The 24th Edition of Nigeria's prestigious beauty pageant, Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN), instigated a varied reaction amongst the public viewers. For those who are not familiar, MBGN is an annual beauty pageant, where
beautiful girls are chosen, represented by all 36 states in Nigeria. The winner will have the opportunity to represent Nigeria at the renowned Miss World competition.
Where most believed Miss Taraba, who was crowned the winner, was not deserving of the coveted first position, the bottom line remains she received majority of the votes, from both the public and the judges,
unless it was rigged.
As part of the competition, each contestant was expected to showcase ethnic wears from the state they represented. It was a colourful parade of culture and tradition, as the beauty queens rocked their tribal outfits.
Here are the girls backstage...
|Nwando Ebeledike as Miss Adamawa|
|Feathered wings, brilliant escape strategy if things get too heated up!|
|Sophie Gemal as Miss Bayelsa|
|Gabriella Ndu as Miss Abia|
|Jennifer Igwegbe as Miss Gombe|
|Sophie in the makeup chair|
|Agatha Eriom as Miss Cross River|
|Kenechukwu Offiah as Miss Katsina|
|Onabu Obehioye Liliane as Miss Edo|
|Miss Edo gets laced up|
|Mitchelle Ijeh as Miss Oyo|
|Chantelle Unachukwu as Miss Bauchi|
|Miss Deborah Enebeli as Miss Kano|
|Obioma Isiwu as Miss Enugu|
|Sylvia Menkiti as Miss Nasawara|
|Ify Jewana as Miss Anambra|
|This is what the back looks like!|
|Kome Osalor as Miss Akwa Ibom|