Friday, March 28, 2008

MBGN 2008 - AND THE WINNER IS....

So the 21st edition of Silverbird's Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant - MBGN 2008 is over and a winner has been chosen and she is…
Before we get there, lets get a rundown of the event.

First up, it started a couple of hours late. By the time the girls hit the stage for a choreographed catwalk performance. You could tell that the crowd was restless.
The host of the event was Studio 53 presenter/Rhythm 93.7 radio DJ, IK better known as Wildchild. He was dressed appropriately for the event in a well-fitted Tux. He was eloquent throughout the night and coped well with some technical issues and moments of awkward silence from the crowd.

The ladies did their thing in their bikinis.
I was proud at that point. Not ‘cause I was excited by girls walking around the stage in bikinis or ‘cause they had the most killer bodies….nahhh
I was proud because Silverbird hasn’t fallen prey to the Size 0 phenom.
Make no mistake, these girls had real bodies!

Then the musical performances started.
Dare Art-Alade performed a song from his new album called ‘Carry Dey Go’. It’s a really new song that has only recently impacted radio so the crowd was a bit sceptical but Dare sold it well.
He was looking FINE!
His voice and pitch were on point.
Overall stage presence was great.

Rave of the moment, 9ice performed a new song from his album as well as his megahit, Gongo Aso. The girls came out and performed a choreographed dance with him during the latter song. Good performance. It def woke the crowd up!

Up next, P-Square! If 9ice woke up the crowd then P-Square picked them up, shook them and thrilled them till they could scream no more.
They unleashed their hits – 'Do Me' and 'No One Like Me'. Everyone was singing and dancing along. Highly Impressive.

With musical performances over, the evening gown segment.
Only one dress stood out for me.
It was Miss Ekiti’s dress. It wasn’t the clich├ęd beauty queen garish gown.
It was a floor length halter neck dress with a pink bodice and a brown bust with a large bow at the nape of the neck. Some other dresses were nice but the usual beauty queen fare…







Finally the awards began:
Miss Photogenic - Miss Ekiti
Best Traditional Outfit – Miss Adamawa
Miss Amity – Miss Anambra
Miss Cera / La Casera (1 Million Naira Prize) – Miss Ekiti - ITOHAN IGBINOVIA

Finally the Top 10 were announced
Miss Abuja
Miss Anambra
Miss Enugu
Miss Plateau
Miss Nasarawa
Miss Kogi
Miss Edo
Miss Taraba
Miss Kwara
Miss Ebonyi

D’Banj, Wande Coal and the rest of the Mo Hits Crew - SID & D'Prince performed.
Wande kicked things off with a snippet of his hit 'Ololufe' and then the whole crew jumped in and performed 'Booty Call'
D’Banj rocked a multicoloured striped shirt and a pair of fitted highwaisted trousers.
Overall, it was an energetic performance.

The outgoing queen, Munachi Abii did her exit walk dressed in a MOMO couture gown with a voiceover talking about her experience as well as thanking everyone.

Drumroll – The Winners along with the questions they were asked and their answers

Miss Edo – Top 5 – MBGN Model – 4th Runner up
SANDRA IDUGBOE - Edo (MBGN UK Contestant)
Greatest person who has walked the face of the earth?
My Mother. She has been there for me, she loved me even when she thought she was going to die, she taught me to respect myself and also taught others to respect themselves. Only if you respect yourself, other people will respect you.

Miss Nasarawa – Top 5 – MBGN Ecowas - 3rd Runner-up
UCHECHI EJIOGU - Nasarawa
If you come across people who have never heard of Nigeria, what will you tell them?
Nigeria is beautiful. Nigerians are big hearted. We represent our country. Nigeria is a beautiful ‘state’ to behold.

Miss Enugu – Top 5 – MBGN Tourism - 2nd Runner Up
URE OBOWU - Enugu
Why do you qualify to be MBGN?
Not just because I am beautiful. I am intelligent and eloquent, a good public speaker, I'm a God fearing person, have great passion for my country - the crowd loved her and went crazy when she spoke.

Miss Taraba – Top 5 – MBGN Universe – 1st Runner up
STEPHANIE OFORKA -Taraba
What qualities should MBGN 2008 possess?
MBGN 2008 should have a beautiful character, a wonderful character, an outgoing personality, and be humble to everyone.

And the WINNER – Adaeze Igwe Miss Anambra –MBGN World
Why are you proud of your state?
It’s the only state that has had problems and come out stronger in the end
One good thing about your state?
4 governors in 3 years
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AGE: 18
OCCUPATION: Student
HEIGHT: 5FT 8 Inches
STATE OF ORIGIN: Anambra
LANG: English & Igbo



That’s it for now! I will add pics when I get them.
I’m all dressed and going out now but just had to blog this!
So what do u think about the winner?
Let us know!!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

MBGN 2008 + APPRENTICE AFRICA UPDATE

Hi!!!!
Hope your week is going well! Mine is still fantastic….as I said in my blog post earlier in the week, I’m not working this week so I’m a very happy bunny!
I am going to do some extensive shopping starting from tomorrow until the weekend. I hope I find some nice things in the stores.
Its funny how when you are all fired up for shopping, you go to the stores and NOTHING! Everything just looks off or boring….oh well, I hope that doesn’t happen.
The other night, I was supposed to meet up for dinner with a friend, I was on my way there when she called and said she would be late so I decided to do some late night window display browsing (stores were closed), as I was passing the Chanel store, I saw this Nigerian girl, she was holding a huge Chanel shopping bag in front of the store and she had an older lady with her (I’m assuming it was her mum), she was now holding up the shopping bag and posing for a pic in front of the store. When her mum took the first pic, she checked it and went to repose for another one, as in holding the shopping bag in front of her and raising it up. This girl looked like she was in her mid-20s….
I was like, this is serious for real!….watch out...photo coming to a facebook page near u soon! lol
Anyways, enough of my rambling.
Here are some tidbits.

So the Apprentice Africa has been going on for some weeks now, just wanted to give you guys an update. Here are the ‘apprentices’ that have been eliminated so far.
Week 1: Hannah Bertilla Acquah
Week 2: Michelle Ikenador
Week 3: Anthony Njagi Migui
Week 4: Omar Bah
Its been interesting so far. I luv Biodun Shobanjo, he was truly an inspired choice as the ‘boss’. Anyways, you can watch video recaps HERE


Here are the photos of the contestants for the 2008 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) pageant.
I am a fan of MBGN and have followed the contest ever since I was a lil’ girl.
I admire their commitment over the years, even before Nigerian girls started winning/placing at international pageants.
That said, when I saw these photos, my first thought was ‘hmmmm are you serious?’
Lets just hope that its just the makeup or something. I wont judge until I see photos from the pageant itself this weekend.
Anyways, check the contestants out and let us know what you think.

ABIGAL OPUOGULAYA -Bayelsa

ADAEZE IGWE -Anambra

ADEOLA AFOLABI - Osun

ALIMA OJECHEMA - Benue

CHARITY NNABUIHE - Ebonyi

CONSTANCE OBANUBI - Lagos

DOOWUESE ATEAHUR -Fct Abuja

EYAKUSE INYANG - Yobe

IFEYINWA NWOKOLO - Ondo

IFEYINWA NEBEDUM - Plateau

IJEOMA MBAWUIKE - Ogun

ITOHAN IGBINOVIA - Ekiti

JOY AKPAN - Kogi

JOYCE CHIDEBE - Gombe

KATE EFFIONG - Cross-river

LOVETH AJUFOH -Niger

MARCIA OKHAI -Kwara

NDIFREKE IDIO - Akwa-ibom

OGOCHUKWU OKOLI - Delta

OGONNA AMOBI - Oyo

PRINCESS AMADI - Adamawa

PRINCESS CHINASA OKORIE - Abia

SANDRA IDUGBOE - Edo

STEPHANIE OFORKA -Taraba

SYLVIA AGBUGBAERULEKE -Imo

TENE IGHOR -Rivers

UCHECHI EJIOGU - Nasarawa

URE OBOWU - Enugu
You can watch the show live on Silverbird TV and AIT at 8PM Nigerian Time, 28th March 2008.
Also online at http://www.jumptv.com/ - register for free

Oh before I forget, Biyi Bandele is doing a book tour. If you are in Nigeria, check on it.


That's it for today!
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Ciao

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

HHWA 2008

Hi Everyone!!!!
How have y'all been?
Hope you had a great easter.
I did!
I am also on holiday this week so I am hella excited 'cause I dont have to go to work!
Anyways, so what else is happening?
The HipHop World Awards took place at Planet One in Lagos on Saturday 15th of March 2008 and I was really hoping that I could watch the show but I didnt catch it so I just had to wait for the pics.
Anyways, here are the photos from the event.
It was hosted by actress, Dakore and comedian, Basketmouth.


Dakore & Lu Akande ~ TY Bello


Omotola ~ Munachi Abii


Dare Art-Alade ~ Omowunmi Akinnifesi ~ Ashionye


D'Banj ~ Kween ~ Kenny St. Brown


Jedi ~ Kunle Afolayan ~ DJ Jimmy Jatt


D1 & Caroline Adeneye ~ Tunde & Wunmi Obe ~ Essence


Funmi Iyanda ~ Muma Gee & Tee Mac ~ blogger, Temi Olufeko


Cobhams ~ Naeto C & Obi Asika ~ D'Banj


Obiwon ~ GT Guitarman ~ Olisa Adibua


Soul E & Queen Ure


Other Pics








Thanks to James Silas & HipHopWorld Magazine for the photos

My fav looks for the ladies were Funmi Iyanda, Omotola and Dakore Egbuson. My fav looks for the dudes were Naeto C & Dare Art-Alade.

Have a fab day.
Ciao