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Mr. Nigeria Kenneth Okolie is the “3rd Most Desirable Man in the World”

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Mr-World kennethOver the past weekend, Nigeria’s representative at the Mr. World competition Kenneth Obinna Okolie took the 2nd runner-up position. Kenneth is a 25 year old graduate of Valley View University, Accra, Ghana. He won the recent Mr. Nigeria competition which was organized by the Silverbird Entertainment Group and earned the right to represent Nigeria at the Mr. World competition which was held in Korea. Coincidentally, the winner of the competition is also of Nigerian heritage, Kamal Ibrahim who represented Ireland has a Nigerian father and an Irish Mother. Congrats to both men!

So according to Mr. World, Nigerian men are hotties…

BN had a brief chat with Kenneth before he left Nigeria for Korea and here is what he had to say

Why did you enter the Mr. Nigeria Contest?
I was interested in the platform that being Mr Nigeria represents. For one, being an ambassador to my country, as well as a role model. I also hoped that the exposure would open doors for me through networking opportunities for my future goals and aspirations. I also admire the organizers, Silverbird and am inspired by the way they support young people in reaching greater heights. They basically make something out of nothing…like finding diamonds in the rough and bringing them to the limelight to be valued and valuable. Not many outfits are like that.

Before you entered the Mr. Nigeria competition, were you in the modelling industry?
Yes, I got into the modeling industry because it looked like so much fun and I had a lot of free time while in school so I had to indulge myself in something lucrative that would allow me express my flare for being trendy and fashionable.

How did you feel when you won the Mr. Nigeria contest?24251_101184209920421_100000865287486_28723_3902662_n
I was very excited and elated at the opportunity presented. Entering the contest I was quite confident but on getting to camp I met 9 other young men like myself who were also as confident and could have easily won the title. I was never intimidated because I knew that I stood out and was one of the top three to beat. Now here I am. Overwhelmed not just by family and friends but the expectation of the entire nation. I have to say that this could not be possible without divine intervention and I thank God for that.

The previous Mr Nigeria has been very successful, what is your plan for success?
Brian Okwara did very well with the platform and I hope to achieve more than that by not just using it for my own benefit but also to use it to create awareness about issues that I am passionate about and also inspiring the youth, particularly young boys who don’t have very many wholesome role models they can relate to in the entertainment and glamour industry.

Any other interesting information?
I am a bonafide Momma’s boy, and I have two little brothers (10 and 9) and a lovely sister (24)

**Update**

How do you feel being the 3rd most desirable man in the World?
I feel blessed!

Hobbies: Dancing, Swimming, Volleyball
Favorite Food: Rice and Stew, Oha or Bitter Leaf Soup with Pounded Yam
Favorite Designers: David Wej, Modella, Guess, Rock and Republic, River Island
Favorite Actor: Will Smith
Role Model: My FATHER

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28 Comments

  1. kilonshele

    March 30, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Congratulations! Another reason to be proud of our heritage!! We are going to win the whole thing next year!

  2. Lara

    March 30, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Congratulations to both men…this is some good news for us and a reason to be proud of our heritage.

  3. anekwe

    March 30, 2010 at 11:25 am

    the essence of this whole thing baffles me…

  4. naijaaaa

    March 30, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    woohooo!!! I told my friends to vote for him and I voted as well and for some reason I carried it on my head and posted the link on my friends’ walls…. so glad he came third!!! hip hip hip hurray! hip hip hip hurray!! hip hiP HIP HURRAYYYYYY!!!

  5. WaleAdeniji

    March 30, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Who says Nigeria is all about negative things? Come and see. We have young guys and girls achieving here and there around the world, whereas, we have our looters back home milking us dry. I pray God will not forgive them. It is time for the youth of Nigeria to snatch our future from their claws. I know its not going to be easy, but its a task that must be accomplished. Congrat Okolie. I am proud of Nigerian youths. Keep the flag flying.

  6. kechy

    March 30, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    i guess what woman can do in a bikini a man can do in a speedo.

  7. ThePoet

    March 30, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Aww…I’m so proud of him. That body is to die for (literally…I would kill for it). He could get it…over and over and over and over…lol

  8. ogo

    March 30, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    A very handsome man indeed! I look forward to seeing more of him in the future! …maybe privately? LOL! 🙂

  9. somuch

    March 30, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    one of d reasons am so proud 2 be a nigerian……

  10. silva

    March 31, 2010 at 1:13 am

    all 3 men are yummy! esp..the one in the middle! dayum!!!!

  11. THE AMAKA

    March 31, 2010 at 3:04 am

    yes!!! im glad to see us still achieving even with Nigeria and her ruined name.
    he is hott!
    in a way we won first and third, cause the winner is half Nigerian (even though he might not really rep) but his Nigerian genes got him the first place,so… LOL!
    big ups! really happy to see this.

    (and that first picture of his….his face….that expression….mhm. nice)

  12. Toyin

    March 31, 2010 at 4:21 am

    OMG…his bod! Hot, hot, hot!

  13. Kemchi

    March 31, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    I second that o, Naija men are hotties!!!!

  14. ioana

    April 2, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    well I like voicu panzar from romania!

  15. bumi

    April 7, 2010 at 1:43 am

    very good looking man…………………..hope to see more of him in the modeling world

  16. Mel

    April 20, 2010 at 7:16 am

    he is mad fly, sharp and every synonym of good looking

  17. Busola

    May 4, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Keep doing us proud, naija guys…lol….. We’ve got beautiful people in Naija, Gba!

  18. QueenBee

    May 5, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Okay, he’s just gorgeous is all I can say….

  19. QueenBee

    May 5, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Can I take him home??? Pleeeeaaaaassseee!!!

  20. Olivia M.

    May 13, 2010 at 3:08 am

    lol..before my mouth start to water, are they straight Men?lol

  21. chichi

    May 24, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    come here dis man lemme cook Oha for you! lolol

  22. milay

    July 10, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    He is cute!welldone bro

  23. lola

    July 10, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    congrats dude ,,we proud of yaa

  24. ANTHONIA OGUAH

    August 3, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    oh mennnnnnnn…Kenneth is so handsome with lovely body
    can’t wait for my handsome son D’vyn to grow up, his is probaly
    going to look like kenneth in physical built and looks……..lol….congratulations
    dear Kenneth Okolie

  25. jossy

    October 20, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    U are so lucky congratulation

  26. Farinmade Stephen Adedayuo

    December 15, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Mr. Kenneth, Congratulations im indeed very happy for you cos you’ve made us proud. Once again congratulation.
    I have a question, how can i register for this pagent? Kindly, guide me through.
    Thank You.
    Farinmade Stephen Adedayo

  27. Sugar

    March 30, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Oh My God! He is freaking hot! They all are! Who are these guys? I want a piece of them all. Hmmn… Yummy.

  28. PAT JOSEPH

    October 27, 2011 at 9:31 am

    HMMM! WONDERING WHO CARRIED OUT THE WORLD-WIDE POLL TO CONFIRM THIS ‘…MOST DESIRABLE…’ ON THE GLOBE RESULT…….HE’S OF GREAT STANDING A GUY LOOKING AT HIM MY QUERY IS ALL ABOUT STATISTICS; DAMN STATISTICS, MAKES ME EAGER TO FIND OUT THE SOURCE OF SUCH RESULT! AS A NATION VOID OF DATA RECORDING FORM – MAKING SUCH PERFECT RESULT SO HARD TO SWALLOW AND, NO DOUBT YOU CAN DEDUCE THAT MY REASONING HERE IS VOID OF SENTIMENTS AS IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH BEING UNPATRIOTIC – OBJECTIVITY IS THE KEY HERE, AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED SO MUCH SO AS IT IS ON A GLOBAL LEVEL!

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