, Tobi looked every inch the snazzy gentleman.

Uti Nwachukwu

in Femy Toys

Uti Nwachukwu

Another daring look from Uti Nwachukwu. The TV presenter cut a striking figure in this head to toe brocade look.

Toyin Abraham

in 2207 by TBally

This look wasn’t groundbreaking, but we enjoy how refined Toyin Abraham looked in black and silver 2207byTBally. The dress was cut to perfect with a halter neckline and dramatic high low peplum train. A birdcage bag and crystal embellished sandals rounded out the look. 

Toyin Abraham

Leo B. Da Silva

in Kimono Kollection

Leo DaSilva

The BB Naija star was the height of classic, refined red carpet perfection in purple velvet Kimono Kollection and Givenchy.

Lala Akindoju

in Mai Atafo

Kemi Lala Akindoju

We were all for this a dose of smart tailoring. Lala Akindoju clad in white jacquard Mai Atafo was the perfect directional alternative to a red carpet dress. Keeping the styling muted on this occasion, she accessorised with matching pumps and a metallic minaudiere.

Uru Eke

in Africcana

Uru Eke

Uru Eke perfectly demonstrated a different type of laid-back glamour which gave the perfect princess and body conscious dresses on this red carpet a run for their money. Opting for effortless, unstudied chic – Uru let the heavily embellished fabrication of this dress do all the talking. The 60s inspired look was mod perfection meets eye-popping glamour.

Photo Credit: Instagram

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  1. Lara

    September 3, 2018 at 8:34 am

    Koko, Ceec and Toyin were my best dressed for the award

    • Marsala

      September 4, 2018 at 12:21 am

      Lala looks stunning! Best she’s ever looked!

  2. Vics

    September 3, 2018 at 10:04 am

    CeeC best dressed Female, Denola Grey best dressed Male

  3. Ms. S

    September 3, 2018 at 10:19 am

    A.N.T.O yassss! Best dressed for me hands down, there were definitely a lot of gorgeous contenders though, nice one ladies!!

  4. Ara

    September 3, 2018 at 10:45 am

    I give it up to Uru Eke, she’s the bestest dressed, I still can’t get over her total package

  5. PEN

    September 3, 2018 at 11:05 am

    Nigerians…you guys know how to show up. Beautiful. Beautiful.

  6. ifeoma

    September 3, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    anto,tobi and koko were the best dressed for me

  7. Saywhatnow

    September 3, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    Rita Domnic,Bolanle,Koko,Sika,Ireti,n Toyin Abraham Best dressed for me.. Cece’s dress was beautiful.. nothing spectacular in my opinion.. I loveded Bisola’s second Red dress..I respect Bambams Audacity.. Our Nigerian designers are really trying.. Super proud!

  8. Arin

    September 3, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Anto, Koko, Bolanle and Toyin for the win!

  9. Don't Forget

    September 3, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    Faithia Balogun’s dress should be somewhere up there imo

  10. Bee

    September 3, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    I’m very confused ohh. How can you people compile a best dressed list from the AMVCA’s and not even include Bimbo Ademoyes dress?!!!! I’m literally shook! HOW???!

  11. Ene

    September 3, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    There was a Kenyan man who wore a three piece suit, blue. He also won an award. Maybe he didn’t walk the red carpet, but he was by far, the best dressed male
    His outfit was tailored almost perfectly.
    I liked Alexx Ekubo too
    Femi Adebayo and Kalu Ikeagwu with the the Indian inspired kaftans with long jacket. love it

  12. seyi

    September 11, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    in my opinion, this list is not complete……

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