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BN Exclusive: Your First Look at the Miss Nigeria 2013 Finalists | Photos of Elohor Aisien, Jumai Shaba & Fade Ogunro at the Unveiling in Lagos



Elohor Aisien & Jumai Shaba

Elohor Aisien & Jumai Shaba

It’s time to meet your beauty queens.

On Tuesday 11th June 2013, ex-beauty queen and modelling entrepreneur Elohor Aisien and her Miss Nigeria team unveiled all the finalists for this year’s Miss Nigeria competition at the Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The event saw TV presenter Jumai Shaba, on-air-personality Fade Ogunro, stylists Ezinne Chinkata and Rekana Sharon Ojong in attendance at the event.

Check out photos from the event!

Meet the Miss Nigeria 2013 Finalists
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Miss Awonuga .T.

Miss Awonuga .T.

Miss Ogboru .V.

Miss Ogboru .V.

Miss Ibeneme .D.

Miss Ibeneme .D.

Miss Udu

Miss Udu

Miss Tarila .S.

Miss Tarila .S.

Miss Nwachukwu .J.

Miss Nwachukwu .J.


Miss Chibueze .A.

Miss Ekanem

Miss Ekanem

Miss Iraoya .S.

Miss Iraoya .S.

Miss Sadiq .O.

Miss Sadiq .O.

Miss Ikechi .R.

Miss Ikechi .R.

Miss .P.

Miss Oghenevwede .P.

Miss Olisah.

Miss Olisah .V.

Miss Ofoegbu

Miss Ofoegbu . S.

Miss Odimegwu

Miss Odimegwu

Miss Aisha .M.

Miss Aisha .M.

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Miss Elisha .M.

Miss Elisha .M.


Miss Bassey .S.

Miss Anyanwu .T.

Miss Anyanwu .T.

Miss Nwachukwu .B.

Miss Nwachukwu .B.

Miss Durojaiye .

Miss Durojaiye .O.

Miss Alli .Z.

Miss Alli .Z.

Miss Adolph

Miss Adolph

Miss Sawyerr .T.

Miss Sawyerr .T.

Miss Ajayi >

Miss Ajayi .E.

Miss Celestine .Q.

Miss Celestine .Q.

Miss Akudo .E.

Miss Akudo .E.

Miss Ihe

Miss Iheukwumwere .A.

Miss Dokubo .T.

Miss Dokubo .T.

Miss Ndigwe

Miss Ndigwe


Miss Azuka .N.

Miss Inwuanya

Miss Iwuanyanwu .C.

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Who was There?

Elohor Aisien

Elohor Aisien

Ezinne Chinkata

Ezinne Chinkata

Ogechukwu Osih

Ogechukwu Osih

Azuka Ogujiuba

Azuka Ogujiuba

Onyinye Onwugbenu

Onyinye Onwugbenu

Moriam Musa

Moriam Musa

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Photo Credit: Insigna Team


  1. Bey

    June 14, 2013 at 10:21 am

    All I see are black knees so With all the mary kay nd mac makeup I still sight so many ugly girls takes are miss sadiq,miss bassey and miss odimegwu..the rset eeehn shaking my head..bella if una like no post my comment

    • slice

      June 14, 2013 at 1:58 pm

      but aren’t the knees usually darker than the rest of the leg. i’m truly wondering why it’s a problem. or do you think they all bleached?

    • Straight4ward

      June 14, 2013 at 6:01 pm

      That’s usually the new saying. Very soon now they’ll say all the girls are bleaching. Totally silly bandwagon trend. Any body that is fair skinned in Nigeria now according to these bandwagons is bleaching. Na wa.

    • Jade82

      June 14, 2013 at 9:30 pm

      @slice it depends on how well you take care of ur knees. When in skool and we were punished to kneel down i noticed it took a toll on my knees so i always knelt on my clothes. I rather have some dirt patches on my houseware than “shot out black hard ugly knees”….also u just have to make sure as u rub lotion on ur body u concentrate on tough areas eg the knee….I don’t bleach so my knees aren’t too light but certainly not the darkest part of my body

    • IM

      June 26, 2013 at 6:18 pm

      these girls are models. i.e. they’ve signed contracts for their bodies to be judged. So there’s no excuse for black unattractive knees

    • Bola

      July 1, 2013 at 12:51 pm

      All the girls I see here are very mich okay, you didn’t have to insult them like you’re any better. A little bit of encouragement will do rather than hate.

  2. loveth .O

    June 14, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Miss Tarila.S. looks so Compose

    • lilz

      June 14, 2013 at 11:49 am


    • true

      June 14, 2013 at 7:38 pm

      Was thinking the same

    • L.A Chick

      June 15, 2013 at 5:33 am

      U r so right! The girl is very classy!

  3. bola

    June 14, 2013 at 10:54 am

    The girls are much better looking than in these pics. These pics don’t even look high quality. Photographer no try o

  4. Amaka

    June 14, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Miss Olisah V. on point!

  5. lois

    June 14, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Bassey would have been the best candidate but she never smiled. She ha good legs and even toned skin; Elisha, Cellestine, Akudo, are also good candidates and Alli too only for her ashy knees. I wish these ladies all the best though I did not see any drop-dead gorgeous girl in the group. Cheers

  6. Dearie

    June 14, 2013 at 10:56 am

    The contestants’ shoes…………. Hideous!

    • Just saying...

      June 14, 2013 at 6:10 pm

      E ma she o..
      Took d words from me…

    • true

      June 14, 2013 at 7:40 pm

      horrific taste for shoes… Ajayi E’s … no words..

  7. Hurperyermie

    June 14, 2013 at 11:01 am

    this Sadiq girl looks simple, and very beautiful her low cut suits her well

  8. eloho

    June 14, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Hmmm….I expected much better this year from Miss Nigeria – so far my expectation has not been met but i do believe a deserving girl would be picked and Elohor can make her a true queen. So let’s see.

  9. Rynyx

    June 14, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Ma gurl Vanessa rocking herself…wish you all the best huney.

  10. Chika

    June 14, 2013 at 11:17 am

    I love the green dress.

  11. Blackpearl

    June 14, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Miss Akudo is the only Miss NIGERIA material…coz i say,shoot me now! lol

  12. Folake

    June 14, 2013 at 11:24 am

    These are the most beautiful girls miss Nigeria has ever had.. Well done!

  13. sylvia

    June 14, 2013 at 11:31 am

    the only girl dat can stand internationally as a beauty queen here is akudo.d odas r just normal pretty girls

  14. Mimi luvy

    June 14, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Lovely people

  15. elise

    June 14, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Elohor is always on point! Love the presentation of the girls. When is the finale BN? I would like to attend

  16. Dan

    June 14, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Lovely girls.. Photographer is wicked.

  17. Kemi Balogun

    June 14, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Elohor Aisien i want your dress:)

    • ms sexy

      June 14, 2013 at 3:42 pm

      u must be d one

  18. teetee

    June 14, 2013 at 11:44 am

    i dnt see any1 wining miss world

  19. pynk

    June 14, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    the babes are on point

  20. Reporter

    June 14, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    As one of the media representatives at the pageant, I can say Tarila S is one of the most intelligent contestants. And I am sure other media reps that interacted with her will agree. So well spoken and poised, it is very obvious she wants to use this pageant as an opportunity to make a difference. Beauty + brains = Miss Nigeria.

  21. folake

    June 14, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Elisha M Roacks

  22. chin

    June 14, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    i prefer the guests to d contestants… lol.. miss Nigeria kwa!

  23. Ata Wewe

    June 14, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    All I see is Miss Durojaiye Olasubomi!!!!The next Miss Nigeria….she looks pretty and she’s quite prim.

  24. AW

    June 14, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Hmmm! I am off to buy my brazillian hair.

  25. e-bukun

    June 14, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    So are they not regional this year? (not like they’ve ever been :P)

  26. tyty

    June 14, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Ms. Awonuga stands out! Stricking features and beautiful. Others look generic.

  27. wura

    June 14, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Yemi Popoola you are always looking charming keep it up

  28. .../

    June 14, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    but Dokubo could try and smile small na…

  29. igbagbogbo

    June 14, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    TARILA S… stands out, love her already.. she looks good enough to compete for Miss World.. don’t get me wrong, you’all are beautiful, but there can only be one winner. And I Chief Judge Igbagbogbo, crown YOU Tarila S as this years Ms world. Thank you

    • koin

      June 14, 2013 at 7:58 pm

      I couldnt agree more!!!!!!!! She looks so gracious

  30. nnenne

    June 14, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    miss Akudo has the most features of a beauty queen physically, i hope she has the brains to complement the beauty. if she does, let her be the winner.

  31. marvel

    June 14, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    I agree with the consensus that to stand out from the average Naija girl (coz lets face it, there are a number of stunning ladies around) ashy, dark knees and varying complexions just won’t cut it. I identify youth with even toned skin jor. There is no baby with dodgy knee and knuckle complexions.

  32. akakpu

    June 14, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Miss bassey for me she has the nicest facial bone bone structure and pls people do not call anyone ugly they are all beautiful and courageous to have come out to compete its not easy let support them.

  33. Sunny

    June 14, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Like seriously what are most of this girls contesting for? Is this a joke or something? They are pretty girls but not for the Miss Nigeria Pageant.

  34. Chichi

    June 14, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    All these stupid shows. MBGN, face of peace, miss global Nigeria..etc etc etc….blablabla
    Y’all need to get real jobs!

    • Jemma Bond

      June 16, 2013 at 10:50 am

      And you need to speak real English instead of using expressions such as “y’all”.

  35. natty

    June 14, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    bassey and tarila for me

  36. Soraya

    June 14, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    @akakpu- you are right about Bassey but problem is she never smiles, how come?

  37. Nawa OOO

    June 14, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    UDU is the prettiest

  38. mo

    June 14, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    they have guts at least

  39. Amy

    June 14, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    CHIBUEZE A. Rocks jare…..the crown is urs. Go girl. Miss Nigeria beauty pageant is not all about who can represent abroad or who looks like a model!There are fat contestants and short contestantsthere too…

  40. Churchill

    June 14, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Cute girls. Watch out 4 miss V. Ogboru.

  41. L.A Chick

    June 15, 2013 at 5:45 am

    Miss Tarila!!! I just can’t get over the girl’s elegance. Then comes Miss Bassey, she is quite pretty.

  42. Owgee

    June 15, 2013 at 6:45 am

    I knew there was something about Tarila! She has the features of a runway model. Akudo looks really good too, but her shoes sha. May the best lady win.

  43. Siamese

    June 15, 2013 at 8:09 am

    The lighting in the photos wasn’t the best, and the background of a few of the shots had people lingering. Miss TARILA, your dress stood out for me, and with your hair sleeked back, you look like a top model. Ms Adolph comes second. Ms Bassey doesn’t seem to know what to do with her face.

  44. Greg

    June 15, 2013 at 9:36 am

    That girl in the jean combo, hottest girl in the room Wajes sistah!! I know dis 😀

  45. Gold

    June 15, 2013 at 11:07 am

    So I love miss Chibueze A. She is beautiful, very smart nd well spoken as well..good luck babes!

  46. Fravian

    June 15, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Mtchewwwwww (etc). Wish i contested cos nofin special n una dey yab miss ghana! Hia! Tot 9ja had smetin mre blowing.

  47. Lanre Akins

    June 15, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Where are all the truly beautiful girls in Nigeria?

  48. Rainbow

    June 15, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Ave gone though pics again and again and I cant place my finger on what it is. They re all blending with the background. Maybe it’s the black ensemble. But are we (black chicks) all beginning to look alike???? Only difference being the ones with the big chop and the ones with Brazillian weave ?

  49. Bambina

    June 15, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    The lighting in the photos seem horrible, cheap cheap photographers. But even still Miss. Tarila S. Stands out! Wow she comes across so elegant and her height and poise would make for a great model. Miss Bassey seems like a pretty everyday girl but she doesn’t know what to do with her body or face. Akudo is pretty too and slim but I’m not sure of her height she seems short and not as composed.

  50. besly

    June 15, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    mis Udu stunning

  51. Shallie's Purple Beehive

    June 15, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Ermmm my Lovely BN 3 questions for you
    1 who are all these people??
    2why is it that the only pics you have of Bassey are the ones shes not smilling?? I mean babe looks pissed! I smell sabotage BN lol..
    3why is Onyinye Onwugbenu bursting at the seams? I can virtually see her b** penetrating her skin??
    Elohor looking Nice tho..

  52. TheTruth13

    June 16, 2013 at 10:04 am

    70% of them are not fine… Na wa is that all they could find

  53. HRS

    June 17, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    I was admiring some of the girls until I saw this and thoughts of the ladies vamoosed from my brain….×399.jpg 3 hotness in one room…. 😉

  54. HRS

    June 17, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Ahan! Back to the girls… Miss Udu looks so beautiful, my vote goes to her!

  55. modele

    June 17, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    nice but next time they should look into the camera this brings out more confidence and not side ways as most of them are looking at

  56. bunnie

    June 17, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    its because u dont know her personally,she is really talllll

  57. ao

    June 17, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    It seems like the photography was not the best. With that said, Ms. Tarila stood out to me the most and seems pageant ready in terms of her look. Hopefully, she has a personality to match. With the right investment, Nigeria can compete with the best of them in international pageants and win. I’m glad that a woman is running this show b/c it reduces the possibility of choosing a winner based on bedroom politics. Ms. Bassey has that girl-next-door prettiness, but she does not strike me the way Ms. Tarila does. Like someone said, she seems like an everyday pretty girl, which may not be enough to compete on an international level. The rest of the girls are pretty as well, but we need more than pretty to win international pageants.

  58. Aiyjay

    June 17, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Awonuga T. Rocks

  59. Belle

    June 17, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Ms. Tarila S. and Ms. Akudo!!!!

  60. akamere ikechukwu luke

    June 17, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    MISS AZUKA N. This the manifestation of your dream, go and get the gold in the mighty name of Jesus, AMEN

  61. jen

    June 18, 2013 at 12:55 am

    ms tarila for the win!

  62. ifejika adaeze

    June 18, 2013 at 6:35 am

    Miss Nigeria has totally lost it.It should be discontinue.

  63. Priscy

    June 18, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Ms Elisha and Ms Tarila

  64. ugochukwu

    June 18, 2013 at 11:13 am

    awonuga and udu stands out. pick one

  65. ANI

    June 19, 2013 at 9:36 am

    I give it to Miss Akudo. She stood out for me. Hope she’s smart enough.

  66. Angie

    June 19, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Miss Tarila please! She just stands out…

  67. Okechukwu Ofili

    June 19, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Miss Aisha .M. looks nice!

  68. comment awaiting moderation!

    June 20, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Short,short…it obvious there can never be another Agbani or Oluchi again

  69. Marson

    June 24, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Hey don’t loose focus people…all these Ladies are physically beautiful in their varying ways! But let’s not forget: we should also focus on their inner worth, and what these positive, uplifting and beneficial works these female minds can come up with! So let’s watch the show and not judge these books by their covers! Spread your Light miss V Ogboru

  70. elle

    June 26, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Tarila for the win please! She could easily be another Agbani. Nigeria please don’t lose the opportunity to stand out internationally this year. I beeeeeegggggggggggg!!!!

  71. Molis

    July 2, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Miss Akudo all the way.

  72. Ahmed

    July 2, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Miss Akudo, I believe should win this year’s competition.

  73. Liz

    July 2, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Miss Akudo for the win please.

  74. Chizzy

    July 2, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Miss Akudo abeg!

  75. Annyaya

    July 5, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Miss Tarila definitely stands out above the rest! She has poise and didnt do the generic pose and head-tilt a lot of the girls are rocking. next, Miss Akudo is pretty but doesn’t seem to have personality from the reality show. Miss Bassey is fine but doesn’t look approachable without a smile to be the queen. Those are your top 3. Everyone else stands a chance for 4th and 5th runner up.

  76. Ozybaby

    July 6, 2013 at 2:37 am

    I find Miss Udu to be a ravishing beauty.

  77. kings

    July 6, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    e gt y oo

  78. hunky

    July 7, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Akudo was indeed the best…. but since she will b representing us internationally, she’d have to focus more on her c arriage….

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