Fast-rising Nollywood actress, Genny Uzoma rocked a frock dress and a pair of boot to the 2016 Best of Nollywood Awards in Abia state. That combination was a bold move by the actress even though are other Nollywood colleagues thought she was pulling a joke; they were all surprised to see are rocking it at the event. In a chat with NOLLYZONE, the actress talked about the dress, why she wore it and people’s reactions to it: “I wore a simple lemon coloured frock with a huge fashion statement necklace accessory, silver gold earrings and to crown it all Sneaker boots…I’m a free spirit and I wear whatever I feel good in, some of the actresses at my hotel couldn’t believe what I was wearing and said I wouldn’t leave the hotel wearing that and I said ‘Watch me’, someone else said I should try the outfit with heels and it would be gorgeous, I responded with a smile ‘I’m wearing my sneakers…end of story
“I really don’t like blending in, I stand out. But people loved it at the awards; someone walked up to me and said I wish I have your guts”.
Genny, who was an award winner at last year’s BON Awards said this year’s event which took place in Abia state meant a lot to her as it gave with her first opportunity to present awards. “It was my first time presenting and I thought I would be very nervous or I would speak and my voice would go dry..I imagined the worst but tell you what; it was amazing, like I was talking to friends. I co-presented 3 awards including the very interesting ‘Best Kiss category”.
Some comments went round about how disorganized this year’s edition of BON Awards was and so NOLLYZONE thought to confirm the report with the actress. She explained that, “It was lit, I had a better experience than last year’s really. Better organised; everyone got their rooms right away, no hassle. The event hall was well decorated, the awards itself went smoothly…it was a success I would say .
“Everyone was in a cheerful mood, we socialized, networked, made new friends, I made friends with artistes in the Yoruba field”.