Although the 2019 edition of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria(MBGN) pageant has come and gone, the news of the glamours night of beauty, excitement, glitz, and razzmatazz that marked the event is still trending in the social media and amongst the society of fun lovers across the country.
The 32nd edition of the beauty pageant organised by the Silverbird group in partnership with the Bayelsa State Government and an international organisation was held on Friday, October 11,2019 at the Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre, Yenegoa and attracted a humongous audience, including the founder of Silverbird group, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, a constellation of stars from the show biz and the fashion world.
The 2019 MBGN attracted over 52,000 entries out of which 37 contestants representing the 36 States of Nigeria and Abuja emerged to contest for the crown of Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) 2019.
Before the d-day, the contestants spent two weeks in camp and visited important places in the state such as the Steve Azaiki Public Library and Tulip Castle Hotel, they also participated in camp orientation fitness day and visit by the Bayelsa State Government.
The event night kicked off with the red carpet segment, while the pageant proper began as the hosts of the annual event mounted the stage. They were ace comedian, actor and producer, Bovi Yonina and Layole Oyatogu, actress, compere and media personality .
The 37 contestants were later paraded on stage for the first time where they mesmerized the audience with their catwalks, natural endowments and amazing beauty. This was followed by other appearances on stage for the choreography,traditional wear, swim wear and evening wear segments.
The award category followed next as winners emerged after the stage appearances. The winners were Miss Amity, Nyekachi Douglas (Rivers), National Costume, Michelle Nwagbara (Abia), Miss Photogenic, Folakemi Yunusa (Kwara), Best Talent, Temitope Are(Ogun), Face is Lush, Afuru Cynthia (Adamawa) and Best Evening Wear,Olutosin Araromi
This stage was marked by the fall of the judges hammer as 22 out of the 37 contestants qualified for the semi- finals. At this semi final stage, 10 out of the 15 semi finalists, were chopped and the Top 5 finalists emerged.
They were Nyekachi Douglas (Rivers), Akeela Ominu (Edo), Becky Ogene (Bayelsa), Olutosin Aroromi (Taraba) and Pamela Ifejioku (Abuja).
This final stage was the melting point of the well attended pageant.
The A-class judges, namely, Isoken Guobadia, Frank Oshodi, Richard Balogun, Tom Alazigha, Ebizi Ndiomu. Brown Precious Side-Duke and Olga Isvinkun Defreitas Cabral had a hectic time in selecting the winner of the highly contested crown as all the finalists were considered beautiful and enchanting.
The finalists were chilled at the end as a winner finally emerged as the judges unamionously declared Miss Rivers, Douglas as the 32nd MBGN queen, having defeated 36 other contestants.
Nyekachi was crowned amidst cheers and jubilation by the outgoing queen, Anita Ukah assisted by the Special Adviser to the Bayelsa State Governor on Tourism Development and Entertainment, Senator Murray-Bruce and 2019 Mr. Nigeria, Nelson Enwerem.
The queen who also won the Miss Amity Award was rewarded with a brand new car, cash prize and other gifts. She will represent Nigeria at the 69th edition of Miss World pageant scheduled to hold at the Excel London, United Kingdom on Saturday December 14th 2019.
Other winners at the event were Olutosin Araromi (Taraba) MBGN Universe, Pamela Ifejiokie (Abuja), MBGN Tourism and Akeela Aminu (Edo) MBGN universe.
Nyekachi Douglas hails from Ibaa Community in Emohua Local Government Area (Emolga) of Rivers State. She is a free lance model based in America.
With her new crown, it is expected that she would not only be successful in her career, but will spread love, joy and confidence as she represents Nigeria in the global stage.
It would be recalled that the pageant was originally called Miss Universe Nigeria when it started in 1983, but gained attention where it was later changed to MBGN in 1984.
Kunle Afolayan’s Film ‘Citation’ Hits Cinemas, August
Renowned film maker, Kunle Afolayan, has announced a prospective release date for his anticipated new feature film, ‘citation’, staring Temi Otedola.
Kunle’s sex for grades themed movie is gunning for an August 2020 theatrical release, the film maker confirmed this during a meeting live chat where he spoke extensively about the movie’s release.
He revealed that while the coronavirus pandemic may have affected productions, he is excited that his team had concluded primary photography before the coronavirus influenced lockdown.
“Thankfully we were able to complete the shooting of the film, we have also started post production before the entire COVID-19 started and we already have a hit, but because of the lockdown, things have slowed down.
The upcoming movie starring Temi Otedola, Jimemy Jeam Louis, Sadig Daba and Gabriel Afolayan will also be available on Netflix before the year runs out as confirmed by Afolayan who further revealed that he was already in talks with the American streamer.
COVID-19: Emohua Monarch Cancels 116th Birthday Celebration
Following the current global Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world, the monarch of Emohua Clan in Emohua Local Government Area (EMOLGA), Rivers State, His Royal Majesty V.C.B. Okor, (Mgbo XII) has cancelled his 116th Birthday celebration in compliance with the state government’s ban on social gathering to prevent the spread of the deadly virus in the community.
In his birthday message to the people of the area, the monarch urged them to celebrate the birthday in their houses and abide by the various measures government has put in place to prevent the spread of the virus and stay safe.
The monarch who spoke through his son, Prince (Amb) Chigozi Okor noted that he is happy with the level of compliance and improved hygiene among the people, as they had been properly informed and sensitised on the dangers of non compliance by the town crier and health officials.
Eze VCB Okor commended the governor of the state for the various measures he put in place to curb the spread of the virus in the state. He noted that the temporary measures were taken in good faith to protect the lives of the people as he called for fervent prayer for God’s intervention and solution to the ravaging pandemic.
He called on the state and local governments to extend their palliative measures to the people of the community to cushion the effects of the lockdown.
The monarch thanked the Chief of Staff, Government House, Port Harcourt, (Engr) Emeka Woke and Ohna Sergeant Awuse for ensuring security and peaceful coexistence in the community.
Multi Choice Rewards Customers With Package Upgrade
DSTV and GOTV subscribers who have fully paid their subscriptions will enjoy an upgrade at no cost. The leading video entertainment company, multi choice Nigeria which made the announcement, Monday said it is part of its commitment to lessen the impact of the ongoing social economic crisis due to COVID-19.
“It is our priority to put customers at the heart of everything we do”, said the company’s chief customer service officer, Martin Mabutho.
“And in line with our mission to make great entertainment available even during the most trying of times. We are giving our loyal and valued customers base a chance to experience a wider range of the quality content we carry on our other packages. This is our token of appreciation for their continued support”, Mabutho said.
According to him, starting on Monday, April 20, DSTV customers on DSTV Compact Plus, Compact, Confarm, Family, Yanga and Access who pay for their current package or reconnect will be up graded to a higher package.
He added that this would afford them the opportunity of experiencing a wider viewing experience. DSTV Access Customers will have access to international shows on real time, Nollywood on Africa Magic Epic and Rok 2.
Mabutho stated that subscribers on the family bouquet will have access to movies and TV on TNT Africa and BET Customers on the compact package will have access to international and local entertainment on I Magic, Africa Magic Showcase and M-net movies Premiere and Comedy Central.
For GOTV customers, he said the offer will be available to GOTV Jollc, GOTV Plus GOTV Jinga, Value and Life Packages.
This provides GOTV lite and value customers access to E! Entertainment, FOX life and PBS, adding that GOTV Plus Customers will have more programmes on the GOTV Jollc Package such as CBS Reality and TNT Africa.
While GOTV Jollc customers will enjoy 75 channels options available on GOTV Max like BET, Starlife, Discovery ID and Cartoon Network.
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