Screen stars from across Africa and spattering of Hollywood celebs lit up the New Expo Hall at the Eko Hotel and Suites where they gathered to celebrate the eighth annual African Movie Academy Awards, AMAA.
Dubbed the African Oscars, the event, which took place on Sunday night, celebrated the very best of African Cinema. From Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa and Rwanda, film makers and actors graced the red carpet and gushed their excitement at the night ahead.
Before the nervous nominees and supportive colleagues could charge in to the hall for the mega event, however, we get a chance to see them – all glitz and glamour – on the red carpet.
Photographs below, click to start the slideshow.
Twin southern belles, actresses Chidebere and Chidinma Aneke
Aspiring actress, Chioma Igwe, stuns in green dress
The Etisalat guy.
Nollywood actor Tony Umez and his wife
Femi Jacobs, star of new movie “The Meeting” on the red carpet
Top director Lancelot Imaseun received 10 nominations for his movie “Adesuwa”
Nollywood actress Benedicta
Nigerian-Liberian model on the red carpet
We love the HAIR
Stephanie James of Shakti Producitons
Steve and Stephanie James
The one, the only, Madam Kofo, rocking some serious head gear
Star actress Moyo
Hollywood star Lynn Whitfield – totally stunning and very excited about her second visit to Nigeria
Model Alex Ekubo
Hollywood celeb Rockmond Dunbar rocking the trad look at the AMAA 2012 in Lagos
Model, presenter Uti Nwachukwu strikes his signature pose on the red carpet