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Without a doubt, African celebrities never miss an opportunity to showcase the epitome of splendour. This undeniable truth was evident over the weekend at Africa’s most prominent awards event, the AMVCA 2023. It was crystal clear that the stars were determined to make a statement at the ninth edition of the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards, where TV/Radio host Ik Osakioduwa and Miss Universe 2019, Zozibini Tunzi, took on the hosting duties.
As the sun gracefully descended over Lagos on Saturday evening, entertainers, actors, designers, and esteemed content creators adorned the red carpet with opulent and extravagant outfits. As expected, the most innovative and controversial ensembles sparked conversations and fueled heated debates among online commentators. Overall, the AMVCA 2023 was a mesmerizing spectacle, featuring captivating ensembles that left everyone awestruck.
The event was star-studded and filled with stylish and unique outfits from celebrities. Here are our Top 10 most stylish outfits for the event.
1. Sandra Essien
With no doubt, you’ll agree that this is worth putting as number one. While there are numerous gorgeous outfits, this ensemble worn by Sandra Essien is more stunning.
The Big Brother Titan star wore a purple remake of Cardi B’s Met Gala dress. The floral dress was put together by Macklin Scout.
2. Nse Ikpe-Etim
Nollywood actress Nse Ikpe-Etim graced the AMVCA 2023 with a unique outfit by Toju Foyeh. While others might account for this look as “simple,” the beauty of this dress is telling a different story with its “significant” look. The satin tube dress fit almost like a second skin and was simply perfect for the ageless beauty. The classic jewellery set and complementary hairdo all added to the well-thought-out look.
3. Kie Kie
Nigeria’s acclaimed social content creator, Bukunmi Adeaga-Ilori, popularly known as Kie Kie, has once again left us mesmerized. This time, Kie Kie graced the occasion in an exquisite floral dress, adorned with a detachable ruffled train, capturing everyone’s attention. The masterful creation by Yemi Shoyemi is undoubtedly deserving of a prime spot on the front page of any fashion magazine. While the clutch may have been small in size, its impact was anything but subtle, making a bold statement. Kie Kie and her talented glam team have proven their expertise in the realm of style, consistently raising the bar in this fashion game.
4. Toke Makinwa
In our prestigious top 10 list, media personality Toke Makinwa claims her spot with an enchanting Cinderella-inspired gown. She graced the occasion in a magnificent blue ball dress, courtesy of Kud Collections, flawlessly styled by the renowned celebrity stylist Swanky Jerry. Toke’s dress featured a stunning pleated ball skirt, delicate off-shoulder floral embellishments, and a perfectly fitted corset bodice. Adding to the allure, her dreamy diamond necklace from Diamond Eternal Jewelers complemented the entire look, radiating a captivating energy that left everyone in awe.
5. Sharon Ooja
Clean and smooth! Sharon Ooja slayed to the AMVCA 2023 looking like an angel. The Nigerian actress graced the event in a breathtaking two-piece ensemble that exuded sheer elegance. The pristine skirt showcased divine cascading details, gracefully flowing with every step she took.
The statement-cropped top stole the spotlight, shimmering with exquisite crystals and intricate stone embellishments, adding a touch of glamour to the ensemble. However, the pièce de résistance was the enormous floral cape, which elevated the entire look to an otherworldly level of beauty. With such a mesmerizing and unforgettable ensemble, she truly captivated everyone’s attention, leaving an indelible mark on the event.
6. Mercy Eke
The radiant Big Brother Naija star, Mercy Eke, made a dazzling statement in a captivating caped sequin dress crafted by Xtra Bride Lagos. This masterpiece was a magnificent recreation of one of Cardi B’s iconic looks, and it truly sparkled with brilliance, adorned with an array of glistening crystals. The visionary stylist, Swanky Jerry, known as The Force, truly worked his magic with this ensemble, ensuring that every detail was perfectly embellished.
The heavily adorned dress, accompanied by gloves and a crystal-studded cape, boasted a plunging neckline that exuded an aura of opulence and sophistication. Mercy, you deserve a standing ovation for effortlessly exuding rich girl energy. The icing on the cake? Cardi B herself was so enamoured by this ensemble that she reposted it on her Instagram story, solidifying its status as a true fashion triumph.
7. Nana Akua Addo
Ghanaian actress Nana Akua Addo made a striking appearance in a captivating metallic silver silk one-shoulder dress designed by Cary Santiago. The stunning ensemble was adorned with intricate bird motifs and featured exquisite cutout detailing, adding a touch of artistry to the outfit.
As if that wasn’t enough, she elevated the look further with fancy futuristic glasses from Divamp Couture that resembled an inverted Batman helmet, exuding an edgy and avant-garde vibe. This bold and unique ensemble quickly became one of the most talked-about looks of the night, solidifying Nana Akua Addo’s status as a true fashion trailblazer.
8. Osas Ighodaro
Nigerian actress Osas Ighodaro made a huge statement with her outfit to the AMVCA. One dress that truly captured the essence of regality was worn by the renowned actress, who floated down the red carpet in a majestic gown adorned with intricate gold embroidery. The floor-length gown exuded grace and sophistication, making her the epitome of elegance.
9. Ini Edo
Ini Edo, the renowned Nollywood actress, undeniably stole the spotlight as one of the best-dressed celebrities at AMVCA 2023. She graced the event in a mesmerizing black and white sheer dress adorned with enchanting frozen tree embellishments. The LaKimmy creation gracefully embraced her figure, allowing us to appreciate its captivating design. Complementing the exceptional couture piece, Ini Edo opted for a minimalist makeup look and a sleek hairstyle, further enhancing the overall elegance of her ensemble. Her impeccable style choices made her a true standout at the event, leaving a lasting impression on all who witnessed her impeccable fashion sense.
10. Sika Osei
Nigerian actress Sika Osei graced the occasion with a captivating outfit that beautifully blended traditional elements with a modern twist. The dress, skillfully crafted by Toju Foyeh, exuded a unique charm that caught everyone’s attention. While it carried a hint of tradition, it seamlessly incorporated contemporary elements, giving it a fresh and modern feel.
Sika Osei effortlessly carried this fusion ensemble, showcasing her impeccable sense of style and fashion versatility. Her choice to don this exceptional creation by Toju Foyeh further solidified her position as a trendsetter in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
Here are other stunning looks spotted at the event.
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The AMVCA 2023 red carpet was a fashion extravaganza that left us spellbound. From regal elegance to bold statements and ethereal beauty, the stylish dresses that graced this event embodied the diversity and creativity of African fashion. These top 10 must-stylish dresses truly defined the essence of the AMVCA 2023, setting new trends and inspiring fashion enthusiasts worldwide. As the stars continue to push boundaries and embrace their unique styles, we eagerly await the next fashion spectacle that will undoubtedly leave us in awe once again.