AMVCA Diaries: Our picks for red carpet showstoppers!

The 10th Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) was a grand celebration of African cinema and show-stopping fashion. Celebrities hit the red carpet in a parade of breathtaking outfits that captured the attention of audiences around the globe. From dreamy gowns to bold, avant-garde designs, the event became a stunning display of creativity and style.

The 2024 AMVCA red carpet was nothing short of a fashion runway, where stars flaunted their style expertise and dared to push the limits of fashion. Each carefully chosen outfit not only complemented the celebrities’ unique personalities but also made a distinct fashion statement.

Let’s look at the evening’s most enchanting and meticulously crafted looks.

Osas Ighodaro via Instagram

Osas Ighodaro wowed in a mesmerising mesh mermaid dress adorned with bold black geometric lines by Veekee James, creating a striking silhouette that beautifully accentuated her figure. The intricate detailing, ethereal design, flawless makeup, and elegant hairstyling earned her a well-deserved spot among the best dressed.

Beauty Tukura via Instagram

Beauty Tukura stunned in a blush tulle and organza mermaid dress by Emagine by Bukola, showcasing a perfect blend of whimsy and sophistication. Her choice of soft, romantic materials and impeccable styling highlighted her unique elegance and fashion-forward approach.

Toke Makinwa via Instagram

Toke Makinwa dazzled in a silver mermaid dress by Veekee James, striking a perfect balance between class and camp. The avant-garde ensemble showcased her bold fashion choices and creativity.

Uche Montana via Instagram

Uche Montana embraced festive elegance in a see-through ensemble adorned with lace, beads, and feathered accents by Veekee James. The intricate detailing captured the essence of enchantment and celebration.

Timini Egbuson via Instagram

For the past 3 years AMVCA award show, Timini makes the best dressed, and this year was no different, a true fashionista not afraid to make a statement with his outfit and never afraid of being bold, styled by swanky Jerry, Timini wore a 70s high shoulder, Deji and Kola navy blue velvet blazer, the added  jewelled brooch in the design of a cross and his choice of styling  seals the whole lt with Timini wearing a locally crafted shoes by Kiing Daviid and glasses from Anna-Karin Karlosso.

Funke Akindele via Instagram

Funke Akindele exuded chic elegance in a strapless satin dress with white satin lining by Veekee James, emphasising simplicity and intricate detailing. Her overall look, from makeup to Jewelry, epitomised effortless style and sophistication.

Tomike Adeoye via Instagram

Tomike Adeoye stunned in a corset jumpsuit covered in beads by Veekee James, showcasing intricate detailing and glamour. The unique ensemble shows us contemporary elegance and sophistication can also be achieved without a dress.

Chioma Ikokwu via Instagram

Chioma Ikokwu is no stranger to camp dressing and with a striking ensemble by Weizdhurm Franklyn, featuring extended material like branches meshed in silver and black materials. The avant-garde design, complemented with dramatic jewellery and finger-wave hair, showcased her fearless approach to fashion.

Chike via Instagram

Who says men can’t wear pink? Chike showed up wearing a full suit ensemble by Emmy Kasbit. I love this whole look for its creativity and boldness. The half jacket gives the impression of an older and vintage look, Chike looks like he could be in an episode of Bridgerton.


Uti Nwanckuwu via Instagram

Uti Nwanckuwu wearing a two coloured toned suit of  blue and red,  and we solely approve.  Who doesn’t love Men that aren’t afraid to take risk and be bold with their fashion choices? And Uti showed out wearing a fully hand beaded crystal outfit made by Black Adudu  that made him a shiny star at the AMVCA

Liquorose via Instagram

Liquorose radiated elegance in a black and silver mermaid dress adorned with 3D silver flowers, styled by Medlinboss. The floral embellishments and unique detailing, as well as her opting for short, laid-back hair, were bold styling choices, showcasing her distinctive fashion sense and poise on the red carpet.

Nana Akude via Instagram

Nana Akude continued her red-carpet reign in a white butterfly dress coming to life in 3D wings styled with a 3D hat by Yartel, that elevated the whole look embodying a fusion of fashion and art. Styled by Yoli_koomson, her look showcased innovation and creativity, making her a standout at the 2024 AMVCA.


Adunni Ade via Instagram

Adunni Ade epitomised sophistication in a black velvet mermaid dress with white tulle embellishments, exuding timeless elegance and charm. Her attention to detail, including white gloves and a velvet bow, showcased her refined taste and style.

Simi Drey via Instagram

Simi Drey dazzled in a black breastplate and crystal-adorned dress by Mide Wrld, resembling a crystal chandelier come to life. The glamorous ensemble, styled with impeccable makeup and hair, made her look wet, which exudes sophistication at the award show.

Richard Mofe Damijo via Instagram

Richard Mofe Damijo looked royally stylish in a purple aso oke outfit, putting a fresh twist on traditional Nigerian Yoruba attire. Styled by Swankyjerry and designed by Dejiandkola, his look perfectly blended cultural heritage and modern sophistication.

Honourable mentions

Chisom Njoku via Instagram

Chisom Njoku in Rogue

Nini via Instagram

Nini in Queen frank collection

Ebuka via Instagram

Ebuka Obi in Atafo

Grandprince ITA in Tammy George

The 2024 AMVCA red carpet was a testament to the vibrant creativity and artistic expression within African fashion and entertainment. Celebrities brought their A-game, embracing elegance, innovation, and some cultural heritage through their captivating looks. As we celebrate the unforgettable moments from this milestone event, we applaud the winners of style and pay tribute to the designers, stylists, makeup artists, and hairstylists who brought these looks to life. The AMVCA continues to be a platform where cinema and fashion converge, celebrating African talent and creativity on a global stage. Here’s to more years of iconic fashion moments and red-carpet glamour at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards!


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