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25year Old Chidinma Aaron Emerge 42nd Miss Nigeria [PHOTO]

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25year old Anambra born Chidinma Aaron representing the South-East Zone and a graduate of Business Administration from Leeds City University, Ibadan has emerged winner of the 42nd Edition of the prestigious Miss Nigeria Beauty Pageant held yesterday at the Convention Centre, Eko Hotels &Suites, Victoria Island.

Chidinma emerged the top beating 17 other beautiful contestants to clinch the ultimate prize of N3Million, a luxury apartment, and an automobile. While the duo of Chisom Dunu and Ameh Munirah emerged first and second runner-up respectively.

The event which attracted the crème de crème of the society kicked off with an awesome red carpet moment hosted by 2018 Big Brother contestant, Tobi Bakre.

Speaking on this year’s edition of the pageant, chairman Folio Media group, Mr. Fidelis Anosike stresses the need that the pageant has over the year improve and impact in the lives of its participants.

In his word, he said ” Yearly the Miss Nigeria theme has remained to empower women beyond beauty as organizers seek to consider applicants beyond their physical look alone but their intellect which matters a lot’

Speaking further on this year’s edition, Miss Nigeria 1979, Helen Priest noted that in selecting the ultimate winner six core target would be crucial which includes education, environment, arts & culture, health, financial management, and technology.

Hosted by Ebuka Obi-Uchendu and Kaylah Oniwo; this year’s edition recorded a massive turnout of over a thousand applicants with 40 contestants making it to Lagos for the audition which entails coming up with a campaign against child molestation: a stride no other beauty pageant has recorded.

However one of the unique features of this year’s edition is the fact unlike other pageants that has 36 contestants battling for the ultimate prize, the Miss Nigeria organizers made a final selection of 18 contestants drawn from the 6 geopolitical zones with three contestants representing each zones.

The event saw contestants showcasing their Nigerian traditional attire and evening wear as designed by Maryam Elisha CEO Rikaotobyme.

The contestants were however judged by Rita Dominic, Tatiana Moussalli, Konye Nwabogor, Fade Ogunro, Uredi Grace, Jasmine Tukur, , David Wej, Lessi Peter Vigboro, Osepiribon Ben-Willie amongst others

12 contestants made it the question and answer stage asked by the audience

The audience were however thrilled by musical performances by Dede Mabiaku, Johnny Drille, comedian Bovi amongst others.

Recalling her moment at the past queen, 41st Miss Nigeria Mildred Ehiguese advice the new queen of the need to be hardworking and represent the brand well as it has become an eye-opener toward achieving her core aim as the queen.

Making it to the top five include Chidinma Aaron, Ameh Muniarah, Uleko Agida , Chisom Dunu and Ntan Sharon

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Glitz and Glamour At The All Colour Awards 2019

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It was colourful event with glitz and glamour at the just concluded exclusive maiden edition of All Colour Awards (ACA), an event-project to honour and recognize leadership in different sectors in Nigeria from the stable of Kanbitoons Company which took place on Sunday, December 1, 2019, at Abelinis Hub, located at No. 1, Erinola Salako Street, Behind Excellence Hotel, Ogba Lagos, Nigeria.

The talk of the town award ceremony made in grand style was witnessed by who-is-who in different sectors.

Those who should know disclosed that it was not just to organize an award but a memorable event that will surely help the recipients/winners gain strong recognition and consumer empathy.

The laudable event- All Colour Awards with limitless imagination and bold execution to foster unity and positioned to soar winners beyond known boundaries is definitely an event in December to remember right from the colourful red carpet anchored by Ajoke Oseni, the new queen on the red carpet to beat and copy.

No doubt All Colour Awards (ACA) took the centre stage as a spectacular event for all tradition, all costumes and all glamour in grand style with a great performance from the reputable hosts, Gbenga Adeyinka 1st and Dammy.

The recipients/winners at the exclusive maiden edition of All Colour Awards (ACA 2019) are;

 

  • Sifax Group

Best Indigenous Conglomerate Brand of the Year.

  • Creativexone Limited

Brand Management Advertising Agency of the Year.

  • Wall & Ace Legal Practitioners

Most Outstanding Law Firm on Regulatory and Contractual Legal Issues of the Year.

  • Zebra Insurance Brokers Limited

Most Resourceful Insurance Broker of the Year.

  • 12 Baskets Foods Limited

Best Innovative Finger Foods Brands of the Year.

  • Abelinis Limited

Best Innovative Event-Marketing Company of the Year.

  • Brand Vision Media Limited

Best Creative Branding & Printing Company of the Year.

  • Z-Edge Consulting

Most Innovative Consulting Service Provider of the Year.

  • Samson Adewale (Mr. Miracle)

Best Afro Rock Musician In Diaspora of the Year.

  • The Architects Place Limited

Best Architectural Design & Construction Company of the Year

  • Laffmatazz

Most Outstanding Comedy Brand of the Year.

  • Pele Adesoji Clement

Most Outstanding Business Personality of the Year.

  • Olatokunbo Foundation

Most Outstanding Humanitarian Foundation of the Year.

  • Adedeji Michael Ademola

Best Use of Educational Technology Initiative of the Year.

  • Eye Candy Innovative Concepts

Best Innovative Ushering & Event Management Brand of the Year.

The creator of the All Colour Awards Kanbi Owolabi is very thankful and appreciates the reputable individuals, brands and organizations that made the event a huge success and he looks ahead to a bigger and better edition in 2020.

 

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Kano Govt Officially Accepts BON Awards Hosting Right, As Peugeot, Max Air and LaCasera Declares Support [PHOTOS]

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The executive governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, OFR, has on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, officially unveiled the right to host 2019 Best of Nollywood Awards.

The event, which took place at the government house, witnessed the presence of notable members of the Kano State government.

The governor, during the presentation of the certificate to him by the Chief Executive of Officer of BON, Seun Oloketuyi, said, “We’re are excited that Best of Nollywood is taking here and this is history in the making for the good people of Kano State.”

Ganduje also used the opportunity to welcome the industry players to Kano State while promising them a peaceful and enjoyable stay.

The city of Kano State will be agog on December 14, 2019, as crème de la crème of the make-believe industry will storm the state for the 2019 edition of Best of Nollywood Awards.

In a related development, the makers of the luxury car brand, Peugeot, among others, has also thrown its weight behind the awards.

The French automotive manufacturer will be joining the likes of Max Air, LaCasera and others.

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Instagram Celebrity Mompha Arrives Court Ahead of His Arraignment By EFCC For ‘Yahoo-Yahoo’

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Popular internet celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, also known as Mompha has arrived at the Lagos Federal High Court, ahead of his arraignment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Mompha is expected to be arraigned on a 14 counts charge bordering on cyber fraud and money laundering.

EFCC had arrested Mompha for alleged internet fraud and money laundering recently at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.

The anti-graft agency made the disclosure in a series of tweets titled: “Alleged Internet fraud, Money Laundering: EFCC Arrests Ismaila Mustapha, a.k.a Mompha.

Following the declaration in his arraignment, Mompha had on Thursday dragged EFCC before a High Court in Lagos State

Mompha instituted a fundamental rights enforcement suit against EFCC for detaining him beyond the constitutionally stipulated days without charging him to court.

In the suit filed by his lawyers, Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), Ademola Adefolaju, Kolawole Salami and four others, the businessman is demanding the sum of N5m as damages from the anti-graft agency.

The self-acclaimed Bureau-De-Change operator also sought a court order directing the EFCC to release him unconditionally forthwith from its custody.

Mompha is seeking an order of perpetual injunction restraining EFCC or any person whatsoever acting for or on behalf of the agency from arresting and detaining him in relation to the subject of the suit without recourse to due process of law.

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