Last night, on the 5th of March, the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards took place at the Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos, bringing the best stars from film and TV to the red carpet, in a rainbow of brilliant looks.
Below are all the best ensembles from Nollywood’s brightest stars – those that came in cool blues, mellow yellows and pop pinks, and everything else in between.
Take a look and let us know your favourite outfits, plus which shade you think was served up best!
Girls in Green
Actress and producer Rita Dominic stepped out and gave us chills with her deep green gown. We are so here for that embellished belt feature too – and the hair? It just screams screen siren, doesn’t it…
Beverly Naya looked amazing opting for her darker green look, which came draped to perfection with a dramatic cape detail. We love the Sisiano dress and we love how the hair was piled high on her head. So glam!
Choosing a more zingy green and going for lime, Teresa Edem was styled by Kelu and killed us with the resulting outfit. How hot, young and fun does this look on the red carpet?
Doing the thing in a teal green, with bold clusters of embellishment, Stephanie Linus did this look justice with elegant hair and a bright red lip. Super chic!
But did you see Funke Akindele in Enthyst? We love this look, and how it drips from that enviable green into a neutral nude hue. So elegant!
Subtle Shade Slayers
Kehinde Bankole knew what she was doing when she pulled on this white and nude gown. She looked just lovely in her quirky but elegant dress, especially with all those cute cut out embellishments…
Ini Edo looked ready to be wed in her trailing gown – another hit in cream that we spied on the red carpe, the side-gathered detail being a real focal point.
Going the trad route in Muftao, Owen G also went for a subtle-hued look, layering neutral tones for understated excellence.
We also adored Mercy Aigbe’s glittering Luminee dress, worn with beautifully rolled hair that made for an old Hollywood vibe.
This lacey number is one of our favourites from the night, with the gown giving just enough plunge to provide a sexy yet elegant allure, and the long sleeves and fitted skirt skimming the body just so. Perfection.
Another perfect look came from our own Idia Aisien, who turned up looking ravishing in Vonne Couture. Wardrobe goals or what?!
Iyabo Ojo also showed great form in her gown, highlighting her amazing figure. But that quirky basket clutch? The killer accessory of the night.
Cute duo, IK Ogbona and his wife Sonia stepped out to turn heads in their ensembles, but Ms Ogbonna edged it with her subtle-coloured lacey gown. We love the hue and that peek-a-boo, sheer cutout at the thigh.
And is this not a dress fit for a princess? We at SPICE think so and need one immediately. Cute embellishments and trailing hem, and we haven’t ignored the sweetheart neckline either. So sweet!
Players in Pink & Purple
Continuing on with princess pink, but doing it well with a brave shade like this one, Wole Ojo donned a mis-matched three-piece that other guests could really learn from. Love the statement-making and the way this look is colour blocked head-to-toe.
Odion Azuz and Kulanen Landini are a sight for sore eyes. The pink-indigo look is a lovely combination and these two made a lovely duet on the red carpet. That gown though? Could have easily stole the show, all by itself – for the fabulous silhouette and the high voltage hue.
And then there was Yemi Alade wearing Iconic Invanity, stealing attention with her on-trend stripes and the cool colour way of the gown. Ms Alade usually nails it and last night was no exception.
Can we talk about Annie idibia’s look though? The grape-hued gown is just gorgeous, with its floor length cape, and the hair ‘do is to die for. Love!
We also liked Seyi Shay’s sexy look, in this House of CB dress that showed a lot of skin, complimented by super smooth hair…
Nse Ikpe-Etim wore this dramatic Ejiro Amos Tafiri dress and just killed the red carpet. Love the flouncing skirt detail and the fact it has pockets…
But then this gown on Sika Osei gave us chills with its regal shape and golden finishes. We also noted those elegant sheer sleeves…
Also spied on the red carpet were fiery looks like this one from Kiki Omeili, in its pink-fused red – so hot, yet its bardot shoulder detail is so, so cool…
Kate Henshaw in Bunmi is a good idea, and we like how it manifested at the AMVCAs. Though the print at the top is quite heavy and the demand of a bold red hue is much, Ms Henshaw still managed to exude a feeling of fresh.
Also doing the red thing was Linda Ejiofor, who posed with Falz and his mustard ensemble, bringing the outfit fire as a duo. Most of the heat came from Ms Ejiofor’s gown though – from that sweet heart neckline especially.
Lilian Esoro also looked great in her stunning yellow gown by House of Dorothy Bridals. We loved the hue and how it gave us Rihanna-at-the-2015-Met-Gala vibes…
Looking peachy-perfect in her Toju Foyeh dress, Osas Ajibade looked amazing, as usual. Mostly, we adore the silhouette of this gown – how it cinches the waist then explodes at the hip for a full princess skirt. Gorgeous!
And glowing in amber was our Red Carpet Show host, Elma Godwin, who radiated in her Iconic Invanity dress. We love the monochrome print down the middle of the design, too.
The Many in Monochrome
A great many stepped out in monochromatic looks, like this elegant fishtail no. that looked fit for a Bond Girl. In this case, the classic combo of black and white came in classic fabrics like lace and silk, and was suitably paired with diamonds in the ears.
DJ Xclusive’s look was also formed of black and white, with a tux that looked super chic and scored points for its subtle flock print.
Nikiru proved that an all black look can also dazzle, debuting a dress by Ufo Fashion that came with a pretty petal-print overlay on sheer sleeves. Chic!
Glittering in her all black look, Uche Jombo wore a dress striped in sequins and sheer panels, and certainly looked good on the red carpet.
Ken Eric donned House Of Sean and showed off a monochromatic look that included grey – a good effort made great with a printed bow tie, pocket square and corsage as accessories.
Winning in his grey look though was Noble Igwe, who accessorised with fun trimmings, like a golden tiger pin, printed pocket square and the tassels on his loafers. And we’ve not overlooked that vintage-style bow tie, either. Love!
Boys (& Girls) in Blue
Blue was a popular choice for stylish gents and the ladies at the 2016 AMVCAs, with Tope Tedela opting for a teal hue via this Old Religion look.
Here we got a lesson in texture and contrast, with this gown serving up beaded brilliance and being striped with various blues all over. There are points too for the matching beaded clutch – and those shoes, which are spiked to make a sharp sartorial statement.
Alexx Ekubo did his fun fashion thing on the red carpet, bringing texture too, via this plaid printed two piece, with a hint of blue. We’re not overly keen on shades on the red carpet, but the model/actor made it work.
Also busting a hint of navy, Mike Ezuronye came out looking slick in a luxe-looking blazer adorned with a pin and pocket square. We really like the use of the brooch to replace a bow tie too…
Rotimi and Tosin Adelegan looked perfect on the red carpet – the navy suit by Jacket King making sure to cement the fact that blue was a major trend for gents at the 2016 AMVCAs.
Anna Banner Ebiere looked beautiful with her silver and blue gown. We at SPICE especially loved her sleek locks and the way the hem of the dress came curling around her feet.
This blazer though? Nailing it. For being the sort of navy that glows and for being velvet – a texture that’s going to be huge for AW16.
Mai Atafo in Mai Atafo is always a winning combination, and doing his super stylish thing as usual, the designer brought out the brocade and a giant corsage. The guy looked great! We just hope no one stepped on his blue suede shoes, or tripped over their oversized tassels…
For Joseph Benjamin though, it was all about the traditional, with a blue Agbada ensemble served up with a contrasting red.
Susan Peters looked so cute in her electric blue number, broken in the middle by a bit of metallic. Super princess-like, this look stood out on the carpet too, amid so many great ensembles at the event.
But doing the blue hue effortlessly was Dolapo Oni, wearing a Solace dress that came slipping from the shoulder and split high up the leg. We imagine it was high fives all round for her styling team on the night, because Ms Oni looked like a one million dollars…
But what do you think? Which were the outfits you rated the best? Tell us what you made of the AMVCAs red carpet looks, below in the comments bow or online @SPICETVAFRICA.