The Good, The Bad And The Ugly At The AMAA Red Carpet

One of the most anticipated events in Nigerian entertainment, the Africa Movie Academy Awards, took place last week. Besides looking forward to finding out about this year’s winners, everyone was also anxious to see the red carpet fashion.

The Academy Awards red carpet was graced by top personalities in a Nigerian and African movie scene, and there was plenty to admire in terms of style and fashion. See the best and worst looks from that night!


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1. What is AMAA?

The Africa Movie Academy Awards were founded to celebrate the latest achievements in the industry of African movies. 2017 marked the seventh anniversary of the AMAA. The awards show takes place in Nigeria and attracts hundreds of movie stars from the whole African continent.

Even though the AMAA is not the first awards ceremony in the Nigerian movie scene, it’s the first one of this caliber. That is why the red carpet dresses seen at the Africa Movie Academy Awards can definitely surprise every fashion fan.

2. Best dressed AMAA celebrities

Starting from the first ever AMAA ceremony, Nigerian movie stars spare no expense in creating their red carpet looks and collaborate with the leading designers for the most amazing results. Here are the best-dressed AMAA 2017 guests.

Ese Eriata

Ese Eriata is a famed Nigerian actress, singer, model, and Big Brother Naija contestant. For this red carpet, Ese decided to go for the classically elegant black dress with lace sleeves and a sparkling texture that looks exceptionally good in photos.

Stephenie Linus

Stephenie Linus has had an admirable career as a model, actress, and film director, but her AMAA 2017 look has also made her possibly the best dressed Nigerian actress today. For this event, Stephenie chose a hot pink figure-hugging dress and some fabulous accessories.

Somkele Idhalama

When Somkele Idhalama entered the AMAA 2017 red carpet, everyone was instantly dazzled by her look. The black dress with a green botanical pattern is gorgeous on its own, but the colorful sleeves that turn into a cape take this whole outfit on a much higher level.

Beverly Osu

Beverly Osu is an incredibly successful Nigerian model and a widely popular person in the Nigerian fashion scene, and her AMAA 2017 red carpet look is a great evidence of her fashion sense. This blue velvet dress, paired with a matching turban, is one of the fiercest looks of the night.

3. Worst dresses AMAA celebrities

It’s safe to say that no Nigerian movies star wants to be featured on a list of the worst dressed Nollywood actresses, but sometimes the ladies simply make a wrong choice when looking for an outfit for that special night. Here are some looks that got a lot of negative reviews.

Rosy Meurer

Rosy Meurer is not only a successful model and actress, but also one of the most talked about Nigerian celebrities right now, and her African Movie Academy Awards got everyone talking even more, but not in a good way. Her dress is simply too fussy, there are too many decorations, and the see-through lace with beige underwear is not a great look either.

Eunice Omole

Eunice Omole is an outstanding Nigerian media personality and has much more to offer to the world than her fashion sense, but this time could have picked a better dress. The whole gown is just shapeless, and the one odd shoulder and a weirdly high slit don’t add to the look’s appeal.

Franca Brown

Franca Brown is one of the most beloved Nigerian movie stars with a career that spanned for decades, but it appears that she didn’t try too hard for her AMAA look. Instead of choosing a gown like most other guests, she opted for a skirt+top combination, which left fans and fashion critics underwhelmed.

Lydia Forson

Lydia Forson is one of the leading Ghanian actresses who is also known for her bold fashion sense. Her AMAA 2017 look could have been among the best ones of the evening if she’d just gone up a size or two.


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