|LINDA EJIOFOR & UGONNA OMERUO|
Date was the the last day of the month of February 2013. That is, February 28, 2013. Time for all to gather was 11am. Venue is probably one of the best and most beautiful boutique hotels in the country, the Wheatbaker Hotel, 4, Onitolo Street, Ikoyi, Lagos. The organisers had tagged the event ” an exclusive Brunch in honoring the selected AMVCA’s nominees, sponsors and stakeholders in preparation for the AMVCA 2013 and boy, was it a classy event.
We believe organisers of awards and other shows should take a cue from Mnet and learn to package their events with such class, precision and colour. For those who arrived at the event before the time, there was a short interview session and paparazzi time, as photos of the guests were taken, then straight to the bar where juices were served and one could have a little demonstration of the good benefit of massage, done for free by the experts from Clear Essence Spa.
Not too long afterwards, the mingling guests were ushered into the breakfast room of the Wheatbaker Hotel. Guests included several of the nominees and some other guests and a few media personalities. We saw the ever simply classic Genevieve Nnaji, who always looks effortlessly chic, we totally loved her combo, which she finished off with a very classy black Christian Louboutin Pigalle pumps, she is one of the awards nominees, other award nominees that were in attendance were- Ariyike Oladipo, Frank Osodi, Nkiru Nwauzor, Teru Ekuerhare, comedian Bovi Ugboma, Taiwo Atigogo, screen veteran Kunle Bamtefa, another veteran Tunde Kelani, O.C Ukeje, delectable Lilian Usoro, the very pregnant Blessing Effiom-Egbe, Kalu Ikeagwu, Udoka Onyeka, Biola Popoola, Regina Chukwu & Funke Akindele-Oloyede.
Apart from these nominees there was a sprinkling of a few other people, ‘the ever gorgeous MD of Mnet Africa/AfricaMagic, ‘Biola Alabi was there also, wearing a very classy ‘Roland Mouret’ timeless Orange dress, we can bet it was ‘made to measure’ for the very stylish & highly intelligent lady, it totally defined what we understand body con dress. Also there was the MD of MultiChoice Nigeria, Mr. John Ugbe, who later gave a short opening speech, welcoming all to the brunch, also in attendance was Femi Odugbemi, celebrated and award-winning writer/filmmaker, who also gave a short speech as one of the jurist that selected the films for consideration, it’s very obvious from the way he spoke that he loves his art so much and is a brilliant chap.
We can’t but mention that we saw Ugonna Omeruo, the Creative Director of her own fashion design label, House of Nwocha. As she’s known to always do, she was looking impeccably stylish, in her black top, done up to her neck and that eagle brooch like a bow on the neck, atop that gorgeous skirt and finished off with a red stilettos was a delight to look at, also there was Moriam Musa, the MD of Morsi Pr. The Masters of the ceremony, were Tinsel’s Gbenro Ajibade and the sweet looking Linda Ejiofor, both were in character has they guided the proceedings with much aplomb.
It was a fun morning/early afternoon meeting and you all need to see the sweet invitation package for the main event set for March 9, 2013. We were part of the beautiful happening and we have got pictures for your viewing delight.
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|UGONNA, ‘BIOLA ALABI & GENEVIEVE|
|‘BIOLA ALABI, MD MNET AFRICA/AFRICAMAGIC|
|GENNY & ‘BIOLA|
|UGONNA & FRANK OSODI|
|FUNKE AKINDELE-OLOYEDE & MORIAM MUSA|
|JOHN UGBE & ‘BIOLA ALABI & OTHERS AT THE EVENT|
|FUNKE & ‘BIOLA|
|FRANK OSODI, MORIAM MUSA & GBENRO AJIBADE|