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#BNxMBGN2017: It’s a Wrap! Get ALL the Updates from the 2017 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria Pageant + the Winning Moment



The 30th Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria is going to be crowned tonight at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Ik Osakioduwa and Victoria Pepple have been announced as the hosts of this prestigious event. It’s set to be a night of glitz, glam, and of course beauty!

36 beautiful contestants are vying for the coveted MBGN crown and a chance to represent Nigeria at the Miss World pageant.

The live show is happening right now and you can catch it on DStv on Channel 252.

If not, enjoy all the live updates here



The stage is set, the judges’ places have been set and the elegant guests are arriving.

The Judges for tonight’s pageant! #bellanaija #MBGN2017 Video via @mediaroomhub

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Bridget and Anthony take the red carpet interviewing guests, everyone is looking forward to a fun event.


Interesting people on the red carpet, great personalities, and great vibes. The theme for this year’s pageant is Gender Based Violence. We’ve also spotted the beautiful Sola Sobowale and MBGN 2013 Anna Banner!

@valisimofashions with @solasobowale #mbgn2017 #BNxMBGN2017

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Wale Ojo steps on the red carpet looking extra dapper in a blue tux!


Backstage selfie! Miss Tourism UN World 2015/2016, Ebele Enemchukwu takes a quick selfie with some of the contestants.

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Rich cultural drum and dance performance by the Atunda Band.

Opening Performance by ATUNDA Band Video via @mediaroomhub #mbgn2017 #BNxMBGN2017

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The show is about to begin in full, now the National Anthem beautifully sung by Sandra Osamor ??


Quick break! Here are some nice red carpet photos from Instagram while we wait.

@ronketiamiyu for #MBGN2017 #BNxMBGN2017

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@mayikeora for #MBGN2017 #BNxMBGN2017

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The contestants are dancing to Samankwe HarrySong by Timaya ????

More traditional attire moments #mbgn2017 #BNxMBGN2017 Video via @mediaroomhub

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No blues around here, HarrySong is on stage!


Let’s go back out to the red carpet. IK Ogbonna, Stephanie Linus spotted and they didn’t come to play!! Stephanie looks trés chic in her pink dress.

Love @stephanielinus’ dress! #mbgn2017 #BNxMBGN2017 Video via @mediaroomhub

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@ikogbonna at the #mbgn2017 #BNxMBGN2017 Video via @mediaroomhub

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Well, hello Alex Ekubo.

@alexxekubo on the red carpet at #mbgn2017 #BNxMBGN2017 Video via: @mediaroomhub

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First look at the fabulous hosts Ik and Victoria! Both looking fabulous, as expected.


Announcing the judges Lanre Tejuoso, Her Excellency Olufunsho Amosun, Producer of Banana Ghost Biola Alabi, Gozie Ochuba, Ogechukwu Ochaba and renowned actress Stephanie Linus.


A trip down memory lane. We see the journey of different queens from the inception of MBGN in 1983 till date narrated by Jaj Da Meccadon.


We see what the girls got up to. From the beach day, kayaking activities, talent night, to daily dance and catwalk sessions.


Performance on Gender Based Violence.


Welcoming the contestants dressed in traditional wear starting with Miss Abia!

Our beauties showcasing their Traditional Attire #mbgn2017 #BNxMBGN2017 Video via @mediaroomhub

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The ladies are gorgeously dressed in their traditional attire rocking to traditional beats.


An energetic performance from Miss Enugu.


Presenting world renowned gan gan player Ara (Thunder) with an electrifying performance.


Red carpet roundup while they go on a commercial break.

Adaeze Yobo and Carolyna H

@st_lilybeth x @chiefadaezeyobo at #mbgn2017 #BNxMBGN2017 Video via @mediaroomhub

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The outgoing queen Unoaku Anyadike

The outgoing queen @unoaku.anyadike #mbgn2017 #BNxMBGN2017 Video via @mediaroomhub

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Time for everybody’s favourite category Swimwear showcase ?


The black swimwear showcase is over, its now time for the white, pink and blue swimwear.

Did you catch the Swimwear Segment #mbgn2017 #BNxMBGN2017 Via @mediaroomhub

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Presenting the 36 contestants as they look radiant in their bikinis and scarfs.


Melanin popping on the runway through all the colourful bikinis!!

Who is your current favourite contestant?


Just for fun, some beauties in the audience walk the runway representing Benue, Bauchi and Imo.


Host Ik is keeping the audience entertained with his witty comments and hilarious jokes.


Who else caught this moment?!


The contestants are back in evening wear. They’re dressed like royalty!


Wow, Miss Bayelsa‘s dress is breathtaking!


Lovely dresses, beautiful ladies walking down with regal gait. Miss Niger tripped but regained her stance and waltzed out.


One final look at all the contestants in their beautiful evening wear.


The tension is building up. Who will be crowned Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2017?


Cake time! Happy 30th birthday MBGN!!


A vote of thanks by Guy Murray Bruce representing Ben Murray Bruce.


Miss Amity nominated by all the contestants; Miss Yobe!


Miss Photogenic award goes to Miss Anambra!


The award for the Model of the Year – Miss Kebbi


Miss Sokoto wins the Best Traditional Costume of the night


The Best Evening Wear award goes to Miss Bayelsa, yes!


Tension is in the air, here are the Top 15 contestants!!

Miss Abuja, Miss Bayelsa, Miss Oyo, Miss Imo, Miss Plateau, Miss Anambra, Miss Kebbi, Miss Ondo, Miss Lagos, Miss Nassarawa, Miss Edo, Miss Abia, Miss Sokoto, Miss Kwara and Miss Niger.


Time to turn up! Olamide is here!!


The audience is having a great time, we see Denrele throwing some hot steps to Shakiti Bobo ??


We welcome back the beauty queens!


It’s a tough decision that must be made. Who will wear the crown?

The judges are busy deliberating.


Here are the Top 5!

Miss Bayelsa, Miss Sokoto, Miss Plateau, Miss Kebbi, Miss Oyo!


Questions rounds!!


Miss Bayelsa reveals her dress is actually heavy and made from pipes.

Her question: What natural disaster occurred recently?

Her answer: The Benue flood


Miss Sokoto steps forward

Her question: What is to say you are not here just for fame?

Her answer: I’m here because I want to serve. It’s a form of duty to your country at a national and at an international level.


Miss Kebbi, Miss Oyo and Miss Plateau answer their own questions.


“It was an honour to wear the crown” the outgoing Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria Unoaku Anyadike presenting her outgoing address.


Musical interlude by DJ Smooth 


All the ladies come back out in preparation for the big announcement!


The moment is here, Guy Murray Bruce here to announce who will be crowned the Most Beautiful Girl in  Nigeria 2017.


Fourth Runner-Up – Miss Bayelsa

Third Runner-Up/Miss ECOWAS – Miss Oyo

Second Runner-Up/Miss Tourism – Miss Plateau

First Runner-Up/MBGN Universe – Miss Sokoto

Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2017 – Miss Kebbi!!


And it’s a wrap. Congrats to the winners!!


  1. o

    September 15, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Nothing like that on 252 right now.

    • o

      September 15, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      Showing now

  2. bolaji

    September 15, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    did you all just use dapper and wale ojo in the same sentence? Ok!

  3. Nekky

    September 15, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    The 252 channel on dstv network is so bad.not enjoying it at all.they should please make there network stable ..its over shaking

  4. Anonymous

    September 15, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Why Alex dey shine eyes left and right? He can’t even concentrate on an interview, na wa ooo

  5. Smith

    September 16, 2017 at 12:26 am

    Miss”s IMO & ANAMBRA deserved this above the rest.
    I guess they just dont wanna give it to yet another SE gal this year.

    • Anon

      September 16, 2017 at 12:59 am

      Well there are SE/Igbo girls who represented other states. Miss Kebbi, the winner is Igbo.

    • Author Unknown

      September 16, 2017 at 7:06 am

      Call Nnamdi Kanu and let him know.

  6. Baby gurl

    September 16, 2017 at 12:32 am

    thanks for the live updates BN. Amazing.

  7. Anon

    September 16, 2017 at 12:39 am

    Who won then? Miss Bayelsa or Miss Plateau?

    • Diamond

      September 16, 2017 at 2:22 am

      Miss Plateau, hell no! I can’t still get over her acting like an ostrich.

    • Diamond

      September 16, 2017 at 2:24 am

      I think audience helping miss bayelsa with her answer did her great disservice. I preferred her to miss plateau

  8. MurdaSheWrote

    September 16, 2017 at 12:46 am

    I just saw the contestant with the trampoline dress LMAO.

  9. Mom of 3

    September 16, 2017 at 12:51 am

    Ik’s joke about the Kardashians was so distasteful. I couldn’t stop cringing as he went on and on about them affecting the destinies of the men in their lives negatively. Miss Bayelsa is bae. Hope she wins.

  10. MurdaSheWrote

    September 16, 2017 at 12:53 am

    Trampoline wearer is Miss Bayelsa. 4th runner up. Very pretty girl. Miss Oyo is 3rd runner up. Miss Plateau is 2nd runner up. My fave from day 1. Her facial features are bomb. The winner and MBGN 2017 is Miss Kebbi. Yay!!! She’s gorgeous!

  11. MurdaSheWrote

    September 16, 2017 at 12:56 am

    I have to say her initial and even later reactions were not that of surprise. Like she knew she was getting the crown? So the rigging and placement rumours are true? I never believed until today LOL. But she’s really beautiful tho. And tall. The most impressive MBGN after Agbani and Omowunmi I must say.

    • Rocky

      September 16, 2017 at 1:28 am

      bla bla bla…. conspiracist! Abegi make we hear word..kuku go sleep.
      btw, who is Omowunmi?? Chnenye Ochuba, Agbani, Adaeze, Unoaku Anyadike…I know,
      buh who is Omowunmi?? Go catch some sleep, biko.

    • Diamond

      September 16, 2017 at 2:05 am

      I wouldn’t be surprised too if I was her. That second runner-up girl was no match for her. I started rooting for her as soon as I saw the top five line up. Abeg, too many fine girls to rake my head over.. so I jejely waited until they trimmed them down.

      Miss Oyo was very good with her response. But we need someone who can compete global.

      And is miss Imo the big girl? Great height, but should have worked on weight before entrance. We don’t want another Isabella Ayuk.

  12. MurdaSheWrote

    September 16, 2017 at 12:57 am

    Okay I’m done trolling. Good night. Hehe.

  13. Pete

    September 16, 2017 at 1:00 am

    Guess they just didnt wanna give Miss. Anambra/Imo yet again;
    hence they decided to give an IGBO gal from Kebbi State…lols
    Nice show though..thoroughly enjoyed it. Congrats to all.

  14. MurdaSheWrote

    September 16, 2017 at 1:20 am

    Just left twitter. Everyone is angry that Miss Imo did not win. She was not even in Top 5. Everyone is also angry Miss Bayelsa did not come second. I see where everyone’s coming from. Miss Imo would most likely have given us our second Miss World. Okay not most likely. But maybe sha. She is intelligent and beautiful just like my baby girl Abgani. And Miss Bayelsa would have made a great Miss Universe contestant. Okay, it was rigged. IT WAS RIGGED!!! I call foul on this one. I join the crowd o. LOL. For the last time, I’m sorry for trolling. Goodnight people.

  15. XAVIER

    September 16, 2017 at 1:25 am

    I agree witht he judges decision ..But contest wise on the international scene Miss kebbi for Universe and Miss Sokoto for Miss world

  16. Sade Twyse

    September 16, 2017 at 1:26 am

    Congrats. Pls don’t disgrace us and go and follow flavor carry belle o.


    • Diamond

      September 16, 2017 at 2:17 am

      Lol.. that miss bayelsa reminded me so much of Anna Banner that I thought Flavor was lurking around somewhere waiting for her to be announced winner to give her belle.
      But seriously, it wasn’t just Anna that carry belle, her successor Iheoma is a mom and unmarried too

  17. Vheeq

    September 16, 2017 at 1:27 am

    I expecy mrs bayelsa to win

  18. josdaily

    September 16, 2017 at 1:34 am

    Congrats girl. God bless your endeavors.

  19. Drewon

    September 16, 2017 at 1:52 am

    Sade Twyse. Why the hate speech?. I know your likes wish you were her right about now. Congratulations and best wishes to this young beauty! Sade eat about heart out, jealousy!!!

  20. Van

    September 16, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Not impressed.

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