Monday, April 23, 2012


I got a message on my mail that I should come and collect my tag which stands as my accreditation to cover the 8th AMAA awards which was held at Eko Hotels at Victoria Island in Lagos Nigeria on April 22, 2012. They were specific about accreditation time which they fixed for the hours of 2pm-4pm. I got there for 3pm and accreditation took no time. For me, that was a good start. I began to write a script in my heart on the kinds of pictures to tell the AMAA stories with. After a long wait, red carpet pictures started, as a photo-journalist that was not my interest, as the awards and other sights other than red carpet pictures was my interest but as the red carpet photo shoot dragged, I decided to join other photographers to take some red carpet pictures not knowing that was the only pictures my accrediation could get me. After the long session of the red carpet photo shoot, I decided to go inside with three other photo-journalists namely Sunday Alamba from Associated Press AP, Akintunde who works with Reuters and Kunle Ajayi of Daily Independent. As were tried to enter the hall where the event was to take place, we were told that cameras were not allowed in the place. Why? We asked, and the security men told us that, that was the order from above then I, Tunde and Kunle then drove off in Tunde`s car. As we almost got to Maryland, the spokesperson of AMAA Tope Ajayi, called Kunle if he could come to the entrance of the hall so that he could help me in. The three of us decided not to go back because we felt it was late (that should be after 11pm in the night) and we believed that by the time we get there they might have done important things. That was how I could not get the AMAA awards ceremony but we can make do of some red carpet pictures. Picture above is top Nigerian Raggae artiste ruined by hard drugs, Majek Fashek spotted at the event arena .

Nollywood actress benita Nzeribe

Ghanian actress Juliet  Ibrahim

Chinyere Wilfred

Nollywood actress, Chdi Okafor

Nollywood actor Benedict Johnson

Nollywood actor, Tony Umez and his wife, Patsy Umez

Oyetoro Aafiz Nollywood actor

Uche Jombo, Nollywood actress

Agatha Amata producer/presenter of Insideout TV Show 

Ejike Asiegbu Nollywood actor

Arinze Okonkwo Nollywood actor

Abiola Atanda aka Madam Kofo also a Nollywood actress 

Grace Amah, Nollywood actress

Nollywood actress, Moyo Lawal

Nollywood actress and Amaka Okorocha of a Nigerian TV series known as Spider in the person of hinyere Nwabueze was also present for the AMAA awards

Shade Awode, a model

Vera Anku came all the way from Ghana to witness the show

Maureen Ginika an actress was also present

Dorothea Kwofie

Winner of AMBO 5, Ivie Okujaye also registered her presence at the occasion

Sister`s keeper

Winner of 2006 Big Brother Nigeria, Katung Uduak

Nollywood actress Florence Onuma

Ashley Stephanie left, lead singer of the Spanish girls and her manger Lanre Joe

Ebbe Bassey acted in the movie titled TIES THAT BINDS

Laila Dejansi, director of the movie TIES THAT BINDS

Amanda Jissih producer of the movie, TIES THAT BINDS

Chinedu Ikedieze, Nollywood actor

Toni Kan a writer was also present at the ceremony

Popular TV present, Oliseh Adebua

Nollywood acteress Rita Dominic

Kate Henshaw a Nollywood actress was also spotted at the event arena

Elizabeth Okoro

This chest belongs to Elizabeth Okoro

Evelyn Okoro, Elizabeth`s sister

Wanogho Isio TV presenter

Banker turned Nollywood actress, Nse Ikpe Etim

Anita Hogan

Ego the singer was present too

Beware, this chest belongs to Evelyn Okoro

The Okoro`s display their God gifted chests at the AMAA arena

Morris Chesmut

Kafidipe Kabira

Aisha Kafidipe

Fathia Balgon Nollywood star was also present

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