Thursday, September 28, 2023

How the Stars Saw in the New Year

So 2016 arrived and most of us witnessed the moment surrounded by friends, family, music and or some note paper with New Year resolutions scribbled across them.

As for your favourite celebrities? They partied, drank, selfied and shared the love on social media, and here are just some of the best snaps.

Genevieve’s Twinkling Message

Top Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji spent the evening at church, using a twinkling display of lights and fireworks to wish her followers a Happy New Year via a video message.

Bonang Matheba

TV presenter Bonang Matheba shared this sun-soaked pic in noir, with the message;

“Stronger. Wiser. Happier. Even more grateful… LOVE makes everything okay… God has already laid down all that is due to you- human beings are just a distraction. Stay focused.

Dear 2016… Like every other year… I’m about to murk you!! Gird your loins…2015 was meant to ‘sink’ me… It did the opposite. THANK YOU!!…. Cav the table He laid… Can’t touch!!”


Chrissy Teigen & John Legend’s Perfect Portrait

Star couple Chrissy Teigen and John Legend (plus bump) shared this perfectly shot ‘wefie’ on Instagram, captioning;

“Happy New Year, guys!! We love you, we really do.

What a year… already thinking about how different this one will be!! Bye bye 2015 – thank you for everything you brought and taught us!”


Omosexy’s Positive Message

Nollywood beauty Omatola had this picture message to share, tagging it;

“So help me God! Who’s Ready? #happynewyear2016


Denola Grey’s Heartfelt Message

Top blogger and media personality, Denola Grey got emotional with us via his Instagram, sharing a New Year’s message he’d received from a follower.

Sharing a snap of what he received, the star said;

“When I read this message it moved me in a way that I couldn’t understand . Before I started creating my space in the world, my prayer to God was that, should I be given the opportunity to do what comes naturally to me, I would hopefully inspire at least one person to believe in themselves and revel in their individuality.

Every day is a battle, but if you can see past the fog and realise that your power is in your uniqueness, you CAN and WILL pull through. Please never forget that. And to anyone struggling with depression or even suicidal thoughts, please talk to someone you trust about it. You are loved, the world would never be the same without you. Keep that in mind this New Year.

Much love, always 
PS. I have express permission to put this up . I value everyone’s privacy”


Elma’s Stylish Shot

SPICE’s own star, The Red Carpet Show Host Elma Godwin shared this outfit shot, saying;

“Hello 2016, I’m coming through….”


Model Ajak Deng’s Rooftop Toast

South Sudanese model, Ajak Deng was snapped on a roof top in New York, throwing her arms – plus a glass and a bottle of champagne – up for 2016, hash tagging;



JHud’s Family Snaps

Singer Jennifer Hudson spent her New Year’s Eve with family, sharing pictures of her gathering online, captioned;

“Happy new year to u all ! 2016! Oh but we made it !!!! Thank u Jesus !!!”


Rita’s Insta Recap

Sharing her #BestNine with her followers, actress Rita Dominic revealed her most-liked shots of 2015, captioning the post;

“Thanks to my Zamundans for all the love, may God shower you all with his blessings in the new year.. Love and light always.”


Nicki Minaj’s OOTN

Rapper Nicki Minaj shared a shot of her Outfit of the Night, which she took for a spin in Vegas.

The star said in her photo caption;

“The look u give when they tried to break u in 2015 but instead u got better, stronger, richer & more sorry for them. Lol. Blessings to u guys. HAPPY 2016!!!!!!”


Toke’s Trio of Selfies

Seeing in the New Year through her front-facing camera, TV star Toke Makinwa shared three selfies while rocking some fun shades, saying via the caption;

“Thank you 2015, I get so emotional just thinking of this year.

My biggest lesson? Each day was a lesson. Each month was a gift. My walk with God, my family, friends, so much to be thankful for. As I bid you good bye, I look forward in hope for a bigger and better 2016″


Tyra’s New Year’s ‘Smize’

Posting a Barbie-esque shot of herself to Instgram, supermodel Tyra Banks ‘smiled’ in the New Year with this pic and the message;

“Eve says don’t drink and drive but have lots of fun and lots of mouthfuls of butter. #Lifesize#happynewyear


Lisa Folaiwayo’s Stylish Snap

Designer Lisa Folawiyo celebrated New Year’s Eve in style (obviously and as always), sharing this picture of her outfit to Instagram, along with the message;

“Prayer. Faith. Focus. Surplus. Welcome 2016.. Happy New Year everyone!!!”


Eku Edewor’s Bright Night

And, ending our list and starting 2016 with a bang, model and presenter Eku Edewor shared this video of the firework display she witnessed, along with the message;

“Happy New Year!! May it be a purposeful and prosperous one! 2016!!!”

A video posted by Eku Edewor (@ekuedewor) on

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, but will try anyway: Have a stylish and momentous New Year, guys!

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