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Nike, Binta, Vien & Ene – Bevy of Ex-Beauty Queens launch Miss Nigeria 2010 pageant

The Miss Nigeria pageant is back and revamped for a new generation of beauty queens. In honour of Nigeria’s 50th anniversary of independence, a special edition of the pageant has been rolled out by the Miss Nigeria organization.



Binta Sukai | Adenike Oshinowo-Soleye | Vien Tetsola | Ene Lawani

The Miss Nigeria pageant is back and revamped for a new generation of beauty queens. In honour of Nigeria’s 50th anniversary of independence, a special edition of the pageant has been rolled out by the Miss Nigeria organization. Under the stewardship of Nike Oshinowo-Soleye, the new Miss Nigeria pageant will “infuse old school glamour with modern elegance“. According to Mrs Soleye, “The pageant will evoke a time when beauty had substance and grace as well as respectability; a time when privilege came with responsibility

At the Miss Nigeria 2010 media launch held on the 9th of June 2010. The scope and the prizes for the pageant were unveiled.

Castings: The Miss Nigeria pageant will be activated for the first time in three continents; Europe, North America and Africa. Castings will be held in 5 zonal regions in Nigeria as well as in New York and London during the months of July and August 2010.

Reality Show: In September 2010, a 2-Week reality show will be filmed, during this time, the young ladies will have the opportunity to showcase their character, talents and skills as the perfect Nigerian woman. Viewers will be able to view, vote off and ultimately influence the choice of their queen through this process.

The Miss Nigeria Grand Finale: The final event (crowning of the queen) will be held on the 25th of September 2010 in Abuja, Nigeria.

The Grand Prize

  • Full Scholarship towards a degree at any educational institution in the world
  • A Luxury Car
  • One year paid accommodation in Lagos, Nigeria
  • Wardrobe for a year from Nigeria’s leading designers
  • Gifts from other sponsors

We like the ‘reality show’ element of the pageant! Definitely could be very exciting. Its also great to see our ex-beauty queens – Nike, Binta, Vien & Ene again.

Photos from the Miss Nigeria 2010 media launch

Nike Oshinowo-Soleye - CEO/ Creative Director, Miss Nigeria

Binta Sukai - Miss Nigeria 1990

Vien Tetsola - Miss Nigeria 2000

Ene Lawani - Miss Nigeria 2004

Didi Ocheja - Executive Brand Director for Miss Nigeria | Wunika Mukan - Project Manager - Miss Nigeria | Debo Sangosanya - Azzagai | Ufoma - Azzagai


  1. aosgrl

    June 28, 2010 at 7:19 am

    Hmm I wonder what the Miss Nigeria in America and Miss Nigeria in other locations organizations will have to say about this. Sounds great, but its seems also like a logistical nightmare. Wish them the best without court injunctions filed.

  2. tyna

    June 28, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Looking forward to the reality show aspect of it,while hoping they get it right.

  3. bebe

    June 28, 2010 at 10:33 am

    abeg asogrl, wat does ur post mean???? d miss nigeria franchise has always existed. if u havent anythng nice or encouragin to say, hold ur gele and log off jor. kmt, sum pple just irk me

  4. lola

    June 28, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Aunti Vien Tetsola doesnt look hot at all compared to the other beauty queens. That outfit looks badly sown….anyways…….looking forward to the Miss Nigeria pageant and bebe you dont have to be rude….this page is to air your views not for insulting others…….ish

  5. Asa

    June 28, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    sorry but what has mrs nike oshinowo done with her face? just saying

  6. Tinu

    June 28, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    @ Asa I don’t think Nike Osinowo has done anything with her face…just aging (nicely i must add) . you can just look at her and tell she is no longer 30 yrs old. but great looking for a 44 yr old

  7. BB

    June 28, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    She has definitely has some procedures done or at least Botox. She looks fab nonetheless.I wonder how much she received out of the 10 billion naira proposed for the 50th year independence day celebration??

  8. Pipiiiihooray!

    June 28, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Asa, abeg u go marry better husband. Nike most definately did ‘something’ to her face, and now her age is beginning to show as a result of that..why cant some ppl leave their faces alone please?!

  9. Uzo

    June 28, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Of course she has botoxed her forehead. See how shiny and stretched it is.

  10. Nneka

    June 28, 2010 at 10:24 pm


  11. Vivo

    June 28, 2010 at 10:51 pm


    You can say that again…logistic Nightmare…It so incoherent.
    one year accommodation in lagos and full scholarship to any institution in
    the word?????

  12. Omada

    June 28, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Ene Lawani, one of the most 4gettable beauty queens eva…
    def. lookn 4ward to d reality show…
    hope it works and the winner gets what she has been promised esp no. 1…

  13. osomelly

    June 29, 2010 at 9:23 am

    hot mess the whole thing. i agree its too incoherent. meanwhile i think binta is sooooooooooo hawt!!! love her outfit too

  14. betty

    June 29, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Nike is still looking good .

  15. Bola #1

    June 29, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    I am impressed with one of the prizes- full scholarship to your school of choice, anywhere in the world.

    Promoting beauty with brains 🙂

  16. sue

    June 29, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    u can say that again bola. Better than the just beauty other pageants preach.

  17. Cecil

    June 30, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Full scholarship? So if i ge into YALE LAW, these folks mean they are going to pay…sorry but something already doesn’t sound right

  18. tracy

    June 30, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Logistical nightmare???!!!?? Maybe she will go to school after her rein…DUH! Nigerians are such haters, especially when it comes to other women. This is actually a very good idea. Most pageants that give away scholarships expect the winner to redeem the scholarship prize after their 1year rein, u cant go to school and rein at the same time ODE!lol Lets not be so simple minded, theses comments are embarrassing. From what I know of Nike she does things thoroughly. Lets try and break the stereotype that Nigerian women are negetive, nasty rude haters with bad attitudes. This is something everyone can support, so support them. Its Miss Nigeria for goodness sake, if they do well, we all do well. Hisssssssss

  19. sally

    June 30, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    nice idea.some1 should marry vien now?she shld b 30 now or so.pastor kris okotie u no try at all o

  20. stella

    July 2, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Awwww,they all look s rockin ituen basi and ene s rockin zizi,love their outfits.promoting nigerian designers.waoh,nike and ene have come a long way as best buddies,may the best man win though.I love the first price.if I won,I would choose havard,lol.

  21. toyin

    July 3, 2010 at 2:24 am

    @ cecil, duh uh if ur doin miss nigeria pagaent ur not exactly Yale material…they r not dumb too now.
    stelle u wey no sabi book..harvard ko…lol…just kidding.

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