The Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Award (AMVCA) 2023, held on Sunday, May 21st, 2023, was a dazzling event that saw the convergence of various African public figures, celebrities, and influencers. This prestigious award ceremony aimed to commemorate and appreciate the dauntless efforts of creatives, especially actors and actresses, for their outstanding contributions over the past year.
Spanning three days, the event kicked off on Thursday, May 18th, 2023, with the Cultural Day, where attendees showcased their cultural heritage. The festivities finally came to a close on Sunday with the highly anticipated award presentation.
One of the highlights of the AMVCA is undoubtedly the incredible fashion choices of Africa’s beloved celebrities. They seize the opportunity to make grand fashion statements, with some displaying their impeccable taste and others, well, missing the fashion memo entirely. Within the Nigerian celebrity sphere, notable actors and actresses such as Ini Zero, Enado Odigie, and Tobi Bakre undoubtedly stole the show with their stunning outfits. They effortlessly blended simplicity with luxury, leaving us in awe.
However, not everyone managed to hit the mark with their fashion choices. Some celebrities made fashion errors that were hard to overlook, and we couldn’t help but call on the fashion police. Let’s take a closer look at our top ten worst-dressed celebrities at the recently concluded 2023 AMVCA award ceremony:
1. Emmanuel Umoh: We’re still scratching our heads over what ex-Big Brother Naija housemate Emmanuel Umoh was trying to achieve with his eclectic mix of fashion ensembles. His outfit seemed to combine a suit, a skirt, a dress, and an unfortunate arrangement of flowers. While it’s commendable to embrace a fusion of masculine and feminine energy, Emmanuel and his stylist should have picked a clearer direction.
2. Kanaga Jnr: Some might argue that this BBTitan graduate’s style is unique, but we have to admit that he missed the mark with his outfits throughout the event. Starting from the Cultural Day, Kanaga Jnr’s fashion choices left us underwhelmed. His outfit on the final day resembled a mother buying an oversized attire for her child, hoping it would eventually fit in a few years.
3. Ifu Ennada: If there was an award for the worst-dressed celebrity, Ifu Ennada would undoubtedly be a top contender. She has a track record of making questionable fashion choices year after year, and it seems she’s not ready to back down. Ifu Ennada is a fashion error waiting to happen, and this year she undoubtedly claimed the top spot.
4. Tiannah’s Empire: As the supposed stylist of Ifu Enada, Tiannah herself is an embodiment of exaggerated fashion. While her fashion ideas aren’t inherently bad, they are often over the top and border on the absurd. We couldn’t help but wonder why there was so much drama in her outfits. After all, this was an event, not a fashion ideas and creativity exhibition.
5. Cross Da Boss: Reality TV star Cross decided to go for an unconventional look, donning a shimmery suit and a ski mask. The ski mask might have added an element of mystery, but it missed the mark when it came to the concept of fashion. While it wasn’t a complete disaster, it felt unnecessary for the occasion. We hope Cross will step up his fashion game next year and avoid such unnecessary antics.
6. Whitemoney: Fashion isn’t exactly Whitemoney’s strong suit, as evidenced by his choice of a towel and silk drapery for a suit. If he felt the need to wear a towel or wanted to save costs by using his extensive towel collection, he should have done so without subjecting himself and his designer to the task of creating a towel suit.
7. Linda Osifo: Linda Osifo’s outfit left us perplexed, as it seemed to be a combination of “I know what’s up” and “I exaggerated everything.” The ensemble presented a bewildering mixture of simplicity and complexity, leaving us wondering what exactly was going on. It was just too much to take in all at once.
8. Toyin Abraham: The actress’s outfit screamed discomfort and looked like a misfit on her body. From the ill-fitting chest region to the awkward waist, it was a sore sight to behold. We hope Toyin will find a more flattering ensemble for future events.
9. Sir Kayvee: Once again, a Big Brother Naija housemate finds themselves on the worst-dressed list. While the outfit might not have been inherently bad, it simply didn’t suit this reality TV star. Perhaps another individual could have pulled it off, but unfortunately, it fell flat in this case.
10. Sharon Ooja: It’s rare to see Sharon Ooja in an awkward attire, as she usually dazzles like a dolled-up princess. We’ll cut her some slack this time, as everyone is allowed a fashion misstep now and then. The Nigerian fashion police will let our Nigerian Barbie off the hook this time!
The 2023 AMVCA award ceremony was a remarkable event, filled with stunning fashion choices and a fair share of fashion faux pas and we hope to witness even more fashion triumphs and maybe a few less fashion mishaps!
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