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BN Bytes: Veteran Nigerian Musician Esse Agesse & Producer Kingsley Ogoro’s Daughter Ewoma Unuezi Ogoro wins the Miss Nigeria Ireland 2011 pageant



We are having a nostalgic moment with this!
Esse Agesse was one of the most popular Nigerian musicians in the early ’90s, she was married to producer (Writer/Producer of “Osuofia in London”) Kingsley Ogoro and has three beautiful children.

Esse Aghese | Kingsley Ogoro

Esse migrated to Ireland where she has lived with her children for over a decade. Esse and Kingsley’s daughter Ewoma Unuezi Ogoro was recently crowned as Miss Nigeria Ireland 2011.

The event took place on the 28th of October 2011 at the City West Hotel in Dublin.

Congrats to Ewoma!

Listen to Esse Agesse’s popular track “Bendel Girl in Lagos”


  1. BukiOni

    November 14, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    She’s so cute, she defo looks like her mama. Congrats to her!

  2. Tiki

    November 14, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Wow, this one pass simplicity – like, seriously, she won? I need to see the people she was up against!

    • Tiki

      November 14, 2011 at 6:37 pm

      Is it possible? Am I first?

    • Nkem

      November 15, 2011 at 3:35 am

      lolol, sadly I had the EXACT same thought. Na wa, even the dress sef.

    • Just Saying

      December 7, 2011 at 2:20 pm

      @ tiki…i know rite??? adikwam veeeerrry confused…

  3. wendy Chima-Chima

    November 14, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    I’m an Englishman in New York!
    Sting do suffer……………………. I’ve heard the Jamaican in New York!

  4. Aibee

    November 14, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    She looks so much like her Mother. Congrats Ewoma and I pray this win opens greater doors for you.

  5. mary007

    November 14, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Tiki what do you mean

  6. nadu

    November 14, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    tfor real this girl won???????

  7. vanni

    November 14, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    i really need to move to ireland, am sure i’ll come back with a crown. how bland!!!

    • mybi

      December 26, 2011 at 8:57 pm

      lol.. I live in Ireland girl and I have seeeeeeennn beauty and still see it everyday! I gotta say it might have been due to the poor publicity of the competition thus resulting in a little variety of competitors that made her win.
      or on a more positive note, ” beauty was in the eye of the beholder”

      But I’m not saying there was any rigging involved * cough*

  8. Lala

    November 14, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    wow! errm congrats but who was your competition?
    You look pretty though 🙂

  9. Anon

    November 14, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    OK! Bella Naija it is enough with the pageants. You show new ones everyday. Don’t people have anything better to do than miss this, Mr that. Gosh! It is getting irritating. Before you know, every street in Nigeria would have their own pageant.

  10. boo

    November 14, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Zara gretti looks Like Esse is this pic

  11. Luvlyn

    November 14, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    U can tell d event was low budget and all. Prob d 1st of its kind and in ireland?? Seriously?
    D girl looks like she just woke up from sleep, pu on a dress and a crown and smiled 4 a pic??
    Is dis some kinds joke??…d other contestants must have bn extremely bland!!
    I’m done!

  12. flak

    November 15, 2011 at 12:17 am

    no, she really couldnt have won…abeg…im not saying she is ugly. Far from it, but to win Miss Ireland???? Hmm…will google and check out the other contestants…they must have been… comment!

  13. St. Ed!

    November 15, 2011 at 5:19 am

    Seriously??? Is this the best Nigeria could produce in far away ireland???? Bella naija, pls upload pics of the other contestants!!!

  14. Wowzer!

    November 15, 2011 at 7:31 am

    Oh my goodness!!! The Harsh comments dow! And im VERY sure most of you dont look as good or even better than her! tsk!

  15. dewowo

    November 15, 2011 at 8:44 am

    @Wowzer! u never see any thing! before 4pm today u’ll see executive-badbelle saying all sorts.
    Welldone Ewoma. the sky is your limit.

  16. Hausa babe!

    November 15, 2011 at 8:55 am

    C’mon this is appauling! I lived in ireland and i can say dey ve beautiful naija girls der…but this???Haba Haba, she doesnt represent at all…#Shikenan

    • Fope

      November 16, 2011 at 3:39 pm

      wow!Calling another human being appalling?

  17. cathy

    November 15, 2011 at 10:30 am

    congrats girl, what’s wrong with this hateful comments? naija una big pass this one na

  18. Trut Teller

    November 15, 2011 at 11:20 am

    @Wowzer, while I may agree with you that the comments are rather harsh, make no mistake that the critics may be a whole lot better looking than the person they’re criticising, but even if they’re not, Never assume bacause crtiticsm’s made, it’s out of jealousy, never!

  19. Nona

    November 15, 2011 at 11:37 am

    This is both ways=I am confused!

  20. olivia..

    November 15, 2011 at 11:40 am

    wowzer u r so ryt..especially luvlyn dat is 2 angry 2 spell correctly…SMH

  21. Luvlyn

    November 15, 2011 at 11:48 am

    No-one is saying she is ugly. Matter of fact, shez a beautiful natural girl but she aint even wearing make up, jewelry and her hair is a mess. And its a beauty pageant?? Cmon son!!
    Dey simply cudnt b bothered at dis event. I guess dey wr bored and decided 2 unit nigerians in ireland *sigh*

  22. faith

    November 15, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Lmao…@uniting Nigerians in Ireland…

  23. Enuff said

    November 15, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    I love the representation here, most people were probably looking for a skinny girl with “exotic” features to wear the crown @ Wanni please move to Ireland fast, i bet your sexy self would win the crown *eye rolling

  24. tinu

    November 15, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    i am so sure all the peeps puttn up bad comments are fake she won the contest because as natural as she is she is still beautiful this is beauty for heavens sake its not all the pancaked face ya all call beautiful.

  25. gwen

    November 15, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    maybe her mum was one of the organisers… lol, very funny.. or maybe she was the finest among her contenders…

  26. jade

    November 15, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Am short of words

  27. bunmi ojo

    November 15, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    abeg people free the babe na!

  28. emjay

    November 15, 2011 at 3:26 pm


  29. redfunnylips

    November 15, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    na wa oh…any small “negative” criticism people will just start saying “haters haters” everytime.abeg call a spade a spade!

  30. posh

    November 15, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Well,I can understand d critics,who are kinda right,but pls look for a copy of. Ebony magazine n u wuld see a large number of not so beauty queenish ladies being crowned miss here n there,evn voluptous women,I donttink dey follow d usual skinny,pweety stuff,n I always wonder,I love elohor isiohor aisien to bits,but how does she look like a beauty queen? She was mr Nigeria UK,sometime ago,so,make we hear word! D girl fine? I don’t know y wen people state d obvious,som of u wuld start callin dem out!

    • winch

      November 15, 2011 at 8:32 pm

      How can u say elohor aisien is not fine?????

    • Mary007

      November 15, 2011 at 11:06 pm

      You are so right

  31. ify06

    November 15, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    bellanaija i can’t believe this made the news… am really short of words

  32. k0a006

    November 15, 2011 at 4:53 pm


  33. Lagos Boy

    November 15, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Maybe she has a beautiful mind and wowed the audience with her intelligence….

  34. Sunshine

    November 15, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    It always kills me when Old World people (those not from the Americas) follow our beauty standards. At one time girls like her would be considered beautiful, now Africans all want a beauty queen to be a skinny Beyonce or Rihanna or J-LO. Please she looks like a typical west african girl and it seems that the show was also about talent, not just looks. Please people, if you want people who look Western to win all the time, don’t have pageants that feature African girls, cause to me, most of them look like her. Everybody can’t look like Caribbean, NA or SA girls, that’s what makes the world more interesting

  35. SANDI

    November 15, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Pleaaase excuse me, what the hell is this???Beauty Queen??..You go let this one go represent u globally??? I beg!!!So thats the best they have of the nigerian kids in Ireland I guess..if she was to go for an international beauty peagent like that she would be mistaken for the receptionist!smmmmh

  36. mimi

    November 15, 2011 at 6:07 pm well i must say beautiful and well befitting girls for dis in ireland dnt come out for the competition and lota strict naija parents here so dats why we dnt eva gt da best of da best and well presentable Miss naija ireland..last 2yrs was about 5ft 1inch tall..last yr was too doll and dis yr dis smh…

  37. she's Alex

    November 15, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Really? Yet u telling us about her parents and nothing about her! (apart from her name)who says she isn’t wearing make_up?just cos the make_up isn’t bold doesn’t mean it’s absent! Am not against a full figured girl being crowned a beauty queen but u gotta have poise and carriage and this girl clearly lack those. What with the way she sits there as if she’s sitting on one side of her -! Her hands scatterd all over the place?puhleeeease!

  38. omowunmi

    November 15, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    the girl is alright.i believe people are used to seeing skinny beauty queens with some fake long hair,fake nails,fake teeth,fake makeup.i think the point of the contest is just to celebrate natural u can see she is not wearing any fake thing apart from d blue dress on her.u can bet if they decide to paint dis girl up and fix a fake brazillian hair with some fake nails and teeth,she’ll definitaly represent d conventional beauty queen.lets not hate.just appreciate her natural beauty. congrats to her

  39. Iyke

    November 15, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Emmm….I want to see d ppl she was against becos dis doesn’t make any sense…just saying..

  40. Evilicious

    November 15, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Ahn ahn see my family reppn on Bella naija congrats Ewoma xoxo

  41. Bob Taylor

    November 15, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Ha you all really think your something special! She is naturally beautiful! You’re all just jealous for god sake. But sure she has the crown you dont! Put all your own pictures up, and we’ll see how hot you’s are! You’re appalling to write comments like this, she is a beautiful person inside and out and will do Nigeria proud!

  42. Eimey-Lou

    November 15, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Ewoma Ogoro is the most beautiful girl I know, inside and out. I would love to see any of you get up and do this competition and be half as amazing as she is. This girl a stunner with the personality to match and for those of you who are hating on her, why don’t you put up a picture? It’s very easy to say all that behind a computer screen. I don’t see any of you having the confidence to not only get up and do a competition like this, but win it too. G’wan Ewoma, you’re doing us proud! You know you’re hot when people start to bitch about you to make themselves feel better. 😉

  43. Esse

    November 16, 2011 at 12:42 am

    I have only just seen this and as Ewoma’s mum I just want u all to know I am proud of my daughter and will support her in every way. She is a beautiful person inside and out. I never knew the organisers of this pageant closely until after the contest and I must say they are wonderful people and I will support their cause in any way that I can… For the haters,when you have children be afraid to support them and their dreams… for the encouragers, God bless you… By the way I did ‘Bendel girl in Lagos’ when I was about 20 yrs old and I am proud to have worked on the song of a legend and made it my own, it was the ‘bomb’ in the early 90’s if you are below age 40 ask your mum or dad :)… Nigeria should be proud to have Ewoma as an ambassador who for the next one year will be supporting causes for Cancer in Women and Children… I AM PROUD TO BE THE MOTHER OF MISS NIGERIA IRELAND 2011… God bless

  44. Evilicious

    November 16, 2011 at 2:57 am

    Chai all these harsh comments tho

  45. Fope

    November 16, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    I think this girl is a gorgeous girl.She has minimal make up and you can still see she has a great face structure.Girls do not have to rock brazillian weave and pancake, neither do they have to look like Rihanna to be considered beautiful.I am glad the Girl’s mom Esse Agesse has made a comment.I hope it will make you guys realize that every harsh comment you make is directed at someone’s daughter, sister and friend.You all will be mothers one day(if you are not already) and lets see how you will handle it when people call your kids ugly

  46. Luvlyn

    November 17, 2011 at 12:09 am

    Wen will ppl stop being ignorant and stop considering any constructive criticism as HATE.
    Imagine if everyone came on here sing her praises and how good she looks and blah, won’t dat b worse dant d criticism
    I understand dat a mum is protective and all… Kudos mama. U r beautiful, so is ur daughter but honestly no effort was made at all both on ewoma’s part and d organisers
    Just wasn’t good enuff!! Thanks

    • Fope

      November 17, 2011 at 5:35 am

      …and what is effort?deeping her face in pancake and ojuju calabar make up?

  47. Naija Irish

    November 17, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    I was there live and direct at the amazing City West Hotel. And there were some gorgeous agabni darego looking contestants but Ewoma won because she had all of the above and her humility won it for her. She was the underdog.. but confident, elegant and humble as well beautiful. She can sing.. she is at one of the best universities in Ireland. She is a good role model… Its time we start encouraging more natural..less fake… for a young black girl to be confident enough to have no weave, braids etc… given our mentality shows a lot of character on her part… Go Ewoma. Make us Proud!!!!

  48. Eimey-Lou

    November 18, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    @Luvlyn – I believe you need to look up the definition of ‘constructive criticism’ because offensive comments and ‘just wasn’t good enuff!’ isn’t it.

  49. Dupe

    November 19, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    you people need to stop with the hate comments, i live in Ireland and was 1st runner up miss Nigeria Ireland 2010. firstly there is more to this pageant than just physical appearance, u r being judges holistically, meaning beauty plus personality and brains if u know what i mean, Ewoma is confident, intelligent and talented which are some of the qualities needed 2 be a role model…besides there is a small community of Nigerians living in Ireland so u people at home need to appreciate that an effort is being made over here, and in time it would get better. So please people show Ewoma some love.

    • Angel Michael

      November 20, 2011 at 8:10 pm

      @ Dupe, well said, i also live in Ireland…..i know the Score, even though, there are lots of Nigerian girls/Ladies living here, most of them are too shy to compete, moreover, maybe because of Things like Immigration issues or lack of parental Consent or Religious beliefs, there are too shy/afraid to compete….That’s life, what can we do about it….but lets give credit to the girls/ladies who do compete, for their boldness and courage…DUBLIN IRELAND, STAND UP!!! NIGER STAND UP!!!!

  50. fresh

    November 20, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    please if she needs to look like a typical west african girl with natural beauty ,OK….. she for just plait koso with tread, put bead for her waist, tie wrapper for chest and put tiro for her eye, then we all know its African beauty…LOL

  51. fresh...

    November 20, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    please if she needs to look like a typical west african girl with natural beauty ,OK….. she for just plait koso with tread, put bead for her waist, tie wrapper for chest and put tiro for her eye, then we all know its African beauty…LOL

  52. neecole

    November 21, 2011 at 12:40 am

    dis is obviously more abt d babe’s parents than the babe……shifting to more interesting news

  53. Ms. Jayee

    November 22, 2011 at 12:40 pm


  54. nodullin

    November 26, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    dis is an absolute sad representation of the girls in Ireland…Miss nigeria in Ireland is a sad competition anyway so u’d expect the Razzos to b dere in abundance..

    • mybi

      December 26, 2011 at 8:58 pm

      my sentiment exactly..

  55. Ahaha

    January 14, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Anybody want to earn money? start earning

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