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MBGN 2012 Isabella Agbor Ayuk set to launch the Vanessa Manyor Memorial Foundation in Abuja



Though her crowning and reign as the 2012 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria has been controversial, Isabella Ayuk is intent on using her position positively.

All is now set for the official launch of the Vanessa Manyor Memorial Foundation (VMMF) in Abuja . The event billed to take place on Saturday is put together by the current Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, Isabella Agbor Ayuk.

VMMF was founded by Isabella in memory of her sister who died of typhoid fever and she therefore intends to use it to campaign against typhoid fever.

Already in her capacity as MBGN, Ayuk has undertaken projects that include scholarships to students, donation of medical equipment to hospitals, distribution of free typhoid vaccines to refugee camps, renovation of some primary schools and houses belonging to widows.

Speaking about VMMF, she said, “My sister died of typhoid fever and VMMF has been campaigning and will continue to campaign against it. VMMF will also continue to empower widows as my mother is a widow and widows are always in need of widow’s mite…VMMF is all about caring for, supporting and protecting the lives of citizens living in the rural communities of Nigeria against the spread of typhoid fever, malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, opportunistic infections and improvement of rural health through behavioural change communication strategies, voluntary confidential counselling and testing (VCCT) as well as condom and drugs distribution.

According to Isabella’s PR representatives, the launch will be attended by top government officials, members of the diplomatic corps, and the Honourable Minister of Woman Affairs is the Chairman of the occasion.


  1. didikan

    October 29, 2012 at 7:33 pm


  2. Bisi

    October 29, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Her name is very Cameroon-ish. Well done to her!

    • brown skin

      October 29, 2012 at 8:56 pm

      yea i tink shes cameroonian,… beautiful

    • Mademoiselle

      October 29, 2012 at 9:28 pm

      lol yeah was gonna say. ‘Ayuk’ ‘Agbor’ and ‘Manyor’ are cameroonian (bayangi) names

    • Emy

      October 30, 2012 at 2:18 am

      Those are northern Cross River names. Remember not all Cross Riverians bear Efik names, neither do they speak Efik. Research a little.

    • miss s

      May 22, 2013 at 4:39 pm

      She is my name sake and am so so Cameroonian but grew up in niaja

  3. Anonymous

    October 29, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Bella Naija, Bella Naija
    Do you realise that this page is a bit contradictory. You reported a while back that this same girl had been dethroned. Now, you publish a story that clearly states she’s still the reigning MBGN. Have you also forgotten that your ‘Related Posts’ section also shows the story you posted about her lying about her age. MBGN 2012 Winner Isabella Ayuk Dethroned! Beauty Queen “Lied About Her Age” | Runner-Up Damiete Charles-Granville Takes Over

    Please either correct your mistake or remove that post. I just had to point this out

    • Mademoiselle

      October 29, 2012 at 9:29 pm

      GBAM! Too well said!

  4. Ana

    October 29, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    I thought she was dethroned


    October 29, 2012 at 9:56 pm


    • Sbaby

      October 29, 2012 at 11:04 pm

      Lwkm na fight?

    • buchi

      October 30, 2012 at 10:54 am

      CONTROVERSIAL n DETHRONED are not one and the same thing. So u are wrong!! so much for ur ITK…smh

  6. G

    October 30, 2012 at 1:37 am

    can’t sane people speak without insulting the next, she pointed out something and here u are saying “are you blind”…did that make u feel better about yourself…

  7. LB

    October 30, 2012 at 4:12 am

    That’s not her picture sef

  8. iamfascinating

    October 30, 2012 at 6:50 am

  9. Chum chum

    October 30, 2012 at 9:42 am

    After dethroning her did they collect the all the prizes from her, wont she do business again? all na wash jor.

  10. amy

    October 30, 2012 at 11:52 am

    @ All hahahahaaa… i just love Bella Nigerians… they know how to put a perk on your day….still laughing

  11. Busarni

    October 30, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    @House of Zinno; dont yu think yu are going too far. Are yu depressed? cos that is what i am thinking. A word is enuf for the ….

  12. Thelma

    October 30, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    How can you dethrone someone who paid you for a crown? Is that possible? You gotta return their millions and then deal with their controversy which may affect you or your brand. Wish her the best! Sylvia Nduka is still the queen as far as I’m concerned. As much as we all thought she wasn’t all that when she won, she has proven herself to be smart and relevant. This hag is still deceiving herself with ‘my sister died of typhoid fever story’… Let God be our judge sha…

  13. Onyinye

    October 30, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    @ Thelma were u there when money was paid for ISabella to win the crown? A girl that contested for the MBGN crown 3 times and on the 3rd time she won(Biko where did determination go to in Nigeria?) why didn’t peeps like Thelma talk about Isabella the 2 times she went for MBGN b4 now? Ok now I get Isabella was on the same levels with u guys at that time and with determination she went the 3rd time and won,peeps like u decided to say trash about her simply bcos she is above u guys,na wah for Nigerian girls sha. The truth is Isabella has passed u guys bcos of determination and u gad to agree with that. It’s best u Dont wish her the best bcos its clear u are envious of her. All of a sudden Sylvia nduka is now the best,the very Sylvia nduka peeps like u abused and said all sorts,na wah sha. Sylvia nduka was mbgn 2011 And Isabella Ayuk is MBGN 2012 and never was she dethroned,she has been involved in many charity work with diff N.G.O’s and is now set to launch her own N.G.O!u Thelma tell me what have u got to ur name? U sound so pathetic and I pity u. you call Isabella a hag,heheheheheheh I am laughing at u. Since when did u and ur likes boom Isabella’s parents? The fact that a girl has been contesting for quite some time does not mean she is old,that is simply determination,hardworking and persistence. Not like I know Isabella in person but at least we should learn to give credit. this girl has tried in pageantry and she kept on contesting bcos she never gave up on her dreams,unlike many who tried once and stopped. she is fighting for widows,widows my dear. Am sure u can’t do what she does.if u think it is easy go and try. 6 months into her reign as MBGN u r still crying about Isabella (Isabella victory pain u well well.) may her late sisters soul and all those who have died of typhoid fever continue to rest in peace.Amen

  14. Aisha

    October 30, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    @ onyinye,I agree with u 100%, where did determination go to? Isabella is old, Isabella is 30,some even said 35,while others said 40,,walahi r u people her parents? Pls answer me?am sure many of Isabella haters have even tried more than her in pageantry and never even got to top 15 position then there all come out here to throw their frustration on Isabella. @ Thelma and ur likes who just hear stories and decides to run their gutters,u all are losers and a sorry excuse to be a human being.Abi na Isabella cause una mis4tune for life? Try to make ur selves usefull to the society as Isabella is doing. Isabella has been dethroned,Isabella lied about her age,how did u girls know if that is true or not?simply bcos u heard it or read the news on blogs/papers,all these peeps just try to sell their stuffs so there all look for stories to write. If Isabella was dethroned,who then dethroned her? U guys? How come she is still MBGN 2012? And the next thing that comes to ur head is that money was paid,money was paid to who? We’re u there? What u dont see with ur eyes/hear with ur ears from the horses mouth,do not conclude. Stop hating on her success and embrace the only MBGN QUEEN who is truly doing stuffs for widows,orphans , maternal mortality e.t.c. God bless the Queen of hearts

  15. Aisha

    October 30, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    @ onyinye I agree with u. Where did determination go to in Nigeria? @ thelma who talked about payment of money,were u there when payment was made for Isabella to win the crown pls? And u talked about age,pls when did u and ur likes become Isabella’s parents? Just bcos Isabella has been in pageantry for a while does not justify that. Do u know what age she started?since u guys have suddenly become her parents. Theis girl is promoting millennium development goals,child mortality, widows,less privilege children by creating small scales businesses for women and scholarship for pupils,renovation of schools and widows houses,here u r hating on her success ,embrace the Queen of all hearts jor. which MBGN queen has ever done what Isabella is doing? U think it’s all about wearing beautiful cloths and being on the red carpet? I pity u. It’s obvious u don’t like her bcos she is miles ahead of u,but the widows love her,the less privilege children in villages love her,Christians are praying for her in churches and Muslims are praying for her in the mosque,if u think am joking to to Nassarawa. As long as she is God’s own Queen for the widows and orphans,nothing u or anyone say/wish can stand. U wished for dethronment! She has been up thronged (that’s if they is a word like that). Isabella is God’s own candidate as MBGN Queen for the year 2012. God bless the Queen of all hearts

  16. Anonymous

    October 30, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Bellanaija never a dull moment….you see corruption?its only when u r caught it is bad,it is everywhere…before u attack have proofs before u defend too have of fence, I strongly believe that the negative things about this babe is true sha…all Na d hustle

  17. Aisha

    October 31, 2012 at 12:05 am

    When God blesses u,he trust u with it and hopes that u turn around to bless other people. Thanks to the Queen of all hearts. May u live long

  18. Anonymous

    October 31, 2012 at 12:34 am

    My Naija peeps, know that in every rumor, theirs an element of truth. Investigate more about the so called Isabella agbor ayuk before running ur so called mouth to the public or maybe someone have been diagnosed of typhoid fever by the doctor that needs her help.

  19. liz

    October 31, 2012 at 1:45 am

    Sooo this girl is actually a nyangi girl… 🙂

  20. kem

    October 31, 2012 at 8:50 am

    @thelma, sylvia won in 2011 ohhhh, and isabela in 2012, obviously not same year, wat trash re u talking abt self na wa

  21. Onyinye

    October 31, 2012 at 10:36 am

    @ Anonymous this ur vex say Isabella still be MBGN 2012 WORRY OHHHHhH,haba abi u know her and u done see say her levels done pass ur own? This one done pass be careful oh. It’s peeps like u that makes God to keep blessing Isabella and making her go higher ,abet nor make God vex with u Biko bcos this particular MBGN queen na straight from God.

  22. Onyinye

    October 31, 2012 at 10:51 am

    @ Ananymous what are ur proofs? R ur proofs”hear say”? Bcos u only heard/read about rumors and that is no proof. Me no get proof bcos I only heard but I no see proof say this girl is 30,35,40. Etc or dethroned. Only Isabella alone be 30,40,35 etc. u spoil somebody’s name and u expect blessings from GOD? Don’t let Gods anger come on u Biko. Isabella is now like beyounce who will never comment on what ever they say about her,instead she goes about her business doing what’s important(touching lives) knowing that rumors are bound to happen as long as u u wearing the most prestigious crown in Nigeria which is the MBGN crown

    • Anonymous

      November 1, 2012 at 5:17 am

      Please stop saying “proofs”. That word just does not exist.

  23. aisha

    October 31, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Since Isabella became MBGN 2012 the office became as hot as the office of the 1st lady of Nigeria. When God is at work he makes things happens this way. Isabella’s dethroned/lied about her age story didn’t work,now the latest is paying of money to win the crown,and some peeps r even not happy she is Launching and NGO that will be focused on health,shelter,education and empowerment for women and children,na wah oh,abi na do them do una? Why don’t u peeps like to see peeps move to greater heights? Am just so shocked. All some peeps love to hear is bad news,ishhhhh. If it was some scandal about Isabella I know so many peeps will visit this blog and say something. May God help s,especially girls. Envy nor good abrg

  24. aisha

    October 31, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Now there are even saying she is from Cameron hehehehehehehehehehe. Na Isabella say make una go push ahead until u succeed in life? Guy Bruce u guys made a good choice this time around for choosing a girl who can truly help WIDOWS,oh my God WIDOWS. It’s in the bible. And as for u Ananymous looks like u know Isabella,the hatred is just too much. U go die for day time ohhhh,ha.

  25. Kaka

    October 31, 2012 at 11:28 am

    I wonder the story that will come up when Isabella goes to the miss universe competition and wins?i just wonder. Most likely rumor mongers will come up again with fake age story,being a Cameroonian, she used jazz,money was paid for her to win,but if I may,how much can be paid to the riches man in new York? A man who counts his cash on hard currency and not naira,or maybe stories like silver bird new she was going to win so they cooked up the story to send the MBGN 2012 to universe so as to win,so that it can be that their two winners is their MBGN queens and not MBGN runners up! I see God working here. I see Isabella bringing miss universe crown to Nigeria for the very 1st time. Hmmmm when God wants to give a testimony,he 1st of all puts up a test that will bring fort a testimony. He did it in Joseph’s case, he did it in modecaiah’s case and so many others,he is about doing same. Don’t say I didn’t tell u.

  26. Anon

    October 31, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Onyinye; proof does not come with “s.” There’s only one “A” in the person you are addressing. It’s her heavily photoshopped picture. Don’t care about MBGN anymore. It’s all a ruse. This is some sort of damage control.

  27. Anon

    November 1, 2012 at 1:14 am

    Proofs (sic,) ananymous (sic.) Get your words correctly. If only they can just erase the result of this year like they erased Lance Armstrong’s titles.

  28. Kaka

    November 1, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    @ LB if that’s not Isabella’s pix,then whose pix is that? Hehehehehehehehehehe hehehehehehehehehehe kaiiii I don die to laugh. U nor even know Isabella and u the talk. Heheheheheheh and na so plenty peeps wey no know Isabella dey broadcast the dethroned/fake age gist without even knowing who they are talking about. Just bcos there heard peeps talking about the gist,there decided to talk. Na wah oh,some peeps go enter serious problem some day bcos of “hear say” hehehehehehehehehehe

    • Anon

      November 1, 2012 at 10:13 pm

      Sounding like Isabella herself.

  29. Kaka

    November 2, 2012 at 1:14 am

    @ Anon, how so meanin u know Isabella?u r such a horrible person u could nt hid it anymore, wish I knew Isabella wld advice her to keep off friends lyk u. Gosh so much for friendship shame on u. God will continue exposing her evil friends in disguise. What ever u wish for Isabella will bounce back at u. God will bless her so much dat u wld hid your patheic self wheneever u see her. I bet isabella does nt v time to visit blog let alone comment on stupid stuffs hahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahah. Am pretty sure u r close friends with her even on bb and u come here to say trash, Biko get a life and stop hating. She is queen asin MBGN2012 d most prestigous crown in nigeria so deal with it. Kabishhhhhhhhhhhh

  30. Bebe

    November 2, 2012 at 10:19 am

    @ Anon u don’t care about MBGN anymore yet u still have the time to visit this page probably bcos u saw MBGN and taught it was one of the usual bloody scandal that comes with being a celebrity/stardom,sorry about the disappointment. @ heavily photoshopped photo Anon u make me laugh. Photoshopped or not,Isabella is a black beauty. I wonder which is ur greatest problem,Isabella’s beauty or the fact that she is MBGN,something that u will never be until u change from ur evil ways. U r Isabella’s friend and wishing there erased the results of this years pageant simply bcos u know Isabella,pure envy. U r a big disgrace to ur generation. Am sure on the 3rd of nov,u will dress up and attend her launching as her good friend. 2faced. I’v come to the conclusion that,all the peeps who say trash about Isabella are her friends she left behind. OMG some friends are evil

    • Anon

      November 2, 2012 at 7:07 pm

      Please, i don’t know her apart from what i read online. I’m evil because i’m airing my views. You are the one spouting bile. Why not take a back seat and revel in Isabella the worst MBGN till date. Money talks and bullshit works. You need to remember that Bella Naija is an international blog and people like us in the Diaspora read it.

  31. Camron

    November 5, 2012 at 10:23 am

    this girl is a caeroonian from the southwest region. wow it means i can also migrate and get a crown in Nigeria. lolllllllllllllll so the MBGN in Nigeria is a cameroonian. na wa for nigerian babes them ooooooooooooo looooolllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

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