Stars of Hollywood, Nollywood & Gollywood at the AMAA 2012 Awards in Lagos

Hollywood D-Listers Lynn Whitfield, Isiah Washington (Grey’s Anatomy), Morris Chestnut (The Best Man) joined Nollywood and Gollywood’s finest (that is those that didn’t make it to Stephanie Okereke’s Paris Wedding) at the AMAA (African Movie Academy Awards) 2012 which took place yesterday night in Lagos, Nigeria

The fashion on this red carpet na die! Between Uche Jumbo‘s bright yellow pant suit and Ghanian actress Lydia Forson’s ghastly makeup I just couldn’t! But there were some bright spots namely Empress Njamah who looked stunning in her body con dress (didn’t like her shoes though), Eku Edewor, Kate Henshaw, Eku Edewor and Nse Ekpi Etim also looked stunning in their gowns.

And there was Dencia…in her trademark catsuit.

I know Rita Dominic attended but i couldn’t get my hands on any red carpet photos of her.

Catch up with all the pictures after the jump

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Liz Benson, Genevieve Nnaji, Ini Edo, and Susan Peters bring the Fashion @ Stephanie Okereke-Idahosa’s Paris Wedding

Veteran actress Liz Benson came out of hiding yesterday to make an appearance at Stephanie Okereke‘s Paris wedding which was yesterday.

[READ FIRST PHOTOS FROM STEPHANIE OKEREKE'S PARIS WEDDING HERE]

Also at the Parisian castle, venue of the princess themed 2nd wedding of the Nollywood star to her boo Linus, was Genevieve Nnaji who dazzled in a purple grecian beaded Mathew Williamson gown and a braided bun.

Ini Edo too was there too rocking a pale pink draped gown which she paired with a blue bag.

Susan Peters in a polka dot off shoulder dress

Others there were Kanoyo O Kanayo, Monalisa Chinda and many more

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First Photos from Stephanie Okereke’s Paris Wedding [Update with more pictures]

Stephanie Okereke just said her vows to PR and Media Executive Linus Idahosa, in front of a 400 strong crowd of family, friends and Nollywood colleagues like Genevieve Nnaji, Richard Mofe Damijo, Monalisa Chinda, Ini Edo and many more.

Doesn’t she look stunning? the bride chose a princess style theme for her fairytale wedding in a castle in the city of love, Paris. Wearing a strapless ballgown accentuated with a bejewelled belt, topping off the dramatic dress with a lace veil, and her hair pulled back in a layered bun and natural looking make up.

To Mr & Mrs Idahosa we say Congrats and Happy Married Life from us at that1960chick.com

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Genevieve, Monalisa and Ini jet into Paris for Stephanie Okereke’s wedding

This is how our Nollywood stars roll. Dinner in Lagos…Breakfast in Paris.

Check out Nollywood heavyweights Genevieve Nnaji, Monalisa Chinda, Ini Edo & Stephanie Okereke sans makeup grabbing breakfast in Paris earlier today. The actresses are in the city of love for the spring wedding of their colleague Stephanie Okereke, which is going down tomorrow.

Where is Omo Sexy? Wasn’t she invited?!

Four fine girls….who is the prettiest of them all?

 

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Sheifunmi: I am not crazy, Diary of a Bipolar Menace

Hi everyone, this is a PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT about Mental Health Illness in our society.

My friend, blogger and media personality Sheifunmi has been upfront about his ongoing struggles with mental health, specifically bipolar disorder. He opened up to me about his illness sometime late last year and I just thought to myself WOW! This young man is so brave and open, I just wanted to give him a hug and tell him it will be alright. But based on the little knowledge I have of mental health disorders (I know a handful of people who sufferer from a range of illnesses) I knew he needed way more than a hug, him and others in the same boat, need most of all understanding that bipolar disorder and any other mental disorder is actually a valid health issue, just like any physical health issue.

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BBA’s Karen Igho is engaged!

 

Karen sure knows how to keep her personal life private. I haven’t heard anything about her dating anyone or even being photographed on the red carpet and functions with any one other than Denrele…could she be engaged to Denrele?! LOL

So you can imagine my surprise yesterday when I saw her tweet “He proposed :)” followed by “He said karen will you marry me?” I honestly thought she was clowning her followers. But it looks like it’s no belated April Fools as she posted a twitpic with the engagement ring.

Congrats girl! Now I wonder who this mystery man is….it’s quite possible it’s Denrele o!

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D’Banj signs new record deal with Mercury Music/Island Def Jam

So it looks like while we were all embroiled in the Don Jazzy/DBanj beef and subsequent demise of their label Mo Hits…Daniel Banjo Dapo Oyebanjo was actually signing new label deals. This time with Mercury Records UK/Island Def Jam UK, and no Kanye’s G.O.O.D Music hasn’t dropped him. MR/IDJ UK will represent him in the UK.

D’Banj is in excellent company at the label some of his label mates are Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Jay Z, Jennifer Lopez amongst many others.

Compared to when he and Don Jazzy signed with G.O.O.D Music a lot of noise hasn’t been made about this latest record deal, but the kokomaster has already confirmed the news by updating his twitter bio to read DB/Good Music/ Mercury/IDJ’ (IDJ – Island Def Jam).

D’Banj who has temporarily relocated to the US where he is working on new material, will officially be dropping Oliver Twist in the UK on May 13, and he’s also gearing up for major performance at the 2012 Barclaycard Wireless Festival taking place in London’s Hyde Park, July, 7 2012 and the BBC Hackney Weekend 2012 in London, June 23 – 24.

Congrats D’Banj

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New Music | Category – eLDee

New music from veteran eLDee the Don. The single Category is off his forthcoming album Undeniable which contains previous hits like Wash Wash and Today Today. He keeps this in line with his true classic eLDee sound. Lets just say, this album is one I can’t wait to cop. Listen to the brand new single below.

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Do you agree with TIME Magazine that President Jonathan is one of the Most Influential People in the world?

Yesterday TIME Magazine released it’s annual 100 Most Influential People List for 2012, and guess who made the list our president Goodluck Jonathan. According to TIME,“they are the people who inspire us, entertain us, challenge us and change our world.”

Here’s what was written in TIME about him

Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan exemplifies the African political renaissance at a time when the people of the continent are starting to reap the fruit of their resources and their hard work. President Jonathan, 54, possesses the qualities needed at this moment of great challenges, having come to power at a crucial moment in the history of Nigeria. The country has grown out of its past of corruption, mismanagement and brutality, but the foundation of good governance is still fragile.

In two short years, President Jonathan has shown the same dexterity he demonstrated as governor of Bayelsa, the same ability to find the remedies to the many complexities of running a nascent democracy. He has spearheaded the fight against corruption and turned Nigeria into an example of good governance. He has also made a significant impact on consolidating peace and security in West Africa. From the onset of our own crisis, Liberia has benefitted from the support of Nigeria. President Jonathan not only upheld the trend but added to it. With leaders like President Jonathan, Africa is sure to move toward prosperity, freedom and dignity for all of its people.

Johnson Sirleaf is the President of Liberia

Congrats Sir! See his response to the honour after the jump

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Nadia Buari is a Fashion Fail as she attends Charity Gala with Halle Berry in Beverly Hills.

Nadia, Nadia, Nadia why would wear those ugly shoes with that dress? You are such a pretty girl with a nice body but you need a stylist ASAP! I know some very good ones, send me an email and I’ll hook you up :)

Nadia just doesn’t know how to put herself together for a lot of these public appearances, take for instance the above appearance which was the 2012 Jenesse Silver Rose Awards Gala which took place April 14 in Beverly Hills, CA. The semi formal affair had a lot of A listers like Halle Berry and Nadia Buari shows up looking like a hood rat in her tacky ensemble.

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