It’s Time to Crown Another Queen! Meet the Contestants for Miss Nigeria 2013

2013 Miss Nigeria Finalists - May 2013 - BellaNaija001Since 1957 the Miss Nigeria pageant has been setting the pace for beauty, talent and poise in Nigeria. Now it is time to crown a new queen. 60 girls have been preselected from all around the country based on their character, poise, personality and composure by carefully selected judges to compete for the chance to be crowned the New Miss Nigeria.

It is now time to vote for your new contestant based on beauty and her ability to be the queen. There will be 36 in total but for now here are the 60 preselected contestants.

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We wish them luck andย don’tย forget to share your predictions on who you already think will win.

121 Comments on It’s Time to Crown Another Queen! Meet the Contestants for Miss Nigeria 2013
  • Evagreen May 13, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Beautiful babes with even more beautiful smiles, good luck!

  • BubblyBliss May 13, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Ahhhhh! This Bassey S. babe! She exudes innocence, you just have to love her

    • Slim May 13, 2013 at 6:54 pm

      I swear u just gotta love her

    • faith May 13, 2013 at 8:14 pm

      Mehn i just saw her face and i was like WOOOOWZERS

      • FEELING STUCK? 4 WAYS TO … May 13, 2013 at 10:28 pm

        Me too… she is just clean, pretty and her features are stunning.

      • IM May 13, 2013 at 11:21 pm

        i was glossing over and i just had to pause for her

    • gorgeous May 14, 2013 at 1:46 pm

      just said the same thing

  • truetalk May 13, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    beautiful girls. Let’s hope they can at least speak in decent english unlike the last set of girls. All the best..

  • Nutella May 13, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Bassey S…beautiful!

  • temitope May 13, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Beautiful girls…my vote goes to AKUDO….I sight a 26 year old contestant….just wondering , is a 26 year old not a lil too old to be contesting in a beauty paegant….P.S I’m 28, so I’m not trying to mock the babe but I tot the age limit was always 25 or even 23.

    • Mardy May 13, 2013 at 9:32 pm

      There really should not be an “age limit” for competing to be a beauty queen. If a 30 yr old is out there that can hold her own against a bunch of 22-25 yr olds, she should.

      On another note, when doing a fast scroll thru… Nwachukwu J, Bassey, and Akudo E stood out. But why do some of these ladies’ pics look Photoshopped, and others look like they were taken w/ someone’s cellphone??

  • Joan May 13, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Bassey S. for the crown!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Rio May 13, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    They are all beautiful. Are these Girls Nigerians?
    Wow!!! You Nigerians have beautiful chics, yet you keep forcing all dem old has down our throats.
    Can I marry all of them? I don’t know which one to choose sef….
    Yea, Bassey is cute .She has a DELTA FACE SOAP but she should not please go for Delta Soap FACE. Na God I take beg am.
    Udoka is Fyne as well.

  • mizz curly May 13, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    dat Akudo E is has something strikingggg about her!i dont know wat it is,.,.but i had to stop a lil on her picture!she gets my vote!

  • Sarah Adebayo May 13, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    I like DUKUBO and OBI , they are very natural and also wearing their hair like a true African. This is a great tribute to Africa. Not the fake hair.

  • EL LOCO May 13, 2013 at 6:40 pm


  • nan May 13, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    dokubu, bashorun, akudo, bassey!!!

  • Couture By Makioba May 13, 2013 at 7:02 pm


  • charlie May 13, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Clement and Opara plus a few others i can remember now i cant be bothered strolling up wont make it to the finals …….Bassey for Missworld why ? i love ;ight skinnned girls but other girls are also beutiful in general 80% are fine

    • I hate people that say “thank me later” May 14, 2013 at 12:53 am

      it’s not her skin( i believe there are other equally light skinned girls on the list) …its the proportion of her features i.e. eyes: nose: lips.

  • jummie May 13, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    Ibeneme,Akudo,Bassey ,Dokubo,lator and Anaye!!!

  • Posh May 13, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Akuko E., Miss Nigeria
    Bassey S., Miss Tourism Nigeria
    These two girls will give the rest a run for their money! mark my words ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • ivorian girl May 13, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Akudo for sure !!!!! or bassey, my second choice !!! good luck ladies

  • anonymous babe May 13, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Akudo for the win,she’s so pretty also that bassey girl is too cute.

  • Just saying… May 13, 2013 at 8:09 pm


  • Bliss May 13, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Anaye! My number 1 draft pick. Beautiful ladies. . .

  • May 13, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    is this a joke?

  • olu May 13, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Dokubo struck my heart…..but bassey innocent look hummmmmm…but I go for dokubo.

  • jam jam May 13, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Truth be told ,it is either the girls are not photogenic or they are damned ugly. No need to pretend saying that they arebeautiful. They have different shapes of head. Kai , they are not it at all. Hmmmm. Its only that bassey girl that looks beautiful even without much makeup or h3r skin color.

    • HICKS May 14, 2013 at 10:20 am

      exactly jam jam…these girls are not it at all

  • candyjay May 13, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    mine is def akudo or that bassey girl they strike a real beauty queen

  • Toni May 13, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Dokubo.T looks to be the best bet; for me, she is the best of an okay bunch. Now, i only hope they have the height, symmetry and slenderness required of miss world…

  • Eva May 13, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    This is Miss Nigeria o, not MBGN

  • candyjay May 13, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    so whats the diff madam??

    • Jenny May 14, 2013 at 6:05 am

      The diff is that a Miss Nigeria has no further competition to go for while winning in the top three spots in Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria. qualifies one to represent Nigeria in other international pageants.

  • A May 13, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Dokubo and Bassey get my vote…..

  • emem May 13, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Akudo is d best

  • Chyke May 13, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    I have said it 0n 3 different sites n I will still say it here. D list is Bassey 1st, Dokubo 2nd n Udu 3rd. Afta seeing diz prettey babes, anty Tarila shld have juz g0ne back h0me. Dat madam (Tarila) shldn’t hv been dia. Same with Okoh. Nwachukwu is ok.

    • Bee May 14, 2013 at 5:19 am

      Uncle Chyke, I don’t know the Tarila girl, but evidently the quality of her picture sucks in comparison to the rest (for whatever reason). SO I don’t think you can really judge that picture in comparison with the others that were clearly photoshopped.
      When I scrolled back to her picture, I could only imagine how beautiful she would have looked had her picture been taken in the same light and edited like the rest.

      In all, there are some beautiful girls in this years competition sha!

  • Teddy Bear May 13, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Beautiful ladies! I just can’t get with the colored contacts though. I personally think it makes people who wear them look dirty!!! Haha! I’m so mean! ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Msunderstood May 14, 2013 at 1:13 am

    Anaye does it for me, dat smile , those dimples.

  • NNENNE May 14, 2013 at 1:44 am

    Bassey is a PYT… Pretty, young, thing. It is really hard to choose.

  • gh_Mikie May 14, 2013 at 2:34 am

    Anaye L. and Bassey are the only 2 pretty chics..sorry…but most of them cant compete with most of the countries except for U.S.A(if the contender is white,if not, we are in trouble) and England(if the competion is white)…lol

  • nene May 14, 2013 at 3:04 am

    better than mbgn girls, most of them look okay.

  • jen May 14, 2013 at 3:48 am

    #teamrivers! #Dokubo

  • May 14, 2013 at 5:01 am

    They all look beautiful…

  • Anike May 14, 2013 at 5:15 am

    The girls with the lower quality pictures are the international contestants (Tarila and Ndigwe). They had to email their pics. The other girls were invited for a professional photoshoot in Lagos. Hence, the high quality and airbrushing. I don’t think we can really judge Tarila and Ndigwe’s photo on the same standard as the rest. If theirs were also professionally taken and airbrushed, they would have looked way better!

  • tosin o May 14, 2013 at 6:31 am

    Here are my picks: (In no particular order)
    1. Anaye
    2. Docubo
    3. Nwachukwu
    4. Alli
    5. Akudo
    6. Adetoro
    7. Ikechi
    8. Bassey
    9. Elisha
    10. Cibueze/ Iwunanyawu/ Obi

    The rest is based on their height and other specs ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck Ladies!

  • koko May 14, 2013 at 7:38 am

    wat is clement j doing dere abi na mistake?

    • Chubby May 17, 2013 at 10:25 am

      Hahahahahahahaha. Same fin i thot. Must b a mistke

  • Hurperyermie May 14, 2013 at 8:00 am

    they all look lovely

  • Janey May 14, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Anaye E has this sincere smile n cute dimples…..she reminds me of Yvonne Jegede

  • Janet May 14, 2013 at 8:34 am


    Holla from Tanzania

  • BIMBY May 14, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Bassey and Akudo, struck me. I hope what they have upstairs is commensurate to their beauty. I appreciate beauty and brains not just beauty.

  • guest May 14, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Dokubo all the way, the girl is stunning!

  • 5’5 May 14, 2013 at 9:19 am

    akudo, ibeneme, elisha and bassey! BAssey for the win!

  • amanda May 14, 2013 at 9:19 am

    this girls have faked their 22 and I look soo much younger than the ones who claim to be 19…oh well they r rly pretty and its hard to make a pick however, ezenwankwo, Alli.Z, Dokubo and Akudo are my favourite.

  • Enitan May 14, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Dokubo and Bassey S. cute babes

  • Kiki May 14, 2013 at 9:51 am

    The judges have a lot to do!

  • HICKS May 14, 2013 at 10:17 am


  • Abiola May 14, 2013 at 10:22 am

    please miss Tarila…how far nah

  • eloho May 14, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Akudo, Ikechi, Bassey, Udoh – my money on them!

  • comment awaiting moderation! May 14, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Sometimes you can’t really judge beauty based on facial features only…I’ve a friend she got mad banging body,(not that her face is urgly),she got the height and the shape,I’ve never come across such a slim figure,who got. Such kind of hip and as*…she model,and have worn various beauty pageant in campuses and Miss finest…wonder why she doesn’t want to go for contest as big as this…just as someone said,you can’t really judge seeing this pic,some are overly photoshoped…you might be utterly dissappointed that day..But then again what is “Clement” doing their

  • The Fairy GodSister May 14, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Dokubo or Bassey.

    Tarila looks 30.

  • lil diva May 14, 2013 at 12:05 pm

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  • Ex-Miss Nigeria May 14, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Akudo is d winner, give it up.

  • Stella Kashmoney May 14, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Bassey S and Anaye L are my winners.

  • amarachi May 14, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Day are all beautiful

  • Joy Obasi May 14, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Expected winners judging from the photos; Udu, Akudo, Oarue, Dokubo, Oghenevwede

  • biolamoyo May 14, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Bassey all the way, such a striking beauty

  • ogechukwu okany May 14, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Beautifil ladies ranked 4m dokubo,udu,ibeneme,akudo and the top galz all the best

  • loveth O. May 14, 2013 at 2:46 pm


  • GIRLONFIRE May 14, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    I have a strong feeling this AKUDO girl everyone is talking about will not win but rather come out as one of the runner up and as for Bassey she is pretty as well but i dont think she will be able to handle the pressure as MISS NIGERIA she should go for MBGN. One of the top 10 Tosin posted will be the QUEEN.

  • tata May 14, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    they r all beautiful ,chaiiii

  • oju May 14, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Something about bassey s.

  • osys May 14, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Come on ‘ You guys should take a look at Odimegwu.C, she looks cool and with a cheerful smile, compared to the other girls…

  • dami May 14, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Not so pretty girls

  • the babe May 14, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    how can they expect us to choose with that Basswy gurl there. on beauty and innocence she got my vote. lets pray she has the brains to go with it. otherwise best of luck ladies. it may be a competition, but my best advise have fun together.

  • sixtus May 14, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Am up for ezenwankwo and bassey perfect winners

  • Richy Umoh May 15, 2013 at 4:10 am

    My vote goes to Bassey.S. She deserved to represent nigeria as Miss Nigeria. Good Luck!

  • Miss Anonymous May 15, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Hmmm, some of these girls claiming 19 and 20 are older than me o!

  • NELLIEDIVA May 15, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Dokubo and Bassey mehnnn

  • Babious May 15, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    TOTAL FAIL! d only one that is a bit ok is bassey s and one dark one with dimples. Fine naija gals,where una dey?!

  • Naija Vix. May 15, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Bassey is the only one that caught my eye!! she’s a beauty !!!

  • Toyin May 15, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    All the girls are pretty. The Bassey girl is cute but doesn’t have those features that stand out and unique. For example, Darego and Leila Lopes are stunning and they stand out. Dokubo will do well as a runway model. Anaye, pretty girl with dimples. I will go for Akudo, gorgeous girl.

  • sarah May 15, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    If I am asked to crown any of dis gals, I will go with anaye. She is beautifull, dark and represent true African beauty. Pls forget light skin gals, any light skin gal can look beautifull. But it takes a very beautifull dark skinned gal to b such a damsel. Check dat Anaye babe out. Her smile can melt even d toughest heart. Babe abeg represent 9ja well. One love.

  • L.A Chick May 16, 2013 at 5:24 am


  • Pamper Me May 16, 2013 at 10:57 am

    For personal reasons I go for Ajayi E. but then again Anaye’s dimples tickle me…May the best brain win

  • Lugard Dare May 16, 2013 at 11:22 am

    All the contestants of Miss Nigeria are beautiful which makes it difficult for so many to choose. If I must vote for a person I will go for LATOR Victoria because seeing her I see a lot of inward qualities of a queen. to join me Vote/ Like LATOR V. click on this link and like her picture: when Voting a queen we should look more on what the contestant has to offer to the Nigeria. in which Lator Victoria has proven to us.

  • Germaine May 17, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    here is my list (not in any order)
    holla from Tanzania

  • Testy May 17, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    CHIBUEZE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lovely girl,pretty eyes and a brain to go along with it. What more do you want? Vote for Chibueze! Amazing personality

  • 100% Babe May 17, 2013 at 6:12 pm


  • Aryah May 17, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Most of you are saying bassey because she is light skinned.
    Appreciate chocolate too. Seriously, guys!

  • CherryCoke May 18, 2013 at 6:06 pm


  • Her Excellency May 19, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Akudo all the way.

  • chinny May 19, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Akudo, udu ,bassey okpeaye

  • Nigeriansabroad May 19, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Good luck guys and may the best win……….

  • May 20, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    very soon 12 year olds will start competing for miss Nigeria.

  • Cee May 20, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    1. Akudo E, 2. Dokubo, 3. Nwachukwu B, 4. Anaye, 5. Odimegwu, 6. Udu, 7. Bassey, 8. Nwachukwu J, 9. Ogboru, 10. Anyanwu, 11. Obi, 12. Eze, 13. Ajayi

  • Cee May 20, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    1. Akudo E, 2. Dokubo, 3. Nwachukwu B, 4. Anaye, 5. Odimegwu, 6. Udu, 7. Bassey, 8. Nwachukwu J, 9. Ogboru, 10. Anyanwu, 11. Obi, 12. Eze, 13. Ajayi ……. This is based on that ‘X thing’ I saw on the faces, smiling, wish I could listen to them speak about any topic to assess. One love people, Salut’

  • Ken May 21, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Bassey wins, akudo I like

  • nma May 21, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    bassey nd dokubo i choooose…

  • kenzo May 24, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Dokubo, Nwanchukwu J, Bassey, Ofoegbu, Awonuga and Udu

  • babe May 24, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    please how can miss nigeria have more than one holes in one ear.. is that right i need to know

  • maya May 26, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    been a beauty Queen is not just about the beautiful face and radiant smile what makes you stand out is beauty+brain and the charisma to represent the country in the international market.

  • maya May 26, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    no doubt they are all beautiful with teasing smile to make a man marvel at God’s creation. in all may the best be crowned

  • vera May 31, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Ibeneme D, Bassey and Akudo i choose. i luv their striking qualities

  • vera May 31, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Ibeneme all the way

  • Eddy2x June 2, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Dukobo is Agbani Darego 2.0! Love LOVE Ikechi!

  • chiomsy June 6, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    congratulations to bassey and akudo… nigeria ll have 2 pick 2 gurls dis year.. god created them very well buh miss nigeria contest should not be based only on beauty height and academics buh also on behaviour

  • anonymous June 7, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    …………and the winner is……………………………………………………………………………….. BASSEY TAKES THE CROWN! Thanks to of you for the audience and for your comments! see you guys next year. Lovette…. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • WA June 12, 2013 at 3:12 am

    Am sorry, bt who were the Blind judges that selected these girls….Rubbish! In my Opinion, only these girls have a chance: Dokunbo T (because she actually has a runway model face, great facial features, young, and hasnt started aging facially), Oarue E (barely makes my list, but her eyes are to die for! dont like the rest of her face tho…), Bassey S (c’mon! that girl is a Winner, however dont get deceived bt her skin tone tho…she kinda reminds me of a lighter @theMakidaMoka and Finally Akudo E (pretty girl, not a Miss Nigeria Winner to me, because she looks fat, and on the older side…look closely at her cheeks…She’s just like another Muna..lets pray we dont av the same judges from that competition)

    #WA for the Girls ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • ugochukwu June 18, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    I still maintain Awonuga and Udu if not that iam an igbo person i could have picked Awonuga but best of luck to any of you.

  • Princess Adesile June 19, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Awonuga is the bestest so far…..i c u too Amaka

  • Alin July 6, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    U guyz ar blind… Am lukin n talkin abt natural beauty here,,,, dia iz sadiq,, d most pretty of all n even on low cut she z more prettier dan dem alll… she definitely deserves d crown,,,, dat is 2 say,, she z gona win

  • Amara August 13, 2013 at 8:29 am

    That Elisha.M girl is 32, she was my senior in secondary school. What an age slash!

  • Angel June 15, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    All the bad weaves and perms don’t help at all.

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