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Nollywood diva, Rita Dominic was the centre of attraction on Saturday 11 October 2008 as hosted her to a lavish reception at A-list celebrity hangout, Swe Bar in Lagos, Nigeria. Rita emerged the best dressed actress after a poll conducted by gistmaster on the internet.
The actress had a filled day as paparazzi serenaded her with camera shots, amidst the glitz, glamour and popping of champagne.
Rita rode in a luxury car provided by one of the sponsors, Mr.Tony Prest, CEO of Prestel communication and owner of NIRE Prest, operators of the hottest luxury boat cruise in Nigeria.Jibola Olubiyi of Swe Bar was on hand to give Rita a warmth welcome into the bar considered as the hottest spot for silver spoons in the country.Tosyn Bucknor, a key partner in the Rita Dominic’s event also got many things fixed, thereby ensuring a grand outing. I must not underestimate the contributions of Cornel Udofia.He was all over the place.
We took her round as she exchanged pleasantries with everyone present at the ceremony. Actress and up and coming singer, Anita Joseph celebrated the actress with her performance to the delight of the guests, which included Africa Movie Academy Award (AMAA) actress of the year award winner, Kate Henshaw,Michelle Dede,Noble Igwe,Kemi Otegbade,IBAN girls,Abiola Aloba and Rita’s manager, Mildred Okwo.
Rita was elated as she was formally presented to the press as the winner of Nollywood best dressed actress opinion poll. She expressed her joy and optimism that Nollywood would continue to grow. She also disclosed that her late mum influenced her sense of style. Later, there was question and answers session by journalists.
We sincerely thank the Nigerian press for their contributions. Encomium, Punch Newspapers, Champion, City People, First Weekly, News of the People, Global Excellence, The Sun (on Sunday), The Nation, Vanguard Newspapers, Top Celebrities,, Nicholas Anukanti of Style TV, Quest Television, Showtime Africa (Tee A baba, you are too much), Galaxy Television and others too numerous to mention.Ms.Otegbade of Heartlink,thanks for always being there. Tayo Odusanya, Ayeni Adekunle,Nonye Iwuagwu,Amadi Ogbonaya,Victor Akande, Godwin Onyemachi,Patience… and finally, I thank my wife,TEE for the support.And to all readers,I thank you all!

Photo 1-Rita's manager,Mildred,Victor Akande,Niyi Tabiti and Rita Dominic @the reception for Rita @Swe Bar in Lagos.
Photo 2-Tosyn Bucknor, Dammy and another lady with Kate Henshaw
Photo 3-Mercedes and Michelle Dede@ the reception organised for Rita by GISTMASTER.

Noble Igwe in a pose with Rita Dominic
Some of the guests at the event
Anita Joseph dedicating a song to Rita Dominic.
Niyi Tabiti of Gistmaster,Jibola Olubiyi of Swe Bar,Rita Dominic,Kate Henshaw and Anita Joseph
Kate Henshaw and others doing their thing on the dance floor.

Nonye Iwuagwu of Punch Newspapers,Madam Kemi Otegbade of Heartlink,Rita Dominic, Kate Henshaw and Niyi Tabiti @the best dressed actress presentation to Rita on Saturday 11 October 2008 @Swe Bar.
Presenting gifts from Gene (Tosyn Bucknor), Orekelewa by Tara Fela Durotoye and KU (USA)
Kehinde Falode of The Nation Newspapers, Abiola Aloba of Encomium Magazine,TEE,myself,Rita and Cornel Udofia Bhaira Mcwizu, past winner of Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO) reality show

Abiola Aloba, Editor,Encomium E-lifestyle and top presenter, Michelle Dede rockin' for Gistmaster/Rita Dominic on Saturday 11 October 2008 @Swe Bar
Miss Tosyn Bucknor, leading partner in the Gistmaster/Rita Dominic event and a friend posing for us
Rita Dominic she steps into the event venue on Saturday 11 October 2008

The car that brought her to the event venue courtesy Tony Prest of Prestel Communication.
Cameras on standby!

Nollywood star actress,Kate Henshaw @Gistmaster/Rita Dominic event on Saturday 11 October 2008 @Swe Bar.


  1. beautiful pics; niyi...
    job well done!
    congrats to rita...i think she looked great...
    seems like everyone had fun...


  2. Wow! Sounds like you guys had a lot of fun.

  3. Honour well deserved. WEll done Rita. Go on soun...paro lo...let's go thereeeeeeeeeeee!!!

  4. I am suprise when first i saw this article because 'Short' Rita Dominic I knew is not good in dressing.Sometimes,she dress illegal,exposing some part of her body but she was now tip the best dressed Nolywood actress.Well they knows their sence of judgement.Nice Pic here...

  5. Rita Dominic is definitely well dressed, but how was the poll conducted if i might ask? (cos i didnt see a poll on this blog)

  6. Why is picture 3 not showing?

  7. @bumight, it seems you've not been following this blog from the beginning. You need to go back to the old posts and read the comments regarding the poll and see yourself.

  8. I absolutely love Rita. I feel that she deserves the best dressed actressed. However her outfit didn't cut it for this event. I felt that the trench coat wasn't appropriate. Don't get me wrong it's a nice coat, but just wasn't right for the occasion. Besides that, her look (trench coat & platforms) reminded me of a picture of Keisha Cole in her new album (Just like You).
    All in all i liked all the pictures. Keep doing what you doing Niyi. Take Care.

  9. I agree with "anon". she's a very good dresser but that coat was not appropriate for the occassion or the weather. The shoes are hot though and very trendy.
    Still, she deserved the award. I voted for her.
    Kate Henshaw should have upped the ante on her bafs now. or was she avoiding stealing Rita's thunder.
    Nice work Niyi!!!

  10. Egbon Niyi, I still wonder why ppl voted for her to receive the award. Rita's dressing sense and I have a love/hate relationship. sometimes I'm just stunned and sometimes I'm just STUNNED!! Did anyone see what she wore to a specific comedian's (Julius Agwu) wedding. She work Black and a Black head gear!!! I totally understand the neo-soul/erykah badu look, but I think Rita should leave that to Dakore Egbuson (she's always look gr8)! I LOVE u RITZ!!! Plz dnt wear trench coat in Naij and forget the headgears! I love your afros, and your curls! STAY SEXY! :D

  11. who dash Rita "Waturuocha" what?in film or real life?.praise singers,boot-lickers..mmschhh!! niyi, i know u dont hv the gut to publish this.i dare u!

  12. Rita Dominic deserves it, the afro, curly, or the head gears is what makes her unique, and she is fab. I personally like the headgear, bcos it makes her look Afrocentric, the coat might not be right for the event, I usually don't like white shoes, but those shoes are hot.

  13. Leave us let us praise sing for who we like. Why your body de pain you like this... lol.. some people just want to be noticed by all means

  14. Nice pictures, looks like you all had fun. Way to go Niyi.

  15. I need to know how I can write for a magazine in Nigeria. I'm sorry but these people cannot write for s**t!

  16. for those that commented on trenchcoats and weather:
    1. did u notice it was raining?
    2. do u know not all trenches are made heavy like macs but can actually be worn alone not as an outer covering?
    3. is it possible for all d bad belles to nominate another best dressed in her place?

    just wondering oh, no harm intended!x


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