How Fiona Amuzie Won 2010 MBGN Crown … As Miss Rivers EmergesSecond Runner-Up
Though the widely publicised most beautiful girl in Nigeria (MBGN) 2010 Beauty Pageant, which happens to be the 23rd edition of the national beauty event has come and gone, the contest lost and won, the memories of that historic day of May 22nd 2010 at the New Exhibition Hall, Eko Hotel and Suits, Victoria Island, Lagos, still remain ever green in the minds of those who were opportuned to watch or witness the activities live.
That eventful day, marked the victory of Miss Plateau State, Amuzie Aforma Fiona, over 29 other contestants to clinch the coveted crown. She was later crowned by her predecessor, Glory Chukwu. The first runner-up in the keenly contested pageant went to Miss Niger, Odalonu Ngozi, Miss Rivers, Nengi Wariboko was crowned second runner up, while Miss Ekiti, Obiora Charity Chineye and Miss Gombe, Lynda Dunkwu emerged third and fourth runners up respectively.
According to our sources, the winner of the 2010 MBGN, Amuzie Fiona, who becomes the 23rd MBGN queen went home with three million naira, a Subaru Saloon car and will represent Nigeria at this year’s Miss World Beauty Pageant in Vietnam. The first runner up Odalonu Ngozi will represent the country at Miss Universe Pageant, while the second runner-up, Nengi Wariboko will take part in the Miss Tourism Pageant and the third runner up Obiora Charity will represent the country at the Miss ECOWAS Beauty Pageant.
It was gathered that the beauty pageant organised by the Silver Bird group and sponsored by some corporate organisations also produced other categories of winners who include: Miss Ebonyi, Shalom Obi who becomes the face of Select PRO cosmetics for one year, in addition to N500,000 cash and a trip to London. Miss Taraba, Oyaole Rosabel, emerged the new Miss photogenic, Miss Amity Award went to Miss Kwara, Chukwueke Chineye, while the best traditional costume went to Miss Niger Delta, Osiki Onorna. Miss Abuja, Onyeka Martina Udechukwu became the fourth face of sera from the stable of classic beverages, makers of La casera, she also went home with the sum of one million naira cash.
Before the fifteen out of thirty contestants were chosen, they made three appearances in their traditional wears, swim suits and the evening wears which was the basis upon which the judges drew their appraisal from. At the end of the third appearance, the judges made up of Richard Harts, chairman, Eko Hotels, Agbani Derego, former MBGN winner and Miss World, Sarah Boulus, former Mr. Nigeria Bryan Okpara, Omowunmi Akinifesi and Nadia Lotova, all agreed that the top fifteen contestants had scaled the first hurdle.
It was further gathered that they were chosen based on short SMS messages which afforded many contestants opportunity of having their friends and well wishers vote for them as many times as possible, an avenue which threw up the final 15. Apart from the entertainment the guests got from the contestants, they were also thrilled by traditional dancers from all the six geo political zones across the country as well as Yemi Alade, winner of Peak Talent Hunt Show, Timi Dakolo and Jeffery Daniels an American Singer cum dance instructor to late King of Pop music Micheal Jackson who performed the famous moon walk dance steps on stage.
Other celebrities that graced the occasion include: Chief Festus Odumegwu, MD, Nigerian Breweries, MBGN queen 2007, Munachi Abi, Paul Okoye of P-Square among others. It was indeed a night to remember.
Nigeria’s Box Office Generates N278m In February
The Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN) on Tuesday said it realised N278 million as ticket sales across cinemas in the month of February, nationwide.
CEAN’s National Chairman, Mr Ope Ajayi, who, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Lagos, added that the cinemas also had 122,295 gross admission within the period under review.
Cinemas experienced a drastic decline in sales in February when compared with N819 million sales made in January.
Ajayi blamed the cash crunch and poor network service delivery being experienced by POS operators nationwide for the decline in sales.
He similarly noted that cinemas experienced an all time lull in the week of the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
He explained further that cinemas had limited content to exhibit in the month of February, as movie producers avoided releasing movies during the election period.
“A couple of reasons are responsible for the drop in sales. We lost a weekend of sales during the Presidential and National Assembly elections, Nigerians’ attention was focused on voting across the country.
“Cash crunch and POS failures, affecting trading generally is also affecting the cinemas.
“Many movie producers and distributors avoided releasing movies during the election period. So, content was also somewhat limited,” he said.
Ajayi said the top films exhibited in cinemas across the country in February were “Antman” and “Love in a Pandemic”.
He listed films to watch out for in the month of March as : “Creed III”, “What Love Got To Do With It”, “Shazam Fury of the gods”, “John Wick iv”, “Different Strokes” and “Dungeons and Dragons83”.
Nollywood Actress Urges Ladies To Desist From Dating Married Men
Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar, has urged ladies to desist from dating married men, saying leaving a quality life of being responsible with good moral virtues is the best life.
The renowned movie star, who took to her Instagram page to give the advice, said that ladies should not make the same mistake she made by dating someone else’s husband.
According to her, being a side chick to married men is morally wrong, but staying away from people’s husband’s is a moral upright living.
She stressed that she did not want them to experience what she went through, therefore, relationship with married men should be avoided.
She expressed gratitude to fans and well wishers, for their constant prayers, love and encouragement, adding that they should live a life they would be proud of.
The actress added that having a side business was far better than being a side chick, and urged them to leave people’s husbands alone.
“Live a life you would be proud of.
“Thank you all for all the prayers and encouragement and love .
“I am on a new parth to a new life; strive to be new and stay safe and morally upright.
“No do side chick o…see u soon. Find a side business and leave people’s husband.
“ Don’t make the mistake I made…The idea is to be morally right, “ she wrote.
Abubakar is a model, actress, television personality, philanthropist and multiple award-winning member of the Nollywood industry.
She rose to fame after the release of her debut film ‘Sabotage’ In 2011. She won the Afro Hollywood Best Actress prize.
The actress started auditioning for movie roles in 2001. After some time, she was given her first acting gig, a small part in the movie ‘Rejected’
It was, however, a small role that enabled her to land her first important role and ultimately her breakthrough in the movie ‘Gangster Paradise.’
The movie star has acted in more than a 100 movies. some of which are: ‘Slip of Fate’, ‘Tears of a Child’, ‘Secret Shadows’, ‘Gangster Paradise’, ‘Area Mama’, ‘Men in Love’, ‘Love Castle’, ‘Okafor’s Law’, among others.
She is also a movie producer and runs Morehouse Entertainment, a label and talent management business in the music industry.
The Kano-born actress established the Halima Abubakar Foundation, an NGO that aids the poor.
The actress has contributed immensely to the growth and development of the entertainment industry, thereby making her outstanding.
UEFA Champions League Final : Burna Boy Set To Perform
Nigerian megastar, Burna Boy, has been announced as one of the headliners who will be performing at the 2023 UEFA Champions League final.
UEFA has revealed Burna Boy as one of the performers at the 2023 Champions League Final. The announcement was made via the Champions League official Twitter handle on Thursday, 16th March 2023.
Music Burna Boy, Tems, Patoranking, Shatta Wale nominated for International Reggae & World Music Awards 2023
In the video posted on Twitter, a delighted Burna Boy revealed that he will be performing at the Champions League final billed for Istanbul, Turkey.
In what is a remarkable feat, Burna Boy will become the first Nigerian artiste to perform on the biggest stage of European Club football.
Since gaining international success in 2018 through his hit single ‘YE,’ Burna Boy has become one of the biggest artistes in the world. He has earned a Grammy award for his album ‘Twice As Tall’ while becoming one of the most awarded artistes on the continent.
The Tide Entertainment reports that Burna Boy has sold out choice arenas around the world as his music continues to attract international listeners.
American DJ, artiste, and Producer, Marshmallow, performed at the 2021 Champions League final in Portugal while Cuban Pop star, Camila Cabello, performed at the 2022 edition in Paris.
The 2023 Champions League Final will take place on 10th June 2023 in Istanbul, Turkey and Afrobeats will share the stage as two of the finest clubs in Europe compete for the biggest price.
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