BN Bytes: Watch MBGN World 2011 Sylvia Nduka & MBGN Tourism 2011 Obioma Isiwu’s First Video Interviews

After all the controversy surrounding her win, MBGN 2011 Sylvia Nduka has 12 months to prove that she truly deserved the crown.

Sylvia is currently completing her preliminary press tour and will kick off her charity campaign focused on children and education soon.

In her interview, Sylvia talked about her nervousness on stage and eventual surprise when she was crowned as the MBGN 2011. She also thanked everyone for their support and encouraged her fans to be determined and pursue their dreams.

Also check out the video interview with Obioma Isiwu – MBGN Tourism 2011.

Video Source: Celeb Region

64 Comments on BN Bytes: Watch MBGN World 2011 Sylvia Nduka & MBGN Tourism 2011 Obioma Isiwu’s First Video Interviews
  • pickles July 7, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Shez a beauty but she didn’t deserve d crown 2 worsen it all she cnt speak English fluently. If u doubt it listen 2 her interview closely. D oda tourism gal is ai but clearly not intelligent judgin frm her interview

    • chichi July 7, 2011 at 5:35 pm

      I don’t think you can judge someone’s intelligent level by a short segment on live TV; some people get very nervous in front of the camera and that can affect how they articulate themselves

      • unidentified blogger July 13, 2011 at 6:55 am

        Yes I agree with you Ms Chichi, but you have to think too that the beauty queen will have to constantly face the media (eg the press) and will have to be infront of the camera for the post part. She needs to be composed and very articulate. You dont have to be super smart, but being confident and articulate with what you are saying gives you that credibility. I guess for the most part, She had the most points. Good-luck to her.

      • TIJANI AKHANENE ABU October 14, 2011 at 12:21 pm

        Hi Chichi, the sky is your stepping stone. Go Girl!

  • ij July 7, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Na lie dey did ojoro abeg! I watched d show, dis girl didnt deserve τ̲̅ȍ be crowned! Person wey № sabi speak english! Mscheeeeew

  • jade July 7, 2011 at 10:08 am

    if this is the best nigeria can produce, we are in a serious predicament. these ladies can barely produce a meaningful sentence. sadness. they need serious training in public speaking. we have to do better.

  • angel eyes July 7, 2011 at 10:11 am

    no comment

  • Ginika July 7, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Hmmm, okay… She has a lot to prove sha. I pray she is able to prove her toughest critics wrong.

  • interestng July 7, 2011 at 10:41 am

    This girl cuts it for me and I think shes good enough to be a beauty queen. I can see she has an enviable success (mostly from ladies), but what can I say? Na papa God give you, just carry go.

    Its relatively daft to link the fluency of speaking in a foreign language to being intelligent. How can you judge her when you place all your mind on how shes speaking rather than what she is saying, hmmm. online surfers really need some dose of reality. This girl is super.

    • Mams July 7, 2011 at 12:33 pm

      Sweetheart no one is envous of the girl or her success which many dont think was deservant.And She may be good enough to be a beauty queen but she is not the best beauty queen nigeria has to offer. Further english is our national language so being versant in it is necessary to first of all communicate and represent your country well, but to show that our universities are not a complete waste of time and money.

      Final Point- I really think that they should just call this MBGN – most beautiful igbo girl in nigeria, it is disproportionately igbo, and I am not a tribalist, but a group that claims to be marginalised should not mirror that. There should be regional competitions then the nationals and the girl that reps each state should either descend/born/grew up in that state to restore some dignity to the process and incite patriotism, fair enough some northern states can be repped by others to avoid their wana wana, but ahn 85% Igbo for Nigeria was too much.

      I dont know why I carry the mata for head sef, they no go share me party pack.

      • Rania July 7, 2011 at 8:56 pm

        Why on earth are you and a few other Nigerians going on about igbo beauties? I am not igbo myself but it seems that most women who are brave enough to try out for the pageant are igbo- if hausa or benin girls don’t want to try for the pageant, no problem, there will also be other people willing to go. I just think you are just talking rubbish. That said, Nduka is a beauty

      • lmao July 8, 2011 at 6:20 am

        Mrs. English deservant is not a word.

    • Sultana July 7, 2011 at 1:36 pm

      @ Interesting, how is the English language a foreign language to Nigerians? It is our LINGUA FRANCA. You are the one that is daft! It is people like you that make American universities insist we take the TOEFL even though it has been the language of instruction for me since I started school @ 2!

  • nuellla! July 7, 2011 at 10:45 am

    shock is an understatement……..5mins interview and she cant even express her self properly beauty queen ko beauty queen ni… it proper to say :as in,in an interview….damn its going to be one dull year!

  • IloveNIGERIA July 7, 2011 at 10:48 am

    I am definitely going to contest for MGBN 2012. To be honest with you these girls HAVE NO CLUE OF the job role. If i was crowned MGBN 2012 … I am going to concentrate of Creating non-academic Job opportunities for Young people. I would influence the State Government to introduce Vocational education and training (VET) which prepares trainees for jobs that are based on manual or practical activities, traditionally non-academic, and totally related to a specific trade, occupation, or vocation.

    In Nigeria, we really do not have non-academic positions for young people. Young girls are dating older man for money. Young guys are into hardcore Fraud. It’s only a matter of time, however the society needs to be reshaped somehow.

  • Chikalaka July 7, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Sorry the Tourism girl said “In America there’s an underground tunnel that can channel people to different cities..” SAY WHAT? Someone please tell me where that it in the US because I am a bit confused. She has no idea of the difference in countries and she’s Miss Tourism? She couldn’t even talk about what sites there are in Naij that she wants to promote! As for the MBGN…I don’t even need to comment. *sigh*

    • Ladyrocks July 13, 2011 at 4:03 am

      As in, it wont be a bad idea now….choi! Lmao!

    • AdaAda July 13, 2011 at 2:24 pm

      LOL she was probably thinking of the subway system.

  • moi! July 7, 2011 at 11:12 am

    @ilovenigeria, You are so on point! We are just making so much noise here about a university degree. Nobody seems to be taking note of the youths out there who have completed university and have very little prospects for any job at all.

  • Kekeli July 7, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Actually its been proven that the better your fluency is in more languages the smarter you are. Ones success in Comprehension in English is one of the best ways to find out ones IQ..And that’s why most people fail in English…complicated but all am saying is people who are multi-lingual are generally smart and your dexterity in languages is a sure sign that you are intelligent, not that its related to just modern languages…just saying.

  • Toju July 7, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Lol, which tunnel?

    Is it the underground slave railroads she is refering to?

    Cause they weren’t actual railroads.

    Or is it the tunnel in Prison Break that was dug by Michael Scofield?


    Or is she refering to the subway cause then she should be Miss Transport and not Miss Tourism.

    I heard Copenhagen has the best subway (metro or mass transit) network in the world. I better book my flight to go and check out that amazing tourist attraction.

    Shaking my head in sorrow.

    I’m sure this girl has a blackberry, she could at least googled the meaning of tourism before the interview.

  • Lue July 7, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    no comment o

  • spicy July 7, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    you have my vote @ilovenigeria…Pls make sure u enter next year sha,we need sensible ppl promoting worthy causes!

  • Tiki July 7, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Watching that interview was painful…I was cringeing the entire time! Naija, if na dat girl go represent you internationally, you don carry last be dat!

  • pynk July 7, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    ROTFLMAO at underground tunnel. the most bizzare stuff comes out the mouths of some folks sha.

  • asanwam July 7, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Don’t mean to be a killjoy at all but there’s another MBGN who won’t become miss world,i know it was centuries ago but i say well done agbani darego.

  • Naj July 7, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Hmmm…. All i can say is “Gbagaun!”

  • cathy July 7, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    lolz fun da way

  • Olivia July 7, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Okay, this is cringe-worthiness at its worst!! Please, a number of people have cases to: Their kindergaten (or ‘ota akara)teachers, their elementary and secondary school teachers and then finally the universities that graduated them. MBGN has turned into Mgbeke Beaurriful Girls of Nigeria!

  • Opal July 7, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    I’m the last bun… I totally lust it… I was shorcked. Really? As for Miss Tourism… could she not have taken time out to prepare a proper and decent 30 second speech?! And what does a underground system really have to do with Tourism? Is she Miss Transport?! *sigh* I just don’t believe this is the best we’ve got!! I refuse to believe it!!

  • laremmy July 7, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    awmagawd!!!!! this girls are so not IT

  • fokasibe July 7, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Ah! Shame!! I pity Nigeria! 9ja which way? WE as a country need help….SMH

  • Nneka July 7, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    If this is the future of Nigeria, then Nigeria needs (more) prayers. Yes they are externally pretty, but given the responsibilities they’ll be handling, their grammatical blunders leave soooo much to be desired. Then Isiwu had to nail the coffin with that “In America…tunnel” talk, clearly highlighting her misunderstanding the primary essence of tunnels in the US, and of her role as Ms Tourism. *Shaking my head in shame* Odi’egwu o.

    Infact, I’m quite speechless.

  • Elba’s wifey July 7, 2011 at 7:32 pm


    • Ladyrocks July 13, 2011 at 4:09 am

      Ahn Ahn! She was just NAV-US! Lmaaaao!

  • uchechi July 7, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Well well well…congratulations to the ladies! I wasn’t impressed with their interviews being the first as a matter of fact. Their media relations skills were poor and they spoke so vague about the pet projects they intended to embark on…come on, its like they dint do enough research as to what specific areas they did want to promote.

    It will really be nice if future contestants would submit a proposal on their intended projects and should also form a basis of the selection process *my thoughts really*. Its not all about the media attention, but doing something worthwhile with it. Well ladies, have a great reign and I do hope you will live up to expectations. By the way, one of my specialisms is in media relations..lemme know if you need my services lol.

  • CeddyQ2 July 7, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    LWKMD!!! Seriously,MBGN had better watch it,else, they will be heading 4 the rocks,with the kinds of girls they are trying to promote..

  • EgoChi July 7, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Please people, let us be more constructive with our criticism. Let us not dampen the spirits of these girls. Since when did someones inability to speak proper English, become a measurement of their intelligence? Some of these ladies are multilingual and so speaking fluent English can be quite difficult. I may be wrong but from what I know, speaking fluent English is not one of the criteria for becoming Miss WORLD. She will be tested based on her intelligence and personality.
    Please let us learn to support and not condemn our own people.

    @IloveNigeria. You make a good point about non-academic opportunity for youths.

  • samson July 8, 2011 at 12:08 am

    “Any fool can criticize, condemn & complain.. and most fools do”

  • Stop_criticizing July 8, 2011 at 2:59 am

    @ EgoChi, thank you jare. You’re the only one that made sense to me o. I understand that it’s good and necessary to speak English as it is our Lingua Franca but even speaking fluent English is not a criteria for becoming Miss World. Ability to express your self? Yes but speaking fluently, not really. After all, we have countries contesting that can’t even speak English.
    Also, these girls are probably just getting used to all the media attention for now. They have at least 3 months in their one year reign to brush up and learn about what they need to do. Criticize all you want but with love and not otherwise

  • Ginika July 8, 2011 at 9:53 am

    INTERMISSION -After typing out this long ass reply to most of the negative criticism made on this page, I mistakenly clicked back before hitting send #Mscheww! Vexing at myself and not interested in retyping that speech-

    We all sound a bit snobbish, crucifying the current queen for her accent, infact diction. There is a difference in criticising her for not answering intelligently and for ‘over-twanging’ or not even ‘twanging’ when she speaks.

    No one slays Miss Jamaica (generally speaking) for having a Jamaican accent when answering her questions or Miss China for swapping ‘L’ and ‘R’ in her pronounciation of certain words (yes, English is not China’s first language or even second)

    With that being said, Miss Tourism has a whole lot of polishing to go through. When I watched her segment, I was cringing ( I mean toe curling, shoulder slumbing, ear blocking kind of cringe).

    • Ginika July 8, 2011 at 9:54 am

      Disclaimer: Ginika is not responsible for any gbaguan made during the typing of this message.

  • RMG July 8, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    I don’t care who considers me a hater but she needs a world of polishing!

  • missy July 8, 2011 at 7:41 pm


  • oge isiwu July 8, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Y’all critisizing these kids r bunch of pathetic n jealous losers..miss tourism is 18 and I’ll say she’s done well for a girl her age.I’m sure at her age none of u wldve dreamt of gettin near anything she has achieved today. She has won! Ur comments won’t take d crown off her head.if y’all dnt think she deserves d crown u cnt start mopping d water under under 3rd mainland bridge,that way we’ll knw ur serious n start listening to u… Losers!!

  • mma July 8, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    I wont waste my time but all I have to say is that BEN BRUCE and his family needs to sell this franchise to some one else if they are tired because honestly speaking after the chinenye ochugba everything went down hill, the quality of the show and girls fell. I wonder if our tourism minister is seeing oh oh this girls are going to fly our flag outside our shores and its high time we stop this nonsense mcheewwwwwwwwwwwww

    • Ladyrocks July 13, 2011 at 4:06 am

      I’m with you on selling the franchise ooo! Totally disgusted by dem!

  • Just me July 8, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    MBGN, i can manage to listen too. miss tourism, get help

  • posh July 9, 2011 at 12:37 am

    Miss Sylvia is just d definition of crap….this is d height of rubbish

  • NNENNE July 10, 2011 at 5:34 am

    I am Ibo but my gosh, these girls are neither polished nor fluent!!!!!!! Nigeria can do better than this.Are these University students? What is happening to our educational system? If the winners are as crude as this, how then are the loosers??

    • Ladyrocks July 13, 2011 at 4:05 am

      Embarrassed and Embarassing sums it up!

  • Sylvia July 11, 2011 at 3:19 am

    **sipping on peppermint tea and passing through**

    P.S: Miss Sylvia my namesake, You have to work on ur speeches and as for Miss tourism…… NO COMMENT!!!!!

    • Ginika July 12, 2011 at 1:07 pm

      **Sipping on honey-bush roobois tea and standing next to you** I concur!
      **Please pass the biscuits**

  • innocentnk July 11, 2011 at 11:56 am

    all join for ”PROUDLY NIGERIA”

  • THE AMAKA July 11, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    I still think Miss Abia should have been in the top 5, not Lagos. maybe Abia could have won, Bayelsa for second place, Enugu for third and Sylvia for whatever else. she is a BEAUTY but she doesn’t seem coherent AT ALL!
    oh well, as someone else said, they have months and months of preparations to go through.

    and i remember a year back, MBGN Universe 2009 (Sandra Otohwo) even complained about Silverbird and how they didn’t give them all they needed to make sure they could compete on the same level with the other girls. if that was really Sandra, then you and I know a lot of the “blame” lies on Silverbird. but for real, after 2002, WHAT HAPPENED?!

  • Agent206 July 12, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Jeeeeez! Shocking! I can’t even think of asking her out. Talkless of crowning her miss Nigeria. So appaling. Jeeez!

  • koko July 12, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    frm my seems dat ms Taraba knws she will confident as if she get bak up plan…

  • FIDELIA OTOBO July 16, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    fluency in english is a criterion for crown. its our official language,so being good in it potrays hw well we can bst express ourselves within n outside the country but what can we do? the ladies hv bin crownd lts jst support them 4 d sake of our identity abroad which wd ncourage potential contestant 2 do more in their time. so kudos to the winners

  • FIDELIA OTOBO July 16, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    lets hope the nxt 1 wd be better

    • Moses In US July 22, 2011 at 9:55 pm

      Senate is delibrating and will soon pass a bill that will make Nigerian officially as Igbo speaking nation. Why? Because the United States government wants Nigeria to develop and adopt a unitary language that will bolster Nigeria readiness as the nation is positioned in 2055, as the biggest economy in eastern hemisphere. Although a renowned British econmist had predicted it in 2004. America has already enlisted over 1000 Igbo speaking Nigerians into the US military, estimating by 40 years time, 6% of US military will be covered by one ethnic group from subsahara Africa. This does not mean that other tribes in Africa will not participate but they need block of ethnic group to enterprit for the entire continent, in case of global war against big Asian countries like China or India, which has a huge population.

  • ike chiamaka July 28, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    no comment

  • nk August 3, 2011 at 10:22 am

    she a ‘bimbo’,beauty without brains. wait a minute did i say beauty,sorry o,she no fine sef.

  • mimilavander August 3, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    DON’T KNW WHR TO START FROM BUT AM DEFINATELY GOING FOR THE NEXT MBGN…………………………………………………am angry, irritated and dissapointed at the judges…………….. wonder how they ll sound in bed.”yeh abeg stop ur tin dey pepper me”…………………mtshwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.even magomago shud av some class………………………………………………………..what has tunnel got to do with tourism and its part of diplomacy rule not to compare ur country with another in public talkless of national tv.u grl nid help. seriously

  • Nonye October 24, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Having read through all these comments, I will say it serves Ben right for compromising the standards of MBGN and shooting themselves in the foot. I wonder if I am going to bother watching it next year. But anyway, firstly, anybody who says a Nigerian undergraduate or graduate shouldn’t be crucified for not being able to speak or write fluent English is a struggling fool. Secondly that a girl should stay in a pageantry camp for a week and the chaperons couldn’t detect her flaws speaks poorly of the organizers. If u remember the clips shown even before the competition where the girls were soliciting for votes, Miss Sylvia didn’t say anything, just mumbled her number while others spoke confidently and at length. That was when I ruled her out only for the powers that be to put the horse before the cart. Suffice to say there were many prettier more educated and polished girls in that pageant but well what can I say? Welcome to Naija! As for the Miss Tourism, I may excuse your little flaw as due to nervousness and unpreparedness but you need to step up. Enjoy your reign dear.

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