Miss Nigeria 2016 concluded audition exercise on the 5th of December 2016. This year’s auditions were held in four locations; Port Harcourt, Abuja, Enugu and Lagos from the 29th of November 2016 to 5th of December 2016. This was to accommodate contestants from the thirty-six states in Nigeria. The Port-Harcourt audition held on the 29th of November at Hotel Presidential, the Abuja audition on the 1st of December at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja, Enugu audition on the 3rd of December at The Hotel, Independence Layout, and the final audition in Lagos on the 4th and 5th of December at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
There was a huge turnout of contestants vying for the crown. The reigning queen, Pamela Peter-Vigboro was present at the Lagos auditions to encourage the contestants. Interviews and screenings were conducted by experienced pageant judges. Below are the names of Judges at the audition stage.
Port Harcourt Auditions: Yenebi Dike (CEO, Clothes Rac Stores), Daye Horsefall (Fashion Influencer), Kaka Peters (Kaka’s hair Salon), Akpos Okudu (Designer)
Abuja Auditions: Geraldine Uba, Chine Anosike, Vannessa Oghomwen Ogida (Project Manager and Judge, Miss Nigeria 2016), May Ikeora (Director, Miss Nigeria Organisation) .
Enugu Auditions: Jasmine Naza, Odogwuchyke, Benzufele, Noreen Odor
Lagos Auditions: Isibor Nowe Alexis (Second Runner-up, Miss Nigeria 2011), Lilian Unachukwu (Communications Director, Miss Nigeria 2016), Vanessa Oghomwen Ogida (Project Manager & Judge, Miss Nigeria 2016), Konnie Nnachetam (Pageant Manager, Miss Nigeria 2016).
The selected ladies will be in camp where they will be involved in different activities which include 80% empowerment training, fun choreography and etiquette classes. Other activities planned for the camping duration, will be exploring Nigeria’s culture and heritage in Benin; the international beach soccer courtesy of Powerhorse; and Mentorship by a renowned WIMBIZ member and among others.
The 40th Miss Nigeria will be crowned on the 19th of December 2016 at the Eko Convention Centre by 7:30pm with Red and Green carpet from 5PM – 7PM Tickets on sale at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. For enquires and table booking, contact: 08033150455, 07064933209,08176201460 or the website: www.missnigeria.ng.
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