Africans and friends of Africa gathered at the 40th Annual NAACP Image Awards to honor the outstanding works of people of color in the arts [motion picture, television, recording,and literature]. Actress Taraji P. Henson, Actress/Singer Beyonce, Actor Will Smith, Actress/Singer Jennifer Hudson, and Actress Keisha Knight Pulliam are some of the names that walked home with awards. Majority of the celebs at the event put the ‘BRILL’ in brilliant with ‘musthahave, gottahave’ fashions. Enjoy a select few images of celeb Africans and Hollywood fans of Africa who attended the event.
Actress Taraji P. Henson has the spotlight and boy does she work it in this halter lemon gown! Her matching lemon eye makeup, hair and accessories show she understands how to take advantage and bask in the spotlight.
Actress Jennifer Frederique was smooth as silk on the red carpet in a sexy champagne spaghetti strapped gown.
Nigerian Hollywood based actor Hakeem Kae-Kazim made it a velvet affair on the red carpet.
The self proclaimed fan of Nollywood, actress Vanessa Williams, brought the fierceness in this one shoulder embellished gown.
Actress Sanaa Lathan, girlfriend of Nigerian NFL player Wale Ogunleye, was hot like ‘FIYAH’in this red plunging neck jersey gown.
Keisha Knight Pulliam aka Rudy Huxtable made her presence felt in this dangerously electrifying blue gown with a slit that goes on for miles.
Actor/Producer/Director/Entrepreneur Tyler Perry, currently dating San Franciso/Ethiopian Model Gelila Bekele, co-hosted the Awards event.
Actor Danny Glover, ever the avid lover and supporter in words and action, of Africa, graced the event with his presence.
Photo credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for NAACP