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The Most Beautiful in Nigeria 2014 is…Iheoma Nnadi (Miss Akwa Ibom)



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Today Friday 18th July 2014, the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria finale went down in Bayelsa. And the winner is Iheoma Nnadi representing Miss Akwa Ibom.

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She will represent Nigeria at the Miss World pageantry, gets a brand new car and a grand prize of N3million.

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The road to the 2014 MBGN has been both tasking and entertaining, the girls were taught various activities on how to properly present themselves for the finale.

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The hosts of the evening – IK Osakioduwa and Yvonne “Vixen” Ekwere were both hilarious and stylish. IK was dapper in a dark navy tuxedo blazer, a white shirt, a black bow tie and black pants, while Yvonne sizzled in a white dress as well as a one-shoulder embellished blue chiffon dress with an alluring train.

The judges of the night included actress Osas Ighodaro, ex MBGN Sylvia Nduka, and former Mr Nigeria Bryan Okwara.

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Entertainment was provided by different artistes including Patoranking, Seyi Shay, Yeka Onka, Timi Dakolo

Top 4 – Miss Abuja (4th Runner-Up), Miss Osun (MBGN ECOWAS) Miss Kwara (MBGN Tourism), Miss Edo (Miss Universe)

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3rd Runner Up



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Top 5 – Miss Edo, Miss Kwara, Miss Osun, Miss Akwa Ibom, Miss Abuja

Top 15 – Miss Plateau, Miss Bayelsa, Miss Kogi, Miss Ondo, Miss Adamawa, Miss Delta, Miss Abuja, Miss Kano, Miss Edo, Miss Imo, Miss Anambra, Miss Lagos, Miss Kwara, Miss Osun, Miss Akwa Ibom.

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Miss Photogenic – Miss Kogi
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Miss Charismatic – Miss Kwara
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Best Traditional Costume – Miss Delta
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MBGN Model – Miss Gombe | She gets a modelling contract with ISIS Modelling Agency
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Photo Credit: Di-Act Photography


  1. Steph

    July 18, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    She’s gorgeous! Congratulations to her!

  2. stephanie

    July 18, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Congratulations to her

  3. tobiloba

    July 18, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Nice work BN. you kept us informed with timely and accurate updates. Keep it up.

  4. Yvonne

    July 18, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    and Godswill will be like”we dedicate this award to PDP”…congrats dearie

  5. mrs chidukane

    July 18, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    Silverbird should be banned from holding Pageants, jeeez. Was it the lousy sound, (the awful red carpet presenters, the dead stage, poor lighting? Tufiakwa. Presnters sharing mic, why do Nigerian women find it difficult to understand the hairstyle, jewelry and under garments suited for their look? And that Patience please advert with the potbellied models, modeling underwear of all things? I was just annoyed throughout and no way should Queen Jegede be in the top 3.Miss Gombe was way more gorgeous

  6. mrs chidukane

    July 18, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    Sheyi Shay couldn’t change her costume and that mama necklace, smh. And the evening dresses, serious akwarakwa.


    July 18, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    this mbgn2014 was just predictable….congrats to her though

  8. Sean

    July 18, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    congrat dear,so pretty and she is only 19years

  9. Nene

    July 18, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Why do our beauty pageants always have to look staged? And who was that little man that stopped M. Bruce in mid sentence? It is utterly ridiculous that he handed him another list right before our very own eyes. Abeg this was a farce. What’s with all that curtseying and bowing? Please you are beauty queens , not servants. I could go on and on with my questions. Gotta go to bed with my disappointment. Peace out people…and good luck Nigeria

  10. barbie

    July 18, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Was routing for her cos she was dressed by my friends brand EsOsa innocent the way she kept kneeling to thank everyone

  11. Ndifreke Emmanuel

    July 18, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    Akwa ibom is my lovely state,and happy dat mbgn 2014 is frm united state of Akwa Ibom.up Iheoma Nnadi,hurray

    • fechi

      July 20, 2014 at 9:39 pm

      Are you for real? How did Iheoma Nnadi an Ibibio name. She represented Akwa Ibom not that she’s from there

    • sisi jules

      July 21, 2014 at 12:04 pm


  12. Ndifreke Emmanuel

    July 18, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    I am sure dat Godswill Akpabio is happy abt the new nigeria Queen miss akwa Ibom,we r stil the best in everything infact am just happy right now,i wish to give Iheoma Nnadi a hug bt nowhere to be found,I love you our queen Iheoma Nnadi.I pray Dat God himself should continue to bless u IJN AMEN.THANKS

    • baby

      July 19, 2014 at 11:13 am

      ONUKWU cant u read her name she”s ibo kermit! akwaibom dis akwaibom dat we go hear word!

    • tasha

      July 19, 2014 at 2:54 pm

      Abeg don’t vex…when did iheoma turn akwa ibom name ….she represented the state yeah..but she’s ibo….biko

    • concerned

      January 30, 2015 at 4:04 pm

      Can’t you see she’s an Igbo? Igbo kwenu!

  13. @edDREAMZ

    July 18, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    I swear, God watch him hand come take him tym create this angel….. She is so – beautifull to the core no doubt…. Congrat my queen….

  14. Ani

    July 18, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    Very well deserved. She’s truly beautiful. But I don’t think she’s from AKI state. I believe she’s Ibo. BN am I right?

    • amaa

      July 19, 2014 at 10:16 am

      SBG should take several seats behind the chick isn’t from the state she represents how is that even possible can they just have state casting let the state produce their own queens and then compete nationally. Can SBG revamp this thing it thesame year in year out give us an element of surprise Abeg

    • Soraya

      July 19, 2014 at 5:07 pm

      Does it really matter?? She gets to represent Nigeria at Miss World!

  15. anon

    July 19, 2014 at 12:01 am

    And people wonder why Nigeria has not been among the top 5 in recent Miss World pageants, how will they? Winners like this are exactly the reason why. Congratulations to her

  16. abuja slut

    July 19, 2014 at 12:15 am

    She is enugu Ibo,
    Seyi Shay that dat “tight Coat” was anoying d 1st time but a 2nd time on stage??? Tort de say u wre 9ja Beyonce!

    • fechi

      July 20, 2014 at 10:28 pm

      Hian!!! She’s akwa ibom, she’s Enugu. What’s all this claims about? She’s a Nigerian period. N/B Enugu/Anambra answers Ifeoma while Imo/Abia answers Iheoma

  17. mamamia

    July 19, 2014 at 12:29 am

    Was honestly rooting for miss Osun or Gombe they were both gorgeous! Especially miss Osun she is the definition of what we need to start going for as Africans only she wasn’t as articulate as I had hoped. Also, if we wanna take the miss world/universe crown at some point, this light skinned trend needs to be minimised. Do we wonder why after Agbani we’ve not been able to make it passd the 1st stage, well, that’s the answer while she is gorge (the winner) the outside world are all about being unique/distinct the look right there is common every pretty girl looks like her. Also, if we notice the Angolan winner kinda had a similar look to Agbani as well. Give em what they want!

  18. Damytexzt

    July 19, 2014 at 12:38 am

    congrat to her,she is beautiful

  19. ao

    July 19, 2014 at 12:39 am

    I thought she would win just based on pictures.

  20. bp

    July 19, 2014 at 12:40 am

    D next time a black gal wins is when we’ll win the miss world, I was in d audience and I know what I am saying.Anyways pretty girl congrats

  21. Chiko

    July 19, 2014 at 12:44 am

    Bunch of ugly ducklings this year. If that’s the mbgn my gf is definitely miss world!!

    • tasha

      July 19, 2014 at 2:58 pm

      Lol…go and change the result and collect the price from her…tongue out…tell ur gf to buy the form next time…am sure u can afford it …Beef ***

    • A-nony

      July 19, 2014 at 8:17 pm

      Hahaha . . . . .meanie!

  22. Deedar

    July 19, 2014 at 1:00 am

    Watched the pageant, she deserved to win. Congrats Iheoma.

  23. chioma ezeogu

    July 19, 2014 at 1:07 am

    Wowwww dats really great!! It suits u dear ihuoma ur indeed a beauty queen congrats.

  24. bomsey

    July 19, 2014 at 1:08 am

    Abegi if dis one fyn wetin happen 2 miss kogi.dis gal is jst light skinned dat’s all nufin special bout her luks.soooooo vexed abeg…fyn ko fyn ni with her flat nose

    • chi-e-z

      July 19, 2014 at 2:14 am

      All nice reinterate *nice* nigerian women are beautiful. take ur jealousy smwhere else. wish miss Abia won but that’s just cus <3 my aba girls. All contestants were beautiful physically atleast.

    • nene

      July 19, 2014 at 12:16 pm


    • tasha

      July 19, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      Atleast her flat nose still got her the crown…that’s y u’ll keep beefing cos u’ll never get to that level of stardom…so GRTBR…..Ibo chics Rock

    • Bella

      July 22, 2014 at 10:55 am

      We do nne!

  25. chicadimples

    July 19, 2014 at 4:36 am

    Congrats Girl
    Enjoy God’s favour
    am next yo!!!

  26. Asgrl

    July 19, 2014 at 5:06 am

    Wow ms Kwara is gorgeous.

  27. Ameze

    July 19, 2014 at 5:52 am

    Woohooo well done EsOsa this dress is gorg! Buy Nigeria people, it could make you a beauty queen. Congratulatins0 Iheoma

  28. Mercy

    July 19, 2014 at 6:45 am

    Nigeria will never win the Miss World pageant or even smell top 20/15 if we keep presenting light skinned ladies. It’s just the hard truth. The world’s idea of African beauty is beautiful mahogany skin alias my girl,Agbani Darego!Checkout all d oyibo pepper we have sent out,they av gone nowhere,but my dear Agbani,Miss World before before and now international model.I am light skinned so u can’t even say I’m jealous or bias.It’s the fact.All this oyibo peppers dem,when they finish their MBGN time,they will go n act in Superstory,they can’t go as far as Agbani.Yeah u can tell,I love Agbani(no homo,lol).Good for the winner tho,your sun will shine bright m’dear.

    • chy

      July 19, 2014 at 10:40 am

      U said it all ! This is the absolute truth. She’s pretty but doesn’t have that unique look that miss world contest look for in African beauty queens. Give them what they want!

  29. Pout

    July 19, 2014 at 6:55 am

    Seriously, 19? And all that sagged skin underneath ur chin. And round the corners of ur eyes? My gush! It’s just horrible! Look more closely in the mirror before u fake the age oooo. Abeg. Everything is bleaching, including the age. Fake fake fake!!!! From the kneeling and crawling and butt licking to the tears as a result of the fake lashes. Agbani still remains the original!

    • tasha

      July 19, 2014 at 3:04 pm

      Pastor ……you gave birth her,infact you dressed her up for the pageant….my God so much bull coming out from sm1 who doesn’t knw shit abt the amazing girl..jus beef beef and more beef..u will soon blow up ..for nothing sake…free her go and do ur own…tight body

  30. stella onyeneke

    July 19, 2014 at 7:15 am

    She is beautiful and smart, please stop hating the innocent girl. By the way, she is my cousin and has made US proud, we all knew she had it in her right from childhood.

  31. Nero

    July 19, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Why are Nigerians so fradulent na?! We know some of these girls reach house and some of their ages are lies!!! For one, who dash miss winner 19years? No be lies like this nai dey eventually disqualify person? Maybe it is the added pressure of reducing the maximum age to 23 but See how they have run down the credibility of the process. Shuuuuuuu. Diariz God o!

  32. sexy diva

    July 19, 2014 at 7:52 am

    Congrat but will hv luv miss osun or kwara to be the winner they hv more of d physical apperance,thou miss akwa ibom may hv other criteria but nt beauty just light skin.

  33. Modella

    July 19, 2014 at 8:05 am

    Well said @ mamamia..I was actually rooting for Miss Balysea,kwara and Niger..This years,the girls were really pretty..But judging from the pics above,the winner is pretty..her body look insane..But mean,I was surprise seeing Silver Nduka allow herself to get so fat..and that presenter at back stage? No words..pls someone tell me when there will be repeat,,NEPA did their usual ordeal.BN pls provide all the pics

  34. Diana Robert

    July 19, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Am happy for u girl, congrats. For those abusing them, every1 who participated in that contest are the most beautiful girls in Nigeria cause its not easy to b dat courageous to stand up and admit your beauty. Kip it up girls.

  35. Diana Robert

    July 19, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Am happy for u girl , congrats . For those
    abusing them , every 1 who participated
    in that contest are the most beautiful
    girls in Nigeria so far we know, cause its not easy to b
    dat courageous to stand up and admit
    your beauty . Kip it up girls.

  36. The Bull

    July 19, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Congratulations to her. She is not from Akwa Ibom, so were many other representatives but it’s cool

  37. adekunle segun

    July 19, 2014 at 9:09 am


  38. Fashionista

    July 19, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Omo, see fine girls! congrats to Miss Akwa Ibom!

  39. Rose

    July 19, 2014 at 9:53 am

    For once, I’d really like to see promo pics of the MBGN contestants without make-up. Having said that, the Miss Akwa Ibom may not be faking her age, it may just be the make-up giving her an older look.

  40. Bose

    July 19, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Where is our dark skin?? Why all this girls so light? Hun, I beg we have so dark beautiful girls in Nigeria… Na wa ooo

    • Bella

      July 22, 2014 at 10:56 am

      they didn’t enter o

  41. Better

    July 19, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Look at that side profile. Hahahah very average looking pretty girl next door. Smh she has extremely odd facial features. She is not beautiful ! Case closed

  42. Me2me

    July 19, 2014 at 9:57 am

    She is beautiful. And people remember beauty is more that the face, the brain is included in this case. But saying she is 19, hmmm I no gree

  43. Sisi

    July 19, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Beautiful Really!! May God bless her and all the contestants.

  44. BUKOLA

    July 19, 2014 at 10:29 am

    It just baffles me how some of these girls win beauty pageants, some are just too fat(for beauty queens). and why do they have to lie about their ages too? 19, how? im 21 and if i say im 19, you would probably say im 16(im not lying). pls lie about ur ages reasonably.

  45. anonymous

    July 19, 2014 at 10:56 am

    she really is 19 ^^^. idiot.

    • Akpos akpos

      July 20, 2014 at 5:25 pm

      Okoko, can you create sb? Make we see your ” beautiful face” too na, miss wise!

  46. Ola

    July 19, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Congrats to Ms Akwa Ibom. However, i thought Miss Kwara state had the crown; she had me at Good Evening Bayelsa. Beauty isnt just based on looks silverbird. Kwara had the poise, charm, and beauty, and that’s what we needed. Anyway, I was also disappointed that Miss Kogi and Miss Lagos didn’t make it to top 5. By the way for all those feeling they are more beautiful than these ladies, why don’t you go apply; we’ll love to see your beautiful and intelligent minds (winks)!


      July 19, 2014 at 8:35 pm

      Exactly my thoughts as well. I was almost certain Miss Kwara would get the crown because she had everything, Miss Kwara is amazing! But its possible they wanted a light-skinned person as the norm is with most Nigerians, so congrats to the winner. Let’s support her as she proceeds to the Miss World competition 🙂

  47. yemmie

    July 19, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Please what happened to all dark girls winning pageants in Nigeria……. We no go ever carry miss world again if we no crown d right person

  48. nene

    July 19, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    what!! this one is also average like isabella and that glory, i think she won 2009. i thought yogi would win, oh well, i don’t expect much from beauty pageants or the silver bird group.

  49. bee

    July 19, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Miss Kwara looks more unique and should have won

  50. Truth

    July 19, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    MUST SHE CRY???? Her crying face worwor no be small. But congrats anyway.

  51. Helen

    July 19, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Hello fellow Nigerians, have we completely lost it; politically, academically, economically etc even the MBGN thing? Haba! Omase o!!! Let’s not forget the old landmarks o! Can’t we get the likes of Agbani any longer? Oga Silverbird man (Bruce) abeg wake up and get it right plsssss! Nigerians plsssssssssssss. O God, Help 9ja

  52. estherbenson

    July 19, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    u r beautiful iheoma

  53. mylittlecuteface

    July 19, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    The top five are really pretty. Congrats to them all, represent us well.

  54. frostycake

    July 19, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Truly speaking am not a creator,but her beauty is not striking and yes we no beauty is not all about the face but please when u hear beauty the first thing I look at is ur face….she is not most beautiful she is ok

  55. Changing Faces

    July 19, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    She’s a beautiful girl, she met the criteria, she won… why so angry people? must Nigeria win miss World to prove our girls are beautiful? Light skinned people committed a crime which is why so many people are here yarning dust. Agbani did not win because of her dark skin; she won because she’s beautiful, presented herself well and answered her questions intelligently. If you fine pass iheoma, please pick a form next year!

  56. OTUNBA Adekunle Akande

    July 19, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    Congratulations to her

  57. maymai

    July 19, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Someone rightly predicted when the first pictures came out, that she would win. Not because she’s the most beautiful. Far from it. But because of her complexion. This girls is average at best. Sorry to say. Congrats to her and all but I honestly don’t think she’s anything more than cute. She doesn’t stand a chance at Miss World. This is one of the worst results we’ve ever had.

    • Goya

      July 20, 2014 at 4:52 am

      Of course, the last Nigerian beauty queen to ever stand out was Agbani. Everyone else looks the same. Light skinned with head full of side pattern weave. She is pretty but Agbani shits on every other queen till today. That is who I call a Queen. The other queens are not memorable.
      These pageants need to portray the diverse beauties we have in Nigeria. And you are right, her looks will not take her far internationally. It’s not just been pretty & light skinned. You need to stand out and judging by these photos she does not.
      Miss Gombe has the look of a model & I am pleased with her modeling contract. If only she would show off her beautiful face with a shorter hairstyle or her real hair.

      Miss Osun’s hair or mat is disturbing.

    • Yeah

      July 21, 2014 at 12:01 am

      Don’t forget great beautiful women like Bianca Onoh Ojukwu and Regina Askia long before Agbani, not that Agbani is not beautiful. Just saying.

  58. bukola

    July 20, 2014 at 8:41 am

    She is pretty &gorgeous wow!

  59. Daisy

    July 20, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    lol. who dash her 19. she jus happen to have a good complexion. sorry ders ntn like very beautiful. she is jus ok.

  60. UB

    July 20, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Pagentry isn’t only about a pretty face.its about a complete package:poise,charisma,stage composure,intelligence and of course the looks,so the final result is a compilation of all these parameters.
    After the final question,I knew it will be a fight between Miss Akwa Ibom and Miss Edo…..miss Kwara would have won if she had a better look…Miss Osun & Abuja couldn’t even speak well….I wish Kogi & Nasarawa had replaced them in the top 5……in all I think Nigeria will have a good representation at Miss world,miss universe and miss tourism….bet me one of these girls will make the top 10…..but that Akwa Ibom girl should stop that bowing of a thing.its not expected of a queen.
    And how the hell did Timi Dakolo knew the results before it was announced?…the sequence at which she picked the girls to dance was the same way they placed in the result (from 1st to 5th)
    Congrats again to Miss Akwa Ibom…..I heard its the 3rd time they’ve won…..Regina Askia and Sylvia Edem won for them too…… only them dey??????…..

  61. sandy

    July 21, 2014 at 7:42 am

    dont b missled the true Miss Akwa Ibom
    2012/13, is
    Andino Attah, l’m proud to
    be apart of the crew that organised that event, she is
    alive, she is my friend also,
    along side her runner-up,
    this ibo girl NEVER bought a
    form or heard abt. Be
    wise,Be proudly Akwa- ibomite. If u don’t knw
    anything ‘ask question.’
    The below pic is the true
    Miss Akwa ibom ,that
    should l’ve represented my
    beloved state, isn’t she beautiful?

  62. sum1special

    July 21, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    They already knew the winner from camp. I am sure Iheoma knew she was the winner since.

  63. val

    July 29, 2014 at 7:57 am

    O please left to me the crown fits miss Edo, she is more pretty from both side and front view. I don’t know what they see in miss Akwa Ibom.

  64. Oloyede samuel

    November 12, 2014 at 8:41 am

    She z beautiful

  65. ms P

    February 8, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    As long as she represents my state no qualms. But its pretty hard 2 blv shez 19. She makes me want 2 ask myself my real age 2wise

  66. danky

    February 18, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    I honestly think Anna Ebiere is more beautiful!!

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