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November 9, 2014

Moments at Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards

Moments at Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards

By AYO ONIKOYI

Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards simply called GIAMA Awards held in Houston Texas, United States of America on October 25, with movie stakeholders in Nigeria and diaspora gathering to make the best of what was an enchanting evening of fun and glamour.

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It was the third edition, adjudged better than previous ones as this year’s edition has on its menu recipes like Ebola awareness campaign, comedy performances, musical entertainment, unity amongst different ethnicities, amongst others.

Instead of boring you with the technical details, Potpourri looks at the lighter side of the people and moments that defined the award night:

Ini Edo’s bulging waistline

Nollywood damsel and Vanguard’s one-time first runner-up of Sexiest Woman in Nollywood contest, seems to be losing her grips on a lot of things. First was her marriage that came tumbling down, then her celebrated bakery and now she looks like losing the battle of keeping those extra pounds in check. Her picture from the GIAMA looks so revealing and got me really believing one of her colleagues who sometime ago said Ini is destined to be a fat mama.

Uche Iwuanyanwu’s rebellious butts

Cheaters’ star Uche Iwuanyanwu must have her diary pinned on her minds these days. She seems to go wherever the action is and when she does, she is never missing in action- I mean never missing in action.

But isn’t Uche growing up to be that voluptuous African woman, with everything rounding out in right proportions? Look at the picture again! She wasn’t looking this butty months back. Maybe her new found love is doing things to her. She may be getting hooked soon.

Stella Damasus, Daniel Ademinokan’s escapade continues

When some trigger-happy journalist first hinted that Stella Damasus was playing funny games with then Doris Simon’s husband, Daniel Ademinokan, Stella ran to the media to deny and demanded for the head of the reporter. She even called Yours Truly of Potpourri, to vent her anger, saying she was only working on a project with the guy. I believed her, it was a word of honour.

But a couple of years down the line it seems the project has not ended. Now, the duo are finding it hard to cover up their escapades. For crying out loud – they live together now as man and wife! It was no surprise they even showed up together at the GIAMA awards. They are inseparable now, says a source close to them.

Tana Adelana takes no prisoner

I have always said there is something about this On-Air-Personality turned actress. Though she hasn’t started really ruffling feathers in acting as she has as an OAP, but she has a thing going for her. And she has got the goods too. Here, at the GIAMA she was taking no prisoners as she brought her goods to good effect.

Belinda Effah gets on with her groove

Some have called this little beauty one of the most friendly actresses in Nollywood and for good reasons too. Belinda is always a listening ear, ready to offer help, this much Potpourri can boast. Perhaps, her amiable nature is the reason behind her spiraling success.

From when she won the Most Promising Actress at AMAA, there has been no stopping Belinda. That she was one of the shining stars at the GIAMA night is just something well expected. She was such a radiant joy as she carted away the Best Supporting Actress honour at the awards.

Emem Isong’s new glowing looks

Madam of Royal Arts Academy, Emem Isong, is never one who displays her sexuality like a calling card. Some have even said that her bust cleavage is never to be seen or at least has never been brandished by the movie maker. But at GIAMA awards the debutant movie director had some glow about her.

Not that you could say you have seen a cleavage but you could have sworn there was a flash of what looked like popping heads drifting apart at a junction. She has just found love- in a Cameroonian. Well, isn’t it funny how the cookies crumble?

Uti Nwachukwu’s emotional speech

Love him, hate him but one fact remains that Uti knows his onions. His boisterousness at times may get in the way of how he delivers his lines, but the guy is a sweet guy and certainly has a way with words. Man, could Uti talk!

This trait he brought with him to Houston, where he captivated the audience after clinching the Male Viewers Choice award.

Hear him: “Well, clearly it means a lot to me! It’s the viewers choice!! It means that people are watching from all over the world and I am the preferred choice! It means I am in the right profession and people are entertained by my hard work…it’s all God’s doing because if he didn’t bless me with the talent and TV charisma, I’m very sure no one would be impressed or interested in what I have to offer.

And yes, my speech was very emotional because I am someone who do not joke with loyalty and appreciation! I know personally how it feels to allow God use you to elevate someone and for that person to become ungrateful, insolent and unappreciative.

That is not my style and so for me it’s really important to let those who have been your platform to success know how much you appreciate them – My divine helpers, supporters and friends.

I have a very grateful heart. In this world, no one owes you anything! So, I can’t stress it enough how important it is to always express gratitude and appreciation in public every time you get the chance to have a listening audience”.

Padeta Agu kills it all

All our digging on Padeta Agu has hit blank. There’s just nowhere to nail this beautiful damsel that glamourised the red carpet at the GIAMA awards for her outfit that got a bit hysterical. Did she get all the attention? She was simply about the most daring prospect of the night.

With a backline looking as lush as a spread of vanilla melting away on an ice-cream with luxuriant wild hair style, Padetu kills it all. Word has it she’s a budding actress though.

Susan Peters struts it soft

It does look like a successful actress and producer come with certain perks. Since Susan started producing movies there has been some glow about her which captivates the opposite sex.

As beautiful as she is coming along with age, there hasn’t been a man to pin on this damsel. Though she has said she keeps her private life private but shouldn’t there be someone rocking her boat? She came strutting the red carpet, looking as gorgeously as her air of regal sensuality could allow.

Mbong Amata’s free and wild look

Even when Mbong was still married to film-maker Jeta Amata, she didn’t have much inhibitions how she presented herself in the public. Clearly a liberated woman, and with much freedom now, she came calling at GIAMA making more statements than she had ever made.

Susan Peters struts it soft

It does look like a successful actress and producer come with certain perks. Since Susan started producing movies there has been some glow about her which captivates the opposite sex.

As beautiful as she is coming along with age, there hasn’t been a man to pin on this damsel.

Though she has said she keeps her private life private but shouldn’t there be someone rocking her boat? She came strutting the red carpet, looking as gorgeously as her air of regal sensuality could allow.