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A Night of Reward! Miss Heritage Nigeria is Crowned & Inspiring Women are Honoured at the 4th National Heritage Awards

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On the 30th of November 2014 at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, the 4th edition of the National Heritage Awards and Miss Heritage Nigeria held, and indeed it was a night to remember.

Guests were excited to attend the event which was holding in Lagos for the first time.

Chinor Emeka (Founder, National Heritage Awards & Miss Heritage Nigeria) made sure that the 27 contestants from different parts of Nigeria visited landmark locations like the Mesume and the Point of No Return in Badagry.

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2014 Miss Heritage Nigeria Contestants

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Special guests of honour included Opral Benson, Frank Osodi, Data Okorodudu, Rex Idaminabo, Tony Akiotu and Doofan Abu Ali; with guest speakers Bolanle Austen-Peters (Founder/CEO, Terra Kulture), Aduke Gomez (Senior Special Adviser, Governor, Lagos State), Mrs. Ibe (Director, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation).

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Chinor Emeka (CEO Caires Grooming Agency & Founder National Heritage Awards and Miss Heritage Nigeria)

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Sani Daja (Artist & Glo Ambassador )

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Adaeze Obasi

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Chinor Emeka & Data Okorodudu

Chinor Emeka & Data Okorodudu

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Chinor Emeka & Zinab of Airtel

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Mr Razak & Mr Rufus

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Airtel Staff

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Chinor Emeka & Nike Okundaye

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Chief Nike Okundaye, Chinor & Barr. Valerie

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Mrs Shonibare & Ministry of Tourism and Intergovernmental Directors

See the list of recipients of the 2014 National Heritage Awards

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Dame Abimbola Fashola (First Lady of Lagos State) – Heritage Woman of the Year Awards
Hon. Oladisun Holloway – Heritage Tourism Commissioner of the Year
Chief  Opral Manson Benson – Heritage Life Time Achiever in Fashion and Beauty

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Mrs Ibe (Director Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC)

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Chief Opral Manson Benson & Princess Erelu Abiola Dosunmu

Chief Mrs Opral Benson & Nike Okundaye

Chief Opral Benson & Nike Okundaye

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Princess Erelu Abiola Dosunmi – Heritage Humanitarian Icon of the Year
Bolanle Austen-Peters – Heritage Excellency in Hospitality and Arts
Chief Nike Okundaye – Heritage Life Time Achiever in Art
Amb. Ginika Tornee Ijeomah – Heritage Role Model for the Female Child
Chris Oputa – Heritage Humanitarian and Excellency in Creativity
Rachel Bakam – Heritage Young Entrepreneur and TV Presenter of the Year

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Vivan Oputa

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Rachel Bakam

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Mayo Oyedetun – Heritage Emerging Fashion Designer of the Year
Gbenga Oyeyiga – Heritage Movie Producer of the Year
Damilola Ogunseye – Heritage Youth Model of the Year
Samuel Elendu – Heritage Recognition Award for Young Designers
Utchay Odims – Heritage Youth Icon of the Year
Jaffar Inegbedion – Heritage Recognition Award for Young Creativity
David Egwu – Heritage Youth Role Model of the Year

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Bolanle Austen Peters (CEO Terra Kulture)

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Aduke Gomez (Director Ministry of Tourism and Intergovernmental Relations)

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Mayo Oyedotun & Chinor Emeka

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Amb. Dave Egwu & Chinor Emeka

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Lola Alao & Aduke Gomez

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Data Okorodudu

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Chinor Emeka & Chief Opral Benson

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Chinor Emeka, Kenny Ogungbe

Winner of the Miss Heritage Nigeria 2014

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Kemi of City FM & Amanda Ebeye

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Mr Onyeka

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Miss Heritage Nigeria Contestants in Traditional Attire

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Winner for Miss Heritage Nigeria 2014 – Akapana Benedict (Niger State)
Winner for Miss Heritage Africa 2014 – Jasmine Nkem Mbaonu (Lagos State)
Winner for Miss Heritage Tourism 2014 – Olalere Shade (Ebony State)
Winner for Miss Heritage Humanity 2014 – Olugbeje Anuoluwapo Temitope (Borno State)

The contestants were not allowed to contest from their states of origin in order to use this avenue to restore unity among Nigerians through culture and divergent ethic groups and also learn the norms and tradition of the states they represent.

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Mr & Mrs Ejiofor

Mr & Mrs Ejiofor

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Linda Dike, Nneka Harry & Mayo Oyedotun

Chucks (Recipient Ceo African Achievers award), Uzee

Chuks, Rex (CEO of African Achievers Award)

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Nma Martins, Frank Osodi and Chief Doofan

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Akapana Benedict (MHN 2014) & Stella Charles (MHN 2013)

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Lilan Onabu (MHN 2012), Princess Ayoka (MHN 2011), Jenifer Danjuma (MHN South-South 2013) & Stella Charles (MHN 2013)

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Queen of Trust, Jasmine Mbonu (MHA 2014), Chinor Emeka, Akapana Benedict (MHN 2014), Princess Ayoka (MHN 2011) & Jennifer Danjuma (MHN South-South 2013)

Supporters of this event include Airtel, Studio 24, AIT, NTA, Root Production, City People, Guardian Newspaper, Dark & Lovely, Christian Audiger Wine, Ministry of Tourism Lagos State.

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14 Comments

  1. Janet

    February 16, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Beautiful girls!! Nigerians are a fine set of people jor!

    Biko Biko that Jenifer Danjuma babe, she fine gannnn. Kai see beauty!

  2. Ann

    February 16, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    I just hope she knows the meaning of the word ‘inscribe’ and ‘Exempt’ hehheheheh

  3. chinny

    February 16, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    Wow…I love this concept. …and the girls are fine

  4. jane

    February 16, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    Awww……is that Mama Benson… this woman just turned 80yrs an she still still looks gorgeous

  5. Henryval

    February 17, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Unique pageantry that promotes Nigeria Cultural Heritage. . I give kudos to my Team for putting up this colorful edition…first of its kind in Lagos…

  6. @scoopycombs

    February 17, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Nice one, Chino Emeka keep it up

  7. Emmy

    February 17, 2015 at 11:17 am

    In one word – BEAUTIFUL.
    Bravo to the organisers

  8. Chiedo

    February 17, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Quite unique, it’s impressive promoting our african Heritage through Pageantry, true showcase of African Beauty. Hope the award recipients deserve the awards tho. In All Congrats to Team Heritage Nigeria.

  9. louis

    February 17, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Chinor is really repping here… Pls keep it up….. Keep putting our country at d fore front.. Wish all heritage team success in every endeavour… @apexentertainment… Will always support in every possible way… Keep it up

  10. oj

    February 17, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    the girls here are prettier than those in MBGN

  11. Valerie

    February 17, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    A pageant with a difference.

  12. Sam

    February 19, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    Quite Impressive, There is truly Beauty in Africa

  13. Utison Essien

    February 20, 2015 at 7:21 am

    Woah… This is indeed a spectacular concept, thumbs up to Chinor Emeka.

  14. Ijay

    March 12, 2015 at 4:46 am

    So proud of you Chinor Emeka, you are making a difference with your passion.

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