1. We saw Genevieve’s bosom. And Funke Akindele’s. And Karen Igho’s. And Rita Dominic’s
Remember Seth MacFarlane’s boob song at the Oscars some weeks back? Yes the one where he name checked everyone- from Meryl Streep to Kristen Stewart for showing their boobs on camera. Well at the AMVCA, we mimed a new boob song all our own and it goes like this:
Genevieve Nnaji we saw your (side) bosom in that Bridget Awosika number/ Funke Akindele we caught a glimpse in that creamy gown you wore/ Karen Igho we’ll see your boobs no matter what you wear /and Rita Dominic we saw your erm….
Yes we are aware the song doesn’t rhyme!
2. It’s O.C Ukeje’s time
There is something to be said for an actor who makes his debut in a reality tv show, finds out the road to superstardom is not paved with gold, pays his dues toiling on some obscure projects, respects everyone and waits patiently for his day in the sun. That day will surely come and for O.C Ukeje, it happened last night at the AMVCAs when he clinched the best actor in a drama trophy for his role in the film ‘Two brides and a baby.’ Everyone seemed to agree as he was rewarded with a resounding ovation. He finally got the award ‘The Future Awards’ folks robbed him of last time out.
3. Denrele is king (queen) of the red carpet
Eku Edewor was on the red carpet (rightly so), so was Uti Nwachukwu (can’t say the same) and so were others but for red carpet mindless chatter, there is one king (or queen, we’re not sure anymore) we’d rather be watching and he’s Denrele Edun. Yes he goes over the top every chance he can but the energy he brings on is exciting and infectious and the celebrities just tend to relax in his care. No he’s not our Ryan Seacrest, he’s our Denrele and we won’t have him any other way.
4. Denrele is king (queen) of the presenters
One of the joys of watching last night’s AMVCAs was having the presenters lighten up the stage at every turn. The banter may have been rehearsed most times but they came across as spontaneous. We liked Osas Ighodaro and the Walter Drenth, Olisa Adibua and Lizz Njagah, Rita and RMD but we fell in love with Denrele and Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi when they scared us into clapping just so our children don’t turn out like Denrele.
5. Move over everyone, Efya’s here!
Femi Kuti was good, so was Banky W but the show stopping musical number of the night came from Ghanaian vocal power house Efya. We still don’t have a title for the song she performed but we know we want everything she’s ever recorded now.
6. Liz Benson didn’t get the memo
We will always love Liz Benson and it was great to see her last night but someone should have told her she was there to present an award and nothing more. She kept going on and on and at some point interrupted proceedings just to hola at her hubby. No Madam Benson, in bad taste.
7. The audience was responsive
The vibe was groovy and the audience was pleasantly malleable and ready to participate. They knew to give Olu Jacobs a standing ovation, reward Tunde Kelani with the closest thing to one and wholesomely express their support for O.C Ukeje’s win. They also sang along with the musical acts, responded to Eddie Kali’s rib-cracking jokes and applauded politely for winners they didn’t quite agree with. Cool stuff.
8. IK Osakioduwa and Vimbai put up a solid effort
Trust us when we say this as we have been forced to sit through some bad hosting. IK’s jibes were mostly hit (like the dig at Damilola Adegbite’s back side) and the occasional miss (the Barrack Obama skit) and Vimbai put up a good show complimenting him properly even when her outfits didn’t always compliment her. They get a thumbs up and are always welcome to try again.
9. Jim Iyke’s outfit stole the show
Oh dear! What more can we say that hasn’t already been said? Jury’s still out though; hit or miss?
10. The political speeches were a bore, not to mention unnecessary
Yes the oil minister speaks eloquently but truth be told we’d have done without the usual government talk she came all the way from Abuja to bore us with. Until we begin to see the results of a government intervention in the film industry, we’d rather just stare at her blings.