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Miss Taraba takes the MBGN 2011 Crown! Sylvia Nduka is the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2011



MBGN 2011 - Sylvia Nduka

The 24th edition of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant took place tonight at the Eko Hotel in Lagos. Sylvia Nduka a University of Lagos Accountancy undergraduate from Anambra State was crowned as the winner of the competition.

Sylvia’s official title is Miss MBGN World 2011 and she will represent Nigeria in the 2011 Miss World competition which is being held in London later this year. Her prize includes a brand new Hyundai car and a 3 million Naira cash prize. Sylvia also won the MBGN 2011 Best Traditional Costume prize.

Other winners include;
MBGN Universe 2011 – Sophie Gemal (Miss Bayelsa)
MBGN Tourism 2011 – Obioma Isiwu (Miss Enugu)
MBGN ECOWAS 2011 – Grace Ndam (Miss Lagos)
MBGN 2011/BellaNaija Miss Photogenic – Tobi Banjoko (Miss Ondo)
MBGN 2011 Miss Amity – Delphine Okobah (Miss Ebonyi)
MBGN 2011 Miss La Casera – Nwando Ebeledike (Miss Adamawa)
MBGN 2011 Model – Oluchi Okafor (Miss Kogi)
MBGN 2011 Face of Select Pro – Gabriella Ndu (Miss Abia)

BN will bring you a complete report soon!
Congrats to all the winners


  1. Temi

    June 25, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Happy for her but I was really rooting for Miss Bayelsa

    • Naira

      June 26, 2011 at 1:26 am

      she doesnt speak well almost tot she managing the langage

    • dollars

      June 27, 2011 at 7:42 am

      you self dont speak well..”tot she managing the language”

    • fresh

      June 27, 2011 at 11:25 pm

      lol @ YOU!!!!!!!!!!…… “tot she managing the langage” ???????

    • LIZZY

      June 28, 2011 at 10:50 am

      u self suppose cover ur face bcos if nah u go represent ur state and people nah so u go fumble

    • omogekofo

      June 26, 2011 at 7:27 am

      The Question n Answer part should be scarpped from the Contest since it matters more.

      On the other hand, I give it up for the Queen, she had a right statistics n natural beauty, but her appearance that night didn’t do her well.

    • omogekofo

      June 26, 2011 at 11:43 am

      *matters no more

    • Lucy

      June 27, 2011 at 10:02 am

      So u visit this page too?Hmm. I always see ur comments.Idle girl!hehehehe

    • molarah

      June 29, 2011 at 6:07 am

      me too!


      July 1, 2011 at 10:29 pm

      who wasn’t rooting for Miss Bayelsa. Tho, the winner has been picked her english is soooooo disgusting. follow her on twitter @Miss taraba MBGN 2011…..hillarious

  2. fashionconscious

    June 25, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    wow!!!! What happened to Chantelle, there was a lotta hype on her, and i have been reading tweets , people don’t seem happy with the new queen, updates please

    • nia

      June 26, 2011 at 3:09 am

      there was obviously,,some back stage thing…bribe and corruption,,the gurl is a daft..

    • lisa

      June 26, 2011 at 7:21 pm

      you don’t hav 2 call her a daft. we all knw she should’t hav won based on the way she answered her qestn,but there’s notin u can do about that now

    • Ojejenu Grace

      June 27, 2011 at 6:44 am

      no nia, i agree wt lisa. u dnt hv 2 call her ‘daft’, fine she lost her composure at the point of need. but i tell you we’ld brush her up. just look out for her in the next one month. she’s got it already. am happy for her though i was rooting for miss Abia. hail the queen! i wish her all the best, smooth reign.

  3. dyn

    June 25, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    I am dis-pleased with this result

  4. Adaeze

    June 25, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    First! Whoop whoop!

    • BubblyBliss

      June 26, 2011 at 12:01 am



      June 26, 2011 at 1:28 am


    • Deegurl

      June 27, 2011 at 10:44 am

      Not even close

    • Anna Fashionista

      June 27, 2011 at 2:26 pm

      I feel The Amaka’s haunting u..LLLOOOOLLLZZZ ve died

  5. talking drum

    June 25, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    congrats to her, i don’t even want to begin my rant on the so many things that went wrong with 2011’s MBGN. I pray she enjoys her reign

  6. Jayla

    June 25, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    And this was the best Silverbird could come up with? *smh*

  7. partyrider

    June 25, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    hmmm *sigh*

  8. bunmi ojo

    June 25, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    What’s happening in Nigeria? We want ladies who are beautiful and have brains to compliment it, how can Miss taraba win, she can’t even answer her question logicaally and intelligently. Corruption is really eating deep in almost all the sectors in naija, even in the entertainment industry *smh*

    • tbelle

      June 26, 2011 at 1:12 am

      I totally agree!!! Surely, they could have done better!!

    • AnnLOludoyi

      June 26, 2011 at 1:56 am


    • jack

      June 26, 2011 at 8:51 am

      Which brains? You didn’t bother to comment on the massive degeneration of our “University” system? Hardly will you find an institution of higher learning in Nigeria that could be compared to other internationally known schools from the Western world.
      For instance the only Business School to feature in the top 1 percent of elite B- schools in the world was/is the Capetown GSB.

    • jossy

      July 1, 2011 at 4:15 pm

      yes o bun bun, corruption everywhere, sincerely she could not her answer her question sharply and intelligently, mago mago every where, so sorry for naija

  9. djcn

    June 25, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Interesting, i would say. It was a lovely show.

  10. doubleyouhehigh

    June 25, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    the ‘r’ factor? x_x
    Hpe she reps well tho

  11. kendol

    June 26, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Dis is a big cheat,miss taraba doesn’t deserve d crown.

  12. KK

    June 26, 2011 at 12:00 am

    I believe she worth it and am very happy for her

    • pweety

      June 27, 2011 at 9:15 am

      did u mean “she’s” ;p

  13. BubblyBliss

    June 26, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Hmm! Shes pretty but her diction… *sigh*


    June 26, 2011 at 12:02 am

    look at the first and original set of pictures that were taken as soon as she was chosen. she was the most naturel and still stood out from the girls wearing gallons of makeup. IMO she is beautiful. although i didnt get to watch it, i still think she is beautiful, and i am pleased with the results.
    so the votes from the photogenic section came from the comment section of bella naija? or am i missing something?

    • Ada

      June 26, 2011 at 11:30 am

      Amaka you need to watch it and you’ll understand. Her diction is poor and she got the simplest question which was “why do you want to be MBGN?” and she couldn’t answer. It’s sad that she was still picked because she’s now the ambassador at Miss World. It all boils down to corruption. Blame the makeup artists for the makeup, compared to other girls she wasn’t the prettiest girl. So what criteria did they use? Who were the judges btw?

    • iknow iknow

      June 27, 2011 at 8:51 am

      and rem this is a girl who is going to represent nigeria at the miss world pagent. i wonder how shes going to answer the questions there when she can even answer the ones that was asked here. God help Nigeria we already have a bad image we dont need this to add to it.

    • NIRA

      June 27, 2011 at 12:43 pm

      I didn’t see any ex-beauty queen on the judges’ table, just an actress and a bunch of ppl who don’t know jack about beauty pageants. I don’t think she deserved to win, except the judged her based on what happened at the camp that we didn’t know about.

    • AeeDeeAee

      June 27, 2011 at 5:20 pm

      She’s beautiful??? Was that all she counted for?? Beauty? She could barely articulate her lingua franca in front of countrymen, how will she hold fort at the Miss World pageant?

  15. flicka

    June 26, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Appalling,seriously,d whole contest was not just it n pls y in the world did Miss Taraba win,she couldnt even answer the last question they asked her well enough.a 10 yr old would av bn beta.just ope she can hold her own in the Miss World contest.did anybody notice ow she held her bouquet


    June 26, 2011 at 12:03 am

    this is a bad picture of her, the video does more justice.

  17. Anambra

    June 26, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Anambra State still keeping it real!

  18. Orumwense lydia

    June 26, 2011 at 12:05 am

    she’s won already no need to rant about who should ve and didn’t. there is always a next time

  19. adeojo jumoke

    June 26, 2011 at 12:05 am

    She doesn’t deserve it cos she didn’t answer her questions intelligently….beauty is not all about the physique its also entails wah you gaht up in d brain and your poise

  20. Eni

    June 26, 2011 at 12:07 am

    How is it that BN states she’s from Anambra but she represented Taraba? I wasn’t impressed with her command of English.

  21. Dazzle

    June 26, 2011 at 12:08 am

    Lots of beauties without brains in this competition, I think its got something to do with the weaves lol!


      June 26, 2011 at 1:30 am


  22. fashionconscious

    June 26, 2011 at 12:08 am

    hmmmmm>>>>>>>>>doesnt seem right… how was Miss Enugu ? was she worth being the 2nd runner up….?

    • onyinye toh bad oh!!!

      June 26, 2011 at 4:09 pm


    • twinkle

      June 27, 2011 at 12:30 pm

      i heard they wanted the Bayelsan chic to win by all means…. I suspect the Silverbird pple have a game up their sleeves sha..either the disqualify her (the winner) at some point before the end of her reign to allow d Bayelsan chic come in or ………lets see how it plays out.

    • deji

      June 27, 2011 at 9:27 pm

      u er a good informat

    • adeola

      June 28, 2011 at 6:10 pm

      Miss Lagos had fans in d audience who acted like she was going 2win or dey’ll show us d agberos in dem n u cld c their disappointmt, I agree with u on dat n d Igbo-Taraba girl didn’t just shock contestants, but viewers nationwide. D rigging tin can be possible 4 Miss Bayelsa, but she fine n get poise pass our MBGN ten outta ten,wld av managed her. 9ja n corruption at all levels…no be small tin.

    • Hottu babe

      June 29, 2011 at 6:41 am

      Take a look at this Picture..
      Bayelsa was runner up.. I would have preferred Bayelsa to win.. Idk why Taraba won oo… Anyway, It’s Naija jare!

    • Nwa 9ja

      July 22, 2011 at 1:39 am

      hahahahahaha you have news oh… lol are you real? OMG! but I believe you, Miss Enugu is the most beautiful though I didn’t watch the saga.

  23. xyxyxyxyx

    June 26, 2011 at 12:09 am

    I heard since that the girl would win, she’s good to go but if people already knew she would win then it means something is wrong somewhere. All the best to all of them.

  24. peejay

    June 26, 2011 at 12:13 am

    This has been by far the worst MBGN l have seen ……how can Miss Taraba win the crown when she doesnt even know What MBGN is all about,what was that nonsense she was saying about “proise and elegance” is that the gutter she could utter ,what was the criteria for selecting the Judges and the top five contestant. From the start the show dragged on with the talkative lady on the red carpet, to the boring host and hostess, to the artistes who couldnt please the crowd, to stage management and the drab outfits some contestants were made to wear……..haba na…MBGN una no try at all, pls reimburse the audience cos it wasnt worth the money they paid ……..It is obvious brain, poise and elegance is not needed all u need is to be long and dumb …..and before u know it ure the next MBGN……..MBGN na u biko…….keep up being boring

    • deee

      June 26, 2011 at 1:19 am

      D competition was just bad, how on earth will she win, she didn’t answer her question and her command of english is bad. This year d whole show was exposed, the show is just a set up they knew d winner already. Its just sad, d level of corruption in dis country.

    • sweetie

      June 26, 2011 at 1:24 am

      You said it All, MBGN 2011= absolute rubbish, Bayelsa was there yet they chose taraba, una well don o , U hear well don..hissssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

    • oge

      June 26, 2011 at 3:56 pm

      i thought i was the only one who notice how dry the event was,not to talk of the vague screen they made us to see,haba them no try at all,even ma little niece couldn’t dance to wande coal,anyway i hope the queen represent well?

    • funke

      June 26, 2011 at 5:51 pm

      @peejay u’ve said it all. MBGN has truly lost its values. Wat a shame!

  25. erdoo kyoku

    June 26, 2011 at 12:14 am

    Congratulations gal,u made I’m happy for you. God is ur strength. Love ya.

  26. Darlex

    June 26, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Hoped it was gon b miss abia

  27. uchechi

    June 26, 2011 at 12:30 am

    She is originally from Anambra and represented Taraba State…na wa ooo, see confusion sha. Well nne have a great reign..and please make sure the kids on the street get an education. Ta

  28. livvy

    June 26, 2011 at 12:35 am

    No! no! no! I totally disagree!! As far as m concerned, the organizers already picked the winner before the pageant itself. All that voting ish was just formality..mchheewww..really displeased with the result

    • xyxyxyxyx

      June 26, 2011 at 12:50 am

      It’s possible because some inner circle people already were saying it on my TL as at the time they were calling Top 15 that Miss Taraba would win.So…..
      She is a beauty sha so all the best to her

  29. J. S. Talabz

    June 26, 2011 at 12:39 am

    anyway didnt watch it, only saw the tweets on my TL so cant say much, except Congratulations to all that won awards, and hopefully, Miss Taraba will rep naija well at the Miss World pageant.

  30. tima taraba

    June 26, 2011 at 12:40 am

    D taraba gal was just it, just sooo hapi

    • Me

      June 26, 2011 at 1:04 am

      How sure are we that you’re not the Miss Taraba girl speaking ?

  31. Ronks

    June 26, 2011 at 12:41 am

    BN how did she take the crown? Miss Bayelsa should have won fair and square. Miss Bayelsa is the peoples queen. For more info pls click the link below!/pages/We-want-Miss-Bayelsa-not-Miss-Taraba-as-MBGN-2011/245507155464804

    • nefertity

      June 26, 2011 at 7:56 am

      Bayelsa? The peoples queen???? Could you explain to me why? Or iz it cos’ d president is from Bayelsa? Biko speak for yourself ooooh!! And as for miss Taraba winning, I don’t have anything to say!!

  32. Dazzle

    June 26, 2011 at 12:45 am

    @peejay you don talk am finish! 10/10

  33. ogunjay

    June 26, 2011 at 12:47 am

    toyally agree with u peejay. this has been the worst mbgn ever. it was as if they wasnt money.the camera quality was bad. the host was boring. men, where is ik. the set was terrible. to top it all, was unintelligent queen. officially, the worst mbgn ever

  34. Ronks

    June 26, 2011 at 12:48 am

    BN don’t delete my comment o. Freedom of expression should be encouraged abeg!

  35. modest

    June 26, 2011 at 1:22 am

    congrats to the newly crowned queen; was hoping it will be miss abia, though she made us proud,she needs to be more confident next time. unec luvs u

  36. chizaram

    June 26, 2011 at 1:26 am

    congrats to all the contestants esp miss Abia, you too fine my dear..


    June 26, 2011 at 1:31 am

    most of our beauty queens are from Anambra but rep different states. hmmmm. so does that mean the cream of the crop is in Anambra state?

    • Obi-talk

      June 28, 2011 at 7:20 pm

      yes it does my love! lol

    • clairebaby

      July 2, 2011 at 9:39 am

      think so….chinenye, adaeze, fiona, now sylvia…..i don’t care what they’re say about sylvia….. but i’m really poud to be from anambra…lol

    • clairebaby

      July 2, 2011 at 10:17 am

      ooops….typo-error….i don’t care what ppl say about sylvia, but i’m proud to be from anambra

  38. Ify Ochos

    June 26, 2011 at 1:42 am

    I’m so happy for my darling sylvia… I couldn’t expect less.. She’s a queen indeed and that crown just went to it’s rightful owner. Shes a beauty inside out. It’s tym to parry!!!!!


    June 26, 2011 at 1:52 am

    its even more surprising that Ekiti won nothing at all.

  40. Olivia

    June 26, 2011 at 2:00 am

    Congrats to her and all BUT MBGN has really fallen in standard….from the golden days of Omasun, Bianca, Sabina, Nike, Regina….to this??? Still remember Bianca’s poise and charm in her catwalk and interview session, kai this na epic fail o!!!!

    • Dede

      July 8, 2011 at 12:17 am

      And Bianca was from the old Anambra state…hmm speaks a lot about that state!

    • Toriola

      June 26, 2011 at 8:18 am

      Don;t you think this is childish? she has won, let her reign. what’s with the movement to pick bone? stop this nonsense pls


      June 26, 2011 at 1:36 pm

      exactly. some people are so childish. i dont even know why this post has so many negative comments. if you dont agree with her, oh well, nothing you can do about it. i dont see why some people are throwing temper tantrums. its just a beauty contest! maybe if it came down to giving Nigeria constant electricity and roads, then we can start throwing temper tantrums. a lot of people in here should grow up.

    • doubleyouhehigh

      June 26, 2011 at 4:21 pm

      i think people have freedom of speech…nufn wrong in voicing their opinions on the turn out of d contest…true she has won tho

    • Aderonke

      June 26, 2011 at 6:06 pm

      I guess only 7 people agree with you. Oh well try again next year.

  41. Izzy

    June 26, 2011 at 2:44 am

    pls was dis rigged

  42. nig

    June 26, 2011 at 3:36 am

    Why can’t 9ja make a comon clear video haba

  43. Toriola

    June 26, 2011 at 3:44 am

    relax and chillax everyone …the truth is not many of them absolutely deserves it…whoever won, would have not been a would have been subjective. i was rooting for Tobi Banjoko, miss Ondo V24 but oh well, not all our favorites could have won..

  44. just me

    June 26, 2011 at 5:12 am

    Was just taking a glance through miss Nigeria 2010 pictures and saw the MBGN 2011 winner Sylvia Nduka, she represented Kaduna in Miss Nigeria 2010.

  45. signature

    June 26, 2011 at 5:24 am

    hmm..i’m rly skeptical abt her speaking, n i dnt kno why i feel like the judges could hav done better, oh well! congrats to her all d same, hope u’re the one to bring the miss world crown home xoxo

    • BE

      June 29, 2011 at 12:58 pm

      well she’s won we can wish her very well.. really

  46. kemmy

    June 26, 2011 at 7:38 am

    peejay u ar vry correct d prob is dat d host ar confuse dey dnt no wat dey ar doin. Dis-appoint-ment

  47. purple zagha

    June 26, 2011 at 8:18 am

    congratulations to her and all d other queens

  48. Harrison Obafemi

    June 26, 2011 at 8:23 am

    i was very happy for her, wish the best, and also best among the rest

  49. Harrison Obafemi

    June 26, 2011 at 8:32 am

    am very happy for her to be the best among the rest so may GOD help u.

    • omololu jaiye

      June 27, 2011 at 4:49 pm

      I never expected anything better 4rm silverbird..evry year, d gals get uglier..smh

    • ch

      August 7, 2011 at 8:26 pm

      I quite agree with u, the gals r nt impressive @ all & they r lacking in communication skills.

  50. funmi.F

    June 26, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Hmmmmmmnnn. I was rooting for Tobi Banjoko as well, Miss Ondo.There can only be one winner.Its true dat d class of girls for MBGN ve dropped big time…….

  51. Ngozi Chegwe

    June 26, 2011 at 9:29 am

    she needs to work on her confidence level I barely heard what she said in response to her question and was afraid she won’t win,I think it,s her crown. Congrats Sylvia

  52. Bob Oji

    June 26, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Thought beauty n brains was encapsulated in the crown. what happened to the later this year?

    • Nutella

      June 26, 2011 at 10:49 am

      Uncle B.O.B..lemme tell you what happened this year…the latter was swept under the carpet! Like how unintelligent can that girl get? That level of illiteracy is just as unattractive as it is unacceptable! Just goes to show how watered down the content of these pagents have become. What a colossal waste of my precious 3 hours!

  53. jamie

    June 26, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Sophie gemal(miss BAYELSA) WAS NOT screend at d nationwide screening in lagos on d 6th of june,so how did she get on d show in d first place???? Foulplay in d highest order!!
    Miss lagos answerd her question very well nd deserved beta! Nd miss Gombe was very good 2! Buh def not miss taraba!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Pls SILVERBIRD wat was d criteria for judgement???

  54. cindy

    June 26, 2011 at 10:43 am

    was dat mbgn or miss campus??d top 5 dint catch ma eyes at all..whr chantel<miss abia n lots of dem…bruce dis d worst mbgn i v evn seen

  55. esther onazi

    June 26, 2011 at 10:52 am

    hmmmmmmm…….diz is full bribery & corruption in d contest.she doesn’t deserv it @ all

  56. Gene

    June 26, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Wt eva happend to miss Lagos n Gombe?i mean de miss Taraba of a gal couldnt mk a decent sentence,is dt how she’s gon rep naija in d miss world contest?i bet she’l barely mk it into d first 50

  57. Nutella

    June 26, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Miss Taraba..Beauty and Brains??? Please take a moment and watch the video clip attached to this piece about her…notice how she pronounces “University of Lagos”. Enough said!

    Huge thumbs down! And BTW…Facts have emerged on how these girls emerged in the top positions..minus Miss Enugu!

  58. tima taraba

    June 26, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Me, yhh ts miss taraba here soo? Can’t  be happy coz  won?

  59. Olajire

    June 26, 2011 at 11:48 am

    shaking my head

  60. bimbim

    June 26, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    i watched d show and i must be candid,it was very boring!!!i dont know wat the judges were looking for,but definately not confidence and brain!!!after giving d winner d grace to answer d question a second time,all she cud come up with was bad english n zero relevance to question being answered.rgt from Adaeze igwe,to gloria sumthg,i knew d winners were always knw d moment they start selling form.shame on u silverbird!!!!watever happened to free n fair selection???

  61. Chowie

    June 26, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    The girl can’t even speak english properly!! How can she represent naija? This is crap

  62. chilaxy nta

    June 26, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    I luv u sylvia cos it aint easy……. Ur da bst.! Muah

  63. 2kool

    June 26, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Let’s stop all the ranting about the contestants, if we are not feeling them at all then next year come out yourselves or better still send your nieces, daughters, sisters or good looking friends mschewww! Let’s concentrate on attacking the mediocrity of the show and encourage various sponsors to withhold their contributions until they are convinced that the show meets the international standard for beauty pageants!

  64. MsTeymie

    June 26, 2011 at 12:47 pm


  65. mma

    June 26, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    When i posted earlier on that the standards have fallen and Ben and Murrey bruce family has held this franchise for ever and yet the quality of girl they have picked has shown the level of corruption and moral decadence in the whole system first and foremost are not the contestants to have worn there various state titles before coming to the national, secondly isnt english our lingua franca, thirdly what does Mr femi Solebo of NOTORE know about judging a beuty pagent or is that panel of judges just for show, come on guys we talk about corruption in politics but its every where look at the caliber of contestants in the MISS World pagents some medical doctors, some speak 6 languages and yet we are still stuggling with intonation and figure its high time we start sending contestants that reflect our country nigeria. i just read the news today a model lily Cole graduated with double first class from cambridge university and we are here pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee I am highly disappointed with the show organizers and the quality of the cheeks

    • mma

      June 26, 2011 at 1:27 pm

      i agree

  66. Eniyan

    June 26, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Why is she talking like she has hot yam in the corner of her mouth??? :/

  67. Jojo

    June 26, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Some people have time sha. Lol. Even opening a page on facebook. What diff will my liking d page make?
    The chic has won, let her be. When she was answering d questions, i cringed a little, but i attribute it 2 stage fright.
    I’m very sure other factors are taken into consideration in choosing d winner and nt jst d Q & A segment.
    Wen they chose top 5, i and my mom got into an argument about who wud win. I went for bayelsa, mum went 4 taraba. She told me they’d pick her for her height. And it’s true she was d tallest among them. Has good face structure etc.

    Beauty is nt about being a yello popo (mind u, i’m also fair skinned). They must have taken alot into consideration as well.

    Afterall even wen agbani won miss world, some folks were still yabbing her. Saying she wasnt d finest in nigeria let alone d whole world.

    Enjoy ur reign my dear

    • juliet

      June 26, 2011 at 2:55 pm

      i feel my dear thats the spirit

  68. Ty

    June 26, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Even this video here says it all! To think this lady with high level of illiteracy will be representing Nigeria in miss world! Her spoken english is embarrassing and nauseating! What’s with the “R” in every word? What accent is she trying to generate?? Mscheeeeew
    Naija and corruption! Nice one Bruce

  69. adorable

    June 26, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    dint watch it but from all d comments it seems miss Bayelsa deserved it. all d same congratulations to all the winners but i must say that just because someone walked on a runway and staged a couple of poses, it doesn’t make the person a beauty queen irrespective of who we are where we come from and our different sizes and shapes we are all queens all you need do is believe and everyone starts seeing you as one

  70. Cherrieliciauxx

    June 26, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    To be honest…MBGN 2011 was a huge disappointment. Starting from the organization of the show, from watching it on tv it was soo obvious that the show wuz poorly organized. Lets now talk about the lady who took the crown home *sigh*…MBGN cud du way better. The judges i believe were the problem because if we take our time to look at the people who were called upon to judge the show, they have absolutely little or no knowledge about wht it takes to be a a beauty queen. What would an MD of classic beverages know about poise or modeling poses? What happened to calling people who breathe pageantry, who are at the top of their game in the fashion/modeling industry?? Agbani darego, munachi abii, adaeze igwe, oluchi, kelechi amadi obi, eleanor goodey, lilian unachukwu, deola sagoe…I could go on and on and on. Im sorry to say but miss taraba is the contestant who least deserved that crown awtta the top 5, i mean she had the lamest answer to the easiest question. Miss Bayelsa and Miss Lagos had the best answers and people could even tell from the way the crowd kept on cheering for them both…corruption has eaten deep into our country mehn and its soo bad. If someone cud not answer a question that simple, how do you seriously think that at world level, she can do better. If we all remember, it was agbani’s answer to a question that brought nigeria that crown. the deed has been done sha…lets just hope for a better result next year.

  71. para malosan

    June 26, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    so glad for her for been they best , As for the remaining queens thank you and i pray
    for you luck at 2012.

  72. para malosan

    June 26, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    dazzle you got everything wrong.

  73. Obehi

    June 26, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Wow… Congratulations girl. Wishing you all in best throughout your reign!

  74. Obehi

    June 26, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Congratulations girls….wishing you all the best time ever throughout your reign!

  75. deola

    June 26, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    wack! how come miss ebonyi(Delphine Okoba) didnt get to top 5. miss lagos wasnt bad at all and they choose miss taraba. mchew . wasted my precious time watching mbgn. boring show n performances. good luck in ur reign miss taraba.

  76. popps

    June 26, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    MBGN has totally lost it … They shd go back to the drawing board …SMH

  77. halo

    June 26, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    i was rooting for either miss bayelsa or miss akwaibom!

  78. juliet

    June 26, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    im happy she won,she was just too good.come to the question she was nervous.its not easy to be the first to answer in such atmosphere.and remember not just the question haters deal with it,she is holding the flag.

  79. maumau

    June 26, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    i think this year choice is the worst i,ve seen so far!!,. Left for me,something went wrong somewhere. Either the crown was bought or the judges were blind. Bt my feelings tell methat the silverbird group sold out to the highest bidder. its a shame that MBGN has fallen in standard.

  80. scholar

    June 26, 2011 at 2:55 pm


  81. scholar

    June 26, 2011 at 3:01 pm


  82. bufffooo

    June 26, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    i seem to agree with the comments made here. MBGN has lost its focus. i was at the show,men,there was no queen except for miss adamawa and bayelsa. they stood out,only wish bayelsa was tall. however,taraba did not win this contest. The result shuld be investigated

  83. tony

    June 26, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    silverbird has been corrupted. The crown was bought. Simple!!

  84. Disappointed

    June 26, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Bella Naija please publish my comment o…everyone needs to know what is going on with these Silverbird people. And this information will be appearing in some dailies and soft sells this week anyways. Thank you.

  85. Bigiyke

    June 26, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    The result at the end made the whole event look like a fluke. I mean, we all saw the way Agbani stunned the whole world with her precise, accurate and intelligent answers! But this one……… Tsi tsi tsi……. and still she emerged the winner. All d best Miss MBGN

  86. tee

    June 26, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    This thing was just a bloody scam jare……… waste of time and has no credibility. how the helll is this girl supposed to represent naija in Miss World?!!!! warrahell!!!

  87. spicy

    June 26, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    I was reading through some of the comments on the page with the professional pictures and its funny how hardly any1 selected Miss Taraba as a possible winner….676 comments and hardly any in her favour… Says something doesnt it?
    I didnt even remember who she was, had to go back and look through the pics again..thats how irrelevant she was,she didnt even stand out to me, and she’s supposed to represent at miss world?she’ll be eaten alive lol

  88. paris

    June 26, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Some people are just making some stupid and annoying comment! The crown would have Befit miss balyesa or miss lagos state bcos they were fluenT and they gt charisma unlike the queen thst worn ! When they even prnounce her the winner the expression she got on her face was so fake and for me she does not deserve the crown lamoa

  89. juliet sm

    June 26, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Did anyone say brought the crown?why cant we just face the truth its over and its over, why cring when the head is off.haters deal with it.if she does not deserve it why didnt u buy the form.plsssssssssssssssssssssssssssss let her be.hisssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss.

  90. mable

    June 26, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    lol, she was Miss Kaduna in the 2010 Miss Nigeria Competition, she didnt even make the top 10. When the results were read, I heard she threw a angry fit backstage and wouldnt come back out with the other contestants onto the stage. All she does is enter pageants.
    She answered the question the worst for this MBGN. And everyone was talking about her winning before the show was over. She told everyone she was going to win at the MBGN camp, she couldnt even keep her bribery and corruption to herself. Typical Nigerian. I pity the youth of this counntry.
    Learning how to bribe is not the way to win. Trust in the Lord.
    The judges at the show were complaining that they did not even pick the top 15, 5 or even the winner. Silverbird Group, you guys should chill. Dont let Nigeria turn eyes on you. What kind of illiterate are u chosing to represent us abroad. Is it good? Fear and trust God o.
    There should be an investigation. Everyone should protest for an investigation. I mean for goodness sakes Miss Nigeria has won Miss World, we are major players in this pageant thing. So what is this step backwards that Silverbird Group wants us to chop?

    • maureen odum

      June 27, 2011 at 5:35 am

      Those that thinks she deserve the crown, I advice u to pls have a re-think or better still try and see the video again cos she totally messed up.

  91. Adeyemo phlorence

    June 26, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    i think she deserves d crown nd let’s leave r 2 pursue d tenure nd hopefully she’ll represent us well in d miss world all oda queens u’ve performed well nd u really portrait wat u’ve gat.kudos to u all……….

  92. folashade rabiu

    June 26, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Congratulations τ̅☺ miss Taraba,I wish her success in her future endeavour.

  93. Purpleicious Babe

    June 27, 2011 at 1:23 am

    To be honest.. if she was chosen based on corruption then I strongly advocate the whole thing should be withdrawn immediately… It is not fair on other candidates and voters….

  94. maureen odum

    June 27, 2011 at 5:27 am

    I thought the competition is all about picking the beautiful ones with brains, apparently the reverse is the case now. MBGN organisers pls wake up oh cos if sand too plenty for soup blind man go see am.

  95. Fairy Godsister

    June 27, 2011 at 6:43 am

    I’m happy for Miss Taraba (since I cannot do anything about it) but I’ll plead with Silverbird/her chaperon; she doesn’t need an accent abeg! You guys should please discourage her from the foolishness that made her say things like ertisarlat and starcormms; it’s disgusting.
    And in the name of all that is pure, stop asking them what they’ll do with their crowns! I’ve been hearing this ‘I’l help people’ since I was two!

  96. oma-peduru

    June 27, 2011 at 7:53 am



    June 27, 2011 at 8:41 am

    I’m disappointed! Miss Bayelsa, Sophie, nailed it! We could have stood a better chance @ the Miss World with her. Congratulations to Tobi Banjoko, for winning Miss Bella Naija/Photogenic, always loved her & she deserves it!

  98. Sassy Diva

    June 27, 2011 at 8:44 am

    As long as am concerned Miss Taraba does not deserve the crown, but then all we can do is talk. But am so disappointed in the bruce;s buti guess this time they publiclyshowed everyone that they are just corrup. am so ashamed of their actions….so queenie enjoy your reign, but we all know she wont be bringing home the crown at the Ms Wsoooo???????

  99. Chicca

    June 27, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Did i jst read that she’s an undergraduate?..obviously she sm1 must’ve taken her english exams..or part of the mbgn scheme is “education” for the queen..*smh*..

  100. Lil miss sunshine

    June 27, 2011 at 9:32 am

    I gave up on MGBN many years ago, u can tell there is a lot of dirty politics going on, i miss the god old days when the real queens were chosen based on poise, elegance , DICTION and beauty. Each year the girls look ordinary and next doorish ( if there is a word like dat) and a little slow upstairs .

  101. meagain

    June 27, 2011 at 9:57 am

    the video is wacked. er english is terrible.
    she isnt even smart!!!! how on earth did dis babe win?

  102. Natoday?

    June 27, 2011 at 9:59 am

    i use to like her until u heard i speak… no be small tin

  103. bisola

    June 27, 2011 at 10:05 am

    all i know is dat she does not deserve it!!!!!!!!!!

  104. Deegurl

    June 27, 2011 at 10:49 am

    The winner was already known even before the contest, that’s how i see it.

  105. irish chic

    June 27, 2011 at 11:14 am

    what a flop! red carpet was tooooooo damn long and boring with the chatter box chic ! color ,picture and d whole production was (zirooo) , performance by Wande charcoal was terrible,his song choice was even worse aw cud he!MBGN complete phony

  106. doubleyouhehigh

    June 27, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Is BN stil gonna bring a complete report? 😮

  107. beemojo

    June 27, 2011 at 11:38 am

    i am sure of the fact that miss abia has a better chance at the miss universe beauty contest. miss nigeria no fit get pass gate with her’yeye’ accent and do you call what she has beauty…at the miss world contest abeg nigeria has more to offer than that. truly she is miss taraba, but she is so not miss nigeria…mschew

    • Obi-talk

      June 28, 2011 at 7:29 pm

      but there are world beauty queen’s who don’t speak english so you have no point.

  108. dee

    June 27, 2011 at 11:56 am

    she was absolutely undersiving of the crown, her English was appauling and her confidence was lacking……MBGN has lost its credibility in my eyes

  109. twinkle

    June 27, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    trust me the next time you’d hear her voice again is probably when she has to hand over to the next MBGN.

  110. richard

    June 27, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    U guys should stop fighting over a passed issue weda her spoken english is cool or not beautifully made or worse its the will of no hating on a sister.let’s just support her on the next step

  111. Nma

    June 27, 2011 at 2:27 pm

  112. J gal

    June 27, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    MBGN Rigging, Silverbird Riggers!!!

  113. chy 9ja

    June 27, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    wishing her the best

  114. wendy

    June 27, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    i really think the winner was selected b4 the competition Miss Bayelsa shuld have won. but congrats 2 her anyway and pls Miss Taraba work on ur diction and confidence

  115. asa

    June 27, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    for d 1st time i lost my confident in d judgement of d silver bird group … she is not d prettiest n not even half intelligent

  116. Kells

    June 27, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    All I can say is that if the entertainment industry is also corrupt, then what else is left in Nigera? This is called rigging!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, What is left for the younger ones coming up? God help Nigeria….

  117. Duchess Lee

    June 28, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Now ifeel wat you all r saying. Watchd d MBGN shw today tue onSiverbird n was totally disappointed. Miss Taraba isn’t trained to ß a queenAt all, no poise,, no charisma, no gait, SMH bbig shame onSilverbird n d organisers. Evn my dogWld v done beta.

  118. Uduak

    June 28, 2011 at 11:54 am

    I watched the entire show and was so disappointed. MGBN let mw down big time. How someone who could’nt answer her question, even when asked twice win. She didn’t even get the question. What a show of shame.

  119. chinonso clement

    June 28, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    i tink dis MBGN is a planned stuff. They hv already selected d winner b4 d grand final.

  120. emike

    June 28, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Mehnnn,dat gal is da bomb!…She really deserve 2 be d queen!…all u haterz go eat some dust!

  121. Ella

    June 28, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    @ Just me, may be this is a way of compensating her after failing woefly last yr lol….. Miss Bayelsa, congrats dear.
    Miss Imo, come bac 2 owerri, ur body go hear am…………..

  122. My Name is Bond - Jemma Bond

    June 28, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    The trouble with you Nigerians is that you are never satisfied. You are all criticising her, and accusing her of “managing the language” (whatever that means). If she had spoken in another way, you would have accused her of trying to be foreign. If you think you are better than her, why not compete yourselves before judging others? As for all those who believe that she isn’t pretty enough, please bear in mind that not all beautiful girls take a beautiful photo.

  123. mk

    June 28, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    give the girl a break..anyone could suffer stage fright…big ups girl
    if anyone says she can do better, then go climb the stage and contest next year…lol

  124. jlo

    June 28, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    how could bella naija be a part(sponsor,) of such corrupt organisation, for mbgn…. d so called queen could not answer the question at all, d presenter dat undersood the foul play had to ask d audience to keep quiet and encourage her(bcos she knew she- up) but stil gave her another chance to see if she could repair the damage , yet the dumb queen couldnt answer anything reasonably. but hold and behold she bacame queen of nigeria to go and disgrace us further in london……miss bayelsa was more beautiful,well poised and answered correctly… am sorry for my country…am dissapointed at the bruce family, for not picking the beauty for what its was meant for…..o my country, o bella naija…sorry

  125. lol

    June 28, 2011 at 4:50 pm


  126. adeola

    June 28, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    @peejay, WORD! @THE AMAKA, yeah, its just a contest, but use d word CONTEST in perspective n c if she deserves dt crown. It means real players n not 4 ignoramuses masquerading as players. MBGN2011 won’t shine anywhere, no1 wld notice her in d miss world contest.

  127. ebere cham

    June 28, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Congrats Girl,wateva it is dat went wrong wld be revealed soon.everyone pls keep ur calm

  128. angry mob

    June 28, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    first of all why did dey give miss abia and adamawa crowns and not include dem in top 15 secondly miss sphie gemal was neva part of the audition.. she was related to the bruce family and she came to camp 5 days to the event so mbgn dis year was a total scammmm i advise everybodi to 4get dis pagent cos da judges in daily compass of yesterday said da names called was not wot they recommended

  129. socris

    June 28, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Bella, please i want to see my comment oh!. Most times i give my opinion you just shun my side, not happy oh! 🙁 .
    well im not happy miss taraba won but the deed has been done. theres nothing we will say or rant about from now till tomorrow that will change that. enjoy your reign nd please try and do something positive. a change we can actually see.

  130. gee

    June 28, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    “Wat does the title MBGN mean to u”? It means elegance to me. WHAT WAS DAT?! I’m almost forced to swear though its not I’m my culture.

  131. Hottu babe

    June 29, 2011 at 6:45 am

    Miss Bayelsa is my MBGN!! I don’t care what they say… Look at her —>

  132. Orikinla Osinachi

    June 29, 2011 at 10:48 am

    I wonder why the MBGN website does not have the news and photographs or videos of the event and the Silverbird TV website cannot show them 24 hours after the show? And how can you report it without the photographs of the winner being crowned and with her crown on her head? The 2011 Miss USA pageant sent out press release with the photographs and videos of the event and winner for reporters and posted online and offline. Did Bella Naija go to the event without a camera or photographer? Even a camera phone would have produced more appropriate photographs for a good report. Only a foreign website has the photographs of the 2011 MBGN winner wearing her crown posing with the others at the event. Wake Up Nigeria and Catch Up or be left behind in the global village where news travels at the speed of light and news is best reported illustrated with appropriate photographs. This is the 21 century and not the 19th century!

  133. Lue

    June 29, 2011 at 11:58 am

    so miss taraba really won…………………ok now. enjoy your reign queen. im sure u worked and payed HARD for it

  134. BrownSugah

    June 29, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    My ear don fulllllllll…… further comments, no comments……LOL

  135. Tonko

    June 29, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    The Judges simply did a bad job that nite and they know it. No wonder so many persons are loosing confidence in Silverbird as a body.

  136. Chezzy

    June 29, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Last year Sylvia Nduka was 20yrs….dis year she’s still 20yrs…C’mon is she 4real??? On a serious note she MUST improve her diction plus her approach to giving answers if she most pull through @all in the upcoming Miss World Pageant later dis year.Grace Ndam(Miss Lagos) might as well be her reference….LOL!!!

  137. voicy

    June 29, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    hmmmmmmm this was not a fair judgement at all, silverbird what was the criteria to her winning?

  138. AdaAda

    June 29, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Half of the people complaining about her english can’t even type english properly tchewww. I didn’t know it was an english competition. Anyway, I’m happy with her win. She was in my top 5.

  139. Bibi

    June 30, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    pls she cant be our Queen, how come, she is even the least among those sweet chics

  140. Bibi Diogo

    June 30, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    she didnt deserve the crown

  141. Bibi Diogo

    June 30, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    she didnt deserve the crown she cant even stand miss Abia

  142. Fanny Ng'ambi

    June 30, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Go gal i wish u gudluck

  143. Bunmi Yomi

    July 1, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    not happy wit d results chikenah!

  144. saddam

    July 1, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Happy for her, but miss lagos deserved the crown.Didnt expect silverbird(bruce) to act dat way.i mean we ll watched the show and Grace was the bomb..anyways i wish her all the best and luck as she goes out to represent nigeria

  145. dress fashion

    July 1, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    wat do u think about miss kogi

  146. MOWUNMI

    July 1, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    sad to say but our winner aint worth -….is that how she would use english to kil them at Miss World. Abeg follow the babe on twitter @Miss Taraba MBGN 2011 (HILLARIOUS MEHN)

  147. clairebaby

    July 2, 2011 at 8:07 am

    yay!!!!!! Igbo girls esp Anambra girls have been winning lately…..chineneye,adaeze, fiona, now sylvia all from anambra…..we’re really something…wink wink

  148. Bee b

    July 2, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Am surprised somebody who could not ans a question was declared the winner, so watz the stick use to measure who wins mbgn? there is more to this abeg!

  149. Ruth

    July 4, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    From the boring performances to the not so good hosts especially the guy to the wrong choreographer and the wrong attires especially the ones they wore during wande cool’s performance down to the undeserving Queen. Silverbird didn’t do well at all, this is the worst so far. To the queen, you have won and we can’t change it but please improve on your diction and work on your composure. I wish you the best even if I know you shouldn’t have won. Maybe that’s the will of GOD. Take my advice and a safe trip to London

  150. Justino

    July 4, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    MBGN 2011……Show of shame

  151. anna okem

    July 5, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Well, there is nothing I can say about MBGN because is aggravating.

  152. Lola X

    July 6, 2011 at 9:41 am

    This has definitely been the most interesting contest in years…

    Lola x, London

  153. ADA

    July 6, 2011 at 9:43 am

    lol to both “tot she managing the langage” and the rest of us

  154. Nigeriangirl

    July 7, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    most of the MBGN queens who went far in d “outside world” are not anambrans! 🙂 please take note.

  155. Makzy

    July 13, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    u guys should free d gurl joor,it’s obvious that she was picked for reasons that superside elonquence.inner beauty, character, humility, team play were all assessed in the camp and d winner was picked before d D-day. The question and answer section was only a neccessary stage performance. if we noticed the order in which d contestants answered the question was d same order in which they’s hightime we dumped unneccesary criticism and believed that fair judgement can actually come to play in our dear country

  156. Tj

    July 18, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Wow at least my favourit miss enugu came up as one of the runner ups.i knew she got the stuff.congrats mma.

  157. phylia

    July 19, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Without bias, she isn’t so pretty when compared to some of the other contestants and a lot of work is goan have to be done to set that elocution ryt… *sighs* Nevertheless, “therez gold in everyone”

  158. Mkaeto

    July 19, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Pls let say what we are very sure of……

  159. sunshne

    July 23, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    well accordn 2 wt Bruce said n i quote ws dt” d judges weren’t d 1 dt chose d winna n d final stage{i.e d 1 we all saw }ws nt d criteria for chosin d wina. he said it is based on wat d contestant has done durin d competiton n dt d judges are just dir to announce d result. but my own is dt since he knws dt d end wil nt justify d means i.e d final stage is nt wt dey r goin to use to judge dem, den y didnt dey show us wat d contestant did dt made he win d competiotion. DT WS D WORST MBGN EVA, i ws sooo pissed dt i had 2 lif. niwaz sha,its ova n she’s got d crown but den SMH 4 den.

  160. Okons

    July 25, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Big shout,, becos she kill sentimentatl talk of life,, like me and his imediate elder brother//guinee Rambo!!use to say zoguro anyi asiri!! well baby go we back from Okns as Abuchi from da Gambi!!

  161. Maryamada Okanga

    August 7, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    @Omololu, Haba! I thot same too. U know i once told my mum that only 10% are beautiful and the way they lied about their ages annoyed me the most.

  162. Maryamada Okanga

    August 7, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Miss Taraba is B, so are Miss Bayelsa and Enugu

  163. Me real

    September 2, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Honestly Silverbird has lost it! The last set of best queens they had were the likes of Munachi and Adaeze. Ever since then, its been RUBBISH. I was at the show and i was shocked to c Miss Taraba emerge winner. She couldnt even express herself despite d fact dat her question was d easiest and simplest. Im disappointed in the Silverbird group. The show is getting worse every year.

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