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Miss Nigeria 2017: Nigeria, Here Are The Semi-Finalists!

by WDN

The 2017 edition marks the 60th anniversary of the Miss Nigeria pageant which began in 1957 and the organizers have reiterated their commitment to empowering Nigeria’s young women beyond beauty.

According to the CEO Times Multimedia, Enyinne Owunwanne, “this is a commitment that has resonated through the years in our work with young women who have participated in the pageant and gone on to become role models for other Nigerian women. It therefore remains our driving motivation this year to continue to provide young women with a platform to achieve the things they are most passionate about. Therefore our focus is not on physical appearance alone, but on women who are intelligent, socially responsible, and committed to making a difference in our country”.

After much said and done, the semi-finalists for the 60th anniversary edition of the Miss Nigeria pageant have now emerged, after weeks of a rigorous audition process that had over 1,000 ladies from across the nation vying for a chance to wear the coveted crown.

They were announced on Tuesday November 28th, during an Instagram Live session that saw the out-going Miss Nigeria, Chioma Obiadi, calling each successful contestant.

The 2017 auditions held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja on November 7th with George Okoro (photographer and lifestyle magazine publisher), Adama Indimi (CEO Reign by Adama Lashes), Ogugua Okonkwo (CEO Style Temple) and Andy Ogbechei (Creative Director, A-Squared Network) as guest judges.

The second leg of the auditions held at Echelon Heights Hotel was host in Port Harcourt on November 9th with Andy Ogbechei (Creative Director, A-Squared Network) and Enyinne Owunwanne (CEO, Times Multimedia- organizers of the Miss Nigeria pageant) are joined by 2 former contestants from 2016 – Anna Terna (Miss Benue) and Bozimo Blessing Ebi (Miss Borno) as guest judges.

The week-long in-person auditions came to a close at the Times Multimedia HQ in Lagos on November 11th and 12th 2017.

On back of these, the contestants went through a final round of public voting to determine the state representatives based on the overall weighted average.

 To also meet the goal of ensuring that each State is represented by its indigene the process was further opened to online video entries to fill the remaining slots.

Meanwhile, there are 7 contenders for the Miss FCT slot out of which a winner will emerge at the boot camp, based on viewers’ choice.

The boot camp is set to commence on Monday December 4th, 2017.

The successful contestants according to their States are as follows:

  1. ABIA AMARACHI ONYEABO
  2. ADAMAWA EHIGUESE MILDRED PEACE
  3. AKWA-IBOM  ANNALISA JOHN UMANAH
  4. ANAMBRA LOUELLA EZE
  5. BAUCHI PARE RUTH IFEANYI
  6. BAYELSA DEBORAH ALFRED
  7. BENUE PATIENCE ABIYANYA ADOKPE
  8. BORNO ACHADU GRACEFILL BAABA
  9. CROSS RIVER  ANA LAWRENCE VICTORIA
  10. DELTA RITA CHINEDU
  11. EBONYI AKUMA DINNE CHINEMEREM ESTHER
  12. EDO SARAH EGHOGHON IFIDON
  13. EKITI BOLARINDE DAMILOLA REBECCA
  14. ENUGU  EZUGWU CHINONYE EMILIA
  15. GOMBE  ADEBOLA OMOGBEMINIYI
  16. IMO COLLINS MOYOSOREOLUWA CASSANDRA
  17. JIGAWA  AYO DEOLA ASHLEY
  18. KADUNA  YASMIN UMAR
  19. KANO FAITH SAMUEL
  20. KASTINA SARAH BINZWAN SIMON
  21. KEBBI  MATTI ATINUKE MARIAM
  22. KOGI EGWABA PATIENCE OJONUGWA
  23. KWARA SHOFOLU GBEMINIYI
  24. LAGOS OLUWATOMISIN AWOYEMI
  25. NASSARAWA IKPE IGBE JOY
  26. NIGER MERCY EZEKIEL
  27. OGUN TOLULOPE AYANFALU MARY
  28. ONDO BENJAMIN ANNE UFUOMANEFE
  29. OSUN DARAMOLA JOY
  30. OYO ANJOLAOLUWA BOLUWATIFE BOLAJI
  31. PLATEAU ABIGAIL ZERE KIM
  32. RIVERS FAHNY BROWN PETERSIDE
  33. SOKOTO OCHE IMMACULATA FIJE
  34. TARABA LOVELY EMMANUEL NDAMA KAUNA
  35. YOBE KHADIJA AHMED YOUNIS
  36. ZAMFARA  JOLLY YAHAYA
  37. FCT CONTENDER 1  CHINAKA SHARON EZINNE
  38. FCT CONTENDER 2 GINA ODOGWU REGINALD
  39. FCT CONTENDER 3 NICHOLAS VANESSA
  40. FCT CONTENDER 4 OKPARA ROSELINE AMARACHI
  41. FCT CONTENDER 5  INIMFON JOSEPH
  42. FCT CONTENDER 6  OFFOR STELLA CHIDINMA
  43. FCT CONTENDER 7  EZINNE EMELDA ELIJAH AGBOM

We can’t help but anticipate who would be taking the crown this year!

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