Celebrity | 12 July 2008 14:28 CET

Kate Henshaws AMAA Dress Auctioned For 2,000 Pounds

The party held on July 6, 2008 in honour of Kate Henshaw for emerging winner of African Movie Academic Awards (AMAA)2008 was full of surprising delights for her. Not only was she highly eulogised by friends and fans, the cloth she wore during the 2007 AMAA awards was bought for 2, 000 pounds by Dickson Iruegbu of the Project Alert Rose of Sharon organisation. The bid, which started with N100,000 by Isaac Moses, was raised to N150,000 by Ali Baba who was certain that he already had the offer until Mr. Dickson rose up on his three legs (walking stick inclusive), shook his dreadlocks and said, '2,000 Pounds!' Ali Baba blinked in amazement while the compere, MC Abbey, stood with his mouth agape. MC Abbey first recovered and was quick to ask "is it in cash or in cheque?" The cynical remark now brought the daredevil himself out to the open stage where he stood and boldly declared his love for Kate. "It's a pity that artistes are not recognised and valued in Nigeria. Kate, your cloth is worth more than 2,000 pounds, the money's nothing; were is my wife let her come and collect the cloth?" The statement brought the obviously fascinated MC back to earth and up on his feet running to Kate for help. He did not even know the gentleman's name, and had to ask Kate for help. Feeling beaten but announcing in his usual comic manner, Ali Baba declared that he was leaving.

What Friends Said About Kate

Kate and I have come a long way. She is a very nice person, humble but could be mad.

-Emeka Ossai.

Kate knew that my nickname for her was militant Danglovaklinomoto. At the Vagina monologue, we deliberately gave her the angry monologue because we knew she'd carry it so well. - Joke Jacobs.

Everybody has been saying good things about Kate. Okay, I will say the bad part; she's too blunt. -Ngozi Nwosu.

The first time I encountered Kate was on the set of When the Sun Sets. She's brilliant and deserves the award. -Isaac Moses.

One thing I'll never forget is what she did for me the day I lost my husband. She was always in my house. -Stella Damasus.

I was on honeymoon when she called me and told me about the party. I told my wife to continue the honeymoon without me because I just have to show my support to Kate. -Julius Awgu.

Kate has always wanted to have half-cast children. That is why she married a white man. -Ali Baba

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